Artisan soaps made from luxurious oils and exotic butters with milks, creams and silk fibers; to the whimsy of glycerine soap creations. Full of fluffy bubbles and velvet lathers, once your skin it treated to handmade soap you will never go back. bytheSEAsoap was born out of the love of TSPink soap rocks some fifteen years ago. I found those soaps at a Nevada City Art Gallery and my obsession for beauty in a bar of soap began. I still have a small piece of that first soap! ~~Pam Mella~~

Friday, May 4, 2012

Week 7 The GreatCakesSoap Works Challenge.   During week 3 of this great soaping challenge  I created the soap I'm sharing today.  I've posted pics of the tops for the piping exercises, but now I'll reveal the centers!

This  7 challenge was to do gradient colored soaps.  I happened upon this style while researching the piping skills in the 3RD  weeks challenge.  Here are gradient blues with greens and white in waves topped with pippedfroth  and of course glitter!

So I thought I'd bring this Week 3 baby back to the future.  I call it Waves of  Vetyver a soap for Week 7!  Did I mention that I love BrambleBerries Vetyver fragrance oil?    It is  described  here .   It is not a single note like the essential oil of the same name, but rather has top notes of Lemon & Rosemary. The middle notes contain florals, Sandalwood and Patchouli and finally, the luscious blend finishes off with musk and vetyver.

Find Amy's blog for this international competition of soapers challenging  their ideas to stretch boundaries and comfort zones with colors, fragrance, textures and ingredients HERE
Thank you Amy!

Hope to see you in a week or two!  Gene and I will be headed off to Portland. 

As you get closer to these large bars you can see that my UMB didn't get mixed as well as it should.  So we have kelp pieces in the wave soaps!  That's it kelp or plankton for sure!


  1. You're pretty sneaky, Pam...making a gradient soap in week 3! :) Very pretty blues! What did you use for the half circle molds?

  2. So lovely!!! And the shape of the soap is really nice!!!

  3. They remind me of the sea. I love it!

  4. I love the half circle curved soap unique and your blue is really vibrant. So ocean-y !!

    Suzy W.

  5. So cute! I love the shape, and the piping looks great too.

    1. Thank you to all! I am enjoying this challenge Amy has hosted. The half circle mold is from good old BB. I use it for left overs to play with the left overs when I do a bit extra!

  6. I love the half circles. They make me think of rainbows (despite the blue :D)

  7. Really interesting and love the blues and shapes , x Linda

  8. Cool! Very ocean-y! :) That half circle mold is really neat, too.