Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
Finally, I've been waiting for this for weeks. Lori Anderson over at Pretty Things hosts a couple of Bead Soup swaps each year and they are so much fun. She matches up all the participants and then we send a group of beads, focal and clasp to our partner, make an item or items of jewelry out of what we receive and then we post our results. I got a great treasure trove of beads from my bead soup partner Janea of Organized Chaos and have had a great time putting some pieces together. First here is my soup, lovely blues, pinks and browns with buttons and hand dyed silk.
Now here are the pieces. I've already worn the triple gold chain with the two dangles, bracelet and the pearl earrings so much that they have become my favorite go to pieces. I remade the blue set a couple of times until I found a design I liked and finished this one on Thursday while it was snowing. I have enough of the blue stones and beads left to make a bracelet so that will be next. The metals I used are antique brass and antique copper. The metals were defined when I received the focal piece (on the blue necklace the encased lace) and the clasp (on the bracelet) which were antique brass, thankfully I had a bunch of this antique stuff that I hadn't used yet and this gave me the perfect opportunity. I used very few of my own beads and tried to make simple items that I would wear. I love all the pieces.
Now for a surprise, for all you blog hoppers or just readers of mine, I have a giveaway. I have used a few of the beads I had left from my bead soup and made this just for you. This is an antique brass chain bracelet with light pink glass and pink crystals. I'm not sure what the creamy pink stone is but I love it and added it to the bracelet center and earrings. All you need to do to enter is leave me a comment....that's it. I'll choose a winner on March 5th which will give everyone one week to visit me and comment. Please make sure I have an e-mail address to notify you or can find you through your Google/Blogger profile. Good luck and have fun blog hopping.
Please visit all these wonderful and jewelry designers blogs to see what treasures they received and made. You never know what inspiration you may find.
1. Lori Anderson, http://www.
2. Kitty Durmaj, http://www.
perlesandlife.blogspot.com/"> Perles and Life
3. Michelle Heim, http://www.beadalotta.
blogspot.com/">Life In the Bead Lane
4. Lisa Petrillo, http://lucidmoonstudio.
blogspot.com/">Lucid Moon Studio
5. Anitra Gordy, http://www.
leelucreations.blogspot.com/"> Leelu Creations
6. Paige Maxim, http://www.
pmaximdesigns.blogspot.com/"> Paige Maxim Designs
7. Marianna Boylan, http://www.stargirlshop.
blogspot.com/">Pretty Shiny Things
8. Cheryl Roe, http://www.beadroe.
9. Heidi Post, http://
expostfactojewelry.blogspot. com/">Ex Post Facto
10. Cindy Wimmer, http://www.
sweetbeadstudio.com/">Sweet Bead Studio
11. Terri Gauthier, http://
terrisbloomingideas.blogspot. com/">Blooming Ideas
12. Rachel Walsh, http://balancedcrafts.
13. Marian Hertzog, http://mhertzog-msplace.
14. Mary McGraw, http://mkaymac.blogspot.
15. Sarabeth Burke, http://www.
chroniclesofsarita.blogspot. com/">Chronicles of Sarita
16. Deci Worland, http://gemtrails.
17. Erin Prais-Hintz, http://treasures-found.
18. Laura Zeiner, http://www.
sticklizarddesigns.blogspot. com/">Stick Lizard Designs
19. Kristin Latimer, http://www.
mjmjewelrydesigns.blogspot. com/">MJM Jewelry Designs
20. Cathryn Brooks-Williams, http://chilecats.
21. Holly Westfall, http://
silverrosedesigns.blogspot. com/">Silver Rose Designs
22. Janna Harttgen, http://palimpa-lim.
23. Libby Leuchtman, http://libbyleu.
24. Rebecca Anderson, http://www.songbeads.
25. Deb Hunter, http://www.debhhunter.
blogspot.com/">Living On Air
26. Diana Ptaszynski, http://
vintagebluestudio.typepad.com/ ">Suburban Girl Studio
27. Jennifer VanBenschoten, http://vanbeads.com/">
28. Margot Potter, http://
margotpottertheimpatientcrafte r.blogspot.com/">The Impatient Crafter
29. Cyndi Lavin, http://www.beading-arts.
30. Courtney Breul, http://beadsbybreul.
blogspot.com/">Beads by Breul
31. Stefanie Teufel, http://
stefaniessammelsurium. blogspot.com/">Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32. Patricia Gasparino, http://www.
mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com/ ">My Life Under the Bus
33. Tari Khars, Phttp://www.
pearlandpebble.blogspot.com/"> earl and Pebble
34. Kristi Bowman-Gruel, http://dreamsomedesigns.
blogspot.com/">Kristi Bowman Design
35. Jayne Capps, http://mamasgottodoodle.
blogspot.com/">Mama's Got to Doodle
36. Becky Fairclough, http://
chameleonsdesigns.blogspot. com/">Chameleons Designs
37. Evie and Beth McCord, http://www.
ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot. com/">EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, http://
islandgirlsinsights.blogspot. com/">Islandgirl's Insights
39. Barbara Lewis, http://www.
paintingwithfireartwear. blogspot.com/">Painting With Fire
40. Lorelei Eurto, http://lorelei1141.
blogspot.com/">Inside the Studio
41. Stacy Hartis, http://www.
sissyandjacks.blogspot.com/"> Sissy & Jack's
42. Jennifer Cameron, http://www.
glassaddictions.blogspot.com/" >Glass Addictions
43. Marcie Abney, http://labellajoya.
blogspot.com/">La Bella Joya
44. Johanna Rhodes, http://
firephoenixcreations.blogspot. com/">Fire Phoenix Creations
45. Nan Emmett, http://www.
spiritrattles.blogspot.com/"> Spirit Rattles
46. Melissa Mesara, http://one-earedpig.
blogspot.com/">One Eared Pig div>
47. Amanda Davie, http://blog.amandadavie.
48. Cherin Poovey, http://www.lanyardlady.
49. Virginia Joste, http://vivibijoux.com/">
50. Andrew Thornton, http://andrew-thornton.
blogspot.com/">The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51. Lori Dorrington, http://www.
lorisglassworks.blogspot.com/" >Lori's Glassworks
52. Melanie Brooks, http://earthenwood-
beads.blogspot.com/"> Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53. Kate Gardenghi, http://www.
tropicalblonde.blogspot.com/"> Tropical Blonde
54. Serena Trent, http://pinkicejewels.
blogspot.com/">PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, http://
beadingbymalindekoning. blogspot.com/">Beading by Malin de Koning
56. Shai Williams, http://shaihasramblings.
57. Francy Inman, http://www.
8secondstudio.blogspot.com/">8 Second Studio
58. Amy Freeland, http://copperdiem.
59. Lisa Liddy, http://lisaliddy.
wordpress.com/">Joolz By Lisa
60. Sandi Lee James, http://www.dobedobeaddo.
blogspot.com/">Do Be Do Bead Do
61. Mary Harding, http://www.
maryhardingjewelrybeadblog. blogspot.com/">Mary Harding Bead Blog
62. Stacey Curry, http://www.
starhitchedwagon.blogspot.com/ ">Star Hitched Wagon
63. Leslie Gidden, http://www.
madmaggiedesigns.blogspot.com/ ">Mad Maggie Designs
64. Elisabeth Auld, http://www.
beadsforbusygals.com/">Beads For Busy Gals
65. Niky Sayers, http://silverniknats.
blogspot.com/">Silver Nik Nats
66. Linda Djokic, http://lutkaandco.com/">
Lutka and Co.
67. Tracy Bell, Copper, http://www.
copperglassandrecycledtrash. blogspot.com/">Glass, and Recycled Trash
68. Laurel Steven, http://laurelsteven.
69. Ingrid McCue, http://wrappedinsilver.
wordpress.com/">Wrapped In Silver
70. Birgitta Lejonklou, http://lejonklou.
blogspot.com/">Create With Spirit
71. Diana Hawkey, http://dianehawkey.
72. Norma Turvey, http://www.
moonlitfantaseas.blogspot.com/ ">Moonlit Fantaseas
73. Jeanette Ryan, http://jeanetteblix.com/
74. Jackie Ryan, http://silverlodge-gems.
blogspot.com/">Silver Lodge Gems
75. Jean Yates, http://
prettykittydogmoonjewelry. blogspot.com/">Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done!
76. Debbie Goering, http://greenleafpowered.
com/blog/">Prairie Emporium div>
77. Valerie Norton, http://www.hot-fused-
78. Jana Trupovniece, http://helmitarha.
blogspot.com/">Stories of the Secret Garden < /div>
79. Amy Severino, http://amybeads.
80. Emma Thomas, http://www.
fredbeansnook.com/">Fred Beans Nook
81. Karen Zanco, http://www.
everydaygypsy.blogspot.com/"> Everyday Gypsy
82. Suzann Sladcik Wilson, http://www.
83. Janet McDonald, http://janet-
singingwoods.blogspot.com/"> Singing Woods
84. Dana James, http://
danasjewelrydesign.blogspot. com/" Dana's Jewelry Designs - you are here
85. Kristina Johansson, http://
wildrosesandblackberries. blogspot.com/">Wild Roses and Blackberries
86. CJ Bauschka, http://www.cjbauschka.
87. Angela Barribea, http://re-angelarae.
blogspot.com/">Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, http://www.studiomarcy.
89. Tanya Floyd, http://glassmigrations.
90. Lisa Kavanaugh, http://beadingbliss.
91. Sue Hodgkinson, http://
hellogorgeousdesign.blogspot. com/">Hello Gorgeous div>
92. Jenni Connolly, http://jennibead.
93. Nally Parfyonova, http://www.nallyblue.
blogspot.com/">Nally's Creations div>
94. Karyn White, http://
releasesbyrufydoof.blogspot. com/">Releases By Rufydoof span>
95. Emanda Johnson, http://www.
artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/" >Artemisia Studio
96. Sandy Richardson, http://www.
sandyscoloringbox.blogspot. com/">Sandy's Coloring Box
97. Cindy Dolezal, http://www.
cindydolezaldesigns.blogspot. com/">Cindy Dolezal Designs
98. Stacie Stamper, http://www.parkavenue-
99. Mallory Hoffman, http://rosebud101-
fortheloveofbeads.blogspot. com/">For the Love of Beads
100. Linda Landig, http://www.
lindasbeadblog.com/">Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
101. Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, http://www.nvalentine.
blogspot.com/">N. Valentine Studio
102. Jacinta Meyers, http://jamberrysong.
blogspot.com/">Jamberrysong's Creations div>
103. Charlene Gary, http://www.
graygirlstudios.blogspot.com/" >Gray Girl Studios
104. Rubiee Hayes, http://www.rubiee.com/
blog/">Glitter and Keys Galore
105. Marge Beebe, http://www.
rockcreekcreations.blogspot. com/">Rock Creek Creations
106. Elizabeth Freeman, http://
turquoiseskytoday.blogspot. com/">Turquoise Sky
107. Shelby Foxwell, http://
sundownbeaddesigns.blogspot. com/">Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108. Lynda Moseley, http://www.scdiva.
109. Grace Danel, http://gracebeading.
110. Lois Moon, http://www.loismoon.
blogspot.com/">Que Onda Quitman
111. Agnes Shapiro, http://www.beaderbubbe.
112. Terry Carter, http://tappingflamingo.
blogspot.com/">Tapping Flamingo div>
113. Judy Glende, http://judithbdesigns.
blogspot.com/">Judith B. Designs
114. Mary Ellen Parker, http://beetreebyme.
blogspot.com/">Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, http://secondsurf.
116. Charlene Sevier, http://thebeaddreamer.
com/blog/">The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, http://www.
alicesbeadsandbaubles. blogspot.com/">Alice's Beads and Baubles
118. Cory Celaya, http://art-with-moxie.
blogspot.com/">Art With Moxie
119. Ronda Adams, http://theravishedheart.
blogspot.com/">The Ravished Heart
120. Sandi Volpe, http://www.
sandivolpedesigns.com/">Sandi Volpe Designs
121. Anna Lear, http://thelaughingraven.
blogspot.com/">The Laughing Raven
122. Susie Hibdon, http://
vintagesusieandwings.blogspot. com/">Vintagesusie & Wings div>
123. Amanda Austin, http://www.
seashoreglassgirl.com/">Sea Shore Glass
124. Jennifer Velasquez, http://jenjuddrocks.
blogspot.com/">Jen Judd Rocks
125. Hazel Ward, http://www.
allthosethingsandtheotherstoo. blogspot.com/">All Those Things
126. Brenda Salzano, http://
artistbrendasalzano.blogspot. com/">Salzanos span>
127. Dee Gordon, http://www.
runakodesigns.blogspot.com/"> Runako Designs by Dee
128. Anna Denisova, http://anita-m.
129. Margaret Saari, http://magsinhelmet.
130. Genea Crivello-Knable, http://www.geneabeads.
131. Penny Neville, http://
copperpennydesigns.blogspot. com/">Copper Penny
132. Angela Blasingame, http://www.
133. Helena Fritz, http://beadworkbyh.
wordpress.com/">Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, http://www.stringaholic.
blogspot.com/">Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, http://www.
pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com/"> PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, http://www.rosa-josies.
blogspot.com/">Rosa & Josies < /div>
137. Maryse Thillens, http://glassbeadart.
blogspot.com/">Glass Bead Art
138. Jennifer Pride, http://jewelry-by-jp.
blogspot.com/">Jewelry by J.P.
139. Shannon Chomanczuk, http://www.
formysweetdaughter.blogspot. com/">For My Sweet Daughter
140. Lisa Godfrey, http://www.
beadhappytoday.blogspot.com/"> Bead Happy
141. Heather Pyle, http://www.aquariart-
chocoholic.blogspot.com/"> Welcome to My Muse
142. Regina Santerre, http://reginaswritings.
143. Liz DeLuca, http://www.
creativeartyfacts.blogspot. com/">Creative Arty Facts
144. Sig Wynne-Evans, http://beadedbear.
blogspot.com/">Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145. Loretta Carstensen, http://www.
designsbyloretta.blogspot.com/ ">Loretta's Boutique
146. Raida Disbrow, http://www.havanabeads.
147. Amber Dawn, http://www.
inventivesoul.blogspot.com/"> Inventive Soul
148. Shelly Graves, http://
danceuponthestars.blogspot. com/">Stars Dance With Me div>
149. Jess Italia Lincoln, http://vintaj.com/
150. JJ Jacobs, http://www.
comingabstractions.blogspot. com/">Coming Abstractions
151. Carrie Tahquechi, http://www.carriet.com/"
152. Staci Smith, http://www.stacilouise.
blogspot.com/">Staci Louise Originals
153. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, http://cichy-kacik.
154. Ema Kilroy, http://www.emakaye.
blogspot.com/">Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, http://porannagazeta.
156. Nicole Keller, http://www.nickisreef.
157. Ann Rishell, http://mycriticaleye.
squarespace.com/">My Critical Eye
158. Noemi Baena, http://
creacionesnoemibaena.blogspot. com/">Fire, Metal, and Color
159. Christa Murphy, http://
adventuresofwonebeadywoman. blogspot.com/2010/04/use-muse- iv.html">Adventures of One Beady Woman
160. Barbara Blaszczyk, http://floraservice.
161. Collette Collins, http://fireflymyst.
162. Carola Greiser, http://polymerclayshed.
blogspot.com/">Polymer Clay Shed
163. Joanna Kopijczuk, http://filcowe.blogspot.
com/">Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, http://www.
summersstudio.blogspot.com/"> Summers Studio
165. Cassandra Watsham, http://
designbycassandra.blogspot. com/">Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, http://www.
167. Shea Zukowski, http://gr8findings.
168. Susan Kennedy, http://www.suebeads.
169. Lisa Boucher, http://
lisasclayhappenings.blogspot. com/">Lisa's Clay Happenings
170. Hope Smitherman, http://craftyhope.
171. Alison Crenshaw, http://www.
beadsbyearthtones.blogspot. com/">Beads by Earth Tones
172. Dorcas Midkiff, http://
wondrousstrangedesigns. blogspot.com/">Wondrous Strange Designs
173. Melissa Rediger, http://mjrbeads.
blogspot.com/">Sea of Glass
174. Marina Dobrynina, http://savonfeutre.
blogspot.com/">Savon Feutre < /div>
175. Julie Nordine, http://
creditriverartglass.blogspot. com/">Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass
176. Menka Gupta, http://menkag.blogspot.
177. Patsy Evins, http://www.
patsyevinsstudio.com/blog/"> Patsy Evins Studio
178. Cherrie Fick, http://www.
designsinthelight.com/">En La Lumie're
179. Suzette Bentley, http://elliesbijoux.
180. Molly Alexander, http://www.
beautifullybrokenme.blogspot. com/">Beautifully Broken Me
181. Lyn Foley, http://www.lynfoley.com/
">Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, http://newbiebeader.
blogspot.com/">The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, http://nataliesperlen.
blogspot.com/">Natalie S Perlen
184. Kim Hutchinson, http://runningonink.
wordpress.com/">Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, http://www.
wideeyedsmilin.blogspot.com/"> Wide Eyed Smilin
186. Grace Caputo, http://
suddenlylastsummer.blogspot. com/">Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, http://skyejewels.
188. Erin Siegel, http://www.
erinsiegeljewelry.blogspot. com/">Erin Siegel Jewelry
189. Janea McDonald, http://
nayasorganizedchaos.blogspot. com/">Organized Chaos
190. Kristi Evenson, http://www.
coliebugandcompany.blogspot. com/">Colie Bug & Co.
191. Linda Inhelder, http://musthavesjewelry.
blogspot.com/">Must Haves Jewelry
192. Hilary Frye, http://fryestyle.
193. Whitney Lassini, http://www.
whitneylassini.com/blog/"> Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, http://therabbitmuse.
blogspot.com/">The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, http://bluebetween.
blogspot.com/">The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, http://vintagesweets.
197. Ruthie Stickney, http://www.
roseworksjewelry.blogspot.com/ ">Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198. Rose Noble, http://ladynobledesign.
com/">Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, http://baublicious.
200. Claire Maunsell, http://stillpointworks.
blogspot.com/">The Next Bend
201. Christine Damm, http://storiestheytell.
blogspot.com/">Stories They Tell
202. Kerry Bogert, http://kabsconcepts.
blogspot.com/">Kab's Creative Concepts
203. Wendy Blum, http://lampworkjewelry.
blogspot.com/">Sand & Sea Designs
204. Juli Cannon, http://julsbeads.
205. Jenny Robledo, http://ladonaboutique.
blogspot.com/">La Dona Boutique
206. Krista French, http://
frenchelegantjewelry.blogspot. com/">French Elegant Jewelry
207. Pam Krinski, http://www.ewabeads.com/
208. Melissa Meman, http://melissameman.
blogspot.com/">Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209. Dana Jones, http://
danasjewelryandetc.blogspot. com/">Dana's Jewelry
210. Shirley Moore, http://beadsandbread.
blogspot.com/">Beads and Bread