Saturday, March 30, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Reveal and a Giveaway!

Welcome to the 7th Bead Soup Blog Reveal Party!! Thank you LORI ANDERSON for hosting this blog party! This is the first time that I participated in the Bead Soup Blog Party. My partner was Heather from CSW Designs. A big THANK YOU to Heather -she was very generous with the beautiful (some were handmade) pieces that she sent me. Since this was my first time, I wasn't exactly sure how things would go, but I am happy to report things have gone very smoothly. I enjoyed this challenge quite a bit and it allowed me to work outside of my norm.
Here is the soup I received from Heather
Now I had to decide what I was going to make with all these beads! I decided to work with the copper element and not patina it (usually I patina my metals). I also determined that I would not use all of these beads and would have several left over. The rules were that you must use the clasp and focal in whatever you created. I started out wire wrapping the focal and soldering some hand formed circular links. I also added a few of my own beads for more red. Here are the pics:

Love that Sari ribbon!







I will be giving this piece away to one lucky reader (USA only). If you are interested in winning this all you have to do to win is leave a comment that you want to be entered into the drawing (you do not have to be a follower of my blog although I would really LOVE it if you followed me too!) I will draw a winner on April 15th. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all of the other participants by clicking HERE

134 comments:

  1. I love it! The pieces all came together perfectly!

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  2. Love the unique wire wrapping - AND the sari ribbon!

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  3. Love it! After looking at your blog I knew letting you wrap the focal was the way to go. The finished necklace is beautiful.
    Heather

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  4. I love your necklace! I like how you wrapped the sari ribbon. Very pretty!
    I would love to win it - the colors are great for summer.

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  5. Great necklace! Please enter me in the contest. I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.
    kathy

    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com

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  6. Gorgeous colors and textures! I love the length of the necklace too. I really think the red and blue together are quite a striking mix with the copper. Awesome job!
    Emily

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  7. Beautiful work!The sari ribbon is beautiful in this piece

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  8. Wow! What awesome art! This is fun and beautiful and unique and so many other adjectives! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I would love love love this!

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  9. You received such funny soup kit!
    The necklace is just fantastic!

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  10. Breana, beautifully done! Love the mix of textures and color. The peacock polka dot beads really pop with the focal. Great work. Would love to wear this. :)

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  11. I am slowly becoming a fan of Sari ribbon and you have added to that. I love this necklace with all the textures and colors!

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  12. Love it! The focal is gorgeous, and you've combined it with beautiful bead. I'm definitely following your blog - love your style.

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  13. I adore this necklace. Love the look and style. It's sort of romantic industrial. Gorgeous!

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  14. Beautiful work!
    The necklace is fantastic!

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  15. I like the creative way you incorporated the enamel focal into a pendant with the wire, very clever! The big rings give the asymmetrical design a nice reoccurring motif that pulls the necklace together and gives it a wonderful sense of movement. Lovely, lovely!!!

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  16. Love sari ribbon too. Glad I stopped by. You are doing some seriously interesting designs. Like your blog banner too. Keep on creating.

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  17. Love the colors, the chain and ribbon, So many textures blended beautifuly

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  18. the necklace is fab! Love the textures in it and the colors in the focal!

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  19. Very well done....love the handmade chain links and sari silk touches.
    Hugs
    Diana

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  20. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm visiting all blogs... I love it, the focal is so gorgeous and I love the sari ribbon :)
    ciao dall'Italia

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  21. You made a very beautiful necklace! It's definitly my style and the colors are wonderful together! great job!

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  22. I absolutely LOVE IT and would wear it in a heartbeat! I wondered what you would do with the focal and you seriously rocked it. Rocked it out loud.

    LOVE it (please put me in the running for it!)

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  23. i love the multi-media aspect of your piece. i would wear that in a heartbeat :)

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  24. Ya know, I sat here & looked at the bead soup for a few minutes before scrolling to see what you created as I sometimes like to do. I envisioned the focal as a bead cap but you most definitely trumped that idea! Love how you wrapped it & put the whole thing together. I've got some sari ribbon that I've yet to take out of the package. you've now inspired me to just do it. Great job!

    & please enter my name into your drawing. Would be thrilled to win!

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  25. Hi Breana! This is my first time participating as well, so fun to see what everyone makes. I love the necklace and your blog too, you have a new follower :D xo, Heather, PQ

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  26. The colours are bold and fresh and I love the contemporary feel you've got to this necklace, great work

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  27. Beautiful necklace, would love the chance to win it.

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  28. Gorgeous! I can't stop scrolling through the pictures!

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  29. Just beautiful-that necklace is stunning; would love to win it! I also started following your blog - I love that the BSBP gives us a chance to discover other artists we ordinarily wouldn't have found on our own!

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  30. Love it, It really pops! Please enter me into your contest!

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  31. Gorgeous, love the sari ribbon too, the necklace is stunning.

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous! I can tell a lot of love went into making this!

    I would be happy to enter your drawing! Thank you!

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  33. Lovely necklace, please enter me into the draw! I am now a follower of your blog, too.

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  34. Your bead slip turned out beautifully-I love the pop of red!
    I would like to be entered in your drawing for the necklace.
    Linda
    idalouisejewelry.blogspot.com

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  35. Wonderful necklace, love the colors.

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  36. WOW this piece is cool daddio It is brilliant. Thank you for sharing it with us all, bye for now and Happy beading

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  37. Love the color combination and what you did with your bead soup. Please enter me in the drawing. I would love to win this gorgeous piece.

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  38. Great first BSBP piece. I really like the way you used the sari ribbon.

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  39. Beautiful Design well done! (Im in Ireland so dont enter me just wanted to leave a comment anyway)

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  40. I really love the color combination and all of the copper wire wrapping you incorporated. VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!! I would love and be so honored to win this piece of art.

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  41. Brillant ! Love the focal in particular <3

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  42. I am soooo impressed with your work, and it would be an honor to sport that necklace!! Nice work.

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  43. The focal is to die for, and I love the ribbons, what a great necklace!

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  44. You made a beautiful necklace! The sari ribbon adds color and femiine touch to your piece.

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  45. Very beautiful necklace! Am a new follower too.

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  46. Simply beautiful.. I love fibers used in designs.

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  47. Love that necklace - it's one of the coolest things I've seen today! And yeah, I'd love to win it:)

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  48. Love the necklace you created. That focal piece is fantastic! I would love to win it.

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  49. Looks great! Those colours work so well together!

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  50. I really like how you put the pieces together with the ribbon! Very pretty! I would love it!

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  51. Beautiful and creative work. Nice use of the ribbon. And a gift drawing too...very generous and gracious. Please enter me.

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  52. Your necklace came out beautifully. I especially love how you used the ribbon. Great job!

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  53. I would love to wear the necklace! Great color combination!

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  54. Really nice use of Soup ingredients. Simmered to perfection.

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  55. Beautiful! I think your piece came together fabulously!

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  56. Beautiful necklace! I love the way you used the silk ribbon!

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  57. Very nice... I love the look of the side clasp and it must be VERY soft on the neck!! ~KM http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33113.html

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  58. I would wear this necklace for sure! Love the design. I too would like to be added to the list of contestants to win it!

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  59. I just found your blog today and am now a follower! Your necklace is gorgeous, and it would be so much fun to wear. Please enter me in your drawing.

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  60. Wow - your truly rocked your goodies! Love how it all came together and I would love to be entered to win it!

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  61. I love looking at your necklace...so many pretty pieces to see!

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  62. That is a beautiful design! I love your soldered links, they create a feeling of airiness in the necklace. Awesome work!

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  63. i love the way you incorporate wire wrapping in your design. i also love to make new pieces out of old jewelry! the necklace is striking!

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  64. beautiful piece - I love the balance of the colours =)

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  65. What a great and creative use of your soup ingredients. I love the colors and interesting shape of the focal. Beautiful work.

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  66. I love the colors of your necklace! Those red rondelle beads you added near the focal look delicious!

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  67. Gorgeous!!! Beautiful job! Enter me for the drawing please!

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  68. I love how your necklace turned out! Such a cool design and I really love the asymmetrical balance! *Ü*

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  69. Love the colors and that great focal. You did a fantastic job it came together beautifully!

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  70. Oops! I forgot to say that I would LOVE to entered in your drawing to win this too! *Ü*

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  71. Such a wonderful creation and yes, I would love to be entered in the drawing :)

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  72. You are actually going to be giving this beauty away?!? Count me in. I would be honored to wear it.

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  73. Your finished piece turned out beautifully! I would love to win this!

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  74. Love, love, love this necklace. I love how you wire wrapped the pendant and the pop of red among the cool blue. And I love how you used the ribbon too. You did a wonderful job with your soup. Cooked to perfection.
    Janeen B.

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  75. Beautiful design! I love all of the copper with the fibers.

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  76. I love your necklace. I think I would have been stumped by the folcal - but you worked it!! Really really good job! If I were to win this, I would wear it constantly!

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  77. Very pretty, I really like the colors and the silk too! Have a Blessed day!

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  78. What a great necklace! I love how you connected that very unusual focal.

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  79. Oh I just love this and I would love to be entered in your contest. This piece reminds me of ladybugs and the harmony of colors is perfect.

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  80. Great design! I'd love to win it but in in Australia so I don't qualify :(

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  81. What a delightful piece... I absolutely love the color combination, and the way you combined all of the different elements. You are very talented! :D

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  82. Love your design...what an awesome focal!! Love the color combination too! Beautiful!!

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  83. wonderful design, love the wire links you made

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  84. You've created a beautiful piece!

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  85. Beautiful necklace! That pendant would have thrown me for a loop, but you handled it perfectly!

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  86. SO glad I found your blog during the hop! I am a new follower, love your work that I have seen so far, still looking back through some of your archived posts :)

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  87. Love your design. Good balance. I would be honored if I could wear your piece! Put me in.

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  88. I adore the asymmetrical design and the messy wirewrapping! I know from trying that the messy look can be harder to do than a nice neat wrap!

    I would LOVE to be entered to win this necklace!

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  89. The necklace would be a wonderful addition to my collection...so please consider this a request to be entered to win! It is beautiful! Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing!

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  90. What a fun and funky piece - I really like how you treated the focal. And it would look fantastic as a part of my jewelry collection!

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  91. A very organic piece - I love how you mixed the elements of your soup in this whimsical necklace!

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  92. I love your necklace, Briana. So creative and a lovely composition. I'm in the 3rd reveal....just hopping by to see everybody's bead soup pieces. Too bad I live in Canada and can't win your necklace because I would really like it!

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  93. I really like what you created from the soup, very creative. Would love to win your beautiful necklace, please enter me!

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  94. Very nice creations! Congratulations!

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  95. This is so pretty. Love the colors and mix of textures. Would love to win it!

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  96. What a fun necklace! Love how you used the focal!

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  97. That's a beautiful necklace! So nice of you to give it away :) ps...I followed your blog too!

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  98. Such an unusual focal piece - and I just really like what you did with it...

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  99. Love the colors and design of this necklace. Good work!

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  100. Great design - it really highlights the focal.

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  101. Loved the way you used the beads to compliment the design on the focal !

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  102. I love the piece you made with your bead soup! I love the idea of using suri ribbon and will have to look into how to do it!

    Thanks for offering this piece as a prize - Pick me please! I'd love to win this!

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  103. I love the necklace that you created. I would love to win it. It speaks to me. I would be thrilled to wear it.

    I am now following your blog!

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  104. Yummy soup! (not from US, otherwise would definitely enter :) )

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  105. LOVE LOVE LOVE your soup!! I would love the opportunity to win it too!
    Your bullet necklace you made is really wonderful and I loved that you included the story behind it.
    sue

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  106. ~i adore sari silk...its raw unique feel and look...i love how you incorporated it into a necklace...a beautiful pieces created...much love light and blessings~

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  107. Your work is amazing!! I love what you did with your soup.
    You are very talented with a WOW factor of 10+

    Happy Creating
    Tracie
    http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

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  108. Gorgeous piece - the addition of the sari silk adds great texture to it!

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  109. What a beautiful necklace! I love how you wrapped it to create your focal design. I can't believe you would give it away. Whoever wins it will have a treasure to keep forever!!

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  110. This is a wonderful design. I love the way you incorporated the elements and wish I could wire wrap silk like that and have it 'hang on'! lolol Just lovely. Congratulations on a big success for your first Bead Soup!

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  111. Love the colors! It looks like a ladybug! Amazing

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  112. What a fab soup, you have turned it all into a fantastic necklace, the sari ribbon really brings it all together.

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  113. I do love the combination of blue and red and you did a fantastic job highlighting those two colors in this necklace. The untreated copper worked out better than I would have thought as well. Great job!!

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