Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party - The Reveal Blog Hop Day

It is time for the Bead Soup reveal! 
The Bead Soup Blog Party is hosted by the fabulous Lori Anderson

 This is the beads I received from my swap-partner Cheryl Roe. The lovely handmade lampwork beads made me a bit intimidated, would I be able to make them justice? The rules of the Bead Soup Blog Party swap says that the focal and the clasp must be used but I really wanted to use as much as possible of the beads Cheryl sent me. I had a hard time getting started on my design but when I did get started it all come together quite nicely. Since I just bought some new tools I wanted to incorporate some wire work in to my bead soup. I also wanted the lampwork beads to play the big role so I didn't ad that many other beads just a few milky firepolished beads and a amazonite dagger. I didn't find a incorporate the big copper bicone beads and spacers Cheryl sent me but I am very happy with the pieces I ended up with and I am going to keep them for myself. I do have some plans for the left over beads but I didn't have the time to work on that before the reveal day - which is today!

Here are the pictures of my pieces, a necklace, a bracelet and a pair of earrings:

And here is the list of the participants, hop on and visit some more lovely bead soup reveals.
But take your time, there are 300+ participants!
Click on each name to go to their blogs.
These are the partner pairs.

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

1. Aimee Wheaton and Barbara York
2. Alice Craddick and Sandra Richardson
3. Alison Sachs and Amy Severino
4. Allison Scott and Cynthia Abner
5. Amanda Cargill Austin and Charlene Sevier
6. Amanda Davie and Patsy Evins
7. Amber Dawn and Kim Ballor
8. Ambra Gostoli and Christine Hansen 
9. Amy Freelandand Christine Altmiller
10. Ana Krepel-Novak and Eleanor Snare

11. Andrea Morici and Hope Smitherman
12. Andrea Trank and Jayne Capps
13. Andrea Turini and Charlene Jacka
14. Angela May and Emanda Johnson
15. Anitra Gordy and Elizabeth Owens Dwy
16. Ann Rishell and Debbie Price
17. Ann Sherwood and Lynne Bowland
18. Anna Lear and Barbe Saint John
19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel 
19. Nan Emmett and Erin Siegel 
20. Astrid Boyce and Birgitta Lejonklou

21. B.R. Kuhlman and Deanna Chase
22. Barbara Bechtel and Bryna Lumb
23. Barbara Blaszczyk and DaviniaDesign
24. Barbara Judy and Holly Westfall
25. Barbara Lewis and Cathie Carroll
26. Barrie Edwards and Lyn Foley
27. Becky Fairclough and Jana Tarhala
28. Bella Borgouise and Gillian Lehman
29. Beth and Evie McCord and Erin Prais-Hintz
30. Beth Bricker and Heather Pyle

31. Beth Emery and Cassie Donlen
32. Bobbie Rafferty and Cindy Cima Edwards
33. Candice McGinnis and Sally Anderson
34. Carol Bradley and Cece Cormier
35. Cathy Khoury and Molly Alexander
36. Carol Tannahill and Hilary Frye
37. Carrie Tahquechi and Cris Peacock
38. Cat Pruitt and Cindy Gimbrone
39. Charlene Gary and Doris Stumpf
40. Charlotte Pevny and Kate Gardenghi

41. Cherrie Fickand Cathie Carroll
41. Claire Maunsell and Cherrie Fick
42. Cheryl Roe and Jenny Vidberg
43. Chris White and Norma Turvey
44. Christa Murphyand Kathy Alderfer
45. Christie Murrow and Dana James
46. Christina Miles and Collette Collins
47. Christine Brandel and Elizabeth Woodford
48. Christine Damm and Cynthia Deis
49. Christine Hendrickson and Debbie Goering
50. Christine Stonefield and Dee Wingrove-Smith

51. Cilla Watkins and Johanna Rhodes
52. Cindy Wimmer and Riki Schumacher
53. CJ Baushka and Cory Celaya
54. Courtney Breul and Joanna Matuszczyk
55. Cristi Clothier and Kathleen Robinson Young
56. Cryss Thain and Serena Trent
57. Cynthia Tucker and Kitty Durmaj
58. Dana Johnson Jones and Eva Sherman
59. Davinia Algeri and Janet McDonald
60. Deci Worland and Lara Lutrick

61. Diana Ptaszynski and Kristy Abner
62. Diane Cook and Kerry Bogert
63. Diane Hawkey and Jen Judd Velasquez
64. Dorcas Midkiff and Jill Harris
65. Doris Radlicki and Heather Goldsmith
66. Dot Lewallen and Gaea Cannaday
67. Elisabeth Auld and Jennifer Justman
68. Erin Fickert-Rowland and Geanina Grigore
69. Erin Grant and Julie Jones
70. Eszter Czibulyas and Helena Fritz

71. Fiona Christie and Michelle Heim
72. Gail Zwang and Genea Crivello-Knable
73. Geneva Collins and Jana Haag
74. Gretchen Nation and Heidi Post
75. Heather DeSimone and Karin Slaton
76. Heather Marley and Terry Carter
77. Ingrid McCue and Jennifer Pride
78. Jackie Ryan and Nicole Keller
79. Janna Harttgen and Joanne Tinley
80. Jean Yates and Lori Anderson

81. Jelveh Jaferian and Jenny Davies-Reazor
82. Jenni Connolly and Jennifer Heynen
83. Jennifer Cameron and Kristi Bowman
84. Jennifer Geldard and Lisa Liddy
85. Jennifer VanBenschoten and Kim Hora
86. Jess Italia Lincoln and Lori Greenberg
87. Jill MacKay and Lori Bergmann
88. JJ Jacobs and Karen Tremblay
89. Joyce Becker and Kathy Welsh
90. Judy Glende and Karen Sinkowski

91. Judy Riley and Kelly Morgan
92. JuLee Wolfe and Julie Bean
93. Julianna Cannon and Julianna Kis
94. Julie Nordine and Lesley Watt
95. K. Hutchinson and Shea Zukowski
96. Karen Firnberg and Karyn Bonfiglio
97. Karen Williams and Kimberly Roberts
98. Karen Zanco and Polly Barker
99. Kari Carrigan and Laura Twiford
100. Karin von Hoeren and Laura Blanck

101. Kate Richbourg and Lorelei Eurto
102. Kathleen Lange Klik and Maria Clark
103. Kathy Engstrom and Keri Lee Sereika
104. Kay Thomerson and Loretta Carstensen
105. Kelley Fogle and Laurel Bielec
106. Kelly Ramstack and Sally Anderson
107. Kim Stevens and Tiffany Long
108. Kristi Harrison and Mandy Williamson
109. Kristi Kyle and Lana Kinney
110. Kristina Johansson and Sue Hodgkinson

111. Kym Hunter and Laura Sanger
112. Laura Zeiner and Susan Kennedy
113. Laurel Steven and Mary McGraw
114. Laurie Hanna and Lisa Boucher
115. Lesley Weir and Liz DeLuca
116. Linda Djokic and Tracey Weiser
117. Linda Inhelder and Pam Brisse
118. Linda Landig and Lori Dorrington
119. Linda Murphy and Lisa Hamilton
119. Line Labrecque and Marianne Baxter
120. Lisa Lodge and Monica Johnson

121. Lois Moon and Melissa Muir
122. Lola Surwillo and Therese Frank
123. Lori Bowring Michaud and Marci Brooks
124. Lupe Meter and Norma Agron
125. Maggie Towne and Marge Beebe
126. Malin de Koning and Susie Hibdon
127. Mallory Hoffman and Shirley Moore
128. Marcie Abney and Patty Miller
129. Marcy Lamberson and Melissa Clarke
130. Margot Potter and Suzann Sladcik Wilson

131. Maria Grimes and Wendy Blum
132. Maria Horvath and Melinda Orr
133. Maria Rosa Sharrow and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp
134. Marian Hertzog and Melissa Mesara
135. Marianna Boylan and Sandi Lee James
136. Marina Dobrynina and Michaela Pabeschitz
137. Marsha Neal and Miri Agassi
138. Mary Ellen Parker and Melissa Meman
139. Mary Elliott and Tamara Soper
140. Mary Hicks and Laurel Steven

141. Melissa Pynn and Michelle Buettner
142. Michelle Hardy and Niki Meiners
143. Michelle Mach and Moira McEvoy
144. Missy Rappaportand Mags Sarri
145. Molly Alexander and Poranna
146. Mylene Hillam and Nicole Rennell
147. Nadezhda Parfyonova and Stacey Curry
148. Nan Emmett and Nancy Peterson
149. Nancy Boylan and Natalie McKenna
150. Natalie Monkivitch and Niky Sayers

151. Natasha Lutes and Pam Ferrari
152. Noemi Baena and Penny Ilagan
153. Pamela Petry and Rebecca Sirevaag
154. Pat Haightand MaryShannon Hicks
155. Patty Gasparino and Vonna Maslanka 
156. Penny Neville and Sandi Volpe
157. Pepita Bos and Wendy Chamberlain
158. Raida Disbrow and Rebecca Watkins
159. Rebecca Anderson and Sabrina Staub
160. Regina Santerre and Rose Binoya

161. Rhea Freitag and Tari Kahrs
162. Rochelle Brisson and Teri Baskett
163. Sally Russick and Tracy Bell
164. Sandra McGriff and Shay Williams
165. Sandra Wolberg and Sara Hardin
166. Sarah Elder and Salla Small
167. Saskia Kaffenberger and Sharon Gardner
168. Sharon Palac and Shannon Chomanczuk
169. Shay Stone and Suzette Bentley
170. Shiraz Biggie and Tammy Powley

171. Staci Smithand Tracy Stillman
172. Stacie Stamper and Tracy Martin
173. Stefanie Teufel and Vicky Taylor
174. Stephanie Dixon and Stephanie LaRosa
175. Stephanie Haussler and Valerie Norton
176. Suzanne Tate and Terri Wlaschin
177. Sweet Freedom Designs and Tammy Jones
178. Tania Spivey and Tari Sasser
179. Tara Plote and Terry Matuszyk
180. Terri Gauthier and Deana Hager
181. Theresa Fosdick and Tracey Nanstad


  1. Those turned out very pretty and dainty looking. Love your wire work with them. Wonderful job.

  2. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

  3. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

  4. Gorgeous mix & lovely design work. Very nice!

  5. I am SO sorry for being late -- today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They're still working on it, but it's like dial-up.

    I love the links you used at the top of the focal -- very cool! And everything is so delicate and pretty. The focal worked out beautifully with everything you used, and the way you organized everything.

    I hope you join again!

    Love, Lori

  6. Really great job! I love the wire work! All together is so pretty!

  7. Love the delicatness of the necklace and bracelet. The wire work is awesome. Stunning pieces!

  8. Very pretty! The necklace is so dainty and feminine. Great job!

  9. Very lovely work! Copper and teal-y green are just beautiful. We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,

  10. Snyggt set! Jag gillar de luftiga länkarna och färgkombon. Den enkla designen lyfter verkligen fram fokalpärlan i halsbandet.

  11. Beautiful designs... I love the dainty pretty.

  12. Very very pretty, I like the simple elegant look.

  13. Beautiful wirework, what a perfect compliment to the beads. This is something I would wear all the time.

  14. Love all your pieces and the colors are wonderful. I especially like how you did the necklace by keeping it simple and having the pendant be the focal.

  15. Nicely done, you have a great group of pieces from your soup mix.

  16. Pretty pieces! I love the aqua beads with the copper.

  17. Very pretty...good on you for adding your wire work...I like the attachment of the focal bead and the wire link.
    The teal looks really beautiful with the copper.

  18. Love the copper and the blues! Beautiful creations!

  19. You did great working with lampwork beads! Lovely pieces.

  20. Vad fint det blev! Mina favoriter är örhängena. Snygg färgkombo och spiralavslutet är jättesnyggt. Dem skulle jag gärna bära när som helst.

  21. Love the copper paired with the delicate color of the beads. Beautiful work!

  22. I love all shades of blue paired with copper. a real pretty piece.

  23. Beautiful jewelry set! I love the way you used your own touches to focus on the beauty of your soup.

  24. Such pretty creations of jewelry! The lamp work beads look great.

  25. Gorgeous work! I love the colors you got and the way you put it all together. Great wirework, too!

  26. Very pretty!! Love, love those earrings too!

  27. How Beautiful!!! I LOVE the softness of the bead colors paired with the copper. Just so Lovely!

  28. You did a great job! I love the lampwork spacers you were given and how you made them work. The bracelet and earrings are my favorites!

  29. I know what you mean about being intimidated with the beautiful lampwork beads. I love them all but I too am afraid that I will not do them justice!!! You did a beautiful job!!! Love what you did with all of it!!

  30. That's quite a beautiful set you made and I'd say you definitely did them justice! :)

  31. Very pretty! I love how delicate and feminine your pieces are! :)

  32. Beautiful pieces! Aqua and copper are one of my favorite combinations, and this is just a lovely way to combine them! Your wirework is gorgeous!

  33. Very cool you tried your new tools! The wireworking adds a lot of personality to the pieces! Nice job!

  34. Jenny, Absolutely love your creations.You made the beads come alive. Your wire work really tied it all together. Sorry my comment took so long. My cell would not let me comment even though I could view your blog on Saturday. Just got back from a wedding at the beach in Florida. Thanks so much for being my partner.

  35. beautiful pieces, I love the way you put your earrings together

  36. I love those beads and what you did with them.

  37. Lovely and it pleases me so that you are using copper. I love copper it is so warm and unasuming
    Be blessed to be a blessing

  38. Gorgeous, simple, easy to wear piece of jewelry.

  39. kul med fler svenskar här !! vilka fina metallarbeten du har lagt in i din soppa !! jättefint!!

  40. I love your wire work!
    Really beautiful pieces you've made.

    Warm regards,

  41. Beautiful pieces you've made, the copper really adds some warm in contrast to the cool-coloured beads. Great job

  42. such a pretty set. You definitely did them justice!!!!


  43. Oh, I love the swirly S links on the necklace! Totally creative. The earrings are so easy, I would be wearing them all the time. Your pieces are just wonderful. Great designing!

  44. I love the figure 8 links that you used to attach everything together. The necklace is very feminine in appearance. I think that it is interesting that you both sent similar colors to each other.

  45. Wow, you and your partner really were well matched, you both have very similar sensibilities. Great necklace, love the wirework!

  46. Such pretty feminine pieces! Your wire work is beautiful!

  47. Simply lovely design and execution! I love copper and blue so much - terrific work!

  48. So elegant and perfectly perfect! You are very talented!

  49. Such beautiful colors and great wire work - great job! :)

  50. How interesting that both you and your partner sent similar colors. Loved the jewelry

  51. Soothing colors, and elegant pieces! What a lovely set of jewelry you made.

  52. Your wirework showcases the beads so beautifully, You did great, lovely design.

  53. I love love love the earrings! They are just adorable!

  54. Such beautiful work, love them both. Thank you for stopping by my soup party! Riki

  55. Beautiful colors! and I love all of your copper findings and wrapping!

  56. I think you made that focal justice. I love the simplicity of your design and the links used. (The bracelet is very very very nice!) Well done!

  57. So lovely! It is really interesting that you and your partner sent each other such similar soups :) Great job!

  58. Very nice! I love the colors and the wire work.

  59. Beautiful work...and I especially love the earrings and the little curls under the beads are great!

  60. Lovely pieces esp the earrings. I posted on your other blog too though I did not know what I was reading! lol I just liked the earrings!

  61. You did beautifully! Lots and lots of wire wrapping...such patience! Excellent work.

  62. Your wire worked pieces were a wonderful addition. Beautiful pieces.

  63. That's quite a beautiful jewelry set you created! I adore the colors and find it just a bit funny that you sent each other a similar palette. . . .one that I love. Your pieces are so feminine and simply pretty. Nicely done!

  64. Gorgeous set! What beautiful wire wrapping and metalwork! Lovely and soft :)

  65. Delicate and delish!! Love your copper wire work- looks great on white lace!

  66. Funny you sent each other such similar colors. What a sweet necklace :)

  67. Beautiful job! The wirework is lovely, and the pieces are so delicate and feminine. Love them!

  68. I love the figure 8 wire connectors you used to connect that gorgeous pendant. Great necklace design!

  69. What a beautiful set you have created. The wire work is wonderful.

  70. gorgeous wirework! Inspirational!
    Very stunning design in its simplicity.

  71. love all the wire work! great pieces

  72. Both pieces are so beautiful- I love the colors, the simplicity and the craftsmanship! Great work!

  73. I love the look of the chain with this! You did a great job on all three :) I hope you find many occasions to wear them!

  74. I absolutely Love what you made with your soup! Stunning!!

  75. Loving the copper and aqua colors together. Really turned out Gorgeous!! That's some tasty soup!

  76. really gorgeous, love the copper with the aqua too!!!

  77. Simple but beautiful designs - gorgeous! I love the copper with the aqua.

  78. A gorgeous trio! You really did do justice to the swirly lovely focal!

  79. Beautiful the way you put your soup to use. Love all the pieces.

  80. What a nice color combination - copper makes the blues and aqua shine. Great job.

  81. Very pretty pieces. Beautiful color combination too. Sweet and delicate.

  82. Nice! You did a great job showcasing Cheryl's beads. Love the soft blues with your antiqued copper wirework.

    Love them all, but oddly it's the earrings at the end that really call to me. :)

  83. If I didn't know better I would have thought you made these for me!

    My favorite color, paired with copper, and wire work, all put into a simple but gorgeous design!

    Oh not to mention one of my very favorite stones- amazonite!