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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

I am so lucky to have Jenny Vidberg as my Bead Soup Blog Partner. I sent and received beads from Sweden, how cool is that? Jenny and I both sent beads in a similar color palette with copper findings. How weird is that? We both work in the school system, and took on this challenge during a very busy time at work. But I would not have missed it for the world, hope Jenny feels the same.
This is what I sent to Sweden. A lampwork focal and matching spacers made by me and some copper accent beads and a copper toggle clasp.Jenny sent to me an amazing group of beads. It was very easy for me to come up with several design ideas. Since this necklace is going to be for me, I chose a design that I will wear often. I made the necklace on the long side, which makes it hard to get it all in the picture. The focal is a clay piece with a subtle wing design. It has a smokey color and the aqua as accent colors with a center of white. I added a few copper bicones as spacers and a copper bail for the focal. I have enough beads left over to try and design a pair of earrings to match. I am so excited to be able to wear this piece. I envision a white turtleneck or blouse and black slacks and maybe an aqua cardigan sweater.Can't wait to see what Jenny designs with the beads I sent her. Please visit her blog Shyme Design and see what she presents. Unfortunately I will be away from my computer this weekend. I am going to try to visit from my new fancy phone.

This is the biggest Bead Soup Blog Party yet and won't be this big ever again according to the hostess Lori Anderson. There are 362 participants from 5 continents and 21 countries. Almost all of the 50 states are also represented. You can visit the official Bead Soup Blog Party page with this link http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/, or you can visit from the list below:

These are the partner pairs.

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke




19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel










































For a total of 362 people making jewelry!

67 comments:

  1. You did a nice job. Enjoy your new pieces.

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  2. Love that focal pendant and I love how you showcased it with the other beads! You are going to look lovely wearing that! Nicely done!

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  3. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

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  4. Beautiful work putting that lovely mix together!

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  5. Love the necklace you made with my soup! It was definitely worth it to take time to participate in this massive and fun event!

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  6. Love how you chose just the right things to compliment such a subtle, but strong, pendant! Great color scheme!

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  7. Very Lovely. We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,
    Emanda

    http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

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  8. A beautiful design...so pretty.

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  9. Love that focal and your creation is beautiful.

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  10. Amazing how you and your partners colour choices were so similar! Love the softness of your design..it looks just right with the focal.
    jenni

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  11. Sounds like the two of you have a lot in common, same happened with my partner and I. Lovely necklace! Beautiful colors you both chose to send each other.

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  12. I am sure this one is a keeper - what a beautiful pendant, and so is your design.

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  13. Those colors are so soothing and calming! I love what you did!

    I hope you'll join me next time! The badge and dates will be posted tomorrow, the 19th!

    Love, Lori

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  14. I love the baby blue and crystal you were sent how nice they came from Sweden. Great work.

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  15. Oh I love that Focal bead!! Beautiful job showing it off!!! I hope that you meet up with t=your new phone went well!!!

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  16. You've created a beautiful necklace and I hope you enjoy it for many years!

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  17. Very pretty! You did a great job with your bead soup! :)

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  18. So gorgeous! I love how it came together! And how funny about all of the similarities between you and your partner ;)

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  19. Gorgeous Cheryl, I love the design of the necklace.
    Therese

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  20. I love the colors , it's beautiful!

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  21. man you got a great soup, that colour is fabulous, you made some beautiful jewelry

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  22. So Soft and calming Lovely
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  23. OMG am I surprised !!! and happy to see a pendant I made in porcelain in this pretty necklace.Thank You soo much for creating so beautifully with this wing and other pretty beads :)

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  24. Beautiful work Cheryl! Long necklaces are my favorite and the mix of beads you've done is stunning.

    I love the focal you sent to Jenny. How funny that you sent each other the same color palette!

    Warm regards,

    Cathie

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  25. Beautiful Soup!! The wing focal is so fine wine! Birgitta Lejonklou who made it is a close friend of mine and I have many of her focals! Just lovely!!

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  26. Absolutely beautiful. I love the way the copper bail really highlights the focal

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  27. Lori definitely did a great job pairing us all up. My partner and i sent somewhat different things but ended up with similar designs! Lovely necklace

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  28. Such a beautiful necklace with lovely soup ingredients - love the colors! :)

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  29. Colors are right up my line. I would wear that necklace in a heart beat, except I am not very tall, so I might need it shorter Lol

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  30. What a great color combination - and how funny that you and your partner had such similar selections. You made a really lovely necklace from your soup!

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  31. Lovely, what pretty colors. I would wear it all the time too!

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  32. Funny how you and your partner sent each other similar beads! Nice job on the necklace!

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  33. Soft and spiritual looking. A very calming piece. Nice job!

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  34. Beautiful work! I love that focal!

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  35. Very pretty necklace, with a gorgeous focal!

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  36. So nice! That soft aqua color really looks stunning with the copper, and I love that wing pendant. Great job!

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  37. WOW awesome jewelry! You and your partner made things in a similar color palette. NICE!

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  38. So very pretty - I am such a sucker for aqua - love it paired with the green .

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  39. Lovely necklace! I like the soft colours. What a fun coincidence that you created soups in similar colour palettes.

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  40. Isn't it weird how you can find so many similarities with someone you would have never met otherwise! Exciting to an extent. And, the fact that you sent each other similar, beautiful palettes IS kinda weird. But, my partner last time and I did the exact same thing!
    Your design is just lovely. I can so see it being worn often and garnering compliments each time. Well done!

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  41. What a beautiful necklace! I love it! And I think it is fantastic that you two sent each other the same color palette! LOL So cool!

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  42. Such a restful color palette, wish it would put me to sleep, but I am getting in some great late night hopping. Very nice soup!!

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  43. So pretty - very quiet colors, makes a tasteful elegant necklace :)

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  44. Those colours are so soft and elegant. I love that you described the outfit you would wear with this necklace... it sounds like the perfect ensemble!

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  45. Wow, you used pretty much everything you were sent. Great job, and the necklace is so pretty. It's going to look great with the outfit you described.

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  46. Such beautiful colors- very elegant design!

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  47. very lovely :) Cute how you both sent each other similar colors :)

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  48. Very fresh and has such a wonderfully light feel! Great job!

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  49. Lovely soup mix + lovely designer = a beautiful necklace. You did soup-er job!

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  50. Such beautiful soft colours! A lovely necklace.

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  51. You did great matching those icy and earthy tones! Well done!

    Ambra

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  52. Copper and aqua is one of my all time fans - so of course I love what you did! Wear it well!

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  53. Lovely colors and design. And, so fun you are keeping it for yourself.

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  54. That's really funny that the color schemes you sent each other were so close - looks like you planned it!

    What a fun focal to work with. Nice design.

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  55. Beautiful necklace. I love the color mix of blue and smokey gray.

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