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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Reveal Day

Welcome to the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party reveal day! My partner this year was the sweet Noemi Baena from sunny Spain. Go see what she made with the soup I sent her at fuego, metal y color

As a quick reminder, the photo below shows the soup Noemi sent me:


and the finished soup:




The charm bracelet features clear quartz nuggets from Noemi mixed with mother of pearl chips and a focal  ring with black diamond nuggets.


I actually wanted to use labradorite instead of mother of pearl and I did order some but since they didn't arrive in time for the reveal day, I went with plan B. There's still a really good chance I'm going to redo this bracelet once the labradorite beads arrive. The clasp is identical to the one I sent Noemi.


The necklace with tubular pendant from Claire Maunsell. This necklace was actually the first one I created. It was in my beading box half unfinished when Noemi's soup arrived, the caramel mother of pearl square beads were just what this necklace was missing.


Star clasp that Noemi made herself made my heart skip a beat! I knew immediately I was going to use it with beads from my "special" stash. I used hexagonal howlite beads from a necklace Mr. C bought in Mostar, Bosnia while on a business trip, the amber glass bead was given to me by my cousin and the tiny turquoise spacers were some of the first beads I ever bought.



Winter earrings were made using a pair of quartz nuggets from Noemi's soup paired with snowflake charms I won in a giveaway years ago.


The cream mother of pearl beads and glass teardrop beads were combined in this delicate asymmetrical necklace that doesn't photograph well but looks great when worn.



Since Noemi sent such a colourful soup combining warm caramel with coral, a combination I've never used before, I really wanted to try and use the two colours together. All of the jewellery created to this point was made using components in colour combinations I was comfortable with.
The necklace using the antique clock focal combines both colours in what I hoped was a dynamic and playful design.




I was just about to publish the reveal post when I noticed I was missing a piece. The Mary Poppins bracelet! It's what I'm calling it because of the colourful mix and the umbrella pendant.



And that's it. Final count:

- 3 necklaces
- 3 bracelets
- 1 pair of earrings

Hop over to Lori's blog Pretty Things to see what our hostess created and to view the list of all the participants of this years BSBP.

60 comments:

  1. So many pretty pieces, Ana, well done!!!
    However, my favorite is the last one - the Mary Poppins bracelet - so colorful and happy!!!

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  2. Such lovely pieces. I love all the sentimental touches with you using beads that have special meaning for you and
    I think yours is the first bead soup I have ever seen to use diamonds as an ingredient! You glamour puss! ;-)

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  3. I love that some of the soup was just what you needed to finish an already started design! Amazing!

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  4. Those are all really beautiful, but I think my favourite is the star bracelet. Love the warm/cool colour combination!

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  5. Wonderful work! Every single piece is beautiful. But if I had to pick one I would choose the star bracelet, well and the Mary Poppins as well. Lovely pieces. It has been a pleasure working with you.

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  6. They are all gorgeous pieces, my favourite being the necklace with the tubular bead especially due to the amazing beaded chain.
    Have a great hopping.
    Ana

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  7. I am amazed.
    You have brilliant ideas worked out into real jewelry. Really creative pieces.
    I only get some ideas, but can´t work them out, if it takes a longer time, sigh.

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  8. Great job! I love your Mary Poppins bracelet! Does remind me of her. And the long necklace with the oval pendant...way to cool. Your soup turned out quite nicely! Thanks for joining and posting!

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  9. So many beautiful pieces. Love the Mary Poppins bracelet.

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  10. love all the 'cha-cha' elements you added!

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  11. Such a productive and beautiful use of your soup. Love the necklaces and that turquoise and amber bracelet is gorgeous.

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  12. great long necklaces that will go very well with Tshirts

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  13. I love what you made ,the star bracelet caught my eye .The copper closure and star charm nice match,and I cant leave the Marry Poppins bracelet.

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  14. cute soup, cute cooking, I love your chains!!

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  15. Great soup, love the Mary Poppins bracelet! Lepa!
    Katja

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  16. Wonderful whimsical pieces and I love the last necklace with its steampunk flair

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  17. that's a lot of yummy awesomeness! I am amazed at all the different techniques and styles in each creation. Love it all!

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  18. Each piece is so well done (I cannot imagine how much time you spent with pliers!!!), my fav is the second necklace: love the use of the focal, love the chain, it is just perfect

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  19. You made some wonderful pieces , i love how some of your soup helped finish a previous piece. The little star clasp is the cutest and you made a wonderful bracelet to compliment it perfectly.

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  20. I can never think of what to do with chips and it always amazes me when someone else does.... you are amazing!

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  21. You know how to do asymmetry! Fab! And I love your use of the chips too.

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  22. I was going to say that the first necklace was my favorite, but then I saw the Mary Poppins bracelet -- what fun that is! I'm so glad you included it in the post!

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  23. Lovely lovely pieces, the pink and turquoise Mary Poppins bracelet is gorgeous!

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  24. Beautiful pieces all - that Mary Poppins bracelet sure is cheerful :)

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  25. Hi! You did a great work! I love Your way to use the chips AND: Mary Poppins is my cute favorite!

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  26. Great Pieces...Love the last necklace

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  27. Sweet, happy colors and I love your designs. They are understated and very feminine!

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  28. Wow, you were busy! Lovely pieces, all of them. I'm having a hard time deciding which is my favorite! Maybe the necklace with the tubular pendant... or the cheerful Mary Poppins bracelet... Oh, what can I say, I like them all! :)

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  29. Lots of pretty pieces you've made. I especially like the bracelet with amber, howlite, turquoise beads and copper findings. It's very lovely - earthy and feminine.

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  30. Wow, you made very great pieces. My favourites are the first bracelet and the first necklace too.

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  31. So many pretty pieces! I love the star clasp bracelet!
    And the winter earrings are so sweet :)

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  32. All so beautiful! Love how the one necklace you had half finished and it was just waiting for the perfect beads -- that happened to be in your soup! Everything looks as though it fell into place but I know it took your wonderfully creative talent to do that :)

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  33. You made so many lovely and colorful pieces! I love your Mary Poppins bracelet with flamingo :-)

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  34. I like the bracelet with the "star" clasp and the tubular bead necklace - love the effect of all those seed beads on jump rings, have to give it a try. Caramel with coral worked well, so good you decided to combine them. That's one more benefit from this challenge - you see unconventional use of material and color :)

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  35. You have created some really lovely necklaces and bracelets I like them all but the necklace with the tubular pendant is most unusual!
    Jackie

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  36. wow...so chic and wearable =) lovely design.

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  37. Such a fun, colorful soup! Great pieces! My favorites are the bracelets - all of them!

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  38. What a juicy bright soup you received! I love the pieces you made - the necklaces are each fantastic. I love how you conquered those coral and caramel colors - I hope you'll play with those again soon! The bracelets are about as different as two bracelets can be, but they are both wonderful. Really great work!

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  39. Mary Poppins is by far my favorite piece. I love the way that mixed the colors, added the flamingo and just made it fun. Sweet piece, indeed!

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

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  40. Love, love, love! I wouldn't rip up the bracelet when the beads finally arrive...just make another one! I can't even pick a favorite, although the turquoise and caramel one really grabbed me. Awesome job!

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  41. Impressive use of your BS. I especially like your charm bracelets - the Mary Poppin's bracelet is funky yet sophisticated.

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  42. I'm falling in love with bracelets on this hop. The one with the star clasp is awesome and the last bracelet on the page is just beautiful.

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  43. I love your mix of elements in your pieces. I especially love the 3 bracelets. I love the colors and how you put on all those stones. Great work!

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  44. My favorite bracelet is the one that you used your special bead stash. So glad you met the challenge of using the colors of your bead soup so magnificently! Beautiful!

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  45. Hi Ana, My favorite of your pieces is your beautiful bracelet with the gorgeous amber. It's great that you used beads that have meaning to you. The caramel and coral look good together. I like the wire wrapped pearls. "Mary Poppins" bracelet is cool. It has two of my favorite colors together. You made great use of your soup.

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  46. Great work. The bracelets are my favorites, especially the one with the heart clasp. Great color and shape choices.

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  47. So many lovely pieces from your fun soup!!

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  48. Nicely done! I like the way you were able to combine each of the soup pieces and add your own special touches to each of them as well. I can tell you put a lot of though into each of them.

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  49. Great group of pieces. I think my favorite is the last bracelet. I like the colors, so bright and cheerful!

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  50. You've designed some wonderful, playful pieces! I really like jewelry with movement and you do it well!!! Love your embellishment of the jump rings with the drop beads. Love the Mary Poppins bracelet and the colors you chose. Very much enjoyed your soup!!!!

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  51. Oh my! Each piece is prettier than the next! I really love the piece with the Claire Maunsell focal.

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  52. You have a great sense of color. Love your designs, especially the first bracelet. You did a great job with your soup.

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  53. Wow, great pieces, love all the pictures, the way you use the colours and the sweet♥ designs with lots of details in the jewellery!

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  54. Great work! Lots of details to admire in your designs... love all the pictures too!

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  55. What a whimsical and delightfully yummy soup you were sent. You have put together some classy yet playful designs! I'm drawn to your bracelets and especially the "star" one. Really Soup-er job.

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  56. Love the asymmetric designs! I can't believe you had a necklace half way finished that complimented part of the soup that was sent to you! Love how you threaded the beads onto the jump rings. I need to give that a try!

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