Friday, May 9, 2014

My designs for the 8th Anual Bead Soup Blog Party 2014

    

Finally the day has arrived The 8th Bead Soup Blog Party 2014.Thank You Lori Mc Daniel Anderson for making it possible. This year my bead partner is Donna Conklin. owner of The Mandrel in Harbor City ,California you can view some of her work at or you can visit  http://primadonnabeads.com/  . .Donna send me some of her beautiful handmade glass beads which gave me a chance to push my creative boundaries.  To my designs I added chains, leather, charms and some of my semi- precious beads .I love to play with different techniques and materials if we don't experiment then we are not looking for other possibilities .



          

This Big and Bold piece has energy  and intensity. Big glass pendant and blue and purple glass beads made by Donna .


                                                             

Focal   with a spray of charms and beads .

 


Sterling Silver toggle send by Donna.

 
 
A wire wrapped   spray of faux  glass pearl and seed beads  with mother of pearl  necklace.




 
 
 
 
 


Knotted pearls on silk cord with a big wired wrapped pendant. and some  small mother of pearls.
 I want to thank her for sending me lovely beads.
 






106 comments:

  1. Lovely! The knotted necklace is my favourite!

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    1. Thank you Mag knotting is my favorite technique.

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    1. Thank you vovsblog for visiting and liking.

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  3. Wow, Elsie! Nice work. Love the wire wrapped spray of pearls. Congrats! Christie

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    1. Thank you Christie, that is my favorite piece .

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  4. Hi Elsie!
    I really like all of the wire wrapping work that you have done! The cascading beads are beautiful! :)

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  5. What a couple of wonderful necklaces i adore the large blue focal.

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  6. Beautiful work, but I LOVE that pearl necklace! It is amazing!

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    1. Thank Rachel May, somehow I always include pearls into my designs.They follow me.

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  7. lovely beads and a show stopping presentation!

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  8. I love the way you make big & bold designs looks so airy, even delicate. Great soup!

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    1. Thank you ,I tend to start small and small ends up bold.

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  9. Fabulous! I love the first big and bold piece, it's stunning!

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  10. I love big and bold designs ! The first necklace makes my heart go pitty pat pat !

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    1. Audrey I can't make anything tiny or small ,.I try but it ends up big and bold.Thank you for visiting.

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  11. Beautiful designs! I love the wire wrapping in the second necklace!

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  12. Just stunning! love the intensity of the focals....really awesome :)

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    1. I wanted the focals to be dramatic .

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  13. Oh me! oh my,oh me, oh my! I LOVE the cascading pearls. Would love to talk to you about how did did it :)

    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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    1. Than you Linda .By Wednesday or Thursday for sure.

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  14. Love the first necklace, so gorgeous! Wonderful designs and a great job.

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    1. Thank You that was the first piece that I made and my favorite one.

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  15. I love how you boldly play with wire, that add interest and a metallic sparkle to your pieces - I am usually no fan of pearls, but I fell in love with your necklaces here!

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    1. Thank Pipa ,I don't like to wear a strand of just pearl ,I tend to mix them with other beads to give them a more modern look.

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  16. The first necklace is so full of colours, beautiful! The second one very elegant♥ I'm fond of pearls :-) Great job!

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  17. They are all beautiful creations, and all very distinctively Elsie style! I think I would know your designs where ever I saw them. I really love what you did with the bold glass pendant with the beads, charms and chain. Now I'm off to visit Donna's Blog.

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    1. Thank Louise ,you also make pretty things .

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  18. The second necklace is so beautiful!
    you really made a great works with your soup

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    1. Thank You Ilenia ,you also did a great job with your beadwork.

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    1. Shyme I visited your blog I don't know if you are doing the hop but your work is beautiful.

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  20. Fabulous designs! The second necklace grabbed my attention! You do great work! Really Soup-er!

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  21. I love how Bold your pieces are. Simply stunning.

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    1. Thank You Susan ,if you could see my craft room all my designs are kind of bold

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  22. Nice cooking, Elsie! I love the pearl necklace, interesting design & lovely colors!

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    1. Thank you ,you also have nice designs.

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  23. Beautiful designs, love your wire wrapping.

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    1. Thank Kepi ,you also made great things with your soup.

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  24. All three designs are wonderful. The wire-wrapped one is my favorite. Beautiful work.

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  25. They are all beautiful! I am partial to the first one with the large focal and spray of beads and charms.

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    1. Thank You Jami for visiting ,and liking my designs.

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  26. WOW, very original designs! Great job

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  27. Your necklaces are all dramatic and stunning! I love the fall of dangles in the second one. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you Barbara for liking my work.

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  28. What dramatic and interesting necklaces I like the almost vintage feel to the first one.
    Jackie

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  29. All 3 pieces are fantastic! I can't pick a favorite.....

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  30. Wonderful! I especially love the pearl pieces.

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    1. Thank you ,I visited your blog but could not comment.

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  31. Oh, wow! Such big, luxurious pieces!

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  32. Great, bold, dramatic pieces! The wire work and and the silk, that's a beautiful combination.

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  33. WOW! lovely, bold and beautiful! Great work!

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  34. What fab trio of necklaces!

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  35. Oh wow every thing you made was simply breath taking. I think that soup your partner sent you was amazing...I love the vocals she sent. Your designs are stunning. Ty so much for sharing with us all...bye now off to hop my little legs off...

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    1. Thank You gelfling 50 for hopping into my blog .I will hop to yours .

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  36. Fantastic designs - I really like that bottom necklace =)

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  37. Great designs, I love all three of them!

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    1. Thank You ,. My daughter already took possession of some of the pieces .

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  38. Gorgeous pieces. Very creative use of your Soup.

    http://mistheword12.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/bead-soup-ready-set-make/

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    1. Thank you Susan ,the bead soup that Donna send me inspired me .

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  39. I love your creations. They are very unique. Love your wirework, especially in the 2nd last necklace. It looked elegant and chic at the same time. Love it!

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  40. Thank you Maybelline ,you did a great job also.

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  41. very nice, bold pieces, good job!

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  42. All three of your pieces definitely make a statement. I especially like the first two. The fringe and accents in the first one have a gypsy vibe to me somehow and the trickling raindrops you created in the second one are so very cool and unique. Exceptional job.

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    1. Thank you craftyhope ,I love beads and wires and tend to do a little wrapping in my pieces.

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  43. Awesome....I don't which I like the best...yes I do....the last one...I totally love that one....It reminds me of the days of my youth.....great soup! Excellent job!

    veradesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you for your comments , I would also like to thank Donna for sending such beautiful beads ,and focal.

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  44. Clever use of drops, wonderful effect! Great soup!!

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    1. Thank You for taking the time to see my creations.

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  45. Three great designs I always like when pearls are used in a less traditional way. Fabulous!

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  46. Love the color combinations and the pearls....gorgeous designs!

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    1. Thank you Pat I love to incorporate pearls in lots of my designs.

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  47. Wow, Elsie, that first design is a knockout, the perfect piece for that awesome bead :) And then your delightful and feminine necklaces featuring the pearls, which I adore!

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    1. Monique daughter took over that first design ,she wears it all the time .

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  48. Hi Elise, You really spotlighted that beautiful lampworked focal in the first necklace. I like your second necklace the best. It is very pretty and the neutral color would go with almost any clothing color. Great job wire wrapping the pendant in your third necklace.

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    1. Thank you Becky I love wire wrapping its one of my favorites techniques.

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  49. Seriously can't decided which one is my favorite! that first one has awesome dangles, and highlights the focal so well. The second one has such unique dangles - the zigzag just catches my eye, and the wirewrapping is awesome. And that third one.....love it. Such a great job.

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    1. You made my day with all your compliments .Thank you.

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  50. What a collection of bold statement designs! I love the cascading dangles and wire wrapping as well as the color palette!

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  51. Beautiful and brilliant designs! Love both of the color palates too. One talent lady!

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  52. These are Very Simple Lovely and Elegant Designs . :)

    Amit lamba
    Amit lamba

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