Saturday, September 17, 2011

Here are my Bead Soup pieces!!








































It was so fun and challenging doing this wire crocheted necklace। I had done wire crochet before but the challenge here was to string the beads similarly on each side and have them come out fairly even on each side. I also had not increased and reduced wire crochet like this before. Then my final challenge was to come up with some way to use the square glass bead which I needed to string side to side but I still wanted to hang the pendant from around the middle. So I attached the square middle bead with a wire and then attached a curved wire piece to the middle wire to hand the pendant from. I hope you all like it. I love how it turned out and I loved doing this challenge.







I also had some cute little beads left so I designed, shaped and soldered the sterling silver wire and added the beads as dangles. :)



Thanks Kelley Fogle for the great bead soup mix and thanks Lori Anderson for including me in such a fun project. I can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with.





30 comments:

  1. Both of these pieces are great. I especially love the earring design.

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  2. oh wow, this are both very chic and striking!

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  3. I LOVE how you placed those barrel beads, and then did the dangles -- a neat design idea I've not seen before! Really well done!

    I hope you'll join me again next time -- the blog button and dates are on my blog now!

    Love, Lori

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  4. That wire crochet looks daunting! Great work!

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  5. What a beautiful necklace! I'm impressed with your crochet work!

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  6. I love how you did the wire crochet on the sides! Beautiful, creative designs!

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  7. I'd love to see that necklace on. What a statement!

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  8. Beautiful, it's going to be fun to wear.

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  9. I love your solution with the square glass bead... the focal hangs beautifully from it. It's a really pretty necklace with the lacy crocheted wire in it. Great job!

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  10. Very pretty and clever construction. Gorgeous!

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  11. Lovely necklace, it's very pretty.

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  12. That necklace is so distinctly feminine with the lacy crochet. You really did an excellent job getting that to work out. And those earrings! They are so much fun!
    Great work overall!

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  13. I love your wire crochet piece. Very feminine. I've been trying to learn wire crochet, but it doesn't seem to be happening. I like all the clusters on either sides with all the beads. Very creative.

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  14. I love the bead bunches on the sides of the necklace - very unique!

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  15. I am so sorry for being so late my computer was resisting too labor intensive:^)Very nice designs. And there is still time to sign up for the give-away, Just go to SandysColoringBox.blogspot.com Sept.16th blog and leave a comment
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  16. Great work on the wire crochet! I love what you created on the earrings. They are very striking! Wonderful job on your soup!

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  17. Wow! Way to wire crochet! That is one very cool necklace :) And I love the earrings! <3 Fabulous!

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  18. Love the weight of the necklace and the crocheted element - turned out great!
    Julie and Andrea

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  19. Beautiful pieces! Cool techniques you used to create two very unique and special jewelry pieces. Soup-er job!

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  20. Very nice pieces. I like the way you balanced the clusters of beads with the open wire crochet. Yummy soup!

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  21. the necklace is great, I love the bead crochet mix. really nice wire work on the earrings too

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  22. Beautiful necklace - I'm impressed with your wire crochet! Your earring design is amazing!

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  23. Lovely jewellery! I like how you used the wire crochet in the necklace and also how you left it partially unbeaded so the texture really shows. Great job!

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  24. these are fantastic! beautiful work! those earrings look like they have such great movement!

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  25. I like the necklace alot.. especially the fact that you worked hard to match each side. I am a big fan of that style!! Great job!

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  26. Your crochet work came out beautifully! And I love the earrings, too-great wire work!

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  27. Gorgeous work! I've really got to try out that crocheting sometime :)

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  28. Love the way you used the barrel beads! Such an explosion of colours.

    Ambra

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  29. Very interesting designs. A fantastic display of wire crochet.

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