Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

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!

For my first piece I made a necklace using all the lampwork beads, the cup shaped glass beads which I strung using my own forged copper head pins, all the clear glass beads, most of the white glass beads, my own forged clasp, I added pearls, seed beads, Tierra Cast spacers and pendant, Vintaj rounds, and black rondells.

For my second piece I used the clasp and added my own Swarovski crystals, jade, turquoise, copper spacers, and carnelian beads to make a double strand bracelet. Love how this came out but then these are my favorite colors!

This challenge was a creative stretch for me because I never use black and yellow. I left my beads sitting simmering for a while and then was hit over the head with an idea of what to make. The necklace especially was an inspired piece and very different from what I normally make. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting! Make sure you check out my partner #148 Shelly Graves to see what she made with the soup I sent her! Tell her I sent you.

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

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 
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.
You Are Here---- >139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter<------You Are Here

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 
my partner -->148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me <--my partner
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!

 I would like to say a big thank you to The Bead Soup Blog founder Lori Anderson. She did an incredible job of pairing people together in a way that definitely stretched me creatively and I know others as well.
Be Sure to visit Lori's blog:



rockcreekcreations said...

Your pieces turned out very, very nice! Awesome job!!

Lisa said...

Oooh, I am excited to be first!! Your designs are gorgeous. I remember seeing your soup ingredients reveal and thinking that black and yellow might be a challenge, but you nailed it! Gorgeous...And that bracelet is just so fun with those colors. Great job.

hello gorgeous said...

oooo, gorgeous! Loving the colours used in the bracelet! ;o)

have a fab weekend...


hello gorgeous xxx

maryharding said...

Totally unique and gorgeous. Love them both.

Erin said...

Gorgeous! Love how you strung the necklace and the pretty wire-wrapped pendant! I adore the yummy colors in the bracelet, too!

stacilouise said...

Wow! The yellow and black is challenging. You worked it wonderfully! I'm not sure I would have done so well.

fireflymyst said...

Love the colors in the bracelet! Awesome designs:)

Round Rabbit said...

Great job Shannon!

My Life Under the Bus said...

I proclaim your soup DELICIOUS !!! Beautiful job Shannon - I knew you would hit it out of the park!

Barbara Lewis said...

Shannon, I love your necklace, especially the triple twisted strands and you went even smaller yet with the rest of the beaded part of the necklace. This all counter balances the large lampwork bead. Beautiful design work! Nice beads from your partner, too!

Kristen said...

Shannon I know you were out of your comfort zone but I see you in these creations for sure! Gorgeous work!!!

Holly said...

Shannon, that necklace is *gorgeous*! I love how you worked with that focal to make it even more stunning... And the bracelet, well, it's just lovely too - those are awesome colors, I agree ;) I hope you have lots of fun partying today!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Shannon, you did a great job! I know how yellow isn't your normal color pallet, but I have to say, you ROCKED it girly!

Keep on beadin'!

Anonymous said...

Love love love the bracelet! I also love that you added more to the focal! Great idea!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Great job Shannon- The colors in that bracelet are phenomenal and I love what you did with the black and yellow beads- the multiple layers of strands, and the intricate details of the focal are beautiful!

Palimpa Lim said...

The bracelet is sooooo summer! Just summer. Beautiful. And I love the necklace, too.

Kristen said...

Beautiful work! I love what you did with the black and yellow. Very unique! Great job!

Jennifer Pride said...

I saw your work last night just after midnight. You beat me to it, lol. You did a great job by the way.

ccrider2006 said...

The use of the black and yellow was outstanding - It did not make you think of a bee!!! I loved it and I loved your color palette in the second piece.

Shelly said...

WOW! You did great!! I love it `;~)

The focal is beautiful, I like how you paired it up `;~)

SummersStudio said...

Oh, Shannon, this is nice work. I think black and yellow is difficult to work with as well. But you really pulled it off.

Marie Cramp said...

I finally made it! Woo! Looks great Shannon! Love the new pieces!

Dana said...

#209 here...both pieces are gorgeous...great job...

Cindy said...

I love that first piece A LOT!!!

Beadbug said...

Beautiful use of pearls.

Pretty Things said...

The black and yellow is GORGEOUS! I love the thickness of the bottom part -- because of the colors, it's not dense (does that make sense?) but just yummy.

The bracelet is awesome, too -- great color palette!

Well done all around!

Deci said...

The black and yellow is very good. I like your stringing style.

Libby Leuchtman said...

Hi Shannon! I couldn't wait to see your beautiful Bead Soup Reveal. It is beautiful. I love it.

Stacey said...

Oh my I can see why those are your favorite colors - just gorgeous together....beautiful designs!

Everyday Gypsy said...

What wonderful work. I really like the combination of turquiose and carnelian. Carnelian is one of my most favorite stones to work with, while turquiose isn't. But the combination of the two is fantastic.

Francy said...

oh your necklace design is awesome! Your bracelet is gorgeous also.

Wendy said...

Beautiful designs, love the colors! Great job! :)

Sea Shore Glass Girl said...

Awesome designs, the colors in the bracelet are so hot right now, I love it!!! :)

GlassBeadArt said...

Wonderful pieces,especially the necklace!!!

Cyndi L said...

Oh wow! What an ultra cool focal!

Beadroe said...

Wonderful design, love the copper clasps.

Nicki said...

this first one is lovely and those seed beads you added are making it even more special, I am really amazed of those.

steufel said...

Your pieces. scream summer - much needed with all this rain and snow around here:-)

ThreeRedBeads said...

Very nice. I especially like the addition of the light colors - clear & white glass & pearls -the word that comes to mind is...stunning! Beautiful work Shannon!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wow! your work is gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

Dee said...

sweet!! Was wondering how you'd the gold and black focal. oddly enough it stands out perfectly in your design...job well done!

Jennifer Cameron said...

black and yellow would be a challenge for me too, but you totally nailed it! Great job.

Terri said...

Soup-er cool Creations!!!!

Loretta said...

You received some nice soup ingredients and did a wonderful job with them. They are both beautiful.

moonlitfantaseas said...

loved what you made with your soup! some of my favorite colors too!

Genea said...

The necklace is very creative. I like the chunkiness of the multi-stranded pearls with the thinner design of the seed beads for the back of the necklace. Great work!

I love the chunky style of the double-stranded bracelet.

EmandaJ said...

Hi Shannon,

It's day two and I'm having a blast! Your two necklaces are just gorgeous -- the lampwork is so inspiring -- and I adore turquoise and carnelian together. Great job!

Isn't the swap hop fun?!


one-eared pig said...

I love the sunset colors. Nice job!

Boot ~C said...

I am in love w/ that bracelet!

I LOVE color! said...

Your designs are so lovely and it pleases me that your soup mix included copper Be Blessed

jamberry_song said...

Gorgeous! I'm in love with the autumny colors and overall design of the bracelet, but they are both fantastic pieces. The first is so exotic; it reminds me of old illustrations I've seen of African peoples from the 1800s. Wonderful stuff, great character! <3

Lutka And Co. said...

Very nice! Love the way you strung the necklace!

Elisabeth said...

Awesome colors! Love the bracelet!

Sally Anderson said...

Awesome work, Shannon! Love them.

roseworksjewelry said...

I LOVE the necklace! It may have been different from what you normally make - but that can be good right? :)

Helmitarha said...

Oh, wow, both pieces are stunning! The necklace is so unusual and eye-catching! And the color combo you picked for the bracelet is amazing! Great job! ;)

Judy said...

I really like the triple strands in the front and how you did your focal...very pretty! Your bracelet has such a great southwest flair to it. Great job!

diane hawkey said...

I would wear that bracelet in a heartbeat. In fact I might wrestle you for it if you were wearing it.

CraftyHope said...

you really did a great job overcoming the challenge. I think I would have been a little dumbfounded with that bead soup stash as well. However, I am more drawn to your second piece also. The colors just pull me in. Very nice work, as always!

Kate said...

Both pieces are lovely but that second bracelet is SPECTACULAR! Love it!

Valerie said...

Both pieces are beautiful but I love what you did with the first one. I really like the triple strand element. The focal is awesome! Thank you for following me on my blog. It means the world to me! Glad to be in this group with you.

Marcie A. said...

My favorite is the mustard-colored necklace. I think you did a great job giving the necklace a lot of body and substance. Wonderful pieces!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Nice work Shannon! Love the bumble bee ensemble. Great use of your ingredients. :)

jeanette said...

The necklace and bracelet came out beautifully!

Courtney said...

You stretched really, really well. Great pieces.

Janet said...

This has to be one of my Faves in the whole Party Ive got to say. Its just so very beautiful!! Some job you did!!

vintagesusie & wings said...

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

somethingunique said...

Hi Shannon, i'm on my last little skip on the trail of my blog hop,i just had to visit each one,i really love what you did with your ingredients very unique,love the use of hand forged headpins i also make my own i find they add that little extra artsy feel, i look forward to following your blog, your other creations are very pretty & unique as well. Have a great day! :)

Shirley said...

Your design idea was great. That would have been a tough focal for me to figure out. The bracelet is lovely, such a wonderful southwestern feel to it.

maneki said...

The necklace is very pretty, but it was the bracelet that really caught my eye with its lovely colours and different bead shapes.

Jean said...

You did a perfectly beautiful job! I am so in love with your style!!! jean xox

Lisa Godfrey said...

Ooooh, I love what you made! That necklace is so elegant!

Cindy said...

Shannon, both of your Bead Soup pieces are stunning ...but that necklace is really a show-stopper! It is a complex design with so many details that draw one in, from the wire wrapped dangles to the seed beads and multiple strands in the front (I love that part!). Thanks for a beautiful stop along the Bead Soup tour! :-)

Deb said...

Beautiful! I love your designs, the necklace is fabulous.

Deb x

French Elegant Jewelry said...

Love your pieces but the 2nd one really caught my eye with all those bright colors. And I love the pieces on your blog too so pretty.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Both of your pieces are wonderful! My fav is the necklace. Love the designs and the colors, it all just works so well together!

Rebecca said...

I love it! Very creative. I really like those strands leading up from the focal in the necklace - they give your piece a lovely shape.

Andrew Thornton said...

What great pieces of jewelry! You did an excellent job! I'm so proud of you. Everything came together so nicely. The work has so much richness, layers and just spot-on color usage.

BluMoon said...

What laovely pieces I love the necklace!

Regina said...

The necklace is gorgeous! Love the colorful bracelet too.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow you have done an awesome job. I love both pieces but my favourite is the bracelet - such a bright, fun piece. Well done!


Cory said...

Love the bracelet, the colors are yummy.

Tara P. said...

Great necklace (I would have a really hard time with yellow), and yummy, yummy bracelet!

Patsy Evins said...

Wonderful creations! I love your style of designing!

Enjoyed reading some of your other blog posts!

Heather said...

Love your necklace!! The triple strands just before the focald bead add an amazing touch. Very nice soup!

Whitney Lassini said...

Very Cool! Love the interesting colors!

Alice said...

I must say I am kinda glad I waited to visit your blog for a while because after seeing the stuff you normaly tend to gravitate towards- as seen in your buying trip- these colors were a true stretch for you. You did great though. It is kinda hard to tell but it looks like I see some blue hiding out- whatever it looks right at home! Alice's Beads and baubles