Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Reveal

First of all I wanted to thank Lori Anderson for organizing this blog hop, it must have been a lot of work and it is definitely appreciated.  Secondly, my list of the blog hop participants looks weird, so I 'm sorry but it was a toss up as to what was smarter - Blogger or myself.  It was not me. 
Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!

What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:
~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.

Here's what I made!

I made the bracelet using the enamel beads and some Gaea beads that I had with some matching seed beads all tied together with a Green Girl Studios clasp.  I had a couple of different ideas for the necklace, but finally I settled on a simple design with some green and white gemstone rounds and wood beads.  I tied a ribbon to the pendant to match the brown of the wood beads.  Plus I am really into tying ribbons onto stuff lately, I don't know why.

Come see what the rest of us made!

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

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.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

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

100.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings

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 LaRosa, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder You are here :)

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  

175.  Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine  
Credit River Art Glass

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, Beads and Bread

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011.  Don't miss it!


  1. Great pieces. I love them both. :)

  2. I like your little fabric bow on your pendant. Nice w ork!

  3. Beautiful! Love what you did with your soup!!

  4. That necklace is one of my faves from today. I love the rich color combination and the cute lttle ribbon is just perfect with the focal!

  5. Both are gorgeous but that bow makes the second one sooooo sweet!

  6. #209 here...very pretty love those beads...great job...

  7. So very pretty and fresh for spring!
    Enjoy the day.

  8. Stunning yummy bracelet love the colors!

  9. If there is one thing I know that's true -- you can never go wrong with green girl clasps. Nice work!

  10. I like your penchant for bows.

  11. Your designs are lovely! Great job! :)

  12. I love your style - I think both those pieces are great and I would love to wear them, I find them feminine and I like how you combined the elements. Really nice.

  13. Very cute, Love both items. I see me wearing both.

  14. You used some GORGEOUS beads with your mix! I really like what you made! Very well done!

  15. You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

  16. The bow really sets off the necklace, what a great idea, last year's BSP, that's how I used silk cords I'd received:tiny bows for earrings. cute pieces ^_^ Virginie

  17. cool!! how cute is that ribbon on the uniquely done...great job!

  18. These turned out so charming and pretty. :) I'm loving the color combinations. These would be great for a casual look with denim; actually, you know, they'd go with almost anything. Definitely a girl's friend set. Love, love it!! <3

  19. That bracelet is to die for! The necklace is very pretty and earthy. I love both. Great creations.

  20. Loving your creations especially the bracelet. And the pieces I've seen in your other do terrific work!!!

  21. Love what you made. The ribbon is really cute there. And congrats on your pieces in Stringing!

  22. oh, oh, oh, that green bracelet...

  23. Hi Steph,(I'm a beaad hoarder too.)
    It's day two and I'm having a blast! Your two pieces are just fabulous. I love anything Gaea make.

    Isn't the swap hop fun?!


  24. love the colors of the beads and interesting combination! This is so much fun!

  25. Great pieces - I love that sweet bow!

  26. Oh wow, both of your pieces are wonderful. Though, I do like the bracelet just a TAD bit more. Don't ask me why, I don't know. Again, they're both pretty cool.

  27. Love them both but that bow is adorable!

  28. Love what you did with my ingredients!!! You do beautiful work and I'm thinking we should swap again!!!

  29. Your necklace in Stringing this issue was my favorite of them all. Such a gorgeous piece. and I really love your soup as well. You have a very distinct style and I like the way that you mix techniques and materials. Gorgeous!

  30. I love your colors, so elegant! Your pieces are very yummy.

  31. Wow that bottom necklace is so so so so SWEET! I am in love with it. It is so pretty!!!

  32. So beautiful friend, I love EVERYTHING you made & what you created with your BEAD SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
    Thanks for sharing...

  33. I'm still working my way thru the soup too! Love both of your pieces, and would wear them both...A LOT! Great job!

  34. Both pieces are gorgeous but I am especially drawn to the bracelet!

    Also count me in as a new follower. Great blog!

  35. Oooooh, so pretty! I love them both!

  36. Adorable ribbon on your necklace. Great pieces.

  37. Very pretty and love the colors and the ribbon on your heart just adds a punch. Awsome pieces.

  38. They are so pretty I love the soft colours in the bracelet it makes me think of the sea!

  39. so pretty! I love the bracelet especially - beautiful collection of beads. WHo was your partner? I'm going to check back through your blog to see if I can spot who it is!

  40. The necklace is so cute! The bow is a great idea.

  41. Super pieces! I really love your bracelet. And it's nice to see you represent my family with the Green Girl clasp. I'm going to send the link to my sister and show her what you made with the clasp she created. I am sure she'll think your bracelet is as awesome as I do!

  42. Love the earthy colors, and the bow. great designs.

  43. Firstly so envious you were hanging out with Harry... my little man keeps asking when we will be going to Harry Potter world!

    I love your pieces. The clay beads are soooo nice and I love the addition of the little ribbon in the necklace. Well done!


  44. especially LOVE the bracelet !
    What gorgeous beads!!!
    Love your bows too!!!
    m.e. :)

  45. Beautiful creations! I really like the colour combos in both of them. The bracelet feels calm and serene while the necklace feels warm and rich. Cute touch with the little ribbon.

  46. Wonderful designs! Love the colors of the bracelet and the eclectic components!

  47. I do love a chunky bracelet! But my fave is that cute necklace. The little bow really gives it that extra something!

  48. I really like your restful colors. Very nice creations.

  49. Beautiful pieces! Lovin' those dreamy greens.

  50. The bracelet is charming. I like the enamel pieces with the ceramic- the shell bead frame looks great as an addition- How pretty- Love the soft colors too.
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

  51. Oh, your necklace is one of my favorites! Love the color combination and the bow just kind of brings it all together!

  52. Beautiful pieces! Sorry this comment is late...