26 February 2011

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!

What is a Bead Soup Blog Party? Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:
~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.

Here's what I made!

Bead Soup Blog Party Necklace #1 of polymer clay focal, lentils, and rounds (from partner Alison, aka EarthTonesOnline), denim lapis, seeds, Hessonite garnet, glass seed beads, and copper

Bracelet of EarthTones lentils, Beadfreaky ceramic button,
denim lapis, seeds, and copper
This is my second Bead Soup Blog Party, and WOW did I have fun with my bead soup ingredients! Partner Alison sent me some of her beautifully made polymer clay beads and a focal along with some denim lapis rounds, vibrant orange Hessonite garnet, copper rounds, a cool copper clasp, some crescent-moon seed or wood beads, and a brass rose and length of chain. I saved the latter two for another project I'm working on (which also involves some of Alison's beads; I had fun shopping on her Etsy page!) and parlayed everything else into no less than four different pieces! I so loved the "Adobe" rounds and lentils she sent me that I bought more from her because I just had to make a matching set...
Earrings: EarthTones rounds,
glass leaves, crystal, copper
I love earthtones but haven't used much in the sienna/brown range lately, so it was a bit of a challenge to work in this palette. The perfect blue in Alison's beads helped a lot; along with the denim lapis rounds she sent to complement the polymer clay beads, I used a bunch from my stash. I also used glass and crystal, as shown in these earrings, and added a lot of copper from my collection -- Alison's beads go beautifully with copper, as you can see, whether it's oxidized or not. I also did a bit of embellishment of both focal pieces; on Alison's wonderful nut bead in the top picture I rubbed a bit of gold Rub 'n Buff to bring out some highlights and help the focal blend in with the other components, and on the Beadfreaky ceramic pendant below I used acrylic paints and a bit of the Rub 'n Buff, finishing both with some Renaissance Wax to seal them up.

Bead Soup Blog Party Necklace #2 of polymer clay rounds and lentils (from partner Alison, aka EarthTonesOnline), denim lapis, bronzite, copper, silk/nylon ribbon, and altered ceramic pendant (from Beadfreaky)
HUGE thanks to Lori Anderson of Pretty Things for setting up the party; she put in a huge effort to make sure everything ran smoothly, and I especially appreciate that she has provided such a fun opportunity for us to meet fellow jewelry artists and bloggers! Here are the other participants -- enjoy the party! I know I can't wait to see what everyone else has created!

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
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 
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
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

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  <--You are here! 
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  
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, Beads and Bread

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011.  Don't miss it!


My Life Under the Bus said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love the pops of color - and the blue bird button YUM! Amazing work !

Happy Hopping!

Nally said...

OMG! Cool, cool, cool! All of them!
I especially love the banana-formed beads and how you placed the colours.

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

Wow, all of them! Great job!

roseworksjewelry said...

Wow! I love the bright colors in these pieces :)

Must-Haves said...

Beautiful creations!!

Lupe Meter said...

Your creations are beautiful...love the colors too!

Dee said...

GORGEOUS!! the are both breath taking. I absolutely love the color mix..what a great soup you had to work with. now you got me wanting to shop for some of her lovely beads...that spells trouble...wonderful job!

BeadsByEarthTones said...

oh anna, you did such a superb job complimenting the poly clay beads. these are some of my favorite colors to work with (earthy, gee, who would of thought) and i was so hoping you'd have fun. your thought and effort shines through in each of the pieces...you are incredibly talented! such a pleasure being your partner!!

Regina said...

Oh, what Joy! Great colors, makes every bead jump up and shout... for joy! Love the designs, love the beads, so cheerful!

Karen Williams said...

Beautiful color palette!

And thanks for your mention of Renaissance wax. I'd forgotten about it, and it's the perfect solution to a materials problem in one of my projects.

SummersStudio said...

This is such an unusual and beautiful colour pallette. I love all of your pieces but I especially fancy the last necklace.

Anonymous said...

I love these colors!!!!! Your necklace is gorgeous! I love the earrings and bracelet too, but the necklace just reminds me of a sunset and the beautiful blues and oranges of the sunset.

TesoriTrovati said...

This soup is SPICY! I love that you made so many pieces. That Beadfreaky button is the cutest thing. And those earrings make me think of summer days and tank tops and flip flops! Enjoy the day!

charlene said...

All of them are gorgeous, you did a wonderful job!

Marie Cramp said...

Fantastic!! So textural and fun!

rockcreekcreations said...

What wonderful color-combinations!!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Whoa - They're All Fabulous. Great work with those beauties.

Kristen said...

I had never heard of Rub and Buff but I love what you did with it. The colors are so vibrant.....Awesome!

Patsy Evins said...

I love the amazing color combinations! It was great to follow the processes you went through to get these pieces finished. And they are absolutely gorgeous!

Deci said...

All of the pieces are exquisite! I was happy to find you and subscribed RSS.

Beadbug said...

You got some good soup, so many pieces and beautiful colors.

Hazel Ward said...

I love the juxtaposition of all the different textures and shapes in the first necklace - and the colour scheme is gorgeous :D

Pretty Things said...

I love them ALL, particularly the first one! What an amazing job!!!!

Dana said...

#209 here...gorgeous...great job...

Francy said...

totally gorgeous.

Stacey said...

Gorgeous color combination and design.

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

love all your pieces!!! The last necklace is my fav. Super cool.

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love, love the color combos and textures! Great job! :)

stregata said...

Love the colour combination! It is wonderful - and the earrings are gorgeous!

Cherrie Fick of La Lumie're said...

Well done. It is a wonderful marriage of beads and such.

Jenni C said...

Stunning colour palette, I love each one of your pieces, just wonderfully executed and interesting designs, a favorite!

steufel said...

Cool. And the colors are amazing!

steufel said...

awesome colors, awesome piece!

Nicki said...

you made some really nice pieces with all those beads. I love the earthy tones, very wearable but elegant.

LeeLu Creations said...

Such gorgeous beads! The bracelet and earrings are my favorite.

ViviBijoux said...

Ravishing colours, details and textures. Works for me ^_^ ViviBijoux.com

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wow! Your designs are gorgeous!!! I love the color pallet. You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

Islandgirl said...

These are really pretty colours! Real Southwest feel... Reminds me of a hot summer day in the SW.. anything but snow!

Everyday Gypsy said...

I just love all of your pieces. Wonderful combination of colors, textures, and shapes. Great job!

jamberry_song said...

Gorgeous!!! I love how you brought your own style to both soups; they're different beads, but totally you. :D You have a wonderful sense for design. Just beautiful. :)

Beadroe said...

All of the pieces are wonderful. Very creative use of the colors.

Jennifer Cameron said...

Absolutely gorgeous pieces! I love the bead she sent you. Amazing. And you really created beautiful designs with what you got. Lovely.

moonlitfantaseas said...

gorgeous colors I am a big fan of earth tones and copper, I think they are just yummy, and I love your design, its wonderful!

Terri said...

All these are Fab-u-loso...great color combos ..make ya wanna dance... what talent!

Shaiha said...

Amazing color combos! I really like all of your soups.

Boot ~C said...

simply gorgeous

Elisabeth said...

Wow! Love them all! Love the seeds you used in the first two pieces, and the ribbon in the last piece - beautiful!

Sally Anderson said...

Love it all -- the colors, the design! Gorgeous.

Kate said...

I love the fiber action! Your earthy color palette is gorgeous.

SueBeads said...

Very nice! Love those beads you got!

Anesha said...

Wow, amazing creations!!!

one-eared pig said...

I just love all of these!

CraftyHope said...

Looks like you were super busy! Your pieces are just lovely. Great work.

Kristi Bowman said...

Wow, I love every single piece you made. Super bead soup creations!!

Janet said...

Very very Beautiful!! Amazing is a great word for your jewellery!!

Menka Gupta said...

beautiful designs...all of them are so pretty! You had lots to play with.

vintagesusie & wings said...

So beautiful friend, I love EVERYTHING you made & what you created with your BEAD SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...

m.e. said...

I LOVE every piece!
Little wonder you bought more of those ploymer clay beads.
They are FABULOUS!!!
m.e. :)

Marcie A. said...

This is great! I love your color combinations!

Courtney said...

Nice! I love that color combo.

Shirley said...

Those are such beautiful colors! Love the ribbon in it. I have discovered thru this blog hop how much I like this color combo. Your design is outstanding, and I'm sure you'll get lots of compliments from these!

BluMoon said...

What lovely warm earthy colours I really like it!

Penny said...

I am really digging ribbon these days, love what you done with all your pieces. I think the last one is my favorite.

My Life Under the Bus said...

I had to take another peek at that blue bird bracelet! One of my favorites!!!

alice said...

I really like the bracelet with the bird but am curious how it comes on and off??
You sure made lots of items- they all turned out swell.
alice's beads and baubles

French Elegant Jewelry said...

wow that is so beautiful and so artfully made with a beautiful color palate Love them all but especially the first one and the earrings.

maneki said...

I wrote a comment yesterday, but got an error so I'll give it a new try today.

Your creations are just so lovely and the colours captured my eyes imediately. I especially love that first necklace: the eye-catching focal, the colours, the textures, the mix of beads. I like how well you managed to arrange the beads, making the finished result so well-balanced and harmounious. Gorgeous!

Fire Phoenix said...

Great use of the button on that bracelet. Really cool idea!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Ohhh my goodness your pieces are stunning! What a tough job to choose a favourite... I'll take them all! Well done!


Lisa Godfrey said...

Oh my gosh, such eye candy! Your designs are so beautiful and I love the way you've photographed them. I had to hop on board and follow your blog too! :-) Have a great day!

Loretta said...

Wow, beautiful pieces, and your photography is awesome.

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

All is so GORGEOUS mmmmmmmmmmmm
fantastic colors and mix of media <3<3<3

Andrew Thornton said...

Beautiful pieces! You did an awesome job. I admire that you made so many lovely things. Keep it up!

Heather said...

I love all your pieces. Those are really nice polymer clay beads. Love the browns and blues together. I was very interested in the way you toned the focals. I would love to know more about those products. I will be back to visit again. Beautiful pieces- all of them! Especially like the earrings.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! I love the colour scheme.So impressed with your alteration of components - I wouldn't know where to start!

Genea said...

Beautiful pieces! The last necklace is my fav. Loving that bright blue and orange.

body piercing jewelry said...

love it everything is amazing definitely inspirational!!!!!!!