Saturday, September 17, 2011

Soups On!

this is my beautiful focal!
here are the matching earrings and bracelet, and mt stick pearls
here are my steam punk accents
Chris White sent me a very tasty fall colored bead soup, a lovely Paris themed focal, some beautiful stone beads, that I think might be fire agate some antique brass chain, and chocolate colored ribbon and a gold tone clasp.....I added a key and key hole, some cogs and stick pearls in a pretty bronze color and some gold toned crystal rondels....I kind of went in a steam punk direction with my piece, which is a totally new direction for me........I was amazed at how fast and easy this project was, the components practically told me what they wanted to be! So here it is my Autumn in Paris  steam punk  collection! to see all the other participants  bead soups go to :  http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/

69 comments:

  1. Really cool! Love Steampunk Parisian style!

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  2. How clever it was to use cogs for this design. They look perfect in this design.
    I am still trying to learn to see this sort of items as things that you could use to create jewellery.

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  3. This looks great... I love the way cgos and wheels look with the paris focal!

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  4. Way to go girl! I understand this is a steam punk style, but it just looks so delicate, I'm pleasantly surprised. I've never gone the steam punk route either. I'd say you are a definite success at it!

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  5. 'love the finished piece. Your additions have given the piece motion and interest. ' glad you tried something different. Continued success!
    Chris

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  6. Love the focal paired with the steampunk accents. very cool!

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  7. Love the mix of colors and components, beautiful!

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  8. I LOVE what you did with your SOUP my friend!!! The Paris focal is sooooo coool, your piece turned out beauiful. Thanks for sharing some soup with me... :)))

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  9. Very nice and unique. I love the steampunk look. Have been wanting to try it myself.

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  10. Wow, Love the Parisian Steam-Puck concoction you cooked up. Thanks also for visiting my blog!

    Enjoy the hop,
    Emanda

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

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  11. Norma, I love the paris and steampunk combo. Ooh la la!!!!

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  12. Very, very cool designs! You are anything but stodgy, girl! ;)

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  13. Love your collection! What a great steampunk theme!

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  14. Totally inspiring me to try some steam punk! Great job!

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  15. What a great idea...steampunk complements the eiffel tower focal beautifully...it's kind of a steampunk construction itself. :)

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  16. Love where you went with this, Norma. Gorgeous!

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  17. Very creative additions to the soup mix you received.

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  18. Norma, what a great Bead Soup! I love your steampunk with a French twist, and the assymetrical design of the necklace is just divine. p.s. thanks for the sweet comments on my BSBP work!

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  19. Love the steampunk!! Awesome work...beautiful!

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  20. Norma, love the Autumn in Paris theme....the colors sure capture that feel to a tee. The collection of interesting shapes and sizes add to the great eclectic look of your necklace!

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  21. What beautiful pieces and I love the Paris theme, especially since I will be making a first journey there Christmas time.

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  22. What a great collection of beads and componenets, they have all come together so beautifully. Great design.

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  23. such an ecletic design, super nice!

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  24. Steam punk! Love it!
    You did a wonderful job!

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  25. Your design really screams Steam Punk. I love this stick pearls on the side. Very cool.

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  26. wow! i really love the blend of the steampunk and the Eiffel Tower! all the pieces are fantastic!

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  27. The Eiffel Tower has a Steam Punk feel. Great call putting those elements together!
    Beautiful work!

    Cathie

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  28. Cool and different design -- great work!

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  29. Oh now, that's just cool! I love the gears and the focal and you put it all together perfectly, awesome design!

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  30. You added some very clever additions - it's great!

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  31. Cool! This is the first steampunk piece I've seen in the hop! Very clever!

    I hope you'll join me for the next party! The badge and dates are up on my blog!

    Love, Lori

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  32. Very, very clever. You were way out of your comfort zone.As I remember you are a seed beader. You did an awesome job.
    Be Blessed to be a blessing

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  33. Very steampunk-y and very elegant a la Parisian chic :)

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  34. Great designs! The steampunk details make your pieces very cool!

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  35. Very cool and unusual design with the steam punk style LOVE IT !!

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  36. Cogs work great with the focal, they make an intriguing atmosphere, perfect for Paris! I think you made a unique work!
    Ambra

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  37. How fun! LOVE your steampunk--great combination of beads and goodies!

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  38. wow those are soooooo cool! Great job! very pretty!

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  39. Really good soup! I love the Paris focal with steampunk feel.

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  40. You captured steam punk without making it too heavy metal.

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  41. Very cool pieces! The earrings particularly caught my eye - and you've gotta love anything that says "Paris". Nice work.

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  42. I love the addition of the gears on the side! Clever!

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  43. LOVE the steam punk/Parisian look! Bravo!

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  44. love everything about this! love the color, the pearls, the paris focal! great job!

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  45. As a proud owner of one of your pieces, I have to say it again: You rock! Great use of your soup.

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  46. You pieces are full of such fun elements!!! well done!!

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  47. I am a big fan of steampunk, and the components you added to your soup mix look terrific - great job!

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  48. Your pieces are a lot of fun! The steampunk style would not have been what I would have considered with that focal, but you make it work out just perfectly! You did a fantastic job thinking out of the box!

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  49. What a cool idea! Steampunk Parisian style! :) Way fun!

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  50. Flash back to riding the fast train from Paris to Toulon during my high school exchange trip. Love your pieces, the stick pearls made me giggle- asian tourist in Gay Pari!!

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  51. Ahh! You did the same thing with the stick pearls as I did with my soup piece, lol. Cute :)

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  52. What a fun and whimsical design! I just love all of your pieces! Great work!

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  53. Loving the steam punk element to your designs.They do add a bit of fun! You did a Soup-er great job with your soup mix

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  54. Very Funky! I wonder if that might not be one of the Paris pendants I made... Either way I love it!

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  55. the steam punk elements work beautifully with the focal :)

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  56. What a great combination! Lovely.

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  57. The cogs work really well with the Paris themed focal. I would probably never have thought to put the two together. I love the matching cog earrings... they look so fun!

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  58. Interesting steampunk design. Really nice.

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  59. You're right! Everything just flows together perfectly! Lovely, funky design!

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