Saturday, March 25, 2017

Springtime is a special time of year.  The trees budding, the daffodils, tulips and hyacinths springing forth with new life. It is a true awakening of the senses and the soul is filled with hope.

It is the perfect time to participate in the Bead Soup Bead Hoarders Hop hosted by the marvelous Lori Anderson.  I wanted to be apart this year to challenge myself to get in my workroom and create something new....it has been too long.  I love jewelry design but life's obligations have consumed all my "extra" time lately.




This years concept to gift our partner with a focal that we had been hoarding. My bead soup partner, Marianna Wehner of stargirlshop.blogspot.com gifted me some beautiful lampwork beads which she made herself. She is very talented and her beads are beautiful.





The bottom left picture are some of the pieces that Marianna sent me.  Immediately when I saw the red and blue lampwork heart, I envisioned it as part of a charm style bohemian necklace.  My "Heart of Wisdom" necklace came together when I found this vintage pewter charm holder by artisan Mike Barker and the seek wisdom charm by Green Girl Studios.  I added some vintage and new Czech glass flowers and a fun, flirty turquoise blue tassel.  I added the beautiful vintage turquoise blue glass button with painted flowers to the clasp for extra interest to the Chalcedony linked chain.  I love fun, flirty outcome!







This "Floral Fantasy" necklace features the gorgeous lavender lampwork headpin leaves that Marianna made and gifted me.  I didn't get a before photo of them because I was to excited to use them.  Originally I was thinking of using them as earrings but the wires were too large with the beads that I wanted to use.  So I happened upon this lovely Hyacinth Purple German Lucite rose that I had already attached to a filigree base.  They blended so beautifully that it was meant to be.  I accented the focal rose and leaves with a collection of aqua, rose, white luster and periwinkle Czech glass flowers and leaves.  Above the rose is an amazing enameled connector by Marie Demicco.  The necklace is finished with vintage Japanese glass beads that reminded me of blue sky and clouds. More vintage Japanese glass beads in a Springtime green complete the necklace.  I used another piece by artisan Marie Demicco as a toggle. To me, there is an air of fantasy about it and the colors are perfectly Spring.

You can hop along with us at www.prettythingsblog.com/2017/03/welcom-to-bead-soup-blog-party.html.  Please leave a comment.  Thanks for hopping along and Happy Spring to everyone!

55 comments:

Lori Anderson said...

OMG the FLOWERS! I love that necklace! It's perfect.

Thank you so much for participating in my blog hop!

Ann Schroeder said...

Both of your necklaces are great. I love red and that soft blue together, and the floral fantasy is magic! Total springtime.

Leslie S. said...

Lovely!

Leanne said...

Beautiful - love the tassel!

Anonymous said...

I love the way that you incorporated the headpins and that necklace does say Spring. Love both of them.

Marianne Baxter said...

Wow just beautiful! Totally spring...great job

Inge said...

Good job! My favorite is the first necklace. I like how you used the pewter charm holder.

Kelly said...

Both of your pieces are really lovely. The first is bold and colorful, and the glass heart makes it unique. I could see that for sale in a gallery in Santa Fe with its southwestern vibe. The floral theme of your second necklace is perfectly done. That purple flower is a visual distraction of the best kind!

Barb Fernald said...

Your choice of clasps, the dangles, everythinmg works together so well in these necklaces. They're great!

Denise McCabe said...

Your color combinations are wonderful! I love the red and turquoise in the first necklace and the way you combined all the Czech glass beads with the purple lampworked flower leaves. Beautiful work!

Ann said...

Both necklaces are inspired, my favorite is the second. I love bunches of flowers!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Liz, You did indeed achieve a boho look with your first necklace. The components that you put together are perfect. I like the red and turquoise color combination. Floral fantasy is gorgeous. It is one of my favorite pieces from this hop. Stunning!

Sherri Stokey said...

LOVE the boho style in that first piece and the second one is just perfect!

Dorothy Supri said...

Floral fantasy - perfect title, both pieces are beautiful!

Shaiha said...

What great necklaces! I just love the first one. So flirty and lots of things to play with. The second one is perfect for a spring tea party.

Dyanne Cantrell said...

I love both your creations. They are perfect for spring! And the purple is my favorite!

pinkchapeau said...

Gorgeous! The flower necklace is simply amazing.

Liz said...

Thanks. I think it adds a flirty touch!

Liz said...

Thank you, Leslie.

Liz said...

Thank you Ann

Liz said...

Thank you!

Divya N said...

I love all the little tassels, bobs and bits that you have added to your first necklace. The red heart glows and makes the piece very pretty

beadrecipes said...

Lovely pieces, especially the red and blue necklace!

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sam Waghorn said...

wow gorgeous necklaces! i love both pieces you have a great designing and making eye. love both pieces.

Rachel Mallis said...

These are both really eclectic and fun!

CraftyHope said...

Oh, both of your necklaces are so very stunning. I love the skill and thought you put into to floral one, but it's your first one that I know I would wear. Incredible work!

Maria Rosa Sharrow said...

Very pretty! I like how you made them in totally different styles. Both are striking!

Veralynne Malone said...

Oh My Goodness!!!! Stunning, both of them, but the flowered one...."faint" I am drawn to any shade, tint, color of purple...Excellent job!

Elizabeth Beads said...

Fantastic work in some of my favorite colors too.

Marianna said...

sorry it took so long to make my way down the list. I wanted to skip ahead so badly but I knew I screw up my hopping groove :) Finally here and OMG you did such fantastic work! I LOVE how you used my headpin leaves, it's perfect! And complimenting the color combo on the heart is perfect!! Thank you for being my partner! I truly enjoyed chatting with you and working with every single piece you sent me.
HUGS!!

Liz said...

Thank you, Marianne.

Liz said...

Thank you, Inge.

Liz said...

Thank you, Kelly.

Liz said...

Thank you, Barb.

Liz said...

Thank you, Denise.

Liz said...

Thank you, Marianna. It was a joy to work with your gorgeous lampwork.

Liz said...

Thank you, Elizabeth.

Liz said...

Thank you, Veralynne. I love color! It is my favorite starting point in design.

Liz said...

Thank you, Maria Ross. My design style is very diverse. LOL!

Liz said...

Thank you, Crafty Hope!

Liz said...

Thank you, Rachel. My style is very diverse, eclectic and colorful.

Liz said...

Thank you, Sam.

Liz said...

Thank you.

Liz said...

Thank you, Divya.

Liz said...

Thank you.

Liz said...

Thank you, Dyanne.

Liz said...

Thank you, Shaiha.

Liz said...

Thank you, Dorthy.

Liz said...

Thank you, Sherri.

Liz said...

Thank you, Becky for your kind words. It was good to design again. It has been awhile and I have missed creating.

Liz said...

Thank you, Ann.

Liz said...

Thank you, Lori for the push to get back into my workroom and create something again. It had been too long. I enjoyed hopping and seeing all of the amazing reveals and the stories behind them.

Terri said...

Boho and Floral could the be any more different. Both are wonderfully designed with the right balance and color combinations! Fantastic!

Renetha Stanziano said...

Very much a tribute to spring.