Saturday, August 11, 2012

Welcome to the 6th BSBP Reveal #2

It's time for the Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal #2, 8/11/12

This is my first BSBP and I had so much fun. Not only was receiving a package of beads in the mail exciting and fun, but I gained new friend! 

Grab a cuppa and enjoy the party! 

This is the bead soup I sent my partner, Marian, from Ms Place. I can't wait to see what she made with the beads I sent her! Please click on "Ms Place" above to visit Marian's blog. 

And this is the bead soup I received from Marian. Now, onto what I made with this lovely soup...

I made this macrame necklace using the beautiful polymer clay focal Marian sent, which I bezeled with seed beads. The cord and other beads were from my stash. I made a necklace just like this one, except for the cord and beads, back in 1978. A timeless piece I will enjoy wearing!

All the beads in this asymmetric bracelet were from Marian, as well as the pretty clasp. The only things from my stash were beads caps and crimps. I used herringbone spiral stitch with the seed beads she sent. I love all the colors! 

These earrings were made with polymer clay headpins made by Marian and copper beads that she sent. The only thing from my stash are the earring wires that I made. I am happily wearing these earrings today for the party! They are simple earrings but they suit me quite well and I love them! 

Everything in this fun bracelet was sent by Marian, including the clasp. Yes, I know, I made two bracelets, so which one do I wear to the party? ......That's easy, I'll wear one on each wrist!  

I know I already said it but I'll say it again, the BSBP is a lot of fun! Along with making a new friend, I met so many great people with the same passion...BEADS! And the host, Lori Anderson has done a fabulous job of organizing 400 people swapping beads. Can you imagine the work? Wow! Thank you very much, Lori! 

I hope you enjoyed your, here is the list of all participants in the 2nd reveal so you can continue hopping. Have fun! 

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 

Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
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 
Barb Fernald, Barbara S. Fernald Jewelry 
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 Davis, Natural Treasures by Deb
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
Krafty Max, Krafty Max Originals
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 Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures

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
Marcia Dunne, The Alternative Foundry
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
Melissa Muir, Kelsi's Closet Jewelbox
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. You did a wonderful job with your bead soup. I really like how each piece is different from one another, in terms of technique used, vibe etc. Love the earrings, and the sari silk bracelet with the birds is so pretty.

    1. Thank you, Adlinah! I love using several techniques and never seem to be able to stay with one technique for too long.

  2. Love the little birdies on the bracelet! Great job!

  3. Birdie bracelets are so cute and lovely! I'd wear them both too :-D

    1. Thanks very much Margareta! Those birdies really are darling :)

  4. Oh my! That is sauch a beautiful soup! I'm i love in every little piece ;))

    1. Thanks very much Cytherea! My partner sent a wonderful soup and I still have plenty left to play with.

  5. Hey Lori! I love what you did with your soup! The focal with the macrame is my favorite! Thank you for being my partner... it is so much fun!

    1. Thank you, Marian! The macrame is my favorite too and I know I will wear it often. I'm very glad we met and were partners in this BSBP!

  6. I love these items! What fun. I especially like the asymmetric bracelet.

    1. Thank you, Deb! I love asymmetry and the challenge of balancing it.

  7. lovely bracelets !
    Delicious soup!
    m.e. :)

    1. Thank you, m.e.! I agree, I received a very delicious soup!

  8. Big job with macrame! Congratulations!

    1. Thanks very much, Bailaora! I find macrame to be meditative and fun to do!

  9. The blues are fabulous. Love the way you incorporated the fibers into the bracelet.

    1. Thank you, Andrea! I love all colors but blues and greens have always been my favorites!

  10. Wow - love the soup goodies you received - so many pretty things to play with! Love the fabulous macrame necklace you created with her polymer clay pendant! Both bracelets look fun to wear every day and the earrings are fantastic! Wonderful soup creations!

    1. Thanks very much, EB! I really did receive a lot of goodies. I'll be dipping into this soup for a while to come. The macrame necklace is my favorite! I will definitely get a lot of use out of all the pieces, they are great for everyday wear!

  11. You really made some beautiful pieces. That pretty bracelet is definitely my favorite!

  12. Wow..Everything is delicious in your bowl. Amazing soup you cooked.
    My favorite is the bracelet.

  13. great soup to work with. you made some lovely pieces!

  14. Love the focal with the bezel. Great bracelets, too.

  15. Oooo, I love the macrame! You make my hands itch for cord, lol. Beautiful design work, I know how hard it can be to get those knots and cords to cooperate. Well done and beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Astrid! Yes, those cords can be difficult to keep from getting mixed up sometimes.

  16. Love that focal and love your seed bead work! Well done!

  17. The first bracelet is crazy! Absolutely love it!!!

  18. wow what a bunch of great looking jewelry...fantastic

  19. Adorable pieces. They are all so cute. Great work.

  20. What wonderful pieces. I really love the last bracelet. So totally my style.

  21. I love what you made with your soup ... that asymmetric bracelet is stunning!

  22. Love your seed bead work! The pieces looked like you have put in alot of work in them. Love the bracelet with the bird. It look like a very fun piece.

    1. Thank you very much, Maybeline! I love the birds too, they are fun!

  23. Great combination of styles.You married them together REALLY well.Love and hugs Tanya

  24. wonderful!!! I really love those leave earrings!!!

  25. They are all lovely pieces. I think I would also have to choose both bracelets! I love the asymmetry of one and the way the blue and copper pops on the other (I also like the little flower dangles).

    1. Thank you, Fulgorine! I love the colors my partner sent!

  26. Lovely... So much work and intricate work! You must have amazing patience! Really admire your work! Kris

    1. Thank you very much, Cherishdesigns! I do like instant gratification but these were fun to make!

  27. In awe of the sedd bead work, fun designs!

  28. great macrame - sets off the focal so well but I love, love, love the birdie bracelets and the leaf earrings. beautiful work! ~diana

    1. Thank you, Diana! I love that my partner sent polymer clay pieces. I've only played with polymer clay a little bit myself. I love the little birdies too!

  29. I love how you added to the focal; everything is so pretty!

    1. Thank you, one-earned pig! I have't done much bead bezeling so bezeling the focal was a challenge for me but I'm very pleased how it turned out!

  30. Beautiful macrame. It goes so well with the focal, and I love how you were able to match the colors so nicely. The bracelets are fun too. Love those birds and the leaf earrings!

    1. Thank you, Barb! I love doing macrame and luckily I had the right color cord in my stash to match the focal my partner sent.

  31. All beautiful, but those earrings with the leaves are totally ME! Nice job with your soup!

  32. Thank you, Tammie! I love the earrings too, they are my style too!

  33. Hi Lori,
    I love all four of your pieces they are beautiful. My favorite is the macrame necklace. Great job!

  34. Wonderful bead soup! Love all your pieces! The macrame necklace is gorgeous!

  35. Lovely pieces, all of them. You are very talented.


  36. Beautiful pieces, I love all of them.

  37. What beautiful jewelry. Love the macrame necklace - I've been doing a lot of that lately. It is timeless and so easy to wear. Love those earrings and both bracelets! Great job!

  38. That is a great soup and some beautiful jewelry. I don't know that I would be able to pick one that would be my favorite either. But I do love the second bracelet and the way you have worked the fibers with the chain. Great job.

    Melissa Muir

  39. I love the first bracelet (so cute!)and the earrings.
    ciao dall'Italia

  40. Your beadwork is stunning! I am absolutely loving that bracelet. All very yummy!

  41. Goodness! All of your creations are simply gorgeous. I'm partial to that macrame necklace the most. At first I mistook your knots for beadwork and was surprised when you said macrame. It's beautiful, beautiful work.

  42. Thanx for making me feel nostalgic. I did a couple of macrame bracelets also about a month ago.They were my first since the 70's. LOL I guess I'm admitting my age.I admire the creativity in all the jewelry that you made. Wonderful job.

  43. I love the bracelet with the bird!! It all looks fantastic!

  44. What lovely beadwork they make a very nice set.

  45. They are all amazing creations, but the beadwoven bracelet is just beyond words!!! What a great job you did!!

  46. Love your pieces, especially that last bracelet!

  47. I love the bracket and earrings the best. All are gorgeous!

  48. Love the earrings! All your designs are beautiful! Love the blue!

  49. What an awesome soup you received! Seems birdies are a common element in this hop. :)

  50. You got some very cute ingredients. Did you glue the seed beads in the bezel. All of your pieces are great.

  51. Really nice all the little birds!

  52. Hi, I have finally manage to arrive to see your creations for the BSBP and I like them all! Nice bead soup and very nice pieces.


Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I am thrilled to have you here!