Friday, May 9, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party 2014

Welcome to my reveal for the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party, hosted by Lori Anderson of PrettyThings

This is my fourth time to participate in Lori Anderson's BSBP and I have partnered with some very talented and creative jewelry artists! This year is no exception as I was partnered with the very talented Lauren Potts of Lp's Jewelry.

Lauren sent me two batches of beautiful soup ingredients, one in shades of blues, purples and greens, that includes a Lauren's handmade copper pendant, a copper clasp, ribbon crimps and bird charms. I love the lampwork beads that Lauren's boyfriend made and the faceted Amethyst is gorgeous! The other batch includes Lauren's handmade brass pendant, handmade clasp, an earthy mix of beads and brass chain and ribbon crimp. 
My first serving of bead soup is a necklace made with Lauren's handmade bronze pendant. I added a wire wrapped bail to the pendant, adding one of the large agate rounds (love these beads!). I added dangles of crystals and pearls to the top of the pendant. I strung several long lengths of brown wax linen to the bail and added another large agate round and a domed brass washer. I randomly knotted some beads and crystals from my own stash. The necklace is finished with Lauren's handmade clasp at the back.
 For my second serving of bead soup, I made a bracelet using the beautiful lampwork beads, faceted amethyst, green “opal jasper” rounds and the copper clasp. I added the Caribbean blue opal Swarovski crystals and copper spacer's from my stash. 
 I also made a pair of matching earrings, using the bird charms and two of the lampwork beads.
 And I was so inspired by these beautiful blue chalcedony drops, that I made another pair of earrings, using a pair of Rebekah Payne's Ridged Rounds polymer clay beads. My granddaughter love this blue and has asked if she can have these earrings when she's older (she's to young for dangle earrings) :-)
  
 
Oh, my goodness! This was just the tip of the iceberg! I still have so much left to work with and have several projects laid out on my bead table.

Please visit Laurens blog to see what she created with the Bead Soup ingredients that I sent her.

Thank you, Lauren for being such a great partner and sending a wonderfully inspiring Bead Soup!

Thank you, Lori, for taking time to organize the BSBP and working so hard to make everything run smoothly!  We appreciate your family's help too!

Thanks for visiting today! Please visit Lori's blog for links for all of the Bead Soup Blog Party participants!

37 comments:

  1. Your bead soup is perfect! Very pretty!!

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  2. Gorgeous jewellery, i love the bracelet and earring set.

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  3. That first necklace drove me wild! I love the many layers it has and the earthy colors you put together. And those polymer clay beads are gorgeous, especially when you paired them with blue chalcedony! I love what you did with your soup!

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  4. love the textures and rich earthy colours of the first necklace and the bird earrings are adorable

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  5. That necklace is wonderful! Everything you created is beautiful!

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  6. Wow - love all the different textures and sparkles from each of your pieces! Fabulous creations!

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  7. Everything is gorgeous, but oh! that necklace is divine.

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  8. Wow, I love them all especially the bracelet and birdie earrings. Well done! My pre-coffee brain thought the focal for the necklace was on the back with the clasp, but I woke up enough to figure it out.

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  9. Love that knotted multi strand necklace. Those earthy colors are yummy. Great job!

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  10. Such pretty delicate designs. Love all the pieces. I think you did a great job with you bead soup.

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  11. Beautiful pieces! Those bird earrings are wonderful :-)

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  12. I love all you have made but those pretty birdie earrings are my favourite. Just fab!!

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  13. What a magnificent pieces! They are all so pretty. I love the bird earrings so much.

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  14. Very pretty! I really like the linen necklace and those birdie earrings are adorable. Clare x

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  15. Love the colors here! I'm partial to those last earrings with the blue drop and polymer beads. :)

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  16. Each one of your pieces is lovely. I'm very partial to the birdie earrings - they're fun and perfect for spring/summer.

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  17. Fabulous designs - I love how you used your soup ingredients. Love the mix in the necklace, but all pieces are definitely fun and cheerful!

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  18. I can't get over how cute the bird earrings are! All beautiful designs!

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  19. all those pieces are to die for!!!!! I especially love the first necklace. So cool!!!!!!

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  20. The first piece is so beautifully organic. And I am in LOVE with your birdies!

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  21. Those lamp work beads are something else and I love those bird earrings!! i would be after those blue chalcedony earrings as well!! Love it!!

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  22. Stunning colours, lots of blues in combinations with other colours, and great browns too in your creations :-) Love the pendant and the texture of the necklace♥

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  23. bird earrings-absolutely gorgeous!

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  24. What a wonderful soup! Love the knotted necklace! I can so see why your Grandbaby wants those earrings, that blue is gorgeous and you so did them justice!

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  25. Cool pieces, the necklace is just awesome, love the knotting and how you stacked the focals, and the birdie earrings are my fav!!!

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  26. the beads in the necklace went perfectly with the cording you used. How wonderful those blue earrings are too, with the big blue beads and the matching hint of blue in the polymer? beads

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  27. This soup was exquisite, Kym, and you certainly made pieces worthy of its beauty :)

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  28. Lovely! I especially like the bracelet and birdie earrings...adorable!

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  29. Oh, I'm falling in love with the multistand necklace, thats simply gorgeous!

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  30. I love your use of the brown wax linen. That piece is my fave! I love the earrings too! Great job!

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  31. So, you made so many great pieces but honestly - my favorite are the little birdie earrings. =) They are ADORABLE! Absolutely LOVE them! =) Great job with a beautiful soup!

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

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  32. Loooove all of your pieces! The multistrand necklace is simply beautiful, so are the other pieces!
    Alenka

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  33. Beautiful creations! I like the necklace, playful and solemn at the same time! The earrings with the birds are adorable!

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  34. Oh my goodness, I love them all! I can't possibly pick a favorite. I also love your red and black earrings from your Earrings Everyday challenge. I love your style. Period!

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

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