Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

I have edited my post to show what I received from my blog partner Lisa Boucher first. It is a mix of her handmade ceramic beads and various glass and seed beads. They have a great fall theme.




Are you ready? Here is the necklace I created with the beads from my blog soup partner Lisa Boucher. She makes ceramic beads. Her blog: http://lisasclayhappening.blogspot.com Also check out her etsy shop: http://etsy.com/shop/clayworksnh. I like the organic style of her beads.
The necklace I made is two strands. I decided to put the toggle in the front, because I did not want to hide it in the back. It will be great for fall. I hope you enjoy.






Check out the other 362 Artist:
"Please visit www.PrettyThingsBlog.com for the full list of participants"


40 comments:

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Nice Laurie - Love how you put them all together and the use of the toggle in the front!

Shirley said...

Beautiful execution. You really showcased both pieces to perfection!

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful Laurie, I love the way you used the toggle with the pendant to make the focal piece.
Therese

Lutka And Co. said...

Lovely beads! And the necklace you made is beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Love your piece !! love it with the toggle in the front! I did the same thing!!! your work is wonderful and I am thrilled to meet you!!!

KayzKreationz said...

That turned out so pretty. I love the way you used the focal and clasp. Very pretty colors, too.

Shiraz said...

Beautiful work. I love the way you've combined all the elements.

Menno Jeweler said...

Wow, you had some really beautiful beads to work with!

Wendy said...

Love what you did with your bead soup! :)

Islandgirl said...

That looks really pretty! Should be a great fall necklace! I often put the toggle at the front or side.. why have a gorgeous toggle if you hide it at the back... and it's so much easier to do up at the front!

susie said...

OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

EmandaJ said...

Hi Laurie, I was the recipient of Lisa's talents and generosity in the last blog hop. She's a Jewel! You did a beautiful job of pulling it all together. We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

Enjoy the hop,
Emanda
http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

Cool, cool, COOL! Those colors are tough and you made them sing!

I hope you'll join me again next time -- the blog button and dates are on my blog now!

Love, Lori

Christine Altmiller said...

this is beautiful! nice job!

coffeeaddict said...

very mother nature-esque! I really like how the pendant is the centre of attention

Sweet Freedom said...

So creative - I LOVE the colors - great design!

Molly Alexander said...

I am a huge fan of Lisa's beads, and you did a fabulous job of highlighting them in your beautiful necklace! I also like to put toggles in front - especially when they are too beautiful to hide! Great job! :)

Norma's Clay said...

Beautiful necklace! The colors are great and your design is gorgeous!

Maggie said...

That focal is truly unique. What a gorgeous necklace.

Sweet Willow Designs said...

Very, very nice and those ceramic beads are fabulous. Nice design.

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
Lori

Mylene said...

Fabulous necklace. Yes, the clasp deserves to be in the front with the focal. Love how you pulled all the colours together.

Deci said...

Beautiful job, perfect placement of the toggle.

Jennifer Cameron said...

Love how you assembled the gorgeous focal and toggle in the front. They deserve to be showcased. The entire thing is stunning.

Silver Parrot said...

That's just beautiful. Love the toggle in the front and how lucky you were to have Lisa's gorgeous ceramics to work with. She is my new favorite vendor and I used one of her pendants in my soup creations LOL!

Tracy said...

Beautiful necklace - you received a gorgeous soup and did a wonderful job.

I LOVE color! said...

I am so sorry for being so late my computer was resisting too labor intensive:^)Very nice designs. And there is still time to sign up for the give-away, Just go to SandysColoringBox.blogspot.com Sept.16th blog and leave a comment
Be blessed to be a blessing

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Very pretty piece!

earthlyjewels said...

Those beads are so lovely! I love the design you chose to make with it! Beautiful!

Terri said...

Great way to use the toggle. Your piece is Soup-er Cool and Artsy! So well designed it all works so harmoniously.

Beadaholique said...

Love the design and perfect for fall! Really well done!
Julie and Andrea

Cynthia said...

I love the design, The clasp together with the focal in the front is genius. Love it!

Bobbie said...

Lovely job - and good work putting the cool clasp in front instead of hiding it in back!

CraftyHope said...

I really like that you put the pretty toggle at the front so that it's not hidden. Great idea! As well, the rest of your necklace is beautifully executed to not draw too much attention away from the focal and clasp. Well done!

Boot ~C said...

very pretty, I would love to see it worn

maneki said...

Very pretty autumn necklace! I like how you made the clasp part of the focal so to speak. Great job!

Christine said...

Great necklace! I like the toggle & pendant together - makes for a lovely focal!

pinkchapeau said...

Those ceramics she sent are gorgeous. I think your necklace suits them well. Lovely work!

chicandfrog said...

Lisa sent you a great focal! I wish I could touch it!

Ambra

Ann said...

That's really great. I love Lisa's work and the way you used both the clasp and the focal really sets it off.