Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bead Soup Party!!


The Bead Soup Blog party is on. So grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, depending on the time of day and your mood, and enjoy all the lovelies.
These beads are from my soup partner Barbara Bechtel of Second Surf.
When I first saw them I was enchanted by the colors. I have a thing for coral, and these just made my heart go pitter patter. The unexpected thing is, how good they felt in my hand, Some beads were just made to be fondled. I knew I had to design something that could be touched while being worn, almost like a talisman.

So I decide to do a very long wire wrapped piece that would hand down and allow the beads to be held when worn.


Todays party features these beaders:


16. Emanda, Artemisia Studio

17. Marie, Skye Jewels

18. Loretta, Designs By Loretta

19. Stacy, Sissy and Jack's

20. Joanna, Filcowe

21. Diane, Diane Hawkey

22. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things


24. Marcie, La Bella Joya



Check out yesterdays posts too!:

1. Lori, Pretty Things

2. Lorelei, Lorelei1141

3. Norma, Moonlit Fantaseas

4. Beth, EB Bead and Metalworks

5. Katie, KatieBead

6. Kimberly, Bahama Dawn

7. Debbie, Prairie Emporium

8. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa

9. Kate, Tropical Blonde

10. Janet, Singing Woods

11. Julianna, Juls Beads

12. Erin, Treasures Found

57 comments:

  1. My heart also did a little jig when I saw all those wonderful soft colors. Beautiful arrangement.

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  2. Love your thinking behind the design, totally agree with the long necklace and the ability to hold the beads. The color and textures convey calmness. May it give you much joy and comfort. Great job.

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  3. Oh wow! I can't believe you made that from my beads! I love it!

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  4. Sweet! I am usually not partial to long necklaces but this pieces is awesome! I love how tactile all the pieces are. This would be so much fun to wear!

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  5. I like this, and would really love to wear it. Show us a picture of the piece when you wear it, please. The colors are gorgous, and I absolutely can understand that you wanted to make something that you can touch when wearing - I love it.

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  6. Our pieces have a little something in common with the wings! You did a great job and made such a beautiful piece out of such a gorgeous mix of color. :)

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  7. this is really cool, love the colors, and I agree it just beggs to be help and fondled as you wear it, very nice

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  8. I'm not really into coral or long necklaces--since they get in my way at work--but you made me realize that long necklaces are beautiful and can be handled/fondled. What a wonderful expression! I love what you did--you brought me out of my usual box with your design and your creativity! Thank you!

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  9. beautiful necklace..love the long style.

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  10. Gorgeous piece, I'm sure it looks stunning being worn. regards Stefanie

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  11. I also love that you designed around the idea of allowing those artbeads to be touched while worn. It is a wonderfully textural and serence piece of art. Really beautiful.

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  12. Love the long length!! Great idea to make it touchable. It is beautiful.

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  13. I want to reach out and touch the wing for sure. You were right to follow your instincts. Nice piece!!

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  14. I am getting into longer necklaces these days and this one is stunning! Love coral also :-)

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  15. Very inspiring; I love the idea of creating something that the wearer can really meditate on. The soothing colors would just enhance the experience, I believe -- what a lovely piece!

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  16. The colors are wonderful! And it is such a tranquil piece. I love the long length.

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  17. Gorgeous! Love the colours she sent you :)

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  18. Golly! what a perfect outcome. Your talisman idea really worked.

    I also like how you loosely arranged the beads prior to stringing them up, seems ever so effortless but I know better ;)

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  19. I like the longer length - great idea for these beads!

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  20. I love the idea of wearing a necklace that is intended to be played with and touched. This design is really pretty, and I love how soft and soothing the colors are. Beautiful work!

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  21. My goodness, today is a great bead soup day - I can't believe all these creations and how lovely they all are! But with these components, you couldn't really go wrong, could you?!

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  22. That's fantastic! I love the long length so you can really appreciate all the bits and pieces that are in it!

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  23. I'm not usually a fan of coral colours, but I really like what you've done with them. A long necklace is perfect!

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  24. I love the colors together and I'm all for chunky necklaces!

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  25. It is a beautiful piece and I love "hearing" your thought process behind the design.

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  26. Beautiful job. I love the color and textures in this piece.

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  27. I'm a sucker for coral too and these beads are just YUMMY! I also love to fondle beads (shh, don't let that get out, hehe). Great job, by the way.

    Emanda

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  28. I added a picture of it being worn since it was requested.

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  29. I love the color coral, but have a hard time finding beads in that color. I love the clay components and the front clasp! Great job with your bead soup!!

    Lisa

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  30. Ohhh. Very nice. I love the length and the colors.

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  31. Loooove those Earthy colors. You made a beautiful piece, with a great design! Cheers!

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  32. Such a beautiful beadsoup and I love what you made with it!

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  33. Yes, they are certainly lovely colors, and I also like your thinking on making the necklace long enough to be able to handle the beads while wearing it - genius!

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  34. Well done. I love longer pieces and this one is stunning! Gorgeous work.

    Karyn

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  35. I love this! The colours are so warm & the wire work is wonderful. I really like the design/layout.

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  36. When I first saw your party beads I immediately felt a connection like Yes! I really love what your partner sent you! Very very Nice! The wing is enchanting a must have!! I am so impressed at this Soup collection I have to give you a AA+ lol!

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  37. Beautiful work! I wouldn't be able to keep my hands off it it, love that length!

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  38. Beautiful beads and a beautiful necklace!

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  39. I love the mix you received! The necklace is lovely! The design is very creative - I am glad you were not hurt on the way home from Bead and Button!

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  40. Wonderful design, I can see why you wanted it long to be able to appreciate it while wearing it!

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  41. A good point you've made about being able to play with the beads when wearing the necklace...What a great idea to leave the wing at the end! you must be delighted, what a result! smiles, Virginie

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  42. Awesome! I totally see what you mean about needing to touch the beads. Way to go!

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  43. OH this is just awesome! I love the longness alot!! And I am glad to hear you are a bead fondler too:D Enjoy!!

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  44. Just gorgeous Diane! I love your creativity in this piece. Barbara's beads are stunning too, can't wait to see what she made with your beads! :) It's like Christmas everytime Lori organizes a Bead Soup! tee hee!

    I'm your newest follower coming over from Barbara's blog! Thanks for sharing!

    {Hugs!}
    Dawn
    http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com

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  45. That is awesomeness squared, Diane. Not only are they lovely beads (awesome!) but look at the design (awesomer!). Thanks for sharing your soup, Diane!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  46. I would absolutely fondle that sweet wing all day long. Love it!!

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  47. That is a bold piece! I really like it. The beads do look amazing. I don't design enough in coral, but I sure like it. Maybe that's why I'm on sucha copper kick. :)

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  48. love your soup and what you did with them!!! beautiful!

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  49. love the colors...what a fun necklace!
    Bead Happy!
    Michelle

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  50. This is an inspriational piece. I love that you made it long so that the feathers are "handy". The colors are wonderful, so soothing. It is just lovely.

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  51. And your design is still lovely today! SO nice to revisit. Thanks so much for your comment about my bead soup.

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  52. I love all the components in this necklace and you have done an inspirational job designing the perfect necklace using them.

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  53. I am really into long necklaces right now and this suits me just fine!
    Love the donut over the wing, Diane.

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  54. Lovely composition. I like the long length. Great job!

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  55. You have created a fantastic, fun and fabulous necklace!!

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