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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Today is the Big Bead Soup Reveal 2014

I had a wonderful Bead Soup to work with this time.  I loved the color pallet.  I have an outfit that just will look great with these beads.  I always make my bead soup creations for myself to wear and do not sell any of them.  I use the experience to grow new skills and designs. This year is no exception. I was paired with Cheryl Foilles from North Carolina.  Her creations are wonderfully designed and her workmanship impeccable. I look forward to working with more of her creations.
Soup ingredients:

 1st finished piece, necklace. Olivine and purple crazy lace beads.

Clasp

 Focal

 One earring pair.
2nd earring pair.

I still have lots of beads left and more ideas.  Thanks Cheryl, for a positive experience.

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35 comments:

  1. WOW!!! I love what you created with the soup I sent! This has been a great BSBP - so glad we were partners.

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  2. Hey! These are great! You made some beautiful things. The necklace is great but I love that first pair of earrings the best.

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  3. What a beautiful soup you made with your lovely ingredients!

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  4. Oh My! What is that focal?!? It's wonderful, the setting of copper and sterling gives you so many design options! And what you have created with is classically beautiful. I adore the lamp work bead earrings, too.

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  5. That focal was a striking design and you got two very nice pairs of purple earrings. Or is that a pair of pairs

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  6. I love how you used the rings in between the beads on the necklace...great job!! ~KM

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  7. What a wonderful soup, your necklace design is fantastic and i really love your purple earrings.

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  8. You had a great soup to work with, and you absolutely rocked it. All very handsome, and all very wearable.

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  9. Good job using your soup Cheryl. I like all of your designs.

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  10. Excellent work! Purple is my color so I wouldn't give up those pieces either! Love the second set of earrings, look like eyes are in them...lol.. Thanks for joining and posting!

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  11. Wonderful necklace, that focal is a stunner!

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  12. All creations are so feminine, delicate and elegant! My fav is the first necklace! Good job!

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  13. Ooh that necklace is perfect! It's got a lovely retro/geometric look with it's long beaded links and big rings. Beautifully put together. Earring are gorgeous too.

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  14. The colour in the second pair of earrings is soo beautiful!! Lovely design!!

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  15. I love that focal you got in your soup! The necklace is stunning and the earrings are really nice too!

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  16. OMG! Your soup was gorgeous! You certainly did it justice! STUNNING!!

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  17. Awesome focal, lovely necklace made with it!

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  18. The necklace is so beautiful, I love both, colour combination and design.

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  19. Your necklace designs truly let the focal (gorgeous one!) shine through. Beautiful pieces!

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  20. You arranged the components perfectly, love the result, and what an amazing focal! You made her justice

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  21. Your design for that beautiful focal is right on, Cheryl! Your soup was totally gorgeous and so are your pieces :)

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  22. What gorgeous jewelry you created with your Cheryl Foilles soup. You created a marvelous necklace with that sensational focal! Rich, wonderful colors & shapes & design. My favorite are the purple earrings -- I love how you hugged the beads with curving copper discs -- just brilliant! Beautiful reveal. Happy Hopping! ♥ Rita

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  23. Nice job with your soup. Beautiful designs. I especially love the purple and copper earrings.

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  24. Gorgeous colors, you certainly did the focal justice, just perfect. Both earrings are absolutely to die for.

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  25. Gorgeous soup and beautiful creations! Great job!

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  26. GREAT job! My favorite is the necklace - I would never have thought to put dark green with purple, but it's stunning! You did a fantastic job!

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

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  27. You did a really nice job with your soup. I'm sure you will wear that necklace with pride, as you should!!

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  28. Such a pretty color combo! Great soup!

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  29. Gorgeous earrings and a stunning focal! I love the matching 'silver accents' on the clasp and the focal! Beautiful pieces♥

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  30. I really love what you've done with your soup! Every piece is gorgeous! And I love the contrast of copper and purple for the one pair of earrings.

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

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  32. I like the olivine and purple colors together a lot. They go very well with the color of the focal. The wired links "break" the chain in a nice way and the copper with bronze combo is also very appealing to the eye.

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