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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party






The day is finally here!!! My fabulous and inspiring and hilarious partner Amy at Copper Diem sent me the greatest stash! She did not know it, but I have had an obsession with Vincent van Gogh since before I could talk. When I opened the package she sent me, all I saw was van Gogh, van Gogh, van Gogh! I think I may have shrieked. And I know I did a happy dance! All I added to the stash was 6 Swarovski crystals and the size 15/0 orange Miyuki seed beads.
The earrings were something fun and entirely unplanned. Both my daughter and I think they look like the banana plant that was once in her fish bowl.

Hop on over to Copper Diem and see what Amy made with the stash I sent her!

And after that, go see Lori Anderson at Pretty Things, the organizer of this fantastic event! See what she made and check out the entire list of 362 participants in this Bead Soup Blog Hop!!!

140 comments:

Mandy said...

Gorgeous Christine!!!! You did a great job and I agree the beads are very Van Goghish. This is really beautiful and shows off your talent!

horimarika said...

Eye-catching beauty!!!! I love that so much!

Green Shoot Jewellery Designs said...

Wow, what a colourful necklace and the earrings are very funky!
Deb x

Regina said...

What a great job you did. Love the colors, the design, so care-free and fun.

Jo said...

What a great necklace! Definitely Van Gogh colours and patterns.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

What an incredible necklace - love all the colors and textures! Great job!

Bead Lola Bead said...

Wow! Those colors are amazing! LOVE the design!

earthlyjewels said...

Oh so gorgeous! The colors are delicious!!! Love what you created.
Penny of Earthly Jewels

moonlitfantaseas said...

wow very colorful and creative!

Natalie Monkivitch said...

Whooohooo, what gorgeous lovely bright colours..... wonderful work!

Tracy said...

Such a carefree and colourful design, sure to brighten up any outfit.

My Life Under the Bus said...

LOVe, love, love!!! The colors and use of that focal are fantastic!!! ( and we had a banana plant and that's the first thing I thought of too!) lol beautiful work!

Sally Russick said...

Gorgeous!!! The vibrant colors and the fun design is stunning! Beautiful work Christine! Love it!!!

Alice said...

Oh my gosh, look at all the vibrant colors! I love the necklace you made with the soup ingredients!

Keith Frank said...

Beautiful! Nice job Christine

Deci said...

You know, this is really wild!

Therese's Treasures said...

Wow Christine, I love your necklace it is very creative and yes Van Goghish! Those earring are so cute and bananas was the first thought that came when I saw them also.
Therese

BluMoon said...

What a fantastic necklace that is amazing!

DaviniaDesign said...

This all looks so intricated and complicated to make a the same time!
Great job.

Karen Williams said...

Love the bold bright colors and textures! Very Vincent Van Gogh

m.e. said...

van Gogh-geous Color!!!
LOVE your Soup!!!
m.e. :)

Oberon6 said...

Ok, craaa-zzeeeeey! I looked at the first picture and said to myself, "Cool, van Gogh meets Dali!" And then I read. Havin' a sib moment.

I love this up against the sundial. Great shot. Good job. I love what Amy did with your stuff, too.

...Continuing to make me proud!

susie said...

What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Colorful artful and amazing !!<3

Copper Diem said...

I gotta admit - the first thing i thought after i opened you page was "holy shit WOW!" That necklace is so awesome! I love all the details and how you caged those beads on the left! There are so many awesome details! And I am super borrowing your earring technique with the daggers. So clever and cute! You rocked it, girl!

cw said...

Big, bright, bold and beautiful! Nicely done!

Stacey said...

So very pretty !!

Penny said...

Very creative!!! Love all the colors you used.

EmandaJ said...

Go van Gogh! Love your creations!

Enjoy the hop,
Emanda

http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

uptwnsh said...

Really boho cool! I love the components, the whole thing makes me feel like I'm on a train to Marrakesh!

Ann said...

How nice to have gotten beads that so inspire you. The earrings are very cute too, certainly banana like.

ladyhawthorne said...

Absolutely fabulous and yes it is definitely a van Gogh piece. I think I'm jealous...lol.

Tammy Jones, JewelryMakingDaily.com said...

You're so talented! Those are gorgeous pieces. I agree--Van Gogh, totally! Have you ever seen one of his paintings in person? The paint is soo thick, it's amazing. Beautiful work!

CraftyHope said...

I LOVE all the color you've got in here. And, once you mentioned it. . .I did see the Can Gogh as well as the banana plant.
That necklace is extraordinary! Such fantastic work!! So pretty.

Pretty Things said...

I am SO sorry for being late -- today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They're still working on it, but it's like dial-up.

This is freaking amazing. I'm in awe. I just stare at this and I've shown it to my husband and I absolutely cannot and would never be able to do this. WAY to GO!

I hope you participate again!

Love, Lori

Shay Stone said...

Wow! I love them! What a fun color combination to work with. It's really exciting and bright :)

Alice said...

Is that a clam stairing at me?? Or my imagination. What pretty and bright colors- I bet you wish Summer was just starting instead of ending with a piece like this you can wear!
Alice's Beads and Baubles

Kristen said...

OMG what an absolutely fun and funky piece! I truly love it!!!!!!

Shyme said...

A really playful and fun piece!

Courtney said...

Great pieces! I love the colors and texture. So happy. Congrats.

T... said...

oh very pretty, love the bright colours

Marianna said...

beautiful work!!!

Wings N Scales said...

WOW...very lovely necklace. I dont know if I could have put this color combination together as beautifully as you have...

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. Thank you for sharing your artistic process with us. Cheers!
Lori

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Christine, how very beautiful! I love the colors (of course!) and the design is fabulous! Wonderful work!

Astrid said...

Ooooh Christine, that is just fantastic, I love the colors and how you did the clasp, fantastic work!

Charlie said...

What a great design. Definitely the centerpiece of an outfit.

Christine said...

Both very cheery creations - beautiful!

Cindy Cima said...

Those earrings are too cute! Love all!

Maggie said...

What a fun piece! I love bright colors and your beadwork is amazing!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow what fun, vibrant pieces.. I love them both - those earrings are just too funky!

Karyn
Australia

Kristy's Kreations Jewelry said...

Gorgeous bright, fun colors! Love it!

KayzKreationz said...

How fun. Love all the color. And your seed beads around the focal are great.

Wendy said...

So pretty and fun! :)

WondrousStrange said...

Beautiful creations, well done!

Sandra said...

Wow, this looks impressive - you really brought it all together with those red seed beads. I would not have thought that adding ANOTHER vibrant color could have had that effect. The necklace and the earrings make me think of a tropical garden! So beautiful.

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

That is just beyond stunning... I just love the color and the personality of your pieces. Brava, Christine!

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

wow, so bright and wonderful! great focal!

Softflexgirl said...

Whoa, neat creation!

Janina Grigore Jewellery said...

What a cool, happy and colourful necklace, Christine ! You have done a brilliant job!
Geanina.

RedGreenQueen said...

Fab. And I have been reading that Van Gogh is huge on the catwalks for spring summer 2012 :-) http://www.adorn-london.com/jewellery-blog/ss12-catwalk-trends/ and http://www.millionlooks.com/fashion-shows/spring-summer/wonderful-rodarte-spring-summer-2012-collection/

Islandgirl said...

I love it! HOt hot hot! It looks great lying out on that sun dial too!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Those came out really sweet! The earrings look like little creatures of some kind. In a cute way. Nice work with the necklace!

Rochelle M. Brisson said...

I'm a huge fan of van Gogh as well. The necklace is so colorful and beautiful. Amazing job!

Palimpa Lim said...

Awesome pieces!!! They remind me on my grandma's garden - and I mean it in a very positive way...! Colorful, chunky, juicy, full of life and good vibes!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

WOW! Beautiful!

Boot ~C said...

wow! I love the "fringe-y"parts w/ the blue teardrops, really fabulous pieces

BahamaDawn said...

such a fun a colorful set of jewelry you have created!! i love the liveliness of this set!

Charlene said...

Wow! I love how creatively you wove everything together!

Sweet Freedom said...

Love them!! What great colors, and I love your creativity!

Noemi said...

Wow! As soon as the images appeared when logging into your blog, my mouth went open in awe.
What an amazing job you have done! And the colours are so Van Gogh and appealing!
Those poor earrings didn't stand a chance against that necklace!

Marie Cramp said...

Van Gogh is right! Perfect!! I think I have some Van Gogh images somewhere I may have to turn into pendants... ;)

Steph L. said...

very pretty, I love the yellow and the bright blue!

Holly said...

Christine! Oh goodness, this is lovely! It certainly does invoke a Van Gogh savoir faire! Love it :) And those earrings are just great.

Janet said...

On now this knocks my socks off! What a wonderful fun and beautiful peice youve made!! Wow you have made one of my most faves in this Soup! bravo!!

Bobbie said...

What a beautiful, cheerful pair of pieces! I feel like I've gotten my full dose of sunshine for the day - lovely work (and using the sundial for the pictures was perfect)!

Kate said...

Van Gogh indeed! Bold work...beautiful results.

Laura Twiford said...

Beautiful! Those of you who work with seed beads simply amaze me with your talent and artistry!

Andrea said...

THe jewelry is so delicious, its edible.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Wow that focal I would have struggled with, it reminds me of a watermelon but you did a great job.

kimmykats said...

Oh how fun. It brought a smile to my face...such a cheerful piece.

JuLee said...

So Van Gogh! I CRAVE those earring. I would so wear these

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

This is amazing. I love the design and the colors. I love that you are inspired by artists. This is art. Thanks for sharing. Cherrie

Cory said...

Very Van Gogh indeed...and a bit of Klimt. LOVE it, what yummy colors.

I LOVE color! said...

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Skye said...

Wow! What a colorful mix you had to work with :)I think I'd have been to intimidated >.< Excellent work!

Claire Maunsell said...

Wow. Love the colours and the orientation of the focal - so unusual!

Bryna said...

I am impressed with a capital I!!!!

coffeeaddict said...

the earrings are like little pumpkins still in growing stage :-)

steufel said...

Oh my, AWESOME! Love the colors, love the design. That really put a smile on my face. LOVE it!

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

I love all of your pieces! They are really wonderful. Especially like earrings, they are so fun!

Amy said...

Wow - that is pretty spectacular and definitely has an impressionist feel.

Shirley said...

Oh, that cracked me up on the earrings! Yes, they do remind me of bananas, but they are also very cute. I've had a love affair with orange all summer, so I love the color combos in the necklace. Great job!!

Here Bead Dragons said...

Wonderful colors, what a vibrant necklace - yes,very Van Gogh.
~cryssT

OhAllisonBeading said...

Great work! Love the sundial as the background too! :)

Beadaholique said...

Christine, yours is one of my favorite soups!! The color scheme and the execution is just magnificent! LOVE IT :)

Laurie's Jewel Box said...

Great use of the lampwork beads. Very unique and creative.

Aquariart said...

So summery, love all the bright colors and the banana earrings!! Fun- you made me giggle!!

Barbara Lewis said...

Just beautiful! Very, very Van Gogh!

Loretta said...

Great job. What fun colorful designs.

Jennifer said...

So true - a Van Gogh color palette. Nicely done; quite a statement piece.

Pat Haight said...

I love the necklace, it is so colorful and HAPPY and the earrings are just too cute☺

SueBeads said...

Wow, very nice!

Sweet Willow Designs said...

Really nice draping on the necklace. Great job.

Mylene said...

Fun, fun, fun! What great pieces you've created. And you're right, the colours are very van Gogh!

diane hawkey said...

Really awesome & very Van Gogh

Menno Jeweler said...

I always think it's cool when you can transfer an image from your mind or piece of inspiration and create something from it....you have succeeded! Well done!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Very fun and creative design. You really made the color combination into a beautiful work of art! Nice job.

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a fun necklace. The colors are great as is the design.

Shel said...

Gorgeous necklace - wow with the style and colors!!

Pearl and Pebble said...

Very very cool! These colors are fabulous and Van Gogh for sure!! Gorgeous beads and spectacular designs!! Enjoy:)

Cynthia said...

Spectacular! What a fun necklace! Your design is wonderful. I see from your user profile you list Moscow as location. Вы говорите порусскй?

one-eared pig said...

That is stunning!

Molly Alexander said...

Wow! Just plain stunning! So much texture and color - beautiful job! :)

Melissa Ruth Pynn said...

Whoa, this is great! I love the blue droplets, everything goes together so nicely!

Clarity Of PurpleSage said...

So colorful and really inventive Job well done!!

IAM said...

So colorful and fun! Love your necklace :)

Ingrid
Wrapped In Silver

Miri Agassi said...

Very nice. Well done!!

tappingflamingo said...

Love those colors, such a creative piece, I thought of bananas too when I saw your earrings. Great job!!!

FryeStyle said...

I love your piece. I like your Van Gogh watermelon focal bead...with all the blue seeds floating around it. (At least that's what I see.) This is a very fun piece! It makes me happy just looking at it!

Carol Tannahill said...

So cool! I can really see the Van Gogh coming through. Well done!

Heidi said...

So fun & colorful - I love it! And the sundial prop is a great touch :)

maneki said...

Beautiful! Yes, that soup is definitely van Gogh. Love the strong colours and creative design! The earrings are very neat too. Fab job!

Marian Hertzog said...

Love what you did with your soup! Very creative! Love the funky earings too!

ccrider2006 said...

I love Van Gogh too and the colors in your necklace are just fabulous and so uplifting.

Glaszwerg said...

Great! Beautiful colorful creation!
Hugs Doris

Janet Bocciardi said...

That necklace is so beautiful, Christine! Statement... glorious! What a great bunch of beads, but what you did with them is amazing. I think I would've been scared with all the color, but you created something that looks like it always belonged together.

SoulsFireDesigns said...

What a fantastic piece! Totally wonderful and unique! Definitely Van Gogh inspired :) Wonderful!

Sally Anderson said...

Wow! Christine, this is so fantastic! I understand how you got that Van Gogh vibe and think following through on that was perfect. Truly creative & beautiful.

Genea said...

Oh wow! I love these wonderful vivid designs with such lovely weaving and form. I love the earrings too!

TesoriTrovatiJewelry said...

Those earrings are way cool! They look like some tropical flower...maybe even from another planet! The shapes and colors are marvelous.
That is some tasty soup! Enjoy the day!
Erin

Manuela said...

How great is this?
My first thought was also van Gogh ☺, it is amazing beautiful.

♥ Manuela

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Beautiful - very Van Goghish!

Wendy Chamberlain said...

Beautiful bright primary colours, amazing creation. Very different.

kathy welsh said...

Oh, wow, I LOVE the colors! And so right, sure reminded me of Van Gogh. The way you combined your elements is just beautiful and very happy. Wonderful job!

Juli said...

Eye-catching beauty!!!! I love that so much!

Terri said...

This is crazy good! Wow! Soup-er job!

Cris Peacock said...

Oh my! What an intriguing combination of bead soup! I just love your designs!!!

Christine Hansen said...

Great. Just great. How'm I gonna get the drool off my keyboard? Yes, indeedy, that is seriously Van Gogh-ish, and seriously beautiful! Christine, you did a wonderful job!

windbent said...

Wow. Colorful and funky. Very interesting visually.