Welcome

This blog is intended to document my journey into the world of handmade artisan lampwork beads.

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!

I really love this focal and clasp. This is a necklace that I plan on wearing year round. I do not have anything even close to this in my jewelry box. And the best thing of all with any good soup is the leftovers. Look what I still have left to play with.
Thanks Amber Dawn for a wonderful selection of beads. I also wish to thank Lori Anderson http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com for her endless effort in pulling off this marvelous event. I have been a spectator until now and am really glad I decided to join. I have set aside my weekend to view all of the other blogs.













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


You are here 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.


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


My Partner 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








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!

110 comments:

  1. *First comment jig?*

    This is gorgeous! I love the color scheme. The overall design you chose for these beads really suits it well. :) Also, that focal is gorgeous! Lucky you. :D Beautiful work!

    Enjoy the hop. I know I am. ^__^

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like the asymmetrical design ! I never seem to get those quite right but that is lovely, particularly the way the little bead picks up the focals details :))

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love that focal! Great color scheme :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the focal! The colors you used are perfect! and the design it just rocks!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very petty focal in your necklace and the green beads compliment it so well.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Cheryl, you made a lovely feminine and soft necklace. I like it a lot :-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a gorgeous focal bead and what beautiful colors. Your piece does justice to it all, as you say you it is a necklace for all seasons. Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very pretty! I love that focal piece! And how lucky to have some beads leftover to work with!

    ReplyDelete
  9. WOW !!! Gorgeous focal!!!
    Love the colors you used !
    Bead-u-tiful design !!!
    m.e. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. ~*Good morning Cheryl!!!*~
    I am smiling ear to ear!
    You turned those ingredients into a visually fragrant & delicious product!

    :o) I am glad to hear/see that you now have a new piece to wear year round!
    Jewelry like that is fun to have!!!

    You did beautifully!
    <3
    Amber Dawn

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hahaha I agree having leftovers is awesome!Beautiful necklace - and you get to have more another day! Happy Blog hopping!

    ReplyDelete
  12. LOVED your stunner of a necklace! So pretty. I enlarged the photo by hitting on it so I could see the great detail! Really cool and you did a wonderful job with your partner's beads!

    jean yates

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love this necklace--I think you did a great job with your partner's beads and it turned out very cool!

    jean yates

    ReplyDelete
  14. It's a knockout. The colors are rich and warm and the design is very creative.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh yeah you made a ymmy soup for sure! Nice work and I checked out your lampwork.....Yummo!

    ReplyDelete
  16. You got loaaaaaaaaaads of beads, wow, I'd be cursious to see what you make with them ( and the dice) Maybe there's enough for a matching bracelet or earrings. Well done ^_^ Virginie ViviBijoux.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I am so glad you decided to join! That focal is awesome. I can't wait to see what you do with the leftovers!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Yes, that focal is exquisite and you picked up the colors so nicely.

    ReplyDelete
  19. everyday necklaces are the best, aren't they. your piece is really nice and I am curious to see what you will do with the rest :) ... have fun hopping.

    ReplyDelete
  20. That's a lovely focal, to be sure! Great job! And I see dice beads in what you have left over -- those look like fun~!

    I hope you had fun with the party and come back in August!

    ReplyDelete
  21. WOW! I really like the colors of this soup! The olive green with cranberry show an exquisite sense of fashion, talent, and creativity! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a gorgeous necklace! Love the pattern :) You got a gorgeous focal bead to work with!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love your bead soup! Some very clever things in there! and what you did with them is wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Grace beads always make amazing pieces! I love what you did with the soup!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Your necklace is very neat. The asymmetrical-ness of it is almost deceiving (I didn't notice it at first) - very clever!

    And those soup leftovers are just so yummy looking!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love that focal bead and earthy colors, great work!

    ReplyDelete
  27. wonderful pieces...similar to the colors I had to work with..lovely job..nicely done!

    ReplyDelete
  28. You're right that focal is amazing, and look how many beads you still have left to play with! I am jealous! Can't wait to see what you make with your leftovers.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Congrats on taking a fairly unusual set of components and colors and making something so beautiful from them!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love the piece you created. It's very simple and elegant. You're right, the clasp is awesome! Love the floral focal too :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love your design, the focal is very pretty. Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love the color combinations. It goes perfectly with the focal.

    ReplyDelete
  33. The glass focals are beautiful. Love your design.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Really Lovely and delicately pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  35. What beautiful glass pieces to work with and you did an amazing job.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Such a pretty focal... isn't Bead Soup fun!?
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

    ReplyDelete
  37. The beads are *amazing* You've really picked out the colours with the complementary beads - well done!

    ReplyDelete
  38. so dainty and soft...perfect for spring!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Beautiful necklace and love the focal! :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. I love the colors you went with - reminds me of a beautiful garden. And you still have such beautiful pieces left to work with! Have fun!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I can see why your keeping it! I love it :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Your work is great! I love how you combined it all, very summery. Glad that you are playing this round.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Amazing focal! Love the colors and the asymmetrical design!

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love those lampwork beads! Your work is fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Gorgeous! And what beautiful soup you were sent. Your piece is very elegant.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Gorgeous focal! You showcased it so well!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Great choice of colors! Love the pendant!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Beautiful! My daughter was looking over my shoulder and gave an unsolicited "wow" :-)

    ReplyDelete
  49. Love what you did with your components. The focal was gorgeous and you complimented the focal with a wonderful assortment of beads. It so reminds me of an English garden.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Gorgeous...those beads are crazy cool..totally fab!

    ReplyDelete
  51. That is a gorgeous focal! I love how you assembled the components so it was asymmetrical in a very subtle way. Gorgeous necklace and I don't blame you for wanting to wear it year round ;o)

    ReplyDelete
  52. fantastic lampwork you were given! And your treatment of them is perfect - love it!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Beautiful components and great finished piece.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Oh, that's really pretty and just neutral enough to wear with about anything.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I have to echo how wonderful the asymmetrical design is - it's so perfectly balanced! And that focal is so yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  56. You got some great soup and I love what you made! The focal and clasp are so pretty and your necklace is just perfect for spring!

    ReplyDelete
  57. This is such a lovely piece - I would wear something like this! Well done Cheryl!

    ReplyDelete
  58. #209 here...great job, beautiful beads, I would wear it....

    ReplyDelete
  59. Beautiful!! I love the focal bead and the way you put everything together. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  60. Beautiful piece! Love the color theme!!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Your 'necklace' really compliments that lampwork focal! Nice job!

    ReplyDelete
  62. What a unique focal you received! And the clasp goes so beautifully with the flowers on it!
    And, you are so right about the leftovers! Always great the second time around =)) I think we need a leftover soup party!
    diane ♥

    ReplyDelete
  63. Love the color scheme, Very creative, Feels like spring! Very nice JOB WELL DONE

    ReplyDelete
  64. I just love the earthy/girlie feel - great job!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Mmm, the necklace flows so well - beautiful (and it looks like you're going to have a lot of fun with the rest of the stash!)

    ReplyDelete
  66. That focal is amazing, and your design is perfect for it! It is just like you said, a necklace you can wear year around, how awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Very nice. The lampwork beads are gorgous! Glad to be in this group with you!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Looks like you are ready for spring....love the focal.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Your piece looks like a lovely cottage garden. It is very pretty. What a joy it would be to wear it. alicesbeadsandbaubles

    ReplyDelete
  70. Wonderful! The lampwork beads are fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  71. Beautiful--makes me itch for spring to get here!

    ReplyDelete
  72. You did such a wonderful job designing for the beads/findings you were given.

    ReplyDelete
  73. Love your design!! It will be fun to wear and you did get great soup.

    ReplyDelete
  74. Looks great! Very nice colours and the design!

    ReplyDelete
  75. So beautiful friend, I love this necklace & what you did with your SOUP! The focal & clasp are stunning!!! ;)
    Thanks for sharing...
    Susie

    ReplyDelete
  76. Hi Cheryl! I really enjoy how this is asymmetrical but also spaced evenly. It provides a really interesting contrast!

    ALOHA!

    ReplyDelete
  77. super cute soup! great necklace :)

    ReplyDelete
  78. Beautiful necklace! You did a great job with that gorgeous focal!

    ReplyDelete
  79. What an uplifting piece. I so admire what you accomplished with your soup. Delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  80. A lovely focal beautifully coordinated with the stones in the necklace.

    ReplyDelete
  81. Simply gorgeous...love, love.

    ReplyDelete
  82. Gosh that focal is absolutely gorgeous and you have certainly commplimented it beautifully. Well done!

    Karyn
    Australia

    ReplyDelete
  83. What gorgeous soup ingredients you have! The colors are just plain juicy - some of my favorites! And the way you put them together? Delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  84. What a lovely fresh necklace...just in time for spring!
    Bead Happy!
    Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  85. Absolutely stunning! loved the color combination and asymmetrical design. great work!

    ReplyDelete
  86. Very pretty necklace! Nice job!
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  87. Wow, those are some serious beauties in your soup! You did a wonderful job showcasing the focal. I can definitely see this as an all year necklace. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  88. That is a pretty pretty focal, and what beautiful colors you had to work with! Lovely design :-)

    ReplyDelete
  89. Very pretty necklace! I like the colours and how you've kept it relatively simple so it doesn't overpower the lovely focal.

    ReplyDelete
  90. Hi Cheryl, Your name was mentioned on my blog, please check the winners post and contact me if you're interested in your prize :)

    ReplyDelete
  91. Mmmmmmmm Mmmmmmm those are some yummy beads. And I noticed your Etsy shop link so I'm going to go check that out now!

    ReplyDelete
  92. I totally love the color scheme. It's enough to make me forget that it's 30 degrees outside.

    ReplyDelete
  93. What a wonderful color combination! I wouldn't have thought of using those together, but I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  94. #161 here
    I am still hopping:)

    Love your necklace design. The focal is awesome! Wonderful color theme!!

    ReplyDelete