Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Bead Soup Blog Hop

Yeh! finally the  auspicious day of the bead soup party has arrived . Here is my dish to share:


But before that let me show my ingredients that I received from my partner Alicia.

















I was so happy to see the amethyst stone. Now this will give me an opportunity to practice the wire wrapping that I am trying to accomplish.

This was my first attempt for this kind of work.
In the beginning I used just a silver chain for this necklace...nah it did not quite do it.  Then a few pearls and stones with wire work...still it did not look quite right on me.


So I used the amethyst stone chips she sent me and added some more from my stash.  It looked right.  At least to me.

Last Friday around  1 pm I was done with the necklace.  So I wanted to do a matching pair of earrings

 and  then headed to a baby shower party Saturday morning.  Yes, some people  did notice and were kind enough to shower me with compliments.




I am so anxious to see what Alicia made with the packet that I sent to her.  She is a very creative jewelry artist.  You may find her blog and shop here. 

And  please be sure to check all the other members who took part in this Bead soup party.

 My heartfelt thanks to Lori Anderson who hosted this party. 

 It was a lot of work for you,Lori,  a big  THANK YOU for all that you have done behind the stage and those email reminders you sent  to keep us on track.

It was fun.




64 comments:

Julie Anne Leggett said...

What an incredible focal you got! It is stunning. And the wire work on it is just the way to go. I love it.

Lisa Michele Creations said...

Your necklace is beautiful! Great job for a "1st" attempt..Wow!

Amanda's Ramblings said...

The wire wrapping on the necklace is gorgeous! You did that stone proud!

WindDancerStudios said...

That is a focal! You did wonderfully! Love how you bulked up strand with the chips.

LoriF said...

This is your first try at wirework? Holy smokes! Beautiful!!

Alicia said...

OMG, Dita, you did it! I might send the rest of the stones to you for wrapping, that's such a neat idea, adding the chips asymmetrically, to match the necklace body. I love it, you did a gorgeous job :)

Charlie said...

What a beautiful focal! I love your final product.

Sabrina said...

Your set is so beautiful, I like the way you worked with the centerpiece.
Lovely greetings
Sabrina

Alice said...

Your necklace and earrings are just gorgeous!!! I love the heavyness of the necklace, and your wirework is wonderful!

Wendy said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and what a stunning focal!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

That focal is stunning! You did a great job balancing the size of it. Love the matching earrings. Great job!

jojosbeads said...

An amazing focal with beautiful wire work! Lovely :) x

alankarshilpa said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I am blog hopping and soon will reach at your place. Take care. Dita.

Loris Glassworks said...

Nice job with that pretty focal bead and wire wrapping. Have fun hopping around today.
Cheers,
Lori D.

Doris Stumpf said...

Great wire work with great colored beads!!! Have a nice day, Yours Doris

Heidi at MyBeadTherapy said...

Wow - beautiful work! I see a lot of wire wrapping in your future!

Jo said...

what an amazing focal! You have done such a great job with it, and your wirework is lovely and neat.

Kristen said...

You showcased that focal stunningly!

Moobie Grace said...

Amazing "1st attempt"...the color is beautiful and the focal is simply stunning!

Sandra Young said...

Yummy! Splendid job with that amethyst!

Patti Van said...

Loving the amethyst stones - they are a perfect match to the beautiful focal!

Jenn said...

That focal is stunning and you really made it stand out. Love the purple!

tappingflamingo said...

nice job on the wire wrapping! love the pieces...purple is one of my favorite colors!

adlinah said...

Beautiful necklace and earrings. I think using the amethyst chips instead of chain was a great idea - added balance to that big focal. Great work!

said...

I love the eaarrings, you made a good job
ciao dall'Italia

Krafty Max Originals said...

Beautiful! I like how you keep most of the stone showing with your wirework!! ~KM

Hi, I'm Linda said...

Great job with the wire wrapping. The necklace is gorgeous.

Mariposa said...

I love what you made with your beads!

Andra said...

What a fantastic focal piece. Your wire work is great. I love that you added hips to the design. This will be a fun necklace to wear!

Cynthia said...

You did an amazing job with such a large focal, it came out perfect.

Jean said...

wonderful . Amethyst is so fun to work with, and it looks good on

la mar de bonita said...

Wish I'm comfortable with wire working like you - the wrap is wonderful! Wonderful design!

Milla Hope said...

Lovely...werable...and charming!! Well done!

Lori Anderson said...

For a first attempt that's awesome! I'm so glad you tried a new technique for the party, and I hope you'll join me again this summer!

Maneki said...

Beautiful necklace! Adding colour and "fullness" by using chips instead of a chain was a really good idea. Looks great!

Cornerstoregoddess said...

I love the "chai" you maid with those chips. It really adds dimension and wow factor. Cool job on the wire-wrapping, too!

Stacey said...

LOVE that you took a picture of this piece on so we could see just how it wears!! It is truly fantastic - a definite statement piece!

Beads2Die4 said...

Great job on your wirwork! It gave the pendant quite a bit of pizazz.

CreatingCures said...

What a necklace! That stone looks great with your wire work - you showed it of beautifully.

By the way, I've nominated Lori for the Force of Good Awards, please stop by my blog at creatingcures.blogspot.com and read a short post.

Be Well ~~T

Silver Rains said...

Lovely necklace!

Amanda said...

Beautiful work!! I love the purple tones and the amazing pendant that you made with the amethyst stone!

Amanda said...

What a great job!! Love the purple tones and the amazing pendant you made!! Great job on the wire wrapping!

Bead-Mused said...

Wonderful piece!

Rebekah said...

Beautiful! You did a fantastic job with the wirework!!

Molly Alexander said...

What a beautiful necklace you created! I love the wire-wrapping you did on the focal, and the chain you made with the amethyst chips perfectly suits the design. Well done! :)

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

I love all the purple. And your wire wrapping is amazing!

MIXIKIM said...

Great job putting it all together! For so much amethyst, it is not over the top at all. Love it! Beautiful wirework - doesn't look like the 1st time at all!

roomforchange said...

Well done for making such a striking necklace. Beautiful!!

Lilyweeds at Augusta Kent Studio said...

Oh wow. Your wirework is fantastic. Beautiful necklace!
~diana

Menka Gupta said...

Great work with the focal.The colors also have come out so beautifully.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I love your use of the wire on that stunning focal! Beautiful necklace....really great!
I can see why you got showered with complements when you wore it!
Sonya

Cindy Cima said...

Love the purples! Great job with the wire work!

Michelle said...

First attempt? Absolutely gorgeous!

Jean A. Wells said...

Notice? How could they miss it - its gorgeous. Love that purple stone. And I love the chips with it - something about the large stone and little chips dicotomy. Just works for me. Great job!

Lea Avroch said...

Love it! I can't believe that was your 1st wire wrapping attempt. Nice job!

jeanetteblix.com said...

Your necklace came out beautifully!

Cathie Carroll said...

WOW. That is some gorgeous wire wrapping. And I think it was a good choice going with the bead chips- they do your focal proud.

Ginger Bishop said...

WOW! I love purple. This is a great set.

Copper Diem said...

Very pretty! you are right - that focal is BIG but gorgeous!

Sandi Volpe said...

Beautiful necklace

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

What a super lovely necklace! For a "1st" attempt, you really did great! Your wirework looks great!

CraftyHope said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous!! You did an awesome job.

Agnesenca said...

Woaah!! This colour is just my favourite!! It's beautiful, and I like the wiring. Great job!!!

Kathy Lindemer said...

You did a fabulous job on wire wrapping your focal.

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