Friday, April 26, 2013

Bead Soup Reveal #3


Thank You Pamela
for a really fun and challenging
 bead soup mix...
with it I was able to create the following...
Now, let's break it down a bit...
I used the focal and toggle I was sent.
Adding beads from my stash.
I like the word beads because it says
"Appreciate"
And I truly appreciate what you sent me.
My Bead Soup commitment is now completed.

You can stop here if you wish and move on with the hop.

Or check out what else I did with Pamela's soup mix...
I made this bracelet with the wood beads.
Rubbed them with golden gilders paste
 for a little more metallic sheen.
The clear AB beads were used in this necklace.
Along with pink crackle beads and a focal 
I was gifted by my Mom.  
We can call this one Pink Bubbly.
[Good for a  "Pink Saturday" post too!]
This stretch bracelet was made after 
I created the set below.
I used  the hematite beads and a left over Verdi bead.
Added a few antique brass beads 
to help tie it in....
with this necklace and matching earrings. 
I was able to use the  painted metal dough nut,
 gold tone rose beads,and Verdi ceramic beads
(which was a spot on match to the ones I had in my stash).
Added African brass beads, filigree medallion
 and antique gold tone chain.
 I'll call this next one, Serendipity.
I had just taken advantage of a sale
and purchased these the minty lampwork
beads and leaves.
 A challenging color for me but the price was right.
Then to my surprise in my bead soup mix...a stretch bracelet
....minty pearl chips.
A perfect match!
Could I have taken apart the stretch
bracelet and gotten more creative?
Yeah.
But it works for me the way it is with
the small addition of the set of leaves.
and a pair of earring to match.
Here are a few last minute items I put together.
So what's left from my soup....not much.
I gobbled it right up!
 A few more of these Bi-cone beads
 and the Jade flower beads are all that is left.

I'm so glad I started on my soup straight away.
Or it may have been that I had nothing to show you.
Much like others I have visited, the unexpected happens.
For me it was the death of my beloved Iko kitty,
and then a week later the sudden death of my older brother.
My creativity was zapped. Didn't want to do anything.
But my inner voice said, "Let your Yes mean Yes."
And
Thankfully, I am not without hope.
Though my heart is aching....
 I'm moving forward.
I dedicate these creations to them.

(Being in the last reveal was a help too.)

A Special Thanks to Lori Anderson. 
Our lovely hostess.
Another great blog hop.
She is amazing and soldiers on despite her illness.

Why not check out what the other participants did.
Just hop on over to Lori's blog for a complete
list of each of the reveals.
#1, #2, & #3

Here is the link to the 3rd reveal
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/

Thanks for Lookin'

34 comments:

roomforchange said...

Life threw you some great difficulties to deal with while you were beading but your strength of character shines through. These creations are lovely, Seredipity is beautiful. Your brother would be proud so of you.

Pepita said...

Beautiful pieces and so many of them! My favorite is the set with the filigree medallion. Good job with your bead soup!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Lovely work on all. That bracelet is especially stunning!

Suntsa said...

You have created so many beautifull jewellery of yor soup! I love especially the blue-green bracelet and earrings.

JuLee said...

Your designs are beautiful. I esp like your painted donut necklace. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my mother duing this bead soup, so I know how hard it is to be creative through the pain.

Christa Murphy said...

I am so glad you soldiered on in spite of your great losses because you truly brought us beauty. I love them all but I think I adore the necklace with the brass beads and medallion and I love the minty bracelet. So sorry for your losses but happy you were able to be a part of the hop to help you through.

Ginger Davis Allman (The Blue Bottle Tree) said...

My goodness you had such a nice set of colors to work with and you created beautiful things with it. I'm so sorry that you've lost special people recently. Life is so fleeting...enjoy every minute you can. xxx

vintagesusie said...

So many goodies & so many beautiful pieces you've cooked up! Each piece is lovely...YUMMMY STUFF!

Barb Fernald said...

Wow! You made a lot with your soup. So many pieces and they all look great! Bravo!

Bookbug said...

The focal and toggle you were sent look wonderful with beads from my stash. I also like the "Appreciate" word beads.

Pam said...

I am speechless, you did an awesome job, they are all so beautiful, I can't pick a favorite. You are very talented. Thanks for being my partner.

Karen Mitchell said...

Beautiful pieces. My favourite is the set with the filigree focal, a lovely statement piece!

Shaiha said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It shows true character that you continued on and came up with such gorgeous jewelry. I really love the really long one. That is so something that I would wear.

Kepi said...

Fabulous pieces and what a great tribute. Your designs are creative and unique. Glad you shared.

kathy stemke said...

Sorry for your loses. My heart goes out to you and yours.

Your jewely is AMAZING!! Love your color combos very much.
kathy

ACBeads said...

You've created a lot of beautiful designs even if you were in grief. Great work.

said...

I love all your pieces, can't pick a favourite!
ciao dall' Italia

PiPa said...

I's really sorry for your losses. You managed to make a lot of amazing pieces, I'm truly impressed

Nelly May said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. But what you've created is beyond beautiful. They are serene and beautifully balanced. I truly hope you found some solace and distraction in creating these amazing pieces. Xxx

Just Beads said...

Love the turquoise bracelet. It's gorgeous!

bailaora said...

great pieces, especially the set, its my fav, congrats!

Kaybree said...

Wow, such pretty pieces, and all different styles and colours too! Bravo.

Sandra Young said...

Everything is just beautiful. My fav piece is that gorgeous 2-strand bracelet!

KayzKreationz said...

So sorry for your losses. But you got your creativity flowing. They're all wonderful pieces.

Ann said...

Sorry for your losses, sounds like you've been through a very rough patch. Your jewelry is beautiful and well done though. The blue/green bracelets and earrings are my favorite. Stay strong and creative!

la mar de bonita said...

You did a great job, Terri! Love the vintage styled and romantic necklace in the middle!

the Moon and Seven Stars said...

What lovely designs Terri - very hard to pick a favourite but I think it is the Serendipity bracelet.
I'm very sorry for your losses - my best wishes to you and your family.

steufel said...

Ohh my, sorry to hear about your losses. On a lighter note - your designs are gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Wow Terri, your soup pieces are so beautiful, and you r blog is lovely too, so I joined!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh my, what gorgeous pieces! I love the pink one! Jewelry is one craft I have not ever tried but, I am sooo tempted thank you for sharing all of your eye candy!

Carol

pinkchapeau said...

I'm so sorry for your losses , but I'm glad that you were able to release some emotions via your creations. Everything is lovely.

Patricia Johnson said...

Wow! I am amazed at all your pieces. They are all beautiful. You did a fantastic job!

Terri said...

This comment for the Bead soup was left on my blog shop...thought I'd copy and paste it in here for the party......
TampaStamper12 has left a new comment on your post "Cupcake Charm Bracelet":

You do such beautiful work! I'm the one who had the copper necklace. Thanks for the nice compliment! It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do with my soup. I love the long teeth like beads. I think they kind of help the centerpiece stand out and I used copper beads as separators. Thanks for stopping by

CraftyHope said...

You got so much made from your soup! I really love that first necklace as well as that long, romantic-looking one with the gold. They're all great designs though. Wonderful!