Saturday, May 10, 2014

Welcome to my table...please enjoy my Soup

Welcome, welcome, welcome.  Thank you for stopping by for the Bead Soup Blog Party, hosted by Lori Anderson and enjoyed by many from around the world.  I won't go into all the details, I'm assuming if you are visiting this blog today, you already know what's going on.  This is my third bead soup and I have enjoyed each and every one that I have participated in.

This time around my partner is Linda Anderson.  She is a great jewelry designer and I have had so much fun getting to know her.  For the first time I have actually gotten to know my partner and I hope we can remain friends after this blog party.

Here is a reminder of what she sent me to work with:


Linda also sent some other beads after I had taken this photo, and I had already used those beads before I took a picture of them, so I only have pictures of them in my jewelry designs.  This is what I created with the extra beads that she sent: 




She sent the blue and green round beads and the small blue/green Czech flowers.  I choose to use the clasp that she sent in the bracelet, it acts as a really great focal element with a small group of flowers as an accent.  I also used some of my own Czech glass in the bracelet and earrings.

I made a necklace with the focal and some of the other beads that she sent.  I added some more Czech beads from my own hoard.  This necklace is pretty long, but I like that because it has a great casual feel that would work with breezy summer outfits.



I just realized that I didn't take a picture of the whole necklace, but there are small dangles of coordinating faceted Czech glass beads, spaced along the chain.  I didn't add a lot of dangles like on a charm bracelet, it is a very airy sort of necklace.

When I saw the pink, green and blue poke-a-dot beads I knew that I was going to make earrings with them.  When I designed the first pair I loved the look so much that I went ahead and made them all the same way.  Normally, I wouldn't copy a design over and over, but I really liked the look of the earrings. 





I also created some earrings to go with the long focal necklace.


Linda sent the faceted orange rondels and I added small yellow faceted rondels that I had.  They mimic the dangles that are on the necklace, only a little bigger.

You might be wondering about the large orange crackle and clear round beads.  I have used them, but I haven't finished the piece.  I got to playing around with my polymer clay and made a really neat focal piece, that worked really well with the orange crackle beads, but it is still a work in progress.  Really, it's more like housework got in the way of finishing the piece, but real life has a bad habit of intruding on what I really want to be doing.  Showing off that piece will have to be another post for another day.  I haven't used the silver rounds, yet, but they will get used one of these days.

Here is a reminder of what I sent to Linda; stop on over and see what she created with her soup ingredients.





And here is a short cut to a list of all the participants in the Bead Soup Blog Party.  Please go and enjoy as many of the blogs as you can.

Thank you for stopping by and a HUGE thank you and a hug to my partner, Linda.

Happy hopping to you all,

Lisa

46 comments:

  1. Lisa!!! I LOVE your pieces! SO FREEEEAKING CUTE! Are you KIDDING?!??!?!?! =) The earrings are *major*! I can't even....just love love LOVE what you did! =) HOORAY!!

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  2. I can't even pick a favorite - the bracelet...the dangles...the earrings...the pendant! Oh my!

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  3. These are all so handsome! Can you imagine the long necklace over a big chunky sweater or something? Also, don't feel bad: making earrings is addictive. Trufax.

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  4. What a great selection of earrings you now have. The necklace looks fun and breezy!

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  5. Lisa - What fun and lovely pieces (and one can never have too many earrings, right?)! Wonderful job :)

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  6. Many pretty pieces. I really enjoy the Czech bead pendant.

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  7. Love the earrings! They're so bright and cheerful! Wonderful soup!

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  8. The polka dot earrings are such fun!! I love all that you did with your soup!! Beautiful!

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  9. Very pretty pieces! Love the earrings!

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  10. I'm in love with your earrings :) love the polka dots! And the necklace, lovely!!

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  11. You lucked out with all of the wonderful glass beads you received in your soup! And you made very pretty things with them. I see why you replicated the earrings - they're fun and colorful. Enjoy wearing your designs, especially the glass discs necklace.

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  12. All very pretty! Love the polka dot earrings and the long necklace, fabulous color too!

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  13. Wow a whole new earring wardrobe and a bracelet and a necklace. That's a lot of great work. Plus you are still creating. You are a creative force Lisa. Well done!

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  14. What wonderful, light and breezy makes. Love those spotty earrings.

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  15. Oooh - LOVE all your colorful, fun pieces you made. I can picture you wearing them this summer, sparkling where ever you go :)

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  16. Hi Lisa I just adore your designs and what you did with your soup. I would totally wear all of it...It is fun, adorable and cute and brilliant...By the way how do you do the whole short cut thing you know to lori's list...Hope you don't mind me asking ...
    http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliment, that is very sweet. Lori has a perma link on her sight, if you go over there you just copy/paste it on your post.

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  17. love your pieces...and I don't blame you for using that same design for those earrings. they turned out so nicely!

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  18. great collection of earrings! I love it!

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  19. What lovely creations! Everything is so light and cheerful. I really like the necklace, and how it lets the pendant really stand out. Beautiful!

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  20. Such Happy creations from a Happy soup! Great for summer!!

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  21. Very pretty designs. Love the earrings - so cheerful.

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  22. I can see why you created the same design for the earrings, they are just lovely! Looks like you had a lot of fun with your soup!

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  23. Such fun pieces! I love the colourful whimsy of the necklace and lampwork bead earrings :)

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  24. So funny creations, great. Especially I love the colourweel necklace, it makes me a smile.

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  25. Excellent earrings. I like what you did with that clasp and I like your summery necklace. So pretty

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  26. Lisa, I really like all of the earrings you made! They are very bright and summery!

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  27. the earrings are the one that catches my fancy the most!!! and i think they are a great collection.

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  28. I have the opposite problem...my creating gets in the way of my housework. ;) Love your polka dotted earrings. Especially the pink ones. Very cute.

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  29. Everything is so cheerful and colourful, Lisa! I think those beads were just begging to be made into earrings :)

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  30. Your designs are bright and happy. That is a fun earring pattern and nice of those lampwork beads. Well done with your soup.

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  31. Those earrings are SUPER CUTE! And I love how u used the focal. Great job

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  32. Lisa, I love what you created with your soup, the colors are bright and happy. The beads on silver chain is just perfect for a summer day. And seriously, who needs housework when there's beads calling your name! Or blogs to hop around...I'm still visiting, so much beautiful inspiration to see.

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  33. Yup! All your pieces are fun and colorful. I love the long chain necklace with the beads as focals. Great earrings too, and that delicate bracelet is so sweet. Nice job!

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  34. Sweet pieces, in spring colours and maaaaany lovely earrings (-: you made a lot of happy jewellery! Have fun with it!

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  35. Very pretty pieces, so many pretty colors, love them all.

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  36. Lovely how you played with your colorful beads, your pieces are so joyous and springy!

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  37. The polka dot earrings have the right mix of fun and class in them

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  38. lovely work! Really Soup-er! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't want to miss a thing!

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  39. Wow! I love those earrings!! Lampwork is my favorite!! Great work! You have a luscious soup!

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  40. There is something eternally feminine and romantic about crystals and glass and I think that the first bracelet and earrings are just that. The long focal is unique but still looks fragile and I am sure the small crystals attached to the chain enhance this effect. The lampwork earrings turned out strikingly beautiful and I understand it when you said you couldn't stop making them :)

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  41. You made some really great pieces, but those bright and fun earrings are really something special!!

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