Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party REVEAL!!!!

So, I finally received my soup and had all of 10 days to work with it! Thank goodness I didn't have to miss out on this! This party has 362 artists participating from 21 countries on 5 different continents! Going to have fun blog hopping to see everyone's creations!

(Click on the images to see larger pictures!)


Finished the ring last night. Beautiful heart shaped focal, made into a very organic feeling ring. Around the edge are size 15 charlotte sterling silver beads and in the corner are a cluster of size 2MM Swarovski crystals. I'm wearing this all day and smiling!












I'm so happy with my pieces! Thank you Genea Crivello-Knable for being a most awesome partner! And thank you Lori McDaniel Anderson for hosting this party!














Genea wanted to see the ring on my fingers, so here it is! I love it, it makes me smile!















This piece uses the wonderful lentils, headpins and toggle that my partner, Genea Crivello-Knable sent to me. I made 4 beaded beads with Swarovski, some from Lori McDaniel Anderson, and seeds. The wonderful netted beads are my adaptions of a pattern from Sabine Lippert.















I peyoted the focal bead and hung a heart head pin. I used a spiral rope stitch with swarovski crystals. The lampwork design is amazing, I just wish you could see the details!















I tried so very hard to get the colors to show, they are so beautiful!

















You can ge a better idea from this picture, but it is still so much more gorgeous in person!















I thought the colors outside would pop, the lentil swirls are amazing!

















The colors are so rich, and so my colors!


















My boys were really not interested in taking pictures!












I tried very hard to get them involved and focus on me and my jewelry!












I wanted to see their beautiful faces accent the beautiful beads!













I decided to give up on the boys and focus again on the jewelry!

















You can see a little bit more of the colors in the lentils here.


















Angel got bored....


















and Moe found something much more interesting!












I am almost done with one more project and hope to have that here soon!

You can check out what my partner did with the beads I sent her by going to this site -

http://geneabeads.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-blog-party-genea-crivello.html

she takes amazing photographs! And she does fabulous work! She has a wonderful etsy shop, that I'll be buying more beads from!!!

Hope you enjoyed my soup projects!

Enjoy and Happy Beading, gv

51 comments:

  1. You are so sweet, Gail! I just LOVE all of the pieces you created! I love the beautiful stitched beads that hang from the lampwork headpins and the way your assembled everything.

    The seed beaded bezel is just incredible! I love the way you did the heart headpin dangle too! So very unique!

    I love that your sweet boys got in on your photos!

    Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart! You are such an amazingly creative, and bright spirited woman! I am so fortunate to have gotten you as my partner for this years exchange!

    xoxoxo Genea

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  2. Gorgeous Creations !!Amazing beads!!! Love what you did and how you worked so hard to get us great shots to see the colors in the amazing beads!!! Love your dogs!!! Too Funny!!!

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  3. Beautiful necklaces! I especially like the colours in the second one with the fab focal.

    I just read on Genea's blog about your soup wandering astray. How good to hear that it got a happy ending eventually and the beads weren't lost forever.

    By the way: loved seeing the dogs. Wish our cats could show the same disinterest when I try to shoot jewellery... *lol*

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  4. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

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  5. Wow! spectacular beads and amazing pieces you have made with them. Truly works of wearable art!

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  6. My goodness, what lovely beadwork! The ring is outrageous in an AWESOME way. Beautiful work.

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  7. amazing jewelery! I love that ring

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  8. great jewelery! love the ring!

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  9. They're all great. The ring looks so fun. But I love that last necklace. All the dangles are really great.

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  10. well boyz may not care for bling, too bad for them. Your designs are stunning and your beading is flawless. The ring is spectacular.

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  11. So creative! Beautiful pieces you made!!

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  12. I love your work! I've never seen anything like that ring,love it!

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  13. Haven't seen a ring so far in my blog hopping. Great idea and I love all the beaded bezels. Great work.

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  14. holy wow! on the beaded cabochons! fabulous ring!

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  15. I love the ring!!!!!!!!! Great work, but also the other pieces are one of a kind.
    Greetings, Michi

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  16. Wonderful! You have created three terrific pieces of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. Thank you for sharing your artistic process with us. Love the pups too! Cheers!
    Lori

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  17. Wow! That's some ring! What a beauty. All of your creations are so unique and wonderful. I love Genea's work and you were mighty lucky to get her as a partner.

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  18. You rocked the HECK out of that! I LOVE big rings and that is a STUNNER! SO cool what you made. I'm impressed.

    I hope you'll join me next time! The badge and dates will be posted tomorrow, the 19th!

    Love, Lori

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  19. All of your designs are so beautiful! And the pets are too cute! :)

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  20. Gorgeous designs - my favourite is Angel..(so cute). Seriously, I love the ring, it's an absolute stand-out.

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  21. Cool pieces - and the ring: stunning. And what cool and sweet doggies you have!

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  22. Wow! You received some amazing soup from your partners. And your work is so dramatic and inventive. SO enjoyed the look! Those netted beads were used to awesome advantage!

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  23. Holy Moly!! All of your pieces are outstanding, but that ring really blows me away. Simply beautiful!

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  24. Such great helpers you have. Great jewelry too

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  25. That ring is FANTASTIC !! I understand that You love it :) and You made the rest of the soup very tasty I do love beading-skills !!
    Nice You got all the beads at last...

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  26. Very nice design Big rings are really in today
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  27. Another beadweaver in the house!! I love your work - the ring is amazing! And all your creations are terrific (you were busy!!)

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  28. Beautiful work and what a great way to showcase your focals. Very nice!

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  29. love your boys posing...truly appreciated them and u! and your jewelry 2!!!

    :-)a

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  30. Really great stuff. That ring is quite the statement and such a contrast to the simpler lines of the lentil necklace. Your seed beading is wonderful.

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  31. I LOVE the ring. That seed bead work astonishes and amazes me. I have no idea how that is done. And I absolutely love how you used the toggle as the focal, with the dangles! Gorgeous (and just my style!) And the seed bead chain you made for the necklace is lovely!

    Thank you SO MUCH for participating and I hope you join me for the next one!

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  32. Beadweaving/embroidery is my passion. Your design is just beautiful! 'love the dogs too!

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  33. that ring is incredible, & then you went on & made even more, wow!

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  34. Wow - you must've spent hours on these pieces! It's paid off though, they all look fantastic. That ring is amazing - I would wear that!

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  35. Gorgeous! The ring is stunning as is the matching necklace. You did a really wonderful job, especially within 10 days!

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  36. Lovely pieces - AMAZING beadwork!!

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  37. I would wear that ring all the time too! Its wonderful, you have amazing bead skills. I am happy to see I am not the only still hopping! I haven't had enough computer time this week! Thanks for buying some wings from me. They are shipping out today. Please let me know what you do with them! I'd love to see it!

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  38. Aren't the boys cute in the photos :-)
    They look adorable.
    Apart from that I fell in love with your ring!

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  39. Wow, I do seed bead work and I can hardly believe what you got accomplished in 10 days!!! Wyhat wonder jobs. They all look great, and what a know out ring but I really love the spiral with the cubes and the crystals. Perhaps you can share the bead sequence with me????
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  40. oh Gail! These are some ridiculously fantastic pieces! I think I need that ring... it's just too cool :) The pics of your dogs made me giggle. so cute :)

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  41. Oh. My. I'm sitting here hyperventilating, because these are so gorgeous! As a weaver myself, I love seeing someone blend weaving with the stringing or wirework. Yep, I'd be smiling the whole time I wore any of these. Delicious!!

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  42. Lovely! All beautiful and fabulous and how the heck did you do all that in ten days?! LOL well done!!

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  43. The ring is gorgeous and the beaswork is wonderful!

    Ambra

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  44. Gorgeous bead soup mix + talented beading artist - Gorgeous creation. Wow!

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  45. these designs are gorgeous!!! fantastic beadweaving! i am in awe of these necklaces. so earthy and bold all at the same time.

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  46. Pretty necklaces...lovely beadwork. I adore the ring!! Cute pics with the pups, too...I love the one with both their heads turned away!

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  47. Very cool! The ring is beautiful but a bit big for me, but my sisters would wear it LOL..love everything!

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  48. Wonderful and unique pieces. I love those focals and the lentils, so colorful and complex. You really did a good job setting them and making them work.

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