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Il est Temps OR It's Time to Reveal!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011


Finding out who my Partner was............

Cynthia Tucker from Sea of Glass
(Please visit her blog)

The excitement of receiving my Bead Soup......

My Bead Soup from Cynthia Tucker
from Sea of Glass

Then..................


The creative results.............

Ocean View

The ocean colors of Cynthia's Lampwork Beads are breathtaking.  She knew I have a love affaire with the ocean and beach.  The turquoise shell-shaped beads add to this perfect ocean theme.  I don't  usually work with ribbon and the gorgeous hand-dyed silk ribbon created a challenge for me but it was oh so right for this necklace!


A piece of 14 gauge copper wire was loosely wrapped with 16 gauge copper wire. 
I attached some hand-stamped metal word charms and some beachy charms along with some czech glass daggers.
Two links from a chain were used to dangle more beachy charms and czech glass daggers.

BUT.............there's more
Beachy Goodness
(because Cynthia was so generous)


Lampwork beads with beachy charms and czech glass faceted rounds dangle from
links of copper tubing and 14 gauge wire that are attached to single links of copper chain.
Very Beachy!!!

The pièce de résistance.......
Two gorgeous seashell beads reflecting ocean waves


Holes going through the middle of the ocean created a challenge...I didn't want my ocean twirling so I fed 20 gauge copper wire through the holes twice.
Links from antiqued brass chain with small brass bead dangles complete these lovelies.

Please go to Pretty Things
the official Bead Soup Blog Party Site
for links to each participants blog.......
you won't want to miss a single one!!!!

Until then............Happy Beading!

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69 comments:

Mags said...

Fresh and lovely! Those earrings are so cool!!

moonlitfantaseas said...

Beautiful Kitty! I just love what you did with your soup! And of course I really love the beautiful ocean colors of the whole thing, just lovely!

Eliza said...

You did an amazing job with the stash Cynthia sent you! Love the bracelet, looks like it would be all jingly jangly on your wrist. The stamped tags you sent her are gorgeous as well. how fun.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Kitty, love your creativity, you made three very beautiful pieces with the bead soup mix Cynthia sent to you.
Therese

coffeeaddict said...

the earrings are perfection

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Very pretty!!

Impera_Magna said...

Beautiful... just beautiful!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
Lori

Shirley said...

I really adore the loose wire wrapping on the necklace, it just looks cool. That was such a great solution on the earrings, and such an attention grabber, to wire them that way. Awesome design!

Deci said...

What gorgeous work! I am impressed, and I don't impress easily.

rockcreekcreations said...

I do not see any panic at all in your work! It looks wonderful!!

Karyn B said...

Wonderful! Love the combination of rich texture and dangly goodness!

susie said...

What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

I am being swept away in that tide of that beautiful "beachy goodness"! Lovely work putting together that fun nautical mix.

Riki Schumacher said...

You nailed it!! Fabulous job, great composition, wonderful texture and yummy colors! Riki

Lara Lutrick said...

Wonderful use of the beads. I love how you handled the horizontal holes in the shell beads to make the earrings. Totally cute bracelet.

K Hutchinson said...

I have to agree, you totally nailed it! All the textures and yummy goodness! Love it!

Miri Agassi said...

Sooooooo Beautiful!! Amazing. You are very talent.

Patternsforbeads said...

These pieces are great fun, they do look like the sea. The earrings are a great addition. The movement is there just like the waves

Tracy said...

Gorgeous soup and gorgeous designs...I love those earrings especially.

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

I LOVE all that wire work to highlight the pendant! Excellent! And the earrings have such great detail. Really, it's all wonderful.

I hope you'll join me again! The new badge and dates will be on my blog tomorrow, Sept 19!

Love, Lori

Wendy said...

I love anything beachy! Your designs are beautiful!

EmandaJ said...

Gorgeous work -- nice results!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

Shay Stone said...

Wow.. I really love everything you made! Just stunning!

Boot ~C said...

this is a fabulous set

Cynthia said...

Hey Kitty! I got back from my whirlwind weekend. You rocked a totally new direction from how I use lampwork beads ~ very inventive and creative! The bracelet looks especially fun and dangly, and the silk ribbon design makes me think of fish tails.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Fabulous pieces! I love how you incorporated the ocean in all of them!

Fire Phoenix said...

Love the different coloured metals. Great pieces :)

I LOVE color! said...

Its Monday and I am not even half thru the list"
Oh what fun you must have had. and It pleases me so that you are using copper. I love copper. It is so warm and unasuming.
visit me copper etsy shop coppercandyJules.Etsy.com
Be blessed to be blessed

uptwnsh said...

You know, these pieces make me feel sand between my toes!

Menno Jeweler said...

Love the colors and the imagery these evoke...ahh, lazy days at the beach!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful pieces!

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

I always love beach designs. I love the fiber in the necklace. Thanks for sharing. Cherrie

Shaiha said...

This has to be my favorite set of the party. I just love the ocean and it is so there in your pieces.

Jenni said...

I love your way of suspending the elements in the necklace, all the lovely dangles on the bracelet and the creative way you made the earrings..a really well co-ordinated and balanced set, beautiful.

Christine said...

Beachy perfection!

KayzKreationz said...

Wonderful pieces. I love all the texture and dangles. The wire wrapped connector to hang the focal on the necklace is great. They all have a very beachy feeling.

Sweet Freedom said...

Another designer has left me drooling! I love the wire work and dangles at the front of the necklace, and the soft ribbon at the back (and the colors are divine!). And the bracelet is just marvelous!

Beadbug said...

I love all you have cooked up with your soup. Nice job with the design.

Christine Altmiller said...

i can feel the motion of the waves...just beautiful and soothing! i am sure they all have great movement.

Debbie said...

Love, Love LOVE THEM!! love the mix of copper and sea blues. The wave focal bead on the earrings is amazing!! Thanks for sharing.. as a fellow lover of the ocean I am following your blog and look forward to more of your creations!

Shyme said...

You have made some really beautiful pieces of jewelry!!

Shyme said...

Such beautiful pieces you have made!

Beadaholique said...

What a fabulous set! I especially love the "beachy goodness) tag, too cute!

Bobbie said...

I love how you solved the dilemma of a sideways wave in the earrings - and the results are lovely! With all the pieces, I can almost hear the ocean. Now I need a beach vacation!

Lyn Foley said...

Really nice - like the wirework.

LeeLu Creations said...

Love this color combo! You had a great soup to work with. The necklace is fresh and fun, but that bracelet is awesome! Love the earrings too.

Stacey said...

Lovely set. Love all the little dangley treasures - that bracelet is fit for a goddess for sure. Beautiful work!

CraftyHope said...

Yes! I adore all the beachy-ness of your pieces. They are all fantastic, but my favorite is that necklace. There are so many little details packed into it. I especially like the little loop on the left with all it's own little charms (it's like a necklace on a necklace)! Exceptionally well done!!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Hey Kitty, what fun and pretty pieces! I love what you did with the ribbon! It may have been hard for you, but you did a fantastic job! And that bracelet is just gorgeous!

Heidi said...

Oh, how lovely her beach lampwork beads are! You've definitely done them justice with all your creations. Those earrings are fantastic :)

Ann said...

Beautiful group of pieces. That's a very neat wire piece for the necklace, love the beachy bracelet too.

Terri said...

So artistically designed and put together. Love it! You did a Soup-er job with your soup mix!

Regina said...

Great necklace, the charms, the blue and greens and the silk ribbon, all so perfectly beachy. Love your ingenious idea to keep the beads straight on the earrings.

nikimeiners said...

all great pieces

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Oohh.... lovely, lovely! Everything you made is just wonderful!

Marie Cramp said...

I love the results! The pieces you made are all beautiful! bravo ma chere!

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

All of your pieces are very pretty...of course I am partial to the beach! Really nice work

Swati said...

Hey Kitty! Remember me? :-)) Loved what you made!! So good to see you creating again!

maneki said...

Beautiful jewellery! I really like the colours and the necklace is such a good example of how to use silk ribbon for the best effect. Great job!

Andrea said...

I love it all, but I must say I am partial to the earrings. It looks like waves. You handled the panic perfectly.

Aquariart said...

Wow, you got the perfect end of summer beads. I love all your soups but especially the uniqueness of the earrings and the bracelet colors-all those sea treasures dangling in copper and blue- gorgeous!!

pinkchapeau said...

Wow, beautiful Beachy Goodness for sure here! The bracelet is beautiful!! Nice use of the ribbon, too!

Sweet Willow Designs said...

Still making the rounds and tasting all the bead soups. :) I love the way you used wire and chain in your looks. Very cool.

DaviniaDesign said...

Love how the fabric matches perfectly.
Great work!

chicandfrog said...

I love that loose wrapping on the front. That something I should really learn to make. Lovely necklace!

Ambra

Skye said...

Good call on going with the copper so much! It works beautifully with those beads :)I LOVE the earrings!

Mylene said...

Great collection of jewellery! There are things I like in each and every piece and I don't think I could pick a favourite. I love all the interesting details you've put into these pieces... the loosely wrapped wire, the charms hanging from a large jump ring, the shell earrings (maybe these are my favourite!), the combination of textures and colours.... I just love so much about this set. Great job!

LeeLu Creations said...

Love that bracelet!

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