Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Bead Soup Reveal

Our partner for the first Reveal is Dana Hickey, of MagpieApproved.  Dana sent us these beautiful hand-made copper pieces.  There were so many different ways to work with these pieces, that it was kind of hard to decide :)  Things did change a few times, but here is what has been created.
  

It all started with the copper focal, the one with three loops, which just begged for a lot of dangles!  The linen fiber worked beautifully with the stones, and with the Raku Lampwork made by Jennifer of Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry made it perfect.  When finished with the leather, it took on a Bohemian look - LOVE IT!

  
The earrings were made with Dana's matching wire-worked copper links and Jennifer's Raku Lampwork, tied together with the Linen fiber.


For this necklace, the beautiful copper and pearl toggle just needed to be the focal piece!  The copper side-drilled drops were perfect and looked so good with the toggle and the pearl medallion links.  The Czech glass, nuggets, and the rootbeer crystal dangle just seemed to complete this necklace.  The handmade hook finishes the back.  Such an elegant look!

  
With the copper piping beads that Dana sent us, we took them to the torch where they were enameled.  They turned out beautifully with a lovely purple.  They look very close in color to the purple lampwork beads.  All the beads were then gathered on 6 strands of leather.  We used copper sliders between the sections, pulling the bracelet together, and finishing it with a magnetic clasp.

  
This last necklace turned out completely different than I thought it would...you could say that it "evolved".  It all started with a filigree, and then a piece that had been etched.  With Spring now here, flowers seemed appropriate, and the wire-worked flower section was made.  So very happy to find these wonderful flower beads, they were perfect with the pearls and copper - VOILA!!!

Well, that's it!!!  Thank you, Dana.  We used ALL of your "Bead Soup" and it was very inspiring.


  Now, here's what we sent to Dana, you can click here to see what she has created.  Be sure to visit all of the other blogs for their creations.  You can find the list of participants at Lori Anderson Bead Soup Party.



67 comments:

  1. What a yummy soup! I think the first piece you did is my favorite, and it really catptures the whole feel of the soup you received!

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  2. Oh my goodness! I LOVE what you did! SImply gorgeous! What a perfectly wonderful way to start my day and hop! Thank you!!

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  3. Beautiful pieces!! And lucky lucky you to have recieved those gorgeous pearl medallions!! Also loving the soup you sent to Dana and the wonderful things she made of them!

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  4. Love your soup and the necklaces you made out of it.. You and Dana Both made great pieces!

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  5. You definitely made some amazing pieces. That first necklace is totally something I would wear. The green goes so perfectly with the copper! Such beautiful designs.

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  6. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I'm visiting all blogs...
    I love your soup, all your pieces are amazing, really a great work!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  7. Beautiful pieces! It's difficult to pick a favorite, but it would have to be the 2nd necklace with the copper and pearl necklace.

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  8. Lovely pieces! Such a beautyful soup with all the copper parts!

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  9. What cool and challenging pieces to work with. You made that copper sing! Nice job.

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  10. Please turn off CAPTCHA for the next few days so we vision-challenged beaders can comment. It took me three tries.

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  11. really kewl organic results... the copper components your partner sent you are droool worthy.. and you have done them justice!

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  12. Love every piece, you managed to enhance every component in an original way!

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  13. What beautiful and inspiring work.

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  14. Simply lovely. Thank you! I am anxiously waiting for my turn...the second reveal. Happy Hopping!

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  15. The last piece blows my mind. AMAZING.

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  16. Pure loveliness . what wonderful pieces you created.

    ~cryssT

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  17. I really love the copper focal necklace - the one with the three loops & the earrings with copper... You made lovely jewelry with it :-)

    Greetings from The Netherlands!

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  18. Fabulous stuff-all of the jewelry! Love the bohemian look of the first necklace.

    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com

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  19. Love what you did with your soup mix!

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  20. Wow! It's all gorgeous but the two necklaces are amazing!!

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  21. All of the pieces are great, love the earrings and leather bracelet!

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  22. Oh my your pieces are so very pretty. But that necklace is to be coveted. Gorgeous!

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  23. Great soup! that first necklace is my favorite, but they are all wonderful.

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  24. What incredibly fun pieces... I love em.

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  25. Amazing, creative, beautiful! Best use for a wonderful soup!

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  26. Love all the wonderful jewelry you made. I think the first one is my favorite.
    Linda

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  27. Wonderful use of bead soup! I love the Bohemian necklace and earrings and the purple and copper bracelet is stunning! Great design and artistry in all pieces.

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  28. They're all gorgeous and inventive designs. My favourites are the 1st necklace and the bracelet.

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  29. Beautiful work! The earrings are my favourite, but everything looks lovely. Great job!

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  30. wow!! they are all spectacular, but i think the last set is my favorite.

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  31. Great job. I love the first necklace and the earrings the most.

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  32. Love everything you made - especially the leather bracelet!

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  33. I can't pick a favorite! I love and would totally wear every single piece you made. Beautiful job!!

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  34. It all looks lovely! I love all of the yummy copper :)
    Especially love the bohemian set.
    ~Shari

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  35. You sure were busy with your soup: I love all the pieces! The colours are gorgeous, the mixes of media are delicious, the designs are perfect. Love them all.

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  36. Oh my, I love copper! Those are some really great pieces to work with. I love that you enameled some of them too. You did a great job with your creations.

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  37. Wow! So many beautiful creations!! I absolutely love the bracelet!!

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  38. Love all the combinations but especially the bracelet. Nice nice nice!

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  39. Awesome collection-very creative! I especially like the last necklace with the wire wrapped flowers and the bracelet-that is my favorite! Well done!

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  40. Gorgeous pieces, great design!

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  41. That last necklace is a stunner! Great job utilizing a whole soup!

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  42. Wow, you made so many wonderful pieces with your bead soup mix. Great job!

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  43. Each design is absolutely marvelous. Love the metal components.

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  44. You made wonderful use of your soup. The copper components are great. My favorite is the copper and pearl toggle necklace.

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  45. Love the copper components and how you used them.

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  46. Wonderful use of your soup. The first set is gorgeous!

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  47. I love them all, but the mixed up blue bracelet....wow!!! ~KM http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33013.html

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  48. The bracelet with the leather is to die for! Well done! But, I have to say that all of your creations are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  49. BEAUTIFUL pieces. My favorite is the last necklace/earrings set!

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  50. Hmhmhm - I like copper elements! You gave them the right balance with other components - very well done! The first necklace is my personal favourite!

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  51. What a lovely bouquet of pieces you created here - I think the necklace with the pearls is my favorite, with its delicate balance of feminine pearls and the tougher metal.

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  52. Love all your pieces! The filigree flowers is so unusual and attractive!

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  53. You put a lot of work into this! I particularly love the pearl necklace and the one with the wire flowers -- amazing! I'd wear any and all.

    Thank you!

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  54. Pretty designs. The bracelet is my favourite

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  55. How beautiful! The last necklace is amazing!

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  56. Really like that last necklace - the colours are so bright and work well with the bright copper wire

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  57. wow. So beautiful! love all the copper esp the flowers.

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  58. Bohemian Earrings and Asymetrical Necklace LOVE

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  59. We won best use of color! We, because I couldn't have done it without you as my partner, you chose the colors after all! Thank you for being my partner :)

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