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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Soup's On!



Well, after a bit of delay... Soup is served!

What I got, just in case you missed my first post:


List of all participants in the Bead Soup Blog Party.


And my finished designs: I ended up with 2 necklaces and 3 bracelets. Probably could of (and maybe still will) have made some earrings, but was feeling too rushed by the time every thing else was done.




The focal was my greatest obstacle. I just couldn't decide what and/or how to do it. I finally decided to K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) I learned WHAT a lark's head knot was, though I already knew how to do it, and learned to make slide knots with the black suede leather.




The 2nd necklace is choker length memory wire using the obsidian, feldspar, silver spacers, and silver foil lampwork beads along with a few black 4mm beads from my own stash.



The first bracelet used more of the obsidian beads, the foil lampwork beads and the clasp.

The 2nd bracelet I used some black metal spacer bars and made a stretch bracelet.



The last piece I taught myself tubular netting, the core of this bracelet is black obsidian beads.



Thanks for the wonderful beads Cynthia!

82 comments:

  1. Wow! They're beautiful!

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  2. Wow, you did a fantastic job, being pressed for time.

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  3. you are a work-horse! Great pieces, especially like the last one :)

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  4. You ended up with a whole wardrobe of jewelry there. I like that you used each portion of beads to its fullest and learned a new stitch with the last project too. Well done.
    Carrie T.

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  5. Those are some awesome pieces. Just stunning. And congrats on learning the tubular netting.

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  6. Wow! Very pretty!
    Penny of Earthly Jewels

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  7. I love the fist piece for its simplicity. Sometimes all you really need is a pendant and some string.

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  8. what a collection of loveliness! ;o)

    hugs

    hello gorgeous xxx

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  9. Wow, these are stunning pieces, love the variety in design and style. Gorgeous!

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  10. Great job with all those lovely pieces. Love the fact you taught yourself tubular netting and m,are a piece with it..lovely job.
    jenni

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  11. All really beautiful work Allison! Congrats on the tubular netting - it turned out great.

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  12. nice pieces !
    Great Soup !
    m.e. :)

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  13. Allison, all of your creations are very pretty, but I really like the last bracelet. It does not look like you just taught yourself the stitch, great job!
    Therese

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  14. Lovely pieces - all so unique! Great job on the tubular netting bracelet!

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  15. Good work with all that pressure! Keep it up...

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  16. You made some beautiful pieces and I love the tubular bracelet! All of the pieces are pretty!

    Have a wonderful week!

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  17. Very nicely done and you've got enough pieces to have lots to mix and match!

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  18. Beautiful! You made so many pieces!

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  19. Wow, I'm amazed at how many pieces you were able to make with your bead soup goodies! Great job and I love the simplicity of your focal necklace too!

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  20. Wow..a hearty serving of soup. That is a beautiful focal and stands alone nicely. I really like the black spacers you used in the the bracelet! You were a very busy cook, I hope you have fun hopping today.

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  21. Totally adore the bracelets you made! Everything looks so magnificent. ♥

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  22. love that cuff stretch bracelet, I'm sure it looks awesome on!

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  23. Wow, you were prolific! I particularly love the cool black metal spacers you used in the triple strand bracelet -- what a great funky addition to the mix. And great job on the netted bracelet!

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  24. That tubular netting is amazing! And I think you did a wonderful job on everything!

    I hope you'll join me again -- the new badge and dates will be posted on my blog on the 19th!

    Love, Lori

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  25. Lovely!! The bracelet what lovely work! Your Soups so dark and beautiful!!

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  26. I love that you learned a new technique just for the BSBP! Awesome stuff!

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  27. Wow for being rushed you made some incredible soup! Love the pieces with the lampworked beads!

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  28. Excellent use of your soup! All your pieces are very pretty!

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  29. Wow. It's nice that you learned to do new things with your soup.

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  30. Very nice pieces...I too had a "donut" bead that I stared at for days before my muse stepped in. What a challenge. You did good.

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  31. Super creative, and everything you came up with is lovely!

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  32. Nice work :) I love the stretch bracelet! Congrats on learning tubular netting, too!

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  33. beautiful pieces, love the colours

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  34. Wow, You were busy! You did a great job! Really like the tubular netting bracelet

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  35. I just love black and cream together- so pretty!

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  36. Wow that last beaded bracelet is amazing!! :)

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  37. Wow ! You made a whole fashion line.
    Great work!!

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  38. I love all your designs!
    I will have to remember K.I.S.S. rule - cute!

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  39. Gorgeous! We love the simplicity of the pendant necklace, and that tubular netting bracelet is to die for! Cheers! -Andrea and Julie, Beadaholique

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  40. I love your offhand mention - "Taught myself tubular netting..." Wow! As a non bead weaver, I am suitably impressed! Nice work!

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  41. Totally impressed that you taught yourself a beadstitch on this challenge, and it looks awesome! And all this right after you moved! Great job!

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  42. Wow you are certainly very patient to teach yourself tubular netting. Very nice.

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  43. that's funny KISS...that's what I finally did, was wanting to do something that would blow people away, but in the end I too, did the KISS thing. by the way, I really like that second bracelet with the bars!

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  44. Lovely pieces, like the braclet with the metal spacers especially.

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  45. You really took advantage of the nice soup mix. I love all the pieces, especially the stretch bracelet, and the simplicity of the first necklace. Great job!

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  46. I love every single piece you made!

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  47. What a beautiful soup you created with your mix! My favorite is the tubular netting bracelet - I definitely want to learn how to do that! Great job! :)

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  48. I'm very impressed with the tubular netting work.

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  49. Wow, some wonderful pieces. I really like that choker necklace and the bracelet really goes well with it. Your seed bead work is yummy.

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  50. All your pieces are really nice. Great job.

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  51. An amazing amount of work! I love those black metal spacer bars! You do have an entire wardrobe of jewelry - happy hopping - unless everyone else is done lol Then enjoy your week!

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  52. VERY nice and you learned new things too! Love that you made so many pieces!

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  53. Very pretty - all of it - and there are so many pieces!!! Awesome!

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  54. The stretch bracelet and tubular netting bracelets are my favourites, but I love them all. You've done a great job of using so much of the bead soup.

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  55. Beautiful! I especially like your bead netted bracelet.

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  56. Your netted bracelet is wonderful! I taught myself the same stitch for this hop!

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  57. Gorgeous pieces! I love the tubular netting bracelet-well done!

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  58. Love the black braclet with the victorian styled spacers- all just gorgeous!!

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  59. I have a tendency to overthink things and plunge ahead so it is hard to keep it simple in my book, but I like what you did very much!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  60. Still blog hopping:>)

    Awesome designs!

    Love the colors!

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  61. I love the 2nd bracelet. These types of bracelets are my favorite. It is very vintage / classic looking.

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  62. Wow! I love the second bracelet! It's my absolute fav out of your reveal! Awesome job!
    Ingrid~Wrapped In Silver

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  63. Wow! Everything's so pretty and wearable. You did a great job :)

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  64. Gorgeous pieces! Way to rock your soup!

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  65. Great design decision on the focal, it didn't need anything else.

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  66. Beautifully simple pieces. Nicely done!

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  67. All your pieces are so elegant, but the last bracelet is a masterpiece. I love it!
    Ambra

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  68. Great use of your soup. I love the contast and the way your highlighted the different focals.

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  69. You created a collection. My fave is the tubular netting bracelet.

    TErri

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  70. great job on the netting! And wow, you made a lot of pieces!!!

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  71. Wow - given that you were "running behind", I'm stunned at what you were able to create! They all look great - the last bracelet really calls to me!

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  72. I have to agree with several earlier post - the tubular netting is my favorite as well. Nice work!

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  73. Great job! I love that you learned some new techniques.

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  74. Lovely pieces you did a really Soup-er job with your soup mix!

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  75. Lovely jewellery! Yes, KISS is the way to go many times. I really like the black spaces, very cool. Great job!

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  76. Allison - what an elegant serving of Bead Soup - and I love what you did with it. All of your pieces are lovely - I'm in awe of the tubular netting bracelet (THAT was your first try?!??? way to GO Girl!), but my favorites are the KISS necklace and the stretch bracelet - v-e-r-y cool!

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  77. Beautiful job on all your pieces.

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