Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bead Soup April 6th - Reveal!

Reveal day is finally here!

Shalini sent me this lovely bowl of bead soup.

And this focal which she wirewrapped herself.

Gorgeous eh?

Now, they are really not a colour combination I would have chosen for myself. But that's the whole point! When someonee lse shooses your pallette and materials, you have to think outside of your normal design patterns.

So I did!

There were some lovely little tibetan silver spacers in a generous bag of "extras" which Shalini sent so i started by putting them to good use.

I don't usually make multistrand pieces with two hole spacers, so figured now was the time to start learning.

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And it's all mine! Mwahahaha! Ahem. I'm keeping this one for myself :)

With the wire wrapped pendant, how could I not choose a bit of wire wrapping for the necklace itself?

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Now pop over to Shalini to see what she made from the soup I sent her

And everyone else from todays blog hop is listed here.

56 comments:

  1. I don't blame you at all for keeping it! I'd say you have the two hole spacer method down pat!!

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    1. Cheers! I've been on the lookout for some ever since and finally found some pretties so I can have another go :)

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  2. WOW! Really lovely Sarah. The colours on the bracelet make me smile :-)

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    1. me too! I've been wearing it all the time and have already found some two holed spacers the same as the ones you sent so I can look to making another in different colors :)

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    2. Lovely! You must post pictures of the new ones. You have mastered the art of double strand bracelets. Multi-strand Necklace next?

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    3. ooh. I think a multi-strand necklace will take some thinking to get the curve right.

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  3. Well Sarah I really like the set you created. Your first attempt at multi-strand spacers turned out beautifully. I'm especially glad you will enjoy it so. ;)

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    1. Thankyou. I've been wearing the bracelet so much :)

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  4. Nice cooking, my dear! Love the extreme contrast in colours!

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    1. me too! I've never really worked with some contrasting colours, and have been wearing the bracelet all the time

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  5. Love the bracelet, and the necklace is amazing. So delicate!

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  6. Great work, all pieces look beautiful!

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  7. Souper! No wonder you are hoarding ...errrr... keeping the bracelet !
    It's Gorgeous !!!

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    1. hehe. I've been wearing it so much!

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  8. ~i love the contrast of colors with the metal...simply beautiful pieces created...much love light and blessings~

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  9. Really unusual colour combination, but they work so well together!

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    1. And so easy to wear. It seems to go with so many outfits!

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  10. very elegant projects!congrats!

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  11. Lovely! Light and airy necklace. Love the color combo.
    kathy

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  12. Terrific designs, Sarah! What a really fun color palate you were sent!

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  13. I love what you created with your soup!

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  14. Great colours in your soup, I love this adorable set!

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  15. What a beautiful soup! love the pieces you made with is!

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  16. Excellent work! You did very good with your soup!

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  17. your designs just channel fun and happines :-) that bracelet is just a perfect thing to pair with a sundress and a picnic basket!

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  18. What cute designs.. I love what you did with the bracelet.

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  19. Those are lovely pieces --what a great job you did with the designs to let those colors compliment each other :-)

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  20. Wow you got a large helping of soup. I love the wavy pearls. Good job making something out of your comfort zone.

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  21. I can understand why you are keeping a hold of the bracelet. It is just gorgeous as is the necklace.

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  22. beautiful pieces, I love that color palette!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I love this funny party!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  23. Lovely pieces with a fun color palette!

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  24. Wow! What a good old dose of healthy southwest colors. I love those colors together. Especially, with that touch of brown thrown in. It is beautiful and I don't blame you for keeping it for yourself. You will surprised at all the things this will go with. Great job!

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  25. You may not have previously used two hole spacers but your bracelet proves that you've mastered the technique quite well. It's a lovely piece and I can see why you're keeping it!

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  26. Very fun Sarah! It's always great to hear that the soup pushed you to something new and more special when you love it!

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  27. Beautiful, love the colors, so bright and cheery.

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  28. I love how the focal was wire wrapped and you did a great job creating a necklace showcasing the beautiful focal. Love the bracelet with all the great color beads!

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  29. The colors of soup you received were beautiful, but you really took off with it and made some gorgeous pieces. Very nicely done!

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  30. Lovely pieces -- you jumped into the unfamiliar color palette and made some very pretty things. I'm with you -- I'd keep that multistrand for myself, too!

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  32. You got one of the yummiest soups I have seen so far and you did a wonderful job with the designs. The wire wrapped focal is so beautiful. Great job on the designs.

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  33. Love the color combinations...lovely pieces! You did a fantastic job with your soup!

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  34. I really like the colours, the twisted wire is so pretty too!

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