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Friday, May 9, 2014

Bead Soup #8!


Remember this?
I got fun bead soup ingredients from Tracy Martin (Nutkitten's Jewelry), my Bead Soup Partner.  Funny thing is, she picked some of the same colors I sent her...purple.  I love purple...
This is what I sent her.

So...what did I come up with?
Well...first I knew I wanted to incorporate some of my paper beads, so I made some.
 I had seen some cool sparkly silver scrapbook paper, and decided to try making beads with it.
I had wrapped and glued them, then put three coats of heavy glaze on each bead.
I added those beads to several of the beads Tracy sent me, and....
"Booya!" Piece number one. 
I loved these butterfly beads and also those purple "eye" beads. I think they look like eyes, lol
I put those cool beads with some fluorite chips I had, and added some lace, along with the silver beads and other focal Tracy sent me to make this long necklace.
I had a lot of these leaves and decided to make earrings.
I've worn these several times and they are very fun to wear. I have a skirt outfit that they perfectly with.
See the big ear wires? I loved them, and decided to put some beads I've been hoarding to use.
These are a stand alone piece, in other words, no other jewelry needed when I wear these.

Now for my last, and favorite piece. I decided I needed a bracelet, so I made some more paper beads...purple and turquoise, and added Tracy's purple beads to them and finished it off with the pretty clasp that was in my ingredients. I also added a bead like what I had sent her.
Well, there ya have it. Once again, I had a lot of fun messing around with all the fun stuff Tracy sent me. I'd like to that her for everything and I'd also like to thank Lori Anderson for all her hard work putting this blog hop together. There were close to 500
 participants this time, and that is A LOT of WORK!!!! I really don't know how Lori does it.

Now go check out Tracy's creations from what I sent her, then go check out everyone else's. I know you will not be disappointed. 

After you finish out with Tracy's blog, you can go to the link below to click on other Bead Soupers. 
http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2014/05/welcome-to-8th-bead-soup-blog-party.html 

46 comments:

  1. Those turtles are so cute! I never would have thought to use paper beads, wonderfully done!

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  2. looks great, I am with you the earrings are fab on their own

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  3. Love how you used your soup and your paper beads are fantastic.

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  4. What fun pieces you created. Love that you made the paper beads to go with your soup.

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  5. Oooooh I love paper beads!!! Absolutely cool in silver! Gorgeous pieces!

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  6. I love your work and yes your paper beads are stunning and your work in general is all totally fantastic! jean !

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  7. Well "Booya" you did a fantastic job and I love your paper beads!!

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  8. I love that you made your own paper beads and love the results. Beautiful work.

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    1. thank you! by the way as I stopped by your soup blog, I noticed you have another blog about your two autistic children. my sister has two autistic boys. I just want to say...I admire you!

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  9. Love the silver paper beads you made! You really made the most of your soup!

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  10. You had a great soup, purple is my favorite too, love those paper beads!

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  11. Wow! What a lot of gorgeous eye candy! My favourite is your wonderful "booya" necklace :-) gorgeous!

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  12. Very nice. I like the earrings with the leaf drops the best, but enjoyed the rest too. Nice use of your soup.

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  13. I love the fun way you put them all together. And the work in those paper beads, wow....

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  14. Wow Terry you made a lot of beautiful pieces. Kudos to you!!!!!

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  15. Adding your lovely paperbeads worked very well. Great job!

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  16. I love what you made and those paper beads are awesome! Beautiful work!

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  17. You sure got busy, Terri! Love your designs - and the idea of making your sparkly bead papers is so awesome!

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  18. Cool beads, great idea and work really well with the piece. All beautiful pieces, love your designs.

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  19. You got some great soup and great pieces of jewelry. I love the paper beads!

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  20. paper beads-so inspiring, I must try! very elegant and delicate projects!congrats!

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  21. Lovely pieces! I really like your use of your paper beads--very inspiring! :)

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  22. What a lovely soup to work with, I like the clear glass beads and the earrings you made with them. Making your own beads from paper is very impressive!

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  23. I love the idea of making silver paper beads. All are beautiful and fun designs. My favourite is the turquoise and purple bracelet - the flower bead gives it a special touch.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
    Ana

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  24. Very pretty! I really like all those fluorite chips together, and I love how you incorporated your paper beads!

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  25. Oh, wow! I really love the way you put shapes together. Beautiful!

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  26. I really love the first necklace and how you added your own paperbeads. The are so nice. Great job!

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  27. What a lovely soup, Terry! I love all your pretties, especially how you added your special handmade paper beads :)

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  28. It really looks like you had a lot of fun creating with your soup! My favorite color is purple so I must say I'm drawn to love that first necklace of yours out of the bunch xD

    It's also SUPER neat that you make your own paper beads!!

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  29. Love your designs. The earrings with the leaves dangling are my favorites. Great work.

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  30. So many pretty pieces!! Those turtles are sooo cute and my favorites!
    Alenka

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  31. Thank you for visiting my blog. You have made some lovley pieces with your soup I especially like the earrings, nice paper beads too!
    Jackie

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  32. What fun pieces! I liked getting a glimpse of how you make paper beads, and the earrings are so fun and flirty!

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  33. Summer jewellery! Happy pieces... I love the paper - and the glass beads most. The made a lovely necklace and some earrings :-) ♥♥♥

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  34. A very fun collection of pieces. Your paper beads are so unique! I really like how you worked them in with your soup pieces. Nice job!

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  35. Wonderful use of your soup items. I'm with you though, that bracelet is my favorite too!

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  36. I love your leaf earrings. They look like the would go wit.h nearly everything

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  37. Really Soup-er! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't want to miss a thing!

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  38. Cool paper beads! Definitely making the soup your own!

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  39. First of all, your paper beads are beautiful! And they perfectly complemented both designs you used them for. I like everyting about your creations - the colors, the arrangement and the whimsical details like the lace and leaf dangles!

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