Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party - Third Reveal

The third and final reveal for Lori Anderson's 6th Bead Soup Blog Party is today.
Going to keep this as short as possible, here (There are too many other blogs to hop to!). My partner, Michelle Burnett, sent a TON of beads for me to work with (If there is a shortage of turquoise out West, you can blame it on her.).

I sent her a much smaller selection of black and off white components, with which I am sure she has worked wonders.
With the Southwest in mind I started out to make a turquoise and copper necklace and earring set, using the focal (actual, I used all 3) she sent.

Too many beads left over, so I added a bracelet.

Still too many beads left over! So I made another bracelet to use the pewter toggle clasp she also sent.

Then, I had enough beads left over to make another necklace and earring set.

OK, now you can either go back to Lori's link, or click on the next one below for the other participants and keep blog hopping. Enjoy!

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
Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
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
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
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Hannah Annear, Squintessential
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, HourGlass Studio
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
Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs  <YOU ARE HERE
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 <MY PARTNER
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

Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
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



  1. Nice job Marlene~ I love the southwest feel of everything you made. That was a LOT of soup to work with. I think you rose to the challenge very well!

  2. I LOVE these colors together! I've got a table full of turquoise and I think I'm going to have to play with these colors together - wonderful inspiration!

  3. You've made great use of the turquoise! There's a lovely feel to all these pieces and together they make a beautiful line of jewelry.

  4. Love the turquois! Great designs!!

  5. I just love what you did with your soup. Such a southwestern feel and that necklace is just lovely.

  6. What a fun stash to work from! Fun seeing how you interpreted your inspiration.

  7. Awesome job, Marlene!! Love the southwest colors!!! Your designs are lovely!

  8. Wow! You were very busy, and creative! Love your designs!

  9. Love all six pieces Sweetie. I especially like the earrings and second bracelet. Great work as always.

  10. Very nice pieces Marlene.You do great work.Love and hugs Tanya

  11. Great pieces you've made!! i love the way you combined the turquoise beads!! They look amazing!!

  12. you received fantastic soup and used it in fantastic way, congratulations!

  13. Beautifully original. Lovely :)

  14. You rocked the southwest feel!! By having more than one option to wear your pieces with you make your jewelry much more wearable. Very kool.

  15. Wow. . that was a lot of turquoise! You really made some nice pieces, but my favorite are the loop earrings with the drops. They're just lovely!

  16. Yum ...chunk-a-lish-ous! I especially like the bracelet with the pewter toggle and the last pair of earrings. You did a really Soup-er job with all you pieces!!

  17. You got a whole lotta jewelry out of your soup! But as a mother of five you already knew how to get the most out of it! I love them all but the first bracelet and last pair of earrings are my favs. I also love the way you used several focals in the necklace...the assymetrical look is really well done! Fav job Marlene.

  18. Love that color palette and all the focals in the necklace is a great design!

  19. what yummy colors! they made even yummier soup!! Nice work Marlene!

  20. Marlene, you are so much fun! You have such a great sense of design. It is so nice to see all that you have created - you did well, partner!
    Thanks for being such a great bead buddy! :)

  21. I'm so glad you embraced all those beads and kept coming back to make more things, because they're all amazing! I particularly love the first necklace. You did everything wonderful justice. Thanks for playing!

  22. What a nice selection you made with that wonderful soup. The earrings are very unique with the looped beads. And you used the colors very well. Nice.

  23. All that looks totally "Southwestern"! Love that you used all three focals in a single piece!

  24. i love the southwestern theme for your jewelry, well done! you did a great job!

  25. Turquoise and brown-tones. It doesn't get much better than that! Lovely creations. I think I like the first piece the best with the 3 larger components. Very fun!

  26. Love love love turquoise and orange. Great job!

  27. A beautiful set, thanks for sharing it!

  28. Great southwest vibe to your pieces, I love turquoise! And you made so many pieces too!

  29. Beautiful turquoise pieces - love the color combos!!


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