Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party!

This is my 2nd bead soup blog hop exchange. My bead soup blog partner is Kim Ballor check out her blog: http://takeyourvitaminc.blogspot.com/. Kim is a lampwork and jewelry artist.   Here is what Kim sent me.



Now for the Reveal.
Here is what I made!






I decided to make the necklace with leather. I don't usually work with leather so I decided to try it. It is 2 strands of leather that I knotted and added the beads with headpins so they would dangle. The bracelet is made with some bali silver tubes and the lampwork beads from Kim and some ivory glass pearls. Hope you enjoy. Be sure and check out the other blogs.


                                                   
                                                        

http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2012/06/participants-of-6th-bead-soup-blog.html






































38 comments:

Tanya Ozanne said...

Lovely silver and black.Very nice and so comfy to wear.Love and hugs Tanya

Jean A. Wells said...

I love the earthy colors of your soup and I love what you did with them. The leather was a great idea. And, you were so right to use that clasp on a bracelet. Both pieces are beautiful. Great job.

AWJewelry said...

I am always attracted to silver and black. Love both looks!

Cornerstoregoddess said...

The tube beads are a nice touch. Prettypretty!

Lori Anderson said...

Awesome job using leather and something you've not used before -- excellent stretching of your skills, and it really looks lovely! Thanks so much for coming to the party!

Patti Van said...

Love the beads!!! The use of the leather works so well with your design! Great job!

Boot ~C said...

beautiful pieces, that was a fabulous clasp you got to work with!

Marti C. said...

I love the beads you got to work with! Great job!

ChristinaMarieH said...

I really like the wire wrapped beads on the bracelet toggle clasp, it's very creative!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Oh fun pieces, I bet that necklace has a lot of great movement. Great job trying something new, I see more with leather in the future

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

What a pretty metallic lot of goodies! Gorgeous work!

ingetraud said...

I like how you used the leather. Very nice pieces.

lilrubyjewelry said...

Great job on both pieces - love that cool toggle!

The Creative Klutz said...

Great designs ... I really love the bracelet - it shows off that beautiful clasp perfectly =)

Lisa Chapman said...

I love the leather with the black and brown earth tone beads! Great job!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Laurie,
Fantastic designs. I love the movement of the necklace and the design. The bracelet is beautiful.
Therese

Kim said...

Yay! Love what you made. The leather cord is perfect with those beads! Enjoyed swapping with you!

Cheryl said...

Lovely designs. The leather piece is wonderful.

pinkchapeau said...

Very nice!! The leather turned out to be a good choice-I love it with that focal. The bracelet is very pretty, too.

Beadbug said...

Beautiful work, I love it all.

adlinah said...

Love the necklace. And I liked how you made yourself use material you normally wouldn't - like that leather.

beadrecipes said...

The leather works really well with those beads, doesn't it! Lovely!

CraftyHope said...

Both of your designs are really neat. The knots were a cool idea. Nicely done!!

one-eared pig said...

Very elegant!

Cilla said...

I agree the leather was a great choice. The necklace is my favorite.

Amy's said...

Very nice pieces.

Patricia L Johnson Glass Art said...

Love the colors in your soup. I really like you pieces.

AntiquityTravelers said...

I really like the way you used the colors through your piece - so pretty

AntiquityTravelers said...

I really like the way you used the colors through your piece - so pretty

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

I love how you used the wired and beaded focal for a clasp. Makes a beautiful bracelet. The necklace is pretty special too. Good job!

WindDancerStudios said...

I bet that looks so good on!

Nicely done!

Lupe Meter said...

Great job! Lovely designs!!

Becky Pancake said...

Very interesting

Sandra said...

very pretty!

said...

I love the bracelet!
ciao dall'Italia

Dragonfly Close said...

Lovely work! I love that bracelet the best, I think. I especially like your addition of the silver.

Kathy Lindemer said...

I love the clasp. The bracelet is wonderful.

ingetraud said...

I've been wanting to try leather too. I like both pieces a lot.