Friday, September 16, 2011

Yellow Spotted Fever...Anyone for Soup?

Let's PARTY!!!

Anyone for Soup?

I can't believe how HUGE this party is...Wow! Many thanks to Lori Anderson, our host for this Bead Soup Blog Party! This is quite a party and I can't imagine how many hours it took her to put this together. I am so thankful that Lori partnered me with another polymer clay artist and an international one too! My partner is Norma Agron (with an accent on the "o" in Agron) from Norma's ClayI came across Norma's work from the last Bead Soup Party when I was blog hopping and I instantly became one of her followers. Norma has been using polymer clay as an artist medium since 1994 and is a certified Puertorican Artisan (since 1995).  You can click here to view her Etsy Shop. I really love Norma's creations. Her creations really sparkle with that Latin flair. She is not shy about mixing bright colors with earthy tones. So, I wasn't too surprised when she sent me these beads.


 The bottom right were gifts from Norma (dragonfly pendant and owl bead). She inserted a short note letting me know that it was ok if I didn't want to use the focal beads. But for me, a challenge is a challenge and I wanted to use the focal beads as well as the clasp. I will be honest, it is a challenge for me to use yellow in any jewelry design. My colors tend to be purples, browns, and blues. And well, yellow polymer clay is not something I have to replenish a lot because I don't use it much. I loved the small tan and brown beads that came in my bead soup and I knew I could use them right away in the design of the necklace. I wasn't sure about the bright pink beads or the copper seed beads and where those would fit in so I set them aside (I will use them eventually in another design). The focal beads reminded me of something tribal. I came up with the name Yellow Spotted Fever for my necklace.



I added some Czech turquoise colored beads to match the light turquoise colored beads that Norma sent me. I also added some light tan round wooden beads to bring out the tan color in the focal beads and added some little brass leaf dangles. This necklace comes with matching earrings as well.


This was a fun learning experience. I am happy to say that I will definitely try using more yellow from now on in some of my future designs. Please check out Norma's blog to see what she did with the bead soup that I sent her...click here. Thank you Norma for my bead soup. I will treasure your gifts!

Please make sure you take part in the Bead Soup Blog Party. Just click here to find all the other participants. Take your time and have fun blog hopping. There are so many talented artists and I am sure many beautiful designs!

If you would like to participate in the next Bead Soup Blog Party, the next one is in February 2012.  Please visit Lori Anderson's Pretty Things Blog for additional information.

As always, thank you for stopping by! Have an awesome day!

88 comments:

  1. You made a great job ;-D Love the colour-combo!

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  2. Such a funny necklace - I love the colours!
    Greetings, Michi

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  3. Fantástico! It really came out so beautiful. Thanks about all the beautiful things you said about me.I love the leaf dangles (and all the other dangles). It was a pleasure to be your partner. This is just the beginning of a blogger friendship. Let me keep going on the FIESTA!

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  4. Thank very much for you lovely comments! You are right Norma, it IS the beginning of blogger friendship! 8D

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  5. These are so delightful. I love the yellows with the blues and browns.

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  6. Well, I must admit - I love yellow, and those spotty beads are really cool! Love what you've done with them! Good soup!

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  7. I think this necklace is great! Brilliant colours and design! Good job!

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  8. I true statement piece! Great summer at the beach attract attention to that perfect tan piece:)

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  9. Great necklace! I like the pink beads you were sent too. Great work!

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  10. That necklace turned out amazing! Well done!

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  11. Well done! Such fun use of the colors!

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  12. Delightful -- Love the bit of whimsy! We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,
    Emanda

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

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  13. I'm really loving the yellow in the piece! It really makes your necklace so very festive. I love how much the BSBP gives us a little extra challenge. You really pulled it off with these!

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  14. I just grinned when I saw the polka dotted beads, this is such a happy piece. & even tho' I'm not a 'yellow person' I want to try this on, see how it looks... :)

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  15. I love what you did Lupe, it's so summery and light. And those earrings, I want those earrings@

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  16. Oh wow! This turned out amazing! Yellow is something I don't use a lot of either, so I can imagine this was certainly a challenge for you. It turned out great! ♥

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  17. Really cool! And those earrings look like they should be in one of the beading magazines!

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  19. I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

    I love what you made -- but I'm really sorry I paired you up with another polymer clay artist, as I try really hard to give people different mediums. It must have happened when the Black Hole opened in my spreadsheet and my husband had to take over while I sat on the floor crying. I apologize -- but I hope you enjoyed the process and you did a wonderful job!

    I hope you’ll participate again!

    Love, Lori

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  20. Hola...I love the necklace and the title...good job.

    Many have commented on my titles...I have method to my madness, I will post how I come about titles in my other blog soon. We do need to get together, hope you are all well.....Hugs.

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  21. I love polka dots and I especially love these. What a great necklace. So fun and whimsical! Great job!!

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  22. Ooo, Wonderful! I love what you did with your bead soup! Those polka dot beads are so fun and you made them shine in your design.

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  23. Oh, I love the necklace! So colorful and happy!

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  24. I love the necklace...and the polymer clay beads are awesome to boot! :)

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  25. Oh goodie, another polymer artist. I just love finding others who work in this medium. Will be checking out your blog in depth when the soup dies down.

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  26. That necklace just makes me smile! Fun, happy, stylish, that's how it would make me feel, wearing it. Awesome job!

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  27. I think you rose to the challenge really well. Fun!

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  28. I love the funky design of the necklace.

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  29. Super fun necklace!! love the polka-dotted beads! Great job!

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  30. Oh, I think it turned out fabulous, and I love yellow! You really handled those awesome beads well. Great job!

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  31. I like what you did with the pieces. Never feeling bold enough to use yellow in pieces myself I appreciate the boldness and they way you make them work!

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  32. I love yellow and adding the tan softened and deepened the bright color. Beautiful work.

    Warm regards,

    Cathie

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  33. OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

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  34. love the dots! Yummy! Great earrings too :)

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  35. what a fun set, and fun colors. I really like the earrings!

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  36. Lupe! Oh wow, what a gorgeous set this is! i love the leaf dangles on the earrings and necklace...well, truthfully, I love the whole set ;)

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  37. Thank you for visiting me. What a fun necklace you have created I love those yellow spotted beads are so cheerful!

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  38. Love what you did with your soup! What a fun and playful piece :)

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  39. Those turned out great. I love the color combo, and the name you came up for it. It looks like such a fun necklace to wear. And the little leaf dangles just seem to fit right in. Lovely.

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  40. Wonderful. I'm never sure what to do with yellow and these colors look so great together. Just beautiful

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  41. What a cool and funky necklace! Beautiful work !
    Yellow is such a happy colour .
    Geanina.

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  42. When I first saw it lying down I thought really? You sure? But then I saw it hanging up and you were so right. It's fantastic. :o)

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  43. Wow! Norma is an incredibly talented bead artist - I love the soup she sent, and I am crazy for your yellow fever necklace - what a stunner!! Nice work! Cute earrings, too. You have a lot of talent and creativity!

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  44. Wow, what a fun necklace! I love the color combo. Great job.

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  45. Thank you everyone for such wonderful comments...I am smiling! This bead party rocked!

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  46. I think those big spotted beads would have defeated me, but you made magic with them. It looks wonderful!

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  47. What a fun necklace, love the name! You did a great job.

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  48. really love the combo of yellow with turquoise! nicely done!

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  49. I am very impressed with how beautifully you put this bead soup together!!! It's a gorgeous piece! The earrings are great too!

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  50. What a fun piece! Great work! Cute earrings too :)

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  51. OMG -- so fun.. The beads are really cool and you did such a fantastic job showcasing them!

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  52. I love those big yellow beads, and I'm not a yellow person either. But what a great necklace :)

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  53. Yellow would have been a challenge for me as well. You did a great job of making a stand out piece. The earrings are sweet.

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  54. You did a fantastic job with your bead soup! The earrings are really cute!

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  55. What a fun necklace! You did a great job of pulling it together especially working with yellow. I think lots of us have trouble working with yellow so you should be really pleased with your design. Love the name you gave your piece - it just adds to the fun of it.

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  56. So pretty! I would struggle with the yellow, but you did amazing with it!

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  57. Hi Lupe, I keep reading the comments you receive. Read the ones I receive. I'm sorry for the yellow; but hey, you rose to the challenge and won. Hurray for you.

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  58. You did an amazing job with those yellow beads. Fabulous necklace.

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  59. wow you did an amazing job on your soup! I would have been stumped, mainly because yellow just isn't my cup of tea, but I really like what you did with it!

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  60. Whimsical and fun! Great color combo..you did a Soup-er job with the bead soup mix your partner sent.

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  61. I am so sorry I am so late hopping your way. My computer dug it's heels in and said Not gon'a go thaat fast.:^)
    Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  62. You did a great job! Gorgeous beads, but challenging as well. You did a great job of embracing the spirit of the hop and went for it! Love your necklace and earrings!! PS Totally coveting that dragonfly bead! :) http://mjanedesigns.blogspot.com/

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  63. I love what you did with your beads. You really brought out the yellow-mustard color of the focal beads. Very nice.

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  64. I don't think I ever thought I'd say "I love yellow spotted fever" but I guess there's a first for everything ;) Love it!

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  65. Beautiful necklace! I really like the little earrings too - I would so wear those! My husband just had to get a real yellow fever shot for travel, i know he would have much preferred your lovely necklace!

    Julie

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  66. I love the necklace, it's just so HAPPY!

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  67. Love what you did with your soup...nice job.

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  68. You must be a carpenter, because you just NAILED it! Great job.

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  69. The necklace is great! Love the earings!!

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  70. Wow Lupe this necklace is awesome!!I really really love the places that you added the blueish beads..Just Beautiful!!Hugs,Cat

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  71. That's the best looking case of spotted fever I've seen - you did a great job making a lovely, bold piece outside your comfort zone!

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  72. Beautiful and playful necklace!I like that it feels a bit chunky and the colours are very autumnal. I like the earrings took: they make me think of lemons in a lemon tree. Yummy. Great job!

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  73. Wow, thank so much for all your wonderful comments! I had so much fun!

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  74. What fun beads!! The necklace will be an attention grabber-I love it!! Love the chunkiness, and I love the colors!

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  75. What a great name for your necklace...and such a fun piece. I'm glad you used them..they look great ..love the little dash of aqua and brown.
    jenni

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  76. these are such great colors!!! what a beautiful and fun necklace!

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  77. Your necklace is so fun & lively!! Your earrings are very sweet!

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  78. Your necklace is so fun & lively!! Your earrings are very sweet!

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  79. Your necklace is so fun & lively!! Your earrings are very sweet!

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  80. Your necklace is so fun & lively!! Your earrings are very sweet!

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  81. Your necklace is so fun & lively!! Your earrings are very sweet!

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  82. What a beautiful necklace, Lupe!! I love the whimsy, colors, and all of the dangles...and the earrings are pretty too!

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  83. I ain't fast at getting to all of these, but I am getting there. Lovely beads, especially the yellow polka dots> the necklace turned out great.
    ~cryssT

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  84. I love the contrast between the back and the front of your necklace. Texture is great. And the earrings are so cute!

    Ambra

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  85. Great job with a color challenge, I don't use yellow much either. You stretched and conquered.

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