Saturday, May 10, 2014

Soup Is Served!

I have had the great pleasure of taking part in the 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by the amazing Lori Anderson! My very generous and talented partner, Rana Wilson sent me the fabulous soup below! Yummy!


We had to use the focal bead and the clasp in our piece, and I chose to use most of the rest of the beads she sent too! Aren't these colors beautiful! I decided to do something asymmetrical so that I could work the lampwork focal into the necklace and have it hang correctly. My first thought was to use it as a focal tassel of sorts, with strands of small seed beads coming out of it. However, it is drilled so small that would have been impossible. I think this turned out better anyway!
I love the texture on this toggle clasp! I think the weight of it balances out the focal quite nicely.




Please hop over to see what Rana created with the soup that I sent to her, and then I
hope you will hop on over HERE to see what everyone else has created! 

Until next time, create something beautiful!
Rachel

45 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous soup you received! Looks like you had fun! You did good, I have the hardest time with asymmetrical, just can't seem to do it lol

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  2. That soup is stupendous! The bracelet is beautiful and you've done the asymmetrical thing so very well.
    Christie

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  3. Love what you made from your bowl of sunshine!!

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  4. What luscious fun colors! Wearing your bracelet would brighten up your day instantly.

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  5. That is a beautiful toggle and focal!! Love how you have set them both off to best advantage!! Very Nice!!!

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  6. Love the bright colors and the slightly off centered design! Great job! xo Genea

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  7. Summer in a necklace! Great piece.

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  8. Beautiful is right! The colors are so very spring-y and what a fabulous idea to go asymmetric!

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  9. Great use of that very colorful soup. Looks like my partner and yours sent the same kind of clasp. Mine looks just like that.

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  10. You made a fabulous, asymmetrical necklace with your bead soup. I love the colours.

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  11. Wow what a color soup mix! I love the toggle and what you created.

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  12. A very nice summery festive necklace! Love that focal bead! Great job!

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  13. I love the way to designed this - yummy indeed! xoxo

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  14. I love the asymmetric style you gave to the necklace. Very well done and for sure lots of fun to be worn.
    Sabine

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  15. I love what you did with the focal!! I've never been able to work well asymmetrically, but I love the look. I'm so glad you enjoyed the soup!! :)

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  16. Stunning necklace - love the colours and the design. You did a great job of showcasing that lovely focal.

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  17. This soup is utterly delicious! Beautiful!

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  18. What lovely colours! I like how you have made the necklace asymetrical.

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  19. Your soup was quite delicious and your design is beautiful, Rachel! The delicate necklace really enhances the lovely colours of your focal :)

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  20. What a colorful bead soup. It looked like candy. Love what you did with it and I loved your clasp. I received one just like it, but I was not able to get the bar to work with a two-strand design. So I made my own bar. Yeah, I'm like that. Beautiful work.

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  21. I like how you made the necklace asymmetrical with the focal to the side - very nice. Your design used the bright colors very nicely!

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  22. Mmmmm! Gorgeous soup! Love the asymmetrical design!!

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  23. What a colorful necklace! Lovely! Hugs, Doris

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  24. That necklace says, "Summer!" Very pretty.

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  25. Gorgeous! Really pretty necklace :-)

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  26. Lovely design, it looks so summery! :)

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  27. sunny, full of colours and sparkles creation!

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  28. Oh, Rachel, what a juicy fresh soup you received! The assymmetry of the piece really makes that lovely lampwork focal pop, and you're absolutely right - that stunning clasp *does* balance things out. Great work!

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  29. What a lovely summery necklace! Love the colour palette of your bead soup.

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  30. gosh! what a colourful soup you received! I think you embraced the challenge fantastically and the necklace is just gorgeous!

    http://littlemake.blogspot.com

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  31. great job with the scale of the small beads and the large focal. =)

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

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  32. Hi Rachel, GREAT design -- so visually interesting!! I was excited to see that you won Erin's bead soup -- enjoy!
    Wendy

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  33. You definitely did!!! Create something beautiful that is! I love your necklace.....beautiful colours, the asymmetry, the balance and harmony. Just beautiful!!!

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  34. Oh that is just stunning, I love love love it. Beautiful design and showcase for the focal bead.

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  35. So pretty! Love the colors and focal !

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  36. That mix you receive just screams spring and you answered it with a necklace that meets up to those expectations and more! Beautiful.

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  37. Such a pretty and delicate necklace. I love all the bright, happy colors! Well done!

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  38. delightful pieces - reminds me of spring

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  39. Wow, it's not only asymmetrical by design but also by color - and this is what really made your focal stand out! Beautiful!

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