Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Bead Soup Reveal!!!

The day has finally arrived - the best day ever - Bead Soup Blog Party!!!!  This is our third time participating in this fantastic party, and it just keeps getting better and better!  Thank you Lori for all the hard work you invested in this party - we all appreciate it!

Before we get started mom and I wanted to share the goodies we received from Erin, Treasures Found: Inspiration is Everywhere.

This is the lovely box of goodies Erin sent.

This is the box of goodies unwrapped.  If you want to learn more about the goodies you can head over to our post about it and check it out.

These are the cookies sheets where we lay out all the goodies to work with.  The goodies go through several transformations until the finale, which we will be showing here in a few short lines.

This is an owl pendant that mom sawed out of 20 gauge copper and then I enameled for one of the pieces we created from the goodies Erin sent.

Here is the teaser I shared with you all on Friday.  I guess you are tired of me dragging this out, but it is so much fun keeping you on your seats in anticipation - yes, I know I am evil and mom tells me this on a regular basis.

This is what the teaser photo was - Night Flight.  As I said, mom and I made the owl pendant.  We incorporated the Smoky Quartz Nuggets and the blue petrified beads along with ribbon from Jamn Glass.  We also incorporated some brown seed beads in the mix.  I think the beads accent the pendant so well and I am so happy with the way this necklace turned out.  I don't think we changed much of the layout from the time we started to the time we finished this baby.

Here is a closer look of the beads we used and the ribbon.  I love the color of the Jamn Glass ribbon!  It compliments the beads so well.

A different perspective of the necklace.

This little bracelet is called "A Little Bit of Aztec".  We used the polymer clay bead by Pam Wynn and the rough goldstone nuggets Erin sent in this bracelet.  We accented the goodies with turquoise chips, beads by us and some copper chain.

This piece actually went through several different alterations.  We did have some of the Smoky Quartz in the bracelet, but ended up removing them and putting all the quartz in the "Night Flight" necklace.

A different angle of the bracelet.  I really want to showcase the bead in these pictures.

Our final piece, "Some Kind of Wonderful", is made with one of Erin's Simple Truths clasp.  Mom and I wanted to keep this piece simple so we could showcase Erin's gorgeous clasp.  The only thing we added was a ribbon from Jamn Glass, of course, and accented with some of our beads.

Mom wanted me to share the bead photographs because she loves these beads (I don't make them very often).  I use a base of white, copper foil, and then raku frit on top.  Not all the beads turn out looking good but these turned out awesome and were perfect to accent the clasp.

Close up of Erin's gorgeous Simple Truth clasp.

Mom and I had a wonderful time creating our pieces from the goodies that Erin sent.  We hope you enjoyed looking at the pieces we created and take the time to head over to Erin's blog to check out what she created from the goodies we sent her.

These are the goodies we sent to Erin - ribbon from Jamn Glass, beads made by us, a dancer pendant, a sterling silver clasp, rose pendants and a humming bird pendant.

Thanks for sticking it out with us.  And thank you again Lori for the amazing work you did to put this all together.

Oh, mom and I plan on having a giveaway in a few weeks (after our two shows this weekend and next weekend).  So stay tuned for that. 

I am also closing the Etsy shop tomorrow morning, early, because of the shows.  If there is something in the store you have been stalking you better get it now because you never know what will sell at shows.

Here is the list of the linked partner list (If the links don't work - Please visit for the full list of participants.)

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

1. Aimee Wheaton and Barbara York
2. Alice Craddick and Sandra Richardson
3. Alison Sachs and Amy Severino
4. Allison Scott and Cynthia Abner
5. Amanda Cargill Austin and Charlene Sevier
6. Amanda Davie and Patsy Evins
7. Amber Dawn and Kim Ballor
8. Ambra Gostoli and Christine Hansen
9. Amy Freeland and Christine Altmiller
10. Ana Krepel-Novak and Eleanor Snare

11. Andrea Morici and Hope Smitherman
12. Andrea Trank and Jayne Capps
13. Andrea Turini and Charlene Jacka
14. Angela May and Emanda Johnson
15. Anitra Gordy and Elizabeth Owens Dwy
16. Ann Rishell and Debbie Price
17. Ann Sherwood and Lynne Bowland
18. Anna Lear and Barbe Saint John
19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel
19. Nan Emmett and Erin Siegel
20. Astrid Boyce and Birgitta Lejonklou

21. B.R. Kuhlman and Deanna Chase
22. Barbara Bechtel and Bryna Lumb
23. Barbara Blaszczyk and DaviniaDesign
24. Barbara Judy and Holly Westfall
25. Barbara Lewis and Cathie Carroll
26. Barrie Edwards and Lyn Foley
27. Becky Fairclough and Jana Tarhala
28. Bella Borgouise and Gillian Lehman
29. Beth and Evie McCord and Erin Prais-Hintz
30. Beth Bricker and Heather Pyle

31. Beth Emery and Cassie Donlen
32. Bobbie Rafferty and Cindy Cima Edwards
33. Candice McGinnis and Sally Anderson
34. Carol Bradley and Cece Cormier
 35.  Cathy Khoury and Molly Alexander
 36. Carol Tannahill and Hilary Frye
37. Carrie Tahquechi and Cris Peacock
38. Cat Pruitt and Cindy Gimbrone
39. Charlene Gary and Doris Stumpf
40. Charlotte Pevny and Kate Gardenghi

41. Cherrie Fickand Cathie Carroll
41. Claire Maunsell and Cherrie Fick
42. Cheryl Roe and Jenny Vidberg
43. Chris White and Norma Turvey
44. Christa Murphy and Kathy Alderfer
45. Christie Murrow and Dana James
46. Christina Miles and Collette Collins
47. Christine Brandel and Elizabeth Woodford
48. Christine Damm and Cynthia Deis
49. Christine Hendrickson and Debbie Goering
50. Christine Stonefield and Dee Wingrove-Smith

51. Cilla Watkins and Johanna Rhodes
52. Cindy Wimmer and Riki Schumacher
53. CJ Baushka and Cory Celaya
54. Courtney Breul and Joanna Matuszczyk
55. Cristi Clothier and Kathleen Robinson Young
56. Cryss Thain and Serena Trent
57. Cynthia Tucker and Kitty Durmaj
58. Dana Johnson Jones and Eva Sherman
59. Davinia Algeri and Janet McDonald
60. Deci Worland and Lara Lutrick

61. Diana Ptaszynski and Kristy Abner
62. Diane Cook and Kerry Bogert
63. Diane Hawkey and Jen Judd Velasquez
64. Dorcas Midkiff and Jill Harris
65. Doris Radlicki and Heather Goldsmith
66. Dot Lewallen and Gaea Cannaday
67. Elisabeth Auld and Jennifer Justman
68. Erin Fickert-Rowland and Geanina Grigore
69. Erin Grant and Julie Jones
70. Eszter Czibulyas and Helena Fritz

71. Fiona Christie and Michelle Heim
72. Gail Zwang and Genea Crivello-Knable
73. Geneva Collins and Jana Haag
74. Gretchen Nation and Heidi Post
75. Heather DeSimone and Karin Slaton
76. Heather Marley and Terry Carter
77. Ingrid McCue and Jennifer Pride
78. Jackie Ryan and Nicole Keller
79. Janna Harttgen and Joanne Tinley
80. Jean Yates and Lori Anderson

81. Jelveh Jaferian and Jenny Davies-Reazor
82. Jenni Connolly and Jennifer Heynen
83. Jennifer Cameron and Kristi Bowman
84. Jennifer Geldard and Lisa Liddy
85. Jennifer VanBenschoten and Kim Hora
86. Jess Italia Lincoln and Lori Greenberg
87. Jill MacKay and Lori Bergmann
88. JJ Jacobs and Karen Tremblay
89. Joyce Becker and Kathy Welsh
90. Judy Glende and Karen Sinkowski

91. Judy Riley and Kelly Morgan
92. JuLee Wolfe and Julie Bean
93. Julianna Cannon and Julianna Kis
94. Julie Nordine and Lesley Watt
95. K. Hutchinson and Shea Zukowski
96. Karen Firnberg and Karyn Bonfiglio
97. Karen Williams and Kimberly Roberts
98. Karen Zanco and Polly Barker
99. Kari Carrigan and Laura Twiford
100. Karin von Hoeren and Laura Blanck

101. Kate Richbourg and Lorelei Eurto
102. Kathleen Lange Klik and Maria Clark
103. Kathy Engstrom and Keri Lee Sereika
104. Kay Thomerson and Loretta Carstensen
105. Kelley Fogle and Laurel Bielec
106. Kelly Ramstack and Sally Anderson
107. Kim Stevens and Tiffany Long
108. Kristi Harrison and Mandy Williamson
109. Kristi Kyle and Lana Kinney
110. Kristina Johansson and Sue Hodgkinson

111. Kym Hunter and Laura Sanger
112. Laura Zeiner and Susan Kennedy
113. Laurel Steven and Mary McGraw
114. Laurie Hanna and Lisa Boucher
115. Lesley Weir and Liz DeLuca
116. Linda Djokic and Tracey Weiser
117. Linda Inhelder and Pam Brisse
118. Linda Landig and Lori Dorrington
119. Linda Murphy and Lisa Hamilton
119.  Line Labrecque and Marianne Baxter
120. Lisa Lodge and Monica Johnson

121. Lois Moon and Melissa Muir
122. Lola Surwillo and Therese Frank
123. Lori Bowring Michaud and Marci Brooks
124. Lupe Meter and Norma Agron
125. Maggie Towne and Marge Beebe
126. Malin de Koning and Susie Hibdon
127. Mallory Hoffman and Shirley Moore
128. Marcie Abney and Patty Miller
129. Marcy Lamberson and Melissa Clarke
130. Margot Potter and Suzann Sladcik Wilson

131. Maria Grimes and Wendy Blum
132. Maria Horvath and Melinda Orr
133. Maria Rosa Sharrow and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp
134. Marian Hertzog and Melissa Mesara
135. Marianna Boylan and Sandi Lee James
136. Marina Dobrynina and Michaela Pabeschitz
137. Marsha Neal and Miri Agassi
138. Mary Ellen Parker and Melissa Meman
139. Mary Elliott and Tamara Soper
140. Mary Hicks and Laurel Steven

141. Melissa Pynn and Michelle Buettner
142. Michelle Hardy and Niki Meiners
143. Michelle Mach and Moira McEvoy
144. Missy Rappaport and Norma Agron
145. Molly Alexander and Poranna
146. Mylene Hillam and Nicole Rennell
147. Nadezhda Parfyonova and Stacey Curry
148. Nan Emmett and Nancy Peterson
149. Nancy Boylan and Natalie McKenna
150. Natalie Monkivitch and Niky Sayers

151. Natasha Lutes and Pam Ferrari
152. Noemi Baena and Penny Ilagan
153. Pamela Petry and Rebecca Sirevaag
154. Pat Haight and Mary McGraw
155. Patty Gasparino and Vonna Maslanka
156. Penny Neville and Sandi Volpe
157. Pepita Bos and Wendy Chamberlain
158. Raida Disbrow and Rebecca Watkins
159. Rebecca Anderson and Sabrina Staub
160. Regina Santerre and Rose Binoya

161. Rhea Freitag and Tari Kahrs
162. Rochelle Brisson and Sheryl Stephen
163. Sally Russick and Tracy Bell
164. Sandra McGriff and Shay Williams
165. Sandra Wolberg and Sara Hardin
166. Sarah Elder and Salla Small
167. Saskia Kaffenberger and Sharon Gardner
 168. Sharon Palac and Shannon Chomanczuk
169. Shay Stone and Suzette Bentley
170. Shiraz Biggie and Tammy Powley

171. Staci Smith and Tracy Stillman
172. Stacie Stamper and Tracy Martin
173. Stefanie Teufel and Vicky Taylor
174. Stephanie Dixon and Stephanie LaRosa
175. Stephanie Haussler and Valerie Norton
176. Suzanne Tate and Terri Wlaschin
177. Sweet Freedom Designs and Tammy Jones
178. Tania Spivey and Tari Sasser
179. Tara Plote and Terry Matuszyk
180. Terri Gauthier and Deana Hager
181. Theresa Fosdick and Tracey Nanstad


  1. On my phone and hit the wrong your bead soup is fantastic. I love your color choices,that owl is wonderful and it is all over the top amazing. Erin's clasp set perfectly and your lampwork and photos spectacular!!

  2. On my phone and hit the wrong your bead soup is fantastic. I love your color choices,that owl is wonderful and it is all over the top amazing. Erin's clasp set perfectly and your lampwork and photos spectacular!!

  3. What a great selection of pieces you made :) I absolutely love the owl necklace the focal and beads just go so fabulously together !

  4. LOVE the owl necklace - it's too pretty!! Talented couple the two of you!!

  5. When I make a pot of soup I like to make lots of it ..looks like you do too !!!
    What an Amazing array of GORGEOUS creations!!!
    LOVE that owl pendant!
    m.e. :)

  6. Beth and Evie..I just love Night Flight..the owl is awesome with the pale beads Erin sent, So too are the other two well thought out and colour co-ordinated. I can see you are loving ribbon at the moment. Love your lamp work beads and thanks for sharing the "recipe". You are a formidable team!

  7. Love those creative pieces of art ! nice structures and vivid colors..a good team You are..also must admire the clean working space..never see that one around here :)

  8. What beautiful pieces of all your designs. I tried to pick a favourite - but it was impossible, I love all of them. x

  9. Beautiful creations!! I think the bracelet is my favorite!! Your post didn't show up on my blog reader but I saw it on FB so I went looking. Not a good day for my reader to go on the fritz, can't miss all the goodies!!

  10. Such beautiful pieces with all the 'soup' you got. Love them all. And the focal is really showcased. Will be watching for your giveaway. I love the enamel earrings I got from you.

  11. Outstanding! All of these pieces are just beautiful I especially love the Erin's simple truth clasp and I LOVE your owl pendant. Great bead soup!

  12. That clasp is incredible! I love the way you accented it with the silk ribbon. Everything is very pretty.

  13. All I can say is, "Wow!" You ladies are SO talented! What a mother-daughter team! I absolutely love the necklace with the smoky quartz!

  14. my oh my....everythings is awesome, the colour combinations are so pretty...and the beads are've out done yourself.....

  15. Absolutely beautiful!!! Your work is interesting, fun and perfectly arranged. How lucky you both are to work together so well. Thanks for sharing your designs.

  16. Wow, you are true artists! These pieces are fabulous.

  17. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

  18. Beautiful art pieces! Love the colors and positive vibe!

  19. You two rock, what great pieces. Really loving the colorful ribbons.

  20. each piece is absolutely beautiful!!! i especially love the colors and simplicity on "some kind of wonderful". gorgeous!!!

  21. Goodness, what a wonderful bead soup you received! Everything you made is just so lovely! And I'm admiring the enamel owl cutout.

  22. Really wonderful work. They're all just fabulous, but I especially love the last one. So simple and colorful.

  23. Oh wow! I really love the necklace with the owl and smokey quartz. Smokey quartz is a personal favorite, and the fabulous texture and color of the ribbon you used is to die for! Great work! ♥

  24. I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

    I LOVE the owl pendant. You really rocked it with those gemstones. It reminds me of a book series I'm reading and it just really resonated with me. The bracelet is beautiful as well.

    You were so generous to Erin -- you have such a good soul!

    I hope you participate again!

    Love, Lori

  25. Great pieces! We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,

  26. Ladies!! Oh wow, what you've done with your wonderful soup is stunning! I lovelovelove your first necklace, and the two bracelets are gorgeous!

  27. Oh the first one had me at *HELLO* or * whoooooo*! It's fantastic Great job !!!

  28. Gorgeous work as usual Beth and Evie! Every thing is fantastic.

  29. Really love what you did here!! The silk ribbons the beads with the smokey quartz the OWL pendant and the Name!! Perfection!!! My daughter wants an owl!!! I will check back after a few weeks! Good luck at Your shows!! The clasp from Erin is spectacular and your beads set it off so beautifully!!! Would love to find some of those beads in your Etsy also!!!

  30. All your pieces are beautiful and that owl pendant you created is fantastic.

  31. I knew you would totally blow my mind and you did! I have been waiting for the reveal of this pairing ever since the two of you announced it! I can see so much of both you and Evie in these pieces and well you know I have no other words!

  32. You made some beautiful jewelry with some wonderful beads and components!

  33. Love all your pieces, but the turquoise and copper bracelet is favorite.

  34. Beautiful your soup!

  35. Wonderful! You have created several terrific pieces of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. I love the clasp from Erin. Thank you for sharing your artistic process with us. Cheers!

  36. Beautiful! Your pieces blend so well with what was sent.

  37. You did a great job with Erin's soup. I love what you made!

  38. Three absolutly beautiful pieces! I love these browns and blues - and of course the owl, you've made!
    Greetings, Michi

  39. Such beautiful pieces! The owl necklace is stunning and the simplicity och the one with the clasp is lovely!

  40. the bracelet with copper squares is my fav, an extraordinary piece.

  41. Don't you just love Erin's color sense? Such great pieces you had to work with and the designs were executed perfectly. LOVE the enameled owl. Congrats on your beautiful creations!

  42. That clasp is wonderful, I love how you showcased it with the silk fairy ribbon. Really pretty colors

  43. Excellent work! I love all of the pieces!

  44. You two are SO talented and these creations are first-class! I would love to do a collaboration with you sometime-- you did a beautiful job of integrating Pam Wynn's bead into a bracelet, something I have trouble with since my beads are large. I think we could do great things together!

  45. Your pieces are absolutly beautiful I love how you used the bead soup mix Erin sent to you by mixing in your own beautiful lamp work beads and enameld creations.

  46. First of all, your "ingredients" totally rock! :) I love how you incorporated the silk ribbon - still working on that. Your use of color, perfect. I am loving that last necklace/bracelet with Erin's clasp!!!!!

  47. Night Flight is an exquisite combination of textures, colors, and materials, while Aztec is a cheerful balance of colors and shapes. The last piece - keeping it simple with just your gorgeous beads and the Jamn ribbon showcases Erin's fabulous clasp perfectly.

  48. You have a fantastic understanding of matching color, shape, and visual texture to enhance your focals. And the cookie sheets for designing...fabulous idea. You could even add sheets of vellux to the bottom to prevent rollage (find it in blanket size and cut it to the size of the pan.) Great work!!

  49. Great job Ladies!! You made your bead soup shine!!

  50. I really like the owl you guys made to go with Erin's soup. I am not sure I would have had the guts to mix smoky black and brown but it turned out awesome. The clasp from Erin is so pretty too.
    You two are amazing artists and thanks for showing us how you start on cookie sheets- that sure keeps the beads from running away. I use small dishes but I may need to give the cookie sheets a try for the bigger pieces. This is the best part of the party I think to share ideas!
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

  51. All great soup but I have to admit, some kind of wonderful is my favorite, love the jamnglass ribbon and your glass beads with it, perfect!

  52. Greetings Miss Evie and Miss Beth! I am so sorry to be so late to the party. I have never been that completely unplugged before, but the weekend in Michigan couldn't have been more perfect! I wish that I could have come over to be the first to say WOW but all these other nice people beat me to it!

    I love, LOVE what you did with the soup ingredients I sent. You were certainly busy buzzy bees with this! I am amazed at all the varied looks that you acheived from that soup. That owl is fantastic. And I love the way you used the goldstone to bring out the shapes in that Pam Wynn bead. And I am so thrilled that you like the humble little simple truths clasp I made for you. You did my little creation proud!

    You are both so delightful to work with and I had a blast!

    Enjoy the day!

  53. You both ROCK :) I love everything you have made, but I think the Night Flight necklace is my favorite.
    Did you tidy up your bead table/work space especially for the photos? Come on, be honest! You can't have such a tidy work space in general! (But if: could you PLEASE tell me how to controll the chaos that is ALWAYS on my bead table?!)

  54. Well, you two certainly had fun and it shows...lovely work and great use of your soup. I love the beads you added from your own stock...

  55. wow gorgeous work! LOVE all of it!

  56. Beth and Evie, what wonderful pieces you two created! I love "Night Flight", the pendant goes beautifully with the beads Erin sent, and "Some Kinda Wonderful", the colors and ribbon really showcases Erin's clasp beautifully! Wonderful work, Ladies!!

  57. Beautiful and creative! I love the addition of the ribbon. And the clasp that Erin sent you is just gorgeous! You are a dynamic designing duo!

  58. I love what you and your daughter created together. What a great team.

  59. Such beautiful creations. Love how you kept things simple to showcase that clasp, the soft shimmer of the silk ribbon was perfect for it.

  60. Beautiful job, ladies! All three pieces are really lovely!

  61. they're all so lovely! I ADORE that owl though! Wonderful job:) The colors all tie in beautifully in all the pieces !

  62. Soooooo beautiful! The owl pendant with the smoky quartz and seed beads is so earthy and organic - the chain looks like it could be branches of a tree. The bracelet is beautifully southwestern (makes me feel at home - lol), and the 'Some Kind of Wonderful' necklace is to die for (those beads...I'm drooling!). Fantastic job ladies! :)

  63. All very cool, but I think my favorite would have to be the "Some Kind of Wonderful" necklace. Hard to choose, but that one really spoke to me. And I love the way you use cookie trays to lay things out -- I may have to borrow that idea!

  64. Really interesting pieces, and what a lot of work as well!

  65. Nom Nom Nom! Soooo delicious! Did you know that I covet lampwork beads? You did a fabulous job! Congrats.

  66. VERY fun, I can see you had a ball! Great job. Riki

  67. What a beautiful soup - love the addition of ribbon. All pieces gorgeous - but that owl piece - just so cool!!

  68. You have made lovely things and the ribbon is beautiful!

  69. Very nice, headed over to Erin's to see what she made with your beads!

  70. nice work! "some kind of wonderful" is my favorite!

  71. Pretty use of the ribbon and links. Very nice.

  72. Beautiful! I love Erin's clasp, and the bracelet is lovely.

  73. What a fabulous clasp! It certainly deserves to be front and centre! All the pieces you created are wonderful and I'm having a hard time picking which one I like most.

  74. Love your pieces, especially the bracelet! Really pretty colors. And that clasp she sent is really neat

  75. Love what you did - both your your soup and your partners!

  76. Lovely deigns, I appreciate the addition of silk ribbons!

  77. Gorgeous jewellery in lovely colour combos! I especially fell for the ribbon necklace with Erin's toggle clasp and the spooky owl necklace. Fab job!

  78. All of your pieces are beautiful! I am head over heels in love with the owl pendant you made, it's fantastic!

  79. You and your mom do amazing work. The owl pendant is gorgeous. Your handmade beads and the ribbon compliment your soup perfectly!

  80. Very earthy, love all the pieces! I am really liking the ribbon mixed in with the pretty!

  81. What gorgeous work! I love every single piece you guys made, absolutely lovely! My favorite is the one with the Simple Truths toggle, I love Jamn ribbon and the beads you made... and the toggle... sweet simple perfection!

  82. All of your pieces are really great but I especially like that last piece with Erin's clasp and your beads. They compliment each other so very well. Your beads really are beautiful. Fantastic job. . .both of you!

  83. Gorgeous soup mix + Talented designer = Amazing jewelry pieces. You did a really Soup-er job!

  84. I love the owl but "Some Kind of Wonderful" is the one I prefer. Erin's clasp is beautiful and you did it great keeping the pattern simple.

  85. I love all your creations - you had so much fun. My favorite is the Aztec bracelet, I could look at it again and again.

    Amazing jewelry pieces, it was nice to watch your art work.

  86. your pieces are so gorgeous, well done !!!


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