Saturday, May 10, 2014

8th Annual Bead Soup Reveal




Thank You Lori and Rick and all the ladies that helped pull
off another Amazing Bead soup Blog Party!
So let's get to it....
This is the Amazing soup I received form Tari Kahrs.
I got to cooking with it right away.
 Here I used the focal and Gaea Beads Tari sent me.
I added 
Glass Pearls, a few Brass and Jade beads, as well as
Swarovski Pearls
and some Unicorn lampwork beads.
Bronze/olive metallic leather cord.
Here I use the toggle, links, and ceramic owl.
Added silk ribbon, ceramic flower beads, antique brass chain,  
and some yellow turquoise beads.

So the commitment portion is done. 
Focal used...check....Clasp used check check.

But I think that our partners are curious to see what you will do 
with the other components of the soup they send...
so I made more...
 For this one I used one of the PC Flowers. 
Added a Tagua nut, Round Agate beads
and Pearl nuggets. 
Wove some faux suede in the 
antique brass chain made a dangle and 
added a Vintaj round hammered link,
bead bar for the toggle.
and a word charm that says "Believe".
I almost lost it when I wore it.
I'm thinking of doing some wire wrapping on
 the round link to make the hole a little smaller.
But I don't want to junk it up.
Any suggestions to help prevent the bar from slipping out?
[ Update June 2014. THe wire wrapping I did still didn't work.
So I changed out the round portion of the
toggle and kept the bar. Problem solved. ]
I used mixed metals on this one, antique copper and antique brass.
Experimented with some basic wire wrapping techniques.
Used one of the cool rectangle links and the the gorgeous
 lampwork beads,Tari sent me.
 Added some Unicorn tear drops and 
a Tierra cast Hammered heart toggle.

BONUS
This is a Bonus item I made from the Wool Roving
 that Tari used as packing material 
for the bead soup she sent me. 
Normally used  for felting,
which I have not gotten into. (yet)
I made my first handmade felted ball beads.
Which did not require me to get any of the felting tools.
Embellished them and assembled this bracelet.
I hope Tari likes this Bonus bracelet
because I sent it to her as a surprise!

I really liked that I tried
some "new to me" techniques  in this Bead Soup.
I just have a few bits left and will be sure to
 make something with those as well.
Thank You again Tari
 for this Awesome bead soup!
I hope I did it justice.

8th Bead Soup Party Link to all participants
http://mlhjewelrydesigns.com/?p=617#comment-27576
My plan to visit everyone
My bead soup progress so far...
Saturday
3 sections starting at the bottom
2 sections starting at the top
Sunday
2 more sections  complete
Monday
Squeezing in  another section...
dealing with terrible thunderstorms so I'm getting off the computer.
Snuck in one mere section between storms
Tuesday
Another round of storms but did I managed one more section.
Wednesday - 1 more section
Thursday
One more section..I'm getting there!
Friday -1 more section completed
Saturday - one more section
Sunday & Monday - Zero visits
Working on other projects.
Tuesday -1 section
Wednesday - 1 more section
Thursday - 2 sections
Sorry, I couldn't figure out this blog -http://bigyogyar.blogspot.com/
Friday -1 section
MIA for about a week.
I had a trip and fall on the stairs..wrecked my knee, hip and arm.
Doing better so I'm back at it..
1 more section done.
Did a lot of hopping today!
Looks like I have a little over 100 more to go.

130 comments:

labweorc said...

You did a beautiful job!

June said...

Gorgeous beads, just love what you've done with them all :)

Peru-Medesigns said...

Nice job..I like the focal and the beige with dots beads from the first necklace.

Tandra said...

WOW! Absolutely amazing pieces!!!!!

Kokopelli said...

I love the pieces you made! So rustic and earthy anss such lovely colors. Well done!

Natalie @ NorthShore Days said...

Gorgeous...I think my fav is the first necklace - the colours are just beautiful. All your pieces are beautiful.

inaurem said...

First piece is magnificent! I could wear it all the time if I have it of course :)
best,
Agata
www.inaurem.pl

13 said...

An incredible soup to work with and you brought all to life with your amazing pieces

PiPa said...

So cool how you used your components, so original how you mixed up different medias, love the bracelets!!!

roomforchange said...

Lovely pieces!! Hard to choose but the owl bracelet is my favourite!

coffeeaddict said...

Now that's what I call a creative use of your soup :-) your jewellery is incredible, original designs,ingenious use of components!

Lesley said...

Beautiful work - love the necklace.

laurie said...

Stunning!

Deb Fortin said...

wow , you've been a busy artist. love the results. esp the last blue one. I am sure your partner will love it.

Sheila said...

Your work is so inspiring! I love the fluid look you get from stacking the beads and chains on the fabric. Very cool soup!

Bluefinch said...

Beautiful pieces, all of them! Love your blog-looked through some older posts too and decided to follow you. Can't wait to see more of your fabulous work!
XO
Rachel

Cece Cormier said...

Beautiful soup to work with. Love the first necklace and the piece with the owl.

Spun Sugar Beadworks said...

WOW!! Such gorgeous pieces!!!

Sarah said...

Those are beautiful - I really love the bracelet with the lampwork beads!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Very lovely pieces! Your felted bead bracelet is wonderful and I bet Tari loves it!

Dolores Raml said...

Gorgeous pieces, love how you used the packing materials too. Really awesome idea.

Pearl and Pebble said...

Oh Terri these are so beautiful! I am going to send you all of my stash!!!!! (I'm so sorry things got off later that expected here at my end. I had blogger scheduled, but it didn't post at midnight!)And thank you again for my awesome bird bracelet I L-O-V-E LOVE it so much!

val tilghman said...

Wow...what a neat idea with the felt beads!! love the way that put it all together :)

Mags said...

Terri, I love, love your bracelets!

Mary K. McGraw said...

All of your creations are beautiful. I especially like the focal necklace. Of course I love those colors.

Jean A. Wells said...

Love the tagua nut bracelet and the addition of the pearls to the first necklace is quite nice. Great job.
Jean

Kumi Fisher said...

So many yummy pieces!

Sharon Driscoll said...

Great pieces - love your use of the felted pieces and adding the seed beads for sparkle.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

So beautiful, Terri... and that "bonus"... YUMMY!

Coloraddiction said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the lampwork bracelet with the flower tab focal - just amazing.

vovsblog said...

Such lovely work well done!

Andrea said...

Wow! I'm in awe- so pretty. Awesome job!!!

laurie said...

Very clever designs! Well done!

Shyme said...

Lovely pieces!

Lea Avroch said...

oh my gosh! you've been busy! love all your beautiful creations, but the 1st one....WOW!!!

Alicia said...

You sure were busy! Love all your pieces - interesting how each has a slightly different feel from the others.
As for the bracelet: I would add some 'safety' chain; long enough to let the hand slip though, and short enough to not allow the bracelet fall off your hand.

Regina said...

Lovely designs, great beads and what a darling surprise! love them all, but my favorite is the mixed metal bracelet. Just beautiful!

Christa Murphy said...

I love your first piece. It is simply gorgeous and you could have stopped there but instead you created so many beautiful pieces it boggles the mind. Wonderful job.

Jen Purple said...

Beautiful pieces. I love the warm earthy tones. Beautiful unusual bonus bracelet with the beads from the wool roving.

Marianne Baxter said...

Beautiful! Love the lampwork bead bracelet!

Cornerstoregoddess said...

You got such great density in that first piece. Love it!

Liz said...

Boy, you were busy and all of them are wonderful! I especially liked the way you spiral wrapped the pearls on the focal necklace. The blue wool bracelet was very unique and lovely too!

Kristin Oppold said...

Wow, amazing soup and amazing creations!!!!!!

elisabeth said...

Beautiful pieces! Stunning all of them!

stregajewellry said...

Great bracelets! Love the color and design.

Heidi Kingman said...

Gorgeous bracelets! Something about the second one has me going back again and again though. Lovely!

Rain Hannah said...

Loving your pieces - creative use of gorgeous beads. It's hard to say which one I like best! I love the bracelet with that fabulous tile focal so much.

adlinah said...

Beautiful pieces all! Esp like the felted bead bracelet. Great job!

Diana Miglionico Shiraishi said...

Wonderful designs!

Cj Bauschka said...

I'm in awe of your creativity, very wonderful and eye catching creations, love them all.

Ghislaine said...

Esch and every piece you made looks Well balanced and lucious! GREAT job on all!

Shaiha said...

What gorgeous designs! I especially like the first bracelet in all those lush teal colors.

Jael said...

OMG, I love them ALL!!

Fire Phoenix said...

I like your use of mixed media in your designs, especially the silk ribbon bracelet!

Cynthia said...

Lovely pieces! Just gorgeous!

Diah Anggreni said...

I love all your works on the beads.... they are all lovely. You even use the packing materials...I like that...

cleew09 said...

You have been very industrious, making so many pieces! Very nice wirework, great imagination. I especially like the necklace with the beautiful aqua focal.

Rachel said...

Great job with all of your pieces, but I love the bracelet with that rectangle link!

Debi Dufrene said...

Love your soup! Love what you did with it! I especially love the antiqued copper & brass bracelet! Great work!

alainnjewelry said...

love all the pieces but your mixed media bracelet and the one with the spotted flower are amazing

ornamento said...

I love the colors and the mix of materials and textures. We'll done!

tappingflamingo said...

pretty stuff, especially that mixed metals bracelet!

B.R.Kuhlman said...

Wow! You made so many beautiful things. I love those soft blue tones, and man, that necklace. I love all the little pearls and clusters of beads. Great job!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Wow, fantastic! How very sweet that you made that felted bracelet as a gift for your partner. It looks like a joy to wear. I love the rings of pearl in the first necklace, such a great detail. The bracelets are all so beautifully detailed too.

Barb Fernald said...

The necklace is beautiful and I love the variety in your bracelets. Fascinating to read about trying new techniques for the first time. Brave and clever!

Marti Conrad said...

Wow, couldn't pick which one I liked best, but I think the necklace is fabulous! I would love to learn how to stack like that and make it look so good!

WindDancerStudios said...

Love how you wrapped the beads on the first necklace, really pretty effect!

Kelly said...

Just wow. Every detail of what you made is stunning. Every piece is gorgeous. I am certain I will be revisiting your blog to read older posts to see your other jewelry. Your blog itself is very pretty as well.

Janice said...

Every last piece is gorgeous but I am completely in love with the first 2 pieces. Beautiful work and designs.

Niky Sayers said...

What lovely pieces the necklace and first bracelet have to be my favorites, I love the colours.

Karin G said...

Oh I'm totally in love with all the pieces you created, they are all so original and creative. You made wonders with the beautiful soup you got.

Divya N said...

really beautiful pieces and you used the packaging material to make beads - thats unbelievably fantastic

Tammy Adams said...

Each and every design you created with your soup, and your packing material (!), is fabulous.

Silver Parrot said...

Wow - you got some really wonderful soup to play with. Lots of opportunities for creativity and your pieces are all wonderful! I think my favorite is the bracelet with the rectangular floral link and the lampwork beads. It's just yummy!

beadphoria said...

Love everything that you made, but my favorite is the bonus bracelet you made. I think you have a new talent with those felted beads. Kudos for a well served soup!
-Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Dawn Williams said...

Beautiful soup. Beautiful designs.

Kepi said...

Gorgeous pieces, absolutely each one is stunning. Love your designs.

Leanne said...

Amazing! Love everything you made!

Susanm said...

Each of your pieces is so unique. I love the felt beads you made and the design of the bracelet is lovely.

beadrecipes said...

Lovely collection of pieces, especially liking the first bracelet with the little owl. You made excellent use of an excellent soup!

Jeanne @ Gems By Jeanne Marie said...

Beautiful Soup - I love the color palatte!
Your pieces are all very creative and beautiful. You've reminded me that I have some Gaea beads waiting to be played with!

Patricia Johnson said...

Incredible job with your soup!All your pieces are really gorgeous...lush color blends! Love the felted bracelet...what a great idea!

Jasvanti Patel said...

I love all the beautiful pieces you've made with your soup.
Very, very nice!!

Cornerstoregoddess said...

Ooh! Great colors and textures. Especially like the first piece.

fay ................................................... said...

Well done, all your pieces are fab.

Nelly May said...

Oh wonderful pieces! I love how you've layered' things with multiple strands and different materials.

KayzKreationz said...

What an awesome soup. I love the second piece with the silk run through it. But they're all great. The colors in the bracelet with the metal bracelet bar/connector are great. And you did a great job using the felting she sent you as packing. Nice that you were able to try some new techniques.

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Terri, Great job using your soup. The necklace is aqua so I am attracted to it. I also like the bracelet with the lampworked beads and copper coiled wire, but my favorite is the surprise bracelet. Kudos to you for trying new techniques.

Karen Mitchell said...

Gorgeous designs! My favourite is the mixed metal bracelet with the heart clasp.

Donna Cruz-Comia said...

What a statement necklace! I also love all of your bracelets. Beautiful Soup!

Ilenia said...

It's all so beautiful!

Pepita said...

Wow, amazing pieces!! Love what you've made with your soup!! Beautiful work!
Alenka

anafiassa said...

How lovely! I like everything you've made with your Bead Soup... and how inspiring that you pushed yourself to try new things. I think you did a fantastic job! :D

Lori Anderson said...

HOLY COW! I truly love that necklace -- I would wear it, and often! Absolutely love it. And all the work is wonderful and well-thought out.

THANK YOU for continuing to participate in the parties!

Linda Sadler said...

Beautiful bead soup and gorgeous creations you made. I especially liked the first necklace-very romantic feeling.

gite said...

Each piece is so special and beautiful. I would wear everyone. Cant decide which one I adore more.....

Jedes ist auf seine Art einmalig und hat seinen Eyecatcher. Wundervolle Teile sind dir da gelungen
Liebgruß Gite

Doris Stumpf said...

Great! What a lovely stuff and you did a great job! I love the wire work at the first bracelet most! Great! Hugs, Doris

Mitzie Crider said...

Glad I visited. Your work is beautiful! You just got a new follower.

Terri said...

Thanks Ladies and thanks for those of you who have decided to follow my blog. I share all sorts of things that I do here.

Natalie said...

Great Job!!!! I love it all. I have to pull out my silk ribbon and start using it. This Soup hop is so inspiring!!!

Kathleen Breeding said...

What a great idea for your bonus piece and to keep track of your hopping on your blog post.

Ann Schroeder said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I love every one of the pieces you made with your soup. And you made those embellished felted beads with the packaging! This was all so fun to see! You could wrap a little WoolyWire on the round of the toggle to make it a bit smaller so it won't fall off, and it will add a pretty bit of color and texture to boot!

Christine Hansen said...

Terri, all of the pieces you created with your soup are just gorgeous, and I adore all of the blue pieces...but my fave has gotta be that mixed metals bracelet. Love the mixture and the colors you combined!

p.s. Re: that pesky round part of the toggle - I'm sorry to say, but I *do* think your best bet is to slap some wire around it - maybe do a sloppy wrap on one section, but include a small bead or two, or a coordinating metal charm? Hope this helps!

BluMoon said...

Wow! You have made so stunning pieces with your soup, they are all lovely but the last two bracelets really speak to me. I love how you used the wool roving to make a really unusual bracelet, well done!
Jackie

Jami aka DaMamaShipp said...

Absolutely love it all, they are all a favorite, one for every mood... lol! Seriously, they are wondetful. So much beauty from one soup in the hands of an artist. You should be pleased with it all.

Linda A. said...

Beautiful pieces and color combinations! I wonder if you'd share how you made the piece with the pearls and snail ceramic piece? I love the look and would love to try it! I'd say my other fav is the blue bracelet with the felted beads - VERY beautiful color!

Linda A.
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

bailaora said...

you are a mester of mixing media! bracelets are really awesome!

Cassi Renee said...

Those are all beautiful pieces! It's so great that you used so much of your soup :-) I especially love that mixed-metal bracelet.

Dyanne Cantrell said...

Your soup is luscious! The results of your hard work is gorgeous! Job well done!!

Jo-Ann said...

Your first necklace has a wonderful beachy feel to it. Great for the upcoming summer. Also love your bonus bracelet. What a great idea!

Carol D. said...

Love your bead soup and esp. what you created with it. Great job!

Robin Reed said...

These designs are so very very much my cup of tea!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!! Great Job!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

Nan Smith said...

I love all of your pieces....gorgeous! I especially like that you used the wool roving packing....ingenuous.

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

You are so dedicated in your plan to visit all the blogs. I'm impressed and in awe. Now that bracelet with the big flower and the tagua nut...wow. What a statement. My total favorite.

Just Beads said...

I love all your pieces. The coloures and designs are gorgeous but my favourite is the bracelet with wire work and chainmaille. Sadly I have no idea how you can prevent it from slipping out.

CraftyHope said...

Yes, the soup you received was really yummy and your designs did not disappoint. I really love all the pieces you created. They are each special and quite lovely!

Krafty Max said...

Love them all, but the one with the flower and the Tagua nut, just perfect!! WOW, what a great job!! ~KM

Louise said...

You created some super pieces, with your gorgeous soup!

AnnodArte said...

Love your first necklace and bracelet! Really gorgeous!

Dini Bruinsma said...

Stunning pieces in great, great colours! You did that amazing soup great justice! Is that correct English? I hope so (-: The red/green flower bracelet is my favourite...

bairozan said...

I am impressed with your jewelry - wouldn't even know some techniques were new to you :) My favorite - the second bracelet - love the colors and wirework. And the recycled package bracelet is so beautiful and such a cool idea! I like how you say "soup-er" :))

NataschaM said...

This was a great soup and I love all the pieces you made! But the first necklace is my favourite, it is absolutely gorgeous.

bead addict said...

Hi there! What lovely designs, you certainly did that soup justice. Great stuff :-)

Dawn Williams said...

I don't make a lot of bracelets but your beautiful creations have inspired me to. Thanks for the inspiration! All lovely pieces.

TesoriTrovati said...

You made quite a lot of beautiful pieces with this soup! I love the soothing color palette of that earthy brown and gray sky blue. As for the clasp slipping out, I would say wire wrapping it would be a great way to add texture to it and shrink the hole. Or what about a hook clasp instead? Thank you for sharing your talents with the world! Enjoy the day! Erin

Terri said...

Thank You all so much for the positive reinforcement!It does my creative soul good.

Elizabeth said...

Terri, I ahve been hopping at a snails pace but I hope to get to the end soon!! Glad i am not alone! Your soup was phenomena but what you did with it is truly inspired!! I love your experiments which don't look like the work of a beginner, certainly NOT!! I love how you have put some many different things together like the fibers in the green bracelet and the tagua nut in the next piece. I will be following your blog!! Great to meet you!!

peacockandlime said...

Very pretty! I especially like the piece with the silk ribbon and the one with the rectangular link!

kathy stemke said...

Wow!! I love your Bohemian style bracelets...I would love to wear any of them. I 'm also impressed that you used the packing material to make a gorgeous bracelet. I'm a new follower of your blog shop. Please consider following my blog.
kathy

hapinesswherever said...

These bracelets r amazing! I'm actually organising a mass bead soup where all the crafters get the same set of beads :) i think it ll be really cool too see what 10s or even 100s of people make with the same beads! planning to send out the beads 2 aug with designs revealed end aug. Would be cool if u d like to take part (details on https://hapinesswherever.wordpress.com/bead-soup/) :)