June 19, 2010

Soup's On!

Thank you for stopping by to check out my Bead Soup!

This is my second time participating in Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Party. We all got paired up with another talent, be it designer or art bead artisan, swapped 1 fancy clasp, a focal, and coordinating beads. My partner this round was Marianna Boylan of Star Girl Jewelry! A total multi-tasker, Marianna designs jewelry, and creates her own beads with lampwork glass, ceramics, textiles, you name it!

Marianna sent me a lovely collection of beads in teals and blues. She sent large Blueberry quartz nuggets, big teardrop shaped Turquoise beads, deep green lampworked lentils that she made, her own handmade ceramic Tree pendant,  a strand of dusty blue pearls, and a Bali silver toggle clasp.




I created an asymmetrical design, and added in some of my elements- some wire, matte finish teal glass rounds, and some beautiful coordinating fringy silk ribbon in a bright teal blue. It came together so beautifully and the colors are to die for!

I am so excited to see what Marianna did with the bead soup I sent to her. Click here to see the soup that she received, and make sure to check into Marianna's blog tomorrow, Sunday June 20th to see her finished piece!

And don't forget- there's lots of soups to see TODAY!  Here are the Dates and Links...

Saturday, June 19th -- blogs 1-13
1. Lori, Pretty Things
2. Lorelei, Lorelei1141
5. Katie, KatieBead
6. Kimberly, Bahama Dawn
7. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
8. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
10. Janet, Singing Woods
11. Julianna, Juls Beads
12. Erin, Treasures Found
happy surfing!

66 comments:

  1. Wow, well done! I must say I like the assymetrical thing going on. I've tried that style before, but never get it right...I love it!
    smiles, Virginie

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  2. Beautiful necklace. I love the fringy silk and the tree pendant and all those gorgeous blues.

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  3. Beautiful! Great job and I'm lovin' the pendant!

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  4. Oh, YAY! This is soooo gorgeous! I was so excited when I saw your bead soup. You did a fantastic job! My favorite part would HAVE to be your addition of the silk fiber element!!! LOVE IT!!! You know I'm all about that! And that pendant is to DIE for! I will have to check out your partners shop! Does she make anymore like that? Love Ya!!!

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  5. Wonderful - and so many of my favorite things: silk, blue...
    Love it! regards Stefanie

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  6. Wowza. A great place for me to start on the Bead Soup hop.

    I almost spit out my coffee at the computer when I scrolled down to that tree focal. Awesomeness!

    This is a yummy way to start the day, Lorelei!

    Enjoy the day.
    Erin

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  7. Love the intense blue colors and the symmetry of your asymmetrical necklace. Beautiful!

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  8. Now that's pretty and unique! I love the silk ribbon finish along with the asymmetrical balance. I picture this against a silky black dress or a spiffy tshirt and jeans! Beautiful!

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  9. I turned out great! I love how you added that ribbon! I lends itself so well the the design :)

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  10. Electric! I love what you did with your soup!

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  11. Very nice Lorelei, I love all the blues in this one and the silk ribbon adds some softness to the design. I bet it feels good to wear too.

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  12. love your necklace, the colors are wonderful

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  13. The colours are DIVINE and the ribbon just finishes it! LOVE it!

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  14. It's amazing. Love the colors!

    tynebodennecklaces.blogspot.com

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  15. wow! wow! wow! I know I shouldn't be suprised cause your work is amazing but Wow! I LOVE it! Totally fabulous!

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  16. Stunning and fabulous colours, love it xxx

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  17. Gorgeous colors! Love it!

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  18. Gorgeous colors!!! Love that Soup.

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  19. Beautiful~ love the combination of colors and focal is pure awesomeness.

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  20. I particularly love the focal!

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  21. I love the cool color combination, it's very striking.

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  22. I love the Sari silk. Very beautiful design!

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  23. Great job as always, I love the colours you had to work with. The pendant is so beautiful and your use of fibre is perfect.

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  24. Gorgeous. The colors are fantastic and I love the asymmetry!

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  25. Love what you did with the beads! This is such fun and so good for the creativity.

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  26. As usual, your piece is stunning. Everything works together and it is very fresh looking. Great for summer but also in winter to add a burst of colour.

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  27. Love the colours of this gorgeous piece,

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  28. the blues and greens on this piece are amazing!!! my colors exactly, and that pendant is really pretty!
    you did a great job putting it all together....not that i expected anything less....love your work!

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  29. Those colors are always so stunning together. It's beautiful!

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  30. A wonderful,summery piece - perfect for a day at the beach or pool or barbecue!

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  31. Hope you have time to stop by my blog! Would love your opinion.

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  32. Yes I need you stoppin by my blog too lol! This is a really very lovely necklace so star lit and wondorous. I am luvin it Lorelei!

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  33. Love your necklace, it is awesome work.

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  34. You've made yet another gorgeous necklace!

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  35. This is so you - really nice, simple, assymetrical. Beautiful as always.

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  36. mmm, this is so pretty...I love the silk you added. I think that pulls every element together! Beautiful :)

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  37. Woohoo! Surfs up. :) Off to check out the other great "soups-of-the-day". Thanks for being such a fabulous sharer. ~Moags

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  38. Oh my gosh your necklace is a true inspiration to me. Absolutely gorgious!

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  39. Gorgeous! The colors are so yummy and the ribbon really adds a fun element. I want that tree pendant. Wow!

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  40. Beautiful colors! I love the piece the use of fiber and beads together is perfect.

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  41. Beautiful asymetrical design and the colors are so vibrant. Amazing job with bead soup. The touch of fibers really adds to the overall textures and colors. Happy creating...

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  42. Awesome necklace! I love the asymmetricalness of it and all the colors combined! Love the tree pendant!

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  43. Color color color! Such lovely colors here. I really enjoy the way that they all work together here... nice use of co-ordination, especially with the lovely lovely ribbon used :)

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  44. i love the blue berry color with the turquoise..the addition of the ribbon is beautiful

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  45. Lovely design. You have a great eye for design!

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  46. Your designs are absolutely amazing! Love what you did with your soup! The colors pop right out of the photo!

    In Beads and Happiness,
    Suzann Sladcik Wilson

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  47. Wow!! Beautiful colors. I love that you took her wide mix of mediums and incorporated that into your own mix of components.

    There is something perfect about your asymmetry. It has an effortless feel to it, but there is some great design going on.

    Fantastic!

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  48. The necklace is beautiful. You did a great job!

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  50. Love the colours, and I really like the silk ribbons you've added - really brings in something fresh and exciting

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  51. very nice! love the frayed silk!

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  52. Love the necklace you made L!
    Mmm Mmm good...

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  53. I love it, its very "Lorelei"

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  54. It's beautiful Lorilei, I love the colors, your silk ribbon is just right with the pendant!

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  55. I love how you mixed the fibers with the beads...great design choice!

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  56. I love the combination of many shades of blue...it looks refreshing like blueberries! I love the pendant too...nice job with your bead soup!

    Lisa

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  57. I absolutely adore those blues!!! And the necklace is totally your style. Oh, and I love that you're working with new "series." It's a great way to focus attention on the new goodies. Take care! Jen

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  58. Your blues look great, I really like the silk.Another great piece of jewelry

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  59. I love what you did with the beautiful focal. The design really makes it stand out. Lovely:)

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  60. What a wonderful piece of jewelry. Lovely.

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  61. Oh I love the blueness of this necklace. The way that the beads in the necklace just draw out the color of the focal!! Awesome.

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  62. That ribbon really brings all the blues together and makes them sing. The piece is delicious.

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  63. What an awesome collection of blues! Your design really shows these beads off too Lorelei. Really pretty necklace. Enjoy:)

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  64. Lovely necklace...love the bright blue. It's so summery!
    Bead Happy!
    Michelle

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  65. Your designs are always inspriting and the bead soup necklace is no exception. Lovely and flowing and feminine.

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  66. Beautiful, beautiful blues! A fun, delightful necklace!

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