Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup...and something especially for you!

Welcome!  This is reveal day for the 3rd Bead Soup Party!Hope you are hungry - there are lots of bead soup varieties out there, so save some room:)

What is a bead soup blog party?  Our host, Lori Anderson from Pretty Things, posts a sign up.  Participants are paired up and we send our partner a focal piece, clasp and any extras we would like.  We then create a jewelry item using the required focal and clasp, and more elements at our discretion!  On the reveal day (today) the participants blog-hop to see the pieces!  Fun, some chaos, and lots of yummy bead soup goodness ensues!

My partner this round was LeAnn Weih of Summers Studio.  She sent some amazing bronze clay pieces accompanied by turquoise, pale green new jade and sumptuous silk cord.  Here is a reminder...


And here is the finished piece...actually pieces :) 




Of course, the bronze key pendant is the focal for the necklace.  I included a couple of the turquoise coins and the jade, then added a few of my torch-fired enamel beads and some yummy Czech glass I had in my stash.  Using the brass chain LeAnn sent and some bronze wire that I patinaed I wrapped the elements into a longish necklace with the lovely bronze clasp on the side.  The one element I was least comfortable with was the beautiful silk cord...I cut small pieces and opened them up, then tied them in a couple places.

I made earrings from the key charms...


I had some extra materials and decided to create something else, just for you!  A bracelet that I would like to giveaway to a lucky blog reader!  Leave a comment, and I will enter you in a drawing to be held on Tuesday evening...say 8:00 pm...that will give everyone time to make it through all the bead soup party blogs, hopefully!  No other hoops to jump through, just leave a comment!

left over bead soup, plus a bronze heart and a "grace" charm (enameded and resin-filled by me)


Now, off to the party!!  Here is the complete list of the bead soup participants...please, go and visit all these wonderful artists blogs and  drool over their work!  Leave a comment and show some bead soup love :)

164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio  My partner!! Visit her first, and see what she made out of the goodies I sent her, okay?!

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things (your hostess)
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 
23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux
50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks

52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa
60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do

61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver
70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit

71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
75.  Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done!
76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 
80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook

81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations
90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss

91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
100.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings

101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 
103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 
112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  
123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry
130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 

131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter
140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy

141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 
150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions

151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 
160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory

161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings
170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope

171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
175.  Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass 
176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me

181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos
190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.

191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious
200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend

201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208.  Melissa Meman...awww, you are already here!!
209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210.  Shirley Moore, Homeschooling Life

Whew!!! Have fun!!!!




115 comments:

  1. Love your creations very creative and pretty. I really like the earrings too those little bows just add that extra little wow. The bracelet is beautiful too. My name was at the bottom so I started on the bottom so us bottom people would get some love lol

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  2. SO, So pretty Melissa!! Love, love all the pieces you made! LeAnn's pieces are great! And yes, I'll take that bracelet...Thank you! LOL!

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  3. Hi Melissa,

    I LOVE what you have created and that you are giving away a piece of it all -- PLEASE sign me up for that! I decided to start at the bottom of the list too (I'm in the middle at #95). I hope you get a really good response from the swap/hop -- So much fun!

    Emanda
    ArtymeziaATyahooDOTcom
    Artemisia's Studio

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  4. I love this so much, Melissa. The turquoise and bronze are a beautiful combination and the addition of the turquoise fabric just sets everything off! Beautiful work ... absolutely positively!

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  5. Nice work, Melissa! I love the key pendant and that you made matching earrings! Cool set. xo ~ osc

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  6. Oh, my, but you have made a beautiful necklace. I love how you used the turquoise to hang the key from. Glad you could find a way to use the silk. I hadn't even thought of opening it up like that. Clever! Yes, I'll have the bracelet :-) Thanks for being my partner!!!!

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  7. oooo, yes please, I LOVE this soup! your creations are beautiful and I love the colour, love the focal too....awesome!

    It would be fab to win the bracelet...good luck to all who leave comments! ;o)

    have a great weekend...

    hugs

    hello gorgeous xxx

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  8. Great soup recipe!! This has been so much fun...can't wait for the next party to begin:)

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  9. #209 here....WOW very, very pretty, great work...

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  10. Beautiful things from my beautiful sister!

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  11. Very nice creations! the necklace and earrings make such a beautiful set. And someone is going to enjoy that bracelet! (me?)

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  12. What fancy wire work! And a beautiful color scheme. Nicely done :)

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  13. Ok this one is one of my favorites! I really like it. Love what you did.

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  14. really lovely! Favorite colors... you had some nice components to work with!

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  15. My goodness what a gorgeous array of pieces I love them all! The key theme is very cool and kind of nostalgic. Thanks for stopping by my blog too, isn't this fun!?

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  16. Your design of the elements is Great! Esp. the wire wrapping you did on the focal stone above the key. WOW is all I can say. One of my fav. and the bracelet too, I could wear this everyday!

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  17. Your artwork here is gorgeous - so many gorgeous pieces!!! Love the tidbits of ribbon...and the colors - gorgeous! have I mentioned this is gorgeous??? :)

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  18. Love what you designed. The ribbons add a fun element. Yummy soup!

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  19. Anonymous4:15 PM

    i was so busy looking at all the bead soup designs that I almost forgot to leave a comment.
    I love all the entries.
    Lori Ortiz

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  20. Each is beautiful~ but I particularly love the wire wrapping on that turquoise. Excellent!

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  21. Your pieces have me sighing dreamily. . .they're just so heavenly. Isn't this fun!

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  22. Wow Melissa -- I love what you made! Turquoise is one of my favorite colors and you really put your soup ingredients together well. The necklace is spectacular and I love the earrings -- well done!

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  23. Very nice work!! And thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Melissa, leave it to you to create an absolutely gorgeous necklace! You know I love your work...but mixed in with LeAnn's pieces and in a gorgeous teal/blue - sigh, just love it! I would want to wear it every single day. :-)

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  25. Wow Melissa - your wire work is spectacular! Your finished pieces have a very unique and fabulous look to them. I'm a fan. Beautiful!

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  26. Very Nice Work!!! Love the wire work!

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  27. That's some gorgeous goodness! My favorite thing about your designs is that there are handcrafted pieces from both you and Leann...that makes them so special!

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  28. gorgeous , love the colors

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  29. Beautiful - I love the mixed media designs :D

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  30. Wow....yours is one of my favourites so far! Beautiful ingredients and just beautiful jewellery. I would love to be in with a chance of winning! The key pendants are so cool and I especially love the wire wrapped turquoise element that you made in the necklace. Gorgeous!

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  31. So elegant, so well crafted. Gorgeous. I am a great fan of LeAnn and you did her proud.

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  32. Lovely wire work and lovely blues - great job!

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  33. LOVE LeAnn's pieces! I am so jealous that you have some of her new keys and I don't! Beautiful!!

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  34. I love all of your pieces! Those earrings are super cool:)
    I would love to win your bracelet giveaway:0

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  35. Great vintage look. So soft and feminine.

    Beautiful wirework.

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  36. What a wonderful design. I really liked the way you wrapped the turqoise bead to attach the key pendant. Just beautiful.

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  37. Lovely colors and beautiful wire work. Nice Job!

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  38. LOVE what you did! And I have a hard time with cording and lace, too -- some people can make it lay nicely and behave, but mine gets all uppity.

    I really admire your skill!

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  39. What great beads and what wonderful wire work to connect them all. Great necklace and earrings, like what you did with the silk ribbon, too. Love the bracelet you are giving away, thank you!

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  40. You were so lucky to have LeAnn as a partner I personally own that key and a few of her other pieces and they are fab! You did a great job and I especially like your wire wrapping, very cool.
    Shannon C

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  41. I love everything you did with this, the assymetry and all the elements, it's fantastic! The bracelet is pretty special, don't mind if I enter to win myself!

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  42. Oh, I LOVE the soup ingredients you got and the execution of the recipe is superb (of course! Because everything you make is superb) And I totally want that kickin' bracelet ;o)

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  43. I love your taste! I'm coming back to check out your blog more often. so pretty and just perfect.

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  44. Love the wirework on your necklace.

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  45. What a beautiful eclectic vibe this piece gives off. I love it.

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  46. Loved what you cooked up with your soup mix! The wrap on the turquoise really draws your eye, beautiful. The bracelet is so nice--thanks for a chance to wear it myself! CJ

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  47. I am mad for that weave around the bead, & the colours are great, really nice work. Love your style

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  48. Love, love, love them all. especially the bracelet...guess a sister can't win, huh?

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  49. Melissa, love all the jewelry you made and you were so lucky to get to work with LeAnn's pieces. You show them off so well.

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  50. I love LeAnn's work and have a few of her pendants too - you did a great job with them! I have yet to try ribbon, so I would be a little nervous about them too. Great job - gorgeous stuff!

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  51. Wandering through the soup, and seeing what great imaginations, and wonderous designs people came up with has been fun. I really love your style, and maybe I can be brave enough to add some silk to some of my designs, too. ;)

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  52. Oh wow those are absolutely gorgeous! Love them all! :)

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  53. You had a lovely soup, Melissa and I love your wirework in these awesome pieces!

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  54. Most excellent! I really like how you've created coordinating pieces and pulled everything together. The colors really take center-stage, as well as the great mix of textures! Like I said, "Most excellent!"

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  55. Wow, great colors! Love it, love it, love it, Melissa!

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  56. I love mixed media, and your wire weaving skills.

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  57. What a lovely piece! I love your enameled beads along with the beautiful key components and goodies! I think you did a great job with the silk :)

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  58. drooled all the way down! I love your pieces.

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  59. love the creations. I like how you used so many different wire techniques in your finished pieces..looks like you had a lot of fun making these designs!

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  60. Really lovely jewelry. I like longer necklaces and wire wrapping so this necklas was one of the favourites this far. Love the bracelet and earrings as well!

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  61. Lovely colours... that blue is gorgeous... your enameled beads are great!

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  62. I love what you created Melissa, and you are right, this is a lot of soup to get through but so much fun! I hope to be able to particiapte next go round, missed the deadline this time.

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  63. I am going to tell you that you are the last of the soupers I needed to visit and you were the icing on the cake! Stunning!!!!

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  64. Wow! Your work is gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

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  65. Wow, love your pieces, great colors. Also, saw that you are taking Pipe Dreams, me too, see you there!

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  66. Oh My! Lovely, feminine creations you made with all those lovely, incredible ingredients! I think the touch of silk ribbon was the perfect touch. But I really LOVE the herribone wire wrap! I MUST learn how to do that! Thank you and Congratulations!

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  67. Oh wow, Melissa, how wonderful! Really really great!

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  68. Just Beautiful!!! Love the necklace, the bronze key and enameled beads. Love the bracelet too! Great Bead Soup.

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  69. Oh I love the colors of all the pieces that you made - what gorgeous wire wraps...I might have to take some lessons yet and begin yet another complusive/obsessive craft.

    Would love to own your bracelet!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. Love the wire work you have done and the creative way you crafted the beautiful necklace. I look forward to leaving comments for the other participants too!

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  71. Wow, you really made some wonderful pieces! I love the wirework. And the earrings are just adorable! The splash of color from the cording is wonderful!

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  72. Love the wire work you have done and the creative way you crafted the beautiful necklace. I look forward to leaving comments for the other participants too!

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  73. Love your designs. The colors and the metals are beautiful. Would love the bracelet.

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  74. Beautiful pieces, Melissa!! Love your wire wrapping!

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  75. very awesome designs

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  76. I love the wire work aroun the turquoise stones, goes so well with the focal.

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  77. Hi Melissa, i have been hopping along like a little bunny visiting each & everyone, i really love the jewelry you have created with your soup, bronze clay & turquoise look amazing together and how nice of you to share one of them with all of us, i love that bracelet very pretty! Thank-you & great job!!

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  78. How romantic! I love these, you did a marvelous job really ^_^ Virginie ViviBijoux.com

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  79. Wonderful pc you have made! The wirewrappings just so spot on. A gorgeous job youve done!!

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  80. Wonderful!!! LOVE the colors and all the wire wrapping. Just fabulous!

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  81. The key with the wire wrapped focal goes perfectly together...brilliant!!! All of the pieces you created are top notch. Well I'm getting to the end of visiting everyone on the list..took me 3 days but meeting you and seeing your work was ..oh so worth it!!!

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  82. Wow so many pieces! I love the use of ribbon in your pieces. All of them look great!

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  83. I love all of your creations! especially your bracelet it is gorgeous, and is something I would wear all the time, its just so pretty!

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  84. Your wire-wrapping is totally gorgeous!!

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  85. Melissa, as always, your designs are luscious and deep! I love them all, and would be honored to wear a bracelet of yours.

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  86. Melissa, this is amazing! I love every piece you have created - and I really, really mean it!

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  87. I love, love, love what you made with your soup. They are all so pretty and I would wear them all the time. Just gorgeous!!

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  88. this is definitely one of my favourites! love the enameled accents! beautifully done!

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  89. Beautiful pieces! Your wire wraps are so pretty and I love the pieces of ribbon, great job!

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  90. I love what you did and I love that you're going to share w/ some lucky person! I just hope that's me! I've enjoyed all 208 blogs (2 more to go!).

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  91. Gorgeous, and oh, what fun! These are wonderful... they remind me of rummaging in the drawers of antique furniture in magical old houses looking for forgotten treasures. :3 Great way to bring all the elements together! These pieces remind me of secrets, as though by wearing them, one could find the mystical Narnia behind the closed door of an old wardrobe. Wonderful, wonderful designs!

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  92. Love all the pieces you made with your bead soup. My favorite thing though is the bits of ribbon used in the earrings. They are so sweet looking!

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  93. i am amazed at all the wonderful pieces i'm seeing in this party! and to have a chance to win is exciting! thank you!

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  94. I must say that you got a very yummy soup and your designs made it much more tastier. Love those earrings...so pretty!

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  95. Wow what a gorgeous soup mix you received. I absolutely love what you have created - especially the final bracelet. Well done!

    Karyn
    Australia

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  96. A lovely set! One detail I really liked was how your wire-wrapping (of the turquoise)have swirls that echo of the scroll design of the key on the pendant.

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  97. Your bead soup pieces turned out so wonderful. When I saw those 2 smaller key charms, I immediately thought earrings and you did all of it justice. And your giveaway bracelet is so pretty. Nice job on all the pieces.

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  98. Ooooooooo! Such beautiful soup ingredients to work with, and the result is spectacular! I love the wire wrapping you did and how it accentuates the focal and beads so perfectly. And...PLEASE put my name in the hat for the bracelet!

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  99. alice8:31 PM

    lovin' the wire wrapping. You rock!
    alicesbeadsandbaubles

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  100. I love your color palette! I am a sucker for teal and chocolate. Sorry for the late comment. Still hopping :)

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  101. Very pretty! Love the fiber in the earrings! You made some great soup!

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  102. Well nobody is going to complain about having won that pretty bracelet! Sorry I was too late to be in the drawing. Kepp up the great work.

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  103. Wonderful jewelry! Very eclectic style that I absolutely love! Sorry I missed your give away but I guess I'm a little slow going through the list!

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  104. I like the touch of ribbon and the collage feel. Nice design!

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  105. Fabulous BEAD SOUP Friend!!! I love what you designed with all your components... Beautiful work!Thanks for sharing your creativity!!
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  106. What lovely things you have made, so sweet!
    Jackie

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  107. Sorry this has taken me so long. I did visit on the 26th but must have missed your posting. Great soup lovely designs.

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  108. Turquoise and wire wrapping...two of my favorite things....love it.

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  109. Really like the wire wrapping you've done! And the bracelet is super cute :)

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  110. Wow - all the pieces are just stunning! I love what you did with LeAnn's pieces. I will say it again, stunning!

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  111. I got the same nasty flu/bronchitis and am just now making my way around the blogs so wanted you to know how much I liked your creations - wish I would have been sooner so I could have had a chance at the bracelet. I loved how you made the little silk bows.

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  112. wow - I am really happy that I have discovered your blog. I am still makign my way through the bead soupers, late, I know, but that way I got to see some more jewelry in your recent posts. How cool your soup pieces are... I love that wire work, I am a wire girl too. Up for a new challenge? Come see my blog....

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  113. Still trying to get to all the soup. I love your soup. All that brass. Gorgeous!

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  114. Yup I am still hopping- more like limping. I started at the end and I am working my way back to where I left off. Your pieces are wonderful. I love your ingredients and the enamel pieces you added are just the right touch of contrasting color and texture. Love the all- can't even pick a favorite!

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