Saturday, February 26, 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.

I was paired up with Lynda Moseley of Diva Designs.  Here is just a sample of what she sent can see ALL the goodies in my post here

She sent me tons of goodies.....and after some postal drama, she got what I sent can read about that here if you want.

Ok- so what did I do with those lovely beads???
Well, I love chunky beads and turquoise, so the first necklace was right up my alley.  It's a choker length, chunky necklace!!! 

 I used her fabulous faux turquoise bead (oh my word, oh my it), a bronze donut I handstamped, the wonderful fossil coral bead and howlite turquoise she sent me, and bunches of accent beads from my collection and hers.  I picked the toggle clasp and added some silk cord to the piece.  I love this, and it is soooo ME!

Now, the second one was more challenging.  I do not usually do long necklaces (though I am trying to break free of my chains~~~~choker chains to be exact~~~he he, a little bead humor).

Lynda made the shell bead special for me, since I love sea glass and shells.  I also loved her color choices, which were not some I would have paired together.  So all in all, this was a good challenge for me.

I used a lot of the beads and components Lynda sent.  I took the cool sea shell bead and bezled it in copper to match the clasp she provided, and because I wanted it to be extra special.
Now, if you will excuse me, I cannot wait to hop over to Lynda's blog and see what she did with my beads.  Thanks for stopping and happy blog hopping!

Come see what the rest of us made!

152.  YOU ARE HERE Staci Smith

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  

175.  Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine  
Credit River Art Glass

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

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 

3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 

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 Found

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

50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks

52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles

53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde

54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog

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

75.  Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done!

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

100.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings

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

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011.  Don't miss it!


  1. Both are very lovely!!! I think I like the long one as my favorite, you are doing a great job breaking free of my chains.

  2. Love all the textures going on! Great job!

  3. Very awesome pieces! Great work putting all those great elements together. Beautiful!

  4. What beautiful pieces! I think I like the long one most...but they're both gorgeous! Great job!

  5. OH MY GOODNESS! I love that you add cording to the bracelet, and that necklace is to die for. I'd wear that in a heartbeat. I LOVE long necklaces. LOVE. I'm jealous! (Watch out, when you're not looking......)

  6. Thanks so much guys!! I had sooo much fun figuring it out!

  7. Wow! What a haul! Your talent really shines through! You are right, the bezel you made for the shell makes it extra special. I will be following you to see more of your amazing work.

    Wishing You Creativity,
    Suzann Sladcik Wilson

  8. I absolutely LOVE the 2 necklaces and your style!
    Thanks for your kind comments on my necklace!

  9. What a fantastic stash of goodness you received. I love your creations too. You did a fabulous job.

  10. Wow - beautiful! The handstamping on the bronze piece is so cool. The length of the necklace is great - you are breaking out of your norm of choker chains well....

  11. Beautiful pieces! I love what you did with them, just lovely!

  12. Ooooh, these are so pretty! Your soup was so beautiful, earthy and organic and I love what you made with it! I hope you're enjoying the party!

  13. I love that long focal bead (what is that?) and the shell is special, but that faux turquoise that is carved and old looking... that makes me go SQUEE!!! Nice soup you shared. I think you broke your chains.
    Enjoy the day!

  14. #209 here...what a great stash of beads, the necklace is beautiful great job...

  15. Wow! Thanks guys! I still need to do a lot of hopping- I was at a bead show all afternoon! Erin- those beads you speak of were from Diva Designs-SCDiva on etsy, mt bead soup partner. She does some nice polymer work!!! She has faux jade too:)

  16. Stunning!! I love what you did with your soup!!

  17. Oh my word is right on both of them! WOW you got it goin on girl!!!!

  18. I love them both but that second necklace is really amazing.

  19. very special pieces - love them! I need to look around your blog some more - your banner is scrumptious.

  20. Thanks Pam! to be honest- I made the banner last night on Picnik (free photo website) to "tidy" up for the blog hop. Glad you like it, it was pretty fun to make.

  21. Beautiful - I love the cording on the first one and the focal on the second. Fantastic job!

  22. What wonderful pieces. You have combined some eclectic pieces into a very eclectic piece. One that I would wear in a heartbeat. Great work.

  23. Oh my. I really like your work. Very nice. So glad I stopped by.

  24. I am weary of hopping, but each blog I visit has such amazing designs.

  25. Both are beautiful but I love that 2nd necklace! Great job! :)

  26. You received delicious soup and cooked up some really special things. Nice!

  27. Even better in Person! I love the Turquoise bead necklace as something that I would wear ALL the time!

  28. Your pieces are gorgeous. So original and beautiful.

  29. Happy to have found your blog to this great party. Love your style and the pieces you hsve msde. Follow you now and i will be back!

  30. Wow - beautiful pieces - I love what you have done with your "soup" ingredients.

  31. Wonderful designs .
    Lynda's beads are EXTRAORDINARY!!!!
    You are soooo lucky to own that fabulous faux turquoise !!!!LOVE your first necklace!!!
    LOVE the second one two .Lynda's cylinder beads are so UNIQUE !!! Wish I could see that one up closer!!! The long necklace design seems to showcase it perfectly !
    m.e. :)

  32. These pieces are so neat! You can really tell that you have the awesome ability to think outside the box!

  33. Wow! Your designs are gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

  34. They're both fantastic designs - I love the really long bead in the second in particular :D

  35. Staci, I'm drooling over your soup and how your designs came together...fantastic job!

  36. Hi StaciLouise,
    It's day two and I'm having a blast! Your two necklaces are just gorgeous. It seems lots of folks made more than one piece from their soup mix -- must be the generosity of our swap partners!

    Isn't the swap hop fun?!


  37. Cool focal pieces...great pieces. Really Soup-er!!

  38. wow I love what you made with all that yummy bead soup!

  39. Fun pieces! The colors and style are so delightful!

  40. Great soup and I LOVE what you did with it! So many earthy colors and textures; the finished pieces have such a nice natural feel. :D This is the sort of jewelry that I love and would buy and wear all the time myself, so maybe I'm a little partial... but I think these are just fantastic. Love! <3 Wonderful work. :D

  41. I was in love with your bead soup before you even started cooking. I was hooked on the metal components and then proceeded to fall head over heels for the turquoise, and then you made a loooong necklace (which I happen to be obsessed with lately). The whole thing is eye candy, and thank you for sharing!

  42. Of, your bead soup looks like it was a lot of fun to play around with. And you succeeded in making two awesome pieces!!

  43. Oh my goodness your piece is awesom I love love it. Your soup mix looks yummy Be Blessed

  44. Great soup, beautiful turquoise focal. I love what you did with both necklaces, a lovely focal on the longer necklace too.

  45. You seemed to be really at ease with all the textures and colours cos you did a really good job and looking at your other works, it's really 'you' well done!! smile, Virginie

  46. Your pieces have such a great funky vibe! I love what you did.

  47. I love your designs. They are so GORGEOUS! I would wear any of them anytime!

  48. Gorgeous! I love how you bezel set that shell!!

  49. Amazing bead soup! And I just love what you've done with it - especially that top bracelet! I could see myself wearing it a LOT!

  50. Really fantastic soup and amazing pieces! You should be proud!

  51. SOOO pretty!! I love your designs; they're so interesting and well balanced, and they look very wearable, too! Great work!

  52. Wow, wow, wow. You did a fantastic job, and I just want to wear those. Really love the fabric touches. Way to go!

  53. Love them both but that first one is to die for! Love turquoise and brown!

  54. EWow they are both really Lovely. Old worldy goodness! Beautiful I have to say!!!

  55. I really like your chunky choker necklace, too. But your long necklace turned out wonderful also.

  56. Simply divine, both pieces are amazing. Awesome job with your soup.

  57. Awesomely organic and earthy! I love the colors and I really enjoyed your intrepretation of how to put those luscious beads together! I'm still catching up on my Blog-Hopping...I think it gives me more time to appreciate everyone's creations! Your ingenious talents were shining through on both works of art! Thank you and Congratulations!

  58. Your necklace rocks the house! You did a great job. The textures are AMAZING!

  59. What a great necklace I love turquoise too and those carved beads are really cool!

  60. Glad you broke out of your choker necklace comfort zone! The long necklace looks great :)

  61. Lovely necklaces! I especially fell for the second one. Really like the colours, asymmetry and textures in it.

  62. Ohhh what gorgeous soup! I love what you created... the fossil style pieces look great in your necklace. Love, love, love the chunky choker. Well done!


  63. Love your style, the way you have brought together different beads, both big and small, in two fabulous pieces. Great designs.

  64. Beautiful necklaces, I especially love the choker with the turquoise focal(my fav color)Love the bone looking piece as well. Looks like it is a vintage indian piece.

  65. Beautiful necklaces they are both beautiful and such a lot of beautiful bead soup.

  66. Beautiful designs. I love all of the texture and style of your pieces.

  67. Love teh first bracelet! Love the pieceof fabric you used. Very nice!

    I would like to thank you for your kind words, it has really meant a lot, specially as I am having a really tough time.

    Just So you know, I have left a thank you note on my blog, and I would love you to read it if you have time.

    A big hug your way.

  68. Wow- look at all that soup and you made such awesome pieces. Love the natural feel to them and I also love all the beads you got at the bead show- Loved the grays and the stick pearls lots of cool stuff there.
    Alice's Beads and Baubles