Friday, August 24, 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Party Third and Final Reveal!

I have been lucky enough to be able to participate in the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party! This is the third reveal. My partner in this party is Loretta Carstensen. Loretta sent me a beautiful patriotic bead mix. The mix included blue agate, freshwater pearls, red Chinese crystals, German silver, lapiz chips, seed beads, a beautiful heart clasp, a "love, mind, heart, soul" charm, and a lovely blue and white china focal pendant.

So many beautiful beads! I wanted to create a piece with the patriotic red, white, and blue theme and decided on a memory wire bracelet. This is the first time I have played with memory wire and it was great fun. I used the red Chinese crystals, the red, white, and blue seed beads, German silver beads, and the silver lined triangle seed beads from the mix, adding blue ceramic beads and white faceted crystals. I like the way it turned out and will definitely design more memory wire bracelets.
 My next design started with the white and blue china pendant. I wanted to focus on the beautiful yet simple blue floral design in the pendant. So, I kept to a blue and silver color palette, using silver plated chain. The chain was very shiny and I wanted a softer look, so I wove waxed cotton cord through the chain. It needed some movement and a little more to make it interesting so I added blue ceramic beads on knotted head pins.

A close up of the beautiful pendant, clasp, and the knotted head pins.
Next, I chose the lovely fresh water pearls and the "love, mind, heart, soul" charm. I used rosary chain wire wrapping for the freshwater pearls and added sterling silver circle chain, a second drop with a single freshwater pearl, and a third drop with the charm. I wire wrapped the lobster claw clasp and jump ring to the chain with two tiny seed pearls. It is very delicate and simple.

Finally, I selected a beautiful blue agate nugget and added a tulip Vintaj bead cap and Vintaj chain. I added six gorgeous borosilicate beads from Beingbeads. I really like the nugget peeking out from the bead cap and have similar plans for the other four nuggets. 
Thanks to Lori Anderson for all her hard work organizing and managing this blog hop! It is a wonderful way to expand your designing skills and meet other amazing jewelry designers. Please check out her blog Pretty Things where you can read her excellent blog, see her outstanding designs,  and purchase her book "Bead Soup".

Here are the links to my partner Loretta and all of the other creative participants in the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party Third Reveal:

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

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. Love the detailing in your silver necklace and the deep blue and dark copper of the last one is a winner

  2. Great job, Lisa. I especially love the blue agate pendant that you made. Thanks for being my partner. I am in the process of uploading my blog now. It is 6:40AM here in Utah, so am just getting my eyes open. :)

    1. Thanks Loretta! It was fun working with the beads you sent me. I have a few left over and have palms for all of them. ;)

  3. Some very pretty bead soup here! really like that 3 string necklace - so delicate and feminine!

  4. I love the blue chinese pendant! Gorgeous designs!!!

  5. Great pieces. What a pretty focal. I really like the way you wove the waxed cord through the chain and added the small bead dangles with the knotted head pins. It keeps it very simple and allows you to focus on the focal.

  6. What fun! I'm always so impressed when people complete multiple pieces.

    I especially liked the blue agate with your knotted head pins and the Vintaj tulip cap - very nice effects!

  7. Such lovely creations!! Those Vintaj tulip caps are gorgeous...gotta get me some those! Great job!

  8. Love that china pendant, and you have made some beautiful pieces!

  9. You put together some great stuff. I like the last necklace best. I totally agree on the nugget peeking out of the tulip, love that idea.

  10. Great design! Very nice bead soup too.

  11. Thanks to all for your comments! The Bead Soup Blog Party is such a great way for jewelry makers to share and get feedback. Thanks to Lori Anderson for hosting us all again!

  12. Beautiful pieces...I especially Love the Vintaj bead chain and cap necklace! You did a Soup-er job!

  13. A lovely set of feminine pieces.Love and Hugs Tanya

  14. Lovely pieces! delicate and feminine touch!!

  15. All of your pieces look simple & elegant. You did a wonderful job designing them to showcase the beads. I played with memory wire for the first time a couple of months ago & I also liked it.

  16. i like your soup very much, and you use it in fantastic way!congratulations!

  17. Thats a gorgeous soup and I love what you have come up with :)

  18. Love how you wove the blue cord through the silver chain which was perfect for the pendant, tulip cap for the agate was a great idea, and love the multi strand with the little charm!

  19. All lovely pieces. I especially like the fourth one :)

  20. These are all lovely designs!Love the simple elegance of the last necklace!

  21. What a nice variety of jewelry you made with your soup! All beautiful but I think the 3 drop necklace with the pearls and charm is my favorite--love the simplicity of it.

  22. Love that patriotic color palette. My favorite is the tulip cap necklace, but all are just beautiful. Great job.

  23. Beautiful pieces, love the last necklace with the boro beads !!!

  24. Nice pieces. Love how you used the focal bead.

  25. The colors are so beautiful! Am loving all the necklaces :)

  26. All of your pieces are really beautiful, but the simplicity of your last two pieces (the silver milti-strand necklace and the brass bracelet) are what appeal to me the most. You did a really great job overall! Wonderful work. :)

  27. I love them all but that last piece for some reason speaks to me! You did beautiful work, and I'm glad you tried a new technique with the memory wire. Well done!

  28. Thanks so much to everyone! This is such a great experience!

  29. Beautiful pieces! I love that last necklace, its sort of dark and mysterious.

  30. nice job you did with your soup! my favorite is the last one!

  31. You made some beautiful pieces!! I love the ceramic pendant focal, very pretty! Enjoy your pieces, gv

  32. I love the blue nugget necklace. Simple and elegant!

  33. Lovely pieces - love how you used the cotton cord in the first necklace!!

  34. Stunning pieces, especially love the last one!

  35. Three beautiful necklaces! Hard to choose a favourite between the first and the last one!

  36. I love the focal. The necklace you made with it is so lovely. That blue is a great color. I also love the last necklace with the tulip Vintaj. Such nice pieces.

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  38. Love the beads. The blue colors are really pretty. Really like the tulip Vintaj & the necklace with the woven cord. Very creative.

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