Friday, March 29, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal is NOW!

It is that time of year when Lori Anderson of Pretty Things organizes a great big blog party for all of us jewelry artists, designers, bead makers and bead weavers. She matches us all up and then we send a little bead soup which includes a focal, clasp and a few beads. This year there is 3 reveal dates as there are so many that signed up and this really makes it easier for us to visit all the blogs when there are spread out. My partner is Leslie from Twisted Chicken...don't you just love that name. Leslie makes some of the coolest lampwork beads and I got to play and create with some of them. I feel so blessed that she was my partner.

Here is what I started with a bright mix with lots of lampwork and one that is more subdued (which is actually more my style) in purples and greens.

I decided I wanted to make something out of each soup mix and started with the green and purple and especially that round focal lampwork piece. I made the pendant first with a little wire work and then added in a few of the beads that blended well.

I'm loving how the pendant turned out.

The bright lampwork beads I decided to use in a bracelet and wanted something fun and a little funky.

I'm pleased with how both these pieces turned out and can't wait to see what everyone else did with their bead soups that they received from their partners. Be sure to visit my partner Leslie and she what she did with the soup I sent her and then have fun and visit all the other participants.

First and Last Name
Blog URL
Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry

Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain

Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe

Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell

Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman

Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue

Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite

Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora

Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher

Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus

Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver

Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider

Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan

Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro

Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson

Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke

Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks

Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer

Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday


  1. Love the bracelet

  2. It's nice to see how you worke with the raw materials and made it your own. You did a great job on utilizing the beads that weren't in your usual shades as well. LOVELY!

  3. Both pieces are great but I LOVE the necklace. Your wire wrapping is so creative and well done. Great job, Dana!!!

  4. Beautiful! That necklace is gorgeous!

  5. Great jewelry! The purple pendant is amazing. I love how you wrapped it with complimentary beads. The bracelet is perfect for spring.

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

  6. Dana..beautiful designs. Love the focal in the first piece. And the colors on the Lampwork piece are such fun!

  7. Bright, fun, and beautiful designs! Lovely work.

  8. Everything is so beautiful!
    I love them all!

  9. Your Van Gogh necklace totally rocks. I love how you used the wire and beads to play off the swirling motif of the stars.

  10. I absolutely love your necklace: the pendant is gorgeous! The bracelet is so cheerful - singing of spring :)

  11. Great job, Dana. I love that necklace.

  12. Fantastic soup, beautiful pieces!

  13. I love what you did with wire work, amazing!!

  14. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I'm visiting all blogs...
    I love both pieces, bracelet is so funny and springy :)
    ciao dall'Italia

  15. that necklace is just stunning. i love what you did with the wire wrapping and the beads.

  16. I love the necklace. The focal almost looks like a Nautilus shell. Your use of color and copper and silver chain/links makes this earthy looking piece pop.

    Fantastic job!!

  17. Oh my goodness--what an awesome pendant you made for your necklace!! You wire work is so creative and unique--LOVE IT :) And you nailed the 'fun and funky' in your bracelet. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  18. wire wrapped necklace is amazing, congratulations!

  19. I LOVE the wire wrapping on the 1st necklace!! So intricate & beautiful!

  20. You made such an interesting focal! Really clever and beautiful!

  21. Love your wire work on the focal bead and your necklaces/bracelet! I tried to add a chain to the middle of my necklace but it just didn't work for me....yours on the other hand was awesome as usual!

  22. WOW but I love that pendant! It reminds me of a nautilus shell. I'm impressed! VERY!

  23. I'm a little behind . . . but I LOVE the pendant! That turned out great -- may I send you some more? and the bracelet is so cool . . . thanks for making my stuff look so good!

  24. Love your work, it's fantastic!

  25. WOW those are beautiful designs.

  26. So very Beautiful!

  27. Fabulous soup. I love the purple pendant

  28. Beautiful Pieces well done!

  29. Oh, that necklace... Wow, just... wowowowowowowowow

  30. Bright fun colors reminds me of summer. Thanks for sharing!

  31. The bracelet just pops off the page...all that yummy colour!

  32. Anonymous4:27 PM

    Your wirework is amazing - gorgeous!

  33. Love your necklace, it's awesome.

  34. Love what you've created! Stunning!

  35. You should be please, your pieces are gorgeous!

  36. your wire wrapping is amazing :)

  37. Dana - the way you turned that lampwork bead into the pendant was simply inspired (as is all of your wirework) - and I really like the way you mixed the metals on the necklace - turned out fantastic! And the bracelet - it's so cheerful and happy! Great work, my friend!

  38. I love both of your creations - very nice!

  39. Love them both! That pendant is just a stunner!

  40. Wow! I love the pendant! So inspiring! I make lampwork beads and wire work but wouldn't have thought of how you did that! Very cool!


  41. Beautiful creations. Your wireworked pendant is wonderful. I saved a pic of it as inspiration.

  42. Anonymous8:47 PM

    Gorgeous photos and beautiful work!

  43. I love your beautiful wire wrapping of the pendant. And the bright colours, it's like Summertime :-)

  44. I love the bracelet, but that Purple center - AMAZING!! I just love the wirewrap and the way you did the 'curves'!! ~KM

  45. Love how you highlighted that focal with some beautiful wire work!

  46. The focal is amazing. Great designs.

  47. Wow on the focal you made! The necklace turned out gorgeous!

  48. great soup and lovely pieces - your wire wrapping is beautiful =)

  49. I do love bright colors, so that bracelet is wonderful for me. But I truly am amazed at the focal you created for that necklace. It is just stunning! Well done!

  50. Oh wow Dana, are you serious? Loved the bracelet but I am with you I LOVE purple and green! That necklace is remarkable! Such talent, KUDOS!!

  51. I really love both of those! The lampwork beads make the bracelet so fun, and I love how you worked the pendant for the necklace!

  52. the purple focal... spectacular wire wrapping skills. you are so talented! ~diana

  53. Both of your pieces are lovely! I am drawn to the purple and green piece especially.

  54. Your wire wrapping is simply amazing. I love the loops and spirals. Great work!

  55. Great works of art! Love them both!!

  56. Wonderful way you designed the pendant. You should be proud - it is beautiful.

  57. Your work is awesome!

  58. Beautiful wire work on your focal bead. Very pretty designs !

  59. WOW Dana!!! You certainly did an awesome job with your Bead Soup...your pendant is amazing & I love the funky bright bracelet, too.

  60. Love your pendant....lovely wirework. The bracelet is so fun and just right for spring....great colours!

  61. Love your wirework pendant! Great job with your soup!

  62. Beautiful! I love the pendant really stunning and I love how you attached it! Congrats!

  63. Your wirework on that round focal is simply amazing. The bracelet is cute too.

  64. Awesome wirework on that focal!! Beautiful creations! Nice job!

  65. Well, I'm sure you haven't heard this before, but that focal is awesome! I love the way it looks! The bracelet is very nice too! great job!

  66. Both pieces are wonderful. That pendant is a real showstopper!

  67. Your pendant is beautiful. It has almost evolved into a conch shell motif. I love the colors and how they meld together. Your wire work is great. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  68. Anonymous8:56 PM

    That necklace is terrific!! The bracelet is fun, too. :D

  69. "A little wirework" is such an understatement! WOw - just love what you did. Wonderful job.

  70. What more can I say!!!??? Beautiful!!!!!!!

  71. Well done! Love both the pieces!

  72. Beautiful pieces! I just love the wirework on the focal for the necklace.

  73. Love both the necklace and bracelet! Beautiful use of your soup1

  74. Those pieces are beautiful! I'm extremely impressed by the wirework, and how you made two distinctly different but distinctly beautiful pieces. Nicely done! :D

  75. Beautiful pieces! The bracelet is bright and fun and I love the wirework in the necklace.

  76. Oh wow you are brilliantly talented I love your design your necklace is stunning ty for sharing with us all bye for now and happy beading

  77. I love what you madw with your soup! The necklace is stunning, but your bracelet is really fun!

  78. I really like what you made with the wirework - it really transforms the pieces you started with. Very cool.

  79. So very pretty!!! The softer palette is more my comfort zone and it is OUTSTANDING!!! I love the wire wrapping and the color combinations. The bracelet is really pretty too! i like the way you put it together and the colors are wonderful!! Have a Blessed Day!

  80. Anonymous10:14 AM

    I don't blame you for loving how the pendant came out - it's gorgeous!

  81. Gorgeous wire work and the bracelet is so cute.x

  82. Normally I'm absolutely drawn in by bright colors like your bracelet. While it still greatly appeals to me, that necklace with all your amazing wire skills has my eye this time. Fabulous job!

  83. wow beautiful thank you for sharing ib



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