Sunday, July 29, 2012

6th Annual BSBP, Reveal One

I am late posting my BSBP photos. I would like to thank Lori Anderson for accepting me as a participant. I would also like to thank my partner Norma Turvey for sending me the most beautiful soup. I did not take the best photos during this fun time. Which I have learned my lesson. :)

This is the lovely box that my soup was in.
I love the box that Norma placed my soup in. Once I have used up all the beads I will move this box to a special place to be admired. :)
The brown and tan beads mix beautifully.

I had a ball just looking at these beads and even brought them to my bed and decided what I was going to designs, One necklace was created in my bed while the baby slept in the crib next to me.

These lampwork beads and clasp are just beautiful.

I did not use all the lampwork beads nor have I used the beautiful headpins. I am new to wire wrapping and would not want to mess them up.

The brown stone focal is beautiful. It makes me smile when I see/touch it.
Now on to what I designed with these beautiful beads. I am still planning to use up the rest of the soup once my wrapping skills advance.

Brown crystals, Brown and Black rounds and gold seed beads
This was the first bracelet made, I love the crystals. I have to change clasps this one is a cheap thing that keeps sticking.
I made this chain out of jumprings, The clasp was a gift from Patti Vanderbloemen
I used the gold seed beads and pearl like beads to make two stacks of dangles. The chain is made out of simple brass and gunmetal jumprings.
Here is the second bracelet I made, With handmade chain
I used jumprings purchased from Lori Anderson and basic brass ones, I thought the clasp Norma sent was to beautiful to be at the back of a necklace. So it is used as the focal in this simple bracelet.

Red leather lace, and my beautiful focal.
This is a very simple necklace, It has various pearl dangles, round dangles, and crystal dangles. I am new to using leather lace and had issues wrapping the ends. :)

This is the first necklace I created. The clasp was from Patti Vanderbloemen

I created this necklace in bed. I  had to restring it a few times and finally decided to add chain that I had purchased a few years ago and horded. The glass rounds  were purchased from the Lovely Lisa Lodge.

How the necklace hangs.

I am down to the last necklace designed. And I am surprised I did not make any earrings. I will have to make some. :)

This is one of the beautiful lampwork beads Norma sent.
The chain was a gift from Mark, for my birthday, I added two drops, one of flowers and the other is a blue and orange crystal. I hammered the end of the wire to keep them in place. The lampwork is coverd by yellow crystals from Lisa Lodge. And It was an attempt of wire wrapping. One more picture.

How this necklace dangles.

My photographing skills need work and I need better props. I do hope you enjoined your visit, And will be visiting all your sites through out the week.


Kathleen Lange Klik said...

My goodness, what a wonderful collection you have created! I especially love the second and third bracelets!

Marti C. said...

Very nice soup and you did a great job putting things together!

Anonymous said...

Very nice!! You got a lot done. I love that you are honing your wire skills..that's where I am now, too. Your bracelets are all very pretty. We have something else in common....I thought I was the only one that brought beads to bed with me.

LiliKrist said...

I like your jumpring bracelet =)
Simple but chic.

moonlitfantaseas said...

Wow Stepha, you really made a lot of things with your soup! I love what you did with the lamp work bead! I like necklaces with dangles!

Patti Van said...

I love your handmade chain!!! Glad you could use one of the clasps! You had some great beads to work with and you did a fantastic job!!!

Sandra said...

lots of pretty pieces!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Love the handmade chain! Also like the jumpring bracelet. Thanks for the mention! :-)

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Stephanie,
All of your pieces are beautiful. Wonderful job!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Wow you got tons done! Especially with a baby :) bonus points! I really like that first bracelet, looks like it would be full of sparkle

Perri said...

I remember those days of beading in bed with babies! I also remember that every single bead seemed a treasure of untold price, because I had so little extra funds to replace it with. Chain was a ridiculously precious commodity that I sometimes doled out a few links at a time. Same with beautiful findings. It was one reason I started wrapping wire - findings and chain. I make my own now a lot of the time.
Going through that time only served to spark my inventive side - I see it is the same for you!
You have made some wondrous things with your soup - that lovely lampwork bead with the roundel crystals is a winner! Your wrapping skills will only get better and better!

Pretty Things said...

Everything is beautiful! You made a lot of things and you should be proud of yourself.

CraftyHope said...

You definitely got a lot out of your soup and it's all quite pretty. You should be proud of all that you accomplished in the challenge. I'm not usually one for chainmaille, but your jump ring bracelets are pretty darn cool!

Kumi at Malie Kai Designs said...

Really like the last necklace. Great way to showcase the beautiful lampwork bead!

Anonymous said...

Great job Stepha, you got a lot of pieces out of your soup and in very creative ways!

Cheryl said...

Lovely designs and I love the colors! You were busy!!

Lupe Meter said...

Beautiful designs!! Your bead soup was marvelous...stunning lampwork beads!! Nice work!

WindDancerStudios said...

I love your soup AND i love what you did with it!

Becky Pancake said...

Kudos! You did quite a lot with your soup. I like all your pieces but the necklace you made first is my favorite.

TJewellicious by tanti said...

I really love your necklace with red leather lace..! beautiful..! :)


I like the pearl necklace!
ciao dall'Italia

Anonymous said...

Simple, clean and elegant. Great job.

Micheladas said...

amazing job.