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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.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Is It Soup Yet? YES!

 Welcome to Bead Soup Saturday! First a reminder of what my partner Hilary from Fryestyle sent to me. A beautiful silver floral focal,some additional silver accent beads & some really pretty lampwork in Spring colours. She rounded out the soup w/ some dyed horn squares,green glass leaves & some tiny little glass flowers. A simple silver S hook is the clasp.
                                                       Here is a close~up of the focal.
 I did add a few beads from my hoard stash. The frosted 'grape~y' bead is by the talented Sue of suebeads. I was lucky enough to be Sue's partner in a swap last summer & I have become a big fan of her work(you owe it to yourself to check out her enameled headpins!). She had sent 2 frosted purple beads in light & dark & they were perfect w/ this mix. I also added some solid colour lampwork beads by J C Herrell. I discovered her last summer when I saw her glass toggles. These are some of her spacers in green & purple.
 Above is a pewter heart I won from the uber talented Llyynn . This was a new design for her, a headpin w/ an extra long pin. I really felt like it went w/ the feel of the prettiness of the whole mix. You can also see the green pearls I added to my soup.
                                                                   The finished soup.
I am currently intrigued w/ double wrap bracelets that can also be worn as a necklace, so I wanted to try that for my soup.

 I want to thank Lori once again for putting all this together. I also have to apologise for not having the link list, but I waited 'til the last minute to try & post it & I was unsuccessful. Enjoy your hopping & thanks  for stopping by!

110 comments:

  1. Such pretty beads! And I love how you put them together! Awesome!

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  2. Freaking gorgeous! This is my style completely. I love it, love it, love it!!!!

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  3. Oh my gosh, those colors are my favorites together!! Beautiful job!!

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  4. Oh yeah! Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for the shoutout!

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  5. Gorgeous bracelet. I love the double wrap!

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  6. So much awesomeness all in one place. I bet you can just look and your wrist over and over all day and never see the same thing twice. LOVE it!

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  7. That is fantastic!! I love the green and purple! One of my favorite colour combos EVER!!

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  8. I so agree with Lori on this one. Freaking Gorgeous!!!!!!!! I love the double wrap bracelet and oh my you are good!!!

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  9. Jayne--that bracelet is exquisite and so reminds me of Spring! Excellent job of blending all those wonderful colors and textures together! I just love your creative and inspiring talent!

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  10. This is absolutely gorgeous and in my favorite colors! Love your design!

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  11. Totally Gorgeous! Love the colors and your design ROCKS!!!

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  12. This is amazing! So pretty. I LOVE THIS!

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  13. gorgeous , love the colors
    looks like springtime

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  14. Beautiful! Love the color combo!

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  15. Pretty, pretty, pretty!!! Like an English garden...wonderful job!

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  16. What a pretty garden, I can get lost in its beauty! Very nice, love the beads you have added to make it all so beautiful.

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  17. Just stunning! The colors are fabulous and I love your design. I look forward to following your blog in the future. Cheers!

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  18. Loving the double wrapped bracelet. The grapes and greens remind me of Easter. Good Soup!

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  19. Like a walk in a gorgeous spring garden. Very lovely and the colors are wonderful. I like the idea of the double wrap bracelet becoming a necklace also!!

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  20. Gorgeous for spring! I love this! Very very pretty piece with out being too girly.

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  21. friggin' fabulous! my new favorite colors...an inspiration for new beads. your design is a beauty!

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  22. Beautiful! I love the idea that it can be worn as both a necklace and a bracelet!
    Shannon C

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  23. absolutely stunning with beautiful colors as well! great piece!

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  24. Such a Rich beautiful necklace!!

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  25. Now this looks good enough to eat like jelly belly jelly beans..what a simple delicious piece! love it!

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  26. wow! that bracelet/ necklace is simply gorgeous! it is lush and spring like and so pretty and purpley just yummy!

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  27. abso wonderful a real show stopper! Great Job!

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  28. Love the idea! A bracelet and a necklace?! Very cool. The colours are great together, you've done an excellent job :)

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  29. I really like the concept of wearing it both ways :) I made myself a necklace that I'm wearing as a bracelet more often than not :P

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  30. oh my! your design is so very beautiful!

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  31. This is a jaw dropper! Wow! I love it!

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  32. Love the versatility of a double wrapped bracelet that can be worn as a necklace! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  33. So pretty! I love purples and this bracelet is just darling.

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  34. Oh so beautiful. I love the colors and the design. GreatI would certainly wear this one to the Prom>:) Be Blessed

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  35. Love, love love this all that silver purple and green looks awsome.

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  36. #209 here...great spring colors made in to a work of art...

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  37. Now that I can see the whole thing much better -I double my Facebook comment - YUMMY YUMMY-GREAT SOUP! My favorite colors too!

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  38. I love those colors. It turned out so nice.

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  39. Oh this is so pretty and unusual I love how it can be a neclace or bracelet and its just right for spring.
    Jackie

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  40. Boot ~C this is fabulous! I LOVE it! It looks like Monet's garden. Great use of your soup and the additions are perfect. And, very clever creating both a bracelet and necklace in one. Very versatile! Thanks for being my bead partner. This was a lot of fun!

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  41. mmmMMMMMmmm delicious soup! scrummy colours! ;o)

    hugs


    hello gorgeous xxx

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  42. What a great bracelet, awesome colors!

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  43. Absolutely gorgeous. I feel like I'm walking through a garden just looking at your beautiful piece.

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  44. absolutely delicious!!! beautiful job!

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  45. Beautiful! Very rich and luxurious!

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  46. This is gorgeous, Jayne~ Stunning actually, and one of my favs this round!

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  47. That is so yummilicious! The colors, the silver, just yum yum yum!

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  48. So stunning! I love the color palette and so makes me ready for spring.

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  49. I love these colors and the way you assembled your finished piece!!!

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  50. Yummy! Love the double wrap, the colors are just amazing. This is a beautiful bracelet.

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  51. Those colors are stunning and I just love the idea of have in a piece that does double duty as yours does.

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  52. ACCKKK! Those colors. Wow. That bracelet/necklace. Be still my heart. Gorgeous! And way cool idea, btw!

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  53. The combo design is the most awesome I have seen! Love your whole look, just awesome!!!!

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  54. Awww, just dreamy beautiful. Putting that head pin in by Lynn is really a stroke of brilliance. I love the versatility of this piece. So so nice!

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  55. I love, love, love what you've done with your beads! It's right up my alley.....I would wear it all the time. Glad to be in this group with you!

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  56. Absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE the flower with the light purples & greens, perfect combination for spring!

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  57. Very rich and delicious mix! Really beautiful finished piece! Love the colors.

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  58. Love the soft Spring colors and the fresh garden feel to your creation! What a great idea to be able to wear it as a bracelet and a necklace! Wonderful inspiration!

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  59. I think I'm now in love with double wrapped bracelets. You did your soup ingredients proud.

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  60. Lovely glass and the color feels like Spring. Love the bracelet and being able to use it as a necklace or bracelet is double the fun.

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  61. Absolutely a stunner! Cool colours!

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  62. So beautiful friend, I love this necklace & what you did with your SOUP! Simple Stunning & the colors are awesome!!! ;)
    Thanks for sharing...
    Susie

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  63. I'm little late but I just want to say that purple and green are my all time fav. colour combinations (in all shades). The pewter floral focal just finished this piece of nicely!

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  64. So pretty! I love the colorway. And the sunflower focal is gorgeous `;~)

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  65. Wonderful work! Your design makes me think of a spring garden.

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  66. This is absolutely gorgeous! I am a sucker for flower beads.

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  67. Super springy! Lovely piece :)

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  68. what a great idea!!! How versatile and the colors shout SPRING
    alice'sbeadsandbaubles

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  69. Love that you can wear this beautiful bracelet as a necklace, I love it!

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  70. Your piece is just beautiful! I love the colors and the versatility.

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  71. I absolutely love those colors! Hey! we have something in common; I also like to make necklaces that can be worn as a double strand necklace.

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  72. What an absolutely gorgeous, pretty and feminine piece..... so pretty. I love what you have created. Well done!

    Karyn
    Australia

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  73. What a lovely, lush spring design! Love the colours and the versatility.

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  74. This is a gorgeous piece! WOW!
    Thanks for the visit!

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  75. wow, this is so gorgeous! Green and purple is one my fav color combos and this has my mouth watering :)

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  76. Such a gorgeous, floral-themed necklace/bracelet - love how you've made it multi-functional!

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  77. Love the colors. I'm wishing for lilac shrubs in the front yard now (they won't grow in AZ). I love multipurpose jewelry too. I have many pieces that I make that can rearrange into other configurations. I like that uniqueness about your piece.

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  78. Oh, that's really, really pretty. I'm big on whatever it;s called when you make little bead headpins and feed them on in a bunch between beads like you did here, so I'm esp loving that aspect. I've never had any luck making a 16-inch necklace that doubles into a bracelet without the two strands changing length so that one is much longer than the other. Do you know a trick I don't? (And you well may, as I'm almost completely self-taught.)

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  79. Love your double wrap bracelet! The colors remind me of summer flowers! Awesome design:)

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  80. Just gorgeous! Such a wonderful color combo, perfect for spring!

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  81. Love the necklace bracelet idea. Very pretty combination.

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  82. Jayne, you created one seriously beautiful bracelet/necklace with your soup! I love those pale purle shades and teh random dangles. I know you'll be so proud to show this one off...I'd wear it every chance I had myself! :-)

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  83. Beautiful colors. And the idea to use the piece as a bracelet and necklace is very nice.

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  84. Oh sad. I think our blog ate my comment :(

    Beautiful necklace! I love all of the pretty close-up photos of the details. Your necklace is so fresh and springy!

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  85. It's spring! Your colours have cheered me up!

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  86. Those colors are luscious! You've done a fab job pulling it all together. It's a wonderful bracelet!

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  87. Very pretty! Love the colors and the design!

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  88. Wow! That is so flipping gorgeous!

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  89. Really Beautiful!!! Love the colors and the design. I am not so good with lampwork beads, but I do so love the necklace / bracelet you made.

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  90. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. Very sweet of you! BTW, I am in Tulsa.

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  91. What a great bracelet you put together! Love the colors!

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  92. Jayne Love it, but also stopped by to let you know you are the winner of my Bead Soup earrings:) send me an email with your address I will put them in the mail!!!

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  93. Oh, I love it! Those colors are yummy and it's just my type of style!

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  94. Yum! The colours are so beautiful together, just lovely!

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  95. OOOH!!! This is SO pretty!!! I LOVE IT!

    I dropped by to see what you made!
    & to tell you that I am not yet sure which size of the bezel we are all going to get! I have to find a happy medium for everyone! I think it might be $50.00 for 1 thousand pieces if we get the ones closest to an inch.

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