Saturday, May 10, 2014

8th Bead Soup Reveal

Welcome to the 8th Bead Soup Reveal!  This is our second Bead Soup Swap, and is as exciting as the first one!  Our partner is Jennifer VanBenschoten of VanBeads.

Above is the colorful collection of beadsoup we received.  What to do, what to do!?  After much deliberation we decided that all four of us here at Dry Gulch would create a design.  So... "without further ado", I present our Beadsoup creations...

Touch of Daisies
This charming necklace made by my daughter, Jennifer, begins with a brass donut.  She cut the decorative oval in half, then added it to the donut before topping it with vintage daisies from a pair of 1940's earrings.  This hangs from a textured gold-plated solid brass chain with colorful and faceted acrylic beads dangling up both sides of the focal.  A summer necklace with a touch of daisies!
 
Summer Charms
Also created by Jennifer is this pretty charm bracelet made with silver-plated rollo chain, textured circles, leaves and pearl drops.  The colorful resin beads from VanBeads add just the right touch and color!
 
On The Beach
My granddaughter, Catherine, picked out the stone doughnut, resin beads, and freshwater pearl.  She brought this necklace together by adding shibuichi and patina - just love the bail!  All this necklace needs is a beach!
 
What's in the Box?
Wow... My granddaughter, Gianna, loves pink and boxes!  For Gianna, this was the perfect opportunity to use the lovely rose quartz.  She soldered a box, filled it up with beadsoup, and enhanced it even further with crystal chain!  She then added quartz chips and cloisonne.  This necklace was finished with hand-dyed vintage seam-binding and iron wire.  What imagination!
 
In the Garden
Yet another fun Gianna pretty!  She used all the resin flowers, then wire-wrapped them to a filigree.  She used silver headpins for stamens.  There is even a cloisonne butterfly, enjoying the beauty of it all!
 
Hippie Chic
And then, there's me, Deborah, also known as Grandma!  This is definitely "hippie chic".  I used the large gold focal from the soup and wrapped it with a filigree, added a special vintage piece and lots more swarovski sparkles!  I dangled different components, including one of my mom's earrings, and a crystalllized peace sign on the bottom.  Oh yes, and of course, "flower power" chain!

That was it!  Thanks for dropping by, and we hope you enjoyed our creations.  Our most sincere "thanks" to our hostess, Lori Anderson, for the opportunity to participate in this fun and exciting beading adventure!  Click the link to find the next Bead Soup reveal.

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2014/05/welcome-to-8th-bead-soup-blog-party.html

 

Above is our soup we sent to Jennifer of VanBeads - so please hop on over to her blog and see what she's been working on.  Happy hopping :)
 
 

60 comments:

  1. I love the whats in the box set... very gorgeous.

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  2. Beautiful pieces! I love how you have used the gold focal pieces too.
    Rachel

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  3. As a self-proclaimed hippie chick, I approve your hippie chic! Nice work!

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  4. Touch of Daisies <3 That's so cute!!

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  5. fantastic floral designs! amazing!

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  6. Fun, cheerful designs! Great job with the soup!

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  7. You are a family of talented people. All are creative designs. My favourite is the Hippie Chic necklace with its flower power chain.
    Ana

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  8. Beautiful. I love them all.

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  9. Love what you did with those flowers in the garden piece. A real beadie bouquet!

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  10. Wow! It would be hard to pick a favorite among these- so pretty! all of them!

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  11. Love love love Gianna flowers! Gorgeous!

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  12. What fun! Every design is fabulous! Very talented family

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  13. I love every piece but especially the hippie necklace, that focal is gorgeous!

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  14. All lovely. i can't decide which is my favourite

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  15. Very reto chick! Everything makes me happy just looking at them.

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  16. Wow hippie chic, on the beach and summer charms were my favs

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  17. What a great family effort! They are all so summery and fun.

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  18. I think my favorite is summer charms - but that pink box is tickling me too! Great job.

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  19. I just love all those floral elements --from first piece to the last! Beautiful designs!

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  20. OH MY, you made some beautiful creations. I just love them all, but for me, the first one with the daisy's on it is just PERFECT!! You did AMAZING!! ~KM

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  21. WOW' those daisies ! I thought they were real until I took a closer look ! They are just that nice touch to draw eyes to the necklace immediately ! It's so adorable that you got your family involved in your soup !

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  22. Spring, Summer, Beach etc... Beautiful and ♥happy jewellery. 3 Generations working on these beauties, how wonderful that is :-)

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  23. Very gorgerous pieces, great work. Congrats! My favourite is the Hippie Chic necklace.

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  24. I love how you layer up all the elements and such great colours. Love the hippy chic one

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  25. I like all pieces very much but I think my favorite is Hippie Chic. Beautiful pieces.

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  26. I like the idea you put bead on the circle charm on summer charms bracelet =) And the last necklace so candy charming.

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  27. blown away! gorgeous, gorgeous soup <3

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  28. I am clapping my hands right now! SO many goodies! I am absolutely in love with Touch of Daisies and Hippie CHic, they are so versatile, boho and love both how you used the little pendants and their chains

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  29. *picking my jaw up off the floor* Are you KIDDING?!?! I LOVE each and every piece! I'm so jealous of y'alls MAD skills! What blessed granddaughters you have! Would you like another? ;)

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  30. Wow! Three generations of very talented jewelry designers in one family. Must be in the genes. Gorgeous designs, one and all. Can't choose a favorite because I could see myself happily wearing any of them.

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  31. You are very lucky that all your generation loves beading! I have my Son and he don't like to see me beading...I am very happy for you! I really in love with the pink box, but the daisys is very unique

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  32. Whimsical yet sophisticated. Your pieces have a lovely style to them!

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  33. So many fabulous designs. You really rocked it out! I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Just Soup-er!

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  34. You are a very creative family! I love all the vintage additions. All the designs are great, perhaps my favorite is Catherine's necklace with the stone donut, resin and pearls.

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  35. Nice to seea family working together. My favorite was on the beach

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  36. How great that each one of you had an opportunity to get creative. Fun designs.

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  37. You all made very good use of the soup! Very pretty jewelry.

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  38. What a talented family you are! Each of you have your own unique style and each piece is beautiful! Enjoy your time together beading :)

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  39. Fabulous idea having each of you design something! Each design unique and beautiful!!

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  40. So many beautiful designs!! I have to say I'm intrigued the most with the Hippie Chic necklace, even if it's not really my style. Well done!
    Alenka

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  41. Wow! what a talented daughter and granddaughters you have I love the colourful necklaces created the daisy necklace especially caught my eye I love how the pieces were used to create such a pretty piece!
    Jackie

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  42. What a creative family! All of the designs are so unique and fresh.

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  43. Oh wow, what a fabulous collection of fun, beautiful, creative pieces! I love them all! That's great team/family work!

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  44. I so enjoyed your talented groups designs. Ty so very much for sharing with us all....bye now I have to hop along...lol

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  45. I love all the pieces made for your soup and the assemblage vibe! I also love that it was a family affair!

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  46. You are a very lucky and talented group. How wonderful to work as a family and inspire each other. I have been looking at your blog and I am impressed with what I see. I liked the oval added to the donut in "A Touch of Daisies." It adds great texture. The recycled 40's earring daisies are wonderful and the rounds add just the right amount of color. In "On the Beach" Catherine chose a great focal and I agree that the bail is great. My favorite piece is "What's in the Box." That design is very creative, original, and beautiful. "In the Garden" has a great focal with those resin flowers and the silver headpin stamen is a nice touch. Of course being a Grandma myself I liked "Flower Power." The flower chain really added to the texture of the piece. Wonderful job ladies.

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  47. Wow what fun and such beautiful pieces created. Great job!

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  48. Well, ladies, this is an awesome family production! Your pieces are all wonderful :)

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  49. You came up with such wonderful pieces! Fantastic job you all did with your soup!

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  50. These are all really pretty and fun!!! I don't know that I have a favorite because they are all really really good!!! Have a Blessed day!!!

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  51. Love all of them!! lots of fun colors together and y'all have really designed pieces that range from a hint of vintage to something on today's runways!

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  52. I think each of these pieces probably shows off each of the designers personalities. I totally dig the daisy necklace (daisies are my favorite) and your Hippie Chic necklace is so great. Wonderful job, all of you!

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  53. Whoever coined the phrase "too many cooks spoil the broth" obviously never partook of such a wonderful collaborative affair before. Each piece is creative, unique and full of charm. Kudos to you all!

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  54. Yep still hopping....beautiful pieces! I would say creativity runs in the family!

    http://veradesigns.blogspot.com

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  55. Every piece of the jewelry is remarkable! Nice job to all of you!

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  56. You're an awesome team that has created so many pieces with a vintage, romantic and modern feel to them. Amazing colors, choice of beads and arrangement!

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