Saturday, April 13, 2013

BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY 7 REVEAL!!!

Here is the lovely sea glass and pendant from Antelope Beads Andrea Trank sent me. :)

A big old pile of goodies!!!

Another shot of the goodies Andrea Trank sent me!

 This is the very first piece I made using the beads Andrea Trank sent me. The only bits I added in were some goldstone beads, some copper/brass beads and a touch of smoky quartz... plus all the findings minus the chain & clasp at the top!

I used both the clasp and the focal sent to me in this one piece... I really love how it turned out! And the earrings are just too cute! But this isn't the end.... I made even more! (See below...!!!)

This is the SECOND piece I made from the beads my partner sent me. :) Those are lovely sea glass spears she sent me, and some rounds (which I paired with stick pearls in shades of green), Swarovski baroque drop, Swarovski cubes, Czech glass rondelles which my partner also sent me... with a blend of baroque freshwater pearls at the very top mixed with peridot Swarovski crystal.

This is the whole necklace. And it's LONG. I thought it needed quite a bit of length to balance the weight of the "focal" I made. It's called a "Waterfall Pendant"... I used bits of copper tone chain between the  spacers. Incidentally, Andrea (my partner in crime for Bead Soup Blog Party), sent me all those lovely rondelles in the necklace & pendant... two different shades of green!

But no, that's not even all I made........ (See below!!!)

I made these GORGEOUS sea glass earrings. Andrea, I don't know how you matched two of the spears so well, but I thought they'd be PERFECT for dangly earrings! I wrapped the spears in copper, with all copper findings... those little rounds are even more sea glass she sent me... plus I ended the earrings with just a touch of purple Swarovski crystals. Yay! I absolutely adore Swarovski!

Now, not to toot my own horn, I did make one other thing using some of the beads that Andrea sent me- but I submitted it to a different contest. The Czech glass tubes were perfect to blend with the Zebra Jasper. (Andrea sent the Czech glass tubes). The other beads are vintage golden seed beads, crackle crystal quartz, baroque freshwater pearls and of course the large Zebra Jasper ovals and the Czech glass tubes.

I didn't think I'd be done making stuff yet, but I plumb ran out of time this time around to make anything else!

I hope you enjoy looking at the BSBP7 goodies!

Have a wonderful, spectacular day!
Love, Andrea G.

PS- here's Andrea Trank's blog- you can see what she made with the beads I sent her: http://www.heavenlanecreations.com/

You can also view the participant list for the 2nd reveal here: http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/ !!!

150 comments:

  1. Love what you created with your soup. The second necklace is killer, love the colors!

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    1. Thank you so much! :) I love the second one too!

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  2. Wow, nice job! Love what you made with your great soup! The earrings are my favorite, though!
    Gina H

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    1. :) The earrings were FUN to make!

      Thank you so much!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  3. Very nice job with your soup. I love the first set great color and design!

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    1. :) Thank you! I was nervous about the first one... I wasn't sure it was going to turn out! LOL!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  4. Gorgeous soup! I love how you use your colours and how you pair different shapes of beads together.

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    1. Thank you so much! I was a little intimidated at first, but then the pieces all started coming together! :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  5. Wonderful soup! My abslutely favourite is the green/blue tassel necklace - beautiful colours and arrangement!

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    1. :) Thank you so much!!! I love that piece, too!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  6. Oh my gosh Andrea you nailed it. I woke up bright and early this morning because I thought I hadn't done my scheduler right. Its a good thing I did. My jewelry wouldn't have shown until tomorrow. Thank you for sending me all the lovely hand made focals. I had so much fun designing around them and I keep getting compliment after compliment over them.

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    1. Thank you so much, Andrea! That means A LOT. I'm glad you got your scheduler all figured out in time. In case I didn't make it clear on your blog, I LOVE everything you made with the beads I sent you. :)

      <3,
      Andrea G.

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  7. Great jewelry! LOVE the long earrings. Great style!

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.

    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
    kathy

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    1. I'm a BIG fan of long earrings. :) I call them "shoulder dusters."

      I can't wait to see what you've made! I'll definitely check out your blog for the 3rd reveal.

      <3,
      Andrea

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  8. Beautiful. Not usually a gold fan - but I'm loving the necklace. Very nice.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm usually not a gold fan either, but that pendant from Antelope Beads is pretty cool! Had to try to do it justice!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  9. Very nice jewelry, really liked the earrings.

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    1. :) Thank you so much! I love those earrings, too! (But I might be a little biased, LOL!).

      <3,
      Andrea

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  10. Wonderful pieces you created from your soup goodies! Love the look of all of them - but love the second necklace a lot - love that waterfall pendant!

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    1. Thank you!!! I'm a big fan of waterfall pendants now... that was the first one I ever made! :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  11. Andrea, you went all out! I really love that waterfall necklace with all the beachy colors. If I were there I would scarf up those earrings in a second!!!

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    1. Hehehehe, thank you! I had a lot of fun making the waterfall necklace!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  12. Gorgeous....I just love your second necklace.

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  13. Beautiful work!! I love the "Long" necklace. Just gorgeous!!

    Happy Creating
    Tracie
    http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Tracie! :)

      Thank you!

      I'm about to check out your blog now!

      I've been having a ball!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  14. What great ingredients you had to work with, and you did them great justice. Very beautiful pieces.

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    1. Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun AFTER I agonized over what I was going to make. LOL!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  15. I adore that second necklace~ your use of color and texture is fantastic!

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    1. Thank you so much! The waterfall necklace is my favorite. :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  16. That first necklace is my favorite for so many reasons. When I saw your Soup I was stumped and I am so amazed at how you put those beads together. For me, that what Bead Soup is all about: I would never have thought they matched or that I would like them and you sold me!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lennis! That really means a lot to me! :) I'm so glad that you like what I created!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  17. Loved everything but especially the earrings they are fab!

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    1. :) Thank you! I love those earrings, too!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  18. Beautiful pieces! I love the design of that first necklace, and the color combination in that last pair of earrings.

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    1. Thank you so much, Cassi Renee! That first necklace was *interesting* to design... I wasn't sure it was going to turn out! Yea, those earrings are popular. ;)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  19. Wonderful bead soup! Love the colours in your first necklace! Beautiful pieces.

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    1. Thank you! I really love the soup I was sent. I feel very fortunate!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  20. extra work! especially in necklace with big multiple pendant!

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  21. Wow, that's a huge bounty of beautiful pieces from your soup! the green dagger earrings are my favorites.

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    1. :) Thank you so much! Those sea glass earrings are very popular! *grins* They are awfully pretty!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  22. Love it all, but especially the necklace ! <3

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  23. Awesome Andrea! You did such a great job with all of your pieces. Love the dangly earrings. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! :) I love those earrings too!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  24. Oh, my, what beautiful work. Love the way you wrapped those stick pearls. Now, this is jewelry that I would wear. Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jean! That is a wonderful compliment. :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  25. Oh boy I would wear all of this in a heart beat...just lovely....ty for sharing your creations with us all bye for now and Happy beading
    http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/2013/03/bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-is-here.html

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    1. Thank you so much! :)

      Checking out your blog now...

      <3,
      Andrea

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  26. I love those purple Swarovski beads as well and they look so beautiful with the green sea glass! I like all the pieces you made :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I love purple and green together. :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  27. I spy sea glass :)
    I love your "focal".
    great job.

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    1. Yes! Andrea Trank sent me sea glass- I had never worked with it before this! Man, was I ever missing out. It is so much fun to play with!

      Thank you!
      <3,
      Andrea

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  28. Love your pieces! The first one is so rich in forma, color and texture, but are really well combined together in the necklace.

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely compliment!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  29. The sea glass earrings are to die for. LOVE them!!!!!!

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  30. I love all your pieces, especially the 2nd set.
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, what a fun :)
    ciao dall'Italia

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    1. Thank you so much, Jò! :) I love the second set too!

      Rock on about being in on BSBP three times, I hope to become a "pro" at this, too!

      Can't wait to see your pieces in the 3rd reveal!
      <3,
      Andrea

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  31. I really love the Waterfall Pendant!! Amazing!!

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  32. Gorgeous work, love the first necklace so much and the earrings are just incredible.

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    1. Thank you so much! :) I'm so glad that the first necklace is getting some love. I was worried about that!

      The earrings were fun to make!

      <3,
      Andrea

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    1. Thank you so much, Tara! I had a lot of fun making them all! :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  34. Wow Andrea you received quite a variety of beads in your soup. Beautiful hiw you managed to use them! I especially love the second necklace with the watery palette of blues and greens, with the crystals and seaglass spears. Really gorgeous and I bet it sounds cool when you wear it. Love a piece with loads of texture. nice nice nice!!

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    1. I know, right? The variety was a bit overwhelming because I wasn't sure where to start! So many choices!

      Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! You're totally right about the sounds of the second necklace- it tinkles! :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  35. I like♥ the colorcombination♥ you made very much :-)

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  36. Andrea beautiful, I love the green.

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    1. Thank you so much, Tiffany! I love green, too. :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  37. All your work is beautiful, love the colors in the "waterfall".

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I'm rather partial to the waterfall necklace, myself. It makes music when I walk with it on! :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  38. What a yummy bead soup!! You did a nice job with it! Beautiful designs!

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  39. wow amazing all of your jewelry is beautiful but i love the way the waterfall pendant flows. i am a true follower.

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  40. That white necklace with zebrajasper is so gentle and lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mags! I love the look of baroque pearls.....

      <3,
      Andrea

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  41. You had an interesting soup and did it justice! I especially love the first necklace, so different!

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    1. Thank you so much! I was really hoping I did my soup justice. It was very unique!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  42. those green earrings are so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really like them, too!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  43. I love them all, but the sea glass green earrings... wonderful!!! ~KM
    1st reveal - http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33013.html

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    1. Thank you so much, Krafty Max! Going over to check out your blog now... :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  44. Wonderful love all the necklaces couldn't pick a favourite!
    Jackie

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    1. Yay! What a wonderful compliment!!! Thank you so much, Jackie!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  45. cool bead soup and beautiful job on the pieces... love the blues!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cheri! I had a lot of fun!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  46. I love that even though you had the task complete with the first necklace including the focal and clasp, beautifully of course, that you went on to create all the others. I say that's some of Lori's magic in matching people up that your soup inspires so much more. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you so much! What wonderful compliments! :)

      I was having waaaaaaay too much fun with my soup. I still have (a few!) beads left over... I'm debating about making something more! *laughs* I just can't quit!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  47. Your earrings made my favs list for the second reveal. Check it out: http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
    kathy

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathy!!! That really means a LOT to me. :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  48. beautiful, I just LOVE the second necklace! You did wonderful!
    Sue

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    1. Thank you so much! I had a LOT of fun!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  49. These are all pretty, but I especially love the first necklace!
    ooohlala!
    Laura

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    1. Awwww, shucks! Thank you so much, Laura!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  50. Love that cluster necklace with all the pretties! Beautiful job!

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    1. :) Thank you so much! That one was a lot of fun to make!!!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  51. Your creations are all so very pretty!

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    1. :) Thank you! I had a lot of fun!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  52. I love your creations especially the green and purple earrings ( great colour combo) and the pearl and glass necklace at the end.......very pretty.Congratulations on a well cooked soup!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nan! I love green and purple together, too. :)

      That pearl and glass one at the end was interesting to make! I made it for a Bead Soup Cafe Blogger/non-blogger contest, and knew I wanted to use the Zebra Jasper, but didn't know what I wanted with it until I remembered I had those Czech glass tubes from Andrea Trank, (my swap partner!). Lo and behold, they were just about a perfect match. LOL! Go figure!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  53. Lovely! Very nice soup and very nice jewelry.

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    1. Thank you so much! I love the soup I got! :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  54. Lovely and fantastic pieces.

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  55. They're all beautiful pieces. My favourite is your chain necklace with the glass and crystal beads - it is beautifully structured with a great colour combination.

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    1. Thank you so much! And what wonderful compliments about my waterfall necklace! :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  56. You made a lot of great pieces Andrea. I especially love the earrings with the sea glass spears.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ginger! Those earrings are getting a lot of attention! :) I'm so glad that you like them!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  57. I love the colours and the copper wire compliments the green beautifully.

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    1. Thank you so much!!! :) I'm a big fan of copper.

      <3,
      Andrea

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  58. Wow you created several nice pieces. Thanks for sharing!

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  59. Very nice pieces! I love the earrings. Great color combination.

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    1. Thank you so much! The earrings are very popular! :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  60. I love all of your pieces, Andrea. Great job with your soup!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cheryl! I had a blast!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  61. What a gorgeous soup you received and what gorgeous pieces you made with it!!

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    1. Hi Francy! Thank you! I had a ton of fun making everything. :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  63. I must agree those earrings are gorgeous. You did a great job mixing up your soup.

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    1. Thank you so much!!! :) I think those earrings are pretty cool, too! My soup was great! I feel like I really lucked out. Andrea T sent me a LOT of really cool things.

      <3,
      Andrea

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  64. The Waterfall Necklace is lovely - and I'll bet it makes a great rustling sound when you wear it!

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    1. Thank you, Bobbie! Yes, the waterfall necklace makes some great sounds! :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  65. Beautiful! I love the piece with baroque pearls and the sea glass earrings are gorgeous.

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    1. Hi Karen! Thank you!

      I'm rather partial to baroque pearls! :) Thank you for the lovely compliments!

      <3,
      Andrea

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  66. Great designs. My favorite is waterfall pendant.

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    1. Thank you so much, Becky! I love that design, too. :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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  67. Your pieces are just great. That first necklace is just so. . .classy and that second necklace is SO MUCH FUN! As well, those sea glass earrings turned out beautifully. Wonderful job with your soup.

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    1. Thank you so much! What wonderful compliments! :) I have to admit I had a blast!

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  68. That first necklace is my favorite -- absolutely love it! Everything else is lovely, too. You did a wonderful job (and many apologies for my being late to the party).

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    1. Thank you so much, Lori! Personally, the Waterfall necklace is my favorite- I love the way it sounds when I wear it. :) The first one is *interesting*... I don't know how else to describe it. ;)

      No worries about being late to the party! I know you've been REALLY busy and had a TON going on. <3

      <3,
      Andrea

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  69. Very nice pieces. All of them. Especially I love the green and blue set. The way to wire wrap the sea glass and the pearl sticks. Great work!

    Ok, I'm a little late...

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    1. :) Thank you so much for the lovely compliments! I had a lot of fun! :)

      <3,
      Andrea

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