Friday, September 16, 2011

Bead Soup.......Beware Flying Objects

There are not enough words of thanks to Lori for the labor of love she has undertaken.....we can only try to praise her for giving us this great experience....... 



First kudos to all of you artist's that deal with these tiny pieces of glass on a daily basis!  Lori paired me with Jen VanBenschoten  a very accomplished beadier.  It's a good thing Jennifer sent me lots of beads because I have lots of pieces that I played with and now  my beading tray really is bead soup.

More than once my husband had a good laugh at me .....Oreo traipsing across my workspace beads trailing her footsteps, dropped strings and beads rolling everywhere, beads popping off needles and flying through the air.....need I go on? I tried to learn all the names, types, sizes and to say the least I am confused! I spent many hours looking through magazines and online web sites.


The peyote stitch caught my attention right away.  I think down the road I will probably be adding some bling to some old skeleton keys----you notice I started out with a quick one!



The simple beads as they are called were right up my alley---just a few stitches and voila!! they are done ---I can see myself making these beads again. How simple is this earring....string on the bead, a bead cap, the simple bead, another bead cap and make a loop....my kind of fun!


I decided I needed  to learn to follow a pattern
Foo Foo Earrings (as I call them)

I am not sure I will wear these----thought they would make beautiful Christmas ornaments



      ..............................................The Big Reveal......................................................


The Soup









While I can say beading is not my forte I have had fun and can laugh at my ineptness!



In the end I chose a simple design......it had to be me.....



 I hope your month isn't too busy............. you have a lot of soup to try out!

Rather than list this enormous hop of 362 participants  here please visit bead soup for the complete list.



53 comments:

  1. You had me laughing as I imagined you trying to pick up the beads on the needle and they pop across the room, trust me all of us seed beaders have had that experience. I love what you created with your soup.
    Therese

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  2. Gorgeous necklace, love that rough stone focal. For not being a beader you did a lovely job!!

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  3. beautiful! i am especially partial to the earrings. love peyote tubes! they go so well with the beautiful necklace...foo foos are fantastic too too :-)

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  4. Beautiful work Kimmy! I love the peyote tube earrings, so simple but spectacular and the necklace is a jaw dropper! Great job!

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  5. How amazing! When I was reading about your lack of expertise and I saw your piece I thought to myself: hey, I can't wait to see what she makes once she gets the hang of it!
    So elegant and at at the same time elaborated piece. I take my hat off.
    By the way i love your Xmas ornaments.

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  6. Wow, that is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful piece of jewelry!

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  7. Kim, I LOVE what you did with the bead soup that I sent you! Wow! The earrings are gorgeous, the necklace is gorgeous... And I'm so happy that you even did some peyote stitch with the seed beads! Woo-hoo! This was so much fun being paired up with you - cheers!

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  8. Very nice design! I love those silver tubes in the front. So striking. Well done!

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  9. What a great design! The earrings are especially well done!

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  10. Seed beads do have a habit of ending up everywhere. My husband regularly hates vacuuming when I've been beading at the dining room table - he's afraid he'll vacuum up something special.

    Congrats on your experiments and welcome to the peyote stitch! :)

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  11. Oh I was laughing at this post as it has happened to me many times! Wonderful use of your soup!

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  12. Your jewelry is beautiful and I especially like your necklace. Such a cool, put together feel.

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  13. 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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  14. Oh, wow, KUDOS to you for learning to use those seed beads! I thought the simple bead earrings turned out fantastic, and all the pieces were lovely. And thanks for sharing the misadventures along the way!

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  15. Lovely! And you have my utmost respect for trying seed beading. I've tried it a couple times and I don't have the patience.

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  16. Beautiful work. Exquisite focal.

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  17. These colors are beautiful. The end result had a kind of ethereal look. Wonderful.

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  18. Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture, and that focal gemstone is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
    Lori

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  19. Love the skeleton key, and the necklace is wonderful!!!!

    I hope you'll join me again next time -- the blog button and dates are on my blog now!

    Love, Lori

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  20. Love those colors you had to play with and you came up with fun and wonderful pieces. Love your necklace!

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  21. Ok, that key is just too cute! Very impressed you learned beadweaving for this Party! I love peyote tubes. You'll find so many uses for them. those silver tubes on that necklace are awesome! I love your designs, and the cat story! :)

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  22. You underestimate yourself...that necklace is really nice!

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  23. Your designs are lovely but I seriously love your necklace! That focal is all kinds of awesome and you did a great job with it!

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  24. Kim, whatever you seem to create always turns out so incredible!!! I am always amazed - and you really are a natural with seed beads as well. I love the seed beads and the skeleton key - they would make fabulous pendants just like that...can I put in an order now (seriously)?? You taught yourself these stitches for the BSBP, that quickly??
    Oh my goodness, your necklace is gorgeous!!! The color palette is so soothing and looks terrific mixed with silver. What a show-piece! You've truly outdone yourself (again)! :-)

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  25. A stunning focal piece, and adore those earrings too.

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  26. Kim - I absolutely LOVE your pieces! The "Big Reveal" necklace and earrings are to die for, and I am so impressed that you learned to peyote stitch for this challenge. As a very comfortable wire-worker, it looks so complicated to me, but I just have to make me a pair of those purple earrings - lol! Beautiful job! :)

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  27. Very pretty, the colors are wonderfully icy with the silver.

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  28. beautiful pieces, love what you can do with those evil little beads....they don't like me

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  29. I think your necklace is wonderful! And your earrings are terrific (I love beadweaving!) - my favorites are the peyote tube earrings! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. The earrings are cute. I can't seem to get the knack of working with all those seed beads. The necklace is gorgeous. You did a great job of drawing the attention to the focal. Lovely

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  31. 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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  32. Lovely jewellery! That necklace looks very serene and harmonious with those soft colours and the silver. Great job!

    I love seedbeading. It can be very relaxing, like embroidery, but, oh yes, those little beads do have a habit of disappearing into the bed, fly across the road, escape the tubes or zip bags... But all of that is outweight by how fun it is to work with those beautiful, beautiful little beads.

    PS! That kitty in the header is so cute!

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  33. Love your talismans! Your bead woven or wrapped key is adorable. And you did an amazing job with your Bead Soup - just beautiful!

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  34. I love the colors and design, it's so much fun to see what everyone has created.

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  35. Beautiful work! I love the key especially - such a great idea.

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  36. Very pretty necklace, and a big well done for working with seed beads! I hope you continue to work with them, they're really quite rewarding when you've finished a piece!

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  37. Well done! Way to go out of your comfort zone and make beautiful things! I have no patience for seed beads myself, they exasperate me LOL. Unless they are the giant ones ;) Gorgeous work!

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  38. Kimmy- oh my! this is truly lovely! great job :)

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  39. Beautiful,love the colors and envious of people who can work with those tricky little seed beads!

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  40. Beautiful designs! I'm impressed you taught yourself to work with seed beads - looks amazing!!

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  41. What an exquisite piece. I adore the color palate your partner sent you and I love the brilliant design you came up with! the balance of bold to those beautiful strands of seed beads. Soup-er Job!

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  42. You cooked up some lovelies with your soup - and I really like the "fou fou" earrings! Good job exploring new territories with the seed beads. As a weaver, I'm happy to see someone thinking about joining the seedy beady party!

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  43. Wow! Wonderful job learning to work with those seed beads. Your earrings are neat, but that necklace is really something! Great job.

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  44. Well, you MAY be inept, but the result is lovely! I hope you will wear and enjoy the fruits of your learning and enjoyment!

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  45. Looks like your cup of soup to me! Great job! I love the focal- it is so pretty! Your design compliments it perfectly.

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  46. A simple gorgeous design.
    Less is more, like I always say!

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  47. It's really beautiful. I love those soft colors. The strings of seed beads look great!

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  48. Ylu have inspired me. Love the beading around the objects, the colors of your earrings and soup necklace- stunning, I love the way you suspended that prett focal with the silver cording! Gorgeous pieces- I am definitely going to bead some earrings this week thanks to you- now to learn the peyote stitch with squard beads!!

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