Wednesday, May 14, 2014

BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY (Dessert anyone?)

Anyone Still Here?   Hello, Hello?  I brought some wine.  Actually, I brought some whine.


So, the Bead Soup Blog Party BIG REVEAL DAY was Saturday....last Saturday.  I just had to take some pics and finish a pair of earrings and I was ready to go!  I got home on Friday afternoon, ready spending the rest of my day doing the finishing touches.  I felt ahead of the game!

Then I got home......

A car was going about 80 MPH down a RESIDENTIAL STREET (25mph limit), took the corner at that speed, swerved to avoid a car coming in the other direction, lost control of their car and rant INTO my house.  And by INTO, I mean the hood of their car was in my breakfast nook.  (I've included some disaster pics at the bottom to see the mess).  The car was gone, but there was a little Police Report there, so it wasn't a hit and run.  Apparently they even have insurance.  And didn't kill any children walking to school.

Needless to say, the past 5 days has involved cleaning, getting inspections done, meeting with contractors, dealing with insurance, blahblahblahblah.   Fun.

So.....FINALLY!.....I got a sec to take those pictures and do this blog post.  I suspect everyone's passed out from days of partying but, I've got to post, because I got a beautiful Soup to work with.



My partner was Lora Bright (LABweorc) and you can go to her blog and see all of the magnificent jewelry she made from the soup I sent.  


ALL of the beautiful Turquoise!!!



I made a necklace and a bracelet.  Of COURSE I didn't finnish the earrings, so that's just going to have to be 2nd dessert.  And who doesn't like 2nd dessert?  (Especially when Dessert spelled backwards is STRESSED).



The Necklace





I have been obsessed with experimenting with an E-Book I bought from Lorelei Eurto  It is something I can do while traveling or staying overnight with doggies.  That technique makes up the chain in the front.  I added a Golem Studios bead with Lora's focal, the craggy turquoise, some great wood beads (Stinky Dog) and fancied a large stone and leather clasp for the back.  (That part was a bitch.)


I often test wear my jewelry to see if they are functional, but who has time to wear jewelry these days?



The Bracelet







I took this large, gorgeous focal and used it as the center pieces of a multi-strand bracelet.  I REALLY wanted to get away from the typical red/turquoise palette, but, after I got done with everything, I needed a pop and I didn't have the fuchsia beads I really wanted to use on hand.  I really like the Pearls with the Turquoise.  I want to play with this more in the future.  The clasp is one of my last remaining Daisy Chain Extra pieces.  

So, the earrings will be completed either on an rare free day or an insomniac night.  I'll share when I get them done.  

For the entire list of hoppers (500!!!)  Visit Lori Anderson's Blog.  I have yet to start hopping myself.  (Insomnia night are coming, I'm sure)


Now, about that accident.....here's a few pics of the aftermath.














37 comments:

  1. I LOVE the necklace! The colors are amazing!!

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  2. I love your work! So sorry about your home! Looks like some pretty cool pottery was wrecked too. =( I'm glad no one in your home was hurt and also that there was no one in his path.

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  3. I love the way the necklace hangs, it has a very earthy feel to it.
    Sorry about your house, it seems that accidents like this are becoming all too common.

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  4. Lisa . . . you have the most amazing spirit and refreshing sense of humor! I am so filled with admiration for you and am delighted with the beautiful pieces you posted. Gorgeous elements to work with and really fine results. I will have to check out Lorelei's e-book!!! So very thankful no one was hurt and hopeful that all is taken care of for you in a timely fashion.

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  5. So glad no one was home to get hurt, but sorry about all that mess. At least the guy was insured. In any case, you've most certainly risen above it, and I love your two pieces!

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  6. Wow - this first wow is for the accident. I'm happy to hear there wasn't anyone hurt, from the photos it is easy to see that if that chair was occupied... well, I'm sure I don't need to tell you. I'm so happy that you pulled together your work to share, it sure is lovely and I find that red with a turquoise is always an irresistible wow combination. Great work!

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  7. I really like both of your designs. Pearls with turquoise is a great idea!

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  8. Lisa I am sorry to hear about your troubles but your jewelry is beautiful. I really like pearls with turquoise. I am wearing a piece right now that I named "Sleeping Beauty Wore Pearls." The first necklace with the golem focal is cool too.

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  9. Oh man that had to scare whoever was home at the time...I can just imagine the sound had to be horrendous... Now for your soup....it looks just yummy and your creations even yummier...I am shocked with all that going on your nerves were calm enough to makeanything at all...

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  10. So, you needed to remodel anyway, right? Yikes!
    Loving both the necklace and the bracelet. Great choice of color and composition!

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  11. Hope your tons of paperwork and inspections, etc., gets sorted fast, Lisa. That's a lot of stress to deal with, too.

    I love turquoise also, and it sure is hard to resist popping in that red, isn't it? Your designs look awesome :) Which book of Lorelei's are you referring to?

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  12. Oh poor you, but you are amazing to still post with what went on. Your necklace and bracelet are gorgeous, my favorite colors. Very beautiful design. Good luck to you, can't wait for 2nd dessert!

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  13. Oh my heavens!! What an awful thing to have happen! Thank goodness you weren't sitting in your kitchen at the time!

    Beautiful jewelry --I especially love that first necklace!

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  14. Awesome, awesome, awesome: You are totally a trooper for posting your pics. I love turquoise, and I love what you did with that beaded chain. Turquoise and red-orange rocks! It's terrible what happened to your kitchen nook. I'm glad to hear nobody was injured. Years ago a truck backed into our apartment window and we had to live with it boarded up for 6 weeks before they repaired it! I was grateful my kitty cat didn't get smashed.

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  15. I'm so sorry about your house! Thankful no one was in there to get hurt too!

    The turquoise and red combo is gorgeous! Love that you wove the beads through the chain, such a cool little detail.

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  16. First, let me say how sorry I am that you had to deal with a car in your house. I'm glad that it sounds like no one was hurt.
    As for your jewelry, I immediately recognized the Lorelei chain technique. You made it perfectly. The whole necklace just flows so well. And your bracelet is great also. Wonderful work with your soup.

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  17. Really nice pieces...the necklace is super gorgeous! Nice job with your soup! Glad no one was hurt...good luck with the clean up!

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  18. First off, I love your soup works! I LOVE what you did with the rolo chain! that looks so fabulous! I may have to figure out something similar for that width... love that lol And yes, I LOVE the turquoise with the pearls! I don't think you needed the red for added the colour.. the white pearls with the turquoise is really pretty on its own :)

    Secondly... holy crap >.< Thank goodness no one was hurt, and that there's insurance!

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  19. I hope your troubles passed! Projects are avesome, so intricate rope in the necklace!

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  20. I'm glad no one was hurt in that horrific accident in your house. I know you must be stressed with all the work involved with the clean up etc.

    On a brighter note: I LOVE your unusual and interesting jewelry designs. The colors are yummy too.

    I'm a new follower of this blog. Would you consider following me back?
    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com

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  21. Glad to hear no one was hurt! That necklace is beautiful, love the technique you did on the chain. And the pearl with turquoise! Amazing!

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  22. Lisa I just love your designs! You have such a gift for designing jewelry! I love the colors, textures, and composition of your designs. Oh no! Your poor house!! I hope you get everything taken care of. xoxo Genea

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  23. Lisa - Amazing work! My mouth is just hanging open - you're so strong! I'm so sorry this happened but so thankful it's not worse!

    I love your bracelet and think it's stunning!

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

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  24. Love your soup, it's so great and your color sense always brings me such squee. LOVE that Golem bead!! Really glad that none of the furkids were hurt and that you and your fella are ok. SO sorry about your house and your treasures, though. :-(

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  25. I hope your house is better right now...
    As for the soup, I am drooling over your awesome necklace, love everything about it: the red-turquoise combo, the focal, how you played with the chain and the seed beads...gorgeous pieces.

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  26. Love that chain and bead combo in the necklace. It really looks great! Also like the mix of single and multi strands in the bracelet. Well done.
    And Yikes!!! A car in your house! Glad no one was hurt but talk about stuff you never see coming!

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  27. I love all your pieces. The necklace is gorgeous and leather clasp is really funny. The bracelet is great. I love the colours. Fuchsia would be even more interesting I think.

    A car in your house? OMG what a horrible imagination! I'm glad to read no one was hurt but...

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  28. Phew. I hope your house is back to normal, or at least not open to the outside, after that crash. Your designs are beautiful. I adore that necklace. Great work.

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  29. Oh, so glad no one was injured! I'm in love with that necklace. Turquoise and red is such a nice combo.

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  30. It's a blessing no one was hurt in this accident! I am constantly amazed by how many times a car driven at breakneck speed ends up on someone's home! What a godawful mess! And what a pain in the neck, dealing with the aftermath. Your necklace is fantastic, very beautiful.

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  31. What lovely pieces you have created the necklace is so pretty I hope you get to wear it once the clear up is over and you are a bit less stressed.
    Jackie

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  32. Gorgeous necklace and bracelet. My favorite stones and colors. A very artistic and well thougt design.

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  33. Great designs! Love the multi-strand bracelet the most!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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

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  35. First, focus on the good. The jewelry is fabulous. I love both pieces. There's so much attention to detail and texture. Beautifully done.
    I'm sorry you ended up with that little disaster. What a shock it must have been to come home to. I'm glad it wasn't worse and no one was hurt. The very same thing just happened to my Mom last week. The car hit right where my sister was sitting. Thank God no one was hurt there either. But your pictures gave me some perspective on what my Mom's must have looked like.
    Most of your figurines look like fairly old collectibles. :( Was that vintage Fire King glassware too? So sad to see. If you haven't thrown it away yet, you could tumble it and make some 'sea glass' pieces for jewelry or mosaic. Here's hoping the rest of your summer goes a little smoother and is a little less eventful.

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  36. I've been patiently waiting for your reveal as I continue to hop the blog. I'll say your designs were worth the wait. Then perusing through your photos, I suppose one would throw away those broken ceramics, my thought was to break them some more & make some wire wrapped pendants....

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  37. In spite of the stress you lived through, you made some wonderful jewelry - richly colored and structured, with an ethnic feel to it and mixing beads and materials - I especially like the idea of the leather clasp!

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