30.3.13

Bead soup is served....




It is finally here the day of the reveal, I was still playing with my soup right up until midnight last night and have only just finished editing the photos minutes before writing this post!

Here is a reminder of the ingredients the lovely Maddison sent for me....




I had so many ideas but a lot of them were not as successful as I had hoped, I was going to use the clasp, connectors and the pink banded agate all in one black and hot pink bracelet but no matter how I put them together I could not get the look I wanted so I made this instead....

I love this bracelet! I got the black and flower theme from the clasp and added some goldstone for sparkle, some beaded beads that I made after watching Malin de Koning's tutorial a white rose from Gaea and this really cute little bronze heart from THEAtoo.
Then I went on to make this from the rose quartz and moss agate....

The lampwork daisy bead is from beads by Laura and the cute daisy clasp on the back....


Is of course by my fave Daisychain Extra, I even made mismatched earrings to match, if that is even possible??!






And then there was the focal, and that's where every thing started to go wrong!!!

I wanted to use the focal as the centre of a beaded cuff with embroidered leaves either side I had it all planed out and then when I tried to cut off the wire bail from the back I was a tad heavy handed and the piece broke!!!! Not good, so I supper glued it back together but then the glue dried cloudy, when I email Maddison with the bad news she kindly told me that it could be re stuck with a heat gun (why did I not think of that) so I gave that a go but unfortunately the supper glue did not like that and it went all erm well textured and even more cloudy, but I was determined not to be beat, so I gave it a lick of paint and made it into this....




I chose the flowered paper because it reminded me of what the focal looked like before I ruined it


Sorry I ruined the focal Maddison, but hopefully you like the other things I made, now why not hop along and see what every one else made....


Have a fantastic day x

59 comments:

  1. Hi there just wanted to say i like what you did with your soup awesome. bye for now and Happy beading

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  2. Love the bracelets and earrings and what a creative way to use the focal! Everything turned out very nice!

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  3. I think you did an amazing job, accidents prove our creativity even more!

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  4. Love those earrings!!!

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  5. Very delicate pieces. Love how you revived the focal piece.

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  6. Everything is beautiful. Great save on the focal.

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  7. Everything is gorgeous! Thank you for bringing my attention to the tutorial.

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  8. I love all of your designs but my favourite is the bracelet with the beaded beads. Enjoy the party!

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  9. What a creative way to fix a boo-boo! I'm glad you didn't give up!

    And WOW on the wire bracelet. I've tried to make that style a couple of times but failed miserably.

    Thanks so much for participating!!!!

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  10. So sorry about your disappointment in the broken focal....hope you will go back to it and find something amazing you want to do with it! But LOVE your bracelets and earrings :) I'm going to have to try those flower beads in the first one--very cool!

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  11. They are all beautiful, however, the pink and green one is my favorite. Great job! ~KM http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/6439795#

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  12. Oh no :( Im so sorry the focal broke on you... I would have been devastated ! But you did such a lovely job with the rest of the soup !

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  13. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP
    you did a lovely work to fix the focal accident, brava! never give up!
    and the other pieces are lovely too :)
    ciao dall' Italia

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  14. Beautiful work and your recovery of the focal was brilliant.

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  15. Love all your pieces Niky! So sorry to hear the focal had a mishap, as I said, I am more than happy to send you another so you can finish the piece you work working on. Can't wait to see what happened to the Pink Agate too. Love that wire bracelet with the rose quartz and moss agate! Sorry I haven't been able to complete mine as yet although now I have Easter holidays I will get right on it :)

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  16. I absolutely love everything that you've made... And what a clever way to use your focal! I am beyond impressed. :D

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  17. Nice job with your soup! Love the daisy glass bead bracelet. I sympathize with you ruining your focal. I didn't ruin my focal but ruined an awesome lampwork bead I soldered on a ring. I soldered the copper just fine but made the ring too large (duh) and re soldered it and the bead cracked! Ugggg cannot fix that! I felt bad. That is great you were able to make the issue with the bead into a success!

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  18. Great jewelry! sorry about the focal.Stuff happens. I like your save-clever.

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.

    kathy

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  19. So many lovelies! Great blog post!

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  20. I LOVE the rose quartz bracelet - might you be willing to share your technique? =) hee hee =)

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  21. Beautiful bracelets!

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  22. I love the bracelets and the earring.... but I love most is what you made of the flower.... very creative...

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  23. Your wire bracelet is great, I am going to have to try that technique! Nice save on the focal bead too!

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  24. Love the pink bracelet! And great job on working through the problems with the focal.

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  25. Anonymous31/3/13

    The bracelets are so fresh and contemporary. So sorry to hear about the little accident, I've been given 18th century clay pipes and I'm terrified they're going to meet a grisly end!

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  26. Those earrings are soo fun.. I love them.

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  27. Wonderful save on the focal! Love the pretties you made from your soup too!


    and the sparkle tail on the cursor :)

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  28. I think you did a great job with your mix and even the focal mishap turned into something fresh and unexpected! Thanks for sharing! :-D

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  29. As always, fantastic photography! You are so creative, love it all.

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  30. beautiful work well done!

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  31. I love your black beaded bracelet! And your salvaged focal looks like gold-leaf bead. Very creative!

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  32. You are very creative in your pieces. I really like the black bracelet. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  33. Really like the pieces you made. The black beaded flowers are really cool and love the wirework and color on the second bracelet.

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  34. Amazing work and your photography and presentation is just gorgeous!

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  35. Beautiful work. Love the two bracelets.

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  36. lovely pieces! So sorry to read about your focal but I love what you did with it!

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  37. ♥ the third bracelet, super sweet ♥

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  38. I love the pink bracelet and I am going to try the wire technique. I really makes the beads special. great job.

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  39. Your bracelets are gorgeous! I love your photography!

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  40. the bracelets and earrings are adorable, and I love how you solved the dilemma of the broken focal and were able to use it well!

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  41. Your bracelets definitely make up for an accident, they're gorgeous! Thx as well for the link to that beaded bead tutorial, I will definitely explore that.

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  42. Anonymous3/4/13

    Ohhh - I've been holding my breath working with the glass beads in my soup (I'm in the 3rd reveal). I can only imagine the horror of having it break. But you recovered well -- lovely pieces all around! ;)

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  43. super work with wire!

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  44. lovely designs !! The black bracelet with beaded beads is my favorite !

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  45. You did a great job with your soup. I don't think that you ruined the focal you simple repurposed it. It looks great on your journal.

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  46. Love the journal! Sometimes our biggest "oopsies" turn into some of our best creations! :)

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  47. I think you did a great job with your soup and I LOVE what you did with the focal bead, even if it was an accident!

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  48. I really like the bracelet. I love Happy Accidents!

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  49. I know you didn't intend to make what you did with the focal, but I absolutely love it!

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  50. I really love your bracelets - and the focal... it's very cute as it is now :) you never know what an accident turns into!

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  51. Both your bracelets are lovely. I'm a big fan of mismatched earrings and yours are so cute.

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  52. You did a great job of making the best of a bad situation. I'm glad you were still able to use the focal for something even if it's not exactly as you had intended. It didn't go to waste at least! As far as your other creations, the bracelet with the daisy clasp is fabulous! I like the way you wrapped the beads with the wire. Very nice design accent. Yummy soup overall :)

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  53. Love both bracelets and matching mismatched earrings.

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  54. Love the matching bracelet an earrings.

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