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7th Bead Soup Reveal!

It's the 7th Bead Soup Reveal day today, hosted by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things!  I have to say, she's pretty awesome to keep doing this, all by herself, with her health issues right now!  Thanks Lori! 

 My partner was Krista Quantrill, of Cornucopia of Crafts - she resides in Canada and is a newbie this year to the Bead Soup swap.  Above is a photo of what she sent me.
 I toyed with the idea of making a three-strand bracelet, but in the end, I decided to make a necklace with a "rosary chain" type design.  I just looked at Lori's soup from the second reveal, and I really like her idea of using jump rings to connect instead of the loops, so I may go back and do that.  But I am pretty pleased with the necklace as it is, too.  It is going to be for my daughter!

 Then I made a pair of earrings; I really loved those copper patinaed beads and had to use them for something!  I think the earrings turned out pretty cute!

Here's what I sent Krista - I'm looking forward to seeing what she made!  You can visit Lori's blog for a list of everyone else who played along!
Agi Kiss
Amanda Tibbetts
Ana Cravidao
Andra Marasteanu
Angela Perkins
Anja Schultz
Ann Sherwood
Anna Nordeman
Annita Wilson
Arlene Dean
Astrid Boyce
Barb Fernald
Betty James
Bonnie Coursolle
Brandy Thomason
Brenda Sigafoos
Carmen Lau
Carol Wilson
Caroline Dewison
Catharine Temaluru
Catherine Turrell
Cherrie Warzocha
Christa Murphy
Christina Hickman
Christine Hansen
Cindy Cima
Colleen Vinthagen
Dagmar Liebisch
Danielle Kelley
Dee Elgie
Denise Milward
Diah Anggreni
Diane Valasek
Dita Basu
Donetta Farrington
Doris Stumpf
Elizabeth Bunn
Elizabeth Drake
Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Stolarczyk
Ema Kilroy
Erin Kenny
Francesca Watson
Gen Smith
Ginger Davis
Heather Otto
Jackie Locantore
Jane Pranata Lim
Jennifer Davis
Jennifer Tough
Jenny Vidberg
Jessica KlaarenHttp://
Joanna Matuszczyk
Judith Johnston
June Butt
Karen Mitchell
Kari Asbury
Karin von
Karla Morgan
Kathrin Lembke
Kathy Stemke
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic
Katy Heider
Kay Thomerson
Keren Panthaki
Kimberly Idalski
Kirsi Loponen
Klaudia Tóth
Krista Quantrill
Kristina Hahn
Laney Mead
Lara Lutrick
Lena Adams
Linda Kropp
Linda Newnham
Lisa Boucher
Lora Bright
Lorelle McIntyre
Lori Finney
Lucie Bouvier
Malin de Koning
Marina Dobrynina
Marina Kosovic
Marion Simmons
Marita Suominen
Marjolein Trewavas
Mary K McGraw
Maybeline Tay
Menka Gupta
Merja Sundström
Merja Syrjämäki
Michelle Buettner
Michelle Wigginton
Miranda Ackerely

Mowse Doyle
Mrs M
Natalie Davidson
Natalie Moten
Nikki Banham-Hall
Noemi Baena
Norma Turvey
Pam DeBoer
Patti Pruhs
Penny Houghton
Regina Santerre
Regina Wood
Rosanagh Watson

Rose Johnson
Rossana De Gaspari
Sam Waghorn
Sandi James
Sandra McGriff
Sandra Wollberg
Sandra Young
Shai Williams
Sierra Barrett
Silke Gröber
Siobhán Keogh
Stefanie Teufel
Sue Hamel
Sue Rennie
Susan McClelland
Susanna Lehto
Susie Hibdon
Suzann Sladcik
Tara Plote
Terri G.
Terry Carter
Terry Matuszyk
Theresa Frank
Tina Bosh

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Audrey Allen
Cindy Wimmer Muse
Cynthia O'Toole
Deb Floros
Debbie Jensen
Erin Honeycutt
Kaushambi Shah
Lisa Lloyd Harrison
Mary Jane Tanner
Valerie Tilghman


Kaybree said…
It turned out lovely! I'm sure your daughter will enjoy wearing it. Thanks Sue, I had a great time being partnered with you! :)
Pepita said…
The necklace and the earrings are lovely. I bet your daughter will wear them proudly!
Love the look! Great work on both pieces. You made Krista's soup sing!
Nan Smith said…
I love your necklace and earrings. Nice combination of the blue with copper.Great use of soup!
adlinah said…
The necklace turned out great - love the colours and the rosary-type chain goes perfectly with the focal - and yes, those earrings are super cute! Loved the soup you sent your partner too and am looking forward to seeing what she does with it.
Barb Fernald said…
That rosary design chain works so well with those beads. The necklace came out great!! The patinaed copper beads on the earrings are perfect. They show of well there. Your daughter will love this set!
Cheri said…
I love what you created with your soup... and I love what you sent your partner. Did you talk about sending the blue color palette? :)
Cheri said…
I love what you created and the soup you sent your partner! I love the blue color palette, was that planned? :)

Shyme said…
Beautiful pieces!!
Kathy Lindemer said…
You pieces are very pretty and well done!
I do like the rosary chain design for these elements. Simple and doesn't compete with the beautiful colors of the beads.
balanced. said…
what a lovely soup! and love what you did with it!
vintagesusie said…
I Love the color way of your soup...right up my alley! Fantastic job & all your pieces are lovely!!!
Shaiha said…
Want to adopt me? I just love the necklace.
Karen Mitchell said…
Lovely necklace, I'm sure your daughter will love wearing it!
kathy stemke said…
Very pretty jewelry.
Cindy Cima said…
Lovely necklace and earrings!
PiPa said…
A beautiful set for a beautiful soup!
I love your set, perfect for summer.
ciao dall' Italia
Kepi said…
Beautiful set, the colors are awesome.
Maneki said…
Very pretty jewellery! Really nice colour combos and the bead chain really compliments the pendant. Well done!
steufel said…
Great necklace - your daughter will love it!
Nelly May said…
Just lovely. The kind of jewellery that just demands the wearer touch it constantly.
Just Beads said…
Great pieces. Love the colors and the designs too.
bailaora said…
very inventive and elegant projects!congrats!
Peikkonen said…
Very pretty designs!
Terri said…
Simply beautiful! Terrific color palate one of my favs.
CraftyHope said…
They're both really lovely. You created two simple pieces, but simply gorgeous all the same!
ACBeads said…
I love all designs. They're beautiful and elegant. I also love their simplicity. Great work.
Anonymous said…
The earrings are really cute, and the necklace shows the focal off perfectly. Your beaded chain is nice!
Pretty pieces...great colors. Nice job with your soup!
Becky Pancake said…
A beautiful job using your soup Sue. I always admire your work.
min said…
the necklace is just hauntingly beautiful... i think the blue glass has me mesmerized...

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