Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal August 2012

Yippee, I’m able to reveal!

Originally I was scheduled for July 28th Bead Soup Blog Party reveal, but on Friday the 13th (no black cats or ladders in sight), I had an unpleasant accident. I fell in our garage and broke my ankle. I could not safely get to my third floor studio (on crutches), it was miserable. Prior to the fall, I had started two designs using the vintage soup ingredients that I received from my partner Kayla. My worst fear in life is disappointing people, so not being able to complete the task on time was very hard for me. Thankfully Lori A. let me move my reveal date…Hope you like my designs

Best wishes to all who are revealing today!

What is a bead soup you ask? It's an assortment of beads, one focal bead, and a pretty clasp traded between partners. On the reveal day we blog about what we've made using the beads received from our partner.

As a reminder, here is what I received from my wonderful partner Kayla:

Bead Soup Blog Party Goodies

While pondering how to use my soup ingredients, I decided to use a specific color pallet that complimented the focal bead. Here is an example of that pallet (the fist color square is oyster white, it doesn't show up in the picture very well)...

My first piece incorporates the large focal and clasp Kayla sent in my soup. I also used some of the glass nugget, bone, seed, and gemstones beads to create a necklace. I loved the beautiful clasp so much that I did not want to hide it behind the neck; it’s placed front and center in my design. Wire wrapped links  of various sizes and textures were attached making a long necklace with a fun beaded tassel at the end. I incorporated many different beads, bits, and bobs from my own stash to get a very bohemian look.

This necklace will be fun to wear with a soft tunic sweater and my favorite straight leg jeans. We have a lot of festivals coming up here in Georgia, I plan to show off my design then; fall is my favorite time of year in the south!

I also created a second piece using my soup ingredients. I’ve wanted to create a cuff bracelet for some time so I used some of the smaller green beads from my soup in this design. I had several coils of copper wire in different sizes and a handmade copper cuff that was just waiting to become something special. I experimented with wrapping and coiling the copper wire around the cuff until I got use to the feel and flexibility of the wire.

After several trial runs, I began weaving and wrapping the coral beads, copper beads, soup gemstones, and gemstones from my stash around the cuff. I really like how it turned out, I plan to keep this piece for myself!

Thanks for stopping by my blog to take a peek at my designs. If you have a few minutes, visit my partner Kayla's blog to see what she made with the beads I sent her and stop by some of the other blogs revealing designs today. Participants are listed below. Have fun hoping around!

My Wonderful Partner: Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution

Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space

Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry 
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog

Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy

Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging
Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy

Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs
Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels

Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home
Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle

Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show
Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities
Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment

Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN
Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious

Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio
Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi
Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color

Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry
Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog

Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo
Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila
Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead

Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs

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  2. What great pieces. I like that you picked a color palette for your focal and then went with it to accentuate the focal. And is that a jasper/unakite bead you layered over the focal? Great. But that bracelet is to die for. I'd love to be able to learn how to make something like that. I love copper and that turned out fantastic.

    1. Hi Kay,
      Yes, that is a unakite bead. I also used the same unakite beads on the bracelet. Thank You so much for the kind words. Have fun hopping!
      Lori D.

  3. Yeah! Glad you were able to join us in the last reveal! Loved how you worked from Kayla's soup ingredients and your color scheme! While it seems so hot and summery right now, I could also see wearing them well into the fall and for the winter holidays, especially your bracelet.

    Hope your ankle's doing better!

  4. For me it is sweaters and leggings. And your necklace is just perfect for that. Great job!

  5. I like how you embellished the focal in the necklace, and your bracelet is fantastic!

  6. LOVE the necklace -- the focal accents are terrific and I love anything with fringe. The cuff is beautiful, too. Great attention to detail!

    Thanks for coming to the party!

  7. Gorgeous designs! You are one talented lady! And you took really good photos..I'm working on that. Really Soup-er!

  8. Beautiful Fall pieces.Love adn hugs Tanya

  9. Fantastic pieces!! The colour palettes are perfect!!

    Definitely some of my favourites designs here at the party!!

  10. Oh Lori!! I'm COMPLETELY blown away and I truly mean that in the best possible way :) You and I definitely have some of the same taste and style in jewelry-I'm a big bohemian kinda girl, so that necklace calls to me ^.^

    That bracelet is amazing as well!! You are so very talented :)

    Fall is my favorite season and I have no problem seeing these with some great Fall outfits!

    Happy Hopping and glad you're feeling better ^.^

  11. Colourful and elegant!!!! You used your soup very, very well!!!

  12. Wonderful designs. Your cuff is fantastic! I have not made a cuff yet, but I like your a lot. Glad you could make it to the last reveal. Hope the ankle is ok now.

  13. I hope you have fully recovered from your accident!BBeautiful & original pieces. I especially like the cuff :)

  14. I hope you have reovered from your fall. Beautiful designs and the cuff is great!!

  15. Ouch! Glad you have recovered and was able to play with your soup. Great job. I love the copper cuff and your wire wrapping is awesome.

  16. Oh I hope you are feeling better now, I'm sorry about what happened to you. Your jewelry is simply stunning!

  17. Gorgeous! Love the necklace, the clasp deserves to be seen.

  18. Love your necklace. It will be wonderful to wear this fall to the festivals. I bet you get tons of comments on it. Great job!

  19. That large focal would have had me stumped...its so pretty, and so big! You did a wonderful job with it. It looks edible, lol!

    And the cuff is SO beautiful! Wow! Amazing workmanship and wonderful design!

  20. Both your necklace and bracelet turned out nicely. I would have never thought to make a cuff like that. It's really a super neat design. Well done!!

  21. I love your necklace and bracelet Lori! The necklace closure is fantastic! Glad you are feeling better and back up on your feet! Thanks for stopping by my website and leaving a comment! I appreciate your kind words! And, I look forward to having you join us at one (or more!) of my retreats! We have fun and make beautiful things ;o}

  22. I love your designs so much, I shared them on facebook.

  23. your pieces are both wonderful..great colors and love the bracelet idea

  24. i love what you've done with your soup. the necklace i would immediately wear and the bangle is great! i hope your ankle is going better!

  25. Beautiful necklace! Love the bracelet and the wire work - great job on all!

  26. The bangle is so beautiful =)

  27. Beautiful colors! I love it!

  28. Beautiful, love the bracelet. Great job!

  29. Great designs! I really like the way you wrapped the focal bead with other beads. Very creative. Both of your designs will be perfect for fall.

  30. Great designs! I really like the way you wrapped the focal bead with other beads. Both of your designs make me think of fall and the crinkle of falling leaves. :)

  31. Absolutely love both pieces, the copper is so so pretty!

  32. I am a bracelet gal, and I love your cuff. Love the color inspiration from design seeds. Beautiful pieces!

  33. I love the bracelet. The necklace has lovely colors that work well together. Great job!

  34. Beautiful pieces - love the color combo!

  35. Fantastic pieces, it must have felt good to finally be able to finish them!