Saturday, May 10, 2014

It's Bead Soup time!!  I love this day!! 

You are paired with a partner and they send you a surprise bead package...you don't know what you are going to receive or in what colors!  They send a mix of beads, a focal, and a clasp.  Once it arrives, you take your soup and create a new piece, or two, or three!

The day is organized all by Lori Anderson!  She wrote a book a book about it too you can purchase at your local bookstore, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and more!

Once I met Laurie, my partner, I found out she loves vintage.  Since I loved vintage too, I knew this was going to be a fun soup to send!  Here is what I sent to Laurie.  I included pieces from my collection as well as some czech glass, bronze findings, and a focal from RoundRabbit:

 



Here was the soup that was sent to me from my partner, Laurie of MermaidTreasures on etsy!  She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, teenage daughter, and 2 cats!  I loved the blue combination she sent me, a metal hand-colored focal, and a silver clasp.


 
 
 
I was able to get once piece finished for the reveal today, but plan to making a matching set of earrings!  I made this knotted necklace with waxed linen thread using all the beads Laurie sent to me...I did not add any of my own.  The only thing I added was the silver chain around the bottom!  Making knotted necklaces has been great thing to make and relax and I love making them!
 
 

 
 
I hope you have fun today reading blogs to see what everyone has made.  Here are all the links below to the Bead Soup Blog Party!!
 
Lori Anderson, Hostess www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Kristina Hahn Eleniak www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com


Genea Crivello-Knable www.geneabeads.blogspot.com


Miranda Ackerley http://blog.mirandack.com/
Erin Guest www.renlish.com
 
Emma Todd www.apolymerpenchant.com
 
Regina Santerre http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/

Katie Nielson-Nunez www.Vikingcraft.blogspot.com
 
Nicole Demore http://healingbeading.blogspot.com/


 
Bobbie Rafferty www.beadsong.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding http://99bobotw.blogspot.com
 
Diana Shiraishi www.JasmineTeaDesigns.blogspot.com
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp www.kruseartllc.com

Tina Holden www.beadcomber.ca
 
Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic http://slovoni.blogspot.com
Dian Hierschel www.mydias.de


Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens www.glassbeadart.blogspot.com
Rebecca Anderson www.songbeads.blogspot.com
 
 

Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.com/
Jacqueline Keller www.creartelier.blogspot.com
Joan Williams www.lilrubyjewelry.com


Agata Grygiel http://www.inaurem.pl/
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller www.jevebo-art.blogspot.com
 
Birgitta Lejonklou www.lejonklou.blogspot.se


Bridget Torres www.shears58.net
Keren Panthaki www.vasdea.wordpress.com
Jennifer VaBenschoten http://www.vanbeads.blogspot.com
 
Solange Collin http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com
Michelle Tucker www.michelleannstudio.com
Noemi Baena Roman http://blog.noemibaena.com/
Marsela Schroth www.marselita.de


Gail Vanderster-Zwang www.Angelmoose.blogspot.com
 
ChristineMurrow www.charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
Kelly Hosford Patterson www.travelingsideshow.blogspot.com
Christine Stonefield www.sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com


Rossana De Gaspari www.Rdegas.blogspot.com
Cheryl Roe www.beadroe.blogspot.com
Pam Hurst http://pamhurst.blogspot.com
Emmanuelle Roué www.ashentara.blogspot.fr
Barbara Fernald www.BarbaraSFernald.com


 
Gen Smith http://www.gennysworld.blogspot.com


Cindy Boissonneault www.dziar.com
Susanne Stelljes www.Pearlify.blogspot.com

Terry Jeanette Carter www.tappingflamingo.blogspot.com

Kim Paige http://www.redtree-studio.com/blog/


Elaine Robitaille http:/www.tooaquarius.com
 
Leslie Schenkel http://twistedchicken.wordpress.com/


 
Mary K. McGraw www.mkaymac.blogspot.com

Mandi Ainsworth www.beadcircle.com


Nicole Valentine Rimmer www.nvalentine.blogspot.com
 
Heather Marston http://cswdesignsbyhehe.blogspot.com
Mary Ellen Merrigan http://www.maryellenbeads.com
Cheryl Brown www.dragonflybeads.ca


Patricia Buchanan www.braceletstoo.artfire.com
 
 
Rachel Stewart www.bluefinchjewelry.blogspot.com


 
Jael Thorp http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.com/
Patty Woodland http://brokenteepee.com


Marde Lowe www.fancimar.com
Hannah Annear www.quirkyhannah.wordpress.com
Valerie Norton www.hot-fused-glass.com


Elisabeth Auld www.beadsforbusygals.com
Brendalee Astells www.silverbee.ca
 
 
Susan Kennedy www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Janice Warden Bergeron http://thejewelryroom.blogspot.ca/




 
 

 


 

 
 

 

28 comments:

  1. I love working with knotted jewelry. They have a better drape it seems. Your necklace has such a great flow to it.

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  2. What a lfantastic Soup you were given!! Love the knotted necklace you made!!

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  3. What a fantastic Soup and what a lovely knotted necklace you made!!

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  4. What a beautiful piece. I love the colours!

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  5. Great spring necklace, I love how you embellished the focal.

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  6. Very pretty...great color combo and the beads are so fun.

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  7. Lovely necklace! Beautiful the way you used the focal :)

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  8. You had a lovely soup and made a beautiful necklace with it. Nicely done.

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  9. First off, I LOVE the soup you sent your partner. I adore vintage and upcycled pieces so that soup just makes me smile. I'm so impressed that you were able to complete your piece without really dipping into your own stash! And, your necklace is so sweet! Nice job.

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  10. Echoing the other comments - knotted is beautiful! I love working with waxed linen too...Your necklace is beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful necklace! I like the dangles on the focal☺

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  12. Love the necklace! The chain added a nice touch to the design!

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  13. Your design is gorgeous! My favorite colors too! I love working with cording; can't hardly bring myself to crimp unless absolutely necessary. I must see what your partner made with the lovely vintage soup you sent her.

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  14. What a pretty necklace, such a romantic feel ... that pendant is sooo cute!
    Alenka

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  15. Lovely colour combination. The focal is beautiful.

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  16. Lovely necklace, really pretty colors.

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  17. Kristi, the soup you were given was exquisite, and you knew exactly how to best use it. Your necklace is gorgeous!

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  18. That is a beautiful necklace. I can't wait to see what you partner makes with her soup. I hope she used that faucet handle! Great job!

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  19. interesting, feminine creation!

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  20. Such a soft and feminine look, well done!

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  21. what a great combination of colors! i love the way you mixed things up and worked in a sweet, girly color palette.

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  22. Love the colours in your soup. Your finished necklace is beautiful!

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  23. I love your necklace! Love the colors! Great job !

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  24. A very pretty necklace. I love the colors and the style. So very feminine.

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  25. Your necklace is gorgeous and so "fairy-ful", I love that you used only beads from the soup since they are so lovely together!

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  26. The chain and crystal drop coming off the focal really highlight it in such a delicate way! How cool that you used just beads from your soup. Very nicely done!

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  27. Not many people have met the challenge to make something using only soup beads, no matter how ample and color coordinated it was! I admire that you did just that and made such a beautiful summer necklace with this intriguing focal!

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