Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal, Beads and Findings from Kumi Fisher Designs with Isinglass Design

The soup Kumi sent me- Wow!
Time to show off my creation for the Bead Soup Blog Party! If you look at my blog post here you can see the wonderful beads and findings Kumi Fisher sent me all the way from sunny Hawaii- Aloha y'all!

You can see what she made with the beads I sent her here!

Here's how it worked- I sent beads to Kumi, she sent beads to me and we each tried our hardest to make something lovely using each others' stuff. Kumi sent me some really lovely enameled copper pieces to work with as well as a pretty handmade clasp and a wonderful tree focal along with loads of other goodies. We had talked a little bit about the colors we like to work with- both of us like the blue/aqua family a lot. Next we sent each other a surprise package containing fun handmade things to use.

Always easy to start with a pair of earrings...

The whole necklace
Then it was time to put on the thinking cap and get to work. I finally figured out what I wanted to do to the back of this necklace - well- yesterday! Yup, it took me a couple of months to figure that part out!I mixed a few of my own lampwork beads in and added one of my bent beads at the back to make the whole thing adjustable and add some back interest. So- here you go, hope this piece gives you some new ideas. It certainly got me thinking in some new ways, which was wonderful!

One more link to Kumi- here's her facebook page!

And here's the link to all of the participants so you can view all of the lovely pieces made by all (500+!) people.

One more shot!
Closeup of the center



34 comments:

laurie said...

Great necklace! Wow

Kumi Fisher said...

Love what you made Laurie!! After seeing the beautiful necklace you made I'm going to make more of those enameled disc pieces! Thanks for being an amazing partner! xoxo

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful. It looks so organic!

kathy stemke said...

Super pretty necklace! Great job...love those enamel beads.

windbent said...

I love it. Nice that you used the enameled components differently in the same piece.

Heidi Kingman said...

What a cool way to do the back! Gorgeous soup and beautiful designs. :)

Pearl and Pebble said...

The back IS way cool! Really pretty necklace with a fabulous design. Enjoy wearing this one!

vovsblog said...

Such lovely work well done!

Rebekah said...

What a sweet tree—your necklace design is perfect for it! I'm swooning! I'm amazed at how well both you and Kumi complement each others work. Beautifully done!

*~Corrie~* said...

You showed off that beautiful focal so well. Gorgeous work.

fulgorine said...

Lovely pieces. That bead at the back really finishes off the necklace beautifully.

WindDancerStudios said...

I think that's one of the prettiest sliding adjusters I've seen, great job!

13 said...

Love the rich greens and copper tones, very elegant

bailaora said...

super focal- you added extra components to this necklace- I love it!

tappingflamingo said...

beautiful! love those colors you were sent and loved that necklace you made with them!

Bluefinch said...

Beautiful pieces! Love your glass beads too especially the fish and those headpins!!
Rachel

roomforchange said...

The enamelled copper pieces and your lampwork beads look fantastic together!! And I love how you put the clasp on the front of the necklace. You made lovely things from a gorgeous soup!!

Shirley Moore said...

Love the earrings! And, I know this will sound funny, but the back of the necklace is what really caught my eye! That's a great closure for it, even though I would so want that gorgeous bead front and center!!!

Mimi {SignatureSterling} said...

Beautiful necklace! Such a creative and innovative design - love it!

Just Beads said...

I love Kumis pieces and what you made with them. Your beads are fitting them very well. Great work!

Christine Hansen said...

What an amazing focal and what a gorgeous soup! Your design enhances the focal perfectly and your lampwork beads add just the right touches! (isn't it fun to make lampwork beads to coordinate with bead soup?!???)

stregajewellry said...

Really like those dainty earrings. Such a pretty necklace! You showcased that beautiful focal perfectly.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Gorgeous design and a classy look, Laurie :) Procrastination must agree with you!

Jo-Ann said...

Your finished necklace is beautiful. I love the colours!

Tammy Adams said...

Beautiful designs. Brilliant use of the curved bead as an adjustable clasp on the necklace.

Linda A. said...

Beautiful piece, Laurie! I like the back and the clasp on the side - really creative and flexible. =) Job well done!

Linda A.
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

Ann Schroeder said...

Your necklace and earrings are beautiful. I love how you did the back of the necklace. It would always make me want to wear my hair up so it would show!

Barb Fernald said...

Wow!! An adjustable necklace with the clasp in front. I think it is such a cool feature that the adjustable part is in the back, and not a function of the clasp in front. Such a great design! I also really like the leaf earrings. Nice work!

Kepi said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love both the earrings and the necklace. I love how you used one of your bent beads at the back, so ingenious! Great use of a wonderful soup!

Dini Bruinsma said...

What a lovely necklace! I can imagine it took you some time to work it out and design it! It does have some back interests as you wrote, I think, when looking at this beauty!

Patricia Johnson said...

Lovely soup! Your partner has sent you a gorgeous soup. I love what you've done with it.

CraftyHope said...

Both of your creations are so awesome. I would definitely wear them. Your idea for the back of the necklace is really cool and increases the opportunities for wearing it. Great idea!!

Terri said...

Gorgeous work! Really Soup-perb! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't want to miss a thing!

bairozan said...

Earrings may be a quick project but yours are gorgeous with the different textures and shapes! And, yes - there is an interesting example of symmetry in your necklace with just one piece - the clasp - that is mismatched, unlike the rest of it and the back is also very unusual!