Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party - Reveal #1

It's here!!!
My first Bead Soup Blog Party organized and hosted by Lori Anderson

This is officially the 7th Bead Soup Party.

I missed out on participating in this party last year because I didn't have my blog set up and ready.  Well, I am so glad that I decided to start my blog - I have been able to meet so many wonderful and generous people through the blog hops I have joined since starting my blog.

This has been no exception. 
My wonderful partner is Laurie Keefe-Cecere from Floral City, Florida.
We exchanged soups back in February (with a little mix-up on my part due to postage - I intend to make it up to Laurie after the reveal).

Here is the Bead Soup I sent to Laurie:

The ceramic focal and clasp are from 
Starry Road Studio on Etsy.
The rest of the beads and the suede cording in the soup are from my stash......

I can't wait to see what Laurie made!

Here is what Laurie sent to me:

I loved the colors Laurie chose!  I took this picture with my phone, so the picture doesn't really do the soup she sent justice.

The creative juices were flowing for days and when I sat down to work on my necklace, I knew what I wanted to do....

Here is what I came up with:

I made a copper head pin and wire wrapped the beautiful focal.

Here is a close up of the clasp - I attached it to some Greek leather and used copper wire to make a loop.

I wire wrapped some chrystal rondelles to connect the leather and the three strands of hand knotted beads. 

I had so much fun with this hop - It was like Christmas when my package arrived in the mail....Thanks so much to Lori Anderson who invested so much time organizing this party and a special thanks to my partner Laurie!

Have fun at the party!  I am looking forward to see what all of the creative people who participated made!

You can find the links for everyone who participated here:

Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry

Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain

Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe

Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell

Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman

Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue

Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite

Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora

Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher

Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus

Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver

Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider

Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan

Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro

Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson

Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke

Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks

Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer

Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday


  1. I love it-you were able to showcase that focal bead so it has center place. I also like you transition with the crystal, gonna have to remember that one. Thanks for being my partner and providing me with wonderful beads to work with. happy Hopping---and how appropriate for Easter Eve:-)

  2. Great job! Love those colors!

  3. Beautiful multistrand design. Very wearable looking.

  4. Great use of the Soup! Looks like it was good to the last drop!

  5. The multi strand was perfect!! You did an amazing job!! ~KM

  6. Your design is just perfect! Love the multi-strand design.

  7. Love your style..the leather, beads, wire work look great mixed together!

  8. I really like how you did the multi-strand design and focal. Great job!

  9. I especially like how you did all your connections. Such a beautiful earthy piece.

  10. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I'm visiting all blogs...
    beautiful necklace, great work!
    ciao dall'Italia

  11. Love the wrapping and crystals! I am anxiously waiting for my turn...the second reveal. Happy Hopping!

  12. Love the mix of leather and crystals! Such a pretty, easy to wear necklace! Looks like you had a wonderful time with your soup!

  13. Love the layers.. Beautiful necklace!

  14. Great necklace! Love the intertwined three strands and the cystals.

    I'm following you now. I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.


  15. Wonderful use of your Soup. Love the necklace.

  16. Beautiful necklace, you never cease to amaze!

  17. elegant and delicate, great work!

  18. You've made a gorgeous necklace with an ethnic look and I love multi-strand necklaces. Congratulations.

  19. What a lovely necklace in perfect fall tones!

  20. So very pretty, I hope you had fun!

  21. I'm a fan and would wear that beauty out on the town.

  22. I really like the simplicity and elegance of your necklace. it looks like it would go with almost any outfit.

  23. What a lovely design!
    Very pretty, and love the focal bead.

  24. Beautiful necklace. Love the hand knotting and the way you attached the leather .

  25. Love the how you positioned the clear large beads to draw my eyes upward! Nice.

  26. The focal is gorgeous and everything you put together just looks like it was meant to be! Thank you for sharing!

  27. Leanne you made great use of your soup. Your necklace is beautiful.

  28. Great use of your the knotting. Very pretty!

  29. Welcome to the party :) you made a lovely necklace - I love the wire wrapped focal and I am always partial to multi-strand pieces.

  30. Fun necklace! Glad you joined us this round!

  31. What a fun necklace design. I really like it. And the triple strand works really well together. Great job!

  32. Lovely! Multi strands can be tricky, but you mastered it here!

  33. Very pretty, easy to wear jewelry! Congratulations!

  34. Oh yum -- I love carnelian, and you did such a good job on your leather wraps! Mine are always wonky.

    Thanks so much for participating, and I apologize for being so late to my own party!

  35. Nice soup and great use of it! I love multi-strand.

  36. Love the multi-strands of chips, rounds, and agates etc... So very pretty!!! Great Job! Have a Blessed day!!!

  37. Oh I like what you did and I really like the clasp and all wrapping. You did a great job with your bead soup.

  38. I think your triple strands turned out beautifully and work so well with that focal The addition of the sparkle is a wonderful touch!