Friday, March 2, 2012

My Soup is cooked!

  The Fifth Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal Day is finally here.  Inspiration hit at the last minute, but I like the results.  My Soup Partner Julie Anne Leggett sent me some wonderful beads to work with, and here's what happened:

The finished soup!

The focal is brown sea glass and I used the quartz teardrops to make an embellished bail.  The lampwork lentils took me straight to the beach, so the colors of the shell, pearls, wood, and agate beads reflected the blues, tans, and browns of the shore.

Detail of the focal.
Here's a close-up picture of the lentil and crystal, glass, and agate beads.  The small square glass beads I've had for some time. I just loved them, and here they remind me of the residual seafoam after the waves recede.

What wonderful
beach-y beads!

I enjoyed having Julia Anne as my partner! She sent a wonderful Bead Soup, and although our Soups are quite different, it's very interesting to me that we used similar colors. And we only live about 30 minutes apart.

I am very grateful to have been able to participate in my 2nd BSBP.  Much appreciation to Lori Anderson for making this such a great experience.

Peace, Love, and Sunshine,


PS: Please visit all the other Bead Soup Partiers!

Hostess, Lori Anderson
Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer

1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)
21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
34.  Diane Cook and Lyn Foley
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)
41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
42.  Erin Grant and Jean Wells
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
 72.  Lisa Liddy and Marion Simmons
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
84.  Nan Emmett and Nicole Valentine-Rimmer (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)



great work!
I'm a partecipant from Italy, I'm trying to visit all of you.
this was really a great experience!
ciao ciao

adlinah said...

Your bead soup necklace turned out quite scrumptious! Lovely, beach-y colours. Funny how so many of us ended up making 'summery' type pieces. Thanks For commenting on my post - I'm glad it gave you a few laughs. We can always do with more cheer in our lives :).

Bonnie said...

Very reminiscent of a day at the beach. Makes me wish for the days of summer as I look out my window at the snow and ice.

jojosbeads said...

Lovely summery colours, I love what you made! It's a very pretty necklace :) x

roomforchange said...

Love how the necklace turned out. The muted colours are gorgeous.

Julie Anne Leggett said...


I would have never thoughts to use those little quartz teardrops to make a bezel - that is brilliant. And I must tell you I have had those lampwork in my stash for quite a while now. I love them but never quite knew how to use them. You have inspired me with the graduated necklace - that was so smart!

Thanks for being such a great partner. We live so close - we should meet up for coffee and wear out bead soup pieces. :-)

- Julie Anne

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Beautiful necklace. Reminds me of the ocean! I love how you designed the front part of the necklace with the larger stones. The focal is really unique as well-nice work!

Lori Anderson said...

Very pretty! I like how you connected the pendant to the necklace. I'm so glad you participated, and I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

Tejae: Heart Shaped Art said...

lovely piece! and so funny that you two live so close to each other. my partner was in mexico...just around the corner from colorado! ha! :)


Sandra Young said...

It took me to the beach! I love how it came together. I'd wear it all the time!

Wendy said...

I love all things beachy! What a pretty necklace! Love the sea glass focal! :)

Moobie Grace said...

Ahhh...the sand and the sea...all in one! I love the sea glass and lampwork...and I love that you put your own "stamp" on it!

Jean said...

like what you have done, I too had beachy beads, they were fun to work with. you can almost hear the ocean while working with them!

Alicia said...

Definitely a piece to remind you of the summer, waves and the peace of that beach vacation...

Jennifer Cameron said...

Very pretty necklace! The focal is really cool. Great job

Ginger Bishop said...

Living on an island I am drawn to all things beachy. I have never used beach glass with lampwork before. Thanks so much for inspiring me to try something new.

khess136 said...

so lovely and the colors remind me summer will soon be here!

Marie Cramp said...

Your necklace look perfect for a day at the beach!! :)

Cindy Cima said...

Very nice! Love that brown sea glass focal!

Penny said...

Very pretty necklace, your color palette is beautiful.

Shanti Johnson said...

Being a grrl that lives at Seashore I'm in LUV w your design! Colours gorgeous, design beautiful & Vibe just delicious! You so rocked it!!!!!!

Shanti Johnson said...

Being a grrl that lives at Seashore I'm in LUV w your design! Colours gorgeous, design beautiful & Vibe just delicious! You so rocked it!!!!!!

la mar de bonita said...

Kelley, that's a lovely Necklace! Brown and blues are so wonderful in combination and your design has an extraordinary touch - I like it!

Alice said...

A beautiful piece! I tend to make things with a beach/ocean theme, so this one speaks to me.

How fun that you have a beading buddy so close to you!

Patti Van said...

That truly is a beautiful necklace! And your's beach time! Youd did a wonderful job in presenting the beauty of those beads!

Jean A. Wells said...

Love your necklace. I really love the brown with the blue. Blue can be so bright and the brown pulls it in some. Very very pretty necklace. Great job!

WindDancerStudios said...

Wonderful necklace! So summery!

Kat BM said...

good job combining the colors on your necklaces

SoulsFireDesigns said...

It turned out absolutely lovely! Fantastic job bringing it all together in such a wonderful way!

Ann said...

Nicely done. It's great to see something beachy in March. Makes me think of warmer days.

Jo said...

Lovely work!

CraftyHope said...

Beachy for shore. . .bahahahahahaha!! Sorry, I'm a little punchy right now. Your necklace is great, nicely done!!

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Pelima Jewellery Design said...

Beautiful pieces. You did a great job :)

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Great job, beautiful necklace.