Friday, May 9, 2014

Soup Time!

In my last post, I introduced you to my lovely partner, Ali McCarthy 
who sent me some beautiful soup just singing of spring!  
Before I show you what I did with all of that goodness, here's what I sent her...
My own polymer creations, a hand forged copper clasp and additional goodies

I've always adored lamp work, but don't work with it very often so I started off with a simple earring design to show off those cute little blue birds.


And then I moved on to a more detailed design feauturing some of my patina brass and copper...
 I threw in some Sari Silk to accent the beautiful blues of Ali's lamp work.

And saving the best for last, at least in my opinion, is a bracelet featuring both her gorgeous beads and copper clasp as focals...why concentrate on just one?!

I gave the copper a dark patina, which really helped its texture come through and even added one of my own poly beads for some contrast. 

So there you have it!  What fun it was to work with this bounty of mine.  Thanks so much Ali and, as always, thanks to the extraordinary Lori for hosting an amazing party.
I'm off to hop...enjoy the party!
 

48 comments:

  1. Love them all. Both pair of earrings are just darling and that bracelet is a show stopper. That clasp is definitely too good to be hidden.

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  2. Beautiful earrings! I love your beads. :) happy Bead Soup Blog Party!

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  3. Wow wow wow Allison, lovely work! I am still getting my post up :).

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  4. I really love the turquoise in both of the earrings. My fave is the bracelet, ;)

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  5. Excellent work Allison! I love our little bird earrings...they just scream spring! And the bracelet....to die for! YOu did a great job with your soup! Thanks for joining and posting!

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  6. I love the birds! Your colorful and playful jewelry style is great!

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  7. I love your bird earrings they are fabulous.

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  8. Beautiful pieces. I love the combination of colours and shapes.

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  9. Everything is lovely but those little blue bird earrings are just so happy. Love them.

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  10. Beautiful designs! I am lovin' the bracelet! xo Genea

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  11. All your designs are so happy and full of gorgeous sunshine!! That bracelet is so lovely!!

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  12. Love what you made. That bracelet is gorgeous and I really like those earrings with the purple leaves. When I first started reading your post, you were talking about what you made, etc. and I could see glimpses of beads that I recognized to be yours. I thought to myself that it would be funny if she sent you your own beads. So glad you cleared that up! Great job, my friend.

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  13. Lovely creations, Alison! Love the second earrings - they're absolutely charming.

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  14. The birdies are very sweet, I love the earrings! Everything is very very nice!

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  15. Beautiful! Love the bracelet and the birdie earring are adorable☺

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  16. Those little birdies were just asking for the exact treatment that you gave them. Beautiful creations, Alison!

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  17. Love that bracelet and using the copper clasp as a focal...the blue bird earrings made me smile!!!

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  18. I'm in love with the blue birds earrings! All three are fun beautiful designs!

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  19. I love the brilliant colors in your earrings - so inspiring

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  20. The designs are so colorful and perfect for spring! They make me smile and feel happy inside!

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  21. Such fun pieces! I love them all!!

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  22. OMG you made such beautiful pieces, I love the bird earrings but then the second ones are just calling me, The bracelet is fantastic, love the clasp!

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  23. Gorgeous designs: very elegant, and extremely cheerful! Beautiful mix of colours :)

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  24. I love the blue bird earrings the wire wrapping show off those beads perfectly. Such a colourful happy collection.

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  25. What happy, cheerful designs! Everything is simply lovely... I can't seem to pick a favorite. What wonderful work! :)

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  26. Really love the way you showed off the bluebirds. i also think you did an amazing job with all of it. That bracelet ROCKS!!! Have a Blessed Day!

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  27. Oh that is a stunning bracelet! The colurs and shapes and textures just dance off the wrist. Beautiful earrings too. Perfect for showing off gorgeous lampwork beads.

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  28. Wowza, beautiful colors, beautiful beads, beautiful designs. Everything you made is vibrant and cheery. Very nicely done with a great soup.

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  29. Oh my an absolutely lovely choice of colors and materials, just love the little peeking fabric pieces!!!

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  30. Such happy designs - great for summer - Love the bracelet!

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  31. OMG, Alison, these colours are absolutely delightful :) Love the unique style you used :)

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  32. creative designs-bird earrings so, so cute!

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  33. What a great combination of colours and materials! I love all the pieces but my absolutly favourite is the bracelet. Thats amazing!

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  34. Lovely! I like your jewelry, it is same time playful and elegant, your nice pictures and the pleasant blog layout.

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  35. Hi Ali, your birdie earrings are adorable. Great job on all three of your designs.

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  36. Love the birdies! Earrings are fab!

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  37. your jewellery designs are so creative. it's not something i would normally wear but the colours and designs are so pretty and unique that I would definitely try them out!

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  38. Gorgeous designs and colors! The bracelet is fantastic!

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  39. your little birdies took my breath away - so FREAKING CUTE! =) well done!

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  40. We'll you cooked up some colorful designs. A great addition to anyone's jewelry collection. Very nice

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  41. Sweet earrings! Love the little birdies! And what a gorgeous bracelet! The lovely colors and textures just keep the eyes moving! Beautiful

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  42. I love the brightness and cheeriness of your creations. They are so perfect for spring and all the way through summer. It's all so lovely!!

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  43. Your soup pieces are wonderful! You really have a way with color, and giving the dark patina to that clasp was perfect for the bracelet.

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  44. Very fun bead soup pieces! Great Job!

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  45. The best design for those cute birdies, indeed! And the array of beads in your bracelet along with the eye-catching clasp gives it a unique feel!

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  46. I really like all of your pieces. Could not pick just one to be a favorite. The bird earrings are so sweet, and I love the combination of the patinated leaves with those lamp work beads and sari silk. All of the bracelet colors work so well together too. You did a great job!

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