Friday, August 10, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party ... The Big Reveal!!!



Well it's finally here...  time for my Bead Soup Blog Party reveal!!! This was my first time joining in and it's been a blast! If they'll have me, I would love to join the next one.   My partner is  Lorelei  and today is our reveal day. Check out Lorelei's  blog to see the Bead Soup I sent her and what she made with it! :) I haven't seen what she's made yet and I can't wait !!! 


Ok... are you ready? Here we go!!! 
Here's the Bead Soup Lorelei sent me...



And here's what I made with all that Bead Soup goodness...

I loved everything Lorelei sent me... I knew I wanted to use the large pewter
donut shaped pendant but how to use it in a bracelet? I have never used a pendant like that before. And I love the sweet little bird toggle clasp, but it was just a little to small for the design I had in mind and I was afraid it would get lost among all the chunky beads. (Oh how I love chunky beads!)

Sooooo... I played around, came up with an idea and decided to use the pendant as my clasp!  Just had to take the original toggle apart and see if the bird would fit thru the center... and... Voilà... it was a perfect fit!!   :)



And now for a fun surprise... We decided to have a our first blog giveaway!
This sweet bracelet will be gifted to a randomly selected person.
USA or International are welcome to join in!

Requirements: 

1. Comment below for a chance to win!
2. Blog about it and let me know for an extra chance to win!
3. Facebook about it and let me know for another extra chance to win!

Please be sure to let me know if you posted on facebook or your blog as well... maybe leave me a link?  That way I know who to give those extra chances to when we do the random draw.


Update: The end date will be Friday, August the 17th and the winner will be
announced the following Monday. :)






That's it! :)  Good Luck and God Bless!!!



Lorelei, thank you for being so wonderful... I really enjoyed partnering with you and I hope you feel the same! XO

Well folks... this the 2nd reveal out of three. There was approx. 400 of us.  Please try to visit all of the participants blogs...  it's so fun and inspiring to see the Bead Soup everyone sent to each other and what they have created with it.


To see a list of all the participants that share in this 2nd reveal
 with Lorelei and I, be sure to click and visit Lori Andersons blog. She's the hostess. Once there, just scroll (about half way down) the list, to locate the other artists links and their blogs!!!




Now don't forget to check out Lorelei's  blog to see the Bead Soups I sent her and
what she made with them! :)




And...  to Miss Lori Anderson.... thank you for hosting (and for doing such a fab job!) and for bringing all of us bead and jewelry artists together!!  XO

To see the next round in the 3rd reveal, you can visit Lori's blog for the upcoming list!


139 comments:

  1. Delightful colours and simple style that dont overwhelm the patterns in the beads.VEry lovely.Love and hugs Tanya

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  2. That came out super cute! great job!

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  3. Great work. Super sweet design, and you are gifting it. So great!

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  4. that's a neat rick with the clasp :-) and I love the lavender / mint combo, very fresh and summery

    your pug is adorable!

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  5. My faurite colours!!!! Stunning bracelet!Regards from Poland, Dorota

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  6. Beautiful pastel shades and the charm is a joy

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  7. What a super job you did!!! I loved the colors of the "soup" and I love even more what you did with it!! Love, Becky

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  8. Good morning!! My post is finally up, and I am sorry I didn't get it up before now. It's been a crazy week!
    Loved what you made with the beads I sent! I see you weren't feeling the linen cording but it really turned out lovely all the same! Great idea to use the large pendant as the toggle ring for the bird toggle!! Never thought of that!!
    The beads look great together. I am so happy you had fun with it!

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    1. Hi Lorelei!! Thank you. :) I tried soooooooo hard with the waxed linen cord. I ruined over half of it trying different things. LOL! Thank you for the challenge though, it was a learning experience. Was just at your blog and saw what you made with the soup I sent you and I LOVED IT... you did a great job! Had so much fun. Thanks again! XO

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  9. I absolutely love how this all came together!

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  10. The colors are beautiful!!!!! Love your design!!! My reveal is August 25th, it hasbeen a blast being part of the bead soup blog! Hope you stop by and see what I create on 8/25.

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  11. Dhea
    Hi !!!
    Very Happy to catch up with you here !
    I am sooooo exited to see you on the Bead Soup tour !
    Your designs are always awesome
    You and Russ make THE BEST Beadies!!!
    Your use of the soup ingredients is so creative
    and your Bracelet is absolutely Gorgeous !
    Hugs, m.e. :)

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    1. Hi M.E. it's been FOREVER!!! So good to see you!!!
      Love & miss you!! XO

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  12. Great bracelet Dhea! How ingenious to re-make the clasp, a sweet, sweet design!

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  13. I left a comment.I know I did because I rushed to do it before I ran out the door to work and wanted to be the first in the line.Oh well....Ok this is the most wonderful colours and the simple way it looks to be put together makes it so that the patterns in the beads and toggle can sing and be noticed.
    Thanks for the chance to win.Love and hugs Tanya

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  14. Great job with those gorgeous beads...love the design!

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  15. Awesome soup goodies you received and just love those colors! I love what you did with your bracelet - GORGEOUS!

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  16. What a happy bracelet! I love all of it. Yummy Soup!

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  17. Awesome..I love the bracelet and the pics of the beads in the soup bowl!!

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  18. That one came out really nice Dhea! Great job :-)

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  19. Wow!!! I love the colours of it! So pretty.

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  20. That is a gorgeous bracelet, and I really love how you used the focal as both a focal and a clasp :-)

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  21. OMG What a gorgeous bracelet.
    Those colors are amazing. Love them.
    Kathy

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  22. I love the colours of your bracelet. I never thought of pairing purple with that particular shade of minty green. But the resulting bracelet is absolutely charming. Fantastic work!

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  23. Gorgeous pieces,beautiful job

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  24. Wow! How fun is that?? Such a gorgeous concoction!

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  25. PS - I posted you on my Facebook, as I don't have a blog

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  26. I got seriously distracted by your dog stories... what a worrying time, especially so soon after losing your precious Bella. Hope little Sophie's recovery will be uneventful moving forward.

    Dhea, I love how you combined these subtle elements to make a wonderful piece that is sophisticated and understated. More to come with the leftovers? I'm following you so I don't miss it! P.S. love your amazing lampwork, and intrigued with your custom banner work. Definitely something for my future consideration. If anyone hasn't already checked them out PLEASE DO!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Monique! Sophie is getting better and better with each passing day! I plan following your blog as well... just as soon as I'm done here! :)

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  27. what a nice piece!! also love the colors!

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  28. I absolutely love the colors of your soup, you created some beautiful pieces. Nice work!

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  29. Beautiful ingredients and beautiful bracelet. Love that you used white as an accent color! Really adds that special something to the soup.

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  30. That bracelet is absolutely gorgeous; I love the color combination! Cheryl W.

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  31. Oh so yummy, love the colors and chunky beads too!!

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  32. I would DIE to win that because I love my chunky beads, too, and color -- oh yeah! I really love what you did, and I love your beads, too! So want.

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  33. Brilliant move with the focal-as-toggle. It looks geat! Love those birdies.

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  34. LOVE the color soooo much! And I love how you used the clasp! What an original idea!

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  35. you created a lovely bracelet! and yes, i would love the opportunity to win. thx!

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  36. Stunning bracelet. Love those chunky beads too! Beautiful colours and love how you used the donut bead :)

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  37. Hmmm, My mouth is watering!! Lorelei and you made wonderful soup together-- Nancy

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  38. you are so-o-o-o generous to give us a chance to win this yummy looking bracelet! I am sharing on my FB pages@Rising Designs and Nancy Saccoccio. Thanks you very much!

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  39. Thank you sooooooo much everyone!!! I hope you'll enter to join our Bead Soup Giveaway. See how you can get extra chances at winning. Details are posted above! :)

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  40. That is one of my favorite pieces from this reveal. It just sings.

    I shared the link on FB

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/405875996128607

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  41. It's gorgeous Dhea! Your bead soup goodies were gorgeous and you turned them into something really beautiful!

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  42. Oh my, your Bead Soup creation is wonderful!!! Turquoise and purple together are the best. Going to facebook about this bracelet so others can check out your blog. Wouldlove to win.

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  43. The bracelet is beautiful and beyond words! I would love an opportunity to win it, so am delighted to post a comment. I will follow the link to your store, as well, for the other beads I see on this sight that you make are truly beautiful, too. Thank you again!! Happy to share the link on FB page, Laren Dee Designs.
    Laren Barton
    http://larendeedesigns.com/ a Etsy shop.

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  44. You are surely a creative person to use that bead soup mix in such a beautiful way.

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  45. Wow i would havenever thought about doing that for the clasp!! Neat idea!!!

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  46. That is a drop dead gorgeous bracelet. You did a fantastic job with your challenge. I love the way you used the donut pendant for the clasp instead and the bird as the rest of the clasp. Very nice.,

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  47. Just posted to my facebook page. http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

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  48. Beautiful color combination and I love how you used the elements in unconventional ways. Love it!

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  49. That's beautiful, Dhea! Loving the colors. Super idea for that toggle, too.

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  50. Love your creations, especially the bracelet! And I would love the opportunity to win it! The color combination rocks!

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  51. Beautiful I dont have a blog but will try to figure out how to share it on fb :)

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  52. Clever to readapt the clasp...turned out very well.

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  53. such a beautiful bracelet. I love everything about it. ~diana

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  54. She sent you GORGEOUS beads, indeed! Nice job with the clasp/focal.I love that idea! Very pretty design!

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  55. I love the colors, definitely would not have been typical colors I would have chosen but I do love how they turned out!

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  56. Ohhh I ADORE this , its sooooo pretty , it's somethingi'd proudly have on every day ! i have my fingers crossed , I've never won something sooo gourgous,and it would be just the pick me up i need with the bad past monthi've had ... it's lovely ... anyone who wins would be so lucky !

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  57. Hey Miss Dhea. Love the bracelet! Glad to see you are blogging. Hope you are good. Please include menin tour giveaway!!! Becs

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  58. How beautiful, I love the colors and have been inspired to incorporate into a new piece. Great idea with the focal! You have inspired me.

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  59. That is a beautiful bracelet. Great job!

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  60. Not only is that a great piece, but it fits with your blog perfectly! The colors are right up your alley and I love how you composed them. I would love to win it.... you should pick me. :) LOL

    Melissa Muir
    http://design.kcjewelbox.com

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  61. beautiful soup you received!
    I love your bracelet, and I'd like to try to win it ;)
    ciao dall'Italia

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  62. Love the bracelet! I can't believe you want to give it away but WOW i would feel honored to win it. Thanks.

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  63. isn't it terrible when you can't remember if you commented already or not...scrolled through & didn't see my name, but just got off of work so maybe my eyes aren't focused enough. Anyway...love the colors of your work. Great composition and colors.

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  64. Love the beads, love the bracelets. Great use of the focal bead as a toggle.

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  65. Facebooked it: http://www.facebook.com/jill.m.holland

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  66. Awesome! I love what you've made and I especially liked hearing about your creative solution. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway too!

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  67. Posted! Very beautiful jewelry. Wants to enter!

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  68. Very pretty piece. Great idea for the give away. Enter me too please. I can't wait to see what else you create.

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  69. Very Pretty! Love the colors, and the amount of soup you packed into a bracelet! Please enter me in the drawing! betihorvath at gmail dot com!

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  70. Fantastic job on your bracelet. Awesome that you are giving it away. Here's a link to my blog post

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    1. Becky, the link you provided wont let me view it. Do you have another?

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  71. Added to my Blog: http://stringingfool.blogspot.com/

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  72. You got some awesome soup ingredients! I love the bracelet that you made. The colors are to pretty together and I love the focal and clasp!

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  73. What a fun bracelet. Beautiful colors and design

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  74. how clever to make the focal pendant and toggle into a 2-in-1 piece!! gorgeous colours. they are so light and fun... also thanks for doing this little giveaway...

    I fb-ed this post here: http://www.facebook.com/littlemake

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  75. I love this!!! I don't ever win anything but one can certainly dream! LOL The colors are so soothing. Great job!!!

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  76. Amazing, as always.....I have been on such a tight budget, but I can drool at the photos! LOL! HUGS, Lori

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  77. That is awesome. Love it!!

    - Julie Troyan

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  78. Love the gorgeous shades of green with the purple. Adapting the pendant as the clasp really made this piece a standout!

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  79. That bracelet is beautiful! I love th colors and how you used the pendent as a toggle clasp!

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  80. What a great bracelet! I like it very much!
    I facebooked the giveaway here: https://www.facebook.com/sz.e.zs

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  81. Oh yes, I already say what Lorelei made with the gorgeous beads you sent and I think you made an awesome bracelet too. I sure could give it a wrist

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  82. I love the bracelet, it is beautiful! Great job!

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  83. Shared it on my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/rlwshkspr/posts/306934369405305

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  84. Your bracelet is gorgeous! Love the colors ... love the beads!

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  85. Yes, I would love the chance to win such a beautiful bracelet! Thanx for the opportunity!

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  86. I love what you did with your soup! Gorgeous, love what you did with the clasp and so beautiful! :) Kris

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  87. Ooh la la. What a soup! You really put it together well!

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  88. Lucky girl & great job. I loved what you were sent & love what you did with it!!! just lovely

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  89. Lovely colors and beads. Lovely bracelet. Great job!

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  90. Wow! You got a terrific soup and the piece turned out really lovely.

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  91. I really loved the bead soup you got and you did an awesome job with it! Really gorgeous bracelet!

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  92. I love your beautiful bracelet! I would love to wear it!
    Cilla
    www.tellyourgirlfriends.com

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  93. What a gorgeous soup, and such a beautiful bracelet! Of course I would love to win it! Who wouldn't?? Great job!

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  94. Your bracelet is gorgeous, the design and colors, all of it, and I especially love how you make the focal into the clasp! Very clever!

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  95. Great job! Your bracelet is beautiful and I would be honored to have it!

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  96. Love the colour palette! Bright and fun. I'd love to win the bracelet, FB'ed it here https://www.facebook.com/OTMDBlog

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  97. Luv the beautiful pieces! The bracelet of course rocks! Great job and what a fun idea a giveaway! You rock!

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  98. I love your pieces and I would be really excited and happy to win that wonderful bracelet. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  99. What a really sweet bracelet. I love that you thought out of the box and came up with something so beautiful!

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  100. Oh my what pretty colours I love it!
    Jackie

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  101. Hi Dhea,
    Love the bracelet the colors are yummy, beautiful, beautiful!

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  102. I posted about your giveaway today! (http://craftyhope.blogspot.com/2012/08/giveaways-from-bead-soup-second-reveal.html)

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  103. This bracelet is just gorgeous love the colors. And that bird heart charm is adorable. Hope I still have a chance at the giveaway didn't notice the date.

    How generous :)

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  104. Hey everyone... thank you for commenting on my design and for sharing the giveaway! Sorry I didn't post an end date. The end date will be Friday, August the 17th and the winner will be announced the following Monday. :)

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  105. Your bracelet turned out FABULOUS, Dhea. I know I won't have a chance of winning, but wanted you to know!!

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  106. Want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want etc.

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  107. What a lovely bracelet! You did a great job. Lorelei's soup was awesome. I'd definitely give the bracelet a good home.

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  108. Very cute! Reminds me of sherbet :)

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  109. I bought Lorelei's book for my BSBP6 designs! And you got to be partners -- how lucky, and how lucky for us to get to see the beautiful jewelry you've created here!! Gorgeous, light and lovely, perfect patterning! Bravo!

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  110. OMGoodness!! I just love what you made, and the placement of the 'little bird' just adds to the charm!! Great job!

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  111. Dhea,
    I've been checking out the beads you two have been making and LOVE them! Now I get to see what you do with someone else's beads and its gorgeous! The colors are so peaceful and I love how you changed the clasp!

    How wonderful that you got such inspiring pieces from your partner.

    I shared on FB!

    https://www.facebook.com/kimberly.flood.14/posts/412268148831757

    Good luck everybody! Someone will be a very lucky person to win such a gorgeous bracelet. It's one of those that I just want to pick up and touch & not put down.

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  112. wonderful creation! you did a great job with your soup!
    greets
    jacqueline

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  113. I love multi-strand bracelets! They are so pretty! I love the chunkiness of your bracelet!

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  114. Gorgeous bracelet! You put the bead soup mix together beautifully! Lorelei was my partner a few soups ago. A fantastic lady, jewelry designer and as you know a great bead soup partner. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  115. Posted the giveaway on my blog too! :)

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  116. Sorry I missed your giveaway but love what you did with the bracelet.

    Carolyn
    carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

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  117. Thank you for commenting everyone!!! And for entering our first blog giveaway! :) Russ and I are working on gathering the list of names (and counting up those that get extra votes for blogging or posting on facebook) as I type. Winner will be announced tomorrow evening. Good Luck Everyone!!!

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  118. Lovely bracelet design! I am still hopping!Love the color theme!

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  119. What an amazing bracelet! Love the colors and the bird is super cute. :)

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  120. Gorgeous bracelet...congrats to the winner. You did a fantastic job with your soup!

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