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
Enikö 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


  1. Candi, how clever of you to use the Clasp as part of the earrings design!, and the necklace is beautiful , I love purple. Have a great day! :)

  2. Thank you so much, Cynthia!! :) This has been so much fun! :)

  3. I love asymetrical designs! Your earrings are very creative, and I like how you put the different components together to make your necklace.

  4. How creative! beautiful designs with your soup! love the necklace - the colors are gorgeous!

    1. Thank you very much for your comment! :) I have really enjoyed this challenge!

  5. I love the whole look to the necklace. It all flows from one piece to the next as if the pieces were made just for this design :) and the earrings are fabulous :)

    1. Thank you, Skye! My partner, Kelli, did an awesome job picking out this soup! :)

  6. How completely clever those earrings are! I love them! And the necklace is really pretty.

    1. Lori, Thank you so much!! Thank you also for the Blog Party idea! You are a true inspiration!!

  7. Those earrings are so clever - I love them. Congrats to you for coming up with that idea. I love asymmetric things....the necklace is nice too. That is such a lovely shade of purple. Great job!

    1. Thank you so much!! I was looking at that clasp and thought "It's way too pretty to hide away on the back of a neck or the bottom of a wrist."

  8. What a clever use of the clasp, love it!

  9. Beautiful colors! That is a beautiful necklace to wear many places.

    1. Thank you so much!!! I can't wait to wear it out! :)

  10. Purple is a color is usally have trouble with but I see you certainly know what to do with it! Nice job.

    1. Purple is a difficult color for me too, but my partner, Kelli, created some beautiful pieces, and matched them perfectly with the flourite and crystal. She made this such a fun soup!

  11. Now who would of thought to use a clasp for earrings??? You really were thinking out of the box and they are so cute!! Great job!!

    1. Thank you so so much!! I just couldn't imagine hiding that pretty clasp! :)

  12. Love the earrings. Very clever design!

  13. Yes Gorgeous you did at and hugs Tanya

  14. I love purple so immediately I loved your pieces! I am in awe of the idea of using the clasp as a pair of earrings! Great idea!

  15. Very nice, so soft and airy!

  16. I just love those earrings. So unique.

  17. Beautiful designs!

  18. Love the earrings! Very inventive! You did a fantasic job with Kelli's focal as well.

  19. The earrings turned out great. Good idea.

  20. Great job on the earrings! I love asymmetrical looks in all things jewelry!

  21. I love purple! You had some great ideas for using your soup!

  22. I love how you used the clasp in the earrings, what a very unique idea! They turned out fantastic!

  23. Very nice idea you had to use the clasp in your earring design! :) Very pretty work!

  24. What a clever idea for the earrings - love it!!! Love the simplicity and color of your necklace!

  25. Love the idea of using the clasp in the earrings! Beautiful work!

  26. Talk about coloring outside of the lines! Those earrings are clever! I never would have thought of that :)

  27. How original to use the clasp for the earrings!! I like it!

  28. Very clever use of the clasp, I love the way that looks! Great job on everything!

  29. I love what you did with the clasp in the earrings! What a fun idea is THAT? And the necklace is fabulous, too - but then, I've always been a sucker for pearls. Nicely done!

  30. I like what you did with your lovely soup, very creative use of the clasp

  31. Creative way to use the clasp-I love the earrings, too! And the necklace is so soft and pretty.

  32. I LOVE the earrings too and the necklace too, fabulous!

  33. Creative earrings. I love the mix of purples.

  34. Very clever idea to use the clasp in such an unexpected way. The necklace is sweet too :)

  35. Just lovely, the earring design is fab!

  36. Very clever use of the clasp! Both the earrings and necklace are fab and I love the color. Yum!

  37. I find the earrings to be very unique. The necklace is beautiful.

  38. Oooooh! Gorgeous colors! That was clever thinking with the clasp earrings.

  39. Clasp earrings ! How different and delightful !

  40. Love the earrings! Nice necklace too.

  41. Candida, I really like what you did with the earrings, very clever. The colors are so vivid and set off by the silver. Good job lady!

  42. love those earrings...funny thing is, not to ruin my bead soup reveal (the last one), I have sorta the same idea in process...stay tuned. I guess you can say great minds think alike, lol

  43. Absolutely gorgeous! Lovely earrings! :)

  44. Candida,
    I love the earring design very neat using the clasp in the design, they are also very pretty. I love your necklace design too it is beautiful.

  45. What fun creating with all that purple!! You really made some lovely pieces. Nicely done!

  46. What a great idea to go out of the box on this one. Love the earring design.

  47. Very cool use of the clasp! It's so fun to shake things up a bit, isn't it? Good job.

  48. Way to think outside the box! This kind of thing seems to be the theme of this blog hop - a sort of serendipity! MMMMMMMMM, PURPLE!!!!!

  49. So beautifully feminine! I love how you incorporated the beads and the ribbons together in your necklace.

  50. what a creative use of the clasp! and I like the necklace, too

  51. Candi, I LOVE love LOVE what you did!!!! You did a fantastically awesome job with those earrings!!! L love that you used the clasp with them, they turned out PERFECT!!! And I LOVE the necklace!!! That is so beautiful!!!! I couldn't have asked for a better partner! =) We both gave GREAT soups and we both did an AWESOME job with them! Thank you so much!!! =)

  52. Great job on all of your pieces. Very creative. I would never have thought of using a clasp for earrings.

  53. I love the idea of taking apart the clasp to make asymmetrical earrings. Yay for doing something different!

  54. very pretty designs. love the asymmetrical earrings.

  55. What a clever idea to use the clasp as part of the earring design. I love them as a result!

  56. I love asimmetrical designs!
    great work!
    ciao dall'Italia

  57. Nice designs! I love those earrings especially..

  58. That is a great way to use the beautiful clasp. I also lie the fiber work you did with the necklace.

    Melissa Muir

  59. Those earrings are awesome! Mismatched earrings are so in right now too. great idea!

  60. Oh, dear - that is an awesome idea you had with the earrings. Very original - and the result is, indeed, stunning!

  61. Such a clever use of that clasp! I love purple for its regal feel. This is lovely soup! Enjoy the day. Erin

  62. Very inventive and creative soup!!

  63. Great soup and you did a beautiful job, love the earrings, really cool.

  64. I love purple and you made some great pieces.

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