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Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Reveal

A quick reminder, for those of you who didn't see the arrival... this is what Jessica Dickens sent to me. Lots of orange, and lots of types of beads that I had never worked with.
I couldn't make up my mind about which direction to go with all this loot - so, I went in all the directions!
Started out a little timid, made this pair of earrings. Used Jessica's glass disks and pressed glass rounds, added the blue and the handmade hooks. I decided that I liked the blue a lot..... so......
I moved on and made a necklace. I did this with my daughter in mind, she loves the circus. I managed to use the clasp Jessica sent - but I used to hang the focal piece and made a hook.
Jessica's focal, the glass rings presented the biggest challenge for me (no, I don't know why!) - but, lately I've been working with so much coiled wire, inspired by Kerry Bogert's book, Totally Twisted that I decided to try making something with those elements as well. I'm pretty happy with the overall look.

The last piece I made was the eyeglass chain - kind of my signature piece. Loved the experience of Bead Soup - the anticipation, the arrival, the thought process and the finished piece. Also loved being in touch with so many other creative people - Thanks to Lori and all of you!




48 comments:

  1. Great pieces you made! I love the use of the coiled wires, and like you, I've been inspired by Kerry's book, but have yet to make anything from it. I just love that circus necklace--it's so unique and interesting.

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    1. I actually went to a workshop for her wire last Sept. at Art Bliss - Kerry does some wonderful work.

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  2. You went to town on your creations! I enjoyed reading the process of how you came up with each piece. A lot of care and detail went to the creations. They are awesome!
    -your soup sis, Jessica

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    1. Thanks Soup Sistah!! I love what you did with my set to you! Your work is so completely unique.

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  3. These pieces are SO much fun! I love the whimsy you've got going on here especially in that circus piece

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    1. Whimsy is a good word - thanks for looking. You work in my new favorite medium - polymer clay, such amazing stuff. I just bought an extruder - I can't wait to have a little free time to play with it!

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  4. Very clever use of your soup. Check me out during next reveal at http://www.heavenlanecreations.com

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    1. Thanks for looking! I'll be sure to check yours out.

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  5. I love the circus pendant! such fun!

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  6. I love the way you use color...I am a big fan of brights, so these pieces appeal to me. Love those earrings!!!

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    1. Thanks for looking - I love the bright colors too - I almost never work in neutrals - the colors make me happy!

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  7. Fun, funky, whimsical. I like all the components and the orange is very on trend! Cool!

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    1. Whimsy - love that sentiment, thanks!

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  8. The second necklace is great! All the pieces is fun nd colorful!

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    1. Thanks - the second was my favorite! I love the colored wire.

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  9. Cool, funky, quirky -- I like your style! Annita

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  10. I love the whimsy and fun in each of your pieces, but there's just something about your use of the blue with the interesting color of those pressed glass beads in the earrings that catches my eye. (WOW. . .that was a SUPER LONG sentence.) Long story short. . .those earring rock! :)

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    1. Much blushing going on over here! Thanks!

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  11. Your jewelry is really fun and colorful, I love it.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to check it out!

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  12. Very colourful and very fun and loads of life in it all.Love and Hugs Tanya

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    1. Thanks, I can't wait to see everyone else's

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    1. Perfect! That's exactly what I was going for! Thanks

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  14. That focal is AWESOME and you did a great job! I love it!

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    1. I'm glad you were finally able to actually see it! This was such a gas - all this insane creativity - I've been overwhelmed looking at all the sparkliness! Thanks for the great idea and all your hard work!

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  15. That necklace is just to die for.I LOVE IT.

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    1. Thanks for looking at my little creation - I've been really impressed with the quality of work I've seen at the Soup.

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  16. Abounding in color and creativity... such a playful array... awesome use of such a colorful soup!

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    1. DaMamaShip - that's hysterical! Thanks for the positive review.

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  17. It seems to me you have kept the fun playful side and are not afraid to use color that most of us have lost.....I love it! They are all works of art in themselves - good for you!

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  18. Wow, thank you so much for you're compliment ~ not everyone gets it (the color\fun thing) - always makes me happy when someone does!

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  19. I love that first necklace! and the earrings too with their little pops of blue. lol That wasn't an intended rhyme but it plays so well with your pieces. Happy colors in all of them!

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    1. Thanks for the rhyme - I love to be amused! "Happy colors", that's exactly what I want people to think when they see my work!

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    1. Thanks for looking - I'm such fun with all of this!

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  21. Lovely creations! You did an awesome job with your creations and they just have so much color to them! Love, love, love that circus necklace!!

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    1. The circus is an obsession of mine - thanks for the nice compliment!

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  22. Such an explosion of colour and joy, it makes you feel happy ... Nice work!

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    1. Color? Joy? Happy! - My work here is done!

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    2. Color? Joy? Happy! - My work here is done!

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  23. The last necklace is great - love the colours and textures and shapes: so much fun!

    Elly

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  24. Boy, you had a ball didn't you. You made such fun pieces, they make me want to smile so I know you must be smiling!! The blue was a great choice!! The circus piece is way cool and I loke the one with the glass circles. Love the sprockets. This is a piece that Yvonne Irvin would be way proud of.

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    1. Much blushing! Thanks for looking - Yvonne is one of my all time favorite artists. I get a lot of my bead stuff from her as well as inspiration!

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  25. so funny, I love them!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  26. You are so creative! You sure think out of the box! Love your pieces! I especially love the eyeglass chain, I would wear that any day!

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    1. The eyeglass chains are something I make all the time - you can see others on my website: www.rigglettes.com

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    2. I love the circus focal you made. Your pieces are vibrant and fun.

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