Friday, August 24, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Hop`

WOW  I can not believe its time to share, seems like I just got my soup! Seems like life just fills the days to the brim! That is obvious by my posts, or lack of!  I have so enjoyed the swaps but I am beginning to wonder if I am really a blogger. I really want to try,  but   well  no excuses,  if there is a program where i can just talk and my posts get typed  well  That I can do!!  :)   Now on to my soup. I have been in a cord/fiber craze lately,  so I decided to keep going and do it with my soup!  First a picture of my soup from my fabulous partner  Christine Stonefield  of http://sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com/





With 2 great choices as focal I used the polymer as my focal, measured what I thought would be enough cord and took off.  With no real plan I knew 3 things,  the focal was the center, the clasp off set,  and the silk would make its own bead (mixed with wire). The bracelet was a little more planned,  I did plan on using the cool wood beads in that one,  but they just did not lay the way I wanted them to!  Blue has not been  one of my favorite colors, but Its a strong color I have received in lots of swaps so I guess there is a force getting me to use it. I have given most of my finished blue pieces to my daughter in law,  but this one.. Its mine, even  bought a shirt to go with it,  and have already worn it! (sorry Krystal!) so thanks for reading this far and enjoy the hop!!
 Check out the others by going to Lori Anderson' s blog http://www.prettythingsblog.com/
I tried to add the list,  but my ability to do so was not there!


42 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Love the flower clasp :)

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  2. Lovely designs and great colours

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  3. Jean, your pieces are amazing!! I love your necklace - so pretty and fun - I would wear it all the time!! Loving your bracelet - great job on the macrame!! Thanks for being a fabulous bead swap partner :)

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  4. THat necklace is gorgeous. I love the creativity in it. Brilliantly done!

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  5. love both pieces, and for not having a plan, well, that necklace turned out GREAT!!!!!

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  6. Such lovely creations!! Nice job!

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  7. You did a marvelous job! I love your work and hope you had fun!

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  8. I just love the necklace. I always admire folks that can just sent a few parameters and let the necklace build from there. I just have to have everything laid out.

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  9. What lovely focals. You did them both true justice with your designs. Great job.

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  10. Nicely done. I'm glad you made something you want to keep:) The necklace is beautiful too.

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  11. The blue really pops..you did such a nice job on both pieces..they look fun and easy to wear..probably reflecting some of the personality traits of the designer...fun and easy to be around! Have fun hopping.

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  12. The color combinations are great! Gorgeous necklace!

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  13. Cool designs! The necklace brings to mind Blue Willow china! The lampwork focal you sent your partner was gorgeous!

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  14. The bracelet is beautiful and you have honoured your soup well.Love and hugs Tanya

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  15. What a cute necklace, well done!

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  16. Beautiful necklace - love what you've done with your blue soup!

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  17. Beautiful work, so unique! And I know exactly what you mean about trying to keep up your blog. :)

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  18. Very nice pieces. The necklace really sets that focal off. And is that macrame in your bracelet? Very cool.

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  19. Like you, I don't use a lot of blue. But, I love it. I really like it with the cord that you used in the necklace. That bracelet is quite pretty too. Great job!

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  20. Jean, I love the use of macrame in these pieces. I love the flower clasp. Great job!

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  21. The textures the colors, fantastic!!

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  22. For someone who's not a blue-girl, you really did great with both of these pieces. Well done! :)

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  23. (oops hit the send too soon!) You put them together beautifully. I think the copper color tones down the blueness. Lovely pieces! (you have a lucky daughter in law!)

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  24. Very lovely, specially the necklace.

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  25. this is so pretty! i love how you used the focals :)

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  26. You did a great job showcasing the blue focal. I love that tornado bead! Great work!

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  27. you did a wonderful job with your soup! lovely pieces, congrats!
    greets
    jacqueline

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  28. Love how you used the focal and cording in the necklace and the bracelet - they both are great!

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  29. hahaha - you know it's yours when you buy clothes to go with it! Love that! Lovely work! :)

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  30. I can see why you are keeping the necklace for yourself. It is pretty. The bracelet is clever and cute!

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  31. Beautiful use of your ingredients! What fun to create outside of our comfort zones! The end results are sometimes outmost prized creations!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind words! We are somewhat neighbors- you in NM and me in AZ!

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  32. Great pieces, love the unstructured feel of the necklace and the bracelet is cute.

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  33. I love the combination of fibre and beads! Very creative. It's a piece that I'd want to keep for myself too. *smile*

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  34. Stopping by visiting all the blogs taking part in the Bead Soup Blog Party cant wait to see what you make!

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