Saturday, September 17, 2011

Soup's On!!

Today is reveal day for Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party! YAY!! There are 362 participants in this event. To refresh your memory, this is the soup that my partner Marci Brooks sent to me:
Now, I haven't finished all of my projects. I know, I should have them all done, but life and my busy season at work has kept me from spending much time creating. So far I have used the clasp and the accent beads. The focal will be worked on this week & I'll post that creation in another post. So, what did I create? Well, using the clasp and accent beads I created a bracelet and earrings.

The earrings first:
I had made the PMC components about 6 years ago in a class I took in Hampden, Maine. I was going through my sterling scrap about a month ago to send to Rio Grande and came across them. I thought they'd make great earrings. I paired the PMC pieces with pink and green tourmaline heishi and 2 of the pearls Marci sent to me.
For the bracelet, I used pieces of seaglass and pottery shards I've collected and soldered, Marci's pearls, and the tourmaline heishi, and added two sizes of rose quartz rondelle beads.
I used the silver toggle in this piece (but I apparently did not get a very clear picture of it (sorry!). I love the colors of the bracelet. I've never made myself jewelry in pink/burgundy tones. I really, really like it.
The picture below is the soup I'm going to use with the flower pendant Marci sent me. I made a necklace about 5 years ago that I like a lot. It's a triple strand, and every time I wear it I tell myself I'm going to restring it because it's too short. The shortness is compounded by the fact that I've gained quite a bit of weight over the last few years. I've never put the soup away because I've always intended to fix the necklace.
I think the soup goes perfectly with the enameled flower! Below is a picture showing the soon to be restrung necklace:
Thank you again for my soup Marci. Be sure to check back in a few days and I'll post pictures of the completed necklace. Now, grab a cup of tea or coffee and go check out all the other Bead Soup Blog Party reveals!!



These are the partner pairs.
The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke



19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel






 


 
 



 
 







131. Maria Grimes and Wendy Blum


 
 
 
For a total of 362 people making jewelry!
Amazing!

39 comments:

  1. That 2nd soup has some delightful colors! Beautiful work on the 1st set of pieces!

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  2. Pretty soup!And I love your sea glass bracelet! So creative!

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  3. one of my fav color combos. I love that bracelet!

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  4. OMGoodness...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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  5. that flower is wonderful - I hope I get to see it when it's finished!

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  6. I was so jealous of that flower when I saw it! PLEASE email me when you are done, I'm dying to see my favorite colors together!

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

    Love, Lori

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  7. The bracelet and earrings turned out so sweet. I really like the colors. And that flower focal is gorgeous. I think the soup you have set aside for it will be wonderful and really show it off. I'll be waiting to see it when you're done with it.

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  8. De-e-e-licious! Love what you did and your plans for the necklace too. 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

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  9. oh, these are so beautiful!!! i love what you made. they are so unique and artistic and just lovely. i am following to see more :-)

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  10. Gorgeous bracelet and I like the soup for the re-issue of the necklace too. This is my pink year, I find I am drawn toward anything pink this year, so your piece is one of my favorites!

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  11. I like the pearls with the tourmaline and that pottery piece looks very interesting..would like to see it more! Sad you didn't get to use the focal..it is gorgeous..but the necklace you are going to rework looks perfect for it..please show us when it is done.
    jenni

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  12. Very nice bracelet! Truly one of a kind!
    Greetings, Michi

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  13. oh, now I'm so interested to see the necklace as well! The bracelet and the earrings are both just lovely

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  14. That bracelet is beautiful. If you ever need to rehome it . . . :o)
    You had a fab soup and I love the results. :o)

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  15. What an absolitely stunning bracelet! I covet it! I love the colors and textures, and your sea glass is incredible!

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  16. Love the inclusion of the pottery shards - that bracelet is wonderful. And, I can't wait to see what you do with the enameled flower and the remaining soup mix...it looks yummy!

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  17. Nice soup! Love your creations! Can't wait to see what you do with that beautiful enameled flower pendant!

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  18. Wow - I love the components you added to your soup!!! Looking forward to see where you go with the pendant!

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  19. Love the idea of using the pottery shards and sea glass. That turned out so pretty! The colors are just great. I'll mark your page to come back to see the pendant piece. :)

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  20. I'm a pink lover and a lover of bracelets so I LOVE your bracelet. Oh, and I love beach combing for sea glass and shells. Your piece is just too perfect!

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  21. Mmmm.... pink, burgundy and silver... what a wonderful colour combination. I love that bracelet.

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  22. Beautiful bracelet and the necklace seems to become lovely as well... :)

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  23. Gorgeous! Can hardly wait to see how you use the focal.

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  24. The soup that keeps on giving..Love what you did with what she sent you and what you had. Lovely pieces. Such Talent!

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  25. I am so sorry I am so late hopping your way. My computer dug it's heels in and said Not gon'a go thaat fast.:^)
    Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  26. That bracelet is gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see the necklace when it's done!!!

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  27. Gorgeous designs, love that bracelet and admittedly I'm not usually a fan of shades of pinks...

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  28. Glad you've discovered a new colour palette to work with! Amazing designs

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  29. Beautiful work. I love the way you added our own work to create your finished pieces and can't wait to see what you come up with for the flower. The colors and textures look amazing.

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  30. How fun to be able to use things you've had in your stash for a while, just waiting for the perfect beads to make them complete!

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  31. The bracelet with that pottery shards is so beautiful! I look forward to see how you will use the flower.
    Ambra

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  32. I really like your bracelet with the soldered pieces. It reminds me of how much I love to solder and how much can be done with it. Fabulous job! Best wishes on getting the necklace finished.

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  33. I love the shapes of the soldered pieces, it adds a lot of personality to the bracelet.

    Can't wait to see what you do with the focal!

    Cathie

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  34. Lovely jewellery! I really like the "edgy" shapes of the glass shards. It adds interests and keep the feminine colour combo from feeling too cute. Fab job!

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  35. Great idea using your PMC components with your soup beads. They earrings have a nice edgy look to them. and the bracelet is fantastic.

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  36. Both pieces are beautiful! The seaglass & pottery shards are a fantastic idea - looks great!

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  37. Lori that soup is tasty! I love the way you displayed it in those triangle bowls. I want those! Triangles are dear to my Delta heart. And the pottery shards and sea glass...wow! I love it! Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  38. Beautiful bracelet. I'm sure the necklace will be the same.

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