Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party Time....................

It is that time of year, when Lori Anderson coordinates hundreds of people to swap a set of beads with a partner and create some beautiful pieces.  This year my partner was Patty Miller of Cabari Beads.

This is the beautiful bead soup that Patty sent me:

so many pretties!!  My favorites were her hand etched copper pieces, there were also some lamp work beads, some red creek jasper, crystals, copper chain, some blue chips, etc...... Such a wonderful mix!  

It was so hard for me to decide on what to do, I had so many things in mind that I could do, I wanted to experiment and do some different mixes.  The first piece I made was a pair of earrings, earrings are my favorite, these include some etched copper moons and lampwork beads.

This then inspired me to make a necklace, my second favorite jewelry item, because I wanted this focal to really stand out, I kept the piece minimalist and I got to use the beautiful copper clasp:


My next piece took me back to my beading days.  I just loved putting beads together.  I really love natural stones so this piece was fun to do. 

Now, this is where I have to prepare you for part two.  I had such a great bead soup, I decided that I needed to do a part two, so in a few weeks I will reveal my next set of pieces, they involve the blue beads and lamp work beads with more copper pieces! yeah!  Here is a sneak peek of one of pieces that hasn't fully reached maturity yet!
Thank you Lori Anderson for coordinating this very fun and interesting event every year and thank you Patty Miller for the wonderful bead soup and being a great partner!  Make sure you go visit Patty's blog to see what I sent her!  http://pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com   

Then make sure you visit the rest of the Bead Soup Blog Party!!


39 comments:

  1. Lovely work. I've enjoyed seeing the transformation!

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  2. Pretty pretty !!! You really made such beautiful pieces with your bead soup. My favorite is the moon earrings.

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  3. Gorgeous. The jasper beaded necklace is stunning. Looking forward to what you make with the rest.

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  4. Lovely pieces! The colors and rhythm in that beaded piece with the stone focal are gorgeous. I can't wait to see the rest of "part 2"-- the sneak peek is intriguing! :D

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  5. Pam, these pieces are fabulous! I love what you have done with these earthy colors! <3
    Patty

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  6. I'll be sure to come back for part two, copper and blue is one of my favorite color combinations

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  7. wow, what a gorgeous soup! Those little etched moon earrings are so awesome. I really like the way you used minimalist design also. That piece is just perfect. And what about the stone focal and beads? Just awesome. All the designs are great!

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  8. I love them all, great job!! But my favorite, I think, as the little earrings with the moons....wonderful!! ~KM

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  9. The moon and star earrings are elegant understatement there! Nicely put together. I really love the natural stone focal necklace too, quite stunning!

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  10. I LOVE Red Creek Jasper and even have some matte round beads that are dying to be used. I'm intrigued by the lampwork focal in your soup -- that's calling my name! I love the copper you used in the earrings. You did such a great job! Thank you!

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  11. Your necklace made of Jasper is wonderful, and i love how you have used the etched copper pieces.

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  12. Love the autumn colors Pam! They're each beautiful, but I really love the daisy necklace—the simplicity of your design is perfect for it.

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  13. All that etched copper looks like a lot of fun to work with. You made some lovely pieces!

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  14. Love those star etched earrings and the fan necklace has lovely colours

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  15. Pam I aacn see myself wearing your etched copper moon earrings. They are great. Even though I am not an orange person I was drawn to you natural stone necklace. Good job.

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  16. Oh, my, the copper focals are gorgeous! I like the design of your first necklace - that focal deserves the subtle environment. The bright orange fabric piece is a blast! The earrings and the second necklace are very beautiful, too, it is such fun to arrange beads and so difficult to keep all the designs different!

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  17. jasper necklace rocks! semiprecious stones are really great!!!

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  18. Every piece is so beautiful. Love the natural stone necklace and the moon earrings are just so cute.

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  19. Lovely lovely lovely, you really rocked your soup, great designs.

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  20. The hand etched copper pieces are fantastic and you made wonderful designs with them!The natural stone necklace is wonderful too!

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  21. I love all of those, but the idea of adding the scrap of silk to the etched copper in the first necklace was inspired!

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  22. Amazing soup, especially I love the first necklace..

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  23. Can't wait for part 2, the first is already a success! I love your pieces, especially the little hints of fabric in the bronze necklace!

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  24. I love those colours and your designs are gorgeous, Pam!

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  25. I love the natural stone focal, nice simple piece that could go with so many outfits.

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  26. I love your designs. The earrings with the moons are lovely.

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  27. I like all of your designs! My favorite is the natural stone necklace! That is a work of art! I am a stringer and I just love that one!!! Have a Blessed Day!

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  28. I want those earrings LOL!!! But that necklace with the stone focal is like Mary Poppins: practically perfect in every way!!

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  29. You received a gorgeous soup and what you created were all so beautiful. The red creek jasper necklace is a show stopper! I love that piece and how you were able to use the beads to bring out the gorgeous colors of the focal!

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  30. Oh man! That 2nd necklace with the pink and orange and oh my! SO, SO beautiful! I love just the simplicity of it and the MAJOR pop of the colors - HOT!

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

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  31. You're not done yet!? Well, the pieces you've already created are so wonderful, I wouldn't have known you weren't done. I really love those earrings! The dark beads and the moons paired together are sublime. Lovely.

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  32. The necklace with the Red Creek Jasper focal is just gorgeous! Great Soup!

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  33. thank you all for the wonderful comments. It is easy to make beautiful pieces when you get a beautiful soup.

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  34. Great pieces! I love those fun earrings. The bit of fiber on the second necklace really makes it pop. The third necklace is fabulous. I love that beautiful focal, and you brought out all the colors wonderfully!

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  35. Those earrings...♥♥♥ Love them! The jaspis focal is so beautifully combined with the beads in the necklace, really a great match!

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  36. Beautiful creations! Those fall tones are gorgeous! I'm fond of those moon earrings.

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

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  38. Beautiful pieces! You really utilized your soup! I love the colors :)

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