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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Hop Sept 2011

I had the pleasure of being paired with Sharon Palac of BijouxJardin.etsy.com.
The really cool part of having Sharon as a partner is that we must have been reading each others minds the day we picked beads. She and I both sent a flower and a butterfly.
Here's what I sent:



Here is what Sharon sent me:

I was able to make 3 necklaces, a bracelet and earrings with all that Sharon sent! She was very generous. My first design had all the beads in 1 necklace. I had the flower then the glass, then the butterfly, then the pearls, etc... Way too busy. So I decided to work with 1 component at a time. I started with the butterfly.

The beautiful enameled butterfly was paired with a vintage key, a chalcedony briolette, beads from Gaea Cannaday and silks from Marsha Neal. I used the clasp Sharon sent me in this necklace.




The flower came undrilled so I use my new hole punch I bought from Melinda Orr to punch a hole and then I knotted a bird from Gaea, vintaj beads and matte leopard jasper on waxed linen. I didn't use a clasp and you just slip the necklace right over your head.



I made a necklace and bracelet from the pearls, crazy lace agates, czech glass and filigree. For the bracelet I took a cue from the clasp Sharon sent me and I forged my own clasp from copper wire.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you will also visit my partner Sharon's blog to see what she made. I am on my way there now. Due to technical difficulties (of the 2 year old kind) I got my post don a bit late.

A HUGE thank you to Lori for making the possible!

~Shannon

The entire list is posted here: LoriAnderson's Blog

102 comments:

Sally Russick said...

So beautiful, Shannon!!

Kristi said...

Nicely done Shannon, pink is not always an easy color to use but you made it work beautifully!!!

Lorelei Eurto said...

YAY for butterflies and Flowers! I think that's nuts that you picked out almost the same things. Kate and I picked similar color palettes as well. It means it was meant to be! You did beautiful things with your bead mix! I love it all and yay for SILK RIBBON!!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Such feminine colors and styles - it makes the girl in me Squeeeeee!!! Love all of them, Shannon!

Barbara Lewis said...

These are so darling! I really love the focals! The hammered one is especially wonderful! Beautiful work, Shannon and Sharon!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

You did a beautiful job! I love that first necklace with the key- the addition of the chalcedony briolette was brilliant! Really, you rocked the pink- every piece is gorgeous!

Janina Grigore Jewellery said...

Beautiful jewels, Shannon!How pretty and girly is that pink butterfly paired up with the key and the delicious chalcedony . The flower necklace is gorgeous - that little bird detail is so cute :)
Geanina.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh Shannon Love all of this - the color combos and ribbon - the copper with pink is just delicious!!!...and squeee to that little birdie beautiful stuff ! XOXO

Jo said...

They are all beautiful! The silks match the butterfly perfectly.

CraftyHope said...

Shannon,
It's all so FABULOUS!
I'm totally loving that long piece with the flower. It really is great. Really.
Of course, that first necklace with the key is an eye catcher as well.
Lastly, that clasp you made for the bracelet is amazing. I just love it!
Whew. . .now the rest of the list. I don't know if I can handle it.

Janet Bocciardi said...

They're all wonderful! I love the color in the first one, but I think my favorite is the flower one with the little birdie.

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

oooh, that flower necklace with the sweet little bird - it sings!!! Great design :)

Kristi Harrison said...

Love that key necklace!! Beautiful work!

Islandgirl said...

Wonderful pieces! I especially like the big copper focal and the necklace you made to go with it!

amy said...

so pretty, with the yummiest colors!

Kristen said...

Oh Shannon these are yelling at me this time! What a fabulous set you have created!

Penny said...

Shannon you did a amazing job, The flower necklace is gorgeous a very unique piece.

Kristy's Kreations Jewelry said...

Shannon, each piece is just gorgeous! The ribbon is just perfection in that butterfly necklace.

Holly said...

What lovely things you created with your awesome bead soup! That pink necklace, well, let's just say I'm now a pink convert - it's beautiful! Your long flower necklace, gorgeous! And that little bird makes it :)

Gaea said...

These are so soft and feminine and sweet! Your photos are great too! That copper flower is just WOW! Great job!

Christine Altmiller said...

they are all beautiful! i especially love the one with the flower & clay bird. so simple and earthy and gorgeous!

ccrider2006 said...

I just loved your pieces - how wonderful they are and such a happy feeling that they give. Wonderful job.

Cillaw said...

Your work is always great. These are no acceptation.
Cilla

Shaiha said...

I am not normally a pink girl but I love what you did with your soup.

lynsey said...

Wow such beautiful pieces. The first necklace is definitely my favorite

Christals Creations said...

Hop hop hop. . . What a great soup. Lovely items you have made. :o)

terri wlaschin said...

That flower necklace with the little bird perched on it almost made my heart stop. Bravo to you for such wonderful ethereal pieces.

Lisa said...

Lovely pieces, Shannon...the colors in the first one are so yummy.

WondrousStrange said...

Your Bead Soup pieces are just wonderful.

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Oh Shannon! <3 <3 They are beautiful! Well done!

Michelle Mach said...

Beautiful! I think the butterfly necklace is my favorite. With the ribbon, it looks so light and airy, just like the butterfly pendant!

SilverNikNats said...

Really beautiful pieces, that first necklace is my favorite it is so sweet

Cindy Cima said...

Beautiful necklaces Shannon! I love the colors.
My partner and I sent each other the same color pallette - I had a blast!

Boot ~C said...

all four pieces are spot on, beautiful work!

sharon palac said...

Wow, really beautiful pieces, Shannon! I will try today to create something with the remaining soup my dogs ate!

Linda Landig said...

These turned out beautifully! I especially love the butterfly necklace and the clasp you made for your bracelet. I would have been stumped if I'd received something that hadn't been drilled. Good thing you had a punch!

Therese's Treasures said...

Shannon, your pieces are very creative and beautiful.
Therese

Diana P. said...

I love everything you made! Those pretty colors make me wish it was spring instead of fall!

Sarah said...

Everything is just gorgeous! I love that little green bird - its so unexpected in the necklace and that it what makes it so great!

Regina said...

Such beautiful beads and colors and such wonderful designs. Love them all, but my favorite, if I can choose one, would be the copper flower knotted necklace. Lovely!

Lesley said...

Every one's a winner = great work Shannon.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful pieces!

Lois Moon said...

Amazing. I love the pop of color in the first piece. That chalcedony zings. The copper flower is amazing and showing it off with just the beads and simple bird is perfect. Wow!

Terri said...

These are absolutely delightful! Such sophisticated whimsy.

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

These designs are beautiful. The ribbon fits perfectly. Isn't it fun to created different pieces with one little mix.

Sweet Freedom said...

I love every single piece you created!

Ann said...

Very pretty pieces, love the little bird.

Silver Parrot said...

You were really prolific with your soup, I'm partial to that first necklace with the pretty butterfly and cheery color scheme. Great job!

Laura Twiford said...

I love everything you did with your soup! That first necklace really won me over with the butterfly and the soft color palette and silk, gorgeous!

Courtney said...

Sigh. All of the pieces are wonderful. I am in love with the first necklace - the butterfly and key. Perfection!

EmandaJ said...

Lovely pieces! And talk about telepathy! Wow! We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

Enjoy the hop,
Emanda
http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

Spirited Earth said...

so funny about the beads you and your partner sent each other..your pieces are beautiful

Charlene said...

Just gorgeous, love everything you did!

Mylene said...

What an amazing array of jewellery pieces. I'm really drawn to the enamelled butterfly piece... the colours remind me of sunset but it's the assymmetry that adds the real punch to the necklace. Keeping the clasp towards the front just adds more interest to it. I really like all the pieces you created... great work!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

Oh that turned out so WELL! I just love what you did! Romantic and some of my favorite colors!

I hope you'll join me for the next party! The badge and dates are up on my blog!

Love, Lori

LeeLu Creations said...

Oh my goodness! I just love the necklace with the copper flower and bird. Also lovin' the butterfly necklace since they are my fave. :)

Anitra

Elisabeth said...

I love the copper and pink together in the first necklace - didn't know how great a combo - I'll have to try it!

Wendy said...

All of your designs are beautiful! I am drawn to the first necklace... LOVE that vintage key!

Sandra said...

What a coincidence both you and your partner picked a butterfly and a flower for your soups - yet they still were completely different. And I really like what you've come up with, so many different pieces! Love the butterfly necklace, the silk ribbon compliments the focal perfectly, and the briolette adds a nice splash of color.

maryharding said...

Lovely, graceful pieces Shannon. I love how you used the silk ties. Such a great flow.

Lupe Meter said...

Beautiful creations! Love the use of the silk ties...lovely color scheme!

salla said...

I love the second one. The little bird bead is just such a lovely whimsical touch!

T... said...

beautiful pieces, love the colours and design

Stephanie LaRosa said...

so pretty, love that first necklace!

Shirley said...

Oh, jumping up and down! Those are all gorgeous! And you made your own clasp, you talented woman. (I know, there are lots of you that can do that, but I can't, so color me impressed) Love that silk cord, perfectly matches the butterfly. I appreciate the size of the leopard jasper with the flower, it keeps the balance well. Stunning job, my friend!

Beadaholique said...

So cheerful and feminine. Your sense of scale and balance is fantastic.

Julie & Andrea

Sandi Volpe said...

Fantastic, really love all the pieces

pinkchapeau said...

All very pretty, but I love the butterfly necklace!

KayzKreationz said...

They all turned out so cute. The ribbon with the butterfly just seems to make it float. And I love the little bird with the metal flower focal. You did a really nice job making your clasp for the bracelet.

Patternsforbeads said...

I really like all the things you made out of this bead hop. The butterfly is so sweet. Using the fiber seemed to be just what it needed to really unique. Loved the key. And the bird with the flower, that is like a little story. All very nice.

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wonderful! I like your use of color and texture. Thank you for sharing. Cheers!
Lori

Maggie said...

I love that sweet butterfly and your creation is gorgeous! I'd love to wear it at least once a week!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Fantastic bead soup and beautiful designs! I love the addition of the ribbons and little birdie! Well done!

Melissa said...

These are all totally lovely. I particularly like the knotted one with the copper flower!

Judy said...

You did such a wonderful job Shannon! I especially LOVE the knotted piece, way cool!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Shannon, how are you? I love your pieces so much, that Sharon knows what to send. Great job, and love the colors. Thanks for dropping by my soup. Riki

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

Love it all, Shannon...especially the first two pieces...so whimsical.

hello gorgeous said...

gorgeous creations sweetie! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

JenniferJangles said...

Love, love, love, pink and orange together. It's my new favorite color combo.

I LOVE color! said...

I am so sorry I am so late , but my computer dug in it's heels and said I'm nota-gonna go that fast:^)
Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
Be blessed to be a blessing

Bobbie said...

Sweet and breezy designs - and I love that you and your partner sent each other butterflies!

Claire Maunsell said...

Absolutely love the necklace with the flower and the bird. They're all great, but that necklace sings. Smart of you to let each piece be a bit quieter by taking stuff away. They are strengthened by that....

Serena Trent said...

I really like...wonderful job!

Tracy said...

Beautiful designs, there's just something special and sweet about butterflies and flowers.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

You did such a great job! Love the copper flower. The birdie is so cute!

maneki said...

Beautiful jewellery! I really love the butterfly necklace: it's so romantic, soft and sweet. The bird necklace was also a fave as I really like the earthy style. Fab job!

Fire Phoenix said...

Beautiful colours, I especially like the first necklace

Marie Cramp said...

You did great with your soup! All the pieces are stunning! Sorry it took so long to get here, I have so little time, it's been crazy overwhelming!!

Melissa said...

What a great soup you got. You did a great job with this too. It is so feminine and wearable. Also, I like your new branding images. Very cute!
Melissa
http://design.kcjewelbox.com

vonna said...

Your pieces are so charming and elegant. I am quite fond of the butterfly and key if I had to pick just one. All your pieces are wonderful.
Vonna

Line Labrecque said...

I love all your pieces and especially the copper flower focal.

Michelle said...

I love everything! Just so soft and feminine. Lovely.
Michelle

Shyme said...

Gorgeous pieces!! Love the butterfly necklace!

Cory said...

Great pieces...especially the beautiful butterfly and key necklace.

becca said...

What lovely pieces! I love your design work. In particular, I'm fond of the butterfly necklace.

Jennifer Cameron said...

Oh YUM! I love both pieces and the first one makes me kind of hungry for sherbet. Gorgeous designs!

Karyn B said...

Oh, SOOO pretty! I love how you had just that touch of green in the butterfly and flower pieces. Unexpected and sooo perfectly accented. They're all fab!

OhAllisonBeading said...

Oh what lovely pieces! I think the butterfly piece is my favorite!

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

LOVE all the stuff that you've made from your bead soup! I'm still making the rounds and commenting (oops… busy, busy with these little kiddos & work!). Beautiful work Shannon!

chicandfrog said...

All the necklaces are so nice! The first one is very delicate and I like the contrast with the key. The little bird in the second necklace is so cute!

Ambra

Melinda Orr said...

Beautiful pieces! Love each of them~

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