Thursday, June 24, 2010

Time for the Reveal

Bead Soup Reveal is here. I gave you a sneak peak last week but now you get to see the whole necklace and earring set. My bead soup partner, Cathryn sent me some wonderful beads in Summer colors. Be sure to hop over to her blog today and check out what she made. The first thing I made when I got down to it was the earrings.

Then I had to mull over the other beads for awhile. I knew I wanted to use the other orange open rectangle piece as a focal pendant so I made that.

I had some brass links that I had soldered so I set about placing all the other beads around and organizing them in a planned random pattern and ended up with this.
It turned out to be quite a long necklace, but that is what I wanted. I added the leather at the back to make it more comfortable and lighter weight.

This was a lot of fun and I highly recommend participating in bead swaps or challenges. Thanks to Lori Anderson over at Pretty Things for hosting the party.

If you want to check out all the other bead soup reveals today, head on over to Lori's blog where she has a complete list.

Don't forget about my giveaway for a $60.00 gift certificate to any of the CSN Stores. Here is the post if you would like to enter.

30 comments:

  1. Your necklace is just wonderful so funky and fun! Its makes me feel happy to look at it and wouldnt this be so fun to wear?! You did such a great job and its A+ in my book Dana!

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  2. It's wonderful! I love that it's long and those little roses are soooo pretty! Great color. Great design. Enjoy wearing this:)

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  3. Wow Dana! You took this beyond my imagination! WOW! I'm really impressed with how you pulled all those beads together into one fabulous necklace that looks both sophisticated and funky! *bounces in the chair* Thank you! The earrings are stupendous! I hope you have fun wearing this!

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  4. I love the necklace - so fun!

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  5. The necklace is fun and funky!! I love the orange focal piece! And the earrings are great too.

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  6. That's real summer-necklace, fun and funky!

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  7. Long and lovely!!! But light and airy. Fun to wear in the summer.

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  8. I love this set, I remember your soup and I really like the fun whimsical pieces you created.

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  9. Nice job! Those orange frames are a spicey color. I love the design. Enjoy the day! Erin

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  10. Love super long necklaces! And this one is really special, like looking through bright orange windows!

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  11. I like long necklaces, too, and I think adding the leather to the back is really inspired -- I hate it when the back bothers me!

    AWESOME job!

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  12. I just love those earrings - so bright and a fun shape. Love the longer necklace, too. That's a hot trend right now!

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  13. very cool, just love it!

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  14. I love the long necklace with so many different components including the leather. Very nicely done!

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  15. I love all the different things you put in here. There is so much to look at in this piece. Wonderful.

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  16. What a fun, colorful necklace~

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  17. I absolutely love long necklaces and orange is perfect for summer!

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  18. What a fun necklace and earrings. I like that you used the leather at the neck. Great job!

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  19. Love the colors and design!

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  20. Love the length and the variety in your colorful necklace. I especially like the earrings and the flower beads on the necklace. Nice job.

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  21. I love long necklaces but never seem brave enough to make them. Well done - I love it.

    Karyn

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  22. Ecclectic and stylish. Good job! Makes me want to try one myself. smiles, Virginie

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  23. Very fun! Love the orange frames.

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  24. These are luscious! Brilliant.
    Emanda

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  25. A beautiful spicy and juicy necklace!

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  26. I love those large shell squares. They are such fun components and you put them together nicely. The necklace is so eclectic and in such a cool way. I would never have been able to put that together in a way that looked nearly so *right*. Great job!!

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  27. Such cool, unique designs -- I love your pieces and am also inspired to try something new! The necklace balances the different colors and shapes perfectly, and the earrings are just outstanding. Nice work!

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  28. Love your creation. Those orange-shades just pop!
    Bead Happy!
    Michelle

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