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4/12/13

2nd reveal for the 7th bead soup blog party!

 It's time to reveal our Bead Soup creations!

This is the bead soup I received from my swap partner Solange of Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry. Lori of Pretty Things, hostess of the Bead Soup Blog Party, said we must use the focal bead and clasp in our finished pieces. All other beads in the soup are optional, but encouraged. My original attempt was to include most of the beads in one piece, but that soon proved to be too much! I let the beads determine what would be best. I made three necklaces, three pairs of earrings and one bracelet. I'm pleased with them all! Thank you Solange!!




And the finished pieces...

Necklace: abalone, adventurine, freshwater pearls & Czech glass beads
Necklace: ceramic bead by Happy Fallout
Bracelet: metal & adventurine beads
Earrings: vintage Lucite drops
Necklace: shell & freshwater pearls
Earrings: jasper gemstone
Earrings: polymer clay birds by Leah Curtis

Here is the bead soup I sent to Solange in France. To see what she has created using my bead soup, please visit her reveal post at Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry.


The 7th Bead Soup Blog Party wouldn't have been possible without Lori Anderson of Pretty Things! Thank you, Lori, for your hard work and dedication in connecting beaders and jewelry enthusiasts from around the world! To see how diverse a group it is you can visit the Bead Soup Blog Party Map that Lori made. See hundreds of REVEALS at Lori's blog the Bead Soup Blog Party link list. And this is just Part Two!

49 comments:

  1. Wonderfully sweet and whimsical pieces. I love how versatile your work is

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    1. Thank you for coming by to take a look! I appreciate your nice words too! :-)

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  2. fantastic work love the happyfallout bead necklace and Leah's bids work so well in the earrings you've designed.

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  3. WOW what beautiful work! I love this style of brass and stone pieces and the simplicity to really let the focals come through! amazing!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia! So happy to see you come by for the reveal :-)

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  4. Amazing work! The birdie earrings are just so darn cute!!
    Love the Necklace: ceramic bead by Happy Fallout, simply gorgeous

    Happy Creating
    Tracie

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    1. Thank you Tracie! The birdies are popular! :-)

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  5. Love your creations- wonderful soup! Christie

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  6. Great jewelry! Beautiful designs.

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.
    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
    kathy

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  7. Lovely pieces~ great use of your soup. <3

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  8. I love the shell pendant. I really like your design style.

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  9. super work, bird earrings are the best!!!!!

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  10. Love the soup you received and the pieces you made. Love the bird earrings!

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  11. You must have squealed in delight when you opened that package from Solange. Gorgeous soup, and, oh! what you've done with it!!! My favorite (although I love everything you created) is the second necklace. Splendid in its simplicity. And what a charming blog - from the welcome through the gallery - just so inviting!

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  12. I love the birdies too!! Thank you ladies for your visits!

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  13. You had a great soup and did WONDERFUL things with it.

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  14. Wonderful design, stunning necklace with the ceramic focal, you gave me an idea. And these cute little bird earrings are fantastic. I love all of your work. Thank you too Debi for being my Partner.

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    1. Thank you, Solange! I'm tickled that something I made gave you an inspiration! That makes this all the more fun!

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  15. Love them all, but especially the second necklace and the birdie earrings :)

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  16. Gorgeous clasp and love how you used it as the focal for your beautiful necklace. Love those little polymer clay birdie earrings too!!

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  17. Little birdie earrings are soo cute.. I love your designs.. great job.

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    1. I think the birdie earrings steal the show! They are pretty cute - thanks to Leah Curtis!!

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  18. I sooooo want to visit Israel one day, I love your posts that highlight Israel it is a delight!

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  19. I love all your pieces --I can't even pick a favorite, you did such a wonderful job with them all!

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    1. Thank you Cassi, and for coming by!

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  20. beautiful pieces! it was a great soup, you did a wonderful job with it.
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, what a fun :)
    ciao dall'Italia

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  21. Gorgeous pieces all, love love the bird earrings and the black drop earrings. I love the ceramic bead necklace, well who am I kidding I love it all. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Kepi!! The ceramic bead was my biggest challenge. I never use beads this big or heavy! It sat on my table until the last few weeks, staring at me. :-)

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  22. Lovely soup, I especially love the bird earrings.

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  23. WOW!
    All so beautiful ^_^

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  24. Everything so lovely, I'm a bracelet fan :-)

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  25. I love the versatility of your jewellery♥ what a great soup!

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  26. I love them all, but the little bird earrings are my favorites.... great job!! ~KM http://www.inspirationalbeading.blogspot.com/

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  27. Everything - gorgeous! My favorite is the art bead pendant necklace. It's a gorgeous bead and you let it shine. Great job!

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  28. So many beautiful pieces! Great work with your soup

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  29. I love all of them. Very beautiful, and classic looking.

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  30. You did a great job with your soup. Really nice.

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  31. Nice job with your soup...pretty pieces!

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  32. Debi, I worked all weekend so am just now getting to Bead Soup...LOVE your pieces!! That second ceramic bead pendant...to die for!! It's something about the shape you created...
    And the necklace with the abalone...stunning!
    You've given an "old-world" feel to all of them...hope you post them on the Pinterest board! I think you have a great chance of winning something.

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  33. Thank you everyone! I appreciate your visit and comments. LoriF, I did actually post to Pinterest, but on my! there are so many more gorgeous pieces than what I have posted here. There is some serious eye-candy up!! :-) But thank you for the thoughts!!

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  34. Wonderful!!!!!! I really love the necklace with the large bead. Very fun and interesting. Kristin Oppold

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  35. All of your designs are luscious. I love that you used that beautiful clasp as a focal in your first necklace and those earrings with the lucite drops are just yummy! Yes, you've cooked up some gourmet soup.

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  36. Your work offers so much delicious variety! You did a great job with your Bead Soup.

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  37. Oh my you sure did let that one piece in mind become many, great choice I say! I love the simple treatment you gave the focal, like a pendulum. Still all looks like a collection, great job

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  38. Wow! These are just such great pieces, you have made such good use of your soup the clasp makes a wonderful focal and the little birdie earrings are so cute!
    Jackie

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  39. Your pieces are so elegantly understated and lovely -- the first two necklaces in particular are really beautiful. Thanks for the reminder that sometimes less is MUCH more!

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  40. Your jewelry is beautiful. Good job using your soup.

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