Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party REVEAL!

It's been a very busy month and a half since I last posted, working as an admin on the Jewelry Designer Open Market group on Facebook, as well as making work to sell in my trunk shows there. I've also been in overdrive making lampwork to sell in my trunk shows in the sister Facebook groups Artisan Open Market: Lampwork Glass and the Glass Bead Open Market. While that has cut down on a lot of my play time I am pleased to share what I made with the stash I got from my partner Jennifer Van Horn.
Bead Soup Blog Party 8 Bracelet

This bracelet used the bulk of the beads I received from Jennifer and was inspired by the mix of long center-drilled quartz beads and the smaller, but also long, rectangular peridot beads. I knew they'd be perfect for a bracelet, but I wanted to find a way to balance the larger amount of smaller peridot beads with the larger quartz beads without it getting too bulky. Though stringing isn't necessarily the most creative technique, I was pleased with the half-multi-strand effect of this bracelet using a creative wire-spiral-covered knot connection between the two halves of the bracelet.

Bead Soup Blog Party 8 Bracelet

I still have the owl and leaf ceramic beads and the square toggle clasp she sent to make something with. And while I haven't fabricated it yet, I'm thinking of expanding on the design idea I used in this lampwork owl bead design with fabricated sticks, stems, and leaves, forming the back of the necklace - where I can also use the ceramic leaf bead - and a layered, pierced-and-sawed metal tree pendant in which I will set the owl bead.

Since Jennifer was never able to share with you what I sent to her, I think I am finally free to show you myself:
The Soup I Sent To Jennifer
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Her blog is http://jennifersjewelsandjunk.blogspot.com/.

I wanted to send a huge thank-you to Lori Anderson who, despite frightening health issues, has continued to invest a massive amount of effort at the helm of the Bead Soup Blog Party. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! To return to the full list of participants in the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party, please see her Bead Soup Blog Party blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

47 comments:

  1. The bracelet is really beautiful and the wire-spiral-covered knot connection gives it another interesting detail. Well done!
    Well, your lampwork is gorgeous and the soup you sent your partner is fabolous, so summery.
    Alenka

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  2. Your bracelet is beautiful, I love the wire coil connector idea

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  3. Just gorgeous! I love the copper elements with those pretty colors. Nice job!

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  4. I love the combination of the beads you used together! Great job!

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  5. very elegant bracelet!congrats!

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  6. Love that coil with did with the bracelet and how you wrapped it around!!!!!!! So cool and I love the colors.

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  7. Julie this is a beautiful combination of rough shapes and earthy colours, but in a sophisticated way. Fantastic! I like the sounds of your next plan too. Wow what a colourful soup you sent too.

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  8. Beautiful bracelet Julie! I love the copper wire knot you've created to tie the two sides together! And, WOW! What a gorgeous soup you sent to her!

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  9. your bracelet is unique,,,very beautiful.

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  10. They wonderful pieces and your photography of them is beautiful too. I love the wire covered knot connection and the use of the mix. Beautiful.

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  11. What a gorgeous bracelet. Love love love it.

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  12. Beautiful, Julie! The wire-spiral-covered knot connection is a stunner!

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  13. Gorgeous bracelet, I love the wire knot.

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  14. Love the bracelet, especially the copper wire knot. Great.

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  15. Gorgeous bracelet. Yu tied it all together in wonderful ways.

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  16. I really like how you used the copper to wrap around and in the other beads... to me, I think that brings it all together! Your right, perfect balance!! ~KM

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  17. That is one awesome bracelet! I love the coiled copper "focal" amidst all the gorgeous beads. Very nice!

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  18. Beautiful bracelet. Can't wait to see what you do with the owl.

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  19. great bracelet and design--love unique designs!

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  20. I like the way that you made the bracelet half and half. I'm seeing a whole lotta this technique and it's inspiring me to give it a shot, too! =)

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  21. What a beautiful bracelet,its just perfect

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  22. I love this bracelet. I would really enjoy wearing it. The copper wire wrapping really balances out the size of the stones in this piece. Very impressive piece!

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  23. Beautiful bracelet. Love the copper wire work.

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  24. What a beautiful design, I love the asymmetry of it very much. Beautiful beads too and a very beautiful♥ color combination this bracelet has!

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  25. Very clever design. I never would have thought of that color combination but you pulled it off beautifully.

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  26. Great colours.The wire spiral adds a really unique touch to the bracelet.

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  27. I love the half multistrand look of this bracelet. A very unique way to do it and I think it balances everything very well. That wire coiled knot is awesom and ties in very well with the wire coils on either side of the clasp. Love it.

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  28. Absolutely stunning bracelet. I just love the way you matched the beads and that wire work, oh my.

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  29. Wow! How artistic is this! You did a Soup-peb job with your soup! Love the textures and colors ...such talent!

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  30. Such a creative, and pretty, bracelet. Love the wire spiral link!

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  31. Beautiful! I love the wire spirals in particular.

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  32. Love your bracelet - very unique and love the colors!

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  33. That's a great bracelet, I love the copper wire knot connector. Very creative and attractive too.

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  34. Julie, I love this interesting combination of elements, resulting in an unorthodox and lovely design :)

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  35. That bracelet is gorgeous!

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  36. What an interesting bracelet I love it!
    Jackie

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  37. What a great bracelet! I just love your use of the coiled wire.

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  38. That bracelet is GORGEOUS! I absolutely love the what you've done with the peridot accented by those copper beads.

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  39. Beautiful bracelet, the copper coil sets off the two sections very well.

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  40. Oh the balance in your bracelet is perfect. I like the contrast in the colors and the overlap of the peridot. It's really lovely!

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  41. Beautiful! I love the colors and coils! I have coil maker and have been wanting to get back into it! Excellent work!

    veradesigns.blogspot.com

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  42. I love everything about this bracelet - the colors, the beads, the creative design and the use of coiled wire connector - bravo!

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  43. Hi Julie, Your bracelet is wonderful. The multi-strand peridot balances the chunkier quartz beads really well. I like the coiled wire attachment.

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  44. Love the color combo, it's soft and romantic and goes beautifully with the copper. Great soup!

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