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Saturday, September 17, 2011

It's Bead Soup Time!

Finally, the much awaited Bead Soup Party! It's time to unwrap the results of our creative cooking! I received my bead soup mix from my partner Rose Binoya, and the color scheme was a pretty sky blue with wood brown and gold. I had so many elements to work with and I tried to use as many of the beads as I could.

First, the pair of wooden dragonfly beads, I decided it was to be a pair of earrings. Are dragonflies attracted to hot pink and cool turquoise blue? These sure are! I was determined to add some fabric to my soup creations and found the best place for it in these earrings. A pair of black Onyx rondelles on either end of the wooden bead and dangling from it a turquoise Kristal Wick batik ribbon bead wrapped in hot pink silk. I love it, what about you?


My next creation is my favorite of the lot. I had bought these bright yellow Magnesite carved flower beads with the thought they would come in handy for some fall jewelry. Add some yellow Crazy Lace Agate beads from my stash, a single painted shell coin bead, mixed with the flowered Copper ring and the oval wooden beads that Rose sent me and we have...



Wouldn't this be a great necklace for the fall season? I am happy about how this one turned out.

And finally, last but not least the Summers Studio ceramic focal, the blue melon beads, and brass toggle were all used to create this piece. Lots of Copper wire, some teal and magenta colored freshwater pearls, some rondelles of Aquaterra (also called Sediment) Jasper and some chain and I came up with this...



I got so caught up in all the wire work that when all was done, it was as if I missed the forest because of all the trees. I was left with a feeling of mmm... was this what I wanted to achieve with this necklace... not quite sure. After this weekend, I might get this one back to the drawing board. Would love to hear what you think?


Some alternate views of my bead soup creations.




I meant to make some matching earrings for the two necklaces, but forgot! I will soon.
Lori talks about what you can do with your Bead Soup jewelry, and in the past I have donated my pieces to various causes that we support at my work place. The American Heart Association has its annual Heart Walk in Tampa on November 5th, and I plan to donate the earrings and the yellow necklace for raising funds for this cause.


Thanks for visiting, and for your comments.
Don't forget to visit my Bead Soup Partner Rose and check out her awesome creations with the beads I sent her.

I will see you soon at your blog!

Here are the list of the other beaders taking part in the Bead Soup Party!
You can also find the list of Bead Soup Participants at Lori Anderson's blog, Pretty Things.

or you can click from the list below.

Happy Blog Hopping! Enjoy!

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke


Having a good time!


19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel
Enjoying yourself!
Are you full yet? You better not be!

Beads are the Best! Bead Soup even Better!



Wow! What great designs!


Have you had your Wheaties today?


71. Fiona Christie and Michelle Heim

Are we there yet?



You are halfway there!


Not Tired, only Inspired!


Did you even imagine?


Take a break!


Lori Anderson take a bow!


Lori Anderson, you did one awesome job!


Lori Anderson, I just don't know how you did it!


160. Regina Santerre and Rose Binoya (Me and My Partner!)

Thank you, Lori!



For introducing us to 362 wonderful people!



For a wonderful experience!
Hope I am one of the lucky 200 you choose next year!


94 comments:

la mar de bonita said...

You did a great job - I love this autumn necklace!
Greetings, Michi

SavonFeutré said...

Nice and so many pieces)

Davinia said...

Fabulous pieces and I don't think you should change anything, they are all gorgeous.

Sandi Volpe said...

Great job, I think the wire worked piece is beautiful.

Jennifer Cameron said...

They are all gorgeous, but I am drawn to the blue one. I don't think you missed the forest at all ;o)

Shel said...

Regina - those are all sooooo gorgeous!

Your eye for designs is fabulous!

The autumn necklace is my fav, too but I'm really loving the last one - I wouldn't change a thing!

Tracy Statler said...

Beautiful. You worked over time! I am partial to the rich fall colors and the yellow flowers too!

LissC said...

Was funny to read that you got lost in the wire work because my first thought was..wow..that was a lot of work. I haven't ventured into wire yet, although i want to, so i'm always fascinated by wirework pieces. I love the hot pink and blue paired with the wood. That was a nice combination. Your pieces turned out really beautiful. And I agree, that is a great piece for fall.

Tracey N. said...

Love them all but especially LOVE the blue and copper necklace. You did great work!

Miss Lissa said...

Wow, I LOVE the turquoise and copper piece, I think it's fabulous! I would wear the heck out of it. :)

Jo said...

I love what you've made, especially the necklace with the focal donut - don't change a thing!

Shaiha said...

I don't think that you should change a thing on the blue necklace. If I have eve seen a perfect as it is necklace that one is it. Very nice!

Cillaw said...

Beautiful. Great necklace and for a great cause! I too am donating the money from the sale of my bead soup. I am giving to Cancer Research.
Cilla

KayzKreationz said...

I love those silk wrapped beads with the dragon fly beads in the earrings. Really pops. But they all turned out great. I like the last necklace just the way it is.

Laurel said...

The one with the ceramic focal is so yummy I want to eat it! Lovely pieces!

CraftyHope said...

Love, love, love what you've created.
I adore the brightness of the earrings.
The first necklace is a great example of autumn (as you said). I love that shade of bright yellow in there. It's also perfectly casual.
But, your third necklace just made me SWOON! The delicacy and elegance of it is beautiful.
Wonderful work. All of it!

Pretty Things said...

OK, I thought I commented but now my mind is blanking!

I love them all! Beautifully proportioned, excellent components, and just too many things for me to say about why I like them. I'd wear any of them.

I hope you participate again!

Love, Lori

Nicki said...

I have never made anything with yellow beads - and now that I saw your necklace I feel I need to buy some RIGHT NOW. I just love it. So beautiful.

Palimpa Lim said...

Oh, that yellow necklace is soooo adorable, Regina!!! And I think yu shouldn't change a thing about the other one. It is also beautiful just the way it is. Not to forget those colorful earrings! Fabulous!

Christals Creations said...

Funnily enough your last necklace is my favourite. I really like the autumnal one and the earrings are lovely but the final necklace is something I would love to own. :o)

Raida said...

I love all of your designs. Those little yellow flowers are soooo pretty. I wouldn't change a thing, everything is beautiful!

EmandaJ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog -- your pieces are just delightful!! Love them! 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

Suzette said...

Gorgeous pieces Regina! Have a great night!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Oh wow! I love what you did with the earrings! So creative with the silk! And the first necklace turned out beautifully, love the warm autumn colors!

Wendy said...

Wow, they're all so beautiful! I love the necklace with the magnesite flowers! :)

Shirley said...

Oh, please don't change that necklace! It is truly lovely just as it is!! All the pieces are wonderful, and I love the intense pop of pink in the earrings. Just beautiful!

ladyhawthorne said...

Everything is just lovely and I especially like the necklace with the multiple chains and blue donut piece.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Yeah um, love the necklace. I know how much wire work went into making that piece because I love making them myself. Great job, leave it just like it is!
I am feeling fall to, it is 40 degrees right now, brrr.

Jenni said...

Love your choice of yellow flowers with your sent flower bead, just perfect. Your multi strand necklace is gorgeous, very elegant. I would not change a thing about it...it all works so well with the focal donut.The earrings are fun and totally cool!
jenni

Cynthia said...

Beautiful necklaces, I love the autumn one.

BluMoon said...

Thank you for your visit Regina. You have made some lovely things I especially like the necklace with yellow flowers and flower bead it really makes me thing of autumn and turning of the leaves, lovely!

Rebecca said...

Don't go back to the drawing board - it;s my favourite of all your pieces! I love the shape you have created. Everythng is beautiful but I'm particularly drawn to the turquoise necklace and the dragonfly earrings.....maybe it's just my love of turquoise but I think they are all beautiful!

Janina Grigore Jewellery said...

What a beautiful collection ! That flower necklace is an eye-catching piece, fun and colourful and so perfect for autumn indeed! Love the carved flowers. The second necklace is also beautiful - so elegant!
Geanina.

Maria said...

Regina,
So many great pieces! You did a wonderful job!

Christine Altmiller said...

these are beautiful! the multi-strand especially caught my eye. it is so pretty and feminine. and the earrings are fun!

Mylene said...

The yellow magnesite really makes your necklace pop. Beautiful!

JenniferJangles said...

That yellow necklace is beautiful, I plan to donate my necklace as well.

jumbledhutch said...

WOW what nice pieces! Love all your wire work! The colors are so gorgeous!

Michelle Mach said...

Beautiful! How nice of you to donate your piece. I also like the clever commentary in between all the bead soup participants. Fun to read!

Cory said...

Beautiful pieces...love the yellow one. How wonderful of you to make the donation for such a great cause.

Also, thank you for the kudos left on my comments.

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

I like your style - wonderful work!

nikimeiners said...

very pretty pieces. Nice of you to donate them. Not sure if mine is going to be a gift .

Poranna said...

thanks for visiting, Regina :o)
beautiful work you've got here and so many of them!

Stacey said...

Really beautiful pieces and great generosity by donating!

Shiraz said...

These are some beautiful designs. Great job!

Erin said...

Love each piece you made! So creative. I always love your work.

cw said...

All beautiful pieces, nicely done.

horimarika said...

I enjoyed your post on the party! And love your jewelry!

Genea said...

Great work! I love that bright pink cording on the earrings. The second necklace has some wonderful fall yellow and the last necklace is beautiful with it's multi strands :)

Silver Parrot said...

Love the pink ribbon detail on those earrings. Fabulous idea! That necklace with the yellow stone flowers is my favorite, though. It's really a standout. You did a great job and should be really proud of yourself!

Sweet Freedom said...

Wow - what a busy time you had with all your soup and stash! Love your work!

Rose said...

The second necklace is also my favorite of the bunch. I love what you did with the copper ring and wood beads! Perfect for fall.

Such beautiful pieces!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Regina, I love the pieces you made, including the multi strand necklace. It might not sit right because the focal is heavy in comparison with the linked chain, but it photographs beautifully.

I also love that you are donating the bracelet and earrings. Your heart is so genuine my dear! That's what makes you so special!

Happy souping! You did a fantastic job with your mix!

{Hugs!}

My Life Under the Bus said...

I love all of them! I am so impressed by everyone who got to make more then one thing!!! ...and everything is pretty! Great job! I love the colored pearls necklace the best! XO

Ann said...

Very nice. You really created a great bunch of pieces from your soup mix.

Terri said...

Really great pieces..Loving the necklaces and a clever choice to add the hot pink silk. Who says we can't learn something along the way in this blog hop...I did not know that dragon flies were attracted to those two colors. Soup-er Cool!

Miri Agassi said...

Beautiful!! Love your pieces!!

Elemental Mercury said...

WOW, love them ALL!!!

Pixybug Designs said...

Beautiful designs! Love the pop of color the golden yellow flowers add! Really love the owl bead that you sent to your partner!

Steph L. said...

love the stuff you made with your soup, great job!!

Anna Lear said...

Great collection of pieces -- I love your color combinations, and each is so well composed. I feel the "cool tones" necklace works just as it is; yes, it's simple with clean lines, and that actually seems to be its appeal! I could totally see wearing this with a rib-knit turtleneck and nice jeans.

Lupe Meter said...

Awesome creations! You did an awesome job with your soup!

Beadaholique said...

Your color combinations are so pretty - well done!

Julie & Andrea

T... said...

oh I love your pieces, I have those dragonfly beads but always kept it simple....they look cool with all that colour....

Heidi said...

I think you should not touch that necklace! It is amazing!!! I am a big wire wrapper myself, and I truly love it. I like your other necklace and the cute earrings -- but that multistrand piece? My neck hurts from looking at it (all that wrapping kills my neck!)

And that's so good of you to donate your other pieces to a good cause ♥

steufel said...

Ohh, can't decide with one I love more. Both pieces are so clever. Love the yellow color scheme and the ,multistrand one - well balanced and so clever!

Mary K. McGraw said...

You surely were inspired making three beautiful pieces of jewelry. I am partial to the last one. Love what you are going to do with the pieces by donating them to the Heart Walk fund raiser.

Maggie said...

Those earrings are very festive and fun! LOVE that multi-strand necklace with the beautiful clasp offset.

Sandra said...

Gorgeous! Love the yellow flowers on the first necklace, but the second necklace took my breath away - so beautiful~!

Molly Alexander said...

What beautiful creations - I wouldn't change a thing! My favorite is the third necklace with the multiple strands - the punch of color works perfectly with your wonderful wire work! :)

JuLee said...

I like them all, but I think my favorite is the one with all the wire work. It looks like a lot of fun.

Loretta said...

I love both of the necklaces. Very unique designs.

I LOVE color! said...

I am so sorry I am so late , but my computer dug in it's heels and said I'm nota-gonna go that fast:^)
Your designs are nothing short of amazing.and you have been such a busy little beaver
Be blessed to be a blessong

gail vanderster-zwang aka angelmoose said...

you truly created some beautiful works of art! i love the necklace with the ceramic focal, that's my favorite!

LeeLu Creations said...

Lovin' both of those necklaces! I've really got to stretch myself to do more pieces with multiple strands. Great job!

Tracy said...

Such colourful and vibrant designs, nice work.

Starseed Jewelry said...

Loving each of those pieces!

Bobbie said...

Truthfully, I think the necklace with the ceramic donut is my favorite of the lot, but they're all colorful, bright fun!

pinkchapeau said...

All the pieces are beautiful. I dont' think the wire/blue necklace needs anything more done to it-just perfect as it is!

Marian Hertzog said...

They are all pretty! Love the yellow one the most!

Kathy said...

Good idea about donating your Bead Soup pieces, think I might look into that as well for a couple of mine. I truly think that your turquoise necklace is just right as it is. You must have put a lot of work into, what with all the wire wrapping...wow! Excellent work, all of it!

maneki said...

Such beautiful jewellery! The flower necklace looks fab, but my favourite is of cause the linked necklace. Beautiful colours, fab asymmetrical design, airy feel -- love it! Great job!

Cynthia said...

Very creative use of the hot pink silk! I love all of your designs; delicious soup!

coffeeaddict said...

wonderful pieces. It really shows you had a lot of fun with your soup. And invested a lot of love and energy in the pieces :-)

Misha said...

Nicely done! I especially love the last necklace. :-)

Cindy Cima said...

Those earrings are too cute! Love your necklaces - the multi strand is my fave!

becca said...

love the multi-strand piece. Actually I like them both, but am particularly fond of the that one. =)

Melissa said...

What a great use of color to really make the pieces pop. There isn't too much color, there isn't too much dark, it is all just right. What a wonderful soup and creative use of the fabric. Very inspiring!

Melissa
http://design.kcjewelbox.com

Michelle said...

Nice job...I like all 3 pieces, but my favorite is the 2nd necklace. The colors are yummy.
Michelle

Manuela said...

They are all amazing, love your wire work and the earrings are too funny - I can never have enough earrings ☺.

chicandfrog said...

How could anyone not love the multistrand necklace? Well, for sure I can't! Love, love, love it!

Ambra

Christine said...

Your fall necklace is beautiful. Love the teal & magenta together - I wouldn't change a thing, it's lovely!

Line said...

Those pieces are beautiful. sorry for the late comment, but better late than never.

TesoriTrovati said...

So lovely! I am enamored of the flowered necklace. The placement of each piece is thoughtful and so intriguing, keeping my eye moving! Well done!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

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