June 27, 2015

Bead Soup Mix Challenge Gallery

A sea inspired bead soup bracelet by Despina featuring a Humblebeads urchin and starfish charm. Despina's dreamy mix of beads look fit for a mermaid!
Michelle was also inspired by a beachy bead soup mix with a Humblebeds bracelet connector as the focal. The copper really makes the teal green colors pop in this design.
Melanie picked a few teal shades of bead soup to create a bird and nest necklace. She mixed in some texture with knotted beads on cord to balance out the large oval chain. The focal bead features a Humblebeads nest and a ceramic bird by Kylie Parry. 
Julie gathered a fun and eclectic mix of bead soup, she used larger focal beads unifying the design with elongated beads. She used a Humblebeads long bead (that is almost vintage! I remember making it when I lived in Texas!) and transformed it into an awesome dragonfly with just a bit of wire - seriously clever! 
Debra gathered up a playful bead soup to accent a trio of Humblebeads nesting dolls. She used sari ribbon to complete the design.
Kathy not only created a bead soup, she did a little double duty by recycling pieces from an older necklace that she wasn't crazy about. She used a Humblebeads peacock disk beads with a lotus focal from Jenny Davies-Reazor.
Alice created two pieces for the challenge! Her first piece with a turtle focal used a mix of Humblebeads disk beads to accent her pendant.
Her second pendant paired up a mix of Humblebeads from a Totem set with a word bead from Swoondimples. 

Anna Chase rounded up a bead soup of glass, ceramic and Humblebeads disk beads. I love the beaded part of the bracelet and the earthy colors are so compelling. 

Cory mixed two Humblebeads feathers with a few her polymer clay beads, Czech glass with accents of teal cord to tie it all together. Get it, tied together. Sorry. I like the addition of the beads on the cord to add in movement, texture and color to a design. 

Thank to everyone who played along with me this week! It was so much fun to see what you whipped up with your soup. We are some mighty fine bead soup cooks. Now, it's time for the winner - everyone's name went into the hat and I drew: 
That's Debra Beach! Congrats Debra - have fun shopping with your $50 gift certificate!
(Where did the extra entries come from? I have my blog published at humblebeads.com too and those comments and the ones here both qualified.)

3 comments:

Kathy Lindemer said...

Everyone made some really great pieces! Thanks for the challenge Heather and congrats to Debra.

Alice said...

Lots of beautiful pieces.Congrats to Debra.
Thank you Heather for this challenge. I really needed this to get me going.
What's next?

Debra Beach said...

Wow! Thanks so much Heather! This has been so much fun seeing all the beautiful creations that everyone designed. It all started with your beautiful beads. :) Thanks again, I look forward to more in the future. :)Debra