Saturday, February 26, 2011

bead soup party

The soup is done...what fun it was to make.

My partner Charlene Sevier sent some beautiful"soup ingredients". My challenge was scale and value. The lovely silver focal was almost the same size as the turquoise beads, so I made a polymer and faux enamel piece to carry the silver focal pendant. I wanted to use the almost white bead that was included, but it looked too light in value, so I dyed it and bundled it in silver wire with dots to match the clasp and the pendant. I chose not to use the dark small beads.




Note: For whatever reason the whole post disappeared, twice. I apologize for this, we are trying to fix the problem.

In the mean time Please Click Here to view the list of participants and to see the wonderful necklace our party hostess Lori Anderdon made. Thank you Lori for a great party.




68 comments:

  1. what an interesting necklace you made from your soup! I love it!

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  2. Wow Cory, I love what you did and how you integrated the I sent pieces in with other components. It was so nice to have you as my bead soup partner.

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  3. This is STUNNING!!!!
    your clay prices are PERFECT additions to your lovely soup beads!!!
    I LOVE this piece !!!!
    m.e. :)

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  4. I love what you did with your soup! Wonderful colors and I really like the wire wrapping:)

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  5. such a lovely piece. I love how you've used different wire techniques in the one design. The color of the focal is so mesmerizing..wonderful job!

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  6. How Artsy, Lots of Moxie! Very unusual and beautiful focal. Love how put it all together!

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  7. Very cool. Love the colors and the way you put it together.

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  8. Beautiful necklace! I love it, great work!

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  9. I KNEW you would make something really extraordinary from your soup ingredients!!! The necklace is adorable!

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  10. Great necklace! I also scrolled down and saw your bangles and I just love them!

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  11. This is so lovely. Clearly a lot of thought and work went into it.

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  12. Wow! That is intense! Wonderful job!

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  13. I loved the way you created components to design around your bead soup stash! Wonderful finished necklace and wonderful imagination!

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  14. That is spectacular! I am sorry you had computer issues I hate mine sometimes too!

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  15. Turquoise! My favorite color! Nice!

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  16. I love your necklace what a great use of color.

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  17. Oh you poor thing - there are a lot of people who have had blog issues today - I am sure we have cause some sort of internet vortex! Your soup is lovely!!!

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  18. #209 here...WOW what a beautiful focal stone...you did a great job...

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  19. pretty! reminds me of a party necklace.

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  20. So pretty and such a unique design! Love the colors and the wire wrapping! :)

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  21. Wow,that is fantastic, I love all your wire wrapping. I also love the bracelets that you make.

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  22. Oh my! Fabulous colors that remind me a a lovely day at the beach :-)

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  23. Love your work,truly works of Art! Beautiful!

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous! I believe your work of art shows creative and innovative talent and joy!

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  25. Your necklace is stunning. I was browsing through your last post and saw that you do a lot a mixed media, I really interested in doing more of it myself. I love how you mix it all in your pieces, Especially the textile. I'd love to try that. Inspiring. Thank you for sharing this with us ^_^ Virginie ViviBijoux.com

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  26. Bold and beautiful! I'm loving the shimmer of this, and the cool colors. You did a wonderful job accentuating the character of these beads. I also like the clay pieces you added; they are a perfect fit with the rest and your amazing focal. Wonderful design! So artsy and brilliant. :) Brings to mind "Starry Starry Night". Love it! <3

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  27. How clever to dye it! That's really thinking outside the box, which is what this party is all about. Well done!

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  28. I think this is my favorite so far...just cuz it so happens to be done in some of my favorite beading colors!
    Beautiful.
    Sheryl
    Cool Moon Creations

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  29. Wow! It's gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

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  30. Blogger can be soooo painful! But, seeing your creations makes it worth the suffering! I love the big focal combination and the fact that you added your own personal piece to the mix.

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  31. Love how you altered things to make them work for your design. Fabulous job!

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  32. Wonderful composition, lots of eye candy.

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  33. I love how you incorperated your focal into your necklace

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  34. I'm glad when I stopped by I could see your creation..it's amazing..wow!

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  35. Lovely necklace! I could so see myself wearing it.

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  36. Wow!!! I am totally impressed with your design your piece is so lovely.and your soup was yummy be blessed

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  37. Great piece - totally stunning!

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  38. Love the chunkiness! Great color on your polymer focal. Super cute!

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  39. Beautiful--the wire work makes this piece.

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  40. What an interesting necklace design very nice.
    Jackie

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  41. I love the boldness of this piece, really beautiful

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  42. Wonderful colors, especially with the silver

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  43. SO VERY INTERESTING!! It looks like it would be a lot of fun to wear. Great job!

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  44. That is so great. I love all the wire, the focal, everything you did with it.

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  45. That's a fantastic piece, I love the clay additions and also that you actually dyed something to match, very creative.
    Jenni

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  46. Geesh is this ever Stunning!!

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  47. So beautiful friend, I love the NECKLACE you made & what you created with your BEAD SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
    Thanks for sharing...
    Susie

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  48. Your soup is yummy! I love how you brought it all together.

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  49. Ok, so after reading your comments, I had to scroll down so I could see your soup. Love the turquoise "stone" you made to work with the soup. Also fell in love with the "tornado" wirework around the beads. So captivating! Awesome skill you have!

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  50. What a lovely piece, fabulous!

    Deb x

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  51. I like it. Totally one of a kind. Your additions to the focal are fantastic!

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  52. That's an awesome necklace! I love it!

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  53. WOW that's pretty amazing. I love the piece you made to go with it. It looks like they were all supposed to be there from the start..

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  54. Oh my that is stunning... the piece has such a rich feel to it. I love it! Well done!

    Karyn
    Australia

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  55. Wow, this necklace is absolutely gorgeous and so unique! Love it!

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  56. Wow, what a beautiful statement necklace. Your design is rocks!

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  57. Lovely necklace! I really like the colours and the asymmetrical design.

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  58. That's definitely one of a kind - great job!

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  59. I am just getting through the first 100 or so blogs! What a neat piece you made from your soup! I love all the wire working.
    Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog!
    Shannon

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  60. Wow, I love your polymer faux enamel piece- really makes the rest work and it is an outstanding beautiful focal!! Very nice soup.

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  61. Charlene is absolutely delightful! You're a lucky lady to be paired up with her. The necklace you created is also very nice and it really is lovely. Great job!

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  62. I found the focal very unique in a good way and the lampwork is great. You have alot of texture to keep it interesting. Job well done!
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  63. And so I admit I have to come back after taking a second look- and say- at foirst I thought they were lampwork but on a closer look I see that they are wire wrapped with dots- I have never seen that before- How did you do That?? How clever.

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  64. Awesome focal! I love all of that round and round wire work! Pretty!

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