Saturday, March 30, 2013

It's Here! It's Time! The First Reveal of the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party!

First I want to say thank you to Lori and everyone who made this possible!
Second I want to say thank you to my partner Stephanie Weiss. It was wonderful to have her as a partner. I really like her work. It was great exchanging emails and learning more about each other. We have alot of the same likes and are both learning to work with metal. We are also hoping to meet up at the Bead and Button show this year...sweet!
I am so excited to see what she made and to see what she thinks of my pieces. This is her first party. I'm sure she will have a blast.
You can learn more about Stephanie and see her pieces here...  http://uniquelymebwd.blogspot.com/


Here is the soup she sent.



Gorgeous stone and copper, some lampwork glass and handmade copper clasps.. a really gorgeous color pallette. For an extra surprise she sent everything in this cool little tin.
There was enough to make multiple pieces.




The first piece was made using one of the focals. faceted red glass beads, and a large copper bead sent by my partner. I mixed in a couple of my lampworked beads. a very large, very gorgeous amber bead,goldstone,new jade, and some recycled copper components I made.



The second and third pieces. A necklace made with hand wrought heavy gauge recycled copper wire and some gorgeous stone briollets and handmade clasp sent by Stephanie.
A bracelet made with recycled roofing copper that I cut and textured as a base for the cabochon and riveted it on with strips of copper. On one side I made a chains with the small jasper beads and alternated it with chain. The other side I used heavy gauge copper wire to make a sort of chain maille.


 The fourth piece I made a center piece of hammered thin gauge copper wire. I wrapped in some square pillow beads of smokey quarts and hung the gorgeous jasper focal. I made a chain using square copper beads and jasper beads sent by stephanie.





Here is a little reminder of what I sent stephanie. Can't wait to see her pieces!





Here is the list of first reveal members links.... http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/ I hope you enjoy the hop! Thanks for taking a peak!





















148 comments:

  1. Holy Cow this is over the top amazingly gorgeous you have such creativity and talent I totally admire what you did with your soup. You put such thought, time and effort into your creations...just amazing ...ty for sharing with us all bye for now and Happy beading

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    1. Thank you so much! I did enjoy the extra amount of time. Most of my pieces were half done till the day before...thats when they finally came together.

      Thanks again...enjoy the hop!
      Patty

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  2. I LOVE your wire work! You've created three stunning designs!

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  3. I really love your wire work --especially the spirals accenting the beads. Beautiful work!

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  4. ~each necklace is gorgeous and unique in its own...but i love love love the 2nd necklace here...so many elements yet it is pulled together beautifully...much love light and blessings~

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    1. Hi Brandi,
      Thank you so much for the sweet comment!

      Happy hopping! :)

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  5. Wow! You did a wonderful job on your pieces! I love the copper work! It makes me want to bring out my metal again!

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    1. Hi Marge,
      Nice to hear from you. :) Thank you so much! So glad I joined again. I hope you do get out your metal again. :)

      Enjoy the hop!

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  6. I'm so envious on how you use copper, these pieces are all so beautiful!

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  7. I really like that you used copper with these stones. It really makes them stand out.

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  8. Wow, you really rocked everything! Way to go!

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  9. I love your copper pieces. Great colors too!

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  10. Holy crow! You really outdid yourself (both of you!). The roofing copper for the bracelet -- want!!!! And your asymmetrical necklace -- gorgeous.

    You rocked it! I hope you had fun and come party with me any time!

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    1. Thank you so much Lori! I am having a blast the partys rock! Thanks for all your hard work putting this together. This is my second hop. I will definatly be back again!

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  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous all of the pieces.

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  12. Lovely metal components in there ! I agree, copper makes those stone POP. Amazing work !

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    1. Thank you Audrey. I was given an amazing soup!

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  13. The necklace and bracelet combo are stunning.

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  14. Fantastic work, love that bracelet and the metal work details you've put in your gorgeous pieces

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  15. oh my...I like them all, but the second one with the copper horse shoe is the best!! LOVE it!! ~KM http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33113.html

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    1. Thank you so much! I has a fantastic soup also! :) And I also really loved the keyhole pieces you sent your partner...very cool!

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  16. Lovely designs! Great color combos.

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  17. Beautiful. I love them all, especially the second design.

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  18. wow, both you and your partner have good taste, and very generous natures! and talent to make really lovely stuff with it! I really like the unique way you mounted the stone on the bracelet

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    1. Thank you so much Kat! I'm just learning metal work and did end up re-doing the strips twice. I found they don't like alot of texturing and kept snapping. Definatly a challenge..but what a blast! Thanks again!

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  19. Love the shapes you were able to create with copper wire. They accent the beads perfectly!

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    1. Thank you so much Jo Ann! Happy hopping!

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  20. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP
    stunning pieces, you are very talented! :)
    ciao dall' Italia

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    1. Thank you Jo! I am excited to see the next 2 reveals!

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  21. Absolutely stunning pieces. great job!

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  22. Loving your use of the copper and those focals look amazing too!!!

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  23. Great jewelry! I LOVE your copper work!!!

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.
    kathy

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  24. Holy canoli, your creations are amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much Laura! You just made my week!

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  25. I love all of them.... they are really pretty

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  26. Gorgeous... Gorgeous.... Gorgeous... Love your work.

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  27. Amazing work !
    Everything is so beautiful!

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  28. Your copper work is fabulous. I really liked the way you used the focal, different enough to be interesting but not so wild and out there that only a bead afficianado would like it. Excellent use of a great Soup!

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    1. Thank you so much Liz! I am really loving metal!

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  29. Wow, I love them all, cool style!

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  30. Wow, all of your designs are simply stunning! You did a wonderful job using your soup mix so creatively! *Ü*

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    1. Thank you so much Lori...you made my day!

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  31. way cool use of your soup. i love how unique your pieces are

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  32. Amazing! Very unique and beautiful jewelry! One of my favorites in the blog party! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you so much! Such a wonderful compliment!

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  33. All of your pieces look like they belong in a high end art gallery. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Maria! That is one of the best comments. Thank you so much! :)

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  34. Wow! That third piece really shows off the beauty of the stones, and I love the metalwork. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much. I had a great soup to work with!

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  35. Love the copper-Love the wire work-love the stone beads! I guess I LOVE it all!

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    1. Thank you so much Cheryl! Those stones sparked ideas as soon as I opened the box. Happy hopping!

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  36. Absolutely and amazingly beautiful and stunning designs!! :)

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  37. Absolutely and stunningly beautiful designs!! WOW! :)

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  38. So many unique and fabulous designs! Great job!

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  39. Beautiful work, especially I love the second necklace and the bracelet.

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  40. Love your metal work!!! All the pieces are beautiful, but the third inspires me most!!! Love the "angular waves"!

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  41. LOVE THEM! Yes, I am shouting. I LOVE what you did with your bead soup. So unique.

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    1. Thank you so much JuLee! Your sweet compliment has me jumping up and down! :)

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  42. Stunning work, love the ♥♥ 7 strands bracelet♥♥, and the other pieces too :-)

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  43. Your pieces are inspiring and I want to try your techniques. You really have created art!

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    1. Thank you so much Shae! I am just learning metal work and I am in love. I am going to try fold forming next. You have to try it!

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  44. Wow, wow, wow... what a beautiful job you did with your soup...

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  45. WOW - you did an awesome job! :) I love it all, but my favorite is the bracelet especially how you set the stone. Fab!

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie! The soup you sent was da bomb. I had ideas popping as soon as I opened it! Happy Hop Girl! :)

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  46. Gorgeous pieces - it's hard to pick a favorite, but the way you riveted the stone to the copper in the bracelet is very inventive and cool. Love them all!

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  47. Woowee! I LOVE the structure of your pieces! SO beautiful and inspiring!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! I am loving metal work!

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  48. Just gorgeous! So many beautiful and technical pieces. I love them all.
    Linda

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! Happy hopping!

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  49. Simply stunning creations from a lovely soup. So glad I found your blog on this hop!

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    1. Thank you so much! Been a fun hop...can't wait for the other reveals.

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  50. All your creations are fabulous!!

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  51. Love all of your pieces! Love the use of metal on the two necklaces!

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  52. Absolutely stunning! I love them all, really great work.

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  53. Your jewelry is beautiful. Your metalwork is great.

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  54. Your work is so amazing. Love the bracelet and the necklaces. So creative and original. thanks for stopping by my blog. Look forward to working with you on the AWETeam.

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    1. Hi Mary, I can't thank you enough for the wonderful compliments. I admire your work so much.
      I really like the changes on AWE and look forward to working with you also.
      Thank you again!
      Patty

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  55. WOW, your pieces have blown me away. That copper bracelet is AMAZING! Your necklaces are fantastic too. Very creative and gorgeous!

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  56. I love copper jewelry and your pieces are stunning. Your designs are truly original.

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  57. I love your design element style of metal with stones and flamework glass!

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  58. Oh my goodness , what beautiful designs!
    I especially love copper bracelet , and the necklace it is
    displayed with. They are all so lovely!
    ~Shari

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  59. Absolutely gorgeous work. I just want to say Thank you.

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  60. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
    You have bought all the elements of your soup together beautifully, I really like your copper work the necklace and braclet are lovely!
    Jackie

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  61. Love your wirework, I'd love the see the bracelet in more detail.

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  62. Recycled roofing copper for your bracelet - I love it! I so admire all of your designs - but the bracelet in particular.

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  63. Recycled roofing copper - I love it! I admire all of your designs, but am particularly drawn to that bracelet.

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  64. What a gorgeous soup! The pieces you created area stunning; I especially love the wire work in each design. I honestly cannot pick a favorite! Beautiful work Patricia!

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  65. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I absolutely love your work. I am still (I am embarrassed to say) looking at blogs from the first and second reveal... Your bracelet is beautiful. Your rivets are great! I adore working with metal and enjoy seeing others that do such wonderful work. I peeked at your glasswork, amazing! Thank you for such inspiration.
    Marie C.

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  66. Lovely wire work! Your pieces turned out beautifully! I am truly awed by the amount of work you did.

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  67. Your work is so beautiful! I love all the copper you used. I really love the way you wired your beads to those neat free form shapes. Great job!

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  68. Hello all,
    I am having trouble with my blogger it will not let me reply individually. So I thought I would post a reply for those I couldn't reply to here.

    I thank you all so much for stopping by and the wonderful compliments. I have really been blown away by some. I have enjoyed visiting everyones blogs...some really talented bloggers out there. Not to mention all the incredible designs I have seen.

    Happy hopping all!

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  69. You did a really great job! Love it! Hugs, Doris

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  70. Great bunch of pieces. Very architectural. I like the shapes and structure of your wirework. Very cool.

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  71. Gorgeous creations. Love that bracelet!!

    Happy Creating,
    Tracie
    http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

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  72. Oh wow!! Your pieces are all so expertly made and really show off your talent. Wonderful!

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  73. I'm hard pressed trying to pick a favorite....they are all so beautiful and unique! Great job!

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  74. Gorgeous jewellery -- love the colours and the designs! Fab job!

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  75. Absolutely stunning. I can't say anything else!

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  76. Wow, Patricia!
    Your wire work is great! Love the bracelet so much! Thank You for stopping on my blog and Your friendly words!

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  77. Very beautiful wire work, fantastic I love them all.

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  78. Hi, I don't think my last comment worked! So I'll try again!
    Your designs are really beautiful. I love the earthy tones and the copper. A very nice soup :-)

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  79. Wow! Your wirework is amazing and the pieces are absolutely beautiful!!

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  80. Fabulous creations! You are one Uber talented lady!

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  81. Beautiful, beautiful, warm and welcoming pieces; what a wonderful wirework artist you are!

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