Friday, September 16, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal Time!

Welcome to Lisa's Clay Happenings!  It's time for the big Bead Soup Party Reveal! ~

362 lucky participants signed up for Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party to swap, design, connect, and share the results of our creative works!

Here's what I received from my bead soup partner Laurie Hanna. Laurie sent me this incredibly detailed lampwork focal she made along with a sweet little sterling horse button by Cathy Dailey, some silver components and a really gorgeous mix of blue beads. I typically work with ceramic and larger hole beads, so this soup challenged me to try some new techniques and designs.  You can find Laurie's beautiful beaded jewelry and lampwork pieces in her Etsy shop Laurie's Jewel Box. Please stop by Laurie's blog as well and see what she made with the beads I sent her!

Using the focal and the clasp we received from our swap partners was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.
Please play the video below to 
see what I made:
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As you may be able to tell, I'm pretty "jazzed up" about this soup.  Once I started playing with this mix, I enjoyed every twist and turn that came about.  I'm really pleased with the final pieces and had so much fun throughout the process!  I look forward to hearing what you think.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Here's the links to all of the other participants so you can check out all of their soup creations!  Happy Blog Hopping!

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke
 


 
19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
113. Laurel Steven and Mary McGraw
                 You Are Here ~ 114. Laurie Hanna and Lisa Boucher
 
 


 
 
 

61 comments:

  1. Wow! You made a video! So cool... I love the jewelry as well!!! Great job! I enjoy this party so much!

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  2. you showed off that fabulous bead perfectly !!!
    Great Soup !
    m.e. :)

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  3. WOW, I love how you put that necklace together! Those blues go well together with the silver.

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  4. So cool!!!
    Lisa, it's been a pleasure visiting your Blog Party reveal. The music of the video suits the jewelry you made - full of Joy. Love the earings!!!

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  5. Thanks everyone! I appreciate that so much. Love this event!

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  6. The color and sparkle just draw me in. Great job showcasing the focal. Love all those dangles!

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  7. beautiful pieces.....
    thank you for visiting my littl blog:)

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  8. Wonderful! You have created several terrific pieces of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture and I love the horse button. Your placement of the lampwork focal bead is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
    Lori

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  9. Wonderful soup & jewelry! And fun way of presenting the finished products - love the music :-)

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  10. Beautiful in blues - and I'm still boogyin' from the party music in your video! Good soup!

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  11. I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

    I love the textures and the dangles and how clever to do a video! You really did a great job with all those blues mixing well. I've found I have a hard time with blue -- they can clash in just the tiniest bit of shade difference, but you did a fantastic job!

    I hope you participate again!

    Love, Lori

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  12. Beautiful wonderful I love every piece!!! Great job and your video is such fun!! add that to my list of things to learn to do!!! Fabulous!!
    I love your own work as well!! Where are you in NH?? I have some roots back there!! I love your blog and joined in to Follow!!! Great to meet you!!

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  13. My favorite bead soup reveal so far - in a word, AWESOME!

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  14. That turned out so pretty. Although I'm not a big fan of blue I love the way you put it all together. And that focal is awesome. The little dangle earrings on chain are so cute, too. Nice.

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  15. That's so nice! Thank you. :)

    No worries Lori - sorry to hear about the computer issues - not the best when you're trying to visit 362 blogs I'm sure! Hope things are better now. So glad you like my creations. Thanks so much for hostessing another amazing swap!

    Thanks Elizabeth for the follow! Great to meet you too. The hardest part of the video was figuring out how to import music but I finally figured it out. I'm from Tuftonboro which is in the Lakes Region. It's getting chilly already and the leaves are starting to turn! Ahh! Oh well - it's pretty. :)

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  16. How original to make a video! I love blues, and you did a lovely job with these!

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  17. Beautiful work Lisa! I am partial to the color blue myself! :)

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  18. I love all the blues and how you put them together~!

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  19. Love the pieces...good job. The music took me way back...oh the memories.

    Thank you sooo much for the kudos also.

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  20. Those pieces are great... they would be great for a beach holiday!

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  21. Great work and the video was such a fun way to present it. I'd like to learn how to do that. Did you find a tut online?

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  22. Thanks so much!

    Glad you enjoyed the video Linda. I was using Windows Movie Maker and was only able to import limited file types. I didn't have a tutorial, but I downloaded some free software, FoxTab Audio Converter and was able to covert the file to something I could use. So I do recommend that if you find yourself having trouble with music files.

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  23. Love the pieces you made and the video was fun too.

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  24. I love your finished piece! It is very Caribbean in the morning, very beachy! Nice work!

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  25. OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

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  26. Exquisite design and gorgeous colors -- bravo! 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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  27. Beautiful! Love your items. I like how you used the silver ring to dangle the lampwork pendant.

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  28. these are BEAUTIFUL!!! they evoke the water and motion and peacefulness. just perfect.

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  29. Swoon! I'm lovin' your soup. So vibrant and happy.

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  30. Great idea to make little video session of all these photographs, you've made. I enjoy évery picture of your very elegant pieces - well done!
    Greetings, Michi

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  31. Pretty blues...love them! Your creations are beautiful! Nice job on your soup!

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  32. What awesome soup you had to work with, and the resulting jewelry is gorgeous! This is one of my very favorite color combinations and I love everything you made - so much detail! :)

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  33. Great work Lisa! I also love that you made a video!

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  34. That was fun to see the video. Very nice design. Love the blue with the silver.

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  35. What lovely shades of blue. All your pieces are beautiful but I especially like the one with the double strands of seed beads... those filigrees gorgeous!

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  36. Your pieces are beautiful - so many lovely details! Great video - very clever!

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  37. Love the mix and love the blues!

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  38. I love blue and love what you did with it. You got a few amazing pieces out of that mix. Great job! And your ceramic pieces are gorgeous. Think I might need to look at your shop.

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  39. That is one thing that I like about the Bead Soup Party, it gets us to work with materials that are not part of our usualarray of ingredients.And you rose to the occasion. Love all your pieces.

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  40. wow that's gorgeous! All of them are truely beautiful!

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  41. Beautiful! I love the fun little slide show you did, too. That was a unique way to share the pictures.

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  42. Blue and silver, always a great combination. Lovely designs.

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  43. gorgeous...reminds me of the ocean ;o)

    hugs

    hello gorgeous xxx

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  44. I am so sorry for being so late my computer was resisting too labor intensive:^)Very nice designs. And there is still time to sign up for the give-away, Just go to SandysColoringBox.blogspot.com Sept.16th blog and leave a comment
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  45. Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful! Beautiful! :) Well done!

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  46. Great composition! Love the colors too. Thanks for swinging by. Riki

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  47. Bea-u-ti-ful! Soup-er cool focal..how could it not remind us of the ocean.(plus you blog back ground.) You did an amazing job with your jewelry pieces and the post showcased all your hard work oh so well.

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  48. Really scrumptious! great way of mixing your own personal style with the incredible beads from your soup mix.

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  49. Beautiful accents for the lampwork, you nailed it!

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  50. Lovely, lovely! What a lot of eye candy you were able to create from your soup -- and the necklace is a lovely frame for that beautiful focal!

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  51. Oh your necklace and earrings are beautiful!! Loved seeing the pictures but the little video showed yummy details I would have missed--very clever idea! Great job on both :)

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  52. I adore all the blue that you used in your designs. It's my favorite color and you manipulated it so well. The dangles on the necklace with the focal give it a bit of whimsy and fun. Great job!

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  53. great mix of chain & beads~beautiful Soup

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  54. Lovely jewellery! My fave is the chain necklace with the dangles. It looks like a perfect summer necklace. Great job!

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  55. The focal is so pretty, and the blue crystals are perfect with it. Great idea showcasing your projects with a video, too!

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  56. I love both necklaces. The second is my favorite I think!

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  57. What a vibrant blue! I really like it.

    Ambra

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  58. Very nice pieces. I can't seem to load the video but the pictures further down are enough to see how well you used your ingredients.

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