Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Let's Party


TahDahhhh! I made a bracelet with my focal bead(s)--a generous trio, and floral clasp from Jeanette in the Bead Soup Party exchange. I love the colors in the beautiful lentils by artist Dawn White and the substantial floral sterling clasp I received. Blues and greens with a dash of black, flowers and leaves and what you get is a simple, sweet bauble to grace the wrist.






With some unexpected family responsibilities this past month, I haven't had much time to 'play' with my stash of jewelry components, so this virtual party gave me a wonderful excuse to take a few minutes for myself and remember why I love playing with beads so much.


Join me today in checking out all the wonderful bead soup designs by the bodacious list of participants below--I know I'm going to love seeing all the great eye candy and I hope you do too! My first stop will be to see what my exchange partner Jeanette, at Jeannette Blix Wire and Metal Jewelry did with the bead soup I sent her!




2. Mallory, For the Love of Beads
3. Terri, Blooming Ideas

5. Lorelei, Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio

7. Erin, Treasures Found


9. Adrienne, Adrienne Designs


11. Laurel, Rue's Daftique



14. Cassie, The Glass Beadle



17. Lisa, Lo and Behold


19. Judith, Judith B.

20. Debbie, Prairie Emporium




24. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things

25. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa

26. Cristi, 2 If By Sea




30. Leslie, Bei Mondi

31. Loretta, Designs by Loretta


33. Kathie, The Bead Cult

34. Patty, Plays With Fire

35. Nicki, Nicki's Reef

36. Anne Marie, Heart's Desire



39. Emanda, Artemesia's Studio

40. Whitney, Whitney Lassini

41. Marcie, La Bella Joya

42. Suzann, Beadphoria

44. Julie, Credit River Art Glass

45. Janiece, J Birds Garden


47. Laurie, The Mermaid Tale


49. Sue, Sue Beads


51. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse

52. Kristie, Artisan Clay

53. Regina, Regina's Writings


55. Lyn, Lyn Foley


57. Cathryn, Chile Cats



60. Juli, Jul's Beads

61. Julie, RockerJewlz









70. Lynette, Rock Hill Designs



74. Ruthie, Rose Works Jewelry

75. Elizabeth, Turquoise Sky

76. Maire, Maire Dodd

77. Janet, Singing Woods

78. Eileen, Dorset Hill Beads


80. Joann, Jo's Jewels

81. Patti, PJ Clark Designs




85. Dee, Runako Designs

49 comments:

Pretty Things said...

Awesome! I knew you'd make a bracelet! :-) Yours are famous! And I'm totally jealous of that clasp!

Adrienne Jewelry Designs said...

This bracelet is just stunning! And...inspiring as well! I have some of the same beads in my stash and you have definitely got my Muse dancing:) I really want to know...where did you get that fabulous silver leaf bead? YUM!

Lisa said...

Very cool Rickie! Love the design and colors.

Kella said...

Such a beautiful piece wish I had it to grace my wrist.

Manuela said...

You´re a magician dear Rickie, love what you have done and the clasp is just wonderful.
You must have had a lot of fun,

hugs and kisses
Manuela

bellajoya said...

I am so in awe of people who can use green! It's such a difficult color for me! (I mean it's not like half of nature is green or anything like that.) Great job!

Fundametals.net said...

Ricki, wow, I love what you created with Dawn White's lampwork beads. I never knew what to create with them..you are such a natural..stunning!!!!!!

Kate said...

such beautiful beads and clasp! I love how you put it all together in an eye-catching bracelet!

Enjoy the Party!
Kate #46 OrganicOdysseys

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

Beautiful bracelet! I love that blue and green together. I was also glad to have Bead Soup as an excuse to bead this month, which made me happy.

Katie said...

Love the bracelet! And I love how you used the leaves to bring out the greens in the bracelet :o)

Julianna Cannon said...

Gorgemous Bracelet! Love all the textures and that clasp is fab.

Boot ~C said...

sorry I put my comment on the wrong day. This is a fabulous bracelet, I would wear it every day for @ least a few weeks til the 'new' wore off!

Julie Nordine . Credit.River.Art.Glass said...

This is so beautiful, Rickie!! You did a fabulous job w/ what Jeannette sent you. Wonderful. ~ Julie

Patti said...

Absolutely gorgeous...love the addition of the green leaves!

Cathryn said...

I like this bracelet! It's striking and reminds me of water...all kinds of water. Perfect!

moonlitfantaseas said...

love your bracelet and especially the color, greens just happen to be my favorites! beautiful work

Michelle Mach said...

What a gorgeous bracelet! The colors are great together and that clasp is so fun!

Susan said...

What a beautiful bracelet and great focals! I would so love to be wearing it right now.

Rickie said...

Thanks everyone--this was great fun and I'm having 'eye candy' envy seeing everyone's fabulous creations!

mairedodd said...

beautiful - what you received and what you created!

Jenny J-V said...

That's a perfect combination! Your bracelet is fantastic!

Terri said...

Beautiful soup creation! Love it. and I adore the colors. Such Talent!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love the bracelet, both the design and the colors.

Jo said...

Beautiful, stunning, absolutely gorgeous...I think it's safe to say that I love your bracelet!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Beautiful bracelet :D

TesoriTrovati said...

So glad you were able to carve out some time for you to create this! It is lovely. I like the colors of the lampwork very much. Thanks for sharing this heaping serving of great soup! Be sure to stop by and taste some of mine. Enjoy the day! Erin

Jo Ann Gallagher said...

This is stunning! I love the colors and design!

Cindy said...

Rickie, your bracelet is truly stunning. I have always admired your beautiful lampwork creations, and here's yet another knock-out design. Just love how you tied the colors together, and added your famous touch. Just gorgeous!
Cindy
www.sweetbeadstudio.com

EmandaJ said...

Beautiful work!

Hasn't this been fun?

Emanda
www.ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com

Erin said...

OH, your bracelet is gorgeous! You had some great beads to work with but you have quite the talent to bring it together so beautifully!

Barbara Lewis said...

Here you are! I have admired your work for years! And, now I've found you again! Gorgeous design ... I'm lovin' it!

Dee said...

absolutely stunning!! I love this bracelet...the rest of your work is beautiful as well, I'll be back!

Libby Leuchtman said...

Ohhh such great focal beads. I love that you made a bracelet. I love the colors and the clasp fits right into your design.

Mermaid Glass said...

Oh, yummmm! This is another one that I wish I could just take and put on to wear right now. Perfect.

Janet said...

Now this is a really stunning pc. I would say Boutique status I think its so fine wine!

Beth said...

Fantastic! Those beads are delicious!

Loretta said...

That is gorgeous. You did a great job with those beautiful beads.

Emma said...

Oh, I love this one. Such a fabulous design and all the beads just pop... yummy :0)

Patty said...

Yummmm! This is fresh and just my style. Love the fact that you did a bracelet (while most made a necklace). Love it!

wildvanilla said...

What a gorgeous bracelet and fun components to work with! I love the colors. It turned out great!

Islandgirl said...

That's a really pretty bracelet... I'm sure you'll enjoy wearing it!

Rickie said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by--I really had a wonderful time stopping by all the blogs and being inspired by each and every treasure! HUGS!

Rickie said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by--I really had a wonderful time stopping by all the blogs and being inspired by each and every treasure! HUGS!

Nicki said...

I like your design - never would have thought about using those blues and greens together but it works so well. I'm impressed, Rickie.

Maria said...

Are those edible?? ;) Gorgeous!

Round Rabbit said...

Yummy bracelet! What gorgeous beads you had to work with... lucky! :)

lisa said...

I'm so glad I didn't miss this one!! What a gorgeous piece. I love that clasp, and the beads are stunning. YOu put them together perfectly! Enjoy your bracelet.

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

a beautiful and elegant design!

Regina said...

It is day five and I am still partying! The bracelet took my breath away, it is gorgeous! Love the blue, black and green!