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Saturday, March 30, 2013

First Reveal of Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Blog Party

Today is the big reveal of the first round of players in Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup Blog Party. The basic idea is that jewelry artists are paired up randomly and exchange beads with one another (a focal, some coordinating beads, and a clasp).

I was paired with Molly Alexander. Yay! Here are the beads I received from Molly.



Yep, two sets!

Here is the necklace I made with the blue lampwork beads made by Kaz Baildon (and the clasp that was enclosed with the poppy beads).





You can click on the second photo to see a larger image.

And here's the necklace I made with lampwork beads by Tanya McGuire.


This was terribly fun.

To see the amazing creations Molly made with the beads I sent her…



… check out Molly’s blog: http://beautifullybrokenme.blogspot.com/2013/03/welcome-to-march-2013-bead-soup-blog.html

To see all the reveals for the first stage of the Blog Party, go to Lori’s blog page: http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-first-reveal.html

Enjoy!!!


66 comments:

  1. That is a stunning necklace! The beads are gorgeous that Molly sent. I'm off to see her creation!

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  2. Great chain mail! It goes perfectly with the blue beads!I am in awe!

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  3. Lots of work in this piece. Very regal looking. Seriously, it looks like you could also wear this one "backwards" as I've seen with some of the recent trends.

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  4. great use of the clasp, I look forward to seeing your other creation!! ~MK http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33113.html

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  5. Hi Laura...Love this necklace! Beautiful..

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  6. Love the beads in your bead soup and the lovely necklace is a stunner! It`s lovely the way you`ve incorporated the lampwork beads in your necklace!

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  7. Beautiful work! I love the poppy one

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  8. I was shocked when I saw the chain mail piece. I love it! Very creative! The other piece is pretty.

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  9. Wow , I just love the blue beads especially, and your design is over the top wonderful!
    Both pieces are absolutely lovely.
    ~Shari

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  10. Wow that's an incredible amount of work but so worth it, great designs

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  11. Big wow, Laura! You integrated the metal with the beads in ingenious and beautiful ways. Love 'em!

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  12. The chain mail piece is beautiful, but I absolutely how you placed and spaced the poppies. Really stunning!

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  13. I love the poppies, especially ! But the first one... Takes my breath away ! Is that chainmaille ? WOOOOW.

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  14. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I'm visiting all blogs...
    great designs, very creative!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  15. I'm speachless! How did you make all that chain maille?!?!
    Both amazing pieces!

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  16. Both pieces are very creative! The first one sure looks like a lot of hardwork! I loved the second one the most!

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  17. Beautiful jewelry! Love the chain mail design!

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  18. Amazing! Love, love love them both.
    kathy

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  19. I was blown away by your first necklace - all that fantastic chain maille. Then I saw your second and am amazed. Beautiful design.

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  20. Oh. My. Goodness. You are so unbelievably talented! I am in awe of the first necklace - I can't do chain maille to save my life, and you made it look so beautifully effortless - absolutely amazing! And the poppy necklace - there are no words! It is simply stunning! Fabulous job my soupy partner!

    :) Molly

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  21. Boy you put a lot of work into that maille! Very cool effect!

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  22. Wow, a very cool bead soup, and your work is stunning!

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  23. what gorgeous pieces.. great job.

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  24. These are just stunning necklaces! what great soup!

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  25. I am blown away by both of your necklaces. They are just fantastic. I love them both. What an artist you are!!!

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  26. OMG your necklace is stunning, truly inspirational!!

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  27. Oh wow Laura! Both pieces blow me away. I am so enamored with the second one though. Nicely done!

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  28. Wow - that is stunning! What beautiful chain maille work

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  29. OMG! These are both super amazing - just wow!!

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  30. Wowsie! That chain maille is fab! It looks as if it lays really well on the body. Beautiful.

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  31. Oh my word, GORGEOUS! You have some mad skills!

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  32. A great chain maille work! Wonderful.

    Ambra

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  33. WOW! What great necklaces. So much work and talent in both.
    Linda

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  34. LOVE how you brought it all together!

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  35. The chain maille necklace is gorgeous. It has a great design. And I love the way you've designed the other necklace, the one with the poppy beads.It is ingenious.

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  36. Wowzers! How long did it take to do all that chainmaille?! Gorgeous designs and very inspirational! *Ü*

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  37. The chain maille is beautiful!

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  38. Love the poppy necklace. It's beautiful!

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  39. Beautiful ♥ pieces, all of them, really!!!

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  40. What a clever new way to use those red flowers!

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  41. Both your pieces are stunning!

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  42. Beutiful pieces, Laura! Did you just die over those poppies?! How cool they are.

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  43. very nice, love the chain mail.. love that you etched steel also..

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  44. Great composition on the maille necklace, but the poppy necklace is mindblowing!

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  45. Both of your necklaces are beautiful. The red Tanya McGuire bead necklace is a real show stopper. I love her beads and always buy from her at the Twin Cities Bead Bazaar.

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  46. You are a chain maile goddess! Your talent is so awesome. I really like the first necklace, but the second one with the wirework is pretty cool, too! Thank you for sharing your creations with the rest of us.

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  47. OMG All your designs are to die for! The poppies necklace is just wonderful and I really love the chain maille pieces. I also really liked the post on design...very cool.

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  48. Wow, Laura! Both necklaces blow me away and for very different reasons! I love the chain maille design and so appreciate the work that went into it...then the poppy necklace is just such a stunning design! Both are truly works of art!

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  49. Wow! Amazing work. You showcased your pieces really well. There is a skill-set here that I can't even imagine. Your blog is really interesting to read too. I love the recording of your journey. Great work!

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  50. Your chain maille and metalwork are both gorgeous! That red piece knocked me over, it's so fantastic!

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  51. Your wire skills are amazing! both necklaces are beautiful!

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  52. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the Poppy necklace!

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  53. Absolutely stunning -- I want to grab that poppy necklace and run away with it!

    Thank you SO MUCH for participating!!!

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  54. I know I'm late, I'm catching up and very glad I checked your site. Your necklaces are gorgeous. You had a great soup and you made the absolute most of it!!!

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  55. Both pieces are gorgeous - I really like how you used the red flowers.

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  56. Both of your creations are wonderfully unique and eye-catching. The chain maille on the first necklace is much more delicate and lacy than other designs I've seen before. I really like that. But the second necklace is the one that intrigues me the most. What did you make that with? Is it polymer clay? Wire? Metal Clay? I'm completely enamored with those tendrils. Amazing!

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  57. Thank you everyone. CraftyHope, the tendrils are bronze, made using metal clay techniques. The poppies are lampwork (glass) beads. Thank you for the kind words.

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