Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal - Fall 2011

Yippee! Today is the Bead Soup Blog Party reveal. Every Bead Soup participant was paired up with another jewelry designer and asked to send their partner the following:

~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the project, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.

This is the Bead Soup package I received from my partner Linda Landig:


Here’s what I made! 


Linda’s choice for the focal bead and generous amount of coordinating beads inspired me to create an opera length single strand necklace in warm fall tones. I love wire-wrapping so I grouped sets of three beads and natural gemstones to create the individual links for my necklace.


I also used some Vintage multicolor glass beads from my own stash that I’ve been dying to use, but I didn’t have enough for a full project.   



Linda sent wonderful ingredients and although I don’t generally work with gold tone wire, I enjoyed working out of my comfort zone and am extremely pleased with the result… how could a southern gal go wrong with a lovely dogwood blossom pendant in her soup?

Check out the link below for the list of other beaders participating in Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party.  Thanks Lori for your long hours and hard work organizing this fun event!!!


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88 comments:

  1. Nice choices and placement of the beads - looks great with the chain work. Gorgeous results!

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  2. First thanks for the lovely kudos.

    Second...OMG I love the colors and the delicate design of your necklace.

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  3. that is so a wonderfull necklace, very nice natural colours
    Grüßle
    Doris

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  4. Gorgeous necklace and beautifully wire wrapped beads, Lori! And what a generous stash! I love the warm earthy tones, it's just perfect for fall :)
    Geanina.

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  5. Wonderful soup! And love the focal!

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  6. love your design! great for fall!!

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  7. I am SO sorry for being late -- today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They're still working on it, but it's like dial-up.

    LOVE that pendant, and I'm a HUGE fan of opera-length necklaces. I wear them constantly in the winter. And I'm also glad you switched up on metals and gave it a whirl!

    I hope you'll participate again!

    Love, Lori

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  8. Oh wow, Lori! I love how this turned out. This looks so fabulous! I'm glad my little "soup" pushed you in new directions. You certainly rose to the occasion! Beautiful!

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  9. It's beautiful and I like the dogwood as well!

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  10. It turned out very nice. And I like the fact that it's long enough you could wrap part of it around your neck so the clasp could be in front too. (At least that's what I assume you intended with that picture) Love the way everything fell together.

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  11. Really beautiful pieces and perfect for this time of year!

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  12. Lori I love the wirework with the beads and the way you chose to doublestrand and clasp at the front, such a creative piece!

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  13. Very lovely! And appropriate for the upcoming season!

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  14. so good for you to work out of your comfort zone! Gorgeous!

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  15. What a lovely design! The colors are great, and the focal point is just divine. Excellent work! ♥

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  16. Lori, your design is just amazing. If you were out of your comfort zone you need to stay there because it is crazy beautiful!

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  17. Beautiful job..love how you worked with different metals but made it your own. The focal is wonderful and the length looks great...gorgeous.
    jenni

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  18. Lori Love extra long necklaces and yours is really wonderful. Love the neutral colors and that gorgeous dogwood pendant. Really nice soup, a sort of palette cleanser.

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  19. The focal is lovely, and the opera length is so dramatic! Very beautiful piece!

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  20. Lori, your necklace is stunning and features both the colors and length that I love. I'd find a way to wear this one as much as I could - it is so pretty!

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  21. I like the colours... cool jewelry. Good Job!

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  22. Beautiful necklace. Great combination of beads.

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  23. Hi Lori! This is a lovely necklace in earthy, calm colors and interesting design! Any woman would be proud to wear this and "warm up" in the coming cool season :)

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  24. Wow - awesome necklace design! Great colors, great textures and the beads and components just 'flow' - lovely design!

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  25. Lori! Oh goodness, this necklace is gorgeous! The colors and vibe totally scream "fall" - I love it!

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  26. Wow, I love the effect of wearing the toggle in the front when wearing this as a two-strand necklace. Beautiful work.

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  27. OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

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  28. Warm, earthy, beautiful! Amazing work!

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  29. Wow, did you receive a great stash of goodies! I like the color palette, perfect for this season. Great design and my favorite length!

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  30. Thanks for visiting me Lori, what a lovely necklace you have made!

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  31. this is SO beautiful and earthy---great beads and fantastic, wearable style!

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  32. Oh my goodness you had some beautiful soup to work with and turned it into WOW! Oh so nice I love it

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  33. I love this necklave!! one of my favorites of the day.

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  34. I love this design, it gives the impression of being random and I know it's actually the result of careful planning and savvy bead placing. Great job!

    ps: If you ever make it to Slovenia, be sure to let me know! Always like to hear that some people from across the ocean have heard of our tiny country.

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  35. It's beautiful! I love the way you wire wrap all those wonderful gemstone and own made lampwork beads. It's soooo pretty - I swarm for it!
    Greetings, Michi

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  36. Oh I really like what you did with your bead soup! This is something I would wear...such a cute focal too!

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  37. I just love this from the dogwood blossom focal to the beads within the wood circles - just gorgeous!

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  38. That is an absolutely delicious necklace! Love the focal! Great job!

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  39. Wonderful soup - love how you kept the design bold yet light!!
    TErri

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  40. great design, great focal piece.

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  41. What a stunning necklace! Love the 3 bead links, that is such an interesting style on the necklace. Your color choices were perfect. Truly beautiful!

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  42. That's gorgeous...and I'm not normally a fan of earth-tone beads, but this is really special and pretty. Amazing job!

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  43. Beautiful necklace, just my style and color, love it!

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  44. Love it! Very earthy and elegant.

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  45. Wow, what a beautiful and intricate necklace! Love the color combos, so much texture in the piece.

    Also, thank you so much visiting my blog! I hope you enjoyed it and will visit again soon...

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  46. Very pretty and love the opera length. Very nice.

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  47. Beautiful necklace Lori! I love all the textures and how you balanced the color. :)

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  48. What a wonderful earthy necklace. I love the daisy pendant :)

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  49. The daisy pendant is very pretty. Your wire work is so perfect and the earth tones all work together so beautifully.

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  50. Your necklace has a beautiful, earthy feeling about it. I love opera length pieces because of the versatility they offer when you multi wrap them (especially when the clasp ends up at the front!).

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  51. beautiful colours, shapes - really great job!

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  52. Beautiful necklace! I really like the length of it too. I love the beads you added as well, they work beautifully with the others.

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  53. I love this, great colors, great design, and versatility.

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  54. Beautiful! Love how long it is and how rich. Great job!

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  55. I love the colors, so earthy and perfect for fall, and the style is perfect for wearing over sweaters. Beautiful work!

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  56. Beautiful, earthy necklace! The bead combo and linking really framed the pendant well. Fab job!

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  57. What gorgeous wire work! I love wire myself *happy sigh* Such a beautiful necklace, and way to rock going out of your comfort zone!

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  58. beautiful work, that focal is stunning and what you've done to showcase it...wonderful

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  59. simply gorgeous! nothing else needs to be said {except I am LOVIN' the neutral tones to this piece} ;o)

    hugs

    hello gorgeous xxx

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  60. Lori this is gorgeous! I love how elegant it is all the while staying to neutral and natural!

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  61. I love your necklace AND I LOVE the title of your blog. I will definty be back to check it out in greater depth when the Blog hop is over.

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  62. I am so sorry for being so late my computer was resisting too labor intensive:^)Very nice designs. And there is still time to sign up for the give-away, Just go to SandysColoringBox.blogspot.com Sept.16th blog and leave a comment
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  63. Autumn is my favorite time of year, and your necklace is alive with the rich colors of the season. Love that clasp, worn in the front. And I've enjoyed taking a few minutes this afternoon to read the rest of your blog. Thanks for taking the time to share a wealth of great information.

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  64. Linda was my partner last time - isn't she amazing? I lvoe your necklace - it's amazing!

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  65. Really pretty creation. Love your colors, it just screams fall to me. Definitely a piece you could wear with many outfits. Great work!

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  66. Great job, love the colors and the design. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Take care, Riki

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  67. Lovely creation, very stunning and yes, how can you go wrong with a lovely dogwood blossom.

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  68. Beautifully designed. With so much to choose from and directions to go... I like how you elected not to use the green beads with this piece and kept it all neutral. It so works! Soup-er great job!

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  69. Lori, that is a gorgeous piece you designed! Love the photo with the display, showing the clasp in front as almost a double necklace. The focal is lovely! Nice job!

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  70. Well done! That is a stunning piece!

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  71. I love the dogwood pendant and that it's long enough to double up. Gorgeous!

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  72. I love what you did with your soup! Beautiful necklace!

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  73. i love the dogwood blossom, the wire wrapping and your use of grouping to provide such a nice balance to this necklace! the soft colors make such a pretty piece, enjoy it!

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  74. Love that focal and you did wonderful work on your necklace I really love the colors what a stunning piece.

    LOVELY!

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  75. Good job!! very very nice!!

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  76. Beautiful necklace, very delicate

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  77. Lori, that dogwood focal really spoke to you beautifully (as an SC native living in KY via AL, I feel ya!). I like the asymmetrical balance you got, and the longer length is really great. And I read your later post -- yes, yes, yes, join us beadweavers in the fun of the little seed beads! Jump on in!

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  78. Your necklace is really beautiful. I like the subtle autumn tones to it. How fortunate that you were able to work in those vintage beads. Very cool!

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  79. Wow, you recieved gorgeous beads, and I love your creation. The necklace is beautiful...I love the bit of asymetry.

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  80. I love the elegance of the earth tones, the wonderful wire work and the harmony of the necklace. So beautiful.

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  81. I would wear your necklace exactly like that, wrapping it around the neck. Beautiful!
    Ambra

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  82. Nicely done, the length allowing both the focal and the clasp to be front and center was a really great idea.

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