Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bon Appetit! A four-course reveal!

Welcome to the 3rd and final Bead Soup Blog Challenge Jewelry Reveal!  I hope you all haven’t gorged yourselves completely on the other two reveals – because saving this one for last will certainly be the icing on the cake!

First off, THE SOUP.   This is what I received from *Sally Bohner Anderson of Wild Sally Road:

A very pretty package – full of polka dots and FUN surprises!  I tried to use everything – but did have a few items left when done.  I still managed to cook up 4 designs, so no more teasing!  I call tell your mouth is watering!

This is the appetizer:  Earrings that MATCH the main course – it didn’t take long at all to come up with these once I had finished the big reveal piece.  As you can see – we’re doing seafood…well, sort of….
Next up – the salad – a fun bracelet full of the turquoise nuggets received from Sally, as well as a few added antique brass finish metal items of my own.   This is called ‘Bally Bronze’.  It compliments the beachy sea theme – but could be worn for any occasion or season….
And here is the MAIN COURSE.  The meat and potatoes of the reveal.  I call it “Stars of the Sea”:

The focal that Sally sent is the big silver sand dollar that is embellished with seed beads, and a lovely glass seahorse from my personal stash.  I have also used the clasp in this piece, but because it was soooo beautiful, couldn’t bring myself to hide it in the back.  It is a wonderful drusy box clasp, and it adorns the left side of the piece, while a trail of seed bead bubbles and small real shells accent the rest.  Add a Green Girl Studios starfish, as well as a Swarovski crystal one, along with the square beads from Sally’s treasures and it truly is the STARRING dish.  
And last but not least, I hope you saved room for dessert!  This was actually the FIRST thing I designed for the reveal, and I plan to keep this one to wear with practically everything!  It’s a fun, chunky chain bracelet called “Wild Summer”:

Practically everything in this bracelet but the rings, the clasp and the chain came from the stash Sally sent me. 
There.  Now that you’ve consumed that wonderful  four course feast – time to feast your eyes on the rest of the reveals!
*Some of you may have already visited Sally’s site.  Unfortunately, Sally had some sad and tragic events happen in her life recently, so she was unable to complete her part of the Bead Soup Blog Challenge.  This is a photo of what I sent her.  I hope she is able to make something beautiful with them someday:
Bead Soup Blog Challenge 3rd Reveal Participant list:
Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'

Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage

Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads

Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations

Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog

Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash

Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwyn, Speedie Beadie
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, The Babbling Beader
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs



Vivi Magoo said...

I love your four-course meal! So yummy!

Jewelry By Jessica said...

Great job! Love the little sea horse :)


Tammie T Everly said...

Lovely Soup. You really made that into something special!

Loretta said...

The four courses were delicious. I love seafood. :)

Sally Anderson said...

These are all wonderful, Sheryl. I loved seeing them done this way. I hope it was fun for you to do because they would be fun to wear, for sure! Gorgeous work -- all of them. Congratulations! I am impressed.

Shiraz said...

Lovely job! So whimsical and I love how you've presented the pieces.

AllesPerle said...

Heaven, the seahorse necklace is awesome!

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

Fantastic jewels!Congrats!

Shai Williams said...

What lovely pieces! That necklace is a stunner.

Rachel said...

That necklace is a show stopper!!

Alice said...

Whew what a great meal! I'm stuffed!

Seriously each piece you made is just gorgeous! I love the ocean themed necklace with that stunning focal!

Sheila Davis Designs said...

Gorgeous designs!

Unknown said...

love your designs.

Lupe Meter said...

What a nice bead soup! You did an awesome job with it...lovely designs!

bwheather said...

Absolutely delicious. ;-)

Sandi Volpe said...

Love it, I am a blue girl and the pop of orange is perfect!!

Giorgia Rossini said...

the necklace is a piece of art!
I love it
ciao dall'Italia

LeeLu Creations said...

Wow! Beautiful designs. I especially love the necklace.

bailaora said...

very creative ideas! congratulations!

Cheryl at Get Your Bead On said...

WOW - you did a super job with your soup. I especially love the ocean inspired pieces. The necklace is quite a statement piece.

Isolina Perez said...

What a beautiful necklace! Such gorgeous colors and the matching earrings are to die for. I just love what you created. Excellent job!!!

Bonnie said...

Stars of the Sea...a great name for a fabulous piece. Love it!

Unknown said...

I love the ocean touch you have in your designs! the necklace is amazing, I find it perfect! And the last bracelet, oh my, let's party!!

Karen Williams said...

What fun! I love your ocean theme necklace. One of my favorite sources of inspiration!

And I am soooo impressed that you are already done hopping! I'm about half way through at this point, myself! :)

Kumi Fisher said...

Love the bracelet with the turquoise nuggets!

roomforchange said...

Glorious courses!!!The seahorse necklace is fantastic!!!

Lori Anderson said...

WOW but that necklace is amazing! What a lot of time and work went into it! You did Sally's beads awesome justice.

Cris Peacock said...

Every course is delicious!!

Linda Younkman said...

Really neat pieces. The seahorse necklace is awesome.

Joanne said...

Beautiful pieces. Great job :)

Jean A. Wells said...

Stars of the Sea is beautiful. What a piece of art. I think you did a Great Job!

Terri said...

Really gorgeous creations. Love the ocean and your ocean necklace just brings it all home! You are one Uber talented lady! Soup-erb job!

coolmoon said...

THANK YOU! all for commenting. If I didn't send you a personal thank you - it's cuz you don't have your email listed on your blog. Just want to say I appreciate you all taking the time to comment.
Means alot. Blog on!
The Babbling Beader herself ;0)

A Polymer Penchant said...

oh how wonderful! You did such a great job of using your soup and adding in your own treasures. That necklace certainly is the star of the show

Janeen said...

Beautiful work!! I love your main course! So much thought and work put into that necklace. I really like how you twisted the ribbon and beads along the neckline. Really clever. All great pieces.

CraftyHope said...

What fun you must have had with all the yummy soup! Your main course is amazing, but it's that playful bracelet full of color that makes me grin. Well done!

KayzKreationz said...

What fun. Those first earrings are great. And your next piece I love. The texture in it is great. But that necklace with the seahorse focal is fantistic. It's gorgeous.

Lori Bergmann said...

What a gorgeous necklace!! It sure makes a great statement and I love ocean theme designs too! *Ü*

CreARTelier - Jacqueline Keller said...

great job on your soup! the earrings and the bracelet are superbe, but the necklace is gorgeous! i LOVE it! send it to me, please.. lol

Unknown said...

Peaceful and beautiful.Lovely and hugs Tanya

Kepi said...

I love your pieces, great job!

Elizabeth Beads said...

Yummy soup, yummy work!

Anonymous said...

Love the necklace, it's got so many beachy elements! And the last bracelet is so fun!

Christine said...

All sorts of loveliness!! Love the lush necklace!