Feb 26, 2011

It's Time for the big reveal!  My partner Ann Rishell sent me this wonderful stash of beads.  So many that I really had a hard time deciding what to use.  I chose to make just one design for this 
reveal, but when I return home from snowy, Layton, Utah, where I am staying with my awesome grandson, Nick, I will post more designs.


If you follow this link to my Flickr page you will see the beads that Ann Rishell sent me.


And here is my Bead Soup...Ta Da!




The brown and black beads are polymer clay and so is the focal. I'm not sure what the beige beads are made of, maybe Ann can tell us.  The clasp is brass in a beautiful flower shape.  The necklace is approximately 20" long and the focal is about 1 1/2".  The only beads I added were some onyx chips and gold seed beads.


Don't Forget to leave me a comment to be entered in my drawing for a piece of my jewelry.  Drawing will be on March 4th, so you can comment until then.




Scroll down to view the artists that are participating in this bead exchange and have fun viewing some beautiful designs.


Thanks so much to Lori for hosting this fun  event!

71 comments:

rockcreekcreations said...

I love your focal! good job!

LeeLu Creations said...

Great job! Very earthy.

maneki said...

very nice with an earthy touch.

Lisa Godfrey said...

Very nice! This is my first time on your blog and I have to compliment you on how pretty it is! I love the polka dots! I hope you're enjoying the party!

Spirited Earth said...

gorgeous , this works beautifully

balanced. said...

that is gorgeous!
I love that neutral colour palette you got to work with!

Dana said...

#209 here...Love that necklace, you did a great job...

Loretta said...

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the kind comments. You will all be included in the drawing.

Regina said...

What a lovely design, love the serene look on the focal. The diamond shaped beads look like white Magnesite. I love the earthy, almost tribal look.

Jennifer Pride said...

Ooh that's nice!

Marie Cramp said...

Very Earthy :)

Kristen said...

You gave that such an elegant look to this necklace. I love it!

Beadbug said...

Nice and earthy.

TesoriTrovati said...

Such an elegant earthy feel. I love Gaea's faces!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Deci said...

Very very nice. Sweet subdued pallet.

Beadroe said...

Really nice design.

Everyday Gypsy said...

What a nice piece. I've not worked with polymer beads much, but have seen some amazing ones and you seem to have landed a few in your soup. Great Job!

Libby Leuchtman said...

Very pretty. I love the focal.

Francy said...

You made an awesome design.

Loretta said...

Thanks for all the kind comments everyone.

one-eared pig said...

Cool focal! Nice work.

Wendy said...

Pretty design and the focal is really neat! Great job! :)

Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez said...

What a great piece. It has been fun looking through the blogs, and seeing the diversity of styles.

Pretty Things said...

That turned out wonderful! Excellent job!

Diana P. said...

A really fun and earthy necklace!

Laurel said...

Awesome, Loretta! Can't wait to see more!

Dana Mitchell said...

Very pretty, Loretta! Your color choices and the different textures makes your focal bead really pop! Love it!

ViviBijoux said...

What an amazing focal, never seen anything quite like it. you did really well in setting it, good job ^_^ Virginie ViviBijoux.com

EmandaJ said...

Hi Loretta,

It's day two and I'm having a blast! I started at the bottom of the list and have 143 to go, phew!

Your necklace is just gorgeous -- simple and elegant with an Asian flair.

Isn't the swap hop fun?!

Emanda
artymeziaATyahooDOTcom
www.ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com

Terri said...

Soup-er necklace!!!Love the earthy feel.

moonlitfantaseas said...

great job Loretta! I love your necklace!

Laura said...

Beautiful! Nice movement and color.

Boot ~C said...

such a serene colour mix, I love it

jamberry_song said...

This looks like such a serene and artsy piece. There's something almost spiritual about it; there's also something very ethnic or exotic about it. I would want to wear something like this while beading; seems like it would be contemplative enough to urge new and brilliant ideas. :) Lovely work!

Lutka And Co. said...

What a cute focal! Very nice necklace!
Linda

Elisabeth said...

Great piece - love those colors!

Marcie A. said...

LOVE the neutral tones. Just Beautiful!

steufel said...

Great job! And I'm to dizzy from all that eye-candy:-)

CraftyHope said...

What a very interesting piece. It really draws the eye to examine it more. I like that your piece is so neutral and can be worn with just about anything. Nice work!

somethingunique said...

Hi Loretta, your design is wonderful, very earthy and if i might guess those creamy beads look like carved bone bead? i would love to follow your blog & keep up with your designs & conversation :)

Jennifer Cameron said...

Great piece! love the beads.

Kate said...

It looks like a little earthy sprite :) Super cute!

Rebecca said...

Sweet and simple! A very wearable piece.

SueBeads said...

Pretty! Love the focal!

jeanette said...

Your necklace is lovely!!

Anna Lear said...

You did a great job with the black and white; this piece came out bold without being at all overpowering. Nice work!

Shirley said...

Beautiful necklace. So wearable and classic!

Patsy Evins said...

Wonderful necklace! Wow! What a fabulous soup you got! Looks like you will be busy creating gorgeous things for a while!

KayzKreationz said...

That turned out so cute. Love the way you put it together. Looking forward to your drawing.

Janet said...

Nice and earthy...lovely!

vintagesusie & wings said...

So beautiful friend, I love the necklace you made & what you created with your BEAD SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...
Susie

maryharding said...

Loveley and elegant Loretta!!

Shaiha said...

Love the earthy feel of this piece

Penny said...

Great design, good job with your soup.

Stacie said...

Beautiful colors in this piece!

Andrew Thornton said...

Great job pulling everything together! Love all the earthy tones and the focal rocks the house! Keep up the good work!

kdevale said...

Great earthy necklace.

BluMoon said...

What a great necklace love the focal!
Jackie

Susanm said...

This is a very funky necklace - could be worn with a dressy ensemble or on casual Friday.

Fire Phoenix said...

That's a really cute necklace, great job :)

m.e. said...

Your design perfectly showcases that great focal.
Nice flavor of Earthy spices in your soup!!!
m.e .:)

French Elegant Jewelry said...

love the beads and beautiful necklace

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow what gorgeous polymer clay beads and focal...I love what you have created - the earthy tones are really nice. Well done!

Karyn
Australia

Beth Bricker said...

Love the necklace and focal, Great natural color and design. Yummy bead soup.

earthlyjewels said...

Your creation is lovely!!! What a beautiful piece!

Penny of Earthly Jewels
myearthlyjewels(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stacey said...

Great design - love the earthy feel with the browns and the blacks....unique focal and clasp you got to work with!

Heather said...

Nice earthy piece. I love that focal face bead!!

Genea said...

Wow! I am so impressed with the amazing things people are doing with polymer these days! I love the face bead and the necklace you created.

roseworksjewelry said...

Beautiful piece :) I like the face! sorry this comment is late...

alice said...

this piece has an Asian feel. Very nicely done.
Alice's Beads and Baubles

Mary K. McGraw said...

Believe it or not I am still trying to get to all the Bead Soup Blogs. With what you received you could of gone in multiple directions. I like what you did, really highlighting that fabulous focal.