Monday, June 21, 2010

Bead Soup Party Reveal!

The big day is here!  The big reveal has arrived for the Bead Soup Part being put on by Lori Anderson.

These are my ingredients from Susan who will reveal--on the 25th--what she made from the ingredients I sent her.

Are you ready???????


(Copper Beach)
I've never done any work before with cord and decided to give it a try with this piece.  I used a variety of Czech glass beads, Japanese seed beads, some freshwater pearls, wavy copper spacers (love these), kyanite,some stone briolettes (I don't remember the stone) and some lovely spacer beads from Keri Fuhr which I picked up from her at the Bead & Button show.  All of this was knotted using a rusty orange S-Lon cord.


Here is a close-up of the pendant....I also used some enameled copper jump rings from Blue Buddha which I picked up last year at Bead & Button. 


I made the S-hook (I still have to hammer it a bit but the studio is in shambles since last week when we got a ton of rain that also went into the basement where the studio is).  I used 16 gauge copper wire and accented it with a finer gauge of gold-tone craft wire.


Here are earrings that I also made....I was on a roll and just loved the ivory spacers from Keri.

It's not done yet, but using the toggle from Susan, I'm making a bracelet with 8 strands of the same technique as in the neckstrap.  I was on a roll....but duty calls...I must start working on the newsletter for the shop!

Hope you enjoyed the entree and the side.  I hope to post a picture later this week of the bracelet. 

Bead Happy!

42 comments:

  1. Michelle, it is awesome!!! Looks like it took hours, but will worth it. You did a great job with the mix and I will be back to see your other creations.

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  2. Youve really done alot of work on this!
    And its def original! Job well done!

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  3. Wow this is a statement piece. It must have taken you a ton of time to assemble all those components. And I love that you used ribbon as well - I have tons of it but never really used it. Having several strands balances that heavy copper flower off so nicely. And the earrings are top - I would love to wear those. Great job.

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  4. Wow! you won't go unnoticed with this statement piece of art around your neck, would you?

    Its beautiful and you pulled all the components to gether perfectly.

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  5. You did a great job on the cording, especially for your first time! The focal is awesome, and the style you used works perfect with it. Amazing job on your Bead Soup designs!! I can't wait to see the bracelet!

    Lisa

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  6. It's wonderful! Wow!! I love the cord and OMG-that focal:0 Have fun wearing this!

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  7. this is eyecatching..i like the use of the multi cords in that coppery color..i've never used it but really like this look..good job

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  8. does not look like a 'first time w/ cord' piece! really beautiful, the balance between the multi strands & focal is really nice. the earrings are really pretty, nice ivory beads

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  9. Awesome! I love the clasp but the focal is especially fantastic :)

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  10. Great necklace! I love the cording, you did a great job for the first time. Beautiful focal! Love the earrings also.... :)

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  11. Beautiful! I love the multi-strands...they look almost like vines coming out of the focal. Beautiful combination.

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  12. The cording is great! I'm so glad you tried a new technique -- that's what this party was about, stretching your horizons. You did a fantastic job!

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  13. Fantastic piece!! Love the knotted cord :)

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  14. Lovely! Just a great colour scheme :-)

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  15. You did a wonderful job! Have a nice day! See ya

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  16. If that's your first time working with cord, I can't wait to see when you're "experienced!" You did a fabulous job with your necklace! I LOVE THIS! It's perfectly balanced! Woooooohoooo! Can I be like you when I grow up?!??! *grins*

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  17. That was a challenging selection and you rose up to the challenge, well done! smiles, Virginie

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  18. Beautiful design. I love that pendant. You made it shine!

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  19. What a lovely focal, and I think it is perfect how your cord work and beads lead the eye down to it. Bravo!

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  20. What a wonderful set for summer! Very cool and warm too! Can't wait to see the bracelet.

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  21. Wow what a gorgeous piece - that focal piece is amazing! I love what you have created.

    Karyn

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  22. Love what you did with the cord. Makes me want to give it a try!

    Stacy
    Sissy & Jack's

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  23. Wow! That pendant is fabulous and the green beads really set it off! Nice work!

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  24. Gorgeous!! I can't believe this was your first try with cording... it came out wonderfully. I love the design and color combination; it all accents the focal piece perfectly. Such beautiful work!

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  25. That focal is really amazing - I love the design you pulled together around it. Shows it off so well without fighting with it. Just beautiful!

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  26. Michelle,

    You did a fabulous job - with your design, the use of the cord and also with the handmade clasp - very nicely done!

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  27. So so pretty!! I love the focal and the cording work you did was great. I am so impressed with your S-clasp and the earring wires, which I'm sure you made too. Great. Can't wait to see the bracelet.

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  28. I think you did a great job, it's an amazing necklace

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  29. Although the colours aren't my taste, I sure love what you did with your soup. Super lovely!

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  30. I love the casual look of the cord...totally makes it a perfect summer look. Plus, I love the fringy accent with the focal...makes it much more special. Thanks for sharing!!

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  31. I love the way you used the cord! Nice balance!

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  32. The cord and the colors complement each other. Very nice!

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  33. This is beautiful!! I have only been beading for a week now but I hope to one day be able to do such amazing pieces!

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  34. This is very stunning! The materials you used were very great and the way you put things all together is superb. The final piece is just perfect. I also love how you assembled the pendant. Great job!:)

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