Friday, September 16, 2011

Bead Soup inspired by Miriam Haskell







Ever since I saw the article on vintage Miriam Haskell jewelry from Art Bead Scene I have been enamored by her lush designs. And when my bead soup arrived I literally could not stop thinking about how much I wanted to make a piece with verdant foliage inspired by her work. I had to give it my own twist but I wanted to push myself out of my box and try something over the top.  I believe I succeeded and hopefully did not overdue it. After a few days of creating multiple varied beaded floral picks with wire I began to put it all together and experiment with arrangement. I have to say I was so enmeshed in this project that I've had less than six hours sleep the last few nights from my mind whirling with Ideas. It finally all came together at four thirty in the morning. Besides the mix my partner Kim Stevens sent I added a few more opal-light beads, pearls, metal floral findings, and carved moonstone flowers. The ribbon was the final touch and was dyed to match a few hours ago.  Also I still had beads left including the clasp, so I made a second necklace. Tell me what you think and if you have any questions on the construction do not hesitate to ask.

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55 comments:

  1. Oh my Tiffany, this is just over the top of the moon gorgeous! Love, love, love it and I love Miriam Haskell too.

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  2. Tiffany, your pieces are very beautiful and fall right in line with a Miriam Haskell piece. I love the first necklace with all the flowers, gorgeous!
    Therese

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  3. That is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. Wonderful job.

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  4. That is lovely... The first piece especially does feel really lush.

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  5. very sweet feminine beautiful pieces!

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  6. Hi Tiffany, I can see the Miriam Haskell influence and it is gorgeous! I can't believe you even dyed the ribbon! Both pieces are just lovely!

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  7. Wow! Such a big, beautiful, explosion of a necklace on that first one! Love the Haskell inspired look. Definitely a statement piece for sure! The second is a nice counterpoint. Great soup!

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  8. WOW...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

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  9. that's one big bead party you have going on in the first necklace. Lovely!

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  10. Oh, my, this is just LUSCIOUS! I so admire Haskell-style work, but I haven't been brave enough to try it myself. You've inspired me!

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  11. WOW!

    I have a friend who introduced me to Miriam Haskell, and I'm quite familiar with her style and you NAILED it. Beautifully, too. I have a few pieces of genuine Miriam Haskell components that I'm terrified to use for fear of mucking them up! :-)

    I'm so impressed!

    I hope you'll join me at the next party -- the badge and dates are on my blog now!

    Love, Lori

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  12. Wow! This is a statement piece. That blue ribbon is beautiful.

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  13. stunning :) I love the second piece since is more along the lines of what I'd wear personally, but the first piece is truly a work of art!

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  14. Wow, such a wonderful flower bouquet! It has a beautiful antique style - very nice!
    Greetings, Michi

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  15. So beautiful, great job!

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  16. I saw this piece last night and was in absolute awe, but my brain was too fried after too much blog soup partying to make a comment. I love vintage broaches and have quite the collection and I so adore this piece! I think I might have to attempt something like this on my own.

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  17. OMG! My mouth is still gaping at that first piece! What a show-stopping piece of wearable art! Devine colors, and I love your style! And the second necklace is wonderful, too - Great work!

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  18. Amazing, I love the color and placement of every bead.

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  19. Beautiful.... it's so full of lush, interesting foliage and flowers. There's just so much detail to see in this necklace - I absolutely love it.

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  20. Holy moly! That's amazing! Gorgeous work.

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  21. Your pieces are beautiful and such lovely colors

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous piece, I love Miriam Haskell too!

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  23. Wonderful! You have created two terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture on the first necklace, it is amazing. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
    Lori
    P.S. Love Miriam Haskell!

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  24. WOW! So many flowers!!
    That first piece is absolutely stunning. You really made something spectacular here. Wonderful, really really wonderful.

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  25. Wow...stunning. From the color scheme to the design - this is really outstanding.

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  26. I am so sorry for being so late my computer was resisting too labor intensive:^)Very nice designs. And there is still time to sign up for the give-away, Just go to SandysColoringBox.blogspot.com Sept.16th blog and leave a comment
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  27. Wow, you did an incredible job pushing yourself outside the box! The first necklace is just incredible for lack of better words!

    The second is quite beautiful as well!

    xo Genea

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  28. That first necklace...wow! I love that style of jewelry.

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  29. What a fantastically lush piece!! Over the top but in a good way! Way to go! And the second is just lovely! Great job on both!

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  30. Beautiful! The first necklace inspired by Miriam Haskell is fascinating to look at - really pretty colors and design elements.
    Julie and Andrea

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  31. Wow! Your first piece is a work of art...so luscious. Must have taken AGES!!
    Beautiful job.
    jenni

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  32. Gracious! That is a stunner! Very nicely done.

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  33. I'm trying to take in all the incredible details in your first necklace. You were so meticulous in the flow of your lush, beautiful colors!

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  34. Wow ! What and Fantastical necklace...a real stunner! Beautifully designed and composed. You did a Soup-er job balancing all these together!

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  35. What a absolutely lovely necklace...

    AWESOME WORK!

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  36. Love the ribbons you've added to the designs!

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  37. A beautiful necklace, and you really did go over the top and it's lovely.

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  38. Both are just gorgeous! Great job!
    I do not think you overdid it.

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  39. no worries, you totally nailed the MH look!Lush was the word that popped into my head when your first picture came up.

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  40. Your first necklace is AMAZING and beautiful!! Your second necklace is lovely and sweet! Great job with your soup - I'm completely in awe!!

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  41. Very nice jewellery! I think you really got lush vintage look in the first necklace. Like a big, lovely bouquet of flowers. Great work!

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  42. You indeed did get the lush look you wanted. I'd love to see it on someone (you?). Very fun stepping out of your usual style.

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  43. oh my...these are beautiful! a walk through the gradens...i can smell the wonderful sweetness in the air!

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  44. Beautiful flowery goodness!!! A great tribute to a great designer. Your necklace is beautiful.

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  45. Wow.. that is a spectacular piece! Very nice!

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  46. I didn't know Miriam Haskell so I googled her and... wow! Your necklace is a great piece, well done!
    Ambra

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  47. Amazing work - you really want to touch them all and smell the sweetness of the flowers.

    Manuela

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  48. Absolutely love the first design - it is spectacular! Beautiful :)

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  49. Beautiful, lush is the perfect word for your creation.

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