March 25, 2017

BSBP Bead Hoarders Edition - PARTY!

Here it is - the reveal of the Bead Soup Blog Party - Bead Hoarders Edition!!! Welcome!!!

First, I would like to remind you what have I received from my partner Palak Udeshi (motidana):


A very generous bead soup, as you can see, and I definitely didn't use all of the beads that Palak sent to me, just a bit of them.

First I put my eyes on the gorgeous glass pendant. I've tried several combinations, but at the end I prefered the most simple one - with several strands of green beads from my soup. All the embelishments seemed superfluous, because the pendant is so striking by itself. For the clasp I've used a copper button.



The pendant has a loop at the top of the back side and when you wear the necklace, it seats exactly in the valley between the collarbones, so it's very confortable to wear!




Next I tried to use the seed beads and make a wide finger band with a ramdom pattern from 3 different colours of beads.



Doing this I've discovered two things. First, my sight for the tiny parts it's getting worse. "My arms are getting too short", as we say in Slovenia ... and usually it happens when you pass your 40's ... khm, khm ... What can I say, being there ...
And second, my brain doesn't really like random, it's much more happier when I follow a pattern or a scheme. That's why the band is two sided: when you turn it on the finger, there's another, more geometrical pattern.



My last piece is a pair of earrings:





Well, I hope you enjoyed my reveal and please take a look at my partner's Palak Udeshi's blog to see, what has she created with the bead soup that I've sent her - here!

All the links to the creations of all the other participants are available on the blog post by our hostess Lori Anderson - at the end of her reveal post:

Be well,
Alenka


29 comments:

motidana said...

Loved the beauties you have created with the beads. The peacock feather focal looks lovely in that gorgeous chain you have made . I just loved the two sided finger band that you have made. It's a novel idea I think, so with your permission I would like to incorporate it my project. And those earrings with the drop shaped beads look cool.
I enjoyed being partnered with you and here's to a long friendship of happy and inspiring beadwork! :)

Ann Schroeder said...

Beautiful pieces. I like how you talk about the fit of your beautiful necklace. That is always important to me in jewelry - not just how it looks, but how it feels.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Pepita,
Beautiful pieces I love the necklace the green seed beads bring out the green in the pendant. The ring design is great idea tow in one. Love the earrings.
Therese

Sarah said...

It's all gorgeous, but I especially love the earrings!

ingetraud said...

I love what you did with the pendant. The strands of green are perfect.

Divya N said...

The pendant that Pallavi has sent you is absolutely gorgeous and I think it is a great decision to just let it be simple. I love the way your cat is looking at the earrings -Fab

lisivonabc said...

Very nice pieces!

pinkchapeau said...

Beautiful pieces. The pendant is perfect with those green seed beads. And I think I like the earrings as much as the cat does!

bailaora said...

great beadworking!!!!

Dorothy Supri said...

Lovely work, I like the multiple strands of beads holding the pendant. ...and the cat - adorable!

Tracy said...

I love your 'black beauty' bead helper... what a stunning kitty! Those earrings are simple yet elegant, love this design.

Cj Bauschka said...

Beautiful work, love the earrings, and the Kitty too.

Terri Del Signore said...

Very nice work!! Those earrings are fantastic!!

Yvette said...

Great work Alenka, your earrings look very elegant.

Kathy Lindemer said...

I love the earrings and necklace. Both are clever designs.

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Pepita, The green seed beads were the perfect backdrop for the pendant and your simple design let it be the star. The two sided ring is a clever idea. I really like the earrings. They could be worn with almost anything. Great job using your swap beads.

BluMoon said...

You certainly made good use of that gorgeous pendant your necklace looks beautiful and I love the earrings too !

Ann said...

Everything looks great, my favorite are the earrings.

Je St said...

What an incredible focal!

Sherri Stokey said...

I love that necklace! The pendant is so pretty and the way you used the multiple strands of beads to hold it really sets it off perfectly.

windbent said...

It's great that with the colors in the pendant, you can wear these all together and they will compliment.

Rachel Mallis said...

OOh! I love how you wrapped the earrings!

Joyce Becker said...

I love reading peoples stories of their creative journey. I loved how you came to decide on simplicity for the focal and how your brain works; asymmetrical vs. symmetrical. Great job on your soup. Loved all the designs and am especially intrigued by the wired earrings. ...still trying to figure out how you did that meticulous wrap around the wire (spread a spring or painstakingly wrap?) So neatly done.
Great soup.

CraftyHope said...

I really like how you kept the necklace simple to accent the pendant. It works out perfectly. You definitely have more patience than me with the seed beading. Yes, the beads are much to small to focus on! ;)

Lori Anderson said...

That glass pendant is gorgeous, and I think the multiple strands of green are perfect. Let the glass speak, right?

I'm so glad you joined again!

Kelly said...

Ooh, I love those earrings! Lovely color, faceted beads, and a large-ish pair that dangles - what's not to love? Your kitty is quite adorable, too. If he/she is anything like my cat, it comes running when beads fall on the floor.

Elizabeth Beads said...

Beautiful work. That necklace is just great.

Jasvanti Patel said...

Your work is beautiful.
The peacock necklace is very charming.

carrie stalcup said...

They make magnifying glasses for those of us whose arms are getting shorter ;)
Well done, with all of your pieces!