Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bead Soup Party Piece

And here it is...




I'm not actually completely done.  I still hope to oxidize this piece and polish it with steel wool but I ran out of time.  The dragonfly clasp is actually to the side on this piece which is something new for me.  I also added a Green Girl Studios pewter bird bead to add a bit more silver tone.  The chain is made with copper (of course, the metal I love!) and all the beads are from my Bead Soup Party stash except for the bird bead.  Lots of loops and twisting metal amongst some gorgeous lampwork, jasper, and citrine beads.

I just want to say a HUGE thank you to my Bead Soup Party partener in crime, Julie at RockerJewlz.  She gave me such a gorgeous array of beads to work with so I was very lucky.

And here's the list of participants so go check out some more Bead Soup and see what everyone created.

Let the Party Begin!!!

1. Lori, Pretty Things 
3. Terri, Blooming Ideas
9. Adrienne, Adrienne Designs
11. Laurel, Rue's Daftique
14. Cassie, The Glass Beadle
17. Lisa, Lo and Behold
19. Judith, Judith B.
20. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
24. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
25. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
26. Cristi, 2 If By Sea
30. Leslie, Bei Mondi
31. Loretta, Designs by Loretta
33. Kathie, The Bead Cult
34. Patty, Plays With Fire
35. Nicki, Nicki's Reef
36. Anne Marie, Heart's Desire
39. Emanda, Artemesia's Studio
40. Whitney, Whitney Lassini
41. Marcie, La Bella Joya
42. Suzann, Beadphoria
45. Janiece, J Birds Garden
47. Laurie, The Mermaid Tale
49. Sue, Sue Beads
50. Janeen, Janeen 365
51. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse
52. Kristie, Artisan Clay
53. Regina, Regina's Writings
55. Lyn, Lyn Foley
57. Cathryn, Chile Cats
60. Juli, Jul's Beads
61. Julie, RockerJewlz
70. Lynette, Rock Hill Designs
74. Ruthie, Rose Works Jewelry
75. Elizabeth, Turquoise Sky
76. Maire, Maire Dodd
77. Janet, Singing Woods
78. Eileen, Dorset Hill Beads
80. Joann, Jo's Jewels

Have fun venturing around to all the lovely creations!  :)

55 comments:

  1. the necklace has a lyrical quality to it, each piece sings in harmony with the others. wonderful!

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  2. Back again, great to see your piece, worth waiting for! I love your wire work and the earthiness of the whole piece, I see earth and sky with a bit of fire!

    Enjoy the Party!
    Kate #46 OrganicOdysseys

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  3. Hi Leslie, I love what you created with those beautiful lampwork beads! It looks great as-is, but if you do decide to oxidize it, I would love to see it again too!
    Jeanette Blix

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  4. That's great! I LOVE copper too!! Cheers :)

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  5. I love copper too! This is like magic! I love this!

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  6. Nice work, Leslie! You really enhanced the depths of light in the lampwork beads by adding the soft cream & pink pearl dangles and using copper wire. Pretty!

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  7. Leslie, it's great! The focal bead really stands out and is gorgeous!

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  8. What a beauty Leslie ! Like Jeanette, i can't wait to see it oxydized. Bravo.

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  9. Beautiful work Leslie, I love all the elements!

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  10. Great job Leslie. I love the copper components.

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  11. What a great piece. I could eat it up!!!

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  12. This is really beautiful! The glass beads are gorgeous, I love it:)

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  13. Gorgeous beads! Can't wait to see the oxidized version - I think it will really add a nice touch!

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  14. Leslie, gorgeous necklace--you had some treasures to work with and made them sing!

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  15. Love the pairing of copper wire with these beads....

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  16. WOWOOOOW! That's terrific!!!!!

    Thanks for being a part of the party — we’ll do it again soon!

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  17. You did a great job with this really beautiful beads and wire work. This is such a great soup party!

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  18. This is so pretty - I love your beautiful wire links and how it makes the whole necklace look light and airy - I should try those kind of different links too one day. And the focal is a killer.

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  19. Make sure you post a pic of the oxidised piece!! It's gorgeous now, it's going to be amazing when oxidized!!

    :)

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  20. I love the wire work in this necklace! It's gorgeous and I can't wait to see it after it's oxidized!

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  21. gorgeous, love it!

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  22. Hi Leslie: Beautiful copper necklace! I have a love affair going on with copper lately myself...

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  23. oh that will look even more delicious oxidized!! another gorgeous focal too!!

    thanks for the cup of soup.

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  24. Oooh yummy! I love this Leslie! I am so in love with copper right now and this really works for me :)

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  25. Yep I can see that Oxidized... It's pretty now but I think it will be even nicer when the copper isn't so shinny!

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  26. I've been lovin' on some copper too! I just love the way you worked it with these beads and I would love to see it once you have it all finished up with the oxidation and all!

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  27. Love the piece! I love everything you did! You got some fabulous beads from Julie, lucky girl!

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  28. this is so great. I love copper too, I'm always the one dragging in copper while everyone else is ordering silver in jewelry class

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  29. Leslie, Love the necklace! That focal bead rocks!

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  30. Beautiful necklace. It flow so smoothly and is a feast for the eyes.

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  31. I like all the twists and turns of your wire work and look forward to seeing it after you oxidize it.

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  32. Those colors are stunning! I LOVE the necklace. Send it to me if you get tired of it. . .anytime :)

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  33. This is such a happy wearable pc I really love this pc and would love to wear it myself!!

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  34. Leslie, I just knew you would make something incredible... the lampwork beads are so gorgeous and your wire work is the perfect combination... Can't wait to see the oxidized version!

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  35. Awesome! Sometimes you just have listen to the beads!

    Hasn't this been fun?!?

    Emanda
    www.ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com

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  36. this is really cool, chunky and funky and very wearable

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  37. You are ROCKING the copper and the lampwork, lady! Very nice. :-)

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  38. This piece is fabulous, Leslie! You did a wonderful job w/ Julie's pieces! Love her focal bead! Definitely, post a picture when you oxidize this piece, it'll be even more gorgeous darkened.

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  39. Another beautiful creation made from beautiful components.

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  40. Wow, love it! So many nice beads and colors!

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  41. Spectacular, really unique, and I love the colors!

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  42. Leslie the piece turned out very pretty! I love the glass beads you had to work with and the colors. Love how you incorporated the metal in with the glass...truly a great piece of work..nicely done!

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  43. Oops! Hit the wrong button!
    I love that focal bead! It ROCKS! And I think you are right...oxidizing those links will give it an old world charm and a mysteriousness! I always love to see what you do! Thanks for sharing this heaping serving of great soup! Be sure to stop by and taste some of mine. Enjoy the day! Erin

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  44. What an awesome way to highlight those beads. I love the wirework with the copper!!

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  45. Love the mix of beads! Your wire work is always wonderful!

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  46. wow!! LOVE this!!! of course all your designs or gorgeous though, you really know how to spotlight these beautiful beads. I love copper also!

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  47. It looks complete and wonderful to me! Great necklace!

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  48. What a fun necklace! Love all the wirewrapping! (And I totally sympathize with running out of time!)

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  49. Love the copper with these colors, fantastic!

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  50. That is so pretty! You had some beautiful beads to play with, especially that gorgeous focal.

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  51. I love the wire work! It's different, but lovely. Great job!!

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  52. That's a lot of fun - love what you did with it!

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