Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party

My stash before...
 My Bead Soup REVEALED!
A classic Bella Vita Style "Cluster Necklace" - (handmade charm holder).

Hanging View
Handmade Bella Vita "Wire Wrapped Ring" made from a modern Czech glass button.
One of a kind earrings.
   The Bead Soup party has been a lot of fun for me. I think the funniest/best part of the whole experience is the fact that my partner, Amanda, and I sent each other one of the same beads (the purple ones at the bottom of the earring)! Amanda gave me a beautiful sterling silver and amethyst clasp but  I ended up not using it. I love it but liked gold tones better with this project. I'll use it on something for me though :)
  I hope you enjoy my projects and leave me some feedback! I am going to rest up so I can look at everyone's posts tomorrow. For a complete list of participants see my previous post via this link.
And Thank YOU Lori Anderson for organizing this!


62 comments:

  1. nice ring! I love when you see something unique, it's not everyday you see a ring in the BSBP

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  2. Beautiful work! The ring is so pretty and the earrings are so very Anthropologie/JCrew! Yummalicious!

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  3. What a wonderful idea to turn the button into a ring! Love this. (And may have to borrow :)

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  4. I think the ring is very impressive too. I never would have thought of it. Creativity at its best.

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  5. That ring totally rocks! And I love that style of necklace, too!

    I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

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  6. I adore that ring! It's bold and whimsical...just my style!

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  7. Thanks for all the comments everyone! I have decided to auction my pieces and donate the money to charity. Not sure which charity yet. But each piece will be available via the auction. Watch my facebook fan page for details :)

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  8. Great pieces! Love the earrings, but then again, I am a sucker for beaded beads.

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  9. I adore them, really good work!
    I'm a partecipant from Italy, I'm trying to visit all of you.
    this was really a great experience!
    ciao ciao

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  10. Wow..beautiful and elegant pieces! Very nice! I like what you did with the Czech. button...the ring!! :)

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  11. I like everything that you made, but I am really taken by the sweet little earrings. I could wear those anywhere.

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  12. Beautiful job! Love the jewelry in your header as well!

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  13. That ring wow! Very pretty. Love your blog too what a gorgeous look to your page.

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  14. I love the dangle necklace! The ring is gorgeous too, what a great focal!

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  15. Great work;) my favorite is the ring, its really gorgeous:)
    Lovely greetings
    Sabrina

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  16. Very pretty pieces, I like them all very much. I especially like the ring :) x

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  17. Gorgeous! Love the style, it's definitely something I would wear! :)

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  18. How funny that you sent each other some of the same beads! Beautiful necklace, I like the cluster style!

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  19. Very nice use of your soup ingredients. I think I like the earrings the best. I love the beaded beads. Great colors too! Enjoy hopping around today.
    Cheers!
    Lori D.

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  20. I love everything that you've made, but wow! That focal bead is amazing! Such a great idea to use it for a ring.

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  21. Oh that ring! Love what you did with all your ingredients!

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  22. I just love the necklace. So classy and really stands out from the crowd.

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  23. That is the coolest ring ever! And the necklace and earrings are so sweet! Nice job!

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  24. Great soup! Especially love what you did with the ring!

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  25. WOW, love the ring!!! Great job!! ~KM

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  26. Everything is lovely but that ring is out of this world gorgeous!

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  27. I love what you made with your beads!
    My favorite is the necklace.

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  28. Wonderful collection. The charm holder is beautiful and I love the grouping you put with it.

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  29. Just stunning! That's very elegant - I would wear everything immediatly!

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  30. Cool necklace I'm always drawn to jewelry that has lots of dangles, love it.

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  31. Charming things!!! Well done!!!

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  32. Love that necklace! And that ring is just darling!

    BTW, love your blog design and photography. Simple, clean, elegant. Lovely.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment. I try really hard on my photos :)

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  33. That pendant is so much fun! Lovely work!

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  34. Wow - such a pretty mix...I love seeing how we all put our own signature on whatever mix we get...the soup you received seems a little different from what you normally work with but your finished pieces definitely have your signature look...gorgeous work!!

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    1. Hi Stacey,
      Thanks for looking at my blog. Your are exactly right, the soup was a bit different than what I am working with these days. But that is the whole point :) I had a great time designing with my mix. I can't wait to do it again!

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  35. That ring is gorgeous! I really love the final results.

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  36. Great bead soup collection! Love that ring and I like how you were able to use the bead soup you got and still put your own twist on things.

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  37. Lovely pieces - the ring is my favorite!

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  38. Your cluster necklace is so pretty. I could see getting a lot of wear out of that. The ring looks like it would be fun to wear also

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  39. Nice collection of creations. Love the ring, love them all. Beautiful work.

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  40. Lovely, Lovely, Lovely. The green beads on the earrings in the last photo look like lovely green raspberries!!!

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  41. What a yummy bead soup! You did an awesome job...love your beautiful creations!

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  42. Really pretty necklace, how cool you and your parner sent each other the same bead!
    Sonya

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  43. Very nice, you did great with great soup and man I Love that ring!!

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  44. Beautiful necklace, cool ring, and very cute earrings! Great job!

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  45. I love the necklace and the earrings. They are simple and classic. Great job!

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  46. Love your pieces, especially your necklace, very nice!

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  47. Love the dangly necklace. You sent each other the same beads! That is a hoot. Great job.

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  48. Gorgeous creations! I absolutely love the button ring! But I've a weakness for Czech buttons. Nice job!

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  49. Classic and gorgeous: I love each and every piece (I might be more partial to that stunning cluster necklace, since I love them)!

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  50. Very pretty - such classy pieces!

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  51. Very, very nice. I love everything you made and really love the charm holder.

    Where can I get a charm holder like that?

    Donna
    don_mae2@yahoo.com

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    1. Hey Donna!
      I actually made the charm holder. I can make you one if you like. It would be $8... unless you wanted S/S or 14K GF, then I'd have to price it when I made it. You can email me, brandy.elizabeth@gmail.com

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  52. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your creations!! We both ended up using the purple czech glass beads in our pieces - so funny! Your pieces are very beautiful and what a great idea to auction them off for charity! Thank you again for an amazing stash - it was so inspiring!

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    1. Thanks girl! I think you did a fantastic job too :)

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  53. I love your job sooo much!!! These colours these combinations. And your ring... ohh my Gooood your ring... awesome.. amazing!!!!

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  54. I'm way late visiting all the posts, but never too late to say how much I like what you made, I suppose. Love your elegant simplicity in design. Very nice work.

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  55. Your blogs are totally worth giving time and energy.
    Jewelry specialist

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