Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Big Bead Soup Reveal and
a Give~away!

Welcome to the second round of reveals for Lori Anderson's 6th Bead Soup  Blog Party! My partner, Paige Maxim, sent me a selection of beautiful beads that presented quite a challenge. Please be sure to hop on over to her blog to see what she's made with her soup selection!

The focal bead I received is a decoupaged rose image on a black wooden tile. I decided to make a tin bezel  to house the tile and provide a decorative image on its back. The color of the tin relates well with the earth tone of the beads.

Paige provided a really fun copper clasp which I oxidized and tumbled to create a lovely gunmetal color.

Detail of tin bezel made to enhance the focal tile.

I also received a really fun selection of flower charms that she'd made from vintage lucite jewelry.


I though one of the smaller charms would make a great ring, 
and voila, it's a ring! 

This size seven cutie has as 10mm wide band that's cut from 21 gauge double clad silver plate sheet. I've attached the lucite flowers by inserting a miniature stainless steel nut and bolts. The hardware is concealed with a little dab of colored coordinated resin.

Oh, and didn't I say something about a give~away?!

Yes, I did, and the winner is...
Crafty Hope!

Here's the complete list of all participants.
Many thanks to Lori Anderson!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners

Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 

 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead


Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio


Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads


Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae


Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders


Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place


 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs


You are here... Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle


Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads


Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 


Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art


All rights reserved

46 comments:

The Jewelry Larder by Maybeline Tay said...

I love asymmetrical necklaces. Yours is lovely with beautiful wirework details.

The lucite ring is such a great idea! Would love to win it! :)

Cytherea Bijoux said...

Such a pretty necklace and the focal is wonderful. Well done for you ;)

Tammie said...

Very cool, LOVE that you are a 're-maker' as I find myself doing this more and more too. Keep up the good work!

13 said...

That's a wonderful necklace, great vintage feel and the ring is super cute

bailaora said...

Fantastic soup! My fav is the focal and the necklace yuo made with it! Congratulations!

Love, Yesterdays said...

What a wonderful job! Love the necklace. I would love that ring, too :)

Pretty Things said...

Such unique pendants to work with ! And I love the ring with the flowers! Perfect!

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Wonderful beauties from your soup goodies! Love both of those necklaces and the ring is so cute!

Francy said...

love your design!

Leslie said...

Great job. The oxif=dized copper looks great. And the ring is darling.

A Polymer Penchant said...

I for one would love to win your ring - the resin touch is so perfect. I think your necklace is pretty great too

Ginger Bishop said...

I love the reinventing approach to jewelry design. You're necklaces are great, but I love love love that ring and would be so happy to win/receive it.

Sandra said...

lovely focal and great design for it!

coffeeaddict said...

love the necklace, such perfect balance of beads

count me in for the giveaway, the rings is so cute and fun!

Krafty Max said...

Oh my goodness, what a great creation....and a give-a-way too!! I would love to win that ring! Your work is just great!!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Beautiful design,lovely colors!Congrats!

Andrea said...

Such a clever girl!!! I loved the fact that you give new life to common items and make them into beautiful jewelry.

Alice said...

What a beautiful necklace, and the ring is just darling! I love how you hid your work with a bit of colored resin. Very clever.

cherishdesigns said...

I love your work! Great style! I too repurpose items... and totally love incorporating vintage items! Love you work! Fun soup!! Kris

Sandi Volpe said...

Love both piecs, the ring is fantastic!!

Tanya Ozanne said...

Rings are few and far between,Lovely pieces.Love and hugs Tanya

Jewels By Ine said...

LOVE the ring!

Lilyweeds at Augusta Kent Studio said...

lovely work. Love the necklace. ~diana

one-eared pig said...

Very fun pieces!

Kepi said...

Love the necklace and that ring is to cute.

Lola said...

I love how you embellished and enhanced the pendant ... so very creative!

Lupe Meter said...

Awesome job on your bead soup! Very pretty! Love the focal piece! Awesome lucite beads! Yes, please count me in on the giveaway!

Elisabeth said...

Love the necklace and the ring looks super fun - would love to win!

adlinah said...

What beautiful pieces you've created. The long necklace is lovely and I really like the ring -it's such a happy piece of jewellery. Would love the chance to win it.

CraftyHope said...

I love that you were able to alter the back of the pendant with your own touch while still leaving the charm of the focal intact. As well, your ring turned out beautifully!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Pam,
I love the necklace and what you did with the focal, beautiful!
The ring is very pretty.
Therese

fireflymyst said...

I am still blog hopping! Love the gunmetal necklace and the lovely frame for the tile pendant! Awesome color theme! I am also doing a giveaway on my blog!

I would love to win your ring!!

Courtney said...

What a great necklace! Perfect for fall. And yes, those flowers rock!

Jean A. Wells said...

Love that tin bezel that you made. So pretty - much prettier than the back of a piece of wood! That necklace is gorgeous. Now, about that ring. You say you just decided to make a ring and voila! it was a ring. I just tried that and it didn't work. Did I leave something out. Is there something you have to do after the "decision"? Great job!

re-maker said...

LOL Jean!

There was a little bit more to it than "voila". I'm planning to make a few more and will do a quick tutorial.

April Grinaway said...

Hopping by to tell you I love your necklace and ring is so cute!

Kim said...

Oh I love what you did with your soup, the ring is so happy and the tin bezel looks perfect with your focal. Beautiful job.

Becky Pancake said...

Gorgeous necklace. I too like to repurpose things.Thanks for a chance to win you ring. It's very kool!

LoriF said...

Oh my, I absolutely love that necklace focal you created...spectacular!! The back reminds me of old tin ceilings. Very cool!

Bobbie said...

The ring is precious! What a great idea!

Karen Mitchell said...

Cute ring! The necklace is beautiful.

beadrecipes said...

Love how you re-made the focal with the tin bezel, looks great. The ring is cute too, would love to be included in the draw. melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com

Shanti Johnson said...

WOw luv your designs so much! Necklace is so whimsy, and fun! Greattttt job! The ring is to die for!!! You rock and would luv to be included in the drawing! PS am a follower for quite a while!

LeeLu Creations said...

Great pieces! And how lucky you were to receive those sweet little vintage flowers. :)

Patricia L Johnson Glass Art said...

I love what you did with your soup...beautiful pieces! Very cool that you like to "re-create" I also love to upcycle.

min said...

pretty necklace!!! and the ring is gorgeous...very very nice