Saturday, March 3, 2012

bead soup blog party reveal

mary jane dodd




today is the big reveal of the 5th bead soup blog party hosted by lori anderson - 200 participants from around the world will be sharing the work they made with components sent to them from a partner... i was paired with stacey curry of star- hitched wagon and i would like to thank her for what she sent to me... 




a lisa peters focal and some really fun felted wool... an assortment of vintaj components and some autumn jasper pebbles... autumn colors - my favorite!


lisa's focal made me think of weaving... so i cut off the links and used it as a cabochon instead, setting it on a brass back plate that had been stamped and given a heavy patina... 


'lives are woven together'

i ran my wire pattern parallel to that on the ceramic piece... and used (naturally) some of lisa mozart's silk to weave with...  


looks like a woman, doesn't it? which is interesting (and not done intentionally) because i have been working with a pregnant form since december...  and here she is fully realized in a tribal kind of way with a head and breasts!


i loved working with the felt beads by smika (they are something i would love to learn how to make)... used some of the jasper pebbles, recycled african glass beads, paper beads, polymer by genevieve williamson of jibby and juna and ceramic by nan emmett of spirited earth... continuing the use of the trapeze structure in brass and sterling... 



thanks for stopping by... 

to see the whole list of participants you can visit pretty things here... and thank you lori for always organizing such a large event so well... 





11 comments:

Heidi Post said...

How cool - I love the way you changed the focal up to suit your idea. And that's interesting how it looks like the form of a woman! Very aboriginal unique piece with so much texture and so much to look at :)

Heidi at MyBeadTherapy said...

I love it! I have wanted to incorporate fiber into my work more. This is truly inspiring and unique. Great job! :)

Helene said...

Wow! Very interesting what you've done with the felt beads! I like the way you've wrapped them up to include them in the necklace! Very pretty!

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Wow! You are a natural.....
MaryAnn

Beatnheart said...

Just found you via fifty factor. What lovely ideas and jewelry.. Putting you on my fave list.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Wow this is beautiful in so many different ways..the way you wrapped the felt..oooh how I love the balance of soft and hard...and then the focal..oh my...and all the fiber...Just lovely.!!

vonna said...

Libby you are so inspiring to me this is a fabulous piece! You have mixed it up with perfection! You do know how to work it Libby!

Jean A. Wells said...

You are so talented - I mean it, you do so much more than just string beads on string. This is an amazing piece. Your work has such spirituality to it. I want to be like you when I grow up.

Donna said...

LOVE what you did with the things your partner sent you!

Cathie Carroll said...

I wouldn't have thought encase the wool bead. It makes the bead feel important, precious.

You have such an eye for form and color. Great bead soup.

DIAS Jewelry said...

I love it! so inspiring and thank you for sharing.

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