Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal Date is Here!

The third installment of the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party is here and I'm so excited to be in the final group of Bead Soupers.  This is my first Bead Soup Blog Party and I am thrilled to finally be able to join in the fun.  A special thank you to Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog for organizing and putting so much effort into this extraordinary party!  

The Bead Soup Party is very popular and has become so large that Lori split the reveal dates into thirds and this is the final and largest group.  My lovely partner, Laura Guenther of Blue Antiquities, was such a joy to be partnered up with.  Laura is a lovely person and she make some absolutely beautiful jewelry.  Laura does quite a bit of enameling and she included some of her own enamel pieces in my soup.  I was thrilled to receive these as I am just starting to learn how to enamel and I love enameled pieces.  Laura was very generous in the beads that she sent me sending me two lovely mixes in the cutest boxes you have ever seen.  There was a blue soup and a green soup for me to work with.  




Both soups were awesome but I decided to use the green soup for this reveal.  The focal in the green mix was a beautiful porcelain bead by Classic Bead.  My hope was that I could do these wonderful beads justice.   The first piece is a rather long style necklace using the silk ribbon in the back.  My second piece is a bracelet that I made combining a kumihimo braid I made with leather, one of my patina pieces as part of the closure,  and one of Laura's own enamel beads.  Lastly, I put together a pair of simple earrings with some leather and a couple more of Laura's enamel beads.  I had so much fun working with these beads and I'm sure that when I get the blue mix together I'll have equally as much fun.  Here's what I came up with.  
















Now, please check out these other sites for some more fantastic jewelry:  


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

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
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

57 comments:

  1. Linda, These are stunningly gorgeous! I love what you did with the bail on the ceramic focal and the asymmetric design of the beads! Very nice! I want to try it on! Your second piece is equally cool! I really like the braid and the whole design looks so good with the enameled bead! I also love the patina piece! Those earrings are fun too! As usual I am impressed at what you do with leather! Wonderful work friend! Hugs Laura

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  2. Linda, These pieces are gorgeous! I love what you did with the bail on the ceramic focal! I also LOVE the asymmetric way you put the beads on the necklace. I want to try it on. The bracelet is fantastic too. The braid, the patina piece and the enamel really work well together. The earrings are simple and fun! I am always amazed at what you do with leather! Your very talented! Loved working with you! Hugs, Laura

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  3. Wow! Great pieces! I adore the necklace and am coveting the bracelet and earrings! Love love love!

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  4. Beautiful! I love the bracelet the most. The mix of textures and materials is stunning.

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  5. Love those pretty soft greens! I love the way you put the bracelet together, the kumihimo adds such a wonderful textural element, colour and design. Beautiful.
    Jenni

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  6. Linda, I sure hope my comment comes through this time! I love the necklace you created. I especially like the bail you created for the ceramic focal. The way you put the beads asymmetrically on the necklace is right up my alley! The bracelet is really artsy and cool with the patina piece and the enamel! I also love the earrings, simple, fun and colorful. I could come to your house and learn a thing or 2 about leather! Hugs, I enjoyed being a partner with you! Laura

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  7. Linda, I love what you have done with the necklace. The asymmetric design, the bail and the entire piece is really fantastic! The bracelet is gorgeous too. The braid is fabulous, and the patina piece along with the enamel looks awesome! I also love the simplicity of the earrings, fun and colorful! I loved being a partner with you! Laura

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  8. Gorg! Love the earrings at the end! x

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  9. Beautiful pieces, I love them all!!

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  10. Both soups are really pretty, although I'm not a big blue person. Your necklace turned out great. I really love that bracelet though. Such texture and color. Very nice.

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  11. Oh there's my new love, kumihimo! The leather looks wonderful in it. And those earrings are so cute!!! Great job!!

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  12. Great soup and beautiful designs!

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  13. Very pretty! What a fun mix to work with! I especially love your bracelet with the kumihimo!

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  14. LOVE the boxes she sent, too! And the necklace you made is awesome! Thank you so much for participating and I hope you will again!

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  15. Awesome job with your bead soup!! Kumihimo is so fun and I haven't seen it done with leather...awesome!! Love your creations...beautiful!

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  16. Your pieces are fabulous! I especially like the bracelet. If you don't mind me asking, what kind of ribbons are those?

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    1. Thanks. Shaiha the ribbon I used for the bracelet was a sari silk ribbon. The one used in the necklace came with my soup and is not sari silk but some type of silk ribbon it was very pretty.

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  17. Love the bracelet with the kumihimo (I did kumihimo for MY reveal, too!) - the kumihimo with leather is striking, and I love the enamel bead dangle. Congrats - nice job!

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  18. Ok Linda, I figured out I could comment anonymously! I love the asymmetric design and the way you placed the beads in the necklace. I especially like the leather you used for your bail on the ceramic pendant. Its a really pretty necklace! I want to try it on! I also adore the bracelet. The combo looks fabulous with the verdigris connector and the braid you added. As I have told you, I could learn a thing or two from you about leather!
    Enjoyed working with you partner! XO Laura (BlueAntiquities)Oh yes, the earrings are a great and simple design! Love the color of the leather. Simple and fashionable!

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    1. Thanks Laura. We can certainly trade information. I'll share my leather experience and you can share your enamel experience with me.

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  19. Love the Soups you were sent...you created beautiful pieces...

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  20. I love how you added in the fibers, it made the look over the top! They are all wonderful, it would be diffcult to chose a favorite!

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  21. Linda - I love what you did with your soup!!! I particularly adore that bracelet - great use of color, and overall design! Beautiful!!!

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  22. A big fan of the Verde green and I adore your bead soup pieces!Especially the bracelet!! You are one talented lady!

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  23. Love the earrings the best.Love and Hugs Tanya

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  24. love the package and the beautiful soup in it, you had a terrific partner!
    I love the pieces ypou did, they are all beautiful!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  25. Lovely pieces! the bracelet i love most, it's stunning!!!
    And indeed, the boxes are really cute!
    Congratulations!!

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  26. Great job with your soup. Your pieces are very artistic. The bracelet is awesome. & the earrings are inspiring. Would you mind telling me the size of the leather you used? The colors you chose are great.

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  27. all pieces are great! congratulations!

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  28. What gorgeous soups! And I love what you have done with them :)

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  29. I'm in love with the necklace! Linda you did an amazing job! Laura's package must have been postman/woman's dream!

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  30. 3 very pretty pieces. I love your use of mixed mediums :)

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  31. There's something about that first necklace that just grabs me. You have a great eye for flow!

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  32. I love those earrings! And, the necklace and the bracelet. You received a beautiful soup and did a fantastic job.

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  33. I am a blue and green girl, so love it all great designs!!

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  34. Love the necklace with the fibers!!! And the bracelet is awesome, love the colors. I am really getting into incorporating fibers with my jewelry.

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  35. Love the use of fiber in jewelry designs. You did a fantastic job. Great soup!

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  36. Nice work! I LOVE the way you used all the beads and elements in a cascade of colors and textures! Very interesting... I just want to touch both the necklace and bracelet, they are fascinating.

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  37. Sooooo much to love and to learn in here! Love the way you attached the focal donut in the first necklace. I hope you don't mind if I steal that idea some day? And the kumihomo (sp?) bracelet is stunning, so precise and perfect! And the earrings, simple, yet stunning!

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  38. Great job using the Green Soup! I think my favorit is the bracelet, I'm taken with the kumihimo braid made with leather, I'm sure if I've ever seen this braid technique before. I'm going to have to do some research and learn how to do this. Fabulous!
    Lori D.

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  39. Both of your soups were gorgeous! I would have had the hardest time deciding which to use...and probably would have just mixed them up for the most possibilities. You did a great job exercising restraint and not letting it get out of control. I am smitten with all three of the pieces you created. They are really lovely and if I had to pick a favorite, it would be your necklace with the yummy ceramic piece and the silk. So luscious!

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  40. What a beautiful work. I love all of them and fantastic colour.

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  41. What gorgeous and generous bead soups you received! And the boxes were decorated too! I love all the pieces you made, but that necklace is gorgous!

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  42. you did a nice job with your soup. well done! i love the colors of the sea.
    greets
    jacqueline

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  43. you did a lovely job with your soup, well done!! i love the colors of the sea.
    greets
    jacqueline

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  44. Love the use of kumihimo and enamel. The mix of textures is gorgeous.

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  45. Beautiful color and design, great job!

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  46. Beautiful designs! I love the kumihimo and enamel bracelet, but most of all, the simple leather earrings!

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  47. I am in love with everything you made! Really beautiful and creative. I especially love how you combined the ribbon into your designs. The soup you received is wonderful and those boxes...they are beyond awesome!

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  48. Fabulous pieces - love your mix of color and textures with the beautiful greens!!

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  49. Beautiful pieces, love them all. The bracelet really appeals to me. Hope you have fun with the other soup!

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  50. I love how your necklace is not identical on both sides but it is so well balanced. The bracelet is gorgeous too. Would love to see what you make with the blue!

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  51. Those emerald greens are so nice together. I love the bracelet - the kumihimo and the ceramic bead - all so lovely together. Great work!!

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