Saturday, May 10, 2014

8th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!


Today is the big reveal of the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party.
First I have to give a big thank you to Lori Anderson, the host and creator of this fantastic event.
Second, thank you to my awesome partner Kristin Oppold of Yay Jewelry. This is her 2nd hop.  Her designs are amazing! I can not wait to see what she created!
Learn more about Kristen here.

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The soup I sent Kristen. I threw in some sheet aluminum I ran through an embossing machine and some recycled discs and gears for fun.

Lampwork beads and focal I made for the hop.
Fused glass bowl made with recycled float glass and enamel powders that I drew the design in with a stylus.

My soup from Kristen.
The cool focals she sent.



















This piece is made with a basalt clasp 9 I did change the toggle from the copper one to a blackened steel to match) and heart that was very special to Kristen and she asked that I please use it. This first piece pretty much came together as I was photographing my soup. I used blackened steel in varying gauges, the sponge coral, carnelian, and craved onyx beads she sent.I also used my jeweler’s saw to cut one of the pieces of coral in half for earrings. 

A close up of the clasp and earrings.

This piece was made around a fabulous focal made by Lisa Peters. I made some round lampwork beads of varying size and one for the toggle in a orange black red mix to match the focal. I also made a couple black spacers and etched them all for a soft and silky matte finish.
Bracelet made with crackle agate from Kristin and copper that I cut, punched holes in, hammered, sanded with very coarse grit, and antiqued. I love the texture and it has sort of an ocean feel to it. 
Copper, sari silk, and quarts necklace and matching earrings. The neck piece is made with heavy gauge copper wire that I hammered flat and wired on these gorgeous quarts Kristin sent. I made matching triangles to attach the sari silk; one the is the clasp.





The fourth was a pair of earrings that used some of the faux beach glass (by TF Bead Store on Etsy) and recycled roofing copper I ran through my embossing machine and heat patina. I think they go along great with the bracelet!


I had a few ideas for some of the other beads Kristen sent…but none panned out. I also tried a little micro macramé…need practice, lot's and lot's of practice! This was great fun and a bit of a challenge. My soup had very natural items and orange, not a color I ran to but I have a whole new love for it! 

Thank you so much Kristen for taking me outside my box!

This is my 3rd hop. They have all been great fun and I have met some fantastic people with every one!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

A link to the list of Bead Soupers!!
Happy Hopping!





63 comments:

  1. What an amazing soup to work with. I love those strong colours and the striking pieces you've created. Love the big wire swirls and the chunky quartz

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    1. Thank you! I had a fantastic soup. The color was far from my norm, but I am in love with it now and the natural items...looking at things in a whole new way! :)

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  2. Love what you made - Great ideas!

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  3. Thanks for being a really fun Soup Partner. I absolutely loved what you did with the heart and glad you added different wire to coordinate it. You are truly inventive in your style. I would of never thought to saw a coral to squeak out some earrings out of a soup....I had to laugh at that one. I loved that copper bar bracelet. Will have to read about that one more to see how you did all the holes in the bars. I also loved the toggle you made with Lisa Peters Art focal piece......so inventive!!!!!!!! You have some tricks up your sleeve and I marvel!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Kristen, I had a great time. Thanks for sending such a cool and interesting soup....really made me think outside my norm. My next trip to the bead store will be so different! I was really blown away by all your creations...all so very creative and gorgeous! So glad you had fun with the odd ball stuff...you really made fantastic use of it!!!

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  4. What a gorgeous soup! I am particularly fond of the copper bracelets you made, with the handmade copper links - really nice :)

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  5. I love the glass focals and beads you sent to your partner , and you got an amazing soup from her. your finished pieces are gorgeous and plentiful, you were very busy with your soup.
    lovely wire work too , it's one of my favourite techniques to use in my jewellery. i especially like the bronze colour you used , earthy and rich looking. so glad i stopped by .

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    1. Thank you so much! Very different color and items from my norm...but what fun! Gold and silver wire has been my thing for a long time, just recently started using alternative metals...loving them! Happy hopping!!

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  6. I love the use of steel wire and the black really brings out the bright colors you used. You certainly had an amazing soup to work with and loved everything you designed!

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    1. Thank you Kumi! Love the blackened steel! Have fun hopping!

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  7. You made some spectacular designs with that delicious soup. Well done.

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  8. Wow, I don't know what to say, your work is just amazing! The colors are wonderful, but the way you used each piece is more than amazing. The wire makes each piece just a work of art, and I love the bracelet. I honestly can't praise your work enough. Wow.

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    1. Thank you so much Maire! Your wonderful compliments just made my week! Happy Hopping!

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    2. I had to come back and see your work again! I am just stunned by the beauty of the black wire and findings with the coral and carnelian. it is so beautiful! Was the coral difficult to cut? I would be terrified to cut into it!

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  9. Very nice reveal. Love all the wire work you did with those beautiful beads. Wow! Everything is just really, really beautiful. Great job.

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    1. Thank you so much Jean! Happy Hopping!

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  10. Patricia, I love the creations you made. Both bead soups are fabulous! I'm glad I don't have to pick a favorite because I like them all!! So creative! :))

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  11. Love what you did with your soup and the focals are wonderful. ( I found your blog extremely hard to read with the white on black background and the red just glows too much) hope you are not offended by some friendly advice :0)

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! Yes, I apologize, blogger was giving me major problems...just glad I got it published.

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  12. WOW, such talent! You both make such a wonderful partnership! I love your soups and LOVE the beads and bowl you made! Holy amazing!! You totally ROCKED your designs! All of them are so unique and gorgeous! I think the design with the black stone heart is my favorite. I love the use of black wire with that bright orange contrast. Stellar work, my friend! xo Genea

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  13. Beautiful, dramatic and uninhibited :) Love all your pieces, Patty!

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  14. wow you got a really cool soup and there is not a piece that you made that I dont love!

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  15. Each piece is gorgeous. I especially like how they complement each other. Great work.

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  16. Nice cooking, Patty. Just came here from your partners blog Kristin.... such an amazing soup you sent to her. I like the mounting of the heart in the black/grey/orange necklace and the fitting earrings too!

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  17. Wow! I like what you made from your fantastic Soup! And I LOVE the Soup you sent to Kristen with the recycled bits!! Bravo!!

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  18. Very creative, what a great soup and you did it proud, great job.

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  19. Lovely pieces. The stone clasp and heart are fantastic! although my favourite piece is the bracelet.

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  20. love the orange earrings most! You did a great job! Hugs, Doris

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  21. Oh my - what a gorgeous soup, and SO many gorgeous pieces you made with it! I love that you made lampwork beads to go with your soupy creations - that's part of the fun for me, too! It's a treat to design a new bead to coordinate with a bead soup surprise, isn't it? I can't even begin to try to pick out my favorite piece...they're ALL simply marvelous. Well done!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous! Everything is beautiful--I honestly can't decide on a favorite! I love the unique components, and I think you did a fantastic job combining and balancing them. Wonderful!

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  23. Absolutely beautiful...you did every piece justice! Your wire work is beautiful.

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  24. I don't know what to complement, you made such pleasing jewelry, I love the way you use wire.Those stone components were so unique too, they must have demanded good design

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  25. First, I thought the soup you sent was just so inspired, I had fun seeing Kristen's post back closer to the start. Anyway, what fun to see you got much the same palette. I can't pick a favourite but so many elements stand out, and your swapping to steel was perfect. Great work!

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  26. I'm impressed-so many projects and all in very unique style I admire!

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  27. Good golly, did you receive an amazing bead soup! I love everything you made, but my favorite would be the necklace with the stone heart focal. Your design and wirework is stunning, and the whole piece feels rustic & bohemian. The glass piece you made is gorgeous too. I'll be sure to check out your shop & read more of your blog.

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  28. Such a cool soup! Love the basalt pieces! and the coral and.....

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  29. I love all the wire work you did with your soup ingredients! Very cool!

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  30. I love that first set! I always have difficulty working with orange but you totally rocked the colour! Beautiful pieces all!

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  31. Beautiful pieces! You had some great stuff to work with too!

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  32. Beautiful creations! Your wire work does such a nice job of complimenting the beads in your soup.

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  33. Love what you did with the color combinations, the red bead and copper bracelet is great. The stone focals set off perfectly, you did a fabulous job with your soup!

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  34. I'm kinda left speechless and struggling to find the words - these pieces are amazing. Without a shadow of a doubt my favourites from the hundreds of blogs I've looked at. I don't know if it's the firey colours coupled with the blackened steels and coppers or the exquisite wirework.

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  35. Love the colour palette of your soup. Your creations are beautiful!

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  36. Your pieces are all so whimsical and fun. I especially like what you did with the basalt focal and clasp. The steel wire really works well with the rocks. Nice job!

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  37. Wonderful pieces you did with your soup! I love them all but my favourites are the necklace with sari silk, quarts and copper and the matching earrings. So gorgeous!

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  38. what an amazing soup you received and what special use you made of it...I love your wirework and each piece is absolutely perfect. I love orange, especially in the druzy, chunky bits, and the black wire and beads enhance them perfectly

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  39. Your designs are all so unique and fabulous. I especially like the piece with the spiral and the heart focal. It's awesome. I have to say that the bowl you made for Kristen is also amazing.

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  40. what a gorgeous soup! And your creations are absolutely fantastic! I love that organic look!

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  41. Okay, I am never much of an orange person, but you made some BEAUTIFUL pieces! Well done!

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  42. Very inspiring work! I liked most of all the second necklace for the second necklace for the colors and wirework, that bead you made for the clasp is a great idea!

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  43. Lovely soups, just great! I specially love the necklace with the cool clasp from your soup and the co-ordinating earrings! So my cup of tea!
    I just ordered some steel wire to work with :-) Thank you for inspiration!

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  44. What a beautiful work! I love Your pieces, all! So great!

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  45. I love your jewelry!! It's very unique, pretty and loads of yummy textures. Bravo!

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  46. Fantastic pieces! I especially love the bracelet with the punched and sanded copper links. They remind me of coral, too. So pretty and organic!

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  47. Gorgeous pieces! I love the steel wirework & metal work!

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  48. Oh Wow! Such great pieces - lovely colours and textures. That bracelet has got my name on it.....actually, make it the earrings - oh heck - just send the lot in the post then I don't have to choose :-)

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  49. Hi Patty, Three necklaces two pair of earrings and a bracelet is a lot and they are all wonderful. I agree that orange is not a go to color for me either but I did a challenge with it for Znetshows.com and I also learned an appreciation for it. Aren't these hops great for stretching us?My favorite of your designs is the bracelet. Second would be the round copper earrings. You did great texturing.

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