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Bead Soup Blog Party!!!!

It's time again for the Bead Soup Blog Party, hosted by Lori Anderson.  I don't really know how she does it, she has health issues but keeps plugging away.  Thanks to Lori and to her husband and her helpers who made this work yet again this year!

My partner was Rochelle Brisson from Sea Chelles Design on etsy, and her blog is A Creative Chelle.  I posted earlier about what she sent me for my soup:

Usually I stress about what beads or components I'm going to add to the soup to make bunches of things, and I decided I don't really like that stress.  I wanted to stress a different way - use only what she sent me, other than whatever I was going to use to string.  I did a pretty good job, I think. I was inspired by a necklace I saw in a magazine some time ago, an assymetrical necklace that used the toggle clasp in the front for the focal.

 The pretty ceramic focal hangs off the round part of the toggle clasp, in the front of the necklace.
 I used a lot of the beads to make an assymetrical design, and used silver chain as well.
The patterns resemble each other as you can see.

I do have a few beads left, and was going to make a bracelet as well, but came down with bronchitis for two weeks and just couldn't do it!  Thank you to Rochelle for providing me with this pretty soup!  You can hop today and see what everyone else made by visiting their blogs listed below!  Don't feel like you have to do it all in one day, there are a lot of blogs to visit!

Lori Anderson, Hostess

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Niki Meiners                    
Kristina Hahn Eleniak       
Kari Asbury                     
Kris Binsfield                   
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Amber Dawn                   
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Genea Crivello-Knable       
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Julianna Cannon                
Lisa Liddy                        
Debbie Rasmussen            
Iveth Caruso                     
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Corrie Williams                 
Linda Anderson                
Miranda Ackerley             
Andra Weber                   
Loretta Carstensen            
Penny Houghton               
Tania Hagen                     
Robin Reed                      
Laurie Vyselaar                 
Rachel Baron                    
Erin Guest                         
Emma Todd                                  
Kelly Schermerhorn                  
Dana Hickey                                  
Rebecca Ednie                             
Marybeth Rich                             
Sherri Levinton                            
RaMona Woolson                      
Jo-Ann Woolverton                   
Audrey Belanger                        
Candida Castleberry                  
Renetha Stanziano                    
Carolyn Chenault                        
Toltec  Jewels                              
Diana Welte                                  
Jean A. Wells                                
Bev Breisinger                             
Autumn Adams                           
DiYana Alcalde                             
Patty Gasparino                          
Karen Mitchell                             
Regina Santerre                          
Dhea Powers                               
Jayne Capps                                 
Keri Lee Sereika                          
Melissa Trudinger                      
Jennifer Pride                              
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca                    
Jeanne Steck                                
Carolyn Lawson                           
Kay Thomerson                           
Maybeline Tay                             
Jackie Locantore                         
D'Arsie Manzella                         
Jacqueline Marchant                
Lori Bergmann                             
Beccy Peterson                           
Katie Nielson-Nunez                 
Heidi Kingman                             
Andrea Glick                                 
Rose Johnson                              
Nicole Demore                            
Marti Conrad                                
Marianna Boylan                        
Mitzie Crider                                
Christa Murphy                           
Melissa Elgin                                 
Alisa Siceloff                                 
Maria Rios                                     
Tracy Martin                                 
Nan Emmett                                 
Ali McCarthy                                 
Jennifer LaVite                            
Dolores Raml                                
Valerie Kravette                         
Bobbie Rafferty                          
Kathleen Breeding                     
Kristi Brokaw                                
Lisa Suver                                      
Natalie Moten                             
Jami Shipp                                     
Diana Shiraishi                             
Heather Otto                               
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp          
Lisa Knappenberger                  
Charlene Jacka                            
Patty Miller                                   
Sandi James                                  
Marianne Hurley                        
Cris Peacock                                 
Andrea Rivers                              
Gloria Allen                                   
Kandice Seeber                           
Janine Lucas                                 
Sandy Richardson                       
Hajer Waheed                             
Cynthia Abner                             
Peggy Johnson                            
Tina Holder                                   
Julie Bowen                                  
Heather Richter                          
Sarah Strover                               
Kimberly Idalski                           
Sandi Volpe                                  
Tandra Boyer                               
Klaudete Koon                            
Michaela Pabeschitz                 
Mea-B. Uebler                            
Mandi Effron                                
Evelyn Shelby                              
Shai Williams                                
Natalie Davidson                        
Evelyn Duberry                           
Cindy Pack                                     
Eszter Czibulyas                          
Sylvia Lupberger                         
Divya N                                           
JJ Jacobs                                         
Blanca Medina                             
Ginger Davis Allman                  
Chris Eisenberg                           
Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic       
Jodie Marshall                             
Margareta Saari                          
Menka Gupta                              
Dian Hierschel                              
Kashmira Patel                            
Christina Miles                             
Inge von Roos                              
Sam Siegel                                     
Gina Hockett                                
Linda Newnham                         
Enikö Fabian                                 
Dorota Żerańska                         
Shalini Austin                               
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens          
Silke Groeber                               
Birgit Klughardt                           
Rebecca Anderson                    
Niky Sayers                                   
Stefanie Teufel                           
Rosantia Petkova                       
Alenka Obid                                  
Jacqueline Keller                        
Sam Waghorn                              
Jackie Ryan                                   
Kumi Fisher                                   
Joan Williams                               
Stephanie Weiss                         
Elsbeth Fuchs                               
Johanna Nash                                        http://
Natascha Marty                          
Sarah Goode                                
Agata Grygiel                               
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller        
Rebecca Sirevaag                       
Magdalena Sikora                      
Ana Krepel                                    
Saskia Letta                                   
Beth Emery                                   
Lizzie Clarke                                  
Evie and Beth McCord              
Marcia Dunne                              
Agi Kiss                                           
Esterina Jagiella                           
Judith Johnston                          
Jenny Vidberg                             
Klaudia Toth                                 
Merja Sundström                       
Colleen Vinthagen                     
Leah Curtis                                    
Giorgia Rossini                             
Sandra Wollberg                         ‎
Annica Larsson                            
Johana Nunez                              
Krafty Max                                    
Lori Schneider                              
Mary Govaars                              
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi  
Maddison Langford                   
Ginger Bishop                              
Birgitta Lejonklou                       
Lesley Watt                                   
Doris Stumpf                                
Marjolein Trewavas                  
Silvia Sernicola                             
Roxanne Blanc                             
Wendy Chamberlain                 
Siobhán Keogh                            
Claire Fabian                                 
Katrin Fenzke                               
Eva Wills                                         
Kathy Lindemer                          
Bridget Torres                              
Marina Passarella                       
Kitty Bozzini                                  
Christina Hickman                      
Tammie Everly                             
Ana Cravidao                                
Keren Panthaki                           
Jennifer VaBenschoten           
Solange Collin                              
Marina Kosović                            
Michelle Tucker                          
Sue Rennie                                   
Claire Lockwood                         
Barb Solem                                   
Caroline Dewison                       
Noemi Baena Roman                
Nancy Dale                                    
Marsela Schroth                         
Amy Severino                              
Vonna Maslanka                         
Andra Marasteanu                    
Cherrie Warzocha                                www.colorsofshae.blogger
Amanda Wacasey                      
Marcy Lamberson                      
Lisa Johnson                                 
Gail Vanderster-Zwang            
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                 
Asri Wahyuningsih                     
Laurie Ament                               
Lilik Kristiani                                  
Stephanie Haussler                   
Deb Fortin                                     
Kelly Hosford Patterson          
Katy Heider                                   
Christine Stonefield                  
Dagmar Liebisch                          
Sandra McGriff                            
Sheila Daniels                               
Rossana De Gaspari                   
Cory Tompkins                            
Sonya Stille                                   
Judy Riggs                                      
Lora Bright                                     
Tina Noonan                                 
Shawn Price                                  
April Grinaway                             
Cheryl Roe                                    
Pam Hurst                                     
Shirley Moore                              
Emmanuelle Roué                     
Tammy Adams                            
Kristin Oppold                              
Catie Doman                                
Sheila Prosterman                     
Cheryl Foiles                                 
Stephanie Perry                          
Barbara Fernald                          
Debi Dufrene                               
Kathy Stemke                              
Anne Betenson                           
Chris Haussler                              
Catherine King                             
Andria Poole                                
Sherri Stokey                               
Sharyl King                                    
Donna Millard                              
Gayle Dyck                                    
Gen Smith                                     
Deanna Cox                                  
Beti Horvath                                 
Rose Rushbrooke                       
Arlene Dean                                 
Maria Rosa Sharrow                  
Deborah Apodaca                      
Veralynne Malone                     
Stacy Alderson                            
Eva Sherman                                
Cassi Paslick                                  
Cindy Boissonneault                 
Linda Sadler                                  
Louise Glazier                              
Susan McClelland                       
Kathrin Lembke                          
Terry Jeanette Carter               
Jennifer Cabic                              
Susan Kelly                                    
Kim Paige                                       
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell         
Annita Wilson                              
Tracey Leeder                              
Elizabeth Bunn                            
Allison Fitzpatrick                       
Tania Spivey                                 
Ilenia Ruzza                                   
Lauren Potts                                 
Lynn Jobber                                  
Lee Koopman                              
Carol Wilson                                 
Elizabeth Woodford                  
Deb McKinnis                               
Rochelle Brisson                         
Shari Replogle                              
Janeen Sorensen                       
Kat Barron Miller                        
Elaine Robitaille                                     http:/
Darlene Fortier                            
Leslie Schenkel                            
Kym Hunter                                  
Leslie Wayment                          
Beckie Robison                            
Hannah Trost                               
Kim Hutchinson                           
Liz Engriser                                    
Diah Anggreni                              
Monique Urquhart                    
Kim Williams                                 
Theresa Buchle                           
Susan Bowie                                 
Pam DeBoer                                 
Skylar Bre'z                                   
Janet Loomis                                
Tari Kahrs                                       
Nancy Smith                                 
Erin Grant                                      
Barbara Mason                            
Karin King                                      
Moriah Betterly                          
Mary K. McGraw                        
Mandi Ainsworth                       
Jasvanti Patel                               
Donna Conklin                             
Karen Jones                                  
Lori Finney                                    
Sheila Davis                                   
Sabine Dittrich                             
Helen Simon                                 
Nicole Valentine Rimmer        
Marge Beebe                               
Michelle McCarthy                    
Chandra Merod                          
Nancy Olliver                                
Alison Sachs                                  
Kay Mallery                                   
Beth Petricoin                              
Marta Grabalowska                   
Clare Etheridge                           
Heather Marston                       
Ann Rishell                                              Http://
Cece Cormier                               
Shannon German                       
Mary Ellen Merrigan                 
Cheryl Brown                               
Mary Hicks                                    
Judy Robinson                             
Danielle Kelley                             
Cate van Alphen                         
Patricia Buchanan                       
Billi R.S. Rothove                         
Laura Blanck                                 
Pam Traub                                     
Fay Wolfenden                           
Kristi Harrison                              
Karen Martinez                           
Sarah Singer                                 
Megan Tillery                               
Dana James                                  
Rachel Stewart                            
Valerie Cook                                 
Debra Gibson                               
Pat Haight                                      
Rachel Stanley                             
Sandra Pendragon                     
Anja Schultz                                  
Sharon Driscoll                             
Lecia Woessner                           
Kitty Durmaj                                 
Stephanie LaRosa                       
Mimi Gardner                              
Donetta Farrington                    
Bonnie Coursolle                        
Laurie Wirth                                  
Lori Callahan                                           www.Dancingwireandbeads/
B.R. Kuhlman                               
Karin Grosset Grange               
Rebekah Payne                           
Lori Bowring Michaud               
Jael Thorp                                      
Patty Woodland                          
Eleanor Burian-Mohr                
Susanna Lehto                             
June Butt                                       
Melissa Muir                                
Laney Mead                                 
Tamera Norris                              
Andrea Trank                               
Catharine Temaluru                  
Marie Covert                                
Valerie Tilghman                         
Jean Baldridge Yates                 
Sierra Barrett                               
Patricia Robitaille                        
Leanne Loftus                              
Sally Russick                                  
Mallory Hoffman                        
Dini Bruinsma                               
Marde Lowe                                 
Hannah Annear                           
Patty Johnson                              
Valerie Norton                            
Ann Sherwood                            
Staci Smith                                    
Jen Purple                                     
Ruth Szapa                                    
CJ Bauschka                                  
Karla Morgan                               
Suz Hamel                                     
Laura Guenther                          
Elisabeth Auld                              
Martha Aleo                                 
Shiraz Biggie                                 
Brendalee Astells                          
Heather d'Entremont                   
Kelly Morgan                                
Lesley Lane                                   
Lori Blanchard                              
Susan Kennedy                                          YOU ARE HERE!!!!!!
Rain Hannah                                 
Janice Warden Bergeron         
Melissa Packer                            
Jana Haverty                                
Cindy Ritchie                                
Marianne Baxter                        
Denise McCabe                           
Sharon Palac                                 
Cathy Buckley                              
Jennifer Van Horn                      
Crystal Rector                              
Susan Walls                                   
Penny Neville                              
Lisa Cone                                       
Heather Davis                              
Michelle Escano                          
Carmen Lau                                  
Janet Borzecki                             
Rhonda Hagerman                     
Katrina Taylor                               
Molly Alexander                         
Nicole Rennell                             
Chris McGilvery                           
Erin Prais-Hintz                            
Dawn Williams                             
Kate Dufour                                  
Robin Lynne Showstack           
Elizabeth Hodges                        
Cynthia Tucker                            
Adlinah Kamsir                            
Stephanie Price                           
Carol Dillman                                
Christine Hansen                        
Andrea Frank                               
Tracy Stillman                               
Denise Petersen                         
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom       
Madonna Liza Cruz-Comia      
Suzann Sladcik Wilson              
Terri Gauthier                              
Alicia Marinache                         
Barbara Bechtel                          
Hannah Rosner                           
Keren von Hoeren                      
Lea Avroch                                    
Maire Dodd                                  


aneri_masi said…
Those are pretty shades of blue and like the asymmetry! Hope you're feeling better now!
Lesley said…
Very pretty necklace Sue - you made great use of your soup.
Anonymous said…
Well done for sticking just to your soup! It's a great necklace too!
Great job, I love how your necklace turned out xx Nat
roomforchange said…
Lovely Necklace from a lovely Soup!
Jo-Ann said…
I love how you added your own personal challenge to this adventure. Your necklace is beautiful. Hope you are feeling better soon!
elisabeth said…
I love it! Great way to use the focal and clasp :-)
Bluefinch said…
Nice use of the soup! I think the clasp as part of the focal is a really nice touch!
Very pretty Sue! (and congrats on not using other beads)
Love, love, love the colors and I love the design of the piece! I have tried asymmetrical but can never get the piece to look right. I think you nailed it! Gorgeous!
I love the necklace. The colours are beautiful and it's definitely something I would wear.
Caroline said…
That's a really pretty necklace Sue! I love how you've used the clasp as part of the design!
Peru-Medesigns said…
Nice job...very beautiful necklace...
Coloraddiction said…
Lovely soup! I hope you're feeling better!
vovsblog said…
Such lovely work well done!
Loretta said…
I love the fun design of your necklace. Comfortable and easy to wear.
Rachel said…
Beautiful necklace, Sue! I hope you feel better! <3
Kari Asbury said…
Love it! I love asymmetrical design and I'm very fond of the clasp in the front for both design and easier wear...I have bad really nailed it with your creation. :)
Leanne said…
I love the asymmetrical design and the toggle clasp as part of the focal looks great!
Jean A. Wells said…
Beautiful necklace. Love the clasp in front like that. Great job!
Shai Williams said…
Sue, I just love what you did with the focal! It certainly makes the necklace more adaptable to a wider varieties of necklines.
Anonymous said…
Nice job Sue! I love the way you used the toggle clasp as part of the focal. And I really like the asymmetry of the piece. I went for less stress this year too, making only 2 necklaces and then a third one when we had the extra week.
Happy Mother's day. Hope you are over your bronchitis!
Anonymous said…
Oh, I love the asymmetrical design! The colors and the chain complement each other perfectly.
Unknown said…
The toggle in the front was a great choice here! Lovely. :)
Kumi Fisher said…
I love how you hung the focal from the toggle! Beautiful necklace!
PiPa said…
Beautiful necklace, you arranged your components greatly
That's really pretty Sue! I'm always tempted to try the challenge of using almost only what is in the soup. You did an excellent job of creating just that.
Tammy Adams said…
Lovely soup and such a beautiful design. I had the best intentions to use only my soup plus string/wire but I was stumped. You did a great job pulling yours into a single design.
Sheila said…
What a bright and happy asymmetrical piece. Just lovely!
I love your pretty asymmetrical design and I LOVE your no-stress attitude, Sue :)
Tandra said…
What a pretty and soothing mix of colors! The focal is beautiful! Love your necklace!
Silver Parrot said…
Beautiful job, Sue! I love the use of the toggle in the front with the pendant hanging below it!
Unknown said…
I find that dark blue and white hard to work with - but clearly you did not! It's a lovely necklace - glad you had "fun" stress this year!
Ghislaine said…
what a gorgeous design! good for you to pick not to stress! it came out wonderful! sorry that you caught bronchitis! Hope you feel better now!
CraftyHope said…
First off, I hope you're feeling better. Secondly, I really like that you took the idea of using the clasp at the front and went with it. It worked out wonderfully. I'm also pleased that you didn't let yourself stress over the challenge. It all worked out perfectly.
Becky Pancake said…
Sue your design is great. I like the clasp in front Idea and had planned on using it in one of my pieces but the beads had other ideas.You have a good design sense. You added the perfect amount of accessories to compliment the focal.
Suntsa said…
Oh, how nice necklace you have created of these beads. It´s really a challenge to use only the beads of the soup. I used the same way to work this year and it also works because of the beautiful color combination of the soup.

Thank you very much of the three beautiful beads you gave to me in AJE giveaway. <3 They arrived today. I´m so excited of making some jewellery of them.
Pepita said…
Hi Sue, your necklace is very pretty, love that clasp in front and the pendant under it.
I know exactly that stress, it happened to me for the necklace I've still not finished ...
Mary K. McGraw said…
I hope your bronchitis has come and gone. It is not much fun.
I like how you worked at just using the beads you were sent in your design and the necklace you made is fabulous.
Kepi said…
Lovely necklace, I love the clasp in the front, it goes with the focal so well.
sheilaposter said…
What a pretty focal. While you didn't use all your beads, you managed to get a few of each color in your beautiful necklace.
Unknown said…
You did a great job with your soup. Hope you are feeling better by now!
Dolores Raml said…
Beautiful necklace, love the pretty focal and how you used the clasp in the front too.
gelfling50 said…
well hun you did a wonderful job of it...your design is current and adorable and the colors are going to fit the fashion this summer...I hear ya about the stress thing...I try to hid from stress but it manages to sneak up on me but it is kinda good I have hopping about cause it want be able to keep up and sneak up on me
gelfling50 said…
Well the stress worked for ya girl it is just lovely ...ty for sharing, bye now I have ta hippity hop to the next blog...
bailaora said…
great idea for clasp-pendant!
Deb Fortin said…
I love how you made the toggle part of the focal aspect of this necklace . It makes it look like a lariat. style necklace
it would be so cool if it was interchangeable . use the same necklace and just swap out the focal dangle. love the blues used

Linda A. said…
Loving the assym of your piece. I LOVE the clasp in the front! I'm gonna do that some day - just gotta find the right piece =)

Linda A.
Ann Schroeder said…
I think you made the right decision - no stress and a beautiful necklace was the outcome! The soup was really a great mix to be used all together. I also like that look with the clasp in the front with the focal.
Marianne Baxter said…
I really like what you did with the focal. I have been dying to try this myself. I love the colors and the use of the chain. Hope you are feeling better.
Great Necklace, I love the asymmetrical style with the toggle in front. Hope you feel better, I look forward to seeing the rest of what you make!
Just Beads said…
Very pretty necklace. I like the way you used the toggle clasp.
Great job sticking to only the beads she sent! Well done!
Leyo said…
Wow! amazing blog.I really like the pendents and chains ,you made and gradient colors of jewelry making.Beads
Cassi said…
Very pretty necklace! I like how you combined the two components in the front. I hope you're feeling better!
Unknown said…
I love asymmetrical anything . You did a Great Job!!! Love the necklace! Have a Blessed Day!!!
Janice said…
I hope you're feeling better. What a great design! My favorite color palette, fabulous focal that you set up just right with that toggle to highlight it. Kudos to you!
Bev said…
Great simple creation using what was sent in your soup! I love the colors and how you put the toggle in front.
Unknown said…
Excellent Blog and great information too.You made some fine points there.Nice blog and great post.
Thanks a lot for sharing this article.
Munmun Nishi :)

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bairozan said…
We're always tempted to use beads from our reserves and it's a real challenge to refrain from doing so! You have shown that one can make a beautiful necklace plus asymmetrical plus using the clasp as a focal with just what you have been sent! Great!

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