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Saturday, February 26, 2011

BEAD SOUP REVEAL!!!!!

make sure you read to the bottom of this! there's a giveaway and some auctions involved.....

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.
I was paired with Diana of Suburban Girl Studios! If you didn't see what she sent me, see this post.

So, in my infinite clumsy wisdom, I was playing around with all of the goodness she sent me and in my excited frenzy of arranging and rearranging all of the goodness on my bead table, this gorgeous focal went flying (no joke, it flew) through the air and met its untimely demise on my tile studio floor.

Enter that slo-mo voice where your brain starts shouting....

"acccccccggrrrrhhhhkkkkkk! PLEASE DON'T BREAK! PLEASE DON'T BREAK! PLEASE DON'T BREAK!"

and it broke....

and you start babbling and mumbling like a complete fool and cursing your (read: my) man hands and overall awkward limbs and lack of coordination. Then I had a slight teary spot and went back to my youth when I wished I could've been a ballerina and was lamenting my overall status as a giantess.

but I digress.....

So I went and boo-hooed to Diana and she generously sent me ummm...more soup. I was hoping I could pay her to send me another focal since I f-ed up the first one....but she was so sweet...she says, NO WORRIES...goody bag in the mail to you! Damn! She sent me DOUBLE SOUP!

So I made LOTS of soup.

Here it is!
I finished off the periwinkle toggle clasp she sent with some copper and a little faceted lapis she sent.

I use several periwinkle porcelain spacers paired with some tin snippets by Lorelei. I thought they looked pretty groovy with the focal and enabled me to bring in some other colors that Diana sent me, namely the teal lampwork





Here are some of the other pieces I made..click on it to make it bigger. I'm in love with those raku dangles. I really want to keep those earrings but....

I'm giving them away! That's right. I'm giving away two pairs of earrings. To enter to win, make sure you read the post below and come back here to comment! I will draw the winner after the auctions end in 7 days! The winner of the auction will receive one of the two pairs of earrings above plus the necklace they were the winning bidder on! All of the proceeds will be donated to Beads of Courage Go HERE to BID on the two necklaces!

Don't forget to read the post below for more details!





Come see what the rest of us made! 







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








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 <----YOU ARE HERE!


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  



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






63 comments:

Kristen said...

Oh Barbara you know I love everything you make! This is no exception. I so wish I could bid but I hope everyone that can will bid high! It is so worth it to have one of your gorgeous works. I am so glad you were paired with an awesome and sweet partner to send you a replacement ( I could so see you yelling as it flew ) and she really rocked the soup you sent her!
Hugs!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh NO!!! I also had a ceramic focal and dropped it like 20 times with my man hands - UGH!!! Love that periwinkle color - just plain yummy!!! I am glad it all turned out well.

Happy Hopping!!!

Dee said...

your post had me laughing...you had such wonderful pieces to work with. They turned out lovely, love the colors and the use of the chain and wire. Beautiful!

Erin's Creations said...

your pieces are gorgeous!!! I love the periwinkle necklace !!

Spirited Earth said...

gorgeous , love the colors,
periwinkle and teal are my favorite combo

Genea said...

OH NO! That would totally be me too. I am kinda clumsy that way. I always have people look at my beads and jewelry OVER the beading table because the hardwood floor of the studio is CERTAIN DEATH for beads :(

I'm excited she sent you more pieces! What a sweet gal!

I love what you created! Very beautiful! I love the pieces with lorelei's tin snippets. Perfect compliments with everyone's work.

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous, you have made stunning necklaces, I love them!

Deb x

Rebecca said...

aaaaaaaaargh.....I know that feeling...I have smashed a few lampworkds in my time and cursed and blinded! You've made some really lovely pieces here with some beautiful soup. I will have to check out those auctions!

Rebecca said...

Barbara, i've just bidded (bad???!). Best of luck! I hope to be outbidded soon!

graygirlstudios said...

how nice she sent you more soup! yay! everything turned out well and looks so nice! I love the copper, love the blues, love the earrings...love love love.

Regina said...

Love the blues and greens, few beads that say so much. Great designs, would love to win one! I pictured the scene of the focal and you like some slow motion movie.... great story telling!

Marie Cramp said...

Beautiful Pieces!! I love them all!!

Lorelei Eurto said...

From one Giantess to another, you still totally rock- man hands at all. LOL you make me laugh so hard. these have been thoughts in my own head about my own self and i truly know we would be best friends if only we weren't so many states away from each other. dammit.
oh the soup? it's totally fabulous! I think it's rad that she sent you more "soup" because you totally rocked it!

Laurie B. said...

Lovely things, great cause, how could I not bid? Hope I win, but also hope that I get WAY outbid--either way, we all win. :)

Beadbug said...

I feel your pain and can see the whole business flying in slow motion. It's amazing how things slow down when they are going to meet their demise.

Kerry said...

Ohhh Noooo!! Your poor bead!! I could totally picture what you described and feel the panic. So glad you were able to get the replacement and your design is lovely. The colors are super and I love the asymetricalness of it. So great, Barbara... AWESOME!

Jana said...

Barbara,

I love the jewelry! You are truly gifted. I also love that you are paying it forward... On that note, PoodleGeek78 (that's me) has bid on one of the necklaces on eBay! Here's to winning a pair of those fabulous earrings, too!

Holly said...

I totally feel for ya, breaking an important something....I did that too, on a particular polymer clay focal. It's devestating! But you more than overcame that problem, that's for sure! Your necklaces and earrings are just beautiful. And kudos to you for doing what you are doing for Beads of Courage!

Francy said...

awesome designs.

Dana said...

#209 here... too bad that piece broke, but you didn't need it you did an amazing job with the other pieces....

TesoriTrovati said...

I bid! It is a great cause. My screen name is calivia811.
So sad about the component, but if you are a giantess, at least I know that your heart is large ;-)So generous of your kind partner to shower you with more soup ingredients! I love each of these necklaces. So pretty and it would be hard to choose! Enjoy the day, Barbara.
Erin

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

OH My... You mad a gorgeous job with the pretty beads You got from Your generous partner...
wonderful colors - spring ! here we go..I was lucky to have a silk flower as focal..no damage if dropping to the floor :)

Wendy said...

Gorgeous designs and I love the color combinations! :)

Elisabeth said...

I bid on the raku piece - ebay id is twoesas - hope to win on all fronts as your pieces are BEAUTIFUL!

Diana P. said...

LOVE what you did! And as you know I love what you are doing with Beads of Courage! I'll send you more beads anytime you need them! ::hugs::

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Barbara, you are so funny! And a great designer, you did and awesome job. Love the colors.

Charlene said...

Your pieces are gorgeous and it's nice that you got more soup to work with. The kindness of bead folk is always a lovely thing.

jamberry_song said...

Oh, noes! Sorry to hear about the mishap. Your partner sounds like a complete sweetheart, though, sending you more soup. :) And I love how you can look back on it with a sense of humor; that passage in your post was wonderfully written. :D

Your pieces turned out spectacularly in the end! Beautiful asymmetrical design on the first. The second makes me swoon, though! It's something I'd expect from an ancient tomb or something, it has such a great storytelling character. Wonderful work on both! Here's to a mishap-free future. ;) Good luck with the auctions! Beads of Courage sounds like a great cause.

ViviBijoux said...

I used copper and my pendant broke too!! there, and I thought I was very clumsy and that it probably never ever happened to anyone! You recuperated beautifully and if I may say so, in style too. great!! smile, Virginie ViviBijoux.com

stacilouise said...

I love those raku beads too! Very nice....your post made me laugh (not at you, but at your wonderful wittyness...is that a word?)
Thanks for sharing your soup and story!

Terri said...

I think it is great she sent you a replacement. Love love the color!!! and what you did with it is just wonderful!!!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Hilarious post! Too many instructions though. My brain is about to explode. I bid, but was immediately outbid. I do love BOC, so will probably bid again later when brain isn't fried. ID is jcameron3. I love ALL the pieces. Those earrings are tdf!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I love the necklace with the periwinkle toggle clasp, in fact I just made a bid on it, my id is moonlitfantasea

Beadroe said...

I sent a lampwork flower to my partner and it broke in the mail. I sent her a new one and she was able to use both. I was broken hearted that it had broke. So I completely understand. Great Designs. I probably could not give them away. Such a good cause though.

I LOVE color! said...

Wow!!! I am totally impressed with your design your piece is so lovely.and your soup was yummy too and it pleases me so that you are using copper be blessed

Kate said...

Love it! And that was so sweet of Dianna. The blues are so relaxing in this piece.

Janet said...

OH NO Id hate for that to happen too Barbara. Good good you got another one and more Soup wow that was great. Your designs are wonderful and I love what you made!

BluMoon said...

What a shame the first focal ended up broken but you have certainly done justice to the new one very nice necklace!
Jackie

Heidi said...

That is so sad about the broken focal! So sweet of your partner to send you more. I love everything you made - love the Lorelei snippets, the blues/teals with the copper. Wonderful stuff :D

SueBeads said...

Oh, wow, beautiful beads and amazing pieces! Really nice!

m.e. said...

Fabulous Soup mix
Generous partner
more wonderful soup mix
SOUPER SOUP!!!!!!
m e :)

Boot ~C said...

this is a beautiful example of 'less is more' & elegant simplicity. I love the big chain links & a few well balanced beads.great job

one-eared pig said...

Oh, I've broken so many of my own glass beads; I feel your pain.

Lovely pieces!!!

CraftyHope said...

Oh honey, I'm a clumsy fool myself. I sympathize completely. And so, I knew after your sob story I was going to love your piece(s). And, when I saw that first piece I did. But then I saw that second necklace and OH MY!! Wonderful!

KayzKreationz said...

I had a hard time deciding which one to bid on, but I bid on the first one. Not sure I'm winning, but will check back.

E-bay=kaylts

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kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway.
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rosebud101 said...

Beautiful job on your 2nd piece! How nice to have a second serving of soup!

vintagesusie & wings said...

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

Marcie A. said...

Finally getting around to dropping by your piece! I love it and congrats to getting over the break-up and moving on!

Courtney said...

What a frustrating bummer. And how nice to get a second one. Your pieces are really beautiful. I love the blues. Very yummy.

Shirley said...

So, I know you didn't break it on purpose, but...Wow! I love, love, love the periwinkle pieces she sent. Your color combos are gorgeous. So happy you put the clasp where it could be seen too. Fantastic job!!!

Stacey said...

Awesome - two soups - what a generous partner! Although - that seems to be the theme with all these wonderful beaders! :) Love your designs! Excellent work!

Rebecca said...

Hi Barbara, just to let you know that I made a bid the other day...my ebay user name is mercury1604 though so you won't have known it was me!

Fire Phoenix said...

Two soups! Awesome! Shame about the first focal, but you've made excellent pieces with the second soup!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Ohhh what a pain that the focal broke... but wow you made some gorgeous pieces otherwise. I love them all. Well done!

Karyn
Australia

Lisa Godfrey said...

Doesn't it just break your heart when something breaks? I've had that happen to me too. I have some clumsy hands. That was so nice of Diane to send you more soup! I love what you made. So pretty!

maneki said...

How generous of Diane to send you more soup after that unfortunate incident!

The necklaces are lovely. The first one is a real summer necklace, but my favourite is the darker, moody raku set. It's just yummy!

Patsy Evins said...

I love your creations! Love how the claps echos the focal on the necklace and the earrings are really great!

roseworksjewelry said...

That's so sweet of her :) Lovely pieces!

Heather said...

Wonderful colors; I love copper and especially love it with that deep blue. I also love the little addition of fibers to your pieces. Very, very nice soup!!

Andrew Thornton said...

Diana is fabulous. Sorry to see that the pendant broke. You made up for it in a major way. Good job!

alice said...

I am still hopping around so forgive me that I did not respond earlier but I really like what you did- not the breakage but the final necklace. I love it. The ivory glass on the one side really did it for me. I would not have added it but now I see how it makes all the difference. I really like periwinkle anyway and the teal is way cool. I want to check on the snippets too- Alice's Beads and Baubles

Tara P. said...

Sorry you broke your focal - mine actually went flying once too, but landed on the carpet, thank goodness. I love the necklaces - they're gorgeous!