3.03.2012

SOUP'S ON!!

It's Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal time - and I have to say I'm really disappointed.  In myself.  I had so many Big Ideas but I only managed to produce a few of my concepts.  I overestimated my ability to manage my time.  But I love each and every piece I've made and I look forward to completing all of my projected designs in the days to come.


First off, here's what I sent to my swap partner, Cece Cormier/The Beading Yogini:



And this is what she sent to me:

And this is what I've made so far:

A wrist corsage with a galactic posey and carnelian chips

An asymmetric necklace with copper and blue glass crow beads

A galactic posey pin with peridot chips

And this last is a bit of a cheat, as I posted pictures of it already.  These bangles use some of those lovely, chunky glass spacers:

I'm in the middle of making a matching necklace - but it'll be a few days before that's ready.  

I ran out of daylight today as I was taking pictures - all of the photos with orange backgrounds are actually scans.  Better pics soon.

Many thanks again to our lovely Queen of the Hop, Lori Anderson!

83 comments:

  1. Like the wrist corsage and love those bangles. Have fun with the rest of your stash!

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    1. As with real soup here in my house, there's always enough for plenty of leftovers! I can see several weeks' fun ahead!

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  2. Don't be so hard on yourself. The pieces you made are just gorgeous, and you put a lot of work and thought into every one of them. I love them all, but that galactic posey pin has me intrugued.

    Now you can work on the rest at your own pace, and without the pressure of a deadline. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest.

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  3. Oh wow, don't feel disappointed! You really did an AMAZING job and the pieces are GORGEOUS! And a side note, I love the little props -- Zack has a bunch of those that he's colored and we've had so much fun with them!

    Thank you so MUCH for participating, I hope you join me again this summer.

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    1. Thanks, Lori! And thanks again for putting this giant party together - you ARE the Queen of the Hop!

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  4. I love the corsage - how totally cool!

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    1. I'm working on a bunch of them, too - I just love how they're turning out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. hmm my favorite is the turquoise colored one with the crow beads but all were lovely.

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    1. This is my absolute favorite necklace - I'm wearing it right now, as a matter of fact! Thanks for the comment!

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  6. Don't be disappointed. You did a great job. I new how hard and how much patience is required to work with such tiny seed beads. I'm sure you will finalize all your open projects too! I love the corsage and the necklace you've made!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you'll check back from time to time to see what becomes of the rest of the soup!

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  7. You've done a lot, much more than me. I really like the bangles, are they bead crochet?

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    1. Thanks, Ann, and yes - they're bead crochet - crystal 6s on chocolate bead cord.

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  8. They're all lovely pieces! I'm especially drawn to the pin -- I love all those little beads! I would never have guessed that the photo was actually a scan. :)

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    1. Thank you! I prefer taking photos, but needs must - with scans I have to do a LOT of tweeking. Cheers!

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  9. Morwyn, what a gorgeous soup you have made from your ingredients! My favorite is the necklace, but I absolutely love the wrist corsage as well - beautiful! :)

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    1. Thanks, Molly! I'm having a lot of fun with this mini-stash - such an inspired soup!

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  10. Wow! You've made so much! Beautiful work.

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  11. No reason at all to be disappointed! You created several beautiful pieces! I especially like the wrist corsage!

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  12. You have absolutely nothing to be disappointed about Morwyn! Your creations are divine! I love the look of the galactic posey and I think that necklace totally rocks! I'll be back to see the rest of your creations whenever you're ready to share them ...

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    1. Thanks, Lola - and I love what you did for the music hop!

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  13. What a lovely collection you received! I love your work. So beautiful. I did a side trip to your Etsy store and love it too. I love those bracelets with the lampwork. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much! Cece really blessed me with her very inspiring soup.

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  14. Oh, so beautiful! what a great soup to work from. and you have definitely done this justice! Love the first corsage!

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  15. Beautiful pieces! Loads of detail, but clean balanced lines. Gorgeous!

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  16. I love what you made with your beads!
    My favorite is the necklace.

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  17. Your designs are wonderful, I don't know which I love more...Maybe the necklace...no, I think the corsage, because it is unique and wonderfully balanced. Love your work! Cheers!
    Lori D.

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  18. I love your necklace! Beautiful work..I like the way you presented your work (photos)..your seed beading work is amazing!

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  19. I lvoe the necklace with the floral disc beads. Well done.

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie Anne!

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  20. You had such a fantastic soup. It must have been hard for you to choose where to start. You made some fabulous pieces. Well done!!

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    1. Thank you! It's funny, but those floral disk beads just hopped out of their wrappings and said "ME FIRST!!" Sometimes it just happens that way!!

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  21. Love all pieces!!! Well done!!!

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  22. You made some really nice pieces and I don't think you should be disappointed at all! They're all so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Rebekah, but I still wish I could have finished more of my projected pieces!

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  23. Beautiful designs! I love the necklace with copper and blue glass crow beads!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle - right now it's my favorite piece - I wear it everywhere!

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  24. Beautiful! The wrist corsage is too sweet!

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    1. Thank you, Stacey - it was a lot of fun to construct!

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  25. I love the way you used the lamp work beads...very creative! Love the piece.

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  26. Both of you had great soups! I love what you did with the discs. Awesome stuff!!

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  27. I think all 4 designs are lovely and you should not be so hard on yourself. I love the wrist corsage :) x

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    1. Thanks, Jo - I love all the pieces I made but I do still wish I could have finished more before the deadline!

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  28. How could you possibly be disappointed in yourself? This is phenominal!!!! Love how you worked those beads into little works of art! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Patti - you're very kind.

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  29. How cool - a wrist corsage! I think all your designs are wonderful!

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    1. I remember seeing the bridesmaids and flower girls at a wedding WAY BACK in the 50's wearing wrist corsages - it was an idea I had simmering for a while and when I got those floral disks, it just came together! Thanks, Cindy!

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  30. I think you did a wonderful job, really beautiful pieces.
    Sonya

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    1. Thanks, Sonya! Much appreciated!!

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  31. all are great, nice glass beads

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  32. Don't be too disappointed. The pieces you made are beautiful and it just means you have more fun playing ahead!

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    1. True enough! Thanks, Michelle!

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  33. Your pieces are beautiful. Especially love the wrist corsage. I haven't seen anything like that - it is very original. Your soup has some beautiful rich colors in it. Great job!

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  34. I don't see anything to be disappointed about - you came up with some stunning designs. I love the necklace and those galactic corsage and pin are totally cool and different. I'd say you did a fabulous job with your bead soup!

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    1. As I look over the wealth of elements I still have, I can see several weeks of fun still ahead for me - thanks for the kind words!

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  35. I like the chain necklace.. very earthy and approachable, fun to wear! good job

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  36. Oh, my - such a happy and bright set! All pieces are beautiful - and I love how you use that porcelain animal (dog? cat?), makes the whole thing even more whimsical!

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    1. Thanks, Alicia - and my 'model' for the wrist corsage is actually a plastic figurine from KidRobot's Munnyworld (http://www.kidrobot.com/wwwkidrobotcom/ShopAll/Brands/MUNNYWORLD/) called a Trikky (it's a cat).

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  37. Wow! I wish there was more to say, but I am overwhelmed with the soup and your creations.

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  38. Stunning work, Loved your colors and all you did!

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  39. I'm a little late, so I get to see both the bangles and the necklace...love them! Especially with their inspiration!

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    1. Thanks, Lori! I'm still trying to figure out whose blogs I have yet to read - I lost my master checklist!!

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  40. Sorry I am so late to the party - still working my way through the Bead Soup! I love all your creations, esp the asymmetrical necklace with the copper and blue crow beads!

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    1. No need to apologize! I'm still hopping through all those great designs myself, and thanks for the kind words!

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  41. I can see why you had so many ideas, that soup was YUMMY-looking! It's always hard to work under time constraints, but you really managed to push out some lovely pieces. Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks so much! Loved your Mock Soup!

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  42. So many beautiful pieces! and yes I'm still blog hopping...

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