sábado, 17 de septiembre de 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party - Reveal Day

Ok, now it is for real, the Bead Soup Blog Party has arrived!! And I am taking part!

Last week I got mistaken as I thought that the reveal day was last Saturday. Very clever, huh?
I had just arrived home from Seville after a month and a half at my parents, and I think that I was a bit lost, for  as soon as I got home I got to work on my pieces, thinking that the next day was 17th of September.
There is nothing like working under pressure.

Now let me introduce you to my partner Penny Ilagan.
She is from The Philippines and a very talented Polymer Clay artist. She makes wonderful pieces for you to use on your new designs, so if you would like to purchase something made by her just pop over to her Etsy shop, where you will not only find polymer clay focal pieces and clasps but other bits and pieces made of brass or natural stone.

She sent me the most gorgeous clasp ever. Honest.
I loved it as soon as I saw it, but as this is so different to the tiny ones I am so used to use it was a great challenge for me to find the right way to use it.
I normally like to make kind of simple pieces with not too many colours going on, so, Lori, you have partnered me perfectly as her clasp is TOTALLY the opposite.

(My Bead Soup ingredients)

The only thing I knew for sure when I started to make this bracelet was that I wanted the clasp to be the focal piece as well, as it is gorgeous. At the end I decided to go totally out of my comfort zone and use fabric with three different chains with lots of dangles. So not what I normally do.
I used a beautiful hand dyed silk ribbon, which works great with the clasp. I also added some of the mother of pearl beads that Penny sent me along with the tiny butterflies and some Swarovski crystals to add some bling to it.
So what do you think? Does still have my name written on it? I am not sure if I have achieved what I wanted.  Honest feedback!!??
By the way, it was so hard to take pictures of this bracelet that I am not sure that you can see it properly.
That's one of my new goals for this new year,  to learn to take proper pictures of my jewellery.




The focal Penny sent me is also fantastic. So beautiful and romantic. But again, not my thing at all.
For this one I kind of knew from the beginning what to make.
As the focal has so much going on, and it was so beautiful on its own, I was tempted to make a chain and hang it from it, but I thought that this deserved a bit more than just a simple chain. Still I kept it simple.
Again I used few of the beads that Penny sent me. I also used a brass key. It just felt right. Having the key to my heart next to it. It speaks of romantic stories to me. Doesn't it?

I am quite pleased with it, but don't know if I should have done something else. Should I have done something more complex?




I hope you liked what you have seen and don't forget to visit all the participants.
I know that the reveal day is today, but with so many participants I think we should call it the reveal weekend or even better the reveal week, so we don't miss on anyone.

Don't forget our great hostess Lori Anderson, who has created not only a great event but a great network, giving us the opportunity of meeting great and talented people from all five continents.

Enjoy!!

70 comentarios:

SilverNikNats dijo...

I completly love what you have made! The silk in the bracelet matches the clasp beautifully and I love the little key on the necklace!
Your photos are great! I think bracelets are really hard to photo but the one with you wearing it really shows it off well (most of the bracelets I make don't fit my tiny wrists so thats not an option for me) You did a great job!

earthlyjewels dijo...

Wow...I love what you've done!!! I especially love the bracelet! I think your design is beautiful!!!

I love the simple necklace as well...cute little key you added!

I had a great time with all the beads you sent. They give my jewelry extra sparkle and class. Thanks again so much!

Shirley dijo...

I think the simplicity of the necklace is exactly what that focal needed. (I was trying for the same with my focal, but I think I missed the mark). The silk ribbon is perfect, it really brings out the purple in the clasp. I'm with you, I want to work on photo skills this year. Have a great hop!

Islandgirl dijo...

Love the simplicity of everything! You work well under presure! We're suppose to be heading to spain next week (Barcelona... but our airline is maybe going on strike...) Believe you are on the other side of the country though aren't you?

la mar de bonita dijo...

Very romantical - and a very harmonious colour combination! I like your work!
Greetings, Michi

ladyhawthorne dijo...

All my favorite colors and so dreamy and romantic. I especially love the bracelet with the ribbon. I've never used ribbon in anything but might have to try now.

KayzKreationz dijo...

They both turned out great. The bracelet is gorgeous. And the necklace is just right. I love the simplicity of it since the focal is so pretty. Nice.

Nicki dijo...

I think this came out very pretty and elegant. You did a real nice job with your pieces. Have fun hopping.

Kristen dijo...

Oh wow you really did awesome with Penny's soup! I love the pieces you created!

B. R. Kuhlman dijo...

Your designs turned out amazing! I especially love how delicate the necklace turned out. Very romantic. ♥

WondrousStrange dijo...

Your Bead Soup pieces are just beautiful.

Holly dijo...

Oh, wow, I love both of your creations, but that necklace really calls out to me! Simple, but not too simple, it's gorgeous :)

Cece dijo...

Bracelet is beautiful!

CraftyHope dijo...

Oh my goodness. I don't know what I would have done if the reveal had been last weekend. Gah!
Like Holly, I adore the simplicity of your necklace. Sometimes simple is best and you really nailed it with that piece. Beautiful work all the way around!

Do Be Do Bead Do dijo...

Noemi, your designs are just perfect. Never second guess yourself, dear. I'd be honored to wear anything you've made.

Cynthia dijo...

The necklace is simple and elegant. I love both your pieces.

Menno Jeweler dijo...

Personally I love the simplicity of the necklace. A chain with a lovely focal bead and some accents are really all this gal needs! :-) Nice work!

Riki Schumacher dijo...

Beautiful job! I love your pieces, so inventive, and well done. I can see you had some fun. Take care, great to meet you fellow Souper! Riki

Shiraz dijo...

Very beautiful pieces. I love the bracelet especially with the mixture of materials!

Jo dijo...

They are both so beautiful! Such lovely colours, and the darker metal gives them such a lovely romantic vintage feel.

Mylene dijo...

The focal and the clasp are truly stunning but I think you were right to keep the necklace simple. It doesn't need anything else - it's perfect! But I really love what you did with the clasp. The bracelet is gorgeous!

Christine Altmiller dijo...

WOW!!! GORGEOUS!

Michelle Mach dijo...

Wow! The necklace is gorgeous--so simple and sweet!

Sabrina dijo...

Wow your work is sooo beautyful...live it!
Greetings
Sabrina

Pam @ The Blue Between dijo...

lovely! just perfect!

Shaiha dijo...

They are both beautiful but that bracelet really takes the cake.

Penny dijo...

Love your designs, I think the necklace looks perfect, with the amazing pendant being the star of the show!!

Genea dijo...

Wow! You received some gorgeous pieces in your soup! I LOVE the bracelet! I love that you made it the focal point of the piece!

Also love the necklace!

xo Genea

Courtney dijo...

Both pieces are beautiful, but I am in love with that bracelet! Love the purple. :) Your work is wonderful.

Silver Parrot dijo...

You did a great job featuring these gorgeous components without overwhelming them. Fantastic work!

Lori's Glassworks dijo...

Wonderful! You have created two terrific pieces of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture for the bracelet. I really love the necklace, so romantic. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
Lori

Sweet Freedom dijo...

I love both pieces so much - and what gorgeous components you received. Beautiful work!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things dijo...

Gorgeous and RICH! It all has a very royal feel to it. Well done!

I hope you'll join me next time -- the blog badge and dates are up on my blog now.

Love, Lori

Lara Lutrick dijo...

Beautiful. LOVE that bracelet. It is great that you could really push yourself.

Karyn B dijo...

They're both just lovely!

Ann dijo...

Beautiful use of beautiful components. Those are both gorgeous.

SoulsFireDesigns dijo...

I LOVE what you did! Gorgeous! Oh my! That bracelet, the colors, the textures, I love how it all came together... perfectly dreamy! And the necklace is completely elegant in its simplicity... perfect!

Christals Creations dijo...

That heart is tunning. :o)

Terri dijo...

A modern Victorian feel. Really cool how you've designed these two pieces.
Just Lovely!

Steph L. dijo...

that bracelet is so pretty, love the colors!

Bobbie dijo...

The necklace is so elegant in its simplicity, and the bracelet is a nice way to spotlight that clasp. For something so far out of your comfort zone, you made some really lovely pieces!

Heidi dijo...

I think you made the right choice keeping the necklace simple. I would have done something similar, I think. Pretty & sweet.

The bracelet is really fabulous!

steufel dijo...

Oh my, that is so sweet and romantic. Love what you did - the bracelet is my fav. So clever and also so romantic!

Sandra dijo...

Hahah, so I'm not the only one to get the reveal day wrong. I totally pulled an allnighter last week because I was convinced the Big Reveal was going to be on the 14th. XD;; I love the bracelet, the purple from the silk matches the clasp so perfectly. Do wish I knew where people are getting these beautiful ribbons.

moonlitfantaseas dijo...

I love what you have done with both the bracelet and the necklace, I haven't ever used sari silk in my creations, I need to try this! And what you did with your focal was perfect! any more would have been too much........

coffeeaddict dijo...

I admire you. You decide to completely step out of your comfort zone, use some ribbon (was this the first time?) and just rock the soup! Gorgeous.

Maggie dijo...

I LOVE that bracelet! All of the use of fiber this year is blowing me away and you used it so perfectly. Sweet heart necklace!

Kim dijo...

You have created such beautiful work. I love the use of the ribbon with the metal componets. The focal is oh so beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my soup and your words of encouragement.

Wendy dijo...

Oh wow, your designs are beautiful! Love the colors and the romantic feel to them!

Beadaholique dijo...

Very pretty! The purple really pops in both designs - I love the addition of the purple ribbon, really makes the bracelet dramatic!

Julie & Andrea

Christine dijo...

Your bracelet is gorgeous! Love the rich purple & chain together! Your necklace is so sweet & pretty!!

Riki Schumacher dijo...

Hola Neomi! Thanks so much for stopping by my bead soup post! I so appreciate your kind words, my necklace was a blast to make. I love your purple! Sooooo very pretty. Your pieces are just wonderful, love them, great job.

I LOVE color! dijo...

I am so sorry I am so late hopping your way. My computer dug it's heels in and said Not gon'a go thaat fast.:^)
Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
Be blessed to be a blessing

urracaa.com dijo...

Dear Noemi,

First of all thank you for your lovely comment on my blogpost. I will shoot you an email after this.

Of course I had seen your creations a week early:-) I loved them then and I love them still. Very beautiful.

- Pepita

hello gorgeous dijo...

very pretty! love the splash of purple ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Cynthia dijo...

Lovely! You're good at design!

BluMoon dijo...

Thank you for visiting me Noemi. You have made some lovely thing with your bead soup I love the little heart!

LeeLu Creations dijo...

Love your pieces! No, the necklace is not too simple, it's perfect!

maneki dijo...

Such beautiful jewellery! I just adore that necklace and agree with the others: keeping it simple like you did really brings out the colours and enhances the pendant. Fab job!

Tracy dijo...

Beautiful designs, you did a great job with your soup.

pinkchapeau dijo...

The bracelet is really beautiful. Love the necklace too, I don't think anything more complex is needed. Your design shows the focal perfectly.

EmandaJ dijo...

Beautiful pieces! 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

Lyn Foley dijo...

I love what you did - honest comment.The jewelry is really nice, esepecially the bracelet.

I think the only thing lacking is your photography. I found the first photo of the bracelet entirely too confusing. I couldn't tell at first if the rocks were part of the bracelet. I figured it out, but even the third photo doesn't highlight the bracelet, its is too squished up (imho). I noticed when I was over at Kerry Bogerts blog (shes part of the party) that she will be giving a photo e-class. I'm going to take it.

Tammy Jones, JewelryMakingDaily.com dijo...

Purple was the perfect choice for ribbon in your bracelet! Nice job.

Jennifer Cameron dijo...

That bracelet is absolutely luscious! I adore how you kept the necklace simple. That can be just as difficult as going all out.

Melissa dijo...

Oh so pretty and feminine. I love the layered look. I can never quite do that. You did a great job.

I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the clocks you posted on your latest post. I know what you mean about visiting and it taking forever! :)

You really did do a beautiful job on your soup!

Melissa
http://design.kcjewelbox.com

Bead Lola Bead dijo...

I love purple!!! I love the pieces you made!!! Well done!

chicandfrog dijo...

Philippines and Spain... isn't Lori amazing???
You were right wanting to use that clasp as focal, it's really gorgeous! And I do love the simplicty of your long necklace. You showed off the heart in a wonderful way!
Te han quedado preciosísimos.
Ambra

Serena Trent dijo...

I love your pieces very pretty!

Shyme dijo...

You have made some really beautiful pieces!!

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