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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Bead Soup Party #2 - My Release

Hi,
today it is my turn to release what I have done with the exciting and inspiring soup of beads that Joanne Tinley of DaisyChainDesign in England sent to me. I have looked around at what everone who has had their releases so far, has done. And I am stunned about some of the things you have done with your soups, so many beautiful and inspiring things. So now I am a little bit nervous. Will I be able to match that? Especially since I have noticed that most of you have done ONE main piece of jewellery. I don't know if that is supposed to be, if it is, I am sorry but I have missed out on that detail. I have finished 3 pieces so far with a fourth one almost done. And I believe I will also be able to do a fifth one aswell, hopefully a pair of earrings. The fourth and the fifth I will post at a later date.

My first reaction when I saw my soup was of course WOW! Lot's of beauty here.
And then I had it digesting for a couple of weeks, just looking at it every day. I didn't get a strong idea where I could use all the ingredients in the same "dish". And to be honest, as late as this last weekend I didn't have a clue what I would do overall, just a few sparks of details. I thought the pendant by Lisa Stevens of C-Urchin was the most difficult one to see in a piece, (don't get me wrong, I love it, I just didn't SEE how I would use it), so I started with that one. And I don't really know what happened, but suddenly within 5 minutes or so I had created that pendant with the rolo chain aswell. Something new for me, but I liiiiike it a lot. I gave you a sneak peek a few days ago. And here is the whole thing. I named it "Lisa" after Lisa Stevens, who's work I admire so.
So now there was the "Rounds" theme concept created, easily of course together with Joanne's hammered copper rounds. And then it just continued from there.

I had thought I would do something with the hammered copper together with the lilac Swarowskies (such a great colour combination there Joanne!). Different ideas with them put together as a chain, like they ended up doing, but for longer necklaces and assymetrical. How about a short necklace. A symmetrical one. Yes, that sits nicely around the neck.
Dangles - now I wanted to make dangles. But didn't have any good material to use so that it would look the way I wanted. So I ended up just squeezing the wire for that paddle and stopper effect. I like it a lot, it allows the crystals to sparkle without being outmanouvered by a too dominant finding.
The "BP" bracelet came to me easily. I have already used that way of putting beads on jumprings before. And I really like the effect. I came up with the name just now. The oily ones and the green ones. What else can you think of than that horrible oil floating on the top of the water in the Carribbean Sea? That catastrophy is so so sad! Perhaps it is good to name your jewellery after bad events also sometimes, as reminders for history. I don't know ...

There is a bracelet with the wonderful vintage buttons on its way too. I thought I would name it something "Royal ... ". And I still have a bunch of Swarowskys left over. I thought of earrings for them.

Joanne! It had been such a pleasure to work with your soup! A good and fun challenge for me! Thank you soooooo much for everything. I have enjoyed it big big time! And how amazingly nice it was of you to send me a piece of work by Lisa Stevens. Now let's just wish for England to win the World cup!


Here are all today's releases for the Bead Soip Party:
48. Nan, Spirit Rattles
49. Amy, Copper Diem
50. Malin, Beading by Malin de Koning - that's me, that is! :-)
51. Anne, Gardanne Glass Lampwork
52. Alice, Alice's Beads and Baubles
53. Barbara, Second Surf
54. Amanda, Articulations
55. Heather, Humble Beads
56. Melissa, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
57. Kate, Organic Odysseys
58. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
59. Stefanie, Stefanie's Sammelsurium

46 comments:

Janet said...

You really did alot with your Soup alot of time spent! The top necklace is wonderful really stands out wow with the right outfit will look superb! And the copper necklace how lovely! I like your bracelet too. I think you did a wonderful job on your soup Malin a job well done!

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Malin, I can't believe all that you made with your soup. Each one would be so much fun to wear. You have done a great job, my favorite is the 1st with the pendant but are all lovely.

Rebecca said...

Wow! So many pretty designs. I really like them all and was going to say how lovely I thought "Lisa" was (which it is!) but then I saw 'Joanne' and it blew me away! Such a great use of Joanne's handmade components. Great work!!

Nicki said...

I absolutely love LISA. I really like Joanne. And I don't like BP so much, but your bracelet is great. :)
What stunning designs. Looks like you don't live so far away, maybe we should get together for a beady afternoon this fall. I love what you created.

steufel said...

I'm officially in love with every single piece. Malin, your soup is drop dead gorgeous.

Barbara Bechtel said...

WOW! Your design sense is so striking! I love them all.

Don't worry, I made a bunch too. I had to stretch out all the awesomeness as long as possible!

Kate said...

What fabulous designs you came up with and you're still working on more! Wow. I don't know which I like best. Love the texture of the first one, the copper circles are so appealing too, and the bracelet, I guess it's a three way tie! Stop on by and see mine today too, having a giveaway with it!

bellajoya said...

Don't you just love a bead soup where you can make three things! Great job!

Michelle said...

Good Job! Love the funky pendant on the 1st necklace.
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Pearl and Pebble said...

AWSOME Malin! I love that you did three pieces. And that Lisa Stevens pendant- I'm drooling!!! I really like your design in particular. Excellent-Enjoy:)

Kella said...

Wow! love you meal, not a soup anymore with so many dishes ;)

All were equally beautiful and my favourite changed with each new one I saw.

Your way of stringing beads on jumprings is a new one to me, so thanks for the inspiration.

Cathryn said...

It's just not soup you have here--you have a 3 course dinner! Beautiful work. While I like that pendant and the bracelet, I'm really into that hammered copper necklace! It's very tasty!

Elisabeth said...

I loved all of your designs - I also used all of my soup - too much goodness not to play with!

Carol B said...

I love your designs. You had a lot of fun playing with your soup!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I love all of them, but the first one with the pendant is to die for! I love how you used the pendant. It definitely deserves to be showcased and not overwhelmed by a bunch of other "stuff".

Megilon said...

All of them are beautiful! Nice use of the various beads in the soup. I can't wait to see the fourth piece.

Malin de Koning said...

Thank you so very much everyone!

Boot ~C said...

wonderful! I like the first's use of leather & wire. then the copper washer choker, fabulous!& then there's more, a braclet? well now I just feel like a slacker w/ only one piece!

EmandaJ said...

Hi Malin,

I LOVE what you have done so far -- and you have more?!? Wow. Isn't it nice to have such generous swap partners? Can't wait to see what else you make.

Emanda

moonlitfantaseas said...

wow you have been busy! its nice that you had so much to work with! and I really love what you have shwn so far! I love the copper rings necklace!

diane hawkey said...

What a great collection of beads. I like the simplicity of your designs.

Heather said...

You are generous enough soup for three. I really like the copper rounds with the lilac beads. Very nice. Your bracelet design is also very interesting.

Christine said...

Wow, you did a lot with your soup! I love all the designs, but the necklace 'Lisa' is striking. I loved the way you used wire in that piece. They're all beautiful, though, very nice work!

Whitney Lassini said...

They are ALL so inspiring I love how you put the hammered copper rounds together with the swarovskis. Very Nice!

Marie Cramp said...

Your creations are lovely! My fave is the BP bracelet, I love how you linked it. I did the same thing as you, multiple pieces. That just seemed to work best for me :) You did great!

Jo said...

They are all so beautiful! I can't decided which is my favourite! I absolutely love what you've done with Lisa's pendant, I never would have thought about that type of bail but it works perfectly. And the copper washers look fab in the second necklace - I've never had a necklace named after me before :)!

I've only made one piece out of your soup so far - I'd better get a move on!

Laurel said...

Wonderful pieces, all of them! I especially like the way you ended up treating Lisa's pendant - genius! And then the copper circles necklace - really lovely!

Kate said...

I love all the pieces so far and can't wait to see the rest! Way to stretch that soup out to the max! Wowwee :)

Pretty Things said...

I LOVE what you did! And I, too, made more than one piece (I made three!). Those copper washers are divine, and that bracelet is so airy.

I love that you made more than one piece (I really am!!!!). Great job!

Denise Yezbak Moore said...

Wow these are fabulous designs. I love the wire. You created 2 beautiful necklaces and a stunning bracelet!

Silver Parrot said...

You really made your soup go a long way! Great job on everything!

Melissa Rappaport said...

Very pretty! I love the bead soup you got!

Marieke said...

Awsome jewelry you made with your soup. I especially like the necklace with the copper rings

Regina said...

You made some striking pieces with your beads. Each one makes a statement. Very unique. Great work.

Round Rabbit said...

Wow! You did so much, it's just wonderful! Every piece is excellent!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow what fantastic pieces. I love them all but I especially love the second necklace. Such unique pieces. Well done!

Karyn

Loretta said...

You did a great job of using all the soup ingredients. I love your designs.

ViviBijoux said...

I love what you dit with it all! I would have found it so hard myself. You didbreally brillantly! smiles, Virginie

BahamaDawn said...

love, love, love what you did with your soup!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Such a nice assortment you had Malin! I love the different looks you were able to achieve. My favorite is the copper rings. Enjoy the day! Erin

missficklemedia.com said...

You created beautiful pieces with your bead soup! The bracelet is really special.

Charlene said...

Malin,

I really like all of your pieces and I think the differences between us all are part of the fun. Very nice!

Patti said...

I love the creative simplicity of your pieces and you just can't go wrong with copper!! I especially love the first!

wildvanilla said...

Ha! I'd do more than one piece if I had the time and could come up with anything. I think it's awesome that you've been so inspired. I love the copper disc one the best I think. But I really like how the first one came out too. Keep it up!

Anna Lear said...

Great pieces, and I love the mix of styles you've created! I can't decide which is my favorite; I do know I'm really inspired by them all!

Jen V. said...

I love how each of your pieces takes a little inspiration from another!! I just love when the creative juice flows like that. And Lisa Stevens' work is soooooo cool!!! I love what you did with the pendant!!