Friday, September 16, 2011

Soup. Is. On!!!

Yes Ma'am....today is the day...or should I say the start of MANY days!!  I know for myself, it will take me all day weekend to visit all 362 blogs!!  The weather here will be perfect for an all weekend blog hop...rainy, dreary, and a little chilly.  That's ok...I have my own pot of soup (chicken n' dumplings) simmering, hot coffee brewing and plenty of eye candy to look forward to, with Moobie Grace herself by my side!  She loves to peruse all the beautiful creations!

I know this hop was more than an overwhelming task for Bead Soup Blog Hop Hostess Lori Anderson of Pretty Things, during less than ideal circumstances, but it's SO appreciated!!

My perfectly matched up Bead Soup partner is Tari Sasser of Creative Impressions in Clay and to recap this is the haul of ceramic goodies she sent my way...I'm a lucky girl!

Cool, funky, bright & fun...Tari sent a little box of happiness my way!

Although, completely out of my comfort zone (funny how Lori knew exactly where that was!) I was determined to create something...all for myself this time!!!  I don't think I could possibly do justice to Tari's beads & buttons...especially since I'm used to making my own components and beads...who knew working with someone else's fantastic creations could prove so difficult?  Here's what I came up with...and actually didn't reconfigure after my 874 attempt. 

Tari's bold pendant and coordinating beads on my copper hammered wire wraps and copper chain.  Finished with Tari's funky and fun toggle clasp.  I *heart* all 20+ inches of this!!!  I'm thinking chunky sweaters, boots & jeans with this pop of color this winter!!
ETA:  I'll be adding a full shot of the necklace tomorrow.  It's pouring here, and my sub par camera doesn't like the lighting in the house!!!


And the beginnings of another:

These beads are my favorite!!  An eclectic tie dyed effect that I'm still debating on how to use to their full potential.  I also want to use the cool button as the clasp...somehow.  I'll be sure to post pictures of the new piece just as soon as my creativity kicks in!  Please, take a minute to browse Tari's site:  Clay Buttons, I promise you'll find something that you just have to take home for yourself!


For those of you that missed what I sent my partner, Tari...here's a quick shot:

I can't wait to visit Tari's blog to see what she created!


Again, a HUGE thank you to Lori Anderson and all that it entails to pull off a hop of this proportion.  Now, I'm off for a hop around the world...literally...just take a look for yourself!


Just in awe!!!




HAPPY HOPPING!!!

77 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous! I like the beads with the vintage chain. Would like to see a full length photo too x

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  2. You'll surely have a colorful winter! Beautiful piece!

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  3. Love what you have come up with those beads really are popping!

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  4. That is a funky and fun piece of jewelry. and I love the beads you sent your partner too.

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  5. I love the beads you were sent, but I have to admit it would have stumped me! I how love you've what you've done - the hammered copper goes perfectly with the bright ceramics. Such a fin piece, perfect for cheering up the winter! I'd love to see a picture of you wearing it though - although I know how difficult I find it it take photos of long necklaces!

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  6. Beautiful work you did with your designs! I love Tari's beads and buttons and now I love YOURS as well! What a charming set you made. See, this is why I love these blog hops--I hadn't met you before, and now I know who you are and think you are SUPER! best wishes, jean

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  7. what HAPPY designs
    They just make me smile !
    Great Soup !
    m.e. :)

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  8. The piece you created is beautiful and fun!! I agree, great necklace for chunky sweaters. Although it would look wonderful with anything!

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  9. I love the necklace you created! Love all of the awesome colors mixed with the copper! The next piece looks great so far.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. You've made some gorgeous stuff out of gorgeous beads. Great stuff. ;-

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  11. Aww that's gorgeous. I have just been over to your partners blog. I am working backwards up the list. Seen a few great items today already and only one blog who has skipped the soup. :o)

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  12. Beautiful necklace! I like how the copper sort of picks up the colour in the lines on the components. It really feels like just the right metal colour for these pieces. And the design is nice, goes well with the style of the components. Great job for something that was so outside your comfort zone!

    Also, I just have to say how much I love your beautiful flower components. Those floral motifs are just beautiful!

    Visit all blogs in the weekend? Wow, I'm glad if it'll take less than a month for me. *lol* But then again, I'm not going very fast. I'll be enjoying this party for a long time.

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  13. Great pieces with great beads. And the ones you sent are wonderful as the piece Tari made with them.

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  14. Looks like you got some fun, bright pieces to work with and your copper wire work is the perfec accompaniment. Id love to see one picture that shows the entire design because it seems like it came out great!

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  15. Really fun and bright pieces to work with, you did a fantastic job!
    Deb x

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  16. Oh it was a little box of happiness !!!Love all that copper! What you sent is amazing so I have to go check it out!

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  17. So bright and fun! Beautiful creations!

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  18. *you need to reopen your store because frankly I might be a bit obsessed with your beads*....the blue one in the center of your banner is just ridiculously pretty....

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  19. You should definitely get a photo of this on! Looks like a really fun piece to wear! So happy and colorful!

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  20. Love the copper chain with those beads! I can't wait to see the tie-dye piece--that looks like it will be fun to make and to wear!

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  21. I love what you did with Tari's soup mix -- so totally different from your work. We're all being pushed outside our comfort zones -- with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,
    Emanda

    http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

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  22. Oh what a gorgeous piece! Definitely perfect to keep your winter bright :) I love what you did with it! Such lovely copper :)

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  23. Oh, those are just not big enough pictures! I want more!!! The beads are beautiful, and your wirework is stellar. Pretty please, model that and post another pic! have fun hopping!! :)

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  24. Soup-er fun Beads soup mix Tari sent and with your wire wrapping skills have made a beautifully artistic combination. Gorgeous pieces for sure.

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  25. Uhm. I'll take it, please! Lovelovelove that necklace, and can't wait to see what you come up with for that second piece you are working on :)

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  26. Really nice work you did, I like the goog mude colors;)
    Greetings
    Sabrina

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  27. Your Bead Soup pieces are just wonderful!!

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  28. I LOVE these pieces Moobie Grace! They are funky and fresh and delicious! ;o)

    hugs

    hello gorgeous xxx

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  29. Tania!!! Before I collapse you will be the only one that I can muster up the energy to comment tonight. Just got home from day one of the weekend show.
    I love what you made!! The copper picks up the dark ginger recesses. I was curious as to what color wire you were going to use, knowing that glaze color might be a challenge. Your wire wrapping skills are fantastical!
    Can't believe you are making a second piece, wow!
    Very successful piece. Can't wait to see a full shot. It was great being you Bead Soup partner! THANK YOU!!

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  30. Oh what a fun colorful bead soup! Love what you made :)

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  31. Oh that looks so much fun and I love the big loops- very tasty indeed!

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  32. great vibrancy! these bright colors look fantastic with the copper!

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  33. I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

    I puffy-heart her beads! Email me tomorrow so I can come back, ok? I'm almost in a coma right now.

    I hope you’ll participate again!

    Love, Lori

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  34. Wow, love the soup you recieved from your partner. Your work showcases them perfectly. Great job!

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  35. You received a great soup! I am lovin' that first necklace!

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  36. I love your creation!!! And the map is very cool. It is amazing how we are spread so far by linked sooo close!

    Thanks for putting that in perspective for us with that there map! :)

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  37. Oh, I can't wait to see a full shot of the necklace!!!LOVE the ceramic beads and pendants (oh, these colors!) and the superbe wire work you did!

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  38. Oh my, this soup would have totally sent me struggling. I LOVE ceramic beads, but these look so big, the colors are so bold ... And your use of dark copper makes them shine all the more even.

    But, mmmh, pleasepleaseplease, I would love to see what the COMPLETE pieces look like, not just parts of them? I adore your photos, but I'd love to get a look at the whole design, clasp to focal.

    Love,
    Sandra

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  39. I can't wait to see the whole necklace. Those colors are so bright and cheerful, really made my morning.

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  40. Beautiful, love the the wonderful bright colors and how you've used the copper wire. Great idea to make it a long necklace to wear this winter.

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  41. Wow! What amazing, funky beads your partner made! I am drooling over that geometric focal! Her beads + your wirework = AMAZING!

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  42. Beautiful creation! I also like those dyed pink beads! You did an awesome job with your soup and your wire work is amazing, if I haven't told you that already!

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  43. OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

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  44. How great to have something so sunny to look at on a dreary rainy day! Love the combination of the beads and the copper wire - perfectly delicious!

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  45. So fun & colorful! I can't wait to see the whole shot. I'm sure it's as great as I'm imagining. Fun fun soup, and I can't believe you're already halfway through?!?!

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  46. Oh my, what great components you got. I love the ceramic pendant necklace. Your links look great combined with the focal and clasp.

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  47. Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I love the copper wire work. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
    Lori

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  48. what wonderful creations and all that colour...nice

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  49. Oh, what bright and amazing necklace!

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  50. The use of wire and the way you accented some of the bead shapes and designs looks great!

    Andrea and Julie

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  51. Looks gorgeous! Would love to see a full picture as I can tell it would be stunning :-)

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  52. What fun, funky pieces. I love your copper hammered wire links. Think it will look great with your boots, jeans and a sweater. Congrats.

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  53. Gorgeous bold colorful pieces!
    Great work.

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  54. Such a fun and funky mix you received! How fun - love what you did with it!

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  55. I love what you received, how fun! You did a great job bringing out and celebrating their whimsy.

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  56. Love your creations!!

    Colors and copper really pop!

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  57. Fabulous and so colorful! Love your designs!

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  58. I am so sorry I am so late , but my computer dug in it's heels and said I'm nota-gonna go that fast:^)
    Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  59. LOVE those colors! perfection! What great soup!

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  60. You are right, they are happy beads and you did a great job with them.

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  61. Beautiful soup, such bright bold colours.

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  62. Very beautiful creations, great colour combination

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  63. What a cool soup. I love the bold colors and you totally did the pieces justice with your designs. You did a great job.

    Melissa Muir
    http://design.kcjewelbox.com

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  64. The bright colors of your soup really appeal to me, and your design really does them justice! Fantastic work!

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  65. You're absolutely spot on... a little box of happiness! Love the wire wraps!

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  66. I love what you've done with your Bead Soup! Beautiful!!!

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  67. I've seen a lot of copper in the blog hop, including my own! And it really is beckoning me to work more with it! Your copper designs are so fun and colorful with that artisan stamp on them...excellent work!

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  68. Well, I can see your amazing wirework and get a glimpse of the total necklace-- but it's not nice to tease us! Seriously, I'd love to see the whole thing-- you did a nice job with those beads!

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  69. I love the fresh and bright colors and the design - it reminds me of Hundertwasser and makes me smile for the rest of the day.

    Hugs and love - sorry for being so late

    ♥ Manuela

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  70. I absolutely LOVE your copper wire wraps!! Gorgeous! Mine have not turned out quite so well, but everything is a process when you are completely self taught! Great job!

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  71. Love the bright colors of your creations. You sent and received a nice soup mix! Well done.

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