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Friday, July 27, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party First Reveal !!!

Finally finished all my makes from the Bead Soup that I received from my partner Alice
here is what I started with:


I used the ceramic focal bead along with some wire and a mix of seed beads to create this necklace and earring set and used some of the red and brown beads to make a coordinating bracelet:


I then used the fab artisan made button by Collins with some "wonky" pearls that I had to make a necklace and earrings:


Alice had included a piece of silk ribbon and I had never used fibers in my work so I struggled to come up with a design idea. I added some copper washers and came up with this necklace and earring set:


I also made something with the blue beads that were in the mix. I had a glass tube bead that was the same color so I used it as a focal and added some silver disc beads to create another necklace and earring set:


All in all I found my first experience at a Bead Soup Blog Party to be an interesting and challenging endeavour!

Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with, especially my partner Alice. This is what I sent to her:


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  1. Lovely stuff. The washer necklace rocks!

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    1. Thanks Beti, I found the idea for the washer necklace on Pinterest and changed it a little by graduating the sizes of the washers.

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  2. Great pieces - love the ribbon and washer necklace!

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    1. Thanks, I think that is my favorite also. Will probably wear it to Church in the morning

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  3. Delightful.Amazing what you can do with a handful of washers.Love and hugs Tanya

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  4. I can't decide if the copper washers or the pearls are my favorite Well done!

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    1. I understand, I really like the washer necklace, but am really pleased with how the pearls went with the button that Alice sent me

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  5. Very nice pieces...I also love the washer necklace!

    Cheers!
    Patty

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  6. I think you did a great job doing justice to the soup mix and opening up your creativity -- rock the washers! The reds are nice and you did great with the pearls. I'd say you provided a nice representation of your skills.

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  7. Love the copper necklace with the pearls - looks lush

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    1. I was amazed that the "wonky pearls" that I had were a perfect match for the color in the button that was in the soup from Alice

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  8. Wow great pieces - I really love the copper washer/silk ribbon necklace =)

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  9. Wow, so many pretty pieces! I love the necklace with the wonky pearls :-) but I think my fave is the copper washer necklace. Hard to believe you've never worked with fibers. You did a fantastic job! What a great first BSBP reveal!

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    1. Thanks, I was stressed about the fibers in the beginning but think I will use in the future now

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  10. WOW! Such beautiful pieces...I really love the orange necklace and earrings!

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    1. Thanks Ilenia, the orange was the first set I completed. I really like the focal that Alice sent for that one.

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  11. I love the pearls and button clasp!

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  12. Bravo ! I love every one of them ,specially the one with the ribbon.

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  13. Anita, I am sure you didn't expect this, but I bet by the end of day most comments will favour the ribbon nelace: it is simply gorgeous. The pearl and button piece has such an organic feel, it just wears beautifully. I love how you used all your ingredients to cook so many servings!

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    1. Thanks Alicia, since this was my first time in the bead soup I really wanted to try to use everything that was sent to me. I had a great time creating and found it so challenging

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  14. Amazing stuff.The copper necklace is just wow!You can also see my latest designs on Kinderketting

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to check out everyone's makes!

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  15. Very lovely ! I love working with ribbon, personally~

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    1. Thanks Audrey,think that ribbon may be one of my go to items from now on!

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  16. You did a wonderful job on your soup! I really love the pearl piece, but I am drawn to the ribbon and washer necklace. Great idea!

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    1. Thanks Shirley! I am so glad that everyone likes my makes!

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  17. I really like all of them, but especially the wonky pearl one! Great job on the soup!

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    1. Thanks Marti, I thought the wonky pearls were cool so I had to use them in something and this was a great chance.

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  18. I love all the pieces you created from this soup, but imho the one with the ribbon and the copper washers especially stands out. Great work~!

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  19. Beautiful designs. My favorite is the pearl one!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, I really like the button that was in the soup and it went great with the pearls

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  20. You have really made wonderful use of the soup. 4 sets, that is great. Gotta say the first set is my fav. Love those colors and what you did. The earrings are so fun!! I really like the look of those pearls with the button. What a great choice. Ribbon and washers- what a combo. You did great!!!!

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    1. Thanks Alice! It was a great soup and the ribbon really stretched my boundaries!

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  21. You have a good eye for color and form.

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    1. Thanks Szarka! That is so nice to hear

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  22. Beautiful work, love your 'wonky' pearls :)! and great use of the ribbon! it took me a little while to get use to ribbon in my patterns, but I find myself reaching for it now!

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    1. Thanks, I think I will be using ribbon a lot more now!

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  23. Very pretty! The pearl necklace is gorgeous.....and you did great with the fiber-very creative idea!!

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    1. Thanks, I was so worried that I would not be able to come up with something to use everything in the soup, but in the end it all seemed to come together

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  24. Beautiful work!
    Great job on the soup!

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  25. Washer piece is my fav. Good job.

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  27. wow you were very productive with your soup! And I love what you did with the copper washers and silk ribbon!

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    1. thanks! I loved how that turned out!

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  28. My niece would steal that firsr bracelet -- her favorite colors! Love the pearls, too! Great job with everything!

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  29. I absolutely love the wonky pearl necklace. such a nice look.

    I am also like the copper washers with the silk. the mix of hard and soft is nicely done.

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    1. Thanks salla, I loved the wonky pearls and the washer necklace was my first time using silk ribbon and now I think I am hooked on using fibers in my work

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  30. Beautiful work! Love the ribbon necklace!

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  31. the washers & silk is great, even better for a first time w/ the silk~as for the wonky pearls, I like those the best, great necklace!

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  32. You really did work magic with your soup. Everything looks wonderful.

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    1. Thank you so much, I really had fun and in the beginning when my soup arrived I was totally stumped as to what to make

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  33. OMG, the chain and ribbon one took my breath away, and the first one looked like the sun shining down on it. Very cool!

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    1. Thanks Mary, that one is made with copper washers woven into the ribbon. I think the orange one will be a great sunny summer look

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  34. Oh wow, you really used all parts of the color spectrum! I love them! The chain necklace is really elegant, too.

    I hope to see you again for the 7th Party!

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    1. Can't wait for the 7th party Lori, I had a ball with this one!

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    2. BTW it isn't chain it is copper washers woven into the silk

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  35. Glad you got that silk; you should use textiles more often now since they inspire you to make things like that!

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    1. Thanks, I plan on using more textiles now that I have overcome my fear of them! LOL

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  36. Very cool - love your use of the copper washers with the fiber!

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    1. Thanks Sherri, that was my biggest challenge and my favorite piece!

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  37. They are all beautiful, I especially loved the pearl one.

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  38. Beautiful creations!! Simply gorgeous!

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  39. Some happy color combos in there! I especially love the washers they look gorgeous paired with the silk ribbon. Pinterest is wonderful for inspiration!

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  40. Very, very nice work, especially this amazing necklace with silk ribbon

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    1. Thanks so much, can't believe that I avoided textiles in the past

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  41. The pearls and button necklace is my favorite, I just love the textures! The copper washer and ribbon necklace is also very creative!

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    1. Thanks, I loved working with the wonky pearls

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  42. All beautiful pieces! I think the pearls are my favorite, although the silk ribbon with the washers has caught my eye too :) :)

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  43. Beautiful beautiful beautiful..... I really like the copper washer necklace :).

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    1. Thanks, that was the piece that I struggle with the most and I love how it turned out!

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  44. Great job with some great soup. I love what you did with the copper washers and the silk. That was brilliant! Great job.

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    1. Thanks Jean, I had a ball doing it, can't wait for the next bead soup event!

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  45. Beautiful work, really love that pearl necklace!

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    1. Thanks Raida, wonky pearls are so much fun to work with I love the play of color and textures that they have

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  46. For never having worked with fiber before you came up with a very inventive piece and it looks great. Nice job with all of the components.

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    1. Thanks Sharon, I was really sweating it on the fiber thing, now I think I am hooked

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  47. Lovely pieces, my favourite is the second one with orange-red colourway. Sooo nice!

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  48. I love copper so naturally I liked your copper necklace. You were so clever in pairing it with the ribbon the way you did. Great job!

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  49. Lovely designs! My favorite is the necklace with the ribbon and the copper washer, it's awesome!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia, I was really worried about that one and it turned out the best and is my fav

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  50. I love your soup! The pearls and the washer necklace are my favorites.

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  51. Beautiful designs! I especially love both the pearl and silk with copper washers necklaces. Gorgeous!

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  52. such pretty creations. Your designs all have such a great sense of color as well.
    jean yates

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    1. Thank you so much Jean, it is always nice to get compliments from fellow jewelry artists

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  53. Great designs! I'd love to see the copper and silk piece being worn. I bet it would "sit" beautifully.

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    1. Yes Karen it lays beautifully when worn, I tested it out and plan to wear it to Church in the morning. I graduated the sizes of the washers from small to large at the front to make it hang properly, I was afraid if they were all the same size it would flip over and not hang right

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  54. I'm exhausted just looking at all of the great pieces you made! The copper washer pieces are definitely my faves!

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    1. Thanks Stacie, they are my faves also!

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  55. I love the copper washer necklace. My favorite! You were a VERY BUSY gal! Nice work!

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    1. Thanks Dyanne, it is my fav too! I put off getting started on my makes because I have had one grandkid after another visiting, but as soon as the last one left town I hit the ground running and got on a roll -- things just came together swiftly after that

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  56. Beautiful work. Love the necklace with the "wonky" pearls!

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  57. Love your work especially the necklace with the pearls. Grace, elegance and wonkiness all in one piece.

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  58. All my favorite colors, beautiful.

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  59. Great design in all your pieces. I love the mix of round and wonky pearls in that necklace.

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  60. Its obvious you had a great time with your soup. They are all beautiful.

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  61. Love all the different looks you came up with!

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  62. Great pieces and I love how you combined the ribbon with copper washers, fantastic idea!

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  63. Everything is wonderful, the copper washer necklace looks so rich!

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  64. They all turned out great. But my favorite is the copper washer necklace with the silk ribbon. I love ribbon and copper. That piece is wonderful.

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  66. Love the copper necklace and earrings. I am not revealing until second reveal. www.heavenlanecreations.com

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    1. Thanks Andrea, looking forward to seeing what you make from your soup! Annita

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  67. Love the washer necklace, it goes perfectly with the ribbon! Great pieces!

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  68. The pearl necklace and the ribbon and chain necklace are PERFECTION! Love it!

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  69. The copper washer necklace, gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Regina, it was my favorite and the one I was most stressed about

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  70. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you did with the silk and copper washers!
    All your pieces are beautiful and show such diversity.
    It is very nice to meet you and have a great time blog hopping!
    Shannon

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    1. Thanks Shannon, I guess I am a little all over the place with my designs, I like so many different styles and colors and tend to use all kinds of techniques. Nice to meet you too!
      Annita

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  71. Wow you were busy, I love the copper washer necklace and earrings.

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  72. Annita, I really like them all but I have to say the washer and ribbon necklace really rocks!

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    1. Thanks so much, I was so worried about how to use that darn ribbon and now I love how it turned out and will most likely be using more ribbon in the future

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  73. Love the washer and ribbon necklace!

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    1. Thanks LeeLu, that one was my favorite also

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  74. Love what you did with your soup Annita~ especially the 'wonky' pearls :-)

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    1. Thanks Tammie, I love the texture of the "wonky" pearls, don't really know what the proper name for them is...

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  75. The "wonky" pearl necklace is beautiful!!!
    and I love the necklace with the addition of the ribbon.

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    1. Thanks so much, I had lots of fun working with my soup and challenging myself to step out of the box and use materials that I would not normally have chosen Annita

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  76. Beautiful designs, the copper washer necklace is my favourite but the pearls are utterly drool-worthy too.

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    1. Thanks Stacy, I wore the copper washer necklace today looks great with jeans. Will most likely wear the pearls when I am more dressed up, I have a grey dress that I think they will look great with Annita

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  77. Wow, you really came up with a ton of designs with that soup! They all turned out so well too. Well done! :)

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    1. Thanks, I really tried to use everything in the soup that Alice sent to me, I think all I had left was a few seed beads and I am sure I can use them at some point Annita

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  78. Love the copper washer/fiber necklace and the pearl/button necklace! Pretty!

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    1. Thank you, so glad you stopped by Annita

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  79. You did wonderful with your soup, I am inspired to play with mine!!

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    1. Thanks Jean, this was my first Bead Soup and I really wanted to use everything that was sent to me, even if I had no clue what to do with it. I ponder over the soup for days and was stumped for the longest time then it all made sense and I just decided to "wing it" and started beading with no real plan. This is the result, it was so much fun, can't wait for the next one. Annita

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  80. Gosh, you made a ton of pieces with that gorgeous soup. Fab job!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, I was bound and determined to use it all and I did ( I think I had a few seedies left over) Annita

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  81. Love the chain necklace. It wonderful that you used all your soup!

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    1. Thanks Stepha, that necklace is made with copper washers, they are woven into the ribbon. It turned out to be my favorite piece. Annita

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  82. Love what you did with the washers and ribbon. Brilliant idea!

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  83. Gorgeous pieces!!! Love what you did with the washers and ribbon, very creative!!! =)

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    1. Thank you so much, that one is my favorite! Annita

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  84. All the pieces are so warm and wonderful ! Wonky pearls are on my next shopping list after seeing how you used them.

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    1. Thank you, I found the wonky pearls at a bead show, when I got my soup I realized that the button was the same color so I started digging into my stash and found the round pearls in the same color...couldn't believe my luck! Annita

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  85. I love what you did with all of your soup. I have to say my favorite is the pearl necklace, but who doesn't love pearls? I think the copper washers and ribbon one was so creative! I do have to comment though, that you really did the most with that first group. I think those were probably the hardest to work with, and that bracelet especially catches my eye. You took some rather difficult beads, and made some snazzy stuff! You are very talented.

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    1. Thank you. You are right the first group had me stumped for a while, I can't tell you how many times I picked up that focal and moved it around with different beads and put it with the other beads in the soup. After I decided to hang the focal vertically, I dug out my wire and then things started to come together. The bracelet was actually the last piece that I completed, after everything else was done, those were the beads left from the soup and I realized that they would coordinate with the first set that I had completed. Thanks again for you comments and complements. Annita

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  86. Annita, all your pieces are nice but I LOVE what you did with the ribbon and washers. I have to try that, very pretty. Simple, yet very elegant!

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    1. Thanks Shelley, I found the idea for the washer necklace on Pinterest and modified it a little by graduating the sizes of the washers to be bigger in the center, I think that makes it hang better. you can find the link on my pinterest http://pinterest.com/annitaw/ I set it as the cover for the board "jewelry" to make it easy to find! Enjoy Annita

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  88. How inventive! You really did push yourself and took these pieces on as a challenge. Love the washer necklace!

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    1. Thanks Skylar, It really was a challenge for me, but one I really enjoyed. Can't wait for the next one. Annita

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  89. The copper washers with the silk ribbon is awesome. The color combinations are great.

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    1. thank you for stopping by, I had lots of fun with the washer and ribbon necklace, it turned out to be my fav. Annita

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  90. Great job stretching your soup. I really do love that ribbon and washer combination, sometimes simple things come together so beautifully

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    1. Thanks so much, can't wait for the next event! Annita

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  91. I think the thing I like best about this event is the opportunity to stretch ourselves and think outside our usual 'boxes.' The washers and ribbon combined beautifully - how exciting to try something new with such success!

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    1. Thanks Perri, I had moments of panic and moments of inspiration. Really enjoyed my soup! Annita

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  92. I love how you incorporated your bead soup into so many lovely pieces. I think the copper washer necklace is my fave!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, It is my favorite also, and I was so worried about how to use that darn ribbon! Annita

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  93. I like your pieces as well and the ribbon-washers combination is my fave, too.

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    1. Thanks Pepita! I had lots of fun with this event. Annita

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  94. The piece with the copper washers is just amazing! Nice job!

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    1. Thanks Rachel, that one is my favorite! Annita

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  95. Looks like you used all of your soup ingredients. Good Job. Your pieces are interesting.

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    1. Thanks Becky, I used everything except a few seedies! Annita

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  96. You really made use of your soup! Nice job...lovely designs!

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  97. That washer necklace and earring set is so innovative and different! I do love it :)

    You did such a wonderful job using up what your partner sent you!

    Happy Hopping :)

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    1. Thanks Kayla, since this was my first hop, I wanted to try to use everything that Alice sent me. It was a challenge, but I really enjoyed doing it. The washer necklace is my favorite!
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  98. I love the second necklace!
    ciao dall'Italia

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    1. Thank you, I love the wonky pearls too! Annita

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  99. I think my favorite piece is... well it is hart to tell. But I do really like the copper washer and silk piece. That is a great idea.

    Melissa Muir
    http://design.kcjewelbox.com

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