Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Soup is Ready!

Taa daaa! Soup is ready and just in time for breakfast . In other words its 2 AM on reveal day & I am finished.
I didn't think I was going to get done at all. It has been one of those days. But I pushed through like a beady super hero. 
I overcame the fact that my studio was disassembled this morning and is in random boxes all over my house. It's a long story involving a friend a table and a fire, but that's something I'll save for later. It was bad planning on my part, but things happen when they happen. 
So without further ado, here is the soup!
I had the most splendid ingredients from my partner Jen Judd, so fresh and sweet.
First I separated the ingredients into 3 parts. 
I saw 3 complete meals in this assortment.
The elegant and simple glass focal bead by Donna Millard just knocked my socks off. I was immediately excited by the possibilities. I picked the beads that best complimented it and began my plan.
Well, nothing ever goes as planned. Not for me anyway! I had hidden most of my beading wire and tools in one of the random boxes that was formally know as my studio.
While I panicked and started tearing through things  in boxes  I pulled out my recycled sari silk ribbon. Of course I had to stop and be distracted by its silky beauty  and it occurred to me that this sari silk was just what the soup needed. So, plan B was born.


I loved the way the silk grounded the entire design and the gold shimmer pulled together the purples and greens of the beads.  It's that organic feeling that I was looking for.   

But what to do with the left overs?
Jen sent me such a generous assortment of beads that I was inspired to make 2 more projects.


Stay tuned for the next chapter, it might bead   meatloaf monday or maybe bead  tuna casserole tuesday.
I have two more projects up my sleeve and will reveal them in the week ahead. 
So save room & don't fill up on sweets.

Please check put the other fabulous soups on these blogs  here.

bon appetit!




69 comments:

  1. It is beautiful, you are right about the gold, the green and the purple. It is a gorgeous focal!

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  2. Great use of silk Diane! Really does pull it all together. Glad you were able to finish in time! Happy Hopping!

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  3. Lovely - The silk went perfectly with it!

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  4. I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets distracted by pretty silk. haaaaaa Congrats on finishing in time...in spite of fires and boxes and chaos. So glad we got to work together this time around!!
    Jen

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  5. Beautiful necklace! Using silk was such idea for this design. It really works well with the beads, both in colour and texture. (Good thing you didn't find your beading wire, then!) And I really like the asymmetrical design.

    Will be coming back to see what more you've made with the rest of the soup later.

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  6. Gorgeous Diane! Love the silk ribbon and never would have guessed it was decided upon in a panick.

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  7. This is beautiful - great colors and the silk makes the focal just pop! I love it!

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  8. Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of texture and the great silk color. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
    Lori

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  9. Oh, I'm just drooling over all the silk being used! That is a stunning design, and I'm definitely coming back for the rest!

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  10. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

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  11. Gorgeous! I really love the addition of ribbon, it sets of the beads perfectly.

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  12. That is a gorgeous focal bead! You did a beautiful job using your soup ingredients to make your necklace- wonderful!

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  13. Oooo I love it! I love the focal on the side with all of the little danglies in the center. That sari silk really makes it POP! Great work!

    xo Genea

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  14. Really loving this...the silk just wows me!

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  15. Love what you made Diane! It's super pretty!

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  16. How cute. I love the silk with it. And can't wait to see your Beadloaf Monday or whatever you 'cook' up. :)

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  17. Lovely necklace...love the gold silk in this piece! Nice job!

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  18. Beautiful. I like how you made the dangles in the front of the necklace.

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  19. Mmhh, I like it! A truly wonderful necklace in beautiful and harmonic colours!
    Greetings, Michi

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  20. I love how you clustered those little disc beads.
    The sari silk is a really great contrast in texture with the rest of the piece.

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  21. Diane, Those beads are wonderful with that gold. I will check back and see what else you made with your soup. Good luck finding the supplies!

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  22. It's all very exotic. Nice.

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  23. Beautiful necklace design. I really love the silk-stumbling upon it in your boxes worked out perfectly!

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  24. Oh, that silk makes your necklace just SING! Beautifully done!!

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  25. Oh VERY cool! I love how you clustered the beads together and the sari silk is terrific -- I swear it's a perfect match.

    I hope you'll join me next time! The badge and dates will be posted tomorrow, the 19th!

    Love, Lori

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  26. Plan B is obviously the way it was meant to be -- very lovely! Can't wait to see the casserole and the dessert...

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  27. The silk with the floral theme just so works. Oh so pretty!!

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  28. What a beautiful design, the sari silk is such a nice compliment to your selection of soup.

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  29. Wow, am I ever glad you didn't find your wire wrapping stuff. The silk was the answer and this piece is gorgeous - I can't wait to come back and check out the meat loaf and tuna casserole!

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  30. Beautiful - I love the combination of colours.

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  31. So pretty - I love the way the focal is set off asymmetrically!

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  32. Beautiful! The color of the silk really makes the lampwork beads stand out. It reminds me of a little autumn bouquet. Lovely!

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  33. Really love your designs
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  34. The silk worked so well! Very perceptive of you to notice its possibilities! Gorgeous!

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  35. Ooooh! I love the purples and greens and rich sari ribbon!

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  36. That's a gorgeous piece! I love what you did with the silk :)

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  37. very pretty......

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  38. very pretty! great job! and great soup to work with!

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  39. I love all the sari ribbon I'm seeing on the hop. The gold ribbon is the perfect complement to your beads - it all looks terrific!

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  40. I love all you have cooked up with your soup. Nice job with the design.

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  41. Beautiful necklace!

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  42. Lovely necklace, good call on the sari ribbon!

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  43. this is lovely and lush-a walk through a garden. just beautiful! i recently bought recycled sari and am finding it challenging to make it look like it belongs. yours looks like it was here all along :-)

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  44. What a gorgeous focal and I love the use of the silk. I just picked up my first batch and am stymied on how to use it and here you just make look all so simple.

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  45. I love how you put the focal on the side and how you clustered those wonderful beads together. The colours are so beautiful!

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  46. Great job! That sari silk was such a nice touch!

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  47. I am totally loving the sari silk with the beads!

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  48. Gorgeous necklace! Using the sari silk works perfectly in your design!

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  49. That sari silk adds beautiful color tones to your spectacular design - fabulous! :)

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  50. LOVE it with the sari ribbon! Such a delicious combination! Purple and green go so well... wonderful!

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  51. The silk was such an awesome touch - beautiful piece!

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  52. AWEsome color work!! That's a really special piece.

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  53. Plan B was a really good plan. The ribbon really makes it a very special piece.

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  54. Gorgeous necklace! Everything came together in the end Oh so well! Really Soup-er job!

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  55. Very pretty, the sari was just the right touch!

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  56. Diane the necklace is wonderful, and I too love the sari silk. Great story too!

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  57. Things happen for a reason. And WOW does that olive color make the lavender flower ZING with color!

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  58. Love the silk! Beautiful piece, those colors are great :)

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  59. Very pretty necklace, love the colors

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  60. Good enough to eat.

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  61. Wonderful soup!! love that olive sari silk with the gorgeous focal off center. Great design in lovely colors!

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  62. Beautiful organic necklace. The focal is gorgeous-the ribbon is perfect with this focal and beads.

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  63. Very beautiful piece. The ribbon adds so much texture and earthiness to it. Great beads!

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  64. Great design!
    Love how the ribbon gives the focal bead so much space! It rocks...

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  65. Still making the rounds and tasting all the soups! Lovely pieces.

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  66. I visited your serving of meatloaf before I made it to the soup course... perhaps I need to check out dessert too because your main meal was wonderful! I love how the sari silk ties this necklace together... it's a great way to add interest without taking away from that spectacular focal. Lovely!

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  67. Still making the Bead Soup Rounds. I love what you did with your goodies from Jen. The silk is too die for and I love how it compliments the pieces you used. Going to have to go back and read the other posts to see what you did with the other components. Awesome work!

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