Saturday, July 28, 2012

Reveal day #1 - Bead Soup Blog Party

It is reveal day #1 for the sixth edition of the Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by the fabulous Lori Anderson! If you are new to the BSBP you can read about it here.

This is what I recieved from my partner Shelley Graham Turner. I love that focal and even though I usually don't work that often with oranges it all fell right in place when I started working with my soup. 

And this is what it became:

I wanted to keep it earthy and used brown waxed linnen and a mix of some 8/0 seed beads braided in there together with the faceted polymer rounds Shelley sent me to create a simple necklace to show of the lovely focal. It is all finished up with the handmade clasp in polymer clay and copper from the soup. 

I have not used all the beads Shelley sent me but I have some ideas what to do with them and I will post pictures here when finished. 

 Thank you so much for visiting and hop on to the other participants of this party!

Here comes the links and if any of them are not working hop over to Loris blog for a complete list.

 Hostess, Lori Anderson,

Alice Craddick,  Alice's Beads and Baubles
Alicia Marinache,  All The Pretty Things
Amanda Tibbetts,  Amanda Made
Amber Dawn Goldish, Inventive Soul
Annita Wilson,  AW Jewelry
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Birgitta Lejonklou,  Create With Spirit   
Candida Castleberry,    Spinning Spun Sugar
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Cassie Donlen, Glass Beadle
Cheryl McCloud,  One Thing Leads to Another
Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
Christina Hickman, Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Hendrickson,  Clamworks
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Cindy Wilson, Mommy's Dream
Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie

Cory Tompkins, Tealwater Designs
Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru
Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved
Denielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things

Diane Valasek, Dragonfly Close
Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Elaine Robitaille, Too Aquarius
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Enikö Fabian, Perl-eni
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto Jewelry

Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Jennifer Pottner, Rock Candy Beads
Jennifer VanBenschoten,  Jewelry, Art and Life

Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
Jessica Dickens, My Jewelry, My Life, Me
Jessica Klaaren, Beadful-Things by Jessica
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Joan Williams, Lilruby Jewelry
Judith Johnston, Judith Johnston
Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
Judy Turner, Silver Rains

Julie Anne Leggett, The Peaceful Bead
K Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
Karen Meador, Dreamcatcher Ranch
Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
Katherine Gale, Terra Beadworks
Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature Studio
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic, Slovonske Technobe
Kelli Jacobson, Creative Moon
Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly
Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade

Kim Bender-Hora, KimmyKat
Kirsi Luostarinen, Kirsi Luo Korut
Kitty Bozzini, Kitty Lampwork
Laura Demoya, The Bead Therapist
Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewelbox
Leah Curtis, Beady Eyed Bunny
Lesley Watt, The Gossiping Goddess
Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry

Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This
Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
Marion Simmons, Shade Tree Studio
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Design
Marta Weaver, Marta Weaver Jewelry

Marti Conrad, Marti C's Clay Blog
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens, GlassBeadArt, Lampwork Beads
Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio
Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mowse Doyle, HoCArt
Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs

Niki Meiners, 365 Days of Craft
Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pamela Gangler, She Always Loved Pink
Patricia Johnson, Patricia L. Johnson Glass Art
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Shannon Hicks, Falling Into the Sky

Shannon LeVart, Miss Fickle Media
Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Art Werks
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
Stacy Alderson, Iridal's Attic

Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Stephanie Stamper, Rainy Day Designs
Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
Tammy Jones, Jewelry Making Daily
Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau

Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna


  1. Very pretty Jenny, I love the colors and the simplicity of your design.

  2. Love the necklace you made, interesting colours to work with, you did a great job.
    Deb x

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE what you have made.Lovely.Love and hugs Tanya

  4. Very fresh and beautiful! Looks like pumpkin soup.

  5. Hmmm, delicious and earthy <3 Mom is gonna flip when she sees how well you've used her beads <3

  6. Here is a great example of simplicity making a huge statement. I love it! That focal is just stunning.

  7. Such rustic loveliness. It's a hint of autumn. Very beautiful.

  8. Looks great, think I would love to wear in the fall!

  9. This is a piece I would wear everyday - love it!

  10. I like the detail you used on the back of the necklace

  11. Oh pretty! Love what you created!

    jean yates

  12. Snyggt! Den enkla, rustika designen framhäver verkligen pärlorna och deras färg. Fin höstkänsla -- färgen och formen på pärlorna får mig att tänka på nypon. Mmmm...

  13. You really knocked this out of the park. I'm not an orange girl either and I would totally wear this simple and sublime necklace. Well done.

  14. Beautiful design...the focal is stunning!

  15. I love the soup you received -- I love orange -- and you did exactly the right thing by keeping it earthy and going with the brown linen. I really like what you made. Great job!

  16. Love the earthy simplicity of the design. Really beautiful necklace! Makes me think of the autumn season, my favorite time of year!

  17. I love what you did with Shelley's components - the simplicity of the design is just perfect.

  18. Beautiful piece - Love how the simplicity of the stringing shows of the details of the focal =)

  19. I love the rustic look to this necklace, the pendant is very pretty and you did a great job!

  20. Really pretty and so earthy and warm. Right up my alley. Love it!

  21. What a lovely bead soup you received! I'm loving the color orange these days, and your necklace is just fabulous! I love how the waxed linen kept the piece from being overly orange, and the addition of the seed beads is so sweet!

  22. I love the simple, easy design of your necklace. So great for summer wear!

  23. Lovely design. I can't wait to see what else you make from your soup.

  24. That was great work with the cord. It complimented the pieces so very well - very nice.

  25. I really like your piece. Nice soup...great job!

  26. I have seen this theme quite a bit today...let the beautiful handmade beads shine! Love your necklace

  27. Sometimes simple is best and your design certainly highlights the focal.

  28. You have wonderfully warm colors to work with and made a beautiful necklace !

  29. The simplicity of it makes it so beautiful

  30. Love the rustic look. Beautiful!

  31. Love the earthy feel to this one, and how you wove in the beads to your string - awesome

  32. The simplicity sets off the interesting focal. Like! And fall is coming!

  33. I love it - pretty colors, and a great earthy look.

  34. I love your accent colors! Yellow and orange are the HARDEST things for me to work with, and you did a great job!

    Thanks for participating! Come again!

  35. Very me! Love the rustic unstated design, simple yet oh so eye catching!

  36. I confess, I'm not much of an orange person myself but I think what you've created here would look great on just about anyone. Great job!

  37. Simple and beautiful ... I love it!!!!!!

  38. Gosh, that focal is so beautiful! And I think it was the perfect decision to keep it simple. I love this design and would wear it every single day if it was mine.

    Thanks for stopping by my BSBP reveal and taking time to leave a comment. Hope your weekend has been fab.

  39. I. Love your necklace. It has great clean and eye catching designs. I've totally gotten into the earth tone colors and love the orange.

  40. That is just lovely and really complements the pendant!

  41. I love the simplicity of your necklace, it really showcases the focal, just beautiful.

  42. great colors and very beautiful pendant!! You did a very good work! Hugs, Doris

  43. A beautiful focal. Perfect for fall!

  44. Nice... love the braided cord with the clay beads and the colors all workedwell together!

  45. Love the rustic look. A very earthy and natural look while still being bright and fun!

  46. You did exactly the right thing with the beads you got. It is simple but elegant and classy. I love it.

  47. Nice! Earth tones are not in my fav color palettes, but I would wear your necklace in a heartbeat.

  48. Simple but perfect. Great job showcasing the pendant.

  49. Simple, unique but beautiful..! I love it..! :)

  50. Lovely that pendant!! You did an awesome job with your bead soup!

  51. oh, I love the colours of the necklace and like the result also.

  52. Oh how pretty - love the cording with the rustic beads. Definitely the kind of thing to wear every day :)

  53. very pretty! love the design

  54. me too I don't like so much orange, but you did a greatt job, simple but pretty
    ciao dall' Italia

  55. Very pretty!!! I love the simplicity of the design! It sets off those wonderful beads so well! Nice!!! =)

  56. I love how you braided the beads into the Irish linen tread. Well done!

  57. I don't usually like orange, but I love the burnt orange/siena colour of your bead soup. Using the linen cord gives the necklace a very autumnal feel. A very wearable, pretty design. Wonderful work!

  58. The texture of the cord you have used really suits the pendant and I love the sprinkle tiny of beads along it.

  59. That pendant and beads are absolutely gorgeous! They remind me of Autumn which is my favorite season and coming up just around the corner ^.^

    This is like the 5th or so time I've seen waxed linen being used; I think it's a sign I need to buy some! Hehe.

    Beautiful work :)

    Happy Hopping!

  60. Absolutely gorgeous necklace - I love that you showcased the beads and pendant through simple elegance. A perfect piece for autumn!