Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party, 3rd Reveal

Today's the day - the Bead Soup Blog Parties third and final reveal! Even though I had months to prepare for this day, it snuck up on me!

I'll start by saying thank you to our fearless leader, Lori Anderson of Pretty Things! This party gets bigger and bigger by the second and she seems to handle it so effortlessly, always with a smile and a piece of pie.

My lovely partner, Jean Peter of Eclectic Avenue, sent me so many pretty beads that I thought (I will misquote Sally Field) 'she knows me, she really knows me'!! So many beads and all the colors I love!

I wanted to go with a Floral Fantasy theme and stuck to it except for two of the pieces. I also wanted to use up as many of the beads that Jean sent me, as I could - so I only added a few of my findings to the pieces.

First, I made a pair of earrings with Vintaj magnolia bead caps - I love turquoise and copper together.

The bracelets  ..................................

I love the big purple "gumballs", so I started with that and just kept adding to make this bracelet. I added bead caps, a couple of green flower beads left over from my last bead soup and the clasp.

                  The next bracelet I made uses most of the purple beads, the flower charms and my own clasp.

The third bracelet, I used the gorgeous lampwork bead, the lovely blue and green beads, plus a few of my bead caps and a lobsta claw.

                                                                 I love the colors in the lampwork bead

The necklaces .....................

In this necklace, I used the pretty flower pendant and one of the toggles Jean sent me. I used the green thread Jean sent me and pearl knotted the purple beads and used bits of ribbon in my soup - I added my own chain and oval rings.

The second necklace I call "Key to My Castle" because it has all the colors I use in my home - the walls are all shades of yellows, blues and greens, and I use many, many turquoise accents! I used my new Color Me This patina in turquoise on the key - I'll be using that color a lot!!

                                                               All of my pieces together ........................

I really enjoyed working on these pieces, but I still have many left-overs and will try to use them up soon!

Now that I'm done, I will, regretfully admit that I just started on my pieces on Wed because I couldn't even come up with half a design!! I (insanely) think I do better under pressure, but the 25th just snuck up on me - it's September next week - where did the summer go!!! I will never wait again - a full body massage sounds fantastic right now ........

Now, it's time to continue hopping - grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back and enjoy all of the fabulous designers and their designs!!

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 - you are here.........................
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

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


  1. Working under pressure....?? Bring it on....!!!
    You have made lovely things from your soup despite the pressure. That lampwork bead is indeed gorgeous! You did a fantastic job!

  2. What a seriously beautiful pile of jewelry! You really rocked the under pressure last minute thing! Love the earrings and necklaces, but my faves are the purple bead bracelet and the focal bracelet. Great job!

  3. I love what you made from your soup, especially the bracelet with the lampwork focal, the colors of that one amazing!

  4. You've made a really pretty collection, nicely done!

  5. Delightful pieces.Under pressure, shine like Diamonds.Love and hugs Tanya

  6. Beautiful collection of lovely!

  7. look at those earrings! what a fun pair! there those earrings you like to toss your head around while wearing, lol and those them!

  8. 6 beautiful pieces! I especially like the bracelet made with the lampwork bead. The mixed media and your bead choices really make it stand out. Great job :)

  9. Wow!! you did a lot with your soup. Great job.

  10. Beautiful collection. I especially love the earrings, really creative design! You made really great use of your soup!

  11. Wow, you have been busy, I specialy love the tulip earrings.
    So nice!

  12. good golly have been busy! gorgeous colors and pieces! my fav is the third bracelet, i could easily see that wrapped around my little wrist...

  13. For only starting on Wednesday, you really did a fabulous job. Each of your pieces is so professional-looking and I know they will appeal to a variety of women. I personally love that first pair of earrings. (It's the blue. . .it gets me every time!)

  14. Beautiful work!! I seem to gravitate to those beautiful tulip earrings too! Such yummy colors! Great job!

  15. Lovely work. Gotta say the first earrings are my fav!

  16. So many pieces and all interesting, especially the first earrings!

  17. You did great!!! I had forgotten what i sent so it was really a surprise. Hey you did good (and tons) under pressure!! Thanks for being a great partner!! Now go get that massage!!

  18. Beautiful job on EVERYTHING! I'm glad you had so much fun with it. (I particularly like that first pair of earrings!)

  19. You did some great things with your soup. My favorites are the first bracelet and the first earrings. Wednesday was a fine day for starting, although I started Tuesday afternoon:)

  20. Beautiful pieces! I especially love that lampwork bead bracelet!

  21. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love the earrings and the way you used the colors from your soup to create some really wonderful pieces!

  22. Wow, that's quite a collection! Lovin' the flower necklace and bracelet with the lampwork bead. And I can't believe that September is next week either!

  23. Love the entire collection, but can I have dibs on those earrings please? LOVE them!

  24. Well done! Love your use of colour. And I know where has the summer gone!

  25. Everything you made is beautiful! The most I love the earrings! The are charming!

  26. Love the purple bracelet and the lampwork bracelet! That is a gorgeous lampwork bead!

  27. I love earrings and lampwork bracelet!
    ciao dall'Italia

  28. Gorgeous earrings, love them!

  29. A beautiful collection of jewelry from a beautiful collection of beads. Great job! Everything is so nice.

  30. Lovely designs! I really like the purple bracelet and the lampwork bracelet. Nice work!

  31. VEry pretty designs, but my favourite are the earrings and the third bracelet: eautiful!!

  32. Wow, you got so many beautiful helpings out of your soup! I love them all, but those first tulip earrings are just soooo pretty!

  33. Love the earrings - they are adorable!
    The bracelets and necklaces are beautiful as well!

  34. You were busy! All your pieces are beautiful - lovely use of your soup!

  35. You rock under pressure! All great pieces but those earrings especially blew me away.

  36. Very nicely done. Like them all.

  37. I like what you made with your soup, especially the earrings!

  38. I love your pieces, my favorite is the third bracelet with the focal bead - gorgeous!!

  39. A gorgeous serving of Bead soup! All of you pieces a beautiful and I am partial to the bracelets. Soup-erb!

  40. So many incredible pieces, I love the blue and green bracelet with the silk best.. some of my favorite colors, ocean colors! Absolutely gorgeous :)

  41. wow, you were able to make a lot of pieces. all very pretty, congrats!

  42. All great pieces, but my favorite is the purple bracelet. I like the color, the chunkiness of it and all the dangles. I love jingling and dangling on my arms. LOL

  43. Each piece is better than the last. I too really like the purple bracelet the best (I love purple). The necklace with the flower focal is great too.

  44. wow, so many pieces.. i love them all! Well done!

  45. Very nice, I love the bracelet with the round focal.

  46. Wow, you DO work well under pressure! I love every single one of your pieces; especially that first pair of earrings, which are totally my style. I have a pair of those "beadcaps"....hmmmm...:-)

  47. So many beautiful pieces! I love your use of color and texture. I particularly like the first pair of earring, and the purple dangle bracelet!

  48. You did wonderful things! I adore the flower pendant with just a touch of ribbon.

  49. all of your design are lovely!

  50. Wow, what a lovely lot of pieces. I love the earrings and the lampwork bracelet is gorgeous!

  51. The lamp work bracelet is gorgeous, great designs!

  52. Love what you did with your soup ingredients! My favorite is the lampwork bracelet. Cheers!
    Lori D.

  53. Wow, what a lot of great things you made, have to say my favourite is those gorgeous earrings!
    I have a first giveaway of a pendant from my blog soup do come on over and take a look and enter to win if you get a minute!

  54. I love all your pieces, especially the third bracelet! Fabulous! Laura

  55. Isn't it amazing what a little pressure will do? haaaaaaaaaa I love the feeling of these pieces, they're substantial, but still light and airy. I'm inspired!!!

  56. Wow.. you sure made a lot of pieces in so short a time.. Congrats... beautiful work

  57. Gorgeous pieces..great job! The green bracelet is my favorite.

  58. Wow! You have been busy!
    I think I am in love with those first earrings and the flower necklace in purple!

  59. Very beautiful Design,what a wonderful flower earrings and this purple bracelet. I love them all.

  60. Thank you, everyone, for all of the wonderful, lovely, fantastic comments. I am completely blown away by all of your amazing talents and enjoyed reading the stories and processes that went into creating your designs - I'm always impressed and inspired!!

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