Friday, August 24, 2012

bead soup blog party 6!

well, here we are at the third and final reveal! i'm so excited to be here! thank you lori anderson!!! you are a true angel, and you will soon find out why.

my partner is eileen snyder. here is her blog, and here is her shop. there was a little hiccup in our part of the party. eileen and i were slated for the first reveal, but eileen's package to me got lost in the mail, and ended up back at eileen's! but before it had appeared, i contacted lori and said i wouldn't be able to do the party, and she very kindly sent me a soup! and *then* the package appeared at eileen's and she sent it back to me, and then i had ***two*** soups. um, wow!!!

so, here goes.

some of you might recall my soup from eileen. here it is.

i was really inspired by the flower beads and the butterfly to go with a garden theme. and since it's still summer and we've still got flowers i thought it would be perfect.

the first piece i took on was the pottery shard pendant from china. i really like handmade elements, so i added some of my polymer clay to eileen's soup.

i added the chain, the b'sue boutiques bird, the butterfly, the polymer clay clasp and face, the jade drops, and the gray rondelle. everything else was from the soup.

next i worked on the luscious amethyst chunks. i added everything but the amethyst; lava rounds, wood disks, copper flowers, chain, silk sari ribbon, the polymer clay bird, and the button clasp i made to follow the garden theme.

i wanted to keep the butterfly light and delicate, so i just added a few crystals and some chain. that new y-connector is something i worked out a couple weeks ago. i'm sure others have done it, but boy did i feel smart when i came up with it! ;)

here i was thinking lush vintage garden with some weathered statues, happy bugs, and some stately old trees, with a silvery magical bird living in it. i used that gorgeous orangey-red crystal from lori's soup, and the flower bead and the two clear and white beads from eileen's soup. i added everything else. i made the copper etched pendant, the wish bead, the hope clasp (in signifigance for what it feels like to plant such a garden), and the magical bird. i used cotton cording to do the micro-macrame, which i've just started to do. the little lampwork snail is by doris stumpf. we exchanged beads in the pantone palette bead exchange. the buttons are all from the soho garment district.

and finally from eileen's soup is the clasp and the silver bead. i made the polymer clay bird and nest, added the plastic leaf button, the ceramic beads, the wood bead, and the glass seed beads.

so that draws us to the close of eileen's soup. on to lori's!

i was thinking sparkly and effervecent for this one, and romantic. so i chose glossy black wire and chain and lobster clasp. and i took a cue from heather powers and some of the pieces i've seen her do. it's so lovely how she uses rhythm in her work a lot, and i wanted to evoke that. so i did some repeating and grouping.

and here is the gold leaf clasp that lori sent. i used it as a link and added my polymer clay clasp, the two flower beads from eileen's soup, and a nest i bought at jo-ann's. i stuck with the garden theme from eileen's soup here, and was thinking of a tree twined with flowers and a little nest safe in it's arms.

i hoped you liked this stop on the party line! i know i thoroughly enjoyed working with eileen's and lori's soups! you're both the dearest people. now on to the next blog!

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
Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
YOU ARE HERE!--Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
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
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
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
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
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
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
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
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
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
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi
Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry
Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
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
Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
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
Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs


  1. YAY! What lovely soups and I love your garden theme. I love it! good job, sweet sister!
    My favorite piece is the butterfly one. Surprise!!! =) But they are all such fun. I love how you mix and mingle elements.

  2. Wow! So many beautiful pieces!!! I was trying to pick my favorite but I love them all!!

  3. Wow! That;s a lot of work you have done! All so pretty, the bracelet with Eileen's soup is my favorite of the lot!

  4. I ended up with two soups too! Glad it all worked out ok in the end. :)

  5. Fantastic designs and such a lot of work with 2 soups! Great colours in both and so joyful

  6. You were very lucky to get two delicious soups! I like the two bracelets best but I LOVE the Chinese pottery blue and white pendant that Eileen sent you. Fantastic!!

  7. Two very different soups there, and a whole lot of loveliness from each! :)

  8. Wow those are amazing jewelry! I love your polymer clay clasps, I never thought of using pieces like that! :)

  9. Amazing collection of beads and I love what you have done with them :)

  10. Great pieces.I love the way the colours jump off the page.Love and Hugs Tanya

  11. Beautiful pieces! My favorite is the first necklace. :)

  12. Lucky you, two soups and both look yummy! All of your designs are beautiful, I really like the butterfly necklace. Great work!

  13. Wow, you were super busy! 7 lovely pieces (my fave is the 2nd with the luscious amethyst chunks). Yay for 2 Soups! :)

  14. did a fantastic job with everything you received for your soup...beth, you are so creative...i'm truly impressed...

  15. wow, lots of soup to keep you busy!
    love your garden theme and each and everyone of your pieces!

  16. Very nice -- my fave is the bracelet with the polymer clay bird, nest and leaf. :)

  17. Wow two soups how lucky. Very pretty.

  18. How lovely! So many pieces and very well done.

  19. Like the necklace with the buttons. Looks like you had a good time with your soup.

  20. Wow two! Both were great ingredients to play with. Great work!

  21. Beautiful pieces! I love your PC clasps.

  22. You are a special girl for sure. Two soups! Wow. And look what you did with them. Beautiful - everything. Love it all. Great job!

  23. What a great group of pieces you got. I agree, all the designs are wonderful. I really like the last piece with the chunky clasp. I would wear any of those items.

  24. These are really pretty pieces! I love the bracelet with the bird you made. All your colors are amazing! Laura

  25. Lucky lady...2 soups :-) Well you did a great job with both. My favorite piece is your 2st bracelet with the green leaf.

  26. Two beautiful soups! Job well done with both!

  27. Everything you made is beautiful!
    The most I like first necklace.
    Great job!

  28. I love all your pieces!
    ciao dall'Italia

  29. Each piece is unique and beautiful, you received some wonderful soups! Great job! Love the bracelet with the green leaf button! Cheri

  30. Beautiful, great job, the colors are designs are wonderful.

  31. Ohh wow! how lucky you are with such great stashes! You highlight every single piece with great succes! I love them!

  32. So many great pieces! I especially like the bird wish necklace! You did an amazing job with both of your soups!

  33. So many inspired pieces - you have been so busy! Lovely use of your soup!

  34. Beautiful and creative use of the beads!

  35. Wow, 2 soups. And both different. But you did a wonderful job with both. The china pendant/focal is so pretty and you set it off to advantage. I really like the bracelet with the silver bead and clasp. But they're all great.

  36. Wow I could just do one soup on time!! You did two and two very different yet beautiful pieces. Love all the necklaces and the bracelet is just's calling my name :)

  37. I love that you had a theme and carried it through both soups. Great job on all of your pieces.

  38. Great soups, great projects So totally love the randomness of them! One bracelet with the leaf button just sings to me!!

  39. Great job with your two soups! I love the two bracelets, both have a lovely eclectic feel about them. I like how you've worked your own components into many of your pieces too.

  40. Beautiful pieces, I really like the bracelet with the gold clasp...great mix!

  41. Lovely pieces! You have a great eye for color pairing. My favortite piece is the garden themed bracelet.

  42. Beautiful work all the way around! You really pulled out all the stops and gave it your all and I appreciate that so much! Thank you for hanging in there and I hope you join me for another party soon!

  43. Two soups. . .what fun!! And it looks like you really made the most of both of them. Very nicely done.

  44. lovely pieces - and for you - 'soup was on' - lots of soup.


  45. Lovely favorite is the bracelet with the bird and nest!

  46. Wow, you made some great pieces, hard to pick a favorite but really like the bracelet with the bird and nest!!

  47. Your designs are lovely, great job using your soup ingredients! Cheers!
    Lori D.

  48. Wow, fantastic soup and what a lot of lovely pieces you made I love the pottery shard necklace and the bracfe3let with the nest, but they are all lovely!
    I have a first give away of a pendant from my bead soup on my blog, if you have a minute to spare come and take a look and have a go!

  49. Lovely pieces! Love the bracelet with the leaf button.


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