Feb 9, 2010

The soup is ready! Lori Anderson bead soup exchange

The soup is ready!  I received this package of beads from Patty Lakinsmith at http://www.pattylakinsmith.blogspot.com/

And this is what I made with them.


Thanks Lori for all your work on putting this together.  You can find a list of blogsites to visit on Lori's blog


46 comments:

Nancy said...

Loretta

What a beautiful way to bring focus to a fabulous focal!! I love how you incorporate the links into the beaded sections. That is a wonderful necklace!

Nancy

Kella said...

Lovely combination of colours.

Lorelei said...

Love that glass disc focal!! Cool stringing technique!!
Great job!

Kate said...

You had such fabulous ingredients to 'cook' with and you cooked up a gourmet dish! Love it!

Enjoy the Party!
Kate #46 OrganicOdysseys

Beth said...

Nice! Those are some awesome ingredients! Cheers :)

Patty said...

It's so refreshing to see a different take on our components, isn't it! I love what you've done with these, Loretta. :-)

JBird's Garden said...

You absolutely made the very best piece with what you had. Beautiful components combined with a creative mind. Lovely!

Pretty Things said...

That turned out just lovely!

Thanks for being a part of the party — we’ll do it again soon!

Lisa said...

That is gorgeous, I love big focals in necklaces.

Rickie said...

Loretta, you did a terrific job with your lovely bead soup componenet--well done!

Maria said...

Beautiful beads! Beautiful necklace!
Love It!
Maria

You are welcome to stop by for a cup of “Spring” soup on my blog.
http://www.mariagrimes.blogspot.com

Terri said...

Perfection! Brilliantly done. I love it! Love the colors! This is a great soup party!

Nicki said...

I love how you managed to underline the focal, yet blend the necklace in, all done in a very harmonic way. Very pretty.

Pearl and Pebble said...

This is so pretty and I love how you put it all together! The colors ar fabulous!!!Enjoy this piece:)

Cathryn said...

I really like this. The colors in the strands pull your eye to that fabulous focal! Great job!

bellajoya said...

I love what you did with the beads you were given. Orange strikes a "fear factor" response in me! But, you did so well with it! Congratulations!

Kerry said...

sweet!

thanks for the cup of soup!!

Islandgirl said...

That focal looks like a yummy piece of watermelon! The 'chain really sets it off!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Beautiful beads put together so nicely.

SharonP said...

That is one yummy necklace, just beautiful!

Jeanette said...

I love what both you and Patti created with eachother's soup. Both are beautiful pieces...

Boot ~C said...

this piece is so warm. you got some really great beads for this & the necklace you made is wonderful

Dee said...

beautiful necklace Loretta...I love love the colors you had to work with..and love the finished design..great job!

Spirited Earth said...

that focal is amazing..love what you did with it.

Round Rabbit said...

Fantastic focal bead! You did a great job!

Jo Ann Gallagher said...

Very nice design! Lovely!

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

I love all the colors together and the way you used the focal! Thanks for sharing!

Maria Paray said...

Gorgeous, Loretta! The necklace is beautifully balanced - small vs. large and solid vs. open space. I just love it!

EmandaJ said...

The focal reminds me of the works of Dale Chahuli (spelling?) Sometimes you just have listen to the beads!

Hasn't this been fun?!?

Emanda
www.ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com

Julie Nordine . Credit.River.Art.Glass said...

Lovely, Loretta... what a creative piece!

maryharding said...

Lovely focal. Wonderful presentation in your stringing.

Libby Leuchtman said...

I really love that you highlighted that great focal bead, and the colors are great. Nice job.

Erin said...

Wonderful! I love the double strand and the rings add additional interest.

Judy said...

What a beautiful statement piece! The colors are bright and cherry and I love how you added the links.

Maria said...

Scrumptious enough to eat! :)

TesoriTrovati said...

Great ingredients to work with! That focal is very special.
Thanks for sharing this heaping serving of great soup! Be sure to stop by and taste some of mine. Enjoy the day! Erin

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Beautiful piece! I love the beads that you paired with the focal - perfect :)

lisa oram said...

Very pretty. Hope you enjoy your necklace.

Jenny J-V said...

So pretty!!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

beautiful work and design.

Michelle Mach said...

Nice work! Really shows off that pretty focal!

Lynette said...

Great necklace! I like how you used the links.

wildvanilla said...

love the colors! Your focal is beautiful. You completed the piece with great design while not taking away the focus from the "star of the show". Great work!

Regina said...

Love the colors, summer and cool fruit is what comes to mind. Great necklace!

Loretta said...

Thanks for all the nice comments. I really enjoyed participating in the Bead Soup Exchange.

Cindy said...

Hello Loretta...your necklace turned out so beautiful! I do love the warm colors and the gorgeous focal! I bet this one will be an all-time favorite to wear!