Saturday, March 3, 2012

It's SOUP!!!

So here I am at the end of this adventure called the Bead Soup Blog Hop.  I've met a lot of nice people by being involved and I am glad I stepped out of my comfort (read total control) zone and took a chance.

I got these beads from Mandy Ainsworth a talented seed beader.

I can honestly say I wasn't sure what to do with them....but I decided to think on it for a few days and let my stash talk to me.  I used to do more seed bead work than I do now, but I find that the time it takes to complete a piece makes it cost prohibitive to sell.  But, I did these first pieces with a slight nod to the seed beads...


I was inspired by Edi Shaefer.  She posts these beautiful wire wrapped pieces on Facebook and while mine are not even close to what she makes I decided to give it a try.  I had all the silver seed beads and the wire, so I just had to figure out the design.  I like how it came out, and will try this style again.

I then went back to a design style I have been working with to use the focal bead...I call it Midnight Garden



I used the focal and created a black bracelet base.  Then I added lamp work, crystals, and the beads I got and used headpins that I created with coordinating glass ends.  I then added fibers until I was done..lol... I never know when done is until well, I get there!  I am so lucky to be able to create my own beads so I could match what was sent.  I had the crystals in my stash.

Yes, these were beads I wouldn't pick out for myself, and I walked around with the focal bead in my purse for a few days trying to figure out what to make with it.  I am pretty pleased with what I came up with and am looking forward to seeing what everyone else made.  I have a gallery show on Friday so I'll get some feedback and maybe sell them that night!

Here is the list of participants....




Hostess, Lori Anderson Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer
1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)
21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)
41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)
100.  Terri Wlaschin and Wendy Blum

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62 comments:

  1. waahaaooww!!!!! Those are two wonnnnderful designs! You have an amazing range of creativity!

    PS: Would be awesome if you would turn off the word verification

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  2. Lovely! I love them both - very versatile! :)

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  3. Love them both - but the second one - hhhmmmmmmm, yummie. So cool!

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  4. great pieces!
    I'm another partecipant from Italy, I'm trying to visit all of you.
    this was really a great experience!
    ciao ciao

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  5. Wow, fabulous. I especially like your wire wrapping, something I need yet to explore properly! Gorgeous :) x

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  6. Love them both especially the lovely edgy bracelet.

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  7. Beautiful designs. I just love your earrings. Would wear those in a heart beat!
    To see my soup hop on by to www.tellyourgirlfriends.com (#24)

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  8. OH you did a GREAT JOB with them Lynnea!! Love the funky bracelet!

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  9. love your use of different materials and textures, great wire work

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  10. I love your wire wrapped pieces. They are beautiful. The blue and black necklace is stunning.

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  11. Beautiful clean wire wrapping. Super wearable! Not fussy like some wire wrapping but done with a purpose! Love it.

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  12. Wow! I love the earring and necklace set that you put together. It really shows off the beautiful blue beads!

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  13. I love your wire wrapped pieces! I'm off to see Edi's page now - you definitely made me curious.

    That bracelet is super fun too. I love using fabrics & fibers in jewelry, and those colors are great :)

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  14. Perfect wire-work, the blues are amazing!

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  15. Clever bracelet idea - love the way you used that focal and love the vibrant blue fibers. Of course your other pieces are just spectacular too!

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  16. Lovely jewellery! The wire wrapped set feels elegant and the colours are crisp. Really like the beaded edges. And the bracelet -- they colours are just so deliciously vibrant. Great job!

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  17. The simplicity of the colors and design of the earrings and necklace really appeal to me. You've done some really great wirework in them. Well done!

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  18. Beautiful pieces!!! Very interesting mix of colors, materials, and....personality!!!

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  19. Beautiful pieces! I especially like the wire wrapped set, good for you for stepping out of your usual comfort zone!

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  20. Amazing wire wrapping, your soup turned out so pretty!! I'm loving the earrings!

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  21. Love your wire work. and the fibers.. just trying to get going with those myself, thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. Your wirework is beautiful and inspiring...love the earrings and pendant, simple yet elegant :)

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  23. I love the wire work. The swirl is the pendant is great and I can see a series in all different colors.

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  24. Oooh, I love that elegant wire-wrapped set with a splash of blue. Beautiful and serene!

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  25. I love the wire work and the silver/turquoise combination! Beautiful designs! :)

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  26. Wow your bracelet remind me of fireworks!!

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  27. Wow!!!! Your work is amazing, im impressed with your creativity i would never managed the beads this way

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  28. Very nice! The wire wrapping is gorgeous! I always things that so hard to get looking right and you got it sister!

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  29. I absolutely love the wirework on the earrings and pendant. I am in awe!

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  30. I love your use of fabric! The earrings are so intricate and the bracelet is just a stunner.

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  31. All of your pieces are lovely. But I love everything that is going on with that bracelet. The fibers make is so much fun!

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  32. I LOVE what you did with these! Your wire work is amazing!! Beautiful!!

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  33. Beautiful wirework! You did an outstanding job with your bead soup, even if it was out of your comfort zone. Best of luck on the gallery show Friday. I'll bet these pieces sell.

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  34. Love all your pieces! The silver & blue wire wrapped set is very stunning! Great job!

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  35. I love the work you put into the wire work! It looks wonderful!

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  36. Your use of wirework with the seed beads is gorgeous and I love how you created that piece around the focal with all that fiber. Gorgeous!

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  37. That bracelet is so creative, and your wire work is incredible!


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

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  38. I see Edi Schaefer's designs on FB all the time...if I did not know any better, I would swear your first creations were hers! These are just beautiful and your wire work is so admirable!

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    1. Thank you Patti....but she is so far ahead of me! Got me smiling and blushing with that compliment

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  39. Lynnea, I love that bracelet it is so gorgeous. The wire wrapped necklace and earrings look like they walked right our of Stella & Dot!!!

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  40. Your wire work is amazing, Lynnea! both the set and the bracelet are gorgeous; I would have never thought to mix the glass with fabric, but I really like the end result!

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  41. My goodness your wire wrapping is elegant! I love the swirls paired with that bright blue. Your designs are totally fabulous. ♥

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  42. This is some of the most beautiful wirework that I have seen! I love the swirls and the bright blue tones. Great job.

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  43. I love those earrings they are gorgeous! you're really good at your wire wrapping. I am just now getting into that, so I am in the learning stages. I have been thinking of making some earrings like have a great day!

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  44. I think you created beautiful pieces. You sure wouldn't know that you struggled with these materials. Everything is beautiful. Great job!

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  45. Love both designs! Wish I have your wire-working skills, the focal for the necklace is wonderful! You did so much with less material - great!

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  46. Beautiful designs! Amazing wire work and that bracelet is so much fun! All three work beautifully together.

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  47. Amazing wire work on the necklace and earrings! The black bracelet base looks amazing as well!

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  48. Ooooh, I love what you did with the necklace and earrings! I love wire wrapping! And that bracelet is totally fun and funky and pretty!

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  49. Wonderful wire wrapping and great designs. I love both your designs. Cheers!
    Lori D.

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  50. The earrings are especially beautiful. I actually said "oh wow" when I read the post. Wonderful job.

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  51. oh wow...these pieces are ALL amazing!!! how I would love to see that bracelet in person...I am a "touchy" girl and my sensory issues are demanding that i feeeeeeel it! LOL! Really - extraordinary jewelry you made with your soup! Congrats. :)

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    1. LOL Alesha...I have made a series of these bracelets and when someone at a show picks one up they love the texture and that as they look at it the continue to find surprises that are hidden thru out the piece. You never know exactly what I will throw onto one!

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  52. I love your work. That blue and silver set is really nice.

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  53. Love your designs! Beautiful wire wrapping. Love the bracelet - fun piece!

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  54. love love love the earring hoops! yummy!

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  55. Your pieces are great. I must say that all the shiny silver makes your necklace/earring combo my favorite. You did a beautiful job with the wire.

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  56. Love the wire work. They make a great set

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  57. I am always impressed with wire work creations. Yours is simply amazing.

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  58. I love what you created with your soup. The wirework is stunning and your use of the focal in the bracelet is really creative, very fun piece.
    Sonya

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  59. You have some amazing pieces!

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