Friday, May 09, 2014

It's Bead Soup reveal time!

The bead soup my wonderful swap partner, Tandra Boyer, gave me was just what I needed to get the creative juices really flowing again.  My muse had been playing hide and seek with me for awhile, but the soup fixins intrigued her....and me too!  So, ready to see what my muse and I came up with? 

When I first opened Tandra's package, I just couldn't take my eyes off the rhinestone shoe buckle and the sparkly magnet clasp.  Those two elements seem to combine so naturally with pearls and bead chain to create an almost Downtown Abbey-esque feel, don't you think?


The next element which called to me was the little bead-filled bottle.  And I was intrigued by the idea of combining the two main colors from the soup fixins, turquoise and purple.  While I love each of those colors individually, I hadn't really considered using them together until I saw them side-by-side in Tandra's package.  Now, I just can't stop combining those colors in piece after piece.  


So fresh and springy!  

Then for some earrings...


And then an almost finished bracelet...


See what I mean by not being able to stop using Tandra's color combo?! 

So now, be sure to check out Tandra's blog to see what she did with the bead soup I sent to her.  Here's the link:  http://alittleinkalicious.blogspot.com

Plus, hop on over to our fabulous Bead Soup Blog Party hostess, Lori at www.prettythingsblog.com to see what she has cooked up with her soup.  And check out out main party website  www.beadsoupblogparty.com for links to all the other Partiers











31 comments:

Tandra said...

OMGosh Tina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love what you made with the soup I sent!! WOW!!!!!!!!! Beautiful pieces!!!! Holy moly!!!!!

M&M Momentos Uniquely 4 Ewe said...

Love what you designed with the soup Tandra sent you! Especially like the bracelet! Very creative muse you have there!

M&M Momentos Uniquely 4 Ewe said...

Love what you designed with the soup Tandra sent you! Especially like the bracelet! Very creative muse you have there!

PiPa said...

A beautiful color combo indeed, love the multi strand bracelet! awesome work

Tandra said...

hi again! I had to come look again!! lol And, how funny that we both used our clasps on the side of our necklaces, and not in the back!! heehee

sheilaposter said...

That bracelet appealed to me too. Seems everyone who has seen it loves it. I liked the earring too.

Krafty Max said...

I love them all, but for me, the little bottle with the purple beads is the best!! Great job....also, how wonderful to get a storage container too!! ~KM

Hannah Trost said...

The first necklace is so delicate! And the turquoise and purple combo is gorgeous!

Andrea said...

Love them all. Very pretty!

Bev said...

I love the necklace with the buckle. The color combo is awesome. Great job!

vovsblog said...

Such lovely work well done!

min said...

my favourite is the rose pearl necklace. does have a vintage feel. splendid job.

bailaora said...

I love this three-strand bracelet! superb!

Kepi said...

Gorgeous, OMG the last bracelet is so beautiful. I love the color combination, great designs!

Nelly May said...

Your 'dowton abbey' necklace is an absolute corker. I love how you've used the buckle and clasp opposing each other. Inspired! Seeing your turquoise and purple combos has got me itching to try that unusual palette!

roomforchange said...

Lovely colour combination!! Lovely designs!!

Sarah said...

Those are all glorious - kind of traditional and modern at once. I love it!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Wow, Tina, that is such an unusual colour combo, yet SO rich and flirty :) Obviously your Muse agreed... your designs are awesome!

Ann Schroeder said...

I really love all the pieces you put together from your soup. Great color combinations (I'm loving that turquoise and purple). The first necklace is my favorite. My head is always turned by lovely sparkly things, and your necklace is romantic and Downtonesque!

stregajewellry said...

I have used that combo before but not with such great results! I think that putting that tiny bit of white in there to break it up a bit was what made it really stand out! Love your Downton Abbey piece too!

Barb Fernald said...

Ooh! Very pretty! Such nice combinations of color. Nice job with your soup!

Barb Fernald said...

Lovely pieces from your soup! Great job!

Tammy Adams said...

Lovely designs. Very feminine. I don't know why, but the unfinished bracelet reminds me of art nouveau pieces I've seen in museum catalogs. Lovely work.

Linda A. said...

You have such a great style! I love the first necklace with the connections - it's just so classic and timeless! Well done! =)

Linda A.
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

CraftyHope said...

Turquoise and purple is one of my favorite color combos. As you can imagine then, I really like the pieces you created with those hues. As well, your Downton Abbey necklace is really romantic and lovely. Great job!!

bairozan said...

All your pieces turned out very romantic, the first necklace being my favorite! You have tackled beautifully the unusual for you color combo!

WindDancerStudios said...

Some really beautiful color here! Great soup!

sam Waghorn said...

Wonderful pieces. You really nailed the vintage vibe with your fabulous buckle necklace.
The colour combinations are just beautiful, love all of the pieces.

Kumi Fisher said...

The multi strand necklace is beautiful and the little bottle with beads inside is such a cute focal necklace! Way to go!

Dini Bruinsma said...

Beautiful soup ingredients did you receive! The bracelet - ♥yes, me too - is my ♥favourite!

Patricia Johnson said...

Very pretty soup! Lovely selection of calm light colors. I really like where your bracelet is going.