Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Party is On

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

 Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:

~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.
Here's what I made!

Lori has done an excellent job on setting up the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!  She is the bomb and so awesome to do all this work!  Lori partnered us with Kristi, CB&CO, and what a bead soup partner Kristi is!

Goodies from Kristi
Mom and I had a wonderful time putting our pieces together.  Kristi sent us smokey topaz, etched copper washers, pearls, vintage key, yellow jade, copper clasp and tag that says "You Hold the Key to my Heart." 


I had an idea right away what I wanted to do with the vintage key.  I am so happy with the way it turned out. We added our lampwork glass beads, ribbon from Jamn Glass, and the copper clasp from Kristi.  I think this is the fastest I have ever came up with a design.

"Friendship Circles"

Mom and I came up with this idea together.  We had these pieces on a cookie sheet and we would move components around until we came up with the final design.  There were still some changes made during the assembly process, but we are so happy with the results.  Mom combined the etched copper washers together with copper wire, we used the pearls and smokey topaz that Kristi provided, with our lampwork glass beads, tigers eye Czech beads, copper and gunmetal chain.

"Key to My Heart"
Mom came up with the idea for this piece.  We again placed the components on a cookie sheet, and we moved pieces around until we finally came up with a design we liked.  We used the jade, the plaque, key pendant from Kristi and three different copper chains in this deisgn.

We had so much fun with our Bead Soup pieces and I hope you like what we created with the goodies from Krisit.

Here are some more images of the pieces we created.

Mom and I are having a giveaway on our Facebook page.  If you would like to participate, please go to our Facebook page, like us and then leave us a comment of what two initials you would like us to make into a pendant and what two colors you would like us to use, we are also including an assortment of our lampwork glass beads.  Drawing will be on Monday, 28 February.

Come see what the rest of us made! 

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 
23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works (You are Here)
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do
61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 
103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 
112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  
123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry

130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 
131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 

150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 

160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 
165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings

170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co. (Our Bead Soup Partner)
191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210.  Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011.  Don't miss it!


  1. Beth and Evie, These are some gorgeous pieces! I love the ribbon and yards and yards of chain ... and the way you put the copper washers together ... genius!

  2. Thats it!!!! Gimme Gimme Gimme! You and Mom are incredible!!!! That is the best soup!

  3. Those are each Fabulous designs!!!!
    Great style and visual appeal ...but, they seem so easy to wear!!!I love the key theme!!!

    OMG!!! I just paged down to your ABS piece!!!
    how did I miss it on flickr!!!
    a BREATH TAKING creation!!!!!!
    m.e. :)

  4. Delicious1 Not just one bowl either! Beautiful job those etched links are the bomb!

  5. I love the handdyed ribbon with the key, The colours of the ribbon mixed with the antique key and how you put it all together is fab. Well done girls! smile, Virginie

  6. You gals did your "bead soup" ingredients proud...beautiful designs. Can anyone join this party?

  7. Great pieces! I love the "Friendship Circles"

  8. I'm blown away!! You did a wonderful job, beautiful pieces!!

  9. Wow, you did an amazing job - so many pieces!

  10. Wow, you've been really productive! All of them are so beautiful. Love them!

  11. Love the mix. Great combination of materials.

  12. Beth you and Evie made fantastic pieces! I love how the two of you work so well together! I hope I have that with my girls when they are old enough!!

  13. Everything is gorgeous but I am especially drawn to the silk ribbon. Those colors are gorgeous!

  14. I love them all, I couldn't pick a favorite.

  15. Each one of these are fabulous! You are so creative! Love them all!

  16. They are all so wonderful and diverse, I don't think I can pick a favorite. But if a gun were held to my head, I might have to choose the one with the copper washers. I love the layout. Fab job ladies!

  17. Gorgeous! Love the vintage key!

  18. Ok - obviously all three pieces are simply GORGEOUS - but I adore the ribbon and key piece - just perfect! Really great work here ladies. love it all!

  19. WOWOHWOW! Beautiful, lovely, and chic designs for all of them but the copper circles necklace steals my heart away! Fantastic creation Ladies!

  20. I love they all! My favorite is "opportunity". Beautiful job, and it was interesting to me how you worked the patterns out!

  21. They're all great pieces, I especially like the key with the ribbon!

  22. All lovely designs, but I really love the friendship circles. Cheers!

  23. Wow they are all gorgeous but that first piece with the key and ribbon YUM! Wonderful work, I love reading about everyones creative process in this!

  24. These are all great. I don't know which one is my favorite, I love them all! Wrapping the copepr rings with wire really adds a bold design to that necklace, kudos to mom! Thanks for sharing some good soup.

  25. Wow! You two have been very busy. I always like the fresh look of everything you two create but I have a favorite this time. The colors of that ribbon with the copper clasp and the rusty key are fabulous!! A masterpiece! Love it. I also like the way you combined the different metal chains. Great Soup!!

  26. p.s. WHAT THE ?!@! Your Feb. ABS design is amazing, just had to say!

  27. I love what you did. Especially the key! Your pieces are stunning.

  28. EXCELLENT! I love them all but am REALLY partial to the last one. Everything you made works so well, and I love (and have always loved) how you're a mother/daughter team.

    Such creative work!

  29. i love your palette of colors...earthy and i adore how you pieced it all together. unique and stunning!

  30. They are all great but I am in love with the last one! So amazing!!!
    Shannon C

  31. I am in LOVE with what you created! The colors, the concept in design--everything is a wonderful breath of soft spring to me!

  32. Very Vibrant!! Your works
    really wonderful such talent yall have ox

  33. I would LOVE to own any of these. It must be really fun to wear them, and the greens remind me on spring time. You both did a fantastic job!

  34. Oh my Goodness...Love these to the 100th power!!!

  35. I love the key and lampwork bead necklace, some times simple is better, love it!

  36. Wow! Love all of your designs! Great work!

  37. Gorgeous pieces. love the way you joined the copper washers. Love the colors too.

  38. I really love the vintage key and ribbon necklace - so simple but the combination of vintage and bright, eye-popping colour is a winning one.

  39. I love it! I'm seeing so many ribbon things in the bead soup and I'm getting some ideas for ribbon that I have at home and had no ideas for :)

  40. I love them all, they are all so unique, however'friendship circles' really talks to me. Love the etched copper. Such a great united effort.

  41. How fun for you and your mom to work together! You did a great job! I love the key focal!

  42. I love them. Not sure my mom and I could work together like you all!!!

  43. Great pieces - so colorful - I love the key with the Jamn Glass ribbons!

  44. Great work! I love all the pieces you both designed.

  45. I especially like how you used the washers! All the pieces are lovely, though. I have to laugh about the cookie sheets. Most of the work I do is on cookie sheets. We do very little cookie baking in our house because the cookie sheets are in the studio.

  46. Very nice earthy feel to these, wonderful work.

  47. Really like all of these! My favorite is the ribbon with the key! Great design work!

  48. Beautiful pieces! Love the key theme! ;)

  49. The vintage key and the yummy together! Also, I love how you used the washers...very cool!

  50. Wonderful pieces! Very steampunky and fun. Great job!

  51. wow..that green really pops oustanding job!!

  52. Beautiful! It looks like you both had a great time with your soup! I really like the first one with the silk ribbon. So pretty!

  53. Really truly can't pick a favorite from the bunch~ such gorgeous and unique creations. Love 'em ladies!

  54. I love them all -- hard to pick a favorite as they're all fabulous!!!

  55. I really like all of your creations. I would have a hard time choosing a favorite! The earthy, organic feel of your pieces really appeals to me. Glad to be in this group with you!

  56. Looks like you had lots of fun creating w/ your soup from Kristi! I love her components & you both did a wonderful job w/ them! All of your pieces are really wonderful. Nice job, Evie and Beth!

  57. I really loved your soup. The metals, the bead colors and that key. What a group to work with. Your pieces turned out great.

  58. I love the pieces you created and especially the copper washers and the necklace you created with them.

  59. So beautiful friend, I love this necklaces & what you & your Mom did with your SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
    Thanks for sharing...

  60. Great work! I love how you both brought natural elemets into your designs.

  61. I LOVE how you integrated the ribbon into your piece...just lovely!

  62. Great pieces! I like the colors and love the circles!

  63. Love the design.....great ideas... :)

  64. Beautiful designs, love the etched rings/washers!

  65. ladies did a great job collaborating on these pieces. I think the copper pops in each piece, great job!

  66. Wow what an interesting soup mix. I absolutely love what you have created... so many bits and pieces to look at. Well done!


  67. what a beautiful assortment of pieces you created! I love all of them!

  68. Beautiful.... love the key necklace, simple,long and funky just what I like. The etched washer necklace is awesome as well love the design.

  69. Love the shade of green with the copper. Great designs.

  70. SO sorry I missed out on your drawing! I'm still hopping. I started from the bottom, since mine was the last on the list. The pieces ya'll turned out are stunning. I love them all, but the one with the ribbon is so eye-catching!

  71. Love, LOVE the key! And those etched washers... so perfect. Love the way that second one is constructed with them lashed together! Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy the day!

  72. #161 here:)

    LOve all three designs! The key necklace with the sari silk looks awesome:) Colors for Spring!!

  73. What lovely necklaces! I especially like the ribbon/key one!

  74. You both did amazing work with your Bead Soup! I love that you included such a variety of techniques and components - from etching, multiple chains and the ribbon! :-)

  75. Such wonderful pieces! They are all beautiful!

  76. I'm a sucker for anything with a skeleton key on it. So, I really like both the pieces you and your mom designed separately. However, the one you collaborated on . . .that one is just fabulous!! I love the quirky uniqueness of it. So fun, so great. Y'all are a fantastic team!

  77. Lovely necklaces, all of them! The colours in that silk ribbon are just so pretty. Yum!

  78. Wonderful designs! Wow, what a stash you had! Love the earthy, organic feel to the necklaces!

  79. Enjoy reading your blog. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. So nice of you!

  80. I love each of these! What a glorious soup you guys were sent. So impressed you two can design together....I don't think my Mum and I could work on things like these together!! I think the ribbon/key necklace is my favourite....

  81. Beautiful! I love the key necklace the best, but it was hard to pick!

  82. Although I loved all the pieces, "Key to My Heart" was the key to my appreciation-- really fantastic design and those are just my colors.

  83. Gorgeous! Love the colors and the vintage feel!

  84. I'm so glad I finally made it to your blog re Bead Soup. All the pieces are wonderful - I couldn't pick a favorite. You and your mother are very talented, and how fun it must be to work together.

  85. gorgeous what you made with the soup mix

  86. You gals did a beautiful job on your creations. You had some wonderful beadsoup to work with and you two made the most of it.


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