Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time For Soup!

Aaah, soup! There's nothing quite as comforting or delicious. Or, if it's Bead Soup, more fun to make jewelry with...And when you have a partner who's incredibly generous, you can have a full smorgasbord of soup -- eleven courses, with leftovers!

** Giveaway alert (okay, blatant ploy for comments and followers) -- read all the way to the 
bottom of this post, and you can find out how to get one of these courses for your very own!**

My lovely partner, Rita of Toltec Jewels, spoiled me rotten with gorgeous artisan beads and gemstones. Yes, I hit the jackpot, and I realize how lucky I am. Just to remind you, here is the soup I got.



Yes, I fell over in a full-on swoon.

Some pieces came together immediately, as I was opening the packages.  Others revealed themselves more slowly. But since I know you have another 499 blogs to look at as part of BSBP8, let's get to the goodies, shall we?


This, one, I must say, is my favorite of the bunch. Rita was great to include a cabochon, since she knows I do a lot of beadweaving. This beautiful cab from BeadFreaky was the perfect centerpiece, and I surrounded her with blue freshwater pearls, and an embellished herringbone rope of the twins, rollos, and brick beads Rita had sent.


The other piece that has some beadweaving in it also uses a focal with a dramatic backstory -- as Rita was wrapping this lovely lampwork cylinder from Maryse, the bead took a spectacular swan dive to Rita's floor and broke in half. Maryse made another in the same colorway and sent it directly from her shop in Europe (extra kisses to her!). There are all kinds of lovely shades of pink in the focal, and I tried to highlight them with the garnets in the tassel, the rose quartz and garnet in the spiral rope on the shorter strand, the beautiful freshwater pearls in the longer strand, and the truly lovely sterling/garnet two-strand clasp.


Back to the blue soup -- this time with a necklace that practically built itself as it came out of the package. The lovely ceramic nest focal from Blu Mudd was a natural match with the fantastic organic feeling ceramic blue/brown beads and leaf from Thea Elements. Added to that are blue flower buttons, blue Czech whirligigs (they remind me of the seed pods that are dropping like helicopters from the maple trees all over my neighborhood), a patinaed toggle clasp, and a cute little frog that hopped out of my stash, all on a macrame woven waxed linen cord.


Another pink necklace, this time with a focal that Rita ordered and sent as a backup for the broken Maryse focal. This one reminded me of a rosy sunset, and I was happy to pick up those colors with the extra fun purple Czech glass mushrooms that nestle together so beautifully, other pink Czech glass, a very special brass bird from Leslie Watt, and a clasp that Rita made herself with a lampwork bead from SueBeads. The asymmetry allowed me to show off all of the gorgeousness at once.


This piece of spring features another lampwork cylinder from Maryse, suspended on a lampwork leaf headpin. The necklace picks up the gorgeous spring shades of blue in the blue topaz, variegated quartz, and blue freshwater pearls, with pops from pewter discs and freshwater stick pearls.


And now for some glitz! Look at these spectacular, sparkletacular Slovakian glass faceted six-sided beauties! I paired them with garnet leaves, crystal, Czech glass, Swarovski elements bead caps, and a luxurious vermeil clasp with crystals. It truly is so sparkly, you may need to wear shades.  Here's a closeup of the clasp and the bead caps -- they are too pretty not to see clearly.


These beautiful freshwater pearls look like the deep blue I imagine the Aegean Sea to be.  What better beads to pair them with than the rich, lustrous 24k gold dipped Naas ceramics? The recycled sari silk was from my stash, where it had been waiting for a beautiful oceanic setting to come along.


More sari silk here, this time with a Czech glass, pewter discs, and a focal with crystal in pewter. Using fiber in my work is something I don't necessarily feel comfortable with, but I think this turned out pretty well.  I did give it a test wearing one day, so I can attest that it's very comfortable!


Another beautiful pendant with crystals, this time in a lovely blue that matched faceted bicones that Rita had included in her copious soup mix.  Ooh, elegant sparkle!

And finally, some earrings.  First, enameled rings with carved amethysts underneath.  Then, enameled flowers from Sue Beads, lampwork headpins from Southern Girl Designs, and Bali sterling beads.  I was a little worried about the patina on the headpin metal, but I kind of like the mix of rustic and shiny.



Phew! You made it! If you look back at the photos of the soup, you'll see that there's still plenty leftover for me to continue to work with.  I can't wait to get back into it...after I visit the other participants in the BSBP8 for abundant inspiration.  Thank you, Lori, for hosting this fabulous party, especially this year.  And thank you, thank you, thank you, Rita, for being such a fantastic partner and fun new friend!

Here's the payoff for reading this far -- if you leave a comment, you'll get a chance to win your choice of the two pairs of earrings from this challenge.  If you become a new follower of my blog AND leave me a comment, you'll get an additional chance to win. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Here are the rest of the fabulous participants in the hop -- see you there!

Lori Anderson, Hostess     www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Tina Bosh                                  http://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/
Kristina Hahn Eleniak                 www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
Kari Asbury                               www.hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com
Kris Binsfield                             www.cherishdesigns.wordpress.com
Cheryl Gangle                            www.RockCandyJewelryDesign.blogspot.com
Amber Dawn                             www.InventiveSoul.blogspot.com
Michelle Wigginton                     http://adornedonadelaide.weebly.com/
Kayla Potega                              http://teejewelry.blogspot.com/
Becky Pancake                           www.beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com

Debbie Rogers                             http://debbiestreasuresandgems.wordpress.com/
Jenny Kyrlach                             www.anafiassa.blogspot.com
Genea Crivello-Knable                 www.geneabeads.blogspot.com
Deborah Read                             www.deborahreadcom.blogspot.com
Julianna Cannon                          http://julsbeads.blogspot.com/
Lisa Liddy                                  www.lisaliddy.wordpress.com
Debbie Rasmussen                      www.Kepirasmussen.blogspot.ca
Iveth Caruso                               www.creativeatelier.net/blog
Rana Wilson                               http://ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com/
Corrie Williams                           http://thecedarbeader.blogspot.com.au

Linda Anderson                          http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Miranda Ackerley                       http://blog.mirandack.com/
Andra Weber                             www.andrasjoyfuljourney.blogspot.com
Loretta Carstensen                      http://www.designsbyloretta.blogspot.com/
Penny Houghton                         www.smellynelly.blogspot.com.au
Tania Hagen                               http://pelimadesign.blogspot.co.nz/
Robin Reed                                www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Laurie Vyselaar                           www.Lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
Rachel Baron                              www.rbarondesigns.blogspot.com
Erin Guest                                   www.renlish.com

Emma Todd                                            www.apolymerpenchant.com
Kelly Schermerhorn                            http://meanderingwithkelly.blogspot.com/
Dana Hickey                                            http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com
Rebecca Ednie                                       http://eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com
Marybeth Rich                                       http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Sherri Levinton                                      www.cuttergazette.blogspot.com
RaMona Woolson                                www.jerseygirlsbeadwork.blogspot.com
Jo-Ann Woolverton                             www.Itsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.ca
Audrey Belanger                                  http://esperianterra.blogspot.ca/
Candida Castleberry                            http://spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com

Renetha Stanziano                              https://www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Chenault                                  www.carolynchenault.wordpress.com
Toltec  Jewels                                        www.JewelSchoolFriends.com
Diana Welte                                            http://lilyweeds.blogspot.com
Jean A. Wells                                          www.jeanawells.blogspot.com
Bev Breisinger                                       http://countryfrogcreations.blogspot.com/
Autumn Adams                                     www.autumndawns.blogspot.com
DiYana Alcalde                                       www.agapecreationsjewelry.blogspot.com
Patty Gasparino                                    www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com
Karen Mitchell                                       www.overthemoon-design.com

Regina Santerre                                    http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/
Dhea Powers                                         http://javabead.blogspot.com/
Jayne Capps                                           https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
Keri Lee Sereika                                    www.pinklemonade.typepad.com
Melissa Trudinger                                www.beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca                              http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com/
Jeanne Steck                                          www.gemsbyjeannemarie.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawson                                     http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Kay Thomerson                                     http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

Maybeline Tay                                       http://thejewelrylarder.blogspot.sg/
Jackie Locantore                                   http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog/MorningStarSanctuaryStudio
D'Arsie Manzella                                   http://thisherenowmamacita.blogspot.com
Jacqueline Marchant                          http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/
Lori Bergmann                                       www.LoriBergmann.blogspot.com
Beccy Peterson                                     www.yanasmom.blogspot.com
Katie Nielson-Nunez                           www.Vikingcraft.blogspot.com
Heidi Kingman                                       http://heidikingman.blogspot.com
Andrea Glick                                           http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Rose Johnson                                        http://swtrosethorn.blogspot.com/

Nicole Demore                                      http://healingbeading.blogspot.com/
Marti Conrad                                          http://marticsclay.blogspot.com
Marianna Boylan                                  www.stargirlshop.blogspot.com
Mitzie Crider                                          www.needfulluxuries.com
Christa Murphy                            www.adventuresofwonbeadywoman.blogspot.com
Alisa Siceloff                                           www.armoredmermaid.blogspot.com
Maria Rios                                               http://mlourdes24.blogspot.com/
Tracy Martin                                           www.nutkittensjewelry.blogspot.com
Nan Emmett                                           www.spiritrattles.blogspot.com

Ali McCarthy                                           www.northwoodscreativestudio.blogspot.com
Jennifer LaVite                                      www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com
Dolores Raml                                          www.craftydscreations.wordpress.com
Valerie Kravette                                   http://gettingabeadon.blogspot.com
Bobbie Rafferty                                    www.beadsong.blogspot.com (you're here!)
Kathleen Breeding                               http://99bobotw.blogspot.com
Kristi Brokaw                                          www.Kristibrokawdesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa Suver                                                http://fanceethat.blogspot.com/
Natalie Moten                                       http://runningoutofthread.blogspot.com/
Jami Shipp                                     http://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com/

Diana Shiraishi                                       www.JasmineTeaDesigns.blogspot.com
Heather Otto                                         http://www.thecrafthopper.com
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp                    www.kruseartllc.com
Lisa Knappenberger                            www.liraysadesigns.blogspot.com
Charlene Jacka                                      http://clay-space.com/blog
Patty Miller                                             http://pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com/
Sandi James                                            www.dobedobeaddo.blogspot.com
Marianne Hurley                                  www.Readsandbeads.wordpress.com
Cris Peacock                                           http://crispart.blogspot.com/
Andrea Rivers                                        http://turtlesoupcreative.blogspot.com/

Gloria Allen                                             http://gloriaallendesigns.blogspot.com/
Kandice Seeber                                     http://coloraddictionblog.blogspot.com
Janine Lucas                                           http://www.esfera.me/travel/
Sandy Richardson                                 www.SandyscoloringBox.blogspot.com
Hajer Waheed                                       www.mybeadedworld.wordpress.com
Cynthia Abner                                       http://createdtreasures.blogspot.com/
Peggy Johnson                                      http://charmbarn.blogspot.com/
Tina Holder                                             www.beadcomber.ca
Julie Bowen                                            http://blog.autochthonous-evolved.com
Heather Richter                                    http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/

Sarah Strover                                         www.beaupepys.blogspot.com
Kimberly Idalski                                     www.kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com
Sandi Volpe                                            www.sandivolpe.com
Tandra Boyer                                         http://alittleinkalicious.blogspot.com/
Klaudete Koon                                      http://www.klaudetekoon.blogspot.com
Michaela Pabeschitz                           http://der-lamardebonita.blogspot.co.at/
Mea-B. Uebler                                      http://schmuck-der-gut-tut.blogspot.de
Mandi Effron                                          www.craft-o-licious.blogspot.com
Evelyn Shelby                                        http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/
Shai Williams                                          http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

Natalie Davidson                                  http://www.northshoredays.com
Evelyn Duberry                                     www.Shebamakeda.com
Cindy Pack                                               http://CindyPack.blogspot.com
Eszter Czibulyas                                    http://bigyogyar.blogspot.com
Sylvia Lupberger                                   http://www.lusyls-kreativseite.blogspot.de/
Divya N                                                     www.jewelsofsayuri.com
JJ Jacobs                                                   www.comingabstractions.blogspot.com
Blanca Medina                                       www.peru-medesigns.com
Ginger Davis Allman                            http://thebluebottletree.com
Chris Eisenberg                                     http://www.wanderware.blogspot.com

Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic                 http://slovoni.blogspot.com
Jodie Marshall                                       www.marshalljodie.blogspot.com
Margareta Saari                                    http://magsinhelmet.blogspot.fi/
Menka Gupta                                        http://menkag.blogspot.com/
Dian Hierschel                                        www.mydias.de
Kashmira Patel                                      http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Christina Miles                                       http://wingsnscales.blogspot.com/
Inge von Roos                                        www.ingetraud.wordpress.com
Sam Siegel                                               http://samsbeadshopandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Gina Hockett                                          http://www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com

Linda Newnham                                   http://earth-shinedesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Enikö Fabian                                           www.perleni.blogspot.com
Dorota Żerańska                                   http://gdymamczas.blogspot.com
Shalini Austin                                         http://jewellery-by-shalini.blogspot.co.uk
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens                    www.glassbeadart.blogspot.com
Silke Groeber                                         http://just-beads.blogspot.com
Birgit Klughardt                                     www.gitesbeads-gite.blogspot.com
Rebecca Anderson                              www.songbeads.blogspot.com
Niky Sayers                                             http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Stefanie Teufel                                     http://stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com

Rosantia Petkova                                 http://bairozan.blogspot.com/
Alenka Obid                                            www.pepita-handmade.blogspot.com
Jacqueline Keller                                  www.creartelier.blogspot.com
Sam Waghorn                                        http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk
Jackie Ryan                                             http://kydojewellery.blogspot.co.uk/
Kumi Fisher                                             www.kumifisher.blogspot.com
Joan Williams                                         www.lilrubyjewelry.com
Stephanie Weiss                                   http://uniquelymebwd.blogspot.com/
Elsbeth Fuchs                                         www.acrimbolda.blogspot.com
Johanna Nash                                        http://http://firephoenixcreations.blogspot.co.uk

Natascha Marty                                    http://www.sommerlicht.ch
Sarah Goode                                          www.pookledo.blogspot.com
Agata Grygiel                                         http://www.inaurem.pl/
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller                  www.jevebo-art.blogspot.com
Rebecca Sirevaag                                 www.godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com
Magdalena Sikora                                http://www.porannagazeta.blogspot.com/
Ana Krepel                                              http://catspajamas-dogstuxedos.blogspot.com/
Saskia Letta                                             www.puenktliundanton.blogspot.com
Beth Emery                                             www.storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com
Lizzie Clarke                                            www.theneedtobead.blogspot.com

Evie and Beth McCord                        http://ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com/
Marcia Dunne                                        www.thealternativefoundry.blogspot.co.uk
Agi Kiss                                                     http://moonsafaribeads.blogspot.com
Esterina Jagiella                                     http://ekleijar.blogspot.com/
Judith Johnston                                    http://www.judith-johnston.com/blog/
Jenny Vidberg                                       http://shymessmycken.blogspot.se/
Klaudia Toth                                           http://www.klaudiabizsu.hu
Merja Sundström                                 http://suntsan.blogspot.fi/
Colleen Vinthagen                               http://www.thewireworkshop.com/blog
Leah Curtis                                              http://beadyeyedbunny.blogspot.co.uk/

Giorgia Rossini                                       http://joyblonde.blogspot.it/
Sandra Wollberg                                   www.city-of-brass-stories.blogspot.com/‎
Annica Larsson                                      http://zestyfrog.wordpress.com/
Johana Nunez                                        www.artincendi.com
Krafty Max                                              http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneider                                        www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com
Mary Govaars                                        www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi            http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
Maddison Langford                             www.maddy-moo.blogspot.com
Ginger Bishop                                        http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/

Birgitta Lejonklou                                 www.lejonklou.blogspot.se
Lesley Watt                                             www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Doris Stumpf                                          www.glaszwerg.blogspot.com
Marjolein Trewavas                            http://roomforchangemeuk.blogspot.co.uk/
Silvia Sernicola                                       http://pipa-the-latest.blogspot.it/
Roxanne Blanc                                       http://strikesmyfancy-2013.blogspot.com/
Wendy Chamberlain                           http://wendy-essentialbears.blogspot.co.uk/
Siobhán Keogh                                      www.vovsjewellery.blogspot.ie
Claire Fabian                                           www.saraccino.blogspot.com
Katrin Fenzke                                         http://perlhuehner-schokojunkie.blogspot.de/

Eva Wills                                                   http://quiltingpug.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemer                                    http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Bridget Torres                                        www.shears58.net
Marina Passarella                                 http://annodarte2013.blogspot.it
Christina Hickman                                http://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/
Tammie Everly                                       http://ttedesigns.blogspot.com/
Ana Cravidao                                          http://acbeads.blogspot.com
Keren Panthaki                                     www.vasdea.wordpress.com
Jennifer VanBenschoten                     http://www.vanbeads.blogspot.com

Solange Collin                                        http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com
Marina Kosović                                      http://machoopko-design.blogspot.com/
Michelle Tucker                                    www.michelleannstudio.com
Sue Rennie                                             http://moonandsevenstars.blogspot.co.uk/
Claire Lockwood                                   www.somethingtodowithyourhands.com
Barb Solem                                             www.ViviMagooPresents.com
Caroline Dewison                                 http://www.blueberribeads.co.uk
Noemi Baena Roman                          http://blog.noemibaena.com/
Nancy Dale                                              www.nedbeads.blogspot.com
Marsela Schroth                                   www.marselita.de

Amy Severino                                        http://www.amybeads.blogspot.com/
Vonna Maslanka                                   http://justvonna.blogspot.com/
Andra Marasteanu                              http://bijouxdemonange.blogspot.com
Cherrie Warzocha                                www.colorsofshae.blogspot.com
Amanda Wacasey                                www.Mandyinmystic.blogspot.com
Marcy Lamberson                                www.StudioMarcy.blogspot.com
Lisa Johnson                                           http://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com/
Gail Vanderster-Zwang                      www.Angelmoose.blogspot.com
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                           http://cecerelyyours.blogspot.com
Asri Wahyuningsih                               http://asribeadwork.blogspot.com/

ChristineMurrow                                  www.charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
Laurie Ament                                         http://isinglassdesign.blogspot.com/
Lilik Kristiani                                            http://pcbylik.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Haussler                             www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Deb Fortin                                               www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Kelly Hosford Patterson                    www.travelingsideshow.blogspot.com
Katy Heider                                             www.onthepondcreations.blogspot.com
Christine Stonefield                            www.sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com
Dagmar Liebisch                                    http://kokopellidesign.blogspot.de
Sandra McGriff                                      http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.ca

Sheila Daniels                                         http://www.cheekymagpie.com
Rossana De Gaspari                             www.Rdegas.blogspot.com
Cory Tompkins                                      Www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Sonya Stille                                             www.dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com
Judy Riggs                                                www.rigglettes.blogspot.com
Lora Bright                                               www.labweorc.wordpress.com
Tina Noonan                                           www.wingedimp.blogspot.com
Shawn Price                                            http://silkyshaven.blogspot.com
April Grinaway                                       http://brooklynbeadgoddess.blogspot.com
Cheryl Roe                                              www.beadroe.blogspot.com

Pam Hurst                                               http://pamhurst.blogspot.com
Shirley Moore                                        www.beadsandbread.blogspot.com
Emmanuelle Roué                               www.ashentara.blogspot.fr
Tammy Adams                                      http://paisleylizard.com/blog.html
Kristin Oppold                                        http://www.yayjewelry.blogspot.com
Catie Doman                                          http://drcatie.blogspot.com/
Sheila Prosterman                               www.catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Cheryl Foiles                                           http://cherylsartisticendeavors.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Perry                                  www.mustardbeadbystephanieperry.blogspot.com
Barbara Fernald                                    www.BarbaraSFernald.com

Debi Dufrene                                         http://debideauxdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kathy Stemke                                        http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com/
Anne Betenson                                     www.crystalriverbeads.blogspot.com
Chris Haussler                                        http://pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Catherine King                                       www.Catherines-Musings.blogspot.com
Andria Poole                                          www.jewelleryartiste.blogspot.co.uk
Sherri Stokey                                         www.knotjustmacrame.com
Sharyl King                                              http://catchenthesun.wordpress.com
Donna Millard                                        http://fyrebeadz.blogspot.com/
Gayle Dyck                                              www.dragonflydreamweaver.wordpress.com

Gen Smith                                               http://www.gennysworld.blogspot.com
Deanna Cox                                            http://deannaaki.wordpress.com/
Beti Horvath                                           www.stringingfool.blogspot.com
Rose Rushbrooke                                 www.roserushbrooke.com/blog/
Arlene Dean                                           http://aglassbash.blogspot.com
Maria Rosa Sharrow                            www.willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Deborah Apodaca                                www.deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com
Veralynne Malone                               www.veradesigns.blogspot.com
Stacy Alderson                                      http://iridalsattic.blogspot.co.uk
Eva Sherman                                          http://evashermandesigns.blogspot.com/


Cassi Paslick                                            http://cassisbeads.blogspot.com/
Cindy Boissonneault                              www.dziar.com
Linda Sadler                                            www.idalouisejewelry.blogspot.com
Louise Glazier                                        http://lilyandjasmine.blogspot.com/
Susan McClelland                                 http://mistheword12.wordpress.com/
Kathrin Lembke                                    http://allesperle.blogspot.de/
SusanneStelljes                                    www.Pearlify.blogspot.com
Terry Jeanette Carter                            www.tappingflamingo.blogspot.com
Susan Kelly                                              http://midlifegreaterexpectations.blogspot.com

Kim Paige                                                 http://www.redtree-studio.com/blog/
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell                   www.deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
Annita Wilson                                        http://awjewelryandbeadwork.blogspot.com/
Tracey Leeder                                        http://abeadifulmess.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Bunn                                      http://elizabethbeads.blogspot.com
Allison Fitzpatrick                                 alspolkadotsandpaisley.blogspot.com
Tania Spivey                                           www.moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com
Ilenia Ruzza                                             http://ile1974.blogspot.it/
Lauren Potts                                           www.lpsjewelry.blogspot.com
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Lee Koopman                                        http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
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Leslie Schenkel                                      http://twistedchicken.wordpress.com/
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Lisa Cone                                                 http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/
Heather Davis                                        http://www.blissfulgardenbeads.com/blog
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Carmen Lau                                            www.tlemake.blogspot.com
Janet Borzecki                                       www.jaybeejewelry.blogspot.com
Rhonda Hagerman                               http://mustardseedbeads.blogspot.com/

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Robin Lynne Showstack                     http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Hodges                                  www.thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com
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79 comments:

Kashmira said...

oh wow!!! you've been busy! the necklace with the mushroom beads has to be my fav!

Kathleen Breeding said...

Your soup screams spring has sprung. I love your bead woven necklace. You have patience and it shows.

Mischelle said...

Rita really hooked you up. Your designs are amazing. I really love the pink bracelet.

la mar de bonita said...

I love your jewelry style, Bobbie. You've been as busy as your partner - georgeous! So many creations I would love to wear! Something I especially felt in love with: the necklace with the bird's nest, soooo charming!

Jo-Ann said...

Two amazing soups and so many servings! Fantastic!

AWJewelry said...

Wow! You really did hit the jackpot with your soup, everything is beautiful

AntiquityTravelers said...

Holy moly! what an ab-fab collection of gorgeousness! That is one super-sized bead soup of goodies you got, and the creations you've made are fantastic! and such a wide variety of colors and styles - you are an amazing artist my friend

Karin G said...

You created great pieces with your wonderful soup. I absolutely love your first necklace with the face cabochon, but everything is just amazing.

Skylar Bre'z said...

Bobbie! You were busy! I love the asymmetrical necklaces. Especially the pink one with the offset clasp. Great way to show off that stunning clasp.

Wow!

Mags said...

You and Rita are the pair whose creations I was so anxiously waiting to see!! Awesome pieces you made, you are creative and have eye for details, I'm charmed!

Liz E said...

You didn't get a soup, you got an ocean! You went swimming in that ocean and created some amazing treasures. I can't pick one, they are all amazing.

vovsblog said...

Such lovely work well done!

KJ said...

Oh my, such a lot to comment on. I love that pink replacement focal- I think that is the one that will stay in my memory.

The blue and gold is lustrous- oh so very rich.

I am with you on your favorite. I love the strap (? really is that what you call it?) I always struggle after I make the focal to design a rope or strap or something that is fitting.

You played your lottery winnings well.

Mimi {SignatureSterling} said...

So delish!! Love the colors and your designs are so wonderful!

bailaora said...

so many different techniques!I love these pieces with fabric!!

Kepi said...

Wow everyone is so gorgeous, you have outdone yourself and probably the rest of us. I love the first necklace with the face, just stunning. But saying that if you put each piece in front of me I wouldn't be able to pick a favorite. Such incredible talent rolled up in one sweet person.

CraftyHope said...

That's two awesome soups you received and boy did you make them shine or WHAT!? You started off the whole thing with a bang with that beautiful, calming, serene face necklace. But, I do have to admit that I really, really love the nest necklace. The colors and simplicity of it are perfect for my usual, everyday style. All of your pieces though are perfectly balanced and so well thought out. Fabulous, all of it!

Cornerstoregoddess said...

I was drooling over what you did with the cab, but when I got to the bird's nest I fell in looooooooove.

Becky Pancake said...

Bobbie it is hard to pick a favorite with so many absolutely gorgeous designs. You really did this soup justice. I would say the first pink lampworked focal with the spiral rope is my favorite. It is very generous of you to giveaway a pair of earrings. I am a new follower too.

K said...

Wow, you did hit the jackpot :) I like what you did with the cabochon and I love the bracelet with the purple sari silk! These two stood out to me from the myriad of pieces you made!

Esterina said...

You really hit the jackpot.. but you deserved those pretties cause you are gifted, able yo create such amazing jewelries.. my favorite is the awesomely pretty birdnest neclace. I start following your blog.. not because you"re giving give away goodies, but your blog and your creations are really intetesting. Well done Bobbie.

Lisa Johnson said...

Lucky girl! Such marvy ingredients and you made such beautiful pieces. I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried.

Shaiha said...

What a great soup and your designs truly made it sing! I just love that first necklace. I don't work with those tiny little beads so I am always in awe when I see the work of a master.

Noemi said...

Oh My, you have been busy!
Those necklaces are very pretty, being the purple one my favourite.

Veralynne Malone said...

OMG....gorgeous as usual! I truly love the first piece, but they are all simply stunning! I did a yellow and black earring set based on your Kentucky Derby blog post since I fell in love with the hat....lol.

Thanks for joining and posting!

Sharon Driscoll said...

Who wouldn't swoon at the selection in your soup and look at what you did with them. The first three necklaces just knocked me over...you did a wonderful job and your knotting is so perfect.

Andrea Glick-Zenith said...

Gracious, you created some stunning works of art! And I LOVE everything! (Of course! LOL!)

<3,
Andrea

KvH said...

What a great soup and you make so lovely and wonderful pieces of it.. wow..

Ilenia said...

WOW!
It's all so beautiful!
the first necklace (the one with the moon's face) is my fav!

Krafty Max said...

Bobbi, you did an amazing job!! I love your use of the silks and other parts of the soup, but you know me, I love the blue face...that is beautifully beadwoven!! AND, the strap was a great choice!! WONDERFUL!! ~KM

Audrey Bélanger said...

WOW ! Beadweaving blows my mind. I have no idea how anyone can ever do that. I would pull my hair out ! So you have all my respect and admiration. All your pieces are show stoppers, but I think I like the nest necklace the best !

(PS - my ears arn't pierced, so please pick someone else if you end up pulling me for the earrings <3)

Linda said...

Beautiful pieces! I love what you did with the mushrooms! I have had some for a looooong time, so I'm excited to have a new way to look at them. :)

Linda
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

Pepita said...

Wow, what a generous soup! And wow, beautiful pieces!!! All of them!!! Amazing job!
I'm not a fan of pink at all, but the pink necklace seems to be my favorite ... have no idea what is happening to me (LOL)... maybe it's Lori's influence (she was my partner this year)...
Alenka

PiPa said...

How did you manage to produce so many wonderful pieces?!?!
I am drooling over the kumihimo necklace, the threadwork together with ceramic beads is just amazing.

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Oh Bobbie! You are an artist extraordinaire! I'm so in love with everything you created, I've visited your page again & again just to take in the beauty.

I hope you don't mind a wordy response, but each piece inspires & moves me so, I'd like to respond to each individually :)

Your embellished Herringbone rope is spectacular! It's sublime. The colorway you created is expressive and your beadwork is phenomenal. The pattern of beads, the clasp you created, the magical focal and the pearls all come together in harmony, in grace. Simply stunning!

It must be destiny that Maryse's lampwork simply had to be replaced because it was meant to be your art bead! I may have knocked it out of my hand; you knocked it out of the park! Wow. Imaginative, brilliant, beautiful. Elegant! The tassel of rich garnet jewels, the garnet & rose quartz beaded spiral, and the pearls perfectly celebrate the lampwork treasure and tell the story of a master at her craft. Breath-taking!

And, jumping back into blue, now we get treated to macrame?!! I love this journey! First off, I noticed the way you used the wax linen with the focal -- like wire wrapping a briolette! Ingenious. And the natural material of your technique here completely reflects the energy of the beads, styled brilliantly. The falling leaf, the fun leaping frog (Hi froggy! :) the turning seed pod helicopters, the turning macrame, the flower blossoms, the gentle blues of the sweet little linen closure beads -- and the blues of the clasp and ceramics and focal -- are like sky through the trees, a gentle breeze, a walk in the woods - peaceful, nurturing, full of breath and life. Beads brought to life! Jewelry art to savor and cherish!

And the sweet sunset bead! You've made me fall in love with that focal. In person, the necklace must sparkle! I think of the twinkling rays of sun at sunset, a bird curving through sky, the wonderful feeling of a warm summer day coming to a close. And your special touches -- the crystals nestled within the lavender mushroom beads, the mix of iridescent beads & crystals, the focal placed on the side -- offer a blissful, happy path for the eye. A beautiful composition; dreamy design.

And there's MORE! lol!
You are amazing!

I love how you paired Southern Gal's leaf lampwork & maryse's blue focal with the blue haze fire agate! It's soft, pretty, simple yet eloquent. A necklace I'd wear often!

Then, bam! One of my most favorites: the garnet leaves & crystal necklace. It's splendid! I LOVE it. The balance, the composition, the colors -- SENSATIONAL! A star! It should be on tv :)

And then another: Shazamm! I LOVE the blue & gold necklace also. Striking, brilliant, another star! Bravo!

And then, a Jen Cameron lampwork & crystal filigree bracelet! You made the fiber fabulous. It looks great! This must have been wonderful to wear. A lovely, delightful treasure!

The Swarovski crystal and blue filigree ensemble takes my breath away! I adore this set! It's just so smart and sophisticated -- sexy, and perfectly glamorous -- another favorite!

I am so excited and impressed and moved by your incredible work. You are a gifted, gifted artist! How honored I am to be your partner and what happiness I've have seeing your creations! Amazing range of techniques & styles & motifs!

As for the earrings -- awesome! The Southern Gals lampwork headpin earrings with Sue Beads enameled bead caps are adorable, and I love the various metals. Way cool! And the pair with Get Your Bead On enameled discs & amethyst flowers are so pretty! I love the silver chain holding the discs, and your perfect wire work in both pair. Lovely giveaway just like you! Generous & classy & kind & fun!

Mwhaaa!! Muchas Gracias my dear friend, with hugs --
Rita





Just Beads said...

Wow, really great pieces! Especially I love the macramee necklace, nice natural style. I really love Lesleys elements, she was my partner last year.

Jean said...

Dear Bobbie, wow! You did the beads totally proud! They certainly were worth it, and you made a magnificent showing and totally blew me away! I am swooning just as you did, but I am swooning at your completed pieces! Congratulations! You did a stunning job! xox jean

13 said...

gosh lots of work here and I love the subtle colours especially in the pale blue necklace and the bird nest necklace

Shyme said...

wonderful pieces!

Dini Bruinsma said...

Unbelievable... So many amazing and beautiful creations did you make!The Aegean Sea Blue Necklace is my absolute favourite :-) Such a ♥ stunning soup & such ♥stunning results!

Jean said...

Dear Bobbie, wow! You did the beads totally proud! They certainly were
worth it, and you made a magnificent showing and totally blew me away! I am
swooning just as you did, but I am swooning at your completed pieces!
Congratulations! You did a stunning job! xox jean

LiliKrist said...

I don't know what to say, your necklace designs so so...
I love them cause sometime beadweaving not always to be so details.

coffeeaddict said...

darn! don't know where to start ;-) gorgeous, gorgeous pieces! I'm particularly drawn to the deep blue pearl, sari and ceramic spikes necklace

bairozan said...

The more I was scrolling down the page, the more I realized how difficult it will be to single out just one or even two of your designs. Your talent is the unique spice to the gorgeous soup. But I was really impressed by the seemingly simple deep blue freshwater pearl necklace - sometimes it's all about color :)

Heidi Kingman said...

Beautiful and detailed designs! They are all wonderful. I am really drawn to the macrame one -- exquisitely organic!

stregajewellry said...

Wow! You and your partner just went berserkers with your soups! Gorgeous! And the number of pieces you got from those soups! Beautiful work! Just beautiful. I had to go back through the blog 3 times before I could narrow it down to one favorite. That would be the blue pearls with the gold "bars". All are fantastic, but something about the colors, or the combination just sings to me.

Kelly said...

You are one lucky lady with both bead soups! That is a lot to choose from, and you did a marvelous job with all of it. I kept scrolling down to ooh and ahh. The glass bead on your second necklace is stunning & the accompanying beads go perfectly. Beautiful, every piece and pair of earrings.

Sherri Stokey said...

I love the cab face necklace, but the macrame one is my personal fave :)

Tammy Adams said...

So many gorgeous designs and stunning bead work. The macrame necklace is my favorite.

Peru-Medesigns said...

I love the pink necklace with 2 strands , is very pretty,
Also I like your bird nest necklace.

Alicia said...

Lovely pieces - and such variation in style, colour, and media mix! Beautiful!

WindDancerStudios said...

You got a wonderful helping of soup and I have to say you served it up quite deliciously as well. Lots of great pieces! It's easy to see how much fun you were having!

Cory Tompkins said...

You and Rita were well matched! you also went all out making so many wonderful pieces! You make some of the best asymmetrical necklaces I have ever seen! I especially love the one with the nest focal and the next one with the Thea Elements bird. Awesome job!!

anafiassa said...

Wow, wow, wow... You are so incredibly talented. Everything is simply beautiful! I keep trying to pick a favorite, and I simply can't. I would wear every single piece--from the blue Aegean Sea pearls to the herringbone bead weaving to the bird nest necklace. Exquisite!

Esfera Jewelry said...

WOW. you have been busy with your soup. Lovely pieces.

stregajewellry said...

wow! There's enough soup there for the whole neighborhood! I love what you made with it. I'm having a hard time choosing a favorite though the first one is in my favorite colors and I do love the face! It's so beautiful.

Susanm said...

Wow! Impressed with how many pieces you made and the variety of your designs. Vert pretty.

Trudi C said...

Awesome jewelry! My favorite is the micro-macramé piece!

PyxeeStyx said...

Rita is a very generous person. You are very lucky to have her as a partner. I really like your bird nest necklace with the waxed linen and the ceramic art beads. I like the way you balanced the lampwork glass, and the bronze bird on either side of the mauve necklace. I have to say, that I use fiber in everything, but I never thought of braiding the sari silk before. I absolutely love the effect. Nice job on trying something new. Those ruby colored earrings with the little florets are adorable. Commenting and following your blog to increase my odds of winning them ;)

Divya N said...

Your first necklace in blue just sings to me, its so beautiful, I wish I could have something like that.
PS became your blog follower :)

gelfling50 said...

Well for your comment I think I am just going to list all the adjectives that popped into my head as I was strolling through your reveal.
stunning, elegant, professional, creative, beautiful, pretty, gorgeous, amazing, brilliant, bright, colorful, lovely, sweet, attractive, oh shoot the list just goes on and on...wonderful job ty so much for sharing, of to hop my legs off...bye now

Christine said...

Wow, you made so many fabulous from your amazing soup!!

Bev said...

Very nice bead work. My favs are the blue w/birds nest and the blue leaf necklace. Great job!

beadrecipes said...

I adore the bird's nest necklace, it's so sweet. But then, all of your pieces are beautiful and you've really made the most of Rita's extraordinary soup!

Nelly May said...

Oh what beautiful bead weaving! Gorgeously captured little face. Looks just perfect nestled amongst those tiny little seed beads. My favourite though is your wonderful birds nest necklace. The micro macrame with interspersed beads is just gorgeous. And yep, I'm a new follower!

Andra Marasteanu said...

Wow, what a fantastic time you spent with your soup! The result is simply amazing, I love all of them, so different styles and yet so interlinked! I love the way you combine colors and shapes and how you can catch the very "meaning" of every bead!

Barb Fernald said...

What a generous helping of soup for you. You made so many beautiful pieces, I can't pick a favorite. I love that you were able to make so many different designs!

Jami aka DaMamaShipp said...

Bobbie, you did it again! You provided a meal that administered to all of my senses... absolutely wonderful with a diverse palette. Yummy! I am drawn to the bird's nest and totally love your beadworking. Thanks for sharing so freely of yourself in your creations.

Jami aka DaMamaShipp said...

Bobbie, you did it again! You provided a meal that administered to all of my senses... absolutely wonderful with a diverse palette. Yummy! I am drawn to the bird's nest and totally love your beadworking. Thanks for sharing so freely of yourself in your creations.

BluMoon said...

Oh my goodness what a soup...!!!
You have certainly done it justice your work is beautiful the pink necklace is dreamy but I love the blue and green colours too,just stunning!
Jackie

alainnjewelry said...

Wow! Both of you sent&recieved delicious soups! Wonderful!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Rita definitely spoiled you! I especially was curious to see how you used the set of pink and goldstone barrels she purchased from me specifically for your pink soup. The bracelet is gorgeous (although I think you referred to them as Czech glass? They are definitely made in the USA ;-) Here is the original photo from the listing: http://www.glassaddictions.com/gallery/image/pink-and-goldstone-barrel-bead-set-4-jen-cameron

I shared the bracelet on my Facebook page. It's so elegant! You made some lovely pieces!

Ann Schroeder said...

You are as prolific as your bead soup partner. What a couple of fun blogs! Eye candy!! I am with you on your favorite. That first necklace looks like all those beads were born to be together, and your bead weaving/stitching is lovely. Then (although I love everything) I love those big sparktackular glass beads. Wowee. Then my socks were blown off by the blue pearls with the gold and blue ribbon. LOVE it.

Nan Smith said...

Dear Bobbie, you have created magic with the 2 wonderful soups sent by Rita. Every piece is stunning but my fave is the Aegean blue one but i wouldn't say no to any of your creations. You were blessed to have Rita as a partner and now friend.She was my partner last year and a better introduction to the jewelry blogosphere I couldn't have had. And so generous! A day doesn't go by without be finding something in my stash from her. you work is wonderful and you should feel very proud of this reveal!!!!

Ann said...

You had such a giant soup, I would have been overwhelmed. You certainly did it justice though. It's very hard to pick a favorite but I think your piece with the sari silk and the pink sparkling focal is mine.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

What an amazing and generous soup, Bobbie! You have created so much beauty... I would find it hard to pick a favourite :)

Patricia Johnson said...

Wow an incredibly huge soup...you made such fantastic use of it! Your pieces are really pretty and all so different...Amazing job with your soup!

Robin Reed said...

What an amazing group of designs. I really like all of them. I love your use of color and dimension and texture etc... my favorite necklace is the "face" LOL Just love love love that one! Great Job! Have a Blessed Day!

Louise said...

You created many beautiful pieces, I must say the blue face with the seed bead bezel is my favorite. I am now a follower, since there's lots to inspire me here.