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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bead Soup Reveal

It is finally here-reveal day!  I'm excited to show you what I made with the lovely bead soup sent by my new friend, Dee Clark.  This is the first time I participated in the Bead Soup Blog Hop and I'm here to tell you that I'm sorry I missed it before.  It has been so much fun visiting other blogs to see not only what they sent and received but to find lots of wonderful blogs and have the chance to meet new creative people. 

This is the soup I received from Dee...


The soup I received from Dee was beautiful and a departure from what I would normally choose to work with.  It has made me more aware that it good to try new things-there is always something to be learned.  While visiting Dee's blog I noticed that she does viking knit.   I have wanted to learn this technique for a long time and this gave me the push I needed to stop putting it off and just do it!  

The lovely mix of Dee's handmade glass beads and ceramic focal called for something special to set them off and I think the viking knit chain did just that.  


The soup also contained beautiful bead caps-the perfect thing to finish the wire wrapped beads.


 The chain is made up of wire wrapped beads and my favorite hammered and soldered circle links.


Dee sent such wonderful mixture that I wanted to use a few more beads.
So this is the second necklace I made using the green poppy jasper and a few of the seed beads.




Hope you like my necklaces!

Now I'm off to see what you made!

57 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing
    Breana

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  2. Love it Love it Love it!!! You did a great job - I've learned much from this, next time I will include enough to do several pieces. I love your work and being published TWICE! what an accomplishment. Happy Easter!

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  3. Gorgeous necklaces, I especially love the second one!Love the mixed media

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  4. Very nice. I love the long finding you used on the first necklace! Very nice!! ~KM http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33113.html

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  5. Love what you did with a yummy soup mix!

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  6. Beautiful work...love your creative designs...

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  7. You did a good job with your lovely soup!

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  8. Lovely pieces, I especially love the first one.

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  9. Great soup and beautiful necklaces!

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  10. The viking knit is amazing ! I really love all these mellow colors together. Beautiful pot of soup, darling !

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  11. Really love how these came together. You have a beautiful sense of design.

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  12. Beautiful combining of elements. I especially like the first necklace, blending the chain and focal and wire wrapping. Cool!

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  13. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I'm visiting all blogs...
    beautiful necklaces, I love them both, great work!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  14. Wish I could say I love one more than the other, but they are both just stunning! Love that enamel focal, and the blue bead above it really sets it off. The soft ribbon in the other necklace is so pretty and feminine, totally sets the tone for that necklace. What a wonderful time you had with your soup!

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  15. Such beautiful necklaces! I really love the look of the first one.

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  16. Great necklaces! Love the viking knit chain with the pendant.

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.
    kathy

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  17. I love how you have combined your materials! Very rich texture!

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  18. Your necklaces are great. I can't believe that this was your first attempt at viking knit. It's so even and perfect. Fantastic!

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  19. Simply gorgeous necklaces. Great job with your soup.

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  20. Both necklaces are beautiful, might be a little partial to that second necklace though!

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  21. Def one of my fav designers... simply gorgeous.

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  22. Beautiful work - the beads are transformed in your work!

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  23. I have been wanting to try the viking knit also. Now, that I see your success perhaps I will give it a try. All of your pieces are lovely.

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  24. Love the viking knit and the soldered copper rings, both pieces are beautiful designs

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  25. Love your necklaces, both are absolutely beautiful!

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  26. Great necklaces. I love the Viking knit!

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  27. I commend you in learning Viking Knit. I love it myself. Your piece featuring the Viking Knit is beautiful! Congrats!
    Tootles

    Diana

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  28. Great soup! I love your soldered copper circles and your viking knit. Love your idea about sending an egg through the mail too! Wonder if I can remember it for next year =)

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  29. love how you handled your materials !! good job.. I looked at some of the other posts and you have a lovely family

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  30. creative designs, i like fabric in your work!

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  31. Very nice - I really like the fabric!

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  32. I've never tried Viking knit either and now YOU've got me interested in it!! Both of your necklaces are sublime!!

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  33. Love the first necklace.. and the second too. Especially I love the viking knit!

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  34. Just love ♥ it Linda, I admire your Viking knitting :-)

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  35. Wow! If that's your first attempt at Viking Knit I am very impressed! Your necklaces are both beautiful....just my cup of tea.

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  36. Wow! So cool looking. I love the colors and your design! Nicely thought out!

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  37. I can see your astetic come through and the results are creative and beautiful.

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  38. Absolutely wonderful! I love the first necklace, and can't believe that was your
    first time with the viking knit, its beautiful!
    ~Shari

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  39. Wonderful soup! I'm impressed you just learned viking knit for this challenge.

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  40. That ceramic focal is awesome and your use of Viking knit in your necklace is beautiful. I love the colors and your designs rock! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

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  41. Your piece is really stunning! I love the viking knit and chain...beautiful piece.

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  42. Very nice work! Congrats on conquering the viking knit! It's on my to-do list, too! :)

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  43. The viking knit necklace is awesome. Kudos on trying something new. It turned out beautiful.

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  44. Ooo - they are both gorgeous pieces! Congrats on trying the viking knit, too. :)

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  45. Love the colors in the first necklace!

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  46. Both pieces are beautiful - and with the two different color combinations, you can wear these any day of the year!

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  47. Beautiful necklaces! Viking knit is my favorite!

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  48. What beautiful pieces, great results with your soup!

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  49. Love your Viking knit! So beautiful. Thanks for spending so much time on making beautiful things for the party!

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  50. Both necklaces are stunning. Your Viking knit really highlights the focal in necklace no. 1. Love the pop of colour from the ribbon in your second necklace.

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