Saturday, September 17, 2011

Reveal Day

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things organized for all of us, this huge blog-hop Party and for that I am truly thankful. My partner has been Alice Craddick from Michigan. Her blog is Alice's Beads and Baubles.

This is what I sent Alice . . .

And this is what she sent me.
Alice’s soup mix really gave me a challenge, because I almost never use gunmetal and rarely use brown. She hinted at the complementary color scheme: Purple, red orange and orange. I only had to add red violet beads and plum color aluminum wire to finish out the scheme. Here's the chunky dangle-y bracelet in the full light of day.
A close-up of some of the beads and the focal . . .
Lori said that it was “really cool to mix metals” so I used silver pins for the beads and plum wire for free form designs.
Oh, and check out the cool way I used the orange beads for dangle-y earrings.

Check out the first couple of batches of Bead Soup-ers and our
Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

1. Aimee Wheaton and Barbara York
2. Alice Craddick and Sandra Richardson My Partner and Me.
3. Alison Sachs and Amy Severino
4. Allison Scott and Cynthia Abner
5. Amanda Cargill Austin and Charlene Sevier
6. Amanda Davie and Patsy Evins
7. Amber Dawn and Kim Ballor
8. Ambra Gostoli and Christine Hansen
9. Amy Freeland and Christine Altmiller
10. Ana Krepel-Novak and Eleanor Snare


11. Andrea Morici and Hope Smitherman
12. Andrea Trank and Jayne Capps
13. Andrea Turini and Charlene Jacka
14. Angela May and Emanda Johnson Check out my daughter and her partner
15. Anitra Gordy and Elizabeth Owens Dwy
16. Ann Rishell and Debbie Price
17. Ann Sherwood and Lynne Bowland
18. Anna Lear and Barbe Saint John
19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel
19. Nan Emmett and Erin Siegel
20. Astrid Boyce and Birgitta Lejonklou

For the rest of the fun, check out Lori's blog HERE.

136 comments:

  1. You've been busy with the colors in this box! Wild! Isn't it fun!

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  2. I love the shot of purple mixed in with the red...and the addition of mixed metals..very brave! Works though! The dangly earrings look like fun, very 'gypsy'
    Jenni

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  3. "Great Post" Mom! ;^)

    Bead Soup is fun!

    Emanda

    Check out my reveal: www.Artemisiastudio.blogspot.com

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  4. Lovely funky bracelet.
    Cool how your soup came out!

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  5. You make me very proud to be your partner. Both pieces look so fun. The earrings are awesome and the bracelet has lots of cool baubles!!!!! I hope you had a fun time mixing it up. I know I did. You sure found a fun way to use brown.
    Alice

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  6. Lori was right it is really cool to mix metals. I was too fearful to try it:) You give me hope though. I love the way it turned out.

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  7. The mixed metals really do work out well together. You created a fabulously fun bracelet. And the VOLUME you achieved. . .WOW!

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  8. Wow! Great piece, very striking. It will be fun to wear.

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  9. wow! you put a lot of work into that! it's really beautiful.

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  10. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

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  11. Thanks for all the comments I will get back to each of you later;
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  12. Oh, your piece is outstanding! Great work!

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  13. What wonderful elements and a beautiful bracelet to compliment them.

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  14. Very pretty - the word lush came to mind when I first viewed this!!!

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  15. A wonderful bracelet, I love each detail of it!
    Greetings, Michi

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  16. Very creative and I love all the dangles!

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  17. Lovely necklace and cool earrings!

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  18. Great job! I really love the purple freeform, and those earrings are just fun!

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  19. That's a great bracelet you made Sandy!

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  20. Alice gave you a challenge and you certainly met it. I loved the bracelet and the earrings are wonderful as well. What a great use of the different colors and the mixed metals.

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  21. The dangly movement of the bracelet is wonderful.

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  22. I love big dangly jewelry; beautiful work! Bravo!

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  23. Great colors! I love what you cooked up.

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  24. what a fun bracelet! Love all the dangles and colors! and those earrings are soooo cool!

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  25. very pretty, love that daisy focal

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  26. Wonderful! I like your use of color and texture and the great color scheme. Thank you for sharing your artistic process with us. Cheers!
    Lori

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  27. Plum was a great color to pair with gunmetal. Love the chunkiness of the bracelet - it must feel wonderful on your wrist!

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  28. What a great mix of colors and materials! Have a nice hopping day, see ya Doris

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  29. I love gunmetal! You did an awesome job! Love all the dangles and the focal bead is beautiful! Beautiful bracelet!

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  30. What a fun bracelet. I would wear it any day!

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  31. I love the texture and movement of the piece. It is great. Nicely done.

    Melissa

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  32. Sandra, I love all of the dangles on your bracelet and your earrings are pretty fun too.
    Therese

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  33. I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

    You did awesome! And you know how I love dangles. The earrings are pretty terrific, too!

    I hope you’ll participate again!

    Love, Lori

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  34. You met and exceeded the challenge! Great job. I LOVE jangl-ey dangl-ey jewelry!!

    Julie

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  35. what a fun bracelet - people will hear you coming when you wear that!

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  36. Sandy, what wonderful use of the many varied components you received...I too love charm bracelets and the more charms and dangles, the better! :-) I love the look of mixed metals as well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us, Sandy!

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  37. This is a bracelet that I would love to wear. So much texture. Super job, and i love the earrings too.
    Carrie T.

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  38. it looks very labour intensive. So pretty

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  39. You did a fantastic job with your soup, I especially love the earrings!
    Deb x

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  40. So pretty! I love dangles and bracelets! The earrings are great, too!

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  41. Love the dangly, chunky, colorful bracelet. You did great. Love the earrings too.

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  42. Wow - Really nice work on the chunky dangle bracelet. Lots of beady goodness in there! That flower piece is so unusual. Nice work ~ :)

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  43. I am in love with your bracelet!!!!
    So colorful and FUN!!!
    Wearing it would make anyone's day!!!
    Great Soup !
    m.e. :)

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  44. What a cheerful, fun and jingly piece! I love the colours from Alice's soup. Wear it in good health!

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  45. I love the piece you created with your bead soup! Very fun and dangly and the colors are great!

    Enjoy your week!

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  46. That is lovely! You met the challenge of those colours brilliantly!

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  47. A wonderful bracelet, love the details

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  48. What a challenge. I do love what you did with it.

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  49. Great color mix on the bracelet. I love that black and white focal too. I think you most creative soup is your earrings. Love how you added dangles to the filigree bead caps i want to wear those yesterday! Great spicy soup!

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  50. Great job using your cool soup mix! I especially love what you did with that great black and white focal!

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  51. Totally adore those bold, orange, dangle earrings! The mix of metals on your other piece is great, too. Excellent job! ♥

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  52. At first glance (at least to me) the bracelet seems a little chaotic, which is not a bad thing. And out of chaos comes order... right? Love it! Love the free form wire work. Great pieces!

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  53. I would never have guessed that this was based on a color scheme you don't work with often -- it's a great bracelet (fabulously cool focal), and the earrings look like they'll be a blast to wear. Nice work!

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  54. That is beautiful..such work pout into your Soup is evident. Just lovely!!

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  55. Great work, Sandy! Love the earrings especially!

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  56. Love that fun bracelet! what a great way to pull all those components together! Great soup

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  57. Wonderful work, those earrings are awesome!

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  58. Great bracelet - jingly jangly bracelets are my favorite! Great job!

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  59. Very festive and fun. Thanks for sharing. Cherrie

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  60. OMG those earrings are mine...I love them and the bracelet.

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  61. Beautiful job. Love that focal bead.

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  62. Gorgeous bracelet!
    I love using gunmetals and browns because they blend so well with so many colors.
    Great job!

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  63. Love the bracelet! You did a fabulous job :) I never would've thought to add the plum wire twists like that!

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  64. Gorgeous pieces! I especially liked the bracelet with purple touches you added.

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  65. You must have worked on that every day since you received your soup ingredients! Very detailed and it came out beautifully!

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  66. Love that Bracelet and you were so right to add the red violet beads!! it all sings!! Singing Soup????????

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  67. Just love those colorful clusters of beads! Great work!

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  68. A fellow color lover! Yay! Orange and purple and mixed metals all very “in”!! Nice!

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  69. Really lovely combination of colors in the dangle bracelet. The earrings look fun to wear!

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  70. Love your pieces -- especially the earrings!!! Brava!

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  71. I really love the orange earrings- my favorite color! I'll bet they move really well.

    Cathie

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  72. Such lovely work, you really did an amazing job with that unique color palette! -Andrea

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  73. Isn't it amazing what a little challenge will do for your work? Love this bracelet!

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  74. I really love the mix of metals and colors!

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  75. That is going to be fun to wear, very gypsy/bohemian. Well done!

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  76. I love the mix too. A lot of work went into those!

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  77. Sandy, I'm all about mixed media and charm bracelets, and I have to say - you did a FABULOUS job, Sweetie! I'm loving that coolio focal and those earrings are just soo happy aren't they? Love your work!

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  78. I love all the dangles! Great work.
    Shannon C

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  79. Great selection of colors and I really love all the dangles and mixing metals:>)

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  80. I thought I had already left a comment for you, but I don't see it. I love that bracelet. I really like dangles, so this really appeals to me. The focal is great, the colors are wonderful. I love the different metals you used. And the little orange dangle earrings are soooo cute. Nice job.

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  81. Love your bracelet, I like when you have a multi-charm bracelet, it makes great jingle and jangle sounds.

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  82. It's a really beautiful charm bracelet, so luxurious and colorful and the colours really pop. The mixed metals definitely work.

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  83. Gorgeous, the mixed metals work so well with your colour palette.

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  84. Wow - looove that dangle bracelet. Dangles rock!

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  85. beautiful colours, shapes - really great job!

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  86. I love the bulkiness of your work. Great combinations!!

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  87. Gosh your bracelet is a work of art, looks amazing. Love the autumn tone earrings.

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  88. I love mixing metals and your necklace is wonderful! I hope you had a fun party!

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  89. beautiful, and looks like you worked very hard on it.

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  90. Both pieces are quite lovely. Your bracelet is fantastic! I love the butterfly focal.

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  91. Lovely job!I love the plum wire with the silver. Happy Hopping!

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  92. Beautiful bracelet & such fun earrings!!

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  93. Pretty! I love that purple wire :-)

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  94. What fabulous jewelry! I love all of the dangles!

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  95. Love the jingly jangly of the bracelet!

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  96. Really do love all of those dangles - they are so fun on a bracelet..great color combination - unique - honestly not colors I have used together before but I am going to now! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  97. Love the bright colors and dangles, beautiful work!

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  98. What wonderful color combinations! I love your pieces. It's nice to get pushed out of our box by a bit of a challenge.

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  99. What a great colour combo you had to work with. I especially love the freeform wire charms you added... that was a really nice detail to add. Love your bracelet!

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  100. Love the orange earrings, and the chunky bracelet what fun! Great Job...

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  101. oh how stunning! wonderful job with the soup!

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  102. Beautiful and colourful! I like the little wirework squiggles you added to the bracelet. Nice touch with mixed metal colours. Great job!

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  103. What a fun dangly necklace you made and fabulous earrings. It all just came together so nicely.

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  104. I love your dangly bracelet, and those orange earrings are cute!

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  105. I love dangly bracelets. Love yours! The orange earrings are wonderful too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    - Pepita

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  106. Love your cha cha bracelet, the different metals make it pop. I thought I saw all the designs but missed yours somehow. Very nice!

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  107. I think your soup mix was really fun and funky, and the bracelet and earrings you created are fabulous! I am a big fan of charms and dangles, and the color combinations and design of your pieces are a feast for the eyes. Beautiful! :)

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  108. So great that you pushed your creative limits, Miss Sandra! I love the lushness of all these dangles and I am a big fan of mixing metals!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  109. LOVE that jangly fun bracelet....the colors are gorgeous together, and I adore mixed metals, too!

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  110. The earrings are wonderful, the color is great and they are perfect for fall. I love the mixed metals in the bracelet.

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  111. Wow what a fun and funky design. Love what you did and adding all the different metals really makes everything pop! LOVE IT!

    Ingrid
    Wrapped In Silver

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  112. Amazing colors!! Love it! Looks cheerful and fun. Well done!!

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  113. Love what you did with your soup! I am a fan of dangles so I love what you did with the bracelet... and the orange beaded earrings are great!

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  114. Dangles, dangles, dangles... I love them. Well done!

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  115. You did a fantastic job with your soup mix! we all seem to like the dangles too! Just Soup-er!

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  116. Wow! I love your bracelet! I loved your selection of colors... You have a wonderful eye for color!

    It was hot here in Texas, too!

    I don't know if you had time to watch my new video while you were at my blog? I'm not sure if you are familiar with glass lampwork but my video explains what glass lampwork beads are. Would love for you to check it out and help me share it with others if you enjoyed it. Working on getting the word out about glass lampworking.

    http://www.PatsyEvinsStudio.com/blog

    Thanks again!

    Patsy

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  117. Wow, you did great and mixing metals added so much interest.

    Lovely work, I enjoyed visiting your blog so much even if I am so late - so sorry about, I was on holidays and a lot of work was waiting for me.

    Have a nice day, Manuela

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