7.28.2012

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal: Part 1

Remember, when I showed you the beads that I received to work with in the Bead Soup Blog Party here? If not, here is a refresher pic of what they looked like:
The rules of the swap say that you have to use the focal piece and the clasp, but you can use them in different pieces. Unfortunately, with vacation, pregnancy/baby stuff, and MeeMaw's passing, I am a little behind. I have finished the bracelet that I used the clasp in, but haven't quite finished the focal piece, hoping to have it done and ready to share late in the week. Until then, here is the bracelet, using the antique brass swivel clasp, some of the brass spacer beads, mahogany obsidian rounds, faceted tumbles of brown snowflake obsidian, and some beads and links that I had laying around.

Unfortunately, my swap partner Sue's mother has become gravely ill and she isn't able to complete her pieces, but you can check out all of the other talented participant's pieces by visiting here.

41 comments:

AWJewelry said...

The bracelet is very nice. Hope that things calm down and you can finish the rest of the soup

JJ Jacobs said...

I love the bracelet Stacie! Can't wait to see what you make with the rest of your ingredients when you get time!!

Suzette said...

Great bracelet! Enjoy the hop!

Cornerstoregoddess said...

Big and bold! Can't wait to see the focal at work.

Patti Van said...

Your bracelet is beautiful...love the wirework on that one stone! Hope things are better for you soon!

Windbent said...

Hope we get to see that great focal used. Post on the Facebook group if you do a follow up post here so we don't miss it.

Marian Hertzog said...

I like the bracelet you made. Prayers for you! Sorry your BSBP partner is having a hard time too!

Boot ~C said...

I like how you balanced the big links w/ the beads

Tanya Ozanne said...

VEry lovely hues.So glad to see this.Love and Hugs Tanya

Bookbug said...

You have had a tough time lately, I am sorry. I hope you get some much needed rest.

Beti Horvath said...

When life hands you beads, make bead soup. The beads can wait, you take care of you!

Vivi Magoo said...

Beautiful start! I look forward to seeing what you create with the rest of your ingredients!

Jennifer said...

Sorry your recent time was fraught with challenges, hope things are improving! I love the balance of the large links with the chunky stones!

Marti C. said...

Beautiful bracelet, love the closure and those stones are lovely! Hope things settle down for you soon, take care!

Lisa Chapman said...

Pretty bracelet! Sorry you are having a tough time. Don't forget the therapeutic value of playing with your beads.

Sandra said...

Hugs to you, hope things will calm down a little. Would love to see what you create with the focal~!

Pretty Things said...

Beautiful -- and please take care of yourself -- if you want me to list your blog in the Aug 11 reveal, let me know (but really, beads are the least of your worries right now).

Thanks for participating!

becca said...

pretty

pinkchapeau said...

The bracelet is very pretty...so sorry about all that has been going on with you...I hope you soon find some time to take for your creativity.

Shirley said...

You did a beautiful job with your bracelet. Gorgeous wirework! I'm glad you were able to participate.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Your bracelet is gorgeous-I love it! Look forward to seeing the other piece you are working on. Sorry to hear life has you a bit behind.

Rachel said...

Love what you did with the bracelet, especially the wrapped bead--beautiful touch of elegance! Hope life calms down for you some!

Shaiha said...

Love the wrap on those beads.

jennifers jewels and junk said...

I really like the clasp, it's very industrial & I love how you used it. lovely

LiliKrist said...

Just take your time =)

Nancy said...

How lovely! I so understand about how life comes into play with our beading! Can't wait to see your other pieces when you have time to share it.

LeeLu Creations said...

Ooh, I love! Gorgeous colors in your soup. I've never thought to use that type of clasp on a bracelet but it works. Can't wait to see your necklace!

Emily said...

What an interesting concept. Love that bracelet of yours!

Patricia L Johnson Glass Art said...

Lovely piece...big and bold. So sorry to hear about your partner

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Stacie,
First congratulations on the baby and my sympathies on the passing of your loved one.
The bracelet is beautiful!
Therese

A Polymer Penchant said...

Beautiful start with the bracelet, I'll be sure to check in with the later reveals (or beyond) to see how the rest cooks up

Stacy said...

Lovely bracelet, can't wait to see what you come up with later. Glad you found time to participate, take care!

CraftyHope said...

Nice job!!
I hate to hear that you've had so many issues, my sympathies go out to you and your family.

beadrecipes said...

Nice bracelet, hope you have time to finish the rest of your soup soon!

Jami aka DaMamaShipp said...

I love the use of the clasp and spacers - beautiful bracelet. I will watch for the rest of your soup... take care of you!

Cheryl said...

Love the bracelet. Please let us know when you use more of your soup so we can drop by again!

TJewellicious by tanti said...

Nice work..! Hope you have time to finish the rest of your soup... We'll waiting.. :)

WindDancerStudios said...

Sounds like you've got your wagon loaded!
Bracelet is cute though! Will pop back in to check on the focal :)

Becky Pancake said...

Wonderful bracelet. I'll check back to see what else you make.

said...

I like your bracelet, love the colours!
ciao dall'Italia

Micheladas said...

love the bracelet..