Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Pary!! Today is Reveal Day!!!!

Due to the fact that Chris and I are both participating in the BSBP, this post is a bit long!  Stephanie's post is the first half and Chris's is the second half.  Don't know if we are the first husband and wife team to participate, but it sure was fun!

Stephanie's Reveal

"Bravery"

I have had the word bravery on my mind since Lori Anderson shared a Sara Bareilles' Brave video on Facebook the other day.  Have you seen it?  I hadn't.  I listen to so many audio books while I work and bead, that I have rather lost touch with the current music.  If you have not heard it, here is the link:  Sara Bareilles - Brave
After watching the video, it got me thinking about the past year of my life.  I lost a friend to suicide and my Dad to cancer. So I have been thinking about what BRAVE is in my life.  Brave is to keep getting out of bed each morning (even if it is hard).  Brave is asking for help with my depression, whether it is from Chris, Mina, friends, or my doctor.  Brave is reaching out to try new things, even if they make you uncomfortable.  This is why my title is "Brave".  My partner, Staci Louise Smith, sent me beads and color palettes I do not normally design with.

Here is what she sent me:
miscellaneous stones, polymer focals created by Staci, Genea Bead clasp, Bronze clay charms created by Staci

actual sea glass beads drilled by Staci, wooly wire, focal from Staci (small donut), Marsha Neal Studios (large donut), handmade artist headpins, and a clasp Staci made.
So, as you can see, these are not my "normal" rainbow bright colors!  No sparkles!  Goodness, talk about BRAVE, I must admit I was rather intimidated.  So I started with a focal.  For my first piece, Marsha's seafoam green swirl donut spoke to me.  It said "ocean".  So here is my creation!


 I chose a fiber blend from Kumihimo Go, and pulled the colors from that for my design.  I used a hank of Czech glass seed beads I purchased in Tucson for the tassel and the chain I designed from messing around with my beads!  I added some of the Czech glass fire polish beads Staci included in my mix into the tassel, and some Chinese crystals with antique brass pearls into the chain.  I did a modified mix of right angle weave, reinforced stringing (in a loop) and then did a twist in the middle of each link which was then stitched to hold it in place.  The bail was made from Jean Powers' Shaped Beadwork design, using a blend of colors of Delica beads.  I added two strands of strung beads from the bottom of the front to the bottom of the back of the bail to connect it.  I had to do a bit of adjustment to get the right amount of space for the cords to slide through smoothly.  I embellished with a couple Crystalet buttons to give a tiny bit of sparkle.  I originally thought I would weave the ribbons through my stitched chain, but thought it hid too much of my beadwork. I connected my chain ends together with the Genea Beads clasp Staci sent. I originally wanted to add some antique brass sea charms but couldn't make them work with the design.  So I made this with them instead!


 I used starfish and a seashell charm, a Swarovski crystal starfish, a Beach Shack made by Pips (a wonderful polymer artist from Wiltshire, United Kingdom), Czech glass bead dangles, the sea glass beads Staci made for me, and the clasp Staci made for me (which looked like an "S" so I made it a charm).  The bracelet clasp is just a regular lobster clasp.  The "set" wouldn't be complete without earrings, so here they are.
Czech glass beads with double sided seahorse charms.

Now with all the beady goodness left over, I had to keep designing!  I wanted to pay homage to Staci's funky, rustic designs and incorporate her focals.  This is the necklace I designed.

I used some wide, flat copper colored aluminum wire I purchased at Michaels to join the donut and the charm dangle (which to me looks like a butterfly wing).  By using this for my connection, I imitated Staci's metal folding designs.  I added some larger copper/gunmetal colored chain and some smaller rolo chain in a corresponding color.  I added a matte finish extra large lobster clasp.  With bead dangles from my soup mix, the necklace was pretty heavy and slightly distorted the way the chain lay. Wanting to add the wooly wire to the design, I wrapped a couple bands above the bead dangles to connect the chains together for support.  I tried to add some to the pendant, but I couldn't come up with a non-fussy way to incorporate it, so I didn't.

 I wanted to make a bracelet with one of the focals Staci sent so I went with a simple Boho style, using waxed linen cord and some of the wooly wire to attach things together.  I really love the matte finish large Czech glass lentilee beads which rather look like a butterfly.  I added a few seed bead drops for a tiny bit of movement and several other beads from my "Staci" mix.
Rounding out my designs is another pair of earrings using Staci's Bronze clay charms.



With such cool pieces to design with, I didn't need to add much!  I used a pair of Jelly Pins, stacked a few Czech glass beads for a dangle.  I want to thank Staci for being such an amazing partner and for all the work Lori Anderson does in putting together these amazing bead challenges!  Hope you feel better soon! This was what I sent to Staci, so I can't wait to see what she designed!!



Chris's Reveal

"Explore"


 I guess that is a good word to describe my journey into the world of the Bead Soup Blog Party.  Stephanie, my wife, has participated in several prior Blog Hops.  As a result of her participation, I have made lampwork beads for most of my wife's partners, each time a focal of some sort and a few coordinating beads.  I was almost as excited as she was getting her soup together to send.  The anticipation and waiting for the arrival of the soup from the partner was just about as hard on me as it was for her.  And finally the work and wait for the reveal.  She did the work and I offered opinions when she asked.  My final job was to photograph stuff for her.  So you see, I was participating in the Bead Soup vicariously through her.  This time around, I finally took the plunge and joined up on my own, with a push or two from her.

So first things first.  Here is what I sent to my partner. I wonder what she will do with it?


My partner, Charlie Jacka, sent me a soup made up of two parts.  Part one is components handmade by her.  There is a ceramic ---- flower pendant, a brass link, a mixed metal clasp, and a brass and copper clay plaque.  The brass and copper piece has the text "explore" worked into the design, hence the title of this piece.    


Part two is miscellaneous supporting beads consisting of brass heshi, dyed Howlite, fuchsia jade, agate rounds, turquoise, and beach glass heshi.    


Charlie told me she had two soup mixes put together, one a bit more masculine and one a bit more feminine.  I said I could work with either.  I think I got the more feminine one.  So here it goes.

My first piece uses the flower pendant as the focal as well as the mixed metal toggle clasp.  I incorporated my love of chainmaile into this piece with a bit of box weave connecting the flower to the clasp and a bit up one side.  One side of the necklace is made up of wire wrapped segments and the other side is traditionally strung on beading wire.  The sides join to a piece of antique copper chain that I wove hand dyed cording through.  The cord is a leftover bit I had from what I sent to Charlie.  The cording softens the feel of the chain on the back of the neck and compliments the colors of the metals through out.  I added the pink and purple Czech beads to add to spread those colors out and because I like Czech glass.




My next piece uses the handmade connector/ link thingie that Charlie made.  I initially tried to work it into a charm bracelet with lots of dangles but I did not like where that was going.  So I went simple instead.  This is my version of something that my wife designs that I like to call a "Do-dangler".  I used the link with some of the brass heshi, sea glass heshi, and some of the Czech glass beads I used in the first necklace along with a nice brass chain.


I found the vintage brass dangles a while back and thought that they would make good earrings.  The Bead Soup challenge was just the vehicle to make me follow through.  I used a couple of brass heshi with a sea glass piece together with the brass bits to make a pair of simple yet elegant earrings.


My final piece is a departure from what I have usually seen in the Bead Soup.  Charlie sent me an ingredient that she made special for me, to commemorate the first time I actually participated in Bead Soup and to inspire me for the challenge. It is a plaque made from copper metal clay with rivet finished holes on each end with the word "explore" formed by an inlay of brass metal clay.  A very pretty and thoughtful item to include in my soup, don't you think?

My initial thought was to make something for myself.  But what?  I toyed with the idea of a chainmaile bracelet but I was not happy with how it would come together without serious modification of the plaque on my part.  I thought about drilling out the existing rivets and mounting it on leather to make a bracelet that way.  I went so far as to get an assortment of rivets and rivet setting tools before nixing that idea because I could not find a leather base I liked.  Scrounging around in my part of our studio, I found some little painting panels I had picked up a year or two ago for a project I thought up but never followed through with.

Eureka!  I would explore the project I thought up using the plaque from Charlie and some of my own work.  So with paint, patterned paper, a custom made matte, glue, and some time at the torch, I set to work.  I painted my box, white on the outside and pale green on the inside.  I spent time torching, making some tiny flower pots, some leaves, and a couple flowers out of glass.  I cut and glued paper to simulate a landscape, installed the matte that was designed to look like a kitchen window, assembled my plants, planted said plants in the tiny pots, glued the pots to the windowsill, and finally attached the plaque to the frame with tiny brass nails.  My first foray into mixed media art!


What do you think?

I had a great time participating in the Bead Soup Blog Hop.  I stepped out of my comfort zone, color wise.  I used different metals than I have ever used before.  I tried some things that were definitely new to me while sticking with some more familiar things too.  I had successes and failures.  But in the end, I am happy with what I created.  Thank you Charlie for being my partner and for the great soup mix.  Thank you Lori for setting this whole thing up and for putting off the reveal by a week to give me time to follow my muse.  I hope you get to feeling better!  And last but not least, thank you Stephanie for pushing me to step up and step out, for the moral support, for being a sounding board for my ideas and so much more!  I love you Pookums!


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46 comments:

Tammy Adams said...

You both did spectacular work. So much eye candy I don't know that I could choose just one as my favorite.

sam Waghorn said...

Loving both of your designs.
You have made some beautiful jewellery with your soups.

WindDancerStudios said...

Wonderful soups, all. Love everything with special kudos to the ocean charm bracelet and the bar earrings.

Dolores Raml said...

Wow, you both did an awesome job with your soups.

Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

Beautiful pieces. I love the colour combinations.

stacilouise said...

Stephanie, love what you did, and really love the thought you put into it, and that you shared something so personal! You are brave, and you nailed it. I'd never know you struggled with your soup. I think you could design with anything ;) Chris- loved my focal bead from you, and your soup pieces are really awesome to. I love when guys rock some jewelry designs!!!!!

Hannah Trost said...

Wow I wish my husband would do this with me! He'd be game, but he's not very artsy craftsy.....I think the total collection was mind boggling! Just lovely designs all around as I can't pick a favorite!

PiPa said...

You are such a cool, creative couple! I am in love with your necklaces, they are cool and color combos and materials are so amazing!

Divya N said...

such a great husband - wife team. A husband who makes beads, where do I find one like that?? Stephanie - really beautiful bracelets

CraftyHope said...

Since you each had a reveal, I'll address this comment in two parts.

Stephanie: I adore the beachy feel of your pieces. That first necklace looks like flotsam you would find on the beach (in a good way!)Each of your pieces are really inspiring, but my personal favorite is the bracelet with the waxed linen and wooly wire. Outstanding job all the way around!

Chris: You did such a fantastic job with your first (technically) bead soup party. Charlie sent you some really fun stuff to play with and I'm smitten with all of them. The colors really appeal to me, along with how you combined them, making sure they didn't get to fussy. Your mixed media piece is spectacular! I love that you went beyond jewelry with that plaque.

Both of you really rocked this party!

Krafty Max said...

I love the 'sea' bracelet the best, but they are all wonderful creation!!! GREAT job!! ~KM

Shaiha said...

Wow! I just love all the designs that you both put together. I would have to say that my favorite is the first necklace that Chris put together. It has such a wonderful flow to it.

vovsblog said...

Such lovely work well done!

Rachel said...

What an amazing job you both did with your soups! I love how you used Stacie's soup--I am in love with sparkles, too, so I can appreciate how daunting it must have been at first, but you ended up with amazing pieces!

Deborah Apodaca said...

I don't know what to say! You are so lucky to have your husband join you on this adventure! Both of your pieces are wonderful and look forward to checking back in soon!

Louise said...

You two did just great! I love all the creations, it's difficult to choose just one. It's great to stretch our creativity and your pieces inspire me to keep testing my limits.

Alicia said...

Ah, beautiful! I do believe you're the first couple, as I never heard it before - and you sure had fun, I can see it. I love your creations - and their different styles and feel. Getting out the comfort zone is how we grow, and you both did that beautifully! The mixed media piece is so unique ~ congrats on creating something else than jewelry :)

Linda said...

By far...sea bracelet took my breath away! If you ever decide you don't want it, I'd be happy to take it off your hands :). Also love the sea horses!

Linda
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

tappingflamingo said...

Wow! Ya'll are both talented! Very talented. those flower pots are great! I'm not sure which piece is my favorite because I love them all. I love sea stuff, so many that would narrow it down a bit. Great job, both of you!

Veralynne Malone said...

oh my goodness...such great pieces! Excellent work! Thanks for joining and posting!

Elizabeth said...

I love the team approach!! how cool is that??? Love what you created. Brave is wonderful and I am seeing many many ocean themed pieces this year- including my own piece!! you both did a great job!!

Kumi Fisher said...

Talk about a talented couple! You both designed amazing pieces and I'm in awe of the level of creativity and artistry in your household! So enjoyed reading your post and seeing your gorgeous creations!

Kari Asbury said...

Stephanie and Chris
WOW! I think it fantastic you both participated and great designs from both of you. Stephanie, my favorite is your second bracelet. I'm a big fan of Staci's goodies and you really rocked it using her components!
Chris, fantastic designs...I think you did get the more feminine soup but you rocked it. I love what you did with your special component...that is so special to remember your first BSBP...I hope you join us again!

Nelly May said...

Between you there are so many wonderful pieces it's had to know where to start! It's been a pleasure reading your stories and looking at how beautifully made all the pieces are. Thank you for sharing.

roomforchange said...

What a talent you both have! It was great fun reading about how you made your pieces. Fantastic designs!!

Regina said...

What a great team you both make. Love the designs, love the bracelets and earrings that you both have made. Great work!

Mimi {SignatureSterling} said...

What treasures! Stephanie - I especially love the sea charm bracelet and the second necklace - but all of your designs are wonderful. Chris, what a wonderful soup you had to work with. That flower focal is beautiful and the necklace you created for it is a beauty :)

PyxeeStyx said...

Stephanie - First off, great song. I have a Sara Bareilles album, but "Brave" is so different from her previous work. I really like it.I love the bails you made for both of your necklaces. Especially how the bead weaving works with the ceramic donut. Beautiful! Your waxed linen bracelet is my favorite piece. I'm about embark on my own waxed linen adventure for the 1st time for Suburban Girl studios' blog hop next weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.
Chris - It is incredibly inspiring to see a man participating in this challenge. It is my hope someday to find a partner that at least gets it. Part of the reason I'm still single is that the men I've dated don't take my art seriously, and it's such a huge part of who I am. Kudos to you for being that incredibly supporting partner. I'm quite impressed with your designs as well. The mix of textures in your first necklace is fabulous. Great use of the toggle up front. It was far too unique to hide. Your window box is adorable. Great "thinking out of the box" on that one. This is really neat that you two both participated in this challenge, and I believe you might be right about it being a first. Excellent job, both of you. :)

Sarah said...

@Stephanie - Depression is evil, and it takes all the flavour out of life. I hope better days come to you soon. In the meantime, you've created real beauty there; the final necklace is glorious.

@Chris - I *heart* the necklace with the flower focal; the colours are gorgeous and it's so intricate! Absolutely beautiful.

Shirley Moore said...

Chris, I'm so thrilled to see you participating this year! As a happy past partner, I'm sure your partner is thrilled with her soup!
I love how your pieces are different from Stephanie's. I'm sure it is such a blast for both of you to bounce ideas off of one another. I do adore the mixed media piece, and I'm sure you will treasure it.
Stephanie, what can I say? You're word for your soup is perfect. You took Staci's very unique style and made it your own! Love that swirl necklace! You and playing with beads definitely works! You are both such talented folks, and I'm so glad I get to see your creativity!!

Just Beads said...

Both soups are amazing! I love all the pieces but Chris' earrings are my favourite. The are so simple and so beautiful!

Lisa Cone - Inspired Adornments said...

I love that you both are creating together and separately I love all of the work that came out of both your soups. Genius!!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Wow, guys, it is so awesome to see your tag team posting together :) I love all these designs, but I have to single out Chris' neat mixed media piece... very special and meaningful :)

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Stephanie,You added the perfect amount of color the the correct hues to energize the focal to the first piece. I like the texture and the bail is wonderful. The beachy bracelet is beautiful and looks fun and the seahorse earrings are cute. The color and texture in the boho bracelet make it a really good design.
Hi Chris, Great job on the first piece. I like the color choices that you made. In the Do-dangler you did a good job of letting the focal star. Your mixed media piece is excellent. A very unique creation. You did an outstanding job with your first soup.

stregajewellry said...

You are both very "brave". Both of you had great soups Chris, I love your first necklace, so romantic and so elemental. It does say "ocean" to me. And Stephanie, your venture into mixed media art is so cool! Well done!

Kelly said...

I enjoyed every single piece that both of you made. Stephanie, how lucky for you to have Staci as a partner as she makes some of the coolest unique beads available. You made those beads sing, and I especially like what you did with the grey pendant & metal rings plus the woolywire. Chris, your necklaces are a perfect use of the colorful beads you were given. I'll be hopping to your partners to see what they did with their soups. Love your distinct style of creativity, both of you.

Deb Fortin said...

what a wonderful pair of journeys you two were on with this Bead soup party. It must be wonderful to have a partner to bounce your ideas off of. You both made amazing pieces. I cannot and will not choose a favourite as that would be so unfair , but the window box rocks.

la mar de bonita said...

Wooohoo - great designs - from both of you! Love the way you call attention to that wonderful focals you both got. I am especially attracted to the necklaces. Chris: your necklace is sure one of my favourites at this BSBP! Absolutely my colours!

Kepi said...

Absolutely beautiful work from both if you, I love the Brave pieces and the copper banded focal is stunning. Great design and great team.

Nan Smith said...

Stephanie, I love all of the pieces you made from the soup that Staci sent. I'm a real big fan of her work and can honestly say you created beautifully with her focals and everything else you received.
Congrats Chris on your first BSBP . amazing works of art. I'd say you more than met the challenge. what fun for you both to work together and beside each other.

Barb Fernald said...

A husband and wife team for the BSBP! That is so cool! Stephanie, so many lovely pieces made from your cool soup from Staci! The layers and style of your first necklace keep pulling me back to look at it again and again. I love it. Great job!
Great necklaces and earrings, Chris! I especially like that you made a mixed media piece.
What a team!!

Dini Bruinsma said...

What more people said :-) wow, a bsb-party couple! It makes me smile, this is so special to read!Two different styles, different but beautiful jewellery, made by both of you! ♥ love it♥

Patricia Johnson said...

Both of you have nice soups! I like your designs and how they're all unique. But I really love Stephanie's sea inspired bracelet. I love how striking that green beach glass looks!

Terri said...

Gorgeous work! Really Soup-er! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't want to miss a thing!

bairozan said...

Your imagination has gone wild, guys! Your creations speak inspiration to me! So many techniques and different materials plus the color combo made me go back to each piece more than once! My favorites are Stephanie's Boho style bracelet and Chris's Explore necklace. I've seen several unusual pieces in this hop and the plaque is the most special of them!

Bev said...

What a wonderful soup! I love the grey and copper necklace and the blue boho bracelet....they are my faves! Great job on all your pieces.

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