Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

Finally...Bead Soup Reveal!!!
 
Big Huge Thanks to the Wonderful, Talented Lori Anderson for organizing, planning, and pairing us all together!! 
 
 
 
 
Before I dig in and show you what I made, I want to remind you again what I received and who I exchanged with!
 
 
Laren Barton of Laren Dee Designs was my partner!  Here is her blog  (be sure to visit her blog to see what I sent her and what she made!!)
 
I could not have been paired with a more sweet partner!  I feel very lucky and privileged to have been paired with her!  Through all of this, I have a gained a wonderful new friend!  One of the biggest advantages to participating in bead soup!!
 
Here is what Laren mailed to me mid-February.  Instructions again were to use the focal and the clasp and anything else in between!
 
 
 
I decided to make 4 pieces and I was still left with a bag of beads!  She was very generous with what she mailed to me!
 
The first thing I created was a necklace and I used a technique and design I have never done before.  I took the pre-formed choker necklace and wired to it some of the beads she mailed me.  This was fun and a technique I am going to try on some future designs with different colors!  This would be perfect with that summer or fall strapless dress!
 
 
 
Next, I decided to make a pair of earrings to go with the necklace.
 
I pulled in the large red glass bead and the red czech glass along with the brass findings that Laren sent.  I thought the rhinestone earring wires added a bit of glam to them!
 
 
 
Next I took the focal and decided to make a 3 strand bracelet with it.  The focal was the main link in the bracelet and I wire wrapped several of the larger beads to create the first strand.
 
For the second strand, I took the smaller beads which I strung on wire and then attached to the clasp.
 
For the third strand, I took out some bronze leaf chain I had been hoarding and made that the final strand that tied it all in together!  The czech glass and focal are just beautiful together!
 
 
 
Last, I did another pair of earrings.  I took the chain Laren sent and some larger bead caps and czech glass and formed them into a tassle earring set!
 
 
 
So there you have it!!  I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I created and that you will take the time to see what everyone else has done as well!  Be sure to click on Laren's blog  to see what she made with what I sent to her!!
 
Here is a link to all the other blogs that participated as well!  Please visit!  I'd love to have you join and follow my blog too.  :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

64 comments:

  1. Love all of your pieces, Kristi! I have to say, I think the bracelet is my favorite though...I have a fondness for layers. :) Wonderful job!

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  2. I love the 3 strand bracelet. It has beautiful colors and texture.

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  3. It is all beautiful, however, the multi strand bracelet is my favorite!! Great job!! ~KM http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33113.html

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  4. Lovely work!! Your style is beautiful...

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  5. Love the bracelet! They are all beautiful, though!
    Gina H

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  6. Amazing work !
    Very nice jewelries!

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  7. My dear friend Kristi - It was a joy to begin to read through your blog, anticipating with enormous excitement to see what you had designed. Each photo brought something entirely new and it was so much fun to read and slowly scroll down! I LOVE the red earrings with leaves, they are so much my own style. I love the idea of the chocker and that you were able to use the chain in the second pair of earrings. I notice in the comments that everyone is loving your bracelet and that's my most favorite, too. It is beautiful and makes great use of all the beads, focal and clasp. I love jewelry that has that layered look, it draws one in and then we want to keep looking, and your bracelet does that! I am so proud of you, Kristi, and love your design style so very much. Beautiful, fun and flirty. AWESOME!!!!
    Laren
    Laren Dee Designs http://larendee.org

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  8. Using the bronze leaf chain as the third strand was brilliant. Added just the right amount of texture. Love that bracelet!

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  9. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I'm visiting all blogs...
    I love the bracelet!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  10. I really like the multi-strand bracelet. Great job!

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  11. Nicely done, I especially like the multi strand bracelet!

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  12. I love the multi-strand bracelet. The pieces are great individual, but work together well.

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  13. Great jewelry! the bracelet is exquisite!!

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.
    kathy

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  14. Lovely work. Love, love, love the bracelet.

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  15. Love the bracelet! Love the tassel earrings! Wonderful pieces
    !

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  16. Love the red crystal earrings. The dangling leafs really make them pop.

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  17. Great pieces! The bracelet is my fav! I'm fond of black and yellow together.

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  18. Love every last piece you made all of them I would wear in a second! The bracelet however happens to be breath taking! Fantastic job!

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  19. Wow.... truly amazing designs.. I love them all.

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  20. Great Soup! your bracelet is my favorite, but they all are lovely.

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  21. Pretty pieces, the stiff necklace is really pretty.

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  22. three-strand bracelet is great!

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  23. You've designed four gorgeous jewellery pieces. I love them all!

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  24. all of your pieces turned out wonderfully :)

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  25. Nice pieces, you came up with a great group of projects. I'm especially attracted to the earrings.

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  26. I love your design style! Beautiful work!

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  27. Beautiful. Love the second bracelet.

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  28. Love ♥ the 3-strand bracelet and the firts pair of earrings!

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  29. Lovely designs. That bracelet rocks!

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  30. Lovely pieces, great idea for the choker. Love the earrings and bracelet too.

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  31. wonderful designs !! love the 1st pair of earrings most

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  32. Love both pairs of earrings! Nice job!

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  33. My favorite is the bracelet, I love brass, and the multiple beaded strands balance the big focal.

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  34. Good job Kristi on using your soup. My favorite is the pair of tassel earrings.

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  35. That bracelet is gorgeous. Great job on all the pieces.

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  36. Wow...that bracelet is to die for. All of your pieces are great, though! Thank you for sharing!

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  37. Beautiful pieces...I just love the bracelet!

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  38. Those are great pieces. I really like what you did with the necklace. I'll have to try that out sometime. I do not wear earrings, but there's something about that first pair that I love. The colors are just perfect. Great work!

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  39. Very pretty pieces -- the tassel earrings look like great fun to wear!

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  40. I love your cooking - especially the bracelet catches my eye! Wonderful combination of smooth and warm colors!

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  41. Beautiful creations! Bracelet and earrings with brass leaf are my favorites! Congratulations!

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  42. Great use of your soup! I love the simple tassel earrings the best!

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  43. These have a subtle richness that makes them elegantly beautiful. That bracelet and the first set of earrings are my personal favorites. You really put together some beautiful things that I hope you're proud of!

    Thank you for coming to the party!

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  44. Love what you made Kristi!! Especially the three strand bracelet. So beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog and remembering me from class!!

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  45. Love the earrings! They're both fun yet functional.

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  46. Love Love Love, beautiful work.x

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  47. All pieces are gorgeous, but I particularly like what you did with the three strand bracelet - loads of texture and color!

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  48. That necklace is such an interesting design. The uniqueness is absolutely appealing. And the matching earrings are just great! Of course, your other designs are wonderful as well, but I'm just so drawn to those two.

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  49. What excellent design ideas you have - the bracelet is gorgeous!

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  50. I'm running way late, but I'm here! I really love what you designed with those lovely beads Laren sent! (I was real partial to that cranberry color when I saw the stash she sent you, so I love that 2nd pair of earrings you made in particular... although I love what you did which each item!)

    My other favorite is the bracelet you made using all the colors! I can just imagine that one on my wrist! I always think that's a sign of great work! :-D The detail is marvelous, looks like it took hours to make, and it turned out beautifully!

    Congrats to you and Laren both! What a good team you two made!

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  51. Wow, loved all your pieces but OMG the bracelet my favorite. You did a fantastik job.

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