Saturday, February 26, 2011

BEAD SOUP IS HERE!!!

It's here, it's time! Welcome if this is your first time at my blog. Hope you enjoy my Soup. My partner was Kristen Latimer. She sent me a wonderful lampwork focal that just popped with color. Really a great bead. Here is a picture of my Bead Soup before.
Here is what I did with it. I added a steel chain, some seed beads, and linked all three stands together. It was a lot of fun, and I love the colors.
I can't wait to look around at all the participating blogs and look at all the wonderful work everyone is doing.




If I don't get to yours today, give me sometime. I have a wedding shower I am hosting so it may take me a few days.
Happy Bead Soup! You can find the other blogs here.




                                   1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio


11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats


21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 
23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu 
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24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul


31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio


41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49.  Virginie Joste, ViviBijoux


50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa


60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do
61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver



70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 


80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations


90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads


101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 
103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman


111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 
112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 


121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  
123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry


130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 
131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter


140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 


150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 


160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 
165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings


170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210.  Shirley Moore, Bead and Bread

92 comments:

  1. Love your 3 strand necklace:) Awesome colors!

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  2. Libby, I love what you did with your beads!! Beautiful job, and it was a pleasure to work with what you sent me! :) Had so much fun!

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  3. Gorgeous - the colours are so dreamy and water-like :)

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  4. Very cool. Your multi-strands help compliment that focal without being overly busy and drawing from it. I like, I like a lot!

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  5. The Bead Addict is screaming with "I WANTS IT NOW!" over this beautiful and creative work of art!

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  6. Lovely creation! Very well done, love it :)

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  7. I love your beads, Libby, and this necklace too!

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  8. Gorgeous focal you got to use! Love the multiple strand of goodness!! Great piece!

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  9. Wonderful necklace nice job picking up the colors in the focal>

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  10. LOVE what you did...that focal is incredible! a beautiful piece to wear :)

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  11. Gorgeous work by you both. I love the multi-strands!

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  12. Very nice, that is a beautiful focal bead.

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  13. The multiple strands in the necklace really work with the bold pendant. Very nice! I'm thinking I need to get my hands on some little steel chain, it has such a nice contrast to a lot of colors. Great Soup!

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  14. Very nice work; The color pallet is very calming. Cheers!

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  15. Its amazing when you see beads in a picture and see what people have done with them. This is such a wonderful necklace with all the layers. It is to me just Stunning! Wonderful Big Hot Soup here!!

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  16. What a great necklace, love the royal blues and peridot greens. The triple strands draw attention to the wonderful focal... great design!

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  17. Couldn't wait to see what you would come up with. I love the triple strand necklace you made. I almost never work in multi strands because it is hard top do well and you nailed it. I love the colors!
    Shannon C

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  18. Oh My what a great design for a fabulous focal! I love it!

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  19. Love the design work! Such pretty colors too. I like the way the colors and textures work together.

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  20. Spectacular! I love the multistrand work. Love the colors. Thanks.

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  21. My goodness what a wonderful piece, I love the multiple strands. Gorgeous work girlie! I also saw your swap partners piece and hers is stunning too!

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  22. Love your design especially the multiple strands! :)

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  23. I really like your necklace! Love the colors too

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  24. That was an amazing soup mix you got and what you did with it over the top wonderful!!!!

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  25. Great combination of colors and bead :)

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  26. Hi Libby! It sounds crazy, but the thing I love most about your piece is the seed bead layer. I never think to add them and it really just makes the most of that focal group and softens up the chain. Lovely piece!!

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  27. The colors of the beads and the use of silver really brought out the colors in the focal. Lovely necklace.

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  28. You did a great job with your beads -- I'm noticing a lot of multi-strand necklaces out there and I just. can't. make them! I don't know what gene I lack.

    I love everything you do!

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  29. Libby! That focal bead is so beautiful. I love the multi strands that help to anchor the focal with their visual weight. Beautiful color palette too! Yummy soup!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  30. Libby, love the colours and the multiple strands.I also really like how you added a cluster of blue above the focal to further entice us to the focal, smart thinking and one I'm going to remember!
    Jenni

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  31. Wow! Libby! You did a wonderful job on your Soup! I love it. It's truly wearable art!

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  32. Beautiful job love all those blues and beautiful pendant.

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  33. Fabulous necklace! I love the multi strand and beautiful color combo!

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  34. Hello LibbyLeu ~ Love the three strands and really nice work with the focal. Beautiful finished piece!

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  35. I just love how those little blue seed beads pick up the colour in the focal and bring the whole piece together.

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  36. I LOVE Your necklace!! GREAT JOB!!

    Sig

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  37. Wow. You were given some great colors to work with, and you did an excellent job!

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  38. #209 here...love what you made, great job...

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  39. gorgeous...love the multi strand design...great job!

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  40. That is one beautiful necklace you made! I looove the color combo and all the different strands mixing together in one gorgeous piece!

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  41. What a beautiful necklace! I love the way you balanced the large bead with a multi-strand necklace. The addition of the sterling is lovely!

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  42. oooo, yummy!! ;o)

    hugs

    hello gorgeous xxx

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  43. great job pulling all those wonderful colors out of the focal bead and into the necklace! lovely!

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  44. I love the design. Fun soup to work with and you did a great job!

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  45. Great texture in the mix of chain, seed bead strands, and strung beads. Bravo!

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  46. Awesome piece, I love the colors and the different strands!

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  47. What a great necklace. Awesome design!

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  48. Love the multi-strand necklace and the colors are awesome!

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  49. Stunning soup, even more stunning necklace. Excellent work!!

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  50. Libby, oh, this is just gorgeous! I love the addition of the steel to it, it really adds dimension to the cool colors of the focal and the rest of the necklace!

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  51. I just love the variety in your necklace and how even though there is so much going on it works well.

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  52. I love your design! The three strands look so pretty, beautiful piece.

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  53. Beautiful soup & necklace! Love the triple strands.

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  54. I love how your colorful strands compliment the pendant. That focal is really great but I love these greenish-yellowish accents. Gorgeous.

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  55. Libby,
    You have created a beautiful piece. The focal is gorgeous and your design does not detract from it. I have just started lampworking and glass blowing. I may have to pay you a visit up there in St. Louis! I'm in OK.....not too far! And I love your glasswork. Glad to be in this group with you!

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  56. Sorry about your piece....but only Royalty will be able to wear such an elegant necklace! Absolutely beautiful.... :)

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  57. Beautiful necklace. Love the blue and lime green and the focal is amazing. You did a great job with the necklace.

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  58. I love your blog and your soup turned out just perfect.

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  59. Wonderful- love all the texture in the multi-strands.

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  60. Really love your colors and I am a huge fan of multi-strands.

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  61. What a wonderful necklace. The multistrand concept combined with a focal. I would never of thought of that, and you pulled it off brilliantly. Great work.

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  62. So beautiful friend, I love this necklace & what you did with your SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
    Thanks for sharing...
    Susie

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  63. gorgeous! Such a deep ocean feel to it `;~)

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  64. beautiful job with your soup! i love it :)

    sarabeth

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  65. absolutely gorgeous! I love the multi-strand texture and the little charms hanging from the focal :) Love your beads as well...will have to have some for myself soon!

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  66. Your piece is really beautiful and well conceived, and since i'm a few days late I can also say that I think your onion domes are FANtastic!

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  67. Gorgeous. That focal is beautiful and you certainly did it justice with the piece you have created. Well done!

    Karyn
    Australia

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  68. Not only beautiful but simply amazing. And I have been peeking at your glass beads and they are just too lovely. I'll be following you Be Blessed

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  69. I love your earthy color combination! Wonderful idea of the 3 strands. I love the blue and green beads that made the necklace sparkle!

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  70. Gorgeous soup. And I love that multi-strand necklace. Great!

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  71. Beautiful necklace! I just realized that I wasn't following your beautiful blog! Fixed now! I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations!

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  72. Still hopping, and so glad to take a rest and devour some eye candy here! That is a fantastic focal bead, and you came up with a wonderful design for it. Awesome!

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  73. Beautiful necklace! I really like that you made it a multistrand and how well-balanced it is with the focal. Pretty!

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  74. wonderfully done. I like the color combination to accentuate the focal and multiple strands are adding to it beauty.

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  75. Wonderful design, great focal

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  76. Beautiful! I love the colours.

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  77. Libby, your necklace is stunning! I am a big fan of multi-strand necklaces. I know you'll receive many compliments and second-looks when you wear this gorgeous piece! I saw one of your pods in person over the weekend, btw! Lori brought one when we got together and it was just incredible. Even more amazing in person!

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  78. What a great necklace - and lampwork good enough to eat!

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