Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Hop Reveal Day!

It's finally Bead Soup Blog Hop reveal date!

There is a list of other participants http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2012/06/participants-of-6th-bead-soup-blog-party.html

Feel free to start at the bottom, middle, and anywhere in between and not just start at the top as you might get overwhelmed.

But whatever you do, Check out what my Bead Soup partner Terri made at http://terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.co.uk/

I had a little bit of trouble with my bead soup. It took 3 weeks to get to Terri! In the mean time, I sent her a spare soup as I was worried it had got lost in the post. The day I posted the spare soup, the firs soup arrived! So Terri was very generous and sent me another soup. You could say it was a second helping!

I started off making my challenges pieces with the first batch of soup.

And these extras

I have to admit the focal left me stumped for quite a while and I love the clasp which I really wanted to do justice.

So I started with the peacock colour foiled glass beads from the soup and the two hole silver spacers from the pack of extras.

I found some AB coated Czech glass faceted beads in my stash. I actually bought them with a voucher I won by getting published in a beading magazine and have been waiting for a  project to use them in for a while now.


Then I had a play around with some of the Royal blue faceted glass with some wirewrapping and a crystal slider.



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I was very happy with my two finished pieces but I still hadn't used my focal or my clasp!

And then Soup two arrived.


And along with it came a pack of extras and a thankyou card. Which let me to to making a bracelet which I am so going to keep for myself!

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Most of the green crystals came from Skyes Creative Chaos which I won for taking part in her Toolbox Challenge. Don't they go so well with the glass pearls ad seashells Terri sent me?

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And I think the clasp is so cute!

Next job was to use my focal. I was a bit stumped by by peacock inspired focal but has lots of ideas for the shell focal.

After mt seaside themed bracelet, I went for a flower theme necklace. The shell focal called for it as the silver decal design on it was so pretty.

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The trumpet flowers were in my bead soup as were the glass pearls I attacked with headpins to make the flower centres. I felt it needed a little something extra to make the necklace due to the size of the focal so added some white lucite flowers. nice and lightweight too so that it didn't make it any heavier. It's a good weight now. It hangs just right :)

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Despite trials and tribulations with the postage system and wotnot, I've had a great time with this Blog hop and hope if you read this far you'll add my to your blog reader and stick around. :)

38 comments:

  1. All four are fabulous but I adore the flower themed necklace. The colours are so calm and pretty, they remind me of the ocean at St Ives. You are Brilliant! Well done you :) xx

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  2. Thanks Jo! I'm amazed I got finished. I finally got that one done on Thursday evening.

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  3. Lovely pieces! I especially love the pin and the shell bracelet, I would totally wear those too :)

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  4. Sarah, while I loved all your creations with this (very large) Bead Soup, I was quite simply blown away by your pin. Sometimes the simplest design wields the greatest power. The sculptural arms, all radiating out from the heart center, have a movement and balance that is stunning!

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  5. I love them all...you did a fantastic job with the Soup! Especially with the second batch. Have a great time hopping around when you get back from the wedding :)
    Chat with ya soon
    Hugs,
    Terri G.

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  6. These are all so pretty. That focal would have been tough for me too. I think you did your pieces very well.

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  7. All lovely designs, and what a range of skills you're showing off! Thanks for posting on my blog your link to your Beverly Ash Gilbert pottery shard necklace. You should try the Wander With Color--free form netting is really easy (and addictive)!

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  8. Love the bracelet and clasp. All are very pretty and I love the color combo!!!
    Cheri

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  9. Very beautiful work with two lovely helpings of bead soup. The pin is an especially creative and lovely piece.

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  10. All of your pieces are wonderful especially the necklace. It looks so charming and calming.

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  11. How awesome you guys sent two soups AND that it all worked out! I think you did it all justice -- the last necklace is my favorite of all! And I love that you made a non-traditional piece (the pin!) Well done!

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  12. You have been a busy beader! Everything is lovely, but my favorite is that pin - so imaginative and unusual, and bling-y! I love it!

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  13. Beautiful! I just love that green bracelet, and would have never thought to make a pin.

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  14. very pretty designs. love the colors and love the bracelet.

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  15. Great job, I love the flower themed necklace so delicately pretty.

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  16. Really love that last necklace...so soothing!

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  17. Girl, you made it work! Isn't it fun to get something new and unexpected injected into your creative brain? haaaaaaaaaaaaa Jen

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  18. I love the pin and the shell bracelet. Great work!

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  19. What fun, getting to work with two cups of Bead Soup! Your green and seashell bracelet is definitely my favorite, but they are all fun!

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  20. The shell bracelet is gorgeous! You did a beautiful job!

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  21. Love the shell bracelet and 2 soups extra fun!!!

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  22. Love what you made with your soup!! Such fun and different designs!

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  23. Love the shell bracelet. Nice job with your soup.

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  24. Awesome designs!! I like them all a lot.

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  25. That definitely looks like a nummy second serving of soup. The first one was just as delicious too. Your pieces turned out fabulously. There's something about that last one though that I really love. I think it's the flower dangles. In any case, you did a wonderful job with your soupS! ;)

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  26. What a lucky you! Two soups! And, you created such beautiful pieces with them. I love the way the three strands of that bracelet are braided together. It just looks like riches in a treasure chest. Great job!

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  27. Now that's how you make lemonade from lemons! Awesome job, I love how the timing of the second soup broguth it all together. Great work

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  28. Love what you did with your soup, and your bracelet is awesome! Love it!

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  29. What great pieces. And what a unique piece with that pin(?). I love your bracelet you made for yourself with the seashells, too. Congrats on the 2 soups.

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  30. The in shows me how creative you are.OMGoodness so pretty.Love and hugs Tanya

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  31. I like what you've done, Sarah! That first necklace is my favourite. Great detail, beautiful beads, and I like how the loops of beads mirror the larger glass beads.

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  32. Lovely pieces. Especially like the green bracelet.

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  33. Thankyou everyone for the lovely comments :)

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  34. Lovely pieces!! I love the soft, feminine second necklace!!

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