Friday, May 9, 2014

Bead soup reveal

As you may know, I have been excitedly getting ready for this reveal.  In short, over 500 people from all over the world had a 1 day window to sign up to be part of this group.  Under the direction of the wonderful Lori Anderson, we were paired with another designer and we then exchanged secret stashes of our own "bead soup" to our partner.  Now we are revealing what we made from our soup.....

My soup was provided by Sonya Styles of Georgia.  I call her soup... RASBERY SORBET!  The colors are rich and range from pinks to purplish, reddish pinks. She hand made the closure,  and the focal point, a flower rivili. I want to thank you for all the work you did in getting my soup together.  It has been so much fun and you did provide me with challenges, and I love that!

The ingredients of my sorbet are fire agate, czech fire polished and glass beads. The tiny pink beads are dyed howelyte.  Different sizes made for lots of different possibilities.  I used just about everything in my soup.  I do have one large fire agate bead left...I am planning on making a multi stranded  summer necklace of bright colored beads, and this lone bead is going to be the focal bead of my necklace.

 Also hand made by Sonya were two round, hand beaded elements that were beautiful but I was totally at a loss how to use them.  I experimented with many things until the light bulb finally clicked.  I hope you like how things turned out, and appreciate your comments good and bad...if you think I could have done something better, please be honest and tell me!

I can't wait to see what Sonya made with the stash I sent her.  I didn't hand make any of  her pieces but hope I provided her with enough to do several things.  Funny, her beads were centered around pinks and teals....I did find some exclusive beads from a private shop that I fell in love with and blended with the others.

At this point I was going to introduce you to my partners blog.  I jut got word from her that she has been sick and with 2 little boys, she just didn't get to work on her soup.  Please lets all wish her a speedy recovery!

I have been going back and making sure I didn't miss anything, it is now 12:30 eastern time, and I am going to publish.  Hope all goes well.............................

These are most of my pieces from my bead soup that I had to work with.


                                                            


 

 

  
 

      This is what I sent Sonya.  I love teals and pinks and flowers and pretty girl things.  Sonya and I have boys so these colors are just so girly.
I made the pink flowers for her, not to use for her jewelry but just to add to the girly feel of my beads!  Oh, I can't wait to see her creations......please get well soon!
 
 
This shows me starting to work on my first piece, experimenting with different things.  You don't see pictured the beautiful raspberry colored mesh ribbon....I tried so many different things with it and it puzzled me as to how to use it.
 
Before I reveal my creations, let me give you the address of all the blogs that you can visit.  As the world will be viewing the blogs, you may want to start in the middle of the list and jump around a bit so we don't clog the blog log!  Have fun with it, leave comments for all you visit, they worked really hard!
Cut and paste the link if it doesn't open for you
OR you can go to my next post....List of Bead soup blogs .....all the blogs will be listed
 


My first piece is a memory wire bracelet.  I actually have 2 bracelets in this collection. 


                                          

                                              

The sorbet looks really good in the wine glasses!
 
I made charms for the both ends of the bracelet...it is going to be lots of fun to wear!

 
I was also able to create 2 different necklaces with my sorbet. This first  one features the Rivloli hand made focal piece that Sonya made.  I didn't want to compete with the center piece and experimented until I felt it was the best design.  Also note the hand made toggle and closure...

 


Earrings are earring so these match this necklace

 

 
These little twinkles match my chain creation

I am very intrigued with creating pieces with chain, I actually am becoming obsessed with
chain........LOL if you wish

As you can see if have used the mesh ribbon
as part of my closure.  I am excited that
all my experimenting paid off.  And notice my
focal "charm"... it is the hand made item
that confused me as to what to do with it.
I actually used a piece of chain to go thru
the center and then attached it to the large ring.
I love how it turned out with charms, beads
and assorted chains. 
                                                                   
 


                               

This is my final piece. It is a bracelet.  It has so many different elements in it...it just was a lets see what else we can do.  I like the look of chunky bracelets, not all the time but to change things up.  This one has chain, beading, wire wrapping and charms.  You would think that with all the charms I have revealed, that I live a "charmed life"...maybe I do.  I am blessed with a wonderful husband, a mix of kids (yours, mine and ours), my Dad...almost 85 and active and lots of friends that I have met through jewelry designing, paper crafting and my Interior Design business.  I am grateful for all of them, and for you that view my blog.  Thank you!


Looks like a snake, huh!
On this one I took the round beaded piece and actually used a Tim Holtz finding and have the bead as a dangle.  I just repeated my other elements so this bracelet could go with either necklace.  I  took a bead cap and wire wrapped a bead to make it look like a flower, then did some more wire wrapping and I used this for the giant toggle to hook on to.


                                           

Thank you so much for following my reveal.  I sure hope you enjoyed it and would love for you to visit on a regular basis.  It would be my pleasure.

I just want to give a shout out to Lori Anderson, creator, hostess and author of the book BEAD SOUP.  She has had so many health problems during these 4 months, and she always still tried to ne there for all 400 of us!  Her husband Rick did a lot of leg work to keep this going, and Lori's friends answered e mails and facebook posts. This woman is an inspiration to all of us.  She is strong and we wish her the best in her recovery and for all the hard work that went into this

This is a link to the pinterest page, I was having a problem linking my designs on it, but everyone else is there!  Again, if it doesn't open, then cut and paste.

  Thank you Lori,

With all  my Love,
 
   Sherri

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2014/05/welcome-to-8th-bead-soup-blog-party.html



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                                   I PROMISE........I did make it a little better

 

 

56 comments:

  1. Beautiful pieces! I LOVE the meshy stuffs! Very cool, indeed!

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

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  2. What an amazing jewellery. I love the colours, the way you put everything together. I think it looks great. I don't know hwy you were ashamed of your works when you saw my soup. Be proud of yours!
    Agata
    www.inaurem.pl

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  3. You were very busy.. I love your pieces..

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  4. Sherri, I just love what you created. What you did with the beaded beads is awesome and I am going to have to steal it ;) I love lots of dangles and believe you cooked your soup to perfection. I will let you know when I get finished with mine. Hugs and blessings for you.
    Sonya Stille

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  5. I can't decide which is my favourite. They're all so lovely :)

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  6. All pieces are great, but this beded necklace is my fav! super job, congrats!

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  7. What fun designs. Love the memory wire bracelet.

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  8. Love how you used the beaded bead in your design.
    Love all of the beautiful pieces.

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  9. lovely colours and fresh designs

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  10. Hi, I love your jewelry. Very pretty.

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  11. I love your pieces and how well they all work together. Very nice sets <3

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  12. You made so many lovely pieces!!

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  13. You are a master with the seed beads. Love what you have done with all of your soup!

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    1. Don t want to take credit for what I didn t do...my partner did all the seed beads....that was already done in my soup. Thank you
      Sherri

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  14. Wow, you were able to make a lot! Your muse must be very supportive. I absolutely love that memory wire bracelet. It's perfect.

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  15. You created wonderful pieces with your Bead Soup. My favorite is the last bracelet. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  16. You are right, it is very ♥girly! And sweet, and lovely... Your earrings are my favorite!

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  17. Reflecting...reflecting...(wink)
    Seriously though...what Gorgeous pieces. I especially like your bracelet..way cool! You did a Soup-er job with your bead soup.

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  18. Beautiful work! Love the colors of both your received and sent soups!

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  19. you did so much with your soup! such pretty, elegant designs!

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  20. A lovely collection of pink designs that make me re-think my aversion to "girly" pink beads. Fabulously flirty, feminine designs.

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  21. I think all of you pieces are fantastic and stunning....My fav is the last necklace I think ..oh I don't know maybe it is the last bracelet...it is difficult to pick a fav ..they are all so pretty...Ty for sharing

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  22. Very pretty...you made so many things!

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  23. Lovely designs - I really like the bracelets =)

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  24. you did a wonderful job on all, but have to agree with lots of others that the last bracelet is my favorite piece, looks very boho chic!

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  25. All of your pieces are so pretty but I really like the one with the chains! It just sings me a happy song.

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  26. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, yep pretty much sums it up :-)

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  27. You did a lovely job with your soup. I love the last necklace with the chains. Very nice.

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  28. All of your pieces could migrate seamlessly into my accessories. I LOVE the bracelets and the layered necklace is gorgeous as well. Great job!

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  29. These are just such beautiful pieces raspberry sorbet is just the perfect name, the necklaces and errings blend so well together to make a lovely collection!
    Jackie

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  30. everything is so pretty, love the colors that you had to work with

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  31. Such pretty, feminine pieces. I love what you have done and your beadwork.

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  32. So many pretty pieces! I specialy like the first necklace!
    Alenka

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  33. Very pretty pieces....love your bead work! Great job with your soup!

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  34. Those colors are so pretty- your pieces are so feminine and lovely! Christie

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  35. So many pretty bead work pieces! I just love them!

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  36. hmm so much to choose from....think I like the charm necklace the best :)

    Great soup!

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  37. All of your pieces are wonderful. I love the colors and designs.

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  38. Beautiful designs. I know what you mean about being obsessed with chain and I really like your chain necklace.

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  39. Loving all of the pink! You had a lovely bead soup to start with, and your designs highlight those beads. I really like your first piece - the bracelet. It's chunky and wonderful, very girlie.

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  40. These are really pretty designs. I love the experimenting and the designs are very well thught out and really pretty. I love the bracelet!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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  41. Very sweet and girly designs! I love that rivoli component. I can't imagine working such magic with seed beads! You made a great variety of designs. Thank you for sharing your talents with the Bed Soup. Enjoy the day! Erin

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  42. ur bead woven components r super cute

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  43. The memory wire bracelet reminds me of Miriam Haskell's jewelry. She is one of my favorite jewelry designers.

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