Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Party Reveal!

First I wanted to to say what fun this whole cooking session had been. Meeting new internet friends, receiving pretty beads in the mail and creating a new piece of jewelry are the best things ever!

If you are visiting here and have not heard about the Bead Soup Blog Hop, you can read all about it here. The the entire list of 362 participants is here. Thanks so much to Lori Anderson of the Pretty Things Blog for being such a great hostess!

Now without further ado.

Here are my lovely beads from partner Lorelei Eurto.

This is the Bead Soup color palette that I created. 
Read more on how I chose my beads here.

And here she is!



Here are a few snaps from the process:





Today is SUCH a busy day with 362 blogs to look over! So not to delay you with your blog hopping, stop back by tomorrow and I will have a party favor for you to download and I'll cover my stringing process for you in more detail.

Have a great hop everyone! I'm off to celebrate these lovely necklaces (and my birthday!) Let the party BEGIN!

59 comments:

  1. oh she's fun! Look at all that you put into this piece. It's beautiful! And a big HAPPY birthday to you!

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  2. WOOT!! Hi Kate! I am amazed at hope we each did kind of an asymmetrical piece with sections of several strands. isn't that so funny!?
    Your necklace turned out lovely1 It's pretty cool to see my little pendant turned into something so lovely! Thank you for crafting such a fine piece with my bead soup!

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  3. Lorelei is amazing isn't she -- what a fantastic color sense you both have! Great necklace!
    Enjoy the hop,
    Emanda

    http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

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  4. Very lovely piece!! Love the pictures of you and your gran.

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  5. Oh, wow! What a wonderful piece. And I love the way you can take the ribbon part off separate. Although I really liked the ribbon dangle on the necklace. Very feminine.

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  6. So gorgeous and colorful! I love statement pieces.

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  7. Have a Happy Birthday. A great necklace to wear on your day.
    Cilla

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  8. What a lush necklace! I really like the asymmetry and the detachable dangles. Great job!

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  9. WOW Kate that necklace is beautiful!!! great job!

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  10. That is unbelievably beautiful

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  11. I had read your auditioning process for beads to include in the piece and I'm very excited that I get to see the finished piece!! Very, Very beautiful!!

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  12. This is a really amazing necklace! Gorgeous! I love the asymmetric aspect of it. Well done!

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  13. such a beautiful necklace, I love the multi strands. happy birthday!

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  14. This is so cool. The bead soup really looks like "Lorelei" to me, so it fun to see a "Kate" interpretation! Beautiful work!

    Have a great birthday!

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  15. Oh boy, isn't this necklace just a stunner! So full of color and lushness and texture! Beautiful work!

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  16. Hope you had a Happy Birthday! What a wonderful, festive, necklace. I love how you have incorporated all the beads into this celebration of Bead Soup and Birthday! Outstanding!

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  17. Happy birthday!
    What a statement of necklace you made. love the colour combination.

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  18. OMGoodness...your soup is truly DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I love the way you did the two sides so differently & the bow just pulls it all together.
    Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP!!! ;)

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  19. Wonderful an rich in colours, I like it! Great idea with the bow, this piece makes your necklace so extraordinary interesting!
    Greetings, Michi

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  20. Thanks for documenting your creative process. I clicked back to your bead soup selection--I love seeing beaders' minds at work this way. Lovely necklace.

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  21. What an exuberant piece! It's just great!

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  22. LOVE the pendant! Excellent work! Very colorful!

    I hope you'll participate again -- the blog button and dates for the next party are on my blog right now!

    Love, Lori

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  23. WOW, this is one wild necklace. Love it.

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  24. Untz! Untz! Untz! Those are some funky party beads from my buddy Lorelei! What are the odds that two of my peeps are partners? I love what you've done with the beads and how you added your own ingredients - looks fab. Well done!

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  25. Wow, what a gorgeous design, and so happy and colorful...I can visualize someone dancing the Samba with this beauty on!

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  26. A really lovely necklace, such lovely bold colors!

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  27. Beautiful necklace, I love all the colors.

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  28. Glad I finally made it here! What fun! So bright and pretty. That necklace will get a lot of attention when worn.

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  29. Wonderful color palette, and I love the asymmetrical design. Thanks for sharing the process pics!

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  30. What an amazing mix of colors, I love it.

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  31. Wow, your necklace has great visual impact! You've done a great job of creating a beautifully balanced asymmetrical piece.

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  32. Very colorful and unique! Great job!

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  33. Beautiful lush necklace! Wow! Love that focal...

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  34. Gorgeous melody of colours, and so very stylish.

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  35. Goodness, how awesome is it that your partner was Lorelei!?
    Your necklace is so full of chunky awesomeness! It's definitely a statement piece. Well done! The necklace is very cool.

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  36. What a beautiful statement piece you made! I love the vibrant color and the great focal! You and Lorelei made a great team!

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  37. Gorgeous. You work so confidently with color. You've created a masterpiece!

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  38. I love the soup that Lorelei sent you and you did a great job pulling it together. The multi-strand section looks fantastic.

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  39. 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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  40. Love this! The multi-strand & asymmetry is just awesome!
    :) Heather

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  41. I love the festive spirit to your necklace and the different multi-strands look sooo cool!
    Julie and Andrea

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  42. Wow! Now that is some Soup mix!!! A feast for the eyes! Soup-er job!

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  43. What a rich and colorful piece! I enjoyed reading your post about the process you used to decide on which beads to use, very informative and helpful to see how others go about the creation process. Nice work!

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  44. Your necklace is a celebration of beads and color. Lovely work!

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  45. Lovely and it can be worn with everything!! Love your necklace!

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  46. This is such a wonderful mix of color and a great necklace Kate, thanks for sharing the tutorial too!

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  47. oh, this is such a great necklace!!! chunky, colorful, beautiful, feeling of fall and a bountiful harvest! love it!!!

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  48. Wow - this is such an amazingly pretty necklace!! I love the colors and how the design just jumps right out at you! Very cool indeed!!

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  49. Beautiful necklace...like a party around your neck! I love all of the colors!!

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  50. That is one seriously fun and creative piece you've made!

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  51. So chunky gorgeous! I love how you put all together.

    Ambra

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  52. Fantastic necklace, definitely a statement piece. I love what you put together.

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