Friday, March 2, 2012

Bead Soup Reveal

This is my first Bead Soup Blog party. I was feeling very nervous to start. There are so many talented ladies out there, how could I compare. But the satisfaction of sharing your experience, even if its little in comparison, and knowledge is matched with meeting new people from around the world. Listening to them, chatting with them and forming new friendships. I had a ball.

When I opened by packaged from Stefanie it was like Christmas had returned. She sent me 2 focal beads. A glass heart and a clay oval. Along with shells, pearls, ribbon and the most gorgeous paper beads. I have looked at paper beads before and though ... hmm must try that but never have. They are gorgeous and have now been moved up my Bucket list :) So here we go -

The beads


The Bracelet
Using the gorgeous range of paper beads this chunky bracelet has organza ribbon threaded through the black chain. The paper beads complemented nicely with the selection of shells and pearls that match the paper beads perfectly.


The clay focal pendant necklace
The clay pendant was a gorgeous of work to start with so adding something that would capture this was hard. I chose to wire wrap with pearls and then add the ribbon for extra glamour. The necklace is hung on chain and close with the toggle I was sent.


Organza and wire necklace
Using the glass focal heart as the centre piece then adding a dimension with the wire and shells. Then using an assortment of paper and glass beads with the ribbon for added uniqueness.

Full length shot


The earrings
Made with paper beads and discs made out of I assume is polymer clay.
Aren't they just cute.


And a Key chain.
Using the glass, paper and pearl beads with a love charm for a chunky look.


The complete outfit.


A BIG THANK YOU to Lori for organising this and I can't wait to see you book when it's released. Thank you Stefanie for the most divine beads.

Stefanie's link is

Please follow the links on the right to see more blogs from the Bead Soup blog party.

91 comments:

  1. That long necklace is sublime! Everything is really pretty (and I made zipper pulls, too!) You really made some creative things -- you should be proud!

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    1. Thank you Lori. I did think of zipper pulls but then thought Key Chain. That way I can have my some of my first bead soup with me everywhere I go.

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  2. Now see, you worried over nothing! Your pieces are divine!! I really wish I'd of thought of making zipper pulls...but I'm not that creative at times! I love all the textures of both your designs and your soup!

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  3. Wow you have done well with your little stash of shininess. I just love the bracelet!

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    1. Thank you Bobbie. I can't wait to see my partners creations. She has your beads :D

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  4. All your jewelry pieces are great! REALLY love the bracelet and first necklace!

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    1. Thank you. I'm wearing the bracelet now. Its so comfy.

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  5. That 1st bracelet is pulled together! Really nice work.

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  6. All your pieces are gorgeous - I love what you did with the paper beads bracelet, it is such a happy piece, it makes me want to sing and dance :)

    And you (Lori too with her comment) just gave me an idea on how to use my last few beads (not tonight, in the future).

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    1. Thank you Alicia. I can't wait to see your pieces.

      Amazing I used all of mine.

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  7. I LOVE your results. The first bracelet is amazing! The pendant and necklace are great too.

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    1. Thank you. The bracelet feels great on by the way. The ribbon helps to keep the smooth feeling.

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  8. WOW! You've been busy! I love the first bracelet; and the key chain! Very unusual to see that. I really like it.

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  9. I'm in awe of the number of pieces you made. And each is so unique and beautiful. Really really like the bracelet.

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    1. Thank you so much. I am loving all this feedback.

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  10. Wow! Thats a whole lot of gorgeousness! The organza and wire necklace and the cute little earrings are my favorites!

    PS: COuld you disable the word verification?

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    1. Thank you Kashmira. I love making my designs unique and the beads helped so much.

      I think I have disabled that word thingy. I didn't know I had it on.

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  11. That's a great collection! I particularly like the way you used the clay focal bead...

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  12. I like how you arranged the color. I admit the lime color is not my favorite but you have made me like it in your pieces!

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  13. Beautiful I Love all the things you made it's so creative. the bracelet is my fav!

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  14. Those paper beads are such fun! They look like little flying saucers. You've made really playful pieces - I especially like the long necklace :)

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  15. Wow, you made lovely things with your soup!!

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  16. Oh Tania, you worked magic! I'm especially fond of the bracelet. Right up my alley:-) Thanks for being my oartner! I had a blast!

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  17. All gorgeous pieces. I especially love the bracelet and long necklace. Love those paper beads!!

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  18. it's all so beautiful!
    I'm another partecipant, from Italy, I'm trying to visit you all :)
    ciao ciao

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  19. Gorgeous! I love the way the organza ribbon adds a certain shabby chic yet pretty & glam feel to your pieces. I am impressed :) x

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  20. Wonderful! Oh dear, I love every piece of it! So much ideas realized in unique jewellery art. Thank you for sharing all of them!

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  21. Wow you were one busy little bee! Great job on all the pieces! - I like the little green earrings the best! They remind me of pears...

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  22. Stunning! Love the use of fiber with beads and your creations are perfect!

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  23. Your collection looks like it should be in a boutique! I think you did a marvelous job showcasing those yummy paper beads as well as that amazing clay focal! Superb!

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  24. Oh my!! You made some really warm, wonderful pieces with your soup. The bracelet at the top is my favorite. I like your use of both the fiber and the beads as charms in it. As well, a variety of colors always makes me smile. Thanks for the smile.

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  25. All your pieces are just lovely! Especially love the bracelet. I have never worked with paper beads. These look so good, I think I'll have to try it.

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  26. Beautiful pieces, I'm always a sucker for a bracelet brimming with cool pretty beads. Great Job!

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  27. Wow, what beautiful creations. Stefanie sent you some great beads. I've never worked with paper beads either. They look awesome. Love all the texture.

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  28. I love the creativity you put into these pieces! That bracelet with the paper beads is stunning!

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  29. You received a bountiful collection of beads from your partner, how wonderful. Your pieces are all gorgeous! I have had paper beads in my stash for quite some time now but have not used them. You have inspired me to get them out and create.

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  30. You really made the most of your bead soup! You inspired me with new ideas to use my own! Great job!

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  31. Very creative! I love the paper beads, and what you did with them is beautiful! Great job!!

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  32. Wonderful bead soup ingredients, and even more fabulous designs! Happy hopping!

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  33. Beautiful pieces, but I do love that first bracelet! The paper beads are goreous. At firs I thought they were glass.

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  34. Beautiful and creative pieces! I especially love the bracelet! :)

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  35. I love how you wove the organza in. It adds such cool textures!

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  36. What a totally unique collection of pieces. But, that first bracelet is my absolute fave. Loving all the colors and how lushly festive it looks.

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  37. That bracelet is awesome!!!!! Everything is so pretty, you did a great job and I am glad you had fun!

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  38. They're all fantastic, but I really love that first bracelet. So much texture!

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  39. Nice stash of beads you got! :)
    I really like the bracelet with the shells and paper beads..the combination of them and the colors is really nice..Way to create!

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  40. Wow! I never realized how elegant paper beads could be! Absolutely lovely pieces, though the bracelet is my favorite :)

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  41. Lovely! I love paper beads, and I love your mix of fibers and textiles.

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  42. I love all the jewellery you made, but my favourite is the bracelet. It's so unique, and these colors are fantastic! :)

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  43. My goodness! I can't believe how much you made! Absolutely lovely - they all look so full of texture and movement, really fab.

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  44. my favorite is the bracelet with the fiber running through it! such a great amount of fun texture! nice job!

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  45. My favorite is the long necklace! I love your bead choices and the fiber gives it the perfect touch. Love that you created a whole outfit :)

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  46. love your soup mix,you really made some lovely pieces from it.

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  47. Love all of your designs! Those paper beads are wonderful!

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  48. What a fun mix of beads! I love your bracelet and the fiber you used. Totally an amazing set of jewelry you've come up with. ♥

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  49. I really like that bracelet and the rest of the pieces. The paper beads you received are fantastic and you really showcased them and your clasp and focal as well.

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  50. All your pieces are gorgeous, very pretty:)
    Lovely greetings
    Sabrina

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  51. Ur designs r gorgeous! Luv luv da bracelet but really all pieces! Great vision!!!!

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  52. This was my first time participating, too, and I was also nervous.

    You did a great job, though! I love the ribbon necklace. :)

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  53. Beautiful jewellery! I especially fell for the bracelet. It looks so nice and chunky -- and the ribbon compliments the beads so well. Great job!

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  54. I love the bracelet! I have been wearing big chunky bracelets lately and this one fits the bill perfectly! Great pieces!

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  55. Your pieces are beautiful. I love the paper beads and the ribbon. Great job!

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  56. Wow those are paper? I want some. Gorgeous pieces! I love that bracelet!

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  57. I love the mix of textures you did with your designs they are very beautiful. I am in love with your bracelet!!

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  58. Love how you put the shells and paper beads together with the fiber! The bracelet is gorgeous... definitely my favorite! :-)

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  59. All your pieces came out stunning! The bracelet is my favorite because I lean towards wearing them often. Absolutely lovey!

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  60. Lovely pieces! I love the fabric ribbon that you used.

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  61. What beautiful work! I especially love the bracelet. :-)

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  62. Beautful pieces and unique too.

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  63. Beautiful work. Love how you incorporated the paper beads into each design. I purchased a set of paper rollers last year. Haven't tried the technique yet. Moving it up higher on my To-Make list.

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  64. Lovely jewelry you made of your bead soup. You're talented!

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  65. Everything you made is stunning! I am particularly IN LOVE with the first bracelet!!! And the key chain! And the earrings! Beautiful job!

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  66. Splendid! You have an eye for design.

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  67. All your designs are amazing, but I'm very fond of that bracelet. The colors are wonderful and I love the paper beads, so unique. You did a wonderful job using your soup ingredients. Cheers!
    Lori D.

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  68. HOw fun are those paper beads??? Love him...beautiful designs - love that bracelet with all the fun little drops!!

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  69. That bracelet is so fun yet so elegant. And the first necklace with the focal.:: waves a fan to cool off::

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  70. Love all your creations! Especially liking the beautiful bracelet with the paper beads - stunning!

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  71. WOW, that necklace with teh fabrics in it is AMAZING! Very smart and designer like, you did great with your Bead Soup

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  72. Everything is beautiful! I especially like the dangle bracelet and the necklace with the ribbon in it, very unique. The key chain is a great idea too!

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  73. What a prolific designer you are. Love it all and your photos are fabulous.

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  74. You're amazing- you made so many great pieces!
    The clay focal is my favorite- really simple but lots of impact!

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  75. Wow, your pieces are really great! My favorite is the bracelet, simply beautiful!
    Sonya

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  76. So many beautiful creations. I love them all you did a great job!

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