Saturday, August 11, 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Party - Reveal 2!!

Welcome to the 2nd reveal for the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things!!  I have really been looking forward to the reveal.  My partner was Linda Murphy of Bonita Bead.  Can you believe out of the 400 people in this blog hop (world wide) we both live in Wisconsin - I'm about 2 hours north of her.  If you want to see what I sent her, click here.  She sent me such a wonderful collection of beady goodness, here it is:

I just love the pendant and the clasp she sent.  The pendant is a hand painted water color, under glass, with a sterling silver frame.  The clasp is sterling silver, and it's from Israel.  LOVE!!
 These are glass from India (upper left), faceted carnelian (lower left) and 2 different colors of swarovski bicone crystals.
These are a lot of really pretty czech glass in different sizes.

And the prettiest strand of jade.  YUM!

I know you want to see what I made with it:
 From the soup, the glass from India and the carnelian nuggets.  From my stash, I used a goldstone focal, amber chips, sari silk, and paprika links from Missfickelmedia
 I used glass leaf beads from my stash that were just screaming to be earrings, and some of the czech glass rounds.

 Here I used the beautiful clasp, some of the jade, Czech glass rounds in different sizes and green glass chips that I bought at Bead and Button.
 For the focal, I wanted to do something simple that wouldn't compete with it since it is just gorgeous on it's own.  So I did a kumihimo rope with nylon rattail, used sterling silver end caps from my stash, and a magnet clasp. 

I hope you like what I did!

Please go and see what the other participants created with their soups:

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
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 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 

 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
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 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
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?
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. Great blend of cultures and media.Love and hugs Tanya

  2. It's great how quickly kumihimo can make something look elegant esp. in black and white. Love the amber piece the most though. Great texture combo in it.

  3. Wow. Every single one if these are stunning & would make anyone so proud to own. I adore the focal pendent& you were so right in not I erwhelming it's loveliness

  4. Fabulous variety of designs !
    I especially love that first necklace
    great color!
    Delicious soup !
    m.e. :)

  5. Creative designs an colours, i like adding fabric in necklace.Regards from Poland, Dorota

  6. Wow - that black and white necklace is stunning! One of my favorite color combos. Great job on all your creations.

  7. Wow - love the various pieces you made from the wonderful goodies you recieved! Love the simplicity of the last necklace to showcase that pendant! Awesome work!

  8. You really made a super variety of beautiful pieces. Though they're all really great, I like the read and black earrings you made. There's just something about them that speaks to me. Very cool.

  9. Very nice design.The kumihimo necklace with that gorgeous pendant is my favorite

  10. I absolutely love what you created. Wonderful. Also thanks for the well wishes.

  11. the kumihimo necklace with the focal is awesome:-)

  12. I've never tried Kumihimo -- great job! I love the pieces you got!

  13. Hi Kim, I love everything. I am taking a kumihimo class in a couple of weeks, now I am really excited. I will email you a picture of what I did with my painted pendant. All of your things are great, you made a nice collection. Thank you again, you were a lovely partner I love the things you sent me. Linda

  14. I love the kumihimo rope that you made for the last necklace. What a delightful way to highlight the focal.

  15. Beautiful designs! I love that first necklace ... those warm, orange tones are my favorite!

  16. Not only do I like what you did, I love what you did!!!

  17. Oh yes you did on wonderful job on all counts!

  18. I definitely like what you did with your bead soup! Everything is just so pretty! My absolute favourite is the last necklace with the kumihimo braiding - the kumihimo sets off that beautiful pendant perfectly.

  19. Your designs are simple, but very elegant... I love them!! Great job!

  20. doing kumihimo rope with that pendant is brilliant. love them all.

  21. How apt to have kumihimo braiding with a Japanese art pendant! I love it!

  22. The black and white kumihimo rope gives a nice oriental touch to that focal. Great designs.

  23. Such lovely pieces. I love the clasp from Isreal.

  24. Oh my gosh... I can't believe you are both from Wisconsin.... I am a neighbor! I live in Minnesota! Howdy neighbors! I enjoyed your bead soup! Super fun hopping with you!

  25. Beautiful! I love how the focal turned out with the simple but handmade and elegant cord. Perfect

  26. You did a very nice job with your soup. Great necklace!

  27. Very nice, all your pieces are beautiful.

  28. I love all of it but that Kumi necklace is my favorite and that pendant sent to you is TDF. Lovely designs!

  29. What wonderful pieces your created. You did a great job and the carnelian necklace is awesome (imo).


  30. such beautiful pieces! the kumihimo braid is perfect. love the earrings. beautiful work! ~diana

  31. Beautiful designs! I really love your kumihimo necklace!

  32. Love all your designs - wonderful!

  33. Wow, love that second necklace. I am so impressed that you did the cord yourself. Just beautiful work. To put it in your own word "YUM".

  34. I'm SO jealous of that soup you got, especially that pendant and clasp-I'm drawn to anything oriental looking, so no wonder I love it ^.^

    You made some extremely beautiful pieces! I don't know which one is my favorite...Possibly the first necklace?

    Great job! Happy Hopping :)

  35. Oh Kim, what a lovely bead soup the water colour focal is beautiful and it looks wonderful on the rope, you made such lovely things, well done.

  36. I love that sari silk - it looks so tactile and the focal really does stand out.

  37. I usually don't like the necklace style that includes fabric, but yours is so yummy ... I would wear it in a heartbeat. Good job.

  38. I really like your textile choices. The pendant is so cool. Nice job.

  39. Love all your creations Kim! Love the necklace with it's gorgeous ribbon and carnelian. Great bead soup!

  40. wow that was quite the soup she sent you. You have done such a beautiful job on them. I love the bracelet but they are all great pieces.

    Melissa Muir

  41. Hi Kim,
    I love what you did with your bead soup all of your pieces are beautiful. You are right the black and white Kumihimo rope is all that pendant needed.

  42. the pendant is beautiful..! you made a ton of stuff..!! great work on your gorgeous soup..

  43. Very, very nice! Love the kumihimo rope necklace...the beaded cones would work very well with your kumi!

  44. Very pretty! Love the first necklace,it's beautiful!

  45. I love teh focal you were sent and like that you kept it simple. Your other creations are great also.

  46. I think that making a rope for the gorgeous focal was a brilliant idea. All love all of your pieces.


  47. Thanks for sharing the idea there would be some apprehensions from segment but i am up for it.
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