Saturday, April 13, 2013

It's finally here.... 
The big 2nd reveal!   

Hi Bead Soup Party blog hoppers! 

My partner in creativity is Emma Todd...

Here is what I sent to Emma...

 
Make sure you check out what she created at


Here is a little reminder of what Emma sent me...
Her soup included lots of colorful polymer clay beads made with her own hands

And here is what I created from them. 

My first piece I used the pretty polymer clay, stone, wood and bone beads in the earthy tones that Emma sent.  I etched copper sheet with an original hand drawn birdie to serve as a focal, hanging from copper seed beads. Tea dyed silk ribbon and a hand crafted copper clasp finish it off.  I wore this piece to a party last weekend and got a lot of compliments.


The second piece is comprised completely from Emma's polymer clay beads. I used waxed Irish linen and a few macrame knots to make this simple necklace with a  tropical feel.  I even used one of the polymer discs as a clasp.... I love the focal!  I saw an orchid swirling within the colors. 

The third piece (Emma gave me A LOT of beads!)  is made from more awesome stone beads, pretty coral color freshwater pearls, coordinating crystals, two of Emma's polymer clay focals, and the beautiful sterling clasp Emma gave me.  I added a short length of sterling silver chain maille to finish it off.  Beautiful peachy coral colors!


And last....but not least.  I used the "timberwolf" and "scarlett" colored Emmacrafted polymer beads (the color names came from her daughter's crayon choices) , dyed jade and the two pretty silvery open rings from Emma's soup.  I added copper wire, silk cording that I dyed to match Emma's beads and some of my own gray lampwork spacers. All strung on waxed Irish linen cord that I dyed to match too!  A fun piece that I can't wait to wear!



All that I had left over from the soup mix was one horn ring...


I have to say that I really enjoyed working with all these different materials.  It was challenging and fun!  I'd like to say a huge thank you to Lori Anderson for hosting this creative endeavor.  I can't imagine the amount of work she puts into each Bead Soup Blog Party.  It is greatly appreciated!


And most of all THANK YOU ~ EMMA!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your hop!


Click here for a complete list of the 2nd Reveal!
Bead Soup Blog Party...2nd Reveal 

67 comments:

  1. Awesome! Each design is simply stunning and I love the thought and effort you put into your soup, even dyeing the cord. I'm jealus of your knotting skills ;-)

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  2. Beautiful creations, my dear! Every piece is so smart, so lovely colours what you've combinated. I couldn't decide which one I love the most. And I admire your knotting skills too..... :0)

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  3. Oh Cindy what a thrill! I love that we both started with birds such a fun similarity yet completely different pieces. I'm so happy you took on the challenge of using so many of the beads I'm going to have to get a better look from a computer and not my phone - bit I just couldn't wait! I'm so relieved it looks like you had some good fun with it all :) I sure did.

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  4. It's funny Emma....we were both posting at the same time :)

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  5. What a beautiful collection! The designs and knotting are wonderful. I especially like the third necklace that you designed and how you incorporated chain into it. Emma sure did send you a fantastic soup of stunning beads!

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    1. Thanks Kathleen. All different materials, but they seem to come together in their own way.

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  6. Such a great combination of colours - you've made some amazing pieces there! Great stuff :)

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  7. Such beautiful soups sent and received! Your designs are lovely. I've never tried macramé - it looks complicated!

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  8. WOW! I love your designs. The color combos work so well together1

    Check out my blog for my favs in the first and second reveals. It's hard to choose!

    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com

    kathy

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  9. I love how you used so many different techniques, the result is awesome pieces!!!

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  10. I really love that peachy,coral coloured necklace. Amazing designs with a bohemian, gypsy vibe to them

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  11. Beautiful unique pieces...love that first ~ its earthy organic feeling calls to me. Fantastic work!

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  12. super work with fabric and a little of macrama knots! I like it!

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  13. Cindy I love your lamp work. Finding new artist is one of my favorite parts of hopping. I love what you sent to Emma and also enjoy your jewelry making style. I think my favorite is the piece with the great spiral discs. I love that you used one for a clasp as well.

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    1. Thank you Ginger. It's a riot to see so many different styles all coming to the same conclusion.

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  14. Amazing work ! Macrame might as well be occults work to me. XD

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    1. Thank you Audrey...if I can do macrame anyone can! :)

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  15. All your pieces are beautiful! Love the macrame necklace and the earthy tones on in your first necklace. Wonderful bead soup!!

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  16. I just love your work. very gorgeous pieces.

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  17. I love all your pieces, I can't choose my favourite!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, what a fun :)
    ciao dall'Italia

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  18. Beautiful job with your soup. All so different and very pretty!

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  19. I like your work very much. The soup was great, yes, but you had the skill to put those beads together in a perfect harmony. Making enough but not making too much. And the photographs are professional style.

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    1. Thank you so very much for those encouraging words!

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  20. Your creations are really, really, on my top 3 list of this Party :-D I cannot single out any of these designs, I love everyone of them!

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  21. All of your pieces are exceptional! I love the earth tones and the etched copper of your first piece; your second piece seems so light and airy that you would want to wear it all the time; just love the combination of the stones, pearls and polymer pieces (you nailed it) and that last piece is outstanding! Love all the creations from your soup goodies!!!

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  22. Great great designs, ♥♥♥ that first necklace, wow! Love all your creations...

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  23. Outstanding composition. I love your use of natural cording. I can't choose a favorite, they are all wonderful

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  24. WOW< I love them all, but the first one with the copper just speaks to me. I love the 'little' beads you used in between!! Great job! ~KM 1st reveal - http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33013.html

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  25. Gorgeous designs
    You showed off those great polymer clay beadies perfectly
    I see the orchid too! Cool!!!

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  26. Wow! You really did receive some beautiful soup. Love what you made. I really like those little yo'yos on the last necklace. Very creative. But, come on, you surely can design a collection around one horn ring! I challenge you. Great job!

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  27. One more comment....PLEASE turn off the captcha. I only got it on the first try by accident. I try once then I move on. Some of us with older eyes or using mobile devices just can't read them. Thank you.

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  28. All very creative! Love your birdie!!

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  29. Two gorgeous soups and you made beautiful pieces! Love the first necklace!!

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  30. Wow you were busy!!! Love each and every piece

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  31. I love what you made with your soup!

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  32. A very creative use of some pretty interesting ingredients.

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  33. I loved the variety of textures you used. So many great combinations.

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  34. I love all your designs, unique, out of the box with a bit of whimsey. Great job. Kristin Oppold

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  35. Beautiful pieces! I love all, but if I could choose one of them, I should take the first necklace! You sent a gorgeous soup to your partner, too.

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  36. Beautiful, beautiful, great job!

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  37. Lovely soups, and what beautiful work! I love the look of etched copper... and your handdrawn birdie is just SO CUTE.

    Love everything!!!

    <3,
    Andrea
    http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Andrea! Love your work too! Thanks for putting your link here also, a great idea!

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  38. These are lovely necklaces what a lovely soup and I do like you etched copper birdie!
    Jackie

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  39. You did a great job with your Bead Soup & I love your beautiful new kitty! =^..^=

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  40. Really pretty work, I think all of pieces are great but the macrame is great! Great use of all your soup!
    enjoyed your blog.

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  41. I love Emma's beads. You are so lucky to be paired with her! I love your copper etched bird. Gorgeous pieces!

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  42. You really made the most of your soup! Your use of the seed beads in that first necklace as connectors/rings is awesome and gives that necklace a little shine. Nicely done!

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  43. What a lovely collection of goodies you created -- etching and dyeing and all! You were so busy and so creative!

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  44. i like the necklace made of purely polymer the colors are so soft but catch your eye

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  45. What delicious designs. They are all so different and so wearable.

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