Friday, July 27, 2012

~ My Bead Soup Blog Party 6 Reveal ~



Wow!
What a fun and wonderful learning experience for me!

My partner for this party is Debbie Price from

When I hurredly opened the package that came
in the mail, I was so excited and a little nervous, as I
havent branched away much from my "norm".
I usually always work with dark metals,
hand blackened brass etc, so when I saw the
light, shiny *bling* I was excited to work with something new!

This is the Soup Ingredients and lovely card that I received from Debbie:


And a close up of each yummy piece:    :)



I absolutely love that clasp,
how beautifully vintage, a large crystal jewel!

The heart attached to the key with the chain there was actually a
brooch pin set. I wish I had thought of taking a photo of the back
of each one before I removed the pins and smoothed them down
but that's okay. I also removed the chain.

In my finished piece I used the two focals (heart & key),
the gorgeous vintage silver clawed jewel clasp,
the large silver filigree ball with the row of sparkling jewels around it,
the chain of jewels,
two of the small silver bejeweled spacer beads
and 4 of the charcoal faceted glass beads.

I envisioned the finished necklace after only a few minutes
of looking through my own stash and immediately knew
that I wanted to use silk ribbon in a bright color,
so I searched for the perfect color - fuchsia it was!
I turned a bright silk shirt that was probably quite fashionable
in the early '90's in to some gorgeous silk ribbon that is much
more fashionable now!!

Some silver wire and a tassle dangling from the heart finished
it of perfectly.

I LOVE IT!!!


I hope you do too!

Wanna hop along and check out some (or all!) of the other
participants? Check 'em HERE

71 comments:

  1. I love uneven designs and work with ribbons, the pink color goes wonderful with the silver, what a lovely design!!' Hugs

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  2. Gorgeous necklace, I love what you made! Thanks for being such a great partner, it was a total pleasure to meet you.
    Deb x

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    1. Thank you too Deb!!
      I couldnt be happier with what you sent me and I still have lots to make other pieces with! I will show you what I make when I make it, time wouldnt allow more pieces but I will finish and update soon!
      :)

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  3. Great necklace - love how the pink and silver go together =)

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  4. Beautiful soup mix! What a cool focal and your design turned out lovely! Cup chain is one of my favorite things!

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  5. Amazing Necklace!
    Love the colors...great soup :o)

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  6. So pretty! I love the pink ribbon with the delicate silver.

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  7. Lovely work ! The pink does go with the silver extremely well, indeed.

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  8. Very vibrant,Love and hugs Tanya

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  9. Beautiful! I love how you put all the bead soup elements together. The silk pulls is all together nicely.

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  10. Great design - love the heart and key! I've been thinking about using ribbon or fabric in some designs but haven't been sure how to go about it.

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    1. Thank you :)
      It was my first time using fabric and I'm happy with how it turned out! I saw the color in my head and went thrifting until I found that color in silk, that shirt was just begging to be upcycled! Do it! You will love it :)

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  11. Great job. Love the necklace.

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  12. Wonderful design...love what you did with the silk!

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  13. Well, I'd say you definitely came out of this a winner! You were challenged by both color and medium and created something wonderful and noone would ever know it wasout of your comfort zone... shhh, don't tell ;)

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  14. Oh wow, how unexpected! I love pink (oh yes I do!) And that card -- it's being for you to resin it into a bezel!

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    1. It sure is! The card is definitely a keeper :)
      Thank you so much for doing this Lori, you are wonderful!
      I really needed something like this to help along my journey in jewelry design. Thanks again!!

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  15. love the way you used the silk,beautiful work

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  16. Very cool...i love that you deconstructed the heart and key..but still used them together in the same piece! Nice job!

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  17. Lovely necklace. The pink is great!

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  18. what a fun necklace! you can wear that with so many things! so pretty

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  19. what an awesome idea to repurpose that silk shirt. great design!

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  20. That is such a beautiful piece! I love how light and soft it is. You did a great job meeting the challenge!

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  21. I really like the twist you put on the vintage pins...you created something modern and fun! Great job!

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  22. Wow, I wouldn't have known what to do with all that bling and sparkle. It would have stumped me for sure. You did a beautiful job with it.

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    1. I did panic when I first saw it but my creativity took over fast!
      Thank you for the lovely comment :)

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  23. That Pink just makes it. Great job.

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  24. Gorgeous!!! I love the bright pink, and the heart focal looks great.

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  25. What a fantastic and unusual necklace! Beautiful!!

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  26. Very pretty and so unique! I would definitely wear the necklace!

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  27. That is a great clasp! What a cool necklace you made with your vintage goodies - and BTW, I am madly in love with the focal you sent her!

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    1. Thank you :D
      I sent her things that I would buy for myself, so I love what I sent her too!! I didnt have much of my own stash so I did a big Soup shop for her :)

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  28. Lovely! Love the tassle on the heart and that you separated the key. Got to love that pink! Great job.

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  29. Oh that has such a lovely vintage feel to it! Gorgeous!

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  30. You used a shirt to make the ribbon??? That is out of the box. You took something with a vintage feel and gave it a totally young punk look.

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    1. Thanks!! Yep, a fugly fuschia long sleeved dress shirt!
      I'm so glad it worked out, I love the fray, the serger would have made it look more like actual finished sari ribbon but I like it better this way for this piece.
      I am going to try with the serger next though :)
      Time didnt allow me to make as many pieces as I had hoped on time but I will be updating with more pieces in a new post soon!

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  31. How very clever to use a bright pink ribbon with your soup! The whole piece looks very chic and pretty. I love it.

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  32. Very romantic piece with an old world flair. Love it!

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  33. I love the use of fibers in your necklace, very pretty!

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  34. That would have been a tough soup for me to work with, but you pulled it off beautifully! I love the finished necklace - well done!

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  35. Oh YES! Bright pink ribbon! How wonderfully fresh among the vintage like glitter of rhinestones!
    I love your work and I'm am happy to meet you.
    Shannon

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  36. Love how you re-purposed the brooch! And what spectacular sparkles!

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  37. Love the use of the pink ribbon to tie the components together. It really makes the silver pop!

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  38. That looks like a really fun necklace to wear, love the tassel especially. Well done!

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  39. The monochromatic soup really gave the opportunity to add a pop of color. . .and BOY did you make it POP!! :) Nice job.

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  40. Love the look of pink and silver together, great job!

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  41. Love the tassel at the bottom of the heart! So sweet!

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  42. I really love how you pulled this all together.

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  43. Love your design and how you used the pieces from your soup! Great job!!!

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  44. Oh that bling! My fingers were itching just to look at it! How exciting! You did such a wonderful job with it too, I love the necklace.

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  45. Nice job with your soup ingredients. I'm glad to see that you 'reconfigured' your focal a bit, I've been wanting to do that to the one I was sent but wasn't sure it was permitted.

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  46. This pink ribbon is completing perfectly the piece and gives it extra light! like it!!!

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  47. What a completely unique focal piece! You created the perfect unique way to show it off - lovely work!

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  48. Adding the pink ribbon to the very pretty components makes the necklace very feminine and girly.

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  49. What wonderful pieces. I love that heart and key set. And the ribbon you picked is perfect with it.

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  50. I love your necklace!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  51. A lovely and very fresh design :-D

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  53. Oh, such a playful and feminine design! Completely in love with it :)

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  54. Your Soup turned our lovely!!!Love the use of the ribbon... the hot pink really stands out!
    Thanks so much for the visit and kind words...Hope you have a great week!

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  55. Your necklace is very pretty, love the pink ribbon, love that you upcycled.
    Sonya

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