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Saturday, September 17, 2011

The BIG reveal day is here at last.......

Let me begin with a big thank you. First to Lori Anderson of  www.PrettyThingsBlog.com  for organizing so many people all over the world and helping us to push our creative limits.  Second to Sally Anderson at www.wildsallyroad.blogspot.com for taking a chance on a second partner and sending me an amazing bead soup. I really can not say thank you to these amazing women enough. Also to my husband who knows how "focused" I can become and to Pam for letting me use her wrist. So here are the results.......


Picture A (PA)

Picture B (PB)
   I chose to focus on creating two necklaces. One (PB lower right) more extravagant then the second (PA upper right). In the main necklace I used the focal, clasp, and many of the smaller beads that were sent to me. I enjoyed using them because I have never used a focal/clasp of this type before. The beads were of different shapes (square/rectangle/round) that I had used separately but never in the same piece. The colors were amazing all from the turquoise family with many having veins of blues, yellows and greens. From my stash I added round jade beads (PA lower left) to bring out the green tones and white coral spacers. Since I had no turquoise in my stash I headed to my local second hand store (the main craft stores just did not have what I wanted) and found a broken necklace with plain round turquoise beads and brown beads (PB horizontal pics).  I chose to keep the design simple to not take away from the colors or focal.  


For the second necklace (PA top right and top middle) I wanted to create something that would compliment the first necklace and be functional. It is very simple,so much so that while beading it I dropped everything three times and had to start from the beginning two of those times. This necklace can be worn alone, with the first necklace or as a bracelet (PB 3rd from left).


If you have a second please leave a comment I know we are all going to be busy hopping from blog to blog. Also please visit  http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/ for the full list of participants.

60 comments:

  1. Very lovely necklaces. I like the addition of the little brown beads... what a lovely focal you had to work with. Very nice collages, too.
    jenni

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  2. My favorite colors! Your pieces are lovely!

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  3. Gorgeous necklaces! I love the colors in each of them! Awesome job!

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  4. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

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  5. Lovely! Your friend also has a nice wrist.

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  6. You did a great job, Candice! I love how you pulled it all together! Really beautiful work!

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  7. what a gorgeous color combo! Love what you did!

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  8. You pulled the soup together beautifully, beautiful colours.

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  9. I would have been stumped with that selection, but you really pulled it off beautifully. 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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  10. Very nice, I like the versatility of the secondary necklace/bracelet.

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  11. Beautiful necklace! Love that clasp.

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  12. that is a nice soup that you got. The clasp and the focal are really nice.
    I like the fact that there are different ways of wearing the different pieces you created.

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  13. Very pretty! Love the colors! :)

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  14. Such great work! I really love the focal and the colors of your necklace. Great job!

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  15. You did such a great job! I love that focal and you really made it shine!

    I hope you'll join me again -- the new badge and dates will be posted on my blog on the 19th!

    Love, Lori

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  16. Tasty soup, there! Nice job - and wasn't this fun?

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  17. Really love your creation and I love the colors.
    Be Blessed to be a blessing

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  18. Candice, I love what you did with the bead soup mix Sally sent to you very pretty!
    Therese

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  19. Very pretty necklaces - great job w/the focal!

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  20. I love the color combination, beautiful pieces!

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  21. These are great pieces! Very wearable, and I like the versatility of the second one to wear as a necklace or bracelet. Great job!!

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  22. Both of your pieces are lovely. Nicely done!

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  23. Lovely colors and you did a great job with your focals!

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  24. wow beautiful colors and great design!!

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  25. Isn't it amazing what we can accomplish when pushed outside our comfort zones? That is a great focal and you did your soup mix justice!

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  26. what a great way to show off that lovely focal. You did a great job with all the shapes. I am sure you will try that again. I like how the white really added something. White is a color I do not use often. Maybe I need to give it a try. I think it made a big difference here.
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  27. Those turned out very nice. Simple yet elegant. I like that you can wear the necklaces alone or together or the one even as a bracelet, which appeals to me since I tend to like sets. Nice job.

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  28. Gorgeous! Love the color combinations. I know about crazy lives... three boys, husband, was also a teacher in the school system, when I started down this road.

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  29. Both necklaces are terrific - what lovely colors!

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  30. Very nice :) I love the second necklace, especially it's 'multipurpose' feature ;)
    and I know what you mean about not being able to find what you want or need in the regular stores >.< Some times there's nothing to do but to go rescue a piece from a second hand shop and give it new life :)

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  31. Such lovely necklaces! Those rescued beads look perfect in their new home.

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  32. I really like the pieces you made with your soup - the colors are yummy, and the versatility of being able to wear them together or separately is a great idea. Beautiful job! :)

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  33. Both necklaces are so pretty! Wonderful job! I love all of the angles you included in your collages- nicely done!

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  34. Really nice versatile pieces. Love the idea of wearing the second necklace in so many ways with the first. Great photos too!

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  35. Oh, I like the mix and match idea of your pieces. The colours in your necklaces are so soothing and relaxing to look at.

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  36. Nicely done. Two pretty necklaces, and they work great together!

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  37. What beautiful necklaces! I love the colors and the way you put them together, just lovely!

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  38. Great bead soup mix! Your necklaces turned out beautifully!

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  39. These turned out great. Excellent use of the focal. ;-)

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  40. Bea-u-ti-ful!! You did a Soup-er job!

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  41. Beautiful job you did.
    Love your work.

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  42. Lovely necklaces! I like how they look when worn together, but they look pretty by themselves too. Beautiful colour combo. Great job!

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  43. Both necklaces are lovely. I love the colours!
    Ambra

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