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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party---Revealed!

Today is the big day!   The Bead Soup Blog Party projects are now Revealed....(This fabulous event is hosted by Lori Anderson of  Pretty Things Blog. )  Thank you Lori!



I promised that today you would see what I did with the beads Christi  (as in the really talented Christi Clothier) sent me.  I'm really proud of what I did. I was a little nervous at first because I really wanted to do her selection justice, and..... this of course was the biggest hurdle for me.... I was working out of my comfort zone... these were not beads I had chosen...they weren't the shape or size I might have chosen...but the palette was awesome...I knew it would stretch my skills, make me really push the envelope, and think about all the things that go into the design of a great piece of jewelry.

I tend to be fairly decent at working with colors, although Purple and  Salmon-y Orange were not necessarily a combination I had worked with. So I set about my task with the enthusiasm of a 5 year old with a new box of crayons.

But before I show you the finished product, I want to remind you of the beads I received before I did anything to them and who they were from (just in case you missed my earlier post)...

Cool aren't they.???...They were sent to me by Christi Clothier of 2 If By Sea blog.  Christi is a phenomenal artist.  She's been published in a number of magazines and her work is so "earthy" and really pretty.  I've never been a fan of highly polished, traditional jewelry... I love the organic feel of her jewelry...,.... it reminds me of "life".  Unpredictable, and with lots of character.... 


And now.....the big REVEAL!



I found a set of borosilicate beads I made about a month ago in my stash.  I think they were pretty well suited for the focal.
  


I really wanted the focal and the clasp to stand out...but I always like  a lot of "danglies" on my bracelets..so it was a challenge to make the focal stand out and not get lost in everything. 


I'm pretty sure that was accomplished by wiring it to small sections of chain on either side.The large rings of the chain,help to keep it "open" and "airy" and yet not distract from the clasp or the focal.
 
 
I added copper from my personal bead collection to work with the clasp and the colors in the focal and complimentary beads.



I pretty much used most of the beads Christi sent in the finished design.


I really enjoyed this experience and  I'm looking forward to the next one.   This was a fun way to learn more about me.

To see more  Bead Soup Bead Party projects feel free to visit the links of the partners below.  There were more than 350 people who participated in this event..so you'll have enough blogs to hop for a long time....

Have fun!

Here's the listing of all 362 participants and their partners...Click on each of their links to see all the wonderful "Bead Soup Goodies"!

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel

















83 comments:

  1. Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
    Lori

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  2. You picked all the right crayons. Wonderful piece!

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  3. I like this bracelet - a very nice work!
    Greetings, Michi

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  4. This is the first piece I've seen that has made me say "oooohhh". it's not what I would usually make, but it looks absolutely awesome!!

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  5. My goodness, what a yummy, rich bracelet! Love it!

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  6. 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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  7. Looks great, Kathleen! I'm glad you were able to work with most of the pieces.

    I've done a completely stupid thing and deleted the email account attached to my blog. Not sure what I was thinking. Now I can't access my blog in any way and will not be able to post my Bead Soup. When I figure things out I'll let you know so that you can see what I made.

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  8. Whoa - You did a Fantastic job with those! Really love the combination of all those colorful and unique pieces and parts and how you tied them all together. Definitely a sweet piece of art~wear!

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  9. This is beautiful, love the colors you received, and the arrangement is so much fun! Great job. Riki

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  10. Very pretty, great use of both the focal and clasp in the bracelet.

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  11. Great job Kathleen. Love your chunky bracelet. I would wear that in a second.

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  12. Your beads go perfectly with the beads you received. Beautiful bracelet.

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  13. I have never worked with that colour combination, at it does work really nice.
    Love the idea of having two sets of charms on each side of the focal.
    I am learning so many tips along the way on this BSBP!

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  14. Whoa! That's fantastic! Really nice work, and I love the borosilicate beads in there, too.

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  15. OMG that's gorgeous! I LOVE it! LOVE that style of bracelet!


    I hope you'll participate again -- the blog button and dates for the next party are on my blog right now!

    Love, Lori

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  16. That's a great piece you've made! You really complimented the focal while keeping it as a focal. Nice work!

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  17. Hi everyone...thanks you so much for all the wonderful comments! I so much enjoyed this project!

    @ Lori A....most definitely I will be registering for the next "party"...hoping the lottery gods like me.... ;-)

    @ Christi C....not to worry partner.. I'll check it out when you're back up.... ;-)

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  18. I am in love,man o man this is a fabulous piece

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  19. Love it! I love how you used your beads to accent the bead that you received! Awesome job!!!

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  20. Amazing bracelet - such warm, autumn-y colours - perfect!

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  21. What Lori said:^) Love your design
    Be Blessed to be a blessing

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  22. The bracelet is so earthy, so organic, yet softly feminine. I love it!

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  23. thanks everyone... I love working with muted colors. I've tried working with primary colors, but much harder for me to work with...:-)

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  24. Stunning. I love the different colors and yet the flow is wonderful. I would love to see this on a wrist. Interesting for a charm of sorts. Thanks for sharing. Cherrie

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  25. I think that you did the focal proud. I really like how the shape of the chain mimics the clasp.

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  26. Beautiful bracelet, I'd wear it in heart beat. Those colours just sing to me.

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  27. I love the style of the bracelet and the additions you chose marry so well with your partners soup..a great combination.. and beautiful as well. Love the dash of copper.
    jenni

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  28. Lovely bracelet - the focal is showcased beautifully!

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  29. Oooh, I like that bracelet. I too like lots of dangles. But the did a wonderful job making the focal and clasp stand out with all that 'bling' going on. Gorgeous.

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  30. You made a wonderful, creative bracelet. I think you did "earthy" without it fading away into the woodwork, so to speak. Great job!

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  31. Wow, that is just stunning! I love the "open" feel from the ovals, and the richness from all those dangles! Oh, I so want this! You did a great job!

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  32. The colors in your soup were so rich and beautiful, and your lampwork beads went perfectly, and I want that bracelet!!

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  33. Very pretty and CREATIVE! Love the colors that you worked with!

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  34. what a totally awesome idea!!! And your bracelet is beyond words. Not something I could imagine, but something i would buy!!!

    I find it sooo hard to work outside of my comfort zone of "ocean" colors and pinks. I would never wear yellow, orange, or purple, so i find it hard to work with them. However I am trying.

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  35. You did an excellent job with your soup ingredients!

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  36. You did a great job incorporating all those beads! Very pretty!

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  37. Georgeous!! This is an amazing list of creative folks.

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  38. Wow - what a fun idea! And, I love the finished piece, it's beautiful!

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  39. absolutely GORGEOUS! that is fabulous work and i love this idea!

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  40. Oh yes, all of them are gorgeous! Great earthy looks!

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  41. Looks like a lot of fun! Beautiful

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  42. Nothing better than an brand new box of crayons... I love what you created and the concept behind Bead Soup is a wonderful inspirational tool.

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  43. beautiful colors and i love the thought of the motion it must have when you wear it!

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  44. Kathleen, I love the colors you used. Your beads are always so pretty!

    PS, I'm on the promo team... they let me in!!! Whew!

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  45. So, so, so beautiful!! Love the colors, the design, everything!!

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  46. Great job!!! I had a jewelry contest once, that was similar. Where a group of beads were available for people to come up with a design, everyone used the same set of beads... but all the designs were so unique. Really cool to see what you can do with such a variety!!

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  47. Wow, that is luscious, delicious, and fabulous!! Hope you don't mind people staring at your wrist instead of looking you in the eye whenever you wear it!

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  48. Wow, what a beautiful creation. What a fun idea. I sew myself, and think that would be neat to have a soup party with fabric.

    That must have been like getting a little treasure!

    - Melina : D

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  49. that jewelry you made... it's amazing!!! well done!!!

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  50. astonishing! I can't believe it's the same beads!

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  51. Thanks everyone,..this was such a fun project... I really love how it "pushed" me to work out of my comfort zone and now I have a new piece to spring other ideas from!

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  52. What an amazing soup! Such a fun bracelet you made! Great job.

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  53. WHAT A GORGEOUS BRACELET!!! Yes I'm yelling!!! This might be my favorite yet...oh how I love drops and dangles and the colros are just gorgeous! So very cool!

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  54. Ooooohhh! Your bracelet is just great! I love how much texture and color you were able to put into it. As well, the copper works out really well with that focal. Fantastic job!

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  55. Lovely! Such a pretty bracelet, love the way you used the colors. Wonderful!

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  56. This bracelet is truly awesome!

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  57. Gorgeous! Soup-er coo soup! and what fabulous photos you took.

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  58. Such a fun, artsy piece! I love everything about it!

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  59. Holy Smokes!! That is wicked cool! I have to say you did her beads more than justice! Wear it proudly!!

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  60. FABULOUS!!! When i saw you soup i thought, oooh what a pretty flowered bead i wonder what he will do with it, and WOW!!! Your bracelet turned out amazing.

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  61. Totally love that bracelet. Would be so much fun to wear!

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  62. Kathleen, your braclet is fantastic! I love how you used the bead soup from Cristi, it is very creative.
    Therese

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  63. Lovely bracelet! I really like that you used those bead chain links to add the dangles to. Great job!

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  64. Incredible bracelet. I would wear in a heartbeat.

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  65. I love this bracelet, the beads are gorgeous the colors warm and rich and the design is so interesting with all that gorgeous glass and copper. Wow - very special soup!

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  66. Your bracelet is beautiful. I love the technique of dangling the beads on the oval links.

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  67. Whow, you made something completely different, when I saw your Soup I could almost only notice the purple plum color, but you definitely made something special. It rocks!

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  68. Your bracelet is so beautiful! Rich in colours and texture... and dangles!!! I mean dangles! I love it!
    Ambra

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  69. The beads you added do go beautifully with the focal, and I love the way you used the large link chain!

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  70. What a fabulous piece! I love the design you came up with... you definitely did the gorgeous beads justice.

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