Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bead Soup Big Reveal!

This is what I started with, a generous Bead Soup from my partner, Theresa.
This is what I made with my soup!  
I'm so excited with how this turned out.  I added three gorgeous off-cut Mexican Crazy Lace Agate cabochons to some carnelian, goldstone, red jasper and cats eye cabochons to create the framework for the embroidery piece.  Bead embroidery isn't a stretch for me, but I really struggled with the symmetry here.  The necklace was okay, but not spectacular.  Definitely not worthy of Bead Soup!  I loved the mix of light pink seed beads with brown sparkly seed beads, but felt the piece needed something more.  Plus, I needed to step outside my box a bit.  The necklace sat on my bead table for over two weeks, waiting, waiting, waiting.
 
 
Then, while sorting through a bag of fabric, I found the three velvet flowers.  Viola!  These were the perfect compliment to the rhodonite flower focal.  Just perfect!  Now, the embroidery had some personality!  And I discovered a new love for velvet flowers.  :)  
 
 
I finished the necklace with rhodonite 8mm beads and 6mm bronze czech rounds, adding the perfect clasp that came with my soup.
 
 
I love this piece!  It will be perfect for the Mama's 75th birthday later this month.  I'll be sure to post a picture of her wearing it.
 
I'm so excited to see what everyone else has made with their Bead Soup!  To view all the other Bead Soup beauties, check out the links below! 

Hostess, Lori Anderson


Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer
1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)


21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs


32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)


41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)


76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)

72 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that is a stunning, stunning necklace! It must have taken you ages to make it. I'm sure your Mama will LOVE it. Yes, pls post a pic of her wearing it.

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  2. Wow Wow WoW Speechless. Simply STUNNING!!!

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  3. This is absolutely amazing!!! Wow, I'm sure your mom will love it! :)

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  4. wow, a piece of art!
    I admire you and the other seed beaders (I don't know if the term is correct!)
    I'm a partecipant from Italy, I'm trying to visit all of you.
    this was really a great experience!
    ciao ciao

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  5. So pretty! I have no doubt Mama will love it! A work of art :) x

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  6. Oh my, you have got some seed beading skills happening. Beautiful design and work.

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  7. Oh my goodness! Skylar, that is amazing! I knew that flower was in good hands. Love it!
    Theresa

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  8. Skylar: You knocked it outta the park but why am I not surprised by that. I have been such a fan of your work. The detailing, the color palette, the placment of the beads, the impeccable backing, and the enormous amount of stitching required. Brav-O!!!

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  9. Wow! The colors and beadwork is amazing ... but the composition with the added velvet flowers does make this a showstopper! Great job! :)

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  10. Sweet baby Jesus! Bead weavers amaze me! I'm not a pink girl, but I would totally wear this! I hope your Mom adores it!

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  11. You have talent lady!Great work. Bead weavers amaze me too!~
    Cilla ( #24 on Lori's list)

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  12. I'm in love with this one! Sooooooo pretty!

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  13. Absolutely stunning and amazing!

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  14. Okay, my jaw dropped when I saw what you created. It's stunning! Not worthy of bead soup...no, way. I can't pick favorites because everyone is contributing such interesting designs. I just loved seeing the way you pulled together seed beads in a spectacular necklace!

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  15. Wow! This necklace is amazing. It is wonderful to honor her 75th birthday with this creation. A family heirloom is created!

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  16. A piece of art forever
    Very impressive

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  17. A stunning piece! I know your mom will love it and it will be the talk of the party. I appreciate all the work you put into weaving those tiny beads. I admire anyone who can make it work. It's just lovely!

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  18. Oh, wow - this is truly a piece of art... I love how you can do the bead embroidery - it is a spectacular necklace and your Mama will be proudly wearing it!

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  19. This looks like hours and hours and hours of work. I so admire you people with the patience to do these tiny beads. And you do them exceptionally well. Lovely piece of art!

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  20. Seriously?????????? OMG! Wow, wow, wow! 10 years that would take me! You are really amazing. That is an exquisite piece of art madam.

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  21. Oh, you're a seed beader! Your work is fabulous, your necklace has the look of an award winner! Maybe you should enter it at Bead & Button?

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  22. That is so intricate and lovely! wonderful job!

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  23. WOAH! That is a stunner! Completely amazed at your work. Fabulous!

    I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

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  24. I peeked at this last night while I was posting and checking my linky tool - it's still just as gorgeous now as it was so early this morning!! Love it!

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  25. Your necklace is simply amazing..I'm in ahhh of seed beading artist..your patience..it's a magical piece..lovely!

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  26. Holy Moly! This is by far the most extravagant piece I've seen yet. Kudos to you because I know how much work went into it. Post a link on the fb group when you get the pic of your Momma wearing it.

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  27. What a happy, fresh soup you had to work with! Your creation made me think of a sunrise over a field of spring flowers!

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  28. That piece is so amazing. I can't imagine stitching all that. What a fabulous creation.

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  29. Your work is so impressively intricate.
    Beautiful soup!

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  30. Wow!!! Im so happy to find another bead embroider, your work is amazing

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  31. That is an incredible necklace! I'm in awe!

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  32. Oh my goodness!!! The detail in this is just stunning! I love the way you put it together, the tiny beads... just amazing :)

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  33. WOW. Beautiful. I do bead embroidery but I am nothing in comparsion ... I'd love to create something like that!

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  34. Wow, that is one heck of a necklace! Just gorgeous!

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  35. Thanks for all the love, everyone! This Bead Soup was so much fun to do! Theresa sent me lovely ingredients to work with.

    Love hopping through all the blogs! So many fabulous artists out there!

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  36. This is an amazing necklace, looks like it's been a lot of work!

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  37. Wow! very impressive, love the rhodonite! Fantastic job!

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  38. you created an amazing piece from your soup mix

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  39. Gorgeous piece, Skylar! The velvet flowers were the perfect touch! It's interesting that I got a similar color palette and did embroidery as well, but we each came up with something completely different. Mama's gonna look soooo good!

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  40. I bow down to you seed beaders. Amazing piece of work. Kudo's to you!

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  41. Beautifully done and you're right the velvet flowers really set everything off. I'm sure your mother will love it and you're sweet to make it for her.

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  42. I am so in awe of this design. I positively love it. The colors, textures, and details just blow me away. Great work!

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  43. AWESOME no words to describe this I am in awe!!

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  44. What a gorgeous piece of embroidery! Your mother is going to love it! Beautiful work!

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  45. I'm pretty sure I would have died halfway through the bead embroidery. You're a champ!

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  46. Wow, this piece is spectacular. All the work that must have gone into it. It is beautiful. I could never do anything like that.

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  47. wow, you really went to town on this one!!! excelent and lots of hard work in it!

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  48. Wow! This is completely amazing and totally original!

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  49. Seed beaders really amaze me! What a fancy & unique piece. Sure to garner many compliments for the wearer :)

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  50. Your mother will love your beautiful necklace. My, it takes my breath away..all those tiny little beads creating something so eye-catching! Just beautiful...

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  51. WOW! That's stunning!! Beautiful job!

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  52. Wow wow wow! Now that's a piece I would put in a shadowbox and display on the wall of my studio! Gorgeous!

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  53. Love, love, love the color combination; I'm a beadweaver, have done some bead embroidery but nothing on this magnitude. Spectacular!

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  54. WOW! I am in awe of the artwork you created here! I would never have the patience...or the eyesight...or the creativity...to create such a masterpiece! You did an absolutely beautiful job!!

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  55. That's a fantastic piece. I love the contrast between the two sides and the flowers in the center are wonderful.

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  56. Your design is stunning! I love your bead work. Cheers!
    Lori D.

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  57. just gorgeous, I know I would have cried if I got seed beads for my soup, I have much respect for your work, very nice...

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  58. Very beautiful piece I love the colors.

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  59. Neat necklace! A unique and and creative design. I like that you decided to add more flowers. They really create an attractive focal point together like this. Fab job!

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  60. I love this necklace! The flowers are just darling, and they go so well with bead embroidery. Fantastic job. :)

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  61. Oh.My! It is amazing!!! You did such a lovely job and it is definitely "worthy" of the BSBP! lol! I am "ohhhing" and "ahhhing" over it! :)

    Alesha

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  62. What a beautiful gift!! No doubt this will be loved! Really beautiful work...this type of work just amazes me!!!

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  63. My goodness is this necklace stunning! Really amazing beadwork. The design is very unique and fun, I love the placement of the stones and flowers. You mom is going to love this!!

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  64. Amazing! Wow,that is a lot of work, it really is beautiful and your Mom is very lucky!
    Sonya

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  65. I really love what you created. It is truly stunning. Great job!

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  66. Your skills and imagination are really impressive. You definitely met this challenge head on and created something to be proud of. Nicely done!!

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  67. I am in awe! That is an amazing piece of artistry.

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  68. Bead embroidery is something I've never been able to do. Your necklace is gorgeous!

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