Friday, August 24, 2012

What started it all.
A little bit of Bead Soup. Lori Anderson from Pretty Things blog holds the Bead soup party. Next one will be January or February next year and this is the final reveal for this cook off. I sent these lovelies to my partner Miko Wirapati who is in Indonesia. That was WAY BACK when.

In return Miko sent me these.
Not the best pic but it is here.

So I have been thinking and thinking.What to do? In the meantime I fell through my floor in my office.The timber gave way and we had to move out of upstairs to replace the floors.

Dust and dirt EVERYWHERE for about 3 weeks. So my soup lay still on my bench while I worked on the Web site for reveals and madly commented on all the other participants blog posts.

The third page is underconstruction and should be done tomorrow if I am on time. 250 hours to edit and assemble the page. It has been fun.

In the meantime if you want to recap the 1st and 2nd reveals they are here.
https://sites.google.com/site/beadsoupparty2012/

Reveal 3 participants are here.

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry 

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs

Ok back to my bench.
Two different workers fell through the floor upstairs dislodging the suspended ceiling and as a result there was a layer of dirt on all my tools, beads and what a mess on my bench.
You can see some of the dirt in the top left hand corner and parts of my poor soup peeking out in the bottom right corner.

So I spent 5 hours cleaning it and much better now.
So what did I make?
Well it was a CHALLENGE. I havent used wood beads ever. I havent used ceramic focals ever. I have not really ever used anything but metals and gemmies and glass, so let me show you what came out.
First up is the Dragon focal. I made this for my daughter because she loves Dragons and I made it very long because she wont wear short. It is simple stringing on a brass wire because my tiger tail that I usually use rusts way to fast.I used one of the toggles here as well.

Then the butterfly focal.Its a chunky solid piece and quite heavy to wear so needed balancing with a lighter stringing. I have not used string before so knotting was fun.
I added some small black agate beads to the lampwork barrels so that they stayed in place better. Another toggle used with another focal.


The wood....the wood....what do I do with the wood? The rings had no drill holes, the others all had huge holes and I have not ever worked with wood before. To me they felt kind of fly away light so I added a couple of huge Black agate and wire wrapped them with heavy weight brass.
A three piece set emerged.



The necklace finishes in the back with a Brass chain and a simple lobster clasp as it is long (approx 24 inches) and doesnt need to be opened as it will slip over your head. I hand made the brass wires as well. The Black Onyx matte finish rondelles add a little bit of weight to the wooden beads.
This set is for give away. How to enter ? Join my new FB group Fusion and Muse and leave a comment. Looking forward to see you there.


Still had more soup pieces to go.
A breakfast break was needed and so we have a Breakfast Bracelet with fried Eggs and Fruit Loops. After all no day is complete without a decent brekkie.
Delicious. This one is mine LOL

I spent a little time at my bench while the floor was in progress and made a prototype design to use the other big focal and toggle clasp. It is my Goddess Bracelet. Using beautiful seed beadies I got in another swap for Pantone colours I matched the lampwork rondelles with loads of seed beads and lost of brass wire. This one turned out very chunky but it looks awesome.

and yes lucky last. I can hear you...but you had that skull focal.
I wondered how to honour it.
Tada.....


A little bit of silky thread wrapped about on some small gauge Brass wire and floating baby skullies. I made the hook and loop toggle (not really seen well) out of heavy brass wire and added a "diamond" to his front tooth and forehead as the anchor point for the dual strands. A funky style semi bangle that is definitely One of a Kind LOL.
And this guy is for give away as well. So take the time to comment,Share my blog post about my give away of 60 + carats of Emeralds and Sterling silver set (link is here) and I will pop you in the draw.
Both pieces for this give away will be drawn on the Blue Moon 31st August 2012.

Thank you for reading my ramble.Come back and often and see what I am doing.
Love and hugs Tanya

112 comments:

  1. skulls rock! great work, fun pieces, & thanks for all your work w/ the pages :D

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    1. My pleasure on the pages and thanks for the lovely words.Tanya

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  2. Fabulous job :) Wood beads and ceramics are hard for me too. I've done one piece with tiny wood beads that I loved, but the bigger ones tend to make me uncomfortable. And ceramics are gorgeous but make me nervous lol You did wonderfully with them all :)

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    1. I dont think I will be rushing out to buy wooden beads,, nor ceramic pieces but it was fun to play with a new something for the first time and I was definitely out of my comfort zone.Love and hugs Tanya

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  3. You surely DID utilized your soup, didn't you! And what a fabulous soup it was :)

    I absolutely love all the different shapes, sizes, and textures you were given-I think you used it all beautifully.

    That breakfast bracelet made me smile and giggle! What a great inspiration. My favorite has to be the little guy at the end-SUPER CUTE ^.^

    Great job Tanya! Happy hopping :)

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    1. and Yes I did use EVERY bead LOL Love and Hugs Tanya

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  4. A nice eclectic group of pieces Tanya! I like them all, and that wooden set is rather lovely! Off to join your FB group now!

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    1. Glad to have you come and Join my fun.Tanya

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  5. Wow! You have made many pieces! I love the breakfast bracelet! So fun and colourful!

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    1. those eggs were just asking for it,Matched with the sterling pins, fine silver spacers and the 14k white gold plated silver bracelet I think the lampies have been honoured,Love and hugs Tanya

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  6. Oh, Tanya, I love it all! But that skull bracelet. It screams me... :) I shared the Emerald post! (http://www.facebook.com/rlwshkspr/posts/463910506963509)

    And the wooden set! For someone who never worked with wooden beads before, you did a FANTABULOUS job! Love it!

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    1. That skull..most would have made a pendant.I thought about an earring for a while but it was too big LOL.It measures about 3 inches tall.I like the silky thread with it.Contrasts LOL Love and hugs Tanya

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  7. You did an amazing job with your bead soup Tanya. And thanks for working so hard on the reveals. It's wonderful to see the creativity that happens with such fun soup!

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  8. Oh my goodness! the dragon, the wood! LOVE the wood! added bling to the skull, very clever that and the prototype bracelet *sigh*.......all are awesome!

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    1. I have a new clasp for my next Goddess bracelet and some really lovely orphan lampies I am going to make up.Loads of great seed beadies as well so I will be busy feeling my way about.LOL Love and hugs Tanya

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  9. Hi Tanya
    Cool :-)) Die Holzperlen sind ja wunderschön und von dir klasse in Szene gesetzt. Trotz der Baustelle so viele schöne Teile. Wow!
    Liebgruß Birgit

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    1. Thank you darling girl.Love and Hugs from us T and T LOL

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  10. Man! You are amazing! How do you ever manage to do SO many things...fix a floor, create massive web pages and create so much pretty jewelry!? Hats off, Miss Tanya!

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    1. My hat is of LOL
      Rest is coming soon.I need it.Love and hugs
      Tanya

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  11. OMG Tanya, when everyone calls this a challenge, you took it quite literally.. talk about drama in your life! You have made some amazing pieces using an extremely varied Soup. From ceramics to wood to funky "fried eggs" and bright orange skulls. I am impressed by your imagination and creativity. I adore wooden beads but I've never worked with them either. I think those are my favourites because of the clean and elegant sophistication you obtained, by pairing them with the brass and black stones. Bravo!

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    1. It wasnt my intention to be so very challenged LOL But I did have fun as well.I feel best when I am at my bench creating.Love and hugs Tanya

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    2. Just popping in to thank you for your thoughtful comment on my blog re: Challenge of Travel, Tanya. I've been mostly responding privately, but I couldn't find your email address.

      I wanted to say how amazed I was at the BSBP site you created, also... so very comprehensive. A labour of love, I'm sure!

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  12. Wonderful Tanya, and I am amazed you managed to create such beauty from the chaos your home has been! Love them all, but the skull guy at the end is singing to me loudest, he's fabulous! <3

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    1. I should call him Mick but he has a "diamond" not a ruby LOL YOur goddess bracelet will be on the way this week.so looking forward to your squeal when she comes LOL Love and hugs Tanya

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  13. Lovely despite the adversity you faced. NIce job, I really like the wooden set you came up with. I think you showcased those beads beautifully.

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  14. You know you put everyone to shame that just had to make soup, right? All the upheaval your house went through, and look at all those pieces! I'm really not a skull girl, but he did make me laugh! The wood beads turned out beautiful! I'll happily put my name in for those. I really love the knotted necklace with the butterfly focal. Great job!!

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  15. Beautiful Tanya, I love them all.

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  16. Amazing pieces you have created! And while renovating.....kudos to you :)

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  17. Wow! That's dedication. Glad you made it through all that upheaval and created some beautiful pieces! Your knots are so neat for a first try at macrame. And you've made that wood set very sophisticated.

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    1. well i hope the wings on the butterfly are strong.will have a long flight soon LOL Love and hugs Tanya

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  18. Oh so you'r the Tanya that has been doing those collective reveal post. Thank You so much! ...I love them!!! And now when I see all that's been going on in your life..I tip my hat to you...much like you I have not used wood beads..ever...but I like what you came up with ..all of your creations are top notch! I'm now following your blog. Have fun hopping around!

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    1. Yes thats me.Next page is about half done and will be completed tomorrow.My head hurt too much this week to do it in one sitting. Love and hugs Tanya

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  19. I'm not really a skull person, but it turned out cute. But I LOVE that wood set. Even though you've never worked with wood and I think you did it more than justice. I really like the way you used the wood rings as the focal and the bracelet and earrings are too cute. I shared your Sterling silver post.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/239358330454294528

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    1. thank you,Putting your name in the draws,Love and Hugs
      tanya

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  20. I like all of your pieces and can't believe you were able to make so many pieces with all that chaos all around!!! I would wear any of your pieces, oh maybe not just the skull one. Skulls are a heavy metall kind of style here in Slovenia (Europe) and I'm not heavy metal at all. Anyway, I kind of like it .... but not eally on my wrist ;-)

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    1. Thank you lass.I love the skull fellow but I wouldnt wear him either and that is why I am going to gift him to a new home.Love and hugs Tanya

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  21. I love the each piece, especially the "this one is mine", all very nice. Last bracelet with skull focal is great!
    Cheri

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    1. "This is Mine" A little like "My Precious" LOL. I wanted to keep one and this is the one I will wear often.Love and hugs Tanya

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  22. Oh my! you've really got some work going on at your place! glad you were able to dig out your bead table! and such fun pieces! I find wood hard to work with as well ... way too lightweight. but they turned out beautifully. I think my favorite is the butterfly focal with string - so pretty and feminine

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    1. your going to have to fight my friend for the butterfly piece lol it has her name on it already LOL Love and Hugs
      Tanya

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  23. Love your series of creative endeavors! You met every challence with something fun and attractive.

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  24. oh wow, you did have a challenge. sure glad you were able to get your soup on. love the butterfly piece and that breakfast bracelet is really cool too.

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    1. Got to say the Breakfast bracelet really appeals and it is so bright and funky.makes me smile Love and Hugs Tanya

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  25. Tanya, it's big fun to watch what you made of your bead soup.
    The skull bracelet is my favorit.

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    1. I was so unsure what to do with him til i sat and worked with it,then it just unfolded.Love adn hugs Tanya

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  26. Egads Tonya you really had your hands full with the floor collapsing and you doing up the beautiful webpages. I have NO idea how you found the time to also create these pieces of jewelry. For someone that hasn't worked with wood before, you hit all the right notes and I am in love with the necklace.

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    1. NO wood.I really havent ever taken the time to work with it before and so when it came I was like Oh...but I am REALLY happy I have used them now and they did come up well.Considering I made them at 2am LOL Love and Hugs Tanya

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    1. Thank you EWA I tried.Love and hugs Tanya

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  28. My favorite is the knotted butterfly necklace! You have been very busy!

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    1. so busy that I made myself ill so now I am going to take a rest....Well as much as I can.Love and Hugs Tanya

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  29. Love the seed bead bracelet and the simplicity of the wooden pieces. Hope the dust settles soon.

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    1. The dust is all gone now and I am happy to have my home back in one again thank you.Love and hugs tanya

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  30. I hate to hear about your flooring situation. That's terrible. Hopefully it won't be long before it's fixed right up. As far as your soup creations, I think they turned out beautifully. While you've never worked with wood before, I'm so glad it didn't scare you off as the necklace you created is really cool and my favorite of the bunch! Nicely done.

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    1. all fixed now and all moved back in.I am happy to say I like my new clean bench and I am using it a whole lot more.Love adn hugs Tanya

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  31. The wood set rocks, I love the loose wooden washers in the front. You did a fantastic job with all of it. I love to knot it is very fun technique.
    Thanks so much for all the oragnizing of the web pages too:-)

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    1. they had no hole.I had a different idea until I saw they had no holes LOL Love and hugs Tanya

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  32. Tanya,
    Your life sure doesn't stop does it? LOL
    You have created beautiful pieces out of chaos! Job well done, and thank you for all you do!

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    1. No it doesnt but some days I do want to get off the rollercoaster LOL Soon soon.Love and hUgs Tanya

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  33. I hope no one was hurt when your floor fell! I'm so glad you got to play along despite that disaster!

    You made so many pieces, and I love the dragon focal you made, and the wood necklace is fabulous!

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    1. Only my foot a little and the pride of the work people who went through the floor.I have to remind myself This Is Thailand LOL Lve and hugs Tanya

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  34. WOW. You really did a ton of work! That skull would have totally stumped me. And HEY! Zack has a necklace made with that same dragon!!!!!

    You should work more with wood -- that set is LOVELY. And I ADORE the name "Fried Eggs and Froot Loops" -- I'd have kept that one, too!

    Thank you SO VERY MUCH for all the hard work you did for the party -- it's appreciated by all and especially so by me.

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    1. The skull had me stumped for a while too cause I didnt want to do boring LOL .Zack has great taste in pendants LOL and fried eggs and fruit loops is my morning pick me up.I will be in touch soon about handing over hosting when the last edit is done.This is MY gift to you.Love and hugs Tanya

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  35. Looks like you had fun Tanya...and you did a great job!!
    I think my favorite is the wooden necklace!!

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    1. I had to make it not so fly away.The black agates sit nicely to add weight.Love and hugs to you Tanya

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  36. You really honored the soup code:) Used many components and even techniques that were out of your comfort zone. Congratulations. I love the colors in your breakfast bracelet and the butterfly necklace is lovely.

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    1. Actually I used EVERY bead and clasp and I am so happy with what I did and that they came out better than I expected.Love adn hugs Tanya

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  37. I love what you did with the wood beads! Those beads are great! I can't believe what you were able to put together in the midst of all that chaos! Thanks for all of your hard work for everyone else with the soup. I'm going to have to go back again and read all the stuff you made again!

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    1. In chaos in the wee hours of the morning.Even doing the reveal sites was fun sitting on my bed and working cause I had no other space at all.LOL Love and hugs Tanya

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  38. I'm just speechless... I don't know what to say... What the soup has become, really beyond my imagination!
    Fabulous job you did, Tanya... Thank you for honoring my soup too.. :)
    hugs!

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    1. The gift you sent was just the best.Thank you Love and hugs to you Tanya

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  39. Great pieces. Just love them all. ;-)

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    1. thank you so much.Love and hugs Tanya

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  40. All of your designs are terrific! Love them!

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    1. I had hoped it would be so.Thank you.Love and hugs Tanya

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  41. Tanya, you are such a marvel! I know it wasn't all your doing but boy way to layer challenges upon challenges, I guess it makes scaling that mountain all the sweeter. What a great job you did with all the soup and I think I must be the nosy sort since I always love seeing where people create even when the sky has fallen

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    1. My bench is a sanctuary for me and allows me to just Be.thank you.Love and hugs Tanya

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  42. I love breakfast bracelet, so funny!!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  43. i think your soup was a big challenge:)))) you done it! elegant and also funny projects!

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    1. It was a challenge and it was fun.Love and hugs Tanya

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  44. What a great pieces and with all the chaos! Love the dragon and butterfly necklaces!

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    1. Chaos has cleared and pieces are going to new homes and I am happy.Love and hugs Tanya

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  45. The amazing Tanya does it again. With all that you do for others, and the "problems" to still be able to create such magic. I salute you!

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    1. Thank you Marlene.I try.Love and hugs Tanya

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  46. Mmmm I think I have the same dragon focal somewhere, and my daughter is a dragon lover too. You've made this far too difficult to decide which is my favourite.

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    1. you are allowed to love them all LOL.Love and hugs to you Tanya

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  47. Wow Tanya! To say you faced some challenges would be an understatement of epic proportions! I am so impressed by all you have accomplished! Really like your wood bead creations in particular. Hope your floor goes together quickly at this point! :)

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    1. floor is now done, web site is complete except for a final edit and I am going to rest a little Love and hugs Tanya

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  48. Love what you made Tanya! Thank you so much for doing so much work despite what you had to manage. Really appreciate the hours you spent putting our reveal posts!

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    1. My pleasure.thank you.Love and hugs Tanya

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  49. It's hard to work when our work space is in upheaval but you did it!! Wonderful pieces you created!!

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    1. I decided I was just going to.and sat from about 7pm til 4.30am and completed them one after another LOL Love and hugs Tanya

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  50. Wow, you certainly win the prize for overcoming the most while trying to party! I love what you made, but I want to talk to you about that wood. I LOVE your wood pieces. They are my favorite. I think you really did very well with it even if you've never worked with it before. GREAT JOB!

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    1. I think the Brass helped set the wood off as well.I am happy with them all.Love and hugs Tanya

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  51. I'm amazed at what great things you were still able to create with all those construction activities and mishaps going on!? Kudos to you for persevering and thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog earlier too! *Ü*

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    1. Lori my pleasure love.It makes my day to have people smile.love and hugs to you lass.

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  52. Love the skull bangle, so fun. Sorry to read about your studio though, that had to be a bummer (but a good excuse to reorganize, redecorate, and restock ;)

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    1. Was a very great time to clean and sort.I am glad I did,Love and Hugs Tanya

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  53. You did a fabulous job using techniques and materials that you probably would not have chosen for yourself. I think that's what this is all about, growing as an artist. I love the wood bead designs best. Cheers!
    Lori D.

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    1. I would not chose them no and I am glad I had them as I stretched a LOT LOL love and hugs Tanya

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  54. You made a lot of really petty pieces! My favorites are the wood bracelet with the black bead and the silver bracelet with all the lampwork danglies! They both look like they would be fun to wear! Enjoy them! gv

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    1. The wooden set will go to a new home tomorrow and I am keeping my breakfast bracelet.Love and hugs Tanya

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  55. You made so many beautiful pieces!! I love your wood pieces - I've never worked with wood before either - your pieces are very impressive!!

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