13.4.13

BSBP 7, reveal 2, welcome!

Hello my friends! It is the partytime, once again, 4th time of bead soups for me, and as you sure know, our hostess is Lovely Lori Anderson, click -here- to find all the participants on reveal 2 today! But, please, look through my long post with many pieces of jewelry before you jump to Lori's!

All the pics can be clicked to see them larger if you wish.

(Suomalaislukijoille: sama teksti suomeksi alla)

-Where to begin - My partner this time, Kay Bolton from blog Toodles and Binks, is a very talented ceramist from England and of course she sent me a lovely soup including her own art :-)
Here you see her charming soup


Oh, I had it very difficult in the beginning though I liked every  bead and bit!  But, when getting the flow I ended up making a total of 8 pieces of jewelry!

Well, I started with the ceramic flower-charms, but I used the darker one as a pendant in this necklace.
In it I tried to catch a glimpse of a cherry tree in blossom with the sparkling pink crystals from Kay. I used my favourite silk ribbons braided, and some fresh water pearls in pink and olive green.


"Blossoming"


In the bracelet, there are carved agate beads and natural aquamarine heishi from my own stash. I patinated a brass twig for the toggle, which is the other one of Kay's lovely ceramic flowers.


To complete the set I made a pair of earrings of course, using ceramic bead caps made by Kay. These are so fun and surprisingly light to wear.


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For the second set I used these grass green beads and cotton string from Kay, and the sterling toggle and charm from her, too. The silverplated tubes I had for ages not knowing what to use them for. They just found their way in here.



 "Printemps"


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And then for the pendant made by Kay. It was not an easy one though so original and gorgeous!



But, I found some hues of light blue in its glaze and that made me take some of my blue Preciosa glass beads to play with. The lovely ceramic heart charm is made by Kay, too!


"Reach out"


I like this one a lot, am I allowed to say that aloud ;-D

 

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And lastly, I wanted to make something from the other little heart charm, too, something simple and a bit romantic. It became a pendant with a vintage lucite bead, crystal rondelle and faceted onyx bead, in a  short leather cord.

"Black lace"



Thank you for your patience, if you made it through all the pieces till here :-D 

And, have fun cruising over all the other blogs, too!
Continue the round by my partner, Kay -here- !

I greatly appriciate your comments on my pieces, I will try and visit everyone on reveal 2 during this weekend!

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59 comments:

  1. Lovely pieces again, Mags! I especially like the simplicity of the last one and the lovely springtime colours of the first necklace.

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  2. Mags, awesome! :D Ihan huippuhienoja, jäin sanattomaksi :)

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  3. What a great job you did with everything. I love "Reach Out". That one is magnificent and yes, you are allowed to love your own design. Why wouldn't you? It's great.

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  4. Awesome indeed! Ihania, ihan kaikki :)

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  5. Those are fantastic! I think the Printemps bracelet is especially beautiful :)

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  6. Oh lovely Mags! Your jewelery are like the spring, and your creativity is amazing! <3 All are so beautiful and even my favorite colors. I can not even choose which of them pleases the most. Those first (necklace, bracelet, earrings) are perhaps the most fascinating.

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  7. Absolutely clever how you braided ribbons, that really looks like a spring twig! I love your design, will come back to see more of your work!

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  8. I love the pink and green fabric treatment in your necklace. Very striking and feminine!!! Kristin Oppold

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  9. A very charming soup, Margareta and beautiful photos of your unique pieces! You've been a very busy bee, my dear. Every piece has its own charm, I really couldn't decide which one is my favourite!

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  10. Every piece you created is so unique and beautiful!

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  11. ~so many delicate pieces for our eyes to see...simply love your blooming piece...beautiful...much love light and blessings~

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  12. All of your 8 pieces are amazing :)

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  13. You received some really beautiful soup. I really like the color palette she supplied you with. You totally made some stunning pieces. I am especially taken with the bracelet and earrings in you first set. They're so charming. Very well done!

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  14. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love the pieces and the way you photographed them.

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  15. Not a pink person but I really like the pink and black with fiber necklace.

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  16. Not a pink person but I really like the pink and black with fiber necklace.

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  17. very elegant projects!congrats!

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  18. So many elegant, amazing pieces ! I just can't pick a favorite !

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  19. What a pretty, spring themed Bead Soup! I especially like what you did with your necklace, "Reach Out" and the matching earrings.

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  20. I really like "Reach Out" and I would add "with your heart" because that's what that piece says to me. I like the use of color and the wire wrapping around the focal. Very interesting.

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  21. Lovely light style to your jewelry. Love it!
    kathy

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  22. Wow Mags! You created loads of great pieces. I think the flower bracelet is my favorite, but the bead caps on those earrings remind me of waffle cones so I really like them too.

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  23. All is so beautiful!
    My fav is the bracelet with the ceramic flower!!!!

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  24. Grazie per i bellissimi complimenti, anche i tuoi lavori mi piacciono tanto essere aamiche per me è un onore...!!

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  25. Nämä ovat ihan mielettömän upeita kaikki♥

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  26. Very beautiful and springtime design,I love all of them.

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  27. I really enjoyed all the pieces you created, they all "scream" Spring with their delicate, beautiful colors and the sweet combination of materials and textures!

    I'm so glad the images from Rhodes recalled sweet memories... :)
    I hope spring is slowly reaching you in Finland too!
    Love and hugs from Rhodes!!! :)

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  28. Beautiful pieces, great use of the soup. I love the flower earrings, very pretty. Clare

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  29. Ihanan romanttista... Tosi makeesti tuunasit parsa-riipuksen!

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  30. such a fun and playful soup. Great designs!

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  31. Such beautiful designs in one of my favorite color palettes!
    I love how you turned the open flower charm into a toggle clasp!
    I am learning so much about design visiting all the blogs!

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  32. I LOVE every piece and enjoyed scrolling down to see what would be next :-)

    I would love to learn how to wrap a bead like you do! So inspiring.

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  33. I just love the dainty little yellow flower earrings. I could see myself wearing those every single day!

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  34. I love them all! and they are all so different. My favorite is definitely "Reach Out", the addition of the blue beads with the pendant is awesome♥

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  35. Your designs are gorgeous.

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  36. How wonderful - so much creativity and beauty. Lovely!

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  37. They are beautiful! Such artistic lines....Great Job!

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  38. I love them all! I like how you used the unusual bead and embellished it to add interest. The first 3 are my favorites!

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  39. all of your designs are awesome!

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  40. You were very busy. I love the copper and turquoise earrings the best. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  41. What a tasty soup. I just love your truly original creations especially the Reach Out necklace.

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  42. I love the first set.
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I love this funny party!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  43. Lovely! I want to wear all of them!

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  44. Gorgeous!!! Everything is so light and lovely; perfection in each piece! The carved agate and aquamarine bracelet is amazing, as are the beadcap earrings -- love the branch toggle and ceramic flower! All of your jewelry is beautiful, Margarita! <3

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  45. Good job using your soup. My favorite is the blue necklace.

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  46. Margareta16/4/13 16:38

    Thank you all and everybody for your encouraging and lovely comments! Thank you!

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  47. You did a great job with that unique ceramic focal. The necklace is wonderful!

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  48. What a pretty bead soup-love the colors. The pieces you designed are beautiful-they remind me of spring!

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  49. Of course you are allowed to say you love them. I tend to take things apart until I really do love them. I think that love is weel earned since these are quite beautiful pieces you've created. You were clearly inspired by your soup.

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    1. Margareta19/4/13 10:47

      Thank you, Emma! That is just the way I do with the pieces that are challenging, I keep on looking at them until I find their beauty :-D

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  50. Those are all absolutely gorgeous! I love how very earthy and simple you kept your pieces; they look like they can go with pretty much any outfit ^.^

    I must say I think my favorite is that pendant necklace you created-everything just flows so well!

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  51. Oh my, you were busy. Very beautiful pieces, very unique, real artistry. Great job.

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  52. What pretty pieces! You may have gotten a slow start, but you made some really lovely things -- I particularly like the last two necklaces.

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  53. I LOVE your creative eye & your designs are all awesome...such a fabulous soup! :))

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  54. Beautiful soup and beautiful designs. My favourite is the first necklace but all your designs are awesome.

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  55. Lovely work! So great to see all of the gorgeous jewelery during. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog as well.

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  56. They are all so nice. I especially like the bracelet! You did a great job!

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