Saturday, September 17, 2011

~ WELCOME TO THE PARTY~






First I would like to say a huge thanks to Lori Anderson for all of her hard work to make our party a huge success. Next I would like to thank my partner Sandra Richardson for the bead soup she sent me to work with. If you click on the button of the Bead soup Blog you can check out all of us. Here is Sandra's link, be sure to check out what I sent her and what she did with it. http://www.sandyscoloringbox.blogspot.com/
The challenge I was faced with is that I hardly ever use gold toned in my work I use silver or silver colored metal. I know that may seem miner but it was hard for me to do it. Also I could not seem to fit my focal and toggle in the same piece to give them both the justice they deserved. I love the toggle and did not want to hide it in the back of a piece. I added a nugget of goldstone to bring out the beautiful colors and sparkle in the toggle.
Also I thought the butterfly by itself looked older fashioned and I wanted to make it have a younger feel to the piece.I hope you like what I have done with my soup.

I still have lots of beads left to make more pieces. I especially can't wait to use the monkey lampwork bead. I am still not sure if I am going to use it for a ID badge holder or a bracelet.

Alice

95 comments:

  1. I just love the butterfly focal.
    Gorgeous how it came out!

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  2. For not having worked with gold-tone much you really did a great job of making it feel more neutral than anything. That first, butterfly piece is great! Keep it up!!

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  3. Good job with the unfamiliar color scheme. Perhaps it will open up a whole new creative space for you.

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  4. So Fun! Good job working outside your box.

    Enjoy the hop,
    Emanda

    http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

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  5. 'nice job, good colors for a new autumn piece.

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  6. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

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  7. Ooooh! That butterfly is gorgeous - you did a perfect job with the necklace capturing it's delicate-ness!

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  8. Very pretty, nicely balanced colors. love it!

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  9. Oh Alice,you did a great job with I sent you. Good idea to use the toggle in another piece. You have created a treasure trove
    Be blessed to be a blessing
    lookatthecolors@sbcglobal.net
    SandysColoringBox.blogspot.com

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  10. You've created quite a wonderful necklace!

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  11. these are so pretty and delicate. very nice!

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  12. Hey former bead buddy - wonderful job - such a delicate feel to the necklace and you did a great job with the color. We are supposed to stretch ourselves with the Bead Soup Party and you certainly did.

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  13. Very nice job highlighting the delicate focal.

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  14. Love the butterfly. Very pretty piece!

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  15. great job! beautiful piece and really love that butterfly and how you used it!

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  16. Being forced to use another metal color than what you are used to is nothing "minor" at all! If it's what you usually use, you probably have a nice stash of stuff to go along, if not, it means you have to go shopping to make things match. Or, get creative. Also, I don't think ANYONE would have been able to use the focal and the clasp in the same piece. The butterfly is all filigree, whereas the clasp imho DEMANDS to be used with a chunky design with BIG BEADS.

    Lovely job you did there. Though, if you're willing to take constructive criticism, the earrings seem too small and delicate to match up with the necklace?

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  17. Love the result! Great job. I love both the focal and clasp they are gorgeous.

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  18. You did an excellent job! I love butterflies, so I definitely love your focal and clasp combination. Beautiful necklace!

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  19. Well I have been thinking I wanted to get some more goldstone so maybe a larger pair of earrings out of goldstone just might be in order!! Thanks for the suggestion for bigger earrings and who says you can't have 2 pairs of earrings for one necklace depending on the mood-
    Alice

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  20. You did a great job with the colors. I love the butterfly.

    Melissa

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  21. I love the second one, I think I would have it wrapped around my wrist multiple times if I could get close enough to touch it! I completely understand what you mean about goldtonesI think I can count on both times the number of times I've used it in the 30+ yrs I've been beading

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  22. Alice, very pretty creations with your bead soup mix. I love the first necklace with the butterfly.
    Therese

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  23. yummy neutrals - but there's nothing neutral about that butterfly - nice job!

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  24. Lovely job creating a delicate necklace to highlight the lovely Butterfly.

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  25. You did a wonderful job. It is quite pretty.

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  26. I just love this. Great stuff. ;-)

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  27. Both of your pieces are beautiful! I love butterflies and you did a great job with this one!

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  28. I love that butterfly focal, you made beautiful soup!
    Deb x

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  29. I like what you have done with the butterfly, lovely.

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  30. Very nice work Alice! Love how you pulled your butterfly soup together!

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  31. love what you did with the gold!
    Great Soup !
    m.e. :)

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  32. Good job, it's so hard to work with unfamiliar components!

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  33. Alice, these are very pretty pieces! I shy away from gold too, being a big fan of silver and copper myself. You did a great job working outside the box with your soup!

    Have a great week!

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  34. I think you did a lovely job. It's fun to work with something you don't normally use.

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  35. Love that butterfly necklace-a delicate flavored soup.

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  36. Very pretty! I usually work with silver metals too, and think you did a great job with the gold tones!

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  37. Love the butterfly focal. I also have trouble working in gold tones, so I can appreciate what you went thru. Great job!

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  38. That butterfly focal is so darling. Your designs turned out amazing. Great job! ♥

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  39. Good choice to focus on the butterfly and the clasp separately - and a great excuse to make two necklaces! Nice job on all of it.

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  40. I'm so glad you jumped to the challenge -- you did so well! I hope you do more gold-toned things now!

    I hope you'll join me again -- the new badge and dates will be posted on my blog on the 19th!

    Love, Lori

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  41. I'm really glad you took the challenge and worked the gold-tone, and hope you use more of it in the future, because you did a great job!


    I hope you'll join me again -- the new badge and dates will be posted on my blog on the 19th!

    Love, Lori

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  42. Awww so lovely! I am in love with the butterfly! Nice Soup!

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  43. Lovely fall colors that you used well. I would not have guessed it was a challenge, you made it look easy! Well done!

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  44. The gold is beautiful and not something I normally work with, either. You did a great job - love the butterfly necklace!

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  45. Very delicate very beautiful...personally I like mixing types and color of metals.

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  46. Very nice job with a lovely mix of soup.

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  47. You did a great job putting together both necklaces. That toggle makes a beautiful focal!

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  48. Nice work! I think you did a wonderful job :)I can't wait to see what you decide to do with the monkey bead you mentioned!

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  49. lovely work! good job on getting a handle on the unfamiliar

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  50. Your design is just wonderful You did well with the gold. Thanks for stopping by and favoring my creation, and for taking the time to leave a comment.
    Be Blessed to be a blessing

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  51. A different metal can be a very big deal if you are not used to ti!! I would have struggled as well!! You made some wonderful pieces!! great Job!!

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  52. Nice job - and it was fun to be challenged by non familiar items, wasn't it? I sure thought so!

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  53. Beautiful necklace. If I had not read the post I would never have thought you were unfamiliar with working in gold tone colors!

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  54. Alice, I too, do not use a lot of gold-toned metals in my work - I lean very heavily on annealed steel/gunmetal and silver, with a shot of copper and v-e-r-y occasionally, a bit of brass...so I totally understand the challenge you faced. I must say - you did a lovely job, and I agree with your instinct to not use the butterfly focal with the toggle clasp in the same piece. Great work!

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  55. I'm another one who rarely if ever uses gold tone and I had a similar challenge to you. You've done a wonderful job, the necklace and earrings a really lovely. Isn't that butterfly beautiful.

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  56. Gorgeous butterfly, and a delicate pretty design. Nice work.

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  57. loving the focal, and how cool you were able to make more than one piece...yum

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  58. nice job. I especially like the butterfly necklace.

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  59. Very nice, the butterfly focal is great!

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  60. I might find it difficult to work with goldtone too...I stick to silver and brass....but really you did a lovely job - no one would even know it was a challenge! :)

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  61. Oh, but you rose to the challenge and made that gold work. I love the placement of the gorgeous toggle.

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  62. How beautiful! I love the balance in your necklace. Makes my heart flutter!

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  63. Wonderful pieces you made and i am partial to the butterfly, you really set it off nicely.

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  64. That's a beautiful necklace. I like what you've made from your soup very much!

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  65. beautiful elegant piece, but i am partial to butterflies!

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  66. Your first set with the butterfly is lovely - you definitely made it 'younger-feeling', and the second set is great as well. I like how you balanced out the weight of the fabulous toggle with the larger goldstone nugget - great job! :)

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  67. Lovely colors- awesome job!! love the butterfly!

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  68. Lovely necklaces! I especially like the one with the butterfly. And, yes, it can be harder than it sounds to move from the colour of findings/metal components one is used to sometimes. Great job!

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  69. Such a rich fall palette! Sometimes it is a great exercise in creativity to be pushed outside our comfort zone. I regularly seek ways to shake things up for myself. I love the idea of a badge holder! Great job!
    Enjoy the day! Erin

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  70. I love the butterfly focal and how the design really makes it pop.

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  71. The butterfly necklace is sweet. I think you made the right choice to put the toggle on display in a second piece :)

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  72. I think you did a great job with your soup Alice! I like the butterfly but the second necklace is my favorite!

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  73. Even if your not used to work with gold-tone, you did a great work!
    Ambra

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  74. Glad you had fun with your bead soup. It's always interesting to see what people come up with

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  75. Just lovely! You did a Soup-er Job with your soup mix!

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  76. Great to know the -- in depth from this blog.This will really help for my forward steps to be taken.

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