Saturday, April 13, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

I received these great beads, a lovely copper hand made owl, a ceramic handmade round bead, a beautiful purple stone and a nice handmade clasp and my imagination went crazy! There was so much I didn't know where to start. Charlie really sent a great package of yummy goodness! The first thing I did was take out the purple stone because it's my favorite color and I love wire wrapping. I wanted to try this wrap that goes on both sides so I could make a bracelet. I added some of my own beads in the purple color and wire wrapped them together added some cotton string and my own handmade clasp. Here it is...

 The next step was to use the focal point bead in this case the owl. I decided to use my died hemp string to tie it up adding the striking green beads in that Charlie sent, I love the way the copper contrasts with the green! Charlie sent a few of these great pink and copper glass leaf beads but I wanted to make a nest of sorts with more so I bought some in the green colored ones and wire wrapped them in a circle with the blood stone tiny beads she sent. Here it is...

I strung some small goldstone copper beads I had together with the green chunky stones Charlie sent then continued on with the bright green beads and leaves I had left over connecting them to the clasp.  

I wire wrapped the very cool ceramic bead with some copper and the bright green bead along with some little dark green flat beads I had. Connecting this to the clasp and the hemp string. 

And she came together beautifully!

I had such a great time putting these beads and focal pieces together! Thanks for putting this together with all your heard work Lori!!!! And a special thanks goes out to Charlie Jacka at Clay Space who made and sent me this wonderful soup!!!

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Ali McCarthy
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Amy Severino
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Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
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Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
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Chris Eisenberg
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Christine Murrow
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Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
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Deborah Brooks
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Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
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Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
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Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
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Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
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Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

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Kim Sparks
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Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
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Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
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Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
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Melissa Meman
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Stephanie Haussler

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Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
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Tanya Goodwin
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  1. Amazing work ! I love how the focal just pops :)

  2. Very pretty necklace! Love the owl focal :)

  3. Really unique and unexpected. Good job.

  4. Fantastic pieces you created from an awesome soup! Love how you show cased that owl focal! Love it!

  5. I love all your pieces!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, what a fun :)
    ciao dall'Italia

  6. the owl necklace is like a fun mini colour wheel :-) I love bright fun pieces like that! Great work

  7. Very unique and great use of your soup.

  8. Beautiful pieces...very unique...lots of great color.

  9. Your necklaces are very cool, love them, and really good use of your soup.

  10. Great job!!! I just love how you 'off set' the clasp and added to it to make it part of the focal... VERY nice!! ~KM 1st reveal -

  11. Love the owl necklace, there's so much to look at!

  12. What a sweet piece, that is one happy looking owl! Great job with your soup

  13. I love the mixing of knotting and wirework, it's a beautiful, original piece

  14. The hemp stinging is so pretty and the owl is adorable.

  15. I just love the necklace you made. It's very eclectic!!

  16. Chandra I love the colors you chose for the owl necklace. It really keeps your eye moving around the piece.

  17. Looks like you had a lot of fun with this soup well done.

  18. I like what you did with your soup, great designs.

  19. You did such a nice job of combining so many vibrant colors and textures - both of the necklaces are great fun!

  20. Good job using your soup Chandra.

  21. Both of your necklaces are just super! I especially like your second necklace because of both the owl AND your use of the bright colors. Nicely done :)