Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bead Soup Now Being Served

Today is the DAY. Below are photos of the piece I made with Lisa Oram's beads. She sent me those lovely deep burgundy red hand made glass beads, the fabulous pink, burgundy and black button and all those delicate tiny purple, pink and black disk beads, as well as the purple flowers. I have enjoyed working with these lovelies and making the free form peyote stitch necklace below. It has been a pleasure to work the beads you sent me. Thanks you so much. Be sure to visit Lisa Oram and see what she made with the beads I sent her. And click on this link, Bead Soup Party to see all of the other 83 participants in this fabulous event organized by Lori Anderson. Thank you Lori for all your work and wonderful posts about this event. It has been a great experience.



Here are the beads Lisa Oram sent to me.



Here is the necklace I made with them.






Close up of a ceramic bead I made and the beading around it.


Close up photo of the clasp that I made with one of Lisa's handmade glass beads.


Close up of two of Lisa's handmade glass beads ( the deep rust red and white and the deep burgundy red on the strand above. The deep red rounds are beach glass type beads from the Beadin' Path. I also used some Tourmaline chips, similar to one that I sent Lisa, so that we would have a bead in common.


Another close up of Lisa's handmade glass bead. You can also see the lavender purple disks and some of the pink disks.



47 comments:

  1. Mary, this is fabulous! You were so creative with your materials. Love the big button on the side with the beads cascading from the center. Looks like a flower. You definitely worked your magic on this one! It's a masterpiece!

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  2. Hi Mary!
    Nice work on this necklace! Love the color palette!! I think that the beadweaving part really lends to the entire piece too. You are so talented!

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  3. Thank you so much Erin and Lorelei for stopping by and making such thoughtful and encouraging comments. I really appreciate it. I have enjoyed the party and am on the way over to see what you all did.

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  4. WOW - Mary, I love it. Love how all the different beads tangle together. Love the mix of shiny and matte, small and large. Love seeing my dotted white and red beads, which I think of as so tailored and precise, in such a different look. Did you make that ceramic bead specially? I imagine maybe challenging yourself with the glaze to come up with a "match." Thank you, Mary. I am honored to be a part of your beautiful creation!

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  5. Golly what a work of art.

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  6. oh, a beady delight. this necklace really catches my attention!

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  7. That is just too stunning for words! Fun, Funky, elegant, vibrant, all these spring to mind as I wonder at your piece. It must have taken you days, weeks to do, but sure is a winner!

    Enjoy the Party!
    Kate Organic Odysseys #46

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  8. What a beautiful piece Mary. Everyone's is so unique. Love it.

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  9. OMG! What an AMAZING necklace! It is just beautiful. I love your design and the weaving......!

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  10. oh my, this is amazing. I can't imagine how long it took to create this! I am having so much fun visiting everyone's blog and seeing their creations...

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  11. oh my, this is amazing. I can't imagine how long it took to create this! I am having so much fun visiting everyone's blog and seeing their creations...

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  12. Hooray!!! You took some amazing components and made an even more amazing piece! Good for you!

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  13. Wow! This is one of my favorites. Love the colors and I am always impressed with those who can incorporate seed beads and have it look effortless! A great deal of work and the result is stunning!

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  14. wowzer - this is something... the vision, the talent, and the time you put into this piece are overwhelming!

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  15. That is some of the most amazing free-form beadwork I've ever seen. Standing ovation, Mary.

    Thanks for being a part of the party -- we'll do it again soon!

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  16. Oh my! What a lot of work and such a beautifully designed necklace--great colors and the way you incorporated your bead soup was amazing!

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  17. Love It! Very creative!


    You are welcome to stop by for a cup of “Spring” soup on my blog.
    http://www.mariagrimes.blogspot.com

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  18. oh my goodness look at the work on this...outstanding! You are very talented but I think you don't need me to tell you that.

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  19. A masterpiece. I really admire seed beader, I would never have the patience for it. Very very nice necklace.

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  20. This looks like it was made by faeries! It's so magical and airy!

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  21. OH my gosh Mary Harding! This looks awesome! It's been great to see another "beadweaver" in the group (hehe!) I liked every part of it, NICE!! Oh, by the way, I bought a clasp from you a while ago and just recently finished a bracelet with it. I love it! Thanks for your genius. Here's a pic of the bracelet: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39933658

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  22. wonderful colors! and such a detailed design. beautiful.

    thanks for the cup of soup.

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  23. this reminds me of Mardi Gras!

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  24. What an amazing artistic piece! Lovely!

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  25. That's a really pretty piece! I really liked the beads you received and you certainly did them justice!

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  26. love the color combos and that wild big button

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  27. Wow! I am blown away, the work, the details, the colors. My compliments to the chef!

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  28. This is one of my favs, Mary! I love the colors, the textures, all of it! I also love all the techniques that came together into one amazing piece. Gorgeous!

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  29. Mary you out so much work into your pc it looks just breathtaking!! So lovely Mary!!!

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  30. Great texture and the color palette id great.

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  31. Fabulous design. Yummy!

    Hasn't this been fun?!?

    Emanda
    www.ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com

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  32. Oh wow, Mary...blow me away!! This is the most stunning piece... you are a beadweaving master. Just beautiful.

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  33. OMG...first of all the colors and beads you had to work with are simply beautiful...second the design is stunning...great job!

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  34. What an amazing creation! I love the color palette and the way you asssembled it all into something that I never would have imagined in my wildest dreams. So creative and so beautiful!

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  35. Amazingly beautiful!!!

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  36. Wow, really amazing bead weaving! It's really great!

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  37. Love. Love. Love. !!!
    Excellent color choices, balance, and flow. I'm a seed beader, too, and now a follower of your blog.

    Nice to 'meet' ya, Mary.

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  38. That's so cool!!! I love the freeform sculpture of it all!

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  39. indeed, a beautiful piece of art!

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  40. Freeform peyote is so much fun! It's great to see such a creative use of materials. Nice job!

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  41. That is amazing! I cannot even imagine making something like this, wow!

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  42. This is gorgeous. Love the incorporations of the seed beads.

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  43. Absolutely beautiful! I love the mix of all the different types of beads.

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  44. Your beadwork is so organic and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Mary, this necklace is awesome!!! I love the beadweaving and the large button.

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  46. I love your freeform style and what you did with these beads. It is just unimaginable!!

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