3 March 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party - yeah!





agate, jadeite, coral, metal elements, Toho

So...this is it! My necklace for Bead Soup Blog Party. I've never tried bead embroidery, but Adrienn's sent me lots of Toho and I had to try. I added red beads to break the color gamut. I also used that beautiful leaf clasp and all metal elements from Adrienn. 
I hope you'll enjoy my work. It's my first soup, but I want to participate in the following. I'd like to thanks Lori for a great fun I've had, Adrienn for beads and giving the opportunity for devising the project. 
Clik and see all the participants. I''m sure you'd love their creations. 

To remind - my BSBP ingredients

                            

I haven't used all Toho beads, because they are to small and these long white ones don't match. I'm gonna use it in pendant. Yes, I want to do embroidery pendant.




Hostess, Lori Anderson


Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer
1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)


21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs


32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)


41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)


76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)

84 comments:

  1. Gasp! That is an amazing focal, and great job with the bead embroidery! Very chic necklace!

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  2. Thank you so, so so much! ;*

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  3. Love your focal. beautiful work :)

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  4. Rockin Necklace design! Luv bead embroidery!

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  5. I love agate beads, and never crossed my mind to use it in this way. I like the components you used for the necklace very much! You did a great job!

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  6. Beautiful! I love the Native American theme!

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  7. great way to set the focal.
    I'm a partecipant from Italy, I'm trying to visit all of you.
    this was really a great experience!
    ciao ciao

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  8. That focal bead is outstanding! You did a wonderful job using it in the necklace. It looks great on you (I'm assuming that's you in the pic) by the way.

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  9. A beautiful design with a southwestern feel. You did a great job with the Toho beads!

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  10. lovely, you did great with all the beads...the white ones would make a great pair earrings...

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  11. Oh, wow - if that's your first try at embroidery, I'd sure love to see more :) I love what you did with the focal - and the whole necklace is splendid, such a great combination! Great job.

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  12. Well done, I would never have guessed you were using new techniques or materials you weren't extremely comfortable with. You've really highlighted the focal.

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  13. Beautiful, very good idea! I am happy we could play together and soon I will post my jewel too!

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  14. A beautiful piece! You are very brave to try a new technique for the Bead Soup, but you did a splendid job on it. The bead soup you receive was also beautiful.

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  15. A beautiful necklace. I love the way the coral makes the turquoise stand out even more. Beautiful focal too :) x

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  16. Very pretty necklace! Love the focal bead and you did a great job with the toho beads :)

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  17. Love what you did with the focal...

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  18. I love how your beaded bezel accentuates the stone! Beautiful composition!

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  19. Beautiful pieces! You're very brave to have tried the bead embroidery but I might have been tempted as well with all those lovely seed beads.

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  20. Your first bead embroidery? I never would have known -- you're already a pro! I also want to try it although I've shied away from tiny beads in the past. Well done!

    I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

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  21. Your focal reminds me of my favorite place...the beach! And I love that you tried a new technique...and you did an amazing job!

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  22. Yep you should work with seeds more! Your necklace is beautiful!

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  23. Lovely! Your beaded bezel is skillfully rendered! The black works nicely with the blue--and good call adding the red bead! Perfect! Really nice with the black cording. Beautiful piece.

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  24. Your bead embroidery is great! Love your necklace!

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  25. Wow, I have never done bead embroidery either but it SO works for this piece. It is beautiful.

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  26. You're a natural! That focal is gorgeous and I never would have known you haven't done bead embroidery before. Beautiful work!

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  27. Beautiful work! Have fun hopping!

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  28. Wow, what a lovely focal pendant! Beautiful work!

    Kary B
    http://plussizebangles.com/blog

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  29. I like your soup necklace and the way you incorporated the cord! I also LOVE your wire wrapped earrings in your previous post!! Very natural looking!! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Beautiful colors! How brave of you to try something new! It turned out great!

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  31. Beautiful! I love that you tried a new technique; toho beads are a little scary for me too! You did a fabulous job using that gorgeous focal bead. Have fun hopping around to the other blogs.
    Lori D.

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  32. Wow great piece of jewelry, I love how you framed the centerpiece:)
    Lovely greetings
    Sabrina

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  33. Beautiful! I love the focal - it's really stunning, and it works so well in bead embroidery.

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  34. I'm very impressed that this is your first attempt at bead embroidery! It turned out so well! I also love the little leaf dangles. What a wonderful creation!

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  35. What a wonderful necklace! That agate focal is simply amazing!

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  36. Wow, that agate focal is stunning. Great job on your first attempt at bead embroidery!

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  37. Great work! What a cool big bead!! Hugs Doris

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  38. That focal is gorgeous and I like what you made with your beads!

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  39. You really did a great job. It's stunning how you managed to do the embroidery. Congrats on that!
    Your pic showing how you wear this wonderful necklace says more than a thousand words. :-)
    Sabine

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  40. I love how you've used that beautiful focal - lovely work, and so nice to see a picture of you wearing it!

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  41. I love how your necklace came out! I love the blue and silver...almost a southwestern feel. It was nice to see a photograph of you wearing the necklace and to see how it drapes. Beautiful!

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  42. oh that focal is just amazing, I would wear that necklace in a heartbeat, great job!

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  43. Hi there
    Your necklace has wonderful american southwestern style feel to it
    I love it!

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  44. That focal and what you did with is just amazing. I had to just stop and stare at it for a while.

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  45. You created a really gorgeous necklace. I love the colors and design. You photographs are amazing too.

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  46. Very pretty! Love the focal and layout of your design! Suzette

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  47. Totally awesome necklace. I love the splash of red and the charms. Your necklace is a work of art!

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  48. I cannot believe this is your first attemt at bead embroidery! That focal is gorgeous! Nice job!

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  49. I am so glad you showed it on, I would totally wear that! Beautiful.
    Shannon

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  50. A beautiful necklace with an amazing agate!

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  51. I think you did a fantastic job on your first bead embroidery! I like the pendant and the necklace you made with it.

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  52. Your work is lovely, and your photos are fantastic.

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  53. Wow that cabochon is really amazing! And how great it is with your grey cardigan! :)

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  54. What a wonderful piece. I wouldn't have thought of using that great Agate focal and embroidering around it. I've never done it either, but your piece turned out great. I like the red as a pop of color and the silver dangles. Very nice.

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  55. Great job! I love the 'splash of red' in the mix!!! ~KM

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  56. Gorgeous focal - the necklace is stunning!

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  57. What a cool piece. The necklace looks so good on the sweater!

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  58. Love how you made your focal into the pendant.

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  59. What a beautiful piece of agate!

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  60. Magnificent focal piece, You made a stunning necklace with your soup. The out fit your showing it on is absolutely perfect.Amazing1

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  61. Your necklace is beautiful. What a great time to attempt bead embroidery for the first time. You did a great job. I also love the way you strung the cord through your wire wrapped beads. Great job.

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  62. WOW! I LOVE what you did with the focal bead! I haven't tried bead embroidery yet either but I totally want to!

    That necklace is just GORGEOUS!

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  63. Great work, wonderful for your first embroidery

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  64. That focal is gorgeous - love the colors of it! The length of your necklace is way cool! I rally love the Southwestern feel your piece has!

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  65. Agata, you have done an amazing job with the bead embroidery to equally beautiful focal. Very pretty necklace.

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  66. Very cool! I love how it looks southwestern!

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  67. For a first timer when it comes to bead embroidery, you did a fantastic job! The necklace turned out great!

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  68. well done!! I love the southwestern feel and the various accents! It all works together perfectly!

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  69. Very pretty. You did a great job making that pendant pop even more than what it already did! Your embroidery looks great!

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  70. You did an amazing job with that focal! Truly beautiful. Congratulations!

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  71. That focal is amazing and I love what you did with it!

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  72. Nice work...love the design! Such a beautiful focal bead!

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  73. Very beautiful it has a pretty southwest look. You did a great job on it.

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  74. I love your necklace, how great of you to do something you have never done....really good job.
    Sonya

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  75. Wow! That is your first bead embroidery?! I love the design and the focal is absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you do with the white tube beads :) - Shell

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  76. great job! I love that focal.

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  77. I love your necklace. It's impossible to tell that this is your first bead embroidery. It is beautiful. That focal is sooo pretty. Great job.

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  78. Such delicious soup! Love what you did with it!

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  79. What a beautiful necklace and that focal bead is stunning1! Great job!!

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  80. Very fresh design... love the colours

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  81. This is an amazing focal, and I like that you were brave, it's a pretty job.

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  82. You created a really fabulous piece. I like how you attached the cord to the wire by passing it through the loops. Very cool. The necklace itself is just gorgeous.

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