Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party!

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

 Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:

~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.
Here's what I made!

 I was actually able to make a whole set wit the amount of beads I got from Debbie/ Prairie Emporium.  I also added some of my Polymer Clay beads to keep my personal style :-).  The biggest challenge for me was to combine silver and copper items, something I never did before. I actually like the look and I just love the colors. I chose to use the beautiful clasp for the bracelet, where, I think, it is more visible than on a necklace where it would be, most of the time,covered up by hair.


Come see what the rest of us made!




1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio


11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats


21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 
23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul


31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio


41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux


50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa


60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do
61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver



70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 


80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations


90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads


101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 
103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman


111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 
112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 


121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  
123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry


130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 
131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter


140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 


150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 


160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 
165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings


170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210.  Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread


The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011.  Don't miss it!
 at Pretty Things


78 comments:

  1. Carola, I love your design!!! You did a great job with the mixed metals. I also made a set with the beads you sent me. So much fun, you are a great bead soup partner. Thanks!!!

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  2. I <3 those designs..... very nice warm colors!You mixed silver and copper well and some brass too...
    I still have a bunch of Your lovely beads in my treasury drawer :) time to take a look in there I think;)

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  3. Very natural and earthy. I especially love the bracelet and earrings. Great job!

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  4. A lovely, lovely piece; I love the earthy feel of your beads and how they match perfectly with the soup you got <3

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  5. I like how you combined your own style with the beads - lovely pieces :)

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  6. Look at this bracelet! Wow! But the whole set is beautiful.

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  7. Ohhhhh...love the earthy colors - just stunning designs!!!

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  8. Very very pretty, love the colors!

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  9. I do so love that color palette. It is soft and pretty and romantic and rustic. And mixing metals is something that I adore doing. Thanks for sharing this yummy soup!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  10. #209 here....I love, love, love it....great job...

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  11. Beautiful! I love the combination of metals and those colors are to die for! I hope you're enjoying the party!

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  12. Gorgeous finished pieces! You do lovely work. I knew you would do a fabulous job with that amazing pendant and very cool beads. I was right!

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  13. Very artistic designs. I think they are very well done.

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  14. Hello Carola, Love what you have done -- edgy and eclectic -- beautiful.
    Isn't the Blog Hop fun?

    Emanda
    ArtymeziaATyahooDOTcom

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  15. It's so nice to see two pieces. You did a great job on both.

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  16. Love the blues and orange with the metals. Great earthy colors and great designs with some lovely beads.

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  17. My favorite color combination! I like that you added some of your beads, they go so well. Wonderful focal pendant...you did a really great design!

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  18. Oh I love what you created! So beautiful! :)

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  19. WOW I love how you combined the copper and silver and it so worked! Awesome!

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  20. Oooooh, mixing metal! Congrats on taking the plunge...I remember my first time. It was hard but then it worked...what a surprise! Love your end results!

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  21. I love them BOTH! Eclectic and artistic and just wonderful!

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  22. What a fabulous palette! Your poly beads pulled it all together wonderfully :-)

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  23. Wonderfully earthy yet sassy! I love your design! I really like how all three pieces are wearable and separate! Congratulations!

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  24. Eine wunderbare Suppe hast Du gekocht:-)

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  25. Lovely!!! colors, composition, great!!!!!!

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  26. Gorgeous creations !!!
    I love the colors !!!
    I am surprised how wonderfully the silver and copper go together !
    You made some Fantastic soup !!!
    and you know I love,love ,love your polymer clay beads!!! m.e. :D

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  27. The colors are wonderful and your design did them well...great job!

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  28. Wow, wonderful color palette!! Love the copper pieces with those beads. So much variety in size and your design is wonderful!! Love to get to know you I am also a polyholic!!

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  29. love the colour combo, my fave! beautiful work

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  30. These are wonderful! So fluid and lovely. The colors are fantastic.

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  31. I love the earthieness of your pieces!

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  32. Love this color combination - beautiful design - could easily wear this with anything!

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  33. the copper and silver work nicely together. I'll have to try it too.

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  34. I agree with you. Mixing metals is scary, but I think you did well finding a good balance with the copper and silver. The colors turned out great, and I think you could wear this one year long. Excellent pieces!

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  35. You've inspired me to take the leap into mixing metals more often. THAT'S how amazing your set is. All three are just fantastic!

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  36. So lovely. :) I love the kinetic sense that the textures and different colors and metals bring to these pieces. They're wonderfully organic in form and just very pleasant to look at. (I imagine they're very pleasant to wear, too!) Lots of movement make them upbeat pieces. Very eclectic and pretty. :) Wonderful work!

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  37. I adore these...earthy, organic and wonderfully Artistic. This is bead soup done just right!

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  38. Wonderful pieces! So calm and natural! Great job! ;)

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  39. Lovely colour combination with the copper and silver, I like it all. Lovely pieces that you could wear with a lot of different clothing!

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  40. well done to have made the whole set. you did really well and nicely photographed too! You've got some skills girl, I can't believe the salt and peper and crochet cover in polymer clay in your shop. How clever!! smile, Virginie ViviBijoux.com

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  41. Fabulous pieces. I like how you combined the silver and copper - perfect!

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  42. Wonderful design kinda rustic and it pleases me so that you are using copper. Be Blessed

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  43. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that necklace! The bracelet is awesome too. But the necklace ROCKS! I love that wire link too. Very cool.

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  44. Love the mix of metals. You rocked these pieces!

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  45. Your pieces came out gorgeous and you were quite successful mixing the copper and silver.

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  46. great soup! I really like the chunky bracelet.

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  47. Very nice! I like all of the pieces. The silver and copper mix is great!

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  48. Carola, silver and copper is one of my favourite combinations and with the rest of these beads, this is a beautiful set. I love that you added your own handmade beads.

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  49. What an earthy, lovely set; the metals really spark it up and seem to blend everything perfectly. I also really like how you mixed the metals; I've been afraid to try this but you totally rocked it!

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  50. I agree with others above, it such a great wearable piece. The colors are awesome. You did a wonderful job with your soup. I know you'll enjoy wearing this set!

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  51. Really awesome pieces! I am in awe of your talents and productivity! Good job!

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  52. I also struggle in mixing different metals - but you did it brilliantly!

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  53. The Necklace how lovely and wearable. Beautiful!
    Youve got such wonderful Soups!

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  54. A really beautiful set! Love both the colours and how you've arranged the beads. Yummy! (And as I'm rubbish at asymmetry, I really like how well it worked for you here.)

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  55. Those all turned out so pretty. And I agree, the clasp is really special and seen so well on the bracelet.

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  56. Gorgeous love your designs.

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  57. I'm always trying to combine silver and copper as the small copper beads have such tiny holes! You did a good job! Nice set of jewellery!

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  58. Fabulous BEAD SOUP Friend!!! I love what you designed with all your components... Beautiful work!Thanks for sharing your creativity!!
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  59. Gorgeous and wonderful mix! Love your style.

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  60. Beautiful pieces. You made good soup!

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  61. lovely pieces very earthy feel.
    Jackie

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  62. Lovely natural, earthy colours. Great job!

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  63. #161 here

    I'm still blog hopping:) Love your designs. I really like the bracelet with the clasp from your partner. Good idea. Great work!!

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  64. Gorgeous pieces - I especially love the bracelet and earrings. I'd never think to mix the copper with silver. Well done!

    Karyn
    Australia

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  65. I love your design and The beads you make are amazing.

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  66. Wonderful eclectic components! Love your asymmetrical design! You did fabulous mixing metals! Love the clasp in the bracelet, too!

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  67. I love your polymer beads and the pendant! Very cool. You did well mixing the silver and copper :)

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  68. Wow - love the mix of the colors and the mix of the beads with metal. Awesome job!

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  69. B e a u t i f u l !
    Superb colours and composition, the silver and copper works great together.

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  70. Still limping on to the end of the list. I love your necklace, colors and copper mmmmm. The bracelet is equally gorgeous and what really stood out to me was your dangles on the rings. Genius and of course the beautiful clasp. Really nice soup!!

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