Saturday, May 10, 2014

8th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

The 8th Bead Soup Blog Party is on! A great big Thank You to Lori Anderson of Pretty Things for all of the hard work she puts into her pride and joy, the Bead Soup Blog Party!!

My ever-so-talented partner, Christina Miles of Wings and Scales, made me two - yes 2!! - or her amazing pendants!! They are little pieces of artwork - I feel so lucky that she sent me two!! She made the clasp and connectors, too!! It's too bad she doesn't live a couple states closer because I'd definitely take a roadtrip to visit her so I could learn how to make them!


I started with the lovely sun pendant and wire wrapped some of the beads that Chris sent me - they go perfectly with the pendant! I wanted to highlight the amazing pendant, so I only added a few beads on each side, used the handmade clasp and some of the sari silk she sent.



Another close up of the pendant, copper clasp and connectors that Chris made


          I made a pair of earrings to go with the necklace - I chose silver because I like to mix metals when I wear them.


I wanted to make a bracelet with some of the beads Chris sent me, so I found the bird focal in my stash and started adding beads to it. I used flower beads and a small Humblebeads pendant that were in my stash.


I was having a hard time deciding how to make the sweet bird pendant shine - I finally got inspired yesterday. I used beads and connectors from the soup that Chris sent and added blue beads from a rosary that was my Mom's which I feel is fitting since this is Mother's Day weekend. I knotted a bit of sari silk to the pendant and added some copper chain from my stash.



I really love the pendants Chris sent me and hope I did them justice! I'll definitely cherish them!! I can't wait to see the beautiful jewelry she made with her soup!!

Thank you for stopping by!! Please check out all of the participants in the party - here's the link to the party - all wonderfully talented designers!

117 comments:

  1. Those are really lovely pendants aren't they! You've definitely done them justice and set them off to their best :-)

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  2. You created some very lovely soup with the ingredients you received!

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  3. Lovely pendants and such darling necklaces :-)

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  4. LOVE what you created with the soup I sent you. You definitely did the pendents justice, I am sure they are beautiful in person. I loved being your partner and I wish we did live near each other and I could show you how to paint the pendents...they are so relaxing and fun to make... perhaps I can do a video some day... I loved getting to know you too... XO

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    1. Thank You, Chris!! I love your pendants and will enjoy wearing my necklaces for many years!

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  5. It is not easy to make a piece of jewelry both interesting and simple enough to give room for a lovely pendant like these, but you have solved it just beautifully!

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  6. Oh so pretty! Absolutely did them justice!

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  7. Beautiful designs. I especially love the first necklace! There is something about the bright greens and blues with the subdued earthy green. xo Genea

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  8. So beautiful. Very soothing designs. Great work.

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  9. Both necklaces are very nice. When I first saw your soup, I wondered what you would do with that third hole on the lotus pendant. The sari silk was a beautiful idea. The bracelet is very nice too. Your stash rounded it off beautifully. Great job. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

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  10. You definitely did them justice and then some! Both of your necklaces are really lovely. As well, the bracelet is so sweet. Awesome job.

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  11. Beautiful pieces! I love the little touch of sari silk on the pendant, it gives the piece a little something extra.

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  13. Sorry to repost a comment. Not sure what happened there. All of your pieces are just lovely. Elegant, simple and delicate looking. I agree that the pendants are small works of art. Your choice of complimentary beads truly makes them pop. Love the bird connector on the bracelet. Well done.

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  14. I think you've done a perfect job of showcasing both of those pretty pendants. Simple, pretty and utterly delightful makes.

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  15. Amazing!! I love the way you used Wings and Scales creations....I've used her creation before and they are wonderful to work with!! My favorite is the last one - I love the look ad the little bit of silk just adds to it.. ~KM

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    1. Thank You! I've seen many of your beautiful pieces - your beadwork is amazing!!

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  16. Those are so beautiful - I love the bird bracelet in particular, the colours just sing!

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  17. You mix colors so well! I have to try harder to break out of my monotone or two tone limit!

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  18. I LOVE your soup and what you did with it!! The bracelet is just so sweet!

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  19. These are all beautiful! I really love the bracelet!

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  20. What beautiful designs! I really like what you did with the sun pendant as you really let it 'shine'.

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  21. Oh I can't decide which one I like best. They're all gorgeous. I love love what you did with your soup. The sari ribbon adds a nice touch.

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  22. Wonderful soup! You definitely did the soup justice! Beautiful work!

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  23. I'm so glad I don't have to choose a favorite because you did such a wonderful job with both of the focals! Christina's art work is beautiful isn't it!!!

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    1. Thank You! Yes, I love Chris' artwork!!

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  24. I got orange and teal beads last year and had never used them together. So now I can appreciate them more and love what you did with them.

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  25. How precious!i love the bird piece and I LOVE the added piece of silk to the other focal. It's like a pretty bow on the most beautiful package ever!

    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  26. Wonderful designs , i love how well you have highlighted the vocals you were sent. The little bow of sari silk really looks wonderful popping from the top hole.

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  27. my fav colours-first nacklace rocks!

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  28. Great designs. You definitely did the pendants justice, that lovely bird pendant shines.

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  29. What a beautiful, beautiful soup--and what lovely designs you made with it! I have to say that I love everything; I don't think I can pick a favorite. You are definitely very talented! :)

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  30. Love the pendants....You did an excellent job with them and all the beads and the necklace to remember your mom is great. I did something similar when my mom passed and I inherited her jewelry. Great job!

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    1. Thank You! I inherited quite a bit of my Moms jewelry and like to repurpose her pieces for my sisters and nieces - a great way to remember her!!

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  31. Lovely colour blend in your Soup and you made fantastic jewellery with it. Love the bracelet!!!

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  32. Green and orange are a challenging colour palette. Love it!

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  33. After seeing your pieces, I'm now a fan of green and orange together - unique and fresh designs.

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    1. Thank You! This was my first time putting green & orange together - love it!

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  34. I love the combination of greens and oranges in all of these pieces. And the designs are beautiful too.

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  35. Both of those pendants are gorgeous and you showcased them perfectly.

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  36. Great work and you did a great job keeping the pendants the focus---

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  37. Oh Christine, both of these necklaces are wonderful! You set off each of those amazing focals perfectly (I love the way you mixed colors and textures and media), and the earrings and bracelet are terrific too! Super job!

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    1. Thank You, Chris!! I've been fortunate being partnered up with amazing artists (you included!) - I love highlighting their work!!

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  38. I love both your necklaces (and the earrings & bracelet). Both pendants are gorgeous and you showcased them beautifully: perfect mix of colours, media, and texture! Love them all.

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  39. What an awesome soup and the resulting pieces are so delicate and beautiful!

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  40. Wow, your pieces are gorgeous...Perfect for the summer season. I really like how you mix metals, I love that look. Great work.

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  41. Those pendants are stunning! You are one lucky lady! I think you showcased them perfectly with simple colorful beads and silk that did not detract from their beauty. Love your little bracelet.

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  42. Awesome spring colours and beautiful designs, Christine :)

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  43. Hi Christine! Amazing colours you've got to play with. And what should I say - love your designs! Especially the last necklace is an eye-catch for sure!

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  44. Lovely designs. Your decision to let the focals shine and only accent them with a few smaller beads was a great idea.

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  45. Hi Christine, thanks for visiting me, what lovely designs you have made the sun pendant necklace is such a rich colour and I love the second necklace and bracelet, beautiful work!
    Jackie

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  46. Great designs for two stunning focals, perfectly showcased. Beautiful work!

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  47. You definitely did the focals justice, they are just gorgeous the way you used them in your pieces. The colors just pop and sparkle! I loved the clasp and connectors. I can hear the little birdie singing in the last necklace, he is on prominent display! What beautiful pieces, you could wear them with almost anything! Love, love, love!!

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  48. Oh my gosh! HOW ADORABLE! =) You have SUCH cute pieces! =) Great job on the birdie bracelet - the pendant is just the right touch! *swoon* =)

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  49. Oh you have done a great job of keeping the focus on the lovely pendants

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  50. Yes! You most definitely did both pendants justice! And I love your bracelet too. Very fun :)

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  51. Such a bright colored and fun soup! You did an awesome job pulling two lovely necklaces together with the pendants. I love them both,though I must say I love the meaning for you the bird and rosary bead necklace has for you. The bracelet is beyond adorable and will wear well with either necklace or alone. Enjoy the celebration you made with your ingredients!

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  53. WoW! Love all the pieces you made with your soup! What summer fun they are! Great job!

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  54. Such pretty pieces, all of them. You received a lovely soup and you made it shine!

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  55. Many pretty pieces. I love the first necklace because of the contrast of blue/green and orange. And that bracelet with the bird focal and flower beads is cute. Lovely work.

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  56. Oooh, that bracelet!!! ♥♥♥ !!! And great pendants did you receive, I love the necklace with the sari silk very much, it's very very sweet! Pretty pieces, all of them (-:

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  57. Those focals really needed to stand out and they do - both necklaces are beautifully assembled and with a character of their own, I especially like the addition of fiber! And even though there are two large beads in the bracelet, again they are emphasized by the use of smaller beads! The idea to add beads from your mom's rosary is precious!

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  58. Delightful work! Really Soup-er! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't want to miss a thing!

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