Saturday, May 10, 2014

bead soup blog party 8 ~ better late than never!

so sorry i'm late today!!! apologies to lori and my fabulous partner, becky pancake.

now i'm sure you all know about lori anderson's magnificent brain-child, the now-famous bsbp. from it's inception, lori wanted to encourage beaders to blog, to make friends, to have fun. and it's been such a fabulous ride! this is my third time participating. i feel so very lucky to once again be a part of this very cool party.

so, we come to my partner, becky pancake. thank you, lori, for creating a kismet-y kind of alchemy. i felt at once a sort of kinship with dear becky. i forgot to take a photo before i sent off my soup, so visit here to see what i sent becky and to see what she did. i'm so excited! i haven't visited her blog yet and i'm on pins and needles!

okay, on to the cosmically gorgeous soup becky sent to me.

are you not *dying?* gorgeous!!!

and that art bead!!!

oh, glory. thank you, thank you, thank you, becky-of-awesomeness!!!

and then, the *terror.* that i would mess. it. up. 'cause damn, that's some seriously awesome soup. and i was afraid my skills, my whatever, weren't up for the challenge. but i pulled up my big girl panties and slurped some hutztpah and got. down. to. it.

first i borrowed a bit from lorelei eurto and laid the art bead *horizontally,* wiring it with some bronze wire from my stash.

becky and i got to talking about inspiration and favorite colors and metals. i draw my inspiration mostly from nature, and i tend to stick with silver and copper and cool colors. so as a challenge for me, becky sent warm colors and antique brass, but stuck to my nature theme. is she not totally awesome?!?

i pulled out some of my sari silk and found this gorgeous chocolate strand. becky sent two closures, a brass toggle and a vintage wood and leather button. how could i resist a vintage button?!?


i made a drapey tangle of beads and chain to dangle from the the focal.

becky included shell, wood, glass, jasper, and bird's eye rhyolite in my soup. yummy!

i was so pleased with how it turned out!

i'm not one for matching earrings, but i thought *coordinating* earrings weren't outside the realm of doable, so i pulled out a brass/bronze alloy charm i made a couple weeks ago and wrapped two of the glass leaves i still had from my soup. i'm keeping this set for myself, and i never wear symmetrical earrings, so these earrings are asymmetrical.

i had ever so much fun! thank you again, lori! and to becky: you are a-maz-ing. thank you for being my partner! go fly, girl. you were born with wings, so use them.

now go visit the rest of the participants!!!

Lori Anderson, Hostess

Tina Bosh                        
Kristina Hahn Eleniak       
Kari Asbury                     
Kris Binsfield                   
Cheryl Gangle                  
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Michelle Wigginton           
Kayla Potega                    
Becky Pancake                 

Debbie Rogers                   
Jenny Kyrlach                   
Genea Crivello-Knable       
Deborah Read                   
Julianna Cannon                
Lisa Liddy                        
Debbie Rasmussen            
Iveth Caruso                     
Rana Wilson                     
Corrie Williams                 

Linda Anderson                
Miranda Ackerley             
Andra Weber                   
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Penny Houghton               
Tania Hagen                     
Robin Reed                      
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Rachel Baron                    
Erin Guest                         

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Regina Santerre                          
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Jayne Capps                                 
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Melissa Trudinger                      
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Kay Thomerson                           

Maybeline Tay                             
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Diana Shiraishi                             
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Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp          
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Tina Holden                                   
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Sarah Strover                               
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Rosantia Petkova                       
Alenka Obid                                           Pepita Handmade
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Natascha Marty                          
Sarah Goode                                
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Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller        
Rebecca Sirevaag                       
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Ana Krepel                                    
Saskia Letta                                   
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Lizzie Clarke                                  

Evie and Beth McCord              
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Agi Kiss                                           
Esterina Jagiella                           
Judith Johnston                          
Jenny Vidberg                             
Klaudia Toth                                 
Merja Sundström                       
Colleen Vinthagen                     
Leah Curtis                                    

Giorgia Rossini                             
Sandra Wollberg                         ‎
Annica Larsson                            
Johana Nunez                              
Krafty Max                                    
Lori Schneider                              
Mary Govaars                              
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi  
Maddison Langford                   
Ginger Bishop                              

Birgitta Lejonklou                       
Lesley Watt                                   
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Silvia Sernicola                             
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Claire Fabian                                 
Katrin Fenzke                               

Eva Wills                                         
Kathy Lindemer                          
Bridget Torres                              
Marina Passarella                       
Christina Hickman                      
Tammie Everly                             
Ana Cravidao                                
Keren Panthaki                           
Jennifer VaBenschoten           

Solange Collin                              
Marina Kosović                            
Michelle Tucker                          
Sue Rennie                                   
Claire Lockwood                                   Something to Do With Your Hands
Barb Solem                                   
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Amy Severino                              
Vonna Maslanka                         
Andra Marasteanu                    
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Amanda Wacasey                      
Marcy Lamberson                      
Lisa Johnson                                 
Gail Vanderster-Zwang            
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                 
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Laurie Ament                               
Lilik Kristiani                                  
Stephanie Haussler                   
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Kelly Hosford Patterson          
Katy Heider                                   
Christine Stonefield                  
Dagmar Liebisch                          
Sandra McGriff                            

Sheila Daniels                               
Rossana De Gaspari                   
Cory Tompkins                            
Judy Riggs                                      
Lora Bright                                     
Tina Noonan                                 
Shawn Price                                  
April Grinaway                             
Cheryl Roe                                    

Pam Hurst                                     
Shirley Moore                              
Emmanuelle Roué                     
Tammy Adams                            
Kristin Oppold                              
Catie Doman                                
Sheila Prosterman                     
Cheryl Foiles                                 
Stephanie Perry                          
Barbara Fernald                          

Debi Dufrene                               
Kathy Stemke                              
Anne Betenson                           
Chris Haussler                              
Catherine King                             
Andria Poole                                
Sherri Stokey                               
Sharyl King                                    
Donna Millard                              
Gayle Dyck                                    

Gen Smith                                     
Deanna Cox                                  
Beti Horvath                                 
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Arlene Dean                                 
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Deborah Apodaca                      
Veralynne Malone                     
Stacy Alderson                            
Eva Sherman                                

Cassi Paslick                                  
Cindy Boissonneault                    
Linda Sadler                                  
Louise Glazier                              
Susan McClelland                       
Kathrin Lembke                          
Susanne Stelljes                          
Terry Jeanette Carter                  
Susan Kelly                                    

Kim Paige                                       
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell         
Annita Wilson                              
Tracey Leeder                              
Elizabeth Bunn                            
Allison Fitzpatrick                       
Tania Spivey                                 
Ilenia Ruzza                                   
Lauren Potts                                 
Lynn Jobber                                  

Lee Koopman                              
Carol Wilson                                 
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Rochelle Brisson                         
Shari Replogle                              
Janeen Sorensen                       
Kat Barron Miller                        
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Darlene Fortier                            

Leslie Schenkel                            
Kym Hunter                                  
Leslie Wayment                          
Beckie Robison                            
Hannah Trost                               
Kim Hutchinson                           
Liz Engriser                                    
Diah Anggreni                              
Monique Urquhart                    
Kim Williams                                 

Theresa Buchle                           
Susan Bowie                                 
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Nancy Smith                                 
Erin Grant                                      
Barbara Mason                            
Karin King                                      

Mary K. McGraw                        
Mandi Ainsworth                       
Jasvanti Patel                               
Donna Conklin                             
Karen Jones                                  
Lori Finney                                    
Sheila Davis                                   
Sabine Dittrich                             

Nicole Valentine Rimmer        
Marge Beebe                               
Michelle McCarthy                    
Chandra Merod                          
Nancy Olliver                                
Alison Sachs                                  
Kay Mallery                                   
Beth Petricoin                              
Marta Grabalowska                   
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Heather Marston                       
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Judy Robinson                             
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Patricia Buchanan                       
Billi R.S. Rothove                         
Laura Blanck                                 
Pam Traub                                     
Fay Wolfenden                           
Kristi Harrison                              
Karen Martinez                           
Sarah Singer                                 
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Dana James                                  

Rachel Stewart                            
Valerie Cook                                 
Debra Gibson                               
Pat Haight                                      
Rachel Stanley                             
Sandra Pendragon                     
Anja Schultz                                  
Sharon Driscoll                             
Lecia Woessner                           
Kitty Durmaj                                 

Donetta Farrington                    
Bonnie Coursolle                        
Laurie Wirth                                  
Lori Callahan                                 
B.R. Kuhlman                               
Karin Grosset Grange               
Rebekah Payne                           
Lori Bowring Michaud               

Jael Thorp                                      
Patty Woodland                          
Eleanor Burian-Mohr                
Susanna Lehto                             
June Butt                                       
Melissa Muir                                
Laney Mead                                 
Tamera Norris                              
Andrea Trank                               

Marie Covert                                
Valerie Tilghman                         
Jean Baldridge Yates                 
Sierra Barrett                               
Patricia Robitaille                        
Leanne Loftus                              
Sally Russick                                  
Mallory Hoffman                        
Dini Bruinsma                               
Marde Lowe                                 

Hannah Annear                           
Patty Johnson                              
Valerie Norton                            
Ann Sherwood                            
Staci Smith                                    
Jen Purple                                     
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CJ Bauschka                                  
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Laura Guenther                          
Elisabeth Auld                              
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Susan Kennedy                           
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Michelle Escano                          
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  1. My Bethie! I love your soup creation. And yes, you got the most fabulous soup ever. So jealous! Good job!

  2. Love the color combination you used and all those interesting details! And the earrings are really cute!

  3. Hi Beth. I love your necklace. It is beautiful and so you. It was really great having you for my partner. You sent such an amazing soup for me to work with. I had lots of fun with each of the colors and I even used the Christmas lights. I appreciate the time and effort you put into making things just for me.

  4. you are mixing media perfectly, super necklace!!

  5. OH goodness! I would never have thought to do that with the focal (which is amazing). I love how you filled it up with all kinds of awesomeness to dangle. I love the button addition, and I am REALLY loving the different length earrings -- totally my style yet I've yet to make a pair!

    You did an amazing job with a lovely soup and you sent some incredible things to Becky! THANK YOU for participating in this event so many times!

  6. I agree with Lori...outstanding! TO me it screams outdoor/rough/nature/sacrifice, traits that I would associate with Alaska. A Place I want to see so bad! Great work and that button is to die for.....Thanks for joining and posting!

  7. there is so much to get into in this piece. I love dangles and they work great in this necklace

  8. I love using textiles in jewellery and that rich red with the bone works so well

  9. Oh my goodness, you have such an artistic design flair! Gorgeous jewelry!

  10. I just hopped on over from Becky's blog to have a looksee. What an awesome soup! I love the necklace you made, very boho and the asymmetrical earrings are great fun.

  11. I like what you did with the focal and how you added the vintage buttons. I have a couple of similar buttons and it never occurred to me to use them other than as a clasp :) Asymmetry allows for so many different designs and I love how you've made the best of it! Mismatched earrings carry such a sense of freedom - love!

  12. Now that is a seriously awesome soup and a fun creation you made with it!

  13. Beautiful unique design, very nice!

  14. You got a great soup and you did it proud! Fun to see asymmetrical earrings and I really like how you wrapped those leaves. Nice work.

  15. Wow, great soup! I love the mismatching earrings :-)

  16. Your soup was amazing, and your design made it justice: beautiful, organic, fun.

  17. Love this piece so much in every single detail - and there are so many! You used your focal in a different way and love so much the button closure and the silk mixed with wire chain. ANd the mismatched earrings are so lovely!!!

  18. that sari silk wrapped chain makes one fine necklace and The asymmetrical earrings are endearing

  19. Beautifully Bohemian. Rich and organic. Wonderful color and texture. Love it!

  20. very different earrings - nice

  21. Love the textures in your necklace. The asymmetrical earrings are darling.

  22. Wow! That is outstanding! So very unusual.

  23. Fabulous necklace from a fabulous soup! I love the assymetric earrings too.

  24. Interesting way, how you draw attention to the beautiful focal bead! Love the colors, the leather button too!

  25. It sure looks like you had fun with your delicious soup. Lots of great textures in the necklace.

  26. That is stunning. It's got so much texture that you don't know where to look next (in a very good way) It's a work of art that i'd be proud to wear. Beautiful!

  27. Beth, the necklace is divine and I LOVE those great earrings, too :)

  28. gorgeous necklace! It has so much going on but in a good way. I love all the interesting elements you've combined into a very pleasing whole! Love the earrings too!

  29. Fabulous necklace - so many interesting details! Love the earrings!

  30. Great designs! I just love those earrings.

  31. Nicely done, the earrings are my favorite too. I really like the asymmetrical look.

  32. It does look like you got to play with your soup ingredients rather than struggle with them. I can tell you enjoyed it for sure. Both pieces turned out so nice.

  33. Wow, what an amazing creation. Love the idea of using the art bead horizontally.

  34. Mouth dropping gorgeous bead soup. And You did a wonderful job with it!! Just stunning. Equally gorgeous, earrings and necklace.

  35. Yay! I love the creativity and how you used many elements. I'm a Lorelei Eurto fan as well and your necklace is inspired, but uniquely you. Love the asymmetrical earrings, too.

  36. 'Wild'♥ design of that ♥beautiful necklace, love the asymmetry of the earrings too! Interesting pieces...

  37. You got one of my favourite soups, love every piece in that neutral colorway! Your necklace is really fabulous!

  38. I can see that some one had great fun with their soup! Terrific color palate too. Way to cool necklace and earrings! Really Soup-er!

  39. worth the wait to be sure! I love how you used that wonderful focal bead. I would totally wear those earrings! I normally a matchy matchy kind of girl but these are fabulous!

  40. Ah, breathe! Lovely. You & Becky made a wonderful pair, and your necklace is sublime! Unique, glowing, splendid. Happy Hopping! ♥ Rita

  41. Breathe awesome advice!!
    I love the tassel on your necklace and would LOVE to see how it hangs. Great soup!


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