Saturday, August 11, 2012

!!! BURPPPP !!!

(It really is 12:10am on Aug.11. My computer time is correct, I can't figure out how to change blogger from Pacific time to Eastern time.)

Excuuuuse me...that is some tasty soup. Welcome all to the 2nd reveal of the 6th BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY.

Our wonderful hostess, Lori Anderson, paired us up and sent us on an incredible journey that challenged us all.  Thank you, Lori, for being the hostess with the mostess!  You can find all of the participants here. Scroll down to the second reveal date, grab a comfy chair and something to snack on, you're going to be here a while.

Without further ado....here is a reminder of what my marvy partner, Rochelle, sent to me.


And this is what I did with some, most especially the focal beads and the clasp, that she sent.  Please excuse the picture quality, poor woman + phone camera = not so great pictures.

This necklace I am calling Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil.  It is immediately what I thought of when I opened the package from Rochelle.  I love the pendant and the little midnight blue seed beads.  The clasp was just what I wanted, as I like to work in copper. I offset the clasp so that it is on the side like a flower in a garden, then added one of the copper flowers on the other side for a little bit of balance. I used scarlet and jet rondells for the Evil element. I then paired them with the midnight blue of the seed beads, a blue rondelle and white opals to give me the Good of a midnight sky with moonlight shining down.  I LOVE this necklace!



This necklace I'm calling Under the Sea.  I used the second focal that Rochelle sent and added a couple of Puffer fish that I had in my stash from Green Girl Studios.  I also raided my stash for the water like seed beads and the green glass rings that matched perfectly with the focal.  The necklace is totally adjustable as the glass rings slide on the cord.



Well, there it is.  I hope that you visit all the other participants, most especially my partner, Rochelle.   I am still being challenged by what she sent.  I did intend to use everything she gifted me with, but time got away from me, so I hope to use the rest of her gift in other projects.

I need to send out a big THANK YOU, to Monique.  She knows who she is and what she did, which was save my bacon.  Thanks, girl, I owe ya.

Happy Blog Party, all.  Hugs and Kisses to Lori, and remember to hydrate and rest those fingers every once in a while.

LISA



49 comments:

  1. So, so, so pretty and cute. I love the colours :)

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  2. Very pretty necklaces!
    Delicious soup!
    m.e. :)

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  3. Nicely done on both pieces, but you should hear me squeeing all over about that puffer fish bead. It's so stinkin' cute!! Great job :)

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  4. Love the titles for your work. It makes them even more fun.

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  5. I wouldn't have thought those beads 'evil' - they're too beautiful to be that - but I see what you mean. Love how the necklace turned out. And that puffer fish in the Under the Sea necklace is too cute - that would be a fun piece to wear on casual work days or on the weekends.

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  6. Necklace is really cool! I like asymetrical projects! Regards!

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  8. Don't you just love how the beads can speak to you, especially when you first see them :) Love the first necklace you created and love the second one especially since it is adjustable! Wonderful creations with the soup goodies you received!

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  9. love the asymmetric design of the first necklace :-)

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  10. I'm back, Lisa. I think I must be going through the Bead Soup blogs in the most disorganized way possible! More than once I've ended up returning to one I had already commented... been at it for hours and only have less than a dozen done. ('Course I'm dealing with my own challenge over at Flickr. Doesn't take much to confuse me, apparently!)

    Enough about that! Right off the bat I was intrigued by the name you gave your first creation "Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil" (loved the movie). How cool that even before you worked with them, you had those beads pegged according to their moral leanings LOL. I'm not going to ask how you were able to see into their souls... I don't want to know! But I totally see it, Lisa: we associate white and blue (sky? clouds? heaven?) with good, and red and black (the dark? flames? hell?) with evil. I wonder if that's universal or just societal? I see new specialities being studied in colleges? I see... uh, waayy too many question marks here!

    And the focal... did you say anywhere who made it? I couldn't find that info. No more questions now, I promise. I love that you segregated some of the blues, instead of throwing them all together in the second necklace. "Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil" is beautiful in itself, but becomes even more alluring with the name you chose.

    The second necklace, "Under the Sea" is sweet and bright. The little puffer fish are a light-hearted touch. Having those green rings work as part of the length adjustment is brilliant, Lisa. I bet it would have a totally different look worn short with a casual summer top, or longer as a dressier necklace for evening. The blues and greens are a great low contrast combination. Thanks for sharing your work, Lisa... I'm off to your partner in crime, Rochelle.

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  11. I adore your puffer fish necklace! I never would have thought to use cord!

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  12. These all look lovely! I'm so glad you joined the party!

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  13. absolutely love the second piece! Fishy!

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  14. Great piece. I love the combination of colors you choose...fantastic

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  15. Both beautiful pieces! I am slowly coming around to asymmetrical pieces, and you did a lovely job on that one. I do love the easy feeling of the second one. Great job!

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  16. You not have used all the beads but what you did make is gorgeous. I am especially in love with your second necklace.

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  17. Both of your necklaces are lovely, but that first one is quite stunning. The color combination is both surprising and beautiful.

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  18. Great job with the necklaces...the first is my favourite. I like the asymmetry..something I struggle with. It's a beautiful focal, too. Love the colurs in the second one...perfect name and I like how you made it adjustable.
    Jenni

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  19. Wonderful pieces. I love the asymmetry of your first piece, very beautiful.

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  20. Love your soup! Great designs... fun to hop! I enjoy your work! and I think your photos are great! I use my iphone camera too... it is so much easier for me!

    Kris

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  21. I really feel the ying and yang pull in the first necklace, definately well named! Those puffer fish are too sweet - great job!

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  22. Loved the way you mixed the colors on necklace 1. I have a few focals from the same designer. They are lovely

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  23. Beautiful, love the simplicity of the second necklace.

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  24. Very pretty, I love how you mixed the color and design.

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  25. these are just darling. beautiful work! ~diana

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  26. Great pieces - I like the second one especially!

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  27. Love that focal pendant and scarlet rondell beads really make that green color in the focal pop! Nice job!

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  28. Nice job with your soup. I like them both but i LOVE the second with the ocean theme~ :-D

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  29. Hi Lisa,
    Both of your necklaces are gorgeous! I love Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil it is awesome.
    Therese

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  30. I really love the fish necklace. Great colors and nice the way you put them together. Great job!

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  31. I love what you did with your soup, and that puffer fish is ADORABLE!

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  32. You have done a beautiful job. I love the asymmetrical necklace. You have a great style. Beautifully done.

    Melissa Muir
    http://design.kcjewelbox.com

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  33. Great job. These are truly one of a kinf pieces.

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  34. I love the first necklace!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  35. The piece with the fish is outstanding!! I might die if I can't find those adoarable little fishes! Great Job!

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  36. The piece with the fish is outstanding!! I might die if I can't find those adoarable little fishes! Great Job!

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  37. I really like your 'water' necklace! I do like them both, but that is my favorite!! Great job!!

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  38. Both are lovely necklaces and that puffer fish is so cute!
    Jackie

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  39. Both your pieces are stunning. I love the fish also. Great title on your Garden piece...love the color mix.

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  40. Great pieces, and the puffer fish necklace is divine! Love it!

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  41. I love the fishes and how the colors in that necklace remind me of the ocean. Wonderful creations!

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  42. I am still hopping!I love your Under the Sea necklace! So pretty! I like the puffer fish you added from Green Girl Studio!

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