Saturday, August 11, 2012

BSBP - The Second Reveal!

It is time for the second phase of this Bead Soup Blog Party!

My partner is JuLee Wolfe of The Polymer Penguin.  She makes beautiful polymer clay beads - hop on over to her blog and check her out!  

JuLee sent me an amazing array of beads; my brain about exploded at all of the goodies!  

First and foremost, please realize that her beads are more amazing in person; I recently moved and unpacked my camera and put it in a safe place so I could find it later when I needed it.  Well, if anyone is aware of where my safe place is, please let me know.  feh.  These pictures were taken with my phone.

The first necklace I made with her 'corn on the cob' beads.  I love the bumpy texture of these beads, and I wanted all of them in the forefront.  I chopped up two sterling silver ball chains for the necklace part and patinaed them in liver of sulfur.  I rubbed some of the patina off, and the ball chain complements the corn beads. 

The second necklace I created with the steampunk focal.  I wanted something a little different, so I affixed a clasp to the backside, strung silk ribbon through the "top" of the focal, and created a choker necklace. She sent several coordinating beads for the steampunk focal, and I originally had them on this choker.  It was too cluttered and I like the simple choker resting in the hollow of my neck.

Lastly, I created a long necklace with her domino floral bead.  Simple and feminine.  Two things I am not, lol, so I will wear it when I am trying to be one or the other.

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Please check out today's reveal participants.  It seems like a long list, but one can never have enough bead porn.  Ever.  

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners

Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 

 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead

Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio

Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads

Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae

Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders

Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place

 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs

Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle

Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads

Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 

Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art


Mags said...

I'm so in love with that steam punk focal! A great design in the first one though :-D

BluMoon said...

Wow, you certainly made some different pendants with those unusual beads well done great inspiration.
hope to see you over at my blog if you get a minute.

JuLee said...

Well, I would never have thought to turn the steampunk focal sideways. What a great idea.
I love what you did with the corn cobs. I was a little worried about the focal, thinking maybe it was too big. But I see that you solved that problem beautifully.

Regina said...

What great designs with some great beads. Love the corn cobs.

vonna said...

Melissa! I love the multilevel look you created with the corn on the cob beads! It's my favorite! I haven't seen your camera in a long long time! :)

Amy said...

Beautiful work with all these pieces!!! (p.s. - i just moved also and can totally relate to those 'safe' places! lol!)

m.e. said...

Hope your camera comes out of hiding!
Glad your shared your soup anyway
Lovey designs!
Delicious soup!
m.e. :)

bailaora said...

Interesting ideas! Congratulations!

CraftyHope said...

All three of your necklaces turned out super cool. I'm partial to that first one as it's so unique and there's just something so interesting about it. Nicely done!

Amy's said...

Gorgeous design

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Wow - love what you did with those bumpy beads - just love the textures on those beads! The steampunk necklace is fantastic and love the simple and elegant is awesome! Good luck finding your safe place for your camera!

Francy said...

Cool! Great designs.

Leslie said...

A good soup can always benefit from some Corn On The Cob. Great piece.

one-eared pig said...

Thanks, you guys!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting designs! i love your individuality!

Pretty Things said...

Her beads ARE cool! I particularly like the first piece.

Beadbug said...

I saw your soup sitting on your table ready to be played with and wondered what you would make. The pieces are wonderful, I love the texture and weight of the pieces.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Ah man, I do that too. Once something is one of the many safe places in my house I daren't move it. I would be amess if i moved! Those beads are very cool, I sure lover me some texture, and that's a really interesting way to showcase them - great job!

Ginger Bishop said...

Corn cobs and steampunk what a crazy great soup. I really like the steampunk necklace with the clasp in the front,

Shaiha said...

I just love your first necklace. It is so my colors and the tiered look is priceless.

Sandra said...

great designs with unique bead.

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

Are fantastic pieces !Congrats!

Tammie said...

Nice job, I would have struggled with those different shapes, you did a great job.

Andrea said...

Great work. I constantly lose things putting them in safe places. Why are you called One Eared Pig Beads if I may ask?

Anonymous said...

Your pieces are so original... Excellent way to incorporate the beads to make them stand out. I can totally relate with your safe place to hide things! It was fun hopping! GReat job!

Alice said...

Beautiful pieces, and so different from each other. I just love that chunky 'corn cob' necklace!

I hope you find your camera soon. I would be lost without mine.

Tanya Ozanne said...

Neat use of your soup.Love and hugs Tanya

Sandi Volpe said...

Very cool pieces, great soup!

Lola said...

Love that steampunk focal necklace! Very nice designs!

Lilyweeds at Augusta Kent Studio said...

oops... commented in the wrong spot. I'll try again. I love your work. everything is very beautiful. ~diana :)

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Sorry about your camera, Melissa. You may have worked him too hard and now he is hiding and resting LOL.

I found saving and zooming in on your pics I was able to get a closer look (dang these old eyes!) I love that texture pairing of the ball chain with the corn on the cob, and the original grouping of the beads.

OMG there is a lot of intricate detail on that steampunk focal. It needed a clean pairing and the silk ribbon was the perfect choice. Hope when Camera comes out of hiding you will treat us to a pic of you wearing it!

Your comment about trying out "simple and feminine" made me chuckle. Sometimes it's fun to play dress-up, Melissa!

Elisabeth said...

I love how you used the steampunk focal with the front clasp - wonderful!

Lupe Meter said...

Sorry you lost your camera! Love what you did with her polymer clay beads! Nice job!

adlinah said...

Wonderful work! It's great to see how you made three very different designs from your bead soup. Love that first necklace - those corn on the cob beads look fun!

horimarika said...

I love that steampunk style! Great.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Melissa,
Wow I love your designs they are all beautiful!

April Grinaway said...

Love your style ~ great soup~

LoriF said...

Great pendant design ideas! Love the eclective-ness of them. Is TOO a word! :-)

Jean A. Wells said...

Beautiful necklaces. Great job!

Courtney said...

Your pieces are so fun and full of life. (if one can say that about jewelry). Great Soup.

Kim said...

Great designs, I like what you did with your soup!

Anonymous said...

All of your pieces are beautiful. Well Done1

Anonymous said...

All of your pieces are beautiful. Well Done1

fireflymyst said...

Great work! I especially love the last necklace with the long ribbon and pendant! The corn cob beads work well in your first design!

Becky Pancake said...

Great job. I like the first necklace the best.

Anonymous said...

Great pieces, love the first one, those beads are different!

Shanti Johnson said...

Luv the pieces! The first necklace rocks! Really nice designs! LUV

Anonymous said...

I like the simple and feminine necklace. Definitely worth trying to be one or the other in order to wear it :)

Krafty Max said...

Sorry I am so late, I have been having computer issues! Very nice creations!!

Patricia L Johnson Glass Art said...

Wow...great designs. Love what you did with the corn cob beads. Nice job!

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