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 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

Kristina Hahn Eleniak

Genea Crivello-Knable

Miranda Ackerley
Erin Guest
Emma Todd
Regina Santerre

Katie Nielson-Nunez
Nicole Demore

Bobbie Rafferty
Kathleen Breeding
Diana Shiraishi
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp

Tina Holden
Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic
Dian Hierschel

Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Rebecca Anderson

Rosantia Petkova
Jacqueline Keller
Joan Williams

Agata Grygiel
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller
Birgitta Lejonklou

Bridget Torres
Keren Panthaki
Jennifer VaBenschoten
Solange Collin
Michelle Tucker
Noemi Baena Roman
Marsela Schroth

Gail Vanderster-Zwang
Kelly Hosford Patterson
Christine Stonefield

Rossana De Gaspari
Cheryl Roe
Pam Hurst
Emmanuelle Roué
Barbara Fernald

Gen Smith

Cindy Boissonneault
Susanne Stelljes

Terry Jeanette Carter

Kim Paige

Elaine Robitaille http:/
Leslie Schenkel

Mary K. McGraw

Mandi Ainsworth

Nicole Valentine Rimmer
Heather Marston
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Cheryl Brown

Patricia Buchanan
Rachel Stewart

Jael Thorp
Patty Woodland

Marde Lowe
Hannah Annear
Valerie Norton

Elisabeth Auld
Brendalee Astells
Susan Kennedy
Janice Warden Bergeron