Saturday, March 25, 2017

BSBP Bead Hoarders Edition 2017

The day is here & I'm so happy to be participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party!  Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog is once again organizing this great event - Thank you for all of your hard work Lori!  This year the theme is the Bead Hoarders Edition.
According to Lori's post on her blog:

I would like to start 2017 by opening our hearts to hope and beauty and true gift-giving. I don't want people to send just anything, but something they love and would imagine brightening the day of someone. The beads do not have to be expensive, but should be exceptional in some way---I want this to feel like a true giving of the heart. Paying love forward to a person you may not even know. Acceptance of what you receive because every single one of you is an artist and could string popcorn and make it wonderful. You're allowed to use your own beads in your design, including your own hoarded beads (because I know you have more than one!)

I was paired with Carla Fry of Carla Fry Creations.  We chatted a few times and I gathered together some beads I have been hoarding (I actually forgot to take a picture of the stash I sent Carla - so please visit her page!)

I received my BSBP package in the mail in February and was very happy when I opened what felt like a present!


What a great soup!
I loved everything Carla sent me and I started to think about what I wanted to create.  Well, my favorite color is purple, soooo I was really drawn to the enameled butterfly.  This beautiful pendant was made by Carla herself!  I wanted to incorporate at least two of the pendants.  I thought the earthy shell pendant was wonderful & decided to turn it around for a different look. 

I came up with this design:



I mentioned that I love purple so I had a stash of purple seed beads, faceted Czech glass beads and Chinese knotting cord.
I used all three in the design.






I like to work with leather and Irish Waxed Linen also and decided to use both in the design as well.








I hope Carla likes what I made with her beautiful soup!  I can't wait to see what she made with the stash I sent her and what everyone else made!

Have fun hopping!! 




Julia Lund-Trott
Jean Wells
Joelyn Bissing

28 comments:

  1. Very clever how you combined the two pendants! It's what I love about the BSBP. We are all so different and creative. So many fresh ides like yours.

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  2. I love how you combined both pendants. That butterfly is so pretty and the knotting is so cool.

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  3. You are very creative - the necklace is really cool!

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  4. Combining the two pendants was a good idea the necklace is beautiful.
    Therese

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  5. Love how you used the shell to really allow the butterfly to stand out.

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  6. Cool design. I like how you turned the shell around. It's so interesting and inspiring when people use materials in different ways. Also love all the use of fibers!

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  7. Wow! Beautiful! I love the way you use the waxed linen and leather.

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  8. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing so much inspiration with us. The chain was a stroke of genius.

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  9. very inventive necklace!congrats!

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  10. Hi Leanne, Putting the two pendant together was very creative. They complement each other perfectly. Your design is wonderful. Great job using your swap beads.

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  11. Very creative use of your materials! Your finished product is very nice!

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  12. Very clever how you put together that pendant! Beautiful!

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  13. I love how you combined the two pendants into one spectacular focal piece for your design. Very creative.

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  14. Ha, I saw this on Carla's pinterest page. I commented there:) Here is my comment again Great use of the cording in this necklace

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  15. Nice use of your bead soup. Very creative.

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  16. I love the way you transformed your butterfly pendant!

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  17. Love this! I love the knot work and turning the shell around for a different look.
    Janeen Burlingame

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  18. I love the way you used the beads given to you!! Nicely done!!

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  19. I love the way you used the beads given to you!! Nicely done!!

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  20. Beautifully unique and special! Your knot work is outstanding! Love it!

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  21. Lovely necklace, the work you did around your butterfly is so gorgeous.

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  22. Very creative coordination of elements. Just lovely.

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  23. You really made that necklace with leather rock. I tried a similar idea and mine failed. Great job on your soup.

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  24. What a clever use of your soup. Your design overall is quite lovely, and I particularly like all of the textures - linen, shell, metal, leather, Czech glass, seed beads - that are combined here. Brilliant.

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  25. Whoa! What a super cool technique you used! I like how you combined the two focals and then added your touch to them As well, the chain of the necklace is so very unique. The whole thing stands out for sure (in a good way!)

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  26. Oh my gosh, how clever you are! I LOVE it! Combining two of the hoarded beads in such a unique way -- outstanding.

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