Saturday, March 3, 2012

56 5th Bead Soup Blog Party

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It is finally here!

I am so excited to reveal to you what I made!!

First let me start off by saying thank you to Ms. Lori Anderson at Pretty Things Blog for doing her wonderful Bead Soup Party again.  I was lucky enough to get chosen and am just thrilled to see what everyone else - including my swap partner - Beaded by Sandra has come up with.

Here is what I was sent....


Isn't it a beautiful mix?  

I had so much fun trying different designs and adding in different beads to the mix.  The first project I did was - of course - the Purple beads.  The deep purple beads are Purple Agate and they are just 'shimmering' with color.  Then I just HAD TO use the beautiful Swarovski Crystals - in Purple Haze.  These added just the right amount of sparkle to the mix.  Now I needed to add 'just a little bit more' beads to fill up the strand.  I happened to have some beautiful Porcelain beads that were Purple Marble in color... a great fit!  Add in the BEAUTIFUL Sterling Toggle Clasp that she sent and some end caps and findings and.... here is what I came up with:


The next bead/centerpiece that drew my attention was the very 'earthy' bird from SpiritedEarth.  The Greek Ceramic beads blended so well into the theme I was going for that I kept the earthy look going with some Unakite stones that I already had in stock.  This necklace set just 'screams' Mother Earth, what do you think?

 And now on to the wonderful Chili Pepper colored - top drilled - Swarovski Crystals.  These are so WARM that I had to pair them with something totally different.  So, Black Swarovski Crystals it was.  This is a Gold Plated Spring Wire bracelet with a safety chain - just in case.


And I was done! 

I figured I would use the last of the beads on another project - later on down the road.  BUT, one of my loyal fans (Gypsy Road Beads) found out that I wasn't using the last few and encouraged me to make something with them... so, here they are:

These beautiful pottery beads are made by Elements Pottery and they were a wonder to work with.  They have SO much texture and beauty to them.

 
 SO, here it all is - in one look!!!


Now the fun part is that all of us that were involved in this great Bead Soup Party are now having a BLOG party to go with it!!! Here is the link to join in!  Come along with us and see what all the others (there were 200 people participating) received and made with their Bead Soup!



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If you would like to see a list of all those who participated, please click here.

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And here is a slide show that shows ALL the photos and views I took of my creation and the beads!  Enjoy!!!!


**** All these items will be listed in my Krafty Max Original ArtFire Studio by the end of the weekend if you are interested in purchasing them ****

56 comments:

  1. Awesome pieces - isn't that party fun:-) ?

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    1. Thank you so very much!! I had loads of fun! ~KM

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  2. I love the birdy necklace :)
    I'm a partecipant from Italy, I'm trying to visit all of you.
    this was really a great experience!
    ciao ciao

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    1. Thank you so much. Earthy isn't usually my thing, but I just love the way this turned out! ~KM

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  3. Lovely pieces. I especially like the way you used the ceramic beads and the bird heart necklace!!

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    1. Thank you. That was fun to make - outside my normal designs!! ~KM

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  4. I love all the things you made. You are soo talented.

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  5. Simply lovely. I especially like the last pair of eaarings. Very clever! :)x

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    1. Thanks!!! I don't usually use square beads, so this was fun! ~KM

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  6. I'm not a beader, though now I think I'd like to be one after seeing all of these beautiful creations. As a lover of crystals and stones, I can't help but be in awe of the work that has been showcased here. Simply gorgeous! Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thank you very much! How flattering you are! Hope your weekend was wonderful too! ~KM

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  7. Gorgeous designs! My favorites are the bracelet with the chili pepper Swarovski's and the first pair of earrings. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you! Isn't that 'chili pepper' color just WARM and GLOWING?? Thanks! ~KM

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  8. Those are all gorgeous designs. I especially like the one your fan pushed you to make. Those earrings so cool!

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    1. Me too! So outside my normal, but I am SO glad I tried! ~KM

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  9. You really came up with some fantastic designs in this challenge. I'm particularly drawn to your more earthy necklace (typical of me) but your design of the memory wire bracelet also intrigues me. Well done, my friend!

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    1. WOW, thank you so very much! I really enjoyed working outside my 'comfort zone'! ~KM

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  10. You did such a good job! I love the differences -- all that purple (which I LOVE) and then a quick shift to earth tones. Don't you just love Nan Emmett's ceramic?

    Excellent!

    I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

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    1. Thank you very much for your encouragement and compliments!! I had such a great time! I can't wait to join in again! ~KM

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  11. Ha ha ha....you done GOOD my friend! Really, really good!

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    1. Thank you Ms. Sandra. Your encouragement and support helped me to try something REALLY new. Thank you! ~KM

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  12. I'm not a purple girl, but I really like your bracelet and earrings, and that agate is yummy!

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    1. Thank you very much!! I just love the 'chili pepper' bracelet.... warm and fun! ~KM

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  13. Oh my gosh! The bracelets are all so different but all equally gorgeous.I would wear any of them. Great job using every bit of your soup :-)

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    1. Thank you so very much!! I had a great time and loved every minute of it!! ~KM

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  14. You've created some beautiful pieces with your soup ingredients...I'd wear all of them in a flash. Lovely job!

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    1. Thank you, that is such a compliment!! ~KM

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  15. All of your pieces are gorgeous. You are right that the bird pendent screams earthy. The Greek beads are perfect for it.

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    1. Thank you.... I had so much fun! What a challenge to come up with something so outside my normal!! Love it! Thank you again! ~KM

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  16. I think you did a fantastic job with your bead soup ingredients. That purple bracelet is seriously yummy - love, love, love it!

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    1. Thank you so very much!! I had such a fun time!!! ~KM

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  17. Beautiful pieces. They are all so cheerful. The purple bracelet is a knock out!

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  18. I'm so sad I missed the party yet again! :(
    Ever since I've heard about the swap, I've wanted to join in on the fun-Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of nice beads to swap, so that's a problem, too >.<

    You did a GORGEOUS job Max! I'm thoroughly impressed with what you whipped together with your mix :)

    Oh, and I left you a very apropos surprise on my blog!

    http://theeclecticelement.blogspot.com/2012/03/im-kreative-blogger-award.html

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    1. Hopefully you'll get into the next one! Thank you, as always, for your great compliments and support! I'll go check out your blog now!! ~KM

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  19. Those are all fantastic pieces of jewelry. And all so different based on what you chose as the focal and they each sparkle in their own way.

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  20. I do Love them all but I have been in a real red mood lately and the "Earthy Bird" just struck a chord :D Your ceramic beads really bring out the best in him.... or her!

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  21. Both of those bracelets are so gorgeous! So different but true show stoppers. I really thought that the purple agate was lampwork beads to begin with.

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  22. Wow! such different styles and colors but I love everyone of them!

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  23. wonderful soup and great designs. Love what you have done!!

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  24. Purple is defintive my colour - I love purple. Who wonders, the necklace with the wonderful purple agate is clearly my favorite? I've never seen such big round agate beads! But also the warm chili Pepper colored bracelet is very nice. Very well done!

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  25. I love the necklace with Nan's pendant and the bracelet is gorgeous. Those crystals are really beautiful, aren't they. Great job!

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  26. OH, I think your necklace is fabulous! I love the warm earthy feel from that great focal bead. Thanks for sharing so many picutes.
    Cheers,
    Lori D.

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  27. Every piece you made is beautiful...but that first bracelet is heavenly! You did a beautiful job!

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  28. Wow, everything is so beautiful - and as many designs as there are piecs: love the variety. I like all your pieces: the purple beads / crystals is deliciously delicate, the bird focal is so down to earth and warm, I love the black / orange bracelet and how you built the crystals on top of / between the black crystals - and the earrings are the cutest things ever. Love them all!

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  29. Its taken me a while to check out your reveal. I must admit I read all of your recent posts first. Congrats on selling your pieces. I agree with you on the violence... its way too much. Your creations are beautiful and so is your spirit.

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  30. I love the wire wrapped bangle ( 2nd bracelet) it just looks really kewl!

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  31. The bird pendant is so adorable. I love it. You did a great job with all of your pieces :)

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  32. Wow! What an amazing group of pieces you made! I don't know what is my favorite, though the bird pieces really speak to me, but the wire wrapped bangle is so cool too! Great job!

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  33. What a variety of soup you received...love the purple bracelet and I love earth tones too. Beautiful pieces.
    Sonya

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Thank you so much for reading my post and leaving a comment. THANK YOU and enjoy!! ~KM

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