Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bead Soup Reveal

Trade Winds























Time for the BIG Bead Soup Reveal #2 !!!
This is the wonderful soup I received from my partner Melissa Mesara
Be sure to see what she made with the soup I sent her
 http://one-earedpig.blogspot.com/













My Soup From Melissa













My first creation was inspired by the gorgeous ocean colors of Melissa's fabulous lampwork beads.
I decided not to use a toggle on this piece.
Instead I bent  my wire so it would gently flow around the wearer like an  ocean breeze

Trade Winds








I fell in love with the little manatee bead Melissa made me.
 I named it "Sassy'' for Homosassa Florida were I met real manatees.
 I wanted to be able to see her every day...
so I came up with an idea.... here's a clue
Clue












Here's Sassy on a fan pull I can enjoy everyday
 Fan Pull













This is the necklace I made with my remaining beads
plus a few from my stash 
Crystal River Necklace














Here's Sassy as a pendant on my necklace !
Crystal River Necklace



















I really liked the way this turned out.
I plan to buy several matching toggle  bars.
I  going to use one "loop' that fits them all on a  necklace .
Then I 'm going to create changeable Holiday pendants to hook on for every season.
But ,that's blog topic  for another day .........

This week be amazed  and inspired by the 
Bead Soup Blog Hop  #2  Reveals
here's the link to the links !
have fun  hoppin'
and 
Bead Happy !
m.e.

34 comments:

  1. I love your little versatile Sassy! Great work with your soup!

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  2. Your Trade Winds necklace is one of the most beautiful things I've seen today!

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  3. Fabulous pieces - love the thought of the Trade Winds necklace and how it reminds you of the ocean! Love what you did with Sassy - how it can be a fan pull or part of a necklace - awesome idea! I can't wait to see your blog post about that idea!

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  4. Holy cow! I love all of them! I love the first necklace, especially. thank you for transforming my beads into gorgeous wearable art!

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  5. Holy moly! That first necklace is very unique....you rocked it. Kristin Oppold

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  6. I love the fan pull! Great soup to work with!!

    Happy Creating
    Tracie

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  7. Oh, cute little manatee pendant. Very clever, to make a changeable pendant with it - so you can add it to a lot of your jewelry pieces!

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  8. ~trade winds sits delicately and looks beautiful...wonderful job creating such unique pieces...much love light and blessings~

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  9. What a great idea to make a fan pull !!
    Such creative lovely pieces you made!

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  10. Trade winds. I can just feel and smell the light ocean breeze when I look at that necklace. Stunning! Sassy found the perfect home. If not traveling with you as an adornment to your beauty, then hanging out in your house watching the goings-on. Such a great use of the soup. I loved your post.

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  11. very elegant and delicate projects!congrats!

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  12. You did such amazing work with your soup <3

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  13. Trade winds is one of the most truly original pieces I've seen today. Love it!

    And such a fun idea for using toggles and ring clasps! Sassy's such a cutey - I can see why you'd want to see her every day!

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  14. Nice! Trade Winds is such an unusual piece!

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  15. The lampwork beads that you received are gorgeous!! You did an awesome job displaying them...so creative!! I love making fan pulls too! Your designs are beautiful! Thank you for leaving such lovely comments on my blog! :)

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  16. Very creative and interesting designs.
    kathy

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  17. Love both of the necklaces! Your idea for the interchangable pendant is awesome! Great work!☺

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  18. I don't have any ceiling fans so I guess the idea of a fan pull is a bit foreign but I do love the ide of having a favourite haning around - literally. You made beautiful pieces and it's great to hear the inspiration is continuing

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  19. You made some really unique pieces with your soup. I love that the one is now interchangeable.

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  20. Beautiful work, I love the trade winds necklace and how you've framed the focal and the fresh colours

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  21. Very beautiful designs,I love " trade winds" necklace so much.

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  22. That necklace is very unique. Love love love it. All you pieces make me want to go to the beach now :) Beautiful designs.

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  23. I just love your idea with the interchangeable focals with Sassy being the first.

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  24. Mary Ellen Sassy is sure cute. It very clever of you to make it a fan pull and a pendant for your beautiful necklace.

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  25. I love the fan pull and the last necklace, but Trade Winds! OMG! It's gorgeous. Great job!

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  26. Both beautiful necklaces! The colors are gorgeous and you captured the theme well!

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  27. You must have had so much fun designing Trade Winds. Gorgeous wash of colors and movement! Love the watery blues of Crystal River and the ingenious plans you have for it!

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  28. The fan pull is such a darling idea!

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  29. beautiful designs and I love the beach !! Crystal River is my favorite

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  30. Very unique design, I am partial to Crystal River, but everything you made is pretty.

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  31. They're all beautiful designs but my favourite is the Crystal River necklace. Enjoy your weekend.

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  32. Very neat take on your soup. That wired necklace is just so cool!

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  33. Nice job with your soup. I also saw your post from your previous challenge...great piece.

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  34. Lovely and whimsical pieces! I'll bet that first necklace is a treat to wear -- light and airy and perfect for the summer.

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