Saturday, April 27, 2013

TADA!! 7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party, 3rd Reveal

Well, here they are.  

I received an amazing Bead Soup from Kimberly Idalski.  Check out what she sent me here.
     
I don't know what she did to them, but those beads knew exactly what they wanted to be! They told me what to do with them and even when I had other ideas, they pulled me right back in line.  So here I am, on time (hooray!) for my big day, my very first Bead Soup Blog Party, and the 3rd Reveal.
     
I knew immediately that the polymer clay focal bead was going to have to be in a separate piece from the clasp because the clasp is a focal bead itself.  I didn't want it hiding behind my neck.  This necklace is my first piece:
   
   
The focal bead needed to hang from something strong, so chain it was.  This focal was made by Kimberly herself as faux, Grass Green Pyrite from polymer clay with three-dimensional "embroidered" flowers, a dragonfly, and Tanzanite crystals.  It is even more beautiful in person.  
    
The rest of the beads fell into place around the focal and this necklace is what they became.  Notice the lovely, genuine, Grass Green Pyrite tear drops and the genuine, round, Amethyst beads.  There are multiple clusters of three Tanzanite bicone crystals as well as some pink- crackle pearl drops.  I love all the textures. 
     
     
     
Next, I thought I would make an asymmetrical necklace with the clasp on one side as the focal point.  But the beads didn't want to be made into another necklace.  They decided to be a bracelet so that the necklace would have a companion.  You can see why I didn't want to hide this lovely clasp.
      
   
Isn't that rose clasp special?  And look at the two polymer clay beads (again faux Grass Green Pyrite) with the three-dimensional "embroidered" flowers.  A genuine Amethyst bead, clusters of Tanzanite crystals, and pink-crackle pearl drops repeat the design from the necklace.  This bracelet was a little tricky to make because the clasp is magnetic and it kept grabbing the chain.  I thought it might not hang properly on my wrist, but it does and I love it!  I think this is about to become my favorite bracelet.  
   
   
Next I needed earrings to go with the necklace and bracelet.  This time, the beads wanted to make something simple, but elegant, with just a tiny bit of sparkle.  And I wanted to show off the beautiful amethyst beads.
   
     
Kimberly sent me a ton of those dainty bead caps and I love them.  I have a whole bunch more for future projects, too!
     
I have lots of beads left from the soup that Kimberly sent to me, so I'll be using them to make more earrings.  If it's up to me, the next pair will be flashy . . . but the beads might have a different idea!
     
     
Kimberly let me know today that she is having a serious health issue and that her Reveal will be a couple of days late.  Please keep Kimberly in your prayers so that she gets her health back quickly.
     
Don't forget to visit Kimberly's blog at http://www.Kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com.  She has some incredible and unique clay creations there.
        
        
Also, please keep Lori Anderson in your prayers.  As most of you know, Lori is having some pretty serious health challenges.  Thank you for all the work you did on this 7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Hop, Lori.  You are one special person!


And of course, you should visit the other 3rd Reveal Blogs:
   
Adlinah Kamsirwww.dreamstruckdesigns.blogspot.com
Agi Kisshttp://moonsafaribeads.blogspot.com
Alenka Obidwww.pepita-handmade.blogspot.com
Alison Sachswww.beadsbyearthtones.blogspot.com
Amanda Tibbettshttp://www.amandamade.com/blog
Amy Simswww.amysimsdesigns.com
Ana Cravidaohttp://acbeads.blogspot.com
Andra Marasteanuhttp://bijouxdemonange.blogspot.com
Andria Poolewww.Jewelleryartiste.blogspot.com
Angela Perkinshttp://jeweledinspirations.blogspot.com
Anja Schultzhttp://anjas-perlenwelt.blogspot.de/
Ann Sherwoodhttp://ann-sherwood.blogspot.com/
Anna Nordemanhttp://annas-adornments.blogspot.com
Annita Wilsonhttp://awjewelryandbeadwork.blogspot.com/
Arlene Deanhttp://aglassbash.blogspot.com/
Astrid Boycehttp://astridboyce.blogspot.com/
Barb Fernaldhttp://barbarasfernald.com/
Betty James Hoppensteadtwww.tybetastidbits.blogspot.com
Birgit Klughardtwww.gitesbeads-gite.blogspot.com
Bonnie Coursollehttp://jaspersgems.blogspot.ca/
Brandy Thomason McNairwww.bellavitajewelry.blogspot.com
Brenda Sigafooshttp://brenda-sigafoos.blogspot.com
Carmen Lauhttp://littlemake.blogspot.com/
Carol Wilsonhttp://jetadorn.blogspot.com/
Caroline Dewisonhttp://www.blueberribeads.co.uk
Cassie Donlenwww.cassiedonlen.blogspot.com
Catharine Temaluruhttp://ienmaginationsjewelry.wordpress.com
Catherine Turrellhttp://fairysketches.blogspot.co.uk
Cheri Reedwww.creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Cherrie Warzochahttp://colorsofshae.blogspot.com/
Christa Murphyhttp://adventuresofwonebeadywoman.blogspot.com/
Christina Hickmanhttp://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/
Christina Stofmeelwww.fengbeads.com
Christine Hansenhttp://intuitivesparks.blogspot.com
Christine Stonefieldwww.sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com
Cilla Watkinswww.tellyourgirlfriends.com
Cindy Cima Edwardswww.cindycima.com
Claire Lockwoodwww.somethingtodowithyourhands.com
Colleen Vinthagenhttp://www.thewireworkshop.com/blog/
Dagmar Liebischhttp://kokopellidesign.blogspot.de/
Dana Fowlerwww.blogjunepur.blogspot.com
Danielle Kelleyhttp://imbuethemuse.blogspot.com/
Deb Fortinwww.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Dee Elgiehttp://cherryobsidia.blogspot.co.uk
Denise Milwardhttp://milwardstorysofar.wordpress.com/
Diah Anggrenihttp://pernik-manik.blogspot.com/
Diana Gonzalezwww.arteypoemas.com
Diane Valasekhttp://dragonflyclose.blogspot.com/
Dita Basuhttp://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com
Donetta Farringtonhttp://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com/
Doris Stumpfhttp://glaszwerg.blogspot.de/
Elizabeth Bunnhttp://elizabethbeads.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Drakehttp://mutteringsofacrone.wordpress.com/
Elizabeth Joneshttp://www.eyekandyjewellery.com
Elizabeth Stolarczykhttp://elizabethsart.blogspot.co.uk/
Ema Kilroyhttp://www.emakdesigns.com/blog
Erin Kennyhttp://beadifultherapy.blogspot.ca/
Evelyn DuberryWww.ShebaMakeda.com
Fay Wolfendenwww.torchfairy.blogspot.com
Francesca Watsonhttp://francescawatson.com/
Gen Smithhttp://gennysworld.blogspot.com/
Ginger Davis Allmanwww.thebluebottletree.com
Giorgia Rossiniwww.joyblonde.blogspot.com
Hannah Annearwww.quirkyhannah.wordpress.com
Heather Ottohttp://www.thecrafthopper.com
Heidi Kingmanwww.Heidikingman.blogspot.com
Ildiko Jaraiwww.sviroalkotasai.blogspot.hu
Iveth Carusowww.CreativeAtelier.net
Jackie Locantorehttp://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog/MorningStarSanctuaryStudio
Jacqueline Kellerwww.creartelier.blogspot.com
Jane Pranata Limhttp://cherryeve.blogspot.com
Jennifer Davishttp://jennifersjewelsandjunk.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Toughhttp://jenniferbeads.blogspot.ca
Jenny Vidberghttp://shymessmycken.blogspot.se/
Jessica KlaarenHttp://cellardoorjewelry.blogspot.com
Joanna Matuszczykhttp://filcowe.blogspot.com
Joyce Beckerwww.joycesjoyfulgems.blogspot.com
Judith Johnstonhttp://www.lampworkbeadlounge.com/
Judy Rileywww.threeredbeads.blogspot.com
JuLee Wolfewww.thepolymerpenguin.blogspot.com
June Butthttp://www.onewhiteswan.blogspot.co.nz/
Karen Mitchellhttp://www.overthemoon-design.com
Kari Asburyhttp://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com/
Karin Kingwww.maverickbeads.blogspot.ca
Karin von Hoerenwww.creativeideen.de
Karla Morganhttp://texaspepperjams.blogspot.com/
Kathrin Lembkehttp://allesperle.blogspot.de/
Kathy Stemke
http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcichttp://slovoni.blogspot.com
Katy Heiderhttp://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomersonhttp://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
Kelley Foglewww.mylifeonebeadatatime.blogspot.com
Keren Panthakihttps://vasdea.wordpress.com
Kimberly Idalskihttp://www.Kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com
Kirsi Loponenhttp://peikkonen.blogspot.com
Klaudia Tóthhttp://www.klaudiabizsu.hu/
Krista Quantrillwww.cornucopiaofcrafts.blogspot.ca
Kristina Hahn Eleniakwww.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
Kristina Johanssonwww.wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com
Laney Meadhttp://laney-izzybeads.blogspot.co.uk/
Lara Lutrickhttp://www.lutrick.blogspot.com/
Laura Guentherwww.blueantiquities.blogspot.com
Lauren Pottswww.lpsjewelry.blogspot.com
Laurie Vyselaarwww.Lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
Leah Teeswww.mybeadylittleeyes.blogspot.ca
Lena Adamshttp://mommaslilbirdiesblog.blogspot.com
Lesley Wattwww.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Leslie Waymentwww.aabeadsonline.com/blog/
LiliKristhttp://pcbylik.blogspot.com/
Linda Kropphttp://lindasartbarn.blogspot.com/
Linda Newnhamhttp://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
Linda Younkmanwww.lindysdesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa Boucherhttp://lisasclayhappenings.blogspot.com/
Lizzie Clarkewww.theneedtobead.blogspot.com
Lora Brighthttp://fandangling.wordpress.com/
Lorelle McIntyrehttp://beadyart.blogspot.com.au
Lori Andersonwww.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Lori Finneyhttp://lori-finney.blogspot.ca/
Lucie Bouvierhttp://www.carlosbeadstore.com/blog/
Malin de Koninghttp://beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.se
Marina Dobryninahttp://savonfeutre.blogspot.fr/
Marina Kosovichttp://machoopko-design.blogspot.com/
Marion Simmonshttp://www.shadetreejewelry.com/blog.html
Marita Suominenhttp://momentofjewelry.blogspot.fi/
Marjolein Trewavashttp://roomforchangemeuk.blogspot.co.uk/
Marsela Schrothwww.marselita.de
Martha Aleowww.ornamento.wordpress.com
Mary Govaarswww.mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Mary K McGrawhttp://mkaymac.blogspot.com/
Maybeline Tayhttp://thejewelrylarder.blogspot.sg/
Mea-B. Ueblerwww.glasorakel.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudingerwww.beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Menka Guptahttp://menkag.blogspot.com
Merja Sundströmhttp://suntsan.blogspot.fi/
Merja Syrjämäkihttp://helmiriippuvuus.blogspot.fi/
Michelle Buettnerhttp://www.MiShelDesigns.blogspot.com
Michelle Escanowww.cabbycraft.blogspot.com
Michelle Wiggintonhttp://adornedonadelaide.blogspot.ca/
Milla Hopewww.Lbcreativeart.com
Miranda Ackerely

Mowse Doyle
www.mirandack.com

http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com/
Mrs M Makeswww.mrsmmakes.wordpress.com
Nan Smithwww.wirednan.blogspot.com
Natalie Davidsonhttp://northshoredays.blogspot.co.nz/
Natalie Motenhttp://runningoutofthread.blogspot.com/
Natascha Martywww.sommerlicht.ch
Nikki Banham-Hallhttp://jewellerymakingblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Noemi Baenahttp://blog.noemibaena.com/
Norma Turveyhttp://moonlitfantaseas.blogspot.com
Pam DeBoerhttp://pamelas-studio.blogspot.com/
Pam Hurstwww.pamhurst.blogspot.com
Patti Pruhshttp://threebeadsandastring.blogspot.com/
Penny Houghtonhttp://www.smellynelly.blogspot.com.au/
Penny Millswww.cobblestone-lane.blogspot.com
Rachel Van-Walshwww.balancedcrafts.com/blog
Rebecca Sirevaagwww.godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com
Regina Santerrehttp://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/
Regina Wood
http://www.gina-design.blogspot.com
Roberta Fauntroywww.thevirtualbeadsociety.wordpress.com
Rosanagh Watson

Rose Johnson
http://ring-a-ring-a-rosie.blogspot.co.uk


http://swtrosethorn.blogspot.com
Rosemary Cheslockwww.glasseyebutterfly.tumblr.com
Rossana De Gasparihttp://rdegas.blogspot.com
Sabine Dittrichwww.perlendschungel.blogspot.com
Sam Waghornhttp://palemooncreations.tumblr.com/
Sandi Jameshttp://www.dobedobeaddo.blogspot.com/
Sandra McGriffhttp://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.ca
Sandra Wollberghttp://city-of-brass-stories.blogspot.com/
Sandra Younghttp://gypsyroadbeads.blogspot.ca/
Shai Williamshttp://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Sharon Palacwww.sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com
Sierra Barretthttp://giraffecanhas.wordpress.com/
Silke Gröberhttp://just-beads.blogspot.com
Siobhán Keoghhttp://vovsjewellery.blogspot.ie/
Stefanie Teufelhttp://stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com
Stephanie Stamperwww.Skwds.blogspot.com
Sue Hamelhttp://cardandjewelrycorner.blogspot.com/
Sue Renniehttp://moonandsevenstars.blogspot.co.uk/
Susan Kennedywww.suebeads.blogspot.com
Susan McClellandhttp://mistheword12.wordpress.com
Susanna Lehtohttp://othellehto.blogspot.fi/
Suse Stelljeswww.pearlify.blogspot.de
Susie Hibdonhttp://vintagesusieandwings.blogspot.com
Suzann Sladcik Wilsonwww.BeadphoriaBlog.com
Tara Plotehttp://newbiebeader.blogspot.com/
Terri G.http://terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.com/
Terry Carterhttp://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com/
Terry Matuszykhttp://pinkchapeau.wordpress.com/
Theresa Frankhttp://www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com/
Tina Boshhttp://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/
Tina Noonanwww.wingedimp.blogspot.com
Toltec Jewelswww.JewelSchoolFriends.com


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44 comments:

  1. Those are awesome. You did a great job putting them together. I'm sure you have lots of stuff to wear that with.

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie. Pink and purple are two of my favorite colors, so I have TONS of stuff to wear with these pieces.

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  2. You did a great job with your Soup. The bracelet is my favorite but the necklace and earrings are also very lovely!

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    1. Thank you. They are kind of summery, aren't they!

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  4. Really pretty, the colors are so full of SPRING! A beautiful soup friend, well done!

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    1. Thanks, Susie. My partner did a great job in picking those springy colors!

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  5. Love your pretty designs, Linda! Good call on separating the clasp and focal. Kim always makes such feminine creations!

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  6. great pieces, especially the necklace!!!, congrats!

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    1. Thank you! The necklace is very different from anything else I've done and I really like it myself.

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  7. Linda, everything looks so beautiful. You did an amazing job. Love love the necklace. The bracelet is fabulous I love the rose clasp, they are stong magnets. :). So happy you enjoyed my soup. You made it shine. I felt up to working a little this afternoon and I'm so excited to finish. So many gorgeous beads in your soup you sent me I'm excited to share. Thank you for the prayers.

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    1. Kimberly, I hope that you're feeling much, much better today. I was a little scared when I signed up for the BSBP, but I was so lucky to get you as my partner. As soon as I heard from you the first time, I stopped worrying. Then you sent me the most wonderful soup and I know that you put an incredible amount of work into that focal bead. I do believe that you did something so special with those beads that they knew exactly what they were supposed to become!. I planned what I was going to do for weeks, but when I sat down with those beads, I ended up with something completely different than what I had envisioned. It was almost magical!

      I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the beads that I sent you, but PLEASE, wait until you feel well.

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  8. Wow! What a beautiful soup you received! The necklace is stunning!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. It was the incredible beads that made it possible.

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  10. Beautiful! I really love the necklace and how you used that gorgeous focal!

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    1. I'm really happy with the necklace, too. It was the beautiful focal that made it a success. Thanks for your kind words.

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  11. Nice work, Linda!
    I especially love how you hung the focal!
    The colors are so perfect for the season.
    Beautiful composition!
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    Amber

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    1. Thank you, my friend. I value praise from someone so talented!

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  13. I love your jewellery! Especially the necklace, it's gorgeous! Lovely colours!

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  14. TADA indeed! What a fabulous focal and you did such a nice job putting that piece together. Beautiful bracelet and earrings too!

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  15. Really pretty pieces Linda - well done.

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  16. Oh my what a lovely set you have created! I am in love with that focal on the necklace. Such talent and you made it look even more lovely in the necklace! Great work!

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  17. Hi Linda,
    Your jewellery is beautiful. Love the colours - blues and pinks. Isn't polymer clay amazing? Katja, my partner, sent me beads that she had made herself of polymer clay. I am so intrigued that I am going to try to learn how to work in polymer clay too.
    Thank you so much for visiting my post!
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    Anna's third reveal

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  18. The necklace is fantastic. It sounds like it would be fun to work with such outspoken beads:) The colors are gorgeous and you really showcased the focal.

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  19. Very pretty necklace - I love the way you hung the focal! The bracelet and earrings are lovely as well!

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  20. Linda - oh, your pieces are exquisite! That necklace is utterly magnificent - and the bracelet and earrings perfectly complement it! Love the way you put everything together - I hope you are delighted with your work - you should be!

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  21. You got a great soup! Nice pieces! And you did a brilliant work! I prefer the bracelet ;-) Hugs, Doris

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  22. That first necklace just jumps out at you. It is so gorgeous. I love your asymmetrical necklace and earrings as well. You got some beautiful beads and you really did them proud.

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  23. So pretty...I love the delicate look of the bracelet

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  24. Great, original solution to use that focal! Beautiful work!

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  25. Lovely! Beautiful work. Love that focal in the bracelet where you can see it!

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  26. Gorgeous work! The beads you had to work with are gorgeous! You did a great job with the focal! :0

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  27. Oh you put your soup together so beautifully. That necklace is just perfect!

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  28. Good job Linda. your jewelry set is beautiful.

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  29. Lovely pieces! Great job with your soup!

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  30. What a great set! That focal is incredible and you sure played it up.

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  31. Your pieces all turned out so nicely. I really like the way you highlighted the focal on the necklace. As well, you're so right that the clasp didn't need to be hidden. Great job in the execution of these!

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