Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup REVEAL!!!

Here's the necklace I made with the bead soup mix Regina sent me. I don't do too many asymmetrical designs but I was pushing the beads around my table, waiting for the muse to speak to me, and she just up and smacked me on the head when these were pushed in this order. Even got the clasp on the front- something I've seen others do but not something I've done myself.

I absolutely ADORE this owl.

I also made a bracelet with the beads left over. Waxed linen cord, freshwater pearls, Czech glass beads, an oval green jasper, and one rainforest jasper round beads. Braided together. I've never thought of using a STONE as a clasp for these bracelets I make. I love the way it looks and feels on my wrist.

Much as I wanted to use the wonderful Katiedid component Regina sent me, I could not find the time... or the rest of my beads and tools in the mountain of boxes at my new place. Hopefully, I can make something with it soon.

I feel so blessed to have been a part of this wonderful party. It gave me something to look forward to in all the sadness and stress that consumed my life the past few weeks.

Be sure to check out Regina's blog and the rest of the Bead Soup Party participants' blogs as well.

A full list can be found here!

60 comments:

  1. Ahtee, these are beautiful and so creative - what wonderful work!

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  2. That owl is really great! And the jewelry as well! Kisses from Hungary

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  3. Such a romantic piece - I love your owl necklace!
    Greetings, Michi

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  4. Love what you did with the owl and clasp. It's perfect. And the bracelet, very earthy, very organic. I am glad you enjoyed working with the beads. Thank you Rose for a great soup mix. Enjoy the Bead Soup Party.

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  5. It's beautiful Rose, and the owl pendant is the cutest. Glad the bead soup cheered you up.

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  6. That owl is simply beautiful! I love how you've used it.

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  7. I hear an echo but I love the owl and the necklace you made! Awesome!
    Cilla

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  8. So cute. That owl is adorable. I like the bracelet with the stone as a clasp, too. Very unique.

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  9. Beautiful pieces! I too love the owl focal, it's just so cute. Love the colours, the asymmetry and the whole design :)
    Geanina.

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  10. Your owl necklace is just adorable. It came together beautifully. Isn't that amazing how the beads design themselves sometimes?
    As well, your bracelet is just great. I really live the stone closure and the casual-ness of it.

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  11. Ohhh I love that owl pendant!! Beautiful execution!

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  12. Your Bead Soup pieces are just wonderful.

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  13. I love assymetrical pieces. Your owl nacklace turned out so cool. I just love how light and straight forward this is.

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  14. The owl is cute! I love your creation, its a great design. Have a nice day, yours Doris

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  15. I hope you are enjoying the 'party'. Love your gorgeous makes. The bead clasp is a great idea I seem to remember doing it once a long time ago and beading the loop too but it was years ago. :o)

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  16. LOVE IT!! 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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  17. Oh my! What a beautiful necklace! I absolutely love what you did, it's so romantic and fresh looking! And the bracelet is sweet and earthy. Perfection! Well done!

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  18. That owl pendant is too cute! It goes perfectly with the rest of the necklace!

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  19. Beautiful work! The focal is so cute! :)

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  20. The owl is so adorable, great necklace!

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  21. That necklace is just perfect - very, very wearable. The owl is a brilliant pendant! I am love how you've put the clasp to the front - it really works. The bracelet is great too - sweet and simple. Sorry to read further down your blog that your Borders closed down - I hope you can find other work soon. Borders folded completely here in the UK over a year ago, and I'm still sad about it. And hope your move went ok too.

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  22. i just love the owl!!! how cheery it is! and your bracelet is so pretty and everyday wearable-like a good pair of jeans.

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  23. I love the owl too! You did a great job of incorporating it into an asymmetrical design. The yellow and green complement it really well.

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  24. That owl is so dang cute! I love that you can wear it with just about anything! The bracelet is so sweet! Great job!

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  25. The necklace is perfect! I can't believe you don't do many asymmetrical designs--you seem like a pro!

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  26. sweet!! I really like how the colors and design of your piece keeps it from being too cutesy - it's perfect. Happy BSBP!

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  27. Wonderful work! I also need to push myself to put a clasp in front on a necklace, and I love your use os a gemstone as a clasp!

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  28. Love the owl too! Great designs :)

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  29. Wonderful! You have created two terrific pieces of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture, and the owl is so cute. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
    Lori

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  30. I covet that owl...and your necklace design is perfect! Great job!

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  31. LOVE the owl pendant! And I have to admit that Katydid component would totally stump me!

    I hope you'll join me for the next party! The badge and dates are up on my blog!

    Love, Lori

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  32. Nicely done, the leaf clasp really looks neat right next to that darling owl.

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  33. What a Beautifully designed necklace. All the details harmonize to well. The bracelet is simply wonderful. Soup-er Soup for sure!

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  34. I think that owl imparted a little of his wisdom, cause the design is fabulous!

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  35. You pulled this soup together beautifully! The asymmetrical design works really well and I just love that little owl nestled below the nature themed bead work.

    Julie & Andrea

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  36. The owl necklace is awesome! Well done!

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  37. I totally ♥ that owl! What an adorable necklace :)

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  38. What a great necklace! That is such a pretty design, you totally succeeded on the whole design. I love the simplicity in the bracelet, I'd be wearing it constantly. Great job!

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  39. What a sweet owl! Beautiful necklace and wonderful knotted bracelet!

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  40. Beautiful necklace, the owl pendant is the cutest ever. I never would have guessed you usually don't do asymmetrical, it just looks so natural~! And clasps are most comfortable at the front anyway, plus, one pretty like that shouldn't be hidden away. ;D Love the bracelet too, I keep wanting to pull off something with knotted cord. One of these days I will. *determined fistshake*

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  41. That owl necklace is perfectly balanced - I love the colors and especially love the clasp in front - beautiful! I am dying to learn how to make bracelets like yours - the design is so intricate and still wearable and casual. Great job! :)

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  42. I am so sorry I am so late , but my computer dug in it's heels and said I'm nota-gonna go that fast:^)
    Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
    Be blessed to be a blessong

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  43. i love what you did with the owl ceramic and where you put the toggle clasp! enjoy your creaetions!

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  44. I love the necklace and bracelet that you made with your soup and that owl pendant is so pretty! I can't wait to see what you create with the katiedid!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  45. That owl pendant is awesome! I really like the design. I struggle with asymmetrical pieces so I've got to push myself in that direction.

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  46. Such an adorable owl and your design is perfect for him.

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  47. The owl is precious, and the asymmetry works really well, and the clasp on the front is great -- it would have been a shame to hide it in the back!

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  48. Beautiful work. The necklace is perfect. Love the bracelet, too-I'm dying to try making jewelry with cord-yours looks great!

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  49. Nice job on both pieces! The owl is really adorable and you did a nice job of keeping the focus on him. :-)

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  50. Lovely jewellery! The necklace is fab, I really like that soft earthy feel it has. Nice detail with the flower too. Perfect balance between adding interest and keeping the focus on the focal. Great job!

    Must also add that I fell in love with those purple open beads you showed at the end. So pretty.

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  51. Love that owl! Your designs came out great!

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  52. What a cool looking necklace. I also love the bracelet with the beads incorporated. You did a wonderful job. I look forward to seeing what you do with the remaining pieces of your soup.

    Melissa
    http://design.kcjewelbox.com

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  53. I love that sweet owl and how you put him together with other components is just perfect. Love the yellow flower and clasp placement.
    jenni

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  54. Lovely pieces!! The asymmetrical design goes well with the pedtant!

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  55. That owl is so nice and the setting of the clasp is really perfect. Well done!

    Ambra

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  56. That is an adorable owl and the colors are so soft and soothing. And I love your printers' tray idea. I have a full 21 drawer cabinet (need to put away all those baggies and such) but I have a few drawers that are actually EMPTY. I plan to test out your idea to put like things together, this reminds me of Heather Powers' muffin tin challenge from this summer!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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