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I am an artist, I twist wire,string beads, glue stuff & am generally 'artsy'. I have recently started an artist's blog where I will show works as they progress.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Blue Soup







Hi everyone, welcome to my soup! Filomena of Pink Velvet Bird is my partner. She makes these cute floral pins & sent me one in blue for my focal. She also sent pearls, squares,faceted beqads in various blues, a pretty hammered silver toggle & some cording. Now for me this was almost a triple challenge; blue,cording & a fiber focal. As Lori has pointed out, this is a chance to stretch your creativity, break out of your (self imposed) comfort zone.
At the first of the month I saw a necklace on Fanciful Devices that remeinded me of the mix Filomena sent. I used this necklace as a starting point for my inspiration, (in a very loose, round about sort of way). I wanted to use the cording so I added two chains,one on each side. When I went to the bead show I got two add'tl beads, a larger silver pearl & a small dark blue crystal. I only used a few of these, Filomena had sent LOTS of beads, I just wanted to add to my options.I started w/ the three large blue crystals on one end & a few of the bigger pearlson the large chain. I did a 'cha cha' style mass of beads on the other end on the small chain. I wire wrapped the cording & made loops on each end so I could attach it to the clasp. The flower is a pin & it is pinned to the cord. I hope you enjoy my blue soup!

34 comments:

  1. You did a great job! Those ingredients would definitely make me stretch my creative wings! It's very elegant and I love the colors and texture.
    Oh, by the way, I just came across your comment on my blog....sorry I didn't respond sooner. I chose to do the Art and Soul of Tulsa because I want to support the Brady Arts District and it seems to fit my style of art better than Blue Dome.

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  2. This is really so very beautiful!! It was so very worth the wait!

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  3. What a beautiful blue piece!!! It's one of a kind and just stunning.

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  4. WOW! I can't get enough of flowers and textiles and mixing textures and you put together a stunning piece, this is my kind of bracelet totally love it!

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  5. I love the colors in this piece, it is very wimsical

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  6. What a wonderful piece. Very romantic! I love the colors. You did a beautiful job! Congratulations!

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  7. Beautiful bracelet Boot C, I was wondering what you would do with that flower, very creative and great pictures too!

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  8. Nothing short of amazing. I would have been streched too :) but you did it beautifully. I think the cord and chains work really well. And what pretty colours! smiles, Virginie

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  9. A fabulous piece, it has the wow! check me out factor. I like the use of the cord and chain combo.

    Thanks for your lovely comments left on my bead soup reveal.

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  10. love it! I like the way you used it all together! It looks amazing!

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  11. elegant and feminine, great job!

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  12. Fantastic! The flower has got to be may favorite part. But the beads just set it off so well! Great job.

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  13. Your piece is not only creative, but shows you really stretched your imagination to make an elegant piece. I love how you got it all incorporated into a beautiful, wearable art!

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  14. I love this bracelet! I'll bet it is fun to wear! Great job. Very creative.

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  15. Oooooh! So pretty and unusual! I just love it! Great job!

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  16. great blog, so pretty :)
    please follow my blog too :)
    http://fashion-sienna.blogspot.com/
    xoxo Sienna

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  17. This is so lovely, really feminine and pretty, love love love it xx

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  18. Beautiful...what yummy colors.

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  19. This is a soft and lovely piece! Very Very Pretty!!!

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  20. Way to go with the fibers! This is a most satisfying soup. I love the ingredients and more that you challenged yourself.
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  21. I flippin' love it!!! I want to reach out and touch it immediately, and that's the biggest compliment you can get from me!! Take care!

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  22. beautiful!!! i love when fiber is mixed with metal!

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  23. Va-Va-Va-Voom and cha-cha-cha! I love it.

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  24. What great textures! And the color is just so elegant!
    Bead Happy!
    Michelle

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  25. Wow that flower is really big (was the first I thought - I am not a flower girl) - but at the second glance, I love it. Looks like that little flower ladies would get from the guys when they are taken to a ballroom event I am sure it is a stunning accent with a short black dress (you got my inspiration going).

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  26. What a great answer to the challenge!! This is such a beautifully elegant bracelet. I love the touch of cha-cha to it, that gives it some bling and yet doesn't take away from the focal but accents it perfectly. Great job.

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  27. What a bold statement. And I think to use multiple strands is a cool idea. Love that. regards Stefanie

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  28. I know this isn't our age group, but this would be so lovely for a prom!

    I think it's beautiful what you did with such a unique focal!

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  29. You may have stepped out of your comfort zone, but you did it beautifully! That is a fun, detailed and gorgeous piece. I love the colors! Great job!

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  30. Ha, I missed your bead soup somehow! Going through the list again to catch the ones I missed. Turquoise is my favorite color! You did a great job with the flower! I think I would have had a tough time with it. Thanks for the tasty bead soup!!

    Lisa

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  31. Wow, beautiful blue soup! Really nice what you did with that focal.

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  32. I missed your creation, when I first made the rounds, and I am glad you are feeling better and I am back. What a delightful piece, love the vivid colors and style. Unique!

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