Saturday, March 3, 2012

Soup For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



It's here, the reveal day for the Bead Soup Blog Party.  Once again, I have finished my one piece right under the wire.  Thursday night to be exact.  Actually it was mostly done last Saturday and I am not completely sure that it's done yet:)  I keep going back and forth on whether or not I need to add some dangles on the bottom of the focal.  Just like the last BSBP, my partner sent me an awesome focal and I've added minimal extras because the focal is so special.  I need to have another reveal day of my own and make something with all of the coordinating beads that my current partner and my prior partner sent me.
The creative journey this time was quite interesting.  When I pulled out the wire that Diane had kindly put through the focal bead to mark where the hole was, I couldn't find that hole again!  I thought I had broken my focal!!  Luckily I was able to find it once more but I ended up using the original wire to attach it to my design.  So, this necklace is much different from the one I had originally seen in my head.  I felt that the turquoise/copper fire polished Czech beads I had went perfectly with the lace agate stone that Diane beaded the bezel around, so they became part of the design.
Take a look at the pictures, visit my partner Diana's blog and see what she created with the soup I sent her.  I can't wait to see what she's done.  Then take a look at the rest of the participants in the list below.  There are some fantastic bead soups out there and sure to be some great pieces of jewelry on display.



 


Hostess, Lori Anderson Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer
1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)
21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)
41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)

68 comments:

  1. What a beautiful necklace! And the focal...lovely work

    xoxo
    Agata Grygiel

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  2. I usually agonise over a design as well - whether to re-work it or not etc - but I got lucky this BSBP. All that over-thinking went away somehow. I thought you did a good job with your bead soup. Those Czech beads go very well with the focal. Well done!

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  3. A stunning piece! I'm always amazed at those who have the patience to work with seed beads.

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  4. I agree - when you have a special pendant, it's easy to overdo the necklace. You did a marvelous job!

    I hope you'll join me again this summer!

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  5. I always stress myself out over a design too! Your necklace is perfect...shows off the focal perfectly with a little "extra" to pull it all together!

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  6. I love the simplicity of your necklace and it looks fantastic with a sweater!

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  7. I agree with Amanda there's elegance in simplicity, you have found that perfect balance here!

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  8. Very pretty necklace! Love that their is a delicate and feminine feel to it! :)

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  9. Wow, I love what you did with the focal, Beautiful and so elegant. Have fun hopping around today.
    Cheers.
    Lori D.

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  10. WOW you really did her beadwork justice. I love the delicateness of it.

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  11. Beautiful necklace, I love the focal bead too! Very sweet jewelry! :)

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  12. What a beautiful focal! You have used it beautifully too.

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  13. What a beautiful necklace, Ann. I agree that the fire-polished Czech beads perfectly compliment the gorgeous focal Diane sent you. Great job! :)

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  14. What a nice way to present that gorgeous focal - elegant and delicate.

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  15. You are right - that focal is amazing. You did a great job with it.

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  16. Ann, you necklace came out lovely. I am glad to hear the focal was not broken and you were able to complete your piece!

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  17. Simple and elegant! It's so hard sometimes to decide what to add to a pretty focal, but this is perfect! Love it!

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  18. I love the simplicity of this piece.
    Great work!

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  19. I think the beaded chain really complements the beadwoven pendant nicely. Very nice!

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  20. you have designed a great backdrop to accentuate the focal. nicely done!

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  21. So pretty! I love the pale blue and copper mix. Your necklace has a very cool and relaxing look! Great job!

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  22. You did a great job on your beads! The pendant is gorgeous.

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  23. Very elegant design, the use of chain was perfect for the focal.

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    1. Fantastic job! I love the understated chain,crystal accents with the fancy focal,it would have been easy to over do it. But you made it shine!!

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  24. Very pretty design...beautiful color combinations!

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  25. It is beautiful that you did the embroidery around the focal. It's goes so well with the chain and doesn't look heavy - in fact, it looks just right! Great job.

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    1. Thanks Sharon. The bezel around the focal was done by my partner, I was just the lucky recipient rather than the talent behind it:)

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  26. I just love how you did a beadwoven frame... great job! ~KM

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    1. Diana actually did the frame/bezel. That's how I received it, she did do a fantastic job though.

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  27. What a lovely way to set off this bead embroidered focal. A simple, elegant design!

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  28. That focal is very pretty Terrific colors! Love how you put it with the chain and links! Can't wait to see what else you create with the remaining bits from the last two soups!! :)

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  29. That is a stunning focal, and you showcased it perfectly! xo

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  30. Oops, I accidently posted my comment at the wrong post. I was saying that your necklace is beautiful. I love the beaded chain. It is perfect and lets the focal be the star without overpowering it. I bet it was really scarey thinking you had lost the holes on the focal. So glad you found them. Great job.

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  31. Oooooo, love the colors! Great job!

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  32. I love what you did with the focal. I love the beaded cabochon designs, but it is certainly not a talent I have :)

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  33. Ann, I have to say that your bead soup mix was one of my favorites in the blog party! I love the beads that your partner sent to you....I have a real fascination with beadwork, realizing it is something that is beyond my skill! I love the necklace that you created...I sure would wear it in a heartbeat! :-)

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    1. Cindy, that's so funny because the whole time I was looking at the colors I thought of them as yours:)

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  34. Wowwww! What a beautiful necklace! Luv your design of bead embroidery! It's Ammmmmmazing!!!! Great colours & ur so freakin talented!!!!!

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  35. A very pretty necklace, well done :) x

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  36. What a gorgeous piece! It goes wonderfully with your sweater :)

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  37. Lovely job! Those FP are indeed the perfect complement to that focal. :-) Nice work.

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  38. That focal piece is just beautiful! You did a wonderful job showcasing it on your necklace! And, I love to see pictures of the artist wearing her creationn! Nice job!

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    1. Thanks Patti, it's actually a coworker wearing the necklace. All my daylight hours seem to be spent at work and she seemed to have the perfect sweater on that day to compliment the colors in the necklace.

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  39. The small colored beads are nicely spaced, setting it off beautifully! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog!

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  40. You did a very nice job, Making that focal stand out like that

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  41. Very lovely necklace. I love that you left it simple to not distract from the great focal!
    Sonya

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  42. What a beautiful focal! I like the way you displayed it. :)

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  43. Oh yes, your piece is really, really nice! I love that you didn't overwhelm the focal, but complimented it prettily on the chain! Beautiful!

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  44. Oh Ann, how lovely! What a lovely necklace. And it looks so pretty on you, too. Thank you for making my focal look ao good.
    ~diana

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    1. I have great thoughts for the other beaded beads as earrings and some other things as well but again ran out of time. Happens to me a lot:) And it's actually a coworker wearing the necklace. I had to take the pictures at work because it seems that if it's daylight I'm there. She seemed to have the perfect sweater on that day so I asked her to model.

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  45. When I saw your necklace I thought: "Just right"! Not too much, not too little. Nice balance, nice colors - in a word: terrific!

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  46. Your necklace is beautiful. I've seen a few with that lovely blue and cream color and then a punch of a darker color. Yours is really nice. The focal is gorgeous and you used it beautifully. Great job!

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  47. great job the chain added just the right touch

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  48. Simple and elegant. The focal is gorgeous, and I love how you just added enough to make it shine. :)

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  49. Oh, wow! Your soup is gorgeous and your final composition is really dreamy! I love it!

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  50. very nice, love the double chain and the Czech glass copper beads, they were just the right touch for that yummy focal...

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  51. A simple & beautiful look. A great piece.

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  52. Gorgeous soup and I love the necklace you created....stunning combination of metal and color in the beads/focal. Would love to see what you create with the rest! Awesom!

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  53. Beautiful colors! I love the texture the seed beads create! Lovely balance too!

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  54. Wonderful design. You really showcased the focal Diane made for you in a beautiful way. I really like the double chain element of the design-great work!

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  55. While you did keep this simple, the design is quite beautiful. Well done!

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