Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup reveal day!

I wish I had known about the Bead Soup Party that Lori Anderson hosts before! That said, I am so glad that I learned about it this year, doubly glad I decided to do it, and triply glad that Chris Murphy was assigned as my partner!  For those of you who don't know Chris, you should!  She won second place in the 3rd Use the Muse contest for a gorgeous piece called Butterfly Net.  Take a look at clever is that?

Chris sent a box full of beads that I might never have known existed otherwise. She introduced me to the most enchanting blue-green fire agate, to lovely carved horn beads, and to copper beads that I still can't believe actually exist! I hope this first piece that I've made using her treasures will make her proud!

The second piece that I made from Chris's stash features the fabulous copper seashell. There was simply no way that a focal like that could sit around unused on my work table for too long!

In a few weeks, I'll post a tutorial for the first piece. Being strung on cord, it's a really fast and easy project, so start collecting your big beads now! In the meantime, I'm still pondering what to do with the bonus pack that Chris sent...some fabulous cabochons.   She knows my weakness for bead embroidery ;-)

Here is the complete list of all the folks involved in the Bead Soup Party this time.  I hope you'll have time to visit many of them...we are all revealing our pieces today!

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  You Are Here!
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
75.  Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done!
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

100.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
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.
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

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 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
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   My Fabulous Partner!

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  
175.  Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass 
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, Homeschooling Life

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Lanyardlady said...

Both pieces are just elegant. It's like the beads were made for each other!

Regina said...

Wow Cyndi, they are both very stunning. If I had to pick one, it would be the first one with the curved copper and carved bone beads. Absolutely beautiful! Have a great weekend.

m.e. said...

Gorgeous designs to compliment those Gorgeous Beads!!!!
Great blog!
I'll be back !!!!
m.e. :)

My Life Under the Bus said...

You just introduced me to that blue agate - fantastic color - beautiful soup!!!

Happy blog hopping!

elisabeth said...

Wow! Really great pieces! I LOVE that copper shell - you are right - it needed to be put in something right away :-)

ViviBijoux said...

The shell is amazing and the way you beaded all around really set it off. fabulous! smile, Virginie

Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

as always, you rule!!! you make wonderful things!!! great materials too. :) xoxox Cyndi!


Mags said...

Love your pieces :-) I'll be back again.

SueBeads said...

WOW! I love it - amazing! I love the first one, too!

earthlyjewels said...

Lovely work!

Unknown said...

The first piece takes me to Nepal, and I really covet that copper shell. Nice!

Kate said...

Both pieces are fantastic. I bet Chris is very proud ;) I love those little discs you used as spacers. I got some in my soup last year and have kept my eye out for more ever since!

Marie Cramp said...

WOW! Both pieces are simply incredible!! I don't feel worthy! lol You are an awesome designer!

Unknown said...

WOW you were a lucky girl weren't you! Beautiful work!

Unknown said...

You were too kind with your comments about me. You sure made me proud of the beads I sent you. I love both pieces although I love the first one the best. I can't wait to see what you do with the cabs.

CraftyHope said...

Oh wow, that first piece really makes me drool. Can't wait to see how you made that.
And that copper shell. . .wowie!!

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love, love, love that seashell focal! :)

Spirited Earth said...

both necklaces are beautiful..but i love the first one with those blue faceted beads..g

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness - this is some serious artwork! These look like the y belong in a museum....just gorgeous. Truly gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do with the bonus pieces!

Mandi said...

It's so inspiring to work with things you haven't worked with before, and you did such a beautiful job :)

Loris Glassworks said...

Lovely work! Cheers!

Unknown said...

Such a Rich and timeless pc the top necklace. Its just Stunning! Can Soup be stunning ach well its HOT and wonderful!!

ladynoble said...

Wow! Those copper beads are amazing. I don't know about Chris but I love how the necklace turned out. Great soup!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous pieces! I love all the copper and the agate.

MS said...

uuhhh ... they are soooo beautiful, I love both of them :o)

Cory said...

Soooo beautiful, great design.

Courtney Breul said...

All I can say is LOVE! Beautiful.

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

I am in love with your first piece! It is a-ma-zing!
Shannon C

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pieces! Love your work!

Terri said...

They make me want to say that they are both "Bally" Good! They stike me as having a India influence to them....Gorgeous pieces!!!

moonlitfantaseas said...

WOW!!! you definitely had some wonderful soup to work with! I love both necklaces, but that copper sea shell is to die for, love it!

Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

Great pieces :) I look forward to seeing what you do with those cabs!

Jenni said...

I love both your pieces, interesting and inspiring soup.

rosebud101 said...

I love both pieces of bead soup! You did a wonderful job! I'll be looking forward to your tutorial!

Lisa said...

Love them both!

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

both pieces are wonderful, I'd wear them both!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

Very elegant pieces love that copper shell bracelet. The beads you used really show case the shell. Great job.

Unknown said...

#209 here...WOW all look good but that first necklace is to die for...Great work with great beads...

KayzKreationz said...

They are both nice, but that copper seashell in that 2nd piece is out of this world. Really nice.

Dee said...

such a beautiful mix to work with and you did everything great justice...the finished pieces are beautiful!

BluMoon said...

Goodness what wonderful beads, you certainly made lovely necklaces with them, I would love to come back and see what you do with the cabs.

Helmitarha said...

Oh, wow, both pieces are absolutely stunning!
I'm a follower now! ;)

hello gorgeous said...

gorgoeus creations sweetie! how much fun has this soup been!! ;o)


hello gorgeous xxx

Polymer Clay Shed/ Barn said...

Wow, great work, especially love the first necklace!

Loretta said...

Wow, both pieces are stunning. I'll look forward to your tutorial.

rockcreekcreations said...

Wow! you did a wonderful job w/ the beads! and what lovely cabs you got!

Pretty Things said...

WOW but that first necklace knocked my socks off! All of them are beautiful but I want to snag that first one!

Laura said...

What fun! Lovely-lovely pieces!

Juli Cannon said...

I want to kiss that first necklace on the mouth! LOVE it!

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Lovely pieces - I love what you did with the shell copper bead.

Coming Abstractions said...

Simply fabulous -- both pieces are fantastic!!

Nicki said...

I love this copper sea shell. Your designs are both really nice.

Anonymous said...

The carved beads are wonderful and this necklace is absolutely fantastic. The seashell necklace is equally awesome. Great Bead soup.

Beadbug said...

Beautiful pieces, I love the first one it makes my heart sing.

Holly said...

Oh goodness, which do I like better? Really, haven't got a clue - you nailed both necklaces spot on! Gorgeous :)

Valerie said...

Wow! Your first piece is my favorite that I've seen so far. Awesome components and design. Glad to be in this group with you!

Jess Italia Lincoln said...

Gorgeous designs!!! You did an outstanding job with your bead soup!

fireflymyst said...

#161 here:)

WOW! Both pieces are awesome! I love all the copper!

Leigh said...

Wow- you did wonderful work with the way you created something perfect for the beads you were given.

Julie said...

Oh wow, Cyndi, your first piece is really stunning!! Nice job.

Unknown said...

Your first piece has a very exotic feel and I really like the conch shell. Both designs are fabulous.

Everyday Gypsy said...

I have to say that both of your necklaces turned out fantastic. I would love to have those in my jewerly box. You did a fabulous job with your soup.

Dana said...

What a great set of beads to work with and you did them proud. Great job.

VS said...

So beautiful friend, I love this necklace & what you did with your SOUP! Such an amazing clasp. Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...

Sarabeth aka Sarita said...


Heidi Post said...

That first piece looks like some tribal artifact that I'd see behind glass in a museum! Very impressive!!!

Susan Marling said...

What beautiful pieces they both are. Really played up the beads and coppery colors.

jessememan said...

I would totally wear either one of those pieces! That copper shell is to die for :)

Serena Trent said...

The second piece is awesome love it!

Karyn said...

Wow what beautiful pieces. I really loved the first piece the most but gee that shell in the second is just stunning so I will say that I love them both! Well done!


LeeLu Creations said...

Ooh, I especially love the second necklace! Just in time for summer!

Third Eye Gypsy said...

The first necklace is my absolute favorite! I love all of the copper together with the bone :) Soooo pretty!

Francy said...

oh I so want them! Both! I want to wear them. Both.

Your designs are awesome.

Islandgirl said...

Those are both really pretty.. I like the colours in the first one a lot!

Charlene said...

I love them both and am seriously coveting the first piece. Gorgeous!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Gorgeous designs!!

Shirley said...

Oh Cyndi, those are both gorgeous pieces! I really love what you did with the first piece. I would so be wearing that...A LOT! Awesome job lady!

Cheryl K Roe said...

Awesome soup. Really love that shell.

TesoriTrovati said...

The best part of these hops is making new friends. And a generous one too! I adore the first necklace. It is so powerful, almost spiritual, like a talisman to ward off evil. I love it. That carved tube is so awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy the day!

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Love what you made with your soup. The 1st necklace is awesome, the copper the use of your beads. Love the design.

Maneki said...

Beautiful necklaces! I especially love the second one for its rich colours. Yum!

Rebecca said...

Wow, all that copper is simply gorgeous! I love the copper beads in the top piece especially.

Marian Hertzog said...

Wow! Love the design of the first one... but that copper shell is irresistable! Very pretty pieces!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Holy cow, this Bead Soup thing is huge! I had no idea.

I hope we will get to see what happens to the beads you threw into the soup, Cyndi.

The pieces you've made with your "soup package" are wonderful!

Cyndi L said...

You *can* see my partner's pieces, Eileen! Chris's blog is marked on the list :-)

Shai Williams said...

Wow! That first necklace is so powerful! I am almost hear a drum beating in the background

Patsy Evins said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Stunning! Love all creations! What a stash you got!

Lody said...

WOW Both necklaces are yummy-licious! That first one is something, I would love to try it on. LOL

Oh and am drooling over your new cabs as well.:)

Valerie said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. So nice of you!

Lyn Foley Lampwork said...

Just beautiful perfectly balanced pieces. I like it that you made shorter necklaces while so many of us were making long creations. Your two are outstanding.

Cory said...

The necklaces are the first one.

Malin de Koning said...

Oh, how I love that first necklace. I mean LOOOOOOOOOVE it! Favourite.

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