Beads, beads, beads...

Beads, beads, beads...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The 6th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal #2

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things has brought together an awesome community of creative and sharing jewelry artists!  This is the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party and the third one that I have joined in the fun.  My partner Lori Callahan sent me some awesome beads to work with. 


I have not done much wire working and decided that now was the time to try my hand at it!  Lapis is one of my favorite stones.  I wanted to set off the lapis focal bead so I made it the center piece of my creation.

I used a simple chain to keep the focus on the wire work and beads.


 Next I made a beachy bracelet!


Lori made this awesome clasp!


I also made earrings that are simple and can be worn with anything!


Check out Lori Callahan's blog to see what she did with the soup that I sent to her! Thanks Lori - I love my bead soup jewelry!

 And also thank you to Lori Anderson.  You have been the best hostess and you are a sweetheart!  Make sure to check Lori Anderson's blog here so you can see the other soups for the Bead Soup Blog Party for Reveal #2.

49 comments:

  1. I remember seeing that beautiful lapis focal on your soup reveal. Such a lovely stone and it looks great front and centre on the silver wire work. Good on you for doing something new, too. I like how you put pearls top and bottom on the earrings...oh just realized that's tubing..neat!
    Jenni.

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  2. I love what you did with the soup. Your wirework designs are awesome and I love the asymmetry in the bracelet. Thanks for being my partner in my first BSBP, it's been fun!

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  3. I love your creations! Very bohemian and chic. It is so creative to make a wire branch for your focal. Love it.

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  4. Love your beach bracelet and earrings!

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  5. Very Pretty designs!
    I love the color and texture of the necklace and bracelet.
    Great earrings too !
    Delicious soup!
    m.e. :)

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  6. Freshwater pearls are the best! Elegant projects! Regards!

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  7. Awesome work! And hey, did you get contacted my the lady that wanted wire lessons? We might all be able to get together soon.

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  8. First of all, I'm so impressed with your wirework! You really made that necklace a focal piece. I'm just in love with those sweet earrings. They would seriously be my 'go to' earrings for everything!!! Great job girl!

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  9. such delicate earrings, I'm smitten!

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  10. Cool designs. Love the necklace!

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  11. What a way to try something new - you really showcased that stone! Wonderful necklace and earrings!!! Fantastic soup goodies!

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  12. They all look great and I love that bracelet.

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  13. Very nice balance on your focal piece. The bracelet looks fun.

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  14. Love your centerpiece to show off your beads and it matches the clasp too. Very nicely done.

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  15. You created really fun pieces. I especially like those earrings.

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  16. Absolutely stunning! You should definitely do more wire work.

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  17. I can't believe that you don't really play with wire. Your centerpiece is just gorgeous!

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  18. Great job with all the wire. I love that you added that challenge too. Very pretty! Those earrings indeed would be a nice final touch on almost any outfit

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  19. NIce job with your soup, I think you did a lovely job with the wire work

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  20. Beachy and beautiful.Love and hugs Tanya

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  21. Great job with wire working! I love how you set off each element spaced on the focal wire. Fun soup to hop! :=) Kris

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  22. The wire wrapping of the necklace is beautiful and really shows the beads off well. I also really love those elegant earrings. Altogether a wonderful set.

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  23. Beautiful I love that bracelet!!

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  24. That necklace focal is beautifully wire wrapped and the necklace and earrings are beautifully made as well. A gorgeous set!

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  25. What a nice design.. I like this style!

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  26. lovely light jewelry. your necklace showed off those stones so well - just perfect. ~diana

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  27. Lovely focal! You did a wonderful job with all of your tasty soup!

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  28. What a great necklace! I like what you did for you centerpiece. Great job:)

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  29. Everything is beautiful! I especially like the wire-wrapped beaded focal. It looks like you have been working with wire for a long time.

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  30. Wonderful matching set of jewellery. Your wirewrapping on that necklace is so neat. Great work!

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  31. Hi Marian,
    I love, love, love all three of your pieces they are all beautiful. My favorite is the necklace I love your focal piece.
    Therese

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  32. I think it's awesome that you took this opportunity to try something you have been wanting to do. And boy did you do it well. That necklace turned out beautiful. And those earrings really are perfect for anything!

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  33. Very nice wirework, I love your creations!!

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  34. Oh I like your style. You have done a beautiful job.

    Melissa Muir
    http://design.kcjewelbox.com

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  35. I love your necklace and how you showcased the focal. Beautiful work.

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  36. Very nice! When I first saw your wirework focal, I thought it was wrapped threads - the wire is so smoothly wrapped. What a fun focal! A great way to showcase the beads.

    :)

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  37. I LOVE how you made the centerpiece!! I love lapis, too.. great job highlighting it!! So pretty!

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  38. Love your creations, the wirework centrepiece of the necklace is fantastic!

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  39. What a pretty necklace I love lapis too!

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  40. Great wire wrapping! I absolutely love the bracelet. The colors and pattern are wonderful.

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  41. Really like what you did for your focal piece. Nice job!

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  42. I love your pieces, delicate and feminine.
    ciao dall'Italia
    I'm still hopping ;)

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  43. Beautiful! Love the earrings and bracelet.

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  44. Hi! I'm finally getting around to some of the blogs I missed. I really like that necklace and the way you used wire. I'm a wire-worker and I don't tend to think of using it like this. Very nice work. I like how you took a lot of different pieces and created something simple yet elegant. Your bracelet is fun! And I like the long elegance of your earrings. Fun!

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