Friday, September 16, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party - Reveal!!!

The time has finally come to reveal my creation(s) with the items that I received from my BSBP partner Niki Meiners.  I can honestly say that this has been a challenge for me.  Here are the many incarnations of my BSBP piece(s) : 

I started with this one.  I used the blue on the left to highlight the blue in the beads.
However, I decided that this one just wasn't right.

So my second design was this one. I really liked the layout of this one. I was stumped with that to do with the chain because I felt it looked too plain and needed a little something extra.  *there are some extra pieces so you may see this one again*

This is my final creation and the one that I was the most satisfied with.  I love the mix of colors and textures. This piece includes the large focal piece and the clasp that Niki sent me.

But wait, I have another piece that has been with me throughout the whole process.  I love love love these earrings.  They are not heavy at all and look wonderful when worn.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.  Click on the Bead Soup button on the left to see the list of all the other participants' blogs.  Take your time and enjoy the soup.

Much Love, 
Shell 

53 comments:

  1. Those earrings are really fun and cute. And I love the bracelet. Very creative use of your beads...well done!!!

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  2. Very well done. I love the different look of the pieces.

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  3. Wow, Niki sent you some great components! I love the bracelet you came up with and the especially fun earrings!

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  4. The earrings are really fun! I love the dangles!

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  5. I love the color and texture in your final piece. And the earrings look like such fun to wear. Nice.

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  6. In the words of Goldilocks, the earrings are *just right*! So pretty and wearable, but also unusual in how you've combined those colors and patterns. Great work!

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  7. Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. Thank you for sharing your artistic process with us. Cheers!
    Lori

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  8. Wonderful pieces in your soup and I love the necklace.

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  9. What neat pieces. The colors remind me of something that I can't quite place...but a happy feeling. :o) Like creamsicles or backyard garden parties. I know where I'd be wearing them!

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  10. Lovely! Thanks for sharing your progress. Yes we were all challenged, but that is the idea. I like what you finally decided on, the bracelet hasa a very rich look, in contrast to the fun earrings. Very pretty.

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  11. Wow! You know how everyone likes different stuff? I loved that first necklace, and those earrings are terrific! But the bracelet with the wire coils is really cool, too!

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  12. Thanks for sharing your creative journey with us! The bracelet's very cute, and I can see why you fell in love with the earrings right away.

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  13. Call me crazy, but I really did like that first one! But then, that's from someone who tore apart her necklace three times and still hasn't made it right.

    I hope you'll join me next time -- the blog badge and dates are up on my blog now.

    Love, Lori

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  14. I loved seeing your process and the soup ended up fab! I especially love those earrings. So fun! Great job!

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  15. Okay, totally off topic but I had to mention how cute your blog template is. I love the design!

    On to the bead soup...very nice work. The colors are so pretty!

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  16. Beautiful bracelet - and love those earrings!

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  17. You are right - those earrings are amazing!

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  18. Very pretty! I love that first necklace and the earrings! Such lovely colors!

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  19. Very nice - I love the whole set, whith it's pastel colours1 Greetings, Michi

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  20. First on the topic of your bead soup-Love all three designs, but I especially love your first design- I think that it is also showing alot of texture and love the way the hint of blue from the beads to the left Do accent the charms. Love the earrings- you got a great bunch of ingredients!
    Now Shell-I just love the whimsy of your blog design-I am over the moon for dragonflies and am loving the whole firefly, froggie, and twilight night thing going on...I see we are in a few blog hops together and you are following my blog as well ,so, I hope for some time to get to know you better and chat more...You should most definitely be commended for all that you do... best of luck with your MBA studies~

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  21. I think you are right the final one is definately the best. :o) x

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  22. Oh, I so love those earrings! I agree, the bracelet is stunning, and I'd be wearing it a lot! Thanks for the insight into your creative process. Have fun hopping!

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  23. Lovely earrings, but I think the bracelet is my favourite!

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  24. What fun and beautiful pieces! I love them all but the bracelet is definitely my favorite! Thank you for telling us all about your process :)

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  25. Whimsical and fun pieces. A delight for the eyes. Soup-er job!

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  26. I'm with you, I love the bracelet and earrings best, but I usually love bracelets the best. Those are really fun pendants/beads you had to work with.

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  27. Good colors and texture, fun pieces.

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  28. Very nice! Love the fun colors!

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  29. Very Pretty! Good job!

    Julie and Andrea

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  30. I am so sorry I am so late hopping your way. My computer dug it's heels in and said Not gon'a go thaat fast.:^)
    Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  31. You made a ton of stuff! All beautiful, very soft and pretty. Love!

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  32. Simmply lovely - all of the designs - but I really love the first one and those earrings!!

    Beautiful work and love the blog site!

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  33. you had some interesting soup to work with and you made some very creative pieces! the earrings are my favorite!

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  34. Love your creations....what fun colours you got to play with

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  35. Lovely designs, especially like the earrings - very cute.

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  36. They are all unique and all beautiful, I think my favorite is the bracelet.

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  37. I guess I must be the odd duck because I like the first creation the BEST!!!
    The blue really worked in pulling the colors out-
    I hope you didn't rip it apart.
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  38. By the way- I forgot to mention How much I love the little frogs on your blog!!!
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  39. As you have discovered,simplicity is rarely simple! We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,
    Emanda
    http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

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  40. Love the earrings! I actually really liked the first necklace, but I also like the final bracelet☺ Great job with your soup!

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  41. Very pretty! Your final creations feel very creative with lovely colour combos. I also liked seeing those first incarnations. Great job!

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  42. Wow! You put a lot of time, effort, and thought into your design. Quite well done! I am smitten with your earrings also. They're fantastic!

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  43. I did the same thing- only I re-made my piece 10 or more times!

    I LOVE the 1st necklace, but you ended up with a gorgeous bracelet.

    Warm regards,

    Cathie

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  44. ALL very lovely pieces! Even the first that got taken apart :) (how many times have I done that???) Yummy soup--I'll be watching for those extra bits to show up.

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  45. Your asymmetrical designs are gorgeous, the first necklace is wonderful.

    Well done!
    Ambra

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  46. Very nice pieces, including the rejected one:) You did a great job with your ingredients.

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