Friday, May 9, 2014

This is the third year I have been able to be a part of a very amazing Internet happening - the 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party.  Folks from all over the world get paired up and exchange beads.  Each sends a focal (sort of the centerpiece), a special clasp, and beads, beads, beads.  We all design and create with our "Soup"  Then posting our work on a specific day and time, we all start blog hopping to see the A.MAZ.ING creations.

This is all the made possible by the Herculean efforts of Lori Anderson. She spends hours and hours putting it all together for our benefit.  I want to send her the BIGGEST of THANKS!!

Here is the "Soup" I received from my partner, Theresa Buchle   http://www.bead-mused.blogspot.com/  Be sure to drop in on her blog and see what she is up too.

She generously sent me two "soups" - One is built around rose quartz and the other around an ammonite and some jaspers and agates. She also included a little pair of earrings she made just for me. Those are made of niobium, copper, mookite, and glass.


And here is what I made with my delightful "soup".........I had an old worn vintage compact in my stash, and thought the little dragonfly Theresa sent would be perfect as my focal. Drilled some holes in the compact, attached the dragonfly, used some vintage pearls from my stash, mixed with the "soup" green stone beads to round it all out.  I even created a little surprise inside the compact.  I plan on storing little slips of paper with encouraging quotes inside the compact.  Only I'll know what they say........until I decide to share  ~~~smile~~~

I thought I'd link my two other "Bead Soups"

2013 - Wisdom necklace

2012 - Project # 1

2012 - Project # 2


Click here to find all of the 2014 Bead Soup participants......



135 comments:

  1. Hi,

    What an absolutely beautiful necklace, and what a great use for the compact! I love pieces with secrets and surprises.

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  2. What a great idea to attach the dragonfly on the vintage compact! Beautiful necklace!

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  3. This is my third time too. Your necklace is great Tina. Using the compact was very creative. The hidden notes inside are a wonderful idea.

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  4. Lovely necklace, and love the idea of storing secret notes in the compact!

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  5. Lovely designs, soft colours too

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  6. Hi Tina,
    I love the rustic feel of the dragonfly on the compact. The necklace is beautiful.

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  7. You composed very interesting focal!Super necklace!

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  8. What a clever creation. The dragonfly looks like it was always a part of the compact.

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  9. Love what you did with your soup and the compact is just tooooo pretty

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  10. WOW! The dragonfly necklace is really great.

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  11. What a fabulous idea to re-purpose that compact. Very creative.

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  12. Lovely necklace and what a wonderful idea of the secret notes. A very person necklace

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  13. What a lovely necklace and what a great idea to store personal notes in there. It will become a very personal necklace.

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  14. Just what I like!! Upcycled loveliness!! Wonderful!!

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  15. Love the necklace! Great idea!

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  16. Love the use of the compact and dragonfly! Nicely done!
    Rachel

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  17. I love the idea behind storing notes and the dragonfly is delightful

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  18. Love it, love it, love it! I'm so glad you used the dragonfly that way. I love my soup & I hope you like what I did with it.

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  19. What a great idea for the focal. The compact and the dragonfly look like they were made for each other.

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  20. Dragonfly on the compact...Genius!! REally cool necklace!

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  21. Great idea adding the dragonfly to the compact.... It looks like it was always part of the piece. Have fun with your secret notes!

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  22. Oh yes... I love secrets! You made beautiful collection from your bead soup. Bravo !!! I enjoyed seeing them.

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  23. Love the dragonfly! I got one too :) Great idea for the compact...how cool is that!

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  24. Beautiful and fun necklace!

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  25. Such lovely pieces well done!

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  26. The use of the compact was very creative - and I love the idea of the hidden notes. Cleaver girl!

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  27. Oh wow, I love the idea of the compact ! That it was already oldish made it just right for this. Congratulations on giving an object new life in such a beautiful way !

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  28. What a clever use of a compact. I need to hit the flea markets now. Beautiful work.

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  29. really pretty! i love the combo of vintage with a touch of elegance!

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  30. Love how you used that dragonfly and the compact idea is pure brilliance!! WOW!

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  31. Gorgeous piece! I love anything vintage and I love the idea of the secret message☺

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  32. Fantastic necklace and a great idea to use to compact. I like the idea of carrying slips of paper with messages or inspiration inside. Well done.

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  33. So very pretty! My soup had dragonflies, too - so it was nice to see what someone else does with them Gorgeous piece!

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  34. I love the Necklace the dragonfly pillbox locket is gorgeous and compliments your artistic design. ty so much for sharing just beautiful...ty

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  35. I love the way you used the dragonfly. And I love the whole necklace too. Amazing!

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  36. How cool is that pendant! Way to recycle! Really Soup-er necklace!

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  37. I love drangonflies, this is so unique, love your creation.

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  38. I love how you made a pendant out of an old compact and the dragonfly. Beautiful result!

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  39. So creative to incorporate the compact.. love the hidden jewels inside!

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  40. So creative to use the compact. Love the jewels inside!

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  41. So creative to incorporate the compact.. love the hidden jewels inside!

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  42. I love the surprise beads inside the dragonfly locket.
    Cool!

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  43. Beautiful use of the vintage compact - love he idea of the encouraging quotes!

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  44. Two soups - two beautiful designs and pieces! Great job :)

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  45. Beautiful work, that dragonfly locket it spectacular, stunning.

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  46. The dragonfly focal is beautiful. Great designs and colors!

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  47. Lovely dragonfly necklace , very beautiful !

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  48. Love it! I am very partial to dragonflies but this is extra special with it secret space for inspirational notes. Fantastic!

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  49. Love the compact & dragonfly! What a clever idea ... it's beautiful!

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  50. I love the dragonfly necklace. It is just wonderful and you did an amazing job with your soup.

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  51. what a great idea to use that old compact and dragonfly together. those look really nice!

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  52. What a great necklace, I love the idea of secrets hidden in the compact!

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  53. Great necklace. I love how that pendant opens and love what you did with it.

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  54. Very pretty necklace. I love dragonflies and the one you received looks perfect with the compact.

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  55. Beautiful! Love the secret compartment ;)

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  56. very nice, love the compact addition

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  57. What a great idea to use the compact as a secret hiding place behind the lovely focal -- it'll be a wonderful secret for you to treasure every time you wear it!

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  58. What a delightful idea using the old compact as a locket of sorts. The dragonfly looks so perfect.

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  59. What a lovely idea to use the old compact as a locket of sorts. I love the secret message idea. The dragonfly is a perfect compliment.

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  60. A great idea to have a 'secret' place - in such a beautiful form! Love it

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  61. I love your pendant...will be the perfect gift for Mother's day!!!

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  62. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations.

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  63. The coolest pendant ever, great idea!!!

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  64. I love the color combination...so pastel =) my fav colors.

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  65. What a really neat pendant, makes a nice locket love it!
    Jackie

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  66. Lovely necklace. I like the way you used the dragonfly on the compact.

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  67. Beautiful job with your soup! I really love what you did with the compact..what a fantastic idea!

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  68. The focal is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Your soup is cooked to perfection!

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  69. First -- YAY BOOKS! I'm on GoodReads rather than Shelfari, but if you ever want to talk books, email or message me! I love books more than beads!

    Second -- WOAH on the cool compact idea. Now I want one to play with! I have collected some random vintage bits -- thimbles, buttons, a tiny tin-type frame, and tins, but haven't seen a compact like that. And of course, I'm a bit vintage-challenged, but I like a challenge!

    Lovely work! Thanks so much for participating!!!

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  70. Love what you did with the focal!

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  71. lovely... I love the way you put the focal in your work. Great job

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  72. Nice job including the compact!

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  73. What an awesome idea for the compact...Beautiful piece.

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  74. Nice job! LOVE what you did with the dragonfly compact and the hidden gems inside!

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  75. Ooooooo, I love the compact! How absolutely clever! It's gorgeous!

    <3,
    Andrea Glick

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  76. I love the compact! What a great idea!

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  77. Nice idea on what you did on your compact. I love the vintage feel of your necklace :)

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  78. What a delightful necklace—a lovely idea to fill the compact with inspiring quotes!

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  79. what a lovely necklace. Beautifully done!!

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  80. Lucky you -- what a beautiful double serving of soups and what fun to be first! It's my third year, too :) Love your jewelry design. Delightful! The idea of keeping affirmations in the dragonfly is great! And very cool to attach the dragonfly to a vintage compact.

    Happy Hopping,
    Rita

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  81. Clever upcycling! I like the quiet feel of your necklace. Very pretty.

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  82. Very pretty necklace. I like how you used the compact with the dragonfly. Very creative.

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  83. Love how you repurposed that vintage compact for your necklace. Gorgeous.

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  84. I really love the inventiveness of your design! What a great way to hold those positive messages close to your heart. I bought some little boxes from India and Nepal in the past that are like that. Buddhist monks roll up special religious passes on tiny slips of paper and tie them with a red string. They carry these amulets for protection and spiritual enlightenment. Great job! Thank you for sharing your talents with the 8th Bead Soup party! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  85. Great idea to put little quotes in the locket I like how you mixed the beads with the pearls it's beautiful!

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  86. Love the little detail inside the compact, what a nifty idea!! You did good!

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  87. Oh! The compact focal is really clever...I love vessels and containers, especially in unexpected places!

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  88. What a cool idea...I like things that double as something else. Your necklace is very chic. :)

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  89. Awesome necklace, love the dragonfly locket!!!

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  90. I love, love, love this piece!! Brilliant use of the compact!

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  91. Very clever combining the compact and dragonfly - and I love the subtle colours you've used. Beautiful piece.

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  92. What a lovely necklace! Love the compact idea and adding on to it later. Collecting the odd and random thing can really push jewelry making to the next level and you did a great job

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  93. Lovely necklace.. I do like the fragonfly focal...

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  94. Lovely necklace.. I do like the fragonfly focal...

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  95. What wonderful creations you made with your soup! I am impressed.

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  96. I love the concept of the compact - very unique =)

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  97. Love it! What a great focal to work with that's gorgeous!

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  98. Great idea of adding the locket to the dragonfly pendant!

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  99. Absolutely lovely! How creative to use the vintage compact... I simply love the necklace that you made! Wonderful work--so glad that you got to share it with us! :)

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  100. What a great reuse of the vintage compact. I love the dragonfly.

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  101. What a great focal! Beautiful job!

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  102. I love the way you crated the focal. Really well done. Love it!!! Have a Blessed Day

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  103. What an innovative artistic necklace! I love how you attached the dragonfly to the compact, and the idea of putting private or public positive thoughts inside each day is wondrous. Love it!!

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  104. What a great way to use the dragonfly and the focal. Very pretty and unique necklace.

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  105. I really like what you did with the focal!

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  106. I'm overwhelmed by your creative talent. You took something that was already good and madeit so much better . How sweet it was to have a gift in your soup too

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  107. I like the soft colors of the beads, along with the different shapes and textures. The addition of the dragonfly to the vintage compact is beautiful. I also like how you attached and set the compact to the necklace! Beautiful piece.

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  108. What a fabulous necklace! The dragonfly looks like it has always been a part of the compact! It would also be a great place to keep small pictures of special people & places close to your heart as well! :)

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  109. I love that you re-purposed a compact, great piece!

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  110. Love those earrings and the necklace is very pretty too!!
    Alenka

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  111. I love that dragonfly and the stone hidden inside! Is that chalcedony?

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  112. What a lovely focal. I like the description of how you put it together, and the overall piece is quite pretty.

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  113. My goodness, I love the DRAGONFLY!!! That is a great idea.... and to see the strand through the opening... LOVE IT!!! ~KM

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  114. Love how you used the compact! Great Soup :)

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  115. Stunning, but then I do love dragonflies! A very special creation.

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  116. Love the dragonfly compact:)

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  117. What a very creative and beautiful piece! Love the thought, and the realization of it...congrats!

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  118. Love the compact and secret notes idea, the colours are lovely too, great job!

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  119. Fabulous use of a compact, using the pearls really looks fantastic.

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  120. I just started hopping and I am already blown away. I love the dragonfly compact.
    Linda

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  121. Love how you added to the compact and made a fabulous locket focal. the pearls with the green Czech beads are perfect. So pretty! Great job!

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  122. I love this! It's trendy, personal and thinks outside the "box"
    Great soup!

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  123. What an absolutely fascinating idea! And a beautiful necklace!

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  124. Tina, your recycle is an awesome idea and it works beautifully in this design :)

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  125. Oh, your necklace is so pretty! I think you did a great job with your soup.

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  126. Beautiful necklace - I love what you did with the dragonfly on the compact.

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