bead soup party

Saturday, May 10, 2014

REVEAL DATE IS HERE!!!


Today is the big reveal for the 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Hop Party.  As usual, my day has been bothered with camera problems and computer problems but at last I can post my reveals.  My partner was Ann Rishell of mycriticaleye.com.  Ann has been busy working on her Masters thesis in Design during this blog hop.  This is what I sent her.
She sent me a wonderful collection of shell beads, carnelian chips, some seed beads, a wonderful coffee ceramic focal, ribbon, some pearls and disc beads,adventurine rounds, acrylic beads and many other items. This is what she sent me.
I got busy and created several different pieces.  The first thing I created was the piece using my focal.  I had a hard time decided how do use the focal.  I was stuck for awhile.  I finally decided to do a peyote rope.  I call it "Do You Want Your Coffee Light, Medium or Dark".  This is what I created using the focal.
Next, my lovely partner had sent me some lovely triangle beads and since I wear a lot of black, I wanted to create a simple necklace that I could wear with my black.  This is the result of what I created with those beads.  I used the clasp my partner sent me on this necklace.

Then I needed to create something with the carnelian chips that I received in my package.  The first thing I created was a bracelet using seed beads, the chips and two different colors of amber and some other fire polished beads and other chips that I had on hand.  This is the result.  I call it my Hot Summer bracelet.
Then I created a necklace using the same technique only using the carnelian, some lucite flowers and leaves and other beads and then I adorned it with the orange ribbon that my partner included.

Then I decided to make a necklace for spring/summer using some of the seed beads my partner sent me along with the pearls.  I used tubular herringbone and then embellished it with fringe and the pearls.  I call it "My Garden Path" necklace.
I also used some of the green ribbon my partner sent me as closure for the necklace.
Ann had sent me some lightweight acrylic beads that I thought would be perfect for earrings so I fringed them and made two pairs.  This first used some of the blue seed beads Ann sent me and the second pair I made could be worn with the other pieces I made from my soup.

Last but not least, I wanted some beach themed necklaces for summer so I made three different necklaces using some of the shell beads my partner sent me.  One used memory wire to which I still need to add some chain and a clasp and the other two used some shell daggers I had in my stash along with the different shell beads my partner sent to me.


As you can see, I had a prolific soup and still have three other projects in process which I could not get done in time for the reveal. 

A great big thanks goes to Lori Anderson who hosted this bead soup party in spite of all her health problems.  Thank you Lori for all you do for the beading community.  Also a thanks goes to my lovely partner.

Be sure to see all the other creations.  You can access the complete list here.

 


17 comments:

  1. You're one of those wonderful people who can create with seed beads - nice! I love what you did with the coffee flies piece and your earrings look theyd be such fun to wear.

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  2. Your pieces are very elegant - I could see many of them worn with a fancy dress ! And beadweaving is completely beyond me, so your still is awe inspiring to me !

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  3. Wow, your seed bead work is amazing! I am inspired by your carnelian chip bracelet... I have a couple strands of chips, but whenever I use them they never look right.. thanks for showing me a way to use them and have them look great! Beautiful work!

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  4. Love your summer pieces. But then Carnelian is my favorite. Those beaded fringe earrings are a lot of fun too.

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  5. Chris, I missed you this yaer but I had a great partner! You are always so prolific! And everything is just beautiful. Love what you did with the chips and lucite flowers! Hope you are doing well. xoxoxo

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  6. You did a wonderful job with your soup

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  7. Amazing beadwork! I can't imagine working with such tiny beads and creating such wonderful pieces. Great job!

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  8. Wow, lots of wonderful creations from your soup! I especially love the Hot Summer bracelet and the My Garden Path necklace. They are just so lush!

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  9. Beautiful pieces - you used your soup well :) I love every single pieces, right now I would wear the Hot Summer set (with those fiery red coral-like earrings), I need warmth :) Lovely designs.

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  10. I had lots of favorites, starting with your coffee necklace, the beaded rope says coffee as much as the focal does. Your carnelian bracelet just glows and your green necklace is so very pretty

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  11. I love the carnelian bracelet and necklace they are really wonderful!!! You did a great job and all of your designs!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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  12. I adore your complex beaded works, as well as your elegant strung designs, Christa :) You made excellent use of your wonderful soup ingredients!

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  13. beautiful designs - I really love the hot summer bracelet =)

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  14. Wow..l have so much admiration for anyone that seed beads! I wish that I had the patience :) fabulous textures, and was really drawn to the carnelian!

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  15. Love the carnelian! Great texture and for sure lot of work.. Well done

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  16. You got so much made. How impressive!! I think that orange bracelet is my favorite. The cluster is so exceptionally made even though I'm not a big fan or orange that I can't hep but admire it! Wonderful work!!

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