Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party

My Bead Soup Partner is Tania Spivey of Moobie Grace Designs. She makes beautiful Polymer Clay beads. I received 2 plus a clasp with another bead and her wonderful wire work. 
I stressed quite a while over this. Worried if I would make the deadline and not having any ideas that I thought were great. My daughter was in my studio the other day and I started pulling beads and findings out of boxes. Things are sorta still packed up from rearranging my studio. 
I found these beautiful strands of gemstone beads that I had forgotten about. They were brought from Russia and given to me by my son-in-laws mom. Perfect! The colors were just perfect. Kristen (my daughter) started throwing out ideas. She too knew I was stressed and offered help. I have been working on a large wholesale order and started a new job. I have been exhausted. Staying up till 3-4am glazing hasn't helped. I'm doing a show this entire weekend. My plate is overflowing.
Everything fell together after pulling loads of things out and putting them next to each other. Taking away and putting back..you know how the creative process goes. 
I use bright bold colors and Tania uses, as you can see, colors from nature. The Teal and Coral colors really work nicely. This absolutely pushed me out of my comfort zone. I really don't design jewelry of this type. I'm not the dainty flower kind of person. This was quite a challenge.

I finally got the photography right! I hate the days when I am photographically impaired. The first attempt was a total bust. 
Second attempt, I managed to get one photo I wasn't totally embarrassed to show, even though I didn't.
Three's a charm! You are looking at the results. I am very pleased with these.
Clasp close up.


My Bead Soup Partner, Tania Spivey of Moobie Grace Designs. Everything Tania sent me. 
I tried to use more of what she sent but it wasn't working. 

Please visit Tania, see is a very nice person plus she does beautiful work!
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77 comments:

Jo said...

Oh that is beautiful! The focal beads are amazing, and I absolutely love the clasp. The beads you have used pick out the colours beautifully, but the chain stops them from overwhelming the focal. Lovely!

Jean said...

I just LOVE this, Tari! It is fabulous! It is everything beautiful to me--color, balance, you name it! You are so wonderful and the beads are lovely!
xox jean!

bwheather said...

Oh wow, I really love this. You've done a great job with the colours, too. ;-)

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I love your necklace! I like how you incorporated all of the colors from the pendant. Gorgeous!

Have a great weekend!

Cindy Cima said...

Love, Love, Love, this!!!

SilverNikNats said...

Wow a really beautiful necklace, the colors look fantastic together! A really impresive design!

Christals Creations said...

How lovely. Great makes. I struggled with mine and found I am not as creative as i'd like to be. . . :o)

maneki said...

Beautiful necklace! I like how well you've picked up the colours in the pendants and clasp -- which, by the way, are just soo pretty, love those flowers. Great job!

mairedodd said...

this is beautiful - your mix of simple layering with the more complex beads is perfect! be well... your work is great... all of it...

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Lovely necklace, Tari!

Silver Parrot said...

Beautiful work. Those focal beads are amazing and the overall piece has a very ethnic vibe to it. Love it!

Shirley said...

Tari, I love that process!! It helps to see the struggles other people go thru, and the solutions they find. Your bead choices are the perfect complement to the focal and clasp. I wish you much success with the wholesale order and the new job!

Copper Diem said...

very pretty piece! those polymer clay beads are stunning

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh my I love what she sent !!! copper and teal are perfect with each other!!!

Holly said...

Beautiful necklace! You moved quite nicely out of your comfort zone with this piece ;)

Moobie Grace said...

Awww...Tari!! I love it!! It has a completely rustic feel to it..that I've got try for myself now! It was great working with you as a partner! THANK YOU!!

Lorelei Eurto said...

What a wonderful partnership! Love what she did with your happy beads, and you really outdid yourself with these beauties. WOW, that focal and clasp is Ahhh-MAZING!

Michelle Mach said...

Lovely! That color combination is amazing! You could have fooled me--I'd have thought you worked with those colors and flowers all the time!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I love what she sent you, that is one beautiful clasp.
Shannon C

EmandaJ said...

I love your reveal pieces, I comment over at ABS too. 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

Charlotte said...

Very nicely put together! You and your partner are very talented!

Line said...

You did a great job for someone out of her comfort zone. Love the clay beads, yours and your partners.

Terri said...

Tania sent you some fantastic bead soup. And you have showcased them wonderfully! The color palate is just lovely!

Shaiha said...

You certainly mastered working outside of your comfort zone. Truly lovely necklace.

WondrousStrange said...

Your Bead Soup pieces are just wonderful!!

la mar de bonita said...

A wonderful necklace, the gemstones fit so well with the focals. It tastes like the first harbingers of autumn.
Greetings, Michi

Christine Altmiller said...

oh so pretty! no, not a strong enough word for this bold necklace. Fabulous, beautiful, fantastic!

pinkchapeau said...

Those beads are beautiful, and I think what you have done with them is PERFECT! Great job!

LeeLu Creations said...

Wow, those clay buttons are gorgeous. Great job incorporating different gemstones that coordinate. I also love the multiple strands.

Serena Trent said...

I likey! :)

LissC said...

I would have never guessed that you had stressed or were out of your comfort zone on this. The piece turned out beautiful!! And the beads you paired with it go perfectly! I really like this piece!

Sandra said...

Gosh, what a very nice soup she sent you! I adore the clasp and the focals and what you did with those. That necklace looks heavy though ... XD

I love the photos, however did you get those nice reflections on there? They've got a really warm and comfy feel ab out them. =o

Wendy Chamberlain said...

Amazing work, love those clay beads and the colours all blend together so beautifully.

Ann said...

You did a great job despite the stress. You found a forgotten part of your stash too. Those beads are all beautiful.

Sweet Freedom said...

*drooling*
That color palette is amazing; it is not something I ever would have put together, and yet I want to wear it right now!! I love it!

Jane said...

You have done a lovely job. Very beautiful! What stops me from joining the Bead Soup party is fear. Not being able to rise to the challenge.

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!!! ;)

Polly Barker said...

Pretty pretty! I am so happy that I joined with all these talented artists!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

LOVE all the colors, and isn't that clasp to DIE for? You did such a good job!

I hope you'll join me for the next party! The badge and dates are up on my blog!

Love, Lori

Bobbie said...

The beads you chose are just right - an elegant surround for the lovely beads you got from your partner. Good job!

Heidi said...

Beautiful! Love those colors together :)

Mylene said...

Oh my, what a fabulous selection of beads you had to work with. You might not do dainty but you certainly know how to work with it. I love how substantial your necklace is.

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

T... said...

very nice, love the colours and design

salla said...

love the layered look! Nice work.

Shyme said...

Pretty necklace!

GlassBeadArt said...

Amazing necklace! You did a grewat job!

Beadaholique said...

You accented those clay focal beads beautifully and I love the draped feel of the multi-strands :)

Andrea & Julie

Rebecca said...

WHat gorgeous components you were sent! And you've really done them justice. Beautiful!

KayzKreationz said...

Wow, that is great. I love that clasp. And you really picked up the colors well in the focals with your multi-strand necklace. Wonderful job.

Michelle said...

just GORGEOUS! I love the pieces that she sent. Totally yummy. The colors are great and all the textures you added...perfect!
Michelle

DaviniaDesign said...

Very busy gorgeous piece

Stacey said...

That is probably one of the coolest clasps EVER!!! Fun stuff! Gorgeous necklace - love the colors!

Maggie said...

Your necklace turned out beautifully. The clasp is ultra cool!

Wendy said...

Very pretty!

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

Beautiful job, Tari!

I LOVE color! said...

I am so sorry I am so late , but my computer dug in it's heels and said I'm nota-gonna go that fast:^)
Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
Be blessed to be a blessing

Marianna said...

wow is that ever gorgeous! I LOVE it!

Regina said...

Love the colors and the the gemstones mix. Works well with your focal beads and clasps. I love it.

Tracy said...

Beautiful, you've done a fabulous job.

Molly Alexander said...

What a gorgeous necklace! The asymmetrical design is perfectly balanced by the beautiful gemstones. I love it! :)

Melissa said...

That is a beautiful soup. I am so bad at multiple layers and you did such a beautiful job.
Melissa Muir
http://design.kcjewelbox.com

CraftyHope said...

I love all the layers you have in this necklace, they perfectly compliment the beautiful pendant(s) your partner sent. It's a really amazing piece!

OhAllisonBeading said...

I absolutely LOVE this color combination! (I sent a similar color combo to my partner.) The focal and clasp are to die for! :) Love the addition of the chain to the finished piece. Very nice job!

chicandfrog said...

Multistran necklace are a must, I must begin making some...
Your colours match perfectly and the clasp is gorgeous!
Ambra

Marian Hertzog said...

I love what you did with your soup! The polymer beads and focal are great and your design works well with them! Very pretty!

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

I love what you've done with your Bead Soup! Beautiful!!!

Beadroe said...

Very creative design.

Karyn B said...

Stunning! Love how rich it looks!

Stories They Tell said...

Your solution is fabulous-- instead of doing delicate you went bold and used the delicate beads as the accent, which is a very inventive solution and totally beautiful! Congrats on taking a very big step outside the dreaded "comfort zone".

Jenni said...

I love how you put it all together ..such an ethnic vibe to it...the clasp and colours just wonderful.
jenni

Manuela said...

A truly piece of art - I am always in love with asymmetrical designs and yours is great - well balanced and beautiful designed.

I am so sorry for being late - didn´t had any internet access during my vacation but now I am happy to be here.

Best wishes and lots of hugs,
Manuela

Marie Cramp said...

You guys make a great team!! What a fantastic design! She should throw ideas at you more often! Getting out of your comfort zone can accomplish wonderful things!!

Tracey N. said...

Love your design, you got nice things to work with. very colorful and fun.

oooLiekeooo said...

I love it!!

Lois Moon said...

This is gorgeous. I love the chunky multistrands with the polyclay beads. The colors you selected really highlight the richness of the deep blue in the polyclay pendants.

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