Saturday, July 28, 2012


After working for a few days on my beautiful bead soup sent to me from my partner, Kelli Jacobson, I am ready to reveal my first ever creations from the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party!

I sat down and pondered on the items I was given, and came up with two whimsical creations.  A pair of earrings, and a necklace.

While most people would probably use the clasp they were sent to close a necklace or a bracelet, I thought...."Why not do something different!?"

So I created a pair of asymmetrical earrings!   I utilized the beautiful silver clasp, the flourite beads, some of the #8 Seed Beads, and the Purple Crystal Rondelles!  I just absolutely LOVE these earrings!

Then I figured, while I'm on this asymmetrical kick, I'll make something equally stunning out of the other items.  For the necklace, I utilized the GORGEOUS focal pendant, the polymer beads, the #8 Seed Beads, the brilliant purple craft wire and the lavender ribbon.  It turned out just as I had envisioned it!  I love it.  I hope you do too!

I have to thank my partner, Kelli Jacobson, for sending me such beautiful things to work with.

Thank you to Lori Anderson and everyone who are participating in this blog hop!  I hope you all are richly blessed!! :)


Here is a list of all the participants for the First Reveal of the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party Blog Hop.

Hostess, Lori Anderson,

Alice Craddick,  Alice's Beads and Baubles
Alicia Marinache,  All The Pretty Things
Amanda Tibbetts,  Amanda Made
Amber Dawn Goldish, Inventive Soul
Annita Wilson,  AW Jewelry
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Birgitta Lejonklou,  Create With Spirit   
YOU ARE HERE ~~>>Candida Castleberry,    Spinning Spun Sugar
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Cassie Donlen, Glass Beadle
Cheryl McCloud,  One Thing Leads to Another
Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
Christina Hickman, Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Hendrickson,  Clamworks
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Cindy Wilson, Mommy's Dream
Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie

Cory Tompkins, Tealwater Designs
Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru
Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved
Denielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things

Diane Valasek, Dragonfly Close
Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Elaine Robitaille, Too Aquarius
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Enik√∂ Fabian, Perl-eni
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto Jewelry

Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Jennifer Pottner, Rock Candy Beads
Jennifer VanBenschoten,  Jewelry, Art and Life

Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
Jessica Dickens, My Jewelry, My Life, Me
Jessica Klaaren, Beadful-Things by Jessica
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Joan Williams, Lilruby Jewelry
Judith Johnston, Judith Johnston
Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
Judy Turner, Silver Rains

Julie Anne Leggett, The Peaceful Bead
K Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
Karen Meador, Dreamcatcher Ranch
Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
Katherine Gale, Terra Beadworks
Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature Studio
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic, Slovonske Technobe
Kelli Jacobson, Creative Moon
Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly
Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade

Kim Bender-Hora, KimmyKat
Kirsi Luostarinen, Kirsi Luo Korut
Kitty Bozzini, Kitty Lampwork
Laura Demoya, The Bead Therapist
Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewelbox
Leah Curtis, Beady Eyed Bunny
Lesley Watt, The Gossiping Goddess
Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry

Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This
Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
Marion Simmons, Shade Tree Studio
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Design
Marta Weaver, Marta Weaver Jewelry

Marti Conrad, Marti C's Clay Blog
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens, GlassBeadArt, Lampwork Beads
Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio
Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mowse Doyle, HoCArt
Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs

Niki Meiners, 365 Days of Craft
Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pamela Gangler, She Always Loved Pink
Patricia Johnson, Patricia L. Johnson Glass Art
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Shannon Hicks, Falling Into the Sky

Shannon LeVart, Miss Fickle Media
Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Art Werks
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
Stacy Alderson, Iridal's Attic

Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Stephanie Stamper, Rainy Day Designs
Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
Tammy Jones, Jewelry Making Daily
Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau

Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna

My Bead Soup

I received my bead soup a couple of weeks ago from my partner, Kelli Jacobson.  She is a brilliant jewelry maker and designs her own polymer clay beads and focals.  See what a gorgeous soup she sent?

She included the following:

A beautiful length of pale lavender ribbon.
Gorgeous purple craft wire
Hand-Crafted Focal Pendant with Wire-Work Accents
Hand-Crafted Polymer Clay Beads to match the pendant
Gorgeous Flourite 
Beautiful Purple Crystal Rondelles in two sizes
A stunning assortment of #8 size Seed Beads in various shades of purple and lavender
A gorgeous silver clasp.

I will be posting my creations that I made from her soup shortly!

Life and Other Things

I can't believe that the last month has flown by the way it has.  My little family's been dealing with a lot of superfluous issues, so my jewelry making and creative processes have been practically shut down.

BUT today I am ready to go!! :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party

I am so excited!   I recieved my partner pairing for the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party from Lori Anderson a few days ago.  My partner is Kelli Jacobson!  I am just absolutely thrilled to have been paired with her, and I can't wait to trade our "soup" for the event.  We will be revealing our creations on July 28, 2012!  STAY TUNED!! :)