Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2011 bead soup reveal

Title: Midnight in Santa Fe

I made two necklaces with the beautiful beads that my pardner CJ Bauschka sent me. The large black donut has a beautiful pitted surface but because of the pitting, the edges were a bit jagged, especially where the middle hole once was. I was afraid that any beading or cording could break with wear. After staring at the bead for several days. I decided to turn it into a cabochon of sorts.
I bead embroidered the edges to take away some of the jaggedness, and I made a bezel to house some of the turquoise and hide the hole of the donut. I made a three inch fabric bead inspired by Paula Best, embellished it with colored fibers, seed beads and the small pieces of turquoise.
A black leather like cord slides through the fabric bead to which the donut, now cabochon, is attached. I used the large silver drop bead as a dangle.
I liked the silver clasp so much that I chose not to use it on this necklace. Instead, it became a charm on the second necklace.


Detail of the first necklace titled Midnight in Santa Fe.

Scroll down to see the beads that
CJ and I exchanged.



Title: South of the Border Spice

This is the second necklace from the many beads CJ sent. I love the clasp as a charm. I made and attached a spicy red resin bead and a single little black bead to one end of the clasp. Silver seed beads and three wonderful large red teardrop beads became a tassel. A large turquoise bead to which I attached a long flat ivory element became another charm. All these dangles are attached to a large round black bead embellished with a little red fabric bundle. This necklace is about movement , so I attached everything to a long leather like cord. Still have some beads left over, hoping to make another piece later.

Many have commented on my titles, if you are interested, I wrote a Mini Tutorial here on how they come about, fun fun...

To See what the other hundreds of participants revealed, click here.


Thank you Lori for sponsoring the Bead Soup Party...you outdid your self and it is appreciated.





See you at the party...


Note: No I did not post on Wed the 14th...just noticed my clock and calendar were on draft time instead of mountain standard time. Duhhhhh

63 comments:

  1. Awesome - the pieces and the titles:-)

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  2. Wonderful! You have created two terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
    Lori

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  3. oh wow! the first piece is just amazing!! i stared at it with my mouth open for some time ... what a beautiful statement piece!!

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  4. I am SO sorry for being late -- today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They're still working on it, but it's like dial-up.


    WOW! I actually love the pitting because you know what this looks like to me? A museum piece -- an artifact from Mexico or Peru. MOST excellent. Honestly, this is so well done. And the second one, too -- gorgeous and the photography is great.

    I hope you'll participate again!

    Love, Lori

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  5. 1st. turquoise & red are always a winner w/ me. 2nd the two pieces are so different & that is what makes them both so great

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  6. Both incredibly gorgeous pieces.

    Terri

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  7. What a wonderful way to work with the piece!!

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  8. Both are super, but I love the care you put into the first focal. What a stunner!

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

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  10. Love the titles you came up with! Ingenious use of the big pendant - love the beading around it! Gorgeous work!!!

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  11. What a beautiful piece of wearable art - great job!

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  12. Lovely work with those bold and rich southwestern pieces. Especially Love South of the Border Spice!

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  13. Awesome creations, Cory! Both are beautiful and I especially love the names you picked for each of them!

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  14. Very creative use of your ingredients.

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  15. Both are amazing pieces!!! So beautifully done! Wow! I think my favorite is the first one - you invested so much time and care and you can see the love in every little detail. Excellent work!

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  16. Love your colorful creations, they are both gorgeous.

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  17. What beautiful Southwest inspired pieces.

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  18. Cory, I am in total amazement!!! These are beyond me, You have incredible style and I to wouldn't mind having those beads back! Lol
    Great having you as my partner, and would love to keep in touch and continue to follow your work.
    Sorry for the delay in posting, had a show this weekend.

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  19. Your design is nothing short of amazing.
    also thanks for commenting on my blog
    SandyscoloringBox.blogspot.com
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  20. Cory,

    Both pieces are really amazing! Love them!

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  21. Wow, you just knocked this out of the park! I love how you explained the process on the black donut. That is such a great idea. The color and design of both pieces is just stunning. Awesome!!!

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  22. Love what you've done! They are both very clever and beautiful :)

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  23. Wow, what a great resolution to the problems presented you. We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,
    Emanda
    http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

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  24. turquoise is IT for me! i love what you made---both pieces i would wear as much as possible if they were mine. love Love LOVE! you have great style :-)

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  25. What a cool solution to the jagged edge problem, and a wonderful homage to Paula Best! I love your work!

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  26. These are fabulous and I would wear them a lot if they were mine. I really like the textile wrap on the first one, it looks simple yet intricate at the same time. Very creative to fill the donut and it works so well.

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  27. I love your piece! I'm so drawn to your work because of your talent with color and fiber. Your work is sooo original!

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  28. You found a very creative way to deal with the stone. Those are things that set apart the artist.
    A statement piece. Lovely.

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  29. Love your soup! The second necklace is my fave!

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  30. Both are beautiful pieces..love the first....it's a real statement piece and the second is a wonderful contrast in a simpler style..love how you placed the clasp and the addition of the resin bead.
    jenni

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  31. Very creative use of the beads for your focal on the first necklace.

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  32. Lovely necklaces! Your bead work is amazing!

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  33. I like them both, but the second one is my favorite! Wonderful use of your soup!

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  34. I love all you have cooked up with your soup. Nice job with the design.

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  35. Midnight in Sante Fe is really lovely! Well, BOTH pieces are very lovely!! Great work :)

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  36. Wow! What a great twist on a donut - and what lovely results. Both pieces are great!

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  37. Both pieces awesome - I especially love that second piece - man it would look beautiful with my red cowboy boots! ;)

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  38. Both of your necklaces are really beautiful. I love the way you re-made that donut into something spectacular. As well, the Spicy necklace is really a lot of fun. Way to go!

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  39. Both pieces are lovely! The second is my favorite :) Well done!

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  40. Absolutely stunning! Both of them! I think my favorite is #2 if I were forced to choose :-)

    They are BOTH definitely in my top 5 in this BSP!

    Lori

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  41. Fantastic pieces. Both are gorgeous. I love the embroidery work and the creative way you have used the color. Nice work.

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  42. Oooh I love that second necklace!!!

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  43. it looks like a piece of Indian art but it's fresh and exciting!
    Love it!

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  44. This is soup-er cool! Wow1 What a work of art! You did a soup-er job with your soup mix!

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  45. Very pretty pieces! i just love the color combinations! Great work!

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  46. Cory, both necklaces are very pretty. I like your creativeness on both.
    Therese

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  47. I find the bail facinating. It is like looking at a stick with only one end, I want to turn it over and trace where it goes.

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  48. Very pretty jewellery! I love what you did with the donut, it made such a fab frame for the turquoise. And the bail is so colourful and creative. Fab job!

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  49. Amazing pieces - my fav is the first one, I love the way it hangs and the bead wrapping.

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  50. Beautiful necklaces, Cory ! I like the names you chose as well. My favourite is the second piece - I love red and turquoise together :)
    Geanina.

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  51. I love your titles and color combinations. I never would have imagined that red and turquos could look so great together.

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  52. Love the South of the Border Spice necklace. Also enjoyed your article on titling your pieces...I name most of mine, too!

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  53. These looks were really great. The second one with the dangles is stunning. Good job.

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  54. Wow, I cannot work with see beads and you did such a great job. I'd be cross eyed.

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  55. I love the second necklace. The clasp used as focal was a great idea and those red dangles are wonderful!
    Ambra

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  56. Awesome Cory! Love how you treated the donut hole... such clever, out of the box thinking. It's a wonderful piece.

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