Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Party Blog Hop Reveal

What is a Bead Soup Party?
Each beader is pared up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following
A focal
A special clasp ( not just a lobster claw)
Some coordinating beads or spacers
Using the focal and clasp is mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash of beads to round out the piece.Using the coordinating beads was optional.
The goal of this bead soup party is to challenge ourselves creatively by using beads we may be unaccustom to working with and to meet other beaders .

For Lori Anderson's 3rd Bead Soup Party I was pared with Emma Thomas of Fredbean's Nook
who does amazing things with seed beads so be sure to stop by her blog to see what magic she worked with the bead mix she received.

Here is my piece

There were 2 starting ideas for this piece,first I didn't want it to jump out as "Me" and secondly I wanted it to be lighter for Spring. I love Fanciful Devices use of aged whites and that was also an inspiration. Besides the original bead soup mix from Emma , there is a variety of materials incorporated in this necklace. White Indonesian glass, antiqued button , faceted crystal nuggets for a little sparkle, carved jade flower, white howlite flower, faceted jasper,czech glass, carved white cinnabar pillow, Spirited Earth ceramic beads in teal, faceted almond , chocolate along with copper chain and findings and tan waxed linen cording was used as the stringing material..however several beads holes did not want to cooperate so I had to wire wrap those then string thru the wire loops.
The beautiful turquoise enamel bead caps came with the seed bead focal. I wire wrapped turquoise beads onto fine chain to dangle down and create some movement.

A carved jade flower is wired onto a copper cab setting and that is tied onto an antique button

I wanted to include the lovely orange glass beads but they never quite worked in the necklace design so I was able to incorporate that lovely pop of color in this bracelet along with the copper link and other beads remaining from the soup mix.. howlite melon beads were added to connect with the turquoise from the necklace.

This is the Bead Soup ingredients from Emma
I'm doing a random giveaway of ceramic beads , the only thing required is to leave a comment on this blog, since this blog hop will take some time to make the rounds the drawing date will be March 13th so there's plenty of time.
Here are the links to the participants..have fun.

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things (your hostess)
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 >>*YOU ARE HERE*
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
75. Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done!
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
100. Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
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
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
175. Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine Credit River Art Glass
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, Homeschooling Life


somethingunique said...

Looking foward :)

one-eared pig said...

It works!

ViviBijoux said...

It's the little details that count and I just think that the yellow bead in the bracelet really sets if off. What an eye you have ^_^ Virginie ViviBijoux.com

Cathy Obbema said...

Love what you did with the necklace Nan.

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Those are gorgeous pieces !
me to... love fancifulwhites and I can see that inspiration but still those are *Nan* style and very artistic <3<3 lovelove

earthlyjewels said...

Wonderful work!

SueBeads said...

Very pretty! I love the bracelet!

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Nan, I love the long necklace, it would be so much fun to wear. The bracelet is great too.

Marie Cramp said...

Awesome necklace nan! love the orange pop on the bracelet! I was surprised to see I did not follow your blog! Well that's fixed now! Hope you follow mine too!

Kristen said...

Oh Nan what a lucky girl! You really made Emma's ingredients work for you! I love your pieces!

Deci said...

I really love how you used the colors in this. Great work.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Yum!!! Love those turquoise bead caps and the pops of color! Really love the bracelet as well!

Palimpa Lim said...

Both, necklace and bracelet, are really cool, but I absolutely LOVE the long necklace! So many beautiful details! And the colours are just great.

Cathryn said...

*sighs with happiness* Nan--this is just lovely! Perfect for those summer, breezy days! I love how you made the pendent extraordinarily special!

Laurel said...

My favorite part of your lovely creation is how you used the button as a 1-to2 connector. Awesome idea!

Stacey said...

Very pretty - love that focal and all the element that you put together.

Linda Landig said...

Nan, I just love these. The way you assembled the pendant components is especially original. I also love that pop of color on the bracelet. Great work!

SummersStudio said...

Nan, both pieces are lovely. The orange is just right in that subtle bracelet. Your focal with the beaded bead is beautiful.

Wendy said...

I love what you did with your bead soup! Both designs are wonderful!

one-eared pig said...

I love these colors! You did a wonderful job!

Janet said...

Nan this is lovely and I sure love the beaded focal. This is a pc that will bring so many compliments!! Yummy Soup!

BeadsByEarthTones said...

love it and love the colors!

Emerald Window said...

This is one of those necklaces where I want to sit and look thoroughly at each bead. It's like a treasure chest. Brava!

Diana P. said...

Love the long length of the necklace! Both pieces are so pretty!

Elizabeth said...


Shyme said...

A really beautiful necklace! I really love the colors! The bracelet is lovely too, the yellow beaD really adds that little extra to it.

Suzette Bentley said...

Very pretty! Love how you incorporated the button in your design.

Pretty Things said...

LOOOOVE! That necklace -- I'd wear the HECK out of it. I'm a huge fan of long necklace and long focals, and that pendant is TERRIFIC! I love how you made a sort of tassel out of it. And that orange bead in the bracelet is PERFECT!

moonlitfantaseas said...

beautiful necklace, and love the bracelet too!

rosebud101 said...

Very, very nice!!!!

Elisabeth said...

I love the turquoise dangles with the beaded bead - beautiful!

Sally Anderson said...

Just beautiful! Love the necklace. Thanks for doing the drawing!

TesoriTrovati said...

That is so fresh! I can picture this with a sun dress and some strappy sandals. Makes me feel like summer all over again!
I was lucky to be paired with the lovely Miss Emma in the first bead soup. Her beaded beads are the best! I love what you have done.
Enjoy the day!

Angela Rae said...

Love the white you added to the necklace! Good job!!!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Great job on both Nan but you can send the bracelet to my house right now ;-) It is beautiful!!!
Shannon C

Lori's Glassworks said...

Love your designs, I agree the Yellow bead does make the piece. Cheers!

Dana said...

#209 here...love the design you came up with, great work...

Sea Shore Glass Girl said...

I love it, they are very tasteful :)

Heather said...

I am fascinated by the turquoise beads dangling in your bracelet- are they glass? Love the matte look finish. Your necklace is really nice and makes me long for summer. the white beaded bead is stunning expecially with that beautiful carved white bead in the mix too.
Very nice soup!!

Jenni C said...

Nan, I really love both your pieces, cool and peaceful, they both just work so well. Exquisite pop of colour in the bracelet is very eye-catching. I also like that you incorporated both wire and thread.

Dee said...

wonderful finished recipe!! Fantastic job!

maryharding said...

I love your piece Nan. I especially like how you made new beads by stacking and wire wrapping. I really like the colors and flow. Just a beauty.

gbkoru said...

Great pieces, love the light colors with the turquoise accents.

Cyndi L said...

A beautiful and unique set! Just lovely :-)

Courtney said...

I really like your piece. Love the tassel and the pop or orange on the bracelet is great.

steufel said...

Wow - stunning,

Loretta said...

Love both of your designs. You make good soup!

Regina said...

What a beautiful necklace, love the turquoise tassel and the triangular white beads. And the bracelet, yes it pops! Great collection of beads and wonderful designs.

Julianna Cannon said...

Oh Nan, both are just beautiful! Very Nice work!

CAG- Crafts said...

Just my style, I love it!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Nan, your pieces are stunning! I really think you did a fabulous job ;o)

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love the necklace and I love the pop of color in the bracelet.

Laura said...

What fantastic beads, and what wonderful work you did with them! Stunning!

mairedodd said...

this is fabulous! love it... and what a generous giveaway!

Rebecca said...

I adore it! The pendant you were sent is a stunner - love that beaded bead and pairing it with bead caps is genius! Stunning all round.

KayzKreationz said...

They both turned out very nice. I really like that orange bead in the bracelet.


Beadbug said...

Stunning just Stunning!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

love the turqoise and all your awsome beads and pendants gotta go check out your etsy store

Carol B said...

Your necklace is very, very pretty. :)

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

You did a beautiful job mixing your soup w/ your own pieces. Really lovely.

Jess Italia Lincoln said...

Both pieces are outstanding! Very creative use of the materials, love the long necklace!

Everyday Gypsy said...

What unique pieces. Your soup seems to have contained a huge variety of pieces. I love the way you combined the pieces all with their varying textures and colors and created wonderful pieces.

vintagesusie & wings said...

So beautiful friend, I love this necklace & what you did with your SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...

Helmitarha said...

Love the necklace! Great job! ;)

Nicki said...

I love your necklace, heavy and earthy with a bit of blue, just my style (or should I say the style I wish I had as I love to wear it?). Really cute.

Leigh said...

Excellent job! You really captured a cool, calming mood with this.

Sarabeth said...

what gorgeous soup you received! i love that bracelet!!!!!


Holly said...

Nan, I do so love the bracelet, but the necklace with all that gorgeous white is a stunner!

Penny said...

Hi Nan, I really love your necklace and could see myself wearing it. You added so much texture and detail making a very interesting and unique piece.

Heidi said...

Fun stuff. I especially like the bracelet :)

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Ooo - I really like how the chain looks with the ceramic beads. Very sweet finished piece. :)

Charlene said...

I love it, especially the E bead dangle at the bottom, a lovely touch

Cindy said...

Nan, your necklace is a knock-out. I loved it immediately...it is soooooo right up my alley. I dare so one of my absolute favorites in the entire Bead Soup party! Just gorgeous...love all of the eclectic elements, and the various stringing materials you used from chain and linen to wire!

Lisa Godfrey said...

I am in LOVE with both pieces! I love the combination of leather cord and chain and the colors are so soft and breezy. The necklace has a very relaxed and romantic feel. So pretty!

Susanm said...

It is Monday already and I am only at #45 on the bead soup blog hop...real lfe is interferring with my blog hopping.

I really, really like the bracelet.

Serena Trent said...

Nice work, great job!

Carol said...

Would love to have some ceramic beads to stretch my creativity.
Thanks, Carol Dillman

Releases by Rufydoof said...

What gorgeous "soup" you received - I loved the beaded bead! I love what you have created - especially the bracelet. Well done!


Barbara Bechtel said...

Nan, your designs never fail to get my creative juices flowing! I love the dangls and putting the turquoise beads on them really adds a lot of interest!

Beadroe said...

Very effective use of the soup. Love the bracelet.

Beth said...

Both the necklace and bracelet are awesome. The orange bead on the bracelet is a great touch, it really makes the bracelet POP what is the bead made of. I love that color. Great bead soup.

Shirley said...

Those are both beautiful pieces. I really, really love the bracelet. Gorgeous design!

LeeLu Creations said...

I love the bracelet! So chunky and fun. The tassle in the necklace reminds me of a jellyfish. I love it!

ladynoble said...

One of my favorite soups. I love these designs and I love your blog. So happy I found you through the hop. Isn't Lori pretty amazing?!

CraftyHope said...

I just sighed an audible OHHHHH!!
I must have stared at that beaut of necklace for a good several minutes before I scrolled down to the bracelet (which was also an eyeful)
I know you've incorporated all kinds of wonderful bits into both of them. However, I really like the way you used the button in the necklace. I know. . . the smallest things. I could do ON AND ON about both of the pieces. But I have to say that I'm so very honored to be on this list with someone who designed those pieces.

swopemelmel said...

Emma is a seed bead magician. I love how you used her beads. Both pieces are just lovely. swopemelmel

alice said...

I LOVE the bracelet- the orange is the kick in the pants for me!!!! I like the clasp as well. The whitness in the necklace is peaceful. I would like very much to be the winner in your give away. Keep creating beautiful pieces of art.
Alice's beads and baubles

maneki said...

That's a very pretty set, especially the necklace. The colours feel cool and serene while the beads add texture.

Patsy Evins said...

Love the eclectic design to your necklace and I love, love, love the soft yummy colors!

Jen V. said...

The necklace is fantastic and I love that you added movement to the focal. I never think to do fringe of any sort and it really works. My favorite piece of the soup, though, is that little orange "pop" on the bracelet...I'm a big orange fan. :)

Tara P. said...

Wow - it's gorgeous! I love the colors and the pop of the orange bead in the second one really makes it wonderful!

Marian Hertzog said...

Very pretty! I like all of the different elements... I have been attracted to orange lately too.

Malin de Koning said...

Involuntarily groaning! What a great threesome marriage between yours, your partner's beads and your design. Favourites both necklace and bracelet. That beaded bead in white ... I love it.

Boot ~C said...

I am in love~love~love w/ your bracelet!