Saturday, August 11, 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Party, 2nd Reveal!

Thank you for stopping by.  Many of you know that the awesome Lori Anderson is the organizer for the Bead Soup Blog Party and this is the 6th event she has hosted.  Thank you Lori, for all your hard work!  This has become such a popular affair that this time around there are 400 participants.  As a result, today is the the second reveal date, of which I am a part.

This is the bead soup I received from my partner Regina Santerre

Please make sure to visit her blog to see what she has created with the bead soup I sent her.

So here is what I made with part of Regina's bead soup:

In this necklace, I used her butterfly (which is magnesite or howlite) as the focal and the rest of the beads are from my stash which include Czech glass, wood beads, solid bronze beads, and metallic bronze leather.

In the second necklace, I used Regina's Red Creek Jasper as the focal, the Green Girl Studios Toggle clasp and the bronze shell beads.  I added from my stash Czech glass, two of my own fine silver rings, sterling silver daisy spacers and solid bronze chain.

These are the beads I had left over and I already have ideas for these.  So I hope to have photos of those pieces soon.

I hope you enjoyed viewing my designs.  Here are the rest of the participants for this 2nd reveal:

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 
Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners
Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 
 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead
Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads
Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae
Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders
Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place
 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 
Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art


  1. Great soup and great designs!I enjoy them!Congratulations!

  2. Love your bead soup! You had a great selection to play with! Look forward to seeing what you do with the focal, it is beautiful! Awesome job! Fun hopping!

  3. I love these designs, the butterfly necklace is so sweet. <3

  4. I really loved that first piece...the butterfly is so adorable! The other pieces were wonderful, too!

  5. You had a really unique soup, good work!

  6. I love what you have done with the beads. Love the variety of beads with the butterfly neckalce and the great design. The second necklace...just lovely! I like how it is symmetrical in the center and asymmetrical on the sides. Very unique touch to your designs. Great work Sandra!

  7. Woow..I love both necklaces.The butterfly is just too cute

  8. I think you definitely created two beautiful pieces from your lovely soup! I like them both for different reasons; that butterfly pendant is gorgeous in the first one as is the color scheme and I love the components of the second :)

    Fabulous job!

    Happy Hopping :)

  9. Wow - love those colors in your soup goodies! You created two gorgeous necklaces! Wonderful creations from those goodies!

  10. Love both the necklaces and that butterfly is most unusual!

  11. your necklaces are so awesome! Great designs.

  12. This reminds me a bit of my soup! You did a wonderful job and I love it all!

  13. Both pieces are beautiful! I'm a sucker for the earthy tones and you packed them in so perfectly!

  14. I love the earthy colours of both your pieces. That butterfly necklace is right up my alley - I would so wear that. I'd love to see what you make with the remaining beads and that gorgeous focal.

  15. I like your necklaces. It seems the beads you have left will take you in a completely different direction.

  16. love both pieces, the way you combine different techniques and shapes

  17. I love your first necklace. It has an antique elegant look to it. Love how you alternate the your stash of Czech glass beads, wood beads and brass beads.

  18. I love all the earth tones. It is making me wish for fall after all the heat and humidity of Florida summer

  19. very nice jewellry!!! I really love the butterfly necklace! Great!

  20. The butterfly necklace is so elegant.

  21. Beautiful and perfect pieces for fall!

  22. I love the red creek jasper necklace! Great composition!

  23. Your creations are just lovely....I love the butterfly piece so much!

  24. Very nice use of all those yummy goodies!

  25. you made two lovely necklaces. I love them both. beautiful work! ~diana

  26. I love your work. So delicate , what you did with the butterfly necklace. Great choice of beads and technique. Lovely. Dita

  27. Sandra, that butterfly is such a great pendant; it is very neutral, but the arrangement of beads, and how you have them "pointing", really brings the butterfly into focus.

    I think your second necklace has a nice balance, too; it's not obvious right away that it is asymmetrical, the effect is quite subtle. A great job designing both. Isn't it fun that you have lots of leftovers for further experimenting?

  28. Love that butterfly focal bead!! Nice job on your bead soup...such lovely creations!

  29. The butterfly necklace is my favorite - wonderful!

  30. Very effective pieces! Can't wait to see what you do with the remaining bits as well; all of it is lovely.

  31. Beautiful necklaces ... I love the details and the butterfly in the first one.

  32. Hi Sandra,
    I love the rustic beauty of your necklaces. The one with the Howlite butterfly is my favorite.

  33. I love your butterfly necklace! You showcased her wonderfully. Great soup.

  34. Love that butterfly necklace. The creamy browns are so beautiful together. Great job.

  35. Great earthy designing of the butterfly.

  36. I really like the earthiness of both of the pieces you created. They're really beautiful.

  37. Really like all the elements you added to the butterfly necklace. Bothe pieces are fabulous.

  38. I really like what you did with your soup, your designs are beautiful!

  39. Great job with your soup. I like both of your pieces.

  40. Fab pieces I luv the designs of both very very creative! Totally rock'd the bead soup!

  41. Sorry I am so late, I have been having computer issues! Amazing creations. I like them all!!!!

  42. Love your two necklaces!

  43. Love the butterfly necklace! I actually have some of those howlite butterflies and you are giving me ideas... :)