Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party - REVEAL DAY!!!!


Remember, the bead soup blog party's purpose is to get a person out of their normal comfort zone using items they normally wouldn't. 

The participants have to have a blog.  They are carefully paired up by Lori Anderson of Lori Anderson Designs - who has spent countless hours and a ton of energy on this blog party.  THANK YOU LORI!  Once paired up, each partner sends a focal bead, a clasp (not just a lobster clasp) and some coordinating beads to create their new masterpiece(s).

This was my first BSBP and I was so lucky to be paired up with my new friend Barbara Bechtel of Second Surf.  Here's a recap of the bead soup I received from Barbara:

Here is the bead soup I sent to Barbara - go see http://www.secondsurf.com/ to see her masterpiece!





There are 362 participants in this fun blog party - go check out all the
wonderful creations using the link above.

AND NOW THE BIG REVEAL!

I actually made three pieces with the soup that Barbara sent to me.  I'm sure you saw the beautiful lace Barbara sent in the picture above.  Unfortunately I mangled it trying to incorporate it into one of my pieces.  :o(  I've never worked with lace before and it just wasn't my "cup of tea soup" this time. 

The rules of the BSBP are that we must use the focal and the clasp, using the extra beads is optional.  My goal was to use all of the little pretties that Barbara sent to me.  I came pretty close to my goal with the exception of the lace.

I am very proud of the pieces below - I hope you enjoy!

I used the majority of the extra beads along with the clasp in this necklace.  I made the chain using copper wire that I formed into jump rings and then antiqued.  The necklace is a choker length.


The extra beads went into this sweet little pair of earrings with my handmade ear wires - great match for the above necklace!

Last, but definitely not least, is the focal piece that Barbara sent me.  It's such a beautiful pendant that I didn't want it to get lost in the jumble of beads in the first necklace.  So, I paired the feather pendant with the ceramic piece and hung them on a simple silk cord necklace. 

Isn't it beautiful?





Here's the picture of all the pieces in one place


Now, off I go to look at 361 other blogs and all the creations!
Click above to hop the blogs with me!

Thank you Barbara for making my first bead soup a great experience! 
I look forward to a long friendship!

Come visit me at:

Or email me at bryna.lumb@gmail.com








66 comments:

  1. Those little 'flower' beads are so pretty. I love the way you paired them with the other beads. And the focal is gorgeous. Nice job.

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  2. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

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  3. Nice, good use of the focal, I also found it hard to find a way to not detract from mine.

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  4. Great Job! Wasn't this fun?! We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,
    Emanda

    http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

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  5. Beautiful designs and lovely focal...nice work!

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  6. Love the earthtones in this piece...lovely focal! Nice job!

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  7. Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. Thank you for sharing your artistic process. Cheers!
    Lori

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  8. You've created quite a beautiful set!

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  9. oh this is so beautiful. Delicate and unique

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  10. Beautiful! I love the earthy colors!

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  11. Bryna! Gorgeous pieces from some incredible soup! That last necklace, simplicity def does that focal justice!

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  12. Great design I love the componants and the colors.
    Be Blessed to be a blessing

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  13. I love what you made & especially impressed that you made your own chain! I wouldn't begin to do that!! Really beautiful work!

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  14. I love what you cooked up! The chain is great! Congrats.

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  15. The feather focal is so pretty!! Great pieces that you created with your soup.

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  16. I love your finished pieces! Lucky duck to get paired with Barbara, I love her work! I love the simplicity of the last piece and agree that it was great to showcase them alone so they wouldn't get lost :)

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  17. Nicely done! And I have yet to master fiber, lace, or any sort of fabric, so don't feel bad!


    I hope you'll join me again -- the new badge and dates will be posted on my blog on the 19th!

    Love, Lori

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  18. Beautiful indeed! I loved your soup and how you showcased the focal perfectly!

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  19. I really like how you played up that focal with simplicity. Very nice.

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  20. I have to say that the little leafy critter that Barbara sent you is calling to me! LOVE her work and Love that leaf! Great job putting everything together!

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  21. I'm glad you let that focal shine on its own! great job!

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  22. Great Job! I especially like the earrings! :)

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  23. I really like the shot w/ all the pieces together. your soup turned out great

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  24. Great job with all your designs - Nice!

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  25. Very nice pieces! I love those earrings, too!

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  26. Nice job, I wish I could do wire like that!! I am just no good at it. Home made jumps rings and ear wires to put your pieces together. I like the softness of the pieces as well.
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  27. Ooooh Yummy, I love how you put this all together. Lovely soup and well made piece!

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  28. I really like the "soup" you cooked up, and that you actually created your own chain for it, antiquing it yourself and everything. Great job!

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  29. They are all lovely, especially that gorgeous pendant!

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  30. great work! I love the simple pendant combo!

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  31. Great job, I love the first necklace with those flower beads!

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  32. these are so lovely and wearable! beautiful work!

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  33. I am not sure how you would have used the lace in your cool designs anyway. You did good!

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  34. All three pieces are just lovely :)

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  35. Lovely !
    those look so perfect together!
    Great Soup!
    m.e. :)

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  36. A sweet necklace and what a lovely focal!

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  37. Those beads look absolutely STUNNING with that dark, large-link chain you made! And the earrings are just too cute :)

    I like how both you and your partner chose to 'bundle' two focals into a single piece!

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  38. Nice job - the chain you made is really great and compliments the beads so well!

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  39. Great job. Love the colours and that focal is just amazing. ;-)

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  40. Like the addition of the little drops/dangles!

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  41. I love all you pieces, especially the 3rd one!

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  42. The dangles really add nice movement. Pretty.

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  43. I love the matching earrings... they have an almost translucent quality about them and I keep going back to look at them. I also love the simplicity of the feather focal on the ceramic bead. Sometimes, keeping it simple is better!

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  44. Really am a fan of earth tones, so your creations are very appealing. Great job.

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  45. Lovely winter themed.
    You did a great job!

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  46. What pretty pieces! I think I like the earrings best, sweet and dangly :) Fun!

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  47. When I saw your first piece, I thought "That's going to be it, that one will be my favorite of her pieces." But, then I saw the earrings and was torn and THEN there was the last necklace AND THEN you showed them all together. Oh my! You've made some really beautiful pieces!

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  48. Love your pieces esp the earrings! Great job!

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  49. All three pieces are beautiful! The chain is a great addition. I also like how you combined the pendants for the second necklace.

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  50. Soup-er cool!!!..Love the copper and the designs you came up with!!!

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  51. Lovely jewellery! The first necklace reminds me of pebbles by the riverside. All of the pieces are beautiful, I can't even pick a favourite. Great job!

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  52. I can total relate with you, I have never worked with lace and I feel it's not in my chord. But I love your necklace|
    Ambra

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