10 May 2014

8th Bead Soup Party

Welcome to the 8th Bead Soup Party!

I have the honor of being paired with a marvelous glass bead artist from Germany named Sabine Dittrich. I like to ask for an international partner, because it is fun to make a new friend in another part of the world who shares your same passion. Hello, friend!

Now I know that every partner I have ever had has sent a tasty helping of mystery soup ingredients to work with, but I think that I hit the motherlode with this one! Miss Sabine was exceedingly generous. She sent me so much to play with that I really wasn't able to use it all, even though I did make five necklaces and a pair of earrings. See the picture below to see what I am talking about!

photo courtesy of Sabine

She sent the soup in such a sweet array of packaging, too! It really felt like Christmas in March when I got them! My daughter is already putting dibs on several of these sweet and sassy bags and I don't blame her!
photo courtesy of Sabine
Now you would think that if I got all this in March I would have started back then. Then you don't know me very well! I have a tendency to wait until the last possible moment to do anything. And this was no exception. I know that our hostess, Miss Lori Anderson, had to postpone the reveal by a week due to some health issues, but I can't tell you how relieved I was to have that extra time! Every single piece I made was done this week, some just yesterday. Now I realize that if I had more time, I could have possibly used it all, but that would just mean I would have procrastinated even more! (Who's with me on that?!)

 On with the Soup!


Hit the Spot
I was so in love with the strand of 13 round glass beads that Miss Sabine made just for me. Each one of them was so different, yet completely coordinated. These are quite large beads - about 18mm - and all with the same palette of burgundy base with white, coral turquoise, gray and blue dots. I could have used more than one in a design, but I felt they were each so special, that I wanted them to be the star in different designs, and now I seem to have a whole collection going on! I happened to have some glowing lucite pumpkin shaped beads that worked perfectly with this palette. But I needed some other beads that would carry the visual weight. I found these large wood nuggets just lying around and thought they would do the trick, that are also very lightweight. I used some of the silver plated bicone spacers and one of the three clasps that Miss Sabine Sent. I designed this so that the dottie bead would be off to the side, but found that it looks equally good with the clasp to the side (as pictured) instead of just to the back.  



You've Got a Lot of Verve
Again, those dottie beads intrigue me! I picked this one with swirly blue-green portholes, as if peering into an underwater world. I paired it with a black and white ceramic dottie bead from Jangles, a copper pinwheel spacer and some brass colored dottie rondelles. See that fabric? That is the most luscious shibori silk called Firefall (< ---- click the link to see the amazing color I am talking about) from Lisa Kan at Aria Design Studio. She sent me some of this amazing material to play with and I will tell you that I have been stumped by it. Shibori is pleated silk ribbon that is hand dyed in small batches. Within the pleats is a color explosion! You really have to get some of it for yourself! Most of the projects I have seen using it are bead embroidery or silk flowers. I wanted to try something different. So I strung a lucite bead onto some wire and then knotted the silk onto the bead, wrapping it around with the wire to cage it. I quite like the way the folds show the different tones and it lends a soft, touchable element to the piece. At the bottom I added the copper tassel but jazzed it up with the addition of some Swarovski bicone crystals, hung from a copper rollo chain. [As an aside... clearly, I have an obsession with tassels, since nearly all my pieces had them!]
Subtly Sonorous
Back in 2010 I had the privilege of attending a two day workshop by Miss Stephanie Lee at ArtBliss in Washington, D.C. She is delightful and in my top 3 list of all-time favorite teachers. It is there that I learned to solder, a skill that I have yet to really put into practice. One of the classes was called Pipe Dreams. We made really funky soldered components using copper pipe, wire, brass and filigree. This one uses a twisted wire for a rope edge detail. I have never actually made one thing with those little experiments. A total travesty! But when I picked out this cute dottie bead I saw that pipe bezel sitting there as if it has been waiting all this time for just the right design! I love long necklaces that you just throw on and go, and I used a marvelous vintage barrel chain that I recently scored. I used a faux suede tassel from John Bead for color and movement and to soften the design. Doesn't it look just right? The unexpected surprise was that the little suede tassel has a metalized top and when it moves back and forth inside the pipe bezel there is a sweet little bell sound that is Subtly Sonorous! I see more of this style coming in my future! Fire up the torch!

Under Her Spell
Now this bead was particularly stunning. It was so LARGE! It was DOUBLE-SIDED! It has EVERY COLOR in nature in it! This focal bead that Miss Sabine made herself, demanded something truly special. Holding this bead in my hand, I can't help but marvel at the intricacies of it. I truly cannot take a picture that does it justice. Suffice it to say that there are whole worlds going on in that bead - different worlds in each side - and it really is magical. It had me under its spell!

I struggled a bit with how best to balance the size and weight of this bead with the dazzling array of colors. Happily, I stumbled on a few strands of multi-colored keishi pearls that I had bought at last years Bead & Button Show (Finally! I used something from a Bead & Button show purchase before going to the next one!). I wove double strands together with some rhinestone rondelles and soft silver accents, like the oval bead and the leaf toggle from my soup, and the openwork filigree cloud pewter component from Green Girl Studios (also a Bead & Button Show 2013 purchase! Yea, me! I truly have a sickness, this bead hoarding addiction).


At the bottom of the focal, I added a small silvered glass bead from my friend Julianna of Julsbeads in a tiger stripe orange and soft swirly lavender with some of the wavy chip beads Sabine sent. There was  also this funky little bead with what looked like a crown on top of a ball in the soup. I turned it upside down to catch a tumble of stray chain for a tassel. I plan to wear this to church for Mother's Day tomorrow as I am the cantor leading the congregation in song so I need to look my best!


Of course, you can tell there is a lot of soup left to play with... the Czech glass, copper daisies, Japanese cord, a Murano glass bead from Venice, a fine silver crab and the Bali fish and pod beads... but that will have to wait for another day! I did say that I made 5 necklaces and a pair of earrings, didn't I? Well, you will have to wait... the last one will be for my reveal for Earrings Everyday We're All Ears challenge reveal on May 16th! Still time to join!

Here are the bead soups that I sent to Miss Sabine.

Please go to Perlendschungel blog to see what she made with my ingredients! I can't wait!

photo by Brandi Hussey
Did you know that there is a Bead Soup book that Miss Lori Anderson put together inspired by these hops? Did you know that I am one of the artists in that book? It really was an honor to be a part of it, and it is filled with some dynamite designs by some very talented people from around the world. It is an oft-referenced book on my shelf. Check it out!

In the spirit of sharing, I would like to pass the Bead Soup love on to you... I will select one of the remaining dottie rounds made by Miss Sabine and pair that up with a special little soup of my own to send to one commenter on this blog chosen at random. I will reveal the winner on Friday, May 16th.

How do you enter? Simple.

Just leave a comment on this post telling me which one of these is your favorite Bead Soup creation.....but BE SURE that your email is turned on in your profile or that you leave it in the comment. If I can't email you, you can't win!

Now.... off to the BEAD SOUP HOP!

115 comments:

adlinah said...

Your necklaces are gorgeous! Am loving all the tassels. Beautiful, beautiful work!

Karin G said...

You created, as always fabulous jewelry with the fabulous beads you got, I love the colors you used in your Under Her Spell necklace. And you found such a clever use of Shibori silk ribbon.
I love it all!

13 said...

Amazing work with such a beautiful soup. I love the texture and structuring you've used in all the necklaces. Hit the spot has such lovely colours and I'm loving the dangles too.

Kashmira said...

Hehe...yes, I am with you on the procrastination. I was done on time for last week's reveal, but didn't make anything else, since, well, I was done, photos included!

Love all the dotted beads (i like anything dotted!)...the first necklace is definitely my fav!

Donetta said...

How on earth can we pick just one favorite? I love each of your pieces...if pressed, I would choose Under the Sea as my favorite...but check back in five minutes, and I may have another fave!

Terri Del Signore said...

Under her spell would be my favourite - its got a lot of really great features! Wonderful work as always! I love the "go out on a limb bead soup your sent out!
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Jayne Capps said...

please don't make me choose between the first 2 necklaces~ I love them both! so much soup from you!

Natalie @ NorthShore Days said...

Oooh so gorgeous!!! I love them all but my fav has to be Subtly Sonorous. Awesome work!

la mar de bonita said...

I know Sabine personally and know, that she's delighted of beeing paired with such a talented designer like you are, Erin. I like the way, you make her lampworkbeads eyecatching in your creations! Wonderful pieces, each of them!

Perlendschungel said...

Michi is right, Miss Erin, I am really happy and very honored being paired with such a unique artist like you are.
I never could have imagined that my soup would find its way to Tesori Trovati.
Miss Erin, I love all the creations that you made with my lampwork and the other ingredients I sent to you. I very much hope that the hole stash did'nt let you "turn around" to many times. It was'nt ment to be used completely. ;-)
I am in awe with "Under her spell". The necklace is a stunning piece and my focal looks so different now. You really know how to draw attention to certain parts in a jewelry piece.
Thank you again for being my partner and I hope that you like one of my creations, too. ;-)
Sabine

beadrecipes said...

Well, Miss Erin, as always it is hard to choose which of your divine creations is my favourite! But I have to say that Under Her Spell has me under its spell, it is simply amazing. I look forward to seeing the earrings ...

Jean said...

I am having a hard time picking myself up--you have floored me with these beauties! I love what your partner sent (and also what you sent her as well) and I think that anyone would adore wearing ANY of the beautiful pieces you created, as always! These are flat out beautiful! GREAT and original!
love, jean
and tell your daughter, "jean says take ALL the bags!!! ;) " wheee

coffeeaddict said...

beautiful soup! amazing designs. I really like how you've captured the essence of the focal in Under her spell

Oneday Designs said...

Stunningly gorgeous, all of them and what an amazing assortment of beads. My favourite is Under Her Spell. Thanks for sharing.

roomforchange said...

I am definitely "Under her spell!!" Amazingly beautiful jewellery!!

Regina said...

Gorgeous pieces, my favorite would be Hit the Spot, but they are all so lovely.

Kristin Oppold said...

Lovely soup Erin and what a successful outcome!!!!!!! Love to see your work. Have fun hopping.

Pepita said...

Miss Erin, your pieces are stunning, as always!! It was really hard to pick one, but I think the Under Her Spell necklace is my favorite!
Alenka

Claire Lockwood said...

Gorgeous pieces, all, Erin! My favourite are the one with the ribbon bundle and, esp., the one with the leather tassel. How great you still had your metal piece to use - it looks perfect in that mix!

Dian Hierschel said...

Oh well, I don't have favorite this time. They are all too GORGEOUS. ALL are my FAVORITE!!! Thank you for making this amazing collection and showing us. xxx

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Gorgeous designs Erin! The soup you received is really amazing and beautifully packaged. Love the beads that she made for you. Your designs made them sing! The soup you sent her is also stunning!

I would have never guessed you made everything within the past few days, those pieces look like weeks worth of time went into them! You sure do work well under pressure!

Thank you for the lovely tour of your bead soup. I hope to participate again next year if I can get my ducks in a row (find spare time in my day while caring for Liam)!

Michelle Mach said...

Beautiful as always! I especially loved the clever way you used the shibori. I have a piece stashed away that I just love to look at, but have no idea how I'm going to use!

Kokopelli said...

Holy smokes, what a soup! Lovely pieces you made!

elisabeth said...

Beautiful pieces - your work is always stunning!

jevebo-art said...

Beautiful necklaces!! Fantastic and great job!

Cece Cormier said...

Great soup ingredients, and as always, beautiful work. I'm in love with that fabric bead you made-WOW!

Bluefinch said...

Beautiful pieces, all of them! Love the use of the shibori-stunning!
Rachel

Sheila Davis said...

Beautiful designs!

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Wow Erin - you never disappoint with your stunning creations!!! I am always blown away from your creations! It is so hard to pick which one to say is my favorite because they are all unique and wonderful in their own way! Have fun wearing Under Her Spell on Mother's Day!!!

Shannon LeVart said...

Erin, you make my heart swell with your designs! You always amaze me with the detail and classic beauty you create each piece with, but also have such a unique combination of techniques. You have always been one of my most favorite designers and this bead soup reveal reminds me of that.
Under Her Spell is super sexy.

Ann Schroeder said...

Oh, such beautiful creations! I love them all. I always have such fun reading your posts about how you come to put things together. I know you wait until the last minute, but procrastination must be your muse! I have two barrel beads that I have been contemplating hanging a tassel out the bottom, and I can see that is the thing to do from your Subtly Sonorous necklace. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I will say Under Her Spell. The colors are fantastic, I love the large silver pieces (that clasp!) and Sabine's wonderful focal! I'm really loving all of the tassels, but that one is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sharon Driscoll said...

I would have expected nothing less than perfection. You always put things together in the best of ways. It's like a small masters class in what the "possibilities" are when choosing components to combine. Thanks for having a great blog - I always enjoy it.

Terri said...

Fabulously beautiful creations! What can I say...You are one Uber talented lady! All of these are really Soup-er. The one the speaks to me the most is under her spell. Hope you are enjoying the hop!

kathy stemke said...

Under her spell has me under a spell...beautiful.

Peru-Medesigns said...

Nice job I use tassels in my horse ribbon necklace too.

val tilghman said...

Love love love and more love !!beautiful designs :)

Jean A. Wells said...

You could have opened a bead shop with what you received and you could open a jewelry shop with what you made! Everything is beautiful. I can't believe that copper piece started with a piece of copper pipe. I have copper pipe and I can't imagine it ever looking like that. Great job! Jean

Kristi Jaro said...

Under her spell!

ladelizchica said...

Everything you made is beautiful but I love Hit the Spot something about the pop of orange against the brown.I also loved Under the Spell.

Coloraddiction said...

Wow - you totally scored with this amazing soup! And the pieces you made are so pretty - I really love "Under Her Spell"

Manola Maria said...

I like the way you incorporated the shibori silk into your design. Beautiful job as always.

Dolores Raml said...

Gorgeous pieces, it was really hard picking a favorite but think it has to be "Under HerSpell".

vovsblog said...

Such lovely work well done!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Miss Erin, you never, ever, disappoint. You're going to look stunning at church tomorrow!

Mary K. McGraw said...

All your pieces are stunning. My favorite is Under the Spell. What a great job.

rockcreekcreations said...

Wonderful pieces!! I really like under her spell, which I see many others like also!!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Such wonderful and well-thought out designs, Erin, and your bountiful soup was a marvelous inspiration, I bet :)

Kepi said...

Stunning pieces, they are all gorgeous. Love the colors, love the design, love everything about each piece.

Sheila said...

You make the most amazing focals. Oh my word, you are good.

Liz said...

Couldn't wait to stop by to see what you made and you didn't disappoint. My favorite is Under your Spell. I also loved the bright pink soup mix that you sent...that focal is gorgeous!

*~Corrie~* said...

Love all the tassels and that last necklace is stunning.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Beautiful as ever Erin! It's great to see you back in stride. I love the "under her spell" and I'm sure it will make Mother's day all the more special. Like you, I am loving all the tassels, I find I don't really try to resist them at all

Leanne said...

Always love your work and you didn't disappoint - absolutely stunning!

Shaiha said...

They are all stunning and you want us to pick our favorite!?!

Hmmmm...really hard pick I would would have to go with the Verve necklace because I just love the biplay between the bead and silk. And the tassels!

Alicia said...

Well, Miss Erin, I expected perfection and you didn't disappoint: all your pieces are simply gorgeous. I love how you mix all the media and materials, and how you perfectly name them too (I love the idea of the 'Subtly Sonorous' tassel, I'd like to hear it now :) ). Love, love, love everything!

Mitzie Crider said...

If I had to choose which of your many pieces I like best, I couldn't. They are all great and very inspiring!

Heidi Kingman said...

Beautiful, beautiful soup! I adore the "verve" necklace. Something about that one just speaks to me. :)

Kumi Fisher said...

I'm just in awe with your designs! You are such an inspiring artist!

Kari Asbury said...

They are all so beautiful Miss Erin! But Under Her Spell...somehow I can just picture all those little worlds you talked about in my minds eye :) Can't wait to see your 5th creation at the We're All Ears reveal...see you there!

PiPa said...

I already am a fan of your work, so I didn't expect any less wonderful things than this! You brought tassels on a new level!

Donna said...

Fantastic soup, and you made some wonderful pieces of jewelry with it!

Andrea said...

MOther lode is accurate and you procrastinated. Great job! You have some stunning and beautiful pieces.

Lori Anderson said...

I LOVE her lampwork, and that last necklace is screaming my name (can you hear it?). You and I were on the same wave length, getting everything done during the last week! But your work is always amazing and fresh and I just love everything you did.

Thank you for being a part of this party for so many years -- it means a lot!

Jael said...

Wow!! I'm speechless!

Ginger Davis Allman (The Blue Bottle Tree) said...

Erin, you are a master. What phenomenal designs, each one better than the next. *impressed*

Kristen said...

Erin you know I could not begin to tell you which is my favorite. You astound me with all of your creations and I am always left drooling!

ornamento said...

It's all beautiful but I am loving that fabric and wire bead,

Tandra said...

OOOH the Under Her Spell Necklace is gorgeous!!!! What gorgeous beads you got to work with!!

Bobbie said...

They are all gorgeous, as your work always is, but Under Her Spell is especially fabulous. I particularly like the way the shape of the pendant echoes the shape of the clasp. Delicious!

Tammy Adams said...

Yessirree, I am right there with you on the procrastinating. Or rather, I like to say my muse is Procrastination. Your last minute inspiration resulted in some spectacular designs.

Carol D. said...

They are all wonderful but I would have to pick Under Her Spell. Your design complements the great bead.

Ghislaine said...

I really think you did an awesome job on each and every creation, but I have this 'thing' for fabrics and fibers and so to me 'You've got a lot of verve' really stood out, what a special piece you made it by using the shibori silk like this!!! I am seriously in love with that piece!

Pat Haight said...

All of your creations are awesome! I looked and looked but couldn't get past loving the first necklace the most😊

Malin de Koning said...

Simply beautiful Erin. As always your creations are stunning. The Under Her Spell necklace is gorgeous. And I love the wire wrapped sari silk bead in You've Got a Lot of Verve. Such an ingenious way of adding fabric element to a piece. I gotta try it out myself :-). But I think you could sell those in your shop. It will be a hit I am sure.

Sherri Stokey said...

Wow, those are gorgeous. Each piece is so well thought out and beautiful. I just love your style. I'd be hard pressed to choose a favorite! The first one is, indeed, spot on, but the use of the ribbon in genius in the second and your color sense is absolute perfection in the last one... I'm going to say I like the first one the most, but it's mostly a tie :)

Silver Parrot said...

When I finally got a moment to start "hopping" and leaving comments, I knew I wanted to start with your blog because you'd do something amazing...and sure enough! Wow...everything is just gorgeous. I am particularly drawn to the first necklace with the wood nuggets - it has such a warm glow and makes me think of a big wood fire in a rustic log cabin. And I love the last necklace with the silver leaf toggle, large glass focal and chain tassel - "spell" is a good word to use in the name of this piece because it is definitely mysterious and has a spellbinding quality. Great job, as always, Miss Erin!

Genea said...

Oh wow! She sent you an amazing soup! What beauties! Great packaging as well! You are such an incredible designer, Erin! I love your first necklace with the contrast of wood and glass and the BRIGHT pops of color!

Love the details of the second necklace and the wire wrapped sari! Really diggin' the tassel necklace as well!

Love the name of your "under her spell" piece! It's such a perfect name for a piece dripping with Hilltribe silver and beautiful stones with a gorgeous lampwork focal! Wow!

I love the soup you sent her as well. It's a wonderful mix of your fantastic beads, metals and other lovely accents.

xo Genea

iwannagoout said...

Absolutely in love with the "Under her Spell" necklace. Love the asymmetry. Awesome!

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful work! I love all of the textile elements!! You've got a lot of Verve is wonderful with the shibori silk bead!! Love it!

Lea Avroch said...

I seriously loved all the things you created out of that wonderful soup, but I think my favorite is the one with the embellished barrel. Mostly cause I've experience the exact same thing, where you buy or make something, not knowing where or when you're going to use it, but then it has a way of showing you where it wants to go. Lovely creations & loved reading your post.

CraftyHope said...

My, your soup was definitely generous, but you really gave it life. Each of your pieces are just luscious, and I love the fringe/tassel direction you took with several of them. Such exquisite pieces, but still so fun.

Nelly May said...

Gasp! What a fabulous array! Can't believe these were all done in a week - you must be at your best under pressure. I think what you did with that vibrant shibori ribbon was inspired. Very different way to use it.

Marti Conrad said...

All of your pieces are great, but I favor "Under Her Spell", that is fantastic, love everything about it!

Kokopelli said...

Simply WOW!

Skye said...

Oh all of these are beautiful! you were right.. those beads deserve center stage in each piece!
I think my favorite is Under Her Spell. That focal and all those pearls just .. wow.. fabulous job!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Miss Erin, You defiantly have your own style. All of the pieces you created are wonderful.Subtly Sonorous is very cool. The pipe component is so unique and way cool. But Under Her Spell gets my vote for the best. Those keshi pearls are dreamy.

Patricia Johnson said...

Amazing job with your soup! They are all stunning...under her spell is my favorite!

Happy Hopping!

Susanm said...

I am going through a tassel phase myself and really like how you incorporated a tassel into the various necklaces, each one is so unique. Hard to pick a favourite, but "You've got a lot of Verve" is gorgeous, especially the "bead" made with wire and the ribbon.

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Fire Phoenix said...

Ah, Erin, you never disappoint with your creations! How do you do it?! I love them all, as usual. I particularly like 'Subtly Sonorous'; it has a little bit of an oriental theme, and seems a little it different for you (in a good way!)

fay ................................................... said...

First of Under Her Spell is my favorite, but they are all gorgeous.. you had so many ingredients to work with

Jen Purple said...

Beautiful pieces, very artsy and unusual! "Under Her Spell" is my favorite. I love the freshwater pearls and the beautiful colorful lampwork pendant!

Divya N said...

Oh Erin, I have always seen your stuff on art bead scene and drooled over them never even realising that you would have a blog of your own. I am really happy to have found it now

Genny said...

What a romantic soup (if soup can be romantic!). I love what you did with it.

WindDancerStudios said...

I absolutely adore Subtly Sonorous :)

Beautiful soups both sent and received!

ChristinaMarieH said...

My favorite is "Hit the Spot".

Armored Mermaid said...

I love the pearls with the focal. I always admire those Keshia beads, but I never know what I would do with them. You clearly have found a wonderful combo!

alainnjewelry said...

Beautiful pieces! I can't pick between "you've got a lot of verve" or "under her spell". Both amazing

bailaora said...

great projects, I love this oriental look!

Bev said...

I love the under her spell piece with the tassel. Very nice job!

Dyanne Cantrell said...

I love what you did with the ribbon. Ingenious! All of your pieces are fabulous!

Dyanne Cantrell said...

I love what you did with the ribbon. Ingenious! All of your pieces are fabulous!

kmorgan said...

Erin, I love your bead soups - the one you received as well as the one you sent. So generous & such beautiful beads!

All of your creations are beautiful & I just couldn't pick one that I esp liked because I really like them all!

I also love the way you name your creations! It's inspiring! :)

Linda A. said...

WoW! I love your "Under the Spell" piece - I love the way you used the pearls to pull out the amazing colors of the lampwork bead. Just GORGEOUS!

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Maria Rosa Sharrow said...

Gorgeous pieces. Such rich colors they look like something royalty should wear. Well Done!

Just Beads said...

All the pieces are gorgeous but my favourite is the last necklace. You showcased Sabines beautiful lampwork bead in a great way. I love the asymmetric design and the use of the clasp at the front side.

Veralynne Malone said...

Excellent work as usual! I don't which one I like the best, but well maybe the second one....I haven't seen ribbon done that way. Great soup! Very tasty!

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stregajewellry said...

What an incredible soup, you lucky lady! I like everything you have made so far but I have to say I love Under Her Spell, not just because I am a witchy kind of woman but the Oolors! and the style! Just gorgeous!

AnnodArte said...

Gorgeous pieces! Congratulations!

Kelly said...

Well, this might sound corny....but I'm under the spell of your necklace Under Her Spell. Between the tassle, the glass focal and the multi-colored pearls, that is one very gorgeous piece of jewelry. I am always impressed with your creations, and I was not disappointed this time either. Great pieces all together!

Louise said...

Awesome, magnificent, I'm out of superlatives. So yeah, I really like what you made. So I'm just now getting around to your blog, 500ish is a lot to visit, and of course comment. I like how you used the dotty beads in separate pieces. They (and all the lampwork) are super special. And the bell made from copper pipe, pretty cool stuff!

Dini Bruinsma said...

Love love love♥ all your pieces, the colours are stunning. All is so well balanced, so happy! Subtly Sonorous, is my absolute favourite. I'm back in China when~looking at it!

Dawn Williams said...

Stunning. The soup is to die for but the talent to put it together is even more stunning. Beautiful work!

Robin Reed said...

Just really Wonderful designs!!! Love the tassels for movement and I love the one that makes a bell sound! Great Job!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

bairozan said...

Reading your post was like a walk in a fairy garden - beautiful designs and colors, variable techniques and materials and all sorts of fascinating spicing! Using up old bits and pieces feels rewarding, I know!

Janice said...

What a beautiful mix you were sent. I know it would have challenged me and I never would have come close to your vision. Wow!!! All the tassels are fabulous and so full of fun but the piece that really threw me because it was so unexpected and unlike anything I've seen before is that spectacular shibori silk tassel. Totally won my heart!

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