Saturday, April 13, 2013

Party Time!!


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Time for the big reveal - it's the second wave of the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party.  Thanks and hugs to the fabulous Lori McDaniel Anderson, who organized over 500 beaders from all over the world, pairing them to swap beads from their stash and make something wonderful.  

I was paired with Kate DuFour, who sent this fabulous soup for me to work with...

So many beautiful beads!  I am a beach girl...born and raised on a Florida barrier island.  This took me back to paradise!  There were more beads than I could do justice to, because of deadlines at work.  I had to settle for one statement piece - a feminine, frothy necklace totally outside my usual style, with companion earrings. 

Pretty in Pink, 2013


This was my first venture into wire crochet, and I hope you'll pardon the pun...but I'm hooked!  The pearls, shells, and rose chips all played so nicely together.  And the flower focal works perfectly.  

I hope you're enjoying the party!  Leave a comment before you go, and let me know what you think.  And please go visit Kate DuFour's blog to see what she made with my soup.  Here's a link to the list of everyone in the second reveal group


42 comments:

  1. Your Pretty in Pink necklace is very romantic, Katie! Nice soup!

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  2. I'm in love with this flower child crochet necklace, just looking at it I'm reminded of sun, sand, sea and sipping fresh mint/watermelon/cocnut cocktail. Gorgeous soup!

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  3. Katie, this is beautiful!! I love how you layered the flowers to create the focal. And I have to admire you crochet work, I had tried this technique a while ago but failed miserably! Lol! I'm so glad you enjoyed the soup :)

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    1. Thanks, Rochelle! The wire is pale pink, which works with the shells. There's a bracelet in the works, and maybe another necklace, when I get past my work crunch.

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  4. Crochet ? Oh, wow. This is a very elegant, aweing piece :)

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  5. I love the idea of using your beads and doing a wire crochet necklace very pretty .I love wire crochet and like you said its very addictive.

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  6. Lovely, I was looking at trying wire crochet.......very fitting for a Florida girl.

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  7. I think you've made a gorgeous and modern necklace. I love it. (Please turn off the anti-spam function just for the weekend)

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  8. This is such an interesting technique you used, I couldn't think of a better way to display those beads - amazing, by the way!

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  9. Love the wire crochet. I've tried it so I know how difficult it can be. Great job. Now where's the beach?
    kathy

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  10. My partner did a piece in crochet just after we met, and now I see your lovely necklace with flowers and shells which are my two favorite jewelry aspects. I'm definitely adding it on my techniques to try list. You work is gorgeous.

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  11. Pretty Stylish in Pink I'd say. Very nice necklace, feminine but not over overboard. I love the way you interspursed the shells and placement of the focal is absolutely perfect.

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  12. very nice crocheting!super results:))))

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  13. ~i would have never thought to crochet with wire...your piece turned out ever so pretty...i can see why your hooked! much love light and blessings~

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  14. Your necklace made my favs list for the second reveal. Check it out: http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
    kathy

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  15. I have been wanting to try the crochet with some turquoise beads I have.. After seeing your stunning necklace.. I am going to give it a try :) Simply Gorgeous

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  16. beautiful necklace! pink is not my colour, but I would definetly use this necklace!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, what fun BSBP!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  17. Katie! I love what you did!! I've never done wire crochet - it looks awesome! I never would have thought of such a unique design. I really like the offset focal, and the matching earrings are great! Hope you had fun! I really enjoyed working with what you sent me. Sorry I didn't get it posted in time, the editing took SO much longer than I expected. But it's up now if you'd like to check out what I made. Thanks again for such a great selection of beads, they really are my favorite colors!! I only hope I did them justice!

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  18. What a beautiful necklace, I like the way the flower if offset. It looks light and delicate and so pretty.

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  19. Very pretty pink necklace. Your soup was so pretty...all pink....maybe in honor of Lori who loves pink. I have never tried the wire crochet, but would love to give it a go sometime. Great job.

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  20. Gorgeous! I love how you have used the little shell beads and the pearls - beautiful!

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  21. What a lovely, feminine, confection of a necklace!

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  22. What a delightful necklace. Just perfect for walking along a tropical beach.

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  23. Good job using your soup. Kudos for trying something new. I just learned wire crochet also and I used it in one of my pieces.

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  24. Very nice makes me want to et out a hook

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  25. I love hearing that you used your soup to try something new. Just wonderful and definitely feminine in a sweet but not sachrin way

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  26. You did a phenomenal job with your soup and your crochet is beautiful!

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  27. I would never have guessed that this was your first wire crochet effort -- this is lovely, lush, and feminine. You'll get lots of compliments whenever you wear it!

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  28. Really nice piece...especially your first one! Great job!

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  29. You did a FABULOUS job!! Two thumbs WAY up!!

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  30. Wow, this is so beautiful. The bead soup was amazing and I love what you made from it! Really an inspiration to try wire crochet one day too ... Great job!

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  31. What a great and beautiful result for a first venture into wire crochet! Sweet♥

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  33. Yor pink is really pretty!!!!!!!

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  34. The pink is so feminine but the piece is stunning

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  35. The necklace is beautiful. Feminine and frothy, just as you described. I tried wire crochet for the first time for this hop, and also had a beach/ocean inspriration. And my beads came from my partner in FL. Small world.

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  36. I am known for my crochet necklaces and your has a wonderful, beachy feel. I love it, you did great. If you ever want ideas or to discuss methods, contact me cuttergazette.blogspot.com

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  37. Although it's not my color at all ;), I love how you have used your soup beads. nice work!

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  38. I like your first experiment with wire crochet, the colors and beads you have chosen. I am also a novice to wire crochet but it never occurred to me to "perch" an additional adornment they way you did with the flower focal - great idea!

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