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Hi,my name is Anne,I am a beadaholique.I work out of my studio in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park.My work is mainly mixed media with some steampunk elements thrown in for fun.I was a finalist in Beads and Beyonds"Jewelry Maker of the Year 2010" I won first prize in Smitten Beads Designer Challenge 2011. I have had my work published in various magazines and in several treasuries,online.I have two Etsy shops and a Folksy shop for my clients who do not wish to shop in US $,but prefer sterling.Feel free to look me up on twitter or Facebook.Cheers,Anne..
Take a look at my Etsy shops by clicking the links below.
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21 Apr 2014

Bead Soup Blog Hop 2014

This year I am able to participate in the Bead Soup Blog Hop. I swopped beads with Nikki Sargeant Meiners. She sent me the most fabulous selection of vintage beads in luscious colors.
    I am doing my reveal earlier than planned as going on a cruise tomorrow so will not be here for the blog hop. I will catch up with everybody's blog posts when I return.  The first picture is my glorious soup. I have had not had as much time as I would have liked to work on my soup. I will probably do something fab with the rose,the buttons and the stunning yellow beads when I return from my break. Some of the beads that I added are repurposed and the metal components are embossed copper that I have been experimenting with. I hope you enjoy and don't mind too much that I am revealing all a little early.






30 comments:

  1. Love the pieces you made, very pretty.

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  2. How beautiful. I love working with vintage beads. They have such soul! Hope you had fun on the cruise! Look forward to more soup! Thanks for joining and posting!

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  3. You did those beads so much justice. Love the vintage feel and the classy look

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  4. What an eclectic mix! I really like the butterfly charm bracelet with all the textures of various beads!

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  5. I like them all, but I really like the gold star earrings....wonderful!! ~KM

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  6. I love the blue necklace. You made some very nice pieces! Great job!

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  7. Such lovely work well done!

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  8. Beautiful pieces, great job!

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  9. Lovely soup and you made lots of beautiful pieces!

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  10. I hope you got to wear some of those wonderful earrings on your cruise! I am in love with your lush necklace. So beautifully put together.

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  11. I love your romantic heart earrings! so pretty!

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  12. Lovely designs - I like your added stamped and embossed metal elements. Very delicate, feminine style on all pieces!

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  13. I LOVE that your Soup consisted of vintage beads! All the things you made are gorgeous especially the earrings!

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  14. As always, your designs are great! I love that you added the embossed and stamped metal with the beads, and I can't wait to see what you make with the rose. Your necklace is something I would wear all the time! Love your work!

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  15. Love the soup you received. I would have to say the butterfly bracelet is my favorite. And when you are back from your trip you have loads of beads left over to make other beautiful pieces.

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  16. Great designs! Love the blue necklace and the star earrings most.

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  17. I love the embossed copper and decoupaged piece- very pretty. How did you embossed metal - stamp?

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  18. I love your very romantic pieces, Anne :) Hope your cruise was full of rest and inspiration!

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  19. So many gorgeous pieces - it's the Fly earrings that really speak to me, though.

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  20. What absolutely fantastic pieces, so romantic and whimsical. I love this style!

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  21. beautiful pieces - love the silk necklace - so classic and pretty

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  22. Lovely soup, Anne! Love the beautiful necklace with all it's lovely details you play with!

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  23. Lovely soup, Anne! Love the romantic necklace with all it's beautiful details you play with!

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  24. Very elegant designs. Great work!

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  25. Wow! I love the addition of the repurposed metal in your designs. The necklace is my favorite. All lovely!

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  26. Your designs are just lovely! I like the necklaces with all the different beads and textures to them. Such fab assemblage pieces!!

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  27. I love your creative and unique designs. Gorgeous colors.

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  28. Beautiful pieces Ann, the butterfly bracelet is my favourite! I love the vintage beads too, the earrings with the little leaves are so ♥sweet♥ I hope you did enjoy the cruise...

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  29. Gorgeous work! Really Soup-er! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't want to miss a thing!

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  30. You got quite a bit done for not having time :) I really love the red earrings with the embossed stars.The gilded heart earrings are really sweet too! I hope you got to play with the rest of your goodies when you got home. I know how everything else can get in the way of that. Great soup!

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