Bead Soup Blog Party is here! The third reveal.

Kudos to my resilient partner and Bead Soup Blog Party hostess, Lori Anderson. I don’t know how she managed to survive organizing over 540 of us, with three different reveal dates, and a host of unanticipated medical issues. Lori, you’re seriously amazing!

The Bead Soup Blog Party (BSBP) happens only once a year. By signing up in January, all participants agreed to have Lori pair us with another jewelry designer; to have the partners exchange a quality package of beads; to make one or more pieces of jewelry with those beads adding in whatever we needed or wanted from our own stash; to use both the focal piece and the clasp we were sent; and to post our creations on the assigned reveal date.

Here are the beads I received from Lori at the end of February:
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The whole idea of receiving beads chosen by someone else is to embrace the challenge. The selection I received from Lori was full of fun pieces. But I admit to being way out of my comfort zone as I pondered how I would be using them. The ceramic piece by Elaine Ray was very cool looking with beautiful shades of blue and purple, and very much bigger than what I am used to working with. (2 +3/8″ in diameter.) I didn’t even think about what I was going to do with the rest of the soup until I had a plan for that focal piece. No matter how hard I listened for it, it was not saying “necklace” to me.  Instead it said, “brooch!”
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The back story:
I’ve been experimenting a little with fold forming, so I knew I wanted to fold some silver sheet, enhance it, and find a way to attach it to the ceramic piece. I drilled three holes in the ceramic. (Yes, it made me very nervous! But I thought, “hey, I’m used to drilling rocks and glass, so I should be able to drill this too…”) I folded, hammered and stamped the silver piece. I soldered two lengths of 16 gauge wire to the back of the silver piece to use as rivets. Before riveting the piece on place, I punched 4 holes in it so I could attach 2 short strands of beads. A nod to necklace I didn’t make. I pushed the wires through the holes in the ceramic, and coiled them to finish the back of the rivet. I did not take the time to engineer a pin catch with rivets. (That would have been a great plan, and I wish I had done it.) Instead I had a plastic pin back, that I covered with the sari silk that was part of my soup. It’s held in place with a chemical bond. (That’s the fancy way of saying epoxy.) The last little bit on the back, that looks like a belly button, is a purple rubber washer with a bead inside. It covers the third hole I never used.
I wish these photos did a better job in showing the pretty periwinkle color of the glass beads that Lori made herself. I knew right away I wanted to use them with the dyed jade beads (center of necklace) she sent. The darker beads are actually patina-ted  copper in a purplish blue. The smaller light beads are amethyst. I was so sure I would be making an asymmetrical necklace with my soup. Surprise. I must have needed symmetry when I put this together!
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The  jade beads below really challenged me too. I liked the potential of the two holes, and had a lot of ideas for them, none of which panned out. I kept trying to mix the color with  complimentary colors, getting out the color wheel, trying all manner of combinations. I ended up having better luck bringing out their greener side. Even with the pearls and chain, the holes looked out of proportion with the finer wire until I added the green leather. I spent much more time with these than I thought I would, but I really enjoyed the challenge and the result.
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Lori’s own lampwork beads (above) and the silver shell beads from Bali (below) were my most favorite parts of the soup she sent. I love the ease and comfort of an elastic bracelet. I haven’t taken this one off since I made it. It looks great next to my watch and I get to admire the silver shells and smile whenever I check the time!  Thanks Lori. This bead soup party has been such a fun experience, and I learned a lot.
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That’s my reveal, but there is SO much more to see. You simply must start with my partner, Lori Anderson, the Bead Soup hostess herself!  Then continue to hop through as many of the participants in the list below as you would like. Just click on the link next to their name.
Here’s the soup I sent to Lori:
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 Start hopping my little bunnies! Here’s the list:
Adlinah Kamsir www.dreamstruckdesigns.blogspot.com
Agi Kiss http://moonsafaribeads.blogspot.com
Alenka Obid www.pepita-handmade.blogspot.com
Alison Sachs www.beadsbyearthtones.blogspot.com
Amanda Tibbetts http://www.amandamade.com/blog
Amy Sims www.amysimsdesigns.com
Ana Cravidao http://acbeads.blogspot.com
Andra Marasteanu http://bijouxdemonange.blogspot.com
Andria Poole www.Jewelleryartiste.blogspot.com
Angela Perkins http://jeweledinspirations.blogspot.com
Anja Schultz http://anjas-perlenwelt.blogspot.de/
Ann Sherwood http://ann-sherwood.blogspot.com/
Anna Nordeman http://annas-adornments.blogspot.com
Annita Wilson http://awjewelryandbeadwork.blogspot.com/
Arlene Dean http://aglassbash.blogspot.com/
Astrid Boyce http://astridboyce.blogspot.com/
Barb Fernald  (You’re here) https://barbarasfernald.com/
Betty James Hoppensteadt www.tybetastidbits.blogspot.com
Birgit Klughardt www.gitesbeads-gite.blogspot.com
Bonnie Coursolle http://jaspersgems.blogspot.ca/
Brandy Thomason McNair www.bellavitajewelry.blogspot.com
Brenda Sigafoos http://brenda-sigafoos.blogspot.com
Carmen Lau http://littlemake.blogspot.com/
Carol Wilson http://jetadorn.blogspot.com/
Caroline Dewison http://www.blueberribeads.co.uk
Cassie Donlen www.cassiedonlen.blogspot.com
Catharine Temaluru http://ienmaginationsjewelry.wordpress.com
Catherine Turrell http://fairysketches.blogspot.co.uk
Cheri Reed www.creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Cherrie Warzocha http://colorsofshae.blogspot.com/
Christa Murphy http://adventuresofwonebeadywoman.blogspot.com/
Christina Hickman http://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/
Christina Stofmeel www.fengbeads.com
Christine Hansen http://intuitivesparks.blogspot.com
Christine Stonefield www.sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com
Cilla Watkins www.tellyourgirlfriends.com
Cindy Cima Edwards www.cindycima.com
Claire Lockwood www.somethingtodowithyourhands.com
Colleen Vinthagen http://www.thewireworkshop.com/blog/
Dagmar Liebisch http://kokopellidesign.blogspot.de/
Dana Fowler www.blogjunepur.blogspot.com
Danielle Kelley http://imbuethemuse.blogspot.com/
Deb Fortin www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Dee Elgie http://cherryobsidia.blogspot.co.uk
Denise Milward http://milwardstorysofar.wordpress.com/
Diah Anggreni http://pernik-manik.blogspot.com/
Diana Gonzalez www.arteypoemas.com
Diane Valasek http://dragonflyclose.blogspot.com/
Dita Basu http://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com
Donetta Farrington http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com/
Doris Stumpf http://glaszwerg.blogspot.de/
Elizabeth Bunn http://elizabethbeads.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Drake http://mutteringsofacrone.wordpress.com/
Elizabeth Jones http://www.eyekandyjewellery.com
Elizabeth Stolarczyk http://elizabethsart.blogspot.co.uk/
Ema Kilroy http://www.emakdesigns.com/blog
Erin Kenny http://beadifultherapy.blogspot.ca/
Evelyn Duberry Www.ShebaMakeda.com
Fay Wolfenden www.torchfairy.blogspot.com
Francesca Watson http://francescawatson.com/
Gen Smith http://gennysworld.blogspot.com/
Ginger Davis Allman www.thebluebottletree.com
Giorgia Rossini www.joyblonde.blogspot.com
Hannah Annear www.quirkyhannah.wordpress.com
Heather Otto http://www.thecrafthopper.com
Heidi Kingman www.Heidikingman.blogspot.com
Ildiko JaraiInge von Roos www.sviroalkotasai.blogspot.hu

http://ingetraud.wordpress.com/
Iveth Caruso www.CreativeAtelier.net
Jackie Locantore http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog/MorningStarSanctuaryStudio
Jacqueline Keller www.creartelier.blogspot.com
Jane Pranata Lim http://cherryeve.blogspot.com
Jennifer Davis http://jennifersjewelsandjunk.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Tough http://jenniferbeads.blogspot.ca
Jenny Vidberg http://shymessmycken.blogspot.se/
Jessica Klaaren Http://cellardoorjewelry.blogspot.com
Joanna Matuszczyk http://filcowe.blogspot.com
Joyce Becker www.joycesjoyfulgems.blogspot.com
Judith Johnston http://www.lampworkbeadlounge.com/
Judy Riley www.threeredbeads.blogspot.com
JuLee Wolfe www.thepolymerpenguin.blogspot.com
June Butt http://www.onewhiteswan.blogspot.co.nz/
Karen Mitchell http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com/
Karin King www.maverickbeads.blogspot.ca
Karin von Hoeren www.creativeideen.de
Karla Morgan http://texaspepperjams.blogspot.com/
Kathrin Lembke http://allesperle.blogspot.de/
Kathy Stemke
http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic http://slovoni.blogspot.com
Katy Heider http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomerson http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
Kelley Fogle www.mylifeonebeadatatime.blogspot.com
Keren Panthaki https://vasdea.wordpress.com
Kimberly Idalski http://www.Kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com
Kirsi Loponen http://peikkonen.blogspot.com
Klaudia Tóth http://www.klaudiabizsu.hu/
Krista Quantrill www.cornucopiaofcrafts.blogspot.ca
Kristina Hahn Eleniak www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
Kristina Johansson www.wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com
Laney Mead http://laney-izzybeads.blogspot.co.uk/
Lara Lutrick http://www.lutrick.blogspot.com/
Laura Guenther www.blueantiquities.blogspot.com
Lauren Potts www.lpsjewelry.blogspot.com
Laurie Vyselaar www.Lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
Leah Tees www.mybeadylittleeyes.blogspot.ca
Lena Adams http://mommaslilbirdiesblog.blogspot.com
Lesley Watt www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Leslie Wayment www.aabeadsonline.com/blog/
LiliKrist http://pcbylik.blogspot.com/
Linda Kropp http://lindasartbarn.blogspot.com/
Linda Newnham http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
Linda Younkman www.lindysdesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa Boucher http://lisasclayhappenings.blogspot.com/
Lizzie Clarke www.theneedtobead.blogspot.com
Lora Bright http://fandangling.wordpress.com/
Lorelle McIntyre http://beadyart.blogspot.com.au
Lori Anderson www.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Lori Finney http://lori-finney.blogspot.ca/
Lucie Bouvier http://www.carlosbeadstore.com/blog/
Malin de Koning http://beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.se
Marina Dobrynina http://savonfeutre.blogspot.fr/
Marina Kosovic http://machoopko-design.blogspot.com/
Marion Simmons http://www.shadetreejewelry.com/blog.html
Marita Suominen http://momentofjewelry.blogspot.fi/
Marjolein Trewavas http://roomforchangemeuk.blogspot.co.uk/
Marsela Schroth www.marselita.de
Martha Aleo www.ornamento.wordpress.com
Mary Govaars www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Mary K McGraw http://mkaymac.blogspot.com/
Maybeline Tay http://thejewelrylarder.blogspot.sg/
Mea-B. Uebler www.glasorakel.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudinger www.beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Menka Gupta http://menkag.blogspot.com
Merja Sundström http://suntsan.blogspot.fi/
Merja Syrjämäki http://helmiriippuvuus.blogspot.fi/
Michelle Buettner http://www.MiShelDesigns.blogspot.com
Michelle Escano www.cabbycraft.blogspot.com
Michelle Wigginton http://adornedonadelaide.blogspot.ca/
Milla Hope www.Lbcreativeart.com
Miranda AckerelyMischelle FanucchiMowse Doyle www.mirandack.comhttp://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com

http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com/
Mrs M Makes www.mrsmmakes.wordpress.com
Nan Smith www.wirednan.blogspot.com
Natalie Davidson http://northshoredays.blogspot.co.nz/
Natalie Moten http://runningoutofthread.blogspot.com/
Natascha Marty www.sommerlicht.ch
Nikki Banham-Hall http://jewellerymakingblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Noemi Baena http://blog.noemibaena.com/
Norma Turvey http://moonlitfantaseas.blogspot.com
Pam DeBoer http://pamelas-studio.blogspot.com/
Pam Hurst www.pamhurst.blogspot.com
Patti Pruhs http://threebeadsandastring.blogspot.com/
Penny Houghton http://www.smellynelly.blogspot.com.au/
Penny Mills www.cobblestone-lane.blogspot.com
Rachel Van-Walsh www.balancedcrafts.com/blog
Rebecca Sirevaag www.godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com
Regina Santerre http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/
Regina Wood
http://www.gina-design.blogspot.com
Roberta Fauntroy www.thevirtualbeadsociety.wordpress.com
Rosanagh WatsonRose Johnson http://ring-a-ring-a-rosie.blogspot.co.uk

http://swtrosethorn.blogspot.com
Rosemary Cheslock www.glasseyebutterfly.tumblr.com
Rossana De Gaspari http://rdegas.blogspot.com
Sabine Dittrich www.perlendschungel.blogspot.com
Sam Waghorn http://palemooncreations.tumblr.com/
Sandi James http://www.dobedobeaddo.blogspot.com/
Sandra McGriff http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.ca
Sandra Wollberg http://city-of-brass-stories.blogspot.com/
Sandra Young http://gypsyroadbeads.blogspot.ca/
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Sharon Palac www.sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com
Sierra Barrett http://giraffecanhas.wordpress.com/
Silke Gröber http://just-beads.blogspot.com
Siobhán Keogh http://vovsjewellery.blogspot.ie/
Stefanie Teufel http://stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com
Stephanie Stamper www.Skwds.blogspot.com
Sue Hamel http://cardandjewelrycorner.blogspot.com/
Sue Rennie http://moonandsevenstars.blogspot.co.uk/
Susan Kennedy www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Susan McClelland http://mistheword12.wordpress.com
Susanna Lehto http://othellehto.blogspot.fi/
Suse Stelljes www.pearlify.blogspot.de
Susie Hibdon http://vintagesusieandwings.blogspot.com
Suzann Sladcik Wilson www.BeadphoriaBlog.com
Tara Plote http://newbiebeader.blogspot.com/
Terri G. http://terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.com/
Terry Carter http://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com/
Terry Matuszyk http://pinkchapeau.wordpress.com/
Theresa Frank http://www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com/
Tina Bosh http://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/
Tina Noonan www.wingedimp.blogspot.com
Toltec Jewels www.JewelSchoolFriends.com
Facebook Participants
Audrey Allen https://www.facebook.com/adallen07
Cindy Wimmer Muse https://www.facebook.com/mritech813
Cynthia O’Toole https://www.facebook.com/cynthia.otoole
Deb Floros https://www.facebook.com/deb.floros
Debbie Jensen https://www.facebook.com/debbie.jensen.984
Erin Honeycutt https://www.facebook.com/erin.honeycutt1
Kaushambi Shah https://www.facebook.com/kaushambi.shah
Lisa Lloyd Harrison https://www.facebook.com/lisa.lloydharrison
Mary Jane Tanner https://www.facebook.com/mary.j.tanner
Valerie Tilghman https://www.facebook.com/valerie.tilghman

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85 responses to “Bead Soup Blog Party is here! The third reveal.

  1. I love it all, Barb but I’ll have to say that the brooch is especially ingenious!

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  2. who got your beads?

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  3. Love the brooch. Very creative!

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  4. Cool! Especially the brooch and I am not surprised you are wearing the bracelet all the time. I would, too

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    • Hey Penny, I just tried to leave a comment on your blog. You had great pieces! I just wasn’t sure which button to push to leave the comment. Hope it’s there. There might even be 2. (My Finnish is limited to 0!)

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  5. You did great-so many beautiful creations. I love the brooch-what a creative way to use that focal.

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  6. l

    Nice job. Love that brooch and the earrings with the leather are super cool!

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  7. Incredible!! I learned from you by just looking at your designs. Your brooch made my favs list which willbe posted tomorrow. Thanks,
    kathy (Newbie designer)

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  8. So good you kept saying “brooch”! It is a lovely one, just as the rest of your blog. I think I´ll stay here and leave rest of the soup for tomorrow…

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  9. very inventive projects, especially green earrings!congrats!

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  10. Loved everything! Especially liked the earrings with the green oval pieces

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  11. Love that brooch, very inventive! and I love also all the other pieces you’ve made. Would certainly wear any of them!

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  12. WOW, Barb – that brooch is totally amazing! I love all your other pieces too and that bracelet is fantastic! What an amazing job you did!

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  13. You made so many fabulous pieces from your soup!!! Great Job!!

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  14. I’m not the brooch-type. But this is amazing! So nice! And the other pieces too.

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  15. alison

    i love your brooch…such a creative avenue. now those green earrings are what is making me drool! so pretty and screaming of spring!

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  16. Kathrin

    Very creative! i love the necklace the most.

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  17. Wow, that brooch is such a great use of that focal! Beautiful designs!

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  18. Beautiful work and great use of the materials!

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  19. Great designs! Love the broach!

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  20. I love your creativity and inventiveness…you had wonderful ingredients, and you did them justice!

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  21. I can’t believe you drilled the ceramic piece! That’s amazing it didn’t break. It looks amazing as a brooch. Very artsy piece. The other pieces are great as well. I really love the bracelet.

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    • Thanks Lisa. I supported the ceramic piece on a flat bed of hot glue, in a pyrex dish. Then I filled the dish with water to cover the piece and drilled slowly with a diamond drill bit. I was nervous, but it went very smoothly.

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  22. OMG. You are truly amazing. Making a brooch was an incredible idea, idea but then to drill holes (you’re my hero, way braver than I am), AND to make that beautiful fold formed piece…..incredibly impressed. You need to show Elaine Ray because I’ll bet she’ll flip at the beauty. I’m so glad I passed along that hoarded piece because I would have never done it justice regardless of how much I loved it.

    The necklace is sweet …. I still can’t find any more of that purple jade so I love how you showcased it. The EARRINGS….woah. Imagination? I love love love your style.

    And the bracelet is one I’d wear a lot, too. Love the beads you paired the silver with.

    Thinking back, I really hope I didn’t disappoint you … it seems I sent all my partners chunky beads but I loved them myself…And you guys were so very generous with me in more ways than one. I truly loved working with your soup and appreciate everything so much!

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    • Oh Lori! Your soup was absolutely NOT disappointing! I was challenged by the ceramic piece but that doesn’t mean I didn’t like figuring it out. You have been a GREAT partner. I’m so glad I was paired up with you. It was tremendous fun. I’ll admit I was nervous about drilling the piece, but I had a plan B in mind if it broke. (I’m really glad it didn’t…)
      I was blown away with the pieces you made with the beads I sent to you.
      This bead soup has been a blast. I hope it hasn’t taken too much of a toll on you. xo

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  23. I love all of your beautiful creations and it’s hard to pick a favorite but if pushed I’d say the brooch is a winner! Oh, and the earrings. Oh , and the bracelet. Oh, and the necklace. You have wonderful style and amazing talent. I will be watching you for more in the future!!! Thank you for sharing your creations.

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  24. JuLee

    You did your soup proud. Love your approach to using the focal as a brooch. Very keeping with the theme of the bead soup. And I love your green earrings.

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  25. I absolutely love those earrings! So creative! Super pretty!

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  26. Really like your creations. Those little lemon colored earrings are awesome.

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  27. Barbara your pieces are stunning. The brooch is awesome and the green earrings I love. You have a wonderful design sense.

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  28. It’s hard to pick a favourite but it’s a toss-up between the brooch and your bracelet. I love the process you took to get to the brooch.

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  29. Barbara,
    All your jewelry pieces are just gorgeous and well executed but this brooch is just extraordinary. The combination of materials and the design, make of this a truly piece of art. I just love it, love it, love it. I am so happy I found your blog through the BSBP.

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  30. Lovely pieces…all of them. I just can’t take my eyes off from the yellow jade earrings.

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  31. The brooch is special and the lime green earrings are just so cheerful! Lovely pieces all :-)

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  32. All your pieces are wonderful – but that brooch is jaw-dropping!

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  33. Each piece is fab, really! I thought the brooch was my favourite – I find it to very sci-fi-ish; I can see it being worn on a space station somewhere – but then I saw your pair of blue earrings and fell in love with its quiet simplicity. And then I laid eyes on your shell bracelet. I can completely understand why it hasn’t come off your wrist. Beautiful work all around!

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  34. I love the green earrings and great work with the brooch, I love your metal work!
    ciao dall’Italia

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  35. christine

    Great designs! I love the swingy, springy yellow jade earrings!

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  36. Beautiful work! the yellow earrings and green bracelet are my faves, but everything looks great :)

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  37. Everything is lovely here, but of course the brooch is getting most of my attention and drooling!!!

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  38. Beautiful pieces, the broach is especially lovely!

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  39. Oh, my, that brooch….. THAT BROOCH!!!! It’s so amazing and I am so impressed. I am first impressed by the fact that you DRILLED IT!!!! What courage. But, it is also just absolutely gorgeous. I would so wear that. You really nailed this one, girl. Great job!

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  40. Wow Barb – love love love that Brooch!

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  41. I think the brooch is one of the most original pieces in this bead soup party (at least what I have seen of the pieces so far), it is amazing! And the green earring, I would so love to wear them! :)

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  42. Love that last pair of earrings!

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  43. Wow, Barb! Your brooch is a statement-making piece, with such an elegant vibe! Really, really love it. And the addition of the green leather to those earrings, just the perfect touch!

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  44. lmhk

    Wow, what a chance you took when you drilled that bead–and it really paid off. That brooch is awesome!

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  45. I wants! I wants! I wants! ohhhhhhh, my Presciousessssss.

    In human….GREAT JOB!

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  46. the brooch is so creative…! i love how you added on that little silver piece that makes it so much more eye-catching! i can see how the shell bracelet is an everyday wear… it’s such an easy match for almost any outfit.. but i must say my absolute favourite are the green jade earrings… i’m just so in love with that pair..!

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  47. Oh, Barbara – you are a brave, brave woman! And it paid off big time! I love the fold-forming you included – it enhances Elaine Ray’s gorgeous focal perfectly (and the seed bead nod to the necklace that never was – brilliant in my opinion!). The purple and periwinkle necklace is so sweet – love those happy colors and it looks to be the perfect length for wearing with lots of different outfits. Your earrings are so sweet and clever – love how you approached those two-hole beads – the green plays with that yellow perfectly, and I love how you added the swinging dangles to Lori’s periwinkle beads – what a fun combo! And the bracelet – that color combo is scrumptious – not only that, it is lovely AND easy to wear!

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  48. Kay

    Your pieces are all wonderful. I really like your elastic bracelet with the silver shells, too. So cute. But that brooch is awesome. I’ve been wanting to try some brooches and you’ve really inspired me. Love all the different techniques and textures you used in the brooch.

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  49. Ohh my, LOVE that brooch. It is adorable!

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  50. Oh my Barbara what amazing pieces …You are so darn creative. I love all your pieces….Especially the little jade earrings. Green is my fav. color. ty so much for sharing with us all…I was in first reveal but have been enjoying viewing all the reveals. bye for now and Happy beading…..
    http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/2013/03/bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-is-here.html

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  51. looks great!!!!!! Hugs, Doris

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  52. Wow! I am impressed that you can come up with so many beautiful creations and they all exude very different feel. I would never have thought to make a brooch with the focal and you did it in such a creative way. The earrings are lovely too, especially the ones with the green button beads. Love those earrings. I would wear the bracelet all the time too.

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  53. What a lovely cooking, Barbara! The brooch is beautiful! Like the story behind the piece, what has resulted in the fished design ;0) The most beautiful art pieces always are a result of unforeseen hazards! Also your other creations are very charming – very well done, my dear!

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  54. Christa Murphy

    I love your brooch and the necklace is just gorgeous and the earrings are to die for but I am with you, I just love that elastic bracelet. You did such a great job showcasing those glorious beads.

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  55. kittybg

    The brooch is a real masterpiece, I love it. And those blue earrings are definitely something that I could wear day in day out …

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  56. sam waghorn

    What a fantastic brooch, you are really brave drilling you focal, but it is truly inspired. Love the little yellow earrings.

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  57. What fun! You did a fabulous job with all of the soup! I am partial to green so the earrings really caught my eye. I love your work in general!

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  58. Patty Johnson

    Beautiful job with your soup! Your pieces are all lovely…especially the brooch!

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  59. You’ve made some lovely pieces there – It’s hard to choose a favourite!

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  60. Barbara, what a wonder you are. When I look at each person’s soup I like to imagine what I’d do with it myself. And never in a million years would I imagine what you came up with here. Such good design, excellent execution, beautiful vision. I have always known that you’re good, but this truly shows off HOW good you are. Truly amazing work. (Yes, I’m that impressed, can you tell?)

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  61. Great! Your are so creative! The green Jade earrings are my favorite!

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  62. I am awestruck with your brooch. Oh the colors. You do such great metal clay work. I am just starting. A little scared and shy with the torch. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Will visit you again. Dita.
    http://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com

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  63. Love love love the earrings and what a creative brooch! Great job!

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  64. I love the brooch! I love all that you created – great eye for color!

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  65. You mastered your soup mix!!! I love your designs especially the earrings.

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  66. Love the brooch and your fold forming triangle. Love the periwinkle earrings too as I am partial to metal work. All your pieces are beautiful!

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  67. I truly love all your designs – especially the brooch/pin and the earrings – super fun designs and the way you mixed all the colors in your necklaces is fantastic – but the green earrings are my absolute favorite!! I read your other post about continuing on to hop around the BSBP blogs and I’m doing the same thing,…a few a day,…taking it slow and easy. I figure I’ll be done by about Christmas!! LOL!! ;-)

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  68. I love what you did with your soup. The brooch is inspired – I’m taking tentative first steps into metal work so it was inspiring to see what you did. I especially love the bracelet with the silver shells. Reminds me of “mary, mary quite contrary”.

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  69. How do I leave a comment on a reveal that has left me speechless!? Let me TRY to express my thoughts.
    First, I must say that your photos are exceptional; crisp, clear, with so many details in focus. (All the better to see you with, my dear!)
    Second, your designs are simply amazing. That brooch was inspired! I love the way it has both a modern and rustic feel to it at the same time from the metal and ceramic combination. So lovely! Your necklace, earrings, and bracelet are all also so awesome. I could sit and admire them for some time.
    How great that you were paired with Lori and treated her soup with such skilled fingers and a talented eye. Wonderful job!!

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  70. Fantastic pieces, Barb! That brooch is just exceptional, and I love your elastic bracelet also. You’re a brave soul, drilling through that pendant!

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  71. I’m still hopping :-) and wow, you made some amazing jewellery… very chic and fashionable! The green & silver bracelet, such a dream! And the earrings too! Have a nice Sunday.

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