Samstag, 3. März 2012

My cooking for the BSBP, March 2012

Hello my dears,

today's the day - for me the second time to be part of this great exchange: today's Bead Soup Blog Party Day! 384 people signed up for the party, and I was one of the lucky 200, who has been drawn to take part of it.

This time I had the great honour to be paired with Joanne Tinley. Jo is a great jewellery designer, a contributor to the Beads and Beyond magazine and also runs various jewellery workshops. Have you recently seen the poppy headpins and what she've made with them for the poppy challenge? Is'nt that pendant absolutely charming?

For the exchange, Jo first asks me which kind of materials, I'm comfortable with and which ones not. I told her, I've never worked with copper before, and like try to. And - Ta Dah - she really sent me copper. But such a cute piece of copper - have you seen it? Here's once a again a quick shot, of what I've received:from her:


I've got a carved heart of a variscite, some colour fitting smoky quartz beads:, some pale green freshwater pearls and copper beads, a harmonizing piece of olivine silk ribbon and this charming copper owl clasp!



What I did'nt know at that time: it's extremely hard to find wonderful and extraordinary copper components in Austria or Germany! So what to do? Wire wrapping seems to be the only solution....

So would you like to join the steps to create my

"Love, Peace and Happiness" - jewellery set ?

1st: looking for some matching glass rods.....



2nd: blowing some contrast shards for decorating.....



3rd: do a little wire wrapping.....



4th: looking for some alternative materials.....

found on the way through the blogs, here on Connys blog

5th: realize a little "happy"-flower with harmonizing wool


6th: join the delicate silk ribbon with some leather


7th: once again - do a little wire wrapping .... ;0)


8th: once again - do a little wire wrapping....... ;0)))............ no wrapping photo......;0)

9th: having no liver of sulfur at home - so doing oxidation in an alternative way. (with hard boiled eggs)...... but



10th: ... but ... forget to keep it on a save place .... ;0)))



AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND ANYWAY...................here it is:                       

My "Love, Peace and Happiness" - jewellery set:

Love:


Peace:


 and Happiness:


The whole necklace:


...matching earrings...:


and a matching bracelet with the cute little copper owl:



Thank you for watxhing seemed like thousends of picture!
Still want to see more?

Then look at Jo's page to see, what she did with the party package, I've sent:
www.daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com

Or look at the blog from our great organisator Lori
(thank you so much Lori in this way)
to find the llink to the other
198 participants of the BSBP-March Exchange:
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/

I wish you a lot of fun, inspiration and a great weekend!

Yours, Michi

84 Kommentare:

Sandra Young hat gesagt…

Okay - you are AMAZING. That blog was like a textile class or something! Very interesting. Loved all the pictures especially the cat getting into mischief! I really loved how you incorporated all the elements into one very eye appealing, interesting piece. Wow.

Sandra Young hat gesagt…

I had to go through your pictures again! Your beads are beautiful. You're obviously a talented glass worker and I love your work! All of it!

Moobie Grace hat gesagt…

I love how creative you were! Joanne's soup is beautiful, and your own touch is perfect!

Cece Cormier hat gesagt…

Really great designs. Love how you incorporated the bead soup and your own work too!

Snazzy Doodle Designs hat gesagt…

I love you show your whole creative process! And love the end results too!
Love all the lampwork you made to compliment your soup!

Laurie hat gesagt…

What a wonderful reveal, thanks for sharing your adventure...

Alicia hat gesagt…

That little glass bird is the cutest bead I've ever seen. I love how you created your own beads to match the grogeous soup.

Both designs are great (and Jo did amazing with your lampwork beads!)

Simply lovely!

Doris hat gesagt…

Wow Michi, ganz ganz toll gemacht - da stecken ja viele Ideen drin, bin echt beeindruckt
Grüßle
Doris

Lorelei Eurto hat gesagt…

That clasp is to die for!! Im a huge fan of owls. Love the lampwork glass, so pretty! Great job working your soup!

moonsafari hat gesagt…

Wow, gorgeous necklace! So many techniques! And I love the glass beads you added! The colors! And the cat!! :D

hat gesagt…

you made a beautiful work, I really love all your pieces!
I'm a partecipant from Italy, I'm trying to visit all of you.
this was really a great experience!
ciao ciao

adlinah hat gesagt…

Love your bead soup collection. I really like the mixed media necklace - that knitted flower adds such oomph. Totally agree with the others that your Lampwork is beautiful. Love the cat too!

Andra hat gesagt…

Michi, I am amazed and in total wonder at your beautiful creation. I wish I had a third of your wonderful talent. The matching beads was a great inspiration! The soup Joy sent you found a happy home.

Donna hat gesagt…

Fabulous transition from loose beads to a couple pieces of beautiful wearable art jewelry! Way To go Michi! xx

roomforchange hat gesagt…

What you made from your soup is Amazing!!! The focal gorgeous!!! You are soo talented.

Sabrina hat gesagt…

Wow das ist ja ein super schönes set geworden, das Armband mit dem Eulenverschluss ist allerliebst und die idee mit der häkelblume gefällt mir auch sehr gut:)
Liebe Grüsse
Sabrina

Perlendschungel hat gesagt…

Liebe Michi,
da weiß man gar nicht, was man zuerst bewundern soll. Du hast alles so toll durchdacht: die Farben in deinen Glasperlen aufgegriffen (ich liebe deine Shards!!!), einen zuckersüßen Vogel dazu gedreht, die Perlen mit dem Kupferdraht herrlichst dekoriert und, und, und.
Deine Lampwork-Perlen sind wunderschön geworden und das Dreier-Set ist allerliebst. Ich bekomme richtig Lust, dich mal in Austria zu besuchen. Deine Farben könnten "meine" sein! Zum Umfallen schön!
Liebe Grüße und viel Spaß beim Hop,
Sabine

Cilla hat gesagt…

I just love the bracelet with matching earrings! The owl clasp sets it off perfectly!
Cilla ( #24 on Lori's list)

steufel hat gesagt…

Oh, toll! Bin ganz verliebt in das Häckelblümchen. Und das Armband, Hammer!

jojosbeads hat gesagt…

Amazing. Simply amazing. The owl is adorable and your finished pieces are stunning :) x

Do's Perlenparadies hat gesagt…

WAHNSINN michi, ganz ganz toll!

Heidi at MyBeadTherapy hat gesagt…

Sooo beautiful! I love the design of the bracelet with the owl clasp -- so cool! :)

aurin hat gesagt…

Super gekocht! Die Idee mit der Häkelblume ist toll. Deine Werke würde ich alle sofort tragen. Lg Iris

Doris Stumpf hat gesagt…

Schön hast du deine Beadsoup verarbeitet!! Liebe Grüße Doris

Kathleen Lange Klik hat gesagt…

Everything is gorgeous! I love the artistic elements that you added like the crocheted flower and glass beads. Too funny about your cat getting into it. I have a dog and the biggest crime she committed was sniffing the pieces I created :)

Islandgirl hat gesagt…

Everything looks great! Even the crocheted flower... would love to see it on.. to see where the flower sits when it's being worn!

Cherry Obsidia hat gesagt…

Wonderful, I love what you made - I would wear it too! :)

Rebecca hat gesagt…

Oh my! You have totally rocked this one. I love the beads you have made to co-ordinate - perfect and they really blend and co-ordinate so well with the lovely soup that Jo sent you. I think you should work more with copper! It suits you! The wire wrapping on the heart is stunning too, that large focal would have stumped me. And to add in some crochet - inspired!!

Wendy hat gesagt…

Oh wow, your designs are fabulous! I love what you did with the necklace focal!

Jennifer Cameron hat gesagt…

Very clever way to work around your challenges! I love it. I also love the beads you sent Jo. Fun stuff!

Cindy Cima hat gesagt…

Your carved heart focal came out beautiful! Love the earrings and the bracelet with that adorable copper owl! I have used the boiled egg method as well - I thought it was fun!

Kralalien hat gesagt…

Oh wow, what a great job you've done! I love all the pieces you made! What a challenge that must have been with the owl claps and the big heart focal!
Hugs, Carolien

Jo hat gesagt…

Oh my! It is all so beautiful! Thank you so much for creating such amazing work with the soup I sent you, and I loved reading through your creative process - and the photos are great too! I never would have thought to have included crochet, but it all works beautfully.
Thank you so much for sending me such amazing beads - I've made three pieces so far, and there are more to come!
Jo x

Jo hat gesagt…

P.S. I adore your little bird bead - so beautiful!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads hat gesagt…

Super collection,the colors are delightful!Congrats!

Beads2Die4 hat gesagt…

What a fantastic collection of work you made!! Loved the story and all the handmade items you made to create this masterpiece.

Tracy hat gesagt…

WoW, what a truly amazing job you've done with your soup mix. I'm in LOVE with your designs!

Lori Anderson hat gesagt…

This is so pretty! I love how your lampwork coordinated so well, and the owl is to die for. VERY clever to make a crocheted flower!

And I am no good at the egg trick -- I just ended up with a necklace with egg in all the crevices. I'm quite sure I did it wrong!

I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

vintagebluestudio hat gesagt…

I love the mixed-media elements of your jewelry! I need to go back and look at that gorgeous glass you made again! Love it!

~Diana P.

lunedreams hat gesagt…

well, you seem like an old pro with copper! i've tried the eggs myself, it really works! your kitty made me laugh :-). I love what you did with the focal stone in the necklace--incorporating those sandy colored pearls was so perfect! your addition of the crocheted flower was wonderful--it added a great nubbly texture to the piece. Your bracelet is charming--it looks weighted very nicely as if it would be comfortable to wear. Nicely balanced!

Cathie Carroll hat gesagt…

Complex yet simply beautiful.
I love all of your work, but the bracelet is my personal favorite.
Great soup!

Cory hat gesagt…

WOW..it is hard to pick a favorite. the lampwork heart is fantastic on the piece. Your techniques are awesome.

And,thank you for the kind kudos.

Morwyn hat gesagt…

Great range of techniques and beautiful designs - what a gift you have!

Alpha-Mom hat gesagt…

Everything turned out beautifully, but I'm just gaga over that wool flower. Loved following your progress too. Wonderful soup!

Karyn B
http://plussizebangles.com/blog

Ginger Bishop hat gesagt…

Thanks for the step by step photos. I really enjoyed seeing your process. It's so cool that each piece has it's own animal. I love that about these pieces.

Marie Cramp hat gesagt…

I just loved going through the process with you :) It was a great way to see how you think through a project. LOVE what you created!

Cheryl hat gesagt…

I loved how your blog was like a story. Great job. And the piece incorporated so many elements it was a delight.

Kat BM hat gesagt…

I love how the you made everything go together! really good job... and thanks for showing all the steps, especially sewing the ends of the silk.. that's what I'm doing wrong!! grumble.. I've tried a few fabric pieces but they unravel, of course it makes sense now but thank you for showing what you do !

Milla Hope hat gesagt…

Yammy, cute, Delightful, lovable, and charming...Well done!!

Kathy Lindemer hat gesagt…

Your photos are excellent. I love the photo of your cat. I have a jewelry cat also. I call him my quality control inspector.

Gorgeous pieces. I love the owl component that you incorporated into a bracelet. So cute!

Jenn hat gesagt…

Michi, your lamp work you sent to Jo was gorgeous. And I love that little copper owlie she sent you. The final set you created is simply smashing! And for alternatives - I loved mixed metals. I mix copper, brass, and silver all the time. Surprisingly, it can work, although it pushes comfort zones. :-)

Perl - Eni hat gesagt…

Ein Schmuck schöner wie der andere! Wahnsinn!

Cynthia hat gesagt…

Absolutely amazing pieces, I love that wool flower!

Shaiha hat gesagt…

What a unique set. That necklace is a show-stopper and the bracelet is to die for.

Molly Alexander hat gesagt…

Oh my goodness - what an amazing collection of absolutely gorgeous jewelry! I love all of your pieces, but especially love the necklace - so much texture and interest. You did a wonderful job with the ingredients Jo sent to you. Bravo! :)

DIAS Jewelry hat gesagt…

You are such talented artist! the whole set is Lovely. Especially I love your 'Happy Flower' Wool.

jelveh Designs hat gesagt…

very nice work...love the owl clasp...

jeanetteblix.com hat gesagt…

This came out lovely! Looks like the egg oxidation worked! I love how you included several mediums to bring your piece together, the wire, the crocheting...it's absolutely stunning.

Kristen hat gesagt…

Love the process from beginning to end!! Beautiful finished pieces! Great job!

Cynthia hat gesagt…

You put alot of thought and work into your recipe, and it's beautiful. Bravo!

Genea hat gesagt…

What fantastically creative pieces! I love that you took such great care creating such wonderful pieces for your finished designs! The necklace is fantastic! The earrings! Wow gorgeous beads! and the bracelet just wonderful!

LoriF hat gesagt…

Guten tag, Michi...what a fun blog! I think your necklace from your soup is one of the best pieces in the hop. Love your creativity!

Maneki hat gesagt…

Beautiful jewellery! I really like the mix of shapes and materials in the necklace, but my fave's the bracelet with its lovely lampwork beads and pretty colour combo. Fab job!

Really enjoyed all the pics of the process -- not least the cat mishap! *lol*

Loris Glassworks hat gesagt…

I think your necklace is my favorite of the designs I've looked at so far. I love your wire wrapping on the heart focal; it is perfect in every way. The owl is so cute and you did a wonderful job with the copper links. I love your work and will follow you in the future.
Lori D.

Jean hat gesagt…

Love Love Love it!! your steps were intriguing. built up the excitement!!

khess136 hat gesagt…

so much eye candy I had to look at everything again and again!! Your creations are amazing and touch every single element of art ~ I love them all!

Alice hat gesagt…

A gorgeous set! I loved seeing the progression of the necklace through your lovely photos. And how sweet that you cat wanted a piece of the action too.

Patti Van hat gesagt…

I loved your picture taking during the process of creating that mastepiece!! Such a cute, kitty, too! Your necklace is truly beautiful!

la mar de bonita hat gesagt…

Oh thank you all, for your lovely comments. I'm totally thrilled about your visits - thank you for passing by. I'm sure to visit many of you again, it was soooooo exciting, seeing all your wonderful creations and beeing part of this great exchange! Yours, Michi

Jean A. Wells hat gesagt…

You are amazing! Your jewelry is amazing! Wow, you really had a vision and followed through with it. I love the bracelet and that beautiful owl. Great job!

Julie Anne Leggett hat gesagt…

Do I every love your bracelet! Great work.

vonna hat gesagt…

Michi! First off, I really enjoyed my journey to the bottom of this post, thank you for sharing your steps! I am going to have to agree with everyone's comments, you have amazing talent and I just love your beads! I am totally drooling over this bracelet and the necklace well! WOW! I love that clasp!!!!!!!!

Alesha hat gesagt…

Oh my goodness! These pieces are just gorgeous!!! You did such a beautiful job with this...I hope you work with copper again - you have a good eye for it! :)

Alesha

WindDancerStudios hat gesagt…

Absolutely wonderful! I love how creative you are not just with the necklace but in your presentation! I needed a smile today and you gave it to me thank you!

Keri Lee Sereika hat gesagt…

Beautiful! I love the way you made it all come together! I think that you added so many great touches that all the beads Jo sent really worked perfectly into your unique design!

Michelle hat gesagt…

So beautiful! I love all the steps. And your end result is stunning!

SoulsFireDesigns hat gesagt…

WOW! You are one amazing lady, I cannot get over how incredibly artful that necklace is! It is a testament to so many skills all wrapped up in one! And I love love the bracelet!

Kari Carrigan hat gesagt…

Just amazing! I love both of the pieces, but am wanting the bracelet for me! Gorgeous, and the earrings you made? Stunning!

Ann hat gesagt…

Love them all. Ok, I love the bracelet best because that owl is soooooo cute I can hardly stand it. It's great that you can make your own beads to go with what you were sent. Very nice set.

Ann hat gesagt…

Love them all. Ok, I love the bracelet best because that owl is soooooo cute I can hardly stand it. It's great that you can make your own beads to go with what you were sent. Very nice set.

chicandfrog hat gesagt…

It was nice to see the entire process. The necklace turned out great!

Ambra

CraftyHope hat gesagt…

This set is just lovely! I like that you walked up through your steps and showed us your naughty kitty. It's always so interesting to hear about others' process. It's wonderful!

Prairie Emporium hat gesagt…

I love your "Love, Peace and Happiness" jewelry!!! You did and awesome job with your soup, and your glass beads are to die for.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs hat gesagt…

Your pieces are really amazing. I love how you were able to make glass beads to match so great. I really love the bracelet and earrings. Beautiful.
Sonya