March 25, 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal - Bead Hoarders Edition


It's finally here!  I've been dying to show you this piece for some time now and had to keep it a big secret until today!  The lovely Lori McDaniel Anderson is once again hosting a Bead Soup blog party and this time it's the Hoarders Edition (which is pretty appropriate for me).  I was paired up with Amy Severino who sent me a beautiful fused glass pendant (by Jody Peterson) she'd been hoarding along with a pretty selection of beads:


Amy said she'd had this pendant in her stash for almost seven years and had looked at it hundreds of times with grand intentions but the piece just never made it to her beading table.  She said she was a little sad to part with it, but she's a big fan of Lori's swaps and hops so in the spirit of the party she sent it.  I'm sure hoping she likes what I did with her treasure.  


I'm really not sure why the pendant read "spring flower" to me - maybe it was the sparks of pink and green in the glass.  You know macrame is my thing, but to be a little daring I tried a sort of 3-D flower, then attached it to a ring to hold the pendant.  It seemed to be missing something, so I added some macrame leaves (with the sparkly little beads down the centers) and presto!


This necklace is definitely out of my comfort zone, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Many thanks to Amy for the pendant and inspiration and to Lori for hosting these inspirational hops that bring so many artists together.  Here's a peek at what I sent to Amy:


Amy's blog is at Amybeads - I can't wait to see what she did with the cute little Marla James owl I sent to her.  I've loved this little guy for ages but just haven't ever found the right project for him.

I hope you'll join me to see what everyone else has made.  Lori will have the list of participants up here.  Happy hopping!!


51 comments:

  1. Hi Sherri,
    OMG! you out did yourself on this one, it is jaw dropping beautiful! I know that Amy is going to be blown away with your creation using the pendant that she sent to you.
    Therese

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  2. Wow, this lovely piece will make a statement wherever you go! Absolutely beautiful.

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  3. Stunning work! I don't think I've seen a macrame rose before, beautiful.

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  4. Yes, what Therese said - I'M BLOWN AWAY!! That flower is spectacular and I love the way you used the little crystals in the center of the leaves. This is a showstopper, so beautiful. What an absolutely unique way to use the soup. Thanks for your great beads and the great pendant!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I was stumped for a bit at first and I really don't know what made me think of a pink flower, but I love how it came out. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  5. This is beautiful, Sherry! I love how that rose turned out. What a clever way to frame that pendant! And the beads in the leaves? Perfect!

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  6. Sherry, I am also blown away, this is stunning and I am so proud of you. I cannot stop looking at the rose and pendant. The leaves with the crystals just set them both off. What a stunning work of art. Love, Love it. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Amazing necklace Sherri. Your design is really creative and unique. The beads in the leaf is the perfect touch.

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  8. Wow! That rose is amazing! I can't even imagine how you did it, and it goes so well with the pendant Amy sent. I'll echo others as I am also blown away by how it all came together.

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  9. Wow, I'm blown away! The rose and the leaves are gorgeous and complete perfectly the pendant. And I love the way you've put all of the parts together, it's definitely a work of art.
    Alenka

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  10. Wow! I love this necklace. When I first saw it, I thought "Incredible beaded flower. Interesting she didn't use macrame" and then I realized the flower is macrame! Very beautiful combination with the pendant.

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  11. As always I admire your creativity. Such a pretty piece.

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  12. That's completely exquisite! I love it!

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  13. Such a creative necklace - like it very much!

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  14. Beautiful and unique necklace. Your bead weaving is beautiful.

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  15. What an amazing piece! Your macrame is the perfect compliment to the pendant. It is really so unusual and happy. I love the added beads in the leaves. They bring everything together. What a success you had with your soup!

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  16. This is gorgeous. I didn't see a spring flower in that pendant, but what you did with it really looks fabulous, and it works! Great idea!

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  17. absolutely amazing floral necklace! I love it!

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  18. Sherry, what a great combination of your macrame skills and this lovely pendant - and what a creative vision! Really nice necklace.

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  19. First off, your macrame has always been a favorite of mine (I just can't even figure out how you do the things you do!) but to do a 3D piece, amazing! I think the combination of flowers with that pendant is perfect!

    I also admired the flower you sent to your partner, the one you painted -- I'd love to buy one!

    Thank you so much for coming to the party!

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  20. Well clearly you are in your comfort zone now; that is a fabulous idea. I love it. Also, don't hate me because Lori wants the painted Lucite flowers you sent me so long ago. Shhh. I have some left I can send her as a Hostess gift. ;P
    Someone used one of the polymer clay clasps you made also. You are so talented in so many different crafts and we're not letting you forget it.

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    1. Well that solves that mystery LOL. I was wondering where Lori saw a flower!

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  21. Wow! Micro macrame. Such a unique style. I love what you have done.

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  22. You are so talented! I love your creations.

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  23. Amazing!!! No other words than Amazing!!!

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  24. The rose is super gorgeous and I wouldn't have believed that it was macrame had I not seen it on your blog --LOL

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  25. Your beaded rose is just stunning. You created a beautiful necklace! Well done!

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  26. I am a big fan of your work Sherri and this is fabulous..

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  27. Gorgeous necklace, always love your macrame work.
    Dolores

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  28. This is so spectacular! You do beautiful work!

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  29. I love the micro-macrame flower with the focal bead. So great! You might have just encouraged me to try macrame again.

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  30. That big, bright flower is so unexpected with such a dark focal. But you totally made it work! It's a statement piece in the best way possible. Happy spring!!

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  31. I never would have thought to put those together - what an unexpected surprise! Beautiful!

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  32. Wow! wow! wow! Now that is a real stunner! Amazing!

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  33. Wow Shari, this is amazing. I love your flower and leaves, they go with the pendant perfectly. Wow!

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  34. You really have a gift. I'm amazed at the finished product - so artistic, creative and gorgeous. Great job.

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  35. You really have a gift. I'm amazed at the finished product - so artistic, creative and gorgeous. Great job.

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  36. That is an absolute stunner. As I love roses and flowers in general, your necklace just makes me happy. It is uniquely wonderful!

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  37. Incredible and creative work. Love it.

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  38. Beautiful, I don't think I've ever seen a macrame rose before. Very creative!

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  39. A lovely macrame rose Sherri, it is an unusual craft these days but you do it so beautifully, amazing!

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  40. That is a Fabulous intreprtation of the fused glass bead!!! I just Love it! Great Job Sherri!!

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  41. your work is beautiful, I love the macrame flower!!

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