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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party 8: It's reveal time!

As I've posted before, I'm participating in Lori Anderson's BSBP again. This year's group is again almost 400 participants, the amazing thing about this is that we only had one day to sign up! The most astounding part about this party, though, is that Lori managed to continue it in spite of the fact that she's still fighting for her health. Honestly, being sick most of the time myself, I don't know how she does it. I'll admit, I struggled with this one myself and barely got it done...just under the wire. I've been so exhausted lately staying up till midnight was just out of the question. I haven't had more than 30 hits to my blog so far so I'm encouraged that maybe I'm not the only one that didn't stay up for the midnight blog post/read/comment blitzkrieg this year.

I want to thank Lori; our fearless hostess, Kim Hutchinson, my beady exchange partner, please visit her blog to see what I sent her and what lovely things she made with them; and all of you, my fellow BSBP'ers.

But without further ado: What I did with Kim's generous helping of bead soup.

I just fell in love with these silk ribbons, I think I focused too much on them, but I just couldn't help it, they're gorgeous.


 This anklet was the first piece I made, I just loved the texture and the color, and so I changed the chain on the clasp so I didn't have to cut any of the ribbon.


This piece though, was the first piece I planned and the only one that looks nothing like I intended. I knew right from the start that the loop on my clasp was going to be my bail, but figuring out how to do that drove me to distraction. I don't I've ever spent so much time on a piece that turned out so simple. And then, we were given another week, instead of finishing the earrings I wanted to do with those awesome grey matte beads in the beaded bead on the right....I took this one apart. Yep, I spent nearly a month trying to knot and tie and sew that beautiful pendant to that "bail" and then took it off in the 11th hour....and then lost it. I found it late last night, sighed with relief, and went straight to bed, lol. 

So there you have it, I had fun, and I hope you did too. Now go check out what Kim did with my soup. After Kim's, I'm going to go around to all your blogs and see what you sent, what you got, and what you did with it. Happy hopping my beady peeps!

36 comments:

  1. wire roses have stolen my heart!!!

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  2. Klaudette, all of your pieces are beautiful. I think it is challenging to use ribbon in jewellery designs but you've managed this so well. My favourite piece is the necklace - I like the contrast between the purple ribbon and the greenish pendant. My vote for creativity goes to blue bracelet with the wire flowers. Great work.
    Have a great day and happy hopping.
    Ana

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  3. WOWZERS, you were so creative! I love how you used the ribbons. All your piece are so gorgeous but the necklace is my favorite! You did an amazing job!

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  4. Great pieces. That silk looks wonderful - I'm not surprised you focused on it.

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  5. Your fiber work is so impressive. I can't even figure out how you constructed those pieces. They look nice and cozy to wear too. Your necklace is definitely something special. I like the dark look of it and the interesting way you attached the focal. Thank goodness you found it!! :D

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  6. I love how each piece turned out. I'm so drawn to mixed fiber work! Amazing!

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  7. Great designs, I love how you mixed in all the fibers...those roses are awesome!

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  8. Your work with fiber is nothing short of amazing! Great job!

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  9. I'm so jealous of your made fiber skills! Someday I'd love to make something in this style so you've inspired me to keep working on it. :). Beautiful pieces, indeed!

    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  10. Great soup! I love the way you used the different fibre. That's great.

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  11. I really like how your use of fibre in each of your pieces - add great texture to each design.

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  12. Fiber is such a beautiful and difficult thing to work with. I have Sari silk that has sat here for a long time because I find it intimidating and here you just dug in - and at the 11th hour made changes too. Way to go and a beautiful job too!

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  13. Great work, Klaudete! I love fibre, too, and these must feel so luxurious to wear :)

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  14. Your work is so unique and beautiful! I bet these feel absolutely wonderful..you just want to reach out and touch them.

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  15. Gorgeous bead and fibre art!

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  16. There is no such thing as focusing too much on ribbon ! I love sari as well. Fiber is a material i really love to work with in jewelry making, as I feel it breaks up the harshness of the metal and stones perfectly. And you used everything in such a lovely and creative way. I would be proud to wear any of these pieces !

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  17. cute pieces and great use of the sari silks. i like the big pink flower, too. =)

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  18. The blue bracelet is my favorite, your wired roses are perfect and I love the sparkle of the green crystals! Working with soft and beautiful fiber can become an obsession as well as wearing them :)

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  19. Beautiful designs. I really love those wired roses.

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  20. Sweet little roses and the beautiful blue silk ribbon, a ♥gorgeous combination!

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  21. the ribbon was really pretty, the wire work intriguing, and the colors of those beads you got for the summer challenge were splendid, too

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  22. Great job. If I have to pick a favorite it would be the last necklace. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  23. Hi Klaudete, I really like the twisted wire spirals in the first bracelet and ring. They are unique and a creative addition. The lucite flowers were a good choice for your second piece. You are right that handmade focal is beautiful and you accented it perfectly. Good color choices.

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  24. I'm loving the top bracelet - simply beautiful!

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  25. I love the silk ribbon too, but I really like those wire roses...those are just amazing!! Terrific Job!! ~KM

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  26. Awesome use of fiber. Your sewn on bail is beautiful.

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  27. Your fearless use of fiber in your pieces is incredible... You are so talented and it shows in all of your designs! Soup-perb!

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  28. Lovely pieces - love the way you used the fiber!

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  29. Love all the texture in your pieces!

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  30. Your use of the silk sari ribbons is so effective. It really makes your designs pop! Very nice work!

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  31. Love the color and the softness of your work! Worth the long hours!

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  32. I love the way you used the fiber in all your pieces. Well done!

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  33. I just love your ease with fiber. I am just now starting to work with it. I love the necklace. I can see wearing it with a little blue dress.

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  34. You have created some beauties with the lovely ribbons, but those wire roses certainly caught my eye!
    Jackie

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  35. Beautiful designs! I love the contrast of the dark blue silk and silver roses. What a lovely design. And that anklet looks as soft and pretty as petals. Wonderful work!

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