Monday, May 12, 2014

My Bead Soup Reveal!

I am so excited about this year's soup! My partner Pam Hurst sent me some awesome stuff! See her blog here  http://pamhurst.blogspot.com

 Chunky carnelian! Semi precious beads! Pearls! And more but the stunner is the pmc silver focal handmade by Pam!  so, here is what I have made:


For this necklace I used the citrine squares, the aquamarine squares, the focal and clasp. I added some blue guilders paste to the silver focal since blue is the main color of the necklace. I made tiny sterling silver  balled head pins to use to make the cluster of citrine, aquamarine, and I added some faceted 4mm semi precious heishi to the mix in coordinating colors of blue and dark citrine.  For the necklace portion I used aqua blue 4mm sperpentine heishi  and added in the remaining aquamarine square heishi in intervals at the bottom near the focal. I used the remaining citrine heishi right around the focal! The clasp is awesome with the flowered focal!


Here's a close up of the pendant.


 For this rustic tribal necklace I used some of the fabulous chunky and faceted carnelian beads!  The focal is a genuine African trade bead which I surrounded by layered bead caps in copper. the oval metal beads are African brass and copper mix beads. I love them!  I used two lampwotk disk beads I made, copper heishi, red and green jasper disks, a pretty green semi precious rectangle stone with awesome striations and the finishing touch is the clasp that I made. It is solid copper that I etched, patinaed with liver of sulfur, sanded and then sealed with spray sealant. I sell my etched copper pieces  in my Etsy store if you are interested.


My final piece is one that I have been working on for awhile but did not finish until this blog hop. It is an ocean themed bracelet in purples and blues with pearls,  an etched copper piece, sari ribbon, lampwork and a huge piece of rainbow fluorite.  I wire wrapped some recycled sari ribbon with seed beads and amethyst beads to a wire base. I added a  large hammer faceted rainbow fluorite bead, copper bead cap, my lampwork bead in shades of purple, a gorgeous huge pearl from Pam, my etched copper piece with fishies on it and a fabulous clasp that is wire wrapped to the the etched copper fish piece. I may have to keep this one! OK, it will be in my Etsy store cos I can't keep everything I make! lol

I have alot more soup so I am going to have another reveal day. My partner Pam is going to do another also!

Thanks to Lori and Lisa and all who helped with this awesome blog hop! Lori, I hope you start to improve faster and faster.  Keep up the hard work healing as you have many who love you. <3
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65 comments:

  1. I love your designs. The colors are amazing.

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  2. Lovely pieces, I love that hot orange in the second necklace and the bracelet is a fantastic design

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  3. Thank you Kathy and 13! I know what you mean about the hot orange - as soon as I saw it I knew it was going into a design! I love the bracelet, too!

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  4. All three of your designs are just divine to say the least. Love the focal you were send and how you used it. The African Necklace...beautiful colors and that clasp you made is wonderful as well as the bracelet!!!

    Smiles, Pam

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  6. Your pieces are so beautiful: love the turquoise necklace with the drop focal, so elegant; love the gorgeous chunky necklace, but the bracelet kills them all :D the design is amazing and the mixture of media so interesting

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  7. Great pieces, Patty! I'm loving all these turquoise, copper and sunset colors. Very appealing to the eye...nicely done.

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  8. Great designs and I love all the color! Great job!

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  9. Wonderful pieces, I love the colours. My favourite ist the bracelet, so great combination.

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  10. I love all your designs, great bead & color combo, your clasp is gorgeous! But I can't resist wirework and fabric in jewelry and you have done great in structuring that bracelet - definitely my favorite!

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  11. All your pieces are gorgeous, but I love how you used the focal, as well as how you wrapped everything up in the last bracelet !

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  12. OMGosh! You all have made my day! Such sweet compliments! Thanks for looking and sharing your thoughts. <3

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  13. Beautiful pieces! The first necklace is a fabulous ,,

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  14. They are all beautiful Patty. Great work as always. :)

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  15. Thank you, Shari! You are a doll!

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  16. Your pendant necklace is beautiful- you've done a great job of making the focal sing. The second is full of vibrant colors and is a lovely pop of color. Loving the bracelet- I don't work with fibers or sari silk at all (at least until this hop) and the texture combo is wonderful. Christie

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  17. Wow Patti! I LOVE every piece you made! No way could I pick a favorite. Great soup, fab pieces you made with your soup! Bead on......

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    1. Thanks for coming to see Donna. I adore your beads and your jewelry is wonderful. <3

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  18. Very pretty pieces. The focal with the cluster is adorable.

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  19. Thank you to everyone who came to see my pieces! I treasure you all! Thanks for coming to see Donna. I adore your beads and your jewelry is wonderful. <3

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  20. Ok that last bracelet is divine. I loved all the materials and how they all go together. Ai have not been as adventurous.

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  21. I adore that bracelet. I would've never thought to have used wire and fabric and the more I see the amazing results the more I'm inspired to try.

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    1. Absolutely! Go for it! And be sure to share. :o)

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  22. love the sari bracelet and theway colours and elements blend together :-)

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  23. Patty, they are all just so fabulous!! It is always so much fun to see what others do with what you send them! I love them all!!

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    1. Thank you Pam! I love your pieces, too! I can't wait to see what you do on your next reveal. I am going to do one, too. I have many more ideas. :o)

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  24. Just love the final bracelet, planing to make one for myself soon - very inspired

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    1. Thank you So much! The hammer faceted rainbow fluorite gave it the color and feel I wanted. I love hammer faceted gemstones!

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  25. I find African trade beads very difficult to design around - but I think you did an amazing job! I love the design and think the carnelian is lovely with the bead. Just gorgeous designs!

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    1. I am with you on the difficulty of African trade beads. I can't remember how long I have had it but am pleased, too. thanks so much!

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  26. the dangles that you added are simply splendid! they add such character and the colors are divine!

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  27. Love all your pieces but the orange and green necklace is so beautiful.

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  28. You did a great job! I prefer the bracelet, it looks great! Hugs, Doris

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  29. Your two necklaces look really nice. I love love love the bracelet!! Nice job with your soup!

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  30. Gorgeous designs. I especially love what you did with the silver focal. And I think that clasp you made for the second piece is a stunner.

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  31. Thank you to all of you for your compliments! I am still hopping and enjoying all that I see. :o)

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  32. The necklace you made to showcase that focal is out of this world! Love that bracelet also.

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    1. Thank you Strega! I am so thrilled that you came to view my blog. Blessing to you. <3

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  33. All your designs really showcase the focal elements. The bracelet is fabulous.

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  34. I really like you creativity and how you put things together. You designs are Soup-perb! You have a new follower! (Grin)

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  35. Great pieces. I love that second necklace and that bracelet, oh my, stunning!!

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  36. The first necklace♥♥♥ and that bracelet♥♥♥. Lots of colours that bring happiness...

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  37. Your pieces are lovely! I love how your color combinations - they work together perfectly!

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  38. Your necklaces are awesome but got to say I love me that bracelet. Love the use of fiber.

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  39. I love all of your creations!! You did a great job!!! I like really chunky jewelry so my favorite is your second necklace with the african trade beads and the carnelian! Wonderful Job!!!

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  40. Hi Patti , you did a beautiful job .Beautiful bracelets ,and necklaces .

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  41. Love all your pieces! The bracelet is my favorite = would love to try something like that.

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  42. Your pieces are wonderful! I love the cluster above you focal of the blue necklace, the autumn colors of the next and how you used the ribbon in the bracelet. Great job!

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  43. Your designs are so well thought out and beautiful! I'm sure your partner loVes how you highlighted her artisan focal. Your bracelet came out really fantastic, isn't it nice to finish a project that has been waiting for the right bead/time/inspiration?

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  44. When I saw the first necklace I thought "this one will be my favorite, look at all the dangles!" Then I saw your second one and look at all the colors! Well done!

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  45. Hi Jael! thank you fro the sweetest compliment yet! :o)
    Patty

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  46. Your designs are beautiful --I really love the first necklace and that bracelet!

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  47. All of your pieces are earthy and warm, seemingly inspired by nature. And they are all just lovely! I really like how you embellished the focal on the first piece.

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  48. I was going to say my favorite is the first necklace but then realized I can't pick. Each one appeals to me in a different way. Three great designs!

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  49. Wow, you have made some great things, I especially like the blue necklace but I wear a lot of blue, the colours of the second necklace are so vibrant beautiful work!
    Jackie

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  50. Absolutely love the colours and textures, Patty... everything is gorgeous :)

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  51. Thank you, thank you to all who have left such wonderful comments!

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  52. Hi Patty, You showcased the beautiful handmade focal really well in your first piece. It is my favorite. I like all three of your designs. Good job using your soup ingredients.

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  53. They are all beautiful but my favorite has to be the first necklace. It is simply stunning!

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  54. Your pieces are beautiful. You got great stuff in your soup and sure knew how to use it! My favorite is the first necklace. It's just gorgeous.

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  55. Beautiful pieces! That first one is really something special. Fabulous work with your soup!!

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