Bead Soup Blog Party

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

 Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:

~ A focal

~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Just in case you forgot or didn't see what I received from the oh so sweet Tari of Pearl and Pebble
- here it is again:

Here is a close up:

Gorgeous stuff I tell ya!!  Very easy to work with!

Here's what I made!

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.  So in sticking with the rules of the swap (of course) I used the focal and the clasp that Tari sent.  This focal by Mari Johnson is so gorgeous....love all the wonderful colors present - a true piece of art.  I also used just one of the black "Flat Tires" that were sent along with that gorgeous focal and clasp.  To complete the piece I pulled a few favorite pieces from my stash which includes handmade sterling spacers and gorgeous green silk cord.  I love the piece - fairly simple - with a focal like that you don't need much else for this to shine!!  

I also made a pair of earrings with the extras that were included - not the best of photos - bad weather....

Oh and I have so many beautiful beads left over - I have no doubt I will make many more beautiful pieces.

What do you think???  Such a blast.....  Thank you so much for stopping by - it's great to have you!  :)

So much more goodness can be seen.....come see what the rest of us made! 

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 
23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do
61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon  -  YOU ARE HERE
63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 
103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 
112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  
123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry

130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 
131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 

150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 

160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 
165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings

170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210.  Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread

A HUGE thank you to Lori Anderson for dreaming up and hosting this wonderful event!  A TON of work goes into pulling this off - and I am so grateful!!!  She's awesome!

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011.  Don't miss it!


Lorelei Eurto said...

Beautiful! The silk softens the whole piece up and that focal bead is stunning! Great soup ingredients!

jamberry_song said...

I love this. I think by keeping it simple, you really let the beads strut their stuff. :) The textures and subdued colors work so well together, too. This is chic and earthy, and manages to pull both elements together in harmony. I would wear something like this every day for sure. :D

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Wow - I knew you would have fun with that mix, and I was right. Beautiful work and lovely finished piece.

Mags said...

Great design, I like the simple presentation of the focal!

ViviBijoux said...

You kept it simple and nice, and sometimes it's the best way to go. I love the green shade of the silk cord, lovely ^_^ Virginie

Kristen said...

Very organic and simple yet I love it! Gread work?

Marie Cramp said...

Tasty soup you made there ;) Can't wait to see more!

Hazel Ward said...

Lovely - it's great the way you've added the bead below the focal. A nice unusual touch :)

balanced. said...

oh I love your soup! that focal is amazing!
you did a beautiful job!!

Palimpa Lim said...

Beauty and simplicity - wow! You did a GREAT job!

Deci said...

Great focal, and you gave it the simple treatment it deserved.

Francy said...

Wonderful design.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Fantastic focal!!! It looks like a tiny little sea creature is in there!

Kate said...

So cute and earthy! I bet that would go with a 1000 outfits.

Mary K. McGraw said...

You showcased that focal in a classic manner and it looks great.

Jennifer Cameron said...

I love that focal and how you used the ribbon. I would totally wear that piece with jeans or nice outfit. Gorgeous!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

This will go with so many outfits! I like the simplicity of the necklace.

Islandgirl said...

So simple yet elegant. I like the way you tied off the silk cord! And I love those fat tire beach stones.. I keep buying drilled beach stones and hording them!

Marian Hertzog said...

Elegant for sure! Love the silk with the focal bead!

Jess Italia Lincoln said...

Great focal! I love the beach stone strung on the silk, it gives it a nice organic feel.

Lanyardlady said...

Very pretty.

Helmitarha said...

What a beautiful piece you created! It's simple yet elegant! Makes me dream of early spring. ;)

Shaiha said...

Simple, organic and oh so elegant! Love how you tied it all together.

TesoriTrovati said...

I love the way the rustic stone piece is juxtaposed with the smooth and shiny glass. Pretty!
Enjoy the day, Stacey!

Julianna Cannon said...

Such an elegant and tasteful necklace~ I love it!

Sandi Volpe said...

Love your piece.

Pretty Things said...

I agree -- sometimes less is more, especially when you have something so beautiful you don't want to take the focus off it!

Very well done!

BeadsByEarthTones said...

mmmm, wish i had this tonight to wear on my date with hubby...it is gorgeous and oh so simple!

Wendy said...

Very pretty! You showed off the focal very nicely!

Margot Potter said...

Fantastic design!

stacilouise said...

I really love this piece. That pendant and stone are so perfect together- the contrast of the busy lampwork bead, all shiny and the plain matte stone just compliment each other, and are really all you need. I would totally wear this.
Did I say I love it?

Terri said...

Simple yet strong..love it!

Janet said...

Simple and to the point elegance!!
Good Soup to eat!

Dana said...

#209 here...love simplicity, great work...

rosebud101 said...

You're right! This was fun! You did a wonderful job putting together your Bead Soup! Love it!

Anonymous said...

That focal is beautiful! Love all your work!

Elisabeth said...

Love this - could totally see me wearing that necklace often :-)

Jennifer Pride said...

I love your color combinations. Beautiful!

Loretta said...

Beautifully simple. Lets the focal pop.

somethingunique said...

Nice job Stacey the focal stands alone,i love the softness the ribbon adds to the piece & the earring are really cute :)

moonlitfantaseas said...

very understated and elegant......love it!

Lisa said...

Those beads are definitely my cup of soup. And what you did with them is just perfect. I really love these.

Nicki said...

I love the simplicity of your design - it sets the pieces well in scene. Easy to wear it everyday.

Barbara Lewis said...

Stacy, I love what you did, you let the focal piece be front and center ... it was so gorgeous the simple additions made the whole piece shine! The addition of the fabric cord was genius ... it echoed the color in the bead so beautifully! Congratulations on a job well done!

Amy said...

VERY VERY great job using your bead soup! What a cool soup - it kind of reminds me of a zen stone garden. I love what you did with the beads.

Cyndi L said...

Such beautiful subtle colors!

Spirited Earth said...

Wonderful colors.love the addition of the silk

Jen V. said...

That focal is fantastic and you really did it right by keeping it simple! I have issues of adding too much to my designs...thanks for the reminder that more isn't always more. :) Love it! Jen

ladynoble said...

Beautiful! The silk softens piece up and I heart that stone bead. Great soup!

BluMoon said...

What lovely things you have made.

Salzanos said...

Wowza! I love the black rocks you received and those Earthy Colors!! You did a fabulous design with them. Right down my alley for sure being the coastal nature lover I am! ;-)

m.e. said...

you created the perfect showcase for that Stunning focal bead !!!
I LOVE this "Simply Beautiful" design!
m.e. :)

Cathryn said...

I really, really like how you kept this simple. In this case the focus was magnificant by itself, it didn't need further embellishment. The earrings are to die for!

Disregard my earlier comment--I haven't had coffee yet and I knew I was missing out on something beautiful!

Heather said...

I can't do simple...kudos to you. That lampwork focal deserves all the attention. Very nicely balanced designs. The earrings remind me of those stone stack sculptures people make in the middle of nowhere. We saw thousands of them along the Oregon Coast on a camp trip one year. Nice Soup!!

Pat Haight said...

I love the way you used the "flat tires" ☺

Dee said...

Love it!! the soup mix is music to my eyes and your completed pieces are so simple and unique at the same time. LOVE the earrings!

SueBeads said...

Really nice necklace, I love the simplicity too! Earrings are very interesting!!!

maneki said...

Beautiful designs! I feel like I'm just repeating what everyone else have already said, but I really like the simplicity in these.

And this is summer to me: green ribbon like grass and pebbles from the beach.

Holly said...

Stacey, sometimes simple is indeed best...and in this case, it's so true! That focal was so deserving of being a stand alone piece, but with the addition of your pieces and imagination, it jazzed it up perfectly! Love this necklace, truly.

SummersStudio said...

I really like the simplicity of this design. And you are so right that with a focal like that much more would overwhelm the beauty of the piece.

Laura said...

Fun stuff! Nice jewelry and your photography is delightful.

CAG- Crafts said...

Love the organic look of your jewelry!

Regina said...

That's a beautiful bead and I love the way you showcase it. The silk through the rondelle, nice idea. The beauty of your piece is in its simplicity.

Penny said...

Love the focal the simplicity is just lovely, you put all the attention on the focal and that is wonderful.

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I love your earthy simple style and can't wait to see what you make with the rest of the beads.

Lutka And Co. said...

I love your soup and what you did with them! Very pretty!

Lisa said...

I love what you came up with!

steufel said...

Lovely pieces. Great organic look!

Shelly said...

ohhh, love it! such an earthy piece! I love those earrings too..

Stacie said...

Wow! Love those earrings!

Sarabeth said...

fabulous design! it's stunning :)


Leigh said...

Your piece really captures the earthy! Marvelous workmanship!

vintagesusie & wings said...

So beautiful friend, I love this necklaces & earrings & what you did with your SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...

Heidi said...

The focal is gorgeous, and I think you made a good choice keeping it simple so as not to detract from it. Looks great with your silk. Cute earrings too. Now I have to have some of those "flat tires."

roseworksjewelry said...

Beautiful pieces! Have fun with the rest of your soup :D

Valerie said...

Oh! Oh! I am in serious lust! This set makes my top 5. I love what you did with your pieces. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. So nice of you! It's been fun!

Serena Trent said...

Very clean lines with your design and I love the silk ribbon.

Sig Wynne-Evans said...

How pretty, and earthy! LOVE it!!


cindy said...

Stacey, your necklace is just gorgeous - a bit organic and so versatile - perfect to wear all spring and summer!

Barbara Bechtel said...

sometimes, especially with such awesome ingredients, a simple solution is the best! You want all the awesomeness to shine on it's own!

Way to go!


Lisa Godfrey said...

Beautiful! I love the casual feel to these pieces. I'm a jeans and T kind of girl and would love to wear a piece like this. Very nice!

Anna Lear said...

Just perfect! The green silk really lightens up the focal and brings out its warmer tones. Great work -- I love the earrings, too!

Beadroe said...

Ok, I absolutely love your designs. The simplicity is wonderful. Lucky girl, your bead soup is wonderful.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Gee you received some beautiful beads! I love both pieces you have created but I especially love the earrings... well done!


LeeLu Creations said...

I love that you used the silk.

I've been somewhat intimidated by the use of fabric/cord, and such, but seeing how everyone is using them gives me the confidence to attempt using it. :) Great job!

Beth Bricker said...

Very cool, I love the necklace and the stacked stone look!

CraftyHope said...

I would wear both of your pieces in an INSTANT! They're fantastic. Beautiful work.

one-eared pig said...

Great job with wonderful items!

Patsy Evins said...

Love your simple but very elegant, minimalist style in designing these creations! Gorgeous!

alice said...

simple design puts all the focus on the beautiful stones!

Boot ~C said...

what a fabulous batch of ingredients you got~great pieces

Tara P. said...

Stunning focal and I love how you used the ribbon. Gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! I just *love* that silk cord.

Noemi said...

So simple, so stunning, and the green silk ribbon works perfect for the focal piece.

I would also like to thank you for your good wishes, it has really meant a lot, specially as I am having a really tough time.

Just so you know I have left a thank you note on my blog, and I would love it if you could read it if you have time.

A big hug from Spain.

Malin de Koning said...

I love what you made, with your incredibly nice ingredients. The necklace is simply beautiful and the earrings unexpected and funky. Both pieces are favourites!

Karen Williams said...

What fun components you had to work with!

Simple, but elegant designs.

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