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Saturday, August 11, 2012

2nd Reveal for the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party!

Just as a refresher, my amazing partner is Barb Fernald, and here's the awesome bead soup she sent me to play with. My initial goal was to use ALL of the things she sent. I didn't quite get around to it, but I did come up with several solid designs that I enjoy very much. I still have a mess of ideas for the leftovers, so be watching for a second helping of soup in the days to come.  ;)

But without further rambling from me, here's the fun stuff I created:

Fancy PMC pendant and matching clasp from Barb. The blue beads and metal hoops are also from her.
Detail shot to show off some of my messy wire wrapping. Twisted jump rings aside, I made every link by hand.

Detail shot of the clasp by Barb. Totally in love with the clasp and pendant. They balance perfectly in weight.
Matching earrings. The bottom focals were made by Barb. The triangles she sent, and I wrapped.
Vintage lucite pendant. I glued in a Swarovski crystal and paired it with sea glass and the cute peanut beads Barb sent.
Detail of the lucite focal. I had been wanting to play with some lucite, too!
Very simple design, but I wanted to show off Barb's super cute little bird. I loooooove this necklace.
Detail shot of the little bird. I love this little birdie so much!
Asymmetrical earrings to match. The blue stone is lapis lazuli.
Simple and elegant at first glance, but what makes this my most complex piece is the focal. I wire wrapped three metal hoops together, and then wrapped glass and smokey quartz rounds inside the shapes.
Close up of the pendant.
And last but not least, another pair of earrings to match.

My design work has differed vastly from my first and second BSBP entries that focused on multi-stranded, weighty madness. These creations were a bit more true to my normal style, but I pushed myself on the wire wrapping to do something that was still challenging. I also didn't make any bracelets this time around like in the 5th BSBP. Definitely going to have to consider making some with my leftovers. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Much love,

P.S. Don't forget to stop by and check out all the other fantastic participants in the 2nd Reveal of the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party! ♥

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios < You're here!
Barb Fernald, Barbara S. Fernald Jewelry < My awesome partner!
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners

Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 

 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead

Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio

Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads

Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae

Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders

Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place

 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs

Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle

Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads

Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 

Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art


  1. Such a lot of helpings.Delightful.Thank you Tanya

  2. Love all the Blue!!! Very nice work, BlueAntiquities

  3. Love colour palette, very elegant and great wire work

  4. Necklaces are stunning! I like the blue one and the blue-green one and the one with smoky quartz. O! I love all of them :)

  5. Gorgeous creations! Really love how you wire wrapped the links and triangles! Beautiful B!!

  6. gorgeou soup! I love the interesting wire wrapping technique for attaching beads :-)

  7. So many fantastic projects!!! The second necklace is my favourite! Regards from Poland, Dorota

  8. I am impressed with the wire wrapping you did to your pieces. Very sophisticated!

  9. Lots and lots of great work here, but the brown set is b-e-a-u-tiful! Great work. Really lovely.

  10. I love the clean, elegant lines of your creations. The first few pieces reminded me of winter - all those blues and silver. My fave is the last necklace - the wirework is so precise and neat - highly impressive.

  11. Lovely designs !
    Delicious Soup !
    m.e. :)

  12. Beautiful pieces. Love the soft pastel blue and what fun earrings.

  13. Oh my gosh - truly stunning work! Amazing wire wrapping skillz going on!

  14. I just love your two last sets, both necklaces and earrings!

  15. Wow. B! Your wire wrapping just blows me away! The beads wrapped inside the silver links, so clever and so pretty and so unique! I stayed up late to write my reveal, so I am just starting to look at everything now. Of course yours is the first place I went.
    I'm so happy looking at all of your beautiful pieces. Each one works so well with the beads. I love the similarities we had in our use of the doubled strands of seed beads with a focal. Cosmic connections as I handled your pieces and you handled mine. It's so hard to pick just one favorite, but the focal piece you made with the last necklace is amazing! Thanks for being my partner. This was incredibly fun!

  16. You created absolutely beautiful pieces! And I am very impressed with your wire-wrapping!

  17. So much soup! Love that. Your wire work is wonderful, not messy at all. I love that vintage lucite floral pendant ~ amazing necklace. Your pieces are all so elegant.

  18. WOW!! What a great collection of designs you have here! I really love the blue lapis necklace and earrings!

  19. All your pieces are very elegant and look so sophisticated with a sober color palette. I also like very much your wire-wrapping.

  20. I agree...the clasp is stunning! I love your wirework in the last necklace! I can never get silver wire work to look half as jealous!!

  21. I love your style! These pieces speak to me. i like simple, modern and minimal jewelry. Love it!

  22. So awesome1 Love the cool, simple styles. Now, that's my style :)

  23. your pieces are looks so luscious and elegant..! they are beautiful... looks perfect for a lovely evening out...

  24. Your wire wrapping is awesome - love the beads inside the links!

  25. Some very pretty pieces. I really like the lucite flower focal necklace. You're wire wrapping pieces turned out very well and really accentuate the beads you used in them.

  26. Her PMC is freaking awesome -- now I need some!! I LOVE the vintage lucite flower. And I love the wired pendant. You did an amazing job! Thank you so much for participating.

  27. You made some lovely pieces with your bead soup! Beautiful wire work with the last necklace and I love the asymmetrical earrings!

  28. Love the assymetrical blue earrings. All your designs have such a clean look.

  29. I love every piece you made here. I especially love the birdeie necklace.

  30. Love everything you've made with your soup -each has its own touch of elegance, but I'm especially in love with the smoky quartz pendant!

  31. All of your pieces are great, I really like how you wrapped the triangles too, nice touch! I see what you mean about the difference from your first two bead soups, you have found your style!

  32. I love every piece, I would wear each one with pride. Your wire wrapping is awesome and I really love how you wrapped the three hoops together!

  33. very beautiful work... i love all of your pieces. ~diana

  34. Beautiful pieces! I really like your wire wrapped links.

  35. All beautiful pieces! I really liked how you made your own focal for the last necklace. It is lovely.

  36. Outstanding work on all your pieces. My favorite is the lucite.

  37. Your designs are all beautiful. I love the simplicity and the style. The clasp is gorgeous and well used and oh the little bird. so very cute. I'd wear it everyday.

  38. love the stuff you created! The bird necklace really stands out.

  39. The wire wrapped smokey quartz is gorgeous!
    And, I absolutely adore the bird pendant.
    Wonderful designs.

  40. Your wire work is not messy!! And I envy you your little birdie. He is sooooo cute.

  41. Beautiful work - all of it. Especially like the wire wrapped pendant you made. It's beautiful and not messy. Great job!

  42. Beautiful work. I reviewed your first and second soups and it is indeed a bit different, but I loved your work from the second soup. Your wire worked pendant is gorgeous and not messy. Great job!

  43. Beautiful work - all of it. Especially like the wire wrapped pendant you made. It's beautiful and not messy. Great job!

  44. Oh that is so pretty and let me tell you, One of the first things I noticed is how nice your wire work was. Everything so so light and airy, it was a nice breath of fresh air. <3

    Melissa Muir

  45. Your designs are wonderful....hard to pick a favorite. Top 2 for me are the smoky quarts and lucite.

  46. Great work! I love the little bird necklace and asymmetrical earrings. I think wire work always makes our right brain struggle with our left brain for control. Your wire work is excellent!

  47. Your pieces are gorgeous. I love the bird! Great job!

  48. You have some really different techniques going there. Love what you did with your soup!

  49. Oh my you have created some wonderful jewellery with your soup, I love the toggle on your first necklace and the necklace with Lucite is just dreamy love the colours! That little chick is so cute. You were certainly inspired by that beautiful soup, well done.

  50. Wow, I just love everything you've done with your soup. Your wire wrapping is gorgeous too! Beautiful job!!

  51. Hi! Beautiful pieces, they look so delicate!

  52. Barbar's beads are gorgeous, and you paired them so well with your awesome wire-wrapping skills! Love hour wire-wrapped pendant...truly stunning!

  53. I love the soup you received and you did a wonderful job with it. Your wire wrapping is just fine, you did great!

  54. Awesome job! Love your creations and I just love that little birdie too! Lovely creations!

  55. I love your unique designs... and I thought your wire work was beautiful!! And that sweet birdie melted my heart!

  56. Oh, wow! What a dynamic group of pretties. I love your style and love how light and carefree your designs look.

  57. Totally rock'd it! I luv ALL your pieces! Way gorgeoussssss!!

  58. I love all your pieces!
    ciao dall'Italia

  59. I love how you have suspended beads inside the hoops. Lovely work.

  60. I think your sophisticated style compliments the soup beautifully!

  61. You were spot on with all these pieces! The simple design totally showcases her focals. I am so in love with that pendant you made! I'm not much for wirework, but the clean design of it really appeals. You did a fantastic job on this soup!

  62. Wonderful designs. I love them all. And the little bird...oh so cute!

  63. Oh yummy!! I adore the wire wrapping you did in each of those pieces. I don't think it's messy at all. I think it's a beautiful design element. Lovely.

  64. Love your lucite piece! That little bird is so cute!

  65. what lovely crisp and clean designs very nice, each piece really gets its due

  66. Beautiful designs! (I love that little birdie too!) I am in awe of your wire work!

  67. Hi B,
    Wow I love all of your creations they are gorgeous!

  68. Amazing!! The grey set is my favorite, but that little bird..... cute!!

  69. What an amazing soup you received! That little bird is just precious, and you did him justice indeed. The pendant you created with your wire wrapping is awesome as well!

  70. I love all your pieces! They are stunning! My favorite is the first one with the black beads the wirework is amazing!

  71. I love your collection esp. the bird necklace. They are all fantastic!

  72. I love your pieces.. great job..