Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Reveal!!! Bead Soup Blog Party #8


Wow!!! Time has certainly gone by so fast since I received my first ever Bead Soup in the mail from my partner Nancy Dale of NEDbeads.  When my soup first arrived, I was very excited and had a thousand thoughts running through my head as to what kind of soup I would make.


I let the beads sit on my Beading table for quite some time as I prepared to teach 2 classes at Bead Blast 2014 in Kansas City.  I still had patterns to write, print, samples to make, kits to prepare. Therefore, my soup was left to simmer for a good long time as I had ideas coming to me.


I started with a simple bracelet using super duos from my own stash and the Frosted Cobalt 11/o's and the Sterling silver clasp from Nancy's soup.  I really love the clasp and I wanted to use it as a focal piece so I chose a simple design for the bracelet as not to detract from the beautiful clasp.



Next I made earrings using the Sapphire rivoli's and the frosted sapphire seed beads.  Of course, I had to add a few super duo's in there as well.  I really like the simplicity of the super duo's to bezel the rivoli's with.  I learned this technique a few months back at the local Bead Browsery in Liberty, MO. (Owned by Brenda MacLellan). I added a pinch of frosted Raspberry 8/o's for contrast, then added a simple tassel seed beads and Chinese crystals. I am happy with how they turned out.  I normally do not make earrings quite this large but when I tried them on, I knew they were keepers.


Last but not least, I hope that I have done the Polymer Clay cabochon by Mandarin Moon justice.  I started with a simple bezel of bronze delica's followed by a mix of blue and green delica's. (my favorite connection for delica's is The Bead Boutique on Englewood in KC) I turned the cabochon sideways and added the flowers of seed beads and Czech pressed glass along with some seed beads and small magatamas.  I wanted it to appear that the butterfly was flying towards the flowers.  I finished it off with tassels of denim blue Picasso daggers and seed beads and made my own bale with delica's to match the outline.  I would love to have help naming the Butterfly piece so please leave a message for me.


I really enjoyed this challenge and blog party and I am so excited to be part of it.  I still have many more beads left to work with.  I will post more photos as I get the rest of the projects completed. I hope you have enjoyed viewing my work as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

Until we Bead Again!!!  Hugs!!!




52 comments:

  1. Beautiful seed bead work - You've created some fantastic pieces for the hop.

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  2. Okay, how can you possibly wonder if you did that cabochon justice? It is incredibly gorgeous. Lovely colors and detailed beading. You made an already pretty piece glorious. Nice work all together!

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    1. Thank you Kelly! This is only one of 3 bead embroidery projects ever so I'm stepping out of my comfort zone a bit. I appreciate your boost of confidence.

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  3. My favorite piece is the butterfly. I think you should name it "Spring flight of the butterfly".

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    1. Thank you! I like that name. It is definitely going to be considered.

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  4. I love your bead work. Amazing job with the cabochon...

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  5. Beautiful!
    You really made a great works with your soups!

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  6. They are all wonderful, but I really love how yo make the Butterfly fly towards the flowers! THAT is a perfect way to say it!! And the Duo bracelet...YEP, you did good!! ~KM

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  7. Love your seed bead work! Impressive.

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  8. Your seed bead work is amazing... the simple beaded band was perfect with the clasp, I love that piece! The earrings are simply gorgeous! And the butterfly piece beautifully reminds me of spring!

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    1. Thank you for taking a peek! The photos really don't do the earrings justice! I really like the sparkle.

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  9. I have one hell of a respect for bead weavers. I don't think it's something I ever could be capable of, I think ! I love what you did with the focal in particular, that necklace is to die for !

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    1. Thank you Audrey! I never thought that I could do it either but I am now teaching beadwork so that shows that the impossible is possible! Thanks for looking and commenting.

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  10. Love the butterfly pendant great combination of bits

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  11. I adore your pendant design. So unique and beautiful =)

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  12. Those earrings are simply delightful! I love the colors and the technique is flawless. GoRgEoUs, Indeed!

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

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  13. You did a great job! Its amazing for me to see work with the little seed beads! :-) Hugs, Doris

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  14. I love how you enhanced the polymer clay focal. Your choice of colors in the seed beads is spot on! The earrings and the bracelet are splendid as well. Really nice work!

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  15. I am slowly but surely making it to all of the blogs...It has been so much fun seeing everyone's designs. so exciting

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  16. Beautiful bead work. The bracelet is perfect for that clasp.

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  17. I love those earrings! The colors! And that focal is just fantastic! Beautiful work.

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  18. So So talented. Gorgeous designs! Soup-perb!

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  19. Love your necklace and I agree, those earrings are keepers. Great job.

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  20. Wow I just LOVE your stitched designs! They are all gorgeous, but I especially love the earrings and pendant! xo Genea

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  21. Hi Lisa, You were right to keep the bracelet simple so the clasp could shine. Those earrings are keepers. Aren't duo's fun to work with? The necklace that you did is gorgeous. Great job using your soup. "In Flight Attraction" is my name suggestion.

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  22. Your beadwork is beautiful - your pieces are amazing!

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  23. Love the bracelet, very simple but elegant!

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  24. Love, love, love that bracelet. Really pretty great design and the clasp is very unique.

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  25. A very lovely soup and great designs! My favourite is the bracelet too!

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  26. Well done! You made some great pieces. My favorite is the earrings.

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  27. What beautiful things you have created from your soup I especially like the little polymer pendant you have made it so pretty!
    Jackie

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  28. I can imagine how that gorgeous clasp displays as a focal on the hand, supported by the beaded part that looks as flexible as a snake! The earrings don't look big to me but sparkly and intricate. The bead weaving and all little details on the cab have made it look so luscious! Great pieces!

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  29. Sitting here enjoying your beautiful designs, Lisa :) I am partial to butterflies so that little fellow is especially pleasing :)

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  30. Beautiful designs. I really like the first bracelet. It really is a stunner and highlights that gorgeous clasp.

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  31. I really love your designs and the thought processes you shared. Really Amazing work! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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  32. I really love your designs and the thought processes you shared. Really Amazing work! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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  33. Beautiful, that beaded pendant is stunning, a real work of art. Great designs!

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  34. OH! You were a participant at the BSP too??? You did a great job! Hugs, Doris

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  35. You did such a nice job with your soup! All of your pieces are so thoughtfully done that I don't think I could pick a favorite. Wonderful!

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River Walk Bracelet designed by Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

River Walk Bracelet designed by Cynthia Newcomer Daniel
Stitched by Me. Love the colors of this one.l