Saturday, March 30, 2013

BSBP: The Reveal

It's that time of year again! The Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal is here and I get to share what I've created with my partner's bead soup. For those of you who've just joined, BSBP is Lori Anderson's baby. She hosts this event each year for beaders all over the world. Participants are paired up and beads are sent to each other. Then each person creates something with the goodies they are given and posts it on their blog on their reveal date (there are three dates). The only rule is that we must use the focal and clasp in our pieces. Visit www.beadsoupblogparty.com for more info.

My partner is Deanna Cox from Collette Designs and she gave me a lovely mix of blue and green soup. She sent me a beautiful handmade OOAK tree focal. I'm always amazed by the artists that make these kinds of beads because of the detail they put into it. Deanna also gave me some "Collette Originals". She is such a great lady, she even gave me some bits of extras "just because" :) Thanks, Deanna!

I ended up creating three necklaces and a pair of earrings.

See this post for the soup she sent me. Click here.

Ready for the REVEAL!!! Here it is!


For the first piece I made I used the focal and the vintage Swarovski necklace. I linked it to the vintage brass chain with some of Deanna's "extra" goodies then added some bronze Swarovski pearls from my own stash and some other beads from my soup.




The etched brass link and keyhole tags are some of Collette's Originals. The clasp that went with the vintage Swarovski chain necklace ended up being the clasp on the side of this necklace.


This second necklace was partly inspired by the movie "Oz the Great and Powerful" that I watched during the time I made this piece. I used the Vintage Japan Spring Green Spatter glass beads and the darker Vintage green beads to create this necklace. 


In between the links I used some of the gold links from the soup to give it some colour (gold.... yellow brick road.... get it? haha). Deanna's etched brass clasp is attached to this necklace. This flower shaped bead link is actually not attached to the necklace. I couldn't decide whether to add it in, leave it out or put two (one on each side). But here it is!




This last necklace is a simple design but beautiful because of the beads. I love simple! When I saw the beautiful, shiny Swarovski beads, I knew I wanted them in a simple necklace. I used the left over brass chain, two of the Vintage Czech glass beads, some brass bead caps and one of my flower links.




I call these my eggplant earrings! I had some of my bronze teardrop Swarovski pearls to match it with the bead caps then added the Vintage Czech glass and voila! A simple earring I can wear with the focal necklace.



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Well, that's it for this year! Now it's time to visit Deanna's blog to see what she made with my "sunshine" soup. Here is what I sent her:


Let's see what she made with it: Click Here!

Now it's time to hop on to the other participants and see what they've created. You can click on the link below to see the list. Then come back on April 6th and April 13th to see the second and third reveal. Happy Hopping!

First Reveal Participants


83 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pieces! That focal is just stunning and you've showcased it beautifully! I also love the other necklace you created...and that flower link adds just the right touch!

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  2. Simple is beautiful, no doubt about it, but I love the way you jazzed up that first focal! Very nice!

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  3. What a beautiful Spring feel you created. Lovely pieces and well done!

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  4. So perfect for Spring - I like the flower link - perfect touch!

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  5. What great colors and great design!
    Emily

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  6. That first piece is my favorite! I love how you incorporated charms with the focal and they all just fit perfectly.

    Thank you so much for participating -- it means a lot!

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  7. Just beautiful - you did a great job working with that lovely tree focal!

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  8. Like that first necklace. Looks very wearable and of course the vintage is a plus.

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  9. 4 beautiful pieces, what a great use of the soup!

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  10. Beautiful designing once again! Love all the pieces.

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  11. Beautiful spring design, I love your focal point bead...how lovely is that with the blue rhinestone necklace chain you added. What a GREAT job you did with your soup, it is so fresh & full of color, fabulous!!!

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  12. Great colors and design! Didn't you just love the focal! And I think the Oz piece is very sweet!

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  13. Great design to showcase a lovely focal. I really like your Oz necklace (wasn't the movie great?)

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  14. I like that you were able to make several different pieces using your soup. Nicely done!
    Breana

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  15. Love your pieces, that chain, such a nice welcome to spring.

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  16. Beautiful all around, but I particularly like the way you used the brass chain with the brass flower and crystals.

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  17. Your jewelry is so elegant and feminine! What a great job you did with your bead soup!

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  18. I love them all, especially the first necklace.

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  19. All you pieces are gorgeous, but i especially love the green necklace.x

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  20. Just stunning! Love each piece, colors, style - beautiful workmanship and designs.

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  21. Really nice - I like the earrings - they are great.

    ~cryssT

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  22. Gorgeous, the first necklace is fantastic.

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  23. Love each piece, the first necklace is stunning but then I would have a hard time choosing - they are all gorgeous.

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  24. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP
    I love the first necklace :)
    ciao dall' Italia

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  25. A lovely way of using your soup! I adore that focal bead and those colours are lush!

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  26. you necklaces are beautiful, but the first one really caught my eye. Very nice.

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  27. Everything looks great. They're all beautiful, I can't decide whether I like the green or the bronze and blue necklace the best.

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  28. Fantastic soup! Your first piece is my favorite! The vintage Swarovski necklace really compliments the beautoful handmade focal. You sure were busy creating!

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  29. Beautiful pieces, your really did a great job with that gorgeous tree focal.

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  30. I really like the pieces you have created with your bead soup components. I love the blue earrings with the teardrop gold dangle...yum!

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  31. The necklace with the lampwork focal is my favourite! Pretty pieces!

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  32. WOW, what a great set of colors!!! I just love the focal in the first necklace, but the colors are so springy and beautiful in all three.... amazing!! ~KM http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33113.html

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  33. Every single creation is Beautiful! The earrings are my favorite...the kind I would find myself wearing a bunch!

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  34. Beautiful work!....I think the first one is my favorite! I like the way you used the Swarovski chain!

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  35. I love what you did with those glorious beads and focal. You know what they say? Less is more! Clever way to use the savorski chain. Bravo!
    kathy

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  36. Love the first necklace with beautiful pendant and sparkly chain! Other necklaces are very nice too in my favorite colors! Jayashree

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  37. that tree focal is wonderful, Beautiful mix and a job well done!

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  38. Great pieces, love everyone. The color combinations are beautiful.

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  39. Your work is so beautiful... I love the use of the circle chain and charms to perfectly frame your pendant! Delish!!!
    :) Kris

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  40. Amazing work !
    Very nice jewelries!

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  41. Looks wonderful, such a beautiful focal in your first necklace. Lovely!

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  42. Lovely pieces indeed.
    Hugs
    Diana

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  43. What a gorgeous focal! Well done!

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  44. your designs are gorgeous. i would wear them in a heartbeat!!!

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  45. Beautiful focal! The colors are very springy! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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  46. You did a beautiful Job with your soup.... Love the focal bead.

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  47. Lovely pieces, those greens are gorgeous.

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  48. Spring time pieces! I Love how you used the keyhole tags and the flowers!

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  49. lovely necklaces, I adore the fresh spring colours

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  50. Really pretty pieces. Love all of them. I think the first necklace is my favorite!!! Great Job!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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  51. I'm super impressed with all of your pieces, but the first necklace is my favourite. It has a great vintage vibe.

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  52. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I love the oz necklace but the purple really grabs me. great job on all.

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  53. All of your pieces are lovely, and I am particularly drawn to the simple, elegant blue Swarovski piece. It's absolutely stunning!

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  54. Beautiful and elegant. Love the focal bead.

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  55. great stuff, really like the first necklace, it has some style and substance without overwhelming your great focal!

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  56. All your pieces are exceptionally beautiful. Love the tree focal and how you designed around it.

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  57. Beautiful pieces! That tree focal is amazing and I love how you showcased it.

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  58. Lovely pieces -- I think my favorite is the third necklace. The blue beads are just a yummy color, and you showcased them to perfection!

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  59. Lovely necklaces! And I like the eggplant earrings! :)

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  60. Great designs! I love the first necklace.

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  61. Gorgeous designs, love that tree pendant, you showcased it beautifully!!!

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  62. That focal is drop-dead gorgeous, and you managed to show it off and enhance it. Nicely done. I do love the simplicity of the necklace with the crystals. Good call on that one.

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  63. They are all beautiful, but it's hard for the others to stand up to the first one, it's so special!

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  64. You did a beautiful job with your soup. I really like your flower link on the last necklace. Sometimes simple is the best. The first focal is awesome too.

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  65. These are exquisite! The "tree" focal is enhanced so well with the necklace. Love it.

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  66. Love what you did with your focal!

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  67. Love that first necklace, WOWIE! Beautiful pieces!

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  68. Each necklace is beautiful. Congrats!

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  69. Nice pieces...The red and blue very lovely and simple...I love how you accented the lampwork in the first necklace.

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  70. That flower link is lovely!! Do you sell them? Christie
    charisdesigns@hotmail.com

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  71. Do like the blue crystals necklace - very delicate and wearable.

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  72. All of your pieces are just so elegant and fabulous. Wonderful job.

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  73. Love them all. Its a welldone balance at your first necklace. A little bit around like a frame but not too much. So the beautiful lampwork is still shining.
    Greets Gite

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