Saturday, April 27, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party – 3rd Reveal


My partner this time for the bead soup blog party is Shai Williams. She received the package from me quicker than anticipated but hers to me seemed to take forever. It did finally arrive in my mailbox, thank goodness. To see what she sent to me, click here

I created two separate pieces from my bead soup. The first one is from a design idea that I saw in a recent Jewelry Stringing magazine (Fall, 2012). I’ve wanted to try the technique out since I first saw it and this seemed like a good opportunity. After all, that is what the bead soup blog party is all about...stepping out of our comfort zone and trying something new.

Bead and Loop Clasp

Made with lampwork and seed beads
The finished necklace

The second design is fairly traditional. It is a symmetrical necklace strung on nylon cord using a variety of different materials; metal, glass and gemstone components. Shai’s bead soup to me contained all these ingredients.


Simple, yet elegant, silver clasp
Basic stringing method used
The finished necklace
I had a great time with my bead soup. There are a few components that I could not work into my two designs but I do have plans for them. Thank you, Shai.

Please take some time over the weekend to check out the creations of the other participants. You can find them here.

49 comments:

  1. Beautiful work Bonnie....I really enjoy your "out of your comfort zone" necklace. So bright and happy!

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  2. very elegant and delicate projects!congrats!

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  3. the necklace with the bead and loop clasp is my favorite, love the colors

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  4. Both pieces are lovely, I prefer the second though.

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  5. Lovely necklaces, Bonnie. I especially love the second one.Simple,yet elegant indeed!

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  6. Great soup my friend...all your pieces turned out beautiful! :)

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  7. Hi Bonnie
    its a long time ago that i have stopped here :-))
    I love your first necklace, first of all the colorcombi is adorable but also the asymmetrical look is an eycatcher
    Greets and hugs Gite

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  8. Bonnie I just love what you made! One of my favorite parts of the BSBP is checking out just what my partners make as it is always so different then what I come up with. Both necklaces are just gorgeous and I am really drawn to the second.

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  9. The necklaces are so cute! Great job!

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  10. Beautiful work and great use of the materials!

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  11. Nicely done! And what a great clasp!

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  12. Lovely pieces...looks like you are very comfortable in this "zone"!

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  13. So lovely and spring-like! I love what you did with your soup mix.

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  14. Hi Bonnie....Very creative... the green with the turquoise is my Fav!! You have been busy.. Great Work!!

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  15. Nice work with the beaded loop clasp! Both pieces look very fun to wear.

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  16. Nice pieces. It's great that you were able to try a new technique with your ingredients. I love the focal piece on the second necklace.

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  17. You had beautiful soup ingredients to start with - and you made beautiful pieces with it. Very spring-like: lovely colours, very fluid designs. Love it!

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  18. Everything looks great. I especially like the sophisticated simplicity of the green lariat necklace!

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  19. I love all your pieces, especially the bead and loop necklace! Very pretty!

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  20. So very pretty, love all your pieces.

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  21. Your jewelry is beautiful. I really, really like the last necklace.

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  22. great designs! I love the second piece and how you used the focal

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  23. Nice creations, colourful and happy pieces :-)

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  24. Lovely necklaces - both very unique!

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  25. Oh that dark green and silver one really catches my eye! Nice work :) The top one is very bright and spring like.. maybe I'm just ticked off at 'springs' absence and it's making me 'anti-spring-colours'? lol

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  26. i love them both...the simplicity, yet brightness, of the first and your second has a touch of vintage elegance. beautiful!

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  27. Green is my new favorite color so when I saw your two necklaces with different shades of green I had to love them. You did a great job with your Soup!

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  28. I love the second necklace. That is just beautiful. But, that lariat, oh how I love a lariat. It is beautiful and yet so simple. Great job!

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  29. Lovely pieces. Love the lariat idea.

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  30. Two great soup recipes! Lovely!

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  31. Lovely necklaces! Love the colors in the first one & especially like the clasp! The second is beautiful too in a different way! Great job! Karla

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  32. Very nice....love the colors :) always fun to try something new!

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  33. Great pieces. That first necklace looks like such a fun piece. Your piece with the clasp is great to. Love the dangles in the focal.

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  34. Such fun pieces and I love the greens (since green is my all time fav. color)...Your designs are so creative. Ty for sharing with us all...I was in first reveal but have enjoyed viewing all the reveals.
    http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/2013/03/bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-is-here.html
    bye for now , Happy beading

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  35. I love that you are able to create very different pieces from your soup. Looks like you really let the beads talk to you. :) And the pieces are beautiful.

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  36. Lovely job with your soup! So nice to see how you stepped out of your comfort zone. Well done!

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  37. Love that you made 2 very different pieces, both beautiful

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  38. Wonderful work! You are a great cook ;)

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  39. Totally beautiful work, both so individual and well thought out.

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  40. Very, very nice! Love Your necklaces!

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  41. Fun Boho chic necklaces!! Great job!

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  42. Beautiful. A lovely fresh spring green and a lush bohemian. Perfect,

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  43. Oooohhhh, Bonnie!! You created two stunning pieces. I really love the design of that first necklace and you executed it flawlessly. There's so much balance to it even though it's asymmetrical! And that second one is just lovely. It's a cool piece that will brighten and liven up any outfit. Awesome!!

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