Saturday, February 26, 2011

There is a party today!

Welcome friends... both new and old! Grab a cup and pour yourself a bit of my bead soup...

my soup 1

My partner for this exchange was the lovely Rose Noble of Lady Noble Designs. And I must say "Rose, please excuse my poor excuse for a before photo!" I dived right into creating projects and forgot to get a "pretty" shot of my goodies. I am hoping the photos below make up for it. As for the soup itself, it was filled with some of my favorite go to colors. Bright lime green, beautiful teally blue... *sigh*... dreamy...

Here is what I created...

clasp earrings bsbp 1
heart bangle bsbp 2
heart bangle bsbp 2a
cluster bracelet bsbp 3
bsbp group

One of the Bead Soup Blog Party "rules" is that you must use the clasp, and you must use the focal. Rose was sweet and sent a few possible focals. As for the clasp... can you find it? I decided to go a little crazy and use the clasp in earrings!! That's right, the clasp is the brass components in the earrings. I cut the two circles in half, textured the reverse side, polished back the oxidation, used punch pliers to add holes, and set to dangling them up. I think they might be my favorite project from the soup!

My second fav would have to be the heart bangle. Barbara Lewis (my partner in the first Bead Soup Blog Party last year!!!) shared some cute wire links on her blog the other day. I had those links on the brain while creating this bangle. I was astonished by the beautiful purple and pink hues that came out of the copper when drawing the beads at each end of the wire. So so beautiful. I was considering oxidizing the entire bangle, but when I saw those colors, I knew I need to leave it be.

And speaking of oxidation, I most definitely plan to go back in and oxidize the brass clasp I added to the Cha Cha style bracelet I made featuring  Rose's love link. Once darkened, it should blend right into the brass chain I used. This mix of fun mix of Czech glass. I love the little flowers and the I really don't have enough facets in my studio. Certainly something I should remedy.

Now, I know your time is just as limited as mine! You have over 200 blogs to visit if you want to taste all the soup that is being offered today! Hop on over to the master list to find out where else you are invited in to feast.

And a special THANK YOU to Lori Anderson for all her hard work and dedication to this exchange!!

126 comments:

Cindy W. said...

Absolutely stunning, Kerry! You are so clever with the clasp-turned earrings...I agree, my favorite in your beautiful soup! The bangle is fantastic - clean lines but with a classic heart motif. The cha-cha bracelet looks like fun written all over it - yes, true KABS colors. I sure enjoyed your soup!! :-)

steufel said...

Oh my god - this heart-bangle might be one of my alltije favs! Absolutly stunning!

steufel said...

Oh, I mean alltime of course. Damn IPAD-Keyboard!

Creative Arty Facts said...

Gorgeous pieces Kerry - just love the colour combinations you've used!

Mags said...

Heart-bangle is so so fabulous <3

balanced. said...

Now that is very clever, the way you used your soup clasp!

And I love the way you were inspired by Barbara's links. Really beautiful!!

Rebecca said...

I love it all! But I agree with you, the earrings are my absolute favourite - they are just gorgeous! And so unique. I hope you make more like these! A brilliant use of the clasp. I love your signature colours....and that sweet and simple bracelet....Your creative mind is brilliant!

Barbara Lewis said...

A great piece, Kerry! Love the LARGE link idea for the bracelet. Beautiful work, as always.

Marcy Lamberson said...

what a delightful combination. you rocked it!

ewabeads said...

Nice! I love what you did with your soup!

Christine Damm said...

This being my first Soup I am inspired by all the ways you deconstructed the "rules" by using the focal and clasp in so many interesting ways! Great designs!

somethingunique said...

Kerry they are all fabu,your concepts are so creative,my fave to is the heart bangle,wear it with anything. ;)

Kerry said...

thank you everyone!! i wasn't sure i could pull this deadline off with all the book work i am doing and having the manuscript due on monday!! i am thrilled with the results though and really just let the process flow. makes for the best work don't ya think?

thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!

Jen V. said...

So glad you caught the flow! The Barbara link idea is genius and I agree...the color in the copper is too good to be oxidized over. You rock!

Krys Mann said...

I can't choose a favorite, the heart bracelet is stunning! But the cha cha bracelet is just lovely, I love the sparkles!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh what fun - such happy cheerful pieces love the heart bracelet too!!!

SummersStudio said...

My goodnes but you were a busy girl. I would love to wear that bangle any day. But the clever off lable use of the clasp has got to the best of all.

runningonink said...

WOWZERS such stunning pieces! The earrings are my favorite as well! So much FUN!

Lyn Foley said...

Great use of the components - especially cutting the clasp to make earrings. Very creative.

Rose said...

Kerry, I love what you have done with the beads! I totally agree with you, the earrings are my favorite, So simple but perfect! AND I love the contrasting metals. The heart bangle is pretty sweet too. It is awesome to see how you incorporated the beads into your style and all three designs turned out amazing. Well done partner!

jeanette said...

Kerry, amazing pieces created with your bead soup! I love the metal earrings and wire bangle bracelet the most because I just LOVE metal!

Dee said...

how creative are you!!?? Love what you did with the brass rings..what a neat idea...would have never thought to do that. All pieces turned out wonderful...wonderful job.

Beadroe said...

I love all three pieces, although I think the earrings are my favorite. But if I wore bracelets the other two would really be hard not to choose.

beadworkbyh said...

Wow! I really like your piecees - I would wear any (or all) of them in a heartbeat! I love the combo with the bright, breezy colors and the dark broze metal, it is gorgeous!

LeeLu Creations said...

Wow! My faves are the bracelets. I really like the heart bracelet. It's simple yet really unique. And I love the colors in the other bracelet. Great job. Very inspiring! You really thought outside the box using the toggle to make the earrings.

Pretty Things said...

Love love love the earrings! They're my favorite! And I also love how you opened up one of the filigree beads to make a flower with a green bead center.

The bangle is terrific -- just lovely!

Thanks SO MUCH for participating!

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Beautiful work! All of them… I love that you have a necklace, earrings and bangle! Will be back in a bit...

Brandi said...

Kerry, you're brilliant, absolutely brilliant! I loved the earrings before, and now I adore them even more now that I know they were clasps! So genius! And the bangle is fabulous, and the bracelet is gorgeous. Love it!

Emakaye said...

Gorgeous! I love the heart bangle bracelet. Everything is just beautiful.
Ema

TesoriTrovati said...

Man, oh MAN! Miss Kerry, I knew that you would do something faboo with these things, and you did! Knocked it right out of the park!

I actually gasped when I saw those earrings because I had this moment of recognition of what that piece was. SO STINKIN'CLEVER! I love the way your mind works ;-)

And the other touch that I love (okay, besides that awesome heart bracelet...that is the sort of heart I would actually wear...if you wanted a little color you could float some alcohol inks into the recesses on that heart to match the patina on your wire) is that little green bead inside the blossoming filigree bead. Brilliant! I never thought of doing that.

Thanks for sharing your yummy soup!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Kristen said...

Kerry, you never cease to amaze me! Beautiful work as always. :)

hello gorgeous said...

hey gorgeous, I too LOVE the heart bangle!! it's gorgoeus!

so excited to have been part of this soup......

have a great weekend sweetie ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Anna Lear said...

Yummy!! You've used some really cool techniques here (that bangle is just WOW) and made a unique set that totally shines! What you did with the clasp is just brilliant, and thank you for telling us how you did it -- I was thinking of getting a punch thingie and will definitely do it now.

kaypasa said...

I have to say, yours were the first Bead Soup creations that have moved me to leave a comment. I like the way you "punctuate" your dark metallic components with those bright frosty blues and greens.

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

A birds nest. That's what that reminds me of. And the first two pieces are very sweet too. Nice!

Lisa said...

Lovely pieces Kerry! The heart bangle is sweet and I'm always a fan of "cha-cha"

charlene said...

Love them! Especially how you cut the copper circles and made the earrings. I am in love with the heart bracelet too.

EmandaJ said...

Hi Kerry, I Love what you have done -- gorgeous.

I decided to start at the bottom of the list (I'm in the middle at #95). I hope you get a really good response from the swap/hop -- So much fun!

Emanda
ArtymeziaATyahooDOTcom
Artemisia's Studio

Libby Leuchtman said...

Great work Kerry. I love it.

WondrousStrange said...

Great soup recipe!! This has been so much fun...can't wait for the next party to begin:)

Paige said...

What gorgeous pieces--I love that you used the clasp in the earrings. Genius! The bangle is simple and beautiful..and the Cha-Cha bracelet is totally awesome. :)

Spirited Earth said...

those earring are the most fabulous things..love em
the bracelets are both lovely too.

Dana said...

#209 here...WOW...love what you did...great job!!!

Lupe Meter said...

Beautiful creations! The bracelets are both stunning! Awesome work!

Salzanos said...

Lovely ! I really like what you did here. That heart bangle is truly a fav. of mine!

Stacey said...

Truly truly gorgeous pieces! Oh my - love that bangle - and those earrings!!! Beautiful colors!

Loretta said...

Beautiful pieces. I love the clasp earrings. Ingenious! I enjoyed my serving of soup.

Jess Italia Lincoln said...

Kerry you definitely ROCKED the bead soup Rose sent you! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the earrings! You turned one of my favorite Vintaj findings into even a more exceptional jewelry component, nice job. The bangle and cha cha bracelet are simply gorgeous as well.

Raida said...

I just love what you did with your bead soup, everything is so beautiful! I have to agree, those earrings are a fav, especially when you see what they started as! Love your photography, eye candy for sure!

Ronda Adams said...

Very creative - love the heart bangle!!!

Sandi Volpe said...

Hi Kerry,

Great pieces, esp. love the earrings.

coming abstractions said...

I love these colors together -- excellent job!

Janet said...

Really wonderfuls here Kerry!
The bracelet how lovely and the bracelet is great! Earrings D for Devine! Such Tasty delish Soup here! xx

Marie Cramp said...

Wonderful! I love the different pieces! The earrings are fabulous!!

fireflymyst said...

Love your designs! The heart bangle and earrings are sooo cute!!

one-eared pig said...

So creative!

diane cook said...

Kerry....What a clever idea on how you used the clasp!! And, the bracelet is hands down my favorite piece....But, the cha-cha bracelet is always so much fun =) Great job!

Everyday Gypsy said...

Oh, your pieces are great. I have to agree with steufel, the heart-bangle is fantastic in its simplicity. Fabulous job!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Even though I spied these out early (by accident) just wanted to tell you again how much I love all of them!

Whitney Lassini said...

Just Lovely!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Love the claps turned earrings thing! All 3 pieces are gorgeous, but I just LOVE that bangle. Oh my goodness! I LOVE it!

Lanyardlady said...

I applaud your creativity and eye for color. This is a breathtaking collection any woman would be proud to wear. Two thumbs up!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Ha I noticed that you cut up the clasp right away but then scrolled back up and said I must be crazy then I read what you wrote and yep you did cut it up, very creative. I too have been balling up mass amounts of copper wire lately. Beautiful job!

Beadbug said...

What a fun mix of colors.

CraftyHope said...

Oh, Kerry - you are tricksy you are. Turning that clasp into those earrings was ingenious. I love that you totally thought outside the box and created a stunning pair of earrings! Awesome.

Marcie A. said...

My favorite.... the bangle... nice work!

Judy said...

Your soup mix was such a great combination of components and beads but what you created with them was amazing! The earrings were genius, I love how you used the links and the other two pieces just as incredible.

Wendy said...

So pretty and very creative! I love the colors! And cha-cha style bracelets are my favorite! :)

maryharding said...

I love the way you altered the metal and made the earrings. Also love the twisted wire heart piece. You are so inventive. Great work!!!

Regina said...

Love the earrings, what an idea! and the heart bangle another great piece. And the fun bracelet... can't help but love it!

Suzette Bentley said...

Love your creations! And, all those gorgeous beads!

Melissa said...

You got 3 great pieces out of your soup. Very creative! I think my favorite is the heart bracelet.

Deci said...

all of the pieces are stunning.

Boot ~C said...

I've had those same links on the brain! You had a great interpretation.When I saw the earrings in the first shot I scrolled back up to look @ your components & wondered about the clasps, clever!

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

I really love what you have done with your bead soup...the heart bracelet is wonderful!

Cheryl said...

Hi Kerry,

I just love the pieces you created for the bead soup blog party.
The earrings and the heart bracelet are my favorite. You are so talented and I'm a big fan of your work. Thank you for participating!

Genea said...

I love what you made :) Lime green and aqua are my very favorite colors. Go you for being so creative with the clasp and making it into earrings! Fantastic design.

I am surprised you didn't add some of your beautiful lampwork beads to the designs ;)

Genea said...

I always love your photos as well!

Julianna Cannon said...

Beautiful ingredients, gorgeous jewelry! Love the heart bangle.

Courtney said...

Fantastic pieces! That bracelet is wonderful.

Hazel Ward said...

Oh wow, what a cool idea for the clasp - I'd never have guessed! Gorgeous work, especially the bangle - stunning simplicity at its best :D

Kerry said...

thanks again everyone for leaving such thoughtful comments. i appreciate it!

Kristen said...

Amazing Amazing I just love them all!!!!!!

Laura Twiford said...

Love the colors and how you incorporaed the colored wire to pull it all together in the bracelet, very cool. The earrings are the best!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wow! Your work is gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

Cathryn said...

Now this is ingenuous and wonderfully creative! I found your interpretation of the ingredients refreshing and stimulating! Thanks for inspiring me to really think outside of the box!

rosebud101 said...

Kerry, don't you get tired of doing everything so well? lol! I love what you did with your Bead Soup! Amazing, as always!

Shirley said...

Wow Kerry, you nailed it! The colors are stunning, and the design is divine. Love seeing your work, as always. And I think you are right to be proud of the earrings. That was a wonderful idea!

Cherrie Fick of La Lumie're said...

Interesting on the earrings. I am amazed at the different techniques I never would of thought of. Impressive.

beadphoria said...

Fantastic work, as always! I love how both you and your partner worked with wire in your designs. Everything you made looks so beautiful together and love the "love" theme running through it!

Wishing You Creativity,
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

All 3 pieces are so creative, Kerry! Not a surprise. I love them all.

Francy said...

fell in love with those ear rings and the rest.

awesome.

Jenni C said...

Very creative use of your soup, love the earrings and the flower made from copper ball, very cute.

Islandgirl said...

Your earrings are great... Wonderful colours.. so springlike... toatlly unlike my current view!

ViviBijoux said...

I love the heart bracelet, how clever, like the simplicity of it. one of my favorites of the party.smile, Virginie ViviBijoux.com

Laura said...

Fun and whimsical! I really enjoyed the heart bracelet. Great soup recipe!

Terri said...

I see by the other post you don't do very much..you really need to get busy...(wink Smile laugh..I'm kidding) Oh my goodness
anyway about this post..love your style and what you made with the soup mix...truly one of a kind pieces..loving the earrings...everything was very tasty and well it was just Soup-er!

Terri said...

I see by the other post you don't do very much..you really need to get busy...(wink Smile laugh..I'm kidding) Oh my goodness
anyway about this post..love your style and what you made with the soup mix...truly one of a kind pieces..loving the earrings...everything was very tasty and well it was just Soup-er!

moonlitfantaseas said...

wow I Love your work! the heart bangle is so cool! and your earrings very creative! who would have known they started out as a clasp?

Cyndi L said...

Love the palette, love the heart bangle, love the earrings...gee, I love it all!

Melissa Meman said...

Kerry - these are kick-ass pieces! Very innovative and original...love the earrings, but my fave is the bangle!

Megilon said...

Wow!! These are all beautiful!! What a great mix. I love the heart bangle!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Gorgeous!

Holly said...

ACKKK! That's all I can say. ack. I'm in awe. gorgeous. beautiful. covetous.

(apparently I can say more. who knew.)

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

They're All so cool! I've seen your work before and was in awe then. I knew you would create some fabulous stuff. Really love those earrings.

Jean said...

so so so so so BEAUTIFUL!!!

jamberry_song said...

Wonderful work on these!! I LOVE the earrings, but the bracelet and bangle are so adorable, too. These would be wonderful worn together or separately for a light, whimsical feel. Fantastic use of your soup and mixing in your own elements. Wonderful work. :D

French Elegant Jewelry said...

love what you did with your clasp makes me laugh at how creative you are. Love your stuff I'm going to make me one of those bracelets is awsome.

Menka Gupta said...

absolutely amazing work! love the earrings, fell in love with them as soon as I saw the first picture.
Kerry you are very creative!

KayzKreationz said...

I love the way everything turned out. And using the clasp for the earrings was great. I love their look. Thanks for posting the link for the bangle bracelet, too. I will check it out. I love copper.

Molly Alexander said...

Wow - just beautiful! I love the bracelet (I bet it makes lovely tinkling sounds when you walk), and the earrings are positively fabulous - perfect soup!

Kate said...

All the pieces are fantastic (honestly, I have never seen anything you made that wasn't) but I love the "out of the box" thinking that put the clasp in the earrings. Awesome!

Barbara Bechtel said...

Are those the earrings that got lost????

:(

I love what you did with the bangle. I've been quite obsessed with a bracelet I made recently with brass rod and just bought some more to play with yesterday! I love what you did and dare I say ahem....a preview for a certain book???

Serena Trent said...

WoW! I love, love the earrings...awesome! The bracelet is nice too! no seriously all three pieces are fab!

vintagesusie & wings said...

Fabulous BEAD SOUP Friend!!! I love what you designed with all your components... Beautiful work!Thanks for sharing your creativity!!
Smiles,
Susie

SilverNikNats said...

Love that heart bangel very cute!

maneki said...

Gorgeous! I love the heart bangle for it's simplicity and the bracelet for the colours -- really liked the touch with the vivid coloured jump rings.

SueBeads said...

OMG - LOVE LOVE LOVE them all! How fantastic! The earrings, the bracelets, wow!

BluMoon said...

What unusual and pretty things you have created!
Jackie

Shaiha said...

Oh I am so in love with the earrings. They are so unique.

Patsy Evins said...

Love your colorful earrings! And you bracelet is fabulous! The copper turned wonderful colors! Great inspiration! Thank you!

Nicki said...

I am really in love with this heart bangle - but as usual your work is always stunning. Really cute peices.

Beth Bricker said...

I love the heart bangle! I saw the links Barbara posted and they have been on my mind as well. The green and turquoise are my favorites as well. all 3 pieces are awesome. Great bead soup.

Lisa said...

Very cool creations. Very summery color combo, I lvoe blue and green and that bracelet is just perfect.

ccrider2006 said...

I loved the bangle so much and weren't you clever with the earrings - what a wonderful dish of soup

Malin de Koning said...

Awesome pieces! All three of them. I esp like the heart bracelet, it is beautifully simple yet so interesting. Barbara Lewis rocks.