Saturday, April 13, 2013

IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE, IT'S REALLY REALLY HERE! BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY = 7

This is my first bead soup blog hop and I have learned so much just by hopping around the 1st reveal.  I think I may have over done it with what I sent my partner, Tanya Wiles,  as you can see...


I just couldn't decide.....

Anyway I am all excited to see what she makes with them...The little pendant with the two rose's pictured I made...I was bored but I think it came out pretty good.  I included some buttons too and some clay mushrooms that I have had for a couple of years and didn't quite know what to do with them. I am sure she will have loads of fun.

This is the wonder soup I received from Tanya,


Fabulous!  I love the focal bead. Reminded me of some thing underwater...










Then there were two beautiful very blingy Swarovski spacers and a really cool flower closure!


A selection of the beads are shown below...


Of course they sat on my table for a bit while I decided what to do with them.  I had also been given a challenge to use ALL the beads and I am always up to a challenge!

Anyway, I have been done for weeks and have just been sitting on pins and needles to post. So with out further ado, I will show what wonderful soup I made!


 For this set I used the main focal with some handmade paper beads from Cheryl Tippett

 BeadsByCheryl and the silver beads and flower closure Tanya sent me.  I really like how the colors just seem to flow!I also made matching earrings and will soon have this up inmy Etsy shop. Couldn't post them til after the reveal.......






























Next, I really wanted to try and think out of the box for something and decided to try using "other" components.














I designed and created the bobbin center piece with bobbins I had, wire and then some seed beads I had along with the perfect blue and crystal drop beads.  I used black beading thread to pull every thing together. The purple piece is one I had in my stash and just seem to really want to join the party. The necklace part I used chain and the beading thread to "weave" more of the beads she sent and a few of my own. It is the first time I tried it. I think I will keep this one for my self!

Next, I wanted to change gears so I created these two necklaces with more of the beads she sent and some of mine.


For this one I used the pearls, black beads and then pearly tube beads to put together with some of mine then attached it to a chain and closure.








This one I used black floss...and made a double strand necklace with the little diamond drops and some more of my beads. ( you would think by now I would have run out.......)








Ohhh no I didn't.  Wanting to something else...I made three bracelets from my soup beads and my stash.








The one above are blue glass beads are from my soup and the rest destash. I like the look.  Then to the right the first one I used the leaf beads and salmon colored beads on stretchy cord. The second one is with the Swarovski sliders and the black and blue beads from my soup. I was trying a new technique, bead weaving using my pattern......not sure if works. May redo it.


And last but not least. I used the left over beads and created these purse fobs...The face beads are poly clay that I had for a while.


So there you have it. My Bead Soup for 2013. To see what everyone else made hop over to Second Reveal - 7th Bead soup Blog

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you hop to Tanya's site to see what goodies she came up with!

42 comments:

  1. How clever is the bobbin focal?! I loved to see what you made, congrats on your beautiful work!

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  2. ~each one is so unique and wonderfully created...much love light and blessings~

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  3. I love the serene feeling of deep waters that first necklace gives me <3

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  4. The shade of blue in your first necklace is gorgeous, but my favorite are the purse fobs...so creative!!

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  5. Nice work! Love the blues in the necklace.

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  6. Wonderful work!! Such beautiful designs!!

    Happy Creating
    Tracie

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  7. Love the paper bead necklace and the key fobs! Great work!

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  8. very elegant projects!congrats!

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  9. Fun and creative! Love that you paired the focal I sent with paper beads! You did awesome!

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  10. Love the necklaces, beautiful job!

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  11. You did a great job with your bead soup!! Lovely designs, especially the one with the paper beads and focal! Nice!

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  12. Great designs, love the paper beads and focal too.

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  13. You did a wonderful job using all of your soup. The first necklace is my favorite. I guess because of the beautiful blue. Using the bobbins in your focal is very creative. I've seen people use them with polymer clay but never with beads. Good job Vera. I like what you did with the sliders too.

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  14. You bobbin centerpiece is so great. It's by far my favorite aspect.

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  15. What great designs! I really like the focal that you made out of bobbins.

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  16. Amazing repurposing of materials mwith the bobbin piece.
    kathy

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  17. Very pretty work, but I especially love the use of the bobbins in the necklace pendant! So creative!

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  18. Love all of you soup creations!! Especially the bobbins though--so fun!

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  19. Very beautiful and creative work.

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  20. Wow, I'm amazed at the amount of pieces you put together. I really love the use of the bobbins.

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  21. I'm breathless! Awesome designs - such creativity!

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  22. Wow! So many awesome pieces! Love the first necklace!

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  23. You sure were busy! The piece with the bobbins really caught my eye since I have some rolling around my work table still since I used one also. great minds :)

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  24. Your first necklace and matching earrings are my favorite. The combination of the handmade paper beads and the jellyfish-like focal is so pretty!

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  25. Love your blue and silver palette. And, your "jelly fish" necklace is beautiful. Black floss? You mean like dental floss? or embroidery floss? The purse fobs are adorable. Great job with everything.

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  26. beautiful, I love the bobbin pendant, and the purse fobs look so fun and whimsical!

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  27. I loke what you did with your soup...the purse fobs are so cute!

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  28. You created some really unique pieces with your soup. Nicely done!!

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  29. Fun and colorful creations - nice work!

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  30. Nice job with your soup...just love the bobbins!

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  31. Great job on your first ever BSBP! Love the bobbin necklace. Too cool!

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  32. Well done! I like the idea of weaving beads and chain.

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