Saturday, September 17, 2011

Welcome Soup Lovers!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog on your way around the international Bead Soup Blog Party! I had the extreme honor of working with soup ingredients sent to me by vintage inspired guru, Diane Cook. Please be sure to hop hop hop on over to her blog and see what goodies she has dished out.

If you have a moment, I have a treat for you!! I made a VLOG about the necklace I created with a stunning chandelier pendant, sari silk ribbon, garnets, and wire. For those of you short on time, scroll down for images of my project.

Enjoy...



I was actually able to make 3 projects and have enough leftovers for a few more treats too. Diane was so generous! I am going to stash these yummy things away for a rainy day. Oh how I love vintage shiny things.

Per the blog hop rules, I used both my focal and my clasp! Just not in the same piece. The focal takes center stage in the necklace seen in the video and shown below. As for the clasp, it is in the peachy bracelet accented by fresh water pearls, seed beads, and more sari silk. You might remember my Soup Arrival video, yes? I told you I would save the ribbon that I untied from the boxes!! One piece is part of the bracelet.

My third piece is a simply sweet pair of earrings. Sometimes sweet and simple is just the right touch.


bsbp 1
bsbp 2
bsbp clasp
bsbp 3


I knew from the beginning that I would combine the burgundy silk with the focal. The braid idea wove itself into my head and I just couldn't get it out. I did a practice braid with the silk last week and when I sat down to finally make it... all the design work was done in my head so bringing it to life left so smooth and natural. I am in love.
I hope you have had a good time here in Kitchen Kerry! Happy BSBP Hopping!! You can find the master list of participate blogs at Lori Anderson's official Bead Soup Blog Party post. Thank you fearless leader!! YOU ROCK!

106 comments:

Cindy said...

What a great way to share your Bead Soup experience - by truly showing us!! I enjoyed the whimsical video and was seriously impressed with the details you added with the tiny beads. The coiled wirework accents to the chandelier crystal is such an unexpected and perfectly KABS touch!! I love how you ended the video - trying on the necklace in the mirror, and what a perfect fit! Did the length turn out just perfectly, just like that? You sure make your creative process seem so natural and easy, but I realize lots of design planning went on behind the scenes. And the bracelet is stunning as well - love all of the layers and strands. I agree, sometimes sweet and simple is the way to go - those earrings could be easily worn every day. Kerry, I think you did Diane's gorgeous Bead Soup mix proud! :-)

Jess Italia Lincoln said...

Lovely soup, absolutely Beautiful designs!!! LOVE the VLOG, so cool!

Moobie Grace said...

Beautiful...almost as if I stepped back 100 years!

Jenni said...

Your pieces are truly delicious...I just want to pick them up and run my fingers through them! I love the way you showcased the large glass focal..just beautiful.
jenni

Cory said...

Beautifully designed pieces, love both.

gretchen said...

Just beautiful! How completly amazing to watch you create the necklace, too. Love them all!

Mags said...

I could eat that, such delicious colours, lovely and gorgeous piece!

Barbara Lewis said...

Amazing, Kerry! Love the braided, beaded necklace and the way you incorporated your twisted wire.

Green Shoot Jewellery Designs said...

Gorgeous designs, I love the bracelet, the vintage components are beautiful!
Deb x

Noemi said...

Wow, that necklace is impressive and I love, love the bracelet. as for the earrings you are right, sometimes to go simple is the right thing to do.
By the way, the video idea was neat!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Very, very, very cool reveal Kerry. Absolutely beautiful creations. Completely different from your usual designs but still with your signature touch! Love it!

Lesley said...

Fabulous - like watching an opulent costume drama.

Jo said...

So beautiful! The ribbon is perfect for that amazing pendant, and the wirework gives it a lovely modern touch. Such luxurious jewellery! Ron needs to take you to a ball now!

Kristi Bowman said...

You're the fastest worker I've ever seen!! Love the braided ribbon, might have to try that. Beautiful creations from beautiful ingredients!

Starseed Jewelry said...

Totally awesome - both pieces. I just love how abundant that bracelet looks.
Terri

Lorelei Eurto said...

wow, you're a really fast designer! ;)
I bet you're tired after that! HA!
Great idea to do a vlog!
I love your pieces. How did you do the clasp on the necklace though? I don't see it in your photos? Would love to see how you finished the silk by the clasp!

Lorelei Eurto said...

Ohhh! I like it! So so simple! Thank you for posting the addition picture!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

WOW, wow, wow. Beautiful and inspired as always Kerry!
I love your coils paired with the vintage pieces they are stunning.
Shannon C

Diane said...

I love the VLOG Kerri...what a great touch! I believe your necklace turned out gorgeous...especially the coiled accents on each side of the focal which compliments the chandelier crystal focal~beautiful work! And, the layered bracelet is so very cool. Those tiny little rhinestone dangles are so sweet aren't they? And, like Cindy said..we enjoyed seeing you try on her necklace in the mirror! A most perfect ending....

gr8findings said...

YOWZA! Those hands move faster than my brain can follow ... but the end result is STUNNING! Such an inspiring mix of vintage and color and wire wrapping and gems and originality, as well as your usual dose of complete fabulousness.

maneki said...

Beautiful pieces, all of them. My favourite's the necklace: lovely colours, interesting focal and I like how you added coiled tendrils to the focal. Love it!

Tammy Jones, JewelryMakingDaily.com said...

GORGEOUS! You are so talented. Those look like estate pieces. I love that you used the ribbon too! Thanks for sharing!!

Copper Diem said...

I love it - so romantic! and I love the silk too!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wonderful! I love your use of color and texture and the deep rich color. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
Lori

Karen Beth said...

How beautifully romantic! Both are gorgeous pieces!

Charlene said...

I LOVE what you did with the treasures Diane sent you!! She is such an amazing friend. I think you get to hook up at Art Bliss don't you???? I know when we saw each other last week she was so excited about it. YOU really made her gift to you shine & I ADORE the things you sent to her. Those head pins are amazing. I love the colors you chose. YOU TWO WERE GOOD PARTNERS! Enjoy your necklace, bracelet & earrings.
Charlene

Anonymous said...

These are mine now, right?

~Sister

ccrider2006 said...

Kerry, your pieces have such a romantic feel to them and the colors are just so rich. What a fabulous job.

Sabine said...

beautiful! I love the bracelet with the clasp. I am going to have to keep my eye out for vintage.

Ann
http://mycriticaleye.com

Cece said...

Very stunning.

Boot ~C said...

love the vlog, I think I was a little hypnotized by the end of it!I too love the way it fit so perfectly when you tried it on. The bracelet is my fave, it made my mouth water when I saw it!

susie said...

What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

The video was awesome! Beautiful creationsfrom your soup - congrats!

hello gorgeous said...

gorgeous! gorgeous! gorgeous! what a fab way to share...I LOVE it! Your creations from the soup received are just stunning sweetie, and the colour is sumptuous! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Beautiful pieces, and the video was such a refreshing surprise! Wonderful work!

Shel said...

How cool was this?! I loved watching the video - cool idea and your design is smashing!!

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous jewellery. I love your vlogs! Keep 'em coming :-) The bracelet is my favourite - it is absolutely stunning.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Stunning! Your pieces are so regal and gorgeous.

Karyn B said...

My goodness, what romantic, beautiful, wonderful pieces. I loved you signature touches, and the video was a real joy to watch! Fantastic!

Deci said...

Very unique. I love how you work together wire and fiber.

Michelle Mach said...

Beautiful pieces--the kind of jewelry that begs to be touched!

A video, too! I'm impressed!

Sally Anderson said...

I loved all of this, Kerry. The video was so fun & just an awesome idea. So fun to see how you work! And the jewelry is amazing. Just beautiful!

KayzKreationz said...

They both turned out great. But I really love that bracelet with the silk ribbon. Very nice pieces, though.

Jules said...

Everything is Gorgeous! I loved watching the necklace start as "soup" and end up as a beautiful piece of art! And...what a GREAT ending. The necklace looked beautiful on you.

Julie

Riki Schumacher said...

Beautifully done, love them so much. Rich texture, and fabulous colors, yummm. Riki

Linda Landig said...

It was fun to watch the video. I was interested to see how you wove the clasp into the braid. Truly lovely!

Lupe Meter said...

Love the vintage style...thanks for sharing how you designed your necklace! Stunning necklace!

la mar de bonita said...

OMG - you've been fast ;0) I enjoyed every minute of your video - it was a great idea to camcord every sequence! I love this romantic set! And I love your book!
Greetings, Michi

JenniferJangles said...

So glamorous!

Maggie said...

Kerry, You have outdone yourself! What treasures both you and your partner have created, it's almost like you worked together on creating them. Off to watch your vlog.

BahamaDawn said...

such a stunning and elegant piece you made from your soup!!!

CraftyHope said...

Your pieces are so rich and fun at the same time. The video was a neat idea, but I'll admit that with 362 blogs to get through, I really just scanned though the whole thing. I'll have to remember to come back at some point later and watch it thoroughly. I'm sure in my scanning I missed some really great tips. SORRY!!! Of course, I wrote a novel in my blog post and know that most hoppers won't actually read it either. Oh well.
Again, your pieces are just wonderful. I really wish I had your talent!

Miri Agassi said...

LOOOVE THE VLOG!!COOL! Love your design, both of them.!!

Erin said...

Wow! Absolutely fabulous, Kerry. A rich and elegant jewelry set.

Courtney said...

Kerry, your pieces are stunning. So simple and elegant. Pefection.

Bobbie said...

Absolutely delicious results! The necklace is a lovely combination of the vintage and contemporary touches. I'll come back to see the vlog (great idea, by the way) after I make my way through the rest of the hop.

Christine Altmiller said...

oh, these are so very lovely!!!

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

lovely!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

Very pretty.

I hope you'll join me again next time -- the blog button and dates are on my blog now!

Love, Lori

Wendy said...

Very pretty!

The Gritty Bird said...

Simply Stunning! Wonderful Work!

I just adore the video too!

Penny said...

Lovely pieces that you created with your soup. I think your bracelet is my favorite.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous, love the richness of colour and your design.

Alice said...

Kerry, your creations are just lovely! So elegant and feminine. Thanks for the video--I had a lot of fun watching it.

Where does one get such lovely seed beads?! I'm in love with those peachy/rose colored ones in the bracelet.

Beadbug said...

The colors and beads are a beautiful mix.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Stunning pieces of work! They look like so much fun to wear! Awesome!!!!

Brandi said...

Gorgeous, Kerry! That necklace is truly stunning!

Amy said...

Great video - great pieces! Thanks for taking us along on your bead soup project!

Pixybug Designs said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the idea of just a jump ring to hook the focal to the ribbon. I love using ribbon but struggle with the best ways to attach each one. Love your wire work, you last book is my go to for ideas and instructions. It has helped me to be more "fearless" in my wire working! Thank you! Look forward to the new book!

I LOVE color! said...

Love the colors and the pearls
Be blessed to be a blessing

uptwnsh said...

Ooo, ooo, ooo, I like this so much!

Shirley said...

Oh, I totally loved the video! That just tickled me! I love your wirework, as always. The burgundy color is just scrumptious! Thanks so much for sharing the process with us!

T... said...

oh my just stunning, wonderful design and colours

Shay Stone said...

Gorgeous pieces!

steufel said...

That is so gorgeous. Love what you did!

Marianna said...

Beautiful work! Love the vintage! and your video was so cool thanks so much for sharing!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous as usual sweet lady! I'm just getting started hopping and I had to come straight away to your blog. I think of all the blogs I missed over my little break, yours is right at the top ;) I've been making braided bracelets that connect in a similar fashion to this. I like the way that the tails are left to flow...it lends a very bohemian feel to pieces.

Sweet Freedom said...

So busy you have been - you've created some beautiful pieces, and I love the addition of the ribbon!

Elizabeth said...

Braiding the silk and then stitching the garnets thru it was brilliant and inspired!!! LOVE IT !! LOVE IT ALL! Diane sent you some real treasures and I adore what you sent to Diane!!!

Elisabeth said...

Stunning and so rich! That will really be a way to wow them this fall and winter! Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

Shaiha said...

That necklace is so sensuous and opulent. So different from your usual style but yet so uniquely yours.

Fire Phoenix said...

Lovely pieces, they have a vintage and elegant feel to them. Great work!

Shyme said...

Super gorgeous pieces!! Love both the necklace and bracelet!!

Beadaholique said...

Beautiful designs, thank you for the video!!

Christine said...

Your necklace is stunning - love the rich burgundy & all the amazing details!! Your bracelet is beautiful & the sweet earrings are perfect! I enjoyed your VLOG - I never would have thought of sewing on the beads - Thanks for sharing!

Molly Alexander said...

What a beautiful soup you have cooked up! Your personal style shines through these lovely, vintage-y pieces. As always, I am inspired by your talent! :)

LeeLu Creations said...

Such romantic pieces!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Oh my goodness! What romantic pieces! Glamour boho! Love it! Can't decide whether I like the necklace or bracelet better, but both are amazing and fabulous and I am just awed over here!

Stacey said...

What gorgeous pieces! My favorite would have to be the bracelet...I can just imagine how gorgeous it is on - with all those lovely strands - the colors are so beautiful! Fantastic work!

LoriF said...

Beautiful, Kerry! Both pieces. They fit the romantic feel of the ingredients to a "t".
Definitely in my Top 5 in this BSBP group!

Lori

Ann said...

Beautiful pieces and still another creative use of fiber. Vintage is so pretty.

Initial Charms said...

Very beautiful piece in pearls...love the color of the pearls...it can be a beautiful party accessory.

Terri said...

Loving the coiling and the way you mix all the elements to a perfect balance! One uber talented lady! Really Soup-er job!

Heidi said...

Oh, I adore all of it, but that bracelet in particular kills me! Wow!

Marie Cramp said...

All the pieces are extremely beautiful! I am a big fan of those colours, I would be proud to wear your creations!!

Glaszwerg said...

Great design!!! Have a nice day, yours Doris

chicandfrog said...

What a great idea you had with the video, better than any creation chronicle ever! And congrats for the necklace as well, it's really really nice!
Ambra

Jenny said...

What to say? The video was great fun, charming, and captivating. The necklace is stunning. It - to me - is a lovely fusion of old and new. The seed beads and braiding and sewing - perfect.

Andrea said...

Very dramatic.

Cindy Cima said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Loved the video!

Kate said...

Great vlog idea! Both pieces are stunning!

Aquariart said...

Loved watching you on the video. I learned a lot about constructing with silk ribbon. Love how you sewed the sparkly touches into the braid and your coli connecters are fabulous!!

pinkchapeau said...

Thank you for sharing your Vlog! The ribbon looks fantastic braided. And of course, your finished pieces are beautiful!

DaviniaDesign said...

Gorgeous jewelry you made.
They make a statement!

Sweet Willow Designs said...

Still making the rounds and tasting all the soups! I really like the vintage look and the wire work in your pieces. Beautiful.

Mylene said...

What a fun way to show us your bead soup necklace!
Wonderful detail in the beading and wire work... it all sets of the chandelier pendant beautifully. Nice to see how well it drapes when it's worn too.... you are an excellent model for your jewellery :)