Friday, May 9, 2014

BEAD SOUP REVEAL!!

Here it is!!

As a reminder....here's what I sent Lisa (plus some round quartz, silver stardust rounds and a few strands of czech glass not pictured.  I felt like my soup was a little....thin...needed some more ....'veggies', if ya get my drift)  The oranges are some of my favorite beads and the focal was hand made glass discs. 



 Here is what Lisa from http://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com sent!  So beautiful, I cried.  Yep - it's true.  Tears.
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Let me start by saying this was a CHALLENGE.  Not because I didn't have gorgeous soup - because HOLY CANNOLI!  LOOK AT IT!  I felt inadequate.  I wasn't familiar with Czech glass and I was really becoming discouraged.  But let me say this...... I am SO.PROUD. of the pieces I made.  Seriously, I haven't been this proud in a LONG time.   Lisa - I hope I did YOU proud!

One challenge I encountered was scale.  Scale is the size of things and how they relate to each other.  Typically, big things go with big things...little with little.  Well, you'll notice that the coordinating beads are itty bitty while my gorgeous Owlivia (the ADORABLE owl) is a little... on the plus size.  =)  So, I was REALLY struggling to make it all work together until one day it hit me.... make 2 pieces.  (And Lisa thought my biggest struggle would be working with copper...heh heh)  I'll dig into these pieces a lot more, later.  Without further delay...

The first piece features the beautiful itty bittys and the GORGEOUS clasp!  I made the connector out of copper.






 The second piece features my adorable Owlivia!  I wired wrapped her (my first real wrapping experience) and made the clasp, carrying the theme of the flower through the clasp.  =)




Then.... I needed earrings of course.....
For these little gems, I made the pins with the swirls on the bottom, to mimic the swirls on Owlivia.












 





AND I made these little guys - including the pin, ear wire and the flower on the bottom!  Aren't they AWESOME!?!? (If I do say so, myself)




















I had a little fun doing a selfie session with my new pieces.... enjoy! =)


Whoooooo!
Too much?  (both pieces on)
 

Fishface!
Not bad, kid!
Proud and SO GLAD I did this, again!  Thanks, Lori!

Check out what the rest of my 499+ friends did here:

138 comments:

  1. I agree wholeheartedly. What a wonderful soup. The colors are luscious, and yes, you should be proud. What great designs and the wirework is wonderful. I would never have known it was your first. Beautiful work and a fun read too. Love the selfies. :D

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  2. Linda your wirework is wonderful. You should be proud of your designs. You did a great job. Love your selfies they made me laugh.

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  3. Amazing designs Linda. Love your designs.

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  4. The owl design is so much fun and I love the wire flower and 3 strand necklace, great colours

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  5. First wrapping experience-really succesfull! And great 3-strand necklace! Super job.

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  6. I literally gasped when I saw the first necklace. I love every piece you've made. Sounds like we had some similar challenges :-).

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  7. Thanks for the morning chuckle! Beautiful necklace!

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  8. You definitely rose up to the challenge. Great job!

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  9. hahahah..... lovely pictures, my dear :0)))) You did a great job, my dear - I'm sure you had a lot of fun!

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  10. WOOOWWWZZZAAA! So beautiful and creative, partner. Now I wish I had been more creative. I love both pieces so much. The wire wrapping is great and the copper flowers are amazing. You rose above any challenge that you might have felt you had. Great soup and thanks so much for the kind comment on mine. Talk with you later, friend.

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  11. Great soup, wonderful creations from you! Your selfies are also great. :D

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  12. Beautiful work! Especially loved the wirework you did for these pieces. The flower connector was perfect and so was the owl feet. I really enjoyed your selfies! Thank you for commenting on my post. Jean

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  13. Such lovely pieces well done!

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  14. *lol* Excellent selfies!

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  15. You without a doubt did your partner proud. And I love both necklaces. Mirroring that clasp with your metal design was inspired. And the selfies, well I have to say with your sense of humor I will be back to this blog for sure.

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  16. Loving the color! That first necklace is great but I have a thing for owls so I am totally enamored of that one. Nice work!

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  17. oh my gosh, of course I love what you created, they're all gorgeous! But most of all I love your selfies of you wearing them!! You're a cool chick!

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  18. Holy cow, you should be SUPER proud! That first necklace is amazing! And I never would have guess the owl pendant was your first foray into wire wrapping! So glad you had fun!

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  19. I have a thing for owl... so I love Owlivina. I love how you faced the challenge of scale head on. Great job!

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  20. I love them all. The owl is devine. It really looks like you had fun.

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  21. Absolutely stunning pieces and the pictures of you modelling them are fantastic!

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  22. I really love both pieces, and Owlivia is just perfect. You can see what fun you were having, and that is the best part of all. Gina H

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  23. Soo much fun!! I love all the pieces - especially the colorful fun of the multi-strand necklace (and really loved the model!) Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Congratulations on making such lovely pieces ! That little owl is the cutest thing, and your modeling photos are perfection <3

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  25. I love your selfies with your spectacular pieces! I love both of your necklaces and I think you did a fantastic job! Wonderful work!

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  26. Wow your necklaces are wonderful!

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  27. Love your necklaces, especially the first one. Love your selfies as well :-)

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  28. Beautiful soup love what you created!! The selfies are a great touch!! :)

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  29. Very special necklace +. The selfies are simply a delight.

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  30. Your necklaces are beautiful, I love all the colors on the multi strand one and they are even more beautiful worn!

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  31. Your pieces are beautiful!! You should feel very proud!!

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  32. Gorgeous work! I especially love the triple strand necklace.

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  33. I love your selfies! Especially the fishface (giggle).
    You have made fabulous pieces. Little owlivia looks very happy indeed! Xxxx

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  34. Yay for selfies! Lovely necklaces too :)

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  35. Oh, you definitely did your partner proud with these creations! The copper flower is the perfect balance to the blue clasp, and Owlivia is adorable. Great work!

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  36. You should be proud! Both necklaces are fantastic, but I especially like how you balanced out the clasp with the copper wire flower in the first necklace. It's stunning!

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  37. Those pieces look amazing, and so do you! Owlivia must feel very regal surrounded by such lovely things :)

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  38. Thank you for commenting on my bead soup piece. Glad you liked it. As for using two techniques on the same necklace, it's really easy. Just string one half and attach it to the clasp at one end. On the other side, wire wrap your beads into a rosary style chain and attach the clasp to one end. At the front, attach both strands to a jump ring which has been slipped through the pendant ribbon. If this doesn't make sense, email me! Rebeccacell@gmail.com

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  39. You're cute Lady Linda =)
    I love your colorful design, specially the owl one.

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  40. Great selfies, I almost forgot to look @ your work :-) No, just kidding, I saw them first, before scrolling. You must have had a lot of fun creating those beautiful pieces!

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  41. I love the first necklace, but the second one is also beautiful!

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  42. Love the first necklace, especially the interaction between the enemaled clasp and the copper connector. Thats really great!
    Funny pictures btw :-)

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  43. You certainly met the challenge. All you jewelry turned out terrific. I'm partial to the owlette, however.

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  44. Linda!!! I loved visiting you! If only all of us had modeled our jewelry! You are something else! Incidentally, your sense of color has me totally floored. however I am sure you hear that all the time. You are a terrific designer!
    best wishes, jean!

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  45. Wow, beautiful works. The first necklace is a dream. Congratulations to this beautiful jewelry! And the pictures are just plain funny and crazy :D

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  46. Love that little owl and how you presented it. Cute Selfies.

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  47. You've created some beautiful pieces with your soup. I love how you used the bold flower clasp in front - Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

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  48. HEy there my 7th bead soup partner I love your designs I can't pick a fav. I like them both equally....The modeling at the end was hilarious by the way...lol

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  49. ok, you seem to be a very fun gal! I love your pieces! that owl was so cute. I love that first necklace with all the strands. you did a GREAT job!

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  50. Your are so funny! I love the shots of you with the necklaces on! Each piece totally seems to reflect your personality! FUN! Soup-er job!

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  51. You did a great job with your wire wrapping-loved your necklaces and your " selfie's"!

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  52. You should be proud. These pieces are beautiful! I love the flower you made for both of the necklaces. Plus, "Owlivia" - how cute is that?

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  53. I Really enjoyed looking at all the things you made with your soup, the first necklace is lovely and so colourful you got the adjustment of the strands nicely! cute earrings and I have to just love the owl necklace its so cute.
    Jackie

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  54. I fell in love with Owlivia! hahaha! Gorgeous creations. :)

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  55. Love your funny selfies!!!!!!
    I like all of your works ... the beautiful wire flowers necklace and earrings are my fav!

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  56. Beautiful, I especially love

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  57. Um....I especially love your selfie photo shoot:). You are adorable!

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  58. best soup photos ever :-) love the necklace worns as head ornament, we sohuld od that more often!

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  59. ha! you make me laugh!
    my fav is the first necklace....full of color and beauty! that sweet little owl, how precious...i think you showed him off perfectly. beautiful pieces!

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  60. Owlivia ... too funny! Nice job :)

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  61. OMG what GORGEOUS SELFIES!!! Totally loves the faces you made showing off your pieces!!! ♥
    And what an AWESOME job you did! Well you can hardly go wrong with a gorgeous soup like that right? Don't you love working with Czech glass now though!? It is besides gems my favorite beads to work with!!!
    Loved your post it has me leaving your page with a smile on my face! :)

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  62. I positively love the photos of you and Owlivia having fun together. You made some beautiful designs and I especially admire those copper wire flowers you made to use throughout. Lovely.

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  63. Beautiful creations! Love your photo's too :)

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  64. Your multi-strand is right up my alley. I loved it.

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  65. Wow! Not inadequate at all! I love the multistrand piece but the way you wire wrapped the owl feet is just ingenious and adorable!

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  66. I especially like your first necklace design, graceful but fun! Love your sense of humor too!

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  67. I love the multistrand but I love the owl necklace, too!
    Great photos :-D Thank you!

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  68. i think you did fabulously with both your pieces. i also think the copper flower connectors add a great accent to the necklaces. i'm very proud of your accomplisments! and very creative designs too..

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  69. I love your works, great idea to make a flower shaped wire connector, and love the little owl necklace! You really made the best out a gorgeous but scary soup!

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  70. I love all your pictures as well Owlivia, she is gorgeous. Excellent creations on your soup!

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  71. Hey, don't think that the soup you sent was lacking! Remember, quality, not quantity!

    Great soup here; I love your first necklace. I think it's quite regal, and I love the symmetry between the flower toggle clasp and the copper connector you made. Awesome :)

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  72. Love the flower you made to mirror the clasp...very creative and the whole pice is just beautiful!

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  73. Wow, beautiful designs - the colours of your soup are stunning and that owl bead is gorgeous =)

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  74. The owl focal is beautiful. I love your colors and designs.

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  75. Hahahha - love the jewelry pieces (your flower connectors are brilliant!) and really enjoyed the selfies :)

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  76. What a hoot. Yes a little comic releif is needed , oh about 50 blogs into the day. Seriously,wireworkers always amaze me with what they make

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  77. Loved your pieces and your selfies!

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  78. Hahaha the selfies are great! But you'd never know you struggled at all with those beautiful necklaces!! Two were just the answer! And both perfect!!

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  79. OH your pieces are wonderful and whimsical and delicious! And Owlivia is just the queen of it all! Fabulous!!!!!!! You are hilarious!
    Thankyou for commenting on my blog so I could find yours!

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  80. Dear Linda, You are so beautiful!!!
    Your work is so great - I can't find words (My English is too bad…)
    I love Owlivia, I love her so much! The other neclase is also wonderful and Your selfless…smile… thanks for!

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  81. I love the selfies, all the pieces are fantastik but the owl is my fave. I especially luv the wire flower elements in your design.

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  82. Love that little owl! The selfies were fab!

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  83. What a fun post!!! I love your first necklace - the colors of the three strands go perfectly together and love that wire flower you've made to counterbalance the clasp on the other side. That owl is too cute and the necklace very prety. Good job on your soup!
    Alenka

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  84. You sure did Lori proud, no doubt about that!

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  85. Oh, the necklace with owl is so sweet! And I love those coppered flowers (:

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  86. Oh that Owl is so cute! Wonderful soup and the necklace looks so good on too!

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  87. I can't believe that you are just starting to work with wire. I think that you have found your new calling. Great job on both necklaces though my favorite is definitely the first one. Just love the flower connector.

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  88. the wire flowers do work really well with your beautiful beads and clasp

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  89. You are just TOOOOO CUTE!! I have to say, that you might have been worried about 'scale', but you handled it beautifully!! I would love to wear ANY of them!! I also would love to visit you while you are designing....you looked like you had so much fun!! ;) ~KM

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  90. What a nice soup you were given. The owl focal is precious. Everything is quite pretty, and I especially like your first necklace. It is spring in a necklace - makes me think of Easter.

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  91. Fantastic pieces...the owl is just my favorite! Nice job with your soup!

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  92. You did an amazing Job!!! How fun! Loved Owlivia of course! I loved the triple strand as well! I think you should be very proud of yourself!!! Amazing Job!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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  93. Ha-ha-ha, that was a really funny post! Love your selfies :) I admire you wire work, especially what you did with the owl bead! You did well with colors on the three strand necklace. You should be proud of yourself :)

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  94. You really should be proud of those pieces, you did a great job!

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  95. I love the owl necklace and earring you made with your soup. Your display pics were totally funny! Great job!

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  96. Well done!!! Love your selfies!!! The three strand necklace is awesome!!! LOVE EVERYTHING ACTUALLY!!!

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  97. Love everything Linda! :) The multistrand is gorgeous -- your copper flower looks so good with the ceramic clasp (is that claso by Blu Mudd, by chance ?) and the earrings to match are adorable! Your enchanting & whimsical owl necklace is so cute too! And then the selfies... LOL! So much fun. You created wonderful jewelry! Very talented! Bravo. Happy Hopping! ♥ Rita

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    1. Hi Rita, I think my partner purchased everything on Etsy. It's an enameled copper flower. If I find the name of the store, I'll let you know. =)

      Thank you!,
      Linda

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  98. Hi Linda!

    You make a wonderful job!! I really love all of your designs... and you selfies makes me laugh a lot!! Fabulous post! :)

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  99. I love how everything ties in together in one theme (through the flowers). Yummy pieces! Your selfies are fab:)

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  100. Linda, love the owl necklace! He's so cute and the beads you put with him are perfect :)

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  101. What a great post, i love all your designs. Very beautiful!

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  102. Your pieces turned out really fun. Owlivia even looks cute as a hippie head band ;)

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  103. I love it... and I love the pictures of you. I can tell you had fun!! Good job!!

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  104. I am absolutely crazy about the earrings! I would wear them a lot.

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  105. Inferior HAH!!! You rocked it Linda! I love the owl focal your partner sent (and that you named her Owlivia)! Your flower connectors are brilliant...love everything you made! I have a feeling my stomach would hurt from laughing if I spent the day with you!!

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  106. Gorgeous! The triple strand works so well with the clasp. I love the selfie with the owl necklace headband. Excellent use of the soup. Now I'm off to Lisa's site to see what she made from the vibrant and oh-so-lovely soup you sent her.

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  107. Great of your soup. I love the owl focal. The necklace you made with the clasp is fantastic.

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  108. The soup was lovely and I love your pieces! The owl necklace is so sweet.

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  109. I love all your pieces, especially the flower connectors you've made with wire - they're awesome.
    Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.
    Ana

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  110. Hahahahahaha. LOVE the selfies. Great pieces....love the flower accents. Bellisimo!

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  111. Your selfies are the best, Miss Linda! Very funny! I love that Owlivia bead (I have an Olivia that could use one of those!) and I think you solved the problem of the scale quite nicely. Beautiful beads and fun pieces. Thank you for sharing your talents with the Bed Soup. Enjoy the day! Erin

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  112. Love Owlivia! So cute. The earrings are darling. You rock, as usual.

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  113. What a fun soup! I love everything you created, but the flower necklace and the earrings with the swirls are my favs! And your selfies are fabulous! :)

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  114. Love the selfies! Awesome job on the three strand and love how you wire wrapped the owl bead. Not to mention the cool flower copper connector & copper flower earrings. Great job all around.

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  115. Cute, cute, cute! Love all the designs....and the creativity of your photographs too!

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  116. 2 beautiful necklaces and pairs of earrings......great use of your bead soup. Your wire wrapping on Owlivia is a-one! and your copper wire connector is a perfect balance to the flower clasp. Great job!

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  117. Very creative! you did a good job with your soup!

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  118. Hahaha your selfies put a big smile on my face!! It is lovely to see your designs on a real person!! Fantastic!!

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  119. Lovely job! What a great soup, and I particularly like the flower clasp piece with your wire-work flower.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. =)

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  120. Omg.. I love that owl necklace. That pendant is adorable.

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  121. The three strand necklace is awesome. The wire flowers are lovely..m

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  122. Beautiful pieces, I love Owlivia!

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  123. First, I LOVE your modeling photos, Linda... just the ticket :)

    Your designs are gorgeous, all pieces I would be proud to wear and let everyone know I was the designer (only wish I were LOL). My fave is the colour-drenched multi-strand with the beautiful flowers :)

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  124. Yes, yes, love what you did with the littles and the owl necklace and earrings are wonderful, great job!

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  125. Lovely pieces. I love the spirals of wire below the owl, it adds great detail.

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  126. Just getting around to more hopping now. Like your multi strand necklace. Not always easy to pull off, but you nailed it. Also the earrings are sweet. You look great modeling as well. BTW insightful write up about hopping to all the blogs.

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  127. Love what you did with your soup. Like the first necklace and love the little owl.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

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  128. Oh, such beautiful pieces! The multi strand necklace is absolutely stunning.

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  129. I really loved your pieces, the tiered necklace is great, I love the wirework mimicking the flower. I really like the wirework flower earrings. I really like your pictures as well, how much fun that is!! Great job!!!

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  130. Your soup is delish! I love Owlivia! The wiring wrapping suits her very nicely! Your selfies are adorable! Lovely work. I enjoyed reading your blog! Thank you for entertaining me!!

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  131. I just love that multiple strand necklace. It's gorgeous!

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  132. Looks like you had a lot of fun, and that you are a bit of a character.....Really like the mad poses that go so nicely with the lovely pieces that you made. Don't go changing - there are plenty of boring people on the planet who take up far too much room.........

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  133. Still working on my bead soup hop!! :) looks like you had a great time~~

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