fredag 16 september 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party SHOW TIME

Welcome to the BSBP  sep.  17    2011 and  Birgitta Lejonklou  up here in Sweden !

I must add summer is gone with the wind as we had frost for the first time outside this morning :(

My first creation with my partner Astrid´s lovely lampwork-beads is called   "The Emigrants Necklace".
I came across so many wonderful people in the bead world over there in US with ancestors up here in the north of Europe!  I think it was about 1000 000 people who left Sweden during those hard times when many starved....My necklace is a whisper to honor those brave women and men who left the only world they knew  with great hopes of a better future over there........


Below is a video with a song about this -and the world today-  it has been a favorite of mine for a veeeery long time..I hope You can take time to listen!! it is well worth it...



In this Emigrants necklace You can find the gorgeous FOCAL from Astrid (symbol of family) + accent bead to the side. On the opposite side   the letter they did write so many times to the people left behind....a vintage button with balance symbol yin - yang, a cross for the strong faith they did bring and a faceted chunky Garnet  for the strength../ white lampwork with silver for purity
and some more stones and vintage beads buttons..


just click on pictures to get a better and bigger wiew!


















My second creation is a play with my muse who is very rebellious and not making the 3 strand bracelet or other things I decided to do....As we need to use the clasp....think it is not in the "rules"   HOW  :)
here is a pair of earrings with this pretty 3-strand clasp + super pretty seed beads and moon face from the soup and of course a pair of Astrid´s pretty lampwork beads
"Reflections in Moon River  Earrings"


This Sunday morning  18 sep.  I decided to make a pair of hoops with those pretty  blueberry quartz cubes I got in my soup ....this is how they turned out...


Yea right...!! the cubes had to small holes for my heated copper wire I was wrapping with so I had to change the idea....again...I dont know if I will keep those or find a better  use for the left over glorious lampwork bead from my soup ....there is a Swarovski  sparkling in the flower...



And now it is time yo hop around and see all the fantastic creations from all over the WORLD!!!!!!!




Thank You for visiting - And I would love if You leave a note about ancestors or just say Hi !!

                              TIME FOR YOU TO HOP ON.....list below..


I want to thank You all for the wonderful feedback and  comments to this post ......still coming in ..:)
I feel very humble and overwhelmed  !!
I am still hoping around as my brain can not take to much input in a day .......

A HUGE thank You to LORI and those who supported her in this great event !! (pink girl :) <3<3 )

Bead Soup Blog Party Partner List in pairs :
The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

1. Aimee Wheaton and Barbara York

19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel










107 kommentarer:

  1. What an emotional piece, the necklace. And a brilliant idea to use somethin other than beads to make jewellery.

    SvaraRadera
  2. Wow, wow, wow! Thta looks fantastic"

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  3. Thank You Ladies and Yes coffe-"drinker" :) it just turned out a bit emotional..that song is tooo!

    SvaraRadera
  4. I'm impressed by your words, your insoiration and your necklace. What a great work, you did!
    Love it! Greetings, Michi

    SvaraRadera
  5. I have always been intrigued by things that have a story behind.

    SvaraRadera
  6. Love that interesting netting you used in the earrings! Happy H O P P I N G!

    SvaraRadera
  7. Wow - stunning piece. Thank you for explaining all the elements and I love how you incorporated them all together! Fabulous!!!!

    SvaraRadera
  8. A stunning necklace, I love how you brought it all together!

    SvaraRadera
  9. I love that you made this piece in honor of those who left so much behind to find a better life. The necklace is a beautiful reminder. I love that you attached a letter to the piece as well.

    SvaraRadera
  10. Den här kommentaren har tagits bort av skribenten.

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  11. Birgitta, Sweetheart....this is so beyond words wonderful! I loved the video, it brought tears to my eyes. And your necklace is powerful in it's colors, balance and lack of balance. The postcard really sent this creation over the top in perfection!! Stunning!!!

    SvaraRadera
  12. You are a marvelous conceptualist. I love your art.

    SvaraRadera
  13. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

    SvaraRadera
  14. Oh Brigitta its a really very Lovely necklace youve made! I was really excited to come to your page to see. I stayed up last night late to do my Soup page, and no Birgittas Soup yet! Im so glad to see it now! Always you bring it my friend! Beautiful!! ox

    SvaraRadera
  15. And I Love the video..its touching! It reminds me of my Grandfather..and we cant find his family now..:-(

    SvaraRadera
  16. Really beautiful in inspiration and execution!

    SvaraRadera
  17. Absolutley Stunningly beautiful! You took my breath away, honestly!! We're all being pushed outside our comfort zones -- with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,
    Emanda

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

    SvaraRadera
  18. Birgitta I'm speechless, such a beautiful piece. I'm honored that my beads were part of it and as my mother was an immigrant it has such special meaning for me. Thank you for being my partner!

    SvaraRadera
  19. Very pretty and extra creative.

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  20. breathtaking and evoking images of the past. beautiful!

    SvaraRadera
  21. I am SO sorry for being late -- today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They're still working on it, but it's like dial-up.

    I'm so so in love with the necklace -- would wear it so often. Just -- so in love. Sigh.

    I hope you'll participate again!

    Love, Lori

    SvaraRadera
  22. What a meaningful and beatiful necklace you have created, Birgitta! And I love the earrings, too! Fabulous pieces!

    SvaraRadera
  23. Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture for the necklace. The video is touching. Thank you for sharing your artistic process with us. Cheers!
    Lori

    SvaraRadera
  24. Vackert! Gillar tanken bakom halsbandet... :D

    SvaraRadera
  25. Beautiful! I love the story your necklace tells, it makes it so special.

    SvaraRadera
  26. stunning....your work is wonderful and the colours are so pretty

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  27. I love that you've made a statement with this jewelry. It's poignant and touching. Lovely work!

    SvaraRadera
  28. Exquisite creations! Beautiful colors and nice soup!

    SvaraRadera
  29. Birgitta - What beautiful jewelry and an inspiring video. My ancestors are from Norway!

    www.pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com

    SvaraRadera
  30. Those are some stunning pieces you've created!

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  31. Those are some stunning pieces you've created!

    SvaraRadera
  32. Simply took my breath away! Great job! :)

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  33. Bravo, gorgeous piece! What a fabulous mix you had to work with! Thanks for sharing :)

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  34. beautiful and unique - and very special.

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  35. Very creative! I love the little ideas in it!

    SvaraRadera
  36. VERY nice! ;o)

    hugs

    hello gorgeous xxx

    SvaraRadera
  37. Great work! Have a nice day! Yours Doris

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  38. Fantastiska kreationer Birgitta! (Lite svårt att se dock, bilderna går inte att förstora i det separata fönstret.) Brevet du lagt till gör verkligen det hela jättespännande. Vackert att vira tråden så där runt silkebandet. Hela den komponenten är en favorit. Du kunde göra såna och sälja i din shop. Superfint! Kram!

    SvaraRadera
  39. Hej @Malin...dom blir större men inte så stora som förut innan den funktionen att dom hamnar i album fanns...vet inte om man kan ta bort det?? tyvärr mörkt också så svårt att få bra kort

    SvaraRadera
  40. I love everything about your necklace..the story behind it..the strength of the components..the gorgeous colours and the sentiment of the letter and video.
    Your photography is great too...love the composition and framing..the fact that you can click to see close ups...how do you do that!! Love it all.
    Jenni

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  41. I am so impressed with all of your creations with your soup - you have a real talent. This has got to be one of my favourite reveals I've seen so far!

    SvaraRadera
  42. That is a really beautiful necklace, and I love the thought process behind it! Wonderful!

    SvaraRadera
  43. All of the details in your pieces are gorgeous!

    SvaraRadera
  44. Snyggt halsband! Gillar verkligen färgerna och materialmixen. Inte minst fastnade jag för hur du fäst brevet på sidenbandet. Och alltid trevligt med design med en historia bakom (kommer själv från något av en utvandrarbygd, men med enbart en amerikafarare i släkten så vitt jag vet). Örhängena är också fina, speciellt det andra paret.

    SvaraRadera
  45. Birgitta, the necklace and earrings are gorgeous and I love the meaning of the necklace.
    Therese

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  46. so beautifull, all of your pieces are lovely. I really liked the tought you put into this & your story you shared. I did try to watch the video but there isn't any sound.

    SvaraRadera
  47. Love this post. Your creation is awesome and I love the tatted bodice as well. Your story gives courage.
    Be Blessed to be a blessing

    SvaraRadera
  48. Beautiful work + lovely thoughts = extraordinary feast for the eyes.

    SvaraRadera
  49. What a wonderful story for your necklace. It reminds me that my ancestors came to wisconsin, usa in the 1880's from Poland. My great-grandfather came here and left his wife and younger children. settled a homestead, and sent for the rest of his family 5 years later. I have a copy of the boat roster when they landed. I now have the idea of using parts of the roster and "resining" to make a focal piece. I think my parents would like that.

    SvaraRadera
  50. I love the necklace! You had great ingredients to start with! The colors and textures are great!

    SvaraRadera
  51. Beautiful jewelry. I love the necklace with it's old world feel and wire wrapped note. Very cool.

    I love the use of the netted fiber on the earrings!

    SvaraRadera
  52. That is simply fantastic!! I can not think of a single tiny element that I don't absolutely adore!! Fantastic job!!

    SvaraRadera
  53. I love a piece of jewellery with a story behind it!

    SvaraRadera
  54. You really touched an emotional note with me. I come from a very large family that is now dealing with a mother and father who have Alzheimers. My 13 year old just did a project for school on our ancestry. Its all very emotional for me. My husbands family lost many members in the holocaust. My ancestors were forced out of Russia during the pograms. There are so many pieces of our lives that will be lost. Thanks for putting your art out there and tying it to something with great meaning.

    SvaraRadera
  55. Gorgeous work! I love the asymmetry is everything. Fantastic!

    SvaraRadera
  56. Absolutely beautiful jewelry. Your "emigrant" piece is especially touching (and lovely!)

    SvaraRadera
  57. I love your necklace and the story behind it. Very vintage and loving. And the last pair of earrings are glorious. I really like your wire with the ribbon, beads, etc. They turned our wonderful.

    SvaraRadera
  58. These are beautiful pieces. I love your style!

    SvaraRadera
  59. What a beautiful tribute! I love the handwritten note and the beautiful colors.

    I am a third generation American on my father's side, my great grandfather came from Germany before World War II, he didn't like what was happening and got a job playing trumpet on an ocean liner, then as soon as the ship pulled into NYC, he quit his job and went right to Ellis Island.

    Your necklace made me think of him and how so many people from Europe took big risks and chances to find a new life in America and how brave they had to be.

    Beautiful work!

    SvaraRadera
  60. I love EVERYTHING about this piece, the history, the vintage components and the romance, LOVE IT!

    SvaraRadera
  61. Nice! The letter is a very cool addition to your necklace!

    SvaraRadera
  62. Lovely wistful piece, Birgitta, a little sad but SO beautiful. Lots to think about here! You work so well with such different elements and know just where they will work best!

    SvaraRadera
  63. This necklace is stunning and drop dead gorgeous Bridgette! I loooove this!

    SvaraRadera
  64. What a beautiful necklace! And cute earrings too.

    SvaraRadera
  65. All of your pieces are over the top beautiful. Love the antique old world feel to them. and I love the pieces you sent your partner. So earthy.

    SvaraRadera
  66. Beautiful creations, and a beautiful thought behind them.

    SvaraRadera
  67. I love how your main piece isn't just a beautiful necklace but also tells a story.

    And both pairs of earrings are quite lovely too :)

    SvaraRadera
  68. Very beautiful pieces. The necklace is great.
    ~cryssT

    SvaraRadera
  69. Absolutely spectacular! My vote for best artistry goes to you, without a doubt. Thank you for the music, and the story to make the connection.

    Lori

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  70. Hi Birgitta, My gravatar does not connect with my current blog. You looked at my old blog, that is why you were confused about the post called solid. Here is my new and current blog which has my bead soup creation. http://www.heavenlanecreations.wordpress.com Thanks Andrea

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  71. What a wonderful tribute to your ancestors. Simply gorgeous! The two pairs of earrings are just stunning as well! Bravo :)

    SvaraRadera
  72. Absolutely beautiful! I love the inspiration story behind the creation!

    SvaraRadera
  73. Lovely, lovely work. I really appreciate the message behind the necklace - and the earrings are great fun!

    SvaraRadera
  74. Your necklace is gorgeous, and a beautiful tribute.

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  75. Love the colors! Really like the earrings!!

    SvaraRadera
  76. Birgitta, you made such a special piece with your soup and such a lovely story!!

    SvaraRadera
  77. Nice story you told with your piece, it looks like an expensive heirloom left from generations ago passed down.

    SvaraRadera
  78. I am almost speechless!!!
    These creations are EXQUISITE pieces of ART !!!!
    Awesome work !!!
    m.e. :)

    SvaraRadera
  79. What a beautiful soup you had to work with! Your necklace is breathtaking, and I absolutely love the asymmetrical earrings! :)

    SvaraRadera
  80. I love the Beautiful Old World Feel to tall of these creations. I love that you have a story and the post wrapped lovingly into the necklace, treasured for all time close to her heart. Lovely earrings, love the fiber with them.

    SvaraRadera
  81. So beautiful and artistic, I love your interpretation!

    SvaraRadera
  82. Thank you for the symbolism. It is a lovely piece, and all the more interesting for knowing why you chose what you did. I like a well thought out meaningful piece!

    SvaraRadera
  83. Such stunning pieces !! lovely!! I would love to touch each one!! the name of the necklace is so perfect!! my grandmother came from Sweden all alone on a boat when she was 18 did not know any English. She went thru Ellis Island and went to nursing school and became the head of Nurses at a big New York hospital!! Someday i will get to visit your beautiful country!! Your necklace really speaks to me!!

    SvaraRadera
  84. Oh my how gorgeous! The colors are so beautiful - and I absolutely love that you included a letter in your piece - a true story piece!

    SvaraRadera
  85. Such unique work! I love that you wired a note into the ribbon- such a special detail! Lovely!

    SvaraRadera
  86. Seeing your necklace left me in tears. It is very beautiful, and the story struck such a chord in me. The emotion really came through visually. Thank you

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  87. Very beautiful necklace; I love blue with that deep bronzy metal. But your earrings are my favorites! magnificent!

    SvaraRadera
  88. I love that you tucked the little note into the fabric on the side... it reminded me of how the children had name tags and notes pinned to them. Beautiful pieces.

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  89. your neclace is amazing and so meaningful. beautiful, beautiful piece!

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  90. Very eclectic mix of components in a great design.

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  91. Very creative and inspiring pieces! My ancestors were mostly German anabaptists who left due to the religious persecution they experienced. Several hundred years later, my family still remains in the Mennonite faith. I've enjoyed my visit here to your blog!

    SvaraRadera
  92. I'm in absolute love with your necklace. It's got to be one of my favorite pieces in the whole hop so far. From your color palette to your use of materials, it's a really fantastic piece. You should be proud!
    Oh, and the earrings are very cool too!

    SvaraRadera
  93. Gorgeous necklace You did a wonderful job!

    SvaraRadera
  94. The story behind the necklace... just... amazing. Made me cry. Absolutely stunning piece. The earrings are wonderful too!

    SvaraRadera
  95. Wow.
    These are gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous!!
    I love the necklace and the earrings that you got from the hoops NOT working out! I love the contrast in the copper swirls and the dark and light beads!
    Wonderful work :D

    SvaraRadera
  96. Gorgeous pieces.
    Love the postcard fabric details!

    SvaraRadera
  97. Beautiful creations..Liked how you chose to use the clasp for the earrings..your right we just need to us it. Loved the netting too. So much to comment on! Such Talent. You did a really Soup-er job!

    SvaraRadera
  98. The story behind the necklace makes it special. It's beautiful!
    Ambra

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  99. SO beautiful. I love the script wired into the ribbon in the necklace. It's a very special piece.

    SvaraRadera
  100. So much beauty to find on your blog - I cannot decide what I like most because they are all pieces of art.
    The name of the necklace and the story behind are making everything so special. Your work is amazing.

    Sorry for being late, I was on holidays.

    Manuela

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