Saturday, 10 May 2014

8th Bead soup reveal

              Welcome to my Blog and the 8th Bead soup reveal


I am happy to say this is my second time joining in with Lori Andersons wonderful Bead soup swap.
More info about it can be found here 8th-bead-soup-blog-party

I was really thrilled to be partnered with the wonderfully talented Linda Newnham who makes beautiful glass creations, earth-shinedesigns


So here is a reminder of what Linda sent me

Lots of beautiful beads , in some challenging colours.

For a long while the beads sat on my beading mat. 

I waited for inspiration to strike, and with trepidation started to move beads around and play with some ideas.

I really wanted to keep my work simple and let the beads speak for themselves, and so the first piece i made was this cute little bracelet




I have rarely (never) used red and green together until now. 
These beads had been grouped together on my mat and i liked how they looked together.
I used some liver of sulphur patinated copper wire to make very simple links and added a clasp.
One of linda's heart wires and a little red glass flower from my stash finish this piece as a dangle.


Next up i started with the focal and clasp Linda sent me and rooted through my stash for some beads to add to make a necklace.

I found some wonderful dyed turquoise in the perfect shade of purple and green.
This is what i came up with 
 


I loved using the wonderful glass hoops as connectors and the pretty bird focal looks fab with its little leaf and flower dangle.

Although i started on a pair of fun earrings using the two bud like wires Linda sent me i have been unable to finish them yet.

I just want to say a huge thank you to Lori Anderson for hosting this wonderful blog hop and to Linda for being a fantastic partner.
And of course to all the participants who pop by to take a look Thank you.

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79 comments:

  1. Hi Sam, I love the two pieces that you made especially the zingy green with the red bracelet. I hope you like what I made with your soup too. Linda x

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    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful soup Linda, i am actually still working with them but alas time ran away from me.
      Sam.x

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  2. Wow - these are very pretty pieces!!! Great use of your soup ingredients!! Your focal is gorgeous and you really highlighted it well!

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comments Amy.

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  3. Beautiful pieces you cooked out of the soup. Fresh and cheerful! Great!

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    1. Thank you so much for you kind comment.

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  4. You made very beautiful pieces of the lovely soup you got. :)

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    1. Thank you, for popping by and taking the time to comment.

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  5. Lovely pieces, the bracelet is really cute and the necklace is beautiful!

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  6. Wow! The fact that your red and green bracelet does not recall images of Christmas to my mind says something wonderful about your design talents! I can't seem to accomplish that....the final necklace is stunning too! How great that you found beads with purple and green in them to add to the soup!

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    1. Thank you Hannah, i think the bracelet was more luck than anything.
      I just enjoyed the colours and dark wire together.

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  7. Both pieces came out beautifully. I especially love the necklace. The color combination of purple and green is so yummy. The way you hung the focal off of one of the glass hoops is just perfect!

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    1. Thank you, the glass hoops scared me at first but are wonderful to use.

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  8. Whoever said 'red and green should never be seen' obviously never saw your bracelet - it's so pretty. You really made that colour combination work. I love the purple and green necklace too :-)

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    1. Thank you, i love going against the 'norm' :)

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  9. The necklace design is so beautiful, and really showcases the focal. I also like how you used a dark wire in your bracelet --it takes the red and green combination away from a Christmas theme and makes it elegant :-)

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    1. Thank you Cassi, i was glad the dark wire worked as i hoped.

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  10. You made very lovely pieces with your soup! The necklace turned out beautifully and I love the sweet, dainty bracelet!

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  11. Great pieces! Don't you love how the bead soup party makes you stretch and think outside you comfort zone. The red a green bracelet works BEAUTIFULLY!

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    1. Thank you Kathy, it really does make you think long and hard about your design processes.

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  12. So pretty! I really like that necklace!

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  13. Both pieces are sooo sweet, I really like them!

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  14. Beautiful Sam! I love how you embraced the colours that are outside your usual palette. The bracelet is beautiful! And the birdie necklace is wonderful! Love using the glass rounds as connectors too!

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    1. Thank you Marybeth, i have been wearing the bracelet a lot.

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  15. Beautiful! That purple and green is so pretty!

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  16. Upon seeing your soup, I said "OOOOH!" You took some beautiful beads and made two gorgeous pieces. The bracelet makes me think of a 50s style apron with the bright red beads. Your necklace is sweet, and I love the use of the colorful beads in your design.

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    1. Thank you Kelly, love the idea of the 50s apron.

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  17. I'm simply drooling over that necklace! Gorgeous :)

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  18. Great use of the beads you received! The outcome is really something to be proud of:)

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  19. two pieces in different styles-I love it, the necklace rocks!!!

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  20. Very pretty! love how you pulled colors out of your soup to use together in each design!

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  21. Love that purple and green together. Great job!

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  22. Sam, they are both great, but I absolutely love the bird necklace!!!! GORGEOUS!!!

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    1. Sam, I didn't see a Follow-Me button. You might want to add one to your blog.

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    2. Thank you Deborah, still getting used to Blogging and will set one up.

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  23. I like the combination of the colors, beautiful necklace.

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  24. I love that necklace! It's so beautifully modulated. Beautiful!!!

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  25. gorgeous pieces! I love how you chose to coordinate the components to highlight their characteristics :-)

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  26. The colours on the bracelet work very nicely.

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  27. I love the red green combo and often use it myself as they are so striking when used together. but i have to say the purple green one is outstanding . love the pendant and the way you enhanced it is superb.

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  28. Love the purples and greens of necklace, very original combination.

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  29. What nice pieces you made. I especially like the necklace. You made the challenging colors work for you!

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  30. Lovely soup you've got to play with! Purple and green - oh yes - that's my favourite color combo, that's what I would choose too. You've made a beautiful necklace with your soup!

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  31. Purple and green necklace with the 2 little birds is my fav

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  32. Such a charming necklace with unique colorway!

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  33. You made green look good with everything.What a lovely collection of beads. You've got a good eye for color

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  34. I won't be an exception here :-) the purple and green necklace is my ♥favourite. Beautiful work, love the ♥birds!!!

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  35. Love what you created! The beads are very rich by themselves, so you nailed the point! The necklace is my favorite, too.
    Good job!
    Alenka

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  36. Sweet, lovely and bright! Love the colors and the way you mixed them all together. SO adorable!

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

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  37. Oooh, I really like your creations...so beautiful well balanced and the colors go so well together. The clasp is so fun and your pendent...very very nice... :-)

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  38. Both the bracelet and necklace are really lovely. It is so fun to see the beautiful things people make even when the colors are materials are outside their comfort zone. Really great job!

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  39. Great colour combinations. The design of the purple and green necklace really showcases the cute focal. I'm very partial to the bracelet - love the bold colours and the shapes of the beads.

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  40. Both pieces are so much fun but I really love that blue/green with the little birdies. So darn cute!

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  41. I love the necklace - really beautifully balanced!

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  42. Both beautiful, but the birdie necklace is just perfect...lovely stones you used and full of interesting details

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  43. Such lovely work well done!

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  44. Love the bracelet. It reminds me of chili peppers. Spicy. The necklace design is beautiful.

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  45. such a pretty clasp and a patina focal to go with it

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  46. Lovely pieces - love the color combos!

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  47. love those colors--fun and happy jewelry

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  48. Wonderful designs, Sam! You tamed those red "power" beads, and the purple and green are divine together with the turquoise :)

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  49. Hello: A beautiful bracelet and necklace. I really admire the lavender and green necklace design, and how the colors work together

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  50. Oh, I love red and green together and these beads are so vibrant and expressive, the bracelet is gorgeous! And you have found a great way to highlight the focal and fabulous clasp - great necklace design!

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  51. Lovely designs! Love that necklace.

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  52. I LOVE that purple and green necklace! Lovely work.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. =)

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  53. Both of your pieces are so great. I'm in awe of your bracelet though and so glad that you let the beads speak to you. I'm surprised that the combo of the green and red doesn't feel Christmas-y at all. Anytime I combine those two, they always come across rather holly jolly. You did such a fab job not letting it go in that direction.

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  54. I love what you did with your soup Sam, you got some intense colors and I love how you put them together. I love the combination of purple and green in that necklace. Thank you for your kind words when you visited my blog. I'm so enjoying the wonderful inspiration

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  55. So hip and whimsical! Love them both! Really Soup-er!

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  56. I love love love that blue necklace, so perfectly put together, just stunning!

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  57. Great designs! I really like the necklace. It reminds me of a misty walk through fields of lavender. Just love it!

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  58. Hi Sam, I like the red and green bracelet. Your purple and green necklace is marvelous. The glass circles made great connectors and the leaf and flower were the perfect finishing touch for the lovely focal. I would not have thought of the purple and green beads as being turquoise. Your designs style is wonderful.

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