Bead Soup Blog Party 8: Reveal

It is time again for Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup Blog Party. I’ve been so very privileged to be involved in 5 out of 8 of these parties. They are always fun, and it is so inspiring to hop around the globe and see what everyone created with their “soup” ingredients.

My partner for this 8th party was the lovely Jami Shipp of Celebrating Life! She has been so gracious through this entire process. I was late to send beads because I just couldn’t make any of my ingredients work together, and she was very understanding. She doesn’t know that it’s only through sheer, stubborn determination that I managed to make the deadline this year. There have been many things going on and demanding my time.

Since I didn’t manage to blog about my ingredients ahead of time, here is what Jami sent me.

Ingredients from Jami Shipp

The wooden beads and focal are vegetable dyed. The floral print and mind behind the beads are Marie-Noel Van Camp. I wasn’t able to find a website for Marie-Noel Van Camp, but when I do, I’ll update with a link. Jami created the clasp herself.

And now for the reveal. This is what I put together with the ingredients that Jami provided.

Bead Soup Blog Party 8 Reveal

I can take very little credit for this design. It was inspired by the work of Rejetta Sellers in the Spring 2014 issue of Stringing Magazine. Her piece was called Juicy.

Here is another view of the piece.

Bead Soup Blog Party 8 Reveal

Closer view of the clasp.

Bead Soup Blog Party 8 Clasp

Since the floral print was a rose, I wanted another element to bring in the idea of roses. I remembered another magazine project that I had to dig around for in my very organized piles of magazines. In the Summer 2010 edition of Easy Wire, Cindy Wimmer created a piece called Spiral Roses, and I thought those little roses would be really nice with this piece.

Bead Soup Blog Party necklace

I was only able to put together one piece for this hop. There were some pearls that I thought would make a very nice romantic bracelet, but I couldn’t settle on a design.

Please visit my partner, Jami Shipp and see what she created with these fun beads from me.
Ingredients from me

When you are done visiting Jami, please check out Lori’s blog for the complete list of participants in the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party.

Thank you for stopping by!!


39 thoughts on “Bead Soup Blog Party 8: Reveal

    • Thank you! And thank you so much for the comments on my photography. I’ve been working hard on creating better images.

    • I love the multi-strand necklace you made. Very different and earthy look. Like how you displayed your work too! Great job!

    • Thanks! I really liked playing with putting the chain at the same length as the beads.

  1. I knew the soup was going to the right home. That is an outstanding piece. I love how you find beauty and expand it :)

    • Thank you! I’ve been looking for a place to use that technique. I’m glad to have found a perfect piece for them.

  2. You may have gotten your inspiration from another artist, but you made the design your own. I need to mention the wired roses to my wife because I think she could use them in some of her designs. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Well cooked, Janeen, even if you got inspired from a magazine! Like the wire roses too, and the presentation in the last picture is great!

  4. I like how you were able to take inspiration and make it your own with this soup — and the care you took to echo the roses with the wire was lovely.

  5. That is a pretty piece regardless of where the design came from. I like the way you kept on with the roses them using those spiral roses. And BTW, thanks for that link. I love cindy Wimmer. She always has the best ideas for fooling around with wire.

  6. You may have been inspired by another design, but I think you really made this yours. The addition of the little roses was great. Awesome job.

  7. What an interesting necklace n focal bead! I’m actually organising a mass bead soup where all the crafters get the same set of beads :) i think it ll be really cool too see what 10s or even 100s of people make with the same beads! planning to send out the beads 2 aug with designs revealed end aug. Would be cool if u d like to take part (details on :)

  8. I was just about to post Marie’s Etsy for you when I noticed you already had it. She makes some very sweet pieces doesn’t she?! The best part of Bead Soup – aside from making new beading buddies – is discovering new artists. You’ve had a Wonderful soup!

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