Friday, July 27, 2012

Bead Soup Reveal...yea

It's the day of the official Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things. Now for the reveal of our creations that we sent our partners earlier this month. If you want to see what I received here is the link to that post.   http://danasjewelrydesign.blogspot.com/2012/07/6th-bead-soup-party.html

The rules are simple, we are to use the focal and clasp in our design(s), which can be all in one piece or a couple, we don't have to use all the beads our partner sent and we can add some of our own.

As soon as I saw what my partner Cheryl sent I knew I had to use the pink and the little silver purse for my niece who is a Miche representative. I used the clasp in this piece as the findings were sterling and that is what she wears most often. I struggled with this piece as I first thought I wanted to do a stretchy bracelet and then the clasp called to me and I decided she would wear a strung one more often. I love how it turned out. Most of these beads are Cheryl's with the lampwork and sterling bead caps of mine thrown in.



This next piece has the lovely enamel pieces that Cheryl made....love them, so I used the largest as my focal, along with some copper washers that I hit with my torch and then hammered, green garnet that Cheryl sent, blue lapis and some jade that I had. Cheryl also sent the chain I used. This piece doesn't have a clasp as it is long enough to slip over the head and I love the sari silk at the back.


I hope everyone is enjoying the hop. Be sure to check out my partners creations from the beads I sent her at  http://cherylmccloud.blogspot.com/.  If you are just stopping my and haven't seen the other participants creations, here is the link to some wonderful blogs to check out. http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2012/06/participants-of-6th-bead-soup-blog.html

65 comments:

  1. Beautiful pieces - I really love the bracelet ... the colours go together so well =)

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  2. Beautiful pieces! You did an incredible job with the necklace...gorgeous color and love the soft silk.

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  3. So sweet and perfect, the bracelet for your niece. I love the colors and the design of your necklace. Great job.

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  4. love the cheery colours and whimsical design! Great soup :-)

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  5. Stunning!
    There's no other words...I love your bracelet!
    Great soup :o)

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  6. Beautiful pieces! I love the necklace and the gorgeous enameled beads!

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  7. Lovely bracelet, and I think my heart skipped a beat at the enameled pendant. Wow !

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  8. Very pretty Love and hugs Tanya

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  9. Great pieces! That first one is very elegant. The lampwork beads and gemstones are gorgeous!
    I love the playfulness of the second piece. The colors are fabulous!

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  10. Beautiful pieces! I love the enamel and really need to try my hand at that sometime. <3

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  11. Dana, these are beautiful designs!! It's so exciting to see what other people can do with your beads! I loved being your partner in this!

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  12. Wow, the mix on your bracelet is fantastic. The enamel necklace is gorgeous! Great job on two very nice pieces!

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  13. Love what you did with your ingredients. The necklace is awesome. Both pieces are beautiful.

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  14. Beautiful pieces! I love both of these pieces!

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  15. Awesome soup - you made a great meal of it too! The enameled pieces with the silk - perfect and your bracelet is beautiful...

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  16. If your niece does not want the bracelet, then I will take it off of your hands!!! gorgeous! And the necklace is equally stunning!

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  17. pretty bracelet, but those enamel pieces you got are stunning, you really did them justice w/ your necklace

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  18. Absolutely incredible designs!!! Beautiful!!

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  19. Oh how pretty! the necklace is gorgeous - love the enamel and sari silk together!

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  20. ooh, great soup! love what you did with the enamel, especially!

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  21. The silk and enamel beads look so neat together! And the colors are really amazing!

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  22. Love what you made. Everything is just beautifully paired and the silk and the enamel beads are gorgeous together. Great job!

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  23. The bracelet is very pretty, but I am really in love with the necklace. I love the bright colors, and the silk is perfect with the enamels.

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  24. Great colors of emanell beads! Very nice work! Hugs, Doris

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  25. I love the colors.. the Focal is so beautiful. love it.

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  26. Beautiful pieces!

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  27. Love the colors really fun pieces! And you did wonderful mixing them all, nicely done!

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  28. Those enameled beads are amazing! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for playing!

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  29. Such different pieces and both gorgeous!! Great job Dana!!

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  30. Beautiful pieces. That necklace is just to die for.

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  31. The bracelet is a sweet and thoughtful gift I'm sure she's going to love it!!
    Wonderful pieces!

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  32. Both pieces turned out great. I have been dying to use enameled beads like this. The little purse is too cute. How fun!

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  33. Such different moods for each piece! Love both of them but that necklace just speaks my language! Very nice.

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  34. Your bracelet is really nice, but it's that necklace that absolutely catches my eye. Well done.

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  35. Love the muted colours in the bracelet, really very pretty. The necklace is fab too and such a contrast!

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  36. I love the gemstone piece, but the colors in the piece with the enameled beads just make my heart sing! You did a fabulous job with your bead soup!

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  37. Lovely pieces. I love the combination of silk with the enamel beads for the necklace.

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  38. I'll bet that necklace moves really well when worn, Very cool!

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  39. Beautiful, I love the necklace.

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  40. I love that enamel bead necklace!

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  41. Oh those enameled beads are awesome love what you created!

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  42. Very pretty, I love a nice long necklace you can just thrown on!

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  43. Hi Dana,
    Gorgeous pieces! I really love the necklace so pretty and colorful.
    Therese

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  44. Beautiful designs, the necklace is fab!

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  45. Those enamel beads are so colorful and happy :)

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  46. What yummy soup you received! And I love the necklace with the enameled pieces!

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  47. Both creations are absolutely beautiful! I love the colors!!!

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  48. Playful and sweet... you did a good job!

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  49. Great job. I really like the enamel piece.

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  50. I love the necklace..! Great job..! :)

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  51. I really like what you did with your soup, lovely work.

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  52. I really like the necklace!

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  53. Beautiful assemblages!!! I so admire and envy anyone who can work with pink so effortlessly - it is one color that really challenges me!

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  54. great work; pretty colors

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  55. The enamel work and what you did with it are amazing!

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  56. What a great soup. Both pieces turned out great, although I really like the enameled one with the copper washers.

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  57. beautiful pieces!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  58. Gorgeous bits and bobs, and a gorgeous necklace as the result!

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  59. What a stunning couple of pieces!

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  60. Wonderful designs - gorgeous mix soup and gorgeous results, both the necklace and bracelet!

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  61. Such nice collection and looks pretty.

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