Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ding Ding Ding Come and Get It! Soup's Done!

It is finally here the day we have all been waiting for the Bead Soup Blog Party! Yeah Baby!  The anticipation of who would be your partner, to stressing over what you would create with the bead soup you were sent, to the light bulb turning on, and the beautiful creation you have made.  It is all done and now you can sit back with your favorite beverage hot, cold, or both and enjoy what everyone else has created.

Our Hostess - Lori Anderson

I would like to give a big round of applause to our hostess Lori Anderson of Pretty Things blog, for the fantastic job she has done to make the BSBP run as smooth as possible.  I am not familiar with the past BSBP's, because this is the first one that I knew about, but it is my understanding that this is the largest one.  There are 364 participants (this number includes Lori) and Lori went through all of those participants and paired them up with partners.   What a task! What a headache!
Thank you very much Lori, for letting me be one of the 363 participants in this round of BSBP.                 Lori, you deserve to have your pie and eat it too!

My Partner - Lola Surwillo

What can I say, Lori could not have pick a better person to be my partner for the BSBP.  Lola and I have so many things in common. We both crochet and do cross stitch as well as make jewelry.  Lola makes beautiful beaded rings, those are her favorite things to make. She also likes to read , Lola mostly reads non fiction books such as self help and craft books, but to our amazement, we were both reading "The Help" at the same time, strange huh! This is also our first BSBP.  Here is a picture of the bead soup I sent to Lola.

 Cherry quartz, Rose quartz, Hematite, Peridot, and glass bi-cones.  I can not wait to see what she has created with this mix. So let's go together over to Lola's blog Bead Lola Bead and see what she has cooked up with these ingredients.

Me and My bead soup - Prudence

Let me tell you a little bit about myself for those of you that do not follow my blog and are visiting me for the first time.  I started beading in 2005, mostly stringing and then I started off loom bead weaving.  I do both pretty much even.  As I mentioned above I crochet, cross stitch, I also quilt and paint.  I do not have an on-line store, because I mainly don't have the time to donate to one, but I do post all of my creations on my facebook page Therese's Treasures.  

  Here is a picture of the bead soup that Lola sent to me.


Lola sent a Mother of Pearl focal, thunder polish glass crystals, green Aventurine, purple Fluorite, purple Japanese peanut seed beads, purple/green glass beads, Sterling Silver toggle clasp and a 12mm open jump ring.

It took a little while for the soup to start to simmer and than come to a boil, but when it did the aroma filled the house.  I named my soup Prudence, because the song was in my head and I kept humming it as I was cooking my soup.  So let me introduce you to Prudence, I think my creation lives up to her name.




I added  a silver tone base metal chain, daisy spacers and a butterfly charm for accents.


I made a bracelet to match...


and earrings too.


So there, you have met Prudence, sweet, simple, and pretty!

Please continue the party by clicking on this link http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/
Party hardy and happy hopping!

Happy beading Y'all
Therese

86 comments:

  1. Your pieces are beautiful Therese ~ and I LOVE the added butterflies! Would it surprise to know that I've been seeing lots of butterflies lately? Probably not, huh . . . =D

    It has been a pleasure getting to know you and I look forward to continuing our friendship. I hope you enjoyed working with my bead soup mix as much as I enjoyed working with yours!

    Happy Hopping Partner! =D

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  2. Once again, Therese, beautiful work. I love the butterflies you added. I think they were the perfect touch!

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  3. You came up with some gorgeous pieces. Beautiful!!

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  4. oh i love these! they are so soft and beautiful. the butterfly looks like he has soared as high as the clouds. beautiful Therese!

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  5. Therese this are so beautiful! You do such lovely work, I can't believe you made three pieces!!!

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  6. What a soft and pretty colour palette you had to work with. The butterfly over the focal really brings out the silver blue colours of the focal. A great job with Prudence.
    jenni

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  7. Such wonderful creations with your soup Therese
    x

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  8. Mmm gorgeous designs! I love the colours and especially the butterflies, your earrings are my favourite.
    Deb x

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  9. I feel like such a slacker making one piece!!! These are beautiful - I love those octagonal crystals and the butterflies! XO - Great job Therese

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  10. Beautiful set Therese! I love how you added the butterfly to the focal and the colors look fantastic together! Great soup

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  11. Lovely work Therese! You did those beads proud! :-)

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  12. What a pretty set. Those colors do remind me of butterflies in a garden - great addition of the charms.

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  13. So pretty! Those colors just snuggle up to each other. This reminds me of a butterfly bush I had in my yard. The green of the stems, with the purple of the blooms. Great job!

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  14. Therese, what a beautiful set....love the colour combination....everything is so pretty....

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  15. I love the sparkly beads she sent! Wonderful pieces!!

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  16. Great job, and love that bead that is the focal in the bracelet and earings!

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  17. Great pieces. I like how you made 3 pieces to match. Like the color combination as well.

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  18. What a wonderful set you made! I love how you added the butterfly to the focal pendant. You sent a great soup too. Well done.

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  19. I just love them. You did such a great job incorporating everything that you were sent. I'm considering joining the next bead soup. Do they accept newbies lol?

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  20. As always Therese wonderful work, it is a very beautiful set. Very, very pretty!

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  21. Charming!!!
    Love that little butterfly you invited to the party !!!
    Wonderful creations!
    Great Soup!!!
    m.e. :)

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  22. Great collection!!You did a wonderful job!!!

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  23. How fun! It turned out wonderfully!

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  24. A very beautiful soothing set you made. The butterfly just sets it off. Very tastey soup!!

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  25. these pieces are so pretty and soft. I especially love the butterflies. :o)

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  26. Oh Therese,
    They're just lovely. And, while I don't know you all that well, they just seem to be 'YOU.' I love the color palette and the daintiness of it. It's very. . .spring-like. Beautiful work! YAY!! You did it! Now are you ready for the next one? ;)

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  27. Wow! Therese your jewelry is absolutely beautiful. I love all 3 and I especially love that butterfly on the mother of pearl! PERFECT!

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  28. So lovely! We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,
    Emanda

    http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

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  29. Welcome to your first BSBP! This is my 3rd and they are always fun and always challenging. Your set is stunning. I'm amazed you have time to do all those various crafts. I do beads, jewelry and knitting and don't have enough hours in the day...

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  30. Nice work. The pieces are so complementary to each other.

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  31. I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

    I like it a lot -- those earrings are blingtastic!

    I hope you’ll participate again!

    Love, Lori

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  32. Therese, it does sound like you were paired with the perfect partner. It's so nice to hear stories like this, with both of you finding that you have so much in common. Your Bead Soup set is really pretty - and I love the garden colors.

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  33. Lovely soup! And you made a very pretty set!

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  34. THe butterfly charm was the perfect touch and the earrings are blingtastic

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  35. I love your set, so pretty with the butterflies!

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  36. What a pretty set! I like how you layered the focal with the little butterfly. Great soup!

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  37. Love the butterflies that you added. The pieces are all so pretty!

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  38. Therese, your soup is yummy! I love the colors and those large faceted crystals are so pretty! The butterfly's are a lovely touch.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  39. OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

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  40. What totally amazing designs! Positively love the little butterfly added to the mother of pearl focal point. Great job! ♥

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  41. Great color palette you got to work with and I love the sparkly beads, yum. Great job.
    Shannon C

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  42. I love your pieces. And the butterflies just seem to fit. They all look so sweet. What a great showcase for your soup.

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  43. I agree - they are very pretty! Great job!

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  44. I love what you cooked up! Beautiful, and thank you for dropping by my soup! Riki

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  45. What a wonderful and lovely soup you cooked:-)

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  46. This are gorgeous and make me sad I am so far away and can't join in your parties girls.....

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  47. really pretty pieces, so nicely done.

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  48. Prudence is gorgeous!!! I love the butterfly against the mother of pearl. The combination of beads is so pretty too! ~Val

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  49. Prudence is beautiful - I love the whole set! Very nice soup!

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  50. lovely! I find the addition of the butterfly against the MOP quite beautiful! Great job on a gorgeous set!

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  51. Simple and pretty. I love the addition of the butterfly to the pendant - it elevates the design to a whole new level.

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  52. Hi, Therese! Prudence is beautiful and so is her matching bracelet and earrings! I love the green and purple combination, and that mother of pearl focal is gorgeous! I love mother of pearl anything! It's one of the 'gems' that goes with everything, it's soft, luminous, and of course, pearly! Which is elegant to me. I've never heard of thunder polished crystal, gotta check that out, it's beautiful! Thanks for your sweet comments on my soup mix. You are such a gracious southern belle! Have a great week! :)

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  53. Therese OMG...these are so pretty!!! You did an awesome job. AWESOME!!

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  54. Lovely! You've made some pretty pieces!!

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  55. Your soup was so pretty - but you really made this piece spectacular. I love the entire set!

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  56. What a sweet and pretty set! All are just wonderful!

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  57. Isn't it amazing how similar our partners seem to be! Love your creations, the butterflies are fun.

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  58. This is definitely a set to keep and wear! I love the butterfly charm on the white MOP focal; it's the perfect finishing touch for the gorgeous strung crystals.

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  59. You make good soup. I love the addition of butterflies. A nice finish.

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  60. Beautiful set! I like the way you designed everything.

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  61. Loving the butterfly theme....love the colors you were sent too!..they are all simply beautiful designs!!! Soup-er job!

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  62. I am so sorry I am so late hopping your way. My computer dug it's heels in and said Not gon'a go thaat fast.:^)
    Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  63. Gorgeous pieces, Therese! I love the green crystals and butterflies. That MoP focal totally set off that butterfly. Love it all!

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  64. Beautiful pieces, the MOP background works perfectly against the butterfly.

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  65. Very pretty set of pieces! A butterfly charm looks great with MOP pendant!

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  66. Therese, you cooked up some really pretty soup! That pendant would have been a challenge for me, but you handled it really beautifully. And it sounds like you and I have a lot in common -- beadweavers who also string -- and I used to live in Tuscaloosa, so it's nice to find you here

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  67. Hi Therese, I'm a bit slow getting around to everyone. Your designs are lovely and that pendant is beautiful. Love that you made three pieces with your soup.

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  68. Lovely jewellery! Really like the colours and the design is very pretty. Great job!

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  69. You made such a pretty set with your beads. I really like the bracelet, and the butterflies are the perfect touch.

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  70. Love purple and butterflies, what a lovely combination. Very Beautiful set.

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  71. Beautiful...the addition of the butterfly was a great idea, love it.

    Thanks for visiting and leaving kudos.

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  72. Beautiful...the addition of the butterfly was a great idea, love it.

    Thanks for visiting and leaving kudos.

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  73. Very pretty, always love things that include butterflies.

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  74. the charm layered over the shell mosaic is beautiful!

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  75. Your pieces are really delicate, both in texture and in colours. Lovely.

    Ambra

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  76. Very pretty, the butterflies really show off those flowery colors.

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