Bead Soup Blog Party! Isn't it Romantic?


(Click Image to View Close Up-Isn't It Romantic Copyright Margot Potter 2011)

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I did a fair amount of ruminating about my soup. What should I leave out? What should I leave in? How many dashes of my own spices should I add? How much is too much...how little is too little?! It was a conundrum, indeed.

After several weeks of ruminating, I started the process of cooking my soup. I wanted to showcase the lovely pendant Suzann made for me and not clutter it up with too much around it, but I also wanted to add some drama and color in the core design, so I used the colors that kept it light and romantic without too many of the heavier colors. Just a dash of steely metal in the chain and hematine to ground things and some SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to add a little bling. I think overall it turned out nicely. Simple, pretty, feminine but fun. I liked my little v-shaped wire solution to getting the pendant to hang in between the rosary style chain links. Simple, pretty, feminine...

No, it’s not necessarily full on funky Madge style, but I hopefully served the components well and made something somewhat appealing. That, gentle reader, is for you to decide. Alas it was a gloomy few days here in the Smokies, so the lighting gods were not with me, but I did effort! If I can manage to get a better shot today, I shall post!


To see what the VAST INTERNATIONAL gallery of Bead Soupers have cooked up for your delight, just take a peek here!

Go Check out what my partner Suzann S. Wilson of Beadphoria created with the sparkly soup I sent her and thanks to the amazing Ms. Lori Anderson for hosting Bead Soup Blog Party. You both rock!

xoxo
Madge

61 comments:

moonlitfantaseas said...

very beautiful!

Helmitarha said...

Beautiful work! So elegant and feminine!

LissC said...

It is very romantic, and so pretty!!! I love this piece. Your work is always so wonderful!

Jean said...

Oh Margot, this couldn't be more divine! I am in LOVE with your creation!!! It is totally gorgeous!!! You worked with your cup of soup to perfection!

xox jean

Diana P. said...

It's so very pretty and romantic! Love it!

Mylene said...

Maybe not so "full on funky Madge style" but really, really pretty and definitely very romantic! Gorgeous as always Margot!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Yes it IS romantic! Lovely work as always, Margot!

Jennifer Jangles said...

Really pretty Margot...

Hope as is well!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Margot, I like your piece it is very pretty and femine, you did the pendant justice.
Therese

EmandaJ said...

Romantic indeed! You and Susan must have been cut from the same cloth. Beautifully executed design.

Enjoy the hop,
Emanda

http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

Lois Moon said...

Gorgeous. The texture of the beads an metal is wonderful. The piece is so pretty.

Tammy Jones, JewelryMakingDaily.com said...

Well done! You did just enough and just the right things to accent the gorgeous pendant. Lovely!

rockcreekcreations said...

What a wonderful focal to be able to work with!!

Shel said...

Very pretty indeed!!

Noemi said...

What a great mix!
The chain with those black beads does it for me. It just has the right balance.

WondrousStrange said...

So Victorian looking...wonderful creation!!

Boot ~C said...

"the colours are so fresh & pretty" was my first thought when I saw your work. this looks like fun to wear

la mar de bonita said...

Truely romantic - a wonderful necklace!
Greetings, Michi

Lori Greenberg said...

Very Pretty Margot!

Shiraz said...

Beautiful choices from your soup, the result is gorgeous!

CraftyHope said...

Definitely romantic. Quite nice, I would have expected nothing less.

fireflymyst said...

So pretty!! Love the length of the necklace:>)

Dana said...

I love it. I think you captured the essence of the soldered pendant with your design.

Lutka And Co. said...

Lovely necklace! Very sweet!

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Margot;
This jewelry set says vintage and romantic, I love it! Absolutely beautiful. TFS

susie said...

OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

very romantic - it's lovely!

Karyn B said...

So pretty, and yes, very romantic!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

I think you added JUST the right amount of spice! It looks wonderful!

I hope you'll join me next time -- the blog badge and dates are up on my blog now.

Love, Lori

KayzKreationz said...

I think you did a wonderful job. It is very romantic, elegant and feminine. And you did a great job of putting the focus on the focal. I love it.

The Dixon Chick said...

That is very romantic and stunning! The pendant - wow. I want one! Nice background....

Christals Creations said...

So beautiful. Very romantic as you said at the begining. Those hearts are lovely. I seem to be developing a thing for hearts recently. :o)

Sweet Freedom said...

Lovely piece, and very romantic! Wonderful creativity!

Shirley said...

Simple, elegant. Beautiful. Great job showcasing your wonderful soup!

Silver Parrot said...

Lovely! Color scheme, composition...it all works. Great job!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Elegant, feminine, romantic... gorgeous!

Maggie said...

I love what you received and what you made with it is perfect. That is a necklace I would wear again and again and again. Did I mention that I love it?

Wendy said...

Very pretty and feminine! The focal is wonderful!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Your soup turned out beautiful. It is very romantic and perfect for wearing out on a hot...I mean romantic date.

Shyme said...

A very beautiful bracelet...

Heidi said...

Why yes, it is very romantic! Love it!

Terri said...

Your necklace is stunning! and I see you put a lot of design time in to this. I love all the components you used. Really Soup-er!

I LOVE color! said...

I am so sorry I am so late hopping your way. My computer dug it's heels in and said Not gon'a go thaat fast.:^)
Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
Be blessed to be a blessing

Bead Lola Bead said...

Wow, that necklace is amazing! Beautiful!

Beadaholique said...

Love your design and the feminine feel - beautiful!

Julie and Andrea

Cindy Cima said...

Stunning!! I love it!!

vonna said...

Beautiful sweet romantic necklace. I really like it.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous, a very romantic and pretty design.

Molly Alexander said...

Lovely, feminine, textural - beautiful job!

Marianna said...

very romantic! Beautiful work!

Fire Phoenix said...

Beautiful, very delicate!

Bobbie said...

Romantic, indeed, but not too sweet - just perfect!

chicandfrog said...

As I have to decide, I say that the necklace is really appealing. Really romantic!

Penny said...

Gorgeous necklace, the pendant is amazing and I love how your added the green, adds great eye appeal.

maneki said...

Lovely necklace! One detail I like especially is how the necklace transitions into that elegant triple-strand necklace around the back. Great job!

Christine Altmiller said...

this is so pretty!!!

pinkchapeau said...

It's beautiful..it has such a nice romantic feeling. And I love hat color combination.

one-eared pig said...

Oh wow! Lovely!

Christine said...

So lovely & romantic!!

Ann said...

Very pretty, the focal is beautiful and you've done a great job showing it off.

Debbie said...

Oh I love the romantic pieces you made, especially the earrings!