Saturday, April 13, 2013

The 7th Bead Soup Blog Party 2nd Reveal

It is finally here - our reveal date for the 7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party.  This is our fifth time participating in the party and each time just seems to get better and better.

For this Bead Soup Party our partner is Jill MacKay.

Just as a reminder of what Jill sent us for our soup ingredients.  You can also go here and read about the goodies.

In case you are just joining us and want to know what the Bead Soup Party is all about, here you go:  It is a wonderful party hosted by the brilliant Lori, Pretty ThingsLori had the bright idea to host a party where she partners up jewelry artists from around the world.  You and your partner swap jewelry components: any beads, findings and elements of the partners choice but there must be a mandatory focal and art clasp.  You must use the focal and clasp in a piece and the rest is up to you on how you want to use.  Lori then comes up with reveal dates and you choose what date you want to participate in.  Then we, as a group, post our images of our pieces on those reveal dates and then get to hopping to see all the wonderful creations.

Here is what mom and I created from Jill's goodies:

Mom and I ended up making two necklaces with almost all the components that Jill sent us, a pair of earrings and a bracelet with the left over pearls.

This is an image of all four of our pieces together.

An image of the two necklaces together.  The necklaces are meant to be worn together or separately.  Like I said we used almost all of the beads, findings and clasp in these two necklaces.

Both of the necklaces seperated.

Now a close up of the components that Jill sent us:

Mom and I wanted to create a couple of more pieces to go with our Soup goodies.

Mom and I loved the shape of the components that Jill sent us, so mom sawed out the shape in copper and then I enameled the pieces in the same color pallet as the beads we received from Jill.  Mom and I are both loving these colors together!

Here is the bracelet that we made - though it is a work in progress.  I don't like how inflexible the bracelet is and both mom and I don't like how it lies on the wrist.  So, will disassemble and try again - we are thinking of putting one of the pendants on top of the wrist and the other on the bottom and hook the clasp on the side. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you take the time to see all the other wonderful creations in this reveal date.

for such a wonderful party!

 A list of the 2nd Reveal Participants:
Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers

Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove

Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle

Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles

Christine Murrow
Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis

K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari

Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs

Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom

Facebook Participants

D’Arsie Manzella
Claire Brannigan Hasemeier
Robin Showstack
Melanie Lemen Swope
Beccy Peterson
Kelli Nelson
Chris Schlicht
Shelley Cole-Kuduk


  1. I love that you recreated the shape of those great components. Best of luck fine turning the bracelet. The necklaces are gorgeous by the way.

  2. Lovely work! I wish you lots of fun with the bracelet design, I hope it turns out as you want it to.

  3. I really love the colours, and your enamelled metal pieces in general are quite gorgeous. I need to explore your site some more :)

  4. I really like this set. I am sure you will get things right on the bracelet :-)

  5. Beautiful soup, my dear.I love your enameled pieces - they are adorable!

  6. Love that you were inspired to create the enamelled pieces. Amazing!

  7. WOWSA !!! Great work !!!
    How Extra Cool are those pieces you made to "go with" the components your soup mix !!!
    Love each design separately and LOVE how they all go together !

  8. Oh I love how you created some more pieces to match the components that Jill sent. That is so cool! And it IS a really neat shape - reminds me of a fish, waves, and a whirlpool all at the same time.

  9. Such a stunning necklace~ the combination of components and colors are pure enchantment. You've outdone yourselves! love.

  10. elegant necklace! i like it!!!

  11. Great jewelry! Great team!

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.

  12. I love the necklaces and how they can be separated or worn together ! Very clever :)

  13. I can see this on a black T-shirt, make that my black T-shirt, it has a nice southwest feel.

  14. I was thinking exactly like Kathleen. I wear a lot of black, and these necklaces would be fantastic with EVERYTHING in my closet. I adore all of your reveal pieces. They have a primitive and at the same time sophisticated feel to them. And the earrings? You girls hit it out of the park!

  15. At first I wasn't sure if the swirl components were silver on one side, enameled on the other. Thanks for clarifying that! :) Looks like you had a great time working with your soup mix.

  16. I love the swirls.. beautiful pieces.

  17. Love the fall colors and the components from your soup and the ones you made, beautiful.

  18. What beautiful jewelry. Just my style. Love the color palette too. Wow, you guys are talented. Great job!

  19. I knew you would have something cool looking. My kind of modern tribal look. Well done ladies.

  20. Your pieces are beautiful, and I LOVE how you created some of your metal elements in the same shape --such a great idea.

  21. First of all, thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my bead soup creation. Your pieces are awesome! Love them all! Love the enameled metal, such a great idea to add a little of your enameled metal to the design! Great job using your bead soup!

  22. What a wonderful blending of talent!

  23. Some really beautiful pieces! I have to admit that I am very partial to the enameled pieces☺ I like that the necklaces can be worn together, Awesome♥ Great work!

  24. Fantastic colours, love those rich tones and the enamelled swirls that you created add an extra special detail, gorgeous

  25. beautiful pieces!
    this is my 3rd BSBP, I'm on the 3rd reveal... it is totally funny this party!
    ciao dall'Italia

  26. Your pieces are so original, I love your design! Especially love that you recreated the components shape!

  27. Oh my goodness, those are fabulously gorgeous!!!! What a wonderful set!! I love the set of enameled components you made from the shape and the colors you used!!

  28. Hi there! I love the swirls and the way that you made your own, very clever. Very dramatic and gorgeous jewelry. Clare
    @clareed on Instagram.

  29. Wow! Love your all creations and the necklace is so unique! Your choice of beads and your enamel work is beautiful!!

  30. Your creations are fabulously earthy and make me think of Fall. I love that you were able to create some pieces to mimic the spiral and match the other beads. I would have expected nothing less of you with you and your mom's exceptional talent. Wonderfully done!

  31. Just love it all, but your metal work is amazing!! I just love the earthy look of it all!! GREAT OB! ~KM 1st reveal -

  32. Love those necklaces. You and your Mom have a wonderful style, I love how you work together and make beautiful pieces!

  33. I think your bracelet redisign sounds like it will solve the problem. It's very cool as it is but I can imagine it fitting better as you describe. The rest though, boy it's bang on! I do love the necklaces together. I always love seeing what shapes you've come up with fo rthe bead soup pieces - never disappointed!

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  35. Great colors and I love the way you used those cool components. Your jewelry is so much my style. Thanks for visiting my blog as well.

  36. Beautiful piece! I love the enameled pieces you made...fantastic job!

  37. I am very partial to orange so of course I love this design. Wonderful use of your soup! Kristin Oppold

  38. ~gorgeous are these pieces but am loving the bracelet thus far...much love light and blessings~

  39. Very beautiful work, the enamel pieces are really wonderful!!!!

  40. Great soup and wonderful results! I love your necklaces and the matching earrings are great.

  41. Those are great designs that work well with the colors and materials in your Bead Soup! I look forward to seeing the final bracelet design.

  42. Love your designs, very nice pieces

  43. I'm still SO in love with the enamel pieces you guys create! Hopefully I'll be able to own some one day very soon ^.^ That being said, WOW! Everything you guys have created is just awe-inspiring. I especially love the functionality of the necklaces; what a creative idea to do two separate but matching necklaces!

    All I can say is bravo :)

  44. Wow these are just the most wonderful necklaces I love them, you have certainly created a great set I love how they can be worn seperately or together. I am still going round the 2nd reveal as I have had some health problems so I am a bit late posting. I hope you can find a moment to visit my blog.

  45. Your necklaces are beautiful & the earrings you created to go with it are wonderful.

  46. Pretty pieces -- I so love how you created copper pieces to echo the components your partner sent. The colors are beautiful,and they look particularly gorgeous in the enamels!

  47. I loved how you cut out and enameled some pieces to go with the designs. I really like both of the necklaces.

  48. Very pretty pieces ya'll created! I like it that the necklaces can be worn together or separate. I really love it that ya'll created earring designs that matched the components from the bead soup. Beautiful enameling!


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