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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Update to Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal July 28, 2012

As I explained in my main post for the Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal on July 28, 2012, the challenge that I set for myself was to use all of the ingredients that Judy Turner provided me for my soup.   I came really close, but posted a picture of what I had left over.  At the time, I just didn't seem to see any jewelry in that small bit of leftovers.  But, one of the ladies that left a comment on that post said something like "I would like to see a bracelet made out of the leftovers".  And, I thought, you know, I would too.  So today, that is one of the things I worked on (in addition to washing three dogs, washing bedding, washing dog bedding, washing all the linens in the camper in prep for our trip next weekend and canning three jars of peppers) and this is what I came up with.  Two more pieces of jewelry - a necklace, a bracelet and two pairs of earrings.

Now what you need to know about this lamp work glass heart is that it HAS NO HOLE.  I took a stab at wire-wrapping it when I was first making the first necklace with the body parts, but just made a mess and dropped it as a possibility.

Today, I tried again and it was as if the wire just wrapped itself.

I used the remaining six red fire polished beads and the remaining square amber bead as well.





On this bracelet I used one of Judy's connectors (she made it), but I didn't like the pearl pink and green that it was before.  So I "fancifuldeviced" it.  I took after it with really rough steel wool and sandpaper and took most of the original finish off.  I wanted some of the terra cotta clay to show.  Then I used a little Thistle green acrylic paint and antique gold "Rub 'n Buff" and got it just the way I wanted it.

I made a leaf shape out of the remaining larger green and one purple fire polished beads and used a few of the red ones to assist in shaping.

I used the last brass spoke ring and put a ceramic coin bead in the center from my own stash. I used the last green fire polished bead in the center of a ceramic round from my own stash.  I needed to balance the other side and FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I herringbone wrapped a green jasper stone nugget.  Added a swivel brass clasp and the apple charm and Voila La - a bracelet that pretty well matches the body part necklace.

 I took another stab at those lucite flower beads and made two more pairs.  I love the pink with the brown and the topaz shell beads with the greens.

This reminds me of my mother.  She can go into a kitchen that has nothing in it but a bottle of paprika and the water faucet and fix a meal that will taste good and fill your tummy.  I can't do that - perhaps I don't try hard enough or maybe you have to be a mother with seven little kids to feed (like my Mom did) before you can do that.

I'd love to hear what you think of my "paprika" and "water" necklace, bracelet, and earrings.



And, now this is all that is left of Judy's ingredients.










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19 comments:

Judy Turner said...

I can't believ it! You met your goal way to go! lovely lovely necklace & bracelet! Love what you did by repainting the terra cotta piece!! Awesomeness all the way. You really made my handmade pieces look great! I am so glad you enjoyed this soup. I did too it was lots of fun!

Marti C. said...

I love the wire wrapped heart! And the bracelet looks great!

Karen Mitchell said...

I've been waiting to see what you were going to do with the terracotta piece. It's turned out great! I love that your used sari silk in your other bead soup pieces. I don't think I could use every last piece of my soup but I shall certainly try :)

Doris Stumpf said...

Lovely! Wow! Such a big wonderful bead without a hole.. you found out a great way to deal with it! Hugs, Doris

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed. You really outdid yourself. Awesome.
vickie

Anonymous said...

You got a really useful blog. I have been here reading for about an hour. I am a newbie and your success is very much an inspiration for me.

Jami aka DaMamaShipp said...

Great job keeping in line with your goal and using a variety of techniques to create such great pieces...

Kim at Vitamin C said...

Wow, Judy sent you a lot of stuff! You did a great job in using it. Gotta say, I love the bracelet in this post!

TJewellicious by tanti said...

Lovely pieces..! Great work Jean..! :)

Marianna said...

wow! Beautiful work!!!

Heidi Post said...

Congrats for giving your leftovers a second chance! You came up with some really cool stuff - I especially love the earrings. I'm hopping a little late, so now I have to go see your first Soup post :)

Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

The herringbone wrapped jasper is very cool and I love what you did with the red heart, too.

I would love to see what you do with the remaining 'leftover' ingredients.

Sandra said...

Great pieces!

Astrid said...

Oooo, I LOVE that bracelet, totally cool. The earrings are adorable too. Awesome designs!

Lori Anderson said...

These are absolutely awesome!

Cindy Cima said...

Great necklace - love the wire wrapping on the heart - glad you tried again - looks wonderful!
The bracelet is too cool! Love, love the earrings as well!

Karen Williams said...

Jean, I missed this the first time around, so I'm so glad you put another link in your blog!

I am so impressed with your capturing the lampwork heart. That really would have set me back a few, realizing there were no holes as connectors!

Alicia said...

Love everything - pretty, playful and elegant at the same time. Great work!

Marlene Cupo said...

Sorry for the delay in commenting, waited for entire BSBP to end (was I crazy) Your work is so inventive and love the wire wrapping on the heart necklace.