3.03.2012

Bead Soup Reveal

It's time!!!  
Time to show you what I created with my fabulous Bead Soup from Mary Jane.

Such a gorgeous mix of treasures!!
And a lot!!!

I was able to make three pieces with this soup and I still have a few pieces left.

First I will start with the earrings...
I had never seen the flat coin pearls before...
drilled like a rondelle or wheel!
 So cool!  LOVE them! 
(I even ordered a strand of white ones after this discovery!!!)
So back to the earrings...
I used the pearls Mary Jane sent as well as some pearls from my stash.
Then finished them off with some Thai silver and handmade sterling spacers from my stash 
Next...
on to the necklace.
The box Mary Jane sent me was tied up all pretty with this gorgeous ribbon.


So with that and the thin cord she sent and that sweet button...
I made the base for a very simple but beautifully rich necklace.
I added a lampwork bead from my stash (made by Blue Lagoon Beads)
and some tiny garnet rondelles
finished it off by tying on a little piece of the second ribbon that was included.
I am really happy the way this turned out...
it is very different from what I usually make...
but that is what is so great about Bead Soup.
Helps us to color outside the lines!!

And finally onto the bracelet!
My favorite piece!!!
Usually (and maybe it is even the rule) participants use their clasp and the focal in a necklace...
But I'm a bracelet kinda girl!
I LOVE bracelets and will always prefer one to a necklace!
So it makes sense that I would spotlight this gorgeous focal piece...
in a bracelet that I will wear with such excitement!!


I added a lampwork bead (made by Lluvia Brito) and a teardrop bead from my stash...
the rest was from Mary Jane.


Love everything about this!!
Rustic and earthy but lightened up just a bit with the aqua...
which, of course, is my favorite color to wear!!

What fun this was!!

Now you have a TON of other masterpieces to look at...
you better run!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed my Bead Soup!



 A HUGE thank you to our
Hostess, Lori Anderson

She puts a TREMENDOUS amount of work into making this happen!
And I am pretty sure we all LOVE her for it! 
Lori has some extremely exciting news...
her first book "Bead Soup" will be released this fall...
pre-orders start happening on March 7th at Amazon.
Congratulations Lori!!!  
So very happy for you!
Be sure to check it out...
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)





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)



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)











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)










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)




61 comments:

roomforchange said...

Gorgeous creations you made. I love the necklace with the bead focal with the tiny garnet rondelles on the silk ribbon.

mairedodd said...

stacey, i really love what you did with what i sent to you... yes, these are definitely about stretching - yours helped me to do the same... and the focal for the bracelet looks great! the aqua is beautiful with the copper... wonderful...

Cece Cormier said...

That copper bracelet is wonderful.

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

looks like you had fun, love what you did with the pendant but the earrings are my favorite!
happy hopping

Michelle W said...

All of your pieces are very lovely! I especially like the bracelet! Great designs!

Pearl and Pebble said...

Gorgeous Stacey! That is a FABULOUS bracelet!!!!

horimarika said...

I love the pieces you made! Great job!

Kristen said...

I love your colors and how you made that bracelet your focal creation. Gorgeous!

Jenn said...

Don't you love how these bead soups unleash new ideas. I love that the coins revealed new ideas to you and your final pieces are gorgeous! I'm sure they'll be snagged ASAP!

Lori Greenberg said...

Wonderful! The lamp work blends in perfectly with the design in your bracelet too. I think the focal is PERFECT for a bracelet!

Sharon Driscoll said...

Wonderful job on using the components. My favorite was the simple one where you used that beautiful burgundy looking cord.

missficklemedia.com said...

Ooooo! You got Maire Dodd! How exciting to see what your talent created with the bead soup she sent you. I love all your pieces!
Shannon

Molly Alexander said...

Stacey - I love all of the pieces you made with your bead soup, but my favorite has to be the bracelet. Mary Jane's focal is simply fabulous, and the copper combined with the aqua is one of my favorite combinations. Beautiful job! :)

Moobie Grace said...

Copper is my absolute favorite metal to work with...fantastic bracelet!!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Just beautiful! I especially like the earrings and bracelet! Isn't it nice to come upon beads and components we didn't know existed before (although, as with you, we usually go out and buy them to add to the stash)!

maryharding said...

Love your bracelet and Bead Soup from Mary Jane. The bracelet is so unique and beautiful. Looks like it would be fun to wear and very comfortable.

Cindy Cima said...

Love your necklace,earrings, and bracelet. The bracelet is my fave! Great job!

Lori Anderson said...

I would never have thought of using that pendant as a focal for a bracelet! Clever! I love the sweet ribbon necklace, too!


I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

Alicia said...

Stacey, these are gorgeous... if you'd ask me for a favourite I couldn't pick just one, all three are so delicious :)

Suzette said...

Love the earrings and bracelet! Suzette

Karyn B said...

I love what you did with all three, but that bracelet really is stunning!

adlinah said...

Love that bracelet you made. I think it would go with almost everything in my wardrobe :).

Alice said...

Oh gosh what a gorgeous bead soup you received! I love everything you made with the soup--and you even used part of the packaging!

The earrings are darling and would go with anything. And I love the rich colors of that necklace. But my favorite is the stunning bracelet with the amazing metal focal. I love the touched of aqua, giving the piece a sort of warm ocean getaway feel. Beautiful!

Marie Cramp said...

Beautiful! I love the fun rustic pieces you made :)

Stacie said...

What a beautiful soup and I LOVE what you made!

jojosbeads said...

3 beautiful designs! I especially love the ribbon and lampwork necklace. So pretty :) x

CraftyHope said...

Your necklace and earrings are lovely, but that bracelet. . .OH THAT BRACELET! It's simply gorgeous (as I'm sure you know). You really created something drool-worthy, though I'm not surprised at all. Fabulous!

Oh, and thanks for sharing those glass bead shops as well. I was drooling over them too ;)

Hi, I'm Linda said...

Almost didn't find your comment area. All of your pieces are beautiful but I love, love, love the bracelet. I too am a bracelet person and I like that you used your focal on a bracelet. Your additions of the aqua beads were just the right touch.

Jennifer Cameron said...

I love everything, but agree the bracelet is the best. I would wear that every day I love it so much. Great job!

Ann said...

3 great pieces of jewelry. I love the earrings and, since I wear bracelets way more often than necklaces too, I like how you used the focal. I'm always afraid to use something large in a bracelet because I'm never sure if it will stay where I want it to. Very creative.

Morwyn said...

Great stuff- I've always had trouble with incorporating fibers into my pieces and you make it seem so effortless - well done!!

Cathie Carroll said...

I love the warm rich colors in the silk and the beads. Beautiful, simple, elegant work.

Lara Lutrick said...

I LOVE all of your items. What a beautiful bracelet. I just love that large piece. Your ribbon necklaces are so beautiful.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Beautiful designs! The bracelet is really unique and beautiful; love the aqua/copper combination. Has a rustic seaside feel to it!

Jean A. Wells said...

Both pieces are beautiful. I love the silk in the necklace but I'm with you on the bracelet. It's my favorite. Great job!

B. R. Kuhlman said...

That is such a fun bracelet! Love that blue paired with the copper. That color combination is positively divine. ♥

Stories They Tell said...

You made great use of Mary Jane's focal in that bracelet!

Rebecca said...

This is all so beautiful, the most stunning array of colours. Both the burgundy and the aqua go so well with the copper. SOme of my favourites!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Everything is so pretty! I love the earrings and I totally didn't know pearls were drilled that way either! SO amazing! I am over the moon about the colors in the necklace and the bracelet is just stunning!

Cory said...

I love the bracelet with copper. the colors and textures are wonderful.

Also, thank you so much for the kudos.

la mar de bonita said...

I like sari silk, and also your wonderful copper bracelet. Copper and blue fits very well - I think, I've to try that too, once!

Patti Van said...

Cool earrings!! Lovely necklace!! But...that bracelet is heavenly gorgeous! It's my favorite piece, too! You did a beautiful job!

Loris Glassworks said...

That bracelet is wonderful. Great design and balance. Cheers!
Lori D.

Diana P. said...

That bracelet is fantastic! I'd wear it in a heartbeat.

Pelima Jewellery Design said...

Gorgeous ribbon and colours. You have done a fabulous job :)

Bobbie said...

Pretty, pretty! Love the pearl rondelles, but the combination of the metal and the blues in the bracelet is just delicious. Great job!

Kat BM said...

the aqua goes great with the copper, love love love the combo!

Heidi at MyBeadTherapy said...

Oh, they are all so pretty! I love the design of the earrings, the rich colors and textures of the ribbon necklace, and the bracelet (!!) -- I guess if I had to pic a fav, that would be mine, too. Remarkable! :)

Diane said...

What sweet necklaces you made with the ribbon and buttons, and your bracelet is darling. And, the earrings at the top were my favorite in your mix =) Great job!

Karen Vincent said...

Beautiful Bead Soup!! Love the bracelet - gorgeous colours and so earthy! Great Job!!

JeannieK said...

Very pretty designs.

Shanti Johnson said...

3 Rockin designs!!! I am groovin on your bracelet!!!!!!
Fell hard for all your designs! You have a great design vibe! Luv ur WoRK!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous designs! I really love the colors of the ribbon necklace! :)

vonna said...

Those earrings are pretty and I would totally wear them, but that bracelet is sweet!!!!!! I used my packaging from the last bead soup and incorporated it into my designs too, such a great idea! :)

DIAS Jewelry said...

Beautiful jewelry you made!!! Love the earrings so much. Yum yum yum...

Jean said...

wonderful, each blog has I visit inspires me more. Totally love it all

Sandi Volpe said...

Gorgeous peices...really love the bracelet too!!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Beautiful soup and you made such great pieces, I love the earrings and the bracelet is really wonderful.
Sonya

Lisa Michele Creations said...

Your bracelet is simply beautiful..your work is lovely..I love that bracelet though!

LoriF said...

Absolutely love what you've done!

Lori Anderson said...

Absolutely amazing! And I can't wait to see what you made for Cup of Bead Soup on Saturday!

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