Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bead Soup For Real!

I'm a little late posting this morning, so I apologize.  In my earlier post, I introduced you to my lovely Bead Soup partner, Keren Panthaki of VasDea.  She sent me some of the most gorgeous pieces of lampwork.  AND, they were some of my favorite colors to boot.  How does a gal get that lucky?!  
I created this bracelet first, wanting to use this amazing clasp as a focal, I designed around it...


I mean, look at that copper!  At first I thought the glass ring may be too delicate to really be functional, but Keren knows what she's doing...the thing is STRONG!  And look at those yummy colors....sigh...

 All the lampwork is from Keren; perfect complimentary pieces for this labor of love.
Bracelets, necklaces, they're harder for me to create for some reason so I moved on to what I love the most, earrings...

Fun and funky earthy yellow just needed some of my copper for a nice blend.  I wanted to bring out the small specks of blue so I patinaed the chain for a little pop.  They hang so beautifully.

I call them snails...you can call them what you like but I love the little things...had NO idea what I was going to do with them until the green czech beads came in the mail as a freebie...fate, I tell ya! 


Last, but not least, my absolute favorites.  Who doesn't love blue with copper....
I hammered out some copper for fun little dangle thingys and threw in some silver heishi spacers cuz I love to combine different metals. 

And there you have it!  Actually, I still have some more pieces in the works because Keren is such a generous supplier.  Thank you Keren for your wonderful gifts of love and for being my partner this time around.  And a BIG thank you to the wonderful Lori Anderson for, once again, enduring this HUGE undertaking.  I'm sure I speak for all of us when I wish you the very best in your path to recovery and pain management.  You are in my thoughts Miss Lori!

Oh, I forgot.  Here's what I sent Keren....


...off to see what she created :)


55 comments:

  1. Wow, these are amazing! I absolutely love the bracelet, so yummy! You have sent a gorgeous bead you too, I love everything in it.

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  2. Super cool & earthy soup my friend!! All of your pieces turned out beautifully, great job!

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  3. Beautiful bracelet. I love the clasp. Very clever earrings. You had great colors to work with. I like the dangles on the last pair. Nice work!

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  4. I really love the bracelet. Nice color combination and design.

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  5. Like the idea use clasp as a focal...on bracelet.Well done!

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  6. I don't know why you said you didn't like doing bracelets. You obviously have a talent for them. I love it...I love them all. GREAT work!

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  7. Alison your bracelet is beautiful. I like the green pair of earrings the best.

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  8. Love the clasp and the bracelet you made with it!! Your earrings are so beautiful - great job!!

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  9. I love everything! The bracelet is gorgeous!

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  10. Beautiful work and great use of the materials!

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  11. So, so beautiful...I can't pick a favorite!

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  12. Very nice work! My favorite is your favorite...those earrings are awesome!!

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  13. Love everything you created. As a big fan, and consumer, of your polymer beads, it was a treat for me to see your jewelry. Great job.

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  14. I love everything you made, but my favorite piece is that amazing bracelet.

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  15. Absolutely love each and every piece you have made totally fantastic, the 'snail' earring are beautiful.

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  16. Always such a joy to be paired with a lampwork bead creator, isn't it? I love the jewelry you created, wonderfully rustic and organic looking.

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  17. Really lovely work, and I am in love with that bracelet, too! And I can see why you enjoy your earrings so much.

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  18. Beautiful work...I love the bracelet, too! And I can see why your enjoy your earrings so much!

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  19. Love your earrings! Czech beads are great, they seem to co-ordinate with any style. I gotta say the bracelet is amazing!!

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  20. Love your earrings,the pair with the patina chains are so lovely. You have a great sense of color and design.
    Marion :)

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  21. Beautiful bracelet and I love all of your earrings....so much fun. Great use of bead soup!

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  22. Nice use of the copper.. one of my fav materials to work with..Great job!

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  23. That glass ring is spectacular and the copper is so wonderful!

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  24. what a lovely soup! and love what you did with it!

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  25. I really like the earthy yellow earrings. Loved the patinaed copper chains.

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  26. Beautiful creations...what a yummy beadsoup!! Love them all!! Awesome work as usual!!

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  27. Very pretty! I love earrings, too, and these are gorgeous!

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  28. Wow, Alison!!! The handmade beads you've received from Keren are simply amazing!!! She's so talented, incredible!! And you, with your exquisite gift and talent for revealing and enhancing all the beauty and stories caught in the beads and materials you made wonderful pieces of jewelry, unique, outstanding, stunning, each one a statement! Congratulations, i juts love what you make with your hands, heart and mind!!!

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  29. Everything looks good! I love earrings too, I think because I tend to actually wear them fairly often unlike other jewelry. Very cool group of pieces.

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  30. Love the earrings, especially that first pair. I never tried patina-ing chain but may try it now. That pop of blue really perks things up. Your bracelet is fab btw - very very cool!. Thanks for your comments on my pieces btw. I read that you liked the netted earrings - which (surprisingly) quite a few pp did as well - so I'm planning a giveaway for them. Do pop by again soon to check out the details - I'd like the earrings to go to a home where they would be loved :-)

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  31. I love all your pieces, totally my style!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  32. Very nice pieces. Me, too, i love blues with copper. You created some really lovely earrings.
    Sabine

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  33. Very pretty pieces, great job!

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  34. Hi Alison,
    Oh my I love the bracelet and the earrings you created with your Bead Soup from Karen. My favorite is the last pair of earrings I bet those copper dangle tinkle in your ears.
    Therese

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  35. Beautiful creations! Love the blue with the copper, too!

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  36. These are cute pieces, nice work.

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  37. I agree, the earrings with the copper dangles are my favorite!

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  38. Really pretty! Loved the shoulder duster earrings...so popular for this spring!

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  39. Oohh, gorgeous! Love the rustic feeling of your pieces! My fav are the earrings with the chain!

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  40. Hmhm, such a lovley soup, my dear! The bracelet is tdf! Wha a great idea to use a glass ring in combination with a copper clasp, very inspiring! The colours are adorable, love the way you arranged the beads in colours and styles!

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  41. I LOVE what you did with the lampwork glass beads given to you. I really showcase their beauty. I really love the earrings. They are so adorable.

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  42. Love the rich color palette and what you designed with it! My fave is probably the first pair of earrings, definitely my style, but all pieces are wonderful!

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  43. Love your bracelet and all of your earrings

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  44. Wow! You are right! This clasp is really amazing!!!!! You did a very great job around it ;-) Have a nice day, Hugs Doris

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  45. I agree with Doris, that clasp is so unique! Excellent job. And I so love your earrings! Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Great pieces! I really love the bracelet! Nice job with your soup!

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  47. I like everything in here but love the bracelet the most!

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  48. I really like what you did with the bracelet. The earrings are darling. You did a great job w/your soup mix.

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  49. Yummy indeed. I LOVE that bracelet with the copper clasp. It's luscious! And that first pair of earrings with your patina-ed chain are so cool. You rocked your soup for sure.

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  50. Gasp! That bracelet is lush! And such gorgeous earrings too! Just lovely!

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  51. Beautiful and modern designs. I love everything and your favourite earrings are also my favourite ones. Have a nice weekend. Ana

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