Saturday, 10 May 2014

BSBP EIGHT REVEAL!!!

The day has come to reveal my BSBP pieces. This is a first for me and I was very fortunate to be paired with Agata who has similar colour tastes to me. Although I chose seeds I wanted to challenge myself so I decided to use wire and chain. I still designed freeform pieces because I like to show a bit of me in every piece I do. I do think my pieces look fairly beginner and did somewhat deviate from my original plans but I love them none the less. 

My main piece is a freeform beaded pendant incorporating many of the beads that Agata sent. I had originally had a very spherical concept true to my inspiration (Davinci's Demons) designed but it was all too bulky and the star was much more suited to a flowing design. The wire wrapping was a huge challenge and I had to try to make the colours gel with the clasp. This is very true to Clarice Orsini's style in the show, she wears a layered necklace with lots of different elements so I have named it Clarice.







The next challenge I set myself was a wire bracelet. I kept adding and twisting and adding until I was happy with the end result. I love this and have worn it every day. This reminded me of a hair piece full of beautiful flowers, something that Vanessa Moschella, a free spirited character would wear. Hence this piece is called Vanessa.




Last but not least are the earrings I designed. My one issue with these earrings are the wires are a different colour. I want to be able to wear them as I love them but I cannot tolerate base metals in my ears so sterling it is. They are something that Lucrezia would wear. So they are to be named Lucrezia I hope I have done my beautiful soup from Agata justice as she has done with mine.



There is just one thing left to say and that is a HUGE thank you to my swap partner Agata and the wonderful Ms Lori who despite challenges was able to put together this wonderful party. Also to everyone who has supported me behind the scenes.

Please don't just stop by my blog, check out the host Blog: Pretty Things and all the wonderful links. Please don't forget to see what Agata did with her soup at Inaurem.

111 comments:

  1. Wow - what a beautiful job for a "first timer!" I really like the organic style of your pieces. You can see it flow from piece to piece, no matter the medium. I really love those layered earrings!

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    1. Thanks so much Heidi. I have not worked much with wire but I feel like I have caught a wire bug lol.

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  2. Corrie, these are lovely! I envy your skill with seed beads -- the pendant definitely flows! The wire bracelet is stunning, I would be wearing it non-stop too! And the earrings are super-cute. So glad you were able to play along too ... told you it was fun didn't I??!!

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  3. Corrie your necklace design is great. You did a beautiful job on the beaded frame for the star. That focal is a stand out.

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  4. i think my favourite piece has to be the star pendant. So unique!

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  5. I really love the necklace. Great job.

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  6. I was like: WOW! when I saw the star necklace. How did you do that? It's really cute and it doesn't have a beginner's look at all.
    I also love the earrings at the last photo which is also incredible picture by the way.
    Thank you so much for the fun I had this BSBP.
    Agata

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    1. I didn't get too much of a close up of the wire wrapping lol. It is definitely rustic but it's functional and I learnt a lot. The pendant is two peyote tube rings bent to my will lol.

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  7. I love what you've done with your soups. Its' all so beautiful ^_^
    Looks like you have fun.
    The necklace with the little star is so original.

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  8. lovely creations with your soup

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  9. super work with wire!And beaded cage for star is avesome! congratulations!

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  10. Though I do like your wire bracelet, that freeform pendant is my favorite. I love it!

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  11. Lovely pieces, I especially like the bracelet, I see why you have worn it so much!

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  12. Such lovely pieces well done!

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  13. what a very clever use of wire and seed beads. I love the star focal. Bravo!

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  14. Beautiful and very creative!

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  15. Love your pieces, especially the necklace and the earrings! Perfect

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  16. Your pieces make me want to learn how to do that! Great work!

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  17. The necklace, oh my god ! I love the necklace ! Love it so much !

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  18. Love how you have Worked with your soup!! the wire work is terrific and i love the earrings!! Don't stress about mixing metals - no one really notices anymore!! I have the same problem!!

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  19. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I admit that I get really nervous showing off my work. I am never truly happy with a piece and I had to take a leap of faith and put these up before I had a chance to check for bits of thread or sand back the finishes etc lol.

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  20. So clever how you encased the star bead...beautiful work! I adore those earrings! You did a Soup-er job!!!

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  21. WOW! So pretty. I really like the earrings and I personally like the look of mixed metals and do that in a lot of my designs. Your wire work is just amazing!!

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  22. Lovely and unique designs - great job!!

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  23. Beautiful wire work, gorgeous pieces!

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  24. Corrie, great pieces! Love the genuine vibe. You are true to yourself and your designs. The Peyote Star focal is awesome. Your rustic wrapped bracelet is organically pleasant. I love, love, love the earrings! I don't think wearing Sterling hooks on them will be a problem, once on it may just add depth... Awesome first time out!

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  25. Wow, Corrie, you have done what this challenge is all about and dared yourself... love the result!

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  26. It was love at first sight when I saw your little captured star, "Clarice" . To be honest I was really glad to read your comment about being nervous about showing off your pieces. I'm the same way and I'm tying hard to get over it.

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  27. I think the silver wires work very nicely, they match the silver beads. I love those earrings and that bracelet is nice too. Actually, everything makes a very nice, fun set. Love it!

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  28. What wonderful, romantic designs! I think if I'd made the wire bracelet I'd wear it every day, too.

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  29. I love you creations, wonderful work...

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  30. I love that pendant! Great combination of beadwork and larger beads. Amazing jewelry, you did a great job.

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  31. Wow, this bracelet is amazing. Very nice work. I love the earrings too.

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  32. Amazing work, ♥♥♥the bracelet, I could wear it immediately! And lovely earrings too, those colors, wow!

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  33. Your seed beading is wonderful. I love the designs and colors in your jewelry.

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  34. What a pretty and unusual necklace, you made good use of your soup all very nice!
    Jackie

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  35. I like your free for necklace, is beautiful.

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  36. I really like what you did with the beading...really lovely piece! Great job with your soup.

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  37. For me the take away here is how you incorporated seed beading with wire wrapping. I specially like the freeform earrings. Kudos - from one seed beader to another. I couldn't have done it.
    Rose

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  38. You've created some beautiful pieces with your soup. I love how you were so creative with your copper bracelet, simple yet bold - Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

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  39. Corrie, thank you for visiting my blog. Your BSBP creations are great. You think outside of the box. I love the way you've encapsulated the main star with beadweaving in the necklace.I love everything in fact. About your allergy to earwires, have you tried niobium? It is hypoallergic and you can find it in many colours.

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  40. Corrie, I love that you pushed yourself to try something new. I love that captured star necklace. And that wired bracelet looks like it was awfully fun to do.

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  41. Lovely work - thanks so much for sharing it with us!
    Hannah Rosner
    http://goodrivergallery.blogspot.com

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    1. So sorry for the removal of this comment Regina. Was not intended and a Blogger has no recovery mechanisms argh!

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  43. I love the star necklace, it almost makes me want to play with seed beads! I recommend niobium earwires too, my daughter has issues with most metals but can tolerate niobium quite well.

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  44. I love how you mix wire wrapping with seed beading. Very interesting pieces!

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  45. Ohhh, I love the seed bead spiral around the star! Very creative! the wire wrapped bracelet is very pretty as well!

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  46. Corrie - Beautiful creations in beautiful colors! the copper accents the purples very nicely! I love the swirl of beads around the star bead.

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  47. Beautiful pieces, I love the bracelet. I have stumbled across your other blog too, you are an amazing lady and glad you found time for yourself to bead :)

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    1. Thank you Laney. It keeps me sane ;-).

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  48. Your creations are very close to my heart, they show two techniques I like the look of - freeform beading and wire wrapping. The earrings are my favorite piece, however, because they are so intricate and because you have been bold enough to use sterling ear wires - I have the same problem and don't wear copper/bronze/yellow color earrings for this reason but now I see I can use a different color :)

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  49. The first is very pretty, the beads look like little bubbles. But the wire bracelet... I would wear that every day too!!! It's very interesting- I would probably spend all my time wearing it- tracing the wire and twisting it on my wrist, I don't think I'd be able to stop touching it. It's very beautiful. The earrings make it a nice rounded set. Beautiful!

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  50. oh i am in love with your wire wrapping ability! beautiful, creative designs!

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  51. Really love those freeform earring and how you named your creations.

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  52. Seed beads with wire wrapping is new to me. How beautiful!

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  53. Great work with such tiny beads! And I love the wire work mixed in ... Very creative pieces!

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  54. It always amazes me what people do with seed beads. I fear them. And they only show up as spacers in my work. But you worked magic! I especially love the swirling star pendant. And I am a huge fan of mixing metals - to me they are just colors in a palette! Thank you for sharing your talents in the 8th Bead Soup. Enjoy the day! Erin

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  55. Very creative pieces. I love how you mixed wirework with bead weaving, great job!

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  56. Great work. That wire bracelet is especially fabulous. Very organic.

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  57. I liked the freeform approach you too with all your pieces. The bracelet is especially fabulous.

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  58. what a wonderful job you did on all pieces! I really like the flowing feel of the pendant, great! btw maybe you can find colored niobium earwires to go with the earrings, that is the only metal I can use for my ears and it comes in a color that fits with the copper!

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  59. Your beadwork fabulous, but that bracelet is to die for!!! Love it!!!

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  60. I like how free you are with your designs. That makes them art. Lovely art.

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  61. Beautiful designs - love your free form!

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  62. All very nice! My favorite are your earrings, very fun!

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  63. I love your "bead cages", both beadweaved and wired, this is such a cool idea and it adds interest, color and shape to the pieces

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  64. Very nice. I love the earrings!!

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  65. Beautiful seed bead wrap around your star. Bravo!

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  66. Beautiful! I love the almost DNA looking wrap around the star. Really good job!

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  67. What incredible pieces! I absolutely LOVE the wire bracelet, and those earrings are gorgeous as well. As a beadweaver, I ADORE the wire/bead combinations.

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  68. Your pieces are beautiful. Great job!

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  69. I love all the piece you've designed but my fave is that wire wrapped bangle - very much my kind of style =)

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  70. The wire wrapped bracelet is very cool! It would be wonderful to stack with complimentary colors! Great job!

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  71. What a fun bracelet and earrings! And your beaded star necklace - Woohoo! LOVE it!

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  72. Your bracelet is delicious! Your soup cooked to perfection! I love all the color!

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  73. great work, everything is fab!

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  74. Corrie, that star is so sweet! I think about Gaiman's Star Dust when I look at your necklace!

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  75. What gorgeous designs! I just love the bracelet.

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  76. I love your seed bead work, that is my next challenge, your wire work is also amazing---- Great job!!

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  77. Love your Clarice necklace, the twisted sculpture of it is very cool!

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  78. OK, beadweaving and wireworking....you blow me away!!! WOW!! I love them all, but the beadweaving with the little star in it is just AMAZING!! ~KM

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  79. Really love your work! The necklace is seriously cool. The bead weaving and the star are wonderful!!! Great Job!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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  80. Your beadwork with the star focal is awesome. I love the flowing design around the star. And that copper wire bracelet is wonderful. I love copper and wire and I really like the freeform design in it. Very pretty. Too bad you can't wear the earrings. They are too cute.

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  81. Love your beadwork on the Clarice necklace, it makes the starfish stand out! All is very pretty!
    Alenka

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  82. Great pieces I love the stars in the first necklace :-)

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  83. Beautiful pieces. I love how the beadwork has captured the star. Your designs have a very organic look to them that seems to embrace the beads and allows them to sparkle.

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  84. I love your pieces, but truly adore the bracelet! That is something I would never had thought about. Excellent work!

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  85. I love the bracelet too!

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  86. I think your wire bracelet is adorable! So much fun and very classic at the same time! Well done!

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  87. You did such a nice job with your soup.I especially like the earrings.

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  88. Wow, you did a fantastic set!! All the pieces are amazin, I love them bot separatly and together! The silver earwires fit perfectly, so don't worry about it! You did a great job!!

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  89. Love that freeform pendant!! LOVE!!

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  90. Very nice wire wrapping on your pieces. Great use of your soup!

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  91. I think I commented on your soup earlier this week? You wanted comments on your blog, right? I don't think this is the one I commented on earlier? Not sure. I do like this one though. It is very crisp and clean. I love the colors and it is very user friendly! Have a Blessed Day!

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  92. Thanks Robin. Yeah I was worried it was too dark but It suits me more than the other colours.

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  93. Your twisted wire bracelet is totally adorable. So unique and genuine which I think it's where its strength is. Love your Lucrezia earrings too... so gorgeous!

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  94. The wire work copper bracelet is my favorite!

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  95. I love the wire wrapped bracelet. I am such a copper girl. Great job and thanks for visiting me as well.

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  96. Beautiful work. I especially love the wire wrapped bracelet and all the lovely colours you incorporated in it.

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  97. Clarice is gorgeous but I like the wire wrapped bracelet best!! Beautiful!!

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  98. Amazing work, I love how you used different techniques with your bead soup.

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  99. I can tell that you put a lot of time, effort, and thought into each of these designs. Nicely done on all of them!

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  100. LOVE your pieces - esp that star piece. twists like that in beadwork do not come easy and yours flow effortlessly (ok I know you put a lot of effort in but it flows so well!)

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  101. I liked all the pieces, but those earrings are right up my alley, they are grand, great job!

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  102. I am another first-timer, Corrie, and I am astonished at all the great styles from everyone on this hop :) I love your boldness in using wire and I think your designs are beautiful!

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