Friday, August 24, 2012

Bead Soup 6 Revealed

Soooo, after weeks of having these beautiful beads in my hands, I finally but them together. I am so thrilled to have this bead mix. They are such beautiful stones which I found exciting to play with. At first when I got them, I was in awe! All I could do was look at them and touch them. I know, Im weird like that...LOL But then I had to figure out how I was going to use them. I am one who likes to use as many of the bead mix that I can in the designs. I dont like to just chose a few and away you go. Nope, I want to use them I did a little sketch...didnt like the first arrangement. Then I set them aside for a few weeks..yes, way too long. But sometimes even when I wasn't looking at them, I was still thinking about them.
I got the dangle part done first. I think that was the most important part. I didnt want to do any stitching with this mix. Then, I put the second necklace dangle together...there they sat again..less than a week this time...and then finally I sat and put the rest of the necklaces together and made the earrings in one evening. Claire and I had written each other to get a feel for our liking's when it comes to beads. I love lavenders and she sent this mix with that in mind. I did etch lavenders onto the copper rectangles but they are hard to see. The etching was a little difficult and they didn't stand out quite the way I was hoping. I still have a lot to learn about etching but I love the look so much. I did patina the pieces in vinegar which gave them that old copper look. They feel so nice on, I love the feel of heavy necklaces...but not too heavy...LOL
Thanks so much Claire for such a fabulous bead soup...HUGS
Oh, and don't forget to check out Claire's blog to see what she created with the mix I sent her, I cant wait... I'm so excited to see for myself.. Chris

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

YOU ARE HERE-------->Christina Miles, Wings n Scales<-------------------------
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
MY PARTNER------------>Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry<----------------------------
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs


  1. I love your designs!!! Laura Guenther

  2. So many beautiful creations! Love your work!

  3. am loving the first earrings and second necklace :)

  4. Fantastic job on combining the textures and colours, really adore the second necklace

  5. Love the things you made from your soup, especially the second necklace. The colours are lovely.

  6. Wonderful design! This was such a fun project.

  7. I love both sets, they look wonderful! But because of its colors, the first one is my favorite,I love purple with green!

  8. Unusual soup mix, but I love how you mixed it! Stunning creations...

  9. Beautiful pieces.Thank you for them.I love the way they seem to jump off my page.Love and Hugs Tanya

  10. You have done some really beautiful work with your soup! The earrings are just my style, love the colors!

  11. this is what I call fun stuff! all your pieces look very fun to wear.

  12. 4 very lovely pieces! My fave is the second necklace. Great work :)

  13. Very nice pieces, lots of imagination!

  14. Great job with your soup.I really like you color choices.

  15. your work is lovely...i especially enjoy looking at the wire wrapping!

  16. Your pieces are beautiful - love the etching and wire work!!

  17. Beautiful creations!! Nice job on you bead soup!

  18. So many pieces and all very, very inventive! Congratulations!

  19. Nice group of pieces. My favorite are the first earrings. I really like the way the copper rectangles are shown off in them.

  20. Sweet! Love the colors in the second necklace especially!

  21. Sweet! Love the colors in the second necklace especially!

  22. Love your creations :)

  23. Love everything you made!
    Great job!

  24. Love the design. The second necklace is my fav. I love how you did the main section of this necklace.

  25. love all your pieces,love colors and design.
    ciao dall'Italia

  26. Great job, very pretty designs.

  27. What a dramatic set! It is beautiful. Love the second necklace too, but that first one. Wow! Great job.

  28. What a dramatic set! It is beautiful. Love the second necklace too, but that first one. Wow! Great job.

  29. Great designs! I love the first pair of earrings!

  30. Love, love, love!!! Wondefull pieces, I don't really know what I like best!

  31. Very creative - nice work with your soup!

  32. Both sets came out really nice. Beautiful design and great colors. I love the blackened steel!

  33. What great sets! I especially love the first one.

  34. I can't decide which necklace I love more so I want them both!!!! Beautiful work :)

  35. Everything came out absolutely gorgeous! I love the feel of the first necklace and the matching earrings! Both very feminine and bold, fantastic!

  36. Stylish ans Artsy for sure. Fantastic job with the soup!

  37. Very unique pieces. Those copper focals/dangles are great. I wouldn't have thought of using them as earrings. Nice job.

  38. Great items. I really like your earrings. The curved metal add a lot of movement.

  39. Well done!Very interesting pieces...

  40. Well done!Very interesting pieces...

  41. you did a great job.
    lovely design!

  42. Your pieces are really cool. I totally get what you mean about a heavy necklace, but not too heavy. I like necklaces with a little weight to them too!
    Your pairing of the green and purple in the first necklace worked out beautifully. Nice work overall!!

  43. I absolutely love the combination of the "lavendars" and your copper etched pieces...really beautiful! Your necklace could easily be switched around so the "back" is the "front" sometimes.

  44. You made so many beautiful pieces! I love the curved metal pieces.

  45. I love what you did! I think sometimes its best to let our soup set out open and "simmer " for awhile till the right design hits!!

  46. I just adore the components and the way you've put them together. Well done. ;-)

  47. the second necklace is my favorite piece!

  48. What a great set of creations! Both necklaces are fantastic!

  49. Love all the components in your designs, fantastic!

  50. Absolutely love the necklace! I actually just love all the things you made. Well done, and thanks for playing!!!

  51. Love love love what you made with the soup I sent!! Especially that pendant with the diamond bead! I love the way the wire looks when it's been oxidised black too, going to have to try that myself!

  52. Love love love what you made with the soup I sent!! Especially that pendant with the diamond bead! I love the way the wire looks when it's been oxidised black too, going to have to try that myself!

  53. Thank you everybody for all your wonderful compliments...I really enjoyed creating out of my box with the bead soup I received from Claire.

  54. Great job, and yes, the second necklace is great!!!!

  55. These necklaces are both lovely I especially like tha dangle on the first one, very nice!
    I have a second giveaway of a pair of earrings from my blog soup do come on over and take a look and enter to win if you get a minute!

  56. Lovely,lovely beads and I love the metal pieces you designed to go with them! It's all absolutely gorgeous!