Saturday, April 13, 2013

Spring Bead Soup Blog Hop

I received my bead soup in February from my partner Tiffany Smith of http://www.southerngalsdesign.blogspot.com/ and have been staring at it every since.  Thursday I decided that it was time to get down to business.  Since I am not afraid to drill into anything I proceeded to put two more holes into the ceramic heart shape.  This gave me a pendant that would work better on a bracelet since I didn't want to make a necklace.  If you take a look at the clasp I received in the bottom photo it was quite large so I cut off some of the extra and bent it smaller, it's the same clasp with some updating.  There is a bit of everything Tiffany sent in this bracelet without me supplying anything but the wire.  I love a good challenge and especially love it when there is enough soup to create the entire project with some left over.

To see the rest of the participants in the blog hop please follow this LINK :)


Bead Soup Blog Hop Bracelet By Tracy Bell
Bead Soup Blog Hop Bracelet By Tracy Bell


My Bead Soup from Tiffany


63 comments:

  1. really love what you have done, great idea to drill into the focal, such a beautiful bracelet.

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  2. Love this tile as well. I especially love the blue-ish tinted tile.
    white marble tile

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  3. I love your bracelet, wish I was so fearless with a drill!

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  4. ~brilliant...i would have never thought to bring out a drill and place more hole for hanging but it works beautifully...adore your soup and the bracelet you created...much love light and blessings~

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  5. Awesome that you used everything in one project.
    Ingenious use of that lovely heart.
    a truly Souper Bracelet !!!

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  6. I am glad you aren't afraid to drill...I would have been! Stunning work!

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  7. You and your partner are so my favourites! Great soups, great lovely pieces!

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  8. Great idea to drill some additional holes...I would have been scared to death! Your bracelet turned out beautifully!

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  9. Love the bracelet!!!!! Kristin Oppold

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  10. Love what you did with the pieces I sent. Turned out fab.

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  11. Love that you aren't afraid to drill into anything because I would have been scared to death to ruin the pendant - but the piece turned out fabulous! Love what you did with your soup goodies!

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  12. I love that bracelet! Tiffany Blue is my favorite color too! Great work!
    Cilla
    www.tellyourgirlfriends.com

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  13. Tracy~ I love your work, I've been following you since 'Aspire to Wire'. Tiffany's soup was a great jumping off point and you really knocked it out of the park. Thanks for sharing~

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  14. Wow! You deserve a title - Queen of the Drill or maybe Drill Queen . . .

    I would never have thought to try to add more holes. I have to start keeping my drill handy just in case the urge comes over me, now that I see what you have done and how well it worked out. Really great!!!

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  15. Beautiful bead soup, Tracy and a very charming bracelet - love it!

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  16. Great soup, and a beautiful bracelet!

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  17. Gorgeous design! Love the bracelet!

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  18. Your bracelet is asking for spring!congratulations!

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  19. I love your bracelet and your ETSY shop . . . both make me smile!

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  20. Wow, what a lovely bracelet ! I would wear that so much :)

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  21. The bracelet was cooked just wonderfully.

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  22. The bracelet was cooked just wonderfully.

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  23. Sweet bracelet. Like how you altered the focal.

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  24. I love your bracelet. Beautiful colours and composition. Ingenuous idea to drill extra holes. You're very brave.

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  25. Fabulous idea of adding the 2 holes and making it bracelet.

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  26. Awesome bracelet!! I would have not thought of adding additional holes on the focal to make a bracelet...creative indeed!! Beautiful!

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  27. Thanks so much everyone for the kind words. The key to drilling anything is to do it underwater with very little pressure on the diamond bit drill. Anyone can do it you just have to be brave :)

    Tracy

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  28. Love the soup Tiffany sent you... and the pieces you created!

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  29. I just love the bracelet! It is so something that I wear every day.

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  30. A lovely bracelet, such a lovely colour too.
    Jackie

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  31. I love the brachlet, the design but also the colors. Great!

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  32. Really lovely! Well done. :)

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  33. Wauw, i realy love this! Such nice colors and perfect designs!

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  34. I love what you did with this soup. That bracelet is fabulous!

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  35. I love this -- the colors make me think of the sea! Lovely!

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  36. Beautiful bracelet!! Love how you used the wire work with those fabulous ceramic beads.

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  37. Beautiful! I'm so in awe that you drilled into that piece - if it were me, it would crack instantly!

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  38. Great bracelet! Drilling the focal was brave and it looks fantastic!

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  39. A sweet, sweet bracelet design :-)

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  40. One of my favs of the hop.. Stunning!!

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  41. Very cool bracelet! Love what you did to alter the pendant and clasp! What a pretty soup mix to work with!

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  42. Oooh an ounce of courage and big reward! That is beautiful!

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  43. Love this bracelet design and that you are brave enough to drill into things.

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  44. Very cool . Love what you made. :)

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  45. I love this bracelet, totally my style!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP... so much fun!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  46. Magnifique, very beautiful bracelet.

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  47. Fabulous job! The rest has already been said...

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  48. Gorgeous bracelet. I love it. I would be afraid to make holes in the focal but it's a good thing you were not. Happy creations!

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  49. Beautiful soup and a beautiful "Dream" bracelet. Great job!

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  50. Very pretty - I like how you adapted the ingredients to make them work so beautifully into your vision.

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  51. Oh how I want to develop your 'throw caution into the wind' outlook when it comes to altering something. I would have been terrified to have drilled into that ceramic focal (figuring with my luck it would shatter), but you did it beautifully. I need to work on my courage I guess. Your bracelet came together outstandingly! What a way to take what you have and run with it. Awesome!!

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  52. I didn't know you can drill ceramic! I think your pieces is beautiful and well done!

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  53. i absolutely love what you came up with!!!

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  54. Beautiful piece! You did a wonderful job with your soup!

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  55. Great to know about drilling ceramic. And the bracelet is absolutely beautiful.

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