Saturday, April 13, 2013

7th Bead Soup Revel --- Second Revel

Well as usual I am running a bit behind in posting my blog.  I received a fantastic Bead Soup from my partner, Judy Robinson She turns plain ordinary wood into beautiful Native American flutes, vases, beads, and cabochons.  I have had much fun reading her blog and learning about her skills.
As I said Judy sent me a fantastic bead soup. In case you didn't see my earlier blog, here is a picture of what she sent me.

The first item I played with was the number 11 seed beads.  I set up my loom and began a bracelet which I love!!


Then  I kept staring at the two cabs she made.  The larger one is beautiful but the smaller cab made out of  splatted maple just kept calling me.  The markings looked so much like the beach and ocean horizon.  So I dug into my stash found a sea shell and two fossils and went to work.  (Let me tell you although I am not happy that Lori has been so ill I was thankful for the extension last week). This piece just grew on it's own.  A friend asked me where do you get your ideas for the bead placement and my response was "the beads go were they want to."  I think that this is one of the best pieces I have made and the first I have titled-  A Walk Along The Beach.  I know there aren't too many lavender boardwalks but in my bead world there is.


The focal piece from Judy.

The fossils

The seashell
The clasp from Judy


I still have lots of goodies left from my soup mix and ideas are forming but for now I need to explore what everyone is posting.  Happy Blogging friends and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Pleas check out  Judy's blog and visit the board on 7th Bead Soup Blog Party board.  The Jewelry art is fantastic!!!!

PLEASE PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINKS ON LORI ANDERSON'S BLOG TO VISIT ALL THE GREAT ARTISTS IN THE SECOND REVEL!!!   http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2013/04/the-7th-bead-soup-blog-party-second.html

Thank you Lori for a wonderful fantastic job with this Bead Soup Party.  I know it have been an act of love for you!

66 comments:

  1. I'm not a seedy beader but OMG, that collar is spectacular! Such beautiful colours and perfect embroidery - I do love the patterns in the design.
    xx Ren @ Renlish.com

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  2. Stunning! Just gorgeous Andra, you out did yourself.

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  3. Oh, your talent is so extraordinary! Wonderful use of your soup!

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  4. Wow Andra, that is absolutely gorgeous. I love the "walk on the beach" and the cab looks like the sunset. The purples remind me of the spines on sea urchins. They are a wine/purple color and we used to collect them from the beach in Florida. This is so amazing. If the beads go where they want, then we all want some beads with minds of their own! What is the stitch around the outside of the piece called? It looks like the gentle foam of waves on the sand. A stunning piece. - Judy

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    1. Thank you Judy. I feel so honored to have two of your cabochons. The stitch on the outside is called Picot edge a variation of the basic edge stitch that Jamie Cloud Eakin describes in her book "Beading with Cabochons." I used a 4mm drop in place of a seed bead.

      Thank you again for a wonderful Bead Soup. I hope you had fun doing the Bead Soup Blog Party.

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    2. Oh absolutely I had fun, Andra. You sent me an incredible soup and I have learned so much with all that I have made. It's very relaxing to do bead embroidery. Although I learned Eakin's Sunshine stitch, I have a bit to go with learning so many other stitches. That picot edge is just perfect for your beach walk. I'm ready to print an image of your creation and hang on the wall for inspiration!!

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  5. Incredible detail and patterning! I love the colors and the soft serene palette. Bravo!

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  6. Wow what an incredible piece...your beadwork is beautiful! congrats!

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  7. Thank you everyone for your kind comments.

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  8. Hey Andra! Once again you've created gorgeousness! Your bead work always amazes me. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Christie

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    1. Thanks Christie. I can't wait to check out what you made. Aren'tt the Bead Soup Parties loads of fun?

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  9. Wow I love the shell necklace.

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  10. Beautiful! In any proper world, EVERY boardwalk would be lavender...your beautiful beadwork makes me long for a beach vacation!

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  11. I admire your skills for Bead-Embroidery - your patience to place every little bead on the right position in your composition. Beautiful work, Andra - I can smell the sea!

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  12. I love fossils and shells and wood and so I naturally adore the piece with bead emboidery around lovely cabs!!

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  13. WOW!! They are both great creations, but I love how you put the shell in the bead embroidery.... amazing!!! ~KM


    1st reveal - http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33013.html

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  14. A walk along the beach is a spectacular bib necklace the shells and focal work so well with the intricate seeding

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  15. Beautiful work! I love your beaded necklace it all works so well.
    Jackie

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  16. Your necklace made my favs list for the second reveal. Check it out: http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
    kathy

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  17. Wow, fantastic necklace and bracelet, very beautiful!!
    sue

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  18. OMG I am in awe of your pieces! Really stunning Andra, the necklace, well
    I have no words, I am speechless! : ) Laura

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  19. Gulp! Amazing bead embroidery and seed bead work! Wow just wow!

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  20. A stunning necklace, you're so talented!

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  21. Your creations make me want to take a beach vacation!!! They are simply stunning!!

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  22. WOW! I love your necklace....truly a work of art! I love the way you combined the wooden cabochon with shells and fossils and married them all together with your stunning beadwork!

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  23. I love your work and your color combinations.

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  24. Stunning necklace, such a lovely Art work. I love.

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  25. The necklace is fantastic, but so much work. One day I would like to make a bead embroidery piece. My bead soup partner Liz from http://www.beadcontagion.blogspot.com/
    she does beautiful bead embroidery pieces too.

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  26. Excellent work you've done. I love the colour combinations in the necklace.

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  27. Oh my Andra, both of your pieces are beautiful. I just took a looming class still not sure if I will get the hang of it, but I am not going to give up. I love the bead embroidered bib necklace it is stunningly gorgeous! Fantastic job!
    Therese

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  28. Love the wood focals, very pretty. Your designs are beautiful.

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  29. ok maybe not lavender boardwalks but certainly lavender coral. I can see it now! I'm happy to hear there are others like me that as soon as there is a clear line across something it becomes a horizon line :) You work is outstanding!

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  30. I adore the seashell piece. It is so beautiful. The movement created with the colors in the background creates a very tranquil feel. Brilliantly done Andra.

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  31. Wow this is amazing. I can't even imagine how one would do this but I totally admire the art and the artist. It must take hours. Bravo!!

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  32. :) I love your beadweaving! AMAZING WORK ANDRA! I love how you used that cabochon- it does go perfectly with your beachy necklace. I think the world would be a better place if we had purple boardwalks. ;) (It's also one of my favorite colors!)

    <3,
    Andrea
    http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/

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  33. I just don't even know what to say about that necklace. Wow. The bead embroidery is stunning, and the color palette is terrific. Amazing work!

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  34. Love that bracelet! The color mix is so pretty, and the beads on top give a great visual. I actually drooled when I saw your necklace! The colors are my favorites, and your design just flows so well. Very envious of your skill there! Great job!!!

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  35. Both pieces are beautiful. The necklace could be in one of Lark's books.

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    1. Thank you. I can;t wait to see what you made with your beautiful pendants.

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  36. I'm glad there's a lavender boardwalk in your world and I'm glad you decided to share it with us. Beautiful piece.

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  37. I absolutely love the necklace. Beautiful beautiful beautiful

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  38. I really like your "A Walk Along the Beach" necklace. You might like knowing that our weathered wooden beach crossovers do, indeed, look lavender as the sun is setting.

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  39. Awesome stuff you did a great job with your soup mix. I like them all but I really like the bracelet.

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  40. Amazing! Beautiful! But I was expecting it! Love the purple sand!

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  41. I love it to read the story behind a creation. And yes, sometimes the beach has purples shadows ;-))
    Wonderful embroidery piece. Its an eyecandy!
    "the beads go were they want to." if it is going like this its everytime the best beading time. I have this more with freeformbeadweaving.

    Greets Gite

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  42. Andra your bead embroidery is seriously awesome. When people say beachy blue and green with tan are the colors typically used. Your piece definitely says beach with out those colors. Great job.

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  43. Your bracelet is very nice, but that necklace is AMAZING! Awesome job. :)

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  44. That necklace is flat out incredible! I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to see it here.

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  45. That neck piece is STUNNING! I'm always amazed at what can be done with such tiny beads, and the wood is so unique. Thank you so much for participating!!!! I'm really sorry I was late to the game.

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  46. Turned out beautifully andra
    my comment of course is "and it fits perfectly" LOL

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  47. Your necklace blow me away! So gorgeous! I love the way to embedding the focal and the finds from your beach. Great!

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