Saturday, 17 September 2011

Today is Bead Soup Blog Party Day!

It's finally here!! I'm thrilled to take part in the biggest bead soup blog party ever. Over 300 bloggers have swapped beads, focals and clasps across the world to be involved in this amazing blog party organised by the incredibly talented Lori Anderson of Pretty Things blog.

My partner is Ann Rishell of My Critical Eye blog. Be sure to visit Ann's blog to see the bead parcel i sent to her. These are the gorgeous beads and components that she sent to me.





Ann sent me so many beautiful items I couldn't use them all! I am especially loving the turqouise beads and the coral sari ribbon and focal - turquoise and coral are my favourites right now. I added some coral czech glass beads from my own bead collection to complement the soup, Here are the two necklaces that I made:




Here is the list of all the fabulous people who took part, I can't wait to hop round them all although it's going to take a few days!


Click on each name to go to their blogs.
These are the partner pairs.
The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke
19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel
140. Mary Hicks and Laurel Steven
For a total of 362 pairs!
Amazing!
If the links in my list don't work for any reason then please go to Lori's list and hop through that way.

I have really enjoyed the whole experience and hope you do too. A huge thank you to Lori for organising such an amazing event...you rock!



76 comments:

  1. Deb, I love the way you threaded through the ribbon with the pink beads and the placement of the clasp. That Hummingbird focal is so gorgeous
    ..the soft colours work well with it.
    jenni

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  2. I love the bird necklace too. I'm a big fan of asymmetry and love how you positioned the clasp.

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  3. Nice work Deb - love the 'Hippie Chic' vibe of the coral necklace and the Humming bird necklace is so pretty. Great use of materials and technique.

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  4. Love the humming bird necklace - I love the asymmetry of it and the use of the ribbon is awesome! Love the delicateness of the first necklace and also the use of the ribbon! Awesome job!

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  5. i love the piece with the hummingbird necklace.So gorgeous!

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  6. Wow! Fantastic necklaces, Debbie! I really love that hummingbird pendant and love what you did with it. The coral bar on the other necklace is really interesting, too! Great job!

    Ann
    http://mycriticaleye.com

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  7. The hummingbird necklace is just stunning!

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  8. you did a wonderful job on your bead soup!

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  9. Beautiful necklaces! That hummingbird necklace looks so sweet and romantic and in the coral necklace, I really like how you've used the bar, adding an unexpected element to the design. Great job!

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  10. Very nice, you really captured the spirit of the hummingbird in that second necklace.

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  11. i love the little hummer---so pretty and feminine. and i LOVE the bar across the coral colored necklace! beautiful with the sari---i am slowly trying to incorporate sari, but i am still not there yet. just gorgeous work!

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  12. Awesome gorgeousness! 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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  13. Gorgeous !
    I especially love the Hummingbird necklace!
    Great soup !
    m.e. :)

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  14. 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 hummingbird piece is my favorite! The pendant is amazing and I love what you did with the neckline! Well done!

    I hope you'll participate again!

    Love, Lori

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  15. Very pretty I love the cute bird focal too!

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  16. Great pieces you've made! I love how you've worked the ribbons into them.

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  17. beautiful, love the texture and that hummingbird focal is stunning

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  18. Beautiful job on your creations! Love the hummingbird focal bead! Both are lovely!

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  19. Both of these necklaces are just beautiful. Congratulations! Lovely work!!!

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  20. Beautiful necklaces! Love the components and how you used them.

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  21. I love the humming bird- How truly special- and the coral ribbon and the clay bar(?) Great imagination. Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  22. Yor creations are absolutly awesome. Love the colors. Love the hummingbird
    lookatthecolors@sbcglobal.net
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  23. Great job!!! I love what you did with your soup!

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  24. The humming bird necklace is simply beautiful!

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  25. Your designs are lovely! I especially like the hummingbird necklace! Great job! :)

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  26. I just love the hummingbird necklace. Fantastic!
    Carrie T.

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  27. very pretty and feminine pieces you've created - the hummingbird focal is pretty special! happy bsbp :)

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  28. Lovely necklaces! The coral silk sari ribbon is so lively & pretty!

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  29. I like how you used fiber so differently in both pieces, nice work!

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  30. beautiful work! I love that hummingbird necklace!

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  31. Very pretty, both have such a romantic feel!!

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  32. I like the necklaces you created, so delicate and romantic looking, especially the second one with all the pastel colors. So pretty~!

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  33. The results were lovely! The colours fun and lively!

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  34. Both necklaces are just gorgeous!

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  35. Very pretty. I love that bar in the first necklace with the double strands below. And the sari ribbon just makes the piece. And the 2nd one with the pretty hummingbird focal is so delicate. I like the ribbon woven through it, too. Really softens it up.

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  36. I love how you incorporate the fibers into the necklace.

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  37. Gorgeous work with the silk! Both pieces are fantastic.

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  38. That sari silk is everywhere! I can't believe how many beaders are using it. Lovely work.

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  39. Lovely work. Hope you join the sari ribbon blog hop that B'Sue Boutiques is hosting. Check out her banner on my blog. :)

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  40. You had such great soup to work with. Love the bird focal.

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  41. Great soup, love both of the focals you have. Beautiful!

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  42. Great soup, love both of the focals you have. Beautiful!

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  43. Lovely!!! And I am especially loving the hummingbird necklace.

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  44. A lovely job! That pendant is beautiful.

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  45. Both are lovely and have a very different feel from one another; the first feels contemporary and the second romantic!

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  46. beautiful! I love the way the top one pops!

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  47. LOVE that hummingbird focal - and your necklace compliments it perfectly!!!

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  48. Really gorgeous stuff, Debbie! I love the use of the ribbon in the second necklace.

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  49. Both are very pretty. The first necklace is my favorite

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  50. Both necklaces are so sweet and lovely - yummy!

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  51. Beautiful work. I just adore the hummingbird necklace.

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  52. Nice color combinations. I love the delicate feel of the necklace with the bird pendant. The ribbon woven through it adds such a feminine touch. The first is bold and beautiful!

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  53. Stitching through the ribbon on the hummingbird necklace - ingenious. Lovely work!

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  54. Very pretty, love the fibers and the stitching!

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  55. Beautiful pieces - love that focal piece on the first and the ribbon and smaller bead....both so nice!

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  56. I love the way you incorporated the ribbon into both pieces. Exquisite! I especially like the pink ribbon with the beads threaded through. Beautiful work! Jane http://mjanedesigns.blogspot.com/

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  57. This is such a sweet and lovely bead Soup! Its different and just lovely. I think you did a wonderful job!!

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  58. I love your use of fibers- and the beads you wove into the pink for the hummingbird necklace is so pretty! Great job!

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  59. Both necklaces are so pretty; I love the softness of the second one!

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  60. I love your hummingbird necklace. Weaving the sari ribbon around the beads makes it feel so organic... I love the look of it.

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  61. Both of your necklaces are really quite pretty. And, it's odd that though I'm not a huge fan of coral. . .I REALLY, really like your first necklace. There's something about the dainty, delicate, feminine nature to it that absolutely catches my eye. It's just so sweet. Lovely work!

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  62. Very nice, both very different, love your use of the ribbon in both. Lovely!

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  63. OOoooh, love how the chain accents the pretty beads! Love the length of the designs, too.
    Enjoy!
    Jen

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  64. Love both necklaces, and the focal bead is beautiful! Very lovely pieces

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  65. What beautiful pieces! Love them both! The ribbon through the beads on the second is really clever!

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  66. I wrote out a reply the other day, but I think my computer crashed before it was sent. I'll try it again! :-) I think both of these are completely lovely! Your bead partner has great taste, I'd say (because I love the colors and beads) and I think what you did with them is creative and beautiful!

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  67. Wow, you used all the ingredients your partner send you. I love the bird necklace, really great.

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  68. Beautiful designs. I'm drawn to how you used the fiber and the beads..I think I'd like to give that a try! Soup-er Job!

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  69. Very delicate! Well done.
    Ambra

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