Friday, August 24, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal! Woo Hoo!

Yay! It's time for the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party reveal!! I don't mind admitting I was some nervous.  As a reminder, here's what my partner sent me:
Remember this lovely, huge rose?
 I was SO nervous about using this rose.  It was less the yellow (even tho' I don't use much yellow, normally) as much as how could I do this rose justice?

Summer Rose
 I chose to add holes so I could dangle a gorgeous dragonfly a dear friend had given me below the rose.  It just seemed to be what was called for.  Then, I had these glass beads that look like millefiore beads and I felt they echoed the rose. Then I used the long blue beads to tie it all together with earth and sky since I felt the lovely magnet clasp echoed the stars at night. 

View of it hanging long
One of my models to show it off

Summer Time Blues
Buttercup Drops

Double Flower

Summer Time Yellows

Summer Breeze
 Yes, I went a little crazy making earrings but my partner sent me so many lovely beads I just went nuts on the earrings. (and Summer!)
Hide-A-Key Lanyard
as a necklace
 As I said, there were so many beads from my partner I decided to use some in another challenge.  Using the cone above the dangle in a unique way. (read about it here)

Hide-A-Key Lanyard as a
name badge

Summer Fire Earrings
(used the little flower beads my
partner sent as accents)

Summer Rose earrings that go with
the Summer Rose necklace.

So! There's all the things I had fun making from my partner's lovely Soup Mix!  Please go have a peek at what others in this 3rd, and final, Reveal did with their mixes.

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 (You Are Here)
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
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


  1. Beautifully festive! Way to go!

  2. Lots of great pieces and earrings. The way you used the cone is very unique and nice. The necklace turned out wonderful. I like the dragonfly hanging from the rose. And the millifiori beads just really draw everything together.

  3. I love what you did with the yellow rose. It's a stunning piece and it's great to see it modeled!

  4. Stunning necklace and very sweet earrings.

  5. I love what you did with the yellow flower. Very clever way to use it.

  6. I don't care for yellow at all but your necklace rocks! Great job.

  7. Lovely pieces, so much fun! Honestly I would not know what do with yellow beads, I've never used yellow I think, what you created is just so pretty!

  8. So creative to drill the holes and hang the dragonfly from the rose - the necklace is beautiful. You did a great job pulling in some other colors to complement the rose. And I love the summertime blues earrings!

  9. That necklace looks so nice on you! And I really like all the earrings you created, especially that first pair. Well done!

  10. Such lovely creations!! Nice job! Yellow is always difficult for me in a design...always have to add something to it. Yours is beautiful especially with the dragonfly underneath it!

  11. Your blog header made me smile.....Lovely pieces, interesting combinations...

  12. Everything you made is fabulous, even that rose necklace you were worried about (which is lovely, by the way) Your earrings and that last neckace are all wonderful!

  13. Wow! That rose would have been a challenge for me too, but such a lovely necklace! Great work!

  14. I really love the rose necklace!
    ciao dall'Italia

  15. Ohh wow!! Amazing pieces!!!! I love everyone of them!!

  16. I see a common theme in these comments, Pam. Yellow is one of those colours most of us fear a bit, perhaps worrying it will completely dominate any design. You have done a fabulous job of taming it! I am curious about the little square beads (best seen in the last picture). Are they acrylic? Resin? They look awesome and do wonders in "quieting" the brighter components, don't they?,

  17. Pam, I meant to ask if your partner was Rachel from Rockabead... that is one of the blogs that hasn't posted their BSBP yet.

  18. i love flower designs, summer rose is fantastic!!!

  19. You don't have to fear yellow ever again!!! Fantastic designs. Love them all!

  20. Great job using so much of your soup. Your pieces look summery & fun. I don't use yellow much, but you sure made it pop.

  21. Yellow always bothered me before.No longer.You have helped cure and Hugs Tanya

  22. You made so made beautiful pieces with your soup! Great job!

  23. Great job with your focal and so many pretty earrings, love the last necklace!!

  24. OMG! That yellow rose looks awesome on you! You are stunning :-)

  25. Goodness, you did make a lot oof pretty things! I especially like the Double Flower earrings ~ so cute! Lovely :)

  26. Love all the earrings but that first necklace with the yellow rose is to die for!! The dragonfly is a perfect addition and it spectacular on!

  27. Love your yellow rose necklace. It is so bright and summery. Really nice earrings too. Great job!

  28. Your Summer Rose design is absolutely fantastic. Love it!

  29. I love them all but let me tell you, the Buttercup earrings are so darling -- they look like they're blooming!

    Excellent job and lovely models! Thanks for playing!

  30. I love what you did with the yellow rose! You accented it perfectly and the length is really fun. Great job on all the earrings too!

  31. i see you're an earring lover :-)
    that necklace with the yellow flower pop!
    well done!

  32. Love love love everything, especially the yellow necklace and the earrings. Great job!

  33. Enjoyed seeing your pretty work, nicely done!

  34. So many lovely pieces!! Love your Summer Breeze earrings!

  35. Very pretty summery pieces! Love the necklace and all the earrings!