Friday, March 24, 2017

I've participated in my first BEAD SOUP BLOG HOP!  ***Confetti ..woo-hoo*****


The object of the Hop, is to swap a hoarded bead/beads with a given partner and to use them in a design.  This is what I sent to my partner Lori Anderson....
All wrapped and ready to ship!
I sent a lovely Round Rabbit heart, some vintage Lucite and  black etched glass daggers.



And, this is what I received in exchange!  Beautiful ceramic pendants by Lisa Peters, a stunning set of lampwork glass by Jelveh Jaferian, limited edition Swarovski crystals and many other sweet little supplies!!  Lori was so generous!   She placed everything in little cupcake liners and wrapped it all in a beautiful kitchen tea towel!!  Squeeeee, I adore that vintage feel towel!!  :D


BEAD SOUP!!!


Okay, here is what I made! ... Soup is served!!


Lampwork by Jelveh Jaferian and the focal by Rama Raku, which I added to the soup mix!  I picked up this lovely piece at an Andrew Thornton destash event.  He has the coolest stuff!






And for the necklace.....


These are the two ceramic pendants by Lisa Peters I received! One of my favorite artists by the way ... how did my partner know?!

At first I was going to make a chunky choker, stringing the pieces side by side, but, I really felt that it was a better fit to be strung vertically in a long drop pendant. I'm a "rules of three" gal, most of the time, so I went hunting for a coordinating third pendant to finish off the necklace.  I was thrilled to dip into my retired  Jade Scott collection! I used a connector at the bottom and was able to utilize  the three holes in the copper bezel to attach the Swarovski crystals that Lori sent!  Ta-da!   


Here is another view!  Thank you for stopping by to have a look!!  I had a great time swapping and working on a necklace and bracelet for a change!  It's good to step out of your comfort zone and that's what I find these challenges do best!  



Here is the link to hop back to the blog list...  This is my first blog hop so I'm not sure I'm doing this right..lol

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60 comments:

  1. I love what you designed - and not earrings!!!

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  2. Love your designs Loralee, especially the necklace. Great work with your gorgeous bead soup.

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  3. Such pretty yet little known color combinations that personally I have never used before

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  4. Hey Girl!!! Nice job with these components, they are so gorgeous! I love that jade Scott necklace the best- wow. a show stopper!!

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  5. I love what you made! (When don't I?) The bracelet is gorgeous. I remember that raku focal. Andrew does have the best stuff, and you do great things with it!

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  6. So awesome! I loved doing the Bead Soups when I had a working blog. I love the way you incorporated different art beads in each. The LPA pendant a string that way is striking. Have fun hopping! Enjoy the day! Erin

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  7. The bracelet is super fun...but I have to say the necklace is a knock out for . Love love!

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  8. I lOVE Raku - so must say that is my favorite. But, I love everything you made - really artsy, organic, and very cool. great job

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  9. Oh, wow - that necklace!

    Fascinating to see how much of a thing copper is this year, too :)

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  10. Getting the hostess on your first bead soup ? What a lucky one ! Both pieces are lovely, but the bracelet is my favorite, I think ! Im not sire I'd have known what to do with that focal !

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  11. wowza!! I think that second necklace is my favorite! Those lampwork beads are stunning and perfect with that focal on that bracelet! Beautiful work!

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  12. Those are amazing! Using the beads in a drop necklace worked so well. I love the addition of the Jade Scott pendant -- it's perfect.

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  13. Fabulous! I love your designs. Raku has long been a favorite of mine. Cheers!

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  14. Simple, elegant, wow, statement pieces. I love your style.

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  15. Wow and Wow...I love Lisa Peters too and you did everything justice (so not surprised).

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  16. great pieces, especially the bracelet, congrats!

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  17. Lovely pieces - the necklace really speaks to me - such rich colors!

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  18. I'm totally in love with your beautiful breath taking bracelet!!! Both pieces are gorgeous!!!

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  19. Love Love Love the necklace! Great job for your first soup!

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  20. OMG OMG OMG I want the necklace. It's perfect. I love it (did I say I want it?) The bracelet is so different from what I do which is why I like it so much! Both the focal and the beads get attention, which is very cool.

    I'm glad you liked the tea towel (I wish I'd thought to buy one for myself!) Thank you so much (very much!) for being in the party and being my partner!

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  21. Beautiful pieces, love the way you stacked the three pendants and put them on a simple chain.
    Therese

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  22. These are both FLAT OUT STUNNING!!! I love them both!!! Be Blessed!

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  23. Those pieces are really stunning and though I've never seen your work before now that I browse your blog I can see that they are very much keeping with your style. Gorgeous!

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  24. The necklace and bracelet are both great. Nice use of the soup ingredients! I like the three pendant pieces in a row.

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  25. I'm with Lori in wanting that necklace. What a great use of what you were sent in combination with the Jade Scott pendant. They all compliment each other perfectly. I'll look forward to perusing your blog and seeing more of your work. Terrific job!

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  26. Love your pairing of Jevlahs beads with that amazing Raku focal....I like the way you put together the three prices in the other necklace. Great!

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  27. Very pretty! So nice when you see stuff out of personal hoards added to what partners have been hoarding. I love to stick to odd numbers too.

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  28. Gorgeous statement pieces! The lampwork beads beautifully pair with that abstract bracelet focal. As for that lovely necklace, well I too am a fan of LPA and have quite a stash of Lisa's pieces.

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  29. I love the bracelet - the Raku and the glass are a fantastic match.

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  30. Hi Loralee, your necklace is fabulous. Great job using your swap beads.

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  31. Awesome work! The bracelet is gorgeous, the pendant is my personal style!

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  32. Oh wow! Both pieces are incredible but that necklace really steals the show.

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  33. Beautiful!!! LOVE them both. I love the way you designed the pendant with the three pieces.

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  34. Great pieces - I love how you thought to pair those first ones with the raku. Lovely!

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  35. Hey Loralee!! I really love how you used three focals in one necklace. I never would think to do that and if turned out so nice!!

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  36. Hey Loralee!! I really love how you used three focals in one necklace. I never would think to do that and if turned out so nice!!

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  37. I absolutely love the piece with Thornton's focal. It is stunning.

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  38. Love the different textures in both the bracelet and necklace!

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  39. The bracelet with the raku focal is stunning. You've done a wonderful job combining different materials and textures in both your pieces.

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  40. The bracelet with the raku focal is stunning. You've done a wonderful job combining different materials and textures in both your pieces.

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  41. Love your style. Very visually interesting pieces. Beautiful.

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  42. Love your style. Very visually interesting pieces. Beautiful.

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  43. Fabulous designs, you really showed off the art beads Lori sent you!

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  44. That is an amazing bead you used for the bracelet, it looks great and the necklaces are lovely too.

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  45. Love the bracelet. The lampwork beads go perfectly with the raku face.
    Janeen Burlingame

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  46. I love the packaging that your goodies came in! Your rule of three is great. I too use an odd number because it pleases me. I like the bracelet and REALLY like the necklace. Great job!

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  47. I really love that necklace you created! Nice work!

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  48. I think the shape of those barrel lampwork beads would have stopped me in my tracks, but your bracelet is perfect! That focal fits right in. And the necklace is really lovely as well.

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  49. Oh wow...I love the necklace...it has a really cool vibe to it! Great job!

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  50. Oh wow...I love the necklace...it has a really cool vibe to it! Great job!

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  51. Ooh, you had a great first swap hop! The wirework on the bracelet is funky and fun, but that necklace is reay something special. Lovely!

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  52. Beautiful pieces! I love how you stacked vertically the three pendants and also the bracelet is beautiful!
    Alenka

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  53. That necklace immediately captured my attention. All of the little details from the flower bead to the ceramic bead and dangles. So whimsical.

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