My partner for the Bead Soup Blog Hop

My partner for the Bead Soup Blog hop is the wonderful Rachel Mallis. She is so nice and sent me the most wonderful soup to play with. I wish I had more time to use everything up that she sent me but life has just been crazy here. I took time to make myself a beautiful necklace and then I was inspired to use the wood chain that she sent me and pair it with something that my son made me a few years ago but I never knew quite what to do with it but thought it would be perfect now. I didn’t think of it soon enough but I want to find a royal blue sari ribbon to run through the chain but since I don’t have that color in my stash I need to order some but ran out of time. I used what I had to give you an idea of what I want to do. I still have some beads left for a few things when I have more time. Rachel also shared some leaves with me that her Grandmother made out of tiny beads. I’m just going to hoard these as they look too fragile to use.  Thank you Rachel for being such a wonderful partner and for the great soup that was so neatly wrapped along with a great letter explaining everything.

Thank you also to Lori Anderson for hosting this hop again, you still put on the best hops. Here’s the link to the rest of the participants.

http://www.prettythingsblog.com

Now for the pictures of what I made.

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54 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracy S.
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 06:31:04

    Lovely designs, I especially like that chunky chain necklace, it would go brilliantly with my weekend wear.

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  2. Conniecrafter
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 09:43:04

    Oh wow, such great fun and you made beautiful pieces from them!!

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  3. Rachel
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 10:11:09

    OMG! I am OBSESSED with what you did with the fused glass pendant! I don’t think I ever would have thought of that! It looks amazing! I love how you wrapped and paired it with the aventurine! Thanks so much for being my partner! Beautiful work!

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  4. Sarah Strover
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 11:29:07

    Such beautiful work! The chain necklace is just glorious 🙂

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  5. pinkchapeau
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 13:09:31

    Really nice work! Love the necklace with the wooden chain!

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  6. Elisabeth Matouschek
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 15:13:13

    Very nice pieces!

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  7. Kathy Lindemer
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 15:25:31

    I love both necklaces. The browns and blue in the chain necklace are wonderful. I love the colors in the blue and green necklace also. Well done!

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  8. Dorota
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 16:11:02

    Fantastic necklaces!congrats!

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  9. windbent
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 17:18:14

    Great to see how the components inspired you in totally different styles.

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  10. Becky Pancake
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 17:24:57

    Hi Delores, The blue and green are lovely together in your first necklace and I like the silver with it. I am amazed how well the piece your son made goes with the wood chain.Yes the royal blue silk will be the perfect accent.

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  11. beadlove
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 17:43:50

    Love what you’ve done! I especially like seeing the wooden chain. I’m hoarding some of that myself1

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  12. CJ Bauschka
    Mar 25, 2017 @ 20:05:52

    Both your pieces are just lovely!

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  13. Dorothy Supri
    Mar 26, 2017 @ 02:38:54

    I love how you use something from your son with your soup, what a wonderful idea, you will treasure it!

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  14. Janine Lucas
    Mar 26, 2017 @ 03:48:23

    Beautiful designs. That wire work with the glass bead is so clever. The pendant your son made works great with the wooden chain.

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  15. joyce becker
    Mar 26, 2017 @ 10:52:24

    Wow. Love the pieces you made; wire wrapping, metal segments, and I’m also a card maker (yours are fabulous) How do you get time to make all these beautiful things. Great job on your soup. That wood chain is amazing, and I love the dichroic glass piece too.

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  16. Marianna DeLuca Wehner
    Mar 26, 2017 @ 11:45:22

    Lovely pieces! Love that wire working you did!

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  17. sam w
    Mar 26, 2017 @ 12:15:22

    Beautiful work, love the way you used the metal links in the necklace. The threading sari silk through the wooden chain looks wonderful.

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  18. jv
    Mar 26, 2017 @ 12:25:38

    The wood chain is fun and adding the sari silk ribbon makes it pop to show off the pendant created by your son.. So glad you were able to incorporate the pendant into a piece you can cherish..

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    • craftyd
      Mar 26, 2017 @ 12:46:33

      Thank you for your nice comments, I was happy that I finally found something that would go with the piece my son made me. I’ve probably had it as long as the hoarded bead I sent out.

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  19. Jennifer Strehler
    Mar 26, 2017 @ 13:14:24

    I love the ovals! The movement of the dangles is going to make it fun to wear!

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  20. Ann
    Mar 26, 2017 @ 17:16:27

    Both the necklaces look great, so nice that you were able to incorporate something from your son.

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  21. Barb Fernald
    Mar 26, 2017 @ 18:24:09

    Really interesting pieces! I like the idea of the sari silk in the wooden beads. It really gives them a softer appearance. The hammered silver bars in the top necklace really give it a nice individuality! Great work!

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  22. Elisabeth
    Mar 26, 2017 @ 22:22:51

    Great pieces – your instinct with the wooden chain is great – that will be wonderful!

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  23. Kelly Schermerhorn
    Mar 26, 2017 @ 22:57:28

    Clever idea to frame the glass focal like that. It’s a lovely necklace, and I think in person it’s likely even prettier.

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  24. Bev Breisinger
    Mar 27, 2017 @ 01:39:43

    Very nice pieces from your partners hoard!

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  25. Shaiha Williams
    Mar 28, 2017 @ 14:57:47

    What great designs! I really like the wooden necklace and I think the silk is a hit.

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  26. Dyanne Everett-Cantrell
    Mar 31, 2017 @ 01:29:14

    I love that you featured your child’s work with the wooden chain. Such a sweet piece and the fused glass pendant is gorgeous! You certainly framed it nicely to show it off!!

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  27. Lori Anderson
    Apr 01, 2017 @ 18:06:50

    Very creative with the sari silk! I never know what to do with mine!

    Thanks for coming to the party!

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  28. vem030956
    Apr 02, 2017 @ 17:50:43

    Great work!!! I love both of them, it is hard to choose, but the one with the sari silk is awesome with the wood!!!!

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