Saturday, 10 May 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party reveal!

The time has come and I am so excited to share with you my creations for this the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party!  I’m posting a little late, but with so many blogs I hope that will just be a minor detail, and if you are just arriving forget I said anything about it! (If you saw my last post, hang tight giveaway details at the end).

This is my third BSBP and I am so very happy that Lori Anderson has found a way to keep this fun ride going, despite all the struggle.  First time around I was paired with the delightful seed bead wiz Lois Moon de Padilla and you can find that reveal here.  Last year I had the pleasure of being paired with the lamp work artist Cindy Ritchie and I so enjoyed creating with her beautiful glass; that reveal is here.  This year I was excited to be paired with Cindy  Boissonneault who shared that she was in the process of opening a bead shop! Whoa.

I was thrilled with Cindy’s selections for me, as a reminder, here is the group.

my bead soup 8bsbp

The inspiration was fast and furious right from the start.  Those pale blue geode type stones made me want to try to recreate that look in polymer instantly.  I’m still working through that idea and I’ll share the complete trimuph/disaster once done but it was not in time for the reveal.  The large and gorgeous clasp deserved a focal treatment and while I was dreaming about that piece I set to work procraftinating.  Truly, I create other piece of jewelry to procrastinate on the main idea of the challenge.  If you know the cure, please do share!
I love seeing chip beads “en masse” colour blocked if you will.  I grabbed a stunning gumball sized glass bead from Julie Bowen and a short time later – done!

bsbp8 chip bangle A Polymer Penchant
While my head kept on turning over ideas for the main event I opted for some earrings.  First I grabbed a pair of the same polymer beads I had included in the soup I sent Cindy and the daggers she sent me were just the thing.

bsbp8 flower earrings A Polymer Penchant

I love how suited these beads are for each other.  Here I am attempting some full sun photography to show off the sparkly, but I don’t think I really have the knack for it. Bear with me, there are more attempts.

bsbp8  dagger flower earrings A Polymer Penchant

Next I used some of my favourite beads from my last bead soup, along with some of the tiny ones from this soup and some lovely blue birds from blueberribeads.  Just for fun I decided to do them asymmetrical, so it’s like they are having a little conversation almost.

bsbp8 asym bird earrings A Polymer Penchant

Then it was really time to figure out this great big gorgeous clasp. I love the oval shape and when I started thinking about repeating this shape it just screamed butterfly to me.  I spent more time staring at the design trying to figure out what materials to use to attach to the clasp than anything else. In the end, it’s basically laced up with the waxed linen to allow for enough movement to operate the clasp.

bsbp8  butterfly A Polymer Penchant

Initially I had planned two smaller ovals as the bottom “wing section” on each side but as time ticked down I really wanted to be sure those two angular cut stones made an appearance in finished jewelry.

bsbp8  butterfly close A Polymer Penchant

I created the dimpled polymer wings and treated with a variety of iridescent paints to emulate that blue flash of the clasp. It is really such a treat how it changes as you tilt it. I love that kind of jewelry that can be different as you move, each time someone catches sight of it.  Again, the joy of working with polymer I created the oval shape but did not commit to where the holes would be until the very end.  For a while I thought I might top them with resin, but in the end I preferred the contrast.

bsbp8  butterfly side A Polymer Penchant
As I talk about the piece and add photos I realize I didn’t take any with the clasp undone, but I think you can imagine it.  When worn the part you squeeze and release to open the clasp is on my right as I am right handed.  Small miracle that I remembered that as I put it all together.

bsbp8  butterfly clasp A Polymer Penchant

With thoughts of spring birds, butterflies and flowers I turned my attention to the daggers, that I always saw as petals, and the drop shape stone. 

bsbp8  spring goddess A Polymer Penchant

Once I selected her lamp work head (local artist who did not include business card) I saw a chance for the additional challenge of adding some green to this mass of blue.  I think I like it.

bsbp8  spring goddess close A Polymer Penchant

I wired the daggers together and then covered with polymer, textured, highlighted, and turned into shank buttons almost by threading a little chip stone on a silver headpin before curing.

bsbp8  spring goddess full A Polymer Penchant

Similarly, the silver daggers I made into a bunch of little flowers then strung them together and made a polymer cap for either end.  This design really is so different then I had originally dreamt.
Those are the five finished designs I have to show off today. The others in various stages are still all over the studio so I’m sure they will make an appearance in this space soon. Especially those open shape silver tone beads, you know I’m going to fill them with polymer.

Many thanks to my partner Cindy and our wonderful hostess Lori for this special treat of goodies to play with and a reason to do so.   Thanks to all of you who come by to visit, it is much appreciated! I have been very good all day in holding off running to everyones blogs to see what they’ve made before finishing my own.  Most of all of course I am dying to see what Cindy made with the soup I sent. As a reminder, here it is again.

bead soup

But before I run off for real, there is the matter of a little giveaway to make up for my tardiness, but most of all to thank you dear readers.  At this point if you were thinking blue, boy are you on the right track!  I’ve calling it my soupçon of BSBP because that is exactly what it is.  It’s not a full soup in the sense we’ve used here for the party, but rather a pinch of this and a dash of that that came from me making using my soup.

giveaway

You will find another pair of those peony type flower beads. Two pairs of beads I created specifically for that butterfly piece yet somehow, didn’t appear. Three polymer disc beads that were still on the bead mat from my entry for the March ABS challenge. The last of the daggers and chips and a few glass beads I grabbed to add but never did. There you have it, one soupçon to win.

Just leave a comment to enter.  If you would like to share through social media, or follow the blog etc for extra entries please feel free – it is always appreciated -  just add another comment so I can count reliably.  The drawing will take place June 10th.  I am going to leave this open for entry for a whole month so that when people make their way around they won’t be disappointed (that’s still more than 100 blogs a week pace – egads!)

Now lets all hop on to the wonderful blogs partying it up today

Lori Anderson, Hostess     www.PrettyThingsBlog.com


Tina Bosh                                  http://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/
Kristina Hahn Eleniak                 www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
Kari Asbury                               www.hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com
Kris Binsfield                             www.cherishdesigns.wordpress.com
Cheryl Gangle                            www.RockCandyJewelryDesign.blogspot.com
Amber Dawn                             www.InventiveSoul.blogspot.com
Michelle Wigginton                     http://adornedonadelaide.weebly.com/
Kayla Potega                              http://teejewelry.blogspot.com/
Becky Pancake                           www.beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com


Debbie Rogers                             http://debbiestreasuresandgems.wordpress.com/
Jenny Kyrlach                             www.anafiassa.blogspot.com
Genea Crivello-Knable                 www.geneabeads.blogspot.com
Deborah Read                             www.deborahreadcom.blogspot.com
Julianna Cannon                          http://julsbeads.blogspot.com/
Lisa Liddy                                  www.lisaliddy.wordpress.com
Debbie Rasmussen                      www.Kepirasmussen.blogspot.ca
Iveth Caruso                               www.creativeatelier.net/blog
Rana Wilson                               http://ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com/
Corrie Williams                           http://thecedarbeader.blogspot.com.au


Linda Anderson                          http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Miranda Ackerley                       http://blog.mirandack.com/
Andra Weber                             www.andrasjoyfuljourney.blogspot.com
Loretta Carstensen                      http://www.designsbyloretta.blogspot.com/
Penny Houghton                         www.smellynelly.blogspot.com.au
Tania Hagen                               http://pelimadesign.blogspot.co.nz/
Robin Reed                                www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Laurie Vyselaar                           www.Lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
Rachel Baron                              www.rbarondesigns.blogspot.com
Erin Guest                                   www.renlish.com


Emma Todd                                            www.apolymerpenchant.com
Kelly Schermerhorn                            http://meanderingwithkelly.blogspot.com/
Dana Hickey                                            http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com
Rebecca Ednie                                       http://eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com
Marybeth Rich                                       http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Sherri Levinton                                      www.cuttergazette.blogspot.com
RaMona Woolson                                www.jerseygirlsbeadwork.blogspot.com
Jo-Ann Woolverton                             www.Itsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.ca
Audrey Belanger                                  http://esperianterra.blogspot.ca/
Candida Castleberry                            http://spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com


Renetha Stanziano                              https://www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Chenault                                  www.carolynchenault.wordpress.com
Toltec  Jewels                                        www.JewelSchoolFriends.com
Diana Welte                                            http://lilyweeds.blogspot.com
Jean A. Wells                                          www.jeanawells.blogspot.com
Bev Breisinger                                       http://countryfrogcreations.blogspot.com/
Autumn Adams                                     www.autumndawns.blogspot.com
DiYana Alcalde                                       www.agapecreationsjewelry.blogspot.com
Patty Gasparino                                    www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com
Karen Mitchell                                       www.overthemoon-design.com


Regina Santerre                                    http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/
Dhea Powers                                         http://javabead.blogspot.com/
Jayne Capps                                           https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
Keri Lee Sereika                                    www.pinklemonade.typepad.com
Melissa Trudinger                                www.beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca                              http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com/
Jeanne Steck                                          www.gemsbyjeannemarie.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawson                                     http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Kay Thomerson                                     http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com


Maybeline Tay                                       http://thejewelrylarder.blogspot.sg/
Jackie Locantore                                   http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog/MorningStarSanctuaryStudio
D'Arsie Manzella                                   http://thisherenowmamacita.blogspot.com
Jacqueline Marchant                          http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/
Beccy Peterson                                     www.yanasmom.blogspot.com
Katie Nielson-Nunez                           www.Vikingcraft.blogspot.com
Heidi Kingman                                       http://heidikingman.blogspot.com
Andrea Glick                                           http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Rose Johnson                                        http://swtrosethorn.blogspot.com/


Nicole Demore                                      http://healingbeading.blogspot.com/
Marti Conrad                                          http://marticsclay.blogspot.com
Marianna Boylan                                  www.stargirlshop.blogspot.com
Mitzie Crider                                          www.needfulluxuries.com
Christa Murphy                                     www.adventuresofwonbeadywoman.blogspot.com
Alisa Siceloff                                           www.armoredmermaid.blogspot.com
Maria Rios                                               http://mlourdes24.blogspot.com/
Tracy Martin                                           www.nutkittensjewelry.blogspot.com
Nan Emmett                                           www.spiritrattles.blogspot.com
Jelveh Jafarian                                          http://jelvehdesigns.blogspot.com/


Ali McCarthy                                           www.northwoodscreativestudio.blogspot.com
Jennifer LaVite                                      www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com
Dolores Raml                                          www.craftydscreations.wordpress.com
Valerie Kravette                                   http://gettingabeadon.blogspot.com
Bobbie Rafferty                                    www.beadsong.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding                               http://99bobotw.blogspot.com
Kristi Brokaw                                          www.Kristibrokawdesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa Suver                                                http://fanceethat.blogspot.com/
Natalie Moten                                       http://runningoutofthread.blogspot.com/
Jami Shipp                                               http://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com/


Diana Shiraishi                                       www.JasmineTeaDesigns.blogspot.com
Heather Otto                                         http://www.thecrafthopper.com
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp                    www.kruseartllc.com
Lisa Knappenberger                            www.liraysadesigns.blogspot.com
Charlene Jacka                                      http://clay-space.com/blog
Patty Miller                                             http://pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com/
Sandi James                                            www.dobedobeaddo.blogspot.com
Marianne Hurley                                  www.Readsandbeads.wordpress.com
Cris Peacock                                           http://crispart.blogspot.com/
Andrea Rivers                                        http://turtlesoupcreative.blogspot.com/


Gloria Allen                                             http://gloriaallendesigns.blogspot.com/
Kandice Seeber                                     http://coloraddictionblog.blogspot.com
Janine Lucas                                           http://www.esfera.me/travel/
Sandy Richardson                                 www.SandyscoloringBox.blogspot.com
Hajer Waheed                                       www.mybeadedworld.wordpress.com
Cynthia Abner                                       http://createdtreasures.blogspot.com/
Peggy Johnson                                      http://charmbarn.blogspot.com/
Tina Holden                                             www.beadcomber.ca
Julie Bowen                                            http://blog.autochthonous-evolved.com
Heather Richter                                    http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/


Sarah Strover                                         www.beaupepys.blogspot.com
Kimberly Idalski                                     www.kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com
Sandi Volpe                                            www.sandivolpe.com
Tandra Boyer                                         http://alittleinkalicious.blogspot.com/
Klaudete Koon                                      http://www.klaudetekoon.blogspot.com
Michaela Pabeschitz                           http://der-lamardebonita.blogspot.co.at/
Mea-B. Uebler                                      http://schmuck-der-gut-tut.blogspot.de
Mandi Effron                                          www.craft-o-licious.blogspot.com
Evelyn Shelby                                        http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/
Shai Williams                                          http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/


Natalie Davidson                                  http://www.northshoredays.com
Evelyn Duberry                                     www.Shebamakeda.com
Eszter Czibulyas                                    http://bigyogyar.blogspot.com
Sylvia Lupberger                                   http://www.lusyls-kreativseite.blogspot.de/
Divya N                                                     www.jewelsofsayuri.com
Blanca Medina                                       www.peru-medesigns.com
Ginger Davis Allman                            http://thebluebottletree.com
Chris Eisenberg                                     http://www.wanderware.blogspot.com


Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic                 http://slovoni.blogspot.com
Jodie Marshall                                       www.marshalljodie.blogspot.com
Margareta Saari                                    http://magsinhelmet.blogspot.fi/
Menka Gupta                                        http://menkag.blogspot.com/
Dian Hierschel                                        www.mydias.de
Kashmira Patel                                      http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Christina Miles                                       http://wingsnscales.blogspot.com/
Inge von Roos                                        www.ingetraud.wordpress.com
Sam Siegel                                               http://samsbeadshopandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Gina Hockett                                          http://www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com


Linda Newnham                                   http://earth-shinedesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Enikö Fabian                                           www.perleni.blogspot.com
Dorota Żerańska                                   http://gdymamczas.blogspot.com
Shalini Austin                                         http://jewellery-by-shalini.blogspot.co.uk
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens                    www.glassbeadart.blogspot.com
Silke Groeber                                         http://just-beads.blogspot.com
Birgit Klughardt                                     www.gitesbeads-gite.blogspot.com
Rebecca Anderson                              www.songbeads.blogspot.com
Niky Sayers                                             http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Stefanie Teufel                                     http://stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com


Rosantia Petkova                                 http://bairozan.blogspot.com/
Alenka Obid                                           Pepita Handmade
Jacqueline Keller                                  www.creartelier.blogspot.com
Sam Waghorn                                        http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk
Jackie Ryan                                             http://kydojewellery.blogspot.co.uk/
Kumi Fisher                                             www.kumifisher.blogspot.com
Joan Williams                                         www.lilrubyjewelry.com
Stephanie Weiss                                   http://uniquelymebwd.blogspot.com/
Elsbeth Fuchs                                         www.acrimbolda.blogspot.com
Johanna Nash                                        http://firephoenixcreations.blogspot.com/


Natascha Marty                                    http://www.sommerlicht.ch
Sarah Goode                                          www.pookledo.blogspot.com
Agata Grygiel                                         http://www.inaurem.pl/
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller                  www.jevebo-art.blogspot.com
Rebecca Sirevaag                                 www.godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com
Magdalena Sikora                                http://www.porannagazeta.blogspot.com/
Ana Krepel                                              http://catspajamas-dogstuxedos.blogspot.com/
Saskia Letta                                             www.puenktliundanton.blogspot.com
Beth Emery                                             www.storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com
Lizzie Clarke                                            www.theneedtobead.blogspot.com


Evie and Beth McCord                        http://ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com/
Marcia Dunne                                        www.thealternativefoundry.blogspot.co.uk
Agi Kiss                                                     http://moonsafaribeads.blogspot.com
Esterina Jagiella                                     http://ekleijar.blogspot.com/
Judith Johnston                                    http://www.judith-johnston.com/blog/
Jenny Vidberg                                       http://shymessmycken.blogspot.se/
Klaudia Toth                                           http://www.klaudiabizsu.hu
Merja Sundström                                 http://suntsan.blogspot.fi/
Colleen Vinthagen                               http://www.thewireworkshop.com/blog
Leah Curtis                                              http://beadyeyedbunny.blogspot.co.uk/


Giorgia Rossini                                       http://joyblonde.blogspot.it/
Sandra Wollberg                                   www.city-of-brass-stories.blogspot.com/‎
Annica Larsson                                      http://zestyfrog.wordpress.com/
Johana Nunez                                        www.artincendi.com
Krafty Max                                              http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneider                                        www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com
Mary Govaars                                        www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi            http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
Maddison Langford                             www.maddy-moo.blogspot.com
Ginger Bishop                                        http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/


Birgitta Lejonklou                                 www.lejonklou.blogspot.se
Lesley Watt                                             www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Doris Stumpf                                          www.glaszwerg.blogspot.com
Marjolein Trewavas                            http://roomforchangemeuk.blogspot.co.uk/
Silvia Sernicola                                       http://pipa-the-latest.blogspot.it/
Roxanne Blanc                                       http://strikesmyfancy-2013.blogspot.com/
Wendy Chamberlain                           http://wendy-essentialbears.blogspot.co.uk/
Siobhán Keogh                                      www.vovsjewellery.blogspot.ie
Claire Fabian                                           www.saraccino.blogspot.com
Katrin Fenzke                                         http://perlhuehner-schokojunkie.blogspot.de/


Eva Wills                                                   http://quiltingpug.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemer                                    http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Bridget Torres                                        www.shears58.net
Marina Passarella                                 http://annodarte2013.blogspot.it
Christina Hickman                                http://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/
Tammie Everly                                       http://ttedesigns.blogspot.com/
Ana Cravidao                                          http://acbeads.blogspot.com
Keren Panthaki                                     www.vasdea.wordpress.com
Jennifer VaBenschoten                     http://www.vanbeads.blogspot.com


Solange Collin                                        http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com
Marina Kosović                                      http://machoopko-design.blogspot.com/
Michelle Tucker                                    www.michelleannstudio.com
Sue Rennie                                             http://moonandsevenstars.blogspot.co.uk/
Claire Lockwood                                   Something to Do With Your Hands
Barb Solem                                             www.ViviMagooPresents.com
Caroline Dewison                                 http://www.blueberribeads.co.uk
Noemi Baena Roman                          http://blog.noemibaena.com/
Marsela Schroth                                   www.marselita.de


Amy Severino                                        http://www.amybeads.blogspot.com/
Vonna Maslanka                                   http://justvonna.blogspot.com/
Andra Marasteanu                              http://bijouxdemonange.blogspot.com
Cherrie Warzocha                                www.colorsofshae.blogspot.com
Amanda Wacasey                                www.Mandyinmystic.blogspot.com
Marcy Lamberson                                www.StudioMarcy.blogspot.com
Lisa Johnson                                           http://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com/
Gail Vanderster-Zwang                      www.Angelmoose.blogspot.com
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                           http://cecerelyyours.blogspot.com
Asri Wahyuningsih                               http://asribeadwork.blogspot.com/


ChristineMurrow                                  www.charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
Laurie Ament                                         http://isinglassdesign.blogspot.com/
Lilik Kristiani                                            http://pcbylik.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Haussler                             www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Deb Fortin                                               www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Kelly Hosford Patterson                    www.travelingsideshow.blogspot.com
Katy Heider                                             www.onthepondcreations.blogspot.com
Christine Stonefield                            www.sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com
Dagmar Liebisch                                    http://kokopellidesign.blogspot.de
Sandra McGriff                                      http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.ca


Sheila Daniels                                         http://www.cheekymagpie.com
Rossana De Gaspari                             www.Rdegas.blogspot.com
Cory Tompkins                                      Www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Judy Riggs                                                www.rigglettes.blogspot.com
Lora Bright                                               www.labweorc.wordpress.com
Tina Noonan                                           www.wingedimp.blogspot.com
Shawn Price                                            http://silkyshaven.blogspot.com
April Grinaway                                       http://brooklynbeadgoddess.blogspot.com
Cheryl Roe                                              www.beadroe.blogspot.com


Pam Hurst                                               http://pamhurst.blogspot.com
Shirley Moore                                        www.beadsandbread.blogspot.com
Emmanuelle Roué                               www.ashentara.blogspot.fr
Tammy Adams                                      http://paisleylizard.com/blog.html
Kristin Oppold                                        http://www.yayjewelry.blogspot.com
Catie Doman                                          http://drcatie.blogspot.com/
Sheila Prosterman                               www.catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Cheryl Foiles                                           http://cherylsartisticendeavors.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Perry                                    www.mustardbeadbystephanieperry.blogspot.com
Barbara Fernald                                    www.BarbaraSFernald.com


Debi Dufrene                                         http://debideauxdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kathy Stemke                                        http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com/
Anne Betenson                                     www.crystalriverbeads.blogspot.com
Chris Haussler                                        http://pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Catherine King                                       www.Catherines-Musings.blogspot.com
Andria Poole                                          www.jewelleryartiste.blogspot.co.uk
Sherri Stokey                                         www.knotjustmacrame.com
Sharyl King                                              http://catchenthesun.wordpress.com
Donna Millard                                        http://fyrebeadz.blogspot.com/
Gayle Dyck                                              www.dragonflydreamweaver.wordpress.com


Gen Smith                                               http://www.gennysworld.blogspot.com
Deanna Cox                                            http://deannaaki.wordpress.com/
Beti Horvath                                           www.stringingfool.blogspot.com
Rose Rushbrooke                                 www.roserushbrooke.com/blog/
Arlene Dean                                           http://aglassbash.blogspot.com
Maria Rosa Sharrow                            www.willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Deborah Apodaca                                www.deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com
Veralynne Malone                               www.veradesigns.blogspot.com
Stacy Alderson                                      http://iridalsattic.blogspot.co.uk
Eva Sherman                                          http://evashermandesigns.blogspot.com/


Cassi Paslick                                            http://cassisbeads.blogspot.com/
Cindy Boissonneault                              www.dziar.com
Linda Sadler                                            www.idalouisejewelry.blogspot.com
Louise Glazier                                        http://lilyandjasmine.blogspot.com/
Susan McClelland                                 http://mistheword12.wordpress.com/
Kathrin Lembke                                    http://allesperle.blogspot.de/
Susanne Stelljes                                    www.Pearlify.blogspot.com
Terry Jeanette Carter                            www.tappingflamingo.blogspot.com
Susan Kelly                                              http://midlifegreaterexpectations.blogspot.com


Kim Paige                                                 http://www.redtree-studio.com/blog/
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell                   www.deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
Annita Wilson                                        http://awjewelryandbeadwork.blogspot.com/
Tracey Leeder                                        http://abeadifulmess.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Bunn                                      http://elizabethbeads.blogspot.com
Allison Fitzpatrick                                 alspolkadotsandpaisley.blogspot.com
Tania Spivey                                           www.moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com
Ilenia Ruzza                                             http://ile1974.blogspot.it/
Lauren Potts                                           www.lpsjewelry.blogspot.com
Lynn Jobber                                            http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.co.uk/


Lee Koopman                                        http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Carol Wilson                                           http://jetadorn.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Woodford                            www.Elizabethcreates.blogspot.com
Rochelle Brisson                                   http://www.acreativechelle.blogspot.com
Shari Replogle                                        www.playswithpaper.blogspot.com
Janeen Sorensen                                 www.wildvanilladesigns.com
Kat Barron Miller                                  http://mkpbeadart.blogspot.com/
Elaine Robitaille                                     http:/www.tooaquarius.com
Darlene Fortier                                      www.darliciousrejuvenations.blogspot.com


Leslie Schenkel                                      http://twistedchicken.wordpress.com/
Kym Hunter                                            http://kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com/
Leslie Wayment                                    http://www.aabeadsonline.com/blog/
Beckie Robison                                      http://spiralfirestudios.blogspot.com
Hannah Trost                                         www.pzdesigns.blogspot.com
Kim Hutchinson                                     www.jumbledhutch.wordpress.com
Liz Engriser                                              www.beadcontagion.blogspot.com
Diah Anggreni                                        https://mymaniks.wordpress.com
Monique Urquhart                              http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
Kim Williams                                           www.kimmwilliams.blogspot.com


Theresa Buchle                                     http://www.bead-mused.blogspot.com
Susan Bowie                                           http://susanbowie.wordpress.com
Pam DeBoer                                           http://pamelas-studio.blogspot.com/
Skylar Bre'z                                             http://brisingbeads.blogspot.com/
Janet Loomis                                          www.anvilartifacts.blogspot.com
Tari Kahrs                                                 http://brush.typepad.com/my-blog/
Nancy Smith                                           www.wirednan.blogspot.ca
Erin Grant                                                www.ErinsJewelryCreations.blogspot.com
Barbara Mason                                      www.Adorninglyyours.com
Karin King                                                www.maverickbeads.blogspot.ca


Mary K. McGraw                                  www.mkaymac.blogspot.com
Mandi Ainsworth                                 www.beadcircle.com
Jasvanti Patel                                         http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com
Donna Conklin                                       www.PrimaDonnaBeads.com
Karen Jones                                            http://offthetopcreations.blogspot.ca/
Lori Finney                                              www.lori-finney.blogspot.ca
Sheila Davis                                             http://www.stonedesignsbysheila.blogspot.com/
Sabine Dittrich                                       www.perlendschungel.blogspot.com


Nicole Valentine Rimmer                  www.nvalentine.blogspot.com
Marge Beebe                                         www.rockcreekcreations.blogspot.com
Michelle McCarthy                              Www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Chandra Merod                                    www.Junipergoods.blogspot.com
Nancy Olliver                                          http://nancyolliver.com/blog/
Alison Sachs                                            http://beadsbyearthtones.blogspot.com/
Kay Mallery                                             www.kaymreflections.blogspot.com
Beth Petricoin                                        http://createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com/
Marta Grabalowska                             http://galeriakota.blogspot.com/
Clare Etheridge                                     http://www.catseatdogs.com


Heather Marston                                 http://cswdesignsbyhehe.blogspot.com
Ann Rishell                                              Http://mycriticaleye.com
Cece Cormier                                         http://www.thebeadingyogini.com/
Shannon German                                 www.Missficklemediacom.blogspot.com
Mary Ellen Merrigan                           http://www.maryellenbeads.com
Cheryl Brown                                         www.dragonflybeads.ca
Mary Hicks                                              http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com/
Judy Robinson                                       http://judyrobinsondesigns.com
Danielle Kelley                                       http://imbuethemuse.blogspot.com/
Cate van Alphen                                   http://fulgorine.wordpress.com/


Patricia Buchanan                                 www.braceletstoo.artfire.com
Billi R.S. Rothove                                   http://www.billi-rs-rothove.blogspot.com
Laura Blanck                                           www.laurablanck.blogspot.com
Pam Traub                                               http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Fay Wolfenden                                     www.torchfairy.blogspot.com
Kristi Harrison                                        http://kristibasket-itsanewday.blogspot.com/
Karen Martinez                                     http://fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/
Sarah Singer                                           http://singingsongsofsixpence.blogspot.co.uk
Megan Tillery                                         http://cherryonion.wordpress.com/
Dana James                                            www.danasjewelrydesign.blogspot.com


Rachel Stewart                                      www.bluefinchjewelry.blogspot.com
Valerie Cook                                           www.kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com
Debra Gibson                                         http://debrasheart.blogspot.com/
Pat Haight                                                http://wigglebuttblog.blogspot.com/
Rachel Stanley                                       www.2catchahummingbird.blogspot.com
Sandra Pendragon                               www.SandraPendragon.blogspot.com
Anja Schultz                                            www.Anjas-perlenwelt.blogspot.de
Sharon Driscoll                                       www.sharondriscoll.blogspot.com
Lecia Woessner                                     https://www.copperroses.blogspot.com
Kitty Durmaj                                           www.perlesandlife.blogspot.com


Donetta Farrington                              http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com/
Bonnie Coursolle                                  http://jaspersgems.blogspot.ca/
Laurie Wirth                                            www.mermaidtreasuresart.blogspot.com
Lori Callahan                                           http://dancingwireandbeads.blogspot.com/
B.R. Kuhlman                                         www.mixedmayhemstudios.com
Karin Grosset Grange                         http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr
Rebekah Payne                                     http://www.treewingsstudio.com/
Lori Bowring Michaud                         http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com


Jael Thorp                                                http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.com/
Patty Woodland                                    http://brokenteepee.com
Eleanor Burian-Mohr                          http://cornerstoregoddessjewelry.blogspot.com/
Susanna Lehto                                       www.othellehto.blogspot.fi
June Butt                                                 http://www.onewhiteswan.blogspot.co.nz/
Melissa Muir                                          www.Melissamuir.com/blog
Laney Mead                                           http://laney-izzybeads.blogspot.co.uk/
Tamera Norris                                        http://bytameraleah.com/
Andrea Trank                                         www.heavenlanecreations.com


Marie Covert                                          http://thistledown-and-swaddlings.blogspot.com/
Valerie Tilghman                                   www.Artjewelzdimensions.blogspot.com
Jean Baldridge Yates                           http://prettykittydogmoonjewelry.blogspot.com/
Sierra Barrett                                         www.Giraffecanhas.wordpress.com
Patricia Robitaille                                  http://www.banglesandbrew.blogspot.com/
Leanne Loftus                                        www.firstimpressiondesign.blogspot.com
Sally Russick                                            http://thestudiosublime.com
Mallory Hoffman                                  http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com/
Dini Bruinsma                                         www.angazabychanges.blogspot.nl
Marde Lowe                                           www.fancimar.com


Hannah Annear                                     www.quirkyhannah.wordpress.com
Patty Johnson                                        http://patricialjohnsonglassart.blogspot.com/
Valerie Norton                                      www.hot-fused-glass.com
Ann Sherwood                                      http://ann-sherwood.blogspot.com/
Staci Smith                                              www.stacilouiseoriginals.com
Jen Purple                                               www.purplefishstudio.blogspot.com
Ruth Szapa                                              www.trulytrudi.blogspot.com
CJ Bauschka                                            www.Fool4Jewels.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan                                         www.texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Suz Hamel                                               http://cardandjewelrycorner.blogspot.com/


Laura Guenther                                    www.Blueantiquities.blogspot.com
Elisabeth Auld                                        www.beadsforbusygals.com
Martha Aleo                                           www.ornamento.wordpress.com
Shiraz Biggie                                           www.secretsongdesigns.blogspot.com
Brendalee Astells                                    www.silverbee.ca
Heather d'Entremont                             http://frugalmacdougall.wordpress.com
Kelly Morgan                                          www.silverparrotdesigns.blogspot.com
Lori Blanchard                                        www.alainnjewelry.wordpress.com


Susan Kennedy                                     www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Rain Hannah                                           http://honeyandollie.com
Janice Warden Bergeron                   http://thejewelryroom.blogspot.ca/
Melissa Packer                                      www.melissascheapfrills.com
Jana Haverty                                          http://handlcreations.blogspot.com/
Cindy Ritchie                                          http://mooseriverglass.blogspot.com/
Marianne Baxter                                  www.simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
Denise McCabe                                     www.cabewoman.blogspot.com
Sharon Palac                                           www.sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com
Cathy Buckley                                        www.cathybuckleycatsmeow.blogspot.com


Jennifer Van Horn                                http://jennifersjewelsandjunk.blogspot.com/
Crystal Rector                                        Www.autumnskyadornments.com/blog
Susan Walls                                             http://susansartcircus.com/blog
Penny Neville                                        http://copperpennydesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa Cone                                                 http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/
Heather Davis                                        www.heatherdavisdesigns.com
Michelle Escano                                    www.cabbycaft.blogspot.com
Carmen Lau                                            http://littlemake.blogspot.com
Janet Borzecki                                       www.jaybeejewelry.blogspot.com
Rhonda Hagerman                               http://mustardseedbeads.blogspot.com/


Katrina Taylor                                         www.iwannagoout.wordpress.com
Molly Alexander                                   http://beautifullybrokenme.blogspot.com
Nicole Rennell                                       www.nicolerennell.com/blog
Chris McGilvery                                     www.mmmomentos.blogspot.com
Erin Prais-Hintz                                      http://treasures-found.blogspot.com
Dawn Williams                                       www.sadiejewelrydesign.blogspot.com
Kate Dufour                                            https://mixfolios.wordpress.com/
Robin Lynne Showstack                     http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Hodges                                  www.thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com


Adlinah Kamsir                                      http://dreamstruckdesigns.blogspot.sg/
Carol Dillman                                          http://dillmansdallies.blogspot.com/
Christine Hansen                                  http://intuitivesparks.blogspot.com/
Andrea Frank                                         http://andreajewelry.blogspot.com
Tracy Stillman                                         www.beadtrilogy.com
Denise Petersen                                   www.reinventedobjects.blogspot.com
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom                 www.clubcreativestudio.com/blog
Madonna Liza Cruz-Comia                http://crazy-notions.blogspot.com
Suzann Sladcik Wilson                        www.Beadphoria.wordpress.com


Terri Gauthier                                        http://terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache                                   http://www.allprettythings.ca
Barbara Bechtel                                    http://secondsurf.com
Hannah Rosner                                     http://goodrivergallery.blogspot.com
Keren von Hoeren                                www.creativeideen.de
Lea Avroch                                              http://lajewelrydesign.blogspot.com/
Maire Dodd                                            http://mairedodd.blogspot.com/

142 comments:

  1. My goodness! So many participants this time! I love each and every piece you made! The beads you received were clearly inspirational and you did creative, wonderful things with them! I'd like to pick some favorites, but don't think it's possible. I really liked each one!

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  2. What glorious shades of blue you got to work with -- and I'm really impressed with how seamlessly you incorporated your own polymer work into the beads your partner sent. This was truly a creative partnership! And I look forward to seeing the other pieces as they are completed.

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  3. You've been such a busy bee, or should I call you busy butterfly? I love everything you made: each piece is unique and gorgeous in its own way. The soup you received was gorgeous to start with, and you did it justice.

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  4. Gorgeous pieces, I really love how you incorporated the clay with the dagger beads to make flowers. Love the touch of green from the cording too.

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  5. I am amazed by your creative vision. Each piece is so lovely and unique. I love them all. I'm definitely following. Maybe some of your genius will rub off on me.

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  6. Wonderful designs! I am in total awe of your butterfly necklace.

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  7. I already follow your blog through BlogLovin'

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  8. I shared the post through Pinterest

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/40039884161803100/

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  9. I also shared on FB

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/10203650580974572

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  10. Amazing creations. The butterfly necklace is so original. But my favorite is the last necklace. I love the flowers. Gorgeous.

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  11. Love The butterfly it is so original and so well done. Love what you did with the dagger beads too :-).

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  12. The butterfly is beautiful, but yeah, I'm a sucker for daisy chains. I love these pieces!

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  13. Yea! You did it! They are all awesome. I thought the the butterfly was my favorite...the use of the focal was perfect and unique, but I also love the daisy necklace....you did a fantastic job on that one too. Thanks for including me in your mix again, those little birdie earrings are adorable ( I am a sucker for birds!)
    Great job Emma!

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  14. I love what you have done with the dagger beads - both the earrings and the flower necklace. Please enter me in the giveaway - I love those peony beads.

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  15. I've shared the giveaway on facebook too. :)

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  16. I love what you did with the dagger *beautiful*

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  17. Great soup and you made beautiful things with it. Go you!

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  18. Gorgeous pieces! Love the butterfly necklace, so inventive to put the components together like that!

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  19. I love all your unique and gorgeous jewelry. I want that first pair of earrings with the daggers and polymer clay focals...spectacular! The butterfly is outstanding too.

    Please enter me in the giveaway. I shared this on google and twitter as well.

    Hugs, kathy

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  20. Your designs are all gorgeous, but that last necklace with the flowers is absolutely a work of art. It's amazing!

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  21. Beautiful creations. Love the butterflyes

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  22. All your designs are great! I love the butterfly piece, and how you created flowers from the daggers. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I tweeted your blog post as well!

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  24. Love the butterfly....love the flowers!

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  25. Gorgeous pieces. Especially I like the bird earrings and the flower necklace. The butterfly necklace is amazing, I love the wy you used the clasp.

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  26. Beautiful creations, Emma! Love each of them, but I think my favorite is the last necklace.
    Alenka

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  27. I love all your creations. They are beautiful. Love the moonstones and other stones you have used in creating the butterfly and flowers. Would love the opportunity to win your gorgeous beads to use to create with. thank you for the opportunity. Bottlecordcrystal.blogspot.com sue

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  28. Emma your designs are outstanding. The lampworked bead in the first bracelet really shines against the blue chips. Both pair of earrings are cute. The birds talking to each other made me think of a life experience I had. Your butterfly is wonderful and it sure spotlights that gorgeous clasp. The daggers make great flower petals. I would not have thought of using clay for the center. Thanx for the inspiration. I may have to try that. It is very generous of you to have a bead giveaway. Thanx for the chance to win some beautiful beads.

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  29. Look at all those blues!!!! What a gorgeous soup you were sent! I am partial to lapis but the necklace tassel you created with that faceted teardrop took my breath away. I am really enjoying all the different techniques I am seeing in individual pieces and you have such a great sense of style and design. And that butterfly focal, my goodness, that is clever and beautiful! I had to laugh at your comment about it being a miracle you remembered which side to put the clasp on, I struggle with this and often have to undo work so it isn't awkward to take on and off, lol.

    I would be honored to create with the items you are offering in your give-away, thank you for the opportunity and please count me in!

    Thank you for visiting my party post!

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    1. So many beautiful pieces combined and so very lovely for this time of year.

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  30. Emma I tweeted about your bead giveaway.

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  31. I posted your bead giveaway on facebook.

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  32. I love all the creations! And what a creative way to make a butterfly necklace! Just gorgeous!

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  33. It looks to me like you were right on-time with your creations! I love your butterfly!..and what a great way to use dagger beads to form an earring! Perfect! Lovely work, all around!

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  34. Lovely earrings with daggers... and I love the most the necklace with blue long focal, green cord and several cutely pretty daisies made with dagger beads. Awesome!

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  35. Absolutely breathtaking pieces, my dear ! Love the first two set of earrings !

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  36. Beautiful pieces! Wonderful and different from each other. I especially like the last necklace - what a statement piece!

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  37. I love your creations, especially the dagger flowers, they're stunning! The bird earrings are really sweet too! I wonder what they're talking about?

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  38. Most excellent creations! I love how you created wings for your moon stone pendant and I really love the use of daggers in your floral design. I think people are really intimidated by the dagger shape so it's nice to see a wonderful design with them. Hopefully this will inspire others to check them out. xo Genea

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  39. Beautiful work! The two necklaces are both very charming! Great!

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  40. I thought what you did with the clasp was really creative and loved those little bird earrings but then I scrolled down and saw the necklace you made with the daggers and I am overwhelmed. It is so cool, pretty and kind of edgy at the same time. Will you be selling it?

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  41. Your pieces are simply amazing. You mix polymer and beads and so many techniques in such an interesting and personal way that I could not choose a favorite. They're all beautiful.

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  42. Amazing designs! Love what you did with all those goodies and that clasp. Also, what a delightful surprise to offer a giveaway treat :)

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  43. You've created some beautiful pieces with your soup. I love how you were so creative with your drop shaped focal bead and the daggers stones on the spring inspired necklace, simple yet bold - Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

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  44. You created some awesome pieces. I love the colors and how you pulled them all together and the number of pieces you did make. Very nice! Thanks for the giveaway also!

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  45. Soup-er creative! Truly unique pieces. Blown away by the butterfly!

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  46. Blue is not at all my color, but your pieces make me smile! Your first bracelet is so fun and I know I would totally wear it! Opalite is one of my favorites so, I can't help but love your blossoming peony earrings—your polymer flowers are too sweet. And oh wow! what a fabulous way to keep that stunning clasp front and center in the butterfly necklace. I thought you were done amazing me… and then your daisy necklace—so delicate and also bold in details. So yeah, blue and I don't get along well, but I so love everything you made—you made that blue shine in amazing ways!!

    And yes, I would love to add a few of your pretties to my hoarded stash of art beads—please enter me in your giveaway! :-)

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  47. Love the blue color scheme and your designs. Great job!

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  48. WOW just WOW I love what you did with the daggers how super cool are they!! All of your designs are stunning!

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  49. Let's see... where to start!! Love the birdie earrings! And the way you used the clasp was so creative! And that spring necklace looks like so much fun! Great job!

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  50. Those earrings! Wow!!! Mind blown...and then i scroll down to see how you made flowers out of those daggers!!! Already blown mind blown again! Hats off, Emma!! This is jaw dropping gorgeous!

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  51. Emma, I love those earrings they are so unusual I like those peony beads. The spring daisy necklaces is charming you have made stunning use of your soup, and I would love to be included in your giveaway, thank you.
    Jackie

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  52. I amazed at what you did with your soup. Looking at it I did not see butterflies and flowers. I enjoyed reading how each piece was created.

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  53. I am truly in AWE of your talent. Your butterfly necklace is outstanding, not only did you think of that idea but were able to execute it admirable.
    I love those dagger flowers and sprinkled slog the cord just makes me think of daisies in a field.
    the way you altered the stacking on your wee bird earrings I bet half the viewers never notice they are opposing. I do that a lot with my own earrings but not the ones i make for sale . I guess i feel that most folks wont get it.
    I can't believe the silver pieces you made are polymer clay. they look so real and so heavy and so perfectly suited to your designs
    I'm so glad i stopped by again, was sad you hadn't posted Saturday but you're forgiven , such a feast for the eyes.

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  54. Love the cute little birds earrings ... love all the pieces you made with your soup!

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  55. I love all of your pieces. I especially like the earrings that you made. They are all very creative. Congrats on a job well done!

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  56. you're a master at combining components to achieve such creative and original designs <3

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  57. wow, very clever designs...i would NEVER have thought to do what you did. love looking at everything. the flower necklace is my fav!

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  58. Beautiful creations. I love the blues and the necklace.

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  59. I am agog and awed by your talents. I love everything which you made. You are so in tune with the beauty of the season! :) jean

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  60. I love your soup and the pieces you created with it are amazing. The colors are beautiful - I love love love blue.

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  61. Absolutely in love with your treatment of the daggers into flowers, so soft and feminine. Love the designs! Awesome work.

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  62. That second piece is a stunner! Thanks for the oppportunity to win a taste of your soup. By the way also impressed that you were able to get the list up, blogger would not let me do it no mater how I tried, lol.

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  63. I was smiling as I read your blog and looked at your designs, and then I saw it..My favorite design of the entire challenge. You "dagger" flower necklace. It is amazing. I love it!!!

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  64. Your designs show such creativity! The first pair of earrings have to be my favorite though, so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win a little soup from you...what a lovely treat! :)

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  65. Love the bracelet - the gumball bead just makes the whole piece pop. Your designs are very creative and unique.

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  66. All your pieces are beautiful, but I especially love the daisies in the last one - wonderful!

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  67. Love the butterfly theme and what you did with the dagger beads, beady awesomeness!

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  68. Oh wow u r truly an inspiration for me. I have such a problem stretching my imagination and pushing myself to just go for the gusto and let my creativity take over and u just seem to have it all . And it seems to flow effortlessly from your amazing mind. I love what you created and how each piece tied to the other and sorta told a story. It is like a whimsical stroll through spring and that first piece is like the gazing ball in the garden.....I think it all is just truly amazing ty so much for sharing with us all

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  69. Charming soup, Emma! The last necklace is a stunner - such an eyecatch, beautiful work!

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  70. (attempt to comment #3, user errors) Beautiful work. The idea to create a butterfly with the clasp and large nuggets is inspired. And I really love how you incorporated your polymer clay work into the designs. Following your blog so I won't miss what you do with the rest of your soup.

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  71. Wow - all your designs were stunning! I agree that the dagger beads really matched the polymer flowers well in your earrings. I loved the creativity in the labradorite butterfly necklace! And I thought the daisy chain was gorgeous - it could have been made from real flowers! What an inspiration!

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  72. I love how you worked with the beautiful blues, that color would have been a challenge to me. It's great how you incorporated your polymer skills into the pieces. I especially love the butterfly necklace and the insect look earrings.

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  73. ...and I forgot to mention, I already follow you, have been for about 8 months. It's very nice you're offering a giveaway.

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  74. Beautiful pieces - I particularly like the first pair of earrings where the dagger beads look like wings and the last necklace with the "daisy" flowers. So cute!

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  75. Stunning pieces...i never know what to do with the daggers and you tackled that beautifully.

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  76. Fantastic designs ... I especially love that dagger flower necklace - makes me think of daisy chains I used to make as a kid =)

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  77. I really like the daisy piece! And the peony beads (charms?). VERY pretty!

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  78. Crappity-crap, lost my novel when I clicked to go back to look at something....but, briefly....soup envy!! I have been wholly enamored of moonstone for the last several months, and have been completely unable to find any nice pieces that are large enough to see without a microscope; and there it is..all in your soup! And you did it proud! That butterfly necklace is amazingly creative, and I adore both sets of earrings...beautiful work!

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  79. You had a gorgeous soup.Your designs are so organic. Those earring had an amazing bodied insect look to them

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  80. Oh my goodness, so much lovely eye candy! I especially love the whimsical daisy necklace! Brings to mind a summer day playing the "Loves me, Loves me not" game with the petals!

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  81. I really love your designs. The butterfly probably the most but the last one that looks like daisies is amazing as well!!! the one with the drop pendant is wonderful, and I love the earrings too!!! Great Job! Have a Blessed Day!

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  82. Absolutely love the blue bracelet, I would love to wear that, All your pieces are so well designed, the flower necklace stunning, the birdie earrings so cute, and the butterfly-beautiful!

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  83. Oh my. That blue/flower necklace is my favourite. That stone was used wonderfully. Great job.

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  84. Everything looks great. The flowers you made from the dagger beads...genius! That necklace is my favorite piece. I also really like the blue bracelet. Nice job!

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  85. Love the asymmetrical bird earrings! Then the show stopper at the end was AMAZING!!! I love how you used the daggers to make a whole flower and also made the smaller bud profile piece. So did I understand correctly- you embedded the dagger beads into polymer clay forming a shank button?! Brilliant!!! Absolutely brilliant! It turned out absolutely beautifully.

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  86. I'm always excited to see your creations! I love both necklaces, the butterfly is awesome but I like the flowers even more :-)

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  87. I have been having a major crush on bluish purple beads recently and done seem to find them locally, how I would love to win some :) The dager earrings and purple butterfly is really very beautiful. The daisies are whimsical and the technique really brilliant

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  88. Following you now and tweeted about the giveaway

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  89. This is a wonderful post, each creation is so beautiful - I love the butterfly necklace and those earrings are so gorgeous, but it was the daisy necklace who brought me here from Pinterest! I guess it is so springy, I can't help it!

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  90. Love what you created and really love the shades of blue!

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  91. WOW I LOVE LOVE LOVE Everything you made! Great stuff!

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  92. Aren't you clever making Daggers into flowers. I love the Dagger flowers, green/blue combo and Long length of this piece, simply beautiful.

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  93. That butterfly is gorgeous! Mad inspiration here!

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  94. Lovely work. The colours are gorgeous.

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  95. Lovely last necklace. Green and blue work perfect toguether and the flowers give it so lovely air.

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  96. I think I love that last necklace! And what a super clever way to use the chunky nuggets and clasp on your other necklace. I would never have thought of using them that way, but as soon as I saw your design I knew it was a perfect use of those components. Greatly done!

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  97. Oh! I love those dragonflies earrings (that's the first thought I had when I saw the picture), and flowers you made! The last necklace is simply stunning!

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  98. Your pieces are really gorgeous! Love the bracelet and the texture on the wings....I thought they were metal and eye-balling them when I read Polymer....wwwwhhhhhaaaaat!! Great job with your soup! :)

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  99. I cannot begin to express how much I LOVE that necklace you made with the focal. It's exquisite!

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  100. What you've done with that focal is fantastic! All of your creations are so out of the box and unique. They're a pleasure to see. Christie

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  101. Love the flower necklace! Looks like you were out picking flowers and instead of making a crown you draped them around your neck, very sweet.

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  102. I'm loving the little daisies you have made for your necklace. Lovely

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  103. Love the butterfly!

    I'm now following you on Pinterest, FB and subscribed to emails (some or all are under my real name Selfridge instead of Rhose-my author name), plus this comment. Is that four entries to pl/artists!ay? I love winning things and supporting other bloggers.

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  104. Well, it ate my first comment. lol

    I love the butterfly! I followed on Pinterest, FB and by email, plus this comment. Is that four chances to win? :)

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  105. Oh- drat- I meant to say I followed some under my real name, Selfridge, (vs. my author name Rhose).

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  106. Beautiful designs! - I especially love the daisy chain necklace - my favorite. I also really love your use of silvers and blues paired with the opalescent beads. Your designs are very summery and fresh, they remind me of a prairie. I also like the wings you designed - beautiful. I think it is interesting that your designs have the little hints/suggestion of winged creatures/beetles - butterflies.

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  107. I really love the Daisy necklace! When I first saw your soup, I thought the piece with the clasp would wow me the most. It did wow me, the but the Daisy necklace has the retro 70's made modern vibe that I just LOVE. It is so on trend! And the green just makes it. LOVE!

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  108. Brilliant work! Your butterfly necklace is gorgeous! How clever to turn that clasp into a focal - and what a beautiful focal it is too. Loving the birds earrings as well - really cute!

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  109. Great work. Innovative and fresh. Must say I'm partial to the flowers necklace. Just lovely.

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  110. Gorgeous soup ... and you did a gorgeous job with it!! Oh what a wonderful giveaway... I'd love to have a chance to play with those goodies!!

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  111. I love everything you made, Emma! I can't pick a favorite but if forced i'd say the butterfly necklace wins but the other necklace, the earrings and bracelet are also wonderful. Great use of soup and lovely soup you sent your partner, On my way there now.

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  112. I *knew* someone was doing a giveaway =) I came back and glad I did.... great pieces - LOVE the daisies with the daggars - brilliant! =)

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

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  113. Oh my gorgeousness, Miss Emma! I adore the color palette and the ingredients. But what you did with them makes them come alive! I think those little daggers turned into flowers is pretty genius. And turning that clasp into a butterfly? Brilliant! Thank you for sharing your talents with the Bed Soup. Enjoy the day! Erin

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  114. I came for CC7A but I may as well comment here, Emma :) I am slooowly making my way through BSBP but hadn't made it "up" to yours yet. This may confuse me LOL.

    These are just brilliant, girl. I was needing a little blue inspiration as I am about to embark on Ocean 2014 and it is 100% blue! Your butterfly, well, what can I say, I love butterflies and this guy is awesome :) You are so clever! The daisy is very Euro-hippy, I love that one also. OK like I said Love them ALL and now I am starting to babble so time to say goodbye!

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  115. The first necklace is my favorite, but those earrings are just wonderful. I would love to win that soup!

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  116. I would say you were cooking up a storm! I totally love the first piece. I would never, never, never have thought to make a solid color bracelet with one focal bead....how creative...I will have to file that away to remember in the future. You make a great soup...my hat off to the chef!

    veradesigns.blogspot.com

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  117. I love what you made! And I am crazy about your polymer clay pieces! You did a beautiful job with your bead soup! Thank You for the chance to win this little prize what a great treat this would be for anyone !!! I am also following you now. Very nice blog!!!

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  118. The butterfly was quite inspired, and your use of the daggers was absolute perfection. Excellent results from a nice soup!!!

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  119. Where do I begin?!? Your soup and added ingredients were stellar! I love the nature theme that seems to be playing with the wonderful blues. The earrings are gorgeous and the butterfly and floral necklace designs definitely pleasing to behold! I love it all :)

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  120. I love those earrings! Both pairs, but in particular I like those cute little birdies having a conversation. =)
    And the long necklace with the dagger flower makes me smile. Lovely work.
    And I crave your prize!!! I've wanted some of your amazing polymer pieces for a while.

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  121. I love those earrings! I like them both, but in particular I love those little birdies having a conversation.
    And your long necklace with the dagger beads wire together into flowers makes me smile. Lovely work.
    And I crave your polymer prize! I've been in love with your work for a while, but am too poor to buy.

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  122. Lovely, Emma! I really like the two pairs of earrings, and also the necklace with the dagger flowers (to me they look like daisies).

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  123. Beautiful beads - I would love to win them!

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  124. Those are some gorgeous soups!!

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  125. Well, with over 100 comments, I know I have a slim chance on winning, but please toss my name in as well. I simply adore your creative genius girl! Love, love, love the butterfly wings! And I'm so glad you explained the process on the dagger flowers, they are so seriously cool! I don't really do asymmetrical, but those birdie earrings might make me try, they are just cute! Well done dear!!

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  126. absolutely loved everything you made with your bead soup, wonderfulness!!! i am in awe at the bird nest focal, thanks for the inspiration...

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  127. I was wowed by your creations out of your beadsoup, the birdnest focal was really sweet,... thanks so much for the inspiration, such beauties....

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  128. Love how you used that beautiful clasp! it made a wonderful butterfly!

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  129. As usual you create such lovely pieces. I especially like the bluebird earrings but all of them are dazzling.

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  130. Love what you have done with all the pieces in the lot, truly inspiring,

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  131. Gorgeous pieces, I too love the earrings and also the necklace that looks like you made daisies out of the beads.

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  132. I would be most honored to be chosen for th giveaway!
    You're pieces are fabulous! What a great job if working w/what you rec'd

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  133. What pretty pieces. Love what you did with the clasp.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreations@live.com

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  134. Love what you did with your soup. I,m still slowly hopping too
    Love your beads in your giveaway too

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  135. The beads you made and added on to the soup designs were as impressive as the actual soup you were sent.

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  136. I really love the shades of blue and your designs are beautiful!

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  137. Oh, your designs are simply divine. Your butterfly necklace made me swoon a little as soon as I scrolled down to it. It really is spectacular. It blew me away. Awesome, awesome work!

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  138. Even though the chips bracelet is my favorite because I just can't resist the colors, I have to admit how impressed I am with the expert "construction" of the focal-clasp - this necklace is unique! And the polymer clay shank flower buttons you made using the daggers - brilliant!

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  139. The necklaces r amazing! :) i like the butterfly shape u made! I'm actually organising a mass bead soup where all the crafters get the same set of beads :) i think it ll be really cool too see what 10s or even 100s of people make with the same beads! planning to send out the beads 2 aug with designs revealed end aug. Would be cool if u d like to take part (details on https://hapinesswherever.wordpress.com/bead-soup/) :)

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