Friday, September 16, 2011

MY BEAD SOUP REVEAL!!!!!!!

HERE IT IS, THE DAY WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR
THE BEAD SOUP REVEAL!!!!!!!

Ok, about 3 weeks ago I had my bead soup complete, or so I thought....then, I pulled up the pic of my soup that I received and, LO and BEHOLD!  I notice 8 green rondelle crystals that, unfortunately, I totally forgot about :(.  Well, I kicked myself in the butt for a few minutes then, figured I better start this blog post. And...HERE WE GO!

I made 3 items with my soup.
1.) A pendant and necklace
2.) A bracelet
3.) A pin (or brooch, I guess)

Here is the soup I received from my partner, Stacie Stamper.  It had some very unique Yellow (some type of gemstone) beads (very, very, heavy), some green jade beads, some very beautiful copper beads, some of which were filigree, some copper spacer beads, some blue crystals, the green crystals that I missed, some ceramic blue beads (very pretty), some blue and yellow pressed glass beads, some blue and brown beads, and a copper S clasp.

Bead soup received from Stacie
1.) The Pendant and Necklace
To some of Stacie's beads I added some yellow nugget beads and, I just happened to have some identical jade beads in a size bigger than the ones she sent so I added those.  To the large cone shaped yellow stone, I did a simple coil-type wrap with 22g square copper wire and used this as the pendant.  I also used the clasp she sent on this piece.

Pendant and necklace
Pendant and Necklace
2.)  Bracelet
In making the bracelet, I added to Stacie's beads, the two square copper beads, the two copper flower spacers and the copper heart toggle.

Bracelet
3.) Pin
Originally, I used the Yellow faceted Gemstone beads as earrings, unfortunately, they were way, way, too heavy.  So, I had to come up with something else.  For this pin, I took a copper 4 holed spacer bead and attached it to a pin back.  I then added some copper swirls and some yellow nugget beads.

Pin

I hope everyone likes the pieces I made.  It was definitely a challenge!  
I look forward to seeing what everyone else made.
Please be sure to visit my partners blog:  PARK AVENUE

PLEASE VISIT  PRETTY THINGS FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF PARTICIPANTS.

HAPPY BEAD SOUPING EVERYONE!!

TRACY!

65 comments:

  1. Love your pieces, the color combination's are soooo pretty.

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  2. Tracy...I am absolutely loving what you did with the wire and the pin..very creative.
    jenni

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  3. Tracy, I like it a lot. Especially the necklace. it just looks like something that says, "wear me!"

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  4. Wow! Three pieces, you're so ambitious

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  5. Oh my Tracy, You have done it again great designs love, love, love them all. The pin you created is my favorite. Don't you just love working with gemstones? I know that I do.
    Therese

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  6. Mmmmm gorgeous colours.Great creations. :o)

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  7. You did really well. Great pieces. ;-)

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  8. Wonderful piece and the colors are great! I love the pin that you made with the faceted gemstones!

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Lovely! The pin is a great idea.

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  10. Outstanding job -- I especially love the colors and how they blend together in the bracelet!!

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  11. Wow, love the colours and the designs you came up with. Don't worry about not using everything you received, not everyone did :-)
    Deb x

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  12. Wonderful soup! I like the description pic of all the beads you received! Great idea to do something different with the pin. I think it's super FAB!

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  13. Love the wirewrapping on the pendant! Great idea!

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  14. Gorgeous, Tracy! Love all three! The necklace definitely looks so wearable... the bracelet soothes... and the pin! Wicked funky! Love!

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  15. Love the pin! It's so quirky and unique

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  16. Some really vibrant pieces my fave is the bracelet

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  17. Beautiful and unique pieces that you have created.
    Each has it's own personality. Looks like you had fun with the bead soup mix your partner sent you.

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  18. Love it all! 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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  19. Nice job! I like the brooch the best. I'm all for brooches, the most versatile but often forgotten piece of jewelry.

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  20. Great way of wrapping the focal for the necklace.

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  21. I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

    That is VERY cool you made a pin. That's thinking outside the normal jewelry box!

    I hope you’ll participate again!

    Love, Lori

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  22. All three pieces are beautiful, I really love what you did with the pendant. And it's always nice to see a brooch!

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  23. beautiful jewelry and the pin is so unique!

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  24. Very unique. I like the color combination.

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  25. I love all of your pieces. I really like the pin idea. I never think of making pins. This would be great for my friend with metal allergies that cant wear earrings to get some dangles in her life. She is always sad when she cant wear cool dangle earring she sees for sale.
    Well done.
    Carrie T.

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  26. Pretty and interesting. Great thought to make a brooch with something too heavy for earrings. Not sure that would have ever occurred to me, maybe it will now though:)

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  27. I love how you wrapped that pendant, and that brooch is amazing!! Beautiful work!

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  28. I love that you have an image showing what beads of the soup went into which piece. Also a little surprised you used only the green, yellow and copper for the necklace, that's a color combination you don't see too often. The bracelet's sweet, but my favorite is definitely the pin.

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  29. OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

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  30. Very cool - I love that you made a pin! You may be the only one (you're the first one I've seen, but I'm only 1/3 of the way through hopping - whew!) Nice job on all of it.

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  31. Wow, the wire wrapped focal pendant is really special. I love the copper with the yellow... you've got a great colour combination there.

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  32. the necklace really caught my eye! wirewrapping the pendant really tied it all together. Nice.

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  33. Very pretty colours scheme! I love what you've added - it gives you pieces a lovely boost!

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  34. Lovely pieces and a fun brooch... :)

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  35. The pin is so cool! Really like the adding of yellow to the necklace too :)

    Julie & Andrea

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  36. Nice colors especially like the bracelet

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  37. What a great unique way to use that stone for the focal. I love your wire wrapping of it and all the color in it. The pin is totally unique, too. The color goes well with the copper and the dangles just really make it. Great pieces.

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  38. Lovely designs and great copper wirework!

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  39. Tracy, your pieces are all very lovely. the necklace/pendant is my favorite. I love those colors, like the beauty of summer as it fades into fall. Great work.

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  40. Ok, totally loving that pin! That's the first one I've seen on the hop. You did such a nice job on all your pieces. I really like the copper wire wrapping the focal in the necklace. Great job!

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  41. I love the pin you made.
    This is the first pin I come across in this party. Love it.

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  42. Your necklace and bracelet are beautiful, but I'm in love with your pin the most!

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  43. Those are beautiful! I love the color combos! Copper goes with everything, doesn't it?

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  44. Beautiful pieces. First pin I have seen! I like the wire work on the pendant for the necklace.

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  45. I am so sorry I am so late , but my computer dug in it's heels and said I'm nota-gonna go that fast:^)
    Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  46. Love the jade necklace, great job on the focal. Nice mix of colors in your jewelry.

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  47. Great job with all three...even though you forgot those rondelles. I'm quite sure they will be perfect for another piece, it will be just what you need.

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  48. love the addition of the wire to the focal bead..it makes it pop!
    Michelle

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  49. Great wire work on that focal and I love that you made a pin....so very cool!

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  50. All three are wonderful!! I never think of pins either--very good idea!!

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  51. I love all three pieces, but that pin is wonderfully unique!

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  52. Lovely jewellery in colours I really like. All three pieces are fab, but my fave is the pin for its unique design. Great job!

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  53. All three are really great pieces, but I'm partial to the bracelet. Anything blue always catches my eye! As well, I really like that wire wrapping you did on the pendant. Very cool effect!

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  54. I really like how you wrapped the focal, yellow is a difficult colour for me, but you did it great!
    Ambra

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  55. Nice designs. Love the bracelet - mostly because the colors appeal to me the most! :)

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  56. I had yellow in my bead soup mix as well, tricky to work with, isn't it?! Copper seems to be a good complement to yellow, so you were wise to go with that. Nice work!

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  57. I think I might have commented on your pieces, but I like it so much, I thought I would do it again. :) I really like the color combos you did with the copper and the yellow. I love that you spiraled it down the focal and really brought it out to the forefront. I also love that you did a pin. And I like the movement you have in that pin. You did a great job with your soup!

    Melissa
    http://design.kcjewelbox.com

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  58. The pin! How cool, I've never tried one before, and I love the wirework on yours. I also like how you wrapped the necklace focal. Wonderful soup!

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  59. pretty! I really like that necklace and the way you wrapped the focal!

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