Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party-The Reveal!

Do you remember my teaser post from a few days ago? 

Well, I think I've made you wait long enough! Ready for my Kalmbach Bead Soup Party Reveal? 

Here you go! 


I knew that agate HAD to be the focal piece of the necklace because it's quite the show stopper! That was the main attraction, but in my opinion, you can't have a main attraction regardless of what it is without support. 

In this case, the support of the gorgeous agate beads and nuggets I was sent in my soup along with a few other smaller, lovely brown colored beads. I also took apart a necklace I purchased at some garage sale and had lying around just for this type of occasion; it fit perfectly with the color scheme I was going for (adds the splash of greens and tans). 

Most importantly, it supports the show stopper ;)

Close up of those gorgeous colors! 

I have to give credit where credit is due-My mom was the one who recommended me going asymmetrical with the necklace and it turned out so much more wonderful then I had imagined! 

Thanks mom ^.^

One of my favorite things about this necklace is its versatility. 
You can wear it....

The folks at Kalmbach only wanted a necklace for this bead soup challenge, but I went a bit further (overachiever that I am) and created two pairs of earrings-One matching the necklace and another separate pair.

Left side-Matching earrings               Right side-Extra pair of earrings

Of course I can't thank Lori Anderson of Pretty Things, Kalmbach Publishing and A Beadtiful Thing in Aurora, Illinois enough for this incredible opportunity, fun experience, and gorgeous soup :)

Were you included in the party beadtivites? 
Make sure to leave a link so I can check out your beautiful creation!


Leah Curtis said...

Beautiful! I love all those gorgeous gems and how you've wrapped them. The asymmetry is brilliant too - beautiful no matter how you wear it.

Shel said...

Super gorgeous necklace! And the earrings are great, too. I'm not sure the rules on this,...it just kinda says reveal and email them between the 31Oct and 2Nov if I remember right. You've inspired me to get started!!

Mandi said...

I love the variety of colors and stones. Beautiful job!

Crocheted Little Things said...

Lovely Kayla! I agree that going asymmetrical gave the necklace a nice touch! But the earrings are darling too. Perfect color combination for this time of the year!

Dana Fowler said...

Lovely beads and lovely design. I will be posting mine soon so check it out.

Jami aka DaMamaShipp said...

Kayla, this turned out so beautifully... Love your add-ins and design - your piece is so timely. Love the earrings too!

Lori Anderson said...

SO freaking in love with this.

Jennifer Cameron said...

Gorgeous! And i love the versatility. I guess moms can be right sometimes. I won't be telling MY mom that anytime soon tho. lol!

April Grinaway said...

Love !