Friday, May 9, 2014

It's Here... The 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!!

Here we go... it's time for the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal... and my partner is the wonderfully talented B. Kuhlman, of Mixed Mayhem.  Be sure to check out her blog to see the Bead Soup I sent her and what she made with it! :) I haven't gotten to see yet and I can't wait!!!
Remember the wonderful and challenging bead soup she sent me?  Here's a picture.
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B sent me,  Peridot Jasper... pretty crystals, glass pearls, silk ribbons, a toggle clasp and matching wire. She made the gorgeous pendant and I believe the clasp as well. Her wire work is gorgeous!!! The focal... inspiring! Her wire work... inspiring!!!
The color was a challenge for me as was the size of the little beads... a challenge I  ended up enjoying very much though as it forced me out of my comfort zone and I found that I  really enjoy the color ... it's very soft and soothing. Thanks B!







Ok... are you ready? Here is what I made ...
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I pulled 2 of my favorite colors into the design... pairing the peridot with purple and a yummy chocolate brown.  This close up shows off the pretty facets in the focal... and B's awesome wire work.


I didn't get to use all the beads yet or the ribbon... and I have yet to attempt the wire. I do have plans to give that a try some time soon. Maybe create a matching bracelet and a pair of earrings to go with the necklace? We shall see!


This beauty is available for purchase if you'd like it.... 
here on our website! :)


Thank you B for being so wonderful... I really enjoyed having you as a partner and I hope you feel the same. I'm also so glad I have made a new friend! Thank you for challenging AND inspiring me.  XO


And a HUGE thank you to our hostess with the mostest... Lori Anderson!!!
Thank you Lori for making all of this possible. I know these things take a lot of time and work and energy and love.... and w/o you, there would be a huge piece missing in the heart of the bead and jewelry world.  And accomplishing  all this while you have been sick and going thru such a hard time... on top of being a mom and wife. Wow! So THANK YOU, for all you do... I know it's been hard. You are awesome!! 





 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.

And don't forget to check out my wonderful partner's blog to see what she made with the bead soup I sent her: Mixed Mayhem.


The  participants ...
Tina Bosh http://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/
Kristina Hahn Eleniak www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com


Genea Crivello-Knable www.geneabeads.blogspot.com


Miranda Ackerley http://blog.mirandack.com/
Erin Guest www.renlish.com








Katie Nielson-Nunez www.Vikingcraft.blogspot.com




Bobbie Rafferty www.beadsong.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding http://99bobotw.blogspot.com


Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp www.kruseartllc.com


Tina Holden www.beadcomber.ca


Sandi Volpe www.sandivolpe.com


Evelyn Duberry www.Shebamakeda.com
Blanca Medina www.peru-medesigns.com
Ginger Davis Allman http://thebluebottletree.com


Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic http://slovoni.blogspot.com
Dian Hierschel www.mydias.de


Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens www.glassbeadart.blogspot.com
Rebecca Anderson www.songbeads.blogspot.com


Jacqueline Keller www.creartelier.blogspot.com
Joan Williams www.lilrubyjewelry.com


Agata Grygiel http://www.inaurem.pl/
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller www.jevebo-art.blogspot.com


Merja Sundström http://suntsan.blogspot.fi/


Johana Nunez www.artincendi.com
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
Maddison Langford www.maddy-moo.blogspot.com


Birgitta Lejonklou www.lejonklou.blogspot.se


Bridget Torres www.shears58.net
Keren Panthaki www.vasdea.wordpress.com
Jennifer VaBenschoten http://www.vanbeads.blogspot.com


Michelle Tucker www.michelleannstudio.com
Noemi Baena Roman http://blog.noemibaena.com/
Marsela Schroth www.marselita.de


Gail Vanderster-Zwang www.Angelmoose.blogspot.com


Kelly Hosford Patterson www.travelingsideshow.blogspot.com
Christine Stonefield www.sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com


Rossana De Gaspari www.Rdegas.blogspot.com


Emmanuelle Roué www.ashentara.blogspot.fr
Barbara Fernald www.BarbaraSFernald.com






Cindy Boissonneault www.dziar.com
Susanne Stelljes www.Pearlify.blogspot.com
Terry Jeanette Carter www.tappingflamingo.blogspot.com




Elaine Robitaille http:/www.tooaquarius.com






Mary K. McGraw www.mkaymac.blogspot.com
Mandi Ainsworth www.beadcircle.com


Nicole Valentine Rimmer www.nvalentine.blogspot.com


Mary Ellen Merrigan http://www.maryellenbeads.com
Cheryl Brown www.dragonflybeads.ca


Patricia Buchanan www.braceletstoo.artfire.com






Patty Woodland http://brokenteepee.com


Marde Lowe www.fancimar.com


Valerie Norton www.hot-fused-glass.com


Elisabeth Auld www.beadsforbusygals.com
Brendalee Astells www.silverbee.ca


Janice Warden Bergeron http://thejewelryroom.blogspot.ca/






Tracy Stillman www.beadtrilogy.com
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom www.clubcreativestudio.com/blog
Madonna Liza Cruz-Comia http://crazy-notions.blogspot.com
Suzann Sladcik Wilson www.Beadphoria.wordpress.com


Barbara Bechtel http://secondsurf.com
Keren von Hoeren www.creativeideen.de

XO
Dhea

www.javabead.com


http://www.javabead.com/

85 comments:

  1. Love the colors!! Great job!

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  2. You have made a wonderful necklace, I love it!

    LG

    Sylvia

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  3. Love what you have done with the colors! It is amazing how each one's creativity is expressed!

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  4. Those colours together are beautiful. I would never have thought to put them together. I love those beaded beads too.

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  5. I love how this adventure has many of us working outside of our comfort zone. Necklace is amazing!

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  6. Dhea - I'm drooling over this necklace! Love the color combo - so rich & luscious!

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  7. It's a wonderful color combo, Dhea! I like the tender yellow wire wrapped focal and how you draw attention to it!

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  8. Dear Deah, the necklace is beautiful! Fantastic, as you have threaded this sunny soup. A fantastic feel-good jewelry! Great! I love this necklace!

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  9. Once again, you do not disappoint, Dhea! This necklace is so very pretty. The colors all work together perfectly to highlight that beautiful focal. The little woven beads are a perfect accent. Beautiful work! Christie

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  10. fantastic wire and beadwork! great necklace!

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  11. Oh, Dhea, that's spectacular!! The purple accents the yellow perfectly. You did an amazing job - that necklace made my heart skip!

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  12. Adding purple and chocolate coloured beads has really made the wonderful focal pop Dhea.
    A fabulous design really beautiful.

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  13. just gorgeous, love all the wire work

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  14. Your necklace is truly beautiful. Love the colors!

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  15. I see you got my darling Bee, and she spoiled you like she spoiled me last year. You made her wire-wrapping justice, and I just adore the color combos you used !

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  16. Gorgeous necklace! I love your mix of colors, they go perfectly together!

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  17. I just love how you mixed the purple and chocolate with the yellow. It is a stunning necklace! B was my partner the first time I participated in the BSBP 3 years ago. Her wirework is amazing!

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  18. Stunning doesn't even begin to describe what you created with that gorgeous soup you were given! That necklace is a pure work of art :) I'm in love with everything about it, especially those colors you paired together!

    I think you most definitely rocked that soup :)

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  19. Just love all the colors great work!

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  20. The long necklace is just incredible. I love how you added the beaded beads within the necklace - They added such a wonderful tactile look to the piece making it look complex in its design. Your partner must be very pleased.

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  21. Wonderful soup and lovely necklace :)

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  22. LOVE IT!
    The colours work so well together. Beautiful!

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  23. Beautiful! I love the combination of the peridot with the deep purple and chocolate.

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  24. Wonderful design Dhea. As you always did. It's really a pretty necklace.

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  25. As soon as I looked at your soup, I said to myself, "Now I would add purple", and you did!! Brilliant!! Love the beaded beads as well !! you made it all sing!!

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  26. Thats a so gorgeous necklace, I love it. The combination with greens and purples is really great. Wow!

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  27. I love the way you play the colors,,,so matching to each other =)

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  28. Wow, what a stunning necklace. I love the beaded beads in it, and how you brought in silver as an additional metal color, yet the "feel" of the necklace still is warm. Very nice!

    xoxo
    Sandra

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  29. your necklace is very beautiful..I like the beaded beads and the bezel with the spirals...Love your work.

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  30. Gorgeous! love the way you paired your soup palette with purples and chocolates...really stunning!

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  31. Loved the addition of the seeded beads along with the purple and brown...great colors and wonderful texture!

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  32. Totally loving the combination of colors you have going! Purple and lime green are a favorite combination of mine. You pulled it off beautifully. Great work! :D

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    1. Aww thank you!!! I couldn't have done it with out you Miss B!! XOXO

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  33. Oh my goodness! What a great piece., I love love love those silver spacers you used and would never have thought to use purple with peridot.! Brilliant!

    Linda http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com; http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  34. I loved your pieces! Wouldn't have ever thought to use purple with peridot but it's HOT! :)

    Any chance you might share where you found those gorgeous silver spacers ?

    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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    1. Thank you Linda!! :) We sell the silver beadcaps on our website. http://www.javabead.com/

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  35. Gorgeous! A very pretty necklace, beautifully designed like all your jewellery that I've seen...

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  36. Beautiful! It's all so beautiful!

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  37. Stunning! Love the colours and the texture you have created Dhea :)

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  38. Beautiful! I love how you used the purples to complement the yellow-green --it's a really lovely color combination.

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  39. Beautiful palette, the peridot goes so well with purple and brown! And the necklace is really beautiful!
    Alenka

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  40. Exquisite! Love the colors, the combination of elements, the whole design works! Just really Soup-er!

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  41. What a gorgeous necklace! The peridot/purple/brown color combination is luxurious, and your beaded beads are the perfect touch.

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  42. Beautiful necklace. I love the purple that you added

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  43. Beautiful design! I really love the addition of the seed beaded beads!

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  44. I love the feel of your creation. The green just popped out. :)

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  45. I actually said "oh woooow" out loud when I scrolled down to the photo. Startled my cat who has been napping while I hop. You choice of colors, shapes, and pattern are stunning.

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  46. I think that was a great idea to add the purple and chocolate with the soup, now it REALLY pops! awesome piece!

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  47. Wow... thanks sooooooo much you guys for all the wonderful comments and love!!! I had a wonderful partner.
    XO
    Dhea
    http://www.javabead.com/

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  48. The colours you received were dreamy, but you really kicked it up with this elegant design, Dhea :) Definitely a winner!

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  49. Such a pretty necklace, Dhea - all the beautiful colors of spring!

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  50. Aw, thanks so much for the sweet words!

    But Holy Hannah, did you ever rock that necklace! I would have been lost as to what color to put with the green/yellow, but YES you nailed it. The beaded beads give great texture -- I'd wear this!

    Thanks so much for your enthusiastic participation!

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    1. Thank you Lori!!! It took me a long time and then Divine inspiration hit and it all sort of came together! :)

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  51. I love what you did with your soup. Beautiful necklace.

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  52. The peridot jasper is GORGEOUS!!! You really made it pop! Beautiful!

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  53. What a really lovely necklace the colours work so well together.
    Jackie

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  54. Peridot plus purple is perfect! Nice piece with great colors.

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  55. Wonderful. i like how you modulated the yellow with purple and brown chocolat to make a very pretty whole

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  56. Thank you everyone for taking the time to look and comment. You guys are great!!

    XO
    Dhea
    http://www.javabead.com/

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  57. Beautiful! I love how you wrapped the focal!

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  58. Love your necklace Dhea. It's so rich in color and texture. I would have never thought of bringing those colors in, but it works perfectly. Beautifully bohemian.

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  59. What an absolutely STUNNING colour combination! I LOVE it...it made the pale-ish beads absolutely pop...gorgeous!!

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  60. Wow, what a beautiful necklace you made!!! I adore it, love the colors you chose to complement the sweet shades of the beads from your soup!

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  61. The color of the focal would have been a real challenge to me. I love how you paired it with the purple and chocolate. It so takes a color that would have me scratching my head and turned it into a necklace I would love to own.

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  62. Beautiful! I love the pendant. I would love to know how to get the centers of the swirls so perfect!!!! Mine are never that perfect! Great job!

    veradesigns.blogspot.com

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  63. So so beautiful, the colors are stunning but the way you put it together is incredible. Great job!

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  64. I would have been so challenged by that color palette and not at all sure I would have come even close to bringing out their beauty as you have done. I absolutely love how you put it all together and created such a a stunning rich blend.

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  65. While that color is lovely and fresh, I know that I would have been intimidated by so much of it, but you did a great job! I love that you pulled in the complementary colors of purple and copper. That really makes that peridot jasper shine! Thank you for sharing your creations in the 8th Bead Soup. Enjoy the day! Erin

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  66. Wow! You did such an amazing job! I just love the color blends...gorgeous piece!!!

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  67. Very colorful bead soup piece! Great job!

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  68. The colors that you put together are stunning!

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  69. Hi Dhea, Your necklace is beautiful. You made great color choices to accent the peridot.

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  70. Beautiful piece.....that color mixture is amazing. :)

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  71. What a really wonderful necklace with lots of color and texture. Great work!!

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  72. An awesome harmony of shapes and colors, the contrast highlights the gorgeous wired pendant and each bead is shown with its own beauty!

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