April 13, 2013

A Bead Soup one hit wonder~

Sherry sent me some
beautiful beads with which to play.

(and some perfectly stitched Sunshine earrings)
(and no, you can't have them!)


But...um...
The soup colors?
 A major challenge for me.

I've only gotten one necklace/earring set made so far,
and I'm about to tell you why.


I spent a whole lot of time staring at the beads


and then I spent a whole lot more time
digging through my seed beads
to find some additional shades
for the shading the crazy lace
cab called for


before finally deciding
I don't even own the right shades.
And that my friends,
is saying something.


So I did my best in spite of myself.

And the second person who saw it
bought it.

I *love* that people are so different.

And so awesome.

~~

(I'm not even a rule breaker this time.)
(I used the clasp!)


As always, many heartfelt thanks to 
the magnificent Lori Anderson McDaniel
for hosting another Bead Soup Extravaganza.
You're a peach!

I can't wait to see what Sherry Stokey
made with the soup I sent.
Let's go take a peek,
K?

And if you want to take a creatively
awesome journey with me,
you will find the complete list
of all participants in
round 2
HERE.

~~

57 comments:

  1. Holy Cow! If this is what you can do with beads that AREN'T in the right shades... I'm in awe.

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  2. OMG! That is awesome. What beautiful colors. That stone was gorgeous and you made it even gorgeouser.....(I'm sure that's a word). Fantastic job.

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  3. WOW! This is just Beautiful! LOVE the colours!

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  4. WOW!
    Such beautiful colors. Such beautiful creations!

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  5. Great work with the colours out from your comfort zone :-) A lovely necklace.

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  6. Well, shoot. I was going to use "gorgeouser" but Jean took it. Now what?
    You done good, kid. Sorry, that's the best I could come up with - it's early.

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  7. Wow, FABulous colours! Whatever you did, it was JUST the right thing.

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  8. This is fabulous Julie!!!! Lovely work as always.

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  9. Gorgeous necklace! No wonder it got snagged in an instant :-)

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  10. Holy Moly that piece is freaking stunning and I can see why it sold because it is freaking gorgeous! Totally awesome piece girl!!!

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  11. Now, that colours are definately out of my comfort zone too... But you've made a very unique piece with it - I see a little penguin! And I like, what I see :0)

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  12. Amazing piece, I'm a fan of grellow so this rocks!

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  13. Your beading talent is awesome; creating something beautiful from a humble, dare I say it, ugly duckling stone takes pure talent! Beautiful work.

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  14. I love crazy lace !! and I am always in awe of those who create such gorgeous designs from seed beads. You did a fabulous job and your beadwork is amazing !! Love it !!

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  15. Wow, y'all. Thank you so much.
    This really was a hard one for me~ I don't speak "grellow" as Pipa put it. :)

    Your feedback is much appreciated.

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  16. You've got some awesome skills lady! Beautiful, beautiful bead work!

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  17. Wonderful design concept! I wish I had been the 'second person'!!

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  18. What a beautiful creation! You had some rockin soup ingredients! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with the rest of us!
    Cheryl

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  19. I think you need to work outside of your color zone more, because u knocked the bead ball out of the park. GREAT JOB WOOOO HOOOOO ! ! !

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  20. That beading is amahzing! wowser! I'm always in awe of what seedbeaders create! Christie

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  21. You've made a wonderful necklace!

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  22. Juli! The necklace is seriously gorgeous! And I'm not just saying that cuz I am a SUPER FAN of everything you create☺ The colors are really awesome together♥ Just wow!
    The person who bought it definitely has a good eye;~)

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  23. Woooow, this piece is breathtaking. You rocked the color combo !

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  24. I'd have had trouble with that color scheme too, but you rocked it! Your lady is such fun!

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  25. I am awed and inspired by your beadweaving!

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  26. just gorgeous, I am in awe of anyone who can do this much work, so much detail, just lovely

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  27. Beautiful work. You are the absolute mistress of the seed beaded cabs. Can a gal ever have too many shades and sizes of seed beads? No way!

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  28. Gorgeous piece, you did a great job and the seed beads are perfect.

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  29. I love that you've already found someone to love the great necklace set you created. Have fun playing with the rest of your soup.

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  30. Well, Sis, you totally rocked it -- your colors or not. It's gorgeous. And that little shot of bright yellow that matches the little spot on the cab? Brilliant. Totally awesome. It's a little detail that speaks volumes. Congratulation!!'

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  31. O M Gosh! Supper stunning, I'm not a yellow girl either but LOVE what you did, your bead work is immaculate!

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  32. realli impressive necklace!!!!

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  33. That my dear sister friend is turning lemons into lemonade! You did a beautiful job with your soup mix. I love Sherry's earrings too. They are so adorable!

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  34. Wow! Your beadwork skills are seriously awesome. The shading you were able to accomplish totally works with the stone. I know I would have been stumped with all the yellow also, but you absolutely rocked it!

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  35. You steered those grays away from sober, all the way to fantastic!! I actually love this color combination and I'm totally mad for this piece! I've been parked on your blog a long time this morning, taking in your magnificient beadwork on those bezels. Stunning!!

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  36. What an amazing make... you're so fabulous, Juls. I hope you're doing better too. Miss you, miss love bug!!! <3

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  37. many compliments for your skills, you are very talented.
    difficult colors for me too, but you did a great job, I'm glad you found a person who loved it! it is stunning!!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, what fun BSBP!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  38. Looks like you had the perfect colors to me:) Your bezels are fantastic, love what you did with your soup ingredients.

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  39. Wow! Love what you did with the focal. Stunning! The colours are gorgeous.

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  40. The colors so worked. I can see why you sold it. Way to stretch yourself and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  41. ~brilliant both in color and work...a wonderful job creating...thank you kindly for stumbling over and leaving your words~

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  42. Wow your beading technique is superb! Wonderful job!

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  43. Many people are afraid of yellow, you did a beautiful job!

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  44. Yes - I am one of the many people afraid of yellow I confess. But yellow with greys and black works beautifully. You sure did it justice, not surprised to here it's got a new home

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  45. I would have been puzzled with these colors too! Talk about a challenge...but you sure overcame it with this gorgeous piece!

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  46. Each person's color perception is different. It looks to me (my eyes & monitor) like you matched the colors rather well! *lovely work*

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  47. That, my dear, is a glorious necklace! The colors are so honey-warm, even with all the grays, it looks like the sunbeams breaking through the thunderheads.

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  48. What a great job with your soup! Your piece is really stunning...such great color and design..and your beadwork...wow!

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  49. I'm a little late in my Bead Soup hopping... But, wow! That piece is absolutely stunning. You did an amazing job--looking at it, I would have never ever guessed that it had given you troubles. You are seriously talented, and I continue to be in awe of your work. :D

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  50. Juli your necklace is outstanding!

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  51. I love the pendant you made. It makes me want to take up seed beading.

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  52. I can see why the second person bought it. Those are not even my colors but I find it amazing.

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