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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Soup of the Earth – and the Sea

WELCOME! I hope you’re hungry! I’ve made more than enough, as usual! And just when I thought I was done – I dove back in to create more!
First of all – LORI. Goddess of the Bead Soup Blog Party. Queen of the hop organization. THANK YOU. We would all be drowning in deep soup mix if it weren’t for your recipe to follow. I for one, bow to you.

So without further ado, cuz I know you must be starving- My ingredients from Pat Haight of The Wigglebutt Blog in ALASKA, and what I sent to her:Bead swap collage.jpg

And here are my entrees: SIX of them! 4 necklaces, a brooch, and a pair of earrings!

The first is “Woodland Mystery”. It’s the piece that holds the clasp, and a focal (there were two):

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Pat was sooooo generous. The beads were all very earthy. Browns, greens, COPPER. Handmade polymer clay that looks like bone. Thank you, Pat. I tried to do them all justice. And I tried to use them all! I didn’t – but that doesn’t mean I didn’t TRY! (Pat thought so hard about her soup ingredients that she had more than one soup mix – and ended up sending me BOTH of them! YUM x2!)
Next is what I decided to call ‘Hoot Fest’.  Owls are so popular right now:

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Then there’s the last minute pieces – “Copper Country” contains a petoskey stone bead embroidery focal that I’ve been playing with for awhile.  I realized while working on my soup pieces that some of the beads Pat sent would set it off nicely:

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And then there was the copper.  And the COOLEST hand made PAPER beads.  Copper Coil Earrings:

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Everything is so earthy, so Michigan in it’s fall colors and rich woodsy feel.

BUT - my favorite of all  -   “Breaking the Surface”.  A little sea that came out of the blue:


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This was the focal (of handmade polymer clay) I wondered what I would do with when I opened it – and it ended up being the first design that came to me of the bunch! I love how this one turned out! Simple but statement making.

And finally - THIS piece isn’t really part of the official ingredients – but rather from the second soup “just cuz” package I got from Pat a few days later. The ONLY thing that I used that she sent me is the cute little owl:  This is “Owl’s Roost”

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Many of these pieces will be listed for sale in my Etsy shop – and one is a present for Pat. (She won’t know which one until it gets there!)
Here is the link to the list – the menu if you will – of all the other second reveal participants this time around. There’s still one more reveal date to go next week – so be sure you’re ready to get your fill!
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2013/04/preview-of-2nd-reveal-blog-list-for-7th.html

I hope you enjoyed my servings of soup!
Peaceful beading – and hopping!
TTFN

41 comments:

coolmoon said...

Yay - and hey. It worked - but the link to the list is not working. Please go to www.beadsoupblogparty.com or to Lori Anderson's blog - www.prettythingsblog.com to find it. Hope you enjoy!
Sheryl/Cool Moon

Carolyn Gebert said...

Awesome soup and super awesome designs !! love them all

Moobie Grace said...

Gorgeous soup!!! I'm officially in love with the dragonfly necklace!

la mar de bonita said...

Beautifully warm colours and great designs! I fell in love with Woodland Mystery - what an awesome composition, love every detail of it!

m.e. said...

Every creation is Souper Gorgeous !
I love them all

brandi said...

~ever so sweet and beautiful is each piece you have created...absolutely adore the first necklace shared...much love light and blessings~

Shalini said...

Beautiful pieces Sheryl!

PiPa said...

All your pieces are amazing, my favourite are the Woodland Mystery (great use of cabochons, amazing)and Breaking the Surface for the special merging of stringing and beadweaving. Great work!

Sarah said...

Those are all beautiful! I think you're right, though - the Breaking the Waves piece is the nicest.

YaY! Jewelry said...

wow lovely pieces. you did your soup very proud. great texture!!!!! Kristin Oppold

13 said...

Out of the blue is breathtaking but I also love the textures and the elements and how you've combined them to make such beautiful pieces

coolmoon said...

THANKS everyone for the wonderful words! If anyone is interested in purchasing any of the pieces - MOST of them will be for sale on my Etsy site www.etsy.com/shop/shescool in the next few days. SO glad you hopped by!
Sheryl

Liz E said...

Each of your creations is a masterpiece. I couldn't choose one because that would be like picking a favorite child. Well, okay, I can pick one - breaking waves. Lovely use of seed beads, really really gorgeous. Your use of the Soup was FABULOUS!

Fire Phoenix said...

That's some fancy beadweaving there! Awesome designs :)

Pat Haight said...

O!M!G! Sheryl!
I am totally blown away!!!
Woodland Mystery is amazing ~ LOVE the beadwork and just all of the elements together!
Hoot Fest is just flipping CUTE!
Copper Country ~ again with the beadwork - just gorgeous!
Love how you made all of the different elements work so well together in the Copper Coil Earrings!
And I can't get over what you did with the Whale Tail! I know it was kind of an unusual focal and you TOTALLY ROCKED it!!! The necklace is gorgeous!
And the Owl's Roost ~ very cute☺
Sorry about all of the !!!!!s
But you made me do it! LOL
All of the pieces you made are beautiful♥
Thank you Sheryl!
This was really fun and I am so glad I got to be partnered with such a talented artist.

coolmoon said...

So glad you liked them, Pat. It was a beautiful delightful soup mix. Thanks again. What do you plan to do with the pieces you made?

bailaora said...

Earth-tone and seed beads-great connection!congrats!

Audrey Bélanger said...

Love them all, but especially the little owl !

LoriF said...

Oh. My. Gawd! I LOVE that whaletail necklace!! Definitely my favourite piece of the hop so far. Do you mind sharing how you did the wavy strand?

Sherri Stokey said...

Beautiful, all of them! I'm in LOVE with the first one!

kathy stemke said...

Love your designs and intricate details.
kathy

Dolores Raml said...

Love all of your designs.

Mags said...

Lovely pieces!

Designed by Vera said...

Great Job! I love the ocean one with the big whale tale! You did great with it!

Just Beads said...

Gorgeous work. Im smitten with the Cpooer oil Earrings. Great!

Becky Pancake said...

Your designs are beautiful Sheryl.

Shaiha said...

What great designs! Each one is so unique and has that earthly quality that I so love.

Micheladas said...

What gorgeous pieces you made from your soup. Awesome job.

kathy stemke said...

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

coolmoon said...

THANKS! Kathy Stemke! I haven't had the opportunity to get through ALL the blogs yet (computer issues), so I'll have to spread them out over the course of a week or so probably. AND - if I didn't comment on your blog - it doesn't mean I wasn't there-or won't be there soon. Some are finicky, some I was in a rush. ALL so far are wonderful. THIS was fun. Not sure what my next year will bring to know if I'll be able to participate again - but I'll still hop even if I don't! THANKS TO ALL!
Sheryl
Cool Moon/The Babbling Beader

Ginger Bishop said...

Woodland Mystery or Breaking the Surface. No, I don't think I could pick a favorite. It would be like choosing between the forest and the ocean which are my two favorite places to be. Gorgeous work on all your pieces. I really love how versatile your style is.

Rachel said...

Very fun designs!

said...

wow, you are so talented! I love your beadwork, I love all your pieces!
I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I love this funny party!
ciao dall'Italia

catseatdogs.com said...

The whale tail necklace is wonderful and I do love the owl! Great work.

CraftyHope said...

You made some really awesome pieces from the ingredients you received. I particularly like the owls and the homage to the sea. Nicely done!

Sea of Dreams said...

I love all the pieces you created and your beadwork is stunning!

Jean A. Wells said...

I do love your jewelry. It is hard for me to see and I wanted to see it better so I enlarged each picture. When you load these into your blog as you are writing it, blogspot gives you the option of choosing a size for your photos. You might try that next time to make them appear larger.

I especially love the whale tail necklace. Probably my favorite. Everything is very nice. Great job!

Libellula Jewelry said...

It shouldn't surprise anyone that the dragonfly necklace is my absolute favorite! I love it. :)

Bobbie said...

Sheryl, I always enjoy the different ways you find to bezel your cabochons -- each of these is so lovely!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Ah so sweet of you to send her back a present. I'm sure she would be happy to receive any of them, as they are all just lovely. I love the lushness of texture you brought to each peice, so much to see.

Kepi said...

Beautiful work, great designs, all your pieces are awesome.