Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Time and a Giveaway!

Thanks to the lovely Lori Anderson for putting together this blog hop, I can't imagine what a crazy amount of work it was.  Without further ado here are my pieces that I created from the massive amount of soup that my partner, Stephanie Dixon sent to me.


Earrings made with Czech glass, acrylic and Swarovski crystals



This is the first necklace, a copper flower with Czech glass, handmade polymer clay beads and a copper clasp.


A jewelry set made with Czech glass and wooden squares.



A bracelet made with really cool rubber beads from Stephanie and a large lucite bead with vintage glass beads.



And my favorite, a necklace made with some wooden flower charms, Golem Studio beads and a ceramic pendant handmade and signed by Stephanie's uncle.


Close up of the pendant.


Giveaway time!  Anyone who leaves on comment on this post will have a chance to receive one of those pairs of earrings.  Winner will get to choose which one they prefer.  Tell me anything you like.  I will end the giveaway on September 25, which just happens to be my birthday.  :) I will pick a winner and announce on the 26th.

Please visit my partner, Stephanie Dixon to see what she made with the soup I sent to her.  For a complete list of participants, please visit Lori Anderson.  Thanks for stopping by!

66 comments:

  1. Some funky items. I love the earring in the first picture and the chunky bracelet. :o)

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  2. Awesome pieces! I love the chunky bracelet and the last necklace with the ceramic pendant.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Wow! You made a lot! It's all lovely. The chunky bracelet is my favourite.

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  4. Outstanding! You always do such interesting things, I love your beading designs! It's always a pleasure to see so many creative people all in one place. Happy hopping!

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  5. Beautiful! I especially love the bracelet. I am intrigued by the idea of rubber beads. Who ever heard of such a thing??

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  6. Amazing! Well done! So creative and fun :) The bracelet is my favorite, so pretty!

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  7. Oh so many lovely items, Love the first necklace, really beautiful!

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  8. Love them all! So unusual but I really like that first necklace.

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  9. What a beautiful assortment and you did all this in 3 days... Fan-tab-ulous!

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  10. OMG That big chunky bracelet is completely delicious!!!! So many pieces!!! What a great job!

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  11. What cool and funky collection of goodies -- fabulous results. We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,
    Emanda

    http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

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  12. Your Bead Soup pieces are just wonderful.

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  13. I liked everything but liked the last necklace the best. :)

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  14. your fav piece is my fav piece. I love the colors and the flowers...rubber beads? cool! I don't believe I've seen rubber beads before.

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  15. Wonderful pieces. I love the necklace with the wooden squares - the colors are perfect!

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  16. The last necklace has a southwestern feel to it, very nice!

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  17. You got some great beads from your partner, and I love what you did with them...what a great variety! I agree with you on the favorite :)

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  18. Wonderful creations! I love the last necklace, too!

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  19. great jewelry! earthy pieces with that really vibrant one thrown in there.

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  20. Wow! I can't believe how many seriously awesome pieces you were able to create! Great job. :)

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  21. Great stuff! I particularly like the bracelet with the lucite center bead and the rubber beads on the side. Very unique!

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  22. Great job making so many pieces with the soup you received. They're very different and show a lot of style.

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  23. Wow, girl! You got busy! What incredible pieces you have made. I can't begin to pick a favorite! Love your style!

    http://sweetfreedom-designs.blogspot.com

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  24. Lovely jewellery! My fave is that first necklace with the flower, really like the colours. The turquois necklace and rubber/lucite bracelet were fun and funky too. Fab work!

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  25. Rubber beads? How cool! You have to ask her to email me and let me know where she got those, because I SO want some!

    You did a great job!

    I hope you join me again!

    Love, Lori

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  26. You were very busy! Love the variety in the different pieces.

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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. They're all wonderful pieces, but that bracelet is WAY cool! Nice job on everything!

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  29. What a fantastic collection of jewellery you created with the soup. I love the combination of beads you used in the rubber bead bracelet; that focal is amazing!

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  30. Awesome bead soup...and collection that you created with it! The bracelet is really fun. Very nice job!

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  31. Wow - so many beautiful creations! The heavier bracelet with the vintage glass beads, lucite bead, and the rubber beads is awesome!

    Julie and Andrea

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  32. Pretty! You've made so many contrasting pieces, they;re all very lovely. I particularly like the rubber and lucite bracelet - it looks like a piece I would wear all the time!

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  33. WOW! You made some gorgeous things there! I love the turquoise one, too, but also that green in the bracelet is great and the chunkiness of the first piece is wonderful. Congrats on getting so much done and done so beautifully!

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  34. What a wonderful variety of designs, a feast for the eye! Love the last one with the clay pendant. Gorgeous!

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  35. Great designs and love the colors. Thanks for sharing. Cherrie

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  36. They all turned out so great. That pendant signed by her uncle is wonderful. And the cute little flowers on either side really set it off. I really like the copper flower necklace. The colors all compliment each other and I like the way you put it together. The wood square necklace is great, too. As for the earrings I especially like the round circle ones with the crystals inside.

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  37. Great looking stuff! The pendant is special. It all looks South Western to me. I guess the terra cotta color did it. Rubber beads are a new one for me, I like the idea of that. Tactile experience is part of what we love with beads.

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  38. Beautiful pieces, all so very different. Love the colours and designs.

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  39. The flower necklace with the turquoise beads is so fun and funky. It just screams SUMMER! I really love the bracelet with the rubber beads too.

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  40. I love love love the blue flower necklace, it's just so fun.

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  41. super cute! I loved that you did a separate post on soup lessons :-)

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  42. I love that you created so many wonderful pieces. Your bracelet is my favorite. Love the chunky beauty of it.

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  43. Wonderful and fun designs! The bracelet is cool! Great job!

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  44. I swear I posted on here! Let's try this again!!
    YOu did an absolutely fantastic job! All the pieces look fabulous. My uncle will be thrilled to see you used his pendant. My favourite piece is the rubber beads bracelet. I love your colour and design sense.

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  45. happy birthday!
    You have been really busy. You have made so many pieces!
    if i had to pick one I will go for that second necklace.
    i wouldn't say your pieces are boring at all! Look at that great third necklace. So full of colour!

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  46. some delicious soup here chick...well done ;o)

    hugs

    hello gorgeous xxx

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  47. What awesome work! The 'giraffe' beads, acrylic rings and other beads are from my business, Steph loves picking out the funky stuff. With your permission I will post some pics my Facebook page. Let me know :)
    http://www.facebook.com/silverdawnjewels

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  48. I am so sorry I am so late , but my computer dug in it's heels and said I'm nota-gonna go that fast:^)
    Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  49. ok, the first necklace I would be wearing every second day if I owned it, the second is just cool and funky, those rubber beads are THE bomb and I am googling them right now, and the last necklace would be what I am wearing when I am not wearing the first. Amazing.

    PS I read your most recent post and I TOTALLY disagree when you say your stuff is boring ;) I think you totally rock.

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  50. You did awesome job with your pieces because it is all YOU! I say the same things when I see other people jewelry. I think Y didnt I come up with that...but you did you!

    Yes we must all challenge ourselves, it creates growth...but your pieces are really COOL!

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  51. Love the pendant on the necklace...truly unique. And those rubber beads are so cool!
    Michelle

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  52. I saw your most recent post and I DO NOT think your stuff is boring at all. Perhaps it is more subdued than some of the other pieces in the hop, but you don't always want over the top jewelry.
    I think your pieces are really great. I keep wanting to say which is my favorite, but every time I look at the pictures I just can't decide. They're all fabulous!

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  53. I agree with Hope! Your pieces are not boring.
    I am truly in love with the first necklace, but the last one is so fun and funky that I could actually see myself wearing something that isn't "earthtone"☺

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  54. First of all: happy birthday!
    Your pieces are so natural but I love the bracelet even if I have no idea what a rubber beads is!
    Ambra

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  55. Beadiful pieces! I really love the earrings and the copper flower necklace! :)

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  56. I love what you've done with your Bead Soup! Beautiful!!!

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  57. Love you soup, the copper flower is simply beautiful. You were very busy creating!!!

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  58. I am in love with that bracelet with the rubber beads. So beautiful.
    Shannon C

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  59. Boring?...I don't think so! You made some great pieces..and quite a few at that! Love the rubber beads bracelet..it just sits so well..and the last necklace is gorgeous..love the aqua flowers and where you placed them near the gorgeous focal. Great job.
    jenni

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  60. Wow! You made a lot of soup!! Great job!

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