Friday, March 2, 2012

Bead Soup


My partner Kristen Latimer of MJM Jewelry Designs sent me some great soup. I made a very  simple necklace using just the focal and clasp. I love the focal and wanted it to stand alone because of it”s beauty. I made this necklace for me to wear with jeans and T shirt my uniform. I attached 7 strands of black chain and knotted all the chains on one side attached to half of a toggle. Added the flower lampork so it sits on the side. The toggle clasp rounds out this simple but elegant necklace.
     With the extra crystals,cateye,and vintage silver beads I made a bracelet. I handmade the clasp and used a Sterling silver oval.
You can find Kristen at MJM Jewelry Designs.Etsy.com and she has a blog with lots of eye candy too. MJMJewelrydesigns.blogspot.com.


     A special thanks to Lori for putting on a great blog hop. She puts her heart and soul into making everyone happy. Plus doing all this when she is not feeling her best. Cyber hugs to you!!!
     I am so sorry I cant seem to get the list on my blog so please go see Lori She has the master list.

42 comments:

  1. Love the flower focal and the weight of the chain sets it off perfectly! Great job, Pam!

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  2. Hi Pam! Wow!! That necklace is killer! I love that flower bead- I think I have one of those!! Great use of chain and I love the asymmetrical design of this piece! The bracelet is cute too! happy hopping!

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  3. Gorgeous work you did:) I like how you used the flower;)
    Lovely greetings
    Sabrina

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  4. I love how you used the flower.I like the length too sometimes they are too short or too long. Yours is perfect! The bracelet is sweet too!

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  5. Pam! You did an awesome job! I love what you did with the necklace and the bracelet! I would have never thought of that! Beautiful work, I'm very very impressed! :)

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  6. Beautiful designs. That necklace is a show stopper. I absolutely love it! Simple yet bold, it is a great piece to wear summer through autumn!

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  7. Very nice! I especially love the bracelet. The flower on the necklace was the perfect touch. I joined your blog.

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  8. "Simple" as it may be, that necklace is really a showstopper! Less is definitely more in this case. Beautiful!

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  9. I love how you knotted the chain in the necklace - genius! :)

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  10. I LOVE that chain necklace! Beautiful work.
    I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

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  11. OK, now I'm ready for summer! I agree, you did the right thing with that focal, it needs to stand alone, because it is so pretty!

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  12. I'll have to remember the knotting of chain technique...and your focal is stunning, and definitely a stand alone piece!

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  13. I love how simple and clean your design is.
    Great choices!

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  14. Ooh love the necklace! Simple but bold. Great job!

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  15. I love the knot in your necklace that is very clever, it really adds a unique effect to your necklace. The flower is gorgeous!

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  16. 2 gorgeous pieces. I hope you wear them with pride. Lovely :) x

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  17. I bet that looks just perfect paired with jeans and a T! So cute!

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  18. Thank-you all for your kind comments. Pam

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  19. I love that necklace! Any time I try to do something like this its a total flop. Yours is so sweet and makes me think of warm summers. Your bracelet is lovely too.

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  20. You did a superb job of showcasing that beautiful glowing focal and clasp. Love the necklace and the bracelet is very sweet too!

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  21. I like asymetrical necklaces very much, although I'm always fighting against myself, when I try to do it not symetrical. The lampwork flower on the one side is a wonderful eyecatch and surely the perfect outfit for a sunny day! Very well done!

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  22. Woo hoo! Pretty! I especially love the necklace with the flower focal and multi-strands of chain!

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  23. That necklace is ultra-chic! Love the color on the flower, and it goes SO well with the antique finish chain.

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  24. Pam, I love the necklace. Love the knot in the multi-strands of chain. Great idea. The bracelet is really pretty too. Great job! It is a perfect blue jeans/tee shirt accessory.

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  25. What a cute necklace. Great soup design! Cheers!
    Lori D.

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  26. That necklace is so cute! I, too, would happily wear it with jeans! The bracelet is also quite gorgeous in and of itself! Youd did such a nice job!

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  27. Love that you knotted the chains - great necklace!
    Love the bracelet too!

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  28. That necklace is so up my alley. I love it. The focal is great and the chain is a great foil to it. I would wear that in a heartbeat.

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  29. Such a simple, yet so powerful design, Pam! I love how the flowers stands up on the chain... bracelet is locely too - you did justice to Kristen's soup.

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  30. I love chain!!! I think you did a great job using chain to embellish that focal!

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  31. I love the bracelet!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  32. Oh, I love the necklace, what an amazing way to accent the focal! It pops and I bet the movement in that piece is incredible!

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  33. The necklace is perfect to show off your focal. It really catches the eye. Great work.

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  34. I love how simple the necklace is but it makes such a statement! The bracelet is a clever design too, I love them both. Great job.

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  35. I love your necklace! The flower is gorgeous, and your design has shown it off beautifully.

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  36. that necklace shows off the flower wonderfully! It really looks stunning hanging!

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  37. Gorgeous necklace. I absolutely love it.

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  38. I think you created a gorgeous Spring into Summer necklace. The flower is beautiful on it. Well done!

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  39. Your necklace is very pretty! Love the flower and all the chain! Beautiful pieces

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  40. I love the simplicity of your necklace. The flower focal is great on the side.

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