Saturday, 27 April 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party-3rd Reveal

Bead Soup Blog Part  3rd Reveal!

It's  my first time in this fabulous event organized by Lori Anderson and it has been so much fun.If you haven't heard  about it where have you been?Over 500 jewelry designers worldwide are matched up with partners and they exchange Bead Soup that includes a focal and clasp as well as other jewelry making bits and pieces. Each partner then makes one or more jewelry creations using the focal, clasp and any components they wish to add.Then the creations are posted on their blog on one of 3 reveal dates to share with everyone.

I can't imagine how much work this involves for Lori and she does it with such grace and enthusiasm. This year she has been ill through the whole event but has still managed to pull it off in great style. She even took on 3 partners herself! WOW!

My partner is Toltec Jewels from the U.S. who hosts Jewel School Friends and creates stunning jewelry. She sent me the most delicious
bead soup .The colours she sent are not my usual but I love these beautiful beads and colours. I've made 8 pieces and still didn't use everything !!!!







She also sent this yummy dessert!

Now  for the fun part but first a giveaway. I'll pick a name at random from the comments to win these cute "Bead Soup" earrings.
The silver plated spoon charms are topped with hematite rings around pewter beads from my soup and hung from my own sterling earwires. Perfect to wear with soup!

My  first set is necklace, bracelet and earrings featuring the gorgeous lampwork of Jelveh Jafanan. The kyanite spike beads, blue Greek ceramic square beads,blue crystal beads from my soup combine with copper beads and findings from my own stash to make my favorite necklace. The bracelet includes more of Jelveh's beads(including the focal),two of Lori Anderson's purple lampwork beads, 4 charoite beads and the beautiful sterling silver clasp sent to me by Toltec Jewels. I added silver plated bead caps and blue coloured jade beads from  my stash. The earrings used the last 2 beads from the set of lampwork beads and the dangles are  chevron amethyst spears.

The next pair of earrings have 2 of the beautiful charoite beads from my soup and bronzy dangles from Petra of Scorched Earth on Etsy


The biggest challenge for me was the gorgeous Sand on Fire vessel focal. I love it but I wanted to make something to do it justice.I used Czech glass copper crystals and Lapis Lazuli beads hung on antique copper chain. What do you think?
This carved bluestone bracelet combines copper squares rings and a raku disc from my stash with a single lapis bead from my dessert.



Next I made a multi-strand necklace using the Czech glass beads which are brown with blue highlights that go really well with ab crystal beads from my stash. Those are the Greek ceramic spacers from my soup , with coloured jade beads and antique copper spacers and chain


The last necklace I made is with wine coloured lampwork beads from Crazy Lady with spacers I made using hammered sterling wire on a sterling chain.

Well that's everything and I still have many goodies left !!! Thank you sooo much ,Toltec Jewels, for the wonderful soup. Thank you fellow bead soupers for looking and commenting.And a million thanks to Lori Anderson!!!! Don't forget to go to Toltec Jewels blog and see what she made of my soup.This is my first time at the bead soup party but I hope not my last. Please follow my blog to see what new goodies I come up with.
Here is the list of all the participants in the 3rd reveal. Have fun!!!!







50 comments:

  1. All the pieces are lovely, very well done!

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  2. Beautiful pieces. Love them.

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  3. Wow - so many lovely pieces. All very nice Nan!

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  4. Great soups!! I really love that first set, too - the colors are just amazing and your design(s) w/the beads you received are fantastic. I also love how each of your designs is unique and different from the next - that's very cool!

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  5. Look at all these beautiful pieces, you must have been so busy! Fabulous soup friend, everything is soooo yummmy!

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  6. Nan-Your pieces are all wonderful. I am amazed at the number you made. Your soup earrings are a hoot and perfect for this blog hop.

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  7. Great designs, what a collectin. Love your soup earrings, what a great idea! And your hammered wire and lampwork necklace is divine!

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  8. Wow! You made quite a bit of delicious soup! The sand on fire vessel necklace is stunning.
    kathy

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  9. Really nice! I love the necklace you made with the vessel, it looks royal and ancient, hopefully that's the effect you were going for:)

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  10. Wow, all the pieces you created from your bead soup are fabulous! What a great way to showcase the Sand on Fire vessel focal. Love it.

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  11. I love the earrings on the top with the amethyst daggers. They remind me of feathers. I also really love the last necklace with the hammered wire and chain. Great job! (and the spoon earrings are adorable!)

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  12. SO many gorgeous pieces! The bluestone bracelet is my absolute favorite but the necklace with the perfume bottle- like focal is very close too. The little spoon earrinsg are so cute, lovely idea :)

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  13. WOw a lot of beautiful pieces in here, congrats on your great work!

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  14. Beautiful pieces, love all of them, great designs.

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  15. I just love all your creations! You made some beautiful pieces anyone would be proud to wear! & what a wonderful bead soup to work from! :0))) Going to follow your blog & see what you do in the future :) Karla

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  16. I am so in love with all of your creations. I don't really have a favorite piece as they are all ones that I would love to wear.

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  17. you received great soup, especially focal, and created great designs! super!

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  18. You have been given a wonderful soup! Wow! I am impressed with the variety of pieces you were able to create. I remember reading about your studio in the closet! I am really impressed how you can create such lovelies in such a small space. Great work!

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    1. Thank you very much.Your comments are much appreciated. To be honest I've outgrown my studio in the Wall( closet) and it's become more for storage. I've overflowed onto my dining room table which has better light as well!!

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  19. Thank you everybody for all the compliments and warm fuzzies! I have to say I was anxious since this is my first BSBP but it won't be my last!
    So much fun hopping the blogs. I've made it through A-C so far and it's already Day 2. Incredible talent here!

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  20. Amazing designs! I cant believe how many pieces you finished! I like them all, especially what you created for the vessel focal and I love the layered necklace. Laura

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  21. I love all of your designs - you did a terrific job with the colors!

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  22. You've made some great pieces of jewellery there Nan. I think my favourites are the lampwork bracelet, the Scorched Earth earrings and the vessel necklace. Your blog write-up is great as are your photos. The layout just needs a little tweeking as one of your photos has expanded the frame.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. It was my first time too.

    Linda
    x

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  23. Certainly was a beautiful soup you were sent but, oh my, you have made such lovely things with it!

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  24. Funny spoon earrings :-) I love every piece you made. Great work!

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  25. Fab jewellery in varied and beautiful designs! Well done!

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  26. You had a great score for your first bead soup! I think all your designs are great!I love your Scorched Earth Earrings and the hammered silver metal spacers necklace. Great Job!

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  27. These all are absolutely beautiful - think my favourite is the spiky blue necklace but it is hard to choose.

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  28. Beautiful designs. I love the bluestone bracelet and the multi-strand necklace.

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  29. Very cool design. I love every single piece you made of this lovely soup. But I am absolutely in love with the first set. Great mixture of colors and arts.

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  30. Wow, prolific creativity! Love all your pieces!

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  31. Gosh, you made such a lovely big helping of soup! I think the Sand on Fire vessel necklaces turned out beautifully. And I love, love, love the multi-strand necklace - the colours are simply gorgeous.

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  32. Everything is so wonderful but I'm partial to that multi-strand necklace - that's awesome!

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  33. I love the components you got in your soup, your designs with them are beautiful!

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  34. I love your 1st necklace...so unique =)

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  35. my favourites are the bluestone bracelet and the multi-strand necklace... i think they are simply exquisite!

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  36. Very pretty necklaces - love what you did with the soup.

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  37. Great designs. I love all of them but the multistrand is my favourite.

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  38. Fabulous work! Really Soup-er designs!!!

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  39. WOW!Nan you really rocked the urn focal. That is an awesome piece. I like your other designs too.

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  40. Fantastic job with your soup! Your pieces are all lovely!

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  41. Really interesting pieces, with a tribal twist. I LOVE the bluestone bracelet!

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  42. I like the tribal twist to your pieces. My favorites are the bluestone bracelet and the multi-strand czech glass necklace.
    Beautiful soup pieces! =)

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  43. I am so late, but I'm thrilled I got to see your beautiful pieces! The bluestone bracelet is a favourite, and I love what you've done with Sandfire's vessel; I have a few of her pieces I've been hoarding for years, I'll have to get to it. You are so lucky to live in the Junction! I've tried to find the bead store there several times without success, I hear it's a good one.

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    1. Thank you, Lori! The Bead Junction shop closed in January and I'm devestated! Thank goodness for Queen St West and Etsy! It's okay that you're late.It seems that it's been difficult for many people to get to all the blogs.....I still haven't seen my partner's creations. I hope she will post soon. I still haven't picked the winner from the comments section because just when I think it's over....somebody posts a comment. My deadline will be May 31st and I will pick a winner for the spoon earrings from all the comments.Good luck!

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  44. You made a lovely collection!!

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  45. Where do I even start!? I guess let me say that your necklace with the focal absolutely does that vessel justice. It's a lovely piece. However, I just love that bracelet in the first set and those earrings with the Scorched Earth pieces. Those earrings are just yummily rustic. Well done!

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  46. She is an awesome partner -- I learned that when we traded in the Pantone Swap! And your pieces are AMAZING. You put a lot of attention and detail and thought into your work, and you should be proud!

    Thank you so much for being patient with my delays, and I hope you come next year to the BSBP! :-) <3

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