Saturday, March 30, 2013

This is some Tasty Soup!

It's reveal day!  The first reveal section of the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party begins NOW!  (Interested in learning more about this?  Go here.)

I was paired with the lovely Lea Avroch of LA Jewelry Designs.  Wonderful lampwork.  More wonderful person.  I can't wait to see what Lea made with the soup I sent her!


Here's the soup ingredients that Lea sent me:
Lovely, huh?  I do love me some shades of blue.

Here's what I did with the soup:
I'm calling this piece "Lea by the Sea."  'Cause the lampwork focal just screamed "Ocean!" to me.  And it went really well with one of my art glass cabochon of a mermaid that's been hanging out on my work table.
This is a really different piece for me.  I did stick with some bead embroidery, but kept it very simple.  Where I played a bit was in the neck strap, mixing the silk cord with the flat lampwork spirals and crystals in the soup.
I'm digging the interplay of the fabric and the glass and the pearls and the sparkle.  It feels kind of like the wonders that come ashore with the waves, a collection that's tamed (just a bit) into function.

I'm happy with the results.

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67 comments:

  1. Ohhh, bead embroidery... That scares me ! Love all the soothing blues of this piece :)

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  2. Skylar, I absolutely love it!! And the mermaid pendant is amazing! Warms my heart! I thoroughly enjoyed having you as a partner!

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  3. Gorgeous! And I love the interplay of different techniques

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  4. Love it! I like your playing with different materials and the mermaid pendant is very beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful work!!! Amazing really...

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  6. Great job! Love the colors and the way you put it together!

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  7. ~she sits beautifully in an ocean of blue...gorgeous piece you have created and shared...much love light and blessings~

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  8. Beautiful, Skylar! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. wow, they really go together, the center you made and the 'soup'. GREAT job!!! ~KM http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33113.html

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  10. How fun. A modern day Little Mermaid.

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  11. I love mermaids - this is such a bright, fun piece!

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  12. Beautiful design my friend, a reminder that summer & mermaids aren't that far away! Great Job!:)))

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  13. Isn't it great when the soup works perfectly with something that's been living in your bead stash? The pendant is a great compliment to it, and I really love how you incorporated the fiber and discs -- they look like wonderful strands of seaweed floating around the mermaid. Beautiful!

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  14. Love how you made that focal and the piece shine with a creative vision to bring it all together. Beautiful!

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  15. A fun piece, I especially love that you incorporated the lamp work focal in such a way that the necklace has some asymmetry to it. It makes the whole thing so playful.

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  16. How cool! It's a lovely necklace and you incorporated the soup items really well.

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  17. Leah by the sea is Lovely, and whimsical great piece.

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  18. That is really incredible! Wow!!!!

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  19. What a neat piece. Turned out great.

    ~cryssT

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  20. this is soooo beautiful.... Love how color can inspire you into such beauty;;;;

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  21. Beautiful piece, the color is gorgeous!

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  22. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP
    what a gorgeous necklace, I love it :)
    you are very talented
    ciao dall' Italia

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  23. I love the addition of you glass piece! And I agree those colours are gorgeous!

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  24. Ooh, it does scream ocean - so pretty and unique. Lovely workmanship!

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  25. Love the flowing water feel. just beautiful!

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  26. Very cool piece. The mermaid focal fits perfectly with your soup!

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  27. Love the colour and the piece you have created - very nice!

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  28. Awwww..she is SO beautiful! Love this necklace!

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  29. The seed bead weaving took skills! Nice.

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  30. Your necklace is beautiful with several interesting elements! Congratulations!

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  31. Beautiful work. Great idea. I love it.

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  32. Skylar,

    I love your soup... gorgeous bright colors, fantastic lampwork by Lea and very cool to honor her by naming it after her! Love it!
    :) Kris

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  33. Very nice piece. Great combination of colors

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  34. Beautiful colors, you did an amazing job

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  35. Great use of the Soup. Your site drew me in, I had to explore. The history of beads video was just wonderful. I have to come back and look some more.

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  36. The beautiful colors from the sea. Love it!

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  37. I really like your necklace, very different from what I make.

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  38. gorgeous piece. i especially like the comment "a collection that has been tamed..."

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  39. The blues are amazing! You really nailed it with the design-I am so envious of those who can look at a piece and just know...thank you for sharing your talents with us!

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  40. All the blue does complement your mermaid. Great necklace!

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  41. The mermaid does play off the colors in Lea's lamp work very nicely! Well done.

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  42. Nice combination of techniques, all that blue and a shy mermaid.

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  43. OOOOOOOOOO I love love love this... gorgeous work.

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  44. Beautiful necklace. Love your art glass cab!,,

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  45. This piece is Beautiful!! Very well done and cool right along with it! Have a Blessed Day!!

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  46. Love the colors of the ocean and the mermaid is perfect!

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  47. Great colours, I envy the beadwork.

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  48. Neat Piece! Great beading.

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  49. Love how you incorporated both focals into the design. Your bright blues are lovely!

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  50. Your mermaid is perfect with those beads and makes this a very special necklace.

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  51. Very beautiful piece..I just love your mermaid focal! Fantastic job!

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  52. Just beautiful blues. Lucky you. And the mermaid is perfect.

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  53. Oh, I really adore the way you were able to work all those pieces in together. The way you tied the glass discs onto the cord gives the the necklace so much textural interest. As well, your mermaid focal is just perfect with the lampworked focal. Fabulous job!!

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