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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

It is finally reveal day. I received my bead soup late last month from Jelveh. I was so inspired by the beads that I was working on ideas in my head as I wait for the elevator.

I had the basics of my pieces done by the following evening.  Here is a reminder of what I got.
I added very little to what I was sent.

So here is what I created.

A pendant with the large focal and drop crystals to which I added chain, wire and daisy spacers.

A bracelet using the lampwork set, lava, stone and sterling silver beads along with the turtle charmed toggle. I added beading wire, daisy spacers, round silver and Swarovski beads.
Earrings using the silver, pearls and faceted green stone rondells. I added only the round silver beads, head pins and earring findings.
Finally with the remaining pearls, drop crystal and the large disc beads I made what could be either another pendant or a purse charm.
I challenged myself to use everything that I was sent and add as little a possible. The only thing I did not use was the two small pearls from the set. 

I have been wearing the large focal pendant and bracelet to work. Bracelet is a bit chunkier that I usually wear, so every so often it comes off. I just have to remember not to leave it behind. I have had many compliments on both the pendant and bracelet. I has been great to wear pieces outside of my usual colours.

A big thanks to Lori for hosting this amazing creative explosion. Take some time to check out some of the other participants listed below.

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 
Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 

B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners
Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 
 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures

Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead
Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie

Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 

JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
My Soup Mate > Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads
Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
You are here > Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin

Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae
Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs

Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads

Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place
 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads

Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle

Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium

Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 
Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art

Have fun blog hopping!!


  1. lovely designs !
    Delicious soup !
    m.e. :)

  2. I like all your pieces, but love the pendant or purse charm with the large discs.

  3. Oh Jo-Ann...these are great...I love the big pendant, so yummy...thanks for your creative beads are in such a great place...thanks so much...

  4. Lovely soup goodies and love what you created with those goodies!

  5. Love the bracelet, earrings and your focal is lovely!

  6. You made a lovely bracelet! Soft and strong at the same time!

  7. Your soup is gorgeous! I'm into earthy colors, so I was definitely drawn to it and what you created with it immediately :)

    My favorite is the bracelet; I LOVE chunky!

    Happy Hopping! ^.^

  8. Your designs are so beautiful and earthy! Lovely!

  9. Lovely stuff! Am I the only one to see a little Jetsons in the charm/pendant?

  10. I love the focal, and the bead dangles look great with it! Thanks for playing!

  11. Icompletely love the simplicity in the designs :)

  12. I love that lampwork focal. Your concept of adding very little to the soup is pretty interesting. I think you did a fantastic job with your soup.

  13. Such a calming colour pallette! My favourite is that lovely bracelet -I would wear that a ton!

  14. Lovely pieces! I really like the bracelet!

  15. Love the earrings and the pendant with the tear drops. Very nice.

  16. You made really beautiful pieces, and I love how you incorporated the whole thing, really making use of the beads in your soup.

  17. Loved how you tied all your creations together. I am partial to the earrings.

  18. Gorgeous bracelet. Love the lampies - great colours!

  19. Great job! You created so many lovely designs! Fun hopping!

  20. I really like what you did with the green pendant! Nice work:)

  21. I love the soft palette you created here, just beautiful

  22. Absolutely love the designs and colors.

  23. I love the lampwork pendant! The dangles complement the bead perfectly! And I really love the earrings--so classy!

  24. I love love love the earrings, great job with everything!!

  25. Beautiful job on everything. Boy, that focal is gorgeous. Great job!

  26. I love the way you added chain to the focal bead. It works so well. Your style is clean and sophisticated. The bracelet is my favorite!

  27. Really wonderful pieces, all so simple and elegant! I am loving your green earrings!!!

  28. Wonderful job. You sure got at lot of items from your soup. I'm admiring both of your pendants.

  29. Nice soup! I think you did a great job putting things together. Love the bracelet.

  30. I love the earrings the best. It's very simple yet classy.

  31. Love your style. Very pretty pieces

  32. Oh those turned out lovely. I adore that little turtle charm. <3

    Melissa Muir

  33. That's great that you were able to use so much of what you were sent. I'm hoping to do the same (I'm in the 3rd reveal), but we'll see. All of your pieces turned out so nice, but I really like that bracelet. The combination of those neutral pieces and the lampwork beads is stunning!

  34. Lovely pieces, I especially like the pendant.

  35. Beautiful designs! Beautiful work! The bracelet is so way gorgeous!!!!!

  36. I really love all your work! The earrings speak to me!

  37. I really like your pendant with the dangles. But my favorite is the bracelet with the lava beads. And your last piece I would use/love as a purse dangle. It's just so cute and girly. I think it would look great hanging from a purse, or even a little charm for my iPad or Nook. I love decorating things like that. Great pieces.

  38. that bracelt and the focal is fantastic!!