Friday, July 27, 2012

I 've Been Cook'n Marla's Soup



Bead cooks from all over the world have been stirring up creations for us to visit this weekend.   
 A big bowl of thanks goes to Lori Anderson for all her hard work and time spent keeping us all cooking!  I am sending her a special thanks for introducing me to my Bead Soup partner
  Marla Gibson of Spice Box Designs.   Marla has a motto on her blog that I love...
Live! Laugh! Create! 
It has been a joy getting to know Marla and in turn getting to know some of her beading buddies!   Marla sent me a whole stash of goodies to play with at a later date along
with my bead soup

So anyways  here's the main course




The beautiful focal and beads  from Lean Dog Pottery

 the clasp is from BeeTreeByMe




I made simple links with the stones adding a couple of
snakeskin jasper.
I joined the antique bronze links she sent  with beaded jump rings.

I used the cream beads from Marla and added the browns, blues and greens from my stash

Marla also shared with me a treasure that a beading friend of both of ours gave her.....
The brown sari ribbon is from Therese

I am calling it
Summer in Iowa


We've  had 
 blue skies ....no rain
HOT, hot temps
and
all is brown
yep!! that's our yard
(and Bob hamming for the camera)

I love the beautiful beads she sent me---it seemed to fly together ..I can say it's the first time I have done a blog hop and really enjoyed creating....... not fretting and fussing.......
it all worked !!! 
Just like it did in my head!!


I guess this would be the dessert course??  Marla sent me all kinds of goodies to play with so since I have been on a spoon"bender" lately I decided to pull out the grey jasper stones to pair with some lava stones I had... you have to have a spoon for soup  right??

Mr Kimmy decided he wanted to make some links from the handles






I still have some stones  from this little bag....working on a blue and green combination next

LuLu got in on the bead soup too while here over the weekend.....her first friendship bracelets.....


Hop on over here to catch the whole list of participants.....
we are going to be tasting some awesome soup!!!

63 comments:

  1. Oh Gosh Kim! It is so fantastic! I just love the texture and design of the necklace that you created. I have to admit that the best thing of all about this whole process has been meeting you! I really love what you created. And of course you already know how I feel about your lovely silverware art as well! And Lulu's bracelet is Ab Fab! I am so glad that I was your partner! <3

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I'm in love with the first necklace. The style is fabulous and so detailed. Very well done!

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  3. Well cooked.It is beautiful.Thanks for sharing.Love and hugs Tanya

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  4. it's so cool! I think about Earth when I look at your work. Well done :)

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  5. love the texture, the eclectic mix of beads, the asymmetrical design,well everything is gorgeous!

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  6. Kim your work is just amazing! I'm with Marla ... love your spoons :) The first necklace is awesome - I love the flow of it. and that little bust of blue focal is perfect. (Poor Bob, he's looking a tad hot there this summer)! I do really love the second necklace .. using the spoon as a focal is so unique and great! I love this look. Nice soup

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  7. Wow! You are so creative and so talented. I want every single piece of jewelry that I've ever seen of yours!

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  8. GORGEOUS pieces. And a lovely boycat. What more to ask for ?

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  9. Hi Kim,
    Wow Girl you have an amazing talent with beads and such. I love, love, love both necklaces they are gorgeous! Marla is an awesome, lovely, and generous person don't you think? Mr. kimmy had a great idea making the handles into beads they are so sweet!
    Therese

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  10. Wow !
    Both necklaces are Wonderful!
    I love how you used the spoon.
    Unique twist on usual"spoon jewelry "
    I am over the moon seeing my flower toggle in such a gorgeous new home !
    Very nice little bracelet too!
    Great Soup!
    m.e. :)

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  11. These are great necklaces. I really like how the first one has a contrast of highly polished shine and matte finishes. Thanks for listing the maker of the toggle, I have already marked the Etsy site so I can get one! The second necklace has a true desert feel to it. What are the long connectors made from, they are great! Love the little friendship bracelet too!

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  12. I really love these necklaces. Both are beautiful. Having been born in Des Moines, I know how hot the summers in Iowa can be - almost as cold as the winters can be. Also, love the little friendship bracelet. Great job!

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  13. Wonderful job! I do like them all :) and those too too cute bracelets a couple posts back! Sent the link to those to my daughter!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  15. Great job! I love it all and would wear in a heartbeat!

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  16. Such a beautiful blending of elements. I especially love the chains you created.

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  17. Wonderful necklaces!!! I couldn't decide, which one is more beautiful - I think, I would take both ;0))

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  18. You certainly have a flair for putting these gorgeous ingredients together into some wonderful pieces. Love them all.

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  19. Oh my gosh I love it ALL! Hand it over and no one will get hurt! (:-)

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  20. there isn't a single part of the first necklace I don't love.ribbon through links, beaded jump rings,wire linked beads, all of it, pefection!

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  22. I meant LOVE all your stunning pieces!

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  23. Oh, I really love them all - the spoon necklace is so great!!

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  24. Wonderful necklaces...sorry about the bad weather and dry grass, but the browns in the necklace--beautiful! The spoon necklace is stunning!

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  25. LOVE! That first necklace does feel like the hot dry summer we've had. We finally got rain this week and everything is greening back up here. Hope it does for you as well. Your work is just so yummy. Fabulous!

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  26. We've got the same crunchy grass. I am so in love with that spoon necklace! And the handles! I've never seen spoon handles that pretty! You truly did a beautiful job with your soup. I love the browns and the silk in the first one, and those so cute jump rings. High Five!!

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  27. I can't decide which necklace I like the best...the first one is very earthy but the second one has spoon parts...

    Ok so they are both fantastic!

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  28. Summer in Iowa is a beautiful necklace - And heart shapes are always my favorite.

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  29. I loved everything about the first necklace - the focal, the clasp, the sari ribbon, all of it! But then I saw the second one and fell in love with it too - fabulous work!

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  30. I have to agree with the poster before me. I fell in love with the first necklace and then along came the second which caused me to fall even more deeply in love. What fantastic pieces.

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  31. beautiful designs - love the spoon detail in the second one =)

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  32. Wow! Both necklaces are fabulous! I really like the upcycled spoons. Great work!

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  33. A spoon with your soup eh? Perfect! Both pieces are lovely and rich, just beautiful

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  34. The necklace is gorgeous. I like the eclectic variety of components on the necklace itself, and the color contrast of the earthy tones with the turquoise glass in the focal. Fantastic!

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  35. Love Love Love all the designs...but I think the first is my fav.

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  36. I knew as soon as your etsy widget loaded I was going to love your pieces!!!

    And you have a Lean Dog Pottery pendant!!! I'm so jealous, lol!
    What you created is amazing; your mix of stones, metal work and charms is beautiful.

    Nice to meet you and have a great time blog hopping!
    Shannon

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  37. Love your designs and your descriptions. Check me out during second reveal at http://www.heavenlanecreations.com

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  38. What beautiful pieces! I love the rich, earthy colors and the little touches of blue in the first necklace. And that second piece with the hammered spoon is absoultely my favorite! Thanks for the link to Lean Dog--I've never heard of them and its always nice to find a new site to drool over.

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  39. We finally had rain this past week, but up til now, my grass looked just like yours. I can understand your choice for the necklace name, and it does remind me of that. The beads and leaves on the focal of the second necklace remind me of bees....beautiful work here on all.

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  40. Your pieces are really stunning...wonderful job!!

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  41. Oh goodness!! Your soup results have me absolutely drooling!! That first necklace is just so much eye candy I don't know if I can stand it!! And those links your hubby made, they're FABULOUS!! Y'all make a great team ;)

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  42. I love the look of your pieces so rustic, right up my alley.

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  43. Gorgeous pieces! Those necklaces are really beautiful!

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  44. You had me with the first photo of the focal and the wisp of sari silk. The second necklace is just gorgeous. The lava stones give just the right amount of texture.

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  45. Oh both of your necklaces are stunning, really love the mixture of fibre, metal and beads!

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  46. I am late getting around to all the blogs but I'm stopping here for awhile. I have told you this before Kim but I'm going to say it again... You are an amazing designer! That first necklace takes my breath away. It is everything I love! The second one is special too! Great beads and you did great things with them.

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  47. Wow! I love everything you made!! Beautiful designs!

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  48. Kim, your Summer in Iowa necklace is SO beautiful. What a stunning focal - I had never heard of Lean Dog Pottery but will now look them up! The colors in your necklace, combined with the silk ribbon look so incredible amazing together....would love to wear that necklace in a heartbeat!! And I really love your second necklace with the hammered spoon. The colors really grab me - just love those neutrals and the dangles you added to the focal. All so very pretty, as well as your fantastic photography!

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  49. I love everything about your Summer in Iowa necklace. It is gorgeous!

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  50. They're both pretty, but I think the first necklace is my favorite with the bronze links, the ribbon and the colors. Very nice on both pieces, though.

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  51. I just love where your work is going!!

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  52. Nice job with your bead soup...such lovely creations!

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  53. wow...all are wonderful..! I love your design & wire work..! Great job..! :)

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  54. Excellent!!! your use of the spoon pieces is ingenious. Very much one of a kind.

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  55. oh, your necklaces are fantastic!!!

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  56. Both of those are to die for! That heart focal (hearts always speak to me) on the first necklace is awesome, as is your treatment of it. And the spoon necklace! Fantastic!! Wish I had as much luck finding spoons as you folks do....nada here in Ontario under $30-$50, and that ain't gonna happen. Such fun to see what you've done with it!

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  57. love your work, beautiful pieces!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  58. I can't choose which necklace I like the most..but maybe the first by a smidge. You really do some beautiful work and I love the way that your pieces are "weighty" and elegant at the same time. "Summer in Iowa"..perfect name! Your photography of your pieces is excellent. Love it all.
    jenni

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  59. Your work is beautiful! the textures, colours, mix and design of both necklaces are gorgeous. The spoon for your soup idea is perfect - love it!

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