Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party ~ Reveal!

As a reminder, here are the lovely pieces Birgitta sent me, I'm still working with the other two focals and the rest of the lovely supplies she sent me.  :)  I'm a slow jewelry maker!



Here is my BSBP piece, my working name is 'Gaia' because Birgitta's porcelain piece reminds me of the earth mother. I really had fun with it and tried several techniques including patina, wirework, beadweaving, sewing, and of course some of my lampwork (glass always works it's way into everything).  Now I'm off to see everyone else's creations.  Have a great weekend blog hopping!

74 comments:

  1. Earthy and beautiful! 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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  2. Thank you so much Emanda, I'm hopping on over to see yours now!

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  3. Nice piece - I love the way you combinate these different materials!
    Greetings, Michi

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  4. Thank you ladies, you're sweet. :)

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  5. Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. Wish we could see your piece stretched out to show more of the details, it looks lovely. Thank you for sharing your artistic process with us. Cheers!
    Lori

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  6. It's gorgeous, a wonderful combination.

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  7. I'm just in awe of all the talent in this blog hop, it floors me! Thank you all so much for coming to see my little necklace. :)

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  8. This is a great way to put all those things together. Very pretty!

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  9. Love your bead soup creation! Beautiful creation!

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  10. 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.

    Excellent, and a beautiful, unusual piece!

    I hope you’ll participate again!

    Love, Lori

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  11. VERY nice, I love your pieces! Great job, nice to meet you! Riki

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  12. what a great soup you got - I'm sure there isn't any way you could have gone wrong with it - your piece looks lovely!

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  13. It looks absolutely beautiful! The way you have worked with Birgitta's soup and the wonderful color scheme in it, and also added your own components to spice it up a bit. Those strong greens works very well. I wanna see more pictures now!

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  14. My dear partner Astrid, What a wonderful necklace You made with so many pretty earthy parts!! I love the flowers and leaves and all!! I would love to see some more pictures of all those components and a full view of the piece please :)

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  15. Love the design and the colors;
    Be Blessed to be a blessing

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  16. this is a riot of beauty, the colours, the tiny daiy weaving, fabulous!

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  17. Love your ingredients! Your piece has a really nice feel to it. Congrats.

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  18. I can see the different techniques used and it is a grew result, very Gaia feeling, good name.

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  19. It looks terrific! I just wish I could see more of it... a couple extra pics with other views??

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  20. Thank you all so much! About extra photos, I should have taken more as I created it now that I look at everyone's blog. It's my first time and I didn't realize but I'm learning now. :)

    I am no longer the owner of the necklace. We left last night to see my Aunt in Assisted Living where she lives about three hours from here. I showed her the necklace and she wore it when I took her to her church this morning. All her friends fussed over it so and she was so proud I didn't have the heart to take it away from her, lol. I never could tell her no, even when I was a child. I'll get some photos of it the next time we go down there.

    I'm so sorry to disappoint, I'll know better now!

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  21. Such a mysterious looking piece. I am intrigued and want to see more.

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  22. Really nice piece. And so wonderful that your Aunt loved it so, along with all her friends and you were loving enough to let her keep it. :) I know she'll really enjoy it.

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  23. Thanks LeeLu (I love your name, from my fav movie!). Birgitta sent me the spiral and a chain of hearts. I cut one of the hearts off the chain as the other part of the toggle.

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  24. The components look great and I would really love to see a pic of the necklace hanging to get a complete view of the piece, it looks really nice.

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  25. Looks pretty - I agree though, that I'd like to see the whole thing spread out or hanging. It looks like there's so much to going on with it!

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  26. What a beautiful necklace. Love the colors and Birgitta's beads. Very earthy and anthropological.

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  27. Love the necklace ... and your reading list. Don't see too many people who have read or favorited "The Mote in God's Eye".

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  28. JuLee, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle rock! I loved 'The Mote in God's Eye' and just about all their collabs. I'm an SF nut from way back. :)

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  29. A lovely combination of materials and textures, and beautiful colours. I too would like to see more of it though please!

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  30. I love the colors you chose and the beads, but I can't tell what the piece actually 'looks' like with it laid out like this :(

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  31. So beautiful! I love the colors, and I'm sure your Aunt will treasure it always :)

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  32. Nice - I particularly like the sweet touch of the daisy chain.

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  33. I'd also love to see more of this beautful piece...it is wonderful from what I can see!!

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  34. Gorgeous focals!!
    I think this necklace shows this one off perfectly !
    Great Soup!
    m.e. :)

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  35. What a beautiful necklace showcasing a gorgeous soup mix! Great job!

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  36. That face bead is so intriguing I want to pick up the necklace and look at it up close. Wish you had more pictures. It looks fabulous!

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  37. That really is a lovely eclectic mix! It is a bracelet? yes? Would love to see a pix of it on...

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  38. Beautiful! I too wish you had more photos!

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  40. Astrid this is so lovely and scrumptious all rolled into one Gorgeous peice! Birgittas focals should be used for monetary coins! You did one helluva job!!

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  41. Thank you so much ladies!

    Janet, I agree with you completely. :)

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  42. Beautiful - love all that your piece has going on!!

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  43. Your necklace is fabulous love all the intricate details. Great work..

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  44. I love all the attention to detail in your necklace! Lovely use of your soup!

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  45. Love the combination of materials and techniques you've used. It has a very calming and earthy feel to it. I'd love to see the whole necklace laid out to study the detail more closely.

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  46. The focal is very interesting, nice design.

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  47. Very cool! Is that a daisy chain. . .I would have never considered using that in my design, but now that I see it in yours I really how very grown-up it can be made! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  48. Beautiful! I like your mix of techniques, not least how you incorporated daisy chain. That works so well in your design. Fab job!

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  49. This looks like it is really lovely, would love to see more pictures :)

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  50. Very nice, I too would love to see more pictures so I can see how it hangs...love the colors!

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  51. Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful piece! I'm sure your other pieces will be just as stunning :)

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  52. You know what- this first time around I did not leave a message as I was waiting to see if you posted additional pics (I did not want to offend you by asking) but now that I stopped back I am happier that you gave it to your Aunt- that means so much more than more pics. YOU are the beautiful piece of art I came back to see, as I am sure your necklace is too!!!
    You made my evening!
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  53. By the way your dog is a cutie!!
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  54. Thank you ladies for all the wonderful comments, you are really sweet! I promise lots of pictures if I manage to get into the next BSBP (it's limited to 200 this next round)

    I'm working on a blog post regarding the daisy chain now. :)

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  55. I like how you used the seed beads like little flowers all lined up ..beautifully composed with just the right elements. Really Soup-er job! Your Aunt must be one happy camper!

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  56. You put such work into it... please show us the piece stretched out!
    Ambra

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