Saturday, May 10, 2014

                                              Bead Soup Blog Hop 201   

Hello Bead Soup Bloggers....

Welcome to my "hopping, happening blog"!

This is my second year and  I was lucky enough to be paired with a wonderful
lamp work artist!  Her name is Sharyl Helton King and she is quite talented.  It
was a wonderful coincidence that Lori paired us up as we have both worked in
the medical field!

Sharyl sent me a wonderful soup that included many of her works of art as well
as crystals and my all time favorite...carved scarabs!

This hop I only made one piece.  Of course the beautiful focal was made by Sharyl
and I chose to use some curved metal tubes that were included in the soup that she
sent me.  I added a strand of hematite with a specialty coating on it as well as 
crystals and chain finishing off the piece with the vintage looking 2 strand pearl clasp.

Usually it takes me forever when I make a piece of jewelry because I will lay it out
on a bead board and fiddle around with it about a dozen times.  NOT this time though.
I opened the box that the soup was in and the bead and the tubes were kind of in
the position in my final design!  I placed all of the items on my bead board and what
you see is the original design!

I hope you like it because it is one piece that I will be keeping!  

Robin Lynne Showstack-HEARTS' DESIRES JEWELRY

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2014/05/welcome-to-8th-bead-soup-blog-party.html

115 comments:

  1. One necklace, but it is a beautiful piece of work!

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    1. Thank you Cece. I had a wonderful partner in Sharyl and she sent me a beautiful soup!

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  2. Awesomely beautiful design! Really Soup-er....I'm totally inspired!

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    1. Thank you Dolores. I really enjoyed making it!

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  4. Very beautiful! I love what you did with the focal!

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    1. Thank you Marybeth. And Thank you Sharyl for the beautiful focal!

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  5. What a beauty, Robin... great design and unexpected colour combos :)

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    1. Thank you Monique. The focal actually has all the colors that I used in it-or so it seemed to me!

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  6. It is beautiful and I can certainly understand why you are keeping it. It is amazing. Great job! Jean

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    1. Thank you Jean. I wore it to a gem show today and was amazed by the comments/compliments I got! I am getting a big head! LOL

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  7. Ooooh, such gorgeous work! I love your color sense. :)

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    1. Thank you color addiction. I have my Parents to thank for that. My Father-may he rest in peace-was a painting contractor and my Mother is a very talented professional artist who still draws.

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    1. Thank you Vovsblog you're making me blush!

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  9. Love it when a piece just falls into place! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Amanda! How could it not with such a beautiful focal?

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  10. Beautiful necklace, I would be keeping that one, too! Gina H

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    1. Thank you Gina H.! LOL It's mine...ALL MINE! Insert evil laugh here!

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  11. Love the large bead and focal together. Sunning!

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    2. Thank you Sheila! The large focal bead was made by my soup partner Sharyl. Totally amazing!

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  12. Beautiful. Love the use of color and the geometric nature of it with the use I of shapes.

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    1. Thank you Liz.! I was never a geometry wiz but geometric shapes...now that's a different story!

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  13. Your necklace is beautiful :-).

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    1. Thank you Corrie. I don't want to part with it!

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  14. This piece is a show stopper in the best way. I LOVE the green and orange together and never would have thought of doing that. Masterfully done.

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  15. Thank you Mitzie! Usually I come up with odd combinations when I am sleep deprived. However it wasn't the case with this necklace! I just knew it would work.

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  16. I have never seen coated hematite -- absolutely beautiful with those orange beads. Lovely design!

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    1. Thank you Heidi! I am always on the lookout for the unusual!

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  17. The complimentary colors worked so well to pop each other's color! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Kumi! I will not be selling this one!

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  18. What a great necklace! The color combo is eye catching and sooth all at the same time.

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    1. Thank you Shaiha! I really enjoyed making it!

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  19. The color palette is delicious- it kinda draws you in, your piece is very mesmerizing. The orange beads just glow like an ember, and really play off the other pieces.

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    1. Thank you Andrea! You gave it such a vivid description!

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  20. Isn't it awesome when it works out like that?! Love the necklace!

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    1. Thank you WindDancer. I think the beads aligned themselves for me!

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  21. Oh Robin. It is beautiful. I love what you did. :) I don't think I could have had a more perfect partner.

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    1. Thank you Shari. I couldn't have done it without your ingredients!

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  22. Love the colors, and you did a great job!

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    1. Thank you Jael! I am getting a big head from all the compliments!

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    1. Thank you Ginger! I think I will be designing more pieces with these colors.

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  24. I can't blame you for planning to keep it. Nice work.

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    1. Thank you Tammy! I wore it again today and I think it will be my go-to necklace!

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  25. That is just Fabulous!!! It looks like amazing! Love the entire design. Great Job!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Robin! I plan on wearing it OFTEN! LOL

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  26. what a gorgeous piece! I am not surprised you are keeping this one!

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  27. Thank you Ghislaine. My goodness, I am blushing!

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  28. So perfect, love everything here: the combination of emerald green, silver and topaz yellow is just superb, and the construction enhances the beauty of both focal and stones. Bravo!

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  29. Thank you PiPa! The color combo makes me happy!

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  30. You accented the pendant beautifully.

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    1. Thank you Andrea! I got lucky being paired with a great lamp work artist.

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  31. Gorgeous focal! I love everything about it! Nice job Robin!

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    1. Thank you Lea! My confidence is soaring!

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  32. What can I say but PHWOAR! What a gorgeous necklace! I simply love your colour choices.

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    1. Thank you Nelly May! I went out on a limb with the color combo!

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  33. A stunning necklace, Robin! I could understand why you would keep it on your own! Very elegant!

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    1. Thank you so much La Mar De Bonita! It will stay around my neck for a long time!

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    1. What a great compliment coming from another talented artist! Thank you!

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  35. Robin your necklace is over the top gorgeous. The pendant is awesome and you showcased itwonderfully . The coating on those is titanium. I got some from my friend Doris and she told me what it is.

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    1. Thank you Becky! I have tons of Titanium coated beads to choose from for future projects!

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  36. I just love the beading...great color and design...fantastic piece!

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    1. Thank you Patricia for such kind words!

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  37. Stunning piece, those ♥colours!!! I totally can understand why you want to keep it ;-)

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    1. Thank you Dini! A great compliment coming from the Queen of the fabulous designs!

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  38. Beautiful piece. I love how it has a sort of tropical feel to it.

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    1. Thank you Jen! It kind of does now that I look at it from afar!

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  39. The way you have made that necklace makes the focal stand out. It is such a nice combination of colours!

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    1. Thank you Noemi May! It was a delight to make!

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  40. Beautiful - the hematite beads are fascinating - really shows off the focal!

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  41. Thank you everyone for such wonderful feedback!

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  42. love your piece very creative

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    1. Thank you Mike and thank you for your help getting rid of Captcha!

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  43. Love that necklace - colors, textures, pendant are beautiful!
    Alenka

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    1. Thank you Alenka! It has become my favorite!

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  44. That's a great design! The double strands are perfect for the focal. You did a great job!

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    1. Thank you Lori! Such wonderful praise coming from the Bead Soup Queen!

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  45. I don't blame you for keeping it! That is beautiful!

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  46. what an elegance design!!!! I'm impressed!

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    1. Thank you Bailaora! That is so nice of you to say.

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  47. Gorgeous!!! I love how you stacked the small beads. Do they have one hole or two?

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    1. Thank you Patty Miller! The beads have a single hole and are squaredel shaped titanium coated squaredells!

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  48. Gorgeous necklace, Robin. A showstopper! Love that the beads were arranged with serendipity from their journey to you, and your splendid design clicked. The double strand and rich elements are elegant! Happy Hopping! ♥ Rita

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    1. Thank you Rita! Such high praise is making me gain more and more confidence!

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  49. I really like how you used the tubes to frame out the focal. How SMART! What a great design!

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

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  50. I never would have guessed those hematite beads would work so well in the necklace if I hadn't seen the finished piece. They really make the design so interesting and special. It's a beautiful piece!

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  51. What a really beautiful necklace the colours work so well together!
    Jackie

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  52. Gorgeous! I can see why you are keeping this one to yourself!

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  53. Beautiful result. It's always great to hear when you were so happy with your creation that you're going to keep it.

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  54. Beautiful necklace you made. Especially I love the colours.

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  55. Very beautiful necklace, you did the soup proud.

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  56. Isn't it funny how designs just seem to fall together like that sometimes!? Nicely done!

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  57. Beautiful work! Great color way to show off that great focal!

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  58. Love it Robin! It's a beautiful bead and well set off by the hematite.

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  59. That is a beautiful necklace. Wonderful design!

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  60. You've made a beautiful necklace! I especially like the fresh color of the crystals and how you incorporated them at the focal "junction" :)

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  61. How wonderful when a design just falls in place so effortlessly. I absolutely love how it all works together so beautifully. I can see why it's going in your private collection.

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