Saturday, May 10, 2014

8th Bead Soup Results

Marianne Baxter is my partner for this swap, you can find her blog here:
http://www.simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com

I was thrilled with the soup she sent me, it's even in my favorite colors.  Isn't the glass piece beautiful?


Here is the result, I hope Marianne thinks I did a good job!  It is slightly asymmetrical and I used every bead she sent along with some of my green beads that I thought went beautifully with hers.



What do you think?

Here is the link to Lori's blog and the rest of the Bead Soup blogs, this is going to be a blast!





145 comments:

  1. Very pretty and fun to wear! The colors will go with many things! Nice job!!!

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  2. Oh Marti, I love the colors of the necklace. Just beautiful.

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  3. We all know how difficult it is sometimes to design a piece even though all beads match! I like how you have arranged the colors and how the blue beads make the focal stand out!

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  4. Great pieces. I love the earrings.

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  5. Hi, thanks for your comment and following my blog. I have added your name to the give away hat! That is a beautiful focal you have there. I like what you've done with it. The beads you've used really pull out the colours. Lovely! Ps. Your little dog looks seriously cute :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, I love my little Millie, she is a rescued Japanese Chin!

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  6. Marti, what a beautiful set of jewelry. You used her soup to its full potential for sure. That's a beautiful focal piece. Your color placement is also quite nice. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Jean

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    2. Thanks Jean, I appreciate your comment!

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  7. Hi, Marti. Great job with your soup. I love your bead color sequencing.

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  8. so elegant sparkling design! amazing!

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  9. I think this is beautiful! I love hoe you framed the focals with the colored beads. Just beautiful!

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  10. Really pretty set Marti - so vibrant.

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  11. Marti, You did a great job with the soup. Love how you used the fish and your color choice was perfect. Thanks for being my partner!

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    1. Thank you Marianne, I was so pleased with your soup and glad you like what I did with it! You are a great partner!

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  12. I think I really like that blue. It's electric!

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  13. One of my favorite colors, thank you!

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  14. Love your necklace, the focal is really beautiful.

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  15. That focal is stunning! The colors are gorgeous!

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  16. You received a fantastic soup and I'm SOUPer (get it? Ha Ha) impressed you used it all up! I still have quite a bit of my soup left over but that just makes for fun future projects ^.^

    I'm really loving the colors of your necklace and earring set and those earrings are very creative and fun :)

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    1. Thanks so much Kayla! I think I'll wear the set to church tomorrow.

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  17. Hi Marti
    You really did a very good job with the soup!
    A wonderful set to be used both every day and for a grand party !!
    Very creative fish earrings :-)
    xx B

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  18. Fantastic necklace, the colors looked fun to work with. I know you will get lots of compliments on it at church!

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  19. With beads so wonderful of course you jewelry shines

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  20. Wonderful job with your soup! Beautiful cab...great color choices...and the little fish are so cute!

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  21. Very pretty! Love the colors in the necklace and the earrings look fun and swingy!

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    1. Thank you Kym, I love swingy earrings!

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  22. Wow that focal is mind blowing. Great design using it

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  23. Lovely! It is such a wearable piece.
    Nice work.

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  24. very nice! love how you put the colors together!

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  25. Beautiful job with all of those blues....and the puppy at the top of page, what a cutie.

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  26. That many different shades in one focal would have been daunting to me, I think... But you rocked it completely, Marti ! I love the matching earrings as well !

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  27. Beautiful the way you brought out all those lush colors in the pendant and it feels so sparkly. Stunning!

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  28. That glass focal is beautiful and you made it really shine!
    Alenka

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  29. That set must be ♥great to combine with denim clothes! Lovely colours :-)

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  30. So gorgeous. Love the colours and the shine of th focal.

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  31. Marti - that *is* a lovely focal! I think you pulled everything together beautifully! Well done!

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  32. What a challenge! You did u a wonderful job, though! It's tough to have a large pendant and a bunch of itty bittys =) I had the same challenge - and you rose to it! Nice job!

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  33. Beautiful necklace. And great work using all your soup in one design.

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  34. Marti, what a beautiful set of jewelry. That's a beautiful focal piece. I also love the colors and shiny..

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  35. That's one of my favorite color combos too. Your green beads really pulled it together. Well done!

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  36. That's my favorite color combo too. I like that you used your green beads with it. It really pulled the green out of the pendant. Beautiful work.

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  37. Terrific! I really like the gradation of sizes of beads and your color blocking! Really Soup-er!

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  38. Your earring and necklace set flows and glows! Really nice color combination, balance, everything!

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  39. Very nice use of your bead soup.

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  40. Adding the green was the right call :) They go great with that focal! Beautiful work :) Have you worn it yet?

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    1. Thank you Skye! And no, I haven't worn it yet...but I will!

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  41. You did a great job with your soup

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  42. From stegrajewely...Love the color! A really pretty necklace

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    1. I accidentally deleted your message but found it in my mail and added it here!

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  43. I admire the simplicity of the design. Love the little fish on the earrings

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  44. I think you did a great job. Love the colours and wearability of the pieces.

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  45. The glass pendant is absolutely beautiful, and the combination of colors flow nicely. Great Job!

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  46. What a great job you did on this necklace! Beautiful. Your colors look great together.

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  47. I love the designs you came up with and I know your partner is very proud of the way you displayed the beads she sent you. I love those colors together also. I have a few pieces like that pendant and they are very colorful and just beautiful. I love the added touch of the little fishy charms on the earrings...ty so much for sharing with us all...well hop away I must ...bye now and happy hopping

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  48. Marti, you created a beautiful jewelry ensemble! Your stringing is splendid -- I am so afraid of stringing & learn from just admiring your work! I love the color-blocking effect of the green beads you added, and the patterning is sublime, accenting the lovely focal perfectly! I also love your dangling "tassle" earrings -- linear is my favorite! The sweet little fish can really move & "swim" around & I can see a twinkle & pretty sparkle. Lovely! Happy Hopping! ♥ Rita

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    1. Thank you so much Rita, what a wonderful compliment!!

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  49. The necklace and the earrings complement each other so nicely. Great work.

    http://mistheword12.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/bead-soup-ready-set-make/

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  50. What a beautiful job of highlighting the focal! And those earrings...swoon...

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  51. Those are my favorite colors too! How fab that you were able to use up all the beads and make this set. Nicely done.

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  52. I was very happy to use them all! Thank you

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  53. love the focal pendant. You finished necklace is beautiful. Love that you were able to use all the beads in the soup.

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    1. What a pretty set you have made, love the colours!
      Jackie

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  54. So Pretty!!! i love the way you put it together! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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  55. I love this set, Marti! So serene and confident :)

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  56. I really like it you used all beads in the soup, very well made necklace and earrings and I love the color combo!

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    1. Thank you so much, it was important for me to do that, they were all so pretty!

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  57. beautiful design - it really sets off that focal =)

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  58. That is indeed a dynamite focal bead! I bet it just sparkles. I think you did a great job of highlighting the focal while not overpowering it or taking away from its beauty. Thank you for sharing your creations with the 8th Bead Soup. Enjoy the day! Erin

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    1. Thank you so much and yes, it sparkles beautifully, my pictures do it no justice at all!

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  59. Beautiful necklace and earrings, you really did justice to your soup, that focal-wow!

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  60. Kathy Lindemer has left a new comment on your post "8th Bead Soup Results":

    Stunning necklace and earrings!

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  61. Really fabulous focal!! love the textures :)

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  62. Beautiful necklace, I like how you color-blocked your beads, which all pick up the colors of the focal.

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  63. Very nice, simple & colorful pieces! Great job!

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  64. Beautiful work! That is a lovely focal piece, and you did an absolutely wonderful job showcasing it! Lovely earrings, too! :)

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  65. Hi Marti,Your necklace is lovely. That focal is awesome and you did it proud. Kudos to you for using all of your beads.

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  66. What a pretty focal, the greens make for a nice match too :)

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