Friday, March 24, 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party Hoarders Edition March 2017

Reveal Day!!!


Welcome to BlueAntiquities!

My partner is KatieNielsen-Nunez. Find her here.

https://www.pinterest.com/knunez/bsbp-8-bead-hoarders/

Katie sent me a beautiful ceramic focal by Round Rabbit and another yellow and blue pendant of which she got from Lori Anderson. That being said, now you know why these focals were hoarded.  They are so stunning!  The colors, the designs, the shapes, the patterns on the surface..

 I cant even describe how lovely they are!  

So, a big thank you to Katie, both are treasures! 

This is the blue piece.

BlueAntiquities Laura Guenther Katie Nielsen-Nunez BSBP Hoarders 2017Add caption



BlueAntiquities Laura Guenther Katie Nielsen-Nunez BSBP Hoarders 2017
 I added one of my torch fired beads with a pattern on top of the beautiful pendant.  I used rosary glass beads, a hand made (by me) cast solder fleur-de-lis connector piece, beaded chain, vintage rhinestone chain and hand made clasp. The necklace is long and pretty!

BlueAntiquities Laura Guenther Katie Nielsen-Nunez BSBP Hoarders 2017


Here is my second project, a note holder. 
Made with a vintage seed packet and the second focal pendant Katie sent. 

BlueAntiquities Laura Guenther Katie Nielsen-Nunez BSBP Hoarders 2017



Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the reveal. The deadline snuck up on me, and my mixed media piece in in my workshop waiting to be finished. Laura

47 comments:

  1. How beautiful, and I love your fleur de lis connector - very cool!

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  2. Hi Heather, your necklace is AWESOME. You accented that beautiful focal perfectly. Your choices let the focal be the showstopper that it really is.

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  3. Very nice necklace - you are so creative, can´t see enough!

    See you

    Lisi

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  4. Lovely necklace - would be great with jeans and a white blouse, - I like it!

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  5. Lovely. creative necklace. Love your combination of materials.

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  6. Love the design. The beading you chose to do really enhances the focal! Fantastic!

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  7. I just love how well the chain you made works with the focal.It's a lovely necklace!

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  8. Terrific piece! I like how your own handmade piece worked so well with the pendant - and your connector is great!

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  9. Lovely work! Can't wait to see what else you make.

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  10. It's nice that you added components you made so you end up with a nice collaborative end design of her vision and yours.

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  11. I love how you let the focal speak for itself! The clasp is really cool too! Beautiful work!

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  12. Lovely! I adore seeing work that uses beads in other ways besides jewelry. How inspiring!

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  13. Great idea for the note holder. A great use of your soup for optimal daily enjoyment!

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  14. Beautiful necklace, love the note holder too.
    Dolores

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  15. The blue and white necklace is so lovely, I really like how you brought all the different components together. And your tiny clip board is adorable. What a truly creative way to use your second piece. Wonderful!!!

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  16. Cool that you made a non-jewelry piece! I love your necklace.

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  17. laura, your necklace is absolutely *epic*! love it so, so, much. and that sweet little note holder! so perfect for your kitchen! mightily impressed.

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  18. Hi,
    the necklace is really pretty and what an original idea to use the beads to embelish a note holder. Just great! Have to borrow this idea ;-)
    Alenka

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  19. Love the necklace - the focal is stunning - made even better with your rosary beads and handmade clasp!

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  20. Laura, your necklace is spectacular! I really love the note holder. So cool!

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  21. great pieces, especially the necklace, congrats!

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  22. Gorgeous necklace, it has a beautiful vintage feel to it. I like how you thought outside the box to incorporate the other focal into a non jewelry piece, super cute note holder!

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  23. That note holder is amazing! The seed packet, the ribbon -- it all adds to the ceramic! And I LOVE that necklace with the blue piece -- why did I let that one go??? :-) You really did a wonderful job of it. (Can you believe I have still have TRAYS of Round Rabbit?) But really -- that necklace -- love love love.

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  24. Your Necklace is Lovely, Elegant Vintage with a Lovely Old world feel! Great Job! I love your note holder! That is inspired!! Be Blessed!

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  25. Beautiful work! The necklace is simply lovely... I love its colors and its combination of components and its asymmetrical balance (I struggle with asymmetry, and am always impressed by people who do it so well!). And what a fun idea to do a noteholder! Very cool! Thanks so much for sharing--I really enjoyed seeing what you created! :D

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  26. What beautiful focals. I love the clip board! How clever!

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  27. The blue and white necklace is gorgeous. And I love the note holder! Such a creative way to use the components.

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  28. Love the blue pendant and how your necklace complements the pice and not compete with it.
    Janeen Burlingame

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  29. The necklace is lovely. I really like the combination of single and double strands. The focal has such an interesting and pretty pattern your use of subdued colors highlights it perfectly. I love the note holder. Beads belong everywhere. That bead is the perfect shape for a long rectangle. Joyful!

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  30. Love the necklace and am amazed by the creativity of the noteholder. Great stuff!

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  31. The necklace is lovely, and I love the idea for the noteholder too - very creative!

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  32. That necklace is so lovely!! I also really love your note holder - how creative!!

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  33. I love both the things you have created. Especially the first necklace! It's so stunning!

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  34. What great designs! I always love it when I see beads used in ways that ornament a home rather than ourselves. That necklace is a stunner! Love the combo of single & double strands.

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  35. Very creative on the note holder. I really like the necklace

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  36. You made justice to the beautiful focals that you received!!
    I love how you made the note holder with one of your focals. And the necklace is also lovely. Love your pieces.

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  37. I love what you did with that Round Rabbit bead! You really created a place for it to shine. The bead on top is perfect - and the rosary chain works so well! So glad you found such a reative way to use the yellow and blue piece too. Nice job, partner!!!

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  38. I love the necklace, but such inspiration with the note holder that is great!

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  39. Lovely necklace! I especially love the addition of your fleur de lis connector! The mixed media piece is fantastic and creative!

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  40. First off, that necklace!! It's luscious. I loved all the elements you added while still keeping it simple and letting the focal shine. And your note-holder is so, so great!! I'm in awe of both of the pieces you created for this hop. Thanks so very much for the inspiration!!

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  41. Oh, I can see why they were hoarding those beads! Your necklace is cheerful and perfect, and your note holder is really sweet. Spot on with both of your ideas!

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  42. Your lampwork bead is perfect with the focal!

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  43. Wonderful mixed media style. FUn and funky.

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  44. The focal on the necklace is great!!! Good job in featuring it. The note holder is adorable.

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Thank you for your comments! I love to hear from you! Laura