Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party reveal!

Today is the day!  We finally get to reveal our creations for the Bead Soup Blog Party and see what everyone else came up with.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was paired with Stephanie Weiss, who's blog can be found here.  She was kind enough to send me two soups--one in my comfort zone, and one outside it.  This is the comfort zone soup:



I had a blast working with these beads, and I adore the colors.  I wound up making a necklace, bracelet and earrings from the set.







Next, came the set that was outside my comfort zone.  I don't work with black much.  I tend to lean toward browns and warm earthy colors.  This is the soup:



The bracelet I made came  pretty easily.  I knew almost immediately I wanted to use the tiles in a bracelet, strung on stretchy cord.  I made little metallic beaded beads to use as  spacer beads.



The seed beads used in the beaded bead are a mix of copper, silver and gold.  

I have to admit I struggled with the necklace.  I had the hardest time deciding what to do with the plain black pendant.  Finally, I found these little metallic flowers, glued crystal flatbacks in the center, and strung the pendant on leather cord.



And, finally the earrings to go with this set.  I used the black/metallic square beads and made some more beaded beads to dangle from them.  The square beads were difficult to photograph because of the finish, but I think you can get the idea.




I really love the results of both soups!  This is my first year participating in this blog party, and I've had so much fun!  Click here to see what the other participants came up with.

http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com//2014/04/welcome-to-8th-bead-soup-blog-party.html

32 comments:

  1. Hello from Norway bsbp partner! You did an amazing job with everything. Harrah! :) I adore that owl necklace. Super cute. Beautiful on all

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  2. You did great work with both soups. That "comfort zone" bracelet is my favorite piece but they are all lovely.

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  3. Great pieces loving all of them.

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  4. Love your pieces in your comfort zone colors!
    I also love that you worked with colors outside of your comfort zone - I think you nailed those pieces perfectly!

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  5. Very pretty pieces. I work with a lot of black but was outside my comfort zone with the beads I received too. The black necklace is my favourite.

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  6. WOW, two soups!! I love the one with the bracelet with the house and the details yo put on the black focal.....amazing job!! ~KM

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  7. You did a great job! I especially like the two bracelets.

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  8. Comfort zone or not, you made some really pretty pieces with both of the soups. I will admit that I am partial to the pieces that are within your comfort zone more, as I do love me some color! Excellent job.

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  9. You worked very well with both soups, but I do love the black soup - creations, lovely pieces!

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  10. Oh, your bracelets are so sweet, no matter, if they are from the comfort zone or not! Both are beautiful.

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  11. both soups are great, but owl necklace rocks!

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  12. I love the blue and copper heart earrings and how you embellished the black focal.

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  13. How lucky you got two sets of soup to work with! I love what you did with the first set! The three piece set is just gorgeous! You may not work with black much but you sure did a good job! Beautiful work!

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  14. The first Soup was such a fun soup and I LOVE the bracelet. Even though you don't usually use black beads you achieved fantastic designs. I love what you did with the pendant!

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  15. You got one of those cunning little owls. I love what you did with the black, but I love black and big beads, so there you are

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  16. Beautiful and elegant. I love what you did with the black focal.

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  17. Beautiful pieces you made. I love the bracelet with the little house. It's fun!

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  18. What an awesome variety of soup ingredients, Stephanie! As I kept scrolling down, each design felt like my "favorite"... I would say you totally rocked your "alien" soup... the dark one... everything is absolutely lovely :)

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  19. Beautiful! I really love the tile bead bracelet.

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  20. Oh my goodness! What WONDERFUL pieces! My fav is the bracelet, but gluing daisies to the black focal was GENIUS! Such SWEET pieces - love it. Great, great job!

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

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  21. Wow, everything came together so well, even the soup that was outside your comfort zone. Nice work!

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  22. I love your designs -the house bracelet and the earrings are beautiful

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  23. I have a little bead envy. Love the owl pendant. Great work.

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  24. All of your designs are great, and I'm very impressed with your creativity in using the second soup --I love how you modified the focal, and those earrings are great too.

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  25. The owl pendant and the bracelet with the house bead just made me happy, very cute designs, and for stepped out of your comfort zone with the blacks you did and amazing job. Great work!

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  26. You did make such great bracelets! Love the first one, so playful. The 'squares' bracelet is also very pretty! I'm fond of black (-: Beautiful soup, ♥ beautiful jewellery♥

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  27. Gorgeous soup! I love how you accented the owl focal. I like the black tile bracelet with the metallic spacers. I also really adore those earrings with the hearts. Lovely work!

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  28. Gorgeous work! Really Soup-perb! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't want to miss a thing!

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  29. The owl necklace is beautiful - love the colors, the wired links and the ribbon. The bracelet with the eclectic clay beads is my favorite! And you found a way to add some bling to the color black - very inventive and beautiful result!

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  30. Love both of your bracelets. The earthy one with the house is so sweet and the black is gorgeous. The little beaded flowers are perfection! Definitely think stretching yourself is a good thing, you rise to the occasion very well :)

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