Friday, February 25, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

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.
Michelle sent me a lovely array of many beads and I had no idea what I was going to do until about a week and a half before the reveal. I had a dream about designs and the one below stuck in my head. So, I got uo the next morning and sketch it and them began gathering all the tools and items needed to finish.
**(March 1st update: I'm still working hard and hoping these blogs, it might take me a week but I'll get through to all of you. So see ya soon!)**

Here's what I made!

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 *My Partner*

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

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 (X marks the spot)

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

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 LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder

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

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!

For more information about the Bead Soup Blog Parties

please visit Lori Anderson at her blog:


Kristen said...

Wow what a cool piece! I hope it was fun for you!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Yum Serena! Love the ribbon and wire together - Happy Hopping!

Patsy Evins said...

Love your creation and it looks like you have more stash for a lot more jewelry!

charlene said...

Gorgeous! Love the creative wire hanger for the pendant that doubles as part of the clasp. Very creative!

Nicki said...

I love your asymmetrical design - very nice job. That focal is a very nice idea. have fun hopping.

ViviBijoux said...

Great pictures, I love how you put the photographs together, I should really learn how to do that. Cute piece really! smile, Virginie

Hazel Ward said...

Ohhh, I love what you did in the centre - very dramatic, and it really works with the rest of the necklace :)

Kristen said...

Very pretty!

Francy said...

cool. the wire hanger for the focal is awesome.

Marie Cramp said...

Love wire! So versatile and fun! Great job!

Deci said...

Simple and elegant piece.

Dee said...

Fantastic job. I truly enjoy how you've incorporated the different elements into this piece. Great idea on how to display the focal. Wonderful!

Kate said...

I love the component you used to hang your focal! Super cool.

Stacey said...

Very cool way to hang that focal - and I love the touch of ribbon!

Wendy said...

Love your design and how you hung the focal! Very nice!

Janet said...

Really Nice creation here...alot of feeling from the person who made it.
Lovely Soup!

TesoriTrovati said...

Isn't bead soup fun? I love the focal you used. You got a lot of tasty ingredients there!
Enjoy the day.

Terri said...

Love the combo of the ribbon with the other elements. Very clever how you chose to display your focal.

Anonymous said...

Love the pendant! Great work! And, have fun hopping!

moonlitfantaseas said...

very inovative using the clasp as a hanger for your pendant

Elisabeth said...

I love how you used the clasp and focal - stunning!

Dana said...

#209 here...beautiful great job

Loretta said...

I love this design. The clasp in front really adds to the interest.
Great job

BluMoon said...

What a lovely and unusual piece.

Courtney said...

Great piece! I love the use of ribbon.

ladynoble said...

The combination of fiber, glass, polymer and wire are very interesting. Great Soup!

Lisa said...

I like what you did with our elements...and I love all things asymmetrical. :)

Heather said...

Love how you used the clasp as the support for the focal bead. Creative and fresh! Nice soup.

Pretty Things said...

I love the pendant, and quite like the wire work you did to highlight it! You did a great job!

Anonymous said...

The lentil bead is awesome. I'm impressed you plumped for the black metal, it's different and really accents the beads!

SueBeads said...

Very nice piece! Love the beaded beads she made!

steufel said...

Great design! Love it!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Very neat piece! Congrats on a great design

Julianna Cannon said...

Fun and Funky~ Love!

Beadbug said...

The use of the clasp to hold your focal, very nice.

French Elegant Jewelry said...

love that clasp great job and very pretty

Helmitarha said...

Great job!

Leigh said...

You do a great job balancing your design elements. WOnderful!

Sarabeth said...

what a great job you did with this fun soup! amazing!


Penny said...

Wow Serena, what a very awesome piece you created. Great soup!!

Holly said...

What a beautiful necklace! I'm loving that combination of the wire with the fiber...

Cathryn said...

WOW! I really like the earthy, organic feel of the wire and ribbon together! They really bring that pretty focal to life! Congratulations and Thank You!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Very nice design! Love your finished creation. :)

Cyndi L said...

Serena! That is a GREAT way to feature your lovely pendant!

balanced. said...

how wonderful!
beautifully done!

Lutka And Co. said...

Great wirework! and the ribbon incorporated into the necklace is wonderful!

Jen V. said...

Those bars you made for Michelle are fantastic! Oh...and your work with that focal and the wire is great!
Congratulations on number two. :)

roseworksjewelry said...

Cute! I love what you did with the wire work for the focal/clasp!

Regina said...

Great design, simple yet complex. Love the wirework for the focal and the soft silk ribbon at the back in contrast. Neat!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Very nice! I love your wire bail. Very creative!

Diana P. said...

Beautiful necklace. I think the way you combined the focal and the wire was very cool

Michelle said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. It's so simple and really makes the focal pop! Love those wire working skills!
Great job.
Bead Happy!

Serena Trent said...

Thanks all for the comments!

Barbara Lewis said...

Love your piece. It is so lyrical ... or at least that's what I thought of when I saw it!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow what a great piece. I love how you have used the focal, which is gorgeous by the way, and the wire. Well done!


Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Sooooo Cool!!! The way you added the pendent is quite interesting. Love it.

Beadroe said...

Very unique design.

BeaderBubbe said...

Love the focal....and the different kinds of media you used. lovely...

Shirley said...

What a pretty piece! Love the ribbon and all that gorgeous wirework. I'm still hopping too! My brain is almost full so I might have to finish tomorrow. Glad I kept going enough to see yours. :)

jeanette said...

So pretty!!

Marian Hertzog said...

I like what you did with the wire and the ribbon! Very pretty! Thanks for the pic of my soup in your collage and your nice comment!

LeeLu Creations said...

What a gorgeous pendant! And I love how you incorporated the ribbon into your piece. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Very nice Serena, What a cool focal to work with. I love the pink/rasberry beads in your design. What are they? The black wire really sets off the whole necklace. I too am still trying to get to all of the blogs, happy hopping!

CraftyHope said...

I've seen so much great use of ribbon as I've been blog hopping and your piece is no exception. It's crazy how those designs that come to us in our sleep can often be the best designs.

alice said...

your piece has a nice earthy feel to it. I like what you did to recap some of the hopping. I am still trying to get through - want to see every one at least once. There is alot of great talent out there.
Alic's Beads and Baubles

maneki said...

Very nice necklace! I like your ecclectic mix of shapes, textures and colours and the asymmetrical design.

Valerie said...

Very creative use of wire on the pendant and clasp! Great job. Also, thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. So nice of you!

Boot ~C said...

great wire work

Rebecca said...

Great job! I love the simple lines of this piece.

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