It’s time for the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal! Here is what I made from the beads my parter Marta Grabalowska sent me. Her blogs are http://galeriakota.blogspot.com/ and http://wilkmademe.tumblr.com/.
My bead soup was not my typical color palate and I consider that a good thing! I realized that I had some pink seed beads in my stash that I thought I would never use. They were almost identical to the ones in the soup. I mixed them with beige and tan beads of a similar value and threw in some turquoise beads to make a bead crochet pattern. I used the remaining beads as embellishment.
The copper clasp holds the rope closed. I beaded around the focal cameo and went for an asymmetrical look. I am very happy with the result. Thank you Marta!!!
Here are some more pictures.
Thank you Lori Anderson for making another great beading experience possible!! You can find a list of all the participants on Lori’s blog.
wow.. lovely creation.. your partner must be thrilled to receive this. 😀
I so need to learn to bead crochet it makes such a pretty rope and I love the colors in yours! Nicely done!!
Thanks. I never would have thought of the color combination without the bead soup.
Modern vintage look. Nice.
Stunning. I love the clusters combined with the seed beads.
Thanks. There were some beautiful beads in the soup that needed to be showcased.
Such lovely work well done!
Beautiful! I have never thought of using a clasp like that.
What a beautiful woven necklace. Love the complexity of it. Great job!
Thanks.Plumpton helps me keep track of the threads.
Working with so many teensy-tiny beads is just mind-boggling to me. Lovely design!
Thanks. Believe me when I say that it’s not as hard as you might think.
Oh my, you did a great work, I love the colors and design!
Thanks. It all came together.
Beautiful work!! I love how you added the silk and charm to the top of the cameo!! Brilliant and so feminine!!
Thanks. The ribbon was part of the soup.
Beautiful bead work.
I have such admiration for seed beaders 🙂 beautifully done!
Wow, Martha, this looks so dramatic and must have such great movement when worn. Three cheers for new colour combos!
Thanks, although I think if I tried to do the Tango wearing it, I would knock myself out. 🙂
I really need to learn beads crochet!! Your necklace is gorgeous and the colour palette is so subtle.
What a lovely piece! I love bead bezeled cameos. Well done!
Lovely! I am extremely impressed with your bead crochet–looking at your necklace makes me really want to learn how to do it! The colors are also not ones that I would normally put together, but you make them beautiful! Wonderful, wonderful work! 🙂
Thanks. Believe me, I would never have thought to use these colors together if not for the soup.
Gasp! Look at that beautiful beadwork! I have never tried bead crochet but am inspired to try after seeing your beautiful rope. It is such a lush piece full of movement and life and what a clever use of the clasp to hold it all together. Awesome necklace!
What a gorgeous necklace with the beaded rope. Yummy! Beautiful work!
Thanks. I had fun making it.
“That’s a beautiful creation!
The crocheted bead rope is fabulous. It is the perfect weight for the rest of the pretty items on your necklace. It’s a lovely piece!
Beautiful necklace, great looking from one end to the other!
Thanks so much!
There are basically all my favorite elements here; the beaded rope, its gorgeous color combo, the dangles in the end and the lariat look. Amazing, I am drooling!
Gorgeous necklace!!! Bravo!
What a lovely piece of jewelry you made!
Martha – thanks for coming by my blog. I must say, I don’t do bead crochet but I admire what can be done with it – and what you have done with your soup is lovely. I can just imagine the compliments when you wear it. Rose
Thanks. I aspire to do the quality work and design that you do and I will share your blog site with my beady friends.
Wow – so pretty and intricate, I am sure you will enjoy wearing that and receive lots of compliments.
Very sweet, a pretty necklace. The colors in the seed beads matched those turquoise coin beads. How did you get that spiral in the rope?
Thanks. you string 4 light beads, 1 dark and the crochet the rope 6 around. This gives you the spiral. There are lots of examples of bead crochet rope patterns on Pinterest. This is one of the simplest ones.
Love it! What amazingly intricate and beautiful work! I love what you did with your soup and the beading is divine!
Very nice bead work! Great job!
Thank you much!
Very different soup. Wouldn’t have thought of that color combo but it really worked with the crochet rope. Great job.
Thanks. To me, the BSBH is about working out of your comfort zone.
Wow! Your pieces are stunning! I love the colors!
I’m desperate to learn to crochet ropes – just haven’t figured it out yet….going to keep working on it after seeing your piece =)
Thanks! If you want to learn bead crochet, take a look at this excellent video and remember that the rope will not begin
to take shape until you have completed at least seven rows. Better yet, have someone show you and let you try crocheting off of a rope that’s already been started so you can get the feel of it.
Wow! Beautiful done. I admire you for your great seedbeading skills. I’m too stupid for bead crochet but I will try it once more. Thank you for the video. 🙂
What a really sweet necklace. Your rope is impressive and the accents on it are nice as well. Great job.
Thanks for your kind comments.
Such a beautiful necklace! The bead crochet is fabulous and I love the embellishments!
Thank you! My partner sent the embellishment beads.
Very lovely necklace!
I love what you created with your soup, and thanks for sharing all the helpful information on bead crochet. It’s something I;d like to try.
What a luscious necklace! The pastel beauty of the beaded rope vs. the tropical colors of the dangles and the beaded cameo is so very beautiful!
Hi Martha, Your necklace is beautiful. You did a great job of picking colors to go with your soup beads. I make lots of ropes but, I have not crocheted one yet. It is something I really want to learn.
Thanks. Once you start crocheting ropes, you’ll never look back!