Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Party Reveal!!

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

 Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:

~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.

I was paired up with Suzann Sladcik Wilson of Beadphoria for the Bead Soup Party. Just a glimpse of all the goodies she sent me:

Go here to read more about the amazing stash she sent me. I have to say, Suzann was so generous that at first I was overwhelmed when I spread out everything that she sent me. Almost immediately though, I saw two distinct design ideas stemming from the silver and gold leaf pendants. I saw in my mind exactly what colors and beads I thought would look good together. I knew designing with the silver would be pretty easy since I tend to create with silver the most, but there were still beads and components that were different from what I normally create with. I also knew designing with the gold would definitely be difficult for me since I never create with gold. I did struggle a little because I have no components or beads in gold, but I managed by using brass wire to wire wrap the beads with.

The first necklace I made used the gold leaf pendant, dyed purple howlite, gold round beads, diamond gold beads, and gold hook clasp from my bead soup supplies. I added lavender seed beads, lavender porcelain disks, large faceted czech disks, and a gold toned pine cone charm. As I mentioned earlier, I used brass wire to wire wrap the beads.

Below is the second necklace I made. I used the silver leaf pendant, aqua faceted glass rounds, silver beaded spacers, silver disc beads, and silver flower clasp from my bead soup supplies. I added small and large link oxidized sterling chain, turquoise seed beads, sterling twisted links, dark blue limestone rounds, and flower disk beads from Beady Monkey. I used sterling silver wire to wire wrap the beads.

I love the way both necklaces turned out, and I still have tons of beads left to create matching earrings and whatever else I desire!

Unfortunately the Bead Soup Party is the same day I am going out-of-town to run the Gasparilla half marathon in Tampa on Sunday. I am hoping I will have a decent internet connection where I am staying so I can check out everyone's designs first thing on Monday. 

Now, go see what everyone else made!!

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
4.  YOU ARE HERE! Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 
23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do
61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 
103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 
112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  
123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry

130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 
131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 

150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 

160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 
165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings

170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210.  Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011.  Don't miss it!

Thanks to Lori Anderson of Pretty Things for putting together yet another amazing Bead Soup Party!!


Heidi said...

Gorgeous! I love the leaves, and I seriously want to eat those purpley ceramic beads, wow.

steufel said...

Ahhh, which one is my fav? I go with both:-). And have fun in Tampa!

Beth said...

These necklaces are beautiful, but the aqua one, Yum, it's my favorite color.

Becky said...

I love love love both the designs, Imnormally a silver girl but that gold piece is gorgeous too !

Janet said...

Oh MY! This is such a Really Beautiful Necklace you have made! Really stunning! I cant eat enough of this Soup!!! You made such a beautiful necklace anyone would love to have this.

hello gorgeous said...

oooo, lush creations lisa! so lucky to have so much choice... ;o)

have a great run today!


hello gorgeous xxx

maryharding said...

Absolutely beautiful, both of them. I love your style and how you combined color and components into such elegant creations.

Lisa Godfrey said...

Beautiful! I love them both! Good luck with your half marathon this weekend!

moonlitfantaseas said...

all I can say is WOW!!! both necklaces are knockouts!!! I couldn't pick a favorite they are both beautiful! I really love the leaf focals

Jenni C said...

Both of them are lovely, the leaves are stunning and you co-ordinated them both so well.

Good luck with the run

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

Beautiful, Lisa! I'm drawn to the aqua & silver piece. Lovely!!

zsazsazsu said...

great challenge with wunderfull creations ! Congrats

Creative Arty Facts said...

Wow - lovely pieces! I just love both of them!

Regina said...

Both necklaces are beautiful, love the colors, love the designs. Good luck with the Gasparilla Run!

Fire Phoenix said...

I think I like the gold one best - those purple howlite beads are practically edible!

Rebecca said...

Really gorgeous stuff Lisa! I especially like the silver and aqua (I'm such a turquoise girl :-)) but the gold and purple work together really well - I would have been stumped with gold too! Beautiful.

Mags said...

Oh, Lisa! When I saw the first necklace with lilac overtone, I thought there is nothing more beautiful! But, I like the silver-turquoise combination even more! So stunning!

Poranna said...

Beautiful, elegant ... I love the colours and combinations of beads - can't choose one :o)

earthlyjewels said...

Your creation is beautiful!

GlassBeadArt said...

I Love the First necklace!!!

m.e. said...

I tend to think of something like a maple leaf pendant in terms of fall.
But,these two gorgeous necklaces shout SPRING !!!
Wonderful !!!
m.e. :)

ChristyH said...

Looks lovely!!

Barbara Lewis said...

Beautiful, beautiful pieces. So feminine and light! If I were in Tampa this weekend, I pass you a water bottle. We won't be there until another ten days. Good luck!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Hi Lisa - Great choice of beads to go with those beautiful leaves. Especially love the blues. Amazing wire work! Very nice!

Round Rabbit said...

Wow, you had so much to work with! You did a great job, as always!!

Jean said...

Your work is LOVELY! I am so delighted to get to know you this way! I choose both designs as my favs too!
We used to go to this place called the Gasparilla Inn--is that where you will be?
love, jean yates :)

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

My heart was a flutter while I scrolled through your post!
I LOVE the designs you created!
The little details you added are so nice!!!
The warm tone piece is my favorite of the two.

I scrolled down a little further while I was here and checked out several more of your posts and I LOVE the bird necklace that you made in the post before this one. NICE!!!
~*Enjoy the soup!*~
Amber Dawn

Lanyardlady said...

Amazing designs! I love them both but aqua has the edge since I'm a Pisces. Good luck in your marathon.

Christine Damm said...

For someone who's never used gold components, you sure did a great job with your design!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Amazing colors on both of these! Both pieces are stunning!

Diana P. said...

Love them both! The colors are so vibrant and the focals are really cool. Have a great time in Tampa!

Jess Italia Lincoln said...

Both necklaces are Stunning!!! Your soup ingredients & colors are so beautiful and you but everything to great use, love the beaded ring above the leaf pendant.

ViviBijoux said...

What a great idea to make two pieces, one with cool colours and the other one with warm colours. inspired! and I've got to say, the purple and gold is a favorite of one. Must be gorgeous on! smile, Virginie

Kristen said...

You really rocked both of those necklaces! I love the leaves but how you showcased them was awesome!

Kristen said...

Beautiful pieces!!! Great work!

Raida said...

Love both pieces, so beautiful!

Deci said...

Great color combos! And excellent wire work, I am much more sloppy. I keep thinking of Canada.

Nicki said...

the color combo of the gold piece is really extraordinary, but i understand you, I also create with silver more often, and I really like the silver piece. And good luck for the marathon...

SueBeads said...

Fantastic pieces!

SummersStudio said...

These are lovely soft feminine pieces. Beautiful!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

You definitely rose to the challenge. What a beautiful collection, and lucky you to receive so many lovely beads to work with. Congratulations!


Heather said...

Those are just beautiful. Love the lavender and pink with gold findings and those leaf pendants make me drool. Really lovely soup. The silver flower clasp is gorgeous. I need to find some of those. Thanks for sharting where your ingredients are from. That is what I love about networking like this. Connections!!

Marie Cramp said...

Lisa! I am in awe!! First you got spoiled!! :) Second you gave the stash she sent you justice! The necklaces are both incredible!!

CraftyHope said...

Wow! You really made some beautiful pieces. I love the colors in both but am absolutely drawn to the second one, blues. . . my favorite!

LeeLu Creations said...

Wow-what a stash! Your pieces are beautiful. The purple and gold together really pop!

I actually have some leaf pendants so your designs certainly give me inspiration.

runningonink said...

WOWZERS these are stunning! Love them both!

I LOVE color! said...

Love the designs I will be following this blog Be Blessed

Rose said...

First off, cute blog! You did a great job with the gold, this being my first time here I would have never know it wasn't your choice of metal. However if I had to pick a favorite the silver one wins. I just tend to be more of a silver girl than gold girl, plus the blues with the silver are very complimentary. Kuddos on both! Have fun in Tampa!

Sandi/sassyglassdesigns said...

I am having so much fun bouncing from blog to blog to see what everyone made with their "Bead Soup" your necklaces.

Dee said...

Love the necklaces..the purple one is yummy!! Outstanding work!

N Valentine Studio said...

Wow what a selection of goodies! I love the way you used the leaf pendants and the seed bead loop you put on the one. Isn't this fun!?

Genea said...

Wow! What awesome pieces! I love how you put everything together. I like the way you assembled the pendant on the first piece.

I love the "V" shape the second necklace makes with the weight of the leaf pendant. Beautiful work!

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Gorgeous!! I do not work in gold color much but this first necklace make me want to ....and those ceramic purple discs are faboulus

Lori's Glassworks said...

Stunning! You have a wonderful eye for design. What a great selection of beads you received!

cindydolezaldesigns said...

Both are just beautiful. What great soup you have.

Dana said...

Love both pieces and I think the gold is my favorite. I haven't worked with the leaf pendants in the past but love them.

Libby Leuchtman said...

Holy moly girl you got some great soup mix. It's like a candy store. Love what you did with it. Really beautiful.

Francy said...

Gorgeous! Both designs are awesome. I love the colors you put with both.

Good luck in Tampa.

Judy said...

Such a great combination of warm and cool, you really did a great job with all of your pieces! The blue one is my fav!

BeadsByEarthTones said...

Wow, absolutely stunning! Love, love the color did a fantastic job.

Hazel Ward said...

They are both stunning! I love the colour schemes in both pieces, and the warm and cool contract between them. Beautiful :)

Loretta said...

I love the purple necklace with the
gold leaf. You did a fabulous job even though you don't usually use that metal. Good soup!

TesoriTrovati said...

Great designs! It seems that a lot of us were stretched beyond our usual creative limits...and look at the results! Those faceted czech beads? Love 'em! Those leaves? Want 'em! You did a super job with the Soup.
Enjoy the day!

Wendy said...

Beautiful necklaces, I love both of them! :)

Lisa said...

I believe you hit the jackpot with the stash you received!! I would have been overwhelmed, too, but you pulled it off beautifully! I love Florida, too, and hopefully one day it will not just be the vacation cottage, but my "home"! My family has a vacation cottage very close to the beach in the panhandle. Love it, love it, LOVE IT!! Have a great weekend! Good luck in Tampa!

Carol B said...

Lisa - They are both beautiful. Have a wonderful half-marathon.

Helmitarha said...

Amazing pieces! So rich and vibrant!

Stacey said...

Really beautifu pieces! Just love the design work....and hope you had a great run!!!

Lisa said...

Love the two distinct's great to have the choices of gold and silver.

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

wow, two versions! I have to say, the blue one is my favorite, I'm sure that's no surprise! The purple really pops with the gold though - very nice!

gbkoru said...

I love the leaf pendants! Both necklaces are gorgeous. If I had to pick one it would be the one with purple, it's one of my favorite colors.

Courtney said...

I love what you created! I am like you and favor silver but the gold piece is stunning. You did an amazing job.

Good luck today.

Paige said...

Oh my! What gorgeous necklaces! I love them both--the blue/silver one is one I'd be drawn to most, since I love silver more than gold...but the purple/gold one?'s making me like gold more!! Great job!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I love what you made so creative and beautiful.

rosebud101 said...

Oh, my! Such beautiful work! You did a great job!

roseworksjewelry said...

Great necklaces! I partnered with her once - and she sent me incredible things as well!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Love them both! You are so lucky to have had such a generous partner!
Shannon C

Suzette Bentley said...

Love the colors! Perfect for spring!

graygirlstudios said...

wow! very nice! I like the leaves and all the different colored beads and the chain that you used too. just gorgeous.
BTW - my man's sister is running in gasparilla tomorrow. We are supposed to go cheer her on. I hope you do well!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Stunning! The necklace are total opposites - one reminds me of spring and the other of winter. Awesome!

Terri said...

it's like summer meet fall(purples and gold) and then Fall meets winter(Silver and blues)...Beautifully done!!!

ccrider2006 said...

I loved both designs. Aqua is one of my favorite colors but you really rocked the gold necklace. It instantly made me thing of spring. Great job and what a stash you got.

Jennifer Cameron said...

I love both interpretations of the leaf elements. Warm and vibrant, Icy and cool. Gorgeous.

Beadbug said...

I love the off set use of the clasp on your first version.

Palimpa Lim said...

I near to never like golden jewelry, but this golden necklace is so amazing - I think I like it even a bit more than the silver one.
Both are georgeous.
Good luck in Tampa!

Sandi Volpe said...

Great pieces and good luck in the race, i am doing my first half marathon in June.

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

awesome job!!!

diane cook said...

I am especially fond the second necklace! I think we have all fallen in love with our bead soup pieces =) I know I have....

Brandi said...

I have a hard time with gold, too - I'm a silver person through and through! But both results are stunning and so distinct - lovely!

Cassandra Watsham said...

Wow, wow, wow! These necklaces are incredible! The pendants have beautiful detail - and you've framed them quite nicely. :)

Cassandra Watsham said...

Oh, and I've noticed that you're a fellow Design Partner with! I'm looking forward to your 'Winter Enchantment' pieces! :)

Holly said...

Lisa, both of these necklaces are so gorgeous, but I admit that I'm particularly in love with the gold and purple...simply luscious, that one is!

alice'sbeadsandbaubles said...

I LOVE what you did and the soup you got. They both turned out great- think I like the silver one best.

KayzKreationz said...

I really like the way the gold turned out. Love the colors you put with it and the cute little pinecone charm.

Sig Wynne-Evans said...



coming abstractions said...

Love the leaves -- your colors are just yummy!

SilverNikNats said...

I completly love both pieces! The colors are fantastic, Seriously impresed with your designs!

SavonFeutré said...

I like it, very great job!

Barbara Bechtel said...

Way to go Lisa! I love those purpley facetey looking beads in the gold one!

And the silver one is gorgeous with those hollow lentil type silver beads mixed with the leaf. Reminds me of a cold Spring morning when old leaves on the trees have frost on them...Well, not here in Florida, but anyhow.... :)

Dana said...

#209 here....beautiful great job...

CAG- Crafts said...

Both necklaces turned out great, I especially love the gold and purple, great job!

fireflymyst said...

#161 here

Love, love, love your necklaces! The aqua one is my favorite")

Laura said...

Fun stuff! I'm an absolute sucker for a leaf bead, so I know you must have had a great time.

Julianna Cannon said...

Those are both gorgeous, but I want to kiss the purple one on the mouth. And I don't even like gold.

Gimme those! :P

Good luck in the Marathon!

Pam Chesbro said...

That silver leaf set is really gorgeous!

Pretty Things said...

I am SO thrilled with those, particularly the gold! I'd love to know where you got the purple ceramic beads (email me!). That's a true showpiece and you really nailed it.

jeanette said...

Lisa, both are so beautiful. You do such beautiful work!

tappingflamingo said...

purple is one of my fav colors. your piece is sooo pretty

Kristi Bowman said...

VERY nice necklaces!!!! Finally started my hopping lol!!

Valerie said...

Wow, I love the purple and gold together! That would've been a hard one for me but you did a great job. So glad to be in this group with you!

BeaderBubbe said...

I love the use of chains, as you will see in my blog hop, but the colors are absolutely gorgeous....

Serena Trent said...

Okay, I've been doing a bit of blog hopping and loving all the cool designs that everyone created.

I liked both pieces but LOVE the blue and silver piece. The seed beads in the front with the chain is an excellent design technique! Simply beautiful!

Leigh said...

I especially love the pairing of the purple and gold.

Penny said...

Good luck with your marathon, both are designs are awesome, love the leaves. I really like the purple color you paired with the gold.

vintagesusie & wings said...

Your Bead Soup turned out gorgeous friend...I especially love those delicate leaves in both designs!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Sarabeth said...

how amazing! the colors and your style are brilliant-great job!


Stacie said...

Beautiful color combinations!

Melissa Meman said...

gorgeous use of the totally different looks of the 2 leaf necklaces :)

Everyday Gypsy said...

So many ingredients. How do you choose which one's to use. I have to say the necklaces are just beautiful. I especially loved the first one. The second one is stunning also, but I guess the colors of the first are my comfort zone. Just wonderful.. Hope your race went well.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

What a gorgeous selection you received - I love those leaves. I adore your blue piece - it has such a beach-summery feel to it. Gorgeous!


Jen V. said...

Hey Lisa! Hope your race went well!
I am loving on that purple and gold combination. I would've freaked out with the gold, too, I think, but the brass was a perfect solution to make it work!

Molly Alexander said...

Beautiful job on both pieces - the colors are gorgeous! I am especially partial to the silver and blue myself!

jamberry_song said...

What gorgeous beads! And what gorgeous things you did with them! I usually don't like gold, but I love how you paired the gold leaf with the blue-and-purple beads. Yellow and purple are complementary colors, so it was a brilliant design decision on your part, but it was unexpected to see it. It works so well for a dreamy, mystical look. I LOVE it! Now, I DO like silver and blue, and the second necklace is every bit as lovely as the first. It's almost like one necklace for day time and one for night time. The second reminds me of a leaf drifting along in water eddies by moonlight; so pretty. Wonderful designs. :)

Michelle said...

I'm not sure which is my favorite...they are both gorgeous and unique.
Bead Happy!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Both necklaces are fabulous and have such wonderful colors. My fav is the second one...I'm totally and blue & green kinda girl.

maneki said...

Such gorgeous necklaces! The cool and calm second one looks perfect for a warm summer's day. The first one looks luxurious with the gold and positive, pretty colours.

Marian Hertzog said...

These are both beautiful! Great job!

Patsy Evins said...

I love both but am in love with the gold and lavender necklace! Wonderful matching of colors! Where did you get the 2 large purplish lavender beads? Love them!

Salzanos said...

Both creations are incredible! Very Spring like, original in color and layout. Just love them both very much!

Cindy said...

Lisa, what a wonderful stop this evening...your Bead Soup beads were out of this world, and so are BOTH of your necklaces! I was really impressed by the composition in both - you created such beautiful designs that flowed so nicely. Can't decide which is my favorite...would wear them both with pride!

GraceC said...

I'm not at all a "purple person" but that first necklace is just gorgeous. To my eye, it's the lavendar beads you added that really make the piece sing. So pretty.

Beadroe said...

Great colors and designs love the leaf.

Shaiha said...

Great soup! It's hard to decide which one I like best but I think the gold edges out the silver. I can't believe that you don't work with gold.

Littletreats said...

Hi Lisa, I found you through the bead soup blog party, and having browsed your blog and loved it, I've given you a stylish blogger award -
I love your party pieces, they're beautiful, I look forward to seeing more!

Menka Gupta said...

Lisa, I must say you have done a very good job with both the necklaces. I just fell in love with the gold and purple one when I saw it. Its so eye catching. Wonderful work!

Tara P. said...

Oh my gosh! Love! This! The silver is just amazing - love, love, love!

Kitty Durmaj said...

I love what you did with the turquoise the addition of the chain.

See ya in August!

Malin de Koning said...

Lovely necklaces! Very stylish.

Karen Williams said...

The necklace with the silver leaf it beautifully frost-touched. It's like that perfect winter morning, just before sunrise.

Diana Schatzman said...

The brass wire really worked for you. Your color choice on the gold piece makes me smile. I am so conventional. I would have used Autumn colors with the gold. Thank you for showing me how great bright colors can look with gold. And I know I wouldn't have been able to show off that large gold clasp by placing it along the side of the necklace instead of around back. I need to get out of my little "design" box and make something that is totally asymmetric because I think your gold piece steals the show for creativity. Thank you.

Marcie A. said...

Yes, it has taken me this long to blog hop. (I started at the bottom and I've been out of town, so....) I just wanted to leave you a note to say how much I enjoyed your color combos. Genius. I bought one of those leaves for my mom for Christmas and she loved it, they really are gorgeous and you did a great job showing them off. LOVE!

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