Friday, September 16, 2011

Bead Soup Reveal!!!!

Today is finally here...well it is here on the east coast anyway which means it is time for me too!  :)

This is my first year participating in bead soup and I was not sure what to expect...I waited for my partner and could not wait to find out who she was!  Her name is Mandy Williamson otherwise known as Mimi's Beading on facebook!  The best part, she lives halfway around the world from me!!  So, she is waiting almost an extra day to post about bead soup!

We both had to wait almost 5 weeks for our soup due to the mail system being so slow and I wasn't sure either of us would have time to create, but the mail came through and I received this from my partner.  I have to admit, she had me stumped!  I looked at it for several days trying to think what to do...should I be simple, should I be crazy, or should I just be myself?

Well, I did a little bit of all of it....I created a necklace, a funky bracelet, and earrings to match each one.  I almost managed to use a piece of everything she sent me.  I didn't quite get to the tiger larger beads but I did manage to use the rest with just adding czech glass black rounds and a little bit of "fur"...so here is what I did:

Necklace and Earrings:  I used her focal and pearls added the crystal she sent and the black czech I had on hand to create a simple but elegant necklace!  I wear a lot of brown and black in the fall, so this I plan to keep for me!  I added to the focal a vintaj arte metal heart and vintaj brass "believe" tag.  The earrings were made with her pearls and small vintaj black metal arte leaves.  I found this a simple way to make an otherwise ordinary outfit, outstanding!!  Perfect for girls night out!

For the second set, I did something I have never done before...make a gold piece and add fur to it to make fun and different!!  I used all the gold she sent me, added a gold chain, and linked in the gold and black beads for a 3 strand bracelet wrapped in a fun embellishment!  Perfect as a conversation piece!  I then made a matching pair of earrings!

BIG THANKS to Lori for putting this together and allowing all us "new" jewelry designers to participate!  I can't wait to read about all the others!!  Click the blog soup link above to read all the blogs today!

42 comments:

  1. Very Cool! I like the fur, it adds a fun element to it!

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  2. I do agree - I love this fur bracelet! It's truly funky ;0) Also the necklace is one of a kind, very elegant!
    Greetings, Michi

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  3. Very nice - the fur bracelet is cool!

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  4. I love what you have done here hun, just gorgeous!

    BRING ON THE NEXT ONE!! xoxo

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  5. I love what you did I struggled with the darker colors but you made this shine! They have a great sparkle to them. Beautiful work Kristi! XOXO Happy Hopping!

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  6. I am SO sorry for being late -- today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They're still working on it, but it's like dial-up.

    I love the fiber addition! I need to do more of that but it's not coming naturally. You did a wonderful job and I'm so glad you joined us this year!

    I hope you'll participate again!

    Love, Lori

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  7. I love the pieces. And I especially love the fur in the bracelet. All turned out great. What a fun job.

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  8. These are really pretty pieces. I adore the fur bracelet! What a fun way to add interest! Happy hopping!

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  9. The fur bracelet is so neat! What a clever idea.

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  10. Beautiful! I really like what you did for the bracelet, adding fiber into it.

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  11. OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

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  12. I'd never argue with simple elegance, but you cooked up some furry fun with that bracelet! Nice job.

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  13. Nice work. I think the additions to the focal in the necklace really enhance it.

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  14. The necklace is a classic beauty and the bracelet is so much fun!

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  15. I have to agree with Maggie, it's beautifully classic.

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  16. Stunning pieces... I love that all the pieces could be worn as a set even though you've included fibre in the bracelet, and made the earrings classical, and the necklace so sleek... it all just works!

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  17. Wonderful pieces! Glad you had enough time to create all these gorgeous things!

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  18. I love the fibre bracelet, it's beautiful.

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  19. Both of your sets are simply beautiful. I like that you mixed it up a little bit and did try to challenge yourself. You came through like a champ! Lovely!

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  20. I am so sorry for being so late my computer was resisting too labor intensive:^)Very nice designs. And there is still time to sign up for the give-away, Just go to SandysColoringBox.blogspot.com Sept.16th blog and leave a comment
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  21. The fur bracelet is AMAZING! Great job!

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  22. Kristi! These are AWESOME! Love the necklace, so elegant! And the bracelet! WOW! SO fun! Love it! And the earrings are perfect :)

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  23. Beautiful! I think the bracelet is my favorite - I just want to touch it!

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  24. As I am making my up from the bottom of the list I see so many incorporating fiber in to their jewelry pieces and you have done A Soup-er job doing that too, with this delightful bracelet! The whole set is a knock out! Along with two lovely pairs of earrings to choose from depending on your mood. Gorgeous!

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  25. I love the bracelet, the fiber is perfect with it. You came up with some awesome pieces!

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  26. I was liking your work and your design and then I got to your fun bracelet and fell in love! Well done!

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  27. Brown and black are my go-to colors for Fall, too. I would love to add your beautiful pieces to my own wardrobe. Just love that bracelet!

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  28. Lovely jewellery! The colours are classic, but you add a modern and more personal touch with the fibre. Great job!

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  29. these are beautiful! i love the texture in the bracelet!

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  30. Great designs! I really like the fibers in your beacelet!!

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  31. You did great with the necklace and earring set, but I , too, really adore the little furry bracelet.

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  32. Those are some fun pieces you made!

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  33. Nice emixing of elements! The fiber looks great in your bracelet.

    Ambra

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  34. Great group of pieces. I like the furry bracelet, very interesting

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  35. I'm still hopping around the blogs, very nice set. Love the furry bracelet.

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