Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bead Soup is Finally Fully Cooked.....and it's yummy!

Drumroll, please.....it's time to reveal the fun jewelry I created using the lovely bead soup ingredients sent to me by Vintage Susie.  We have been participating in the 7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party, hosted by the fabulous Lori Anderson.  Vintage Susie and I exchanged our soup fixins about two months ago, and we now get to show off the fully cooked soup.

As a reminder, check out this blog post to see the yummy fixins that Susie sent to me:
http://www.wingedimp.blogspot.com/2013/02/soup-time.html

I just naturally gravitated to the browns and blues, and absolutely fell in love with the pretty ceramic heart focal, and the two ceramic rose beads.  So, into the pot those went first, along with the pretty clasp from the fixins, and after much stirring, stringing, and wire bending, here's the result...."Hearts and Flowers Necklace":



Vintage Susie makes the most wonderful pendants from old silver spoons, and the one she sent me was engraved with the fun phrase "A Rare Bird".  Hmmm....her package included several cute little wire and bead bird nests, too.  Yep, into a new pot of soup those went, along with a Bali silver butterfly from my own collection.  Stir, stir, bend wire, bend wire....and voila:



Now, how about a bracelet?  Those pieces of sari silk were calling my name, along with the rest of the blue and brown beads.....weave the silk through a bit of chain....stir it altogether, and a bracelet emerges from the pot:


Vintage Susie also sent me the cutest picture of a little girl on a swing, and it was just about the right size to fit into a coppery frame I had bought some time ago.  So, trim to fit, add a bit of resin on top, along with just a little bit of bling....  


And with that, my first time participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party has come to an end.  It has been so much fun....I'll definitely want to join in again next time. 

A big, big thank you to my wonderful partner, Vintage Susie.  Do go check out her blog at: http://www.vintagesusieandwings.blogspot.com/

And, for our fabulous Party organizer, Lori -- what can I say, but, "You Rock, Girl!!!!" 
[Be sure to check out Lori's blog too: www.prettythingsblog.com ]


27 comments:

Ginger Davis Allman (The Blue Bottle Tree) said...

I have been meaning to try sari silk and your lovely bracelet has really made me think I need to try it sooner rather than later. I also love the colors of your soup and you did a wonderful job with them.

Barb Fernald said...

Very nice work. I especially like the bracelet! It's cool to see your use of resin too.

vintagesusie said...

Miss Tina...I ADORE EVERYTHING you made with the soup I sent you, just FABULOUS!!! the 1st necklace is gorgeous, I love the pendent you made out of the spoon & nest & the sari silk bracelet is ADORABLE! How cute is the resin pendent that you created...such a talented cook you are! thank you for having so much fun with the soup!! :)))

Ann said...

Beautiful work! I especially enjoyed the pendant you made with the picture of the girl.

Shaiha said...

I just love what you came up with especially the bracelet. What a great way to use the silk.

Karen Mitchell said...

Love your sari silk bracelet and the pendant you made. Nice to see some resin, I haven't spotted any this reveal, so far.

Kepi said...

Very pretty pieces, great design, glad you had fun, I am looking forward to next time already!

PiPa said...

A lovely wirework and love the resin pendant among other things! Beautiful pieces

ingetraud said...

I like all your pieces. I especially like what you did with the sari silk. The pendant with the resin turned out great.

ACBeads said...

I also love brown and blue. I think you've made a gorgeous necklace and bracelet with these two colours. Congratulations.

said...

I love all your pieces, can't pick a favorite... maybe the brown/blue bracelet :)
ciao dall' Italia

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Nice work with your soup! I think the bracelet's my favorite!

Nelly May said...

Lovely pieces. You certainly made the most of that beautiful soup.

Natalie @ NorthShore Days said...

Very pretty pieces - all of them - but I love the bracelet!!!

Just Beads said...

Love the bracelet, it's great! The focal with the butterfly is so romantic, very nice. Really a wonderful soup.

bailaora said...

super vintage look, congrats!

Nan Smith said...

Beautiful work! Love, love, love the bracelet and the pendant.

Menka Gupta said...

Lovely designs. My favorite is the bracelet. Great job.

Sandra Young said...

Very nice designs! Interesting eye appeal.

KayzKreationz said...

They're all such pretty pieces it would be hard to pick a favorite, but I really like your bracelet. Although, you did a nice job showcasing all your soup ingredients.

Terri said...

Fabulous Soup! Such Lovely designs. One of my favorite color palates too!

jennifers jewels and junk said...

Sorry it's taken so long. But worth the wait, beautiful work.

CraftyHope said...

Your results are definitely all so yummy! Blue and brown are a favorite color combo of mine as well. I'm so digging that bracelet and the pendant you made with the little girl image is just divine!

pinkchapeau said...

What fun pieces you got, and you used them so creatively. The resin pendant is lovely.

Patricia Johnson said...

Very nice pieces. You did a fantastic job with your soup.

Becky Pancake said...

Good job using you soup Tina. I love the bracelet.

Tandra said...

Hi Tina! I am you new Bead Soup partner!
You wont find any jewelry on my blog..its mainly stamping, and highly neglected! BUT! I do have one crazy awesome bead and vintage rhinestone stash!! Please contact me at surfofre at aol.com
Thanks!
Tandra