Saturday, July 28, 2012

bead soup reveal 7-28-12

Title:  FROM THE HEART

When the Bead Soup ingredients arrived, I fell in love with the southwest color beads and the beautiful delicate heart shaped pendant bead that came from Cheryl Roe.  I started visualizing necklace designs and ran into two self  inflicted problems.  I wanted to lengthen the look of the heart pendant, but the bead hole ran from side to side.  In my mind, I saw delicate and I wanted statement, how could I accomplish a
bold statement with the small beautiful heart?  I placed the ingredients in the hands of my muse, and allowed my intuition to take over.  I constructed a wire and clay base. I added a hand painted  textured button to bring the eye to the area of the heart pendant which was now suspended  by a delicate chain.  I continued to add various charms to create texture and volume. This included a copper colored faux resin bead to pick up the color of the copper wire clasp which I separated and placed one on each side as they became charms.
Among the charms are, a mother of pearl shell that a student brought for me from the beaches of New Zealand, a tassel made from silks that came with me from teaching in Japan, handcrafted and painted fabric beads from my line of beads called Modern Acorns, and a bunch of other favorite orphaned beads.  I added two sizes of round wire circles to repeat the round shape of the button.  The lovely beads that Cheryl sent are attached to the wire circles and a small patinated brass clasp holds everything in place.  All in all I am very happy with the end result. My muse presented me with bursts of inspiration and improvisatory moments where I added, subtracted, shifted, broke apart, and melted together most of the ingredients.

Please visit Cheryl's website to see the beautiful necklace that she created with the ingredients that I sent to her.  Thanks Cheryl for being my partner and for the wonderful ingredients you sent me.

 Click this link to visit the other participants of the first reveal.

 A big thank you to Lori Anderson, a beautiful jewelry artist, for creating this wonderful challenge.

83 comments:

  1. You definitely succeeded with your mission to create a statement with the Heart Bead... Wow that is definitely a statement piece and screams out with love and culture, it is rich and fulle of texture and whimsy... nice...

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  2. Gorgeous creation!!! my gosh ... that's really something!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous pieces!
    Amazing work !

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  4. this is fabulous! I love the lushness of it

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  5. Great piece. Love the charm necklace!

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  6. Lovely and interesting. I keep seeing something little things that make me look even harder. Very pretty and complicated all at once.

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  7. BEAUTIFUL So worth waiting for.Love and hugs Tanya

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  8. What a great piece. A show stopper!

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  9. I love statement necklaces and wish I had your eye for mixing things up like this! I need some lessons from you for certain. Thanks for talking about the process, too!

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  10. What a statement you have made! This is a really gorgeous necklace, I love how you thought it all out to make sure the eye went to the heart and how the tassel elongates the piece.

    The Other Cory!

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  11. wow! just gorgeous. such abundance of texture and shape and stories without looking too crowed. inspiring!

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  12. Wonderful! And I've looked back at other posts in your blog and added you to my google reader so i can keep up with things you make :)

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  13. your necklace it an amazing work of art! A real statement piece!

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  14. I really felt as though the piece was filled with love and from your heart. Very beautiful sentiment and very beautiful piece.

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  15. I absolutely love your necklace, a real statement! You dd an amazing job!
    Deb x

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  16. I'm not a "heart person" myself and often struggle to use them in a design I like. This is a great way to showcase the heart in an eclectic, funky mix. I really like it.

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  17. Terry Matuszyk/Pink ChapeauJuly 28, 2012 12:23 PM

    A statement piece for sure...really lovely and well done. I just love it.

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  18. I think you did an amazing job with your soup! So much texture..I want to reach out and touch all the different beads. Very nice!

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  19. Love the full, lush look to it, and the way all the colors work without anyone over powering :) Well done!

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  20. OMG! Great work!!! What a wonderful necklace!!! Hugs, Doris

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  21. If you have not or do not receive a thank you, it is because I could not get through. So please don't think that I am neglecting you...I really do appreciate your comments.

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  22. What a fun necklace! A real statement piece!

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  23. Tooootally awesome! What a necklace!!!! Love the colors how you played with all the materials and made the design completely your own

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  24. Great statement piece! Love it! Enjoy the hop!

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  25. What a great piece - I love the combination of things and the overall weighty look of it. Nice, very very nice.

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  26. oh my, what a kaleidoscope of goodies. This piece could almost pass for a wind chime. You must sound musical as you wear it!

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  27. You are so talented--I love what you did!
    jean yates!

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  28. Wow! I'm completely speechless. Now that's how you make a statement piece!

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  29. I am speechless! Gorgeous!

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  30. Speechless! Beautiful doesn't even begin to describe your work!

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  31. I love it!!!!! It's a wonderful statement piece! Love how your creative mind works!

    Barbe Saint John

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  32. An amazing piece of art. Beautiful workmanship!

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  33. OMG OMG!!! *speechless*
    too gorgeous to be commented...

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  34. stunning!! that just says wow. this bead hoppping is so inspiring!!

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  35. Great piece done in true Moxie style. I could look at it for hours.

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  36. Simply amazing! I'm in awe here.

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  37. So detailed, but still very delicate!

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  38. Love how your soup has grown and multiplied. This is so gorgeous. Bravo!

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  39. Nice to meet you, Cory, again. I don't think I saw your profile pic before. You've come up with quite a lovely creation here. I see it on royalty! Now I have to go see what Cheryl did with your bead gift.

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  40. Beautiful creative necklace

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  41. Wow, you have taken my breath away. That is an amazing necklace. You have taken my simple ingredients and made a masterpiece. Thanks again for being my partner.

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  42. This is an eye-catcher! Great colors!

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  43. Always love your creations! They're instantly recognizable! This is fabulous!!

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  44. Oh woh... what a wonderful work... I love it...

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  45. You achieved your goal of making a statement necklace. Check me out in the second reveal at www.heavenlanecreations.com

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  46. That is one of the most amazing pieces of beaded jewelry I have ever seen. What a beautiful statement necklace with that heart bead! Well done!

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  47. What a wonderful celebration of the colors and textures you got to work with!

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  48. What a fun necklace. You could lose yourself in the details.

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  49. Wow, that beauty is loaded with beady goodness! I love how you transformed that lovely heart focal. If I wore this I would certainly be distracted, and playing with it the whole time. It's a fabulous piece!

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  50. And here I go browsing along and then BANG I smack right into an ARTISTA! That's some work of art, not just a piece of jewelry. I'm in awe and inspired. I love that you participated so people like me can be challenged to go a little further. Thank you.

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  51. Well you absolutely did create a statement piece! That's like, half my collection of art beads in one necklace, lol! Very cool and artsy :)

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  52. OMG. Now THIS is an original, unique, one of kind piece of ART! Thank you for taking the time to create such a great piece. Very nice!

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  53. I really love what you've done here. It's a statement necklace for sure and the statement it's making is, "Look at me! I'm beautiful!" Awesome.

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  54. Oh my, that's amazing! Just dripping with opulance - so much to see, love it!

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  55. Absolutely stunning! I love the bold, chunky look of this necklace! The mixture of metals, texture, and color are fabulous! Well done!

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  56. holy cow! what a conglomeration of gorgeousness! you have a lovely, unique style :)

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  57. Now this is a necklace!!! Intriguing, tribal, refined, wholly 'organic' - all co-existing harmoniously. This is *clearly* the product of opening your mind and soul to provide a conduit for the universe to speak. In short, just plain ART.
    I'm so glad the hop led me to visit!

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  58. Truly stunning necklace, you've managed to make it full of texture yet still wearable. Great job.

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  59. When you want to make a statement, you certainly do just that! If only all statements were as heartfelt as this one :) It's a happy necklace!

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  60. Beautiful work: I love all the textures and the path that your eye takes round the piece. Bravo!

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  61. Wow, this necklace is amazing. Great job! :)

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  62. Love the design of your necklace, it's so fun and creative!!!

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  63. It's great that this piece has so much meaning to you. Definitely a one of a kind.

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  64. I'm speechless, you managed to use all this different stuff and make it looking good!!!

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  65. Love your style!! You did an awesome job with your bead soup...WOW!! Another beautiful creation!

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  66. WOW! That is certainly a one of a kind piece. More like something you'd find in the Museum of Modern Art!

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  67. You created a gorgeous statement necklace. The angel of the photograph is wonderful. Makes for an interesting photo.

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  68. wow! love this necklace, it's stunning!
    you are so talented1
    ciao dall'Italia

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  69. I think that's the prettiest necklace I've ever seen! Great job! And I'm impressed that you managed to finish such a piece given your short time frame.

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  70. Oh wow, what a piece. That is really great. I love your vision and design. The colors really are fantastic.

    Melissa Muir
    http://design.kcjewelbox.com

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  71. That's a really powerful necklace. The layers and details are wonderful.

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  72. That is a stunning piece of art! sensational!

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  73. My God - if this isn't a statement necklace, not sure what would be!
    Absolutely stunning!

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  74. One word: LUSH! Brilliant soup you made with a whole lot of cool ingredients! Enjoy the day. Erin

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