Saturday, March 30, 2013

BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY REVEAL

I can't believe it's March 30th and time for me to show what I created with the bead soup I received from my partner, Cheryl McCloud.  But first I want to thank Lori Anderson for hosting the Bead Soup Blog Party!  This is my first time participating and I was thankful for the support Lori gives with posts explaining the process, tips and ideas.  Thanks Lori!
 
Okay, here it goes!  This is what I received from Cheryl:


As you can see, she was very generous!  So many wonderful things to create with.

One of the challenges of the Bead Soup Blog Party is to create something using the focal and clasp that your partner sent.  Cheryl didn't indicate which of the wonderful things she sent was the focal so I picked the enameled metal filigree wheel.  I chose to bring out the pink in the enamel by using a bright pink cord to create the bail, string the coordinating round filigree beads, and wrap half of the copper clasp.   Cheryl did a great job enameling the filigree pieces herself and creating the clasp. 
 
 
I also added a piece of Vintaj brass to the center of the focal.  The mother of pearl disks on the earrings are a darker green than they appear in the photo.
 
I also made a few more pieces of jewelry with the items from Cheryl.  I loved the little white with yellow polka dot teapots.  They are so cute!  I made a necklace with one of them with a tea drinking theme.  I used polymer clay to create a set of teeny tiny teacups, white and yellow swirl beads, and the "tea cozy" pendant. 
 


 
Next I decided to use the glass lentil beads.  These appear to have a green rose within the clear glass and are very beautiful.  I wanted to use them in an elegant and dressy way so I paired them with the freshwater pearls from the soup and some larger "pearls" I already had, along with a metal pendant in the same shade of green that I bought at Hobby Lobby several years ago.
 
 
The red silk beads grabbed my attention next, lightweight and classy with gold threads in the fabric... perfect for a pair of earrings. 
 
 
 
I had a lot of fun participating and can't wait to do it again! 
 
Please check out Cheryl's blog at  www.cherylmccloud.blogspot.com to see what she created with the items I sent her.
 
And here's a link to the blogs of all the other participants in the Bead Soup Blog Party....
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-first-reveal.html
 
 
 
 



54 comments:

  1. Everything is so beautiful! I'm particularly fond of the first necklace. You did a wonderful job! Thank you!

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  2. I love the necklace you've designed for the filigree pendant. Adding fuchsia beads and cord was a great choice. Gorgeous earrings too.

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  3. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP
    I love the first piece :)
    ciao dall' Italia

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  4. Ruth...what wonderful designs you created with the soup I sent. I love the color combos you made with the enamel pieces. Ad I love the piece with the teapots... Thanks so much for being my partner!

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  5. Very nice, love the designs. Great job!

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  6. Oh, my! Your partner sent so many items it must have felt a little overwhelming at first, but I imagine you were also very grateful for her generosity. I love how you pulled out and separated items as they struck a chord and designed with them. Just beautiful, all the pieces. The teapots and cups are amazing - not all of us could make the cups to go with!! Overall, beautiful inspired designs!!

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  7. All great pieces! I really like the earrings with macrame fiber on them. That is SO clever!

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  8. Lovely creations, each and every one!

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  9. The necklaces just say Spring to me! great soup!

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  10. SO many beautiful pieces! But I'm in love with the enamel necklace!

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  11. The earrings are my favorite! I like everything you did with your soup!

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  12. Beautiful. You're so skillfull!! Bravo.
    kathy

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  13. Wow, how much fun. The berry and green combination inspires me it is a beautiful finished piece. The dainty and soft yellow tea party was so sweet. I enjoyed your finished products very much.

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  14. Love your first necklace! Ethnic looking, it is very attractive! All your other designs are very nice too! Congratulations!

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  15. Great job on the soup!
    Very nice jewelries!

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  16. Boy, you had lots of fun! Adorable work!

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  17. Ruth,

    What a fantastic selection of soup you had to work with... I love the variety of designs you created... truly enjoyed your tiny tea cups... fun designs!
    :) Kris

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  18. Love your work, it all looks great!

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  19. How lovely, the necklace with white pearls and lampwork is my favourite :-D

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  20. Wonderfully done - I love the colors and the compositions!

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  21. how cool! all of your designs are so different, yet so pretty

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  22. What a great bead soup! I love the combination of the green and the berry colored necklace. It is very refreshing! Your talents are very much appreciated.

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  23. Each and every piece served up from your Soup is absolutely delightful. The color combination on that first necklace/earring set is just gorgeous. Great job!!!

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  24. I love the first necklace, what a great color combination!

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  25. beautiful pieces! My favourite is the lentil glass beads necklace and red silk earrings

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  26. fantastic designs and lovely to see how you used the beads with that lovely focal in the first necklace

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  27. So beautiful color combinations!

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  28. I love the earrings.. gorgeous.

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  29. great use of materials. I really like the earrings.. simple but sooo effective wrapping the silk w/ wire!

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    1. All so pretty. Love the way you made that first necklace and the colors

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  30. Nice treatments of all the various elements you got. The enameled beads in the first necklace are gorgeous. And what a cute idea to make other tea-themed beads to go with the lampwork teapot!

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  31. Wow you did an amazing job! I love the colors you put together...very creative. I am in the next reveal.

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  32. Such pretty pieces!!! I think my very favorite is the pearl necklace with the green filigree center!!! Really love that one! I like all the pieces you created!!! Wonderful Job! Have a Blessed Day!

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  33. Such pretty pieces!!! I think my very favorite is the pearl necklace with the green filigree center!!! Really love that one! I like all the pieces you created!!! Wonderful Job! Have a Blessed Day!

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  34. All very cool pieces! Love how you used the silk in the earrings!

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  35. I love all the unique things you were able to create with your soup mix! My favorite is the pink and green necklace, but I live them all! :-)

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  36. Love the pink and green! And those earrings are GORGEOUS!

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  37. You did a wonderful job with your soup. I love the light green with pearls and the red silk earrings.

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  38. Wow, what a fantastic series! Impossible to pick a favorite :)

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  39. All your pieces are great - love the tea party necklace.

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  40. I love everything you made - just beautiful!

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  41. Really nice job....I just love the first necklace...really beautiful!

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  42. you received an amazing assortment of soup , love the way you pulled everything together, all the pieces are lovely , but especially the green and raspberry of the first necklace, great job

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  43. The first necklace caught my eye on Pinterest, and now I'm finally here. It's gorgeous, love the colours and textures!

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  44. Lovely soup mix, you made some gorgeous pieces.

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  45. All of your pieces are just fabulous! That first necklace is probably my favorite. I like that you added that filigree piece to the focal, it really helps tie in the magenta color and gives the piece a little extra umph! :D

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