Saturday, 13 April 2013

12:01 am


1st reveal complete and now on to ...


The 2nd Reveal day for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party has arrived and I am so excited although a little intimidated.  After hopping through all the party goers on the first reveal, I was completely and utterly blown away by the craftsmanship, the artistry and the creativity of each and every one.  Lori has done an amazing job yet again, this time more amazing than ever because not only were there over 500 participants worldwide but she hasn’t been feeling well and she is in all three reveals. Lori you are incredible, thank you for hosting this really really really really fun party!

My partner this time around (being my second BSBP I feel seasoned) is the amazing Amy Severino. I think it must have been the bead fairies at work because just before Lori announced who was partners with who, I had commented on facebook to Amy that it would be neat if we were partnered and wow a few days later we found out we were. I had participated in Amy’s Spring Challenge and enjoyed the experience so much, that I have signed up for her next Spring Fling Challenge (reveal date April 20).  I realized we were kindred spirits and was totally thrilled we were paired together for the BSBP.  Please visit Amy’s blog and she what she has created with the soup I sent her. 
 
The Soup I sent to Amy
Amy sent me a wonderful soup, very challenging, oh I do love a challenge!  Here is the soup Amy sent me.  I really wanted to use as much as possible if not all the soup sent and yeah I did.  
The Soup Amy sent me
So here is what I made; first up "Dragon in the Garden".  Amy included in her soup a beautiful clay focal. It so reminded me of the garden and that made me think...what's in a garden but dragon flies.....I used the clay focal, an antique brass dragon fly, some carved bone flowers, some of the pearls, some of the seed beads and a crystal or two. The necklace begged for matching earrings and a bracelet.



Dragon in the Garden
 

Next up "Turkish Delight"
The agate beads Amy sent where the inspiration for this, but as I started beading the agates didn't fit. They were still used, just not in the necklace. I used a jasper focal, a rivoli, cube beads, magatamas, more of the crystal's, more of the seed beads and the clasp although I did put a patina finish to the clasp to reduce the brightness.

Turkish Delight
I have received many compliments on this and the earrings I made to match.
Oh and not to forget the agate beads, a simple but beautiful bracelet.

So I still had a small amount of seed beads and a few crystals and the pale green silk ribbon. I don't normally work with silk ribbons but I have started to incorporate it more and more into my work. I took my little remaining pile of beads, added a few and came up with this. I love it, it is so summer breeze!

Summer Breeze



 So that is it, Amy I hope I did you proud, can't wait to see what you made.
Thank you Lori, you're the best.....this is the greatest party there is.

I have the Beading Babes Challenge reveal tomorrow so please come and see what I have done for that as well. Whew busy, super fun weekend!
 
Please visit all the other party goers listed below...
Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers


Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
B.R.Kuhlman
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove


Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic


Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle


Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles


Christine Murrow


Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins


Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille


Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed


Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck


Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay


JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis


K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan


Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack


Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther


Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron


Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
                     
Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara


Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight


Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover


Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler


Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly


Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs


Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden


Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom


Facebook Participants


D’Arsie Manzella     
Claire Brannigan Hasemeier
Robin Showstack
Melanie Lemen Swope
Beccy Peterson
Kelli Nelson
Chris Schlicht
Shelley Cole-Kuduk


80 comments:

  1. Wow! I had to go over your post a few times to fully grasp the amazingness of your pieces. Wow! You did all that?! Just gorgeous and awesome. WOW!

    ReplyDelete
  2. GOOD GRIEF Kepi!!!! These pieces are nothing short of SPECTACULAR!!!! I loved them all so much and I can't even pick out a favorite. Amazing use of your soup. Truly amazing!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Positively STUNNING!! Each one of your creations is so detailed and beautiful! It must have taken a long time to create so many lovelies. Your stitch work is wonderful, and I really really enjoyed visiting your blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh wow - what beautiful designs! I admire your skills at beadweaving! Both sets, as well as the last necklace are awesome and breathtaking. But especially the first set is tdf - such lovely colours, and the way you integrate the focal is worth admiring! I also already saw the great stuff, you've sent to Amy - very lovely soup, my dear!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh my - I can't say I have just one favorite piece because all of the pieces are just stunning! Love, love, love what you created!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Girl, you are talented! Those beaded pieces are STUNNING!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your Summer Breeze is exquisite and the Dragons in the Garden is drop dead gorgeous. You are one very talented lady! Christie

    ReplyDelete
  8. Amazing beadwork in here! I especially love the first necklace, so well balanced!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great jewelry! They are all my favorites!! Your beading talents are amazing. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them all.

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.
    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
    kathy

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very detailed work and I love summer breeze, just gorgeous and those swirl earrings are incredible

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful work, "Turkish Delight" is one of my favorites in this reveal.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful work, "Turkish Delight" is one of my favorites in this reveal.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Gobsmackingly gorgeous work. That dragonfly piece is outstanding~ love love love.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous designs! I'm sure they will all be as fun to wear as they are to scroll through. Although I truly love every inch of every one of them, I'm especially captivated by the Turkish Delight earrings!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I knew you'd blow me away, but holy cow! I adore the dragonfly piece. What pattern is that rope? My favorite though is Summer Breeze only because I have the perfect outfit for it. You are so talented, Debbie.

    ReplyDelete
  16. great seed bead work, i like it very much!netted bracelet with earrings is the best!congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  17. AMAZING bead work! I am especially wowed by the first snd last necklaces.

    ReplyDelete
  18. The first necklace has stolen my heart. That dragonfly was just meant to be there all along :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love everything you created. I am completely in awe of seed beaders! Your work is beautiful. Love how you used the focal with the dragonfly in the first necklace.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Your work is gorgeous. I love the Summer Breeze necklace..

    ReplyDelete
  21. Lovely.....I am so in love with the spiral earrings, the netting, well, just all of them.

    ReplyDelete
  22. wow, stunning pieces, work of art!
    great job with this difficult technique ( I admire a lot your skills!)
    love all your pieces!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, what a fun :)
    ciao dall'Italia

    ReplyDelete
  23. Your creations are utterly amazing! You a wicked weaver!!!, Beautiful job!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I really like your soup! The pieces you made are stunning...amazing beadwork!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Amazing and beautiful, what amount of hours you have given these gorgeous pieces!! Really, I can't pick a favourite, all are lovely, lovely, lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Stunning,absolutely stunning. I love what I just saw, what an amazing beadwork, and those colors...wow♥

    ReplyDelete
  27. All your pieces are amazing! I particularly love Summer Breeze, so delicate and elegant.

    ReplyDelete
  28. OMG!! Coming from another beadweaver..... amazing!!! I love them all, but because I just love dragonflies...the first one is my favorite...but only if I was made to choose!! GREAT JOB!! ~KM http://www.inspirationalbeading.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  29. More amazing beadwork. I LOVE IT! That first bracelet is gorgeous and the second necklace. Truly a delight. Love it all. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Gorgeous beadwork....awe-inspiring. You and Amy both used the blue and brown colourway that I love so much. Check out my blog for the 3rd reveal.

    ReplyDelete
  31. You are so prolific! Beautiful work, I particularly like your second pair of earrings, they remind me both of feathers and of the insides of paisley designs. They look like they'd be such fun to wear - I'm not surprised that they've garnered compliments!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wow the bead work is amazing!!! Love love love the Dragon in the Garden pieces!!! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Dragon in the garden is fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Oh my serious beautiful pieces. I am particularly partial to the copper beaded bracelet. Your work is exquisite. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I hope someday I can be as good of a beadweaver as you are! WOW!

    <3,
    Andrea
    http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wow, beautiful! My favourites are the dragonfly necklace, and the nautilus-shaped earrings. Both are completey stunning

    ReplyDelete
  37. Let me see, yes about all I can say is WOW!! Your work is fabulous! I love the Dragon in the Garden...awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I have no idea why you would be intimidated, your work is absolutely gorgeous. I don't even think I could pick a favorite of your designs, that first set is oh so eye catching, the earrings in the second set are just cool, and that last necklace just makes me sigh over it's calming effect. ahhhhhhh!

    ReplyDelete
  39. What beautiful and intricate beadwork -- wonderful pieces!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Each piece is more beautiful than the last! I love the way you used the dragonfly in the first one and the matching bracelet is to die for. And those swirl earrings are fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Oh, I wish I could spend the afternoon looking over your shoulder while you create you amazing bead work!! Each and every piece is so wonderful! Love, love love your jewelry!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Oh, I wish I could spend the afternoon looking over your shoulder while you create you amazing bead work!! Each and every piece is so wonderful! Love, love love your jewelry!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Oh, I wish I could spend the afternoon looking over your shoulder while you create you amazing bead work!! Each and every piece is so wonderful! Love, love love your jewelry!

    ReplyDelete
  44. YAY! Seed beads! These are ALL absolutely gorgeous. LOVE them.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Wow! each piece is beautiful and so well constructed. I love the paisley earrings , they would be something I would wear everyday! Love everything!

    ReplyDelete
  46. You are a very industrious jewelry designer! *absolutely stunning work*

    ReplyDelete
  47. Beautiful soup kits!
    And you created such beautiful things!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I am still going down the list...so many artist and so many lovely creations! First of all, your bead work is amazing!! Your creations are stunning!! Love them all!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Those are all so beautiful! I love the way you use colour :)

    ReplyDelete
  50. Very beautiful designs, they are all such wonderful work. I love them, difficult to decide.

    ReplyDelete
  51. These are stunning designs. I love how the dragonfly looks like he just happened upon this beautiful garden. They are all quite beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  52. beautiful - I am in awe. The color combinations in all your designs is lucious. The first set (dragonfly) is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Oh my goodness! what beautiful pieces you have constructed from your soup, I especially love the one with the dragonfly and the lovely pendant on the silk ribbon but I can see so much thought has gone into each piece.
    I hope you can find time to visit me I am in the second reveal too.
    Jackie

    ReplyDelete
  54. omg!
    I am in awe! Your beadwork is amazing! All of your pieces are stunning!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Once upon a time I thought I might learn beadweaving, but as you might guess from my soup, I'm focusing more on wirework.
    I love what you sent to Amy too! Can't wait to see what she created.

    ReplyDelete
  55. What gorgeous collections! The first and second necklaces are amazing. I also really like the earrings that are part of the second collection. Beautiful work.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Oh my! The "Dragon in the Garden" set is amazing! I love the copper and greens together and the way you placed the dragonfly on the flower pendant is just perfect - like they were meant for each other!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Okay, it's taking me forever to work my way through this reveal, but OH MY GOODNESS girl!! What beautiful pieces you worked up! The dragonfly set is so elegant, and the second necklace will make people stop in the street and stare. You were so prolific with your beading -- do you sleep?!? Fantastic, gorgeous, terrific work!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Wow! Your jewelry is so beautifully intricate. I especially love the first set as one of my totems is the dragonfly.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Wow, amazing seed bead skills:) I love what you did with the focal garden bead. Everything is just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  60. WOW! WOW! WOW!

    That is all I want to say about these pieces.

    ReplyDelete
  61. WOW! WOW! WOW!

    That is all I want to say about these pieces.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Amazing! I LOVE the "Dragon in the Garden" piece! Stunning work.

    ReplyDelete
  63. What beautiful beadwork! You are truly a talented jewelry artist. Your designs are awe inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  64. Beautiful, beautiful pieces! My favorite is the garden, dragonfly piece! Great work!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Fabulous designs. You are one uber talented lady!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Amazingly beautiful - the beadwork is gorgeous. I think my favourite is the dragonfly piece - but it is very hard to choose.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Wow, your work is magnificient!

    ReplyDelete
  68. I think you did Amy very very proud. I can't decide between Dragon in the Garden and Turkish Delight as to which is my favourite. They are both stunning! And I love the feminine minty colours of Summer Breeze. So so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Amy has sent you a gorgeous soup, and you have made more than honour for it. You work is fantastic! I love all the pieces, especially the Dragon in the garden.

    ReplyDelete
  70. Debbie, can you believe it, I'm still hopping! Wow, these pieces are fabulous! I love every single one of them, and especially admire your colour work! Beautiful! My favorite? Probably those "paisley" earrings! Really cool!

    ReplyDelete
  71. Your designs are incredible and I love the colours, especially the dragon in the garden!

    ReplyDelete
  72. Again, I say WOW!!! :))) Amazing work & I love it that you name your pieces. I especially like the first one, dragon in the garden. But all of them are fabulous! You've inspired me to try again. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  73. Gorgeous jewellery! Love the touch with the added dragonfly on the pendant in the first necklace, it fits so great with the focal adds a new dimension to it. All your designs are just fab!

    ReplyDelete
  74. Can believe it! So wonderful! Love ALL Your Designs, not only the Soup!

    ReplyDelete
  75. Congrats on the bang win. It was well deserved.

    Jean

    ReplyDelete
  76. Congratulations on winning the bead soup contest. Your necklace is beautiful - as usual!!

    ReplyDelete
  77. Congratulations on winning the bead soup contest! Your necklace is beautiful- as usual!

    ReplyDelete