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Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Bead Soup Blog Party





Hi All! If you have come by here earlier I'm sorry! I did not get inspired until Wednesday (YES! three days ago Wednesday). I knew when Cryss sent me the soup for this party that the focal would become a bracelet but beyond that I did not have a clue.



The bracelet is a crazy wire wrapped concoction. I wanted to use a bit of everything that was sent. This was so fun! If you would like to know more about Cryss Thain (my partner) just click on her name and to visit her blog click here.


This morning while en route to a job fair (see pic to the right) I was still wire wrapping the bracelet. Job Fair for Quicken Loans in Downtown Detroit. We waited for 3 hours to be turned away because time ran out. They did get two copies of my resume!

Anyway on to the Party...

The pic is the soup I received (to the left) and the soup I gave on the right. I loved this soup and Cryss sent me PINK...lol! And hearts loved it! 3 snaps in a Z! (In Living Colour)





And for a complete list of all those participating in the bead soup blog party (YOU got it) here.

66 comments:

rockcreekcreations said...

Can't wait to see what you finish!!

rockcreekcreations said...

Wow! I'm glad I came back!! the Bracelet is wonderful!!

Good luck with the potential job!!

Tracy said...

Beautiful, bright design - gorgeous work!

Riki Schumacher said...

How you had the attention to make these beautiful pieces AND wait in line for a job fair is beyond me. Well done, and I LOVE the bracelet. So cool the way you composed that. Best of luck getting a job, and soon! Riki

Here Bead Dragons said...

Serena,
What beautiful pieces you made out of the items. They are great

cryssT

Ann said...

Pretty, apparently you work well under pressure. You can use that if you get to the interview stage:)

la mar de bonita said...

Nice bracelet! I love these colours! Greetings, Michi

coffeeaddict said...

so colourful and cheerful
the earrings are adorable

vonna said...

Very colorful and full of fun and whimsy, great creations. Vonna

Maggie said...

What a beautiful focal bead and I love how you created your bracelet. Sometimes we need to wait for beads to speak to us and I'm glad yours did in time for you to finish on time!

My Life Under the Bus said...

You rock - wire bending on line??? Love that happy colorful focal. The earrings are perfect!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you this economy is completely in the toilet XOXO

Miri Agassi said...

Nice bracelet. Good work!!

one-eared pig said...

Nice wirework, and lovely composition!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

That's committed to be wrapping at a job fair! I love that focal in the bracelet, and you did a great job!

I hope you'll join me for the next party! The badge and dates are up on my blog!

Love, Lori

Elisabeth said...

The bracelet is awesome - really love the heart links you used with the heart shaped beads for the earrings - great work!

EmandaJ said...

Super bracelet. Sorry about the disappointing Jobs Fair. The right time will come -- it took me a year. We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

Enjoy the hop,
Emanda
http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

Shay Stone said...

You made a couple of fun pieces!

Boot ~C said...

what a great bracelet

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Stunning - love the focal and the wire wrapping you did around it! Those earrings are awesome too! Good luck on the job hunting!!!

Serena Trent said...

I forgot where I was and who I have visited but hopefully I get to everybody!

LissC said...

Your bracelet is fantastic! Both the soup you sent and received are beautiful. Congrats on your publishing in bead trends :)

Christine Altmiller said...

WOW---These are bright and beautiful! You did a great job!

chicandfrog said...

Wrapping at a job fair? This could be a new way to relax your mind and clear your ideas.
That bracelet is really original and colourful.
Good luck with everything!
Ambra

I LOVE color! said...

Lovely designs. Love the colors
Be Blessed to be a blessing

ladyhawthorne said...

So fun and summery, like wearing a flower garden on your wrist!

Genea said...

What a fun bracelet! I love how you wire worked everything together into a thick bangle :)

Christine said...

Beautiful bracelet - love the details!

KayzKreationz said...

The bracelet is wonderful. Very springy. The wire wrapping you did is great.

Astrid said...

I love this, great wirewrapping and such a vibrant happy piece! Have you ever seen any beadwork done by the Huichol indians? The focal sort of reminds me of that. Wonderful job!

Sweet Freedom said...

What a funky bracelet, and the earrings are so fun!

Beadbug said...

I love all you have cooked up with your soup. Nice job with the design.

T... said...

beautiful creations, love the bracelet

Shyme said...

Lovely pieces! The bracelet is wonderful!

Beadaholique said...

Serena, that bracelet is AWESOME! Love it!! Way to go, fellow Detroiter!! :) -Andrea

gail vanderster-zwang aka angelmoose said...

love love love the ceramic piece for the bracelet! i would wear those earrings in a heartbeat! you created wonderful pieces, enjoy them!

Bobbie said...

What a bold, fun focal! And what a cheerful bracelet you made with it!

Steph L. said...

Great job, love that bracelet and the earrings!

LeeLu Creations said...

Such a unique piece!

Starseed Jewelry said...

Great job - the wirewrapping is a nice contast to the focal.

Terri

pinkchapeau said...

What a fun bracelet...bold and colorful too-just like I like :) Glad you finished it!!!

Stacey said...

Love that you made that bracelet into a cuff style - how incredibly unique! Looks great!

Nancy said...

That is a beautiful bracelet. Great job with your soup.

Miri Agassi said...

Love your work!!

CraftyHope said...

Your bracelet is so much fun! I love all the color and the way you crafted the whole thing. I don't think I would have thought 'bracelet' upon seeing that focal, but you really made it work! Thanks for opening my eyes to the possibilities.
Those earrings are darling as well!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

What fun pieces! So sweet!

Heidi said...

So fun & colorful!

Marian Hertzog said...

Love the bracelet! Great job with your soup!

Terri said...

Love the subtle double hearts for the earrings. And the bracelet is a show stopper. Very cool! You did a Soup-er job with your mix!

nikimeiners said...

love the bracelet

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

love the bracelet and love the earrings- you rocked it! Beautiful work!

Marie Cramp said...

You did a great job! :)

Cathie Carroll said...

The bracelet is really cool, but I LOVE those earrings. Your amazing color sense must come from the fabrics you work with.

Good luck with the job search!


Cathie

Therese's Treasures said...

Serena, I love what you did with the bead soup mix Cryss sent to you. That focal would have had me worried if I had gotten it, but you created a beautiful bracelet.
Therese

maneki said...

Beautiful jewellery! The bracelets looks so pretty and fun, makes me think of spring. And I like how you used heart-shaped links in the earrings. Really great work!

Kelly J. R. said...

Your bracelet has me intrigued because I'm not familiar with wire wrapping like that. What a cool idea! I also really enjoyed reading the interviews that you and your partner did. What a great way to learn more about each other!

graygirlstudios said...

such gorgeous colors and a very ornate bracelet! such detail and great wire work! I'm impressed, I am not as patient as you are. very nice.

Skye said...

Nice work on the bracelet but those earrings are just lovely :)

Carol Tannahill said...

Best wishes on your job hunt! You did a superb job, especially with the bracelet. That lovely focal is so detailed and eyecatching I can't imagine how to create with it. Your bead work and wirewrapping do the job splendidly. Kudos to you!

Wendy Chamberlain said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment, still trying to get around all the blogs.
Love your bracelet, colourful and different.
Good luck with your job hunt.

Penny said...

Wonderful soup that you created. The focal you had to work with was beautiful. Love some of the favorites you picked for bead soup.

Aquariart said...

I love that focal and you made it gorgeous the way you balanced it with the tapered straps on the bracelet! Love It!!

Sweet Willow Designs said...

Still making the rounds and tasting all the bead soups. :) Great job with you soup. Those earrings are darling. Good luck with the job hunt.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Great pieces, love the bracelet.

DaviniaDesign said...

What a cool bracelet!

Mylene said...

What a cool idea to crazy wire wrap the focal into a bracelet - it sits really well. Love the way you emphasized the colours in the focal by surrounding it with beads. And that little bit of green wire that you can see really makes the whole piece pop! Gorgeous!

Noemi said...

That's a lovely bracelet!
And i have been inspired by your resolution of making 1.5 earrings a day! I have been totally flat since my summer holidays, and i need to get cracking for the coming holidays!