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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Here It Is!

Well, I did it!  I won't say I had it done days ago -- honestly, I just finished it Friday, late afternoon, and got the pictures done in the evening (explains the not-so-great lighting), but yes, I made the deadline for the 2nd Reveal of the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party!  This is my first time participating in the party - great fun - and while I had plans to do a matching bracelet and earrings (oh, yes, there will be) :) - time ran out on me for those.  And so.... (drum roll, please...), here it is -- "Copperline."

My bead soup partner, Mandi E., of Craft-o-licious, provided me with the beautiful focal (snake skin jasper), clasp in copper, large copper rounds, chalcedony rectangles, and jade nuggets.  I added carnelian rectangles, red and green aventurine, and red sardonyx rondelles.  The reason I was so late in finishing is I ended up really challenging myself with the project and changing the design at the last minute.  I had just finished a wire-wrapping class and wanted to try out my new techniques (until this point, I have used beading string for my necklaces).  This necklace uses copper wire to match the copper components.

Be sure to jump over to Mandi's site, Craft-o-licious to see what she created with the bead soup I sent to her (I can't wait to see!).  And, for spectacular creations, here's the full list of all the second reveals -- take some time to stop by and see a lot of  incredible bead soup designs.  The 7th Bead Soup Blog Party has 541 participants this time from all over the world -- incredible!

Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers

Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove

Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle

Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles

Christine Murrow
Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis

K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan K.
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs

Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom

P.S.  BIG thanks to hubby for putting up with my single-mindedness the last couple of days on this...and for making dinner the last few nights ;)  Love you mostest.


brandi said...

~a zen~ful feel comes from the beads sent to you and the simple yet beautiful piece you have created...much love light and blessings~

Kristin Oppold said...

Wow, very sweet work. Love orange! You rocked your soup! Kudos. Kristin Oppold

PiPa said...

So classy, love the color combo!

Mandi said...

Beautiful! I love the orange color you introduced. Excellent wire work! It is always fun to try new techniques.

Adaptable Kay said...

I know exactly what you mean about time running out; I seriously have quite a bit left of my soup but I just ran completely out of time o.O

I think the necklace you created is absolutely fabulous! I really like that you challenged yourself; the wire wrapping definitely adds a lot to the piece :)

Oh, and those colors!!

Can't wait to see the matching earrings and bracelet when you're done with them ^.^

bailaora said...

very elegant necklace!congrats!

Unknown said...

I love how the pale green and oranges work together :)

Just Beads said...

Very nice. Love the combination of green, orange and copper.

Unknown said...

I must say Susan for your first wire piece those are some very nice wrapped loops. You should be exceedingly proud of your gorgeous necklace. Have fun making the coordinating pieces.

Unknown said...

Very pretty necklace and excellent wire wrapping! Love your colours.

Unknown said...

Excellent job - I love the color combination and you wire work is fantastic!! I have to warn you - working with wire becomes s a SERIOUS addiction(lol), good luck on your journey.

coffeeaddict said...

I'm loving the colours and texture of the beads. Luscious and chic design. Great work!

Cynthia said...

Love the colors, copper is my favorite metal. First time with wire wrapping loops? You did an amazing job.

Pat Haight said...

Love the color combination and the wire wrapping is awesome!

Empty nester at last said...

Excellent work Susan! I love the colors., Very Bohemia I think! Good work with the wire wrapping.

Unknown said...

MY first time too. I love luv copper, Necklace is beautifl.

Francy said...

Wonderful necklace!

Mags said...

Lovely colours, lovely necklace <3

Ann said...

Very pretty and it looks like your class paid off. Your wirework looks very well done.

Shai Williams said...

You might have finished it at the last moment but you have created a masterpiece. Great job on the wire wrapping. I know that once I discovered it I never went back to stringing because I love the look and don't have to worry about those pesky crimps.

Chelle said...

What a gorgeous necklace.

Rachel said...

Very nice necklace!

Giorgia Rossini said...

great necklace, perfect for summer :)
I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP... so much fun!
ciao dall'Italia

Libellula Jewelry said...

Very pretty and a great combination of beads/colors!

CraftyHope said...

Your design is so elegant and charming. It's a beautiful piece! :)

Kepi said...

Really lovely necklace, the colors are so soft and lovely.

Jean A. Wells said...

I love that you did the make over. I know it looks better with the copper wire than it would have with the simple bead stringing. It is beautiful.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Great job putting a new skill straight to work! I think it looks just beautiful

Unknown said...

i love how you worked those colors together. it has a simple romantic and almost religious quality to it that is wonderful

Bobbie said...

Ooh, very pretty! The individual links highlight each bead so nicely, and I'll bet they help the necklace hang and move beautifully. Good work!

Unknown said...

I just love this necklace! Wonderful stones, beautifully wire-wrapped!
Thanks for visiting my third reveal!
Best wishes,
Anna's third reveal

Ann said...

Great necklace! I am always last minute myself. I think it was very courageous of you to do something different right at the end of your time.

Unknown said...

What gorgeous lush color! You did a fantastic's a lovely piece!

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