Saturday, March 3, 2012

5th Bead Soup Blog Party!

Today is the day! 200 of us jewelry designers have traded bead soups with partners from all over the world, and today we are posting the creations we designed with the soups we received. My partner this time is Jennifer Justman of Souls Fire Designs.

This is the soup I sent Jennifer (her post here)

This is the soup she sent me (my post here)

Here is what I created out of the fabulous goodies Jennifer sent.
 
 
 I took one of my Lampwork focals, paired it with some PMC bead caps I had made with the tiny bead caps Jennifer sent. I then put it on some gunmetal chain and the beautiful silk ribbon she sent. I love this necklace!

I took the Amthyst chips she sent, paired it with some boro lampwork beads, sterling silver and 
Czech crystal, and gunmetal chain which I finished off with the handmade clasp she sent. :)

 a close up of the clasp

 This necklace had me stumped for awhile. I kept trying to add more, but it wanted to be simple. Now that I listened, I think it turned out great! It will be the perfect piece for one of my many red tops. :)
Here is where you can see what Jennifer did with the soup I sent her. Also be sure to check out all of the other participant, it is sure to be fun and have you wanting to run to your studio and create!
I also want to do a give-away as well. After all every good party has a favor!

How To Enter (give away is open to everyone, not just Bead Soup Blog Party participants:
  • Leave me a comment here and/or become a follower of my blog (one entry)
  • "Like" Wee Gems Designs Facebook page (one entry)
  • "Like" Charmed Pennies Facebook page (one entry)
  • Spread the word about this giveaway on your blog, facebook or twitter (one entry)
  • What is your favorite bead splurge? We all have them - share with us for another entry! :)
So there you have it, five different ways to enter:) Leave me a comment letting me know how you entered.**I will announce the winner in a month on March 31st, giving us all plenty of time to visit all of these fabulous blogs.**  Please check back to see if you have won or with a way to contact you if you win!. 
Here is what you are playing for: a pair of purple enameled earrings and a Charmed Penny!

59 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Love all of your pieces - that last one will be a stunner with any red top! Already a follower :-)

Courtney said...

I love what you created! Your beads, her silk - stunning. And that heart clasp - perfection. Very yummy soup! :)

N Valentine Studio said...

I love the ribbon necklace and the one with the chips, I really like how the chain compliments them both. That heart clasp is very cute too. Gorgeous pieces!

Lara Lutrick said...

Looks great Kari. Love the simple one and the ribbon one a lot. And the other one too. AUGH, too cool all over. Your beads paired great wtih her soup.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Wonderful designs. I am enjoying the gunmetal and purple combination.

I have too many "favorite" bead splurges!

Christine said...

What a fun soup to play with - love the first necklace, too!! I'm already a follower!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I adore all the necklaces! Purple is my favorite color, so I am very drawn to those. But even though I don't wear red, that necklace is to die for! Love the simplicity and the red just pops. Beautiful!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Yay, Kari! I love it all!!!! I wanted to be the first comment-er but woke up with a tummy ache and slept in lol. These are all so incredibly beautiful!!!! I am totally amazed by what you did with the soup I sent! ((HUGS)) Thank you thank you for being such an amazing partner!

jojosbeads said...

Well I think all three pieces turned out great! I love purple and am very taken with your first two pieces but I LOVE the third. Simply Beautiful :) x

Shyme said...

Beautiful pieces!! A nee blog for me but I will definitely return!!

Shirley said...

Oh, I adore the silk with your lampwork bead! Stunning combo. I would be wearing the red necklace a lot as well. So glad you had fun making your pieces.

Sandra Young said...

Really lovely pieces. Pretty, clean and distinctive.

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

Great colors! I LOVE those first two necklaces! The lampwork beads are great!

Jean said...

super fun pieces. I am sure glad we don't have to pick a favorite at each stop, I would be stuck on here for weeks!!

Karyn B said...

Everything is so dark and romantic. Lovely!

CabariBeads.com said...

Gorgeous!! I love these pieces. Your style is very appealing to me. :o)

Lori Anderson said...

I think that keeping that last necklace simple was exactly the right thing to do! Your other pieces are lovely as well!

I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

Lisa Michele Creations said...

Lovely pieces..Your necklace with the boro lampwork beads is beautiful! Warm happy piece! :)

Patti Van said...

I love how you doubled up on the bead caps - that is a very cool effect! Your creations are beautiful!

Moobie Grace said...

The first necklace is really a stunner! Boy do I wish my PMC bead caps turn out as beautiful as yours do!

said...

I love the first necklace!
ciao dall'Italia

Kashmira said...

So pretty! You should always listen to your beads, lol, that red necklace is too cute!

Marie Cramp said...

From one mother of 4 to another! Way to rock the soup! They are elegant and well balanced. Lovely designs!

Cheryl said...

Oh that eggplant purple color made me drool. exquisite designs.

Kat BM said...

I think I like the simple chain in black and red the best. I love brass stampings!

Cornerstoregoddess said...

Such glorious shades of purple in that first necklace. It's sensual!

Krafty Max Originals said...

Great job! I just love all the combinations you came up with! ~KM

Kari Carrigan said...

Thanks! It was so much fun, love what you created with mine too! :)

Penny said...

I love the purple/grey combination it is very lovely. Lovely designs.

Wendy said...

Really pretty designs! I'm loving the purple in both of those necklaces! Your glass beads are beautiful! :)

la mar de bonita said...

I like the fist both necklaces very much - they are very elegant! And I admire the lampwork-beads you've made for the designs!

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

I really like all three of your necklaces! I wouldn't be able to pick a favorite. Really nice work!!

adlinah said...

Your lampwork beads are just beautiful. The ones you picked matched your bead soup ingredients perfectly. I love the romantic feel of your pieces.

Loris Glassworks said...

What an interesting clasp, you did a wonderful job with your soup ingredients. Cheers!
Lori D.

Alice said...

What a beautiful bead soup you received! I love all the pieces you made, but my favorite is the last necklace. I like that you knew when to stop--and the result is a very elegant piece.

Alice said...

Oh yes, my favorite bead splurge, well that would have to be the long, gorgeous strand of ancient Carnelian Trade Beads that I picked up at the Lost City bead shop while visiting San Diego. I've used a few beads here and there, but I'm having trouble letting go of them.

Cindy Cima said...

Love them all! Love the purple!

Molly Alexander said...

Such beautiful pieces! How nice it must be to be able to go to your own, handmade lampwork bead stash to create such beautiful works of art - lol! I think the first 2 are my favorites - I love the purple hues, and the heart clasp is sweet. Fantastic job! :)

Jean A. Wells said...

I enjoyed reading your post and love the necklaces you made with your soup. I really likes the lampwork focal on the ribbon but the last one with the red dangles is gorgeous too. It has a rather victorian flair to it.

Would be tickled to win your earrings.

jeanawells@kc.rr.com

Jean A. Wells said...

I have become a follower on your blog.

Jean A. Wells said...

3. Looked at your Wee Gems Designs facebook page and "liked".

Jean A. Wells said...

4. Looked at your Charmed Pennies facebook page and "liked".

I have gotten very serious about entering these giveaways as I have never won anything before, but recently have won three giveaways on blogs. Now, I am driven to join..... lol

Thank you for the opportunity to play....

Jean A. Wells said...

5. Talk about my bead splurge? As if there is just one? Actually, there have been many and I really don't want to talk about them because someone in my family (husband) might one day read this. But, I suppose I can do it under an assumed name....Okay,

I will call myself Mary. I purchased a strand of turquoise in Colorado when we were on vacation. It was very expensive and I lied - outright lied - to my husband about what I paid for it. And the bottom line is he really wouldn't even have cared at all, but I guess it was guilt rearing its ugly head.

Mary, that is okay. Your secret is safe with us.

Jean A. Wells said...

Mary just told me that she feels much better now that that is off her chest.

Now do you want to hear about the gaspeite that Mary bought on the same trip? No, I thought not.

WindDancerStudios said...

I was so tickled with jean's post I forgot what I was going to say lol Love the last necklace and that pop of color you gave it! And I really like thee purple too - I think you really really really really need to pick Jean! Have a great day - sorry I straggled in so late!

KayzKreationz said...

Your pieces are great. I love the simplicity of the red necklace. And your beads with the amethyst chips in the other piece are so pretty.
I follow your blog. http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

KayzKreationz said...

I tweeted about your BSBP post.
http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

Maneki said...

Gorgeous jewellery! My fave's the first necklace. Love the colours and design. Fab job!

Alicia said...

These are beautiful pieces, Kari, you did a wonderful job!

Sandi Volpe said...

beautfiful work!!!

Ann said...

Gorgeous necklaces! You've been able to show off your talent and those that you've been sent. Your lampwork matches everything she sent so beautifully.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I love your first necklace and agree that the simple design in the second is just great!
Sonya

Kari Carrigan said...

Mary, your secret is safe with all of us! :)

Jo said...

Two gorgeous necklaces! I'd wear the second one all the time.

Silver Parrot said...

Very nice soup creations!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Sorry I am so late to the party - still working my way through the Bead Soup! Love your creations - I agree, the simple design for the red and gunmetal necklace worked real well.

CraftyHope said...

All three of your necklaces are so . . .wearable. I know that isn't some fantastic comment, but they're all three pieces I can see just about anyone wearing. I especially like the first one with your lampwork bead, stunning! You really did a great job on this challenge!

Kari Carrigan said...

Congrats Wendy! You won my drawing!

Zackary Faraj said...

Thanks for sharing. Keep posting like this.
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