Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup 8 Reveal!

hello there thanks for stopping by!

wander and song bird
Ceramic Bird created by me, and Wander Polymer Clay link Tania made!
This is a necklace that is pretty darn cool but sadly I couldn't get a decent picture of it!


Lori paired me up this time around with Tania Spivey of Moobie Grace Designs. Our design styles are quite similar, she has a inspiring personality, she's fun to tease and it's been such a pleasure getting to know her these past few weeks. I have made another new cool and very talented friend thanks to this blog hop! Thank you Lori!

What a fabulous mixture of soup ingredients Tania sent me, some I had never used before! I had to just dig right in!! She sent so many focal components and so many clasps I was totally confused (but Tania soooo gets me!) so I just tried to use them all! I did end up with quite a few pieces created from the leftovers and some that I still haven't used yet! I will post pictures of those soon! Tania thank you so much for being a very giving and gracious partner for this blog party!






I have had this idea for a necklace for a very long time and never had the motivation to create it, so the first thing I had to do was order more of these yummy orange recycled glass beads and finally create it! The "believe" charm is from my special stash just waiting to shine!


I created this bracelet using the Tania made bird clasp with a little of this and a little of that from each bag in the package she sent me! O and the charms you see...that poly clay feather charm front and center, the hidden key charm and that bright shiny copper dangle were of course Tania made!



The focal is a ceramic heart I created, and I sent a similar one to Tania to use in her soup. The colorful Tania made barrel logs are polymer clay beads, the copper link Tania made as well, a Tania made link that I used as part of the clasp. The focal heart that I created,  I've only made three of them and doubtful I'll make more just like this one.  You see every since my son passed away a "heart" has had new meaning to me.. it comes and goes... it's broken...it's cracked...it has a huge hole, it's always something.. but this heart is a happy heart.. a heart blooming out of a spring flower bringing some sort of peace to my soul knowing that oh, just knowing!!! :)


I have added wood beads in two sizes and shapes, the brass leaf clasp, and a Vintaj finding that surrounds the Tania made "seek" poly clay bead.. the carnelian donut focal has a Vintaj finding too and that dangle from the donut an old vintage earring! This one sold like 4 times already but I couldn't give it up! ugh... I mean really what was I 'seeking'??


Now this bracelet! Well... AWESOME SAUCE!!! Don't you think???
The etched bar focal is what else Tania made! :)
The fab starfish ceramic charm was created by Nan Emmet.. (she's good.. really really good!)
I just had to take a ton of pictures from different angles!!





I almost forgot to mention the clasp (again Tania made) ... it matches my new glasses!! :)


These last two are born from leftover beads, trying new techniques and just playing around! The necklace is full of the triangle wood beads, some kyanite, bone, moonstone, faceted shell pearls and bling tied with waxed linen.


I wanted to create something special using the Tania made feather charm. I went to the art shop and created the ceramic lily so that all the components I used could dangle freely.



I encourage you all everyday to push yourself just a little, create something new... always believe in yourself.. You can do it! -- Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your stay.. and if you have already visited my partner Tania to see her incredible work and what she made...  Follow this link to the participant list!  Enjoy your hopping!!

 "To Learn, To Teach, To Share!" peace, vonna

77 comments:

  1. Wow!! I love how you used your soup. Your design style is so great - I love the use of fiber, metal and natural stone together. My favorite is the starfish bracelet. Beautiful!!!

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  2. Vonna, everything is stunning!As I scrolled each piece outdid the previous.

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    1. Jayne! thank you sweetie! :)

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  3. ok, Ima drooling!!! especially that one with the carnelian donut

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  4. FINALLY back home, and wanted to visit your blog first!! I adore everything! My favorite of course is the heart necklace...not that I don't love everything, because everything is fantabulous!! (LOVE the orange believe necklace) but the heart has special meaning to me, and I love that you created something using one too!! Although the seek necklace is pretty freaking fantastic too! I've had a ball this BSBP...thank you for that Vonna!! Oh, I don't want to take credit for things I didn't make, Humble Beads made the tiny key charm, and I didn't make the torched copper knot toggle...I can't remember who did, but I can't claim that either!!! ;) P.S - I held on tight to both of my necklaces...last weekend and today...but yeah...I would have chased them down!! LOL!

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    1. Thank you sweetie! :)

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  5. Stunning designs! I love the way you used your soup elements to create such beautiful pieces!

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  6. So earthy I just love it! The seal and the triangle wood necklace take the cake for me - great photos too

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  7. Wild and crazy as usual, Vonna! Love them all!

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  8. What a fabulous soup you received and such beautiful works of art you created with it!! Such a beautiful BoHo collection! I honestly love each and every piece, though I am partial to the ocean so I think I'd select the bracelet with the etched cuff and ceramic starfish as my favorite!

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  9. Looking at these pieces soothes my soul - it looks to me as though you and Tania really got one another. Glorious :)

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  10. Some delicious soup you received and some yummy creations! I want to eat them up! Awesome stuff!

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  11. I had no idea you were doing ceramic now, but it's AWESOME! I so so want that first necklace -- totally my style and I just love everything about it. There is not a single piece here that I wouldn't be proud to wear. I've known you a long time, and I've never seen you make anything less than awesome, truly. You rock and then some.

    Love you!

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    1. Lori, you are sweet beyond compare! I am glad we are friends and I wouldn't trade that for the world! Thank you for pairing me up with Tania what a great match but then again you know me well! Love you much too!

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  12. Such lovely work well done!

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  13. simply gorgeous - a great way of putting components together. I just wish that you had posted some overhead shots so that the pieces could be seen fully and enjoyed thouroughly

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  14. What a sea of inspiration, Vonna! And what a great partnership between you and Tania! Wow.... I'm totally overwhemeld. So many beautiful creations, what you shown us here - simply georgous!

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  15. Great soup you got (as your partner as well!) and you did some gorgeous pieces! I would wear any of them, perhaps all at the same :-D Love the!

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  16. so many creations!!!! you mixed media amazingly!!! heart bracelet is my fav!!!

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  17. Beautiful and unique designs, love all your pieces.

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  18. Fabulous soup and you've created some gorgeous pieces, loving the etched bracelet and the textures in the seek necklace

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  19. The pairing of you and your partner was so inspiring, You both sent each other the most amazing soups and you each made the most stunning pieces!!!!!

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  20. You made great use of your BS - really unique designs. Love each of your bracelets - the one with the bird clasp is so fun and original.

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  21. You really made some beautiful pieces! I think my favorites are the bracelet with the starfish charm, and the orange beaded necklace. Such a great soup!

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  22. Such neat components, some with inspiring words. I liked your use of yellow beads, and I also really liked the necklace you made just playing around.

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  23. Wow, I love everything you did. I like the way you brought together so many differnt materials. Gorgeous bead soup, very inspiring.

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  24. What a delicious soup, and *everything* you made it just gorgeous! I love your work! <3

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  25. so many different pieces - wow. Definitely nice earthy theme!

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  26. Awesome soup! And incredible pieces! I love the clasps and the log beads. How earthy and wonderful. I'm trying to pick a fav and I think I've chosen that beautiful bracelet with the starfish charm. It's hard to choose for sure though. Everything is beautiful.

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  27. OH MAN! That starfish bracelet is breathtaking! Absolutely delightful!

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

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  28. So impressed with all your unique designs, Vonna! I see many of my favorite components, but you put them together in totally unexpected ways :)

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  29. Hi Vonna, Your wander necklace is great. The bird clasp in that bracelet is cute and very unique. It was clever of you to use the Vintaj filigree as a bail for the carnelian donut and the seek bead goes will with that focal. The kyanite really gives that necklace zing.

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  30. Everything is gorgeous - I LOVE your style!

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  31. Truly beautiful designs. My favorite, if I had to choose just one, has to be the necklace with the carnelian donut. And I really love how you arranged that first necklace for your post's opening photo. It's a fabulous shot.

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  32. You received a beautiful soup from your partner and what you created are simply stunning! You have a special way of combining beads and components that is not over the top and it's just perfect. Beautifully photographed and presented. You did an amazing job!

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  33. Such a visual feast! I love all of the pieces you made. I couldn't possibly pick a favorite!

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  34. Stunning soup and amazing jewellery! I ♥love♥ every piece you created... beautiful & unique designs and great use of colours!

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  35. WOW, just WOW. I absolutely love your style, the way you combine colors and textures. All your pieces are gorgeous, as was your soup.

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  36. Gorgeous work! Really Soup-er! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't wan to miss a thing!

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    1. Thank you Terri! I'm still hopping too.. might take me until the next bead soup but I'll get there! :)

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  37. Your creations are fabulous! You have a unique way of mixing and matching beads, dangles and findings and using mixed media, too! They feel earthy and organic. I like the cluster of the bird clasp bracelet and the necklace with the wood beads and the vintage findings! Just awesome!

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  38. Lovin the sea star bracelet! Great soup!

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  39. Each and every one of the pieces you created are so unique, so eclectic, so wonderfully one-of-a-kind. I love them all. If I HAD to pick a favorite (and I don't exactly know why I would) I especially like the first two pieces: the recycled glass necklace and the the bracelet with the bird clasp. Of course, all of your designs are just exceptional!!

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