Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party - The Big Day

This is the great bead soup I received from Lisa Suver. She makes these great swirly polymer clay beads. These are in shades of deep green/turquoise, coral/red gold, brown and white.

Check out Lisa's blog HERE and her Etsy shop HERE

Can you believe that I have never made a three strand bracelet? I have not until this challenge. Weird, right? Lisa sent these neato clasps with an offset loop and three loops. I am not sure how to use them (see below) and used the extra single loop for a dangle. I should have checked out the bracelet in Lisa's shop to see how she used them. Lisa used the three loops for dangles, this would have been better. Lisa sent some turquoise, pearls and copper beads with her soup. I really like how the light and dark pearls add an almost mixed metals look to this bracelet. I added some seed beads in a copper tone. I love the look of asymmetrical designs, but have a hard time doing it (I like to make symetrical designs). I found that by making this bracelet I could make each row symmetrical, but each row different and tada, asymmetrical bracelet that doesn't give me a headache trying to design.

Lisa sent a really bead beautiful focal bead and I knew I wanted to make a lariat necklace. I used her large bead and made dangles and paired them with this lovely brass chain and clasp. I made the clasp in the front. I cut the chain too short. I wanted a really long necklace, but on me it is a little shorted than I wanted. Oh well another trip to the bead store.

Finally I made some simple earrings with the sparkly polymer clay beads and the turquoise beads she sent. I like how the polymer beads looks like wood or a gemstone in this photo.
I have lots of beads left over to make more jewelry, can't wait to try out more. Many thanks to Lisa for her beads and Lori for her organization of the party.

Check out all the other blogs in the links below.

Hostess, Lori Anderson

1. Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3. Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4. Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
5. Alesha Conklin and Becki Mendivil
6. Alice Peterson and Carol Dillman
7. Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
8. Amanda Dittloff and Brandy Thomason McNair
9. Amanda Tibbetts and Andrea Trank
10. Amy Freeland and Kay Mallery

11. Andra Weber and Christine Murrow
12. Ann Sherwood and Diane Welte
13. Barbara Bechtel and Kerry Bogert
14. Barbara Lewis and Cat Pruitt
15. Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16. Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)
17. Cassie Donlen and Deryn Mentock
18. Cathie Carroll and Janel Dudley
19. Cece Cormier and Morwyn Mullins
20. Charlene Jacka and Christina Hickman

21. Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22. Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
23. Christine Damm and Deb Brooks
24. Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25. Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
26. Cindy Cima Edwards and Eleanor Burian-Mohr
27. Cory Celaya and Rhea Freitieg
28. Courtney Breul and Dana Hickey
29. Cynthia Abner and Jennifer Boreck
30. Cynthia Tucker and Jean Peter

41. Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
42. Erin Grant and Jean Wells
43. Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
44. Genea Crivello-Knable and Heather Powers
45. Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
46. Heidi Kingman and Lori Greenberg
47. Helen Kemp and Lisa Wangeman
48. Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
49. Jamie Hogsett and Jeannie Dukic
50. Jeanette Ryan and Jelveh Jaferian

51. Jennifer Cameron and Tania Spivey
52. Jennifer Justman and Kari Carrigan
53. Jennifer Tough and Lorelei Eurto
54. Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55. Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
56. Julie Anne Leggett and Kelley Fogle
57. Karen Hess and Linda Landig
58. Karyn Bonfiglio and Kathleen Lange Klik
59. Kashmira Patel and Kat White
60. Kat Barron Miller and Kelly Morgan

61. Kathy Lindemer and Rose Binoya
62. Krafty Max and Sandra Miller
63. Kristen Latimer and Pam Ferrari
64. Kristie Roeder and Lea Avroch
65. Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66. Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
67. Lara Lutrick and Lisa Suver
68. Laura DeMoya and Lisa Hanna
69. Libby Leuchtman and Melanie Brooks
70. Linda Koch and Rosemarie Cowit

71. Lisa Chapman and Menka Gupta
72. Lisa Liddy and Marion Simmons
73. Lori Anderson and Marcie Abney
74. Lori Bowring-Michaud and Mary Govaars
75. Lori Dorrington and Maria Rosa Sharrow
76. Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
77. Lynn Bennett and Mandi Ainsworth
78. Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
79. Mary Harding and Shannon LeVart
80. Mary Jane Dodd and Stacey Curry

81. Melinda Orr and Molly Alexander
82. Melissa Meman and Michelle Escano-Caballaro
83. Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
84. Nan Emmett and Nicole Valentine-Rimmer (Canada)
85. Nancy Boylan and Suzette Bentley
86. Natasha Lutes and Patti Vanderbloemen
87. Pam Hurst and Rebekah Payne
88. Patty Miller and Sara Rhoades
89. Rebecca Anderson (UK) and Lori Anderson
90. Rebecca Sirevaag and Sharon Driscoll

97. Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)

98. Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)


Lisa said...

Oh Lara, your pieces are so pretty! Thanks so much for all your kind words and thoughtfulness throughout our bead soup blog party! It's been so much fun!

roomforchange said...

These are soo beautiful!!! You rose to the challenge of the soup! That focal is soo lovely.

la mar de bonita said...

A very stylish jewellery set - you did a wonderful job, Lara! I love the beads you've got from Lisa - you've made charming pieces of jewellery with them!

Stone Designs said...

It turned out so cute Lara! Good use of the clasp too.

jojosbeads said...

I love the colours and all 3 pieces are gorgous. I especialy like the necklace and the way you have set the clasp just above the pendant to show it off. Lovely! :) x

Jenn said...

Oooh, I love those polymer beads. And I love how you put them together in that bracelet and lariat and earrings. I think the bracelet is my favorite with the three strands and mixing all those colors together. I'm a color-a-holic, so it's hard to leave and go look at other blogs!

Anonymous said...

I love that you tried the asymmetry in a three strand bracelet -- it turned out beautifully! :)

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Really wonderful collection. The polymer clay beads are fantastic and you did them justice with your designs! Love the fun colors too.

Sandra Young said...

You make polymer look really fun! I love that multi-strand bracelet and would wear it all the time! Wonderful work!

DIAS Jewelry said...

Lara, you are talented artist! the earrings are beautiful. My vote for them :-) oh sure the other two are gorgeous as well!

khess136 said...

all so fun and whimsical! love the way the colors pull everything together.

Doris Stumpf said...

Love your work!!! Greetings Doris

Hi, I'm Linda said...

How pretty! I love the swirly beads and you did a great job with the.

Lynnea B said...

very those swirly beads

Cindy Cima said...

Great soup! You did a great job with the three strand bracelet!
The necklace and earrings are very cool too!

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Lara Lutrick said...

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your kind words.

Moobie Grace said...

I love your soup and the multi-strand bracelet is cute!!

Alicia said...

OMG, Lara - you did an amazing job! I love everything, I've been waiting patiently to see what you'll design with those gorgeous polymer clay pieces you got yourself there. It is a lovely set!

Cornerstoregoddess said...

I never made a three strand bracelet, either. Now I'm inspired!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Those beads you got are so pretty and I adore the necklace and bracelet. Gorgeous!

adlinah said...

Ooh, your bead soup was absolutely delicious. Wonderful job on all the pieces. I'm really encouraged at how you and some others have been combining blues and browns - I think it's a colour palette I'll have to try out soon.

Sharon Driscoll said...

Lara - The triple strand bracelet is great. It's nice to try something new...kind of shakes up the status quo. You have done beautiful work with your soup.

Sharon Driscoll said...

Lara - The triple strand bracelet is great. It's nice to try something new...kind of shakes up the status quo. You have done beautiful work with your soup.

Wendy said...

I really love the triple strand bracelet and the colors! I also like the antique gold tone used on some of the pieces! Very pretty!

Cherry Obsidia said...

Lovely soup, lovely makes! :)

moonsafari said...

Gorgeous lentil beads, I lvoe the colors too, my favorite combination! The bracelet is awesome, but I love everything!


I love the soup you received, and you made a great job, I love all the pieces!
ciao dall'Italia

vonna said...

Lara, this is a great wearable matching collection and the colors are so eye pleasing. WTG on the asymmetry!

Rachel said...

The swirl beads make me think of Willy Wonka. I am in love with the three strand bracelet. You have such talent and artistic vision.

Cheryl said...

Love your designs and your photos were wonderful.

Lori Anderson said...

I'm so glad you tried a new technique (and it's beautiful!). The necklace is so pretty, too!

I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful beads to work with, I love your bracelet!

Maneki said...

Lovely jewellery! I really like how you used that toggle loop, adding a small dangle to it. It's such a good idea (I've just seen them as pendant clasps so hadn't thought about something like this). Looks great!

Ann said...

The beads you received are beautiful and you made some really special pieces with them. The bracelet is great and the necklace is awesome too. Congrats!

Shaiha said...

I just love your bracelet and I want to find some of those clasps!

WindDancerStudios said...

I think you should probably do multiple stranded bracelets more often as this one came out CUTE! I would wear it!

Stacey said...

Gorgeous color combination you got to work with!! The three strand bracelet is terrific - see Bead Soup really does push us to new levels! :) Great work!!

Kari Carrigan said...

Lara, love what you did! Those are my favorite colors, and I love the bracelet. Great job! I also adore the earrings, they remind me of a pair that you would grab to wear all the time.

Alice said...

A fantastic bead soup! I love your pieces, but my favorite is the lariat. You did a great job on that bracelet. Making multi-strand bracelets can be a bit frustrating at times, but you nailed it!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Lara - I just adore the bead soup you received. My favorite color palette! You did an amazing job. Each piece is so pretty. I love how the clasp is close to the pendant on the necklace. Really looks neat!

Jean A. Wells said...

Your set is beautiful. Lisa makes such beautiful polymer beads and the turquoise are especially pretty. Your three-strand is perfect. You may never had made one before, but you have certainly mastered it. Great job!

Kashmira said...

Very pretty! Sometimes it is so hard to use beads beacause well, they are just too beautiful. You sure did a real good job with these

Bead-Mused said...

Aw, these are just YUMMY! I absolutely covet them.

Loris Glassworks said...

I love the bracelet, I'm a big fan of multi-strand designs. You did a fabulous job with the soup ingredients. You received some lovely materials to work with.
Lori D.

Patti Van said...

You had a beautiful soup to work with! I just love that multi-strand bracelet - they are so fun to wear! The matching necklace and earrings are sweet! You did a beautiful job!

Karen Vincent said...

Beautiful bead soup creations. Love the three strand bracelet. Gorgeous colours too!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Gorgeous pieces! I love the bracelet! So much fun and so together but complex at the same time :) The lariat is lovely and the earrings too!

steufel said...

Wow, pretty pieces. LOOOOOOOVEnthe necklace!

Kat BM said...

that looks like a fun bracelet to wear! good job

Kathy Lindemer said...

I absolutely love the colors and beads. It is a really cool bracelet.

Charlie said...

What beautiful pieces you created. I love the bracelet it is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

So pretty. O love the multi strand piece best.

Jean said...

love your soup and what you made, did it justice!! There has been a ton of awesome polymer!!

CraftyHope said...

Wow, your pieces definitely do a great job of showcasing her polymer clay beads as well as your design skills. You made three really lovely pieces! Awesome.

Lisa Michele Creations said...

Very pretty pieces..:) You made a some lovely work out of your ingredients!

Jo said...

They are all lovely! I love making those lentil swirl beads, but I always have trouble getting the holes lined up properly. Looks like Lisa doesn't have that problem!
I love the colours, and I love what you've made.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I love those beads your partner sent you and the three strand bracelet you made is really beautiful. You really have a nice set.

Linda - said...

What a gorgeous bead selection to receive and I love the bracelet you made with them.