it's a party !


It's party time !!! Yay!
What party !? The Bead Soup Blog Party ! There are over 350 people taking part in this fun event organised by Lori Anderson, author of the Pretty Things blog . Check out the list of people here .
Remember how it works?
We are paired up with another blogger , we send each other some lovely beads, a clasp and a focal , make one or more items with them and finally we share our creations on the day of the Blog Hop which is today !!


My Bead Soup partner is lovely Erin Fickert-Rowland owner of Elysian Studios {  you can check out her wonderful works of art here or read the interview I published recently }

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Now, here is my 'crowd ' of jewels  and let me introduce them to you :

First , my Under the Tree Necklace which incorporates these lovely turquoise glass beads and golden tree pendant, sent by Erin, plus other things from my own stash :







Next comes  a colourful ethnic crossbody Alpine Bag . I used the fibers to make those flowers  you see on the front of the bag :






With the yellow glass leaves I made these funky bohemian Hunter's Treasure Earrings :




The carnelian rounds were used to make a Choker { along with many other components: cords, leatherette, rhinestone chains, dog clips  and more chains }



And last but not the least is my  Golden Shield Necklace  which had been waiting in my studio for the perfect clasp . It took me a couple of days to finish this piece; I covered the velvety surface of black corduroy fabric with seed beads, shimmery golden sequins and bugles, a few Czech glass accents  and five gorgeous Swarovski sew-on crystals.



This beautiful hammered clasp matches the rest of the piece so well , doesn't it?

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Well, it's been a busy couple of days for me , trying to finish all these pieces, but, like always, I thoroughly enjoyed the making process  .
Thank you, Erin, for sending me these beautiful beads and for being such a friendly Bead Soup Partner!

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You are welcome to join the party , meet the people , visit their blogs and  see what they have made with their bead soup !

66 comments

  1. Wow, just wow! Your pieces are beautiful. I can't believe you even made the bag too!
    Enjoy the hop.
    Shannon C

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  2. I am almost speechless with awe at your amazing work!! No wonder you are a professional..your work is gorgeous, wearable and totally unique!! Your under the Tree necklace is breathtaking! And I love how you went "outside the box" and made a bag with elements from Erin. The clasp is a perfect match for your Golden Shield necklace. All just so beautiful!!
    jenni

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  3. WOW! I love all of them^_^

    Thank you so much for let me know this kind of party...I think it's a wonderful opportunity to create new works with new materials, and a great opportunity to know new friends!

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  4. Gorgeous!! Your work is just wonderful!

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  5. inspirational pieces, every single one of them is a work of art

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  6. All of you pieces are amazing. I love the color and texture you've created in each of them. The vibrancy just draws you in. Great work!!

    [And, how lucky were you to be paired up with Erin!? I bet she was an awesome partner.]

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  7. OH! Goodness! Your work is amazing. Incredible. Beautiful. And oh, so detailed! That bag you made is amazing, and each piece just got better as I scrolled through your post! I couldn't tell what I like more...although I'm truly coveting that bag!

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  8. Absolutely stunning! I can't even pick a favorite either!!! The bag is fantastic and that first necklace is in my favorite colors! Beautiful job!!!

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  9. Thank you so much ,ladies! I am so thrilled you like them!!
    Enjoy the party ! I'll go and check out more blogs now :)

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  10. these are all just so beautiful and take so much time! the "under the tree" really grabbed me---great colors and such strenght.

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  11. Wonderful! You have created several terrific pieces of wearable art. I like your use texture and the great earthy colors. Cheers!
    Lori

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  12. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

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  13. Wow! Your work is so amazing, drenched in color and texture. Love everything you made!

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  14. Wow, they all turned out nice. But I really love that bag, and the Carnelian piece. Both are gorgeous.

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  15. Just wonderful. My favorite so far.

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  16. Your creations are stunning! Beautiful beadwork!

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  17. Wow - amazing pieces!!! Truly amazing!

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  18. What exquisite pieces you have created. I'm in awe of how you created all of these in one month. Your beadwork is stunning and I just love that you made such a wonderful bag also.

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  19. You're a great artist! How much time did you take for it? Great artwork - I lovce them all!
    Greetings, Michi

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  20. I just had to yell for my husband across the house to come see these. Hands down -- wow.

    I am flabbergasted at how your mind works, and I am so impressed. I wish I had proper words but you took words and put them out there in beautiful work. Can't say enough.


    I hope you'll join me next time! The badge and dates will be posted tomorrow, the 19th!

    Love, Lori

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  21. Holy Bead Soup, Batman! Stunning! Beautiful! Gorgeous! So good that I feel the need to go pour a glass of something to toast you with! Loved everything, but that first piece nearly knocked me over. I really admire the way you combine the fiber so elegantly with the beads. Bravo!

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  22. WoW. WoW. Just beautiful designs, the more I scrolled the better it got...now to wipe the drool from my keyboard (kidding lol), but these are truly gorgeous designs. Wow one more time.

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  23. THANK YOU so much ! I am super happy !!! :)

    Tracy, you really made me smile :))

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  24. I am stunned by your talent! These pieces are really unbelievably gorgeous. It is great to see all the different styles at the 'party' and your approach to bead work is so unique and beautiful!

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  25. Wow, talk about getting the most out of your kit! I'm impressed! You are one talented lady!

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  26. Speechless, really. You took this challenge seriously, yes? WOW! I had to wipe my drool off of my computer when I saw the Alpine Bag...such talented creations, all of them but especially that bag!

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  27. Geanina- I commented on your blog! I don't know what happened.... BUT, your pieces are just fabulous!! I hoped you would do something like that with the focal, and the other pieces were just a gorgeous suprise!!! So very, very lovely! Looking forward to seeing more bags, too!

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  28. Way to stretch out your soup! You did a fantastic job in a very unique way :)

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  29. Your combination of your partner's beads and your creativity is just breathtaking! I love the fiber in the first necklace, and I just adore that choker! Love the creation of a bag as well as that stunning finale! What a feast for the eyes!

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  30. What amazing beadwork you do, and so much, in so little time! I am in awe! Beautiful things, and I just love that funky purse!!

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  31. Lovely work! I especially like the bag--very fun and vibrant. Very creative pieces.

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  32. Gorgeous! So many creative uses of your soup!! Love them all!

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  33. You are a true artist and your pieces are stunning. All of them. The details are done to perfection and each piece has something interesting and unusual. Very very dood photographs too, and I appreciated the re-cap of the soup beads and then what you did with each group. You are my bead soup winner, hands down.

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  34. OOoooooooohhh, girlfriend!!! I think you just won the title of "Favorite Bead Soup Designer" in my book. WOW.... WOW.

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  35. One word: Amazing!

    I can't imagine the time these pieces took to make!

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  36. Absolutely amazing! So much work and talent has gone into all of these pieces - wow! I desperately want to own that awesome bag, and your necklaces and earrings are just stunning - wow again! Fabulous job! :)

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  37. W.O.W. Geanina!!! Fabulous pieces, truly inspirational. My favourites, I think, are the Under the Tree necklace and the bag. But it's very hard to narrow it down!! You super talented girl xx

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  38. Wow, I'm blown away! Each piece is quite fabulous and unusual, really special. Lots of interesting ideas explored.
    Everyone needs their own golden shield, I think!

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  39. gorgeous jewellery! and the bag is amazing .... you've put so much work, time and commitment into making all of it ... great job!

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  40. Wow, both you and your partner were so creative and came up with so many great pieces. You make me want to try bead embroidery, everything is so beautiful.

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  41. Oh my goodness. These are incredible! The hours of work that went into designing and crafting them. I'm in Awe! Gorgeous!Really Soup-er job!

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  42. You are one Talented lady! I forgot to mention that in my other comment.

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  43. Wow!! Outstanding!! You put a lot of work into this <3

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  44. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of your beautiful creations.

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  45. Amazing creations!! I love how you showcased that glorious tree focal by placing it over the black background!! brilliant!!!

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  46. Gosh, what an amazing bead soup party!! A week after the reveal day and we are still hopping !
    Thank you so so much for all your wonderful comments, ladies - I loved reading them all :)

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  47. Wow! Wonderful creations! I want that bag!

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  48. OMG! That tree is so inventive and unique! I love that you just backed it with the black fabric. So lovely! That is some tasty soup! Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  49. Gorgeous jewellery! My faves are the red bracelet and the tree necklace. Lov 'em! I really like how you've used the rope, feels very high end fashion. Fab work!

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  50. Lovely blog...and gorgeous work by an extremely talented and creative lady. I love everything you did with the soup....My two favorites are the choker, and the Under the Tree necklace.

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  51. There is so much to look at and I can not pick a favorite one if I had one! Beautiful.. Looks like you spent hours creating these pieces...love them all!

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  52. Wow! What an amazing collection. Your shield necklace is visually stunning, but I love the way you incorporated the delicate tree pendant into your design in "Under the Tree". Beautiful embroidery!

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  53. Very Beautiful pieces. I love your style. It makes me think of Morocco.
    I think under the tree is my favorite - it is so unique!!

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  54. I am speechless, really. The way you incorporated the focal in your necklace, the cord used in the choke... Oh, man! I wish I had a grain of your creativity!
    Ambra

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  55. I am intrigued with the red bracelet.
    All the rest leaves me in awe! awesome...

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  56. Still making the rounds and tasting all the soups! Wow, so many great looks and design.

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  57. Holy smokes your pieces are absolutely stunning! I love the Under the Tree and Golden Shield pieces the most but the other ones are just as awesome! So inspiring - thanks for sharing!

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  58. Jewelry wise, I love that carnelian choker the best .. but that bag is fabulous! I NEVER would have imagined seeing something like that pop up in this hop! :)

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