Bead Soup Blog Party: the Big Reveal

Today is the day to reveal the beautiful jewelry pieces that over 360 participants from all over the world have made for this special event.
This is my second time at Lori's fabulous party. And this time I got paired up with amazing lampworker and jewelry artist from the UK - Becky Fairclough. Please, visit her wonderful blog to see, what she has prepared for the party.

Here you can see the amazing package that Becky sent me.


And here I marked the things that I used in my design: vintage button, lampwork focal bead, beautiful toggle clasp, glass spacers and freshwater pearls. I also have a project in mind for the other things in the picture, I just need a bit more time to execute it.


Would you finally like to see, what I actually made?

Here it is - Autumn in the City. Large and bright bead embroidered pendant - mix of bright blue sky, wet roads and crazy red leaves.


Besides Becky's supplies I also used some things from my own stash - pietersite cabochon, copper beads and plenty of Japanese seed beads.

It was a great challenge for me to work with this color combination. I discovered that bright blues look great with bronze and rusty red.

The swirly design was inspired by Becky's beautiful lampwork bead and also by all the curvy lines on the toggle.


I decided to put the embroidered piece on a longer chain and make a really large pendant instead of a really small necklace. :)

The pendant turned out to be a real attention catcher and I think I am going to keep it all for myself. :)


Yay for another great experience! I enjoy Lori's blog parties so much - it's a great chance to meet new wonderful artists, discover new beads and also have a great challenge trying to think outside the box.
Make sure you visit at least couple of other participants! Here is the list of all pairs, click on each name to go to their blogs.
The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke



19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel


27. Becky Fairclough and Jana Tarhala You are HERE!!!











































Thank you Becky for being such a great partner! I really enjoyed meeting you thought this great game. And thank you Lori for all the great work you've done for all of us to enjoy!
I have already marked my calendar for the next party in February 2012. ;)
I hope you all had as much fun as I did! And now it's time for the blog hop!

xo,

102 comments:

salla said...

now THAT is a statement piece! nice.

Christine Altmiller said...

GORGEOUS!!! fabulous colors!

Becky said...

Wow !!! totally WOW !! That is amazing Jana, I love it, the colours you picked out look great together but the pattern is just mind blowing ! :))

horimarika said...

Wonderful!!!! It's really so wonderful! Kisses from Hungary

Mags said...

A gorgeous piece of art!!

coffeeaddict said...

Left speechless! Gorgeous!

Jenni said...

I did an audible intake of breath when I saw this!! That is one amazingly beautiful piece of art...you should be so proud of that! The colours are wonderful and the design and execution looks outstanding.
jenni

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

What a show stopping piece! Love the beading and colors you used! Fantastic piece!

Tracy said...

WoW. WoW again. what a fabulous show-stopping, eye-catching, piece...Did I saw WoW? WoW!!

la mar de bonita said...

You're a great artist - I love your style very much. What a great necklace, you've made!
Greetings, Michi

KayzKreationz said...

All I can say is WOW! That is stunning. And I love it as a pendant. Wow.

SavonFeutré said...

Very pretty. Great work.

deannachase said...

OMG! Amazing. I totally gasped when I scrolled down to see that pendant. Just wow.

susie said...

OMG!!!! again!!! That is simply AMAZING friend...I can't even image how much time this must have taken, truly a magnificent piece. Yummmmmmmmy!!!!!

CK said...

This is absolutely amazing! Great work! it's really breathtaking!

Moobie Grace said...

Stunning work!

Deci said...

Jana, that is magnificent.

Marla said...

That is stunning! I hope to one day have your kind of skill. Kudos!

Mrs Cake said...

just wow! Goes off to drool from a distance! :)

Alice said...

Jana, this is a stunning piece. I don't blame you for wanting to keep it for yourself.

I've always been amazed at the artists who can work with such tiny beads.

Annuk said...

WOW Jana, this necklace is quite simply stunning!!!!!
Great idea to keep it for yourself! We do need a treat from time to time, don't we? ;D You'll be the centre of attention wherever you go with this stunner!

Have a great weekend! Hope you're still getting some warm days in Finland and you're enjoyng your new house! :)
xoxo

Holly said...

Oh wow, you seed beaders are such an inspiration! Statement piece, that's what this screams, and it's just soooo gorgeous!

Ann said...

That's a great statement piece. Very impressive.

EmandaJ said...

Quite the stunner! Wowzer. 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

vintagebluestudio said...

WOW! That is one awesome statement piece!

Pretty Things said...

I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

That is truly amazing, and I LOVE how you highlighted in that photo what pieces you chose to use! I'm always in awe of the people who can do seed beading -- you're a master.

I hope you’ll participate again!

Love, Lori

Lupe Meter said...

Exquisite piece and the bead work is just beautiful! It truly is amazing!

Astrid said...

That is just stunning. I love your beadwork and the color pallete, what a perfect piece for autumn.

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. Thank you for sharing your artistic process with us. Cheers!
Lori

Maggie said...

Wow! Loved the vintage button when I saw it and was blown away by your creation. Gorgeous!

Shay Stone said...

WOW! That is a stunningly beautiful piece you've created. NIce!

Wendy said...

I'm speechless! That is stunning!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow Jana, absolutely gorgeous. It's a good thing you are keeping it as I think I might have had to snap this one up.. I love it. Well done!

Karyn

Shyme said...

Fabulous! Great bead embroidery!

Christine said...

That is absolutely stunning! I love the theme you chose, and I have great respect for people who can do such intricate beadwork! Beautiful!

Cathie Carroll said...

Oh my, I would keep it for myself too!

What skill and artistry.
Beautiful work.

Cathie

Sally Anderson said...

WOW! This is just stunning. So beautiful and must have taken you a long time. It's a total eye catcher and a total winner!

Therese's Treasures said...

Lyn, Your bib necklace is gorgeous. I just started getting into bead embroidery and I'm really liking it.
Therese

Therese's Treasures said...

Oops sorry I have view too many blogs today, that I messed up I apologize for getting your name wrong Jana!

T... said...

stunning, love your bead work....

Poranna said...

OMG! this is sssooooo beautiful ...

uptwnsh said...

This piece is spectacular! What a great design, and beautiful, professional execution!

Cynthia said...

WOW! it says it all

Christine said...

Gorgeous statement necklace!! I'm so impressed with your bead work!!

Lori Bergmann said...

Oh, my! Your necklace is absolutely STUNNING!! I'm in awe of your seed beading talents too!

Marie Cramp said...

That is incredibly complex!! I love what you did! Everything looks amazing!! The mix of colours, the beading and the way you placed everything together! Kudos!

BackstoryBeads said...

Showstopping pendant necklace. Really exquisite in every detail. Kudos to you!

Elemental Mercury said...

Absolutely stunning - love it against the black dress!!

Jennifer Jangles said...

Oh my gosh, that is amazing! I love what you did!

Alice Craddick said...

What a wonderful piece and I love how you added the peals to the chain. It all is so stunning. I just love bead embroidery - it is so calming!
Alice's Beads and Baubles

JuLee said...

What an absolutely marvelous piece of wearable art. Gorgeous!

Boot ~C said...

this is breathtaking, absolutly stunning

artybecca said...

Wow! that is great! No wonder you want to keep it for yourself!

Laura Twiford said...

When the picture loaded of the completed necklace after viewing the soup mix, I actually said "wow!" out loud. Incredible artistry!

Beetique said...

Awesome! Anyone would love to have that!

Kristi Bowman said...

That is one GORGOUS necklace, I agree with all the other comments about your creation. It amazes me anybody can have the patience (and eyesight) to do that kind of work, I admire it so much!

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

FANTASTIC !!! I do admire seed beading so much as I can not do it myself ....maybe one day ...

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Wow-the necklace you created is gorgeous! Really stunning beadwork-the focal is amazing. Great job!

Cillaw said...

Beautiful!!!!!

Claire Maunsell said...

Absolutely amazing! I love how you've incorporated those components into the seed beads. Really well done and so beautiful!

Marianna said...

I knew you'd do something totally different and amazing and this is absolutely GORGEOUS! great job!

Heidi said...

You always blow my mind with your intricate seed bead designs! This necklace in incredible!

Kate said...

Wow!! I totally scrolled down and said "Whoa" out loud so my kids had to come and see what I was looking at! Absolutely stunning!

Steph L. said...

Wow, just stunning! Love the colors.

Andrea said...

I am in awe of your work. Amazing, gorgeous. How long did it take? And how can you sell such beautiful pieces that take into account your handiwork.

Beadaholique said...

YAY!! Another bead-embroidery enthusiast! What a gorgeous, stunning design! I would wear this necklace every day :)

LeeLu Creations said...

Wow! I can't even image where to begin to create a piece such as this. You must have such patience to be able to work with all those seed beads! :)

Anitra

lindalandig said...

Totally amazing. I can not even fathom the work that must go into a piece like this. Just wonderful! One of my favorites in this blog hop!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

What a stunning piece- so very, very beautiful! I love everything about it!

Penny said...

I could see someone in a fashion magazine wearing your necklace it is stunningly beautiful. I am in awe of your skills.

Sandra said...

OMG, you people who do (seed) bead embroidery will NEVER cease to amaze me. I can't even begin to imagine just how much work this must have been. Beautiful piece!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Absolutely stunning! Wow! I'm in awe of your talent!

m.e. said...

EXTRAORDINARY !!!
really ,truely EXTRAORDINARY !!!!
Great soup!
m.e. :)

Aquariart said...

Wow
!! Amazing bead work- love the colors and that toggle!! I need that toggle!! LOL

Skye said...

..wow... just wow.

Awesome piece! you did an amazing job! I love how you did the 'chain' so the design carries on up around the neck and doesn't just sit with that amazing focal!

Bobbie said...

Oh. My. Goodness. When I scrolled down to the picture of your finished piece, I actually gasped out loud. Your work is always beautiful, but this is really fabulous. If you decide you don't want to keep it for yourself, I'd be happy to give it a good home ;-) Bravo!

Cory said...

Oh if only my seed beading were that beautiful....I love the necklace.

Shel said...

Incredibly amazing - I'm in awe at your talent and this beautiful work of wearable art!!

Menno Jeweler said...

My word, that's fantastic!!!

Stacey said...

Wow - such talent...looks so beautiful on the mannequin! Gorgeous work!

SueBeads said...

Oh my gosh, what a great job you did! Fantastic!

Jo said...

OH WOW! That is absolutely stunning!

Sweet Freedom said...

I love the drama - big, bold piece with dramatic colors! Wonderful beadwork!

Shirley said...

Wonderful piece of wearable art! The colors are amazing, and I love the swirling pattern mimicking the focal. You truly have a piece to be proud of!

Sweet Willow Designs said...

The bead embroidery is absolutely beautiful and creative.

Mylene said...

What a stunning bib... Perfect for that little black dress!

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

Wow! Amazing!

Jennifer said...

Its gorgeous! Its impressive in appearance and technique. WOW!

one-eared pig said...

WOW!!!!!!

pinkchapeau said...

This is such a beautiful necklace. Amazing neckpiece. YOur beadwork is stunning, and looks great with the beads you got in your soup.

Wings N Scales said...

OH MY...that is absolutely beautiful! I know how much work went into that...my fingers would have fallen off after the first bead...LOL...BEAUTIFUL!

Lois Moon said...

Just breathtaking. The arrangement of stones and colors is gorgeous!

DaviniaDesign said...

Wow, I am in awe.
What a gorgeous piece you've created.
My deepest compliments!

SoleDeVita said...

My Goodness! Girl, I am speechless! :)) WOOOOWWw!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Amazing!!!! That piece is just... wow! I love the design and I LOVE the color combination! Wonderful!!

Here Bead Dragons said...

Wow - that is so awesome. Beautiful work.

CraftyHope said...

Oh my, oh my. You are quite masterful with some beads! I was not prepared for what you made when I saw what you used. It's breathtaking to sat the least. You've got some serious skills! Amazing!!

Manuela said...

Breathtaking beautiful - a stunning piece of wearable art. I love it.

Terri said...

Wow! This is amazing. Beautifully designed! Such talent! I just admire this type of work! You did a really Soup-er job with the soup mix.

maneki said...

Beautiful necklace! The embroidered centrepieces looks fab: very balanced and with nice colours. And the chain goes so well together with it. Great job!

chicandfrog said...

I am so jelous of your bead embroidered technique! I could never do something like that! It's gorgeous and the colours are so beautiful!
Ambra

Helmitarha said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments! I'm so happy you like my bead soup piece! xoxo


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