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For the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party, Lori paired me with the lovely Sandra.  Sandra sent me a huge soup filled with possibilities.  I made 4 pieces and still have a huge pile!

First I combined the beautiful focal and quartz beads that Sandra sent me with some of my own lamp work beads and small turquoise glass beads.


Here's a closer look.


Sandra sent me a length of wire mesh - something I have always wanted to play with.  I've always wanted to try stringing beads inside the mesh.  If this had been a super sunny day, you might have caught the sparkle of the light purple crystals inside the copper mesh.  But even without sun you can see the beautiful toggle clasp Sandra sent me along with another one of my lamp work beads.


This actually started out as a wrap bracelet idea - but now I like it as a necklace.  


 There were plenty of moon-y pinks in my soup, which seemed to fit perfectly with the other focal that Sandra sent me.  It looks like my own little piece of the moon, doesn't it?


Finally (I told you it was a huge soup), the large crystal and the large flat wire loop demanded to be wired together. I am not sure if it looks hip-rustic or super-beginner-wire-wrapper - what do you think?  I put it on a long chain, 'cause that's my thing right now :-)



Definitely hop on over and see what Sandra did with the soup I sent her, and then hop over to see all the wonderful participants!

The blog hop list for the first reveal is HERE.

Or just click on through the list here:
First and Last Name
Blog URL
Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry

Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain

Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe

Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell

Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
www.beadsforbusygals.com <<<<< Hey, that's me!
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman

Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue

Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite

Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora

Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher

Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus

Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver

Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider

Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan

Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro

Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson

Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke


Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks

Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer

Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday


74 Comments

  1. Love how you played with wire! Excellent results!

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  2. Lovely pieces! Love what you did with your soup, great job!

    Gina H

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  3. Beautiful work. Really like the first one - the focal is very nice and fits in perfectly with the necklace.

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  4. Nice. Love the little pops of color.

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  5. Gorgeous makes!! I love your components and how you combined them - lovely and rustic and blingy all at once!!

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  6. Your pieces are so sweet it makes me want to play with wire, and that's not something I would normally ever do. The last piece is hip-rustic-super-charming! The only thing that would make it better is if there were a pair of earrings to match it. Not exact matches mind you, but a slight variation on the theme. Excellent use of the Soup, I really enjoyed seeing your pieces, great work!

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  7. Great pieces! Can't decide which one I like better, they are all great.

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  8. Count me a fan! The longer length is really fun. Great soup for starters and love your vision for the pieces.

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  9. You rocked these! I love your wire work (not beginner, it's hip!) and I love the mesh necklace. Very cool that it can be either wrap bracelet OR necklace!

    Thank you so much for giving it your all!

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  10. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I'm visiting all blogs... I love all your pieces, especially the last one
    ciao dall'Italia

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  11. You made such beautiful creative pieces! wow I just love all of them. The first necklace is so airy and just so beautiful. Perfect colors together and your gorgeous beads look fab with it. I adore what you did with the mesh. Really brilliant. Such a pleasure that we were partnered up together!

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  12. I like the wrapped bracelet! But it's even nicer as a necklace! great job!

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  13. i love what you came up with--fantastic work!

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  14. Great jewelry! love the flat turquoise beads with the red accent bead.

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.
    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
    kathy

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  15. That is some awesome wire work. I especially like the "cage" in the first piece. Lovely work!

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  16. Fun pieces! I'm really liking the first necklace :)

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  17. Great wire wrapping. Your soup looks good.

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  18. Lovely - I like the light, rustic feel.

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  19. Love your colors and your wire-work.

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  20. Oh WOW. Your wrapping is so neat and even... And your pieces so lovely ! I am so in love with the first and the last !

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  21. Beautiful wire wrapping. I think next time I'm gonna challenge myself to make more than one piece!

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  22. They are all so beautiful it's hard to pick a favorite. You were a busy gal. All that wirework must have been time consuming but the end results are were well worth it!!

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  23. Love all your designs. I think the first one is my favorite.

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  24. Your pieces are gorgeous. I love them all.

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  25. Your wirework is amazing! Love that first necklace!

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  26. WowZa these are all beautiful but that second piece is my favorite!!!

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  27. Fantastic work. I love them all, but the first necklace is my favourite.

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  28. I would wear all of these! Great job.

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  29. Oh Elisabeth - these are all super beautiful! I love the one w/the wire mesh the most since it's 'convertible' ;-). I too would love to play w/the mesh - looks so cool in your design!

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  30. Super nice work! The deep copper shades go really well with all of the greens and pinkies. Love it!
    Emily

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  31. I love the wire wrapping work in the first necklace complete with the pendant! And the mesh used in the second piece is so ingenious

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  32. Beautiful pieces! Love the first necklace especially!!

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  33. fantastic pieces - love the beads-in-the-mesh section ... I've been wanting to try the same thing ever since I saw some of that mesh lol =)

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  34. Your wire work is terrific, love your pieces!

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  35. I am so in love with that wire mesh! Did you use jump rings in between, or wire wrap?
    I think what you did with the focal piece is awesome, not at all beginner/awkward. You really created some beautiful jewelry...but then, you always do!

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  36. Lovely wire work & beautiful focal pieces and colour combinations!

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  37. Such talent and creativeness. I love your pieces ty for sharing bye for now and happy beading

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  38. Love these, especially the first one. Nice wire work

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  39. All of your pieces are really lovely Elisabeth. I can't pick a favorite.

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  40. Lovely pieces, especially like the pink!

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  41. Very nice! I really like that "moon" necklace!

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  42. I admire all your wire work! Great work!

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  43. I think all your pieces turned out fantastic. Wonderful job!

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  44. Very nice job. I really like the bracelet-necklace, great combination of colors and materials.

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  45. Beautiful soup, my dear. Since the 2nd time I participated in Loris BSBP I fell in love with copper. You did such a nice work with!

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  46. My favorite is the wrap bracelet in green and copper mesh. Love the use of your beautiful lampwork bead. That just finishes it perfectly. ~diana

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  47. Wonderful wirework and the way you put those beads together is just lovely!

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  48. All your pieces are really gorgeous...I especially love the color combination on your second necklace.

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  49. You are a very talented jewelry artist. You had some pretty awesome bead soup components to work with-lucky you! Thank you for sharing your talents with the rest of us!

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  50. Gorgeous wire work. The pink bracelet is so cute.

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  51. Love all your creations! Great job on the wire work!

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  52. I really loved all 4 pieces.. The focals are really beautiful! And I loved the different look you achieved with the large loops on the wirewraps! That's a cool idea.. And your lampwork beads are wonderful too!

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  53. Very pretty work! You obviously had a great time playing with all the goodies your partner sent, and the results are great!

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  54. You made so much in your soup! I love the wrap bracelet turned necklace. And the way you wrapped wire to make that first pendant. Very pretty! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  55. Lovely designs - the first necklace is my favorite - I love the colors and the open/light feeling of the design !

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  56. Great job with wire! Love the first necklace!

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  57. Beautiful, beautiful work... I am impressed with your wire-wrapping. And what lovely designs! Nice work. :D

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  58. Excellent work. Great wire wrapping.

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  59. Beautiful designs. I especially like the last necklace as long ones are my thing.

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  60. Gosh, these are great, I would wear any of those. Your work is exquisite and these are certainly exceptional. Thanks for sharing these special pieces.

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  61. Love the pieces you made with your soup! Some of my favorite colors!

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  62. Really pretty pieces, I like all of them! I am most intrigued with the bracelet that has the meshe around the beads. I think you did a great job with the really fun beads and pieces you got!!! have a Blessed Day!

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  63. Great wirework! Love the combination of copper and pink quartz and that first necklace is a stunner.

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  64. Very, very nice! Love all of your work!

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  65. Each of your pieces is so unique and special. I'm smitten with that first one though. It speaks to me. And, while I'm not usually drawn to pinks, that moon bracelet is so elegant and funky at the same time that I can't help but like it. You really outdid yourself with this soup.

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