Saturday, 3 March 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party Hop

This is what I have made:





I was lucky to be chosen to take part in the fifth Bead Soup Blog Party, and if you would like to see what every one else has made, click this link





My partner Elke sent me a wonderful soup. Small beads, larger beads, pink beads, a smiley face charm and the lovely pinwheels she made. This soup proved a more difficult soup then I thought at first. The pinwheels are wired and the majority of beads too small to be wired and needed to be strung. It was a problem for me to find a way to "marry" the two. I also found the green beads threw the colour scheme out but I found a way to incorporate them. I used a piece of Vintage Japanese Kimono fabric to tie in the darker green colour and made a necklace with matching earrings and two bracelets.
I added the flowershape as a focal, added pearls some blue beads all recycled and new silver tassles. This project has been really fun to do and I have learned soo much from doing it. I hope Elke will like what I made from her soup and I am looking forward to finding out what she made with the vintage soup I sent her.
I always work with recycled beads in my projects as you can see on my website It has been such a wonderful experience to be part of a group of fellow bead enthusiasts and I feel very priviledged to have been part of it. Just don't look too closely at the finished bracelet as I need a lot more practice with wiring beads!!!

Hip Hip Hooray Lori!!!for organising this wonderful Bead Soup Blog Party.

Marjolein X

73 comments:

  1. Wow! W.O.W!!!! That necklace looks like something straight out an Anthropologie catalog! I am floored! So very pretty and unique!

    PS: Would be great if you could turn off word verification

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    1. Thank you Kashmira. Your comments made me dance through the room!!! Anthropology is my FAVOURITE shop!!!!

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  2. wow, they are so original!
    very very pretty and beautiful
    I'm a partecipant from Italy, I'm trying to visit all of you.
    this was really a great experience!
    ciao ciao

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  3. Your pieces are so lovely, makes me thing Spring is here now!
    Great Job, I like very very much the contrast of elements you have used!

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  4. I am blown away by your necklace. It is so beautiful. Love it from the front and the back. Great idea with the gorgeous scarf. Wonderful!!

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  5. A great idea to use the scarf indeed! It really accents the pretty colours beautifully. Lovely pieces :) x

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  6. oh wow, I cannot believe you found such a perfect match w/ that scarf with the beads you were sent!!! really lovely

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  7. your creations truly announce that Spring is near! lovely pieces and beautiful colors.

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  8. Gorgeous! You did a great job with that soup!!! :)

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  9. Thus far your first necklace is one of my absolute favorites! Wow that's so not my style and I really want to know how I can have it, lol! Perfect for spring too!

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  10. I love what you made, all fresh and ready for spring...just lovely...

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  11. Still drooling over that necklace!

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  12. Very pretty, the scarf necklace is lovely. I reall like green piece.

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  13. I'm absolutely drooling over the scarf necklace. So pretty!!!

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  14. What a unique and fun idea with the necklace!! You really rocked your soup!! Fantastic job!

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  15. Thank you all very much. I am overwhelmed by all the lovely comments. This is my first Bead Soup Blog Party and so far I have been amazed by all the talented people out there. Your designs are truely stunning!!!

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  16. OMG! Kimono scarf necklace is so unique, original and beautiful. Fantastic creations!

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  17. Fab jewellery! Love the spring feeling I get from looking at them. The scarf necklace is very cool and I love how you've incorporated fabric yo-yos in the tassel and earrings. Fab job!

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  18. Marjolein, what a wonderful soup you have created! The ingredients Elke sent you are amazing, but I think I would have had a tough time working everything into a design. The pieces you made are just beautiful. My favorite is the necklace - I love the length and the tassles, and the recycled kimono fabric perfectly compliments the beads you received. Beautiful job! :) Molly

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  19. Beautiful! I love how you incorporated fabric into your pieces.

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  20. That's so wonderful, Marjolein! I can not imagine that someone comes up with incredibly beautiful objects out of my ingredients! Congratulations! Quite fantastic!

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  21. Well, how fun is that!!! Great job with your bead soup elements!

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  22. WOW!! That necklace is absolutely stunning! It's revolutionary! I saw it and I thought, my God she used a scarf--how AWESOME is that? (I wish I had thought of it!) But I guess you created a lovely sash from the kimono fabric for it--I absolutely LOVE that. And the fabric is so perfect for the other elements--a delicate wash of pastel florals. I love the two levels there--first with the flower focal and then the waterfall of beads below it. And I love how the back is also a work of art--that fabric (like all kimono fabric!) is beyond beautiful. Bravo! on a really unique and gorgeous piece (you really have a way with fabric).

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  23. Very pretty! Love the spring colors!

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  24. Beautiful designs, I just love how you've incorporated textiles into your pieces...those chinese lantern earrings are my faves...gorgeous!

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  25. Oh WOW how clever! I love your use of fabric in the pieces -- lovely!

    I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

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  26. Oh! That's a brilliant piece of jewelry/clothing/art! My daughter would go nuts for that - she's 21. I enjoyed all your pieces but especially that first one.

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  27. Absolutely love it! The kimono tie is gorgeous!

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  28. I just adore the whole set. It's one of those rare collections that I can envision living in. Break out a yellow eyelet dress, a pitcher of tea on a wonderful spring afternoon. Perfection.

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  29. wow! i really love how you incorporated the kimono fabric! stunning from the back, too! now i need to shop at your shop!

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    1. Thank you soo much Natasha. I don't have much in the shop at the moment as I work on commissions. The shop will be updated soon. You can join my mailinglist and I will let you know when new creations are added or just email me with a request and I make something especially for you! I am so loving the creative buzz from the bloghopping!!!

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  30. I love the combination of your textile skills with your soup! The colors are simply delightful!

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  31. Very feminin and romantic - you did a great job! What a wonderful idea to use the Japanese fabric in your design - it gives your necklace a playful charme!

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  32. The Japanese fabric is perfect. This necklace makes me smile.

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  33. Love what you did with the pinwheels. I make pinwheels and use them in bib necklaces. Your pieces gives me inspiration to do something different from what I have done in the past. The Japanese fabric really makes this a unique piece. All your pieces are beautiful.

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  34. Too cool! Love the use of the scarf!! All your creations are wonderful!

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  35. Wow! How fantastic is this?! :D

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  36. Soooo...cute and lovely.Beautiful!!!!!

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  37. I love what you made with your beads!
    Very unusual, but lovely!

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  38. Beautiful and interesting. I think you could look at this necklace for quite a while and keep seeing new things. I really like the way you put this together.

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  39. Beautiful! I love the way you used the Japanese fabric. It's so pretty!

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  40. I love the addition of the fabric. It all just goes together so well. It is beautiful. You really captured the essence of this party and I know your bead soup partner is just beaming with pride at what you created from her soup. It's fabulous.

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  41. This is a really creative pieces!It’s great! Congrats!

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  42. What a beautiful and creative way to put your soup together! The addition of the kimono fabric is such a nice touch! Excellent job!

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  43. Wow! What a unique creation. I love it. Especially how you tied the fabric into the design. You don't see that often!

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  44. Oh my how fantastic is that necklace!!!! I love how you used the fabrics with the beads (I would wear the earrings in a heartbeat too!)

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  45. What a soft, feminine palette you got to work with! It must have been bliss putting your piece together!

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  46. I love how you used the silk- I may have to try that!
    Great work.

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  47. STUNNING!!!! Really 'out of my comfort zone' work! Love Love Love!

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  48. really great job, not sure I would have come up with something so cool!

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  49. Love the design of your pieces you've made with your soup. Very unique.

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  50. Beautiful!! I love how you used the scarf - very pretty :)

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  51. You did a fabulous job with your bead soup. I love the soft colors of the necklace and the fabric ties. Beautiful!
    Cheers!
    Lori D.

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  52. Oh wow! What creative pieces! I love that you received some fabric pieces. The first scarf style necklace is my favorite! Wonderful work!

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  53. All your pieces are very creative and I love how you managed to work it all together! I think my fave of these are the earrings! Sweet dangles!!

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  54. That scarf necklace is so pretty! My favorite are those earrings with the tassels. So very cute!

    ~Diana P.

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  55. Oh wow!!! What fun!! How gorgeous would that look with a strapless top this summer??? Beautifully unique creation!

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  56. I love what you created. I have never seen a design quite like this for. I love the spring feel too!

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  57. I am very impressed with your gorgeous design work! You should wear these proudly! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.

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  58. What a wonderful way to wear this necklace! Your design is creatively spring-like and oh so beautiful!

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  59. What wonderful pieces from your soup. I love the spring/summery feel to the necklace, especially with the material as part of it. Very nice.

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  60. So very pretty and springlike!

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  61. Totally agree with the others about the pretty, spring-like vibe of your necklace. Very fresh! I love that vintage kimono fabric - it was a perfect addition to the piece. And how cute is that pair of earrings? Too cute, I say!

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  62. Such pretty designs! You were sent a lovely soup, but the kimono fabric is just perfect.

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  63. That is a very beautiful and Summery necklace! All the pieces are just lovely!

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  64. Just perfect for either spring or summer, those pinwheels are adorable. I just love the mix media.

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  65. Marjolein, you created a stunning set! The fabric is the most original idea I've encountered so far, such a smart way to wrap everything together. The flower focal is gorgeous - and the 'tassel' is very pretty. The whole set is very fresh and sunny - wonderful, wonderful job!

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  66. All of your pieces are really cool, but that necklace with the scarf-like back to it is definitely something to be proud of! I've never seen a closure quite like that. Wonderfully done!

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  67. Everything is amazing, but I agree with Hope, that scarf necklace is incredible!!

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  68. Wonderful designing with the ingredients you got...very cool!

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  69. The use of the beautiful scarf in the necklace is amazing! Love it!
    Sonya

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  70. What a fun and funky piece! I love the way you've used the fabric as well.

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