Saturday, April 13, 2013

7th Bead Soup - Reveal #2 April 13, 2013

     Finished Necklace :
I so stress over getting a good picture of the item so you can see the details


                                            
Here are my goodies from Jo Tinley in the UK
http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.ca/  her website is : http://www.daisychainjewellery.co.uk/

she makes amazing Metal Jewellery -  In the box there is a large Bird - clasp  a small bird charm, two small heart charms  - made out of copper   (used all of them )   the focal is a round multi colour bead  (used that) two small turquoise Lampwork beads (used them )eight small ivory etched Lampwork beads (used them all )
three jump rings (used them)  Turquoise silk (did not use)  hardened copper wire (did not use )

As soon as I saw all my goodies I knew what I wanted to do - but as usual never had time -  I kept thinking about it and thinking about it and know me I might forget decided to write down what I thought it should look like - 

 I mentioned this before - I tend NOT to draw out and prefer hands on materials when assembling as I get great ideas when I lay everything out in front of me

As I laid the pieces out
Things started to change - instead of all three charms on the centre I spread them out 
My big focus was how to put the turquoise beads and my focal on top of my etched Zentangle circles 
and decided to punch out the centres of each (using a circle punch )  which gave me extra smaller etched copper circles I incorporated into the piece and the punched circles framed the beads -  I found with the extra circles and using all the ivory etched beads by using a basic wire wrap  I had to do away with the Byzantine chain as my ends (way too long) and looked too heavy  ( I love making  Byzantine)
I loved the way it framed the focal bead 
I punched the hole slightly smaller than the focal bead so that there was no space around it 

and centred the turquoise bead and attaching to the wires that I used to connect each link 

the clasp worked like a charm when using the twisted wire 
these little birds are so cute !
the copper looks so good with the ivory and the turquoise

Its hard to see the focal how nice it is until you see it up close and with the light 

this has given me some ideas for some new jewellery lines I'd like to pursue with my copper 
again I thank Jo Tinley for the superb Bead Soup 
and for once I am keeping this piece for myself !




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41 comments:

  1. Wonderful necklace! I love the addition of the tiny bird and the hearts dangles to the focal beads.

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  2. love the detailing of this necklace and it's great to see how you planned out your design

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  3. I was paired with Joanne at the last soup party and was totally overwhelmed with her beautiful copper pieces. As far as I can see on your blog: you're a multitalented artist, my dear. I like the design of your necklace and the beautiful pattern on the dics. I think, I've to take a closer look to your etsy-shop......

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  4. Love how you frames the focal with etched copper ring. I had to look really closely to see how it was done, ingenious!

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  5. This is terrific - very nice, deep etch, and copper looks so great with turquoise! I love the dangles you added - beautiful necklace. Nice work with your soup!

    PS - something wierd is going on with your blog this morning (at least in IE8) - the widgets on the right side bar are extending over into your center column, and partially covering up the text and pics. FYI!

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  6. Wow, what great ideas! You've made a stunning necklace :)

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  7. Love this necklace!!! Great idea-punching out the circles and using them later. Very unusual design!

    Check out my favs for the first and second reveals.
    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com

    kathy

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  8. Uniquely Beautiful! Fantastic work.

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  9. super work with metall, sweet birds extra used!

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  10. I would keep it too, and reach for it every day! Just so beautifully conceived and brought to life.

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  11. Oh wow. I would hoard this like the dragon I am !

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  12. A work of art!! I love it. The copper components are gorgeous and you have put everything together beautifully.

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  13. I love it, the design, the touch of colour, the birds... stunning piece, one of my favourite!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, what a fun :)
    ciao dall'Italia

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  14. OMG this is my favorite design so far in the Blog Party. I love everything about it from the wonderful copper components,the colours and the composition. Great work!!!!!

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  15. SO incredibly gorgeous!!!!!! It's insanely beautiful!! I adore what you did with all of the components, and am now hungrily going to search for more of your work!! I'm so glad to have found your blog through the party today!!!

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  16. Wow, what beautiful work. From a the distance photo I saw a smiley face with hearts under the eyes. Living in Japan that Kawaii type thing is very popular. Luckily I was reading so I didn't miss the detail of the adorable bird.

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  17. That's so to my taste, a keeper definitely. Gorgeous piece, skillful work!

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  18. I love that necklace, ♥beautiful work!

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  19. AMAZING!! I just love how you 'dangled' the little bird and hearts!!! Perfect!! ~KM http://www.inspirationalbeading.blogspot.com/

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  20. You piece is STUNNING! I love how you stepped us through the process of creating your masterpiece! AWESOME!!!!

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  21. Your necklace made my favs list for the second reveal. Check it out: http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
    kathy

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  22. Beautiful, just beautiful. So creative and thank you for walking us through. It is always interesting to me to see how others work through the process. Great ideas and great job!

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  24. This is a magnificent piece, in all its details (love the birdie!)

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  25. What a fantastic, very well done!

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  26. Great piece! Love the way you framed the focal and turquoise beads with your own metal work.

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  27. Wow I absolutly love your piece! Great details and I love how you showed everything comming together.

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  28. Loved seeing your creative process! Love your etched copper work! The necklace turned out great!

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  29. A Gorgeous creation!
    I enjoyed reading about it's evolution

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  30. Sorry it's taken me so long to visit Deb but I was away over the weekend. I absolutely love your necklace - you have put so much work into it! The etched copper is gorgeous, and I love how you've framed the focal lampwork bead. Thank you!

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  31. Love the etched copper. I etched for my bead soup for the first time. Wonderful work! Kristin Oppold

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  32. Love what you did with your soup.

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  33. Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous.

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  34. Wow. Very unique. Very beautiful.

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  35. I really like your design. Framing the lampwork beads was brilliant!

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  36. Oh this is a stunning collaboration. I love the design, it's a perfect use of your soup

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  37. Lovely design and quite unique!
    Jackie

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  38. You've included so many fabulous details in that necklace that it's just enchanting. You really worked that lovely soup into something amazing!

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  39. Lovely work! I really like how you incorporated your metal work with your partner's to create something so interesting to look at. The way you framed the focal bead is perfect!

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  40. Your necklace is beautiful. Good job using your soup and incorporating your work too.

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