Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party!

Thank you to Lori Anderson for her vision, her charisma and her dedication to keeping what has brought so many people together and so many joy.
We LOVE You, Lori!
The above shot is the bead soup I received from Mary Harding.
Oh so yummy soup!

What I had the honor of putting together with her work;

Wind Dancer

My Soup;
Earthenware clay Focal, Beads and Toggle clasp in shades of teal, orange and purple from Mary Harding
Vintage Teal Carnival Glass from Bonkers for Beads
Orange Slice Picasso Czech Glass from Arte Belle Surplus
Burnt Umber Patina Beads from you know who!
(the large link chain is shown in chestnut patina and the headpins are a mix of 22 gauge and 20 gauge antiqued copper to fill the large holes in the vintage glass and ceramics and the 22 gauge works well for the Czech glass and patina beads with their 2mm ball tips.)

Oh, what a perfect bead!

I just filled this chain up with colors that complimented the focal! Super easy and fun, I was finished with assembly in 2 hours so I moved on to some custom built earrings that the connectors she sent me could swing around in.


I worried at first that they didn't quite compliment the necklace style but then I put them on and fell in love!


 What do you think?
I'm thinkin I want to make more!

Thank you for visiting my reveal for the Bead Soup Blog Party, I appreciate your time and support of handmade artisan jewelry and I know you will enjoy the rest of the blog hop.
Please visit Lori's blog for the complete list of participants and be sure to head on over to
Mary's blog
to see what she has created from the bead soup I sent to her.

I also put together a charming set of earring pieces that include 2 of Mary's heart charms, 2 peachy pink patina circles, handmade antiqued (and waxed for comfort!) ear wires and accent beads of pale aqua recycled glass.
I would love to send this earring kit out to someone, so please leave a comment and I will draw a number for a winner on Monday.

   
Happy Blog Hopping!


115 comments:

  1. Fantastic!! You did Mary Harding proud! Her components go hand in hand with your colorful metal. Love it all Shan!

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  2. This is really beautiful, Shannon. The pearls are a beautiful addition! Great job!

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  3. Shannon, your necklace and earrings are beautiful and you and Mary make a great team!

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. What a pleasant way to start my day. the necklace and earrings are wonderful :-)

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous. I love how your chain is a little chunky and compliments the proportions of Mary Harding's beads so well. The earrings you made look fabulous with the necklace. The large hoop gives some air space between the two pieces. And I would love to win that earring kit! Bravo!

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  6. Stunning necklace and earring set! Love the color combination.
    Would love to win the set you've put together.
    Love the videos, btw-

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  7. It looks FANTASTIC! That is a real showstopper!

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  8. Lovely what you did with your soup. You are very talented!!

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  9. What a fantastic set of jewellery! Love the lushness of the necklace. I must say the pieces look great on you :-).

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  10. OMG Shannon!!! Gorgeous, beautiful, wonderful. You look so good in those earrings and necklace. I love them all. I am so moved that my beads could look this great!! Thank you so much for being my partner and doing such miracles with my beads.

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  11. shannon, these pieces are stunning - yours and mary's work just flow together seamlessly yet provide such interest... gorgeous... it's nice to see you be able to play and make bigger things...

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  12. Simply Stunning! The earrings are perfect with the necklace without looking matchy matchy. With Mary's beads and your eye for design...Bellissimo

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  13. Oh yes. You've got the touch. Perfect execution and design. Love the set!

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  14. Shannon, you created an awesome necklace. The earrings are a perfect match. Your artistic flair never ceases to amaze me. Hope you are feeling better.

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  15. Wow, Shannon, you really made some magic with Mary's components! You have such an unerring way with color and the finished set coordinates and yet pleases us with stylistic asymmetry. Not easy to achieve! Yet you pull it off with ease. Fabulous!

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  16. Hi Shannon, I was here several hours ago and left a comment but it is not here. Please don't think I didn't visit you first.
    I just love the necklace and earrings you made. I am blown away with how beautifully you created with my beads and how wonderful you have made them look. Thanks so much for being such a good Bead Soup partner and for honoring my work.

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  17. Shannon, those are gorgeous! The beads look perfect with the copper..and they look perfect with the earrings.

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  18. What do I think? Gorgeous!! Mary's components with your talent and metal is a perfect match!
    I would love that earring kit!
    Cilla(#24 on Lori's list)

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  19. OH OH OH Shannon!!!!!!!! That necklace is so so so perfect in every way! It looks incredibly beautiful on you too! You know I would love that earring kit!

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  20. Fabulous Shannon, I love all your pieces. I love where the necklace fits, perfection!

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    1. Was not able to post so I try this way..
      Gorgeous necklace and earrings !!! A Perfect color combination Marys lovely pendant and beads and Your patinated chain and parts and all .. Im blown away..:)

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  21. wow your soup was amazing, and I truely love what you made with it!

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  22. Gosh! Beauty beauty beauty! The marriage between you and Mary is such a success. Fantastic necklace. And I adore the earrings. They look stunning on you. YOU look stunning. Even if I only can see that little portion of you :-) . And I want to win that kit. Please let me.

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  23. Stunning! So lush! Love the pearly finish beads with Mary's focals, and so perfect with your chestnut-hued patinas. I love this color palette. Love the earrings too, and really love your little earring kit and the end!! That pair definitely needs to exist!! Wow I can't stop looking at that necklace, it's really gorgeous.

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  24. The length, color, and especially proportion of that necklace is beautiful--and looks beautiful on you with the earrings, too! (And who wouldn't love to win that combo of yours and Mary's work?)

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  25. Wow WOW and triple WOW! That set is awesome!! Beautiful colors! They look wonderful with your patina mixtures!! Her work is stunning as well!

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  26. Beautiful! I LOVE Mary's components and you did them justice!!!!

    Lisa Staten

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  27. Really, really beautiful...and would it be too creepy to say that your beautiful neck makes your stunning work more so? :-)

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    1. You are so funny, but what is even funnier, is that since I lost so much weight, I have one of those loose turkey wattles and I had to stretch up to get it out of the picture!

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  28. Shannon *gasp* I love love love what you made. So beautiful. I love your ear wires too *swoon* I don't know how you did all this while sick/recovering.
    xoxo
    Shannon

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    1. Wow this is one of my favorites. I love how the colors work together.
      Great job.

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  29. Hey Miss Shannon...well I could not think of a more fitting colaberation....and wow you did Mary proud...her amazing pendants and components are like tiny little paintings...I love everything you made....was hoping for a video presentation though ;) ttfn xox luv ya

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  30. Love the colors and textures. You have a great face, neck for modeling them. It is great fun to see this side of your designs.

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  31. By the way I LOVE the earring kit. It is totally me.lol

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  32. Wow your soup and your findings go great together. Really nice complimentary pieces. Great pieces!

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  33. Gorgeous necklace & love the earrings!!

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  34. Gorgeous set! Love the colours, not least on the links in the earrings, which pick up the different colous in the beads.

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  35. You've got a gorgeous bead soup and did a great job converting it into jewelry! Beautiful necklace and earrings, I'd be happy to wear them myself! :)

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  36. Love Love Love what you did with Mary's components...such a great collaboration!

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  37. Shannon, how lucky to be paired with Mary Harding! I absolutely love her work...and the necklace you created is amazing. It is so lush ...the length is just right and so are all of the dangles. I would wear it in a heart beat - love it! And your earring kit is such a great idea!

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  38. Oh what a stunner Shannon! You look fabulous wearing them.
    A beautiful combination of two great artists.
    sandi

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  39. It looks wonderful on your neck....well, it looks wonderful period but I wanted to tell you how nice it looks on. Beautiful work.

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  40. Shannon, that is just gorgeous work. I love the necklace and all the dangles and the earring design is just genius. Wear them with pride!

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous. Your colored chain compliments Mary's beads perfectly. The whole color combo is awesome. I love it with the earrings.

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  42. What a great nacklace and i love that is so close to the neck
    Beautiful

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  43. Stunning! I love the patina with these gorgeous beads and focal! You are correct - the earrings look fantastic with the necklace - great job!

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  44. Love how your delicious soup recipe turned out. And would love a chance to make the earrings. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Lynda

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  45. Oh Shannon...How lovely!!! I love the way you put things together...

    Laurie

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  46. Lush is the word that comes to mind when looking at your necklace Shannon. It's just beautiful and the earrings compliment it beautifully!

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  47. What an incredible bead soup! I love the necklace...completely adore it!

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  48. Fantastic and what a great match with your patinas! I love the earrings, they're beautiful.

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  49. Shannon... your soup is making me hungry! I absolutely love what you created with your ingredients. You my dear are truly inspiring!

    Hope your weekend is as wonderful as you!
    {Hugs!}

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  50. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I'd wear that in a heartbeat! And I would adore that kit -- totally my colors.

    You made such a pretty piece -- thank you for participating!

    I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

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  51. please include me in your giveaway.

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  52. Oh Shannon. This is so unbeliveably rich and pretty. I love the colors, love Mary's beads, love what you did with them, and love how they look on you. The combination of her beads and your components is almost too much for me to take -- so so gorgeous:)

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  53. You and Mary together = color explosion! 2 hours?!!! That's lightning inspiration, but how can you go wrong with your added components to those amazing beads from Mary. Then we have the custom frames for the earrings, to die for! But wait, the earring kit, OMG! It's the sweetest! All gorgeous, but most of all, YoU are gorgeous!

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  54. Wow I just love the necklace and earring set that you created. Beautiful!

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  55. A totally gorgeous set Shannon! You Rock! Suzette

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  56. Ahhh, that necklace and earrings are gorgeous and even better when worn! (Isn't that amazing how something laying flat looks even better when worn?) Like Suzette says, you rock!

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  57. OMG that necklace is to die for! It really is a beautiful piece of art! But...those earrings! DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! I also love that you took a picture of yourself modeling the artwork....makes it even more special!

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  58. Just gorgeous! Love all of the colors and textures!

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  59. I adore both the necklace and the earrings..they are S T U N N I N G! A beautiful marriage of colour and texture. My favourite of the hop.
    jenni

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  60. Truly beautiful. The picture of them on the person just makes them sing. The beads are so unusual and you did them justice!

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  61. Beautiful color mix! Love the orange and blue-green combo.

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  62. Fantastic! Your bead mix from Mary was fantastic and your projects are gorgeous! Your use of color is always divine! I need more adjectives!

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  63. Totally awesome! Your beads and components go so well together. And you know I'd love the chance to win that kit....!Love all the texture going on in the necklace, it's so fun - Wild Dancer is the perfect title.

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  64. I love love love your pieces! those earrings are to die for, and they absolutely do go beautifully with your equally stunning necklace!

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  65. What a gorgeous piece! It looks amazing on you. And the earrings match perfectly--without overshadowing the necklace or being too matchy matchy. It looks like you had a lot of fun with this soup!

    And I'd love to win those sweet earrings. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. Shannon, I think the two of you need to collaborate in the future. That set is awesome and you need to make more!

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  67. I am awestruck by your finished designs! Incredible, outstanding and amazing! I just can't say enough!! <3

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  68. What do I think? I think you did a wonderful job. Beautiful pieces I would love to wear :) x

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  69. Gorgeous! I absolutely love the earring and necklace set! What a great statement piece! Beautiful design!

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  70. That necklace is so incredibly lush and gorgeous...the earrings perfect with it. I really hope I win that earring kit if it makes me look half as beautiful as you :-)

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  71. Shannon that is such a beautiful necklace and I think you wearing it makes it all the more beautiful. Just stunning!! What a awesome giveaway!!!

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  72. Beautiful pieces Shannon! They look beautiful on you. It's funny how you can't really see a piece for what it is until it's on a body. lol Beautiful work!
    Loves
    Patty

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  73. What is not to like? I even LOVE the name :D

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  74. wow, do i like that set! they're so pretty on! the pearls are perfect and that chain is gorgeous! love the earrings. lovely work!

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  75. What a stunning collection. The necklace is really amazing, I am absolutely in love with it! I also like how you created a design within the oval for the earrings, brilliant! You really did Mary's beads beautiful justice.

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  76. Wonderful work.... like the necklace alot, then scrolled down and saw the pic with it on, and fell in love with it!!

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  77. You really made a beautiful necklace and earrings with Mary's components. I love the way it fits up high on your neck. I made my necklaces too long for quite some time and really like them just a bit shorter.

    I would be tickled to win your drawing. Thank you for offering it.

    Great job!

    jeanawells@kc.rr.com

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  78. Man, that jewelry set is awesome! I would so wear that on the regular if it were mine. Those hoop earrings are simply divine. Love it!

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  79. Beautiful! So summery and fun! You cooked sumptin' good. :)

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  80. And falling in love is exactly one should do! I am very fond of dangles and charms - your set is extremely charming :-) :-) The extra pair of earrings is fabulous too - the colours are gorgeous!

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  81. Your bead soup turned out so yummy - love it! I'm still trying to sample all the soup. Hope I'm not too late to possibly win the earring kit you made.

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  82. Oh Shannon this is gorgeous!!! So glad you took a picture of what it looks like on! So cool!!!

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  83. Oh Shannon! I love this set! It is just gorgeous!! The earrings look so sweet and swingy! I am running so late, sick kids, I hope I'm not too late for the giveaway either.

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  84. I just love what you did with Mary's beads... what a stunning necklace and earring set! Both your beads and hers compliment each other wonderfully... there couldn't have been a better match!

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  85. You are so right, the necklace and earrings are fantastic together. I really like that style of earring, a great way to use connectors.

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  86. I think I commented but I don't see a message so I'll comment again. You are right about the necklace and earrings together, they're perfect. The earring style is a really neat way to use the connectors. I love what you made.

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  87. Great design! I think I've to take a look in your etsy shop, to see all the details of your wonderful components ..... ;0)

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  88. I love what you created with your soup!

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  89. Shannon - your bead soup was just to die for - both what you sent, and what you received! I really love your swingy, fun earrings!

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  90. Oh my, this is a wonderful set! I'm not usually attracted to darker color pallets, but your design is stunning. I would love to wear your finished soup. Cheers!
    Lori D.

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  91. Oh. That necklace is lovely! And I love those earrings. My imagination is picturing a gypsy woman in a long red skirt and white flowy shirt, dancing in front of a roaring, orange fire. Twirling around, her skirt rising up just enough to see she's bare foot with pretty ankle bangles.

    Do you own a red skirt? Bet you would rock it :P

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  92. Gorgeousness! I love her beads and the beads you made to go with them! WOW! Love those cute red earrings too!

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  93. More is more- I've not yet been brave enough to add so many layers.
    I'm starting to think simplicity can be a handicap.
    Beautiful!

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  94. Beautiful.... I love what you did with your soup!

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  95. love you made it into a choker... and you mixed in your beads giving it your own flair, wonderful!

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  96. Stunning creations!! Love them all. Especially like the Wind Dancer necklace - beautiful.

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  97. What beautiful soup you got! The handmade pieces are lovely and you really showcased them well!

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  98. Gorgeous jewelry1 Love the colors.

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  99. They look beautiful. I love the necklace. I'm all inspired now with my clay.

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  100. Beautiful. I love the necklace. That has inspired me with my clay :)

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  101. I think this necklace is absolutely stunning. What an amazing piece! I love your earrings too :)

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  102. I love the set you created. The earrings are my favorite.

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  103. Shannon, the earrings definitely work so well with the necklace, I can see why you fell in love once you put them together! You made a truly beautiful set! and I love the second one too, although the first is my favourite.

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  104. Your necklace and earrings set is really something. I wasn't sure about it at the first picture, but the photo with them on seals the deal. They're fabulous!! Well done.

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  105. I simply love what you did with your soup...Stunning!!!
    Sonya

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  106. Yes, still hopping....LOVE your pieces! They make a gorgeous set and the color combination with your patina'd pieces is just wonderful.

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Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, it means a lot to me.
Shannon