Friday, May 9, 2014

8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party

 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party

The Bead Soup Blog Party is an annual event that brings the beading community together on an international scale.  The hostess/coordinator of the PARTY is Lori Anderson owner of the Pretty Things blog.  Laurie posts a call for jewelry designers, bead makers and artists to join the party and reveal their designs on a certain day.  THAT day is today, the time is now to share what I've made with the beads that I received from my partner, Laurie Cecerely.  

These vibrant green (chartreuse) glass beads and the toggle clasp were included in the beautifully wrapped package that I received from Laurie.    
So I used the solid green beads and included some beads from my stash to create this 
~three strand bracelet~  
stacked bracelets were the inspiration for this design.



I also wanted to make something that I will actually use.  I make a lot of jewelry but not always for myself.  I buy a lot of beads but most of them are safely tucked away for that
"one" project.

Well this Bead Soup Party is special to me. 
 I made something that would inspire me and remind me about the care and kindness that the Bead Soup Party brings to so many people around the world.  



A ceiling fan pull!!!  
Of course we know that I could just use the light switch 
**but**
this pretty bead will dangle in plain sight for all to see.

The BRIGHT oRaNgE and gReEn lampwork beads add a punch of fresh color.  

Notice the pretty background.
This is one of the pretty handkerchiefs that Laurie used to wrap my precious bead soup mix.  

Have some fun and visit the blogs of the Bead Soup participants.  You will find a plethora of unique jewelry designs.  

Also, please visit Fairies Market again soon.  I have ideas cooking for different designs containing some of the beautiful beads I received as part of the BSP.  Thank you to my wonderful partner Laurie C.

Happy Mother's Day!!
&
Karen

30 comments:

  1. What a great idea to make a ceiling fan pull! It will be there for all to see. Lovely!!

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  2. What a great way to use your bead soup! Love the fan pull, but the bracelet is awesome, my favorite colors.

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  3. I think the idea of a fan pull is brilliant. Very pretty.

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  4. Karen, green is my favourite color, love the bracelet!

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  5. Very nicely done. Love the fan pull idea.

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  6. Karen, as you know I am late, sorry for that…However, it was worth the wait. I love the bracelet. The black offsets those green beads brilliantly. The fan pull-ingenious use of that bead! I enjoyed being your partner, wish we had both not been so busy with life, but that is just life, lol…Patriots soon…can't wait!

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    1. I'm not throwing in the towel yet sister. I'm going to keep making prettys incorporating the beads you sent me. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for the reminder--Go Patriots!!!

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  7. Pretty! And I echo those sentiments about the Bead Soup love...celebrate the connections! Your fan pull will remind you of that daily. How cool.

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  8. Karen, thank you for visiting my blog and being a follower.I love what you did with your soup. Your idea for a ceiling fan pull is original and I love the multistrand bracelet.
    Happy hopping too.
    Ana

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  9. beautiful spring colours... i love it.

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  10. What a great idea to make a beautiful ceiling fan pull with beads! Beautiful!

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  11. I love the green bracelet you made - my favorite color! And I love the summery fan pull too! Great way to think outside the box. Great job!

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  12. The green bracelet is electric! Good job thinking "outside the soup pot" on the fan pull.

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  13. Love that green bracelet! And the fan pull is so cheerful!
    Good job!
    Alenka

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  14. The green wrap bracelet is gorgeous, very rich looking. And I am going to make one of those delightful ceiling fan pull, brilliant idea.

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  15. The combination of the rich green and black in your bracelet makes it a stunner, Karen :) And the light-switch dangle is a clever way to bring the beads into everyday life: me like :)

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  16. First of all, let me say I love your green bracelet. Its beautiful. Then let me say that this soup reveal has contained some of the most unique and unusual "non-jewelry" items in my recollection of participating in BSBP. A light pull -- what a great thing to make. And, to my memory, a first. Great job!

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Sometimes simple is best....I give so many things away to friends and family and I really wanted something to remind me of this fun and unique event.

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  17. Wow, thats really GREEN! I love the combination with black. This brecelet is an eyecatcher... jeans, black tank top, nothing else... Great!

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  18. Love your fan pull. What a fun and clever idea. Gorgeous happy colors and that hankerchief is beautiful too.

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  19. Love the fan pull ! maybe I will make some too!!! And great job on the bracelet !!

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  20. Beautiful bracelet! And the ceiling fan pull is such a good idea! I like it.

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  21. Beautiful citrus pieces. Love these vibrant colors.

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  22. Great works, especially the ceiling fan pull! Sometimes it is better to have our beads in plain sight and enjoy them every day!!!

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  23. Love the green and black combo on the bracelet. It's gorgeous! And you are clever to make a ceiling fan pull. Great idea and great job with your soup.

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  24. Very pretty bracelet, green and black are a winner but you have also used different shapes and sizes that added texture to it! Brilliant - the ceiling fan pull - and a beautiful combo!

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  25. Nicely done! I like the idea of the fan pull as it's something that's out to see on a daily basis rather than jewelry you might only wear occasionally.

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  26. What a wonderful way to think outside of the box! Great soup!

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