Friday, April 12, 2013

My Bead Soup Blog Party Design...WELCOME!!!

 7th Bead Soup Blog Party!  Welcome to my blog!

I changed my design a couple of times.  Here is the first idea that I had-I just didn't like the fiber along the side of the necklace.  So, it had to go away.

 So, I played a little more and my final design is this---


 I wrapped a filigree piece around the heart to create a necklace that could be worn two ways.  I used azurite beads to pick up the blue and green in the focal heart and faceted crystal quartz to accent the beads.  I created 'heart' looking wire findings to connect the elements.  I made a double strand from the silver tube bead up to where the chain is attached.  I integrated the glass beads into a stack of bracelets.  I used the fiber that Cheri wrapped around my box to create one bracelet-just wrapped the fiber and used copper wire to hold it together.  There are a bunch of other pieces that make up the bunch of bracelets.  It was fun, fun, fun.  I so appreciate what Lori Anderson has done over the years.  This was the first time that I participated in the Bead Soup Blog Party and I hope not my last.  Lori deserves major kudos and praise beyond this world.  I truly do appreciate her dedication and vast amounts of time that she has committed to this project.  Thank you, Lori!
 God Bless You.


Here are the 2nd reveal guests and their sites.  Please visit their blogs/facebook to see what they have created with their Bead Soup ingredients.  Thank you!

Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers

Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove

Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle

Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles

Christine Murrow

Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis

K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs
Terry Carter
Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom

Facebook Participants

D’Arsie Manzella     
Claire Brannigan Hasemeier
Robin Showstack
Melanie Lemen Swope
Beccy Peterson
Kelli Nelson
Chris Schlicht
Shelley Cole-Kuduk

I had fun...I think I said that already!  Thanks for looking-

Hugs to all,


  1. Great wirework, my dear! And I love your fiber bracelet - it's lovely. Couldn't imagine you use it for the first time, you rock it!

    1. Thank you for your comments...I found this very challenging. I don't know why-I have been doing this for a few years. Thanks for stopping by!


  2. So pretty :-). What a good idea with the filigree. I love the bracelet too with its pretty colours and textures.

  3. Great jewelry! Love the versatility of the filigree and the heart!! You certainly rose to the challange.

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.

  4. Thank you everyone for stopping by...I was very much out of my comfort zone with this...
    Its all good though!!

    Have a great day,

  5. first work with fabric and greaat success!i like it, congratulations!

    1. Thank you! It was different!
      Have a great day!

  6. Wow! These are beautiful! You did a fabulous job with the bead soup I sent you. Love both pieces.

    Thanks for being my partner, I posted a comment on my post that I have to wait until my sister takes pictures of my pieces so that I can post them. :)

    1. Hi Cheri!
      I couldn't have done it without you! You were my creative must with the components that you sent me. You challenged me and I was up for the challenge. Thank you for your kind words...I cannot wait to see what you have created with the soup that I sent to you. Until then,

  7. Oh, that bracelet ! I would wear that in an heartbeat !

  8. Thank you very much! I found using fiber a bit challenging! It all worked out, though!
    Thank you for stopping by!


  9. Beautiful!! I love how you wrapped filigree around the heart pendant - great idea! The bracelets are gorgeous and you did a great job on using the fibers!! Awesome bead soup!!!

  10. WOW..... I simply LOVE that bracelet... swooning.....

  11. Cheryl, I can relate with the changing of designs! I think you did an amazing job! You had some pretty rockin' beads in that soup! I love the focal! And I LOVE what you ended up doing with it! Fantastic!!! The bracelet is awesome and looks so well done! You rocked this challenge!

  12. I love what you created!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, what a fun :)
    ciao dall'Italia

  13. love the filigree wrapping, such a clever idea, but those bangles have stole my heart

  14. I appreciate all of your kind comments and praises. Everyone has been so kind. I have learned a lot about my design process in this endeavor. It is all good, too! I have worked out of my comfort zone and worked with elements that I haven't used before. This is all thanks to my Bead Soup partner, Cheri Mitchell-Reed. Her blog is Her Bead Soup will be listed tomorrow, April 14th. She needed a little help with her photos. So, please check back to see what Cheri has designed. We would appreciate it!!!

    Thank you so much!

  15. Lovely pieces! I really like the use of fabric...great job!

  16. Very creative, love what you did with the fiber!

  17. I love the idea of wrapping the heart focal in a filigré! The bracelet is awesome, too!

  18. Great work♥, out of your comfort zone, I love the bracelet!

  19. For never using fiber before you sure nailed it with you bracelet! Love what you did on the heart focal with the filigree - brilliant!!!!!

  20. Beautiful necklace. Another beautiful blue and silver combination! I especially love that stack of bracelets you made. Great job!

  21. I find hearts a real challenge but i like how you echoed that shape with the wire work, it strikes a lovely balance. The bangles are awesome with all that texture
    *edit to add* you may want to consider turning off the word verification :)

  22. Beautiful work! Love the bracelet and how your wrapped the fiber!

  23. Very beautiful soup and such lovely designs you made from it!

  24. Gorgeous, very beautiful work.

  25. Everyone has been very kind, thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate the comments and feedback. This was my first time that I participated in the Bead Soup Blog Party and I hope not my last. Lori Anderson has put so much time and effort into this project that she deserve major kudos! Thank you Lori, for all that you have done and are still doing!

  26. Love all of it, especially the bracelet

  27. Fantastic wire work!!! Your designs are all beautiful.

  28. I love the lampwork you sent your partner, and the stack of bracelets you made are so cute.

  29. I love your wirework, delightful! ANd fibers are always really difficult to work with, but your result is sooo pretty!!!

  30. Beautiful work, very pretty.

  31. Beautiful necklace and bracelet, I like the idea od the wrapped heart too.

  32. Lovely creations! I love the heart shaped connectors you made and the filigree wrapping around the focal, Great use of soup!

  33. Such pretty work! You did a really nice job with the silk, especially.

  34. Your necklace is really nice but I adore your bracelet stack. There's something about the eclectic-ness of it that really catches my attention. NICE!!

  35. beautiful necklace and your bangle stack is so gorgeous and on trend.