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Saturday, April 13, 2013

BSBP Party Second Reveal ♥

Yay! So excited! The reveal is here! I had a total blast with the beads that Audrey sent me. Some of you may not know this, but I actually know Audrey quite well. We've been friends for many, many years, so I was tickled pink when I found out she was my partner [ must explain all the pink beads I sent her ;) ].

She had actually prepared the soup package before she ever found out I was her partner. I'm in awe of this, because the beads she sent had my name allllllllllllllllll over it. Seriously. Rainbows and stars? Oh my. She loves me, I know it.  8D

The big challenge for me was the sari ribbon. I am so neat and controlled with my work that the fringy mess that sari ribbon makes, while beautiful, makes the OCD part of my brain twitch uncontrollably. I've always admired sari ribbon from afar, but I think I got the hang of it. I have a whole mess of it left over, so I'm definitely thinking a second helping of soup is in order. Particularly since I have some awesome necklaces planned with it that I just ran out of time for.

I do plan on blog hopping / working on jewelry all day Sunday. But before I start posting pictures of seconds, lets check out what we made with the first helping of soup:

Audrey made this pendant herself! So impressed. ♥
And of course this clasp belonged with the pendant.
Mother of pearl stars were from my stash, crystal from Audrey, and fancy cathedral beads from a certain German ladyfriend of ours.  ;)
Lookit me not being lazy and making my own earwires.  X3
Next was this beastie. So loved the rainbow of the titanium quartz points.

This necklace is also why I ran out of 22ga silver wire.  XD
Soooooooooo sparkly!  *u*
It wouldn't be one of my designs without matching earrings. Lovely crystals are from Audrey. ♥
Amusingly enough, a mutual friend of both mine and Audrey sent me these swirly Czech beads.
I bought these lampwork beads off of ArtFire from an artist 2-3 years ago. Finally put them to good use!
Isn't the ribbon pretty? Totally have to make a matching necklace or bracelet!
I actually made this one yesterday. The two agate beads Audrey sent demanded to be made into earrings, and I had already snipped up those two bits of sari ribbon trying to figure out what the heck to do with this stuff.  I so liked the lampwork earrings, that I figured why not repeat the design with a different color scheme?  :D
So purple and rainbowwwyyy. ♥♥
And that's all I've got! For now, any way. Be sure to check out my Etsy shop on Sunday. I'll be listing a few of my rainbow-y BSBP pieces up for grabs to clear out space for more design work.

Much love, and happy blog hopping!


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  1. Great pieces! Love all the color. The titanium necklace is my favorite.

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    1. Thank you very much. The titanium quartz necklace is my favorite, too. ♥

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  2. Pretty jewelry! Love what you did with the crystal and the wire. Great job!
    Gina H

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    1. Thanks so much! Crystal and wire are my fav. :)

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  3. Beautiful soup! Sari ribbon scares me too :-) but I love how you incorporated it into the earrings.

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    1. Thanks so much! It was a fun challenge. I think I'll probably have to tinker with the sari ribbon a bit more in the future. :)

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  4. I've to confess, I'm not a fan of rainbow blinking items - but your necklace touches me nevertheless. And you totally rock the sari silk - your earrings are adorable! Love the combination of organic and a little bit of blink-blink :0)

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    1. I've always leaned more towards delicate things than flashy, but here lately I think that's been changing up a bit. And thanks so much! I love how the sari earrings turned out, too. ♥

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  5. love those earrings with the silk and also how you've wrapped the beads in the necklace, great work

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    1. Thanks! I'm definitely crushing a bit on sari silk now. Definitely going to have to figure out how to incorporate that into my design work in the future.

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  6. What exquisite makes!! I adore all of the metallic rainbowy bits just as much as you do - and you made major magic with them!!! (Don't try to say that out loud quickly....) ;) Must hop to your shop and see your other creations, because I'm positive they are all gorgeous.

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    1. Oh yes. I have a major weakness for rainbowy stuffs. Thanks so much for stopping by! :D

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  7. Great jewelry! Lovely colors1
    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.
    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
    kathy

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  8. I like all the pieces you've made, but especially like the earrings - what a great idea adding the ribbon!

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    1. Thanks so much! I think I originally saw some sari ribbon used in earrings in a beading magazine I had read a few months ago. Definitely a fun idea to play with. :D

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  9. Great use of your soup mix and the wire wrapping on the cab is wonderful.

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    1. Thanks so much! It was definitely a fun bead soup mix. ♥

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  10. HaHAAAH, look at you doing your own earwires, I'm so proud of you. *petpets* And rocking the sari ribbon. It gave me trouble too. I love it, but I just don't seem to be much of a fiber person when it comes to jewelry. I especially love the earrings and the rainbow necklace – do have a weakness for those titanium coated quartz points as well as vitrail rhinestones. Shall stalk your shop, yes. >> And I'm slightly amused that the first necklace totally looks like something Audrey might have cooked up whereas the second one seems ... very you. Love those cute little wire spiral charms.

    Cheers and party on!
    Ze German Ladyfriend X3

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    1. Haha. I figured at the very least you'd be amused that I made my own earwires. It was partly out of necessity. I didn't have any that would match the wire I was using. :)

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  11. OH yeah.. that soup was made for you. And those purple earrings are too fabulous>.<

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    1. I was so excited when I received it! I love the purple earrings, too. ♥

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  12. Such unique pieces~ that middle set of sparkle rocks the Casbah!

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  13. OH Wow....I love the beautiful star clasp. Totally gorgeous.
    Your wire wrapping is amazing.
    Love how you added the silk to the earrings. They are so beautiful! (I want a pair!!!)

    Happy Creating
    Tracie
    http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

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  14. ....I would have never thought to use sari ribbon in earrings.

    /has been bested at own game o_O

    Lovely pieces, darling, as I knew you would. <3

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  15. The star necklace is sweet. I love your oh so sparky beastie! So you're saying people will think I'm lazy that I didn't make my own ear-wires? Now you tell me!

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    1. lol! One of my friends always gives me a hard time for using commercial earwires. I made my own this time around partly because I was lacking earwires in the appropriate color of wire, and to amuse her. It was a bit of a learning experience! :D

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    2. I knew it was a german inquisition. XD

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  16. super work with wire and fabric! congratularions!

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  17. Very pretty pieces. Love the earrings with the light coloured ribbons! Great bead soup!

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  18. That silver and sparkle necklace is to die for! great work on all your soup pieces.

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  19. Beautiful star-themed jewelry and I love the earrings you made with the ribbon dangles. Beautiful, just beautiful!

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  20. Great designs! IO love that first necklace and I know what you mean about the Sari ribbon!

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  21. Such creativity you did an amazing job with your soup...ty for sharing with us all , bye for now and happy beading
    http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/2013/03/bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-is-here.html

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  22. I will def be checkin out your etsy... I just want to stare are your pieces all day long. I love how you put the sari in with the earrings. Actually I love EVERYTHING about your pieces.

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  23. What a treat! Beautiful pieces. The stars are the bomb!

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  24. Oh wow - love all the sparklie pieces you have going on. All of your earrings are Gorgeous!

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  25. I love all your pieces, especially the fiber earrings.
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, what a fun :)
    ciao dall'Italia

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  26. Very nice!!! I love the way you used the ribbon in the earrings! I would not know what to do with that sari ribbon.
    Congrats on the earwires! I make almost all of mine these days

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  27. Wow!! I really love the titanium quartz piece. I have not seen that stone before. I will have to watch for it at the next gem show I go to! Great work!!!

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  28. All amazing - and wow. Titanium quartz. Lucky girl! Love them all!

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  29. Oh wow... seriously wow. WOW. I love everything, even the earrings and I don't have pierced ears!
    Ren @ Renlish.com

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  30. oooohhhh the lampwork earrings are so cool. It is hard to believe you have never tried it before. What a natural. All of your pieces turned out great!!

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  31. Everything looks so beautiful. The ribbon is such a neat touch.

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  32. Beautiful work, there's so much to see, & the sari silk ear rings? I ♥♥♥♥♥ them!!!

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  33. wow, your wire wrap is wonderful!! And, I just love the clasp on the first one! Great job!! ~KM 1st reveal - http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33013.html

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  34. hey B! So fun to see what you did with your soup. Everything looks great. I too received some Sari ribbon and have no idea what I'll do with it. I love how you used yours in the earrings. It works so well.

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  35. I love your style. Great earrings! Light and breezy

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  36. Beautiful designs, love them all.

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  37. Lovely pieces, adorable earrings!

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  38. Amazing pieces, the starry necklace is so dreamy!

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  39. Beautifully creations! Especially love the earrings!

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  40. I love the earrings!! Everything is so pretty!

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  41. Very pretty soup creations.You did a great job with the sari ribbon. Inspires me to give it a try.

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  42. beautiful créations, I love all of them.

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  43. I love them all! I really like dangl~y earrings and the wire work on the pendant is awesome!

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  44. I like you did a lot of wire work on your pieces.

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  45. They're all beautiful designs. My favourite is the star pendant necklace.

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  46. I could go on the length of a blog post about what I love from each and every one of your pieces, but to spare you the bore I'll hit the highlights. I'm totally with you on the sari tweeking you OCD side, but the lavender earrings make such a carefree statement it seems worth it. Love that you made your own ear wires a task not yet completed on my 2013 try it out list. Finally, the beastie is perfection. I mean BRAVO, take a bow then a vacation it's just that great.

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  47. There's something about stars isn't there I can't resist them :)
    You have made such good use of the soup you were sent everything is lovely and I do like how you used the sari ribbon in the earrings, like you I was always at a loss how to use it!
    Jackie

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  48. I love every piece you created. Fantastic talent!

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  49. I admire users of Sari ribbon, i have not had that expierience yet. Your pieces are beautiful

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  50. I lost track how any pairs of earrings that was but they are all fabulous. That sparkly second necklace makes me think of "the Secret of NIMH" - "OOOOOh a sparkly!"

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  51. I really like the rainbow necklace, nice work!

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  52. Great collection of earrings! All your pieces are fantastic.

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  53. How cool to be paired with such a good friend. It absolutely worked in your favor as you created some super lovely pieces. I especially love those last two pairs of earrings with the sari on it. You ROCKED the sari. Well done!!

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  54. Great job using your soup. I like all your designs. Your wirework on that focal is cool.Kudos for using the silk which was new to you.

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  55. I have the same issue with sari silk as you do but I think that using it in earrings would be the way to go. I really like all of your pieces but it is the earrings that blew me away.

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  56. That crystal necklace is AMAZING! And I'm the same with sari ribbon, too -- I get all twitchy like you do! I love what others do with it but I can't master it. I like how you put it together with the earrings -- beautiful!

    Thanks for participating, and I apologize for my delay in getting around to everyone.

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    1. No worries! Life has a curious way of happening. And thanks so much. I love the crystal necklace, too. It is very bright and bold. Sari ribbon is still tricky, but I'm up to the challenge of incorporating it into more designs. ♥

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  57. Wow, gorgeous pieces! I love the way to use the sari silk. So nice!

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