Saturday, September 17, 2011

My Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

I have already shown you what my lovely partner Marie from http://moreskyjewels.etsy.com sent to me in a prior post. So many pretty focals to choose from and of course if you have ever visited my etsy  shop you all know my love of butterflies, so again here are the pretties I was sent.....

This I suppose is the before




I was sent many focals and just a spattering of Marie's lampwork beads and a beautiful verdigras hand forged clasp. I sat and looked and mulled all of new stash over and over again and came up with a whole lot of nothing. So I dove into my never ending stash and things started coming together,or so I thought. Well lets say I made and remade this necklace 3 times before I was happy with the outcome. Hopefully everyone hoping will enjoy it too!!


My finished necklace so then this is the after. 

I have never done this before,sure I have done finished exchanges using all of the things that I have,make or gravitate towards. Make a theme piece and then send it off to a partner.I working on one of those as we speak. But this was a whole new experience for me,it helped me to work outside of my comfort zone,use lamp work beads which I rarely, if ever use,and add elements that I would not have thought to use or add.

I am so overjoyed and happy with what this has done for me creatively I will now seek out such swaps as much as I can,or if I can find any others.

Now here is  the link to the other participants so if you liked seeing mine,as much as I liked showing it,I'm sure others would be thrilled for you to check out theirs' too. Yeah I know, the I'll show you mine if you show me yours innuendo is a tad over used but I just couldn't resist.So here's the link 
http://lorianderson.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7d27f8dfca54ef70719fc9ded&id=227e47ab13&e=69e7ed692f

53 comments:

  1. wow, that is a nice stash of focals. Love what you did with the butterfly. Beautiful.

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  2. Lucky you to be partnered with Marie! Very nice final choices for your necklace and a beautiful job putting those all together.

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  3. Butterflies forever!!!!!!! I love that!

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  4. What great focals you got... the butterfly you chose to use is gorgeous. Love how you incorporated the key.

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  5. Very pretty necklace! Like how you've added the key, making the design asymmetric and adding interest. Great job!

    And you still have many more beautiful focals to play it (Love her focals so much, lucky you for getting Marie as a partner):

    It's fun to do these things that forces you to be creative outside your comfort zone, isn't it? And it can be very addictive too, as you seem to have already found out.

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  6. Your necklace has such a nice feel to it! Very nice!

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  7. It is sweet how you both went with butterflies and they are both gorgeous!

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  8. It really must have been hard to choose which focal bead to use!

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  9. Wow! Mary went crazy with the focals. Lucky you!
    I am also in the butterflies team. Love them, and your necklace is so great!

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  10. I just love the feel of the necklace. Very industrial softened with the butterfly.

    And I know that you mean. This is my second bead party and it has encouraged me to join other challenges. I find that it really pushes me out of my hole.

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  11. Very pretty necklace. I like the choices you made.

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  12. Wow - look at all those focals! Your butterfly necklace is lovely! You would never know that you were working with things that you don't normally work with it. :)

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  13. Looks wonderful! I love how you used the bail on the butterfly Pendant! I hope you show us what else you make with the rest! :)

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  14. It's a lovely piece, kind of Victorian and a tiny bit steampunk, cool!

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  15. Lovely Piece! Hasn't it been fun?! We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,
    Emanda
    http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

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  16. OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

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  17. You got a lovely assortment! You'll have fun for days to come! And I like the necklace!

    I hope you'll join me next time -- the blog badge and dates are up on my blog now.

    Love, Lori

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  18. I love your butterfly design, and love how you and your partner are so in sync!

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  19. So many great focals. But I love butterflies. The light airiness of the necklace really fits with the butterfly. Ver nice.

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  20. oh, this is so beautiful! i love the butterfly theme between you and your partner :-)

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  21. Marie makes such beautiful components...I envy you having her for a partner! Your butterfly necklace is gorgeous and now you have pieces left over to play with in the future!

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  22. Gorgeous. And what a lot of lovlies left to play with. :o)

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  23. Oh, yum! Talk about vintage-inspired and lovely! Gorgeous....

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  24. What a cute piece! Love it! And what a yummy soup Marie sent! Fabulous! Getting pushed out of your comfort zone turned out beautifully :)

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  25. You sure hit the jackpot with all of those pendants! Love that you made your show piece with the butterfly. You did a great job showcasing it. Beautiful.

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  26. Yay!! you're blogging AND you joined the soup!!! did you get my email? Marie makes the coolest stuff! very pretty necklace!

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  27. Love that butterfly! I think you did a great job on the necklace, and that it will be a joy to wear!

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  28. I'm loving vintage inspired jewelry right now and your necklace is very pretty! :)

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  29. What a really fun necklace you've created. I think I would have to ponder over this soup as well before I created anything. However, you highlighted the pendant perfectly with your design. Very well done!

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  30. Loving the Artsy nature feel of the necklace. Good to get out of our comfort zones. You did a Soup-er great job!

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  31. I love that necklace and would totally wear it. You are so lucky to have all those focals to choose from. It would have been very difficult to select just one ;o)

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  32. I am so sorry I am so late hopping your way. My computer dug it's heels in and said Not gon'a go thaat fast.:^)
    Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  33. Beautiful necklace!!! I think I would have chosen the butterfly too!

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  34. Love what you did with the butterfly, so sweet.

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  35. I am a big butterfly fan as well, and i love how you incorporated the butterfly focal into your finished piece. It has a vintage-y feel to it and it very wearable. Beautiful!

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  36. wow - what a wonderful bounty of focals you received! I love what you did with the butterfly focal - it's so pretty!

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  37. Oh my, what wonderful pendants you received! I love how you incorporated the key into your design, I am a big vintage fan. Great job!

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  38. Good thing you got a pendant with a butterfly -- otherwise, how would you ever have chosen from all of those lovelies? Nice work!

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  39. Oh my gosh, what a lovely necklace! It's so my style too, I love the vintage look, just beautiful!

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  40. Lucky you!! Marie sent you such beautiful items. Your butterfly necklace is perfect!!

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  41. Very pretty necklace and love the key. You did a great job with you soup.
    Debbie / Prairie Emporium
    www.prairieemporium.com

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  42. Very nice. I like the use of the key!

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  43. I love the whimsical, slightly vintage look of your necklace...the focal is gorgeous and you really gave it the right look. Love it all.( By the way..I am also loving your blog side pages...just GORGEOUS!!)
    jenni

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  44. Cool necklace you made with the things Marie sent you! I love keys and you used it wisely!

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  45. Really fun piece! You did a nice job of balancing an asymmetric design. The elements of the design; key and butterfly, make it look like it has a unique story!

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  46. YOu got a nice soup and still have a lot of great focals to use!

    Ambra

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  47. Very pretty, you're necklace really sets off the focal.

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  48. This is me... still hopping! I stumbled on Marie-Noel's lovely butterfly piece. Isn't she a delight? I love that you chose to use a butterfly in your piece. Serendipity. Very lovely indeed!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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