Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bead Soup 2013 Third Reveal is Here!

The only Bead Soup Blog Party is drawing to a close and I am once again participating in the last reveal date 4/27/2013.  This time around my partner is Kay Thomerson, http://kayzkreationz.blogspot.com/, please visit her blog to see what she made with the soup I sent to her.  And after you're done both here and there take some time and visit all of the other participants.  The list is here: 3rd reveal participants.

Here is the soup I received, doesn't it look pretty in my fantastic dragonfly bowl?
As usual, I procrastinated as long as I could and ended up having to take a day off on 4/26 in order to actually complete my piece.  I thought about it for 2 months though if that counts at all.

After a delicious lunch, I finally got everything together and started to try it out.  I had a bunch of help from the cats.  Not!!


All that help convinced me to move to the table to try and complete something.  These colors are very rich and very warm and I am usually a blue/green and silver type of a gal but I have definitely wanted to something for fall for a number of years now.  It always hits me when I'm driving and the trees are turning and there's that purple status everywhere.  I never get around to capturing it though.  I think that this has come close. So, without any further commentary, here's what I came up with.  I'm not completely sure I like the 2 beads next to the focal but I can always readjust later, right?





62 comments:

  1. Lovely, very earthy, i like it just the way it is.

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  2. Very nice, definitely something for fall.
    Like your cat a lot!

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  3. beautiful piece :) Love the little fairy on the front. She's cute little whimsical touch!

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  4. Love the focal!!! The necklace is beautiful, and earthy.

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  5. Great necklace. I love the little charm that dangles in front.
    kathy

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  6. Beautiful work! I see you have the same kind of helper that I have (all my work ends up with a little cat hair in it)

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  7. It is beautiful, just perfect for fall!

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  8. Lovely soup...& your kitty looks like she was a good helper too!

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  9. Beautiful. I think you should keep it just as it is.....no changes needed!

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  10. beautiful, earthy piece. love the different textures.

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  11. Very nice these earthy tones and a beautiful design. Love it!

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  12. Amazing look, Ann... you did a superb job! (You are a girl after my own heart: procrastination RULES!)

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  13. Beautiful work and great use of the materials!

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  14. Gorgeous! Love love the necklace, such detail.

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  15. I have exactly the same kind of feline "help"...but you rallied and made gorgeousness from your soup mix! (And kitty is very pretty, as well.)

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  16. Charming~! And good thought to put that beautiful clasp on the side where it's visible. <3

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  17. Adorable, and I love the earthy, organic colors.

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  18. Really beautiful work Ann! This would be a very fun piece to wear in the fall. Love it!

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  19. Hand over the kitty - oh, and the jewellery is lovely too!

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  20. I love the earthy textures in your necklace. The clasp in the front is a great design element.

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  21. V Very nice indeed!! great job even if you were under the gun!! Cats are always such a help!!

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  22. Beautiful work. Really like the prop too.

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  23. I really like this! Very pretty, elegant!

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  24. That is a great looking necklace. I like the association with Fall. I too procrastinated until the last minute!

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  25. I love your earthy, fall piece, but I'd wear it anytime!! :)

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  26. Ann your necklace is lovely. I think you should leave that fairy right where she is. She is a real attention getter.

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  27. That necklace is gorgeous! I love what you did with the focal pendant. It is very rich and elegant looking. Great job!

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  28. I love that necklace, great color combo and use of the pendent.
    ciao dall'Italia

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  29. What a great soup and beautiful necklace created from it! I really like the cluster pendant you created adding in charms. The design is very earthy and yes, it is perfect for the fall season!

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  30. Is that cat hair on the focal? Just Kidding! Thinking about what you are going to do definitely counts. Mental progress is just as important as physical progress. Your necklace is very beautiful. I would never have guessed that is not your color palate. I bet when you wear it you will get loads of compliments. Wonderful job with your Soup!!!

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  31. Ann, what a great job. I love the way you showcased the focal and used the dragonfly clasp on the side to focus on it, too. You did a great job with the soup. I'm not sure I had a link to your blog in my original post on the BSBP'S party, but I fixed it to make sure there's a link. Congrats on a great job.

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  32. wonderful work and it's fantastic how you've blended the elements together

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  33. love the fall element although this piece i would wear all year, the clasp at the front rocks.

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  34. What a beautiful necklace - perfect for fall!

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  35. I love your necklace; it´s earthy colors and stylish combination.

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  36. I think that it's beautiful...I like the beads flanking the focal...and love that you incorporated the pottery to display your necklace!.....oh and kitty just wanted to have a picture taken :)they always have to be part of the action..lol

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  37. Love it! Love that the cats helped (or not?) I think it was a great collaboration!

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  38. I love this necklace I would wear it for sure. ty for sharing it with us all...I was in first reveal...bye for now and Happy beading
    http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/2013/03/bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-is-here.html

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  39. I love it! I have one of those fairy charms, too, have been wondering how to use it, and love the way you did.

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  40. I love how you dress the focal with a fairy and leaves. Together with the dragonfly clasp, it adds to the fall theme of the necklace.

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  41. Wow, that necklace is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colours, love the design, love everything about it!

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  42. I love the earthy feel to your necklace and I love the lady on the front. You had my colors as I love the earthy colors.

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  43. Procrastination! Been there, done that. I worked on my piece until late night and got to post late as there was no daylight for a good pic. And cats? No comment. *lol* Your piece turned out beautiful. Such earthy and warm tones.

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  44. Stunning piece! you must have been thinking about it quite a bit. Great job!

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  45. My mom's cat is just a watcher, not a helper luckily :D I love how you decorated your focal, a gorgeous necklace

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  46. So beautiful, the neclage! Love it - and love the Kitty too ;o)

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  47. You captured autumn in your beautiful, earty piece!

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  48. Ann, you asked for the little birdies on my jewels: they aren't handmade, I bought them on Etsy

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  49. I have a hard time with fall colors too! I think you did a great job!

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  50. That is a fabulous rich and luscious necklace. Gorgeous.

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  51. I like your two beads next to the focal, it feels like it gives it some stability. But, that's just me. As far as the necklace as a whole, it's super! Sometimes procrastination does pay off ;)

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  52. This is a gorgeous necklace - don't change anything. I love the way you've added "interest" to the focal bead with some metal beads. Oh, I'm still hopping... Have a nice weekend, Ana

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  53. A playful♥ and chic design in one beautiful piece! Great colour combo's.

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  54. I love your necklace. The charm you added compliments the stone nicely. Bravo!

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