Saturday, February 26, 2011

Let the Soup be served!
The Bead Soup Blog Party is on!

I hope that everyone is settled down, nice and comfy with something delish in the glass to go with this wonderful journey we're about to undertake!  Can you believe there are over 200 participants in this awesome blog party that Incredible Lori has thrown for us?  I'm in shock, simply put.  But I won't chatter much, I promise!  (I know I get wordy....can't help it!  I'm shy in person, but in writing it just bubbles up and overflows!  Oh, and wait until you see a post that I've got scheduled for sometime in the future...it's about my favorite charity, ForeverMorgans, and how I became involved.  *That* is a long, rambling post.  But anyway, I get carried away, I know.  Nuts, did it again, didn't I?  ah well ;))  Anyway, onto the beady soupy goodness!

You'll remember from an earlier post that my souper partner is someone I've admired for a long time.  Molly's work inspires me, and so I was very happy and quite intimidated to be paired up with such a wonderful person.  The beads and fun stuff she sent me called to me from the first, and I was quite surprised at how easy this first necklace came together. 


The big huge striped agate stone that I received was a bit frightening at first.  I'm not used to working with such big stones!  So I sat it down for a little while and tried to figure out what I could do with it.  Finally, I just grabbed a handful of copper wire that I'd clipped into short lengths, balled and then dipped into various enamels.   I fashioned a snakey, twisted type of bail, not really knowing where I was going with it.  It turned out to be perfect for this stone!  

From there, this necklace just flowed.  From Molly's lovely gift, I used the carnelian, aquaterra jasper, new jade, the copper clasp, some of the Czech glass and two of the gorgeous enameled links.  From my own stash, I grabbed some copper chain, a number of copper spacers, and then cut, hammered and dapped some small copper bead caps .  Add some wire, and there ya go, finished!  And astounded that it went together so easily and atleast a week early!   



Since I had so much extra time on hand, and a number of things left over from the lovely soup that Molly sent me, I decided to use those materials to create something else.  This necklace came together just as nicely!  Yes, it's very similar in flavor to the first soup made :)


 On this necklace, I incorporated two of the cool copper washers from Molly.  They connect the strung part of the necklace with the chain, and have some of the Czech glass flowers dangling from them.  The copper clasp I fashioned out of copper wire.


Have I told you how much I love those enameled links from Molly?  Well, if I haven't, I do, I do!   The last of the three worked perfectly as another focal, with the Czech glass flowers dancing along at the bottom.


And finally, I ended up putting together a  quick pair of earrings to match this necklace.


Well, I hope you enjoyed my serving of soup!  Did you have enough?  Please make sure to visit everyone's table at some point!  I can't wait, and I hope you have a lot of fun along with me :)  And please make sure to visit Molly's blog - I can't wait to see what she's come up with from what I sent her!  And do make sure to check out Lori Anderson's blog - she's definitely the Hostess with the Mostest!  (including giveaways....yum....)

 Bead Soup Blog Partiers - visit everyone!  :)  
 
1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things (your hostess)
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 

3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 

4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio

5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations

6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs

7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things

8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe

9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto

10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio


11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas

12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts

13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place

14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings

15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita

16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 

17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found

18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs

19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs

20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats


21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
  - You are here!  ;)
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 

23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu

24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads

25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air

26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio

27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 

28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter

29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts

30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul


31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium

32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus

33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble

34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design

35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle

36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs

37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works

38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights

39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire

40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio


41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's

42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions

43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 

44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations

45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 

46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  

47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations

48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady

49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux


50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks

52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles

53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde

54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog

55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning

56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings

57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 

58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem

59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa


60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do

61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 

62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon

63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs

64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals

65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats

66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.

67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash

68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique

69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver


70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit

71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey

72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas

73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix

74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems

75.  Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done!

76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 

77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 

78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  

79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 


80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook

81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy

82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria

83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods

84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs

85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries

86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka

87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae

88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy

89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations


90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss

91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 

92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 

93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 

94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  

95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 

96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box

97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 

98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue

99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads


100.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings

101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio

102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 

103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios

104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore

105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations

106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky

107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric

108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs

109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading

110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman


111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 

112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 

113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs

114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me

115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf

116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer

117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 

118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 

119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 

120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 


121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 

122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  

123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 

124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 

125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 

126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 

127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 

128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 

129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry


130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 

131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny

132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore

133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog

134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder

135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs

136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  

137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art

138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.

139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter


140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy

141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse

142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings

143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts

144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense

145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique

146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 

147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 

148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  

149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 


150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions

151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T

152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals

153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 

154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs

155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta

156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef

157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye

158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 

159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 


160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory

161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst

162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed

163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu

164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 

165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra

166. Anna Motz, Stunning

167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings

168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads

169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings


170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope

171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones

172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 

173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 

174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  

175.  Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass 

176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog

177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio

178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're

179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux


180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
  - My Soupy Partner
181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art

182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog

183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 

184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink

185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 

186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer

187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 

188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 

189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos


190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.

191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry

192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between

196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets

197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts

198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs

199. Karen Williams, Baublicious


200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend

201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell

202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts

203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs

204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads

205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique

206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry

207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads

208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love

209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry

210.  Shirley Moore, Homeschooling Life

106 comments:

Beth said...

Yummy! I almost full from all the soup this morning but there's still a little more soup to be had. I love what you did with all of the beautiful components from Molly(BTW you sent her some awesome stuff as well) Can I just say I LOVE the little balled enameled wires. The bail you made is just fantastic! Great Soup!

Islandgirl said...

Love the colours in these pieces! The bail on the agate is wonderful! YOur the first soup I've visited that has their finsihed soup posted!

Jenni C said...

Really beautiful color combination, love the way you put it together.
Those enamelled links are fab!
Jenni

Kristen said...

Oh my! I love the copper bail and you are so right those enameled links are stunning!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Hi Holly - What beautiful creations! Really wonderful job putting those great pieces together. Love the earrings!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Gorgeous my blog friend - you did an amazing job! The necklaces are stunning : ) Your soup is awesome!!!

Deci said...

Remarkable colors, absolutely beautiful! I am overly fond of agates.

gr8findings said...

How cool ~ it's especially interesting to see how your creation is similar to previous soup. Love it!

Lanyardlady said...

Very imaginative approaches using elegant beads. Lovely work.

m.e. said...

Each creation is Gorgeous !!!
I LOVE the use of copper!
Fabulous soup!!!
m.e. :)

Palimpa Lim said...

I love the "bail" you have created for the pendant!!! And the colour combination is just awesome!

Jean said...

This is so stunning you blew my mind! Love everything you made with the fabulous materials from your partner!

ViviBijoux said...

I've only started to use copper for the BSP and I'm starting to like it. Will probably get more copper jewelry in the future, You really did the beads justice, lovely! smile, Virginie ViviBijoux.com

Salzanos said...

The colors in the first two pieces remind me of the painted mountains in Eastern oregon where I grew up. Riding horses and pushing cows. Glorious blend of colors. Eye candy for sure!

SueBeads said...

Very pretty!!! I love the designs!

earthlyjewels said...

I love all of your pieces here! I especially think the bail in the 1st necklace is beautiful!

Kristen said...

I love everything you've made! Beautiful job!

Dee said...

what gorgeous pieces...everything down to the earrings. I love the wire work above the first pendant...too cute and unique. Job well done!!!

Kate said...

All your pieces are gorgeous! I love the color palette. Have an awesome party!

Marie Cramp said...

LOVE everything you made!! WOW! You rock!!

Cathryn said...

There's nothing I don't like and there's nothing I'm not drooling over! I love the look of aqua-terra jasper and agate and carnelian! Then you used copper--ohmy--dreamy and warm copper! The earrings are to die for--I'm an earring junkie...Beautiful and lovely!

CraftyHope said...

Holey effing Moley!! Both of your necklaces are simply STUNNING. But, the bail on the first one is absolutely amazing. Beautiful work, beautiful.

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

Just the first piece would have filled me up - it's delicious!!! Really lovely. And then there was more, all the way to dessert. Very nice!

Fire Phoenix said...

Really unusual colours, but you've worked them well :) good job!

Wendy said...

I love all of your creations! Great color combination and love the textures!

Stacey said...

Oh my - those gorgeous earthy color - heaven...I love your pieces...all would be so easy to wear..wonderful job!

BeadsByEarthTones said...

love the earthiness of this...just my taste!

Deb said...

What a gorgeous colour palette and you have done a stunning job!

Deb x

Heather said...

Great and unusual flavor. I love those colors!! I love the bail you created, yes it is perfect and so special. Most of all I love those enameled spacer pieces. Wow- are they gorgeous. I so want to play with fire, wish my husband could trust me with it.

ladynoble said...

OK the second necklace is my favorite. That enamel link used as a focal is so cool. BUT I really do love the cluster of copper wire goodness you have in front of your agate focal on the first necklace. Super neat. Thanks for the inspiration, you soup is delicious.

Lori's Glassworks said...

I'm in love with this color pallet. Your designs are fabulous! You have a wonderful sense of balance and color coordination. Cheers!

Janet said...

The focal really sets off this pretty Necklace colours! Such lovely pcs! A Bead Soup worth eating..I mean wearing!

gbkoru said...

Love your pieces! The agate, the enameled pieces, the colors - it's all delicious!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I couldn't wait to see what you did with the pieces she sent you I loved them. I think you did a great job! I love the first necklace how you used the enameled pieces as connectors and in the second as a pendant! Love the balled wire squiggly bail too!
Shannon C

Courtney said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I also luv those links. Stunning piece.

N Valentine Studio said...

WOW! I love the colors in this piece. I'll admit that large stone would have thrown me a it too but you did a stunning job with it!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I love the color in your bead soup, and really like what you did with it!

Suzette Bentley said...

Gorgeous pieces! Love them all!

Cherrie Fick of La Lumie're said...

You did a great job incorporating the large sone in the piece. I love the wire wrap. The other pieces just got better. Pretty colors.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love the copper enameled links and love the color palette, so warm. Both necklaces are striking.

Terri said...

I love you r sneak peak in the post below..I wish I would of thought to do that..maybe next time. Love your soup mix and what you did with is really incredible!!! Such a talented lady!

roseworksjewelry said...

All wonderful pieces :) I love how many of us made multiple pieces from their soup!

GlassBeadArt said...

So far I have never dared to use copper but your work looks so amazing I might give it a try someday!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

wow These are awsome and the bail you made out of copper is wonderful i never thought to put that light blue with orange but they look awsome together I just love the colors. I want me some of those stone they are so beautiful. Great work I am off to check out more of your stuff.

Elisabeth said...

I love all of your pieces - you are right - the enameled links are delicious!

rosebud101 said...

Oh, I absolutely love what you did with your bead soup! Gorgeous!

Pretty Things said...

I could not WAIT to see what you did with that gemstone pendant because I have been LUSTING after it ever since I first saw it. You knocked both pieces out of the park! TERRIFIC!

And I'm still crazy about that pendant.

Charlene said...

Just gorgeous, I love the snakey copper bail, you did a fabulous job.

Lisa said...

Lovely work!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Love what you did with both of these necklaces! The first is my fav! Very nice!

Jennifer Cameron said...

They are all gorgeous and I would have probably struggled with how to use a large stone as well. But dang! You hit it out of the ballpark with that awesome bail! Good for you! Gorgeous pieces.

Dana said...

#209 here...what amazing colors in that focal bead...You did a great job putting this together...

Judy said...

The agate focal is amazing! I really like the color palate and the incorporation of the enamel pieces. Truly beautiful pieces! Great job.

KayzKreationz said...

That first one is absolutely gorgeous. I love the bail you made for it. It just absolutely fits the stone.

Molly Alexander said...

Holly - I LOVE what you did with that huge mess of beads I sent to you - you're AMAZING! These pieces are just beautiful, and your designs (as always) take my breath away. Thank you for being such a fantastic 'soup sister'. Now that we've met, I am looking forward to getting to know you even better!

:-) Molly

balanced. said...

these are beautiful! I love the enameled components and the colour scheme you chose! beautiful!!

steufel said...

Great piece!

Helmitarha said...

Beautiful pieces! Gorgeous color combo and interesting design! Great job! ;)

CAG- Crafts said...

Love the necklace, and the matching earrings!

Salzanos said...

Both necklaces are full of fantastic color and perfectly designed to match the elements! The icing on the cake is the wire design on the cab, wow. Love the little earrings too!

Laura said...

Such beautiful pieces! Nicely done.

rockcreekcreations said...

have I mentioned yet, I love those enamel links also! good job!

Julianna Cannon said...

Beautiful ingredients and your necklaces are both delicious!!

Marian Hertzog said...

You did a great job with your soup! I love the colors and have been drawn to orange lately. These pieces are beautiful! You did well with the big stone! I think the bright beads balance it out!

ccrider2006 said...

I love the colors and what you did with the components you were given and the agate stone and the way you handled that is simply stunning.

Jess Italia Lincoln said...

The copper balled enamel wire at the top of the agate is Awesome... great idea it was perfect for this large stone! The earrings are great too, beautiful bead soup!

Sig Wynne-Evans said...

How BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sig

Christine Damm said...

Yummy colors and your design really enhanced the beads for a completely lovely necklace!

coming abstractions said...

Love the colors on your pieces -- and the enamel focal is fabulous!

Nicki said...

Î am so in love with these links, they are so cool. I understand that you needed to used the third one as well. And the earrings are super cute too.

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh ya, I'm loving this color combination of soft green and orange, and I love the way you brought it all together!!!!!!!!!

Raida said...

Wow, I love how these necklaces turned out! Love those wiggly enameled headpins on that first piece really cool! Great colors.

Valerie said...

Both necklaces are beautiful but the second is my favorite.....I love the enameled links! You did a super job on all of your creations. Glad to be in this group with you!

BeaderBubbe said...

Loving the colors, the necklace and that focal is absolutely beautiful...great job :)

Genea said...

How exciting for you to be paired with an artist you admire :)

I love the enameled links too! Very cool.

I love all of the beautiful pieces you created. Lots of pretty orange and aqua :)

Beadbug said...

I love the colors and use of texture, very nice.

Cyndi L said...

I adore that bail you made for the agate!

Alice said...

The enamel links are to die for-- I am putting them on my gotta have list. I also like what you did with the large focal- I love the beautiful stone pieces God has given us. I also like your Art bead piece by the way
alice'sbeadsandbaubles

Leigh said...

The wavy bail you created is magnificent! Great work.

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

They're all just beautiful, Holly! I love the first piece, but am so glad that you didn't stop there... REALLY love the 2nd necklace!! Nice job.

Penny said...

The enameled links are gorgeous I love the colors. Some of my favorites.

Francy said...

beautiful is not strong enough word to discribe your designs.

Dana said...

You made some wonderful items with your soup and I love those enameled connectors. Happy blog hopping.

Everyday Gypsy said...

What a wonderful piece. I love those colors. You lucky thing, you landed a great soup. Great work.

vintagesusie & wings said...

So beautiful friend, I love this necklace & what you did with your SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...
Susie

Sarabeth said...

what fabulous soup and your necklace is beautiful tfs!

sarabeth

Melissa Meman said...

Wow...gorgeous! I would totally wear all those pieces. Love the wirework and all the sweet flowers here and there :) We have similar design mentalities I believe :)

maryharding said...

Lovely necklace. Love the copper ball end pins twirled around the pendant. A lovely touch.

Serena Trent said...

I love the colors and the wire work tht was done on the first pendant. Awesome job!

Laurel said...

Wonderful pieces! Sometimes designs just work out with what seems like no help from us - and those are often the best ones. Bravo!

LeeLu Creations said...

What a gorgeous agate pendant you had to work with!

Barbara Bechtel said...

Hi Holly! I'm still hopping!

I LOVE what you did with the dipped headpins to make the bail for that stone! That is AWESOME! I love all of your pieces but the first one is my favorite!

cindydolezaldesigns said...

I just love all that copper. You did a great job with your soup!!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Oooooh, I love both necklaces! Those enamelled links are to die for! I love what you've done with your soup ingredients! Yum!

Stacie said...

Love that bail that you made--it adds so much interest to an already beautiful bead.

maneki said...

The necklaces are fab, the colours lovely and I really, really love the copper bails you made for the first one! A small detail that makes a lot of different. (and it reminds me that I just must try torch-firing enamels sometime soon... Love the look.)

Regina said...

Great soup creations, love your snakey twisted bail! Wonderful designs for summer.

Menka Gupta said...

wonderful creations! very well coordinated. orange and green go together very well.

Beadroe said...

Wonderful necklaces and earrings. Great colors.

Rebecca said...

Totally loving those enamelled links too! Stunning colours. I love how the soup matches up the colours from the pendant. You've made some really beautiful pieces here!

GraceC said...

Fabulous pieces! I'm wild for the funky headline you coiled at the top of the pendant in tbe first piece. Wild!

Patsy Evins said...

I love your style of jewelry designing! And what a wonderful stash you received. Yes, I am in love with the enamel pieces, too!


I enjoyed reading about your etching process! Glad I'm so slow with my blog hopping! Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

Shaiha said...

Wow! I love all those wonderful colors in your necklaces and that first necklace just sings.

Valerie said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. So nice of you!

one-eared pig said...

Very nicely done!

Jen V. said...

Girl, you can ramble all day if you want...isn't it a wonderful feeling?! That focal stone is gorgeous and you totally rocked it with that design. Pulling the bail together like that with bits of copper is brilliant! On the enameled links...I'm surprised you didn't just hoard them away, I think that would've been my response! haaaaaaaa
Jen

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