BSBP Big Reveal

So, I’m thinking my entry for the Bead Soup Blog Party may have been a bit ambitious! I clocked 13 hours on this piece yesterday alone, finally hitting the sheets and 3:30am. I got up at 7:30am to add the finishing touches and write my post. I am so proud of the results!

I received a gorgeous lampwork heart created by my lovely swap partner Lynn Bennett. That combined with the scrap of sari and some chain formed the basis of my design, and I sprinkled in the other beads into the bib embroidery section.

Here's what it looked like at 2pm yesterday afternoon.

My beads from Lynn

My sketch

The aftermath of my creation process

I would like to invite you to admire the other pieces created for this swap! Here is the list of participants:

Hostess, Lori Anderson

Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer

1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)

21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)
41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)
{ 71 comments… add one }
  • avatar Cindy Cima Edwards March 5, 2012, 7:02 pm

    Wow! What a necklace – great job!

  • avatar Jennifer March 5, 2012, 8:53 pm

    WOW. That belongs in a museum! Stunning!

  • avatar Heidi (@mybeadtherapy) March 5, 2012, 11:35 pm

    wow – I can’t believe you did that huge section in only 13 hours! Fabulous work! It is a piece of art. :)

  • avatar irene castillo March 6, 2012, 11:33 am

    Wonderful work Mandi

  • avatar Lori Dorrington March 6, 2012, 12:36 pm

    WOW! I love what you created, you are very talented. That would have taken me a month! Your work in simply stunning.
    Lori D.

  • avatar Diana P. March 6, 2012, 6:35 pm

    I’m always in awe over what you bead embroiderers are able to create! Beautiful work!

  • avatar Kat March 7, 2012, 7:57 pm

    wow, that is some piece !! I really appreciate you put so much effort into the challenge!

  • avatar March 9, 2012, 2:04 am

    wow, you are very talented. I admire people like you, with your skills!
    ciao dall’Italia

  • avatar Laura marcario March 9, 2012, 10:42 am

    I am totally in awe. This is amazing. Laura

  • avatar Ann March 10, 2012, 12:58 pm

    Beautifully done and in such a short time. I love the look of bead embroidery too, however I’ve never tried it myself. This will once again make me think I should.

  • avatar Tania Hagen March 10, 2012, 1:19 pm

    Beautiful work. I love it. It should be in a museum.

  • avatar Charlie March 10, 2012, 5:34 pm

    Simply Stunning! I can’t imagine how much time you put into it but it certainly does shine. BEAUTIFUL :)

  • avatar Ginger B. March 10, 2012, 9:44 pm

    Holy Cow! Truly this most labor intensive one I’ve seen in this hop. I love the bib it is amazing. So much work at one time is astonishing as well. Love all the steps of creation photos.

  • avatar CraftyHope March 15, 2012, 12:04 pm

    WOW!! Let me repeat that. . . WOW!!

    You have got some talent and forethought and really showed those skills off in this challenge. EXCELLENT work!

  • avatar Kathy Lindemer March 15, 2012, 12:11 pm

    Wow! I can well believe you sent that much time on that piece. It is amazing! You must be very proud of it.

  • avatar Bobbie March 16, 2012, 5:17 pm

    Good stars, that’s a beautiful piece! It’s always good to see other seedbeaders in these swaps, and your piece is just gorgeous. Congratulations – I hope you think it was worth the loss of sleep, because I sure do!

  • avatar Lisa Michele March 18, 2012, 3:00 pm

    Wow..that is amazing!

  • avatar Sharon Driscoll March 19, 2012, 10:17 am

    I never made it around to all of the participants and am catching up now. what a beautfiul piece of work you did. I am sre it’s going down as one of my favorites.

  • avatar Sonya Stille March 28, 2012, 6:22 pm

    WOW! What a stunning piece. I love beadweaving so I know the amount of work that went into creating this necklace….really beautiful!

  • avatar Lori March 30, 2012, 3:23 pm

    Still hopping :-)

    Wow, that bib is just amazing! You did yourself proud!

  • avatar Ali January 3, 2013, 3:04 am

    WOW…. I hate to say it but I am scared to do this kind of bead embrodiery. I started one about two years ago and seeing this and the progress and am digging it out of the unfinished box and see what I can do with it.

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