Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal #2

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!  Today is the day I get to reveal what I received in my bead soup from the fabulous MaryLou Holvenstot and what I made.  The day I received this lovely wrapped package (in fabric for my journals........ thank you, MaryLou!):
 I was scheduled to work at the gallery so I took the unopened box with me and oohed and aahed for a while.  The soup mix was in blues and greens and oxidized copper (yum!):
 It took about two minutes to find the design I wanted to use with this soup.  I made the necklace that day while sitting at the gallery!  I love it!  This necklace is from Denise Peck's Wire Style 2 book and the design is "Fallen to Earth" by Cindy Wimmer. I used a beautiful blue and green clay button as the focal and did the wire wrapping from my parawire and some oxidized copper wire.  The completed necklace:
 The focal and wrapped bail:
 The beads and wrapped connectors:
 The S link clasp (I didn't follow all the rules for BSBP as the clasp I was sent was in silver, so I made my own........ sorry!):
And with some of the leftover beads I made a bracelet similar to one I saw in the Fire Mountain Gem catalog.  I've worn this several times since making it and received several compliments.  I plan to wear the set today at my sale over in Galax at the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts.

A big shout out to Lori over at Pretty Things for organizing this huge event!  
Now use this link for Reveal #2 and hop around the other participants' blogs:

45 comments:

  1. That is some serious wirework you have there! I am inspired by how you added the wirework to the coordinating beads. Nice.

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  2. Penney - I love what you did with your soup! That heart button is so pretty, and I'm glad that it's front and center on a beautiful necklace.

    We're in the midst of building a house, so I was racing against time to manage to make something from the awesome soup you sent me. And thank you SO much for all the seed and bugle beads! They'll definitely be put to good use (perhaps after our house is finished and we've moved in).

    :-)

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  3. Beautiful! I would totally wear both of those. I recently bought Denise's book and have been drooling over her wire designs. You have inspired me :-)

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  4. very creative! I kie necklace very much! congratulations!

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  5. Love the copper and blue/green combo! Turned out beautiful!

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  6. Isn't great when you get an idea right away. Great job on following through immediately, beautiful result

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  7. Gorgeous pieces. I love the colours , the necklace is amazing

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  8. LOVELY !
    Delicious soup!
    m.e. :)

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  9. Love your work. I combine a lot of blue with copper.

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  10. cool design! Love the blue and copper.

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  11. Lovely colours, I'm a big teal fan

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  12. Pretty wire work! And such lovely colors, too!

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  13. You are doing real well at wire wrapping. I love that you used a button (and what a great button) as a focal. Very creative

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  14. Blue being my all time favorite color makes these pieces adorable to me. Love the way you put things together.

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  15. I love both pieces. I am drawn to copper and blues.

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  16. I love the wire elemet suspended with the heart focal, neat detail

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  17. VERY nice!! I really like the bracelet!!

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  18. Are fantastic pieces !Beautiful design,lovely colors!Congrats!

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  19. Blue, green and copper... what a great combination and beautiful jewelry

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  20. Both pieces are beautiful! I love your handmade components.

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  21. Beautiful work... I enjoyed the blues with the copper wire. Gorgeous wirework! :) Nice job with your beautiful soup.
    :-) Kris

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  22. Beautiful, love the colors and wire work.

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  23. i love the wrapped bail on the focal. beautiful work! ~diana

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  24. Love the wire work, beautiful necklace.

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  25. This necklace is gorgeous! You did an amazing job with this soup:)

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  26. That focal bead is so lovely ... I think you showcased it beautifully!

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  27. I love the wire-wrapped connectors in your necklace. They look like they take a lot of time to make, but oh my, the results are well worth it. Beautiful work!

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  28. Hi Penney,
    Love the necklace and bracelet they both are beautiful!
    Therese

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  29. Your wire work is awesome! The copper and blues go so well together! Love the heart pendant you used in your design, it works well with your bead soup mix!

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  30. I love what you did with the heart focal!! Such a simple and elegant piece. Congrats.

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  31. What a neat bail you made for the necklace. It's a shame you weren't able to work in the clasp your partner sent, but the two items you created really did turn out lovely.

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  32. Love those blues and greens together. That is a great book isn't it. Your wire work is awesome (as said above) and you did a great job on both pieces.

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  33. Oooh I love your necklace and bracelet. Gorgeous wire work. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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  34. Great designs! The blue-green colours look fantastic against the copper wire.

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  35. Great job on the wirework. The copper looks great with the blue.

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  36. Lovely colours, interesting designs, very nice!

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  37. Great wire work! Luv copper! The necklace is beautiful and the bracelet is a true stunnnner!

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  38. Very pretty soup, lovely results!

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  39. Nice job with your soup...love the bracelet!

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  40. I love the neclace!
    I'm still hopping,sorry I'm late!
    ciao dall'Italia

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