Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!

What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:

~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.

I was lucky to be paired up with wonderful Mags from Mags Koruja (#129 on the list), and we had a lot of fun chatting via e-mail during the whole process.
Here is what she sent me (click on the picture for closer view):

Some of you have already seen a tiny sneak peek of my piece, so I'm not going to test your patience and delay this any longer. :)

Here's what I made!

It's a double-strand necklace with bead embroidered focal element featuring very interesting jasper cabochon.

In this necklace you can also find new jade, fluorite, silver, charoite and more jasper. :)
And, of course, I couldn't resist the seed beads. You know I have a passion for them and I just couldn't help myself.

Double-strand clasp was a real challenge for me, but I think I handled it pretty well.

This amazing butterfly in the bottom of the fringe is designed by Mags and it has tiny citrine bead in it, which is also one of my birthstones. :)

This color combination is very unusual for me, but I really enjoyed working with it. And guess what? I am going to keep this necklace for myself, because I have a perfect dress to go with it! Just take a look!

I bought this dress last summer and I was very upset, because I couldn't find suitable jewelry to wear with it. But now my problem is solved, as this necklace is a perfect match! How weird is that? I realized it just yesterday, while organizing my closet for spring.

But enough about me, let's go and see what the rest of us made!

Here is the list of all the wonderful participants and the first one on the list is our amazing hostess Lori. You must visit her blog, as it's a very warm and friendly place filled with beautiful pictures, great advices and exciting stories! ;)

1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life

3. Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane

4. Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio

5. Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations

6. Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs

7. Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things

8. Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe

9. Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto

10. Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11. Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas

12. Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts

13. Marian Hertzog, M's Place

14. Mary McGraw, MK's Musings

15. Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita

16. Deci Worland, Gem Trails

17. Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found

18. Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs

19. Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs

20. Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21. Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs

22. Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim

23. Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu

24. Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads

25. Deb Hunter, Living On Air

26. Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio

27. Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads

28. Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter

29. Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts

30. Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31. Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium

32. Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus

33. Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble

34. Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design

35. Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle

36. Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs

37. Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works

38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights

39. Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire

40. Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41. Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's

42. Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions

43. Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya

44. Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations

45. Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles

46. Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig

47. Amanda Davie, Articulations

48. Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady

49. Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

50. Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51. Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks

52. Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles

53. Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde

54. Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog

55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning

56. Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings

57. Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio

58. Amy Freeland, Copper Diem

59. Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

60. Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do

61. Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog

62. Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon

63. Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs

64. Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals

65. Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats

66. Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.

67. Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash

68. Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique

69. Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

70. Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit

71. Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey

72. Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas

73. Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix

74. Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems

76. Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium

77. Valerie Norton, Hot Art

78. Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden You are HERE!!!

79. Amy Severino, Amy Beads

80. Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook

81. Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy

82. Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria

83. Janet McDonald, Singing Woods

84. Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs

85. Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries

86. CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka

87. Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae

88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy

89. Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

90. Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss

91. Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous

92. Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead

93. Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations

94. Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof

95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio

96. Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box

97. Cindy Dolezal, Cindy Dolezal Designs

98. Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue

99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

101. Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio

102. Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations

103. Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios

104. Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore

105. Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations

106. Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky

107. Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric

108. Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs

109. Grace Danel, Grace Beading

110. Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111. Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe

112. Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo

113. Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs

114. Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me

115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf

116. Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer

117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles

118. Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie

119. Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart

120. Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven

122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings

123. Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass

124. Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks

125. Hazel Ward, All Those Things

126. Brenda Salzano, Salzanos

127. Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee

128. Anna Denisova, Anita-M

129. Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry My Partner!!!

130. Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads

131. Penny Neville, Copper Penny

132. Angela Blasingame, Hopemore

133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog

134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder

135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs

136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies

137. Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art

138. Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.

139. Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

140. Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy

141. Heather Pyle, Welcome to My Muse

142. Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings

143. Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts

144. Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense

145. Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique

146. Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads

147. Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul

148. Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me

149. Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog

150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions

151. Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T

152. Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals

153. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area

154. Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs

155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta

156. Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef

157. Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye

158. Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color

159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman

160. Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory

161. Collette Collins, Firefly Myst

162. Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed

163. Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu

164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio

165. Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra

166. Anna Motz, Stunning

167. Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings

168. Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads

169. Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings

170. Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope

171. Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones

172. Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs

173. Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass

174. Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre

176. Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog

177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio

178. Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're

179. Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180. Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me

181. Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art

182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog

183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen

184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink

185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin

186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer

187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels

188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry

189. Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190. Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.

191. Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry

192. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle

193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini

194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse

195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between

196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets

197. Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts

198. Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs

199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200. Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend

201. Christine Damm, Stories They Tell

202. Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts

203. Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs

204. Juli Cannon, Julsbeads

205. Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique

206. Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry

207. Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads

208. Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love

209. Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry

210. Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011. Don't miss it!

I know I will definitely take part in Lori's Bead Soup Blog Party again!

See you there! ;)
Enjoy your weekend!



zsazsazsu said...

this is more than awesome ! What a great challenge ! Mags will be superhappy with the result. whish I had registered too. Now a big list to read !
Congratulations on this wunderful piece !

Helmitarha said...

Thank you, Sandra! You should definitely join the party in August! I've already marked it on my calendar! ;)

Mags said...

Oh Jana! You made wonders with the soup! I love this piece; everything blends to an awesome necklace. It is so spring timy ;-D

Helmitarha said...

Thank you, Mags! This necklace feels very special and I'm going to keep it for myself! ;) But it wouldn't have happened without the beautiful bead soup that you sent me! Thank you so much!

SavonFeutré said...

Very beautiful!

Helmitarha said...

Thank you! Спасибо! Merci! ;)

BluMoon said...

Oh my this is just so beautiful, very well done.

Helmitarha said...

Thank you, Jackie!

Nancy van den Boom said...

Jana, Jana, JANA!!!!!!! You created something so very very beautiful!!!!

Helmitarha said...

Thank you, dear Nancy!!! Your comments always lift my mood! ;) xoxo

SoleDeVita said...

You are a beading monster! :D :D
(in a GOOD way of course.. )
This is Absolutely FANTASTIC!!
And it suites you perfectly!
B R A V O!! :))

Jenni C said...

Great job and it looks wonderful on you.

Helmitarha said...

Thank you, Sole! Yes, I am a beading monster and I'm not going to deny it! :D :D

Helmitarha said...

Thank you, Jenni!

KJ said...

Stunning. What wonderful colors and you did such a great job with the beads you received- it is a beautiful design.

Islandgirl said...

Your necklace looks great on you! Perfect match for that dress... and your seed beading is so neat!


Helmitarha said...

Thank you, KJ! It was my first time working with such unusual color combo, but I really enjoyed it! ;)

@Lynne Thank you for the compliments!!! :)

Nally said...

Great work, Jana! It's a wonder that the necklace fits your dress so!

Helmitarha said...

Thank you, Nally! It is a weird coincidence. :))

maneki said...

Wow, that's a fab necklace! I really like how well you made the colours work together. And that focal cab is so yummy (I want one too!).

Helmitarha said...

Thank you, Maneki! Maybe we should ask Mags, where did she get it. ;)

SummersStudio said...

It's perfect with your dress. I like the fringe at the bottom of your beautiful pendant.

Pixybug Designs said...

Nice neddlework! It turned out beautifully!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Very nice! I especially love the dangling bead work on the pendant. Really beautiful work putting your piece together. It really does match the dress perfectly!

Helmitarha said...

Thank you, ladies, for the wonderful comments!

jamberry_song said...

Oh, wow! That necklace is so you. :D It goes perfect with that dress you're wearing. It's awesome when things work out like that; your partner must be tickled! It came out so beautifully. Your beading around the focal really accentuates it so well and that double-strand design is perfect; it allows the necklace to be big and bold, but delicate and elegant at the same time. Winning design! Wonderful work. :D

Helmitarha said...

Thank you, Jacinta, for the wonderful comment and also for following my blog! ;)
I think I should use the double-strand design more often, as it works very well with heavier pieces.

Jennifer Cameron said...

OK, even BEFORE I saw you modeling the perfect dress for that gorgeous piece, I thought the necklace was totally sexy. Then when I saw the ensemble, I was blown away...SMOKIN HOT!

Lupe Meter said...

Beautiful and it even matches your outfit! Love the beaded cabachon and the colors are just beautiful!

Marie Cramp said...

You're right! That necklace is perfect with that dress! Beautiful work!

Kristen said...

You had me at the pairing! I love the focal and I am partial to having pieces match my shirts so....Way to GO!

Deci said...

Wonderful work, just beautiful. I have also added your button to my blog.

ViviBijoux said...

It's nice to meet a fellow EST member! Your piece looks amazing on you. Hope you can keep it, the colours really suit you and the focal is really well set. Fab! Smile, Virginie

vintagebluestudio said...

You bead embroiderers never cease to amaze me! You made a gorgeous piece that I wish I could borrow (steal) from you!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh it's FANTASTIC!!!! ...and the fact that you already have a dress to match is the icing on the cake -Amazing Bead Soup!

Stacey said...

Gorgeous!!! Love what you did with that focal!

Lorelei Eurto said...

I love your sassy picture modeling it! Turned out awesome, great color palette to work with!

Francy said...

such a pretty necklace.

Francy said...

so pretty.

Sandi Volpe said...

Fantastic piece and perfect with your dress.

Carrie said...

Jana it is stunning! You look gorgeous wearing it, what a fabulous thing to say - I made this myself - you are bound to get a million conpliments and your partner has got to be super pleased at what you have created. xxx

Pretty Things said...

OH MY GOSH! How perfectly does that necklace go with your dress????? And the necklace is divine. LOVE it love it. You did an amazing job!

Heidi said...

Beautiful! I love the colors, and what you did with the focal. How fabulous that you solved your dress problem - it looks smashing on you :D

Patsy Evins said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love every inch of your necklace!

Wendy said...

Oh wow that is beautiful! :)

Dana said...

#209 the necklace and it looks like it was made just for that dress....great job...

rosebud101 said...

Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous! You did a great job!

N Valentine Studio said...

Stunning piece! Isn't it weird how things seem to attract themselves to one another? That necklace is the perfect compliment to that dress!

Lanyardlady said...

Stunning design and it is perfect with that dress!

Elisabeth said...

Perfect - ad matches your dress perfectly!

Suzette Bentley said...

Gorgeous piece! Love it! And, very trendy!

Suzette Bentley said...

Gorgeous piece! Love it! And, very trendy!

Terri said...

Perfect came to mind when I saw your necklace and it fits you oh so well!!
great colors too. You are one Uber talented lady!!!

earthlyjewels said...

What a pretty necklace! You're very talented!

Helmitarha said...

It's so great to wake up to whole list of wonderful comments from you, my talented crafty ladies! My mood is up through the roof! :)) Thank you all for visiting my blog and sharing your opinions! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Nicki said...

I love how you framed that focal - and I am totally in love with those colors. I would have never thought about pairing that greenish yellow with the garnet color but this is so cool - and you look gorgeous in that dress with that necklace. Nice job.

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love what you've done with your bead soup!

Deb x

balanced. said...

oh me, oh my. That is stunning!!!
and it goes perfectly with that dress! beautiful!!

moonlitfantaseas said...

what a beautiful necklace , and what a wondful job you have done on it! and it does go amazingly well with your dress! Howcool is that?

Charlene said...

I love it, it looks great on you. I'm also enchanted by how you labeled everything you received from your partner.

Lori's Glassworks said...

Lovely Design and just right for spring! I love what you've done with your beads. Cheers! said...

ooo la la lady. Those dangles from the pendant are awesome. AND the necklace goes perfect with your summer dress!

Courtney said...

Beautiful! What I love is that even though it is a big piece, your colors and work make it look so light and fun.

somethingunique said...

Very pretty design & colors perfect match with that top. Great Job!!

Cyndi L said...

Jana, what a wonderful way to showcase that stunning cab!

Janet said...

What a Stunning Necklace!! And on you Wow it looks just Beautiful! You did such a wonderful job with the beading of this!

SueBeads said...

Oh my gosh - WOW!

I LOVE color! said...

Your design is awsome. The colors are just too dreamy. Be Blessed

Shaiha said...

I just serendipity! That is such a gorgeous necklace. I am in awe of the focal.

steufel said...

The necklace iy great - looks great on you too:-)

m.e. said...

WOW!!! The color combination is unusual and I LOVE it!
Your focal treatment is GORGEOUS!!!
That necklace is down right STUNNING with your dress!!!
You'll have to keep that necklace or sell the dress with it!!!LOL!!!
A match made in Bead Heaven!!!
m.e. :)

Dee said...

WOW!! first of all the color mix is gorgeous!!...I can see why you picked out that dress. Second the design is fabulous! I really really love what you did with the focal bead it all came together love love it!

Cathryn said...

Oh MY! What a wonderfully romantic, feminine necklace with incredible colors! I really, really like what you did with that focal! Beautiful! That's something I would love to wear when I'm feeling most like a woman! Congratulations and thank you!

Kate said...

Love it! Positively regal. I love that your dress goes so well too ;)

chocoholic said...

Nice!! Love the necklace with that dress. Perfect piece and to me that was an unusual color palette- perhaps you are setting a new trend!!

Laura said...

Fun creative piece! Love what you did with the cabochon.

Margot Potter said...

Gorgeous! Looks lovely on too, which is important! You did a terrific job making this uniquely yours!

CAG- Crafts said...

Great necklace, love it!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Wow is all I have to say at the sight of this piece on you in your dress. Amazing!
Shannon C

Beadroe said...

Very creative design, don't blame you for keeping it.

Beadbug said...

This piece is perfect with your dress what a great design and the length is perfect.

Everyday Gypsy said...

Wow, I just love your beaded bezel. You did a wonderful job with your soup. Your work turned out delicious.

rockcreekcreations said...

that looks perfect with your dress! it's like it was made especially for it!

maryharding said...

What a gorgeous necklace. Love every bead of it.

Lisa said...

How cool that it goes with that dress so perfectly. It's a very striking necklace!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

georgeous love you use of color a really great necklace.

Marian Hertzog said...

Wow! Very nice! Loved seeing on you... it goes well with your dress and is a stunning piece!

Malin de Koning said...

You made a lovely piece! And before I read your text I was thinking how awesomely it goes with that dress. You will have to make shure to go to many parties this summer to show it off. :-)

Judy said...

Amazing necklace and it looks perfect on you! I love all of the detail and fine hand work you put into focal.

Sarabeth said...

gorgeous and it's beautiful with that shirt :)


vintagesusie & wings said...

So beautiful friend, I EVERYTHING you made & what you did with your SOUP! The set looks FABULOUS on you...Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...

Lutka And Co. said...

Oh, your beadwork is wonderful! And the dress and necklace rock!

Loretta said...

Wow, that is stunning with your dress. A real show stopper! !They say there are no accidents, and so I think your partner knew you needed these beads. Great job

Holly said...

Jana - oh heavens, that is indeed one spectacular necklace! I so love what you did for the focal, and from there the rest of the necklace just moves and flows so nicely.

Fire Phoenix said...

Normally, I would not have put these colours together, but you've made them work sooo well! And you've made them work for *you* - from that picture you took wearing the necklace, this piece looks very you. And you look stunning :)

Leigh said...

That is stunning!!! I love the unexpected color pairings and just the whole design.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow Jana that is absolutely gorgeous.. and what a perfect match to your dress! I l♥ve it!


Serena Trent said...

Awesome necklace love the focal!

Poranna said...

beautiful and you look gorgeous wearing it :o)

Annuk said...

Stunning necklace, Jana! You're so talented!!! And... you did the right thing to keep it for yourself ;)! We have to indulge once in a while, don't we?

Shirley said...

You are right, it looks like you made the necklace just for that dress! And you look stunning in both. Love the little butterfly. Great job!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Gorgeous necklace and it looks absolutely PERFECT with your dress! Love it!

CraftyHope said...

WOW. . .Double WOW. . .do you mind if I. . .TRIPLE WOW!!
It's absolutely stunning. said...

You do beautiful work! The necklace is stunning.

TesoriTrovati said...

You are so cute wearing that summery dress with your new baubles! I love it. I think that focal is so rich in color and texture. The beads you paired with it really make it shine. The bead embroidery is amazing.... it would take me 6 months to make something like that!
Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy the day!

Marcie A. said...

Wow! Can you believe I'm still bead soup hopping! I really like your piece. My favorite part about it is the unexpected citrine green along the chain. Awesome piece, and even better that it has its own personal outfit! Great job!

Karen Williams said...

Beautiful! And I love seeing it on you, too!

Regina said...

What a beautiful piece of jewelry. I love how you dressed up the bead, the fringe with the butterfly and then the double strand, great colors, and the bursts of cranberry (?) among the lighter beads. Then how it all matched up with that beautiful dress. Isn't it wonderful when it all turns out so perfect? Now if only the rest of life was like that!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

GORGEOUS! I love the beading around the jasper stone and the dangles! Really a stunning necklace!

one-eared pig said...

Totally awesome!

roseworksjewelry said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I can see why you are keeping it :D

gbkoru said...

Love what you did with the focal, it's a gorgeous necklace!

Valerie said...

You are an awesome beader. Great job! I love the whole design. Also, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. So nice of you!

Boot ~C said...

the beaded frame you did, so gorgeous & I love it w/ the dress. don't y ou love it when that happens?

BeaderBubbe said...

The necklace and the dress...could not have planned it....both all you need is a place to go show it all off!

diane cook said...

Great new piece of jewelry.....great dress and a GREAT photo! You are so pretty =)
I am keeping mine as well~wore it twice to Adorn Me, and everyone loved Melissa's beads =)

LeeLu Creations said...

Gorgeous! I love it!

Stacie said...

Beautiful! And it looks like it was made for that dress.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Still making my way through all the blogs. Gorgeous piece you made and it goes perfectly with your dress. Great job.

Rebecca said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And it really suits you :-) I like your style.

4His Glory Creations by CJ said...

Your work is amazing, I've made my very first bead embroidery cuff this past week. It is a very enjoyable change for me. Your creativity makes me smile, and your designs get me excited for you. Because they are sooooo Beautiful!

Joanna Matuszczyk said...

I love your creation! Beautiful! You made a perfect match to a dress:)