Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bead Soup Party - Dinner's Ready!

The soups Done! All this talk about soup, had me craving some Brunswick stew tonight, so before putting final touches on my piece, that's exactly what I had for dinner!

Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Party starts today!! After viewing what I came up with, please visit Lori's blog and see the list of other participants. There were over 80 that participated, so may take a day or two to see them all. There were many talented designers participating and I can't wait to see their finishing pieces.

Lori was my bead partner and she sent me the following mix to create from. There were swarovski crystals..the cut on these were beautiful! a Diachronic glass pendant, some Czech beads, silver, bead caps and cat's eye. I sketched out many designs, but I kept coming back to the beautiful pendant. To add too much to the design would take away from the center piece. So I decided to draw my inspiration from the pendant to come up with something eye catching, yet simple enough that the pendant would remain the focal. I settled on some gorgeous Biwa pearls and garnet chips. The pearl cut mimicked the line design in the pendant and the garnet pulled from the color. by twisting the strands together it created the twisted, abstract glass design above, and the pendant remains the focal.
AND...I remembered the pretty clasp this time!

Lori stomped me with the floral bead caps, but I'm going come up with something this weekend that utilizes them ..I must I must I must!! Leave me a note and let me know what you think, then remember to visit Lori's blog for more great designs!!

Unveiling the pot,

To see more of Dee's designs, visit her jewelry websit Runako Designs

55 comments:

Adrienne Jewelry Designs said...

Hi Dee...OMG! What a glorious necklace! You've done an amazing job with the beautiful supplies you were sent. Congrats!

Lisa said...

I decided to start at the end of the list! What a pretty necklace. I'm a fan of pearls and that pendant Lori sent is gorgeous! Well done!

Cindy said...

Brunswick Stew...I love Brunswick Stew! Your necklace is gorgeous! I just love what you did with all of the elements...and the two strands, how intricate. Lori made something wonderful with the beads you sent her too... This has been fun visiting "new" blogs like yours! :-)

Loretta said...

I love it Dee. Great job with the colors.

Janeen said...

What a great design!! The garnet is perfect with the pendant because it looks both black and red depending on the light. Great work!

Lorelei said...

How cool! I love the 2 twisted strands together with that pendant. Nice work!!

bellajoya said...

Beautiful! I love the way you used the gemstones. Nice touch.

lisa oram said...

I love black and white with one color element. I often go to pink or red like you have. Beautiful end result. I also love the beads you sent to Lori.

Cathryn said...

I love how you incorporated the biwa pearls into this piece! Gives me some great ideas of how to use my biwa pearls! Pretty! Pretty!

Terri said...

Dee....This is totally terrific! Love the use of the garnet chips picking up the deep color tone of the pendant with out making it too dark and then the twisting and mixing it up with the pearls, ans the silver beads to go with the clasp. That subtle echoing shape of the pearls to the pendant. Way cool!

Julianna Cannon said...

The chunky stranding is perfect to keep up with the boldness of the focal. Super striking!

Maria Paray said...

Stunning, Dee! I like how you let the pendant shine, with the necklace in a more muted supporting role (literally! LOL)

Also, you'll be posting that recipe for Brunswick Stew, right? Many years ago, when we visited Colonial Williamsburg, we had a fabulous lunch of the same at a local restaurant. Yum!

Michelle Mach said...

Love it--so dramatic!

Julie Nordine . Credit.River.Art.Glass said...

BEAUTIFUL, Dee!!!

Pretty Things said...

WOW, but you did good! I knew I sent something completely outside your comfort zone and was curious as to how you'd work with it. I LOOOOVE it! You really outdid yourself. Kudos!

Thanks for being part of the party! We'll do this again soon!

Heather Powers said...

I love how you graphic strands of black and white play with the graphic focal bead. It's really a stunning necklace.

Maria said...

Love the color combo! So pretty!
Maria

You are welcome to stop by for a cup of "Spring" soup on my blog.
www.mariagrimes.blogspot.com

Laurel said...

Wonderful work! Wasn't this a blast?

TheEclecticElement said...

How gorgeous-You did a fantastic job with what you were given!! This makes me want to participate in the next one BADLY! LOL
It looks like you all had such a great time...I really have to check out everyone else and what they have made as well :)

TesoriTrovati said...

That pendant has some great yumminess to it. I love keishi pearls, they are so fascinating! There is a movement and rhythm to this piece. As for the bead caps, they make great little earrings. Just pop in your favorite beads and voila! Thanks for sharing this heaping serving of great soup! Be sure to stop by and taste some of mine. Enjoy the day! Erin

Nicki said...

This is a great piece. I think you are very right to draw the attention to the focal, but still adding some very nice necklace to it. Very cute, Dee.

Rickie said...

Dee, that turned out really lovely! Such a great design.

Patty said...

Very elegant, Dee. I love it.

Chas said...

What a beautiful piece!!

Jenny J-V said...

Beautiful job focusing on the fab glass pendant! I love the texture of the dark and light that you combined in the strands. Good stuff!!

Marianna said...

Gorgeous!! love that color combo and those pearls are perfect!

Jo said...

What a stunning design! I love how you've used the pendant with the beads.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Great necklace. I like how the black & white accent the focal pendant.

Jo Ann Gallagher said...

Dee, A stunning piece! The colors really work!! Great job!!

Eileen said...

that pendant is gorgeous...nice job...

Angelina Fong Designs said...

Great job Dee! So pretty!

Judy said...

The strands are great, such a nice combination with the pendant. Well done!

Katie said...

Great piece! The necklace does a great job of highlighting colors within the pendant without taking anything away from it...

Regina said...

The black and white strands make that gorgeous pendant even more stunning. Beautifully done!

EmandaJ said...

Super design, sometimes you just have to listen to the beads.

Hasn't this been fun?

Emanda
www.ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Awww that is really very lovely! Quite a stunning pc!!!

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

beautiful! The dark and white accent beads really make the color of the necklace stand out. Thanks for sharing!

rosebud101 said...

That is an amazing work of wearable art! Wow!

Mel P said...

Very beautiful The desing is stunning and I love the focal bead

maryharding said...

Love the way you used that gorgeous glass pendant. Wow.

beadphoria said...

Great focal! Those pearls were an excellent choice to highlight the pendent!

In Beads and Happiness,
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Erin said...

Beautiful! You put a lot of thought into your design. Love the twisted strands!

Emma said...

What a striking piece of jewelry... a huge statement. I love it.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Lovely necklace :D

SharonP said...

That is a stunning necklace! I love the different colors and textures, and the exotic feeling your necklace has, beautiful work!

P.S. I was also a Senior Girl Scout and have many fond memories of campouts and meetings!

Pearl and Pebble said...

This is beautiful! What a great pendant and your choice of garnet and pearls really sets it off:)

Trish said...

What an awesome design! But, what else would you produce? Lovely.

Whitney said...

Love this piece! I have alot of black and white in my closet so I think I could wear this everyday! Gorgeous!

JBird's Garden said...

OOooooo.....pretty!!!

Beth said...

The pendant really "pops" in this necklace! You did a wonderful job with it! Cheers :)

Melissa Meman said...

Oh...I love this piece! Great job...the addition of the stick pearls really makes the piece imho :)

Round Rabbit said...

You did a beautiful job of highlighting that gorgeous pendant! Excellent! :)

Fundametals.net said...

You did such a lovely job with Lori's soup. I like how you highlighted the pendant too.

Barbara Lewis said...

Really beautiful, Dee. I love the way it is so three-dimensional with the pearls projecting from the piece. Very playful but seriously dramatic!

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

Love the texture of this necklace! Wonderful work!

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