Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

I'm a little late posting as I traveled from DC to Denver today.  Have my pics now and am ready to reveal my creations.  I received my bead soup from Denielle Hagerman of Some Beads and Other Things blog. The soup that Denielle sent is delicate and spring-like with flower and polka dot beads, crystals and pearlescent beads with a silver toggle clasp. A garden theme.
And here's the necklace I created with the focal.  I tried a technique I hadn't used in a while - micro-macrame.  I used an ombre thread for the macrame and some green glass beads to make the necklace.  A tassel completes the look.



Then I created a bracelet.  I love this look.


Thanks to Lori Anderson for hosting the blog party.  You can see links for all of the creations here.
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/


36 comments:

  1. I LOVE how you used macrame, it gives the lampwork an unexpected twist. Both pieces turned out beautiful

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  2. Love the macrame with the lamp work! Gives it an earthy elegance <3 it!!

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  3. I love what you made for this soup challenge. The bracelet is wicked cool.

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  4. Lovely pieces! The necklace was beautifully done!

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  5. Wow, gorgeous work!
    I love both of these pieces!

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  6. Love the macrame, looks wonderful with the focal. Really nice work.

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  7. Very feminine and pretty designs! Great soup from your partner.

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  8. This is right up my alley-love the garden theme and your creation is wonderful! Great job!

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  9. Really like your jewelry, especially the bracelet. What kind of thread do you use for your macrame?

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    1. Denise, I used a 100% nylon thread - #2 Artiste from Hobby Lobby. C-Lon is comparable.

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  10. Both pieces are very nice. I love the necklace, you did a great job showing off the focal you received.

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  11. what a great soup and how perfectly used!

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  12. Both pieces are very pretty! Love the necklace.

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  13. Love the macrame - Very pretty pieces!

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  14. I love what you made with the soup I sent you. I just adore what you did with the focal, I think it really shows it off well :)

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  15. love how well the stringing materials matched the beads... very harmonious necklace

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  16. The micro macrame was the perfect choice for these beads -- delicate enough not to overwhelm the sweet lampwork focal, but enough texture to make it really interesting and pretty. Great job!

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  17. What a great set. Beautiful job with your soup!

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  18. Love macrame! That was such a great way to accent the pretty focal!

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  19. Your designs are beautiful. Good job using your soup.

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  20. So admire your macrame skills, both pieces are lovely!

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  21. Still winding my way through the first reveal. Both of your pieces are lovely! I really like how you stayed with the color theme of the Soup. The colors don't demand immediate attention, but lure you in to their richness and depth and you made GREAT use of the beads.

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  22. Those are so pretty and spring-like! I have a book on micro macrame and am hoping to learn more than the two stitches I know.

    Thanks so much for doing this!

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  23. Wow - I've never tried macrame, but I'm so impressed whenever I see it in use! Great pieces!

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  24. Both pieces are lovely. Really like how you tied them together with cord in the bracelet fringe and the tassel on the necklace.

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  25. Love how you use the macrame. Makes the whole piece look clean so that the focal becomes the focus.

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  26. Ah, mico macrame. . . how you elude me. Your skill at it is to be admired as it looks great! Wonderful pieces.

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