June 19, 2010

Lori: (noun) Fabulous Hostest with the Mostest.


Remember THIS fun thing?  This is day 1 of the unveiling in round 2, so grab a cuppa and be sure to visit the links below to find today's excellent artists.

My soup came from the superfly KJ of Silver Parrot.  I will be creating with this stash for a while!

So Round 2.  I have to admit that time got away from me this go 'round and I was up all night
playing with beads.  Well, not all night.  Half the night? Ok Fine.  It was only a few hours.   Dang, you're good.

It actually wasn't so much a matter of not having the time to work on it and more a matter of where am I going with this?  I've had this focal laying on a bead tray with various other beads in various design schemes for 2 weeks, but the only thing jiving was my inner child shaking her head to the beat of a song called Uh Uh, that's not iiiiiii iiiit.

Yesterday I was packaging some lampwork and noticed this focal peeking out from the bottom of the pile, and that's when the proverbial light bulb exploded creating a new universe.  Literally.  I had been looking at this fantastic raku pendant as a flower, but seeing the planetary glass piece made me realize it is way more of a sunburst.

Ra'Ni


The glass focal has raised surface dots all the way around it.  I should say had, because after I introduced it to the Diamond Max one side and the edges are smooth as buttah.




The pieces came together perfectly creating for me an alien planet drawn to its sun


in a parallel universe colored with its own spice of life. 


I gave her matching earrings 


so she would have constellations in the sky.


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Be SURE to visit Lori at Pretty Things for a comprehensive list~  This is a week long party and there will be beauty to see every day!

Today's Unveilings~

1. Lori, Pretty Things
2. Lorelei, Lorelei1141
3. Norma, Moonlit Fantaseas
4. Beth, EB Bead and Metalworks
5. Katie, KatieBead
6. Kimberly, Bahama Dawn
7. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
8. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
9. Kate, Tropical Blonde
10. Janet, Singing Woods
11. Julianna, YOU ARE HERE.
12. Erin, Treasures Found
13. Jen, JenJudd Rocks!
 

Thanks again to Lori for her excellence in organizing such a great coming together of creative spirits!

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55 comments:

  1. I came back just in the nick of time!! Wow and WOW!! Love how you paired the two beads. And the earrings are perfect, colors amazing and the whole deal extremely inspiring!!
    PS I want to know more about the Bevel Max- who is he?

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  2. wow, your artistry amazes me......you are so creative! I totally love this piece of art, gorgeous!

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  3. Wonderful, Juls - as always! reagrds Stefanie

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  4. @Heather, Thank you. I edited the post to add a photo of the Max.

    @Moon, You are very kind. Thank you so much.

    @Stefani, Thanks! Look forward to seeing yours too. :)

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  5. Are you freakin' kidding me? You are OUT OF THIS WORLD! Literally! I am blown away by how you wrangle seed beads (they terrorize me...no, really, I think they sneak into my bead at night and make it uncomfortable, like the princess and the pea). That is absolutely one of the most creative renderings of soup that I have seen yet.
    I love the way your lightbulbs work.
    Enjoy the day, my friend!
    Erin

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  6. well yeah for procrastination - it works wonders! I love the colors and how your beadwork mimics the art beads - just awesome.

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  7. Really, really awesome - I know someone who would love to own your piece - going to put it on Etsy?

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  8. OH MY GOD! This is freakin' fantastic! Even though I do bead embroidery and bezels, I never in a million years imagined putting that raku focal into a beaded bezel like that. I absolutely LOVE it and the lampwork you paired it with? GENIUS! Definitely delicious soup. You totally rocked it!

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  9. OMG! It is spectacular! You definitely do very well under pressure! great job, I cannot find the right words to describe my thoughts.... Wonderful, wonderful job... love the way your posting unveils its beauty.

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  10. I'm awestruck. What a beautiful set... I can't wait to see what you do with the rest!

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  11. Holy smokes, woman. I am in awe. Woah. I can't believe how gorgeous that is! Wonderful ob!!!!!

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  12. I am so envious of those who can seed bead...it's on my list to tackle. That pendant is exquisite.

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  13. OMGoodness, how amazing are you, what a creation, I mean wow! really WoW!, just speechless. Um? did I say WOW!!!

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  14. Juls, it is awesome!!! I don't know how you work with seed beads like that. I would have been up ALL night. Great job.

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  15. Freakin' awesome lightbulbs you get, my dear. Love the bezel!

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  16. Great work as always, Juls! Love the earthy colors and I LOVE the inspiration behind the piece!!!

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  17. Just...freakin...perfect! How you beady people do that amazing bead sewing thing with the tiny beads never ceases to amaze my! Really lovely.

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  18. Now that's earthy and full of soul! It's not too clunky--I don't like clunky necklaces--but this one steals the show! Love, LOVE this piece and I love how you created art with it!

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  19. STUNNING!!!! your seed bead work is amazing!

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  20. wow..you do the most amazing things with your bead soups..last time i was so surprised at how you created such lovely things from my ceramic soup...
    i'm crazy about these beaded bezels and how you changed the planets..

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  21. Its lovely! Like a starlit night in the dark universe! Your works quite beautiful!!!

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  22. Love it love it love it! Your work is AWESOME Juliana. x x x

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  23. This pendant is really really wonderful - I love how it turned out, you did a great job with matching the seed beads.

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  24. Well I'm totally speachless.
    Absolutely totally gorgious!

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  25. Wow! I love the combination of the two pieces. You did a great job with this necklace.

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  26. OMG GIRL, you freaking rock! That is such a fanDAMNtastic necklace. Now who is thinking of coming down to AL and stealing something in the night. Hmm...I think I remember my military moves :) I am drooling here in Indiana!

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  27. That is one cool necklace and earring set. I love stitching bezels around cabs and beads, and the colors you chose are just beautiful!

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  28. Wow. I am thoroughly impressed and in awe. That is awesome, you are truly talented!

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  29. WOW! Sometimes the best ideas come at the exact right time!

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  30. WOW! girl! that is fantastic! I can not even imagine how complex bead weaving is! Great job!

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  31. Amazing you managed to just whip that up that quickly. I love your interpretation. Oh, and it's gorgeous too ;o)

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  32. I am always amazed at how you talented seedbeaders weave around focal beads! Such a beautiful piece of jewellery!

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  33. Julianna your piece is stunning! I love how you put it together. I know what you mean by trying to over think it then you see something and Wham! It all comes together at the perfect time. I love the matching earrings too, must be a stunner worn together!

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  34. I love you!!!!!! And of course I love your piece and how you can make magic with a sander and some seed beads. I'm sooo jealous! I'm sorry I ran out of time in AL, but now that I'm up in the Va. Beach area, you're welcome anytime!!!

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  35. Me like... me like a lot! Absolutely gorgeous. You are one clever chicky!

    Karyn

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  36. Wow...what a super-creative design. You can tell a lot of thought went into this piece! Great job!

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  37. these are the most beautiful colours. your seedbead work is flawless!

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  38. Wow, this pendant is amazing. You chose a beautiful combination of colors.

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  39. Could you possibly have any more comments? Teehee! xoxox

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  40. That is so pretty!! I love that you altered the piece without fear. Great job!

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  41. This is amazing, I am so glad that you waited for the muse to speak to you!! What a fabulous pendant!

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  42. WOW! Stunning! Your work is amazing.

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  43. Juls, I just got the power back on after a wicked weekend and your blog post just made my day! Girly, this set is "OUT OF THIS WORLD!"

    Seriously, amazing thought process, I just love how your itty bitty beads hold your planet and sun in their itty bitty hugs. Awesome!

    Hope you get a nap (or two) today!

    Hugs!
    Dawn

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  44. Just amazing! My inner child was singing the same song!
    This is a great set. Amazing work.
    Bead Happy!
    Michelle

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  45. Wow y'all. Thank you for the incredibly kind feedback. It means so much when fellow artisans dig your work, so I can't tell you how much I appreciate everyone taking the time to comment on this piece. I'd love to buy you all a new car.

    I'm looking forward to Saturday morning when I'll have time to visit everyone's blog and see your soup creations. **Hugs**

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  46. Very unique and creative! I like the earthy color combination.

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