Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party: Reveal 2

This is the 4th time I have participated in Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Party.  The first time BSP was held, I saw the list of participants who had already signed up and was too intimidated.  The next time I just held my breath when I clicked the send button and hoped for the best.  Here I am a couple of years later and I couldn't be happier that I decided to take up Lori's challenge and work outside my comfort zone.  The BSP has morphed into a worldwide event - 400 jewelry artists from 25!  The BSP has grown so large Lori Anderson divided the reveal into three separate dates so that it would be possible to travel around the virtual world and visit all of the blog.
my soup
This BSP my partner is Emma Todd of A Polymer Penchant.  Emma sent me a beautiful selection of beads she made and added some seeds, stones, and crystals to the mix.
El Pavo Royal

I used some of the sari silk to make a bail and used 16g brass wire to attach it to the necklace
I knotted the beads with regal purple waxed Irish linen
the clasp
finally I added brass chain and lentil beads to complete the earrings.

Take at look at the others participating in today's reveal.
Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux

Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs

Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure
Amy Severino, Amy Beads

Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners

Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto

Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads

Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead

Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio

Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads

Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations
Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae

Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs

Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders

Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town? -----you are here
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place

Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads

Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates

Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl

Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads

Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs

Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends

Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art


  1. Oh my! I fall in love with these. The necklace is amazing ,the peacock feather as a pendant is absolutely fantastic and the blue beads and silk peeking through the chain is a perfect choice.
    The earrings are just screaming for me..
    I wanna buy these!

  2. What a creative necklace and earring set! You followed the lines of the clay focal so beautifully when making the brass attachment piece, that initially I thought it was created with the clay! And the use of the vibrant purple waxed Irish linen? Swoon!!!!

  3. Lola, she almost had me fooled with those brass bits. Beautiful work Lois, I love that you echoed that curl of clay with the brass. It's so very exciting for me to see beads I've made come to life in someone elses hands, a first. You made it so special. Thinking of you :)

  4. What a beautiful soup. You made a great set with it.

  5. what a luscious set, gorgeous rich texture and colours!

  6. Beautiful! The necklace is perfect with theat focal and the earring are to die for. You did marvelous job.

  7. this was one soup that really caught my eye.I can bet it was a challenge but you rose to it well.LOVELY pieces.Love and Hugs Tanya

  8. Wow, the combination of your work is amazing... beautiful soup and deliciously created! Love it! So much fun! :-)


  9. How lovely! You did a great job with such a lovely and unique set of beads. Just perfect!

  10. What an eye-catching focal. The necklace made great use of it.

    I love those earrings. Again, great beads for a start and you complimented them perfectly.

  11. wonderful creations, those polymer pieces are amazing!!

  12. Love the mix of polymer and feather, very unique and pretty.

  13. Wonderful soup, such rich colors! Great work:)

  14. you did a great job with this bead soup. loved the earrings. beautiful work! ~diana

  15. Lois, you are the Bead Whisperer: you took those unique polymer clay creations Emma sent, and allowed them to speak to you. That is such a visually stunning focal, and you set it so it is almost like a totem, that feather an eye surveying the world. The sari silk bail is just the right touch of organic... all in all, a winning design!

  16. Wow - incredible - I love it all!

  17. You've done a marvelous job creating beautiful, original jewellery. Love the necklace, and the earrings are a perfect match!

  18. Emma's soup to you is so yummilicious! You have done a fantastic job to so off the dramatic focal! Love it.

  19. I love everything, every last thing, about your designs. The purple waxed linen added such an elegant touch. Love the color range from the super vibrant blue to the muted olive. Stunning!

  20. I love everything about your soup and the pieces you made. Wow. This might just be my favorite set!

  21. I'm stunned! Every piece is in its' place, just right and lovely!

  22. Love love love! These pieces are stunning, Lois! I so admire use of fiber and you used it beautifully. Great earrings too.

  23. WOW~ what a beautiful soup. I too got a peacock feather as a focal. You did a great job!

  24. The knotting technique you have used to string the beads really sets of the look of the focal. The chain tassel on the earrings is absolutely perfect. All in all it's a stunning set.

  25. Hi Lois,
    I love both your necklace and the earrings they are gorgeous! I need to get some of the Irish waxed linen. I have seen it used in a few of the blogs in this party, it looks like it would be fun to work with.

  26. Wow, that is gorgeous! Love the addition of the sari silk, it just completely makes the colors pop.

  27. Beautiful!! Love the necklace - the focal and matching beads are stunning! Gorgeous earrings!

  28. New favorite! Love those feathers. Wow, what awesome jewelry. The "Steak and Lobster" of bead soup. Great job!

  29. Absolutely gorgeous. I just love what you made!

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  31. Lois, you have done an amazing job once again. You have worked your magic and have created a simply stunning piece once again. <3

    Melissa Muir

  32. I love both pieces, so original!
    ciao dall'Italia

  33. Wow! Beautiful pieces, very yummy.

  34. Very cool designs. You really pulled these together so that they look just like that's how they were intended to be. Neat!!

  35. Beautiful! I love how you made the earrings!! Great work!

  36. What wonderful soup, I love how you used the beads to make pieces that are unusual and different, lovely things.

  37. Amazing bead soup and the necklace you made with it!!! I just love the 'little' details you did! Great job!!!

  38. Fabulous pieces from a fantastic bead soup!

  39. Nice soup! I love what you did with it. It's such a gorgeous set!

  40. SUCH gorgeous work. And I've been thinking of you, too!

  41. What a stunning set.. great job.

  42. just gorgeous... i love everything... such wearable art!!