Saturday, July 28, 2012

WELCOME

WELCOME TO THE BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY This has been a lot of fun for me, I hope you enjoy my post. My bead soup partner is Annita Wilson. She is a great new friend. We have a lot in common. Lori Anderson, the hostess of the Bead Soup Blog Party, does a great job of assigning partners. Annita is the type of person, if she lived by me, we would hang out together. Not only do we have beading in common. we have many other things in common as well. I am a true believer that we can never have too many friends, and to me that is one of the best things about the Bead Soup Blog Parties, you meet so many wonderful, talented people whom you never would have gotten to know otherwise. Annita sent me some beautiful soup to work with. I love doing seed bead projects, and the peace sign seemed like the perfect piece to work into the daisy chain. I just could not stop thinking flower power!! Boy does that age me or what....... I used the size 6 seed beads and some orangish- red beads to make the chain and added the focal. It is a fun piece with a retro feel.. The bracelet was very fun to make, It really is my favorite piece because I love how it turned out. It has the wonderful round beads from Annita, I am not really sure what they are. They may be a gemstone,
or just made to kinda look like it is. They have a wonderful yellow-amber under tone that I thought just had to be brought out. That is why I used the golden seed beads. I used a tiny hint of the same red-orange beads- I used on the flower power piece, just for a bit of punch! I love the 3 strands and then the little dangles. I used the beautiful clasp from my soup in this piece. I made earrings to match. This set has been sold to a dear friend of mine just as soon as it was finished. She loves it as much as I do. I love making jewelry that makes other people happy! The final set took the longest. I just had to make something wonderful out of the donut. It was such a great focal. I just kept playing with it for days, adding this, removing that, moving this over to there...You get the idea, until it felt just right to me. I used some more of the size 6 seedies, some red glass, some charcoal beads I have been wanting to use in a piece, some of the wonderful round turquoise type beads from my soup, some silver color pieces, a bit of ribbon. I had to add dangles on this too. I also added some chain here and there. I made simple earrings to match. This set has a bit of this, and a bit of that but I love how it turned out, WHAT ABOUT YOU?? PLEASE VISIT MY PARTNER, ANNITA WILSON, AND THE OTHER BEAD SOUP PARTICIPANTS TO SEE WHAT THEY CAME UP WITH FROM THEIR SOUP AS WELL http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2012/06/participants-of-6th-bead-soup-blog.html

95 comments:

  1. Beautiful designs Alice, but that last necklace is my fave!

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  2. What a great collection you've made with your soup! That donut focal is really a stunner!

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  3. Really lovely. The bracelet turned out wonderfully-it's my favorite:) And your necklace showcases the donut focal perfectly.

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  4. Of all you wonderful creations, I like the necklace and earrings best. Congrats on the sale.

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  5. Great collection!
    I like the necklace best.

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  6. Delightful pieces Alice,Really Lovely.Love and hugs Tanya

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  7. Love the use of textured silver spacers in the bracelet and the little dangles. The last necklace is very well balanced and nice mixture of stringing, seed beads, chain and a large focal!

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  8. Very nice, I especially like the the black and blue pieces!

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  9. Alice, I love what you made from the soup that I sent. The round beads that you love so much are actually glass beads that I picked up at a little bead shop called Beads by Becky in a small town about 30 mins north of me. Great job by my new friend! Annita

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  10. You do such beautiful work. If I may comment on your photography, maybe you should set your camera to the "flower" icon then step back a bit and take the photo. You can always 'crop" it to get a closer view then I think your jewelry would really shine!

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  11. You made some cool pieces! I'm glad you've enjoyed the parties so much, and I hope you come back in the winter for the 7th!

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  12. All of your designs are beautiful, but I really love your bracelet!

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  13. you have made some beautiful things with your bead soup!I especially love the second set!

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  14. so awesome that you already sold that necklace! Great job.

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  15. Everything is so cool. I love the peace sign necklace.

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  16. Beautiful pieces, I love the long necklace set the bset, shows off all the beads.

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  17. I love the bracelet. Wnderful design.

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  18. Oh Alice, these pieces are absolutely GORGEOUS!!

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  19. Very pretty! You did a great job. The bracelet is also my favorite.

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  20. Wonderful uneven designs! I love the bracelet the most ;)

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  21. Gorgeous designs, especially love the bracelet.
    Deb x

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  22. Love your designs, the last necklace is beautiful!

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  23. I love the stones and the mix of beads used on the bracelet (my favorite of your set)! Very pretty!

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  24. you made some lovely things with your soup..love the peace sign necklace

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  25. Congrats on the sale! It's easy to see why they sold so quickly too.
    Nice work!

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  26. Fabulous pieces :) I think I love that bracelet best too ;)

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  27. The first thing my daughter says when we look at the photos.. I love that necklace with the peace sign.. LOL Love the pieces you made. Great job.

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  28. Everything is just so much fun and yes, I can certainly identify with "flower power". I like the bracelet the best, but everything is fun and has a "young" feel to it. Great job!

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  29. Gorgeous bracelet and earrings...Very creative!

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  30. Very cool pieces! The bracelet is my favorite. Enjoy the hop!

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  31. Very lovely work, Alice!
    jean yates

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  32. Loving that donut focal. You did an excellent job using the orange bead to give visual balance. Focals that large can be overpowering but you balanced it beautifully.

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  33. Wow! Great pieces! Love the flower power theme! I'm a flower child too!!! LOL

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  34. Love - great feeling and strong use of color and balance - great flow - again Love!

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  35. Alice - I love the multi strand bracelet, you created really lovely pieces! Glad you had fun!

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  36. What great jewelry sets and a sweet retro necklace. I'm glad your necklace and earring set went to a friend that loves them as much as you do. Great job. I can't wait to hop over to your partner's kitchen and see her bead soup.

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  37. Look at all your pieces! Love the multistrand bracelet.

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  38. Love the assymmetry of the necklace but I think the bracelet is my favourite!

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  39. I really love the first pieces, bracelet and earrings!
    ciao dall'Italia, I love BSBP :)

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  40. Very nice pieces.I love the asymmetrical necklace the most

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  41. Fabulous designs Alice, my favourite is the last necklace.

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  42. Very unique pieces. I've never worked with seed beads much, but you did a wonderful job with that peace sign. (I love flower power) :)

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  43. I am hopping late. These are great pieces. The peace sign daisy chain looks familiar to me too, so I guess aging is a process we're all going through. The asymmetric necklace is balanced and well done. My favorite is the bracelet and earrings, those are my colors.

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  44. I couldn't agree with you more about the value of making new friends. Loved what you made. I am not revealing until number 2. Check me out then at www.heavenlanecreations.com

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  45. wonderful that you made a new friend! love your pieces!

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  46. It is fabulous to make new friends, especially when they share your love of creating beautiful things - lovely work...x

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  47. Oh Alice!! All of your pieces are super cool. I adore that bracelet and earring set. The colors are wonderful. As well, your peace sign necklace is uber fun and the last one is so nice as well. You definitely met this challenge head on and came up with some lovely pieces. Yay!! :)

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  48. Hi Alice,
    All of your designs are beautiful! I'm diggin the Daisy chain Peace sign necklace so cool, and the necklace with the donut is gorgeous, but my favorite is the bracelet and earring set. Great job on all.
    Therese

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  49. Okay, I love ALL the pieces, but that daisy chain and peace sign necklace is absolutely my favorite. The colors are perfect, the daisy chain really enhances the peace sign pendant, and yeah, it reminds me of something my mom would have worn during her hippy days. Nicely done!

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  50. like the last one best. They are all nice though.

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  51. Really like what you did with your soup & you made a new friend too, sounds like a win-win to me :-)

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  52. Lovely pieces, I'm sure you'll get a lot of wear out of them. The bracelet is something I'd certainly wear.

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  53. Love the asymmetrical bracelet!

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  54. I love the last necklace! Gorgeous pieces and isn't it wonderful to meet new bead buddies? That's my favorite part of BSBP

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  55. I love the bracelet and earrings, They are beautiful colors. The peace sign necklace looks like it took awhile to make.

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  56. Alice, I love your creativity, you designed some really nice pieces. Love the bracelet and earring set.

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  57. Great peace and love necklace, Alice. Took me way back...

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  58. Very nicely done, Alice! Love your creativity! =)

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  59. Alice. I too love the bracelet. I love the black and blue beads (gemstones) with the pop of red-orange. I like how its chubky and delicate (with the seed beads) all at the same time. The silver focals are nice! Great job Alice.

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  60. Love the color mix on the first bracelet and earrings. And so wonderful that you made a new friend!

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  61. Great work, I'm not surprised you've sold it already :)

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  62. Oh my! That daisy chain brought back memories! headbands and paisley bell bottoms, anyone? I love the bracelet and earrings very sweet!

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  63. I love how you mixed media. They are all so lovely!!

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  64. thanks Perri, I tried to find somewhere on your blog to reply but could, maybe I could not read it??
    Alice

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  65. Alice, you did a great job ... your design inspired me!!!

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  66. The necklace with the donut focal is my favorite. Love all the mixed beads and media and color - just beautiful.

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  67. Goodness, you really went all out didn't you! I'm a fan of your bracelet and earring set as well. It's no wonder that it sold immediately after you finished it ;)

    All in all, I think you did a beautiful job!

    Happy Hopping :)

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  68. This looks great. I am never much good at all with asymmetrical pieces and you do wonderful work. I love the dangles and everything. You did a wonderful job on this.

    Melissa Muir.

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  69. I adore the necklace that you made. Beauty in asymmetry.

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  70. I love how you incorporated the color red into your work! An interesting array of pretties.

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  71. You've got a wonderful soup from Anita - and you did it justice! I love your designs and the stories that come with each piece :)

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  72. I love your blue and black bracelet.

    Mirandack.com

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  73. That first set is really wearable in colors that I love in. Great soup! Thanks for being a part of this hop! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  74. My eyes were immediately drawn to the 3rd one in the group! Love that large focal and all the colors in the beads--has a tribal look to it I really like. Then my eyes started looking more carefully back up the page, and I found myself loving each one of them for different reasons! Beautiful work and creative designs!

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  75. Alice, trying to reach you about the Bead Packet Design Challenge. Will you please go to my blog, Sharyl's Jewelry and Reflections at sharylsjewelry (dot)blogspot (dot) com and leave me your email or Facebook address in the comments? I won't post it for others to see. Many thanks!

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  76. Can't wait to see the finished products.

    I'm a new beader and a first time bead souper.
    I'm a new follower of your blog.

    kathy

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  77. Arriving a little late, lovely colours in your earrings I like the pop of red pretty bracelet too!
    Jackie

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  78. stunning colours, love the bracelet

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  79. Great jewelry!

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.

    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
    kathy

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  80. I like that you made the earrings to match the bracelet. I only do that when I'm really proud of the bracelet I made and I know I'm not going to wear anything else so people will look at it. (Okay I'll wear clothes, but I meant other jewelry.) That's exactly how you should feel!

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  81. Wonderful! I see the work and effort you put into your designs really paid off for you. My favorite is the highly detailed peace sign necklace. Reminds me of my childhood!

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  82. Awesome designs and colors!!! Laura

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