Samstag, 17. September 2011

Today's the day!!!

Today is Bead Soup Bog Party Reveal Day!
I'm so excited!
362 participants from 5 continents in 21 countries show what they have created!
If you still don't know what Bead Soup Party is, please go to Lori Anderson's Blog. Lori is the host of this event, and she does an incredibly wonderful job!
Thank you, Lori!

Now here is what my partner Jo from the UK sent me:



Please don't forget to hop over to her blog and see what she has created from the beads I sent to her!!! She is so talented!!!

When I first saw all those beautiful, shiny beads, I felt a little rebellious. Oh, I really loved them! Especially the lampwork beads are exquisite!!! And Jo made the soldered copper rings and the clasp by hand! Just beautiful!
But I thought I'd have to make something odd. And I tried. But whatever I did, Jo's handmade components and the lampwork beads were shadowed by the other components I had added. I wasn't happy with it at all!


Then I let the soup simmer again. The beads stayed in their bowl and I looked at them every day. The more I looked at them, the more I thought: "These are lovely beads! I could create something lovely with them! Why not just go for it!?"
I separated the purple beads from the white and decided to go with the purple and the copper for my bead soup party piece: a bracelet. A lovely bracelet that shall remind me on my lovely partner Jo and this wonderful event.

(There is a white necklace in the making and I have worked all night to finish it, but I didn't succeed.)


I linked the copper rings together using double head pins that I had made from some of the purple beads, some copper wire and UTEE.The lampwork beads are being accompanied by some of my etched copper bead caps (plus purple glass bead caps on one).


I know there are a lot of blogs to hop this time, but you can find some incredible artists here, so don't hesitate to visit as many of the blogs as possible!

Here's the list:

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel







79. Janna Harttgen (you are here!!!) and Joanne Tinley













For a total of 362 people making jewelry!

Amazing!

The next Bead Soup Blog Party will take place around February, 2012.


Kommentare:

Jo hat gesagt…

Oh that is beautiful Janna! The purple and copper go together beautifully, and I love the bead caps you made. Just gorgeous! I've had such a great time during the build up to the party, and I've loved getting to know you. Thank you for being such a fabulous partner - and I really really hope you like what I made with your sea urchin! I'm wearing it as I type :)
Jo x

Starseed Jewelry hat gesagt…

That is so beautiful. I love how you really showcase the beads.
Terri

la mar de bonita hat gesagt…

A wonderful bracelet, I like the way you combinated the beads with the rings and gave them a special cap.
Greetings, Michi

Doris hat gesagt…

ich mag Schmuck mit Kupfer verarbeitet sehr und dieses Teil ist besonders gut gelungen
Grüßle
Doris

Heidi hat gesagt…

It's gorgeous - I love it!

Regina hat gesagt…

The bracelet is beautiful, love how you showcase the focal beads, they all go so well together.

Thoughtfulhands hat gesagt…

Purple and copper one of my favorite and that clasp is awesome. You cooked up the perfect soup.

Love! love! love! this bracelet...

Theresa

Pretty Things hat gesagt…

I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

I'm in love with this. While I like wild necklaces, I like this style of bracelet. And her toggle is to die for. I love how you made the bracelet both delicate, but substantial (does that make sense?) -- I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

I hope you’ll participate again!

Love, Lori

Erin Fickert-Rowland hat gesagt…

That is such a unique design, and very pretty! I love the delicate shapes- wonderful job!

susie hat gesagt…

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

Moobie Grace hat gesagt…

Beautiful! From the design, to the super cute toggle & gorgeous lampwork!

Karyn B hat gesagt…

That bracelet is drop-dead gorgeous! LOVE it!

Erin hat gesagt…

This is such a gorgeous bracelet! Stunning work!

steufel hat gesagt…

Oh Janna das ist zum Dahinschmelzen! Einfach nur wunderschön!

coffeeaddict hat gesagt…

Sometimes we are too stuborn to see that somethings will not work out. I've learned to be patient and let the beads speak to me.
Your bracelet is just incredible :-)

Christine Altmiller hat gesagt…

this is so beautiful! i love everything about it---the color and feel and style. Gorgeous!

KayzKreationz hat gesagt…

That is so pretty and sweet. I love your bead caps you made to set it off. Everything goes together really well. And I love the colors you picked from the soup for the bracelet.

Deci hat gesagt…

Really good work. Fine craftsmanship. I'm sure the necklace will be wonderful.

Cory hat gesagt…

I love the bracelet, the design, the clasp, the colors...everything about it is beautifully done.

Thanks sooo much for the sweet comment that you left me.

Sweet Willow Designs hat gesagt…

Interesting use of the UTEE, I've never seen that before. The bead caps set off the lampwork beads perfectly. Great result.

Lori's Glassworks hat gesagt…

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

ladyhawthorne hat gesagt…

Your bracelet is beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Maggie hat gesagt…

What a beautiful bracelet! Love the mix of metal and glass.

EmandaJ hat gesagt…

I am a sucker for lamp-work beads and gemstone beads. You really pulled it off beautifully. 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

Lara Lutrick hat gesagt…

Beautiful!!! Love the colors and the design.

Claire Maunsell hat gesagt…

Oh Janna.
This piece is so simply beautiful - I think you were full of wisdom to let these components speak out for themselves. The way it's put together is magnificent - speaks volumes for your design skills.

Tracy hat gesagt…

A beautiful bracelet, so very elegant vintage with the copper and purple tones.

Mylene hat gesagt…

Oh, how I love the dangles on the links... they give the bracelet so much movement. It's really pretty!

Sweet Freedom hat gesagt…

I absolutely am in love with your bracelet! The colors are wonderful, and your etched beadcaps are devine!

BluMoon hat gesagt…

Thank you for visiting me, you were right about the necklace that is exactly how I envisaged it! What a beautiful bracelet you have made that is such a nice clasp it needed something to do it justice, well done.
Jackie

Wendy hat gesagt…

What a gorgeous bracelet! I just love it! :)

Menno Jeweler hat gesagt…

This bracelet is just beautiful!!! I too worked with copper in my soup, a first for me (both the bead soup party and the copper!). I think it looks gorgeous here with purple. Nice work!

Alice hat gesagt…

Jana, I love it!!! You did an outstanding job of showcasing the beads!

CraftyHope hat gesagt…

Your bracelet is really wonderful. It definitely gives each of the pieces a chance to shine. I love that you made those bars to wrap around the rings. They're super cool!
Fabulous work overall!!

Ann hat gesagt…

Very pretty, you let the beads do the talking just as they should.

hello gorgeous hat gesagt…

stunning.....I want it! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Molly Alexander hat gesagt…

Your soup mix is in one of my favorite color combinations, and I love the bracelet you made with it! The design perfectly showcases the beautiful beads, and the copper brings out the beautiful purple tones. Great job! :)

I LOVE color! hat gesagt…

I am so sorry for being so late my computer was resisting too labor intensive:^)Very nice designs. And there is still time to sign up for the give-away, Just go to SandysColoringBox.blogspot.com Sept.16th blog and leave a comment
Be blessed to be a blessing

I LOVE color! hat gesagt…

P.S. And it pleases me so that you are using copper. visit my copper etsy shop
http:// CopperCandyJules.etsy.com
Be Blessed to be a blessing

Beadbug hat gesagt…

I love how you mixed the wire with the pearls n everything. Beautiful work.

Shay Stone hat gesagt…

That is gorgeous!!

Jenni hat gesagt…

You worked it really well and the end result is beautiful, just so balanced and easy on the eye. Looks very comfy too. Love the copper clasp and rings and the very interesting double ended connectors... (UTEE)...sorry..what is that? The lamp work beads are stunners. I would buy this beauty!
jenni

Shirley hat gesagt…

Listening to your beads shows your skill as a designer, because this is one stunning bracelet. I absolutely adore the color palette you chose. This is just a beautiful piece!

Boot ~C hat gesagt…

beautiful, I loved the extra little purple stones outside the bead caps~ great soup!

Rembrandt Charms hat gesagt…

very nice string of charms...love the little flower hanging in there from the piece...it is a very easy to accessorize with attractive bracelets.

DaviniaDesign hat gesagt…

This is just gorgeous! Something I would wear myself... Great job!

Fire Phoenix hat gesagt…

Beautiful bracelet! The colours are amazing

maneki hat gesagt…

That's such a beautiful bracelet! The big links, the beads in their bead caps, all of it. Fab job!

Beadaholique hat gesagt…

This bracelet is stunning, really just so beautiful! The detail you put into this piece is magnificent :)

SoulsFireDesigns hat gesagt…

Oh I love it! It is so beautiful and elegant! Well done!

Christine hat gesagt…

Beautiful - I love all of the wonderful details!

Bobbie hat gesagt…

Lovely bracelet - I hope we get to see the white necklace sometime, too!

FryeStyle hat gesagt…

What a funky double-headed link! I love them! Cool clasp and and bead caps too! Great Job!

Terri hat gesagt…

I adore this bracelet. Fun soup you had to play with. The colors are among my favorites. Soup-er job!

chicandfrog hat gesagt…

You made something great with the beads received. I love the connectors you used for the bracelet!

Ambra

Steph hat gesagt…

Beautiful bracelet, can't wait to see the necklace! and woww all those links make my head spin! ;)

Shyme hat gesagt…

What a super gorgeous bracelet!!

moonlitfantaseas hat gesagt…

what a wonderful bracelet! I love the copper bead caps!

Cindy Cima hat gesagt…

Love your bracelet! Great job!

pinkchapeau hat gesagt…

The bracelet came out beautfully. Your composition is perfect with your partners beads!

Kelly J. R. hat gesagt…

What a beautiful bracelet! I love that flower toggle.

Aquariart hat gesagt…

____LOVE___ your bracelet! the lampwork beads are gorgeous with the copper bead caps and all your wire work, wow! I would scoop that up and treasure it forever!!

Gaby Bee hat gesagt…

Das Armband sieht klasse aus, Janna! Die Perlenkappen und der Verschluß sind ganz nach meinem Geschmack!

Liebe Grüße,
Gaby