Saturday, April 13, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party REVEAL!!

Well it's time for the big reveal!   I got the most BEAUTIFUL bead soup from Elsie Deliz-Fonseca.  She sent me a lot of stuff that I normally don't get to work with a lot.  She sent GORGEOUS handmade polymer clay beads and focals, a beautiful box clasp and a toggle clasp, jasper, crystal, wood, shell, copper, copper chain, leather cording, and the list goes on!!  It was literally like opening up a Christmas Present!   THANK YOU ELSIE!! :)

Now on to my creations.  I wanted to make something that I would enjoy wearing.  I don't have very many "multiple strand" necklaces so that is the direction in which I went.  I don't work with copper a lot, so this presented a real treat for me!  I hope you like what I created!!   Thank you LORI ANDERSON for yet another fun and creative time with this Blog Party!! :)

This was my WONDERFUL bead soup from Elsie!  I didn't use all the beads, but that's only because I have so many ideas rattling around in my head that I don't know where to start!  I just love this bead soup, it is INCREDIBLE!!

Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers

Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove

Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle

Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles
Christine Murrow
Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca   <<--THIS IS MY PARTNER!
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis

K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs

Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom


  1. Gorgeous work!!! Love the necklace.
    xx Ren @

  2. Amazing!! The earth tones look great with the bronze chain. Beautiful.

    1. Thank you so very much!! I hope you are enjoying the Party! :)

  3. I love that. The bronzes are gorgeous. So earthy - Great job!

    1. Thank you so much!! :) I am so appreciative of your post!

  4. Very unique necklace, very beautiful

  5. I love the necklace and earrings. Very cool bead soup!

  6. The necklace has such a fun feel, I bet it looks just fabulous on, sexy and earthy. Great job!

  7. Great necklace! And the earrings are amazing too!

  8. Candida I love everything you made ,the necklace the earrings.I was waiting for you to post.You WOW me girl.

    1. Thank you Elsie!!! I am going to be creating with the Soup you sent for MONTHS! :) I am just in awe of your creativity and your talent are simply INSPIRING!! :)

  9. You got an amazing soup package from Elsie and did justice to it! Your set is beautiful, so rich in lovely warm colours - hmhm! Stringed into a multistranded necklace, it is really an eyecatcher!

  10. I love the way you did it in 3 strands... very nice!! ~KM 1st reveal -

  11. lovely gypsy/oriental designs . I imagine a belly dance wearing these :-)

  12. Very clever layered design, showcases the focals beautifully!

  13. Lovely work...I used chain in my bead soup necklace too...Yours came out beautiful

  14. Great soup, great cooking, lovely designs!

  15. Interesting pieces, love how you alternated beads and metal in the necklace

  16. Great job! Love the earthy look :)

  17. You did great things with your soup. Very bohemian, they would look great during festival season with a maxi.

  18. Lovely soup, and very special those two focals!

  19. your piece looks very vintage. The colors are great. The earrings are swag!

  20. GORGEOUS! Love the designs and the earrings are my favorites!

  21. What a hearty soup you received. I really like the set you've created, and I adore those earrings.

  22. Lovely designs, well done!

  23. Love the use of the focals, great job.

  24. Hello...I agree with you about your wonderful soup. My partner did the same thing, sent me lots of goodies! I love the earrings and necklace, cannot wait to see what you creat with the rest!


  25. Beautiful, very earthy!
    Liz :)

  26. Bead-utiful!
    I love those focals
    You showed them off perfectly !

  27. Amazing Soup! Love the necklace and Earrings you created. Simply gorgeous!

    Happy Creating

  28. I've got to second all that Ann said: "You did great things with your soup. Very bohemian, they would look great during festival season with a maxi."

  29. What you made is very nice. I really like the use of chain/metal.

  30. I'm thinkin you should be doing more multi-strand necklaces! This is a great combo of chain and polymer.

  31. All of your pieces are beautiful!

  32. Both your necklace and earrings turned out so nice! I think it's great that you thought to make something you don't already have in your wardrobe. Well done!

  33. Very cool combination of textures and materials - really lovely necklace!

  34. You did a great job using your soup. I like your multi-strand necklace and earrings.

  35. I am multi-strand challenged and here you go making it seem to easy. Bravo!

  36. I love the colors, the disign and the material mix. Very very nice!

  37. The Bead Soup was a ton of fun! So many participants, I still haven't seen them all yet! Love what you created. I like all the chains & wow what a great bead soup you received!

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