Thursday, April 25, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party - It's Reveal Time!!!

Well it's been a fun few weeks, looking at all the posts for the largest Bead Soup Blog Party yet!

The first reveal was March 30th! So many interesting creations! In case you missed it, click here

The second reveal was postponed to April 13th. Over 200 people posted for this reveal! Wow! Click here for a look see! You will be captivated.

Now it is time for the third reveal, which unfortunately was postponed twice due to Lori's unforeseen ill health. We all wish her a speedy recovery!   

My partner, Joyce Becker of Peoria, AZ, sent me a wonderful bead soup.
Joyce made a copper S-hook clasp, copper twisty spring tubes, copper ear wires, and copper wire doodles. So talented! She also included a clay polymer lotus flower and an original focal by Emily Claire; www.Etsy.com/shop/EmandMad. The stones are turquoise, lapis, tiny tourmaline spacer gemstones, adventurine, iolite, copper glass beads and a couple of copper beads. Joyce also sent along an extra Tierra cast copper clasp and a painted, imprinted & embossed bird Vintaj disc. With so much to work with, I could not wait to get started!

The focal from Emily Claire's shop & the variety of stones were calling my name, so that's where I started. Of course, copper was the optimum wire! My friend & daughter's mother-in-law, Kay Thomerson of KayzKreationz, was trying out a new tool that bends wire (I forget the name) on my copper wire.

                        So I decided to use that wire & bend it just a little more!

 Next I wanted to play with the beads, so I attached a small string of them to each side of the focal & made another string to place above with a variety of beads. I added a few copper beads as spacers that I had in my own stash.



                          Next came more wire! Woohoo! Never enough wire ------


 And .... more wire in another pattern & design. Ending with Joyce's handmade copper clasp.
          






Here's the final outcome of the necklace.
Of course, no necklace should be worn without it's accessories! So I made a bracelet & earrings to match. I used the other copper clasp on the bracelet and the ear wires Joyce made on the earrings.
                                                        
                                 The complete set!
 Thank you Joyce for all the lovely beads & copper pieces. I think I used almost all of them! I still have two items I have planned for a future project - the polymer focal and the bird Vintaj embossed & painted disc. I bought some clay to try my hand at polymer beads that I wish to incorporate with these. That will be another blog in the future.  Stay tuned!

                                                 This is the bead soup I sent Joyce.
(Jasper, agate, shell, tiger's eye, bloodstone, smokey quartz crystals, coral, African trade beads, and a handmade copper toggle & clasp)
I'm excited to see what she did with it! For her creations see Joycesjoyfulgems.blogspot.com.

There's so many other participants to check out. Here's the links to the third reveal. Enjoy!

Adlinah Kamsir www.dreamstruckdesigns.blogspot.com
Agi Kiss http://moonsafaribeads.blogspot.com
Alenka Obid www.pepita-handmade.blogspot.com
Alison Sachs www.beadsbyearthtones.blogspot.com
Amanda Tibbetts http://www.amandamade.com/blog
Amy Sims www.amysimsdesigns.com
Ana Cravidao http://acbeads.blogspot.com
Andra Marasteanu http://bijouxdemonange.blogspot.com
Andria Poole www.Jewelleryartiste.blogspot.com
Angela Perkins http://jeweledinspirations.blogspot.com
Anja Schultz http://anjas-perlenwelt.blogspot.de/
Ann Sherwood http://ann-sherwood.blogspot.com/
Anna Nordeman http://annas-adornments.blogspot.com
Annita Wilson http://awjewelryandbeadwork.blogspot.com/
Arlene Dean http://aglassbash.blogspot.com/
Astrid Boyce http://astridboyce.blogspot.com/
Barb Fernald http://barbarasfernald.com/
Betty James Hoppensteadt www.tybetastidbits.blogspot.com
Birgit Klughardt www.gitesbeads-gite.blogspot.com
Bonnie Coursolle http://jaspersgems.blogspot.ca/
Brandy Thomason McNair www.bellavitajewelry.blogspot.com
Brenda Sigafoos http://brenda-sigafoos.blogspot.com
Carmen Lau http://littlemake.blogspot.com/
Carol Wilson http://jetadorn.blogspot.com/
Caroline Dewison http://www.blueberribeads.co.uk
Cassie Donlen www.cassiedonlen.blogspot.com
Catharine Temaluru http://ienmaginationsjewelry.wordpress.com
Catherine Turrell http://fairysketches.blogspot.co.uk
Cheri Reed www.creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Cherrie Warzocha http://colorsofshae.blogspot.com/
Christa Murphy http://adventuresofwonebeadywoman.blogspot.com/
Christina Hickman http://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/
Christina Stofmeel www.fengbeads.com
Christine Hansen http://intuitivesparks.blogspot.com
Christine Stonefield www.sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com
Cilla Watkins www.tellyourgirlfriends.com
Cindy Cima Edwards www.cindycima.com
Claire Lockwood www.somethingtodowithyourhands.com
Colleen Vinthagen http://www.thewireworkshop.com/blog/
Dagmar Liebisch http://kokopellidesign.blogspot.de/
Dana Fowler www.blogjunepur.blogspot.com
Danielle Kelley http://imbuethemuse.blogspot.com/
Deb Fortin www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Dee Elgie http://cherryobsidia.blogspot.co.uk
Denise Milward http://milwardstorysofar.wordpress.com/
Diah Anggreni http://pernik-manik.blogspot.com/
Diana Gonzalez www.arteypoemas.com
Diane Valasek http://dragonflyclose.blogspot.com/
Dita Basu http://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com
Donetta Farrington http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com/
Doris Stumpf http://glaszwerg.blogspot.de/
Elizabeth Bunn http://elizabethbeads.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Drake http://mutteringsofacrone.wordpress.com/
Elizabeth Jones http://www.eyekandyjewellery.com
Elizabeth Stolarczyk http://elizabethsart.blogspot.co.uk/
Ema Kilroy http://www.emakdesigns.com/blog
Erin Kenny http://beadifultherapy.blogspot.ca/
Evelyn Duberry Www.ShebaMakeda.com
Fay Wolfenden www.torchfairy.blogspot.com
Francesca Watson http://francescawatson.com/
Gen Smith http://gennysworld.blogspot.com/
Ginger Davis Allman www.thebluebottletree.com
Giorgia Rossini www.joyblonde.blogspot.com
Hannah Annear www.quirkyhannah.wordpress.com
Heather Otto http://www.thecrafthopper.com
Heidi Kingman www.Heidikingman.blogspot.com
Ildiko Jarai

Inge von Roos
www.sviroalkotasai.blogspot.hu

http://ingetraud.wordpress.com/
Iveth Caruso www.CreativeAtelier.net
Jackie Locantore http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog/MorningStarSanctuaryStudio
Jacqueline Keller www.creartelier.blogspot.com
Jane Pranata Lim http://cherryeve.blogspot.com
Jennifer Davis http://jennifersjewelsandjunk.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Tough
http://jenniferbeads.blogspot.ca
Jenny Vidberg http://shymessmycken.blogspot.se/
Jessica Klaaren Http://cellardoorjewelry.blogspot.com
Joanna Matuszczyk http://filcowe.blogspot.com
Joyce Becker www.joycesjoyfulgems.blogspot.com
Judith Johnston http://www.lampworkbeadlounge.com/
Judy Riley www.threeredbeads.blogspot.com
JuLee Wolfe www.thepolymerpenguin.blogspot.com
June Butt http://www.onewhiteswan.blogspot.co.nz/
Karen Mitchell http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com/
Karin King www.maverickbeads.blogspot.ca
Karin von Hoeren www.creativeideen.de
Karla Morgan http://texaspepperjams.blogspot.com/
Kathrin Lembke http://allesperle.blogspot.de/
Kathy Stemke
http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic http://slovoni.blogspot.com
Katy Heider http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomerson http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
Kelley Fogle www.mylifeonebeadatatime.blogspot.com
Keren Panthaki https://vasdea.wordpress.com
Kimberly Idalski http://www.Kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com
Kirsi Loponen http://peikkonen.blogspot.com
Klaudia Tóth http://www.klaudiabizsu.hu/
Krista Quantrill www.cornucopiaofcrafts.blogspot.ca
Kristina Hahn Eleniak www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
Kristina Johansson www.wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com
Laney Mead http://laney-izzybeads.blogspot.co.uk/
Lara Lutrick http://www.lutrick.blogspot.com/
Laura Guenther

www.blueantiquities.blogspot.com
Lauren Potts

www.lpsjewelry.blogspot.com
Laurie Vyselaar

www.Lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
Leah Tees

www.mybeadylittleeyes.blogspot.ca
Lena Adams

http://mommaslilbirdiesblog.blogspot.com
Lesley Watt

www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Leslie Wayment www.aabeadsonline.com/blog/
LiliKrist http://pcbylik.blogspot.com/
Linda Kropp http://lindasartbarn.blogspot.com/
Linda Newnham http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
Linda Younkman www.lindysdesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa Boucher http://lisasclayhappenings.blogspot.com/
Lizzie Clarke www.theneedtobead.blogspot.com
Lora Bright http://labweorc.wordpress.com/
Lorelle McIntyre http://beadyart.blogspot.com.au
Lori Anderson www.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Lori Finney http://lori-finney.blogspot.ca/
Lucie Bouvier http://www.carlosbeadstore.com/blog/
Malin de Koning http://beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.se
Marina Dobrynina http://savonfeutre.blogspot.fr/
Marina Kosovic http://machoopko-design.blogspot.com/
Marion Simmons http://www.shadetreejewelry.com/blog.html
Marita Suominen http://momentofjewelry.blogspot.fi/
Marjolein Trewavas http://roomforchangemeuk.blogspot.co.uk/
Marsela Schroth www.marselita.de
Martha Aleo www.ornamento.wordpress.com
Mary Govaars www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Mary K McGraw http://mkaymac.blogspot.com/
Maybeline Tay http://thejewelrylarder.blogspot.sg/
Mea-B. Uebler www.glasorakel.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudinger www.beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Menka Gupta http://menkag.blogspot.com
Merja Sundström http://suntsan.blogspot.fi/
Merja Syrjämäki http://helmiriippuvuus.blogspot.fi/
Michelle Buettner http://www.MiShelDesigns.blogspot.com
Michelle Escano www.cabbycraft.blogspot.com
Michelle Wigginton http://adornedonadelaide.blogspot.ca/
Milla Hope www.Lbcreativeart.com
Miranda Ackerely


Mischelle Fanucchi

Mowse Doyle

www.mirandack.com

http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com


http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com/
Mrs M Makes www.mrsmmakes.wordpress.com
Nan Smith www.wirednan.blogspot.com
Natalie Davidson http://northshoredays.blogspot.co.nz/
Natalie Moten http://runningoutofthread.blogspot.com/
Natascha Marty www.sommerlicht.ch
Nikki Banham-Hall http://jewellerymakingblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Noemi Baena http://blog.noemibaena.com/
Norma Turvey http://moonlitfantaseas.blogspot.com
Pam DeBoer http://pamelas-studio.blogspot.com/
Pam Hurst www.pamhurst.blogspot.com
Patti Pruhs http://threebeadsandastring.blogspot.com/
Penny Houghton http://www.smellynelly.blogspot.com.au/
Penny Mills www.cobblestone-lane.blogspot.com
Rachel Van-Walsh www.balancedcrafts.com/blog
Rebecca Sirevaag www.godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com
Regina Santerre http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/
Regina Wood
http://www.gina-design.blogspot.com
Roberta Fauntroy www.thevirtualbeadsociety.wordpress.com
Rosanagh Watson


Rose Johnson
http://ring-a-ring-a-rosie.blogspot.co.uk



http://swtrosethorn.blogspot.com
Rosemary Cheslock www.glasseyebutterfly.tumblr.com
Rossana De Gaspari http://rdegas.blogspot.com
Sabine Dittrich www.perlendschungel.blogspot.com
Sam Waghorn http://palemooncreations.tumblr.com/
Sandi James http://www.dobedobeaddo.blogspot.com/
Sandra McGriff http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.ca
Sandra Wollberg http://city-of-brass-stories.blogspot.com/
Sandra Young http://gypsyroadbeads.blogspot.ca/
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Sharon Palac www.sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com
Sierra Barrett http://giraffecanhas.wordpress.com/
Silke Gröber http://just-beads.blogspot.com
Siobhán Keogh http://vovsjewellery.blogspot.ie/
Stefanie Teufel http://stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com
Stephanie Stamper www.Skwds.blogspot.com
Sue Hamel http://cardandjewelrycorner.blogspot.com/
Sue Rennie http://moonandsevenstars.blogspot.co.uk/
Susan Kennedy www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Susan McClelland http://mistheword12.wordpress.com
Susanna Lehto http://othellehto.blogspot.fi/
Suse Stelljes www.pearlify.blogspot.de
Susie Hibdon http://vintagesusieandwings.blogspot.com
Suzann Sladcik Wilson www.BeadphoriaBlog.com
Tara Plote http://newbiebeader.blogspot.com/
Terri G. http://terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.com/
Terry Carter http://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com/
Terry Matuszyk http://pinkchapeau.wordpress.com/
Theresa Frank http://www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com/
Tina Bosh http://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/
Tina Noonan www.wingedimp.blogspot.com
Toltec Jewels www.JewelSchoolFriends.com





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35 comments:

  1. Great job, I love the first necklace. Congrats!

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    1. Thank you! This was a fun challenge!

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  2. Beautiful necklace- I especially love the spiral chain you've made for it. I wish the bracelet photo were better, but I believe it is as beautiful as the necklace. Have a great Sunday, Ana

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    1. Thanks Ana! I love working with wire, but I'm not a great photographer. I'm working on it though! Those pictures were actually taken on my phone because I was out of town without the camera. :( Camera pictures are smaller I guess. :) Going to retake some of them & see if I get can better pics. :)

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  3. Really lovely necklace - some great wirework too, love it!

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    1. Thank you so much! I had a great bead soup to work with & I love wire work. :0

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  4. What I can see on your pictures looks nice. It's too bad that the pictures are not bigger.

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    1. I'm working on better pictures. Took those with my camera phone because I was out of town. Home now, going to retake with the camera. :) We'll see what happens. Thanks!

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    2. Thanks so much! It was a fun bead soup! I'm working on taking better pictures. These were taken with my phone camera & didn't turn out so good. They're way too small.

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  5. I'm loving all this wirework, looks amazing with turquoise beads!

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    1. Thanks! I've retaken the pictures with the camera. This was a fun project. :0

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  6. Pretty pieces, and great wire work!!!

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  7. Your pieces turned out great. Love all the wire work on the necklace. And the bracelet is so rich looking. Know your proud of them. Can't wait to see what you do with the rest and the clay.

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    1. Thanks Kay,
      I retook the pictures with the camera outside. I think they turned out better. Let me know what you think. Thanks, Karla :0

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  8. Beautiful designs. Love the wire work.

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    1. Thanks, I love working with wire, especially copper.

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    1. Thank you! I had a blast with this bead soup!

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  10. Gorgeous pieces, the focal is so well set off by your design. Great job!

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    1. I loved the focal! It was fun working it into a necklace :)))

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  11. Lovely wirework. Copper and blue are so nice together. Well done!

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    1. Thanks so much! It was fun working with this great bead soup!

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  12. Nice soup cooking, Karla! Such a lot of fine wire work for a one of a kind piece!

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    1. Thank you! I love wire especially copper. I'm branching out into other areas though. I love learning new things.

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  13. I love your pieces! Beautiful design and great color. Fantastic job!

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    1. Thanks Patricia, I love working with metal & wire!

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  14. Lovely pieces! Your wirework is amazing!!

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    1. Thank you Christine, this bead soup just screamed copper wire to me! So..... it was a blast!

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  15. Karla you jewelry is truly one of a kind. Your wirework is amazing. You did a great job using your soup.

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    1. Thanks Becky, I really enjoyed this bead soup!

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  16. Great wirework!! The Copper and Blue are gorgeous together.

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    1. Thank you, wire is fun. You can do so many things with it. I'm going to check into textiles after seeing your pieces.

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  17. Oh that necklace is so lush! It's exactly the kind of thing I'd love to be able to make myself. Awesome!

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  18. It looks like you had a lot of fun with that copper wire! So many designs with it!! It made your set look somehow Egyptian or something. Nicely done! :)

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