Saturday 25 August 2012

The Party - #6

Welcome! It's time for my reveal of the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party. Arranged by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things.

My partner is the fantastic Marsha Neal. I am a fan of her ceramic beads and components since a long time. And of her too :-). She is fun and funny. 

We ended up choosing to have an extra inspiration theme for our exchange of soups. The film the Party with Peter Sellers. Read more about that here, and see some clips too.

Marsha was crazy generous with the soup she sent me. Here's the whole lot.

And here's a close up of the art beads.

Now, here's what I have made. I was so inspired by what I got so I immediately made this 3-strand bracelet, using the beautiful clasp. It only contains beads and components from Marsha's soup. I wanted to capture/create an Indian feel in this bracelet, as an inspiration from the film.

I got three tubes of large triangular seed beads. So I wanted to make a necklace using those. I've strung them on waxed cotton cord of the same color as the beads. Making a focal sitting to the side, out of Marsha's wonderful ceramic beads in a row.

I used a fun magnetic clasp especially made for larger/thicker stringing materials, so that you leave the knots visible in a cage on either side. Very suitable here.

I got so many gorgeous silk strands, so I just wanted to make something where they had the main role. Here I braided three of them to a long strand and added a flowery shaped toggle clasp. Flower Power is the obvious name of this piece. Inspired by the scenes at the end of the film when some hippiesh youngsters arrive at the party.

I made two pairs of earrings, using the purple dagger beads I got from Marsha, some facetted czech glass rondelles, and oxidized wire. In the left pair I used a thicker wire than in the right pair.  Just interesting to see that it actually effects the look of the earrings. The hooks are from Vintaj.

Group picture.

Here's what I sent to Marsha. Head on over to her blog now and check out the beautiful creations she made.

Thank you so much Lori Anderson for once more arranging this 
fantastic brain child of yours, involving participants from all 
over the world! 
It is a treat to be a part of it!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're 
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations 
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads 
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World 
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry 
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures 
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land 
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

You are here ---> Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin <--- You are here
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
My partner ---> Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio <--- My partner

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter 
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry 

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo 

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads 
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas 
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs


SmittenBeads said...

Hello Malin, Wow what a mix, what an outcome! I particularly love the first (3 strand) bracelet; I think you've done a sensational job tying it in with your addition all theme. I sure Peter would be impressed!

Linda Younkman said...

Malin, what a great idea to have a theme! Great soup that you received from Marsha and what great pieces that you made. They are all lovely but I think the simplistic design on the little daisy bracelet is my favorite.

lynsey said...

Malin fantastic creations! and i love the theme you used

Lois Moon said...

Wow! What a great set of pieces! I love the little charms in the Indian bracelet - with the clasp they really bring across your theme.

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Oh - Malin! I love all the layers in your designs! I really like the purple, green and yellow in that first bracelet.

And the way that you used the chevron beads to run those three strands - Awesome design idea!

And the simple beauty of the braided silk bracelet. It looks so beautiful, and I bet it feels wonderful on!

And the earrings - They are simply fun! I love the colors you picked to go with those daggers! My eyes can't stop moving over the design and the negative space that the loop creates...

Great Job on all your designs. They are all beautiful and finished so nice with all those cool closures...

I had SO much fun with this bead soup and having a theme really did make it extra interesting. And now every time I think of the 60's or Peter Sellers, I will always think of this.

Thank You Malin!
This has been AWESOME!!!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic set of pieces you have made! I love the theme and how you used it to inspire your pieces. Those bracelets especially, (both of them) are wonderful and the necklace is so playful!

Claire Maunsell said...

I love this grouping - the inspiration (a movie I watch with my kids and love...) and the execution! Really made my morning to look at it! Especially love the necklace with the 5 beads at the front!

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adlinah said...

Love the colour combination of all your pieces. You made some beautiful jewellery, but I have to say my favourite is the braided bracelet. Simple but oh so pretty - and very wearable!

Cece Cormier said...

Great set. Really like that necklace. I know a few Washington Huskies fans who would rock that purple and gold bracelet. Enjoy watching your use of cording evolve.

Shiraz said...

What a great mix to work with! I love your use of all the fibers mixed with the beads.

Angel Whisperer said...

jösses vad grejor du fick att leka med från Marsha !!
och en massa fina grejor har du gjort
underbart färgsatta med en fräshör som bara du kan fixa
x0xoxoox /B

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Malin,
I love your designs and they look like something fun to wear to a hip party. I like that you and Marsha chose a theme for your bead soup party!

Grubbi said...

What an amazing soup you got and so much of it! Am in love with the bracelet with the yellow in it, fab!

Anonymous said...

My favorite movie too!!! loved what you did with everything - so 60's colors and wonderful...

Karen Williams said...

What fun! And a great idea for extra inspiration. I've never actually seen that movie. Will need to see if I can get it through NetFlix. :)

Heidi Post said...

GORGEOUS! You really did well, and you still have a ton of stuff to use! I love that bracelet with the yellow fibers. And the earrings are darling. Congrats :)

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Are fantastic pieces !Congrats!

roomforchange said...

Wow. you had a lot of soup to play with!! Love the colours that you used. My favourites are the earrings!!

CraftyHope said...

First off, the soup you received just makes me SWOON. Mmmmm. yummy soup!

Now, I always love your designs and these are no exceptions. Something particularly calls to me from that bright braided bracelet. It reminds me of spring and daisies and is so HAPPY!! You really knocked this out of the park. :)

Lori Anderson said...

These are all awesome! I'm really intrigued by that magnetic clasp and would love to know where you got it.

I always love seeing what you make -- you never disappoint!

Shai Williams said...

I am drooling over your soup. I absolutely love Marsha's silk strands. All the pieces are bright and fun. I just love that necklace and where in the world did you find that clasp. It is so perfect.

Unknown said...

really like your creations. nice

Sweet Freedom said...

So creative to have a theme with your partner, and your pieces coordinate with the movie so well! I really like the first bracelet; the purple magnesite rondelles are fabulous!

Lupe Meter said...

Oh my what an awesome bead soup...all those beautiful beads and silk cording!! I am drooling! All your creations are beautiful! Nice job!

Lupe Meter said...

Oh by the Peter Sellers movies and The Party was hilarious!

AllesPerle said...

You got a gorgous bead soup and made really the best of it. The necklace is TDF!
Amazing creations!

pam ferrari said...

Absolutly love the bracelets! gorgeous soup!

Unknown said...

Ah gosh I have run out of superlatives to describe.Love and Hugs Tanya

Giorgia Rossini said...

I love all your pieces and the fact you choose a theme for your creations! you had a terrific partner, and you made a great job with hergoodies!
ciao dall'Italia

LeeLu Creations said...

What a great soup! I love the earrings you made.

Andra Marasteanu said...

Wow! i'm stunned on how beautiful your pieces are!! you had indeed great inspiration and thank you for pleasing my eye and soul in this way!

bailaora said...

bracelets with fabric are great! congratulations!

Shyme said...

Vackra smycken!! Glada, färgglada och underbara! Gillar verkligen armbanden!!

Kumi Fisher said...

You received so many great beads and created beautiful pieces with them!

Leah Curtis said...

Wonderful work, as always. I've been following your work for a while now and love your style.

Becky Pancake said...

All of your pieces are wonderful. I would not have put those colors together, but you did it really well.

Joanne said...

Fabulous theme. Bright and beautiful pieces :)

Cheryl at Get Your Bead On said...

I was drooling over your bead soup and then I saw what you made with it and was wowed!!! My favorite is the necklace - so original and different from a lot of the designs I've seen in this reveal. I love it!!

Isolina Perez said...

Wow the colors are awesome!!!! I love all the pieces but my favorite is the necklace

Terri said...

Love the harmony of your bead soup pieces! I'm a fan of the multi stands and I like how you use the fiber. I'll be watch your tutorial too...those seed bead beads are way cool! Soup-er job!

SueBeads said...

They are all fantastic, Malin, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first bracelet!

Sandi Volpe said...

Beautiful colors and designs!!!

Rachel said...

You lucky woman! You must have had so much fun working with that soup! Great job!

Jean A. Wells said...

Everything is beautiful. You received some great soup and I love the purple and yellow together. Great job!

aneri_masi said...

Oh Malin, you are killing me! I LOVE yellow, but have not been able to actually MAKE anything yellow, ever, and here you are with all this goodness...making me drool!

I guess what I am trying to say is, LOVE ALL OF IT!

KayzKreationz said...

They are all so pretty, but that first bracelet is a killer. Love the texture and how chunky it is. Plus the multiple strands. And that yellow bracelet is so fun. What a great soup and reveal.

Alice said...

You received the motherlode of bead soup! I love that both of you worked with the same theme. How fun!

Everything you made is fabulous, but I just love that first bracelet with all the gorgeous color and texture.

E B Snare said...

These pieces are FAB Malin! Love the earrings and the necklace - and the bracelet, actually...great colours and materials to work with but your own signature twist, of course. Love it!


Unknown said...

Malin, I love the Indian inspired pieces they are so colorful, bring a feeling of joy looking at them. You have a wonderful eye for mixing colors!

Cyndi J said...

Fantastic pieces, love them all. Gorgeous color scheme, too.

CreARTelier - Jacqueline Keller said...

what a great soup you received! and you did the very best with it, wonderful pieces, full of life! love it!

bwheather said...

Total yum! I'm drooling here. Delish! ;-)

Kepi said...

Seriously delicious!

jennifers jewels and junk said...

one of my favorite soups. very nice pieces

Elizabeth Beads said...

Wonderful soup and you really did it justice!

Cindy Cima said...

Love, love that first bracelet - the textures, the colors - fantastic!
The remaining creations are beautiful also!

Janeen said...

You could play with that soup for a long time. I love the bracelets you made! The necklace is really fun too. I like how the clasp shows the knots. Great work!!

baymoondesign said...

I love all of your pieces! They are very unique. Your theme that you used for inspiration is very cool. Well done!

Anonymous said...

Love all of your pieces, they are so colourful and happy! I guess that's the theme.

Deanna said...

Everything is beautiful. You received some great soup and I love the purple and yellow together. Great job!