Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party 7~Reveal 3

This is the 4th (?) time I have participated in Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party. Each time, it gets better and better; this year there are over 500 participants from countries around the world. Here's a visual which I think is very cool:


Our third reveal, as you can see, has been postponed a bit due to some real life issues for Lori Anderson. But the big day has finally arrived! Without further ado, here is a reminder first about what I sent my partner Leah Tees


And what she sent me:


(We were apparently on the same wave length about the purple LOL)

And here is what I have concocted from Leah's beautiful soup:

 The first thing I finished was this necklace and the matching earrings. I used the gorgeous stone focal Leah provided and the toggle as a feature element. The dangles on the necklace chain and in the stone pendant fringe are all from Leah, as are the "paisley" drops. 


Closeup of the pendant:


And the earrings:


This set I will wear a LOT, as my wardrobe tends to consist of shades of black, especially when I'm travelling...which I do quite a lot. It's just so easy. 

At the same time, I was working away on this bracelet:


I've recently fallen in love with freeform peyote, thanks to Karen Williams of Skunk Hill Studio and Mandi Ainsworth of Bead Circle. I had such fun with this piece! I added a flash of teal to Leah's black, silver, and purple colour scheme and just went cray-cray. I've added some of my own seed beads, but the majority of the piece is the soup that Leah sent. 

I also made earrings to go with the bracelet:


Here they are together:


Please be sure to visit my friend Leah's post HERE....(I can't WAIT to see what she's created!) and also see what the other participants have come up with from their soups.  Please visit Lori's blog at Pretty Things for the link list of participants for this reveal.  

Thanks Leah, for a particularly inspiring soup! I have many in-progress photos for the freeform bracelet, which I will post separately after the mayhem is over. :-)


42 comments:

  1. Your pieces are great! Love the freeform peyote. Sadly that technique never worked for me. Maybe I should give it another try. Have fun blog hopping!

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  2. I love, love, love your pieces Lori!!!!!! You have done that soup extremely proud!!!!

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  3. Great creations, lovely work. I'm happy to see them.

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    1. Thank you Ildi! I was unable to find your blog, but appreciate your comments on mine. :-)

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  4. Beautiful work, Lori. I so admire the quality and the colour combinations. Stunning and very wearable!

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  5. I wear lots of black myself and your paisley necklace and earrings would fit right in with my wardrobe :-). That freeform peyote bracelet could easily be an art installation piece (in miniature) - very cool!

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  6. Wow, amazing freeform bracelet! I've always admired freeform work, great job! But really, all your pieces look amazing :)

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  7. That freeform peyote bracelet is gorgeous!

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  8. Lori wooow ...congratulation..Every piece you made is gorgeous specially the freeform bracelet..I think you are a freeform artist

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  9. You made some really gorgeous pieces out of your soup my friend...WELL DONE!

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  10. Any beader bitten by the free form bug -- beautiful work!

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! It is such fun to do!

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  11. Beautiful pieces, the bracelet and earrings are gorgeous, great job on the soup!

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  12. Greatb work Lori! I love how you beaded the pendant and all the dangling stones!

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  13. Love your jewelry. he freeform peyote bracelet and earrings will be on my third reveal favs list which will be posted tomorrow.
    kathy

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    1. Thanks so much Kathy! Couldn't locate your blog but will check from Lori's list and see if I can find you!

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  14. Your bead weaving is amazing. I love the earrings that you made to go with the freeform peyote bracelet. They're my favorite!

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  15. Lori - the necklace turned out exquisite, as did the bracelet - and I love the earrings too! Kudos to you for the fantastic beadweaving - everything turned out beautifully! Well done!

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  16. I love freeform beadweaving. Its a wonderful bracelet and the matching earrings are beauties too
    Greets Gite

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  17. Beautiful designs - love your bead weaving!

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  18. I'm speechless on the bracelet - That is the coolest! What Beautiful bead work. Love the design. Great work on all of your pieces!

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  19. Stunnig soup, really nice. Especially I love your way to use the agate focal, this necklace ist wonderful.

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  20. Great pieces! I recently learned about freeform peyote thanks to Karen and Mandi too, it is a lot of fun! Your bracelet is beautiful!

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  21. Your bracelet looks great! I love it!!!! Have a nice day, Hugs, Doris

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  22. Beautiful jewellery! Love the bezelled agate pendant and the colourful bracelet -- fab job!

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  23. Your beadwork is amazing. Really like the free form piece you are working on.

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  24. Beautiful pieces! That last bracelet is a work of art. Very nice.

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  25. Wow - gorgeous pieces, so pretty, well done. I also like the photo of your beads at the top your blog, very Yum!

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    1. Thanks so much, I love doing beaded beads!

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  26. Beautiful work. The freeform peyote is really nice!!

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  27. Amazing beadwork. Just love those earrings. Beautiful!

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  28. Just found your wonderful blog. Love your freeform bracelet. Beatiful work!

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  29. Lori you made beautiful designs with your soup. I like the freeform bracelet best.

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  30. Your bead work is juust stunning! Your pieces are beautiful!

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  31. What a great collection! I like how much movement those paisley shapes add to the necklace and earrings. They work so well with the teardrop shaped beads. The bracelet and matching earrings are my favorites. Amazing bead work!

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  32. Your beadwork is gorgeous! I'm always impressed with seed beaders!!

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  33. Both pieces are definitely keepers. I really love both sets of earrings.

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  34. Both of your sets are great, but the wildness of the freeform peyote really appeals to me. . .not to mention the fact that you used two of my favorite colors in the bracelet. Plus, the earrings are so unique. Yeah, I really, really like that set! Well done :)

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