Friday, May 9, 2014

Bead Soup Is Served

Hi and thank you for visiting my blog today. It's the reveal of the Bead Soup Blog Party #8. The biggest bead party of the year. I feel honored to be part of this and I appreciate all the work our hostess, the amazing Lori Anderson and her family do to make this possible. A huge thank you to Lori. I would like to introduce you to my partner Beth Emery. She is a very talented bead artist from Alaska. http://www.storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com/ is her blog. She does beautiful metal work (some of which she sent me, Yeah!) and asymmetrical jewelry. She is inspired by nature and natural elements. I can hardly wait to see what she made with the soup I sent her. Please check out her blog. Beth spoiled me with three wonderful soups this time around.
The first soup I worked with was the purple. My favorite beady thing to do is bead embroidery so I started with the beautiful Charoite cabochon from Russia. I bezeled the cab and added fringe with seed beads, rullas, bicone and saucer crystals, pearls, and faceted drops. Since she included C-lon I decided to do kumihimo straps. I sanded and painted the bead caps with nail polish because the gold detracted from the focal. I am pleased with how this necklace turned out. It is my favorite from this challenge.

 
I used the aqua soup for the second piece that I made. I told Beth that aqua was my favorite color so she included lots of it for me to work with, Beth made the focal and stamped it with love grows. Stamping is one talent I do not have so I appreciated her making this for me to use. I hung three aqua sterling silver wrapped flowers from the bottom and a purple and white flower from the soup on top. In fact everything in this necklace except the oval chain, four extra purple lucite flowers, a brass hoop, jump rings, and the clasp came from the soup. I hung the small aqua lentils from the chain and threaded the silk ribbon through it. Both ends of the chain have more of the flowers on them. On the left of the chain I made a link with the large matte lentils and an Indonesian seed bead. The next link is amazonite nuggets and more of the Indonesian seeds. I have never used beads from Indonesia before. Next is a pair of purple lucite flowers with an aqua pearl between them. Then I made links with the amazonite ovals, aqua pearls, and transparent aqua rounds. I used a brass toggle clasp on the end. The first link on the other side of the chain was made by stringing the seed bead mix on 26 gauge wire and wrapping it around a brass hoop from my stash. I put three of the pearls in the center. The following round is a tagua nut ring. I have not worked with tagua nut components before and I liked it. Above that is a repeat of the other side.
 
I made earrings to go with the aqua necklace out of two of the amazonite oval links and flowers that Beth sent.

Then I made a coordinating bracelet. I strung the glass sea “opal” rounds on turquoise cord and knotted it with aqua seed beads. I used the mother of pearl button Beth sent as the clasp. The two stamped brass dangles that say bloom and thrive along with two more of the soup flower are attached to the loop end. It is a simple bracelet but one that I am sure I will wear often.
 
My last piece with the aqua soup is a pair of earrings. I told Beth that I like using unusual materials. So she included Christmas tree lights to challenge me. I beaded around them with aqua seed beads from my soup and added the aqua drops as fringe. I put an Indonesian seed bead and a transparent round above the lights and wire wrapped a loop to make earrings out of them. They look like dainty flowers to me and I had fun coming up with a design for them. I don't think anyone else made similar earrings LOL. I do still need to put the ear wires on though.
 
My third soup was copper colored. I made a two strand necklace with it. Beth made the focal, the heart shaped button and the magic stamped polymer clay piece. She really spoiled me with all of the pieces she made special for me. I feel lucky that she took the time to do this. She included a red link from Miss Fickle Media. I have been coveting owning some of her work so I was thrilled that Beth included this in my soup. I wrapped a glass and an onyx dagger from it. I used the red glass heart and drilled the love stamped copper heart so I could make it into a link. She included carnelian nuggets and I made them into links also. The wavy copper ovals are from my stash. I made spiral links to match the spiral I put on the focal with magnetic copper wire. This wire was left over from rewiring a 1966 Corvette headlight motor. To me this wire looks so much darker and richer than regular copper wire. It has the added benefit of a coating so It doesn't turn green like regular copper wire does. The end of the outside strand is stones and copper seed beads. I used the copper clasp from my soup to finish the end of this necklace. The center of the inside strand is a bird in a ring. This is what I had the hardest time with. The bird would flop over and not lay properly for me. A friend who is not a beader suggested I wire it on a ring and that worked perfectly. I used the small faceted glass beads in sets of three with the amber rounds inside of copper rings from my stash between them. Copper twisted ovals unify this stand with the outside one. This strand is finished with copper chain.
 
The last piece I made is a pair of earrings to go with the copper necklace. I used a copper twisted oval link, a faceted glass bead, and a copper drop for these. I had a wonderful time taking part in this blog hop and I used most of what Beth sent me. To see what the other participants made with their soups please click on Lori's link http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2014/05/welcome-to-8th-bead-soup-blog-party.html
Thanx for stopping by and I hope you like what I made for this blog hop.


153 comments:

  1. I love what you've done with your soups. What lovely unique pieces. I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite.

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  2. Love the copper colored soup. I am fond of birds, so always find myself drawn to them. You did such a good job on all your "soup"

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  3. Beautiful energy and movement in each of your designs, Becky!

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  4. Those amazonite earrings are so feminine :)

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  5. lovely designs love the orange and peach tones in the last bird necklace

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  6. What awesome soups you had to create with. I love your bead work.

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  7. What an amazing beadwork! Purple necklace is the best!Conratulations!

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  8. Wow, loads of great pieces! I love the blue necklace.

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  9. It's all so beautiful!
    Congrats ^_^

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  10. Beautiful pieces Becky. I love those little earrings and the layered style of your necklaces is very cool and shows off all the elements of your soup beautifully.

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  11. You made really beautiful and so different pieces with your soups. I particularly like the combination of techniques present in all the pieces. It makes them so unique.

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  12. You received some lovely soups and I love what you "cooked" with them!

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  13. I love what you have done with your three soups! How different they all are yet your special touch shines through. The beadwork is so special.

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  14. Dear Becky, I visited you right away --couldn't wait to see what you made! And wow am I rewarded! To say you make gorgeous pieces with your soup is an understatement--all of these are glorious! Everything you created is totally beautiful! xox jean

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  15. Wow, what beautiful soups! I do go with you on your favorite. The charoite stone is one of my all time favs and with purple you just can't go wrong. I do love the aqua soup and my favorite from that is the earrings. They just made me feel happy. Nice work.

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  16. Wow three servings of soup and three amazing designs. Love the kumihimo and the use of nail polish on the end caps, great idea!

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  17. Three soups! You were really spolied this year :-) You made such lovely designs out of them too. Your bead embroidery in purple and black is just stunning. I think it's my favourite piece :-)

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  18. Wow! That purple necklace is stunning! Everything you made was just so pretty!

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  19. Your partner was so generous with sending you so many soups and you did such a beautiful job.

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  20. Such pretty pretty pieces!!! the Purple necklace is amazing, It is the most elegant and show stopping!! I liked all of the aqua pieces a lot, the Christmas light earrings are inspired and I love all the other earrings you made too!! My favorite is the double stranded copper necklace!! Just love that one!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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  21. Wow, you certainly put a lot of work into using your 3 bead soups! It's all very nice. My favorite is the copper necklace with the glass bird.

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  22. Wow, so many gorgeous pieces. You were a busy girl! I love your style and versatile combinations. I can't even pic a favorite. They're all great!

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  23. Such lovely pieces well done!

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  24. I love that you made earrings with the Christmas tree lights. Very creative!

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  25. Wow - you received some wonderful soup - and you did wonderful things with it! I especially like the copper necklace.

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  26. Lucky girl, three soups to choose from! I think the orange is my fav, but beautiful work on all three.

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  27. Hello Becky, what a gorgeous array of pieces you have made I really admire seed bead weaving etc the black and purple is really lovely.
    Jackie

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  28. The kumi/cabouchon piece is fantastic! I love the variety in your pieces and your soups are pretty amazing. You do the asymmetry thing really well- my brain doesn't work that way, lol. Christie

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  29. they are all so different and beautiful! i always admire those that can work with seed beads ;) LOVE the color!

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  30. What a great variety of colors, beads and designs. Very creative, my favorite is the purple and black beauty. Well done!

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  31. Well done Becky! All three soups are gorgeous.

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  32. Well done Becky! All three soups are gorgeous.

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  33. Love what you did with your soups!

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  34. Love what you did with your soups!

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  35. I have such admiration for those who use seed beads :) They always turn out so lovely and I would love to play with them....if I could just SEE the little buggars ! beautiful art and love the colors.....

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  36. What lovely pieces ! The last necklace has to be my favorite

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  37. beautiful bead work - I'd enjoy making some glass cabs for you some time.

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  38. love, love, love EVERYTHING you made with your soup!!! Makes me want to try new things! Remember last year when you taught me to make the wrapped bracelet via Skype? Well, when my partner, Doroles, sent along some pretty cording, first thing I thought was 'how would Becky use this?' And my bracelet looks very similar to one of yours in your soup! You are a very good instructor :)

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  39. Wow love your pieces, especially the piece with the cabochon!

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  40. wow what an awesome soup you received and you totally did it justice for sure. Your designs that came out of this collections of soups is just brilliant what talent you have . I wish I had just a tenth of your artistic abilities. I love everything you made ty so much for sharing with us all...bye for now off to do more hopping

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  41. The last necklace using copper is my favorite. All very nice!

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  42. Beautifully done with three beautiful soups!! Lucky you!!

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  43. WowZa! Your pieces are very awe inspiring. Beautiful pieces.

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  44. Your seed beading is amazing. Great designs and colors!

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  45. Oh I love each color combo what great soups. The purple bead embroidery pendant is stunning, the turquoise a beautiful carefree necklace and the earthy orange and browns so rich looking. Beautiful pieces!

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  46. Love your soup and what you did with it! Just wonderful!

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  47. Fabulous soup and color combinations made for some terrific creations! Soup-er designs!

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  48. So many beautiful pieces made from your soups!!

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  49. Such wonderful pieces! Your work with the seed beads is fantastic!

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  50. All the pieces in each color turned out beautifully with your eye catching designs! Really Soup-er!

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  51. I love the copper soup and I like your asymetrical design. The purples are lovely too, you certainly have a talent for seed beads.

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  52. wow, so many soups! I love them all. I think my favorite are the earrings with the pink and turquoise flowers.

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  53. Oh, my, Becky - 3 soups! I thought I'll be able to pick a favourite, but I can't! The colour mixes are perfect and very warm, and the designs are just lovely showcasing each special piece, one by one. Love everything you made - and now all I want is go create something; I'm getting inspired as I hop along :)

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  54. OMG I love everything! Purple is my favourite colour and aqua comes right after that. I'm going to add copper to the list now because that necklace is amazing!!

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  55. Beautiful work with all three of your soups! So diverse yet equally lovely.

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  56. Beautiful work. You had such a nice selection of beads to work with!

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  57. Wow! so much eye candy - love that purple piece so much!

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  58. Wow I think someone got lot's of bead blessings, and with each soup you created very different very unique and lovely pieces. Bravo!!!

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  59. Wow Becky, you sure did go to town. What a fantastice job you did incorporating all of your soup ingredients - and to do it three times over, man, talk about doing it justice. I certainly enjoy the first purple piece, it is beautiful, but of course I really love the blue :)

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  60. Those are all lovely, but the aqua piece is particularly beautiful; so very delicate! I love it :)

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  61. So many beautiful pieces, Becky! And you've had three different bead soups to work with!! My favorite is the last necklace, just for the colors maybe, however like all of them ...

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  62. I love the necklace from the aqua colored soup, great combination with seed bead elements. And I love the copper soup too. This two strand necklace ist awesome.

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  63. Love the copper colours and the turquoise/blue-ish :-) most, a great bracelet. Great soup, lovely jewellery!

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  64. You seriously worked your magic and made a great use of your time to work with THREE amazing soups. Each of your pieces are so very nice. I particularly like your use of the Christmas lights. What a neat idea and design. Your talents really shine through in each of these pieces and I cannot figure out how you had the time to get so much done. Just wow.

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  65. Beautiful pieces, you did a fantastic job with all 3 of your soups! Amazing bead work!

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  66. All your pieces are lovely. Wish my hands could create like you but no patience. Great stuff!!

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  67. You have really worked magic with all of your soups. While I like everything the last necklace is my favorite. I'm glad you got that birdy tamed down.

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  68. You got some AWESOME things! Lucky you on the charoite -- not easy to find some that nice. And I love the copper bit she did with the flower -- how pretty! Your multi-strand piece is terrific (Love the IMAGINE bead!)

    I'm thrilled you had fun!

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  69. What a great batch of soups! Everything is great but I am really drawn to the first necklace. Your did such a beautiful job of highlighting that gorgeous focal.

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  70. Wow they all look great that Charoite is gorgeous! Love the deep purple!...and of course I am a bird fanatic! Great work on all three!

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  71. oh, becky, what fabulous work you did!!! all of your pieces are absolutely *gorgeous!* loved the christmas light earrings. inspired! i so loved being your partner!!! you are utterly beautiful. when you wear these pieces remember you are so loved. i wish you joy and beauty and peace.

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  72. Love the purple piece. I always admire someone who has the patience to sew all those little seed beads together and make something beautiful. Great job.

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  73. Hi Becky....you were sure busy with all those glorious designs and those little seed bead...wow. Love them all.

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  74. Stunning as usual. You were very lucky to get such great ingredients! Your sups were perfect! Thanks for joining and posting!

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  75. Lovely work - thanks so much for sharing it with us!
    Hannah Rosner
    http://goodrivergallery.blogspot.com

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  76. Wonderful pieces! I especially love the blue necklace, you put all of the components together beautifully!

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  77. I really like what you did with your soups...I can't pick a favorite as I see all of them in my wardrobe.

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  78. beautiful designs! I love the first necklace, but then I'm partial to beadwork!

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  79. You are a very talented artists. I wish I could make seed beaded jewelry as good as yours. All of the pieces are so different with each other, each one is stunning!

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  80. Wow! 3 soups, you lucky girl. I love what you did with them and I am in awe of anyone that does seed beading! Everything you made is great!

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  81. All your designs are beautiful and very different. My favorite is the second necklace but I will never forget the Christmas light bulb earrings with the beaded bell caps :)

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  82. Such lovely pieces! The purple one is my favorite! I have done seed bead work it is is incredibly maticulous! Bravo!

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  83. Am really loving the aqua and copper soup necklaces. Fantastic work :)

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  84. Love how you used each of your soups, your seed beading looks amazing.
    I love the versatility you have shown with each design.

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  85. Very beautiful design! I love all of them. You did such a great job with your lovely soup. Bravo!

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  86. Wow! You got a lot of ingredients to play with and I love the really distinct colorways. I love that second necklace with the stamped focal. You did a great job incorporating almost everything and being subtly asymmetrical as well! Thank you for sharing your talent with the 8th Bead Soup! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  87. Wow! You sure were busy! Beautiful pieces :)

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  88. Wow your soup turned out amazingly. I absolutely love all your pieces.

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  89. Your designs are delightful. The beaded lights are adorable. That last necklace is my favorite.

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  90. Wow you made so many pieces and they are all wonderful!

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  91. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I certainly do feel blessed to have Beth and Evie McCord as my partners for this Bead Soup Blog Party Swap. In fact I feel like I've hit the jackpot! You had 3 soups to deal with and you did a fabulously delicious job with each one!

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  92. Repurposed Christmas lights...amazing. I loved those earrings.

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  93. Thanx Susan, I told Beth that I liked to work with unusual materials so she really challenged me. They were fun to make. I can truly say that I don't know anyone else with Christmas tree light earrings. I am glad that you like them.

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  94. Thank you for commenting on my blog, Becky. I love Charoite, so that is my favorite, but you did a great job on all three soups! Christmas tree lights is one unusual element, and you did them justice! Great job!

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  95. I have to say your beadwork is stunning. Your purple piece is to die for! I just love the delicate feel of your aqua piece and the little touches like the beaded cab worked in. My favourite though is the amber piece. Again so delicate and delightful!

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  96. Lovely beadwork - such lovely colours too - especially the purple.

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  97. 3 soups! so lucky....and so different. You did such amazing things with all of them. the christmas light bulb earrings are great! and they definitely do look like little flowers. using nail polish to paint bead caps - I would have never thought of that.....did you seal them with a clear coat?

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  98. Aye... I am falling in love with your earrings.. one that use christmas lights... totally unique, I agree that you might be the only one who came up with that beautiful design idea.

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  99. Aye... I am falling in love with your earrings.. one that use christmas lights... totally unique, I agree that you might be the only one who came up with that beautiful design idea.

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  100. Beautiful pieces, all around... how fun that you got to work with three completely different color stories!

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  101. Everything is so unique. Love the bead embroidery!

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  102. WOw three soups is a lot! ANd you made awesome pieces out of them, and all of them different - you are quite versatile with every technique!

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  103. wow love what you've done with your soups - such fantastic colours in all of them =)

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  104. Holy cow those pieces are all so unique and marvelous! I really love how you had 3 distinct color families to work with, and what you did with each was entirely cool. I'm hard pressed to pick a favorite but I think I like the copper the best.

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  105. What wonderful pieces. Your seed bead design is amazing. And since I love copper, I love the design of the necklace with the 'love grows' focal. I like the way you incorporated the little flowers/beads into the focal and all the color and texture in it. The other necklace with the other copper focal is really cute, too, with all the handmade elements and the multi-strands. I love lots of strands/dangles/texture and this one really has it. Nice job.

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  106. What joy to work with 3 different bead soups! You did a great job with each one. Love the aqua necklace and the aqua/pink earrings. Very very pretty.

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  107. Nice job on everything, Becky. The copper necklace with the bird is my favorite. Then, that is my favorite color. Wish I could see the earrings too. FYI - if you can wield a hammer you can stamp ;)

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  108. beautiful creations...my favourite is the purple necklace

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  109. everything is beautiful! Great job with your soup

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  110. three soups?? What...??!! How fun to work with 3 really different colour schemes! I really like the earrings you created. I can't take my eyes off the aqua pair. And the copper necklace..? Not my colour but I would totally wear that!

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  111. That copper necklace is gorgeous, great job Becky.

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  112. Becky, I love the way you've put three different bead soups and made so many beautiful designs from them. And using many different techniques too: bead embroidery, kumihimo, stringing, wire wrapping, knotting. My favourite piece is the Love Grows necklace.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and happy creating.
    Ana

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  113. Beautiful necklaces! How wonderful that you were able to make at least once piece from each soup :-) I especially love the blues and greens in the second necklace!

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  114. Aqua is also mine favorite! Beautiful pieces!

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  115. OMG!! How lucky are you to get 3 soups!! And they are all so different!! But, for me, it is the PURPLE NECKLACE. Your beadweaving is terrific!! ~KM

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  116. Hi Becky - You won my giveaway and I'm not sure how else to get in touch with you. Contact me - okay?

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  117. Lovely soups, lovely pieces. Nice job.

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  118. Becky, I love what you did with the purple bead soup! I really admire your seed bead skills, since I am just starting to work with seed beads. I love the third necklace with the bird on a ring. Isn't it nice to have clever people to help and suggest solutions!

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  119. Beautiful pieces Becky. I love the first necklace the most. I really admire artists like you that can create those intricate seed beaded pieces.

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  120. I really like the christmas light earrings - nice concept - very quirky

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  121. Becky I love the earrings! I also like the purple beaded pendant.

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  122. Gosh you have been busy, what a lovely eclectic collection of ingredients, beautiful work.

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  123. I really LOVE the copper piece! It really is such a fantastic composition (although your Christmas Light earrings are also wonderful)

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  124. You received such lovely soups and I love what you have created from them. It's hard to pick a favourite but I think it's a draw between the aqua blue and the copper necklaces.

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  125. 3 soups & what a charm with your gorgeous jewelry. Once again, you've made pieces that sing. My favorite is also the purple beadwork beauty! Wow! Sensational & splendid. But just as gorgeous is your aqua necklace -- blissful, ethereal, and lovely. And I also adore the copper necklace! It is indeed "magic"! Outstanding jewelry collection here & beautiful soups too! Bravo! Wonderful reveal! Happy Hopping! ♥ Rita

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  126. Becky, I love the bead embroidered pendant and necklace you made :) Great job on all of your soups!

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  127. Hello Becky, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me such a nice comment. Your soup is so cool I love your purple and black necklace and the aqua coloured earrings are just my colour!
    Jackie

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  128. You had me at PURPLE! However, I love those amazonite earrings!

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  129. Hi Becky, you created a lot of wonderful pieces with all the soup you received! I am a bracelet girl at heart, so my favorite the sea opal knotted one!

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  130. Very different pieces with your soup! Great job!

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  131. I love them all! I am partial to your Charoite piece... yummy beadwork!
    The blues and oranges are also wonderful pieces to wear this summer, enjoy your feasts :)

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  132. Wow, did you ever score with three beautiful soups! Everything you made is cheerful and full of spring feeling. Great job!

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  133. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! So soft and dainty! Great pieces to wear this summer!

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  134. Three soups and a wonderful array of creations.

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  135. Oh my, Becky! What beautiful soups and great creations! I'm not usually an earring girl, but I LOVE both of your pairs...wonderful work!

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  136. What a wonderful collection. My favourite is the aqua necklace. Wonderful work!

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  137. Such lovely designs from a wonderful soup. Your creations are gorgeous!!

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  138. Wow! What an exciting group of soup mixes and results! I am so impressed!
    Thank you for commenting on my soup post as well. Please send me your mailing address so that I can send you a miniature sweet!

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  139. You did a great work! I love the purple necklace and the earings, but the other pieces are beautiful too!

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  140. Way to create so many awesome pieces with your soup! Great work. My favorite is your last necklace ;) xo Genea

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  141. Adore your earrings, so clever :)

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  142. Wow, you made such fun and awesome pieces with your soup! I love those earrings with christmas tree lights :-D

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  143. Wow, I would have felt overwhelmed with all those soups, Becky, but you seem to have taken it in stride :) I love all the little details you put in your designs and everything looks beautiful and original!

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  144. Beautiful beadwork! you are so talented!!!

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  145. Great Job!! Love several of those pieces... The Bracelet is catchy!

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