Mar 30, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party 7 and Giveaway News



Happy Bead Soup 7 Blog Party! 
This is my yummy soup I received from my partner
I loved every last bead she sent!

 So  I set off to beating, sawing ,hammering, torching, aging, soldering, and 
beating some more!
I darkened up the cool toggle clasp just a wee bit. 
I absolutely loved the blown glass bead on the antique key focal Jennifer sent me in
her soup, and
wanted try to do it justice.
I started out attempting to use whole soup,as I loved it all . But, then pulled back
some and used some of the yummy green beads, toggle, my fav blown key bead, and
parted reluctantly with 2 of the gorgeous blown glass head pins she sent :)
I just loved the beautiful blown glass headpins that she made, and used them
for the drops. (I am hoarding the rest of these cool head pins right now , as I really do  love 
just looking at and admiring them  them in my studio)
This piece started out as part of a  36" LONG, brass sheet metal I just received from Indian Jewelers Supply. Not Rio Grande I know . I do adore Rio, but I was grinning ear to ear when that HUGE LONG box of metal goodness showed up at my door let me tell ya! If I only had a camera to show you it took me 20 full minutes to brake into that box! They had it sealed up tighter than Fort Knox!
Rio has much more toys to play with  though, they will always be my fav supplier :)
 I have  ideas in the wings for the rest of the gorgeous goodies in my soup .
They are projects still to come.


 4 new patterns to play with just posted on my Etsy!


Hope you enjoyed my Soup. I will be having fun visiting all my fellow soupers :)

There is still time to sign up for the Giveaway for a slot in the
"Fly" Assemblage Journal Exploration Online Workshop. 
You can enter by simply leaving a comment on this post 
I will be announcing the winner at 8pm April 1st.
Blessings,
                                          Come     See the rest of the party !

77 comments:

  1. Wow! That's really cool. Did that large metal collar thing have a previous life as something else? What is it? I love what you made and have enjoyed getting to know you. Thanks for sending me such a great soup to work with.

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  2. Beautiful!! I love the antique feel of the piece!!

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  3. So much fun to see what bead soup inspires - we did a similar thing with quilt art - we each brought untypical sewing related bits and picked from each others piles and put stuff in a bag - then we pick a bag which was not our own and had an hour to create! Thanks for sharing your creations!

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  4. cool necklace!! I love what you sent your partner too. I would love to see what you do with the headpins too.

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  5. It's such an innovative piece, amazing work!

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  6. ~sigh...simply love everything about this piece here...very eclectic feel to it...much love light and blessings~

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  7. wow, that is a very cool design. I just love the way you made it all come together!! ~KM http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33113.html

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  8. Beautiful design, that focal is amazing!!! Great Job my friend! :)))

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  9. Jen does make amazing work - I so know that ! And you did some amazing pieces with it ! I love how you used the key, and that huge metal piece !

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  10. What a great soup you had to work with! Love love the key necklace! Your pieces are just beautiful.

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  11. Gorgeous! Love the combination of the metal work with the glass pins.

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  12. Wow, a beautiful collaborative piece to be sure!

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  13. love how you've framed this focal, it all look very art nouveau and beautifully organic

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  14. So very impressed with ALL of your work, and this is not exception. You make magic with metal!

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  15. Love your assemblage Necklace. It's something I aspire to learn and have just ordered some parts. lol Thanks also for a giveaway nice pay it forward.

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  16. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP
    I love your style and your design, great work! :)
    ciao dall' Italia

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  17. Gorgeous necklace, beautiful design and done so well.

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  18. Shari, I adore the necklace! If I could afford to buy just one of each of your creations, I would! I do have seven of your beautiful items in my collection, tho. :-) I would love to win the giveaway - not for me 'cause I've already paid - but for a friend who's interested and can't afford it. Look forward to seeing you in October! DD

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  19. You are so amazing! I find your design creations thrilling!
    I am glad you got such lovely Bead Soup, as well! What a treat to stop by here! xox jean

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  20. That necklace is awesome! Love it! And despite the large metal piece, it's still delicate with the addition of the beads :)

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  21. Such cool bits in your soup! Great necklace!

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  22. Beautiful Work! I love that crescent you made to dangle the key from!!!! YUM!

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  23. WOW! This is stunning! A visual delight!

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  24. What a surprise, I saw the key and thought I'd do a chain with a key on it. But you really set the key up using the metal piece, gave it some distance with the chain then used the key. Very unexpected. Nailed it!

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  25. This necklace is one of my favs!
    kathy

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    1. Thanks so much Kathy , and your name is now in the hat for the giveaway :)
      ~Shari

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  27. Amazing! Love how you used your unique focal!

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  28. That's quite a piece! You really managed to show off your focal with another showy component and they complement rather than compete with each other. Well done.

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    1. Thank you Ann. I was worried about that as well, which is why I added the "space" between the 2 pieces, hoping they would "play nicely " :)
      ~Shari

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  29. Amazing work !
    This necklace is beautifu!

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  30. Shari,

    I too love the soup that your partner sent and enjoyed the statement piece you created... Fun and unique!
    :) Kris

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  31. Wow, what a beautiful and bold design, you are very talented.

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  32. Awesome! I'm a huge fan of vintage hardware.

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  33. Very unique way to use your soup! It's lovely!

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  34. HOW COOL IS THIS? I would wear this in a heart-beat. Very yummy and really neat. You are definitely an artist. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  35. Great focal! Love the bold and dramatic look.
    Diana

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  36. The piece you made is just gorgeous and plays so nicely with the key. Nothing is overpowering either, just very well balanced. I could just sit and stare but I still have a little more hopping to do :)

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  37. Amazing necklace, just ♥ love it!

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  38. Jenn's lampwork is gorgeous - I love how you used it: a very intriguing piece!

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  39. Love your necklace! Thanks for a chance to win your give away.
    Linda

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  40. What a beautiful work of art Shari! You showcased Jennifer's awesome focal perfectly with that fantastic metal piece you created ... a lovely collaboration!

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  41. Gorgeous. Love how you set it with the collr.

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  42. What a great piece! It looks like something a Renaissance lady would have been proud to wear. So cool!

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  43. I was just going to say the same thing Bobbie said!!! It is romantic and solid and romantic and beautiful and romantic...LOL I love it!!! Have a Blessed Day!

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  44. Very cool design, so creative!!

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  45. Awesome design! I would have loved to be a fly on the wall watching you unpack that sheet metal! What a gorgeous piece you fashioned from it! :D

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  46. Gorgeous! Now I want a lampwork key bead too!

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  47. Whew I am losing track of where I left a comment...Shari what wonders you made from your soup mix -absolutely beautiful!

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  48. What a great soup and amazing necklace!

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  49. Very cool piece and so creative...love how you put it all together with that great metal piece you made.

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  50. Your necklace is amazing! You put so much work into it and it totally shows.

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  51. Love,love,love!!!Your necklace is stunning!

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