Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bead Soup Reveal - 7th Blog Party Woo Hoo!

Today is the day for the third reveal for the 7th Blog Party that Lori Anderson, the "hostess with the mostest" at Pretty Things Blog is hosting.  Lori is such a lovely person and she puts so much of herself into this bead swap blog party.  This is why this blog party is so successful and popular.    After I signed up for the bead soup party, I almost backed out due to some time constraints on my part.  The lovely partner that I was assigned, Laura Guenther of Blue Antiquities, and Lori persuaded me not to and I'm glad now that I stuck it out.  

This was the second time that I had Laura as my bead soup party partner and I think it was fate that I was matched up with Laura again.  Laura is such a lovely individual and I am happy that I had this additional time to get to know her.  I received a beautiful package full of beads from Laura many of which she made herself, Laura is very talented at enameling and I hope someday to develop a portion of Laura's skills.  Here's a refresh on what I received from Laura - the packaging is always awesome. 




The first piece that I made is a necklace using a copper focal and some coral colored beads along with some dainty hand painted glass beads.  I decided to try my hand at hand knotting these beads onto some waxed linen that I had in my stash.  After I had all of the knotting done the dilemma set in as to how to finish it off.  I tried leather, I tried chain and nothing seem to work.  I was reading Laura's blog about the beads that she had sent me and I was looking at the pictures.  Laura had made a super cute decorated cone to package my beads - as I was looking at the picture I noticed how great the sari silk that Laura had tied around the cone matched the beads.  I'm not sure if Laura intended for me to use this silk but I took it off of my package (it pained me a bit to take it off the gorgeous packaging) and used it to finish off my necklace along with the hand forged clasp that Laura sent.








In the second piece, I used the multi-colored ribbon in shades of blue and brown, along with the Czech glass beads, crystal beads and the enamel focal that Laura had made.  I also combined the patina rings  Laura had included and added some antique brass chain from my stash.  I made wired bead components for this piece. I think it turned out lovely and I have already worn this piece - it was the accessory for my Easter ensemble.    









Since I had a little extra time with the delayed reveal, I managed to make several pairs of earrings with the other beads and components that Laura sent.  Laura had included some really cute bead caps in the mix and they called out earrings to me.  I also used Laura's enamel headpins in some of these earrings.  






Here's the list of additional participants.  Please visit their sites and enjoy the wonderful creations created.  

Thank you Lori for hosting this event and thank you to Laura for all the wonderful beads and for her friendship.  


Here's the link to our hostess Lori's blog, Pretty Things, where you will find the full list with all the links to all the other participants of the 3rd reveal of the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party (whew that's a mouthful).  Enjoy!


61 comments:

  1. My Dear Linda, I thought this day would never come! Wow, I am so overwhelmed with the necklaces, I wish I could call you, but it's midnight!Love the knotting and simplicity of the first along with the colors! Gorgeous! That ribbon looks fantastic! I'm so excited about it, I cant tell you! And, OMG, the second necklace is so awesome! Did you get compliments on Easter? I just love what you did with the beads, the rings, the colors. Your very talented! We must get together one day and share. I am going to come over and steal both of those from you, so watch out! xoxo Laura, cute earrings too sweet lady!

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  2. Like what you have done. I like the color combination on the second set, but really like the red set.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreations@live.com

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  3. Wow, Linda! These are all beautiful! I especially love the first red necklace. You are right, the silk ribbon is perfect! :)

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  4. Hey Linda hopping some of my friends sites. I am not very good with silk ribbon at least I dont think I am. Some really wonderful pieces. You did you soup proud! Kristin Oppold

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    1. Thanks Kristin. I love working with silk just don't feel comfortable yet either - never sure if I'm doing it right.

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  5. I love the necklaces but as I mostly wear earrings I am partial to them :) Beautiful pieces, great job!

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  6. Beautiful linda. Your personal style really comes thru this reveal. My favorite is the blue necklace. Great job!

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  7. I love the fact you used the ribbon from the package! Inspiration is such a gift. Your pieces are all lovely and very wearable. Great job!!!

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    1. Thank you Liz. That ribbon spoke to me. lol

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  8. Nice work! The sari silk on the first necklace goes so well with the beads. I love the second necklace with the enamel focal and the combination of chain ribbon and beads. So fun to have the extra time to make earrings. I especially like the second pair.

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  9. I really like both necklaces and your inspiration for the ribbon on the first. It really completed the necklace. Your earrings were really nice too. The "Easter" necklace was just beautiful. Great job with your soup.

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  10. Very pretty necklaces and earrings - Love the colors - great job on all!

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  11. Fabulous desings Lindy! Love the earrings with the curly wirly's underneath!

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  12. Fab stuff! I really like the first pair of earrings in particular.

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  13. Absolutely fabulous friend, your soup is amazing! I LOVE ALL the earrings & the necklaces are divine. GREAT JOB!!!

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  14. Lovely reveal! I'm so impressed with the talent I'm seeing. I love all your pieces especially the earrings!

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    1. Thanks Genny. I appreciate the comment.

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  15. Lovely designs Linda and great colours!

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  16. great pieces, especially the earrings, congrats!

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  17. I love ALL your jewelry! The colors work well together and each piece has a wonderful sence of balance. Your earrings with the spiral wire will be on my third reveal favs list which I will post tomorrow.
    kathy

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy for the nice comment and for including me in you list of favs.

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  18. Love all your designs and the way you brought all the colors together in each piece!

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  19. Great group of pieces. My favorite is the second necklace with the light blue focal, beautiful.

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  20. Linda, I truly love your designs! Anything knotted is top rate in my book and the fact that it's red is way cool!! I also really like the blue necklace - blues my fav color - and this piece is so pretty!! Your earrings are all great, too. Especially those blue ones! ;-) Great soup!!

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  21. Beautiful designs Lindy! The long necklaces are super - especially the blue/brown one (I would SO wear that one!) - and how cute are those earrings you made. You have a fantastic eye for colour. I'm inspired now to stock up on copper findings and work with them.

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  22. beauties without endinglov. My favorist is also your second necklace and the red and the blue earrings
    Greets Gite

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  23. stunning colours, love all those earrings, great work

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  24. love all the earrings and the deep, rich colours in the necklaces,great work

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  25. I like how you use ribbon in your designs. Lovely work.

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  26. Such a sweet variety of earrings Linda, and the necklaces turned out beautiful! Really nice work with Laura's soup!

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  27. I love all your pieces, the blue necklace is my favorite, great color palette!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  28. Both of your necklace designs are just divine. I'm partial to the blue one (I'm partial to most anything blue). And, your earrings are absolutely lovely.

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  29. Very pretty designs, love the earrings especially.

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  30. The earrings are my fave. Congrats!

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  31. I love all the earrings, they are so beautiful. You made a great soup.

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  32. Beautiful! I like especially the way you use those cords.

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  33. I think you made the right decision, pulling the sari silk off of the cone - it's the absolutely PERFECT way to finish off that first necklace! And the second one is so springy and sweet and delicate and just plain yummy! That focal Laura made is really wonderful - lucky you!!! ANNNNND, you made three awesomely cool pairs of earrings too? WINNING!

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  34. Thank you all for the lovely comments. It means so much that you took the time to make a comment.

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  35. I love both your necklaces and earrings. Great style and talent. My favorite is the blue necklace. My new favorite colour thanks to BSBP7!

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  36. Everything is really pretty, but I just adore all of the earrings.

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  37. Your pieces are beautiful, I'm in love with your necklaces! Beads and materials are so well balanced

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  38. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I especially love all those yummy copper earrings.

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  39. You created so many pieces. Love the using of fabric with wire. The earrings are so adorable!

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  40. Wonderful designs! I love the copper and red together... what a great combination!

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  41. Georgous creations, Linda! All pieces have a delicate charm - couldn't pick a favourite out of them. Even the earrings (I'm normally no fan of earrings) are unique pieces, I would immediatly wear!(btw: I also like the way you've made pictures from your designs!)

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  42. Really beautiful designs! both the necklaces and the earrings! what a collection you made

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  43. Love the necklaces, and the earrings are just gorgeous!

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  44. Great job using your soup Lindy. All of your designs are beautiful. My favorite is the blue and brown fiber with the enameled focal.

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  45. Beautiful designs. I just love your use of silk. You did a wonderful job with your soup.

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  46. Beautiful designs!! I love what you made with your soup!!

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  47. I just love both necklaces! That sari silk was the perfect finish.

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