Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bead Soup #5 Reveal Day...

Hi every one, as you may have read in my last post, I got a yummy bead soup from Jeannette Blix...here is a link to the bead soup I got...

It is always the same with me when it comes to making jewelry or when I am melting glass & making beads, I change my mind in the middle all the time...I call this set Elusive Freedom...I will leave the interpretation of this piece to you, there are several ways to explain this set based on the name Elusive Freedom...Please make a comment about what you think it means and I will enter your name in a drawing for the set...sorry about the bad photos, I will try again later...

goddess focal & some of the ceramic & silver beads, I added the orange beads that someone told me were actually heat treated turquoise, I am not sure if such a thing exists but I liked them in this set...
The goddess focal bead,,,I wire wrapped her to the necklace...

The yummy clasp, I decided it looked great in the front left side of the necklace...

group photos, I was having the hardest time with my camera, I dropped the camera right before I took the photos...
different background and the earrings that match, but not so matchy matchy...enter to win this set by making a comment on my blog. I also added the sterling silver wire & the sterling charms, chain & rings to go with the yummy sterling silver I was sent...
After you enter the drawing here, check out my partners blog... Here is the link to Jeanette Blix's blog...
and the of course check out the rest of the blgos below...

Hostess, Lori Anderson


Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer
1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)
21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
34.  Diane Cook and Lyn Foley
35.  Donna Bohler and Lisa Lodge
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)
41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
42.  Erin Grant and Jean Wells
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
57.  Karen Hess and Linda Landig
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
67.  Lara Lutrick and Lisa Suver
68.  Laura DeMoya and Lisa Hanna
 72.  Lisa Liddy and Marion Simmons
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
84.  Nan Emmett and Nicole Valentine-Rimmer (Canada)
87.  Pam Hurst and Rebekah Payne
89.  Rebecca Anderson (UK) and Lori Anderson
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)
100.  Terri Wlaschin and Wendy Blum


Thanks for stopping by...life is good...
Jelveh
Peace



53 comments:

roomforchange said...

Wow again. I have just been to see what your partner made with the beads you sent her. You both made amazing and wonderful things. Very talented Ladies!

said...

congrats, you made a great work!
I'm a partecipant from Italy, I'm trying to visit all of you.
this was really a great experience!
ciao ciao

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Jelveh - I really like your set. The silver really sets off the color of the lovely beads. I would love to win the set and wear it with pride. To me "Elusive Freedom" means that freedom is both a reality and an illusion. We have the power within us to be free at any moment, if we choose to exercise that power, and ignore the illusion of constraints.

WillowCreek Beads said...

I don't know what the name of this piece means, but I LOVE it!

jojosbeads said...

A very artistic and colourful set. The silver picks out the orange and green perfectly. Lovely :) x

Lori Anderson said...

Oh no on dropping your camera!

I like what you did with your beads -- creative!

I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

Cheryl Brown said...

Oh I love your creations. I would wear them a ton. The combination of all the different textures is really wonderful - great job.

Cillaw said...

Lovely jewelery and I especially love the cube earrings with the tiny dangle. I would love to win too!
Cilla (#24 on Lori's List)

jeanette said...

Hi Jelveh!
I have been out all day and have just begun my hop and starting with you! Wow, I am amazed what you created with my humble bead soup! I really love the addition of the orange beads! It really adds a nice pop to the design. I like how you used the goddess in the actual necklace and not as the focal. Very cool. Very nice!

N Valentine Studio said...

Good grief that is cool! I love the wire wrapping. Hope your camera is ok.

Alicia said...

Oh, this is such a wonderful creation - it seems pretty free to me :) I am not sure what's eluding there - other than 'commonality', it is for sure a very original and beautiful design. Love your work!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Really artistic design! I love how you combined different shapes and techniques for the necklace.

Elusive Freedom...I would have to say; to me it means that the artist defines their own freedom. Freedom of style, expression, materials etc. Every interpretation is unique.

adlinah said...

I think your photos were fine and I hope the camera wasn't damaged too badly. Great job on the necklace and earrings -they came out very well!

Cassie Donlen said...

Your necklace turned out beautiful. I really like the clasp and how you decided to not have it sit in the back.

Moobie Grace said...

I drop my camera weekly...don't feel bad! Such an artistic approach to your necklace!

Sandra Young said...

I love how you used the goddess focal and the toggle on the side. Love the orange turquoise (I have some and loved it). Elusive Freedom - Creative Artistic License. Beautiful artwork!

CraftyHope said...

Those orange beads are really cool. I would have never thought to pair them (with all their brightness) with the blue green beads, but it works so well!

As far as elusive freedom. . .does it have something to do with the way the goddess looks like she's partially tied down with the wire wrapping? That's all I can come up with right now.

Anyway, nicely done!!

Cathie Carroll said...

Absolutely gorgeous work.
Your Goddess is reaching for the stars but the wire seems to hold her back.

Beautiful piece and very evocative!

Shaiha said...

Gorgeous work!

Elusive Freedom: We all the ability to be free but to do so we have to own that freedom. This in turns convinces us that we aren't free.

Jenn said...

What a fabulous name for that gorgeous jewelry! To me, freedom means being able to change your mind mid-stream and re-design as you go. Elusive, in this case, is limiting your freedom by the using only the components in front of you. Gorgeous set!

Jean said...

love the mix of elements. I love to work like that start it and it never finishes like you planned.

Cornerstoregoddess said...

Eclectically wonderful!

Cindy Cima said...

Lovely set!
Elusive Freedom for this necklace could mean: free form, yet balanced.

crafty1 said...

lovely, lovely, lovely

Cindy said...

Jelveh, what a beautiful necklace you made with Jeanette's bead soup! I like how you incorporated the goddess focal with wire wrapping. By elusive freedom, do you mean that although we may wish to chose, the freedom to chose can be beyond our grasp...a wish, a dream, but maybe not real... as shown by the figure tied with the wire...maybe tied down to reality...?

la mar de bonita said...

A very interesting combination of these greens, oranges and silver. I never tried it before, but it looks great! Very well done!

Sue said...

Nice work with the bead soup. Elusive freedom is an interesting concept. To me it could mean you have a thought in mind for the piece, but as you put it together the beads take over. Your freedom to complete the original design becomes elusive...you are compelled to go with the design the beads are speaking to you.

Wendy said...

Your necklace is very pretty! I like how you wire wrapped the goddess focal. Love the earrings too! :)

JeannieK said...

I don't wear jewelry so please don't enter my name in the drawing. I love how you put the beads together. They really play off each other. The earrings are super cool

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

Your necklace is so pretty! I love your color combination!

Courtney said...

Really pretty pieces! Great colors.

Molly Alexander said...

As always, your designs are just beautiful. I especially love the necklace and the way you wire-wrapped the focal. Gorgeous! :)

Steph L. said...

What a beautiful set, love the orange and green!

vonna said...

Oh my this is an awesome piece, and orange turquoise to boot! :)
It really cool, I like the necklace alot!

Loris Glassworks said...

Lovely work, you did a great job with your soup ingredients, I also love the beads you sent to your partner. You are well matched for this hop. Great job!
Lori D.

Patti Van said...

I, too, love how you wire wrapped that focal-very nice indeed! You did a great job with this absolutly beautiful necklace/earring set!

WindDancerStudios said...

Very artistic :) You named her perfectly!

Cynthia said...

You really brought it all together with amazing results! Nicely done.

Jean A. Wells said...

Love your goddess necklace. "Elusive Freedom." Well, it sounds nice, but there really is no such thing, only the illusion of freedom. The only true freedom will come when our spirit is released from our bodies and we raise our arms to the heavens and make our journey home. Until then, our bodies our bound by rules, constraints, laws, mores, conventions and the list can go on and on.

Sandi Volpe said...

Beautiful necklace and earrings.

Kathy Lindemer said...

I love the pumpkin and green together. Beautiful necklace!

Jo said...

Such a beautiful necklace! I wouldn't have thought to put those colours together, but they work perfectly.

CarrieT said...

Everything in life seems to have bonds things that hold us back from achieving what we really think we want. In this piece the wire restrains the beads with its wraps, holding tight, but it is also the cement that keeps the piece together. If the wire was not there, everything would fall apart. In life the things we want the most often are unrealistic because we need those bonds that we think hold us back to keep everything from falling apart. The solution is to find our freedom within our restraints, then we will find real Joy in everyday life.
This is a beautiful piece Jelvah, Well done.

Kat BM said...

love your design, really fun piece!

Erika Nooteboom said...

Give Jelveh some beads and she makes an amazing jewelry piece out of it! I love your necklace, it's an eye-catcher! Greetings from the Netherlands :-)

Ann said...

Wonderful necklace. Very earthy which goes well with your goddess focal. I think you were definitely right showing off the toggle in front as well.

Charlie said...

What a beautiful necklace you created. I love what you created.

Michelle said...

Really nice wire work! Excellent job.

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Ginger Bishop said...

Lots of comments so sorry if this is a repeat idea. Elusive Freedom I'm reminded of the fair trade pieces I've collected. The artists do have more freedom because of the money they earn, but as for everyone there is always another want waiting when any success is achieved.

FIBERONE said...

Elusive freedom to me is the opportunity to do as you please, but restraining from doing as you please because of obligations, responsibilities, and other concerns.

Dragonfly Close said...

Freedom that you can't totally achieve. Seems to me you did a pretty good job achieving it! Love the clasp, glad you kept it visible.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I really like the necklace you made with your soup. I like that the clasp is not hidden in the back.