Friday, April 12, 2013

7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party - Reveal #2

Welcome everyone. I am so happy you could drop by for the "2nd Reveal" of The Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by the amazing and talented Lori Anderson from the blog "Pretty Things"
If you missed the first Reveal don't worry...you can find the huge list of participants here.

This is my first year participating in this amazing event and after seeing all the magnificent pieces created by other Designers, I have to admit I am a little out of my league. 
I hope you and my partner Jeanne like what I came up with.

My partner Jeanne Steck is a first grade Teacher as well as an amazing Jewelry Designer. Stop by her blog "Gems by Jeanne Marie" to see some of her amazing work or purchase one of her creations from her Etsy Shop.

This is the "Soup" Jeanne sent me.

And this is what I cooked up!!
My first thought was to make a bracelet.
The handmade clasp Jeanne sent me is so beautiful!
After working about half way through the bracelet it hit me....this piece didn't want to BE a bracelet. 
I was not at all happy with the way it was turning out.
(Just think of all that wasted wire...........Grrrrrr!!!)

I was looking at the beautiful focal bead and decided I would turn it into a Purskey/Purse Charm/Key Chain.
I used the clasp Jeanne sent as part of the chain. 
I clustered many, many, of her beautiful beads and the focal bead on one part of the clasp.
I used the other part of the clasp at the top of the chain and attached the lobster clasp and a few extra beads to it.

 Talk about thinking outside of the box....lol
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I want to Thank my partner Jeanne again for such beautiful beads to work with and a special Thank you to Lori for hosting such an amazing event.

Until Next Time, Happy Sales

41 comments:

  1. Ingenious!! Beautiful design and colors!!!

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  2. It's gorgeous! It's funny how we start out with a certain idea or vision and I swear at times I can hear the beads actually say "Hey, wait a minute! This isn't working for me" :-)

    Glad you listened! Very nice!

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  3. Such original idea, I love it!

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  4. Tracie!
    I absolutely Love what you did with the soup I sent you. Would you mind if I shared it with Powers Art Studio. I'm sure they'd love to see how you used Jason's focal bead.
    I'm embarrassed to say, I'm not quite finished. but should be in a few hours. You sent so much!!! And I had so many ideas running through my head.

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  5. I love this !!!
    Great idea !!!
    you did a souper job!!!

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  6. ~thinking outside the box for sure...i think this is one of the great things about this blog party is seeing the imaginations of others...a wonderful piece you created...much love light and blessings~

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  7. Oh I so agree with Brandi...I love it! I made a couple myself, may put one on MY purse!!! Great job!

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  8. Sometimes you have to go where the beads lead...you did a great job heading their call. Love it.

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  9. Who wouldn't want that on their keys.....love it!

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  10. Beautiful colors for summertime! Love your work!

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  11. this pendant is really great! congratulations!

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  12. It doesn't look like you are out of your league at all. Beautifully done and inspiring!

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  13. A keychain ! I would never have thought of that !

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  14. I would so wear this, it is gorgeous.

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  15. What a creative idea!! Your creation is beautiful!! Love it!

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  16. That's a very luxurious key chain :) I don't think it would be possible to misplace your keys with that gorgeous collection of beads attached!

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  17. Your piece is very unique and beautiful Tracie. Good job.

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  18. Wow! You need to be given boxes more often so that you can throw them away and head off on your own tangent. Just gorgeous!

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  19. Your "purskey" is a whole lot of fluffy fun.

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  20. Beautiful key chain, Tracie! You have to pay attention, it didn't get stolen - it's truely an eye-catcher!

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  21. I love your purskey :-D (Just trying to think now a good translation in finnish... impossible!)

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  22. Unique, creative, original and very beautiful design.

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  23. What a fun idea! and it turned out beautifully!! Love it :)

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  24. How pretty! I agree, the piece didn't want to be a bracelet! Good for you, that you listened! :)

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  25. Very pretty and so original! Great use of soup!

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  26. I love love love your bracelet.. amazing.

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  27. great job listening to what your beads wanted to be, there would be no mistaking which set of keys were yours. Beautiful!

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  28. Now who wouldn't want to carry that key fob everyday?

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  29. WOW! I love it! So unique! Reminds me of my waterfall pendant- you could put that on a necklace! ;)

    But, it works beautifully as a purse/key adornment, too!

    <3,
    Andrea
    http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/

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  30. With that lovely fob, you're sure to never lose your keys again! *Beautiful*

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  31. I bet that has a great feel to it! I'd probably jusy carry it around and stroke it.

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  32. That is the most beautiful key chain I have ever seen. I love how you thought outside the box. Great job!

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  33. absolutely gorgeous in every detail - especially love the spring-y wire ends. great job

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  34. i love it! the colors are gorgeous

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  35. What a lovely and creative use of your soup!

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  36. Wow that is the queen of key fobs! Nice job with your soup!

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