26.2.11

Bead Soup Blog Party, reveal and blog hopping!

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the
following:

~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Here is the soup ingredients I got from my partner,
charming Jana (number 78 on the list below)



Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.
Here's what I made!

I made so far three pieces, 2 necklaces and a bracelet. Some of the beads and bits I got are awaiting their places.

The focal, gorgeous tigereye-pendant is accompanied by lovely lampwork beads and some of the crystals of the soup. The colours from focal and lampwork beads are in the leather and silk cords, too. The chain just wanted to come along in the necklace, which has no clasp, it's semi-long :-)


The lovely flower s-clasp was so similar in shape to my 'old' links, that they ended up together in the bracelet, with some of the tigereye beads from the soup, too. The heart charms and bead caps were from my own stash.

And the third piece, where are hematite beads from the soup (yes, new to me but I fell in love with the hematite!), so, they just wanted some colour to go with; I had ordered some polymer clay tubes and beads from Carola (number 162 on the party-list, by the way!) and these beads go together just terrificly well! So well, that my son insisted on having this necklace altered a little more masculine for him. I'll show you the result later!


And the list of participants you'll find right down there in the earlier post !

Ja tänne loppuun vasta muutama sana suomeakin.
Yllä näet tähän asti syntyneet haastekorut, muutamat osaset jäivät vielä miettimään paikkaansa tuleviin koruihin. Käytin kuitenkin 'pakolliset', riipuksen ja lukon, sekä runsaasti myös muita 'keiton' helmiä.

Hematiitit olivat uusi tuttavuus, joihin ihastuin. Enkä ole ainoa. Kun tuo alin koru oli valmis ja poikani käydessään näki sen upeat hematiitit sekä polymeerisavi-putket, hän toivoi, että saisi tuosta hiukan miehisemmän version. Kunhan ehdin, niin muuntelen korun hänelle sopivaksi.

Putkihelmien taiteilija on muuten mukana haasteessa ja hänet löydät nimilistan paikalta 162, Carola.



74 comments:

  1. Ja piti sitten heti aaamiaisen jälkeen tulla katsomaan josko olet kuvat jo julkaissut... Aivan uskomattoman mageita :) ovat kaikki!! Kaulakoru riipuksella on hykerryttävän herkullinen yhdistelmä materiaaleista, tykkään, tykkään!! Ja alin kaulakoru on tunnelmaltaan mukavan mystinen. Putkihelmet ovat upeat.

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  2. Uskomatonta, tuo kaulakoru on niin sanonkuvaamattoman ihana, persoonallinen, kaikki sointuu kauniisti. Nauhat on ihania , samoin nuo lamppuhelmet. Hematiisita olet taikonut ihmeitä, tykkään.

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  3. You have been a busy bee and created three stunning jewelry pieces! I love the mix of different materials you used! Beautiful!!!
    Thank you for being such a great partner! I really enjoyed the whole process!
    Take care and keep in touch! ;)
    xo,
    Jana

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  4. Hieno, väkevä työ tämä alimmainen.

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  5. Shiiiiiiisti kaulakoru. Kerrassaan ihana. Kivasti oot käyttänyt materiaaleja.

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  6. You have done a beautiful job with your stash! Love the mix with the polymer beads too! Great pieces!

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  7. Tiikerinsilmistä tehdyt niin upeita,toistan taas itseäni, kun sanon, että nämä sun tekemät ruskeasävyiset korut on huippuja :), ja hienot on nuo muutkin :)

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  8. Kaulakoru on aivan iiiihana <3

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  9. Kaikki tähänastiset korut ovat upeita, tämä alimmainen on lempparini, värimaailma miellyttää kovasti ja putkihelmt ovat ihanat. Katselin äkkikseltään haasteeseen osallistujien listaa, olitko ainoa suomalainen helmeilijä? Tässäpä onkin moneksi päivää katseltavaa, kun selaa blogeja.

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  10. Kiitos ihanaiset kommenteistanne :-) Manteli, myös vaihtarikaverini on Suomesta!

    Thank you so much Jana and Marian <3

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  11. Wow, your pieces are beautiful! I love their warm look, great job!

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  12. Lovely. I especially like that touch of lavender with the tiger ery focal. Carola's beads are beautiful.

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  13. Kyllä on ihana <3 Mutta sun hyppysissä kaikki muuttuu kauniiksi ;)

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  14. Lovely creations! I especially like the last one, that's my type of colours.

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  15. Thank you, Raida, LeAnn and Kristina!
    Kiitos, Ninni!

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  16. I love your pieces, you have really done a great job! All of them are beautiful! :)

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  17. All of your pieces turned out beautiful...the colors are stunning!

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  18. Delicious, I especially love the first piece!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous work! I would definitely have a difficult time working with tiger eye, and you worked it like a pro!

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  20. Haasteelliset materiaalit, joista osasit luoda hienot korut!

    Kaunista :)

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  21. Awwww such a lovely necklace! its so gentle and Pretty! Nice bracelets too...wonderful tasty Soup I might add.

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  22. Love what you did with the tiger eye!!! Sometimes I think tiger eye is not easy to work with (the color) but you have done and awesome job.

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  23. Beautiful, rich designs!!

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  24. Love love love the addition of the purple and yellow - on the first piece!

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  25. AWESOME job! I particularly love the last one -- I think it's so cool your son wants it.

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  26. Oh My! All three pieces are stunning and I would have a hard time choosing between them of which one I would wear right now! Exquisite talent and creativity! Thank you!

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  27. Thank you all so much for your kind comments <3
    I have found so many talented artists when hopping from blog to blog! I still have about 50 blogs to go to, this is a treat :-D

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  28. Very nice! Love all three pieces. How nice that your son wants to wear your designs. My grandson likes mine too.

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  29. Wow Wow and WOW!!!!!! You did awesome!!!! And hey if your son likes them too thats even better!

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  30. Fantastic designs - I love the splashes of purple against the other colours in the first necklace :D

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  31. Amazing design, love the colors.

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  32. Oi kun sait upeita koruja aikaan, etenkin tuo alin!

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  33. #209 here...WOW great work...

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  34. I love the flowing necklace of earthy components! And the ribbon added just the perfect texture to the piece! Gorgeous!

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  35. It is a new morning and I'm so pleased to find all you commenting my pieces :-D Thank you for your visit!
    Kiitos Maati :-)

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  36. I love how you combined ribbons and fibers with your beads!

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  37. Mags - Your pieces are so elegant! Great use of your soup. They're all Beautiful!

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  38. This necklace really captures memories I have of visiting Finland many years ago. The focal reminds me if the pines and birch wood and the ribbons remind me of the flowers near a lake . What a beautiful job mixing maculine qualities of the stones with the feminine ribbon and brighter lampwork. Bravo!

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  39. Lovely job...Especially like the colours in the last necklace... for your son! Is that 'telephone' wire in the first necklace? Love the touch of lavender in that one!

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  40. The second piece is my favorite, but they are all really cool - I love those colors. Would wear them all. have fun hopping.

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  41. Upeita ja persoonallisia ihan jokainen mutta hematiitin sydänystävänä tykkään eniten tästä alimmasta.Olet kyllä ihan huippuosaajien joukossa.

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  42. I like all three, but loved #3. Really thought the polymer and hematite was nice.

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  43. I love all of your pieces. The colors and the way you put your pieces together are stunning.

    Great Job.

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  44. beautiful! your soup was wonderful, and what you made from it even more so!

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  45. Stunning and simply beautiful pieces... you make a terrific batch of bead soup!!!

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  46. I am so totally impressed with your design your piece is so very lovely.And your soup was yummy too Be Blessed

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  47. Love them all - just beautiful!

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  48. Beautiful pieces. And the last one is my fav:-)

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  49. Tiger eye is a favorite of mine and I love the vintaj you used as accents. Gorgeous.

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  50. Wonderful, wonderful job!! Really!

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  51. 3 beautiful pieces, I love the first necklace with that stunning tiger eyevand the way you incorporated ribbon, lovely
    Jenni

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  52. Very creative. Nice use of the tigereye with the chain. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting! Glad to be in this group with you!

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  53. Thank you so much for your lovely comments :-) I have visited all of your blogs, and, will revisit! You are true artists, all of you!

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  54. So beautiful friend, I love EVERYTHING you made & what you created with your BEAD SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
    Thanks for sharing...
    Susie

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  55. Incredible job with your design.

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  56. really beautiful! I love what you've done.

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  57. You totally get extra points for making several great pieces. Good job. It looks like you had a lot of fun with this. Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  58. Wow Jana really spoilt you with some pretties! I love what you have created. I especially love the bracelet - the bead caps really set off the beads. Well done!

    Karyn
    Australia

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  59. TigerEye, one of my favorite beads. The pieces are beautiful, I love the bracelet and the earrings! great designs.

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  60. All of you, lovely, people, thank you for visiting my blog :-D

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  61. Bead-u-tiful!!!
    m.e. :)

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  62. Love,love,love the tiger eye! Beautiful!

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  63. Wow those beads are beautiful, love the necklace you combined them in. You have made those beads with extravagant form go well together.

    I applaud your creativity


    Tiffany @
    Prayer Bracelet

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  64. Lovely soup!! I am still hopping. Especially love the hematite with those polymer clay beads. Inspiring soup!

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  65. Beautiful! The rectangular pendant necklace is my favorite!

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  66. Beautiful work! sorry this comment is so late :)

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  67. Thank you all lovely ladies, thanks for 'hopping by' ;-D
    Your comments are much appriciated!

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