Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party!

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:

~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not. You may recall my partner was Margot Potter; click this link to see the blog post I wrote of what she sent me!

Here's what I made!Dangly earrings!

Come see what the rest of us made!

1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life
3. Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane
4. Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5. Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6. Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7. Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8. Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9. Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10. Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11. Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12. Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13. Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14. Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15. Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16. Deci Worland, Gem Trails
17. Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18. Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19. Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20. Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21. Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22. Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim
23. Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24. Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25. Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26. Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27. Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads
28. Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29. Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30. Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31. Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32. Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33. Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34. Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35. Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36. Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37. Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39. Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40. Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41. Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42. Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43. Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya
44. Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45. Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles
46. Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig
47. Amanda Davie, Articulations
48. Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49. Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

50. Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51. Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52. Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53. Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54. Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56. Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57. Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio
58. Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59. Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

60. Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do
61. Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog
62. Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63. Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64. Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65. Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66. Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67. Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68. Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69. Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

70. Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71. Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72. Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73. Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74. Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76. Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium
77. Valerie Norton, Hot Art
78. Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden
79. Amy Severino, Amy Beads

80. Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81. Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82. Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83. Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84. Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85. Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86. CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87. Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89. Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

90. Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91. Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous
92. Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead
93. Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations
94. Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio
96. Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97. Cindy Dolezal, Cindy Dolezal Designs
98. Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

101. Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102. Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations
103. Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104. Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105. Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106. Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107. Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108. Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109. Grace Danel, Grace Beading
110. Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111. Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe
112. Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
113. Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114. Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116. Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
118. Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
119. Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart
120. Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings
123. Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass
124. Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks
125. Hazel Ward, All Those Things
126. Brenda Salzano, Salzanos
127. Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee
128. Anna Denisova, Anita-M
129. Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry

130. Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads
131. Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132. Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies
137. Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138. Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139. Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

140. Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141. Heather Pyle, Welcome to My Muse
142. Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143. Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144. Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145. Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146. Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
147. Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
148. Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me
149. Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog

150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151. Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152. Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area
154. Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156. Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157. Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158. Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman

160. Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161. Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162. Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163. Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio
165. Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167. Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
YOU ARE HERE! 168. Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169. Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings

170. Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171. Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172. Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs
173. Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass
174. Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
176. Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178. Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179. Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180. Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181. Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry
189. Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190. Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191. Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197. Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198. Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200. Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201. Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202. Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203. Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204. Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205. Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206. Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207. Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208. Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209. Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210. Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011. Don't miss it!

(See Lori Anderson's blog at


Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Fantastic colors !!I do LOVE this necklace you created <3<3<3

Round Rabbit said...

Great job, Sue!! I think you did Margo proud!

Margot Potter said...

Simply STUNNING! I love what you did here! I'm so sorry I can't read directions, I didn't send a clasp...doh. Thanks so much for playing with me!


stacilouise said...

OOooo....the colors are really pretty together!!! I like it!!

Jen V. said...

Bright and pretty! I think the length really makes the most of those big beads. Hope all's well in chilly PA!

maryharding said...

Beautiful necklace Sue!! Love the colors of the beads with the copper wire and the wonderful flow of it all together.

SummersStudio said...

Nice! These are great classic pieces that you could wear forwever.

Patsy Evins said...

Love the colors and warm earthy feel to this jewelry! Absolutely love the turquoise stones! Great creating!

maneki said...

Very pretty necklace, like the two strands. A challenge well done!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love the colors and a great design.

Cathryn said...

After the winter most of us have had, these summery colors are perfect! I really like how you blended the textures to remind me of cool summer water by the lake or in a stream fishing! :)

Judy said...

I love a two strand necklace and the colors here are just lovely!

Jane said...

I love these earrings, they remind me of little sunsets!!

Islandgirl said...

Really interesting colours! I like what you made!

Anonymous said...

Neat pattern you've made with those earrings. I love them!

LeeLu Creations said...

I just love turquoise and brown together. Awesome!

Deb said...

Gorgeous, I love what you made with your bead soup!


Marian Hertzog said...

Very nice! Love the earrings to go with it! Pretty!

Jennifer Cameron said...

You did a fabulous job with your soup! Everything looks so tasty ;o)

Genea said...

sooo pretty! You did a wonderful job. I love the orange and blue together :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful colors! The earrings are so sweet!

Spirited Earth said...

gorgeous , love the colors

Kristen said...

Love what you did with those beads. The colors are great together. Nice job!

Dana said...

#209 the did a great job...

Pretty Things said...

I've never seen a focal like that before (the cut, press, etc). I LOVE the copper daisies. I bought a ton of those at a show and am so sad I'm out. Next Bead and Button, I'm all over that.

You did a great job!

(PS, feel better soon!)

Tara P. said...

Love the necklace, but REALLY love the earrings! Gorgeous!

Lisa Godfrey said...

I love this color combination and your necklace is so gorgeous! It looks like something you would see in a high end boutique. Beautiful!

Beadroe said...

Very nice composition. Love the earrings.

Marie Cramp said...

Sue these are great pieces!! Love the rich warm colous of the beads you got :)

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

I really like what you did with your mix! Fantastic wire work that really brought it all together. Lovely work!

Dee said...

love that soup and love what you did with it...such a unique blend of colors in those beads...wonderful job!

Stacey said...

Like those brass links and the colors! Fabulous!

Paige said...

Beautiful pieces!

EmandaJ said...

Hi Suzy, Margot sent you a treasure trove, but you pulled it off perfectly! Turquoise and that warm orange together -- gorgeous.
Isn't the swop hop fun?


sundownbeaddesigns said...

Great color combo! Great job Sue!

Beadbug said...

Very nice I love the colors.

Barbara Lewis said...

Really cool, Sue!

Everyday Gypsy said...

I have to agree the colors are eyecatching. You did a wonderful job with your pieces.

Libby Leuchtman said...

You really got a nice Bead Soup. I like the the colors and components.
Really pretty.

Prairie Emporium said...

Beautiful!!! I love what you did with the soup.

artybecca said...

great job Sue! That is a fantastic necklace and love the "bonus" earrings!

Marianna said...

That is beautiful!!!

Holly said...

Sue, gorgeous necklace and earrings!

Sig Wynne-Evans said...

A STUNNING necklace!!


Wendy said...

Very pretty designs with wonderful colors and textures! :)

stregata said...

Wonderful pieces, Sue!

Cyndi L said...

Wow! Margot has a eye for color, and so do YOU :-)

Deci said...

How'd you do those links. Astounding.

Kristen said...

Love Love Love your ingredients! I think those jumpring flowers are the Bomb! Great Job!!!!

Francy said...

such beautiful designs! I love, love, love, those metal ring flowers. What could be more perfect design than those ear rings?

one-eared pig said...


Lori's Glassworks said...

Wow! Your work is gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

steufel said...

Great job!

Helmitarha said...

What a stunning necklace! I looove the color combination! Beautiful job! ;)

Boot ~C said...

so beautiful

Anna Lear said...

I love this set so much!! The colors are yummy and you did a great job of making the necklace and earrings complementary without being totally "matchy-matchy." Great work!!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I really love the colors and the design of your pieces!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I really love the colors and the design!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Beautiful, very sofisticated and I would love to wear this!

CraftyHope said...

VERY, VERY cool!! You really made the components Margot sent you shine! I wouldn't have imagined you doing anything less!

Marcie A. said...

Am I the only one who thinks the focal looks like a beehive? Maybe not, but I'm just sayin' if you ever have the chance to visit a bee farm (is that right?) I would choose another necklace from your stash to wear. (Maybe something smoky gray) Beautiful piece by the way and you really did the colors justice! ;)

jamberry_song said...

Oh! Breathtakingly gorgeous! Your beads are to DIE for, and what you did with them... *faint* So lovely... I'm loving the copper with the beautiful glass beads, such a perfect combination. This is like capturing the sun on the ocean, just before it slips under the horizon, and then stretching it out into a string to clasp around the neck. So natural, so beautiful... I'm in love! <3 Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

Terri said...

This is so pleasing to the eye... and so wonderfully crafted!! It's a show stopper!!!

Jenni C said...

Those are stunning, love the earrings with all the rings and the colors are justt fabulous in the necklace, a very elegant polished piece.

hello gorgeous said...

hey gorgeous, I love these pieces....they look so warming and yummy! fab design :o)

it's been so much fun...roll on August!!


hello gorgeous xxx

Rebecca said...

You really rose to this challenge! I would have struggled with these colours but you have really made them work. Beautiful!

Courtney said...

Absolutely beautiful! Very yummy.

Shirley said...

I so want this neclace! It reminds me of Tang. The colors are just luscious together. What a talented lady you are!

I LOVE color! said...

Your necklace is just stunning. Your soup mix is yummy Be Blessed

Sally Anderson said...

I love what you made! They're just lovely. And the colors, which aren't usually my colors, are simply to die for! Great job!

Salzanos said...

One of my favs in all I have seen so far!! The colors and design go very well for a earthy elegance!

Deb said...

Still making my way through all the bead soup, I love your necklace, really lovely colours.

Deb x

Kate said...

Lovely colors! These pieces look good enough to eat!

Creative Arty Facts said...

Sue, I really love the way you've used the colours in your piece - really nice!

Lisa said...

what very very cool colors! love the results...

CAG- Crafts said...

Love it, the colors are great!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Great Set! Love the ingredients in your soup!

fireflymyst said...

Very nice work! I love the 2 strand necklace and the awesome color theme!

I love the style design of the earrings:)

Raida said...

I love your necklace/earring set, beautiful colors and design!

Regina said...

Love the color combinations in your necklace, really stunning. I am intrigued by the half/half two color beads, what are they? they are beautiful. Gret design.

Andrew Thornton said...

Really lovely! You created one heck of a piece! Good job! I really love how you've made quite an elegant piece!

Stacie said...

I love copper and those beads work perfectly with it!

Janet said...

Beautiful rich tones on your Necklace! Really nice!

Cindy said...

Sue, what a beautiful, vibrant necklace!! You did amazing work with your Bead Soup....this one is a keeper! :-)

Hazel Ward said...

Fabulous - I love your use of colours in both designs, and the beads look mouthwatering (like candy!)

Hazel Ward said...

Fabulous - I love your use of colours in both designs, and the beads look mouthwatering (like candy!)

Janea aka Naya said...

Love your design and the beautiful sunset beads/colors you used. Very lushious.

Michelle said...

What a lovely sunset looking piece. It's so summery!
Bead Happy!

vintagesusie & wings said...

Fabulous BEAD SOUP Friend!!! I love what you designed with all your components... Beautiful work!Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

Penny said...

Gorgeous design really love your bead soup colors.

Loretta said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend.

Your design is beautiful. I love the colors.

BluMoon said...

MMMM I really love the colour, and its such a great necklace.

GraceC said...

Those colors are great together and the scale is just right. Really pretty. I hope your surgery went well and you'll soon be fully recovered.

Julianna Cannon said...

Love those colors~ Gorgeous necklace and earrings!

Anonymous said...

Sue, you did such a beautiful job with your necklace! It's sooo pretty!
Love the earrings too!

Shaiha said...

Wow! I love those colors together! Utterly gorgeous

Fire Phoenix said...

Great colour combination - very summery!

Beth Bricker said...

These colors together just POP. When I first saw these pieces I thought of caramel.They are beautiful I love these.

Valerie said...

What a beautiful necklace. I love the design and the colors! Also, thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. So nice of you!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Ohhh my gosh those beads are to die for. I love what you have created....I'd wear it in a heartbeat. Well done!


French Elegant Jewelry said...

Love your creations and those flower connectors are really cool.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love the colors that were used in the earrings and necklace - stunning!

Christine Damm said...

Those copper connector thingys are amazing and you sure did an amazing job of working them into the design! Great colors!

Malin de Koning said...

Ooooohhhhhh Sue, that looks so great! Something about the colours and the copper that is so appealing, and they way you put it together, both earrings and necklace are beautiful.

Noemi said...

Hi Sue,
What wonderful beads you make! I am so glad I have found your blog.

I've read that you have also gone into surgery, I hope you recover soon and well.

I would also like to thank you for your lovely comment. It has really meant a lot as I am going through a tough time.

I have written a thank you post on my blog and it would be lovely if you could read it if you find the time.

A big hug your way.

chocoholic said...

Hi Sue, Your piece is really beautiful. I love those colors and probably never would have chosen them myself. I am really enthralled by the rainbowy striped glass beads. Do you know where they are from?
Your soup is extra delicious and I am glad I made it to your blog today. Very inspiring.

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