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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Now, it is my turn!

What a great weekend it has been. 

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things and event coordinator, had this great idea to extend the Bead Soup Party over an 8 day period allowing us to visit with all of the 97 bloggers who took part in the second bead swap party. I have been blog hopping since Saturday, and then again on Sunday having a wonderful time. On weekdays, my day time job gets in the way, but I get back to blog hopping in the evenings!

It has been great to be able to stop and savor the unique soups of all my fellow cooks, and now it is my turn.....

As you already know, Missficklemedia, Shannon is my bead soup swap partner, and here is what she sent me...



Please check my previous posting for the delightful details of the goodies I received from her.

After I recovered from my swoon, I could not take my eyes off the glorious Shibuichi clasp from Green Girl Studios and the stunning Artistic Jasper focal.  I saw it in my dreams. I wanted to capture the warmth and grandeur of the clasp and the beauty and richness of the jasper in my necklace. So I searched my stash of beads and found wine red burgundy freshwater pearls, both round and horizontal stick shaped, then some dark bronzy green round freshwater pearls. I decided to use these darker jewel-tones in my necklace, and here it is....




I also threw in some hand-cut faceted Garnets for an additional sparkle.
And some bronze chain to one side.




The clasp had to come out front, I was not hiding it in the back.


I hope you like it! I am very pleased, no, I am thrilled with it.
Thank you Shannon.

Shannon reveals her creations, yes she made four of them on the 24th, can't wait to see them!

I am saving the other beads I received from Shannon for another time as I did not have the time to make any more pieces for this round of blogging.

But I did make a pair of earrings from some of the beads I received and I am going to give them away to one lucky blogger.
Please leave a comment on this posting and you will be entered in the drawing to win this pair of earrings to commemorate this wonderful 2nd Bead Soup Party.




The earrings are made of pink Rhodonite teardrops and rondelles, brown Chalcedony faceted rondelles and champagne colored round freshwater pearls, all dangling from gold-filled ear wires.

Good Luck and thank you for visiting.

Thank you, Lori for putting together this wonderful event.



53 comments:

moonlitfantaseas said...

you did a wonderful job on this, ! I really love the rich darl jewel tones and the clasp is to die for!

steufel said...

Wow, that's a real beauty! Great job!

Pink Velvet Bird said...

Love the colors! So romantic!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Wow, this piece is stunning! There is a fluidity to it that makes it look so cohesive. You did a great job of showcasing the clasp as well. Awesome design!!

Oh, and thanks for the giveaway, the earrings are beautiful too! I have bead soup and a giveaway on my blog also if you want to check it out!

Lisa

Elisabeth said...

Oooh, I agree - very romantic - calls for a low cut floaty dress and a handsome companion :-) Love the giveaway earrings also!

quiltingjewel39 said...

What a beautiful job you did focusing on the jasper - it is so warm and rich and you certainly played on that. You're right - that clasp had to be out front.

Janet said...

What a really very beautiful pc youve made really 1st class! So wowzer! This would def make any magazine!!

Spirited Earth said...

the dark colors are just right for that focal. fantastic clasp..great job

Pearl and Pebble said...

Oh Regina I love these!!! What a fabulous necklace, I love that you added those little garnets. TERRIFIC clasp!

Boot ~C said...

beautiful, I am about to start a love affair w/ pearls & this is just one more reason why! Love this

Megilon said...

I love the color combination on this! I like having the clasp in front too often beautiful pieces get hidden.

EmandaJ said...

Mmm, Mmm, mmm! Just delicious! Wonderful composition. Please, please put me in the drawing for your fabu earrings.

Emanda (artymeziaATyahooDOTcom)
I'm having a giveaway too. Check out my birthday giveaway at www.Artemisiastudio.blogspot.com

Kate said...

I love the rich statement this piece makes. Asymmetry rocks!

Courtney said...

What a great piece! I love the colors and yes, that clasp is absolutely wonderful.

Michelle said...

love the richness of your necklace! That clasp does deserve to be in the front!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Jennifer Cameron said...

You did a fantastic job showing off the beauty of the clasp and the jasper. It's very warm but very glamorous at the same time. Love it!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Wow Regina, love the necklace. You are 100% correct... that focal is stunning. And the clasp too... you did manage to wipe the drool off before you starting "stirring" you soup up, right? LOL

Love the earrings too! Whomever wins them will be very lucky!

{Hugs!}
Dawn
http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com

cindydolezaldesigns said...

Wow, that's gorgeous. Deep, dark, mysterious. Beautiful.

Marie Cramp said...

That is a FANTASTIC piece!! Love it!

Nicki said...

Wow this looks like it will surround your neck in a real elegant way. I love how you balanced the large pieces. Great job.

Pretty Things said...

That's to die for! How absolutely wonderful! I love the asymmetry.

Kella said...

I love your soup serving its so grown up and classy.

And those earring are really beautiful, hope I'm lucky :)

ccrider2006 said...

your piece is absolutely gorgeous and I love your choice of colors. I love the earrings as well

ViviBijoux said...

Multi-strands, I couldn't do that! wow,what a great piece! smiles, Virginie

Rebecca said...

Soooo sweet and lovely - very wearable :-)

Glaszwerg said...

what a great idea to work in different rows with different materials! great job! See ya Doris

Cathryn said...

Now I love Apache Jasper and what you did with it graced that stone with elegance and enhanced it's beauty! A very creative and enchanting piece that's got it's unique taste!

TesoriTrovati said...

Really, REALLY lovely soup! I love the assymmetry. That is hard to pull off in a balanced fashion but you make it look easy here! Thanks for sharing your loot with a giveaway...I am doing the same!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Loretta said...

You should be thrilled with your design. I absolutely LOVE it! The colors are right up my alley, and the Green Girl clasp is to die for. Great job!

Prairie Emporium said...

Awesome job, I love it!!! Adding the chain was a great idea.

diane hawkey said...

That is really stunning.

Kate said...

Love your design, especially the textures and contrasts and the clasp looks great on the side.

I've blogged about your giveaway too. Take a look, and please stop by tomorrow for my reveal and giveaway!

http://organicodysseys.blogspot.com/2010/06/featured-on-pcd-bead-soup-still-being.html

MoonRae said...

Your piece is gorgeous!! I'm really enjoying your blog, thanks so much for sharing and the great giveaway

Christine said...

You really did a great job on this! I like it very much!

Emerald Window said...

WOW! I love what you did with your soup mix. I love multi-element jewelry.
Cenya

tyneboden said...

I'm a new follower - following all the bead soups!

Love what you have here.

I'm new to beading, would love if you checked me out and gave advice.

tynebodennecklaces.blogspot.com

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow that is really different - very elegant and romantic. I love the last pair of earrings too and then realised those are the ones you are giving away so lucky winner whoever that turns out to be.

Well done!

Karyn

RockerJewlz said...

Lovely earrings. Thanks for the chance to win them.

Joanna Kopijczuk said...

So elegant and romantic. Like it very much. Great job!

Sissy and Jack's said...

Love the jewel tone colors of this necklace and earrings!

Stacy

chocoholic said...

That color combo is delightfully different. I love the dark pearls with the Jasper- really brings out the lines in the stone. The clasp is to die for and I love all the elements in your design.

Anna Lear said...

So pretty! I love the asymmetrical design; it helps that gorgeous clasp really stand out but also highlights the focal stone nicely. Adding the faceted garnet tied the piece together beautifully. Nice work!!

Silver Parrot said...

It's very unusual - great job! I love that you were able to feature both the clasp AND that gorgeous piece of jasper on the front of the necklace where they can get the appreciation they deserve!

Denise Yezbak Moore said...

Fabulous design! I love the pearls and the clasp. You did an amazing job!

missficklemedia.com said...

Incredible! I love that you included more jewels tones and balanced the jasper with the clasp. This is gorgeous!

I had so much fun with your package Regina and I can't wait for you to see. Thank you for being my Bead Soup partner!

Charlene said...

I think you did a superb job - love the colors and composition!

Carol B said...

Wow, that is one beautiful necklace with great colors. I love your work.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

How very gorgeous! I have lots to learn about making such beauties! I did get my second piece finished if you care to view it, but it's hard to look at such disappointment when I see your work. lol

wildvanilla said...

That is a gorgeous piece!! I love what you did with it and all the details. Those earrings are so cute too. Awesome job!

Marieke said...

Absolutely beautiful combinations. You did a great job here!

Jen V. said...

This is my fave soup piece yet!!! I absolutely adore the balance of the design. I can't wait to go see more of your work!!

B and B said...

I love, love love what you did with your soup! So pretty and romantic. In particular, I like the flower.

Patti said...

Romantic is the key word! Gorgeous colors!

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