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Friday, April 26, 2013

On Being a Productive Little Bunny - 3rd Reveal BeadSoupBlogParty


WHAT A JOURNEY - at times joyful, at times frustrating, but most of the time very satisfying.

A reminder of the wonderful array of beads and components and the three beautiful focals from my BeadSoupBlogParty partner Adlinah


I had so many ideas rushing round my head but a couple of must do’s stood out straight away.

The first necklace literally ‘fell into place’ as I was pushing a variety of the beads round the beading mat.  I loved the colours of the swirly lampwork beads so made a ‘Frosted Peacock’ colour brick stitch base and stitched the beads and components onto that.  The stringing is Blue Agate, Red Coral and Silver.  It can be worn both horizontally and asymmetrically.


My daughter fell in love with this necklace at first sight so I guess it already has a new home J


Adlinah sent me the most beautiful clasp - a vintage Pearl Box from Japan, circa 1960’s. 
I’ve always wanted to create a vintage, nostalgic type of lace bead embroidery, flowery, feminine, and very frou frou, and this clasp was the perfect catalyst to get me started. 
This is the result …

 



So onto a focal …
I simply love the colours and shape of the handmade glass focal disk by mandrel2 (Etsy) - Scarlet Red and Montana Deep Blue, edged with Metallic Silver – yum.  I so wanted to do this lovely focal justice and played with many combinations of what Adlinah had sent and what I had in my stash. 
But everything seems wrong until I realized all it needed was something relatively simple, where the focal itself would be the star. 
I’ve attached two clips on the back so it can be either a brooch or a hairpiece.  Ultra Suede front and back with an insert of Lacy’s Stiff Stiff to keep it perky.




















Earrings …
I luuuuv making earrings and was spoilt for choice.  Here’s three pair I've made so far.







  












The second focal Adlinah sent was a porcelain clay pendant by Mary Hubbard of White Clover Kiln.  
I love the mint colours in the little birdie pendant and the Swarovski Mint Alabaster beads that were in my pack.  He’s so cute, I had fun creating this necklace (and poem).  Hope you enjoy them both …

Billy Bird has built a bower
With love and leaf and twig and flower
A room with a view in a minted tree
Cos a Sensitive New Age Guy is he

Happy and proud as he sits on his branch
And watches the butterflies play and dance
Now all he needs to complete his life
Is a Sensitive New Age Bird called ‘wife’







And some more fun – still a work in progress – Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
I’ve glued little resin bears to the red foam shapes Adlinah sent me and will string them into a necklace.    



I've yet to use the rubber tubing, the third focal and four beads but they ARE earmarked - good things take time ...

Thanks so much for looking and please take the time to visit my beadpartner in Singapore - Adlinah and also check out the other artists who've all taken time out of their busy schedules to create pieces of art for us all to drool over.

Lastly none of this would have happened without the love, patience and support of Lori Anderson whom I can't thank sufficiently with just words.

38 comments:

  1. Oh June! I am speechless with awe! I never thought my collection of beads could be made into so many drop dead gorgeous pieces. You see - I wasn't wrong when I blogged that my partner was the uber-talented June Butt! Love love love every single beauty you created. But I'm partial to that romantic vintage-y frou frou necklace as well as the Billy Bird necklace. Such a perfect match for that wonderful poem you wrote. That first necklace? I would fight your daughter for it ��.

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  2. Oh dear me! These pieces are so beautiful! I LOVE all the necklaces. Every single piece is unique! You are indeed very, very talented. I can't wait to see Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. So cute!

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  3. Your vintage pearl necklace is breathtaking!

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  4. Oh my - You've been Really busy! That pearl necklace is gorgeous, and I love what you did for the focal in the first necklace. Beautiful work!

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  5. im so immpressed! your vintage, rose -pearl necklace is great!!!!

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  6. Such a wonderful soup my friend, so many beautiful & feminine pieces, GREAT JOB!!!!

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  7. Your rose pearl necklace has taken my breath away!! I could see a blushing bride with a plain strapless dress adorn her neck with it. This necklace has made itonto my third reveal favs list which will be published tomorrow.
    kathy

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  8. You really have got energy! And your crazy wonderful jewelry made me laugh. The first one is something I would like to wear, the lace-thing is over plentiful... and the green one is my favorite.

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  9. You have made some fantastic pieces,really have done your soup proud. Each piece is so totally wearable, and i adore the 2nd pair of earrings in your trio.

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  10. Fantastic pieces! I really love the first piece...something about it's design just really speaks to me! :)

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  11. I love what you've done with your soup so far. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you come up with. I love everything but especially love the lovely bird necklace and the poem to go with! You have many talents. Girly, lacy things aren't my first love but that frou frou pearl and lace confection is incredible and could have me wearing lace if given the chance......beautiful!!!!

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  12. The intricate lace embroidered necklace... breathtaking! Looks like a wedding piece! I love the first necklace, the colors and the pendant is stunning! Gorgeous, gorgeous work!

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  13. Ow!!! My jaw hurts from dropping so hard and fast at your pieces! I was thinking, "oh, this first necklace is really lovely, I adore what she did here," and then scrolled down to the white pearls and roses piece and really lost it completely. But wait, there's more! This bead lady really WAS busy and productive - beaded brooch/hair ornament, earrings, and ANOTHER stunning necklace, AND cute teddy bears? Girl, when do you find time to sleep?!??? Utterly fantastic!

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  14. Your necklaces are amazing! And I love the earrings too. Well done!

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  15. I love all your necklaces, great work.
    I love the design.
    ciao dall'Italia

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  16. Beautiful work. I love, love, love the white and pink piece.

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  17. gorgeous to cute - great work! I LOVE the pearl necklace - did you use wire to get the curls to stay? I also love the focal in the first necklace - the leaves really make it great!

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  18. Wow! Your Rose Lace blow me away! It's so outstanding! And FYI. I'm definitivly not the romantic type.... I also love the turquoise necklace. The colors and the design too.

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  19. Very creative use of your soup, your necklaces are lovely.

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  20. Wow! Very, very nice designs. I had to keep going up the page to see the soup and try to imagine how you came up with all those wonderful ideas! Really quite amazing. your captcha is ON

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  21. Your creativity and artistry is amazing! The pearl piece is spectacular and the rest are truly lovely.

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  22. So creative, and so many things!!! The mint necklace is gorgeous! And I love the pearl necklace too....so elegant.

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  23. Ohhh Myyy...I confuse which one to choose!!! So Gorgeous!!!

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  24. OMG your pieces are so amazing! Love the focal you created in the first, and that aqua-green leafy gorgeous necklace full of flowers...simply amazing.

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  25. Wow! You made so many pieces, and each is lovelier than that last. That didn't come out just right...what I meant to say is that each is spectacular, and just when I thought I'd seen the most spectacular piece of jewelry, there was another!

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  26. Great job, I am so in love with the turquoise leave necklace.

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  27. All great great pieces, but the rose necklace is amazing!

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  28. Wow, such lovely comments, thank you everyone, you make me feel very humble.

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  29. Beautiful work June. Well done.

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  30. Outstanding use of your soup. All of your pieces are wonderful. My favorites are the pearl necklace and the brooch.

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  31. So many different and wonderful pieces! Very creative! You did a fantastic job!

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  32. Gorgeous and so creative!! You did an amazing job with your soup!

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  33. Those necklaces are so lush! I stand in absolute awe of you.

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  34. You really blew this challenge out of the water! Who knew that those lovely ingredients could turn into so many amazing pieces? Apparently you did. I've go to say that the romantic one you created based just on that gorgeous clasp, is fickkin' awesome. Seriously, I am in AWE of it.

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  35. You made an amzing variety of pieces from your soup. All of the are very creative and gorgeous!!

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  36. Do you have a selling site??? How about the romantic frou frou necklace is that for sale?

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