Saturday, May 10, 2014

It's here! The big reveal. Bead Soup Blog Hop take 8!

Woohoo!  It's here!  

My partner in creativity this year is Cynthia Tucker.  Here is a link to her blog... Sea of Glass Beads  (unfortunately  she was unable to post at the time of the blog hop, but she will when she is able, so stay tuned).

Meanwhile, here is a little reminder of what she sent me....and what I did with them.  

   




 This first piece is created using Cynthia's beautiful ocean inspired beads.  I netted a tiny bottle and filled it with little treasures that I found on our recent cruise to the Bahamas.  This necklace is made from waxed Irish linen seed beads and a number of beads Cynthia created.  Love it!



 This bracelet focuses on two of my most favorite things...the sea and the stars.  The two colorful lampwork beads that Cynthia created is joined by the sterling clasp that was included in my soup.  I hand stamped the "dream" focal and riveted it to more sterling.  I also made a coordinating copper and resin heart charm.  All happily joined with Mykonos star beads.



   I really wanted this adorable hollow fish bead to get all the attention it deserves so I chose to handcraft a steel chain.  I added some of the coordinating lampwork spacer beads also made by Cynthia.  I think he's adorable!





 The sea to my shore....words taken from a Sarah Mclachlan song that inspired this necklace.  This was the focal that Cynthia shared with me.  It has such beautiful colors and such depth.  I forged copper rings, handstamped copper charms and added some pretty little stone chips and other glass beads. 


And last but not least!  A pretty sun catcher just for me.  I create these and sell them at the shows that I do through out the year.  I never kept one for myself.  This one is all MINE.  I love the colors of these beads Cynthia made and chose to include in my soup. And I love how they catch  and let the sun shine through.  The drift wood is found on the Lake Ontario shoreline that I enjoy walking along in search of little treasures. Truly a work of love.

Hope you enjoyed my addition to the party!


Here is a link to the rest of the blogs...enjoy the rest of the party! And don't forget to wear your party hat!

8th Bead Blog Hop Party

73 comments:

  1. The first necklace with the little bottle is gorgeous!! Love all your creations!!

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  2. Beautiful work. Love that netted piece (of course!)

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  3. Oh, wonderful!! That little treausre filled bottle necklace is fantastic!

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  4. Oh, my! You made wonderfully good use of your soup ingredients! All of your pieces are lovely, especially the first necklace with the bottle!

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  5. Adore your work!! especially the fish :) really cool....

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  6. Your necklaces make me think of summer...which I hope will be here soon. I also love your sun catcher.

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  7. Beautiful reveal. Love the fish necklace and the steel chain. So cool. Also, love the sun catcher. What a creative use of the beads. Great job!

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  8. Really like the bracelet - the resin charm and hand-stamping are great!

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    1. Thank you Leanne, the charm is the first one I ever made. Teaching myself to solder was easy, getting the resin to work...not so much.

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  9. Oh Cindy, wow, you have outdone yourself! That fish, boy is he ever adorable, he may be my favourite, but each piece has just so many details and textures to enjoy it is just wonderful. I'm so glad you made yourself a sun catcher, it really is spectacular. I remember before Christmas someone bought up the tree I was eyeing before I pointed it out to hubby. I love this incarnation of the drift wood too. Thank you for your sweet comment on my late to the date post:) made me feel so special

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    1. Thanks Emma, I had a busy day yesterday and didn't get back to hopping, so I will be checking you out again shortly :). I will have more trees closer to the holidays if you are interested (but for you, it's possible anytime, just say the word).

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  10. Wonderful summer collection! and that sun catcher is delightful! :)

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    1. Thank you Kari, the sun catcher is actually getting to catch some sun today :)

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  11. Each design is stunning. I love how you highlighted the fish focal but my favorite has to be the 'Sea to the Shore' necklace. The lovely teal and all that copper is mouthwatering.

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    1. Thank you Shaiha, The necklace doesn't do the bead justice.

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  12. Love, love, love these! I think the fishy is my fav -- but the netted bottle in the top one pulls me back, too. (I was just in the Bahamas in January!)

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    1. Thanks so much Heidi, It means a lot coming from you...I drool over your work :)

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  13. Beautiful soup and unique designs! I love the Sun Catcher!

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  14. Oh my your pieces are so dreamy and beachy, just what I needed in this rainy gloomy day!!! Gorgeous composition!

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    1. Thanks you so much....wishing you better weather!

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  15. Simply amazing! All of your pieces are so much fun and make me think of the beach and having my toes in the sand! Love, love, love the sun catcher!!!

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  16. Wow, Cindy, these are fantastic... loved reading your commentary as well :)

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  17. Really spectacular designs. I am especially in love with the copper necklace you made for the green lampwork focal. The sun catcher is simply delightful. Great idea.

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    1. Thank you Tammy. The sun
      catcher is hanging right next to me as I am enjoying the hop.

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  18. Wow! You made some amazing stuff with your soup. Love, love, love the necklaces and the sun catcher is awesome!

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  19. OMGosh!! Stunning! And the netted bottle..to DIE for! Amazing!

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  20. I love all the pieces you created with your soup! Soup of the sea! I love all the colors and how you incorporated the metals with them! I would like to know if you are willing to sell any of these? Will need to know the sizes. Please contact me at twofrogs84 at yahoo dot com. Great job!

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  21. I love your sun catcher (great minds think alike) and all your other pieces are really beautiful very inspiring!

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  22. Looks like you had a lot of fun with your soup and really stretched it a long way...love the knotting around the glass bottle in the first necklace - very creative! Also really like the last necklace with the copper rings!

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  23. Gorgeous all around: I am in awe of each and every of your pieces. Love the knotting around the bottle!

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  24. So many gorgeous pieces, I really love the chain that you made and how you finished it. I'm glad you are keeping the pretty a catcher for yourself.

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  25. Excellent work! I love the first piece. I live in FL and it would look so good on me!!!! lol. Great work, and sun catchers...what a neat idea!

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  26. My favorites are the netted bottle necklace, the copper and lampwork bead necklace, and the driftwood patio hanger (who would have thought of that? You are so creative!) Happy Beading!

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  27. Cindy your netted bottle is unique and what a wonderful way to keep a fun memory.Your dream pendant and resin heart are cool too and that is my favorite piece. You showcased that beautiful lampworked bead perfectly. I like wind chimes and I am glad that you kept this one for yourself.

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  28. I am extremely impressed at the ingenuity you displayed in each one of your designs. You are one clever lady. I think all of it is so pretty and smartly made.ty for sharing...we'll I gotta get my boo tay hippity hopping on down the blogs bye now

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  29. great mixed media creations! fitst fabric necklace-amazing!

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  30. I absolutely LOVE your style! The copper piece, the first piece, the fish piece - I can't pick a fav. SO.AMAZING. Just love them....so great!

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  31. Marvelous! All your designs. Just when I was appreciating your whimsical waxed linen work, I then see your necklace with the handmade steel chain. So effective with that focal! Your work is quite inspiring!

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    1. Thank you Barbara. I really like the way the chain came out too! The little netted bottle is full of little treasures from a special trip, so I will appreciate that one most.

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  32. Gorgeous work, great design. Each so different and so unique. Great job!

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  33. Amazing work! I can't make a decision whats my favourite. All pieces are so beautiful.

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  34. I so love that netted bottle! Makes me wish I had some cool beach finds to do one for myself :)

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  35. What a great work! The netted bottle is really great! But all other pieces too! Hugs, Doris

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  36. Cindy, what an amazing group of creative jewelry! I've been looking at these photos for awhile, and am amazed at the many different approaches with each bead or set of beads. LOVE what you did with the fish: Those wire links are perfect and remind me of fishing tackle (in a good way)! Everything is so unique and just tip-top; I really like the "sea to my shore" necklace. Well done...you are a true artist!

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  37. That bead soup was amazing! What wonderful beads! You certainly created some fantastic designs. First, I fell in love with the starfish, the little fishie, until I saw that last piece. The beads were fabulous, the chain was awesome. You rocked this soup!

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  38. Very beautiful creations! I love the way you have incorporated found objects in your designs and how you made your own findings for them. The fish necklace with its handcrafted chain is very unique!

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  39. Gorgeous!! I really, really love that first piece. I hear it calling to me... :D

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  40. Love all of your designs, especially the necklaces. I love the first one because is just so looks like sun and sand and surf!!! and the second one because of the depth of color and the texture... Great Job!!! Have a Blessed day!!!

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  41. I truly love all of your designs! So much to admire: netting on the bottle, special fish bead on a beautiful chain, clever suncatcher made with driftwood. I'll be your newest follower.

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  42. Gracious! I love each and every one of your pieces. That netted bottle caught my attention right from the start. It's so unique and very, very cool! I could say the same for all the other pieces you made as well. I can't even begin to pick a favorite. You absolutely did an amazing job with your soup!

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