Saturday, 27 April 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party 3rd Reveal.....

Is here......

Finally I can reveal my pieces from the Bead Soup Blog Party, hosted by Lori Anderson at - Pretty Things.  Remember my partner? Lizzie from The need to bead?  She sent me some lovely pieces, all wrapped up beautifully in a black box with red ribbon and black rose, very grown up looking and so not like me, I will confess to a small melt down and panic.  Here is the link to my blog post when I received the soup but if you don't want to read all that again, here is a quick pic of what I received...

I have used almost everything, I still have the roses and the round doughnut style filigree beads, I couldn't come up with something for those, but they are still on my beading board and will be used in something one day. 

I started with seed beads.  I was going through a bit of a phrase when the soup arrived and was experimenting with seed beads, I got slightly addicted to making these enormous wheel style beaded beads using the black agate round beads and the semi precious garnet beads and some seed beads I had been given from those interested in helping me on my journey to tying myself in knots with the beading thread, that I manage rather too well....

The semi precious garnet beads in the green and gold wheel and don't show up too well,  but they are in there!  The agate is in the black and silver wheel.

My infatuation with seed beads waned a bit when I couldn't achieve the fabulous results like those that got posted in the 1st reveal, so I went back to the day job, to my first love, to the lampwork. 

I wanted to capture an elegance with these beads, but in my whimsy style, not an easy task, but in this piece I think I managed it, lots of the black agate beads with a few sheep, the classic black and white necklace....

Close up of the agate beads, black lampwork spacer beads and the black and white sheep.  The nice heart shaped clasp was also used in this piece, which then became the I heart Ewe necklace.

In my parcel of goodies from Lizzie, I got a length of chiffon crinkly ribbon.  I spent hours wrapping it around my wrist, googling 'what to do with it?' before finally settling on a simple necklace

I love this bead its one of my favourites and I wear it all the time, but it never had a necklace of its own, so using a garnet bead, some rattail that is a nice complimenting colour with the ribbon, its now a real favourite of mine and perfect for summer.

Finally I fiddled.  Ask anyone that knows me, I am one of the worlds greatest fiddlers, and I don't mean on a violin...thats the daughter...

In my bead soup Lizzie sent me some silver ear wires so, I teamed them up with these odd glass birds I had and they make a great pair of earrings

Then I wanted to use up more of the garnet beads, they have a lovely sheen to them.  I met my friend Caroline from Blueberribeads fell in love with a ceramic birdie of hers, a perfect match for my garnet beads, added a glass butterfly of my own, can't have jewellery too grown up...and made a boho styled bracelet with contrasting seed beads.
Finally the focal bead.  A huge heart bead.  It didn't really go in my designs for jewellery, it always looked too grown up and I was stumped of what to put with it, finally I settled for less is more and made a rather nice bag charm from it.
I have really enjoyed doing the Bead Soup Blog Party, its my first and I hope not my last.  Lizzie is a lovely lady and comes from the other side of the country from me, ironically not far from where I was born or where my mother in law lives, she makes beautiful elegant pieces of jewellery and I hope I haven't disappointed her by taking her lovely soup and added a twist of my own.
Thanks to Lori, for organizing the party and although she has been poorly she has still managed to send emails and keep everyone informed about what was going on.  A very big thank you to Lori and I hope you get better soon.  For more lovely blogs from those that took part in party please work your way though the list below.....
Agi Kiss
Amanda Tibbetts
Ana Cravidao
Andra Marasteanu
Angela Perkins
Anja Schultz
Ann Sherwood
Anna Nordeman
Annita Wilson
Arlene Dean
Astrid Boyce
Barb Fernald
Betty James
Bonnie Coursolle
Brandy Thomason
Brenda Sigafoos
Carmen Lau
Carol Wilson
Caroline Dewison
Catharine Temaluru
Catherine Turrell
Cherrie Warzocha
Christa Murphy
Christina Hickman
Christine Hansen
Cindy Cima
Colleen Vinthagen
Dagmar Liebisch
Danielle Kelley
Dee Elgie
Denise Milward
Diah Anggreni
Diane Valasek
Dita Basu
Donetta Farrington
Doris Stumpf
Elizabeth Bunn
Elizabeth Drake
Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Stolarczyk
Ema Kilroy
Erin Kenny
Francesca Watson
Gen Smith
Ginger Davis
Heather Otto
Jackie Locantore
Jane Pranata Lim
Jennifer Davis
Jennifer Tough
Jenny Vidberg
Jessica KlaarenHttp://
Joanna Matuszczyk
Judith Johnston
June Butt
Karen Mitchell
Kari Asbury
Karin von
Karla Morgan
Kathrin Lembke
Kathy Stemke

Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic
Katy Heider
Kay Thomerson
Keren Panthaki
Kimberly Idalski
Kirsi Loponen
Klaudia Tóth
Kristina Hahn
Laney Mead
Lara Lutrick
Lena Adams
Linda Kropp
Linda Newnham
Lisa Boucher
Lora Bright
Lorelle McIntyre
Lori Finney
Lucie Bouvier
Malin de Koning
Marina Dobrynina
Marina Kosovic
Marion Simmons
Marita Suominen
Marjolein Trewavas
Mary K McGraw
Maybeline Tay
Menka Gupta
Merja Sundström
Merja Syrjämäki
Michelle Buettner
Michelle Wigginton
Miranda Ackerely

Mowse Doyle
Mrs M
Natalie Davidson
Natalie Moten
Nikki Banham-Hall
Noemi Baena
Norma Turvey
Pam DeBoer
Patti Pruhs
Penny Houghton
Regina Santerre
Regina Wood

Rosanagh Watson

Rose Johnson
Rossana De Gaspari
Sam Waghorn
Sandi James
Sandra McGriff
Sandra Wollberg
Sandra Young
Shai Williams
Sierra Barrett
Silke Gröber
Siobhán Keogh
Stefanie Teufel
Sue Hamel
Sue Rennie
Susan McClelland
Susanna Lehto
Susie Hibdon
Suzann Sladcik
Tara Plote
Terri G.
Terry Carter
Terry Matuszyk
Theresa Frank
Tina Bosh

Facebook Participants

Audrey Allen
Cindy Wimmer Muse
Cynthia O'Toole
Deb Floros
Debbie Jensen
Erin Honeycutt
Kaushambi Shah
Lisa Lloyd Harrison
Mary Jane Tanner
Valerie Tilghman



Jane said...

What lovely dishes you served up from your soup Laney. The sheep necklace is my cute! I hope you could copy and paste the list above....if not it must have taken you forever to link up!! Hope you got some of the wonderful sunshine we had this week. It's cooler today but who is crafting day..woop woop. Take care xxxxx

Laney Izzybeads said...

Hi Jane, thank you, I really love the sheep necklace and have been asked if I would donate something to a local charity hoping to raise money, I think thats what I am going to do with it,hopefully spread a few smiles :) We have had the sunshine, hence the rather washed out pictures :P, its warmer here today than yesterday and glorious again. Enjoy your crafting xx

bead addict said...

Hi Laney, It's reveal day = so excited :-)
I love what you've made with the soup I sent :-)
Those big wheels are amazing they must have taken hours to make! I can see the garnet peeking through there!I think the sheep necklace is brilliant your amazing lampwork sheep are just perfect with the agate beads. All fab designs and I am so happy that the chiffon ribbon gave your favourite bead a necklace of it's own :-) Ps. Don't worry - I had a panic too!

Nelly May said...

I love love love your boho bracelet. Pure funkiness. What lovely things you've made with your soup!

Caroline said...

Hi Laney :) Love what you've done with your beads.. your wheels are fabulous!

And what a lovely thing to do with your sheep necklace... I'm sure they will be thrilled to bits with that! x

Laney Izzybeads said...

Hi Lizzie, so glad you like what I have done with your lovely soup, I love my new necklace that ribbon is just perfect :)

Laney Izzybeads said...

Thank you Nelly, I have loved taking part :)

Laney Izzybeads said...

Thank you Caroline, hope they do like the sheep necklace, if not I am keeping it :p

Julia Hay said...

Yay Laney,
You have made some lovely stuffs from your soup.
This looks like so much fun,

Laney Izzybeads said...

Thanks Julia, I loved taking part, lovely group of very talented artists from around the world.

vintagesusie said...

Such a LOVELY SOUP my friend, each piece is fun & fabulous!! GREAT JOB! :)))

roomforchange said...

You made lovely things from your Soup. Fab!

Linda - said...

You were very brave to take on seed beads, I wouldn't have know where to start. I love the black and white necklace the best. x

bailaora said...

three-strand bracelet is my fav! all pieces are great!

kathy stemke said...

Beautiful jewelry.

AllesPerle said...

The sheep necklace is so cute! Congrats!

Laney Izzybeads said...

Thank you vintagesusie :)

Laney Izzybeads said...

Thanks you roomforchange :)

Laney Izzybeads said...

Thanks Linda, I think that one is my favourite too :)

Laney Izzybeads said...

Thank you bailaora, that bracelet turned out lovely I think :)

Laney Izzybeads said...

Thanks Kathy :)

Laney Izzybeads said...

Thank you AllesPerle :)

Pepita said...

I loooveeee those little sheeps!!!! They are sooo cute!!!
Lovely pieces, well done!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Nice work with your soup! Great summer pieces!

Leah Curtis said...

They're all lovely, Laney! But the sheep! Ooh, they're so cute. I hope you'll sell some in your shop soon. Wasn't the hop fun? So glad you could join in. xx

VasDea said...

Nice work Laney! Very cute and original too.

Laney Izzybeads said...

Thank you everyone :)

pinkchapeau said...

I love the little twists you put on your soup. So cute!!!! You will have fun wearing all of them!!! Love the bag charm!

PiPa said...

Everything is so cute!

Sandra Young said...

Very nice work. Especially like the key chain.

Kepi said...

So very cute, great job!

Christine said...

I love that you used your sweet lampwork beads in your pieces - each one would be so fun to wear!!

Becky Pancake said...

Laney your whimsical style is wonderful.All of your designs look so fun. You even found clever names like I heart Ewe. You did an excellent job using your soup.

Patricia Johnson said...

Very fun pieces. You did a great job with your soup.

CraftyHope said...

I LOVE that you took some fairly elegant beads and gave them a new life of whimsy and fun. I had to laugh at you naming the necklace "I heart ewe". . .too funny! All in all, you did a lovely job with your soup!