Friday, May 9, 2014

Hello Fellow Beaders,

The day has come!  It's Bead Soup Party time.  Thank you Lori Anderson for hosting this party in spite of all the trials you are going through.  I truly appreciate your efforts.

Beccy Peterson is my partner.  She sent me a whole store, or so it seemed.  Thank you, Beccy.

Treasure Map
In spite of all the time we had, I didn't use all the beads.  As I continue to create new pieces I will post them to my blog.

I took Marie Forleo's B-School.  It was an intensive 8 week course.  It did, of course, cut into my beading time.

I made a necklace, bracelet and earring set.  The focal bead is a large floral stone with a small hole in the center.  It created problems with the way the bead hung.  It wanted to flop downward so I had to create a way to change the hang point.  I used the Delica 4172's to wrap the flower petals.  This gave me a way to add the brass chain.  

Focal Bead with Delicas, Drops and Brass Charm

Backside of Focal Bead

I used the beautiful glass toggle because it complemented the brass chain which I embellished with more of the Delicas.
Beautiful Glass Toggle with Embellished Chain

I made a bracelet and earrings to complete the set.



Matching Earrings

Bracelet with Embellished Chain and Brass Charm 
 Please leave a comment then visit the other participants for more beading goodness. There are 500 participants this year so instead of copying the participant list, here's a link to Lori Anderson's participant list.
Thanks for visiting.







70 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! I love the way you embellished the chain!

    - Linda - http://FromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com; http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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    1. Thank you. I think embellishing the chain with the same Delicas I used on the flower really brought everything together.

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  2. What a gorgeous set. Love em.

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  3. These pieces are so fun! Love the little details!

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  4. I like what you did, so lovely!

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    1. I enjoyed all of your pieces. Amazed with the copper chain you made. I'll be trying that myself.

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  5. very inventive use of focal! super!

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    1. Thank you. Your post was very charming.

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    2. Thank you. Your post was very charming.

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  6. Beautiful, i love how you beaded the flower focal and i adore your bracelet.

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  7. I adore both of your pieces ! The flower is great and that bracelet matches it perfectly !

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  8. Lovely pieces - great job with your soup!

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    1. Thank you. I feel like I barely made a dent in what Beccy sent me, but I did use the focal and one of the toggles. I'll be make more jewelry from her gifts and posting pictures.

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  9. These are great! I really love the small beads wrapped into the chain. Such a beautiful touch.

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    1. Thanks Susan. I like the embellished chain too. It makes the chain seem more delicate so it blends better with the seed beads.

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  10. So beautiful! I love the way you used the delicas. Very nice.

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    1. I like the asymetrical use of the clasp. When you have a beautiful clasp it is a shame to hide it behind your neck.

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    1. Thank you. Wow, that carved jade bead is beautiful.

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  12. Nice work . I like all the pieces..

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    1. I love your work. I can learn a lot from you.

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  13. Beautiful..I always wondered how delicas would look wrapped in chain. Excellent work! Thanks for joining and posting!

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    1. Love your necklace and earrings. I agree about the less is more. The way you put it all together really lets the focal shine.

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  14. Really pretty ! loved the way that you reworked the focal flourite flower! ( pretty sure that its flourite ) :)

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  15. Really enjoyed your pieces. Especially like the bracelet and incorporated colors. Very Nice!

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    1. Thank you. The bracelet was fun to make.

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  16. Beautiful pieces. So inventive and creative! I'm inspired! Really Soup-er!

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    1. Getting to work with items that you wouldn't normally pick is a great part of the Bead Soup Blog Party. Meeting fellow beaders is great too. Thank you for your kind words. Happy to know you're inspired.

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  17. Beautiful necklace, the clasp did set off the chain well. Lovely bracelet too!

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    1. You certainly put a lot of time and effort into your bead soup. Great work. The pendant you made after your dream is very beautiful.

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  18. Very romantic soup! I remember, also trying to thread a flower bead like you did, years ago - it wasn't nearly as delighting as yours.... ;0)

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    1. Thank you. I did enjoy figuring out how to make the flower hang the way I wanted. It's pretty heavy and needed support. I would love to see your flower bead. Did you make a necklace? I wanted to use it to make a hath panja (slave bracelet) but decided it was really too heavy.

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  19. You came up with a beautiful solution for getting the focal to hang the way you wanted. Lovely designs.

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  20. Lovely designs - I love your set! And a very creative way to hang the flower, beautiful :)

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  21. Great problem solving with the flower focal, and so cute with the little bee! Very creative!

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  22. Very clever how you solved the problem with the flower focal.

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  23. what an ingenious way to get around the hanging issue - great designs =)

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  24. I love the way you figured out how to make that focal hang the way you wanted it too. 3 really nice designs!

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  25. Stunning- and a very creative way to adapt the focal- and string the littles through the chain, definitely a detail you don't see until you really look...and then the bracelet at the end was a sweet sweet surprise.

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  26. Lovely pieces! Very clever way to use a centre drilled focal. I must remember this (I'll pin it :) ).

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  27. Beautiful pieces, I love how you used your focal, and that bracelet! It is gorgeous! I realized after some minute there are beads inside the chain! Awesome idea

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  28. Great how you managed that flower focal it turned out really well, very nice work!
    Jackie

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  29. Very interesting way to use that focal. I want to try to remember that one. Beautiful pieces.

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  30. Very sweet creations! That was a great idea for fixing the focal.

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  31. Hi Autumn, The way you strung the focal was very clever. I have had this same issue with pieces have made. Good job.

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  32. Beautiful work. I love the seeds and chain together.

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  33. Autumn you did a fabulous "job" with the amethyst flowere. I particularly liked the soft "old fashioned" feeling of that particular bead. Great job!

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  34. wowoowowooweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...gr8 job!

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  35. Sweet....such charming pieces you found in your soup...lol...very pretty for sure...Ty so much for sharing ...Hope ta see you back again next year....bye now

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  36. Love the chain and seed beads together, very original! You've made a very lovely set!
    Alenka

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  37. Lovely pieces. I am impressed with your solution to the floppy flower problem. Great job!

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  38. Very pretty. I like how each piece complements the others. I particularly like how you combined chain and seed beads in the earrings and the bracelet - it gives both pieces a unique look.

    http://mistheword12.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/bead-soup-ready-set-make/

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  39. Love how you solved the floppy flower issue. The delicas look great in the over all design.

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  40. That toggle really did compliment the chain, how lucky. Or was it serendipity?

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  41. The bracelet is my favorite of all your designs.

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  42. I really like how you re-worked the focal. It gives it a lighter, more delicate feel. The addition of the Delicas to the chain really tied it all together. Beautifully done.

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  43. Great job on that focal! I love to see the ingenious ways that people make things work.. necessity is the mother of invention and all that! I have heard that B-School is fantastic. I hope that it was good for you! Thank you for sharing your creations in the 8th Bead Soup. Enjoy the day! Erin

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  44. Very pretty pieces! Lovely job with your soup!

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  45. I am in awe of your design skills, Autumn! The glass and metal is a delicate and dynamic combination and your pieces look marvelous :)

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  46. What a neat way to incorporate seed beads into a design! Your whole set is so nicely done.

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  47. What a neat idea for hanging the focal and it allowed you to incorporate the seed beads in the design of your whole set. I love the colors and the very interesting chain! BTW, I just posted a comment and nothing happened, so I decided to duplicate it, just in case :)

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