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Friday, May 9, 2014

BSBP-8 Reveal - Hooray!

Thanks again to Lori Anderson of Pretty Things, I am happy to report... It is time to reveal the delectable yummies from the soups that have been simmering all this time.... Don't forget to stop by and visit the many other talented artist's work too. You can take it piece meal or go full out multiple course meal style. Whatever way you go enjoy the eye candy and the stories. 

Visit this link to view the other participants' works.
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2014/05/8th-bead-soup-blog-party-participant.html


Meanwhile, here is what I made from the bountiful fixings in my soup...



  I made a knit chain for it. They really complement each other well. 



Next came the clasp that my partner Janeen Sorensen of Wild Vanilla Designs made along with some links from a copper plated chain, and dyed pearls made this fun Illusion necklace and strung bracelet.




It just didn't seem right not to have earrings, so with two of the links and some copper crystals, so they could go with just about any piece from this soup. Also a pair of chainmaille dangle earrings with the Peacock Vista Jasper disks as drops to go with the focal pendant had to be made. Before I knew it I was wire weaving with the two heart components also made by Janeen along with the Amethyst crystals and copper wire. It was an earring frenzy... 


 I next made a bracelet and earrings set with some Czech glass disks and wire. This set is actually going to be published on the Wubbers U site as a tutorial - yay! Some of the others may end up there too. They were so fun to make why not share the how to's, right? I'll let you know when they go up.



I hope you enjoyed my soup as much as I did making it. I'm off to go see the work of my fellow artisans. I hope you visit them too. So much to see, great talent, yummy eye candy - and it won't get you in trouble, it's not a sale - it's a feast of soups! hanks for stopping by.

Blessings!


93 comments:

  1. Fabulous Jami ... love the second necklace and bracelet especially, what a lovely set!

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    1. Thanks Melissa! Glad you enjoyed your calorie free stop, Lol! ;)

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  2. So elegant and beautifully done. Love every single piece.

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    1. Thank you very much for that. Does my heart good to know my soup nourished you. :)

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  3. You had me at copper & wire. I am really drawn to that bracelet with the hoops. I love mixed media pieces.

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! You had some great pieces too! I thought your flapper hat was cute and interesting. I was intrigued by your Garden Party piece.

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  4. Hi Jami,
    what gorgeous pieces you created. I really love the last set you made.

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    1. Thanks Mischelle! It was all a blast and the pieces and parts told me what they wanted to be, so I listened ;)

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  5. I do like all your pieces but my favorite is the first. That beautiful focal did not need another thing except that knitted chain! It could stand alone and be gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks for that! Coming from someone with great knowledge and appreciation of stones, I take your words seriously, thank you. Truthfully it is my favorite too.

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  6. Wow, you've been busy! I particularly like the stung bracelet with the pearls in the round links - it really grabs my eye.

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    1. Thanks Sherri! My oldest daughter says that bracelet is "out of this world" - referring to the orbital planetary feel she gets from it, lol!

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  7. Very charming pieces, great job with your soup!

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    1. Thanks Marti! It has been an awesome feast partaking of all of these soups and playing too... I look forward to seeing your soup soon.

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    1. Thanks! It was as always a time to enjoy creating and I did,

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  9. Beautiful work! I love the earring "frenzy!" Haha! Wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Heidi! I love what you created from your soup!

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  10. Love it, Jami! Your wire wrapping on the focal is so pretty, and I love how you used that very cool clasp. You've been busy :) Nicely done. Christie

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    1. Why thank you Christie! So kind of you to say... it is my therapy and I need lots of it, lol!

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  11. Great job with your soup mix and I love the knit focal and the necklace you made to go with it. I'll be looking for the "how to" on the wubbers site.

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    1. Thanks Dana! I will post when the tutorial goes live. I have four going live Friday! The dangle beaded chain and earring set will be one of them.The pendant and knit chain won't be live for a few weeks.

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a joy to create :)

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  13. What an intricate, amazing technique you done in this first necklace!! super!

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    1. Thank you very much! It is one of my favorites.

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    1. Thanks! It's wonderful seeing all the different styles and mediums of choice in expression. I love the talent so freely shared.

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  15. The knit works beautifully. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Eleanor! It just seemed to be the only thing that would make sense... you know sometimes less is more as was what I felt here. thanks again for your kind words.

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    1. Thanks Becky! I have always admired your work... I am happy you like!

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  17. So it looks like you had way too much fun! You put my one little piece to shame. I love seeing all these components come together in really fun ways. I really like that you made the chain on the first piece. Something told me you were going to love that chain when I saw it. Really fun pieces with those links. I wish I'd saved some for myself. ;) How exciting to have a tutorial with Wubbers U! Great work!

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  18. It looks like you might have had way too much fun creating! What great pieces you've created. I really love that you made the chain on the first piece. I knew you were going to love that chain when I spotted it at the store. I almost wish I'd kept some for myself. I love how you used it in so many different ways. How exciting to have a tutorial with Wubbers U! Great work on everything. You've made this a very enjoyable party. :)

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    1. Janeen, I had a blast! Great ingredients in luscious a soup allowed for all the play - so THANK YOU! I was torn between bead embroidery or wire with the focal, I think I made the right choice, though seed beads always make things nice ;) You spoiled me and were an awesome partner and I love what you did with the soup I sent you. I knew it was going to the right person :D

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  19. Beautiful work, Jami! Love everything, but especially the last set that's going to be in Wubbers U. So festive!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! It has been an awesome smorgasbord of yumminess! Glad you decides to share your talents :)

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  20. Wonderful designs Jami!!! I really love them all!!! Hope you have a Blessed Day!!!

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    1. Thanks Robin! As always another wonderful soup to work with... it's impossible to not have wonderful eye candy across the board when everyone sends such wonderful soups to add to the feast, mixed with the bounds of talented designers. Glad you joined the party!

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  21. Ah, the joys of an earring frenzy! You cooked up some lovely goodies here -- I especially like the last bracelet.

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    1. Thank you Bobbie! I think we are all blessed with wonderful soups and getting to share.

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  22. Incredible wire weaving skills - I like your work!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! I love to play with my soup :)

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  23. Oh my, the wire wrapping on the first one is simply wonderful!! And then you made a amazing strap with it....I like them all, but that is my favorite by far!! WONDERFUL!! ~KM

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    1. Thank you very much KM! I am a fan of your work as well. Truth is, it is one of my favs too :)

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  24. Knit chain ? Wow ! So you literally knit a very fine gauge of wire with needles ? Wow ! I have to say the end result is very lovely ! I love how the focal is framed. And I love illusion necklaces, so that's right up my alley !

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    1. Audrey, I did not knit this one with needles. I have knit and.crochet with wire withother projects. This one because I wanted a tubular knit, it would have to have been Nordic Knit or with a loom. Both essentially yield similar results. This is Nordic Knit pulled through a draw plate.

      Thanks for all your kind words. I am glad your eyes fiund.a.feast with my soup. It has been an honor to share and participate with everyone.

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  25. Lovely pieces! The knit chain works well with the focal! I am especially drawn to your bracelet with the copper hoops!

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    1. Thanks so much. It is always good to know when people like your work. I love what I do and it makes me happy to bring happiness to others.

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  26. Love the first necklace, the wirewarpping and the knitting too. And so many nice earrings (I love earrings), great!

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    1. Thanks so much! I had so much fun... seems like we are all working with wonderful soups!

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  27. Great job with your soup and very nice wirework, the bail is fab!

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    1. Thanks Lori! I had a ball with my soup :)

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    1. Thanks! As always it was a fun, learning experience.

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  29. Great work Jami! you really put your soup through its paces. That last bracelet is a style so fun to wear, what a joy, especially with summer around the corner.

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    1. Thanks so much! It was a great opportunity and joy to work my soup Janeen sent me :)

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  30. Love the variety of all the pieces great job

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  31. Awesome work Jami! I really like the first bracelet with the green pearls. Neat design.

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  32. Did you MAKE those copper hoops? I LOVE them!! SO beautiful and just the right pieces to add some pizzazz to your necklace. Well done!

    Linda A.
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    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  33. I must learn to wireknit. That chain does work nicely with the focal wich is also fantastic.
    All the pieces are very nice. Well done!

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    1. Noemi, you can find tutorials online for Nordic Knit, it is not difficult to master. You can also choose to do loom knitting for jewelry. Just easier to get the tube you'd need to make chain. I wouldn't knit with needles unless it is for a lace type effect for a choker or bracelet.

      Thanks very much for your kind words :)

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  34. Beautiful designs. I especially like how you used knit chain for the focal. Lovely.

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  35. Fun and delightful designs. You did a Soup-er job with your soup

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    1. Thanks Terri! I always look forward to your soups!

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  36. You did a great job with your soup

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  37. I really like the way you use wire in those pieces. Super!

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  38. Wow, that bezel around the stone is amazing! I wish I could do things like that. You did a great job and you should be very proud of it all!

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    1. 2014 at 8:22 PM

      Thanks Lori! This means the world to me coming from you. I love what I do and look forward to BSBP every year. Love to play beads with everyone ;)

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  39. Lovely pieces - great wirework!

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    1. Thanks Christine! Easy to create when you receive inspirational soups :)

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  40. Very nice wire work in your pieces. I love copper! Great job!

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  41. Jami, congratulations on a beautiful BSBP8 reveal and congrats on your Wubbers tutorial also. Your infinity Czech coin beads & wirework bracelet & earrings will be a wonderful tutorial! They are lovely. As is your wirewoven focal & (Viking?) knit chain. Just luscious! Your illusion ensemble is flirty & fun -- love the copper floating rounds & pearls! And of course, your earring frenzy (made me giggle) is a blast. The wire woven hearts are blissful & lovely, but I ove love love your chainmaille earrings! My favorite. Elegant & timeless beauties! Happy Hopping! ♥ Rita

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    1. Thanks Rita! Such praise makes me giddy <3 Yes, that is Viking/Nordic Knit. I was blessed with a rich soup.

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  42. Very nice copper wire work! I love copper.

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    1. Thanks Trudi! I love working with copper, it is so forgiving and organic. It just seems to pair well with everything!

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  43. I love your copper wirework! Very nice.

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  44. What interesting things you made with your soup I like the woven pendant and the copper chain necklace very nice.
    Jackie

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  45. What a yummy soup! And it is icing on the cake that you are getting a tutorial published from it. Congrats!

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    1. Thanks so much! The love and support we all share because of friendships kindled during these events is beyond awesome. As always it was a growing experience and worthy of celebration :)

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  46. Very pretty pieces, great job!

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    1. Thank you very much! I appreciate you stopping by :)

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  47. Awesome soup and I love your designs, Jami (happy about the tutorial being published, too. Congrats!)

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  48. A knit chain?! It's great!! Never heard of that before -- it's lovely! Love your other yummy soup pieces too :)

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  49. Delicate, is that a good English word to describe your work? I ♥ love it, especially the earrings.

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  50. The wire woven jasper focal with the knit chain is just fabulous! And I love the heart earrings! All your pieces are different in design and techniques used. It is a wonderful idea to write tutorials about their making and share them!

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  51. That last bracelet really speaks to me! Quite the group of jewelry you have - well done!

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  52. Wow, great pieces. I love them all, especially the earrings! I tip my chef hat off to you!

    veradesigns.blogspot.com

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  53. So many wonderful pieces and different techniques from one soup! Viking knit, wire weaving, chain maille...oh my! I love those bigger copper links and the last bracelet and earring set. Oh who am I kidding? I love it all! :P

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  54. Oh, you made some really lovely pieces for this challenge. I think my favorites are the pieces you made with the copper links and pearls. Very nicely done!

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  55. Love how you used the links to make bead frames, very clever!

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