Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bead Soup Part Blog 6.3

The day is here, the reveal of the 3rd episode of the 6th Bead Soup Party Blog. What is a Bead Soup Party Blog? Well, with the organization of the talented Lori Anderson 400 beaders are paired up in couples, beads are sent and jewelry is created.  On the designated day, the photos of all the creations are posted on the blogs. The rules are that you have to use the clasp and the focal. 

My partner is Lynn Davis (check out her Blog to see what she made with my beads and her Etsy Shop to check out more of her items. She makes really lovely hand-cast pewter items. For a look at what she sent me, scroll down on my blog or hit this link.

The focal piece in the necklace pewter with resin over a pink and orange flower design.  Since I make my own glass beads I made some to match this lovely focal point. I used Bullseye glass to make bright orange and pale pink beads and some transparent pink beads. I used iron wire to wrap the beads and string the piece together. I thought the iron wire looked better with the pewter than the sterling I normally work with. Of course it would have looked even better if I had remembered to sand down the iron to get some of the black off. DUH. I tried to do this after the fact and wasn’t super successful. You can see one silver piece of wire on the top right of the photo. This little bit I had sanded weeks before in a class, it was only as I grabbed this piece that I realized I had forgotten to sand the rest (it was the last piece I grabbed). AUGH The wire looks way too dark with the pewter. I did use some ink to patina the pewter so it matched the wire a bit better.The ribbon I got in the last party blog exchange.

For the clasp I made a bracelet.  When I opened my package and saw the picture jasper stone beads that Lynn sent, I knew which lampwork bead I was going to use. When ivory glass touches other glass that has fine silver in it, the ivory curdles and forms darker areas which look a lot like this picture jasper. I used some other green lampwork beads I made with some seed beads, brass beads, copper wire, pearls, ceramic beads and pressed glass beads to made this bracelet. I used Lynn’s lovely pewter heart with a copper patina as a drop near the clasp.  As always I made the bracelet way too big (I have this problem with all my bracelets). I also made the strands with the wire wrapped section too long and they flop about. I thought it would work better than it does. I will likely restring those. Overall I’m happy with this bracelet but it sure is heavy! 

Check out all the other participants showing off their work today....

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs


aneri_masi said...

I like the name you gave this reveal: 6.3 :))

And really reallllllly love the pink necklace. Too cute!

Karen Williams said...

You point out all of the things you don't like about your two pieces, but they both look great in the photographs.

I'm especially drawn to your bracelet - love how all your beads support and accent your lampworked focal!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Beautiful design,lovely colors!Congratutaltion ! They are wonderful !

KJ said...


I paged down through your blog and was fascinated by your partnership with your father, who does stunning work also.

KayzKreationz said...

What a pretty focal. And the beads you made really bring out the colors in it. I love that bracelet though. I have some Picture Jasper pendants I've been wanting to use, although they're not drilled. And your piece has inspired me to get them back out and figure out how to use them. Your bead really went well those jasper beads.

Lori Anderson said...

First, I'd wear both pieces in a heartbeat, truly. Second, I love how you talk about what went "wrong", too, because it teaches us all so much! I did the same thing in a blog hop with steel wire and I know how hard it is to sand it down after the fact. I think you made it look terrific!

LOVE the bracelet -- I have such a hard time with multiple strands that I enjoy seeing them done beautifully!

Thanks for playing -- PLEASE come back in Jan/Feb!

CraftyHope said...

Both of your pieces turned out so very well. I wouldn't have noticed the difference in the wire had you not mentioned it. I really like that you created beads to go with your designs!

Lupe Meter said...

Gorgeous creations!! Nice job on your bead soup!

Unknown said...

i love your creations. Very pretty

Shai Williams said...

That bracelet is just to die for! And I know what you mean about always making them too large. I do the same so I started wire wrapping them so that I could just take out a link.

Lara Lutrick said...

Thanks everyone. The talking about what went wrong is me kinda teasing myself for doing things I always do. KJ, thanks for looking at my other posts and your kind words about my work with my dad.

Terri said...

Love the rosy salmon colors of the necklace but that bracelet is an eye catcher for me! I think I could get use to it being on the heavy side!
I agree with Kashmira great way to title the post... 6.3 very clever.

Kumi Fisher said...

The bracelet is stunning!

Anonymous said...

Amazing designs- well done!

Sweet Freedom said...

I love the mod look of the necklace, but the colors in the bracelet are just sublime - fabulous job!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful use of your soup.Delightful.Love and Hugs Tanya

Ann said...

I love the look of the bracelet, too bad it's too long. It's always tough to get everything in that you want to see. Maybe you just need to add more and turn it into a necklace;-)
You did a fantastic job matching the beads you made to the ones you received.

Giorgia Rossini said...

love both pieces,great colors!
ciao dall'Italia

LeeLu Creations said...

Both your pieces are awesome! I love that they are such different designs. My favorite is the necklace.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Love the pieces, Lara! Nice combinations, and I'm flattered that you made the glass beads to use with the resin piece! Good eye for color ... thanks for the partnership - Lynn

Andra Marasteanu said...

I just love the bracelet!!!

Becky Pancake said...

Both of your pieces are stunning. The bracelet is wonderful. It is my favorite. I make my bracelets too long also. My next purchase is going to be a bracelet sizer. It is good to hear about others mistakes, then we don't feel so stupid about the mistakes we make. I think you did a great job & should be proud of what you did. Lots of us tweak our jewelry after it is made.

bailaora said...

multi-strand bracelet is fantastic!congratulations!

Joanne said...

Both gorgeous pieces. I especially like the bracelet. Lovely :)

Lara Lutrick said...

Thanks everyone. Lynn, so glad you like what I did with your soup.

Cindy Cima said...

Love your necklace and bracelet - the bracelet is my fave but love them both!

Rachel said...

I love how your lampwork complements the bead soup you were given! That first necklace is delicious!!

Jean A. Wells said...

Beautiful work. So jealous that you can just make lampwork make it sound so easy. Great job!

Sandi Volpe said...

Love your jewelry and lamp work beads...gorgeous!

Linda Younkman said...

Beautiful pieces. Love the bracelet.

moonsafari said...

Whoah that bracelet!!! It looks amazingly good! Can I have it please? ;) Great job Lara, you rocked your bead soup!

Lori Bergmann said...

Love both of your pieces, Lara—but that bracelet is especially stunning! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this weekend too! *Ü*

Alice said...

Both are beautiful! I love how each one is so different from the other. Nice job!

CreARTelier - Jacqueline Keller said...

i like both of your pieces but especially the bracelet. your own beads are fantastic (i love organic beads) and fits perfectly with the rest of your soup!

bwheather said...

Oh yum. Love these, but that bracelet is really calling my name. Fantastic. ;-)