Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

I have wanted to participate in the Bead Soup Blog Party since the first time I read about it on Lori Anderson's blog. Pretty Things   She is a great blogger, creative artist and wonderful mentor.  She sponsors the party which is basically a bead swap.  You need a blog to participate. After you sign up for the party she matches you with a partner who sends you a focal bead and a clasp.  Most people also include some coordinating beads.  You then send your partner a focal bead and clasp of your choice.  We create a piece or pieces of jewelry and must use the focal bead and clasp in your creation.  The idea is to receive something you generally would not purchase for yourself.  It forces you to think outside of the box and spark a renewed creativity.

People from all over the world participate in this event.  I was matched with a fun and friendly woman from The southern part of the United States. She contacted me right after we found out we were accepted to the party and our blogs were published on Lori's blog.  We quickly became blog friends so you can imagine our surprise when we were matched as swap partners.

So far the Bead Soup Blog Party has been very enjoyable.  I joined the world of blogging and have made some great friends.  I also enjoyed making the jewelry from the treasures my partner Lisa Hamilton gave me. I do wish I would have learned to use my new camera before the reveal.  My pictures do not do justice to the beads and jewelry.

Please check out Lisa's blog Simply Irresistible Jewelry she will reveal the things she created with the beads I sent her.  If you want to read more about the Bead Soup Blog party go tohttp://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/  you will be able to get the list of other participants and look at their blogs and creations.

                                        These are the beads I received from Lisa

                                                      
                                                      





Here are all of the wonderful things I made from Lisa's beads.  Plus I still have beads left over for my stash.








41 comments:

  1. Such creative and detailed work! All Great designs - especially love that bracelet! The combination of the different chains, seed beads and dangles is very fun. Nice wire work.

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  2. Awesome pieces...great design, great colors.

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  3. Wonderful soup! And you made lovely pieces!

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  4. Oh Wow I love your beautiful creations. I like what you did with the fish focal putting it on top of the metal disk with the grass on it, this makes the fish look like it is swimming in the sea weed. I also like the way the dark metal makes the blue color pop. Beautiful job!
    Therese

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  5. Oh, Linda, you are truly an artist! You made those little beads I sent into beautiful works of art! Don't think I would have ever been that creative! I love every piece! You absolutely honored my "most favorite" place in the world -the beach!

    Hope you enjoy visiting all the other blogs, and you most definitely need to continue posting your jewelry! I have enjoyed getting to know you and hope this is just the beginning of a wonderful friendship! Love Ya!

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  6. Those turned out so pretty and whimsical. The little fish focal is adorable. I really like the 3 strands in the bracelet. And I love feathers, so those earrings are great. Nice job.

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  7. These are all really lovely. Great job!

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  8. These are all lovely, but the necklace especially is very nice!

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  9. They are all lovely, but I really like how you treated that wonderful fish focal. And those peacock feather earrings are so dramatic! Great job!

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  10. Love how you paired the fish focal with a disc behind it--it gives it depth--it looks like it's swimming in seaweed! Lovely work.

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  11. 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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  12. LOVE the layered pendant, the wrapped rings, the peacock feathers! You really made some great jewelry!

    I hope you'll join me again next time -- the blog button and dates are on my blog now!

    Love, Lori

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  13. Love all your pieces - so fun and colorful - great job!

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  14. This is something I'd wear in a heartbeat. Gorgeous!

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  15. Nice pieces, well done! I see your blog for the first time - we've quite the same title inspiration - funny ;0) Greetings, Michi

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  16. Beautiful soup, and all your creations are beautiful, but I'm drooling over that bracelet!!

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  17. OMG...love the layered fish pendant...the peacock feather earrings...the bracelet...everything is outstanding!

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  18. Ooooh. The peacock feather earrings. All pieces are beautiful.

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  19. Wonderful! You have created three terrific pieces of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture, your necklace is one of my favorites. Love the wire wrapped beads. Thank you for sharing. Cheers!
    Lori

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  20. Very nice! The peacock feather earrings are cool! Great job!

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  21. Ooooh, I love the pendant hanger you created... that's an awesome way to connect the two sides of your necklace together.

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  22. Every piece is wonderful! Beautiful work. And oh, the Puget Sound, I am originally from Whidbey Island.

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  23. Love everything. Especially that bracelet. Yummy!

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  24. Gorgeous gorgeous!! Such beautiful and thoughtful pieces. The colors just soothe and the way you incorporated all the metal is just brilliant! Well done!

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  25. I love the fish. The jewellery you have made is great. :o)

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  26. I am so sorry for being so late my computer was resisting too labor intensive:^)Very nice designs. And there is still time to sign up for the give-away, Just go to SandysColoringBox.blogspot.com Sept.16th blog and leave a comment
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  27. I really enjoy all the color and wire in the fish necklace. The caged beads are wonderful, and I like the layered look on the focal. I really like how you half wrapped the discs on the bracelet, that's a nice touch. You really did a great job with your soup!

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  28. Wow! I love each and every piece. I think it is great to layer the focal the way you did. Along with your use of wire wrapping and metal work. Everything turned out awesome! This was some really Soup-er soup! Tasty too!

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  29. Gorgeous designs! They all feel so festive and cheerful - what happy pieces.

    Julie and Andrea

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  30. Linda, these pieces are definitly "out of the box"! Really cool and so inventive. Love all of it and I hope you wear some soon so I can see!
    chris t

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  31. Gorgeous soup, you made some lovely pieces.

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  32. Love your necklace your wire-work is just lovely.
    Beautiful colors...

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  33. Nice job framing the cute little fish, and those peacock feathers are really cool!

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  34. I am IN LOVE with all three of your pieces. They are really fantastic! First off, they are BLUE (the best color ever.) But also, I adore some of the techniques you used to make each of them. Especially eye catching (for me) is the simple loops with the beads at the back of you necklace. Wonderfully done!

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  35. Beautiful! I love how you've layered the fish focal, making it look like an underwater scene with seaweed in the background. Like that you used different colours of chain in the bracelet. Great job!

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  36. All the pieces are beautiful. I love the bracelet...the triple strand and mixing of chains is very nice. Loving the fish focal, too!

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  37. The necklace is so nice with those orbital beads and the wonderful wire work you made!

    Ambra

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  38. Wow, that's a fantastic group of pieces. I love that you brought in the peacock feathers they really tie the colors together.

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  39. Thank you for stopping by the virtual craft show! I love your blog and look forward to seeing more. I hope you take the time to check out my designs at designs by susan
    http://designsbysusan-dbs.blogspot.com/ and www.facebook.com/designsbysusan. Hope to see you!

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