Saturday, April 13, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

Finally the day has come to reveal my creations for Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Blog Party, yippee!  I had an amazing time brainstorming and creating something special with the beads my partner Monica sent over.  I'm used to making things look old and worn with patinas, so ending up with designs that incorporated shiny metals was a lot of fun!  Here is a reminder of what Monica sent over...


I designed two necklaces...I used the focal, clasp, glass beads and caps on the first.  The second I blended those two AMAZING copper and silver beads with more of my personal collection, resulting in probably my new favorite piece!  I tend to design long, asymmetrical necklaces, so I'm not surprised with the end results :)  After raiding my stash and buying some silver findings, here are the pieces I came up with...
 



 
 
I really am in LOVE with both necklaces! I couldn't help myself on the second one, I added a little bit of tuscan red (a new line of patinas I will be selling soon :) to a section of brass chain, just to give it a little more of my personality.  Thanks Lori for hosting such as amazing bead swap. xoxo
 
Wanna see the soup Monica cooked up with the ingredients I sent her?  Here's a reminder of what she received from me...
 

 
Monica's blog...Monica Glass and Jewelry
 
Thanks for stopping by! xoxo, Heather
 
 

40 comments:

  1. Both lovely but that second necklace is just WOW!

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  2. Lovely work!!!!!! You did her soup proud. Kristin Oppold

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  3. The second necklace is very lovely!

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  4. Bead-utiful necklaces
    LOVE the designs and the colors !!!!

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  5. Both necklaces are stunning - love the length on them. Love the colors of the second necklace - reminds me of the desert -which I love!!!!

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  6. I so love extralong necklaces, yours are great!

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  7. ~layers upon layers of beauty combined in a gorgeous manner...truly beautiful are these two necklaces...much love light and blessings~

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  8. Amazing pieces - I'm so pleased to have found your blog!

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  9. so fantastic necklaces-long and elegant!congrats!

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  10. Oh woooow. What a great use of the focal ! I love long necklaces so this is straight up in my alley !

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  11. Wow, I love them too!! Beautiful work and I have been stalking your store! Kristi from Keepsakes by Kristi (1st reveal)

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  12. Yowza!!! I really love what you made. Those necklaces make a powerful statement.

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  13. Great designs, love the colour blend of the second

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  14. Heather I like your necklaces. Soooo elegant and aesthetic, both of them! The colours are so well-matched, the classic style is beautiful. And I like long necklaces too - so I really enjoyed your compositions!

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  15. Beautiful necklaces but really love the second one.

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  16. I would steal either of those necklaces, given half a chance ;) Great pieces.

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  17. The draping of these necklaces is stunning, love how you've layered chains and used ribbon, great work

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  18. Awesome designs! I'm a huge fan of bold multistrand necklaces

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  19. Ok, now those are just wayyy toooo cooool! Beautiful Job!

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  20. I soo agree with you.. I am in love with both necklaces.

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  21. I adore both of these. The soup you sent is so gorgeous. Now off to visit your shop. I do think that's my favorite part of these hops.

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  22. What awesome designs! I prefer longer necklaces and either of them are ones that I would be proud to give a home too.

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  23. Beautiful necklaces, both of them. Very nice colour combinations!

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  24. I love the first necklace!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I love this funny party!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  25. Love both necklaces, but I really love where you placed the focal on the first piece! Inspired!

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  26. I love, love, love both necklaces. They are both so summery looking to me. They are some of the best on this reveal (IMHO). Great job!

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  27. Really nice designs, both of them. I'm particularly smitten w/the second one!

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  28. Love the necklaces, very beautiful!

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  29. Lovely creations Heather! I LOVE your stuff and always buy your beautiful hand patina findings for my creations. I'm glad you found my blog thru this fun blog hop and am sincerely flattered that you are now a follower of mine :)
    Breana

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  30. I'm so glad you did incorporate some patina, it just wouldn't be right with it missing alltogether. I think you did a beautiful job with your soup, I love the colours of the first necklace especially, since I'm a blue girl at heart

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  31. Whoa! Both gorgeous necklace I would love to wear! Beautiful job!!

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  32. What fun necklaces you made! I love their length and the way you combined the colors.

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  33. Lovely pieces! I just love the 2nd piece...great designs!

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  34. Oh, my goodness, I'm in love with both of your necklaces, too! The first one is a great frame for the dichroic focal, but that second one is especially delicious. Yum!

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  35. That first necklace, wow... both have beautiful colors, great lenghts and designs!

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  36. Beautiful jewelry! Love your style!

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