25 March 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party, Bead Hoarders Edition :)

Its time!!!  Bead Soup Reveal time!!!   YAYNESS!!!

Yeah, I'm excited.  :)  So, my partner this round is Krafty Max, and you can find her awesome blog here. She does wonderful bead weaving.  For reals, I'm in awe of her skill.

I want to send a big shout-out and lots of hugs to Lori Anderson, our fearless leader behind the Bead Soup Blog Party

Anywho! She sent me the most beautiful soup, with vintage focals, seed beads, clasps, and general awesomeness.

All my goodies from Krafty Max

Vintage Focals
I absolutely fell in love with those rectangular beads.  The colors (can you see the hint of red? fabulous!!!) I had this idea to make this really awesome 3 strand beadwoven necklace (I still might!!!!) but time and life conspired against me, and that idea had to fall by the wayside.  I was actually quite bummed.

But then I had another idea--a cuff! So, I decided that herringbone (apparently, as I disovered at Bead Night tonight, it's my old standby! lol!) would be best, as its so versatile, and slinky! I just love herringbone. I wanted to bring in the colors in the beads, so I used a base of Sea Foam lined Light Topaz seed beads, with lines of Metallic Iris Teal, Pepper Red, and black.  Then, I sewed one of the focal beads onto the cuff, and clustered Czech Firepolish around the bead.





You can find the Participant blog list here.  Happy hopping!!!

RanaLea

28 comments:

  1. I never even thought of doing someing like that with those beads...I am so glad you got a use for them!! I always loved them....just couldn't 'dream' up the design! I so happy you liked my swap and I just loved mine!! I only have a few beads left, but I'll put them all to use too!! WHat a GREAT SWAP!! THANKS!! ~KM

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  2. What a fabulous soup! It much take so much patience to make a cuff - I lack in the patience department:)! It is beautiful, I do like how you picked up the red!

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  3. Wow fantastic job great bracelet I love it

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  4. Wow!

    I'm always fascinated by the way different people fall for different stitches - I've made odds and ends with herringbone before, but I never realised it could work to such stunning effect :)

    I may have to go back to it myself now and see what I can do.

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  5. Beautiful work. Your seed bead color choices are perfect!!!

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  6. You made a really stunning bracelet and still have 3 beads left for a necklace. Well done!

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  7. what a perfect herringbone stitch! congratulations!

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  8. Beautiful - I love the tribal styled focal bead and your bracelet sets it off perfectly.

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  9. Gorgeous! I love the way herringbone works into bracelets. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing so much inspiration with us.

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  10. Oh my gosh, this is beautiful! I love it. The focal is fab, and I love the randomness of the beaded cuff.

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  11. That is so cool. I hope you make the necklace so we can see.

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  12. Beautiful work. I love the mixtures. Cuffs are one of my favorite things!

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  13. Hi Rana, Your bracelet is lovely. I am sure the necklace will be also. I really like the flowered pendant that you got also.

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  14. WOW! I love the woven bracelet!!!! Amazing rectangular beads.

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  15. I am so in awe of seed beaders, beautiful bracelet!

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  16. What a cool bracelet - I'm not a bead weaver so I have no idea how you did that, but it's great!

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  17. That cuff is gorgeous! You really picked up the colors from the bead so effectively. Lovely work.

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  18. Stunning cuff! Your embroidery is lovely!

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  19. sometimes I like to listen to myself upon 1st gaze of beauty...just heard myself say..."wow, look at that, oh my gosh".... guess that about says it all.

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  20. I'm with you on those rectangular beads. They are very pretty, and your bracelet (which is gorgeous, by the way) highlights the colors perfectly. That is a statement piece for sure.

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  21. What a beautiful cuff! Love it!

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  22. Wow! Your bracelet is fabulous! GREAT job!!!

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  23. OMG those beads are wonderful! I've never seen any like it before! And that's the point of our hoarding/addiction/love for beads, right?

    Thanks for coming to the party!

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  24. Well finally finished with tax season, so now I can hop. Excellent work...I love Krafty Max also and follow her blog. Those beads are wonderful! I love the bracelet!

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