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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Hop



I want to thank Lori Anderson for hosting the bead soup blog hop.  You can find a link to Lori's blog at: http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/   Lori has a book coming out in the fall on  bead swaps so be sure to watch for it.

My partner for this bead soup is Jessica Klaaren.  We were late signing up but met on the FB page for the bead soup. You can find Jessica's blog at: http://beadful-things.blogspot.com/  She makes some beautiful jewelry.  I think we were meant to get together to do this bead swap because we decided to do this on our own.  We also sent each other beads that were blue/green and butterfly pieces.  When I opened my package and seen all the beautiful beads and Vintaj findings I was so happy because I love to work with filigree findings. You can see the beads that Jessica sent me below this post. It was a challenge taking the beads and deciding how/what I was going to make.  I looked at them for a few days and finally had the idea to use a Vintaj butterfly finding and solder it onto a piece of textured metal along with the word inspire.  I used the word inspire because I think it conveyed what the swap was all about. Below is the link for the blog hop.









17 comments:

  1. Beautiful pieces! The stamped plate is a great touch! Your earrings are beautiful and the ear wires are so cool with the big "hoop" look...

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  2. Beautiful necklace. The focal piece is awesome and you did a great job with your design. I wasn't lucky enough to get selected this time but I too am in the mini swap. I can't wait until the next bead soup party. Great fun!

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  3. All the pieces are so lovely!!
    I so much enjoy watching you create!!!

    xoxo
    debbie

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    1. I loved your cute little heart Debbie, it turned out great. I added more resin to make sure it had a nice dome. Send me a picture of it all finished.

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  4. Awesome work, your necklace is one-of-a-kind.

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  5. what a piece of art!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  6. Love these sweet little hinged books in jewelry lately- This is an awesome necklace! Fantastic workmanship!

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  7. Beautiful! The multi layered focal is a fabulous idea. Lovely :) x

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  8. Beautiful romantic jewelry! Love all the pieces but especially love the earring collection.

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  9. I love this! I'd wear it in a heartbeat.

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  10. Such a powerful piece, love how you brought it together. Cool earrings too!

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  11. I love what you did with the focal, Just a beautiful balance of metal and color love it!

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  12. Love it!!!, I took a stroll around your studio too. I want to come play!!

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  13. Ooooo...so pretty! That stamped plate looks like a little book to me. Is it?

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  14. Gorgeous jewelry and blog! I love the focal you created.

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  15. All the pieces are amazing, liked all of them.A nice collection, i liked the earrings very much giving an ethnic touch, lovely.

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