Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Bead Soup Jewelry

Okay, so you saw the ingredients my partner Angela sent me. 
Once I opened up the little package with this rustic wood bird I knew she needed a home.  
A short trip to my front yard, some green clippings from my honeysuckle vine, 
a mix of glass beads on wire and 
a little weaving inspiration from My Muse and she had a sturdy nest.  
Mother Bird tending her eggs
She must have felt cozy right away for I turned my head just for a moment 
to get the diamond glaze out to seal and strengthen the nest 
and suddenly there she was sitting on three beautiful blue eggs. 
The sun can be harsh here in Nevada so I took the little texted paper flower, 
some alcohol inks and diamond glaze and created the flower umbrella and leaf canopy over her head. This made a slightly large pendant but it works.
"Spring's Promise- New Life"
For the necklace portion I used some antiqued brass chain
and wove that wonderful red and gold silk ribbon through the links
taking care to show it off as best as I could.
the colorful little lampwork beads in Angela's ingredients
and then slid
  a faceted gold AB round bead
from my local Bead Gem Mall  into a little purple lucite flower
from Delphine's Flower Bead Shop (click on lucite flower to see more). 
The dangles helped to balance the design and it now drapes beautifully in a pleasing curve.
Leaf connector, brass emblem charm and  lampwork flower dangle 
 I didn't like the gold clasp with this design so I saved it for the next
and used an antique brass magnet closure from my stash 
and the tiny little crown charm Angela included to mark the extra chain 
I added to make the length of this necklace adjustable. 
Yes! There is more!
I had enough ingredients to make another necklace using those gorgeous brass leaf bead caps.
 I added the Antique Brass Keys, an Art Deco Calla Lily piece,
 an antique brass connector and chain from Michaels, 
some pearls (recycled jewelry), more lucite flowers,
the same faceted AB Gold rounds in the bird necklace, antique brass ear wires
 and I included some of the tiny purple seed beads Angela gave me to create this set. 
My Antique Brass Art Deco Necklace and Earring Set
I really wanted to keep this one all antique brass so it would look old- early 20th century that is...
so 
I painted the gold clasp with alcohol inks and 
sprayed it with Keep Your Memories archival sealer so it won't bleed.
Now this second necklace and earring set is simple but Art Deco Style tends to have simple lines.
My Antique Brass Art Deco Necklace and Earring Set
 For a chance to win this set simply comment and 
I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, March 3rd.  
 I still have ingredients that I will get to eventually.
My Muse is still thinking about what she wants me to do with that crystal chandelier pendant 
and the tiny rhinestones on twisted silver wire. 
You will have to come back at another time to see what happens with that, 
the buttons and the gazillion yellow gold vintage glass beads. 
Be sure to visit my partner Angela to see what she did with the Soup Ingredients I sent her. 
Isn't it interesting how we both chose bird pendants for the focal piece. 
The Bead Soup ingredients I sent Angela 
For more soup click on any of the blog addresses below 
and Blog Hop to your heart's content.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a sip!!
(My partner, Angela's Link is number 87 highlighted in red)



Welcome!
Bead Soup Partiers
1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats
21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 
23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul
31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio
41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's 
42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux
51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa
60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do
61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats 
66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver
70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 
80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria 
83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods 
84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations
90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 
103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman
111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe  
112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me 
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 
121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  
123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry
130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 
131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter
140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy 
141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense 
145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 
150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 
160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 
165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings
170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio 
178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos 
190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious 
200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell 
202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210.  Shirley Moore, Homeschooling Life

96 comments:

  1. Heather - those are so striking! What a great creative use of all of your soup pieces. Especially love the bird and bright colors and use of so many nature elements. All Really gorgeous.

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  2. Heather both necklaces are gorgeous! I especially love the "Spring's Promise - New Life" necklace. I love how you incorporated all the elements together to create the necklace. I love how you incorporated the bird sitting on a nest of eggs and the colors are fantastic! Wonderful work as usual!

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  3. Heather! I can't even believe what you created with your ingredients!!! My mouth is hanging open! ha ha ha! WOW. All of it is amazing! I absolutely LOVE what you did with "Birdie"!

    I'm working on my creation this morning! Will post pics as it progresses. Haven't had time with working full time and our boys' extracurricular activities!

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  4. wow what a cool necklace!Very creative and unusual!

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  5. Gorgeous! I like that you made a nest and how you also aged the gold. Both pieces are gorgeous!

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  6. The nest and the bird are wonderful. Love what you did for the little eggs. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. All beautiful pieces! I especially love that sweet birdie, though. Just darling!

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  8. Hi Heather -- your pieces are so organic and sculptural -- I love the birdy necklace.

    Emanda
    ArtymeziaATyahooDOTcom

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  9. I love how you darkened the clasp...and do i have to say the bird and nest are awesome!!

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  10. You created amazing pieces! I'm in love with the bird! All those tiny details are breathtaking! Beautiful job!
    Wish you a wonderful day!

    Jana

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  11. Your necklaces are so pretty Heather! I love the little nest you created for your bird. Enjoy the party!

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  12. OMG this piece is beautiful! I love it! Love the fiber and the nest with eggs!

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  13. I like both pieces that you have created but I especially like the one that you created with the left over pieces Heather- so very pretty. Someone is going to love wearing your gorgeous piece.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful pieces.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna
    quiltmom1@shaw.ca

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  14. Wow! My favorite is the first one, with the bird pendant. I love that you incorporated so many elements into the piece. Just perfect!

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  15. Spring's promise is just fantastic!!!

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  16. All the pieces are wonderful but I'm in love with the first one. I just adore all the color and texture you used in it. Beautiful work!

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  17. I may have let out a little squeal when I saw your header. A-MA-ZING! This is a home run! The way you made the nest and the brass vines and the little eggs and the flower... oh! The second set is quietly stunning. Such an all around every day sort of thing to have in your jewelry box. Beautiful. And your third set of beads? You have one generous partner! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty.
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  18. Wonderful, all of it. I especially love the brightness of your first piece, and the bird in her nest is adorable!

    Jennifer

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  19. Stunning! So much creativity in one post!! :)

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  20. Your bird is the most awesome design I have seen
    ! both are pretty.

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  21. What an amazing piece ... and work of fantasy. Gorgeous design and execution!

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  22. How wonderful! I love everything about your necklace, it's really a feast for the eyes, and such textures! Beautiful work!

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  23. Your bird piece lit up my face when the image popped up on my computer. What a fun piece. And absolutely love the other piece.

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  24. WOW! the details, the colors, the textures holy moly is that a GORGEOUS masterpiece!

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  26. Wonderful and fantastic! Very beautiful!

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  27. #209 here...great designing here...that turned out really pretty, great job...

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  28. That first piece just knocked me down, it is so gorgeous!!!!!!!!

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  29. OMG !!! The first one reminds me of some sort of fairy tale!Absolutely beautiful!!!

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  30. Absolutely marvelous, one of the best in the event!

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  31. The bird piece is WONDERFUL!!!! And the second set is gorgeous. And so much leftover - wow!!!

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  32. How neat is that, that you both were on the same page. Great pieces.

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  33. Both of your pieces are lovely. The second one is something I would easily gravitate toward. But there is something so unique and attractive about the first one with the bird focal, that I find it so memorable. What a great job.

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  34. Wow what a challenge. You did a great job. I love your work.

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  35. So glad your "birdie" has gotten so much attention! She deserved to be on such a special piece of jewelry! Kuddos Heather!!!

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  36. Such beautiful and unique designs! Great job! :)

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  37. You wouldn't have been getting green honeysuckle shoots from my garden in January... You could have got leaves in Dec ...! Your bird nest piece is so cute! Would love to win the other set!

    You mentioned collages using Picnic on my blog... Picasa actually goes to Picnic if you want to edit pictures... think Flickr does too! I will work on getting collages to work ...as the last thing I entered only let us send in two images and a bunch of the 'cheaters' sent in 2 collages!

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  38. I love that you made a real nest for the bird, it is divine!

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  39. I love the idea of using alcohol inks to change the color of the clasp. This is a gorgeous prize.

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  40. That is just GORGEOUS! I'm utterly amazed!

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  41. I really adore the bird and her nest--and absolutely am delighted to read that you used some natural materials to make it! How fun! The second set is dreamy. It is simply gorgeous! I really like your ideas of using alcohol inks to change the color of the clasp to make it fit better with the rest of the design! Congratulations!

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  42. What a work of art...love that nest!

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  43. Wow! Your designs are gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

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  44. Love it!! cool how you made the birds next. I lvoe the use of the silk ribbon and just love both designs.

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  45. I love that you and your partner went with birdie themes...your final result is fantastic!!! I love all that texture and fun color.

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  46. Heather,
    Did you really use alcohol inks to change the color of the clasp? Ha ha ha.. I think we might be "kindred spirits" or something after all! I used a tiny bit of alcohol ink on my silver ribbon connectors to dull them down from the shiny silver to a beige/silver! TOO funny!
    Angela

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  47. How WONDERFUL!! I love anything with birds!!

    Sig

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  48. Jaw dropping is just the beginning..oh my goodness..fantastic creations!!!

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  49. What a creative artist you are! I love the freeform look of the bird necklace, and I really like the vintage feel of the second. The earring drops and pendant are gorgeous.

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  50. Absolutely beautiful! Love the Victorian look (and the adorable bird).

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  51. Your necklaces are truly stunning and all so differently unique. I love them all.

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  52. you've already made such beautiful pieces & you still have another mix to use!

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  53. Oh! *faint* Such loveliness! The first one is so bright and cheery; I love that you added the fabric ribbons. They help emphasize bird's nest and give the design so much oompf with the colors! But the second piece and those earrings... Oh, goodness. I'm in love. :D I love the vintage feel they've got going on and brass is just so seductive. And! It's got a key! Winning designs, both. Wonderful work! :D

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  54. Love that art deco set, brass is one of my favorites. And the fibers in the 1st piece are gorgeous.

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  55. Great necklaces - I love that second one - straight out of the twenties!

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  56. Your "soup" creations are both lovely--and yet so totally different. CJ

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  57. Oh I love the bird in the nest! She looks very happy :-)
    Linda

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  58. Goodness gracious! When I clicked over to your blog I first saw your banner and thought, "wow that bird necklace is awesome, I can't wait to see what she did with her soup!" Har-de-har. All of your pieces are inspiring! You've done an exceptional job (and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who dyes metal with alcohol inks to match. . . ;) ) Fabulous pieces!

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  59. The little birdy is so cute! I love the nest idea. I really like pieces that kind of tell a story, and this one is definitely a Mother's Day piece if you ask me! Gorgeous!

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  60. HOLY MOLY am Blown away! Sooooo beautiful!

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  61. The setting for your bird is perfect. Just perfect :-)

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  62. Hi everyone! I wanted to thank you all for your encouraging comments. I am still slowly going through all the blogs, taking my time, looking for kindred spirits and commenting on each persons jewelry. I made it to half way through the list yesterday and will get to you all on the second half during this week. This is so fun!!!

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  63. Both of your pieces are stunning. It is hard to decide which I like best. Beautiful job.

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  64. What a fun whimsical statement piece. I would love to have seen it worn or in your hand for a size reference ;o) The simpler set is gorgeous in its simplicity and easy to wear every single day.

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  65. Both pieces are gorgeous. I particularly love the fiber elements you chose!

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  66. Gorgeous! Love it as your header!

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  67. Really beautiful! I love the use of fiber in the first piece. Very yummy!!

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  68. Well hello Heather, sorry i am so late on the comment but i was determined to visit each and every one, and if i had chosen not to i would have missed out on this amazing creation WOW how unique i like the second one as well but for creativity you score a home run!!!! on the first piece Bravo!!

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  69. Heather - what a gorgeous and unique piece you have created! I just love the lil birdie centre piece!
    ***love the brass vintage set too - delicious!***

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  70. Wow, what creativity and what a beauty. Love the eggs in the nest and the vivid colors surrounding the mama bird. Your second set - stunning. Love the earrings. Can't wait to see what else you made with your leftovers.

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  71. I love your creative spirit designing these wonderful creations. I think my favorite is the second necklace cause I love that style of jewelry. You received a fabulous soup to create with! I would love to see the necklaces on to see how they hung!

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  72. What great creations! The vintage set is really lovely and looks very wearable. The bird necklace is just a total knockout and shows an amazing creativity with color and composition. Fabulous!!!

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  73. What lovely pieces. And your Art Deco piece is wonderful. Would love a chance to win it.

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  74. GOOD GOLLY this has to be the Granddaddy of all necklaces! Your works pretty wonderful! WOW!!!

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  75. So beautiful friend, I love EVERYTHING you made & what you created with your BEAD SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
    Thanks for sharing...
    Susie

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  76. Hi Heather. I'm still working my way thru all the blogs, and I'm so glad my day started with yours! Both of those are over the top stunning. Love the vibrant fabric in the first one. Love the techniques you used, and the thought process. The second piece I can really see wearing all the time, with anything. You are an amazing artist, and I'm so glad I got to "meet" you thru this blog!

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  77. Wow, that bird necklace is just stunning -- love it! The colours, the design, the mix of materials, all of it. And the set is very pretty too, elegant and with a vintage touch.

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  78. This is so unusual - you've done agreat job! The colours and style are lovely.

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  79. These pieces are fantastic, but the bird is really quite darling. I love it. Great job!!!

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  80. Love the birdie! Good job. I do really like the simple necklace--the bead caps are some of my favorites.
    Bead Happy!
    Michelle

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  81. Love the bird and such a pretty summery necklace beautiful.

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  82. Incredible! You've created an AWESOME piece! All the textures and warm, rich colors go together so nicely. You really did a great job! You rock the house!

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  83. Thanks again to everyone for your kind comments. I am still hopping a little at a time. Have been busy all week with our local quilt show and so I am behind. I am looking forward to seeing everyones wonderful creations in August. Bead On!!

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  84. Love the bird, love the fibre...this is a very cool necklace.

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  85. What beautiful pieces. I especially love the wee little bird. My favourite is your art deco piece though.. stunning. Well done!

    Karyn
    Australia

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  86. Both of your pieces are stunning for their own reasons: the bird necklace is just 'wow!' with the colours, and the brass necklace explores texture and still looks amazing in one main colour. Well done, I like!

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  87. Wonderful bog ! I really enjoyed my visit !
    I Adore your designs...especially that magical bird's nest !!!
    GREAT SOUP!!!
    m.e. :)

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  88. Amazing and so creative. Love birds...I may never finish this blog hopping, but am enjoying what I have seen so far...

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  89. Wow! What a creative piece you have made. I love the colors. Makes me ready for spring! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. So nice of you!

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  90. Wow...didn't know where to start looking...so much eye candy. You do beautiful work. Thanks for ALL the kudos and for following me...I am humbled.

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  91. hey thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I was feeling lonely -but then I have not made it all around either. It was daunting. Yours is VERY pretty. I tend to not care for ribbons as much but your sreamed for it and I love what you did with the nest. The other piece is beautiful. I love the creamy yellow of it- It goes with everything. Wish I knew more about the technique you used.

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  92. Gorgeous pieces! I love the unique design of the necklace with the bird, nest and fibers.

    Love the art deco necklace as well. I'm sad I missed the give away. Still hoppin' ;)

    Incredible quilts as well!

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  93. Gosh, they're both so rich and opulent looking, especially with the warm tones of the findings. Lovely piece.

    Signed a late blog-hopper *G*

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