Friday, August 24, 2012

Bead Soup 6: The Third Reveal!

I am posting a tiny bit early in order to attempt to catch the midnight East Coast deadline :)  Here we go!

My wonderful partner for this last reveal was the lovely Cynthia Riggs, you can view her blog and her soup post here:

Cynthia sent me the most wonderful soup and I have both loved working with it and getting to know her.  She is such a kind and lovely person, I am so fortunate :)  Here is the link to my original post with my soup:

And here is my first piece that I created!

Gypsy Soul Necklace

This piece has the gorgeous enameled filigree flower Cynthia made for me and the clasp she included, along with some of the lovely green czech tear drops and sari silk she sent.  I added large sky blue glass seed beads and a little Vintaj chain.  I love how cheerful this necklace is, I think it is fun and has a bohemian flavor ;).

Next up...
Wander this World Earrings

These earrings feature a pair of blue czech glass beads in a really fun shape Cynthia sent, along with some of the red vintage czech glass and the pair of sweet keys she enameled in blue.  I used Patina Queen's wire to form the ear wires and Vintaj large brass rings.  These are really long and make gorgeous music as they sway, perfect for wandering the world... 

And last but not least...

Wisdom of the Forest Bracelet

This bracelet features the beautiful green czech glass Cynthia sent, I paired it with a sweet owl charm from Patina Queen, dark green agate, and a cute little czech maple leaf.  It is all hand knotted on Irish waxed linen thread from White Clover Kiln on Etsy.

I really enjoyed my soup this time as always.  Thank you so much, Cynthia, for being an awesome partner.  Thank you, Lori, for being such an incredibly dedicated hostess :)  Now... on to the rest of the party!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry 

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog

Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs

Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs


  1. Such lively colors and beautiful designs! Would love to see the full pictures of the necklaces

    1. Thank you so much, Kashmira! I had a darned difficult time photographing the necklace properly, I will have to give it another go :)

  2. Lush colours, love the ribbon and focal

    1. Thank you so much, my partner did an amazing job choosing my soup :)

  3. Love the earrings Jennifer. Bright and festive.

    1. Thank you so much, Cherrie! This was so much fun :)

  4. Your creations definitely have a bohemian vibe. Gorgeous!!!

    1. Thank you!! I really loved creating them, the colors just begged me for boho ;)

  5. Cynthia's enameled flower focal is fantastic and what a lovely necklace you created with it. All your pieces are beautiful. Great job!

    1. Thank you so much, Cynthia. I so fell in love with the focal, it was a pleasure to work with and so inspirational :)

  6. Wow you did a great job, all the pieces look wonderful. I love the use of contrasting colors and the metal components. Beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much, I really enjoyed creating them :)

  7. Bright and beautiful pieces! I especially like the Gypsy Soul Necklace. Lovely :)

  8. Gypsy Soul is a wonderful design. Just perfect.

    1. Thank you so much, Cece, that is so kind of you!

  9. Love the colors!! Your creations are lovely!! Nice job on your bead soup...what a yummy bead soup!

    1. Thank you so much, Lupe! I was very fortunate in my partner and the soup she sent :)

  10. Very nice, I really like that little owl as a connector.

  11. I just love earrings that sing to you. Great job!

  12. What fun colors you had to work with! Both pieces turned out great!

    1. Thank you, Terri! I agree, the colors she sent were really fun!

  13. The blue and coral earrings are awesome! I love the little key attached to them!

    1. Thank you! I love the keys too, Cynthia was so sweet to have enameled them for me!

  14. You have an amazing eye for colour- they all look amazing!

  15. Your designs are very bright & cheerful. Good job.

  16. Bright and Beautiful designs! What a fun soup mix to work with! The woodland owl bracelet is very fun, but it is hard to pick a favorite~that enameled necklace is gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so much! I really enjoyed making them! :)

  17. Cutesie little owls,Lovely.Love and hugs Tanya

  18. Lovely pieces - cute key earrings!

  19. that owl bracelet... I love it!!
    ciao dall'Italia

  20. Bright and colorfull design, it's a pleasure to watch, well done!

  21. Love all of your designs! I especially love the red and turquoise together in the earrings.

  22. ohh my, I think I'm inlove!!!!

  23. Blue-red earrings are fabulous!

  24. A great necklace with that focal. The bracelet is really cute, too. And the earrings are adorable with those little keys and that pop of color. They're my favorite.

  25. Love the first necklace and earrings - the turquoise color is wonderful! The Wisdom of the Forest bracelet looks great too!

  26. Wonderful pieces and great colours. Especially love the earrings.

  27. Oh how fun is that necklace! Great colors, love love love.

  28. Jenn, I love everything you made! The necklace and earrings are totally fun and gorgeous! But the bracelet, I think, is my favorite - and I don't even wear bracelets!!! I really like how you used the green teardrop beads! I'll have to try to use teardrop beads more often, with you as my inspriration!
    Has school started yet!!??

  29. All three of your pieces are gorgeous. Love all the color combos and textures.

  30. Everything is beautiful. Love the names you gave them - the names suit the pieces perfectly. Great job!

  31. These are great pieces. I love the blue enamel flower and what you did with it.

  32. LOVE the filigree flower, and those earrings rock! You did an awesome job!

  33. Love all the creations and the color combos are awesome.

  34. Beautiful soup! Love the first flower necklace the most. So fun and fresh!

  35. Your colors combinations and designs are beautiful!!

  36. Gorgeous colors and very nice pieces, specially the first two!

  37. Great pieces! I love the fresh colors and very wearable designs!

  38. wow, the colors are the combination of components! you did a beautiful job!

  39. Really great pieces! I love the enameled flower and keys that Cynthia sent you. So pretty!

  40. i love all you pieces you ceated with your soup, but especially the blue necklace. great job!!

  41. These are all so great. Love them all. ;-)

  42. Sweet and beautiful! :)

  43. Lovely things you have made I love the little owl links they make the necklace special and different!
    I have a first giveaway of a pendant from my blog soup do come on over and take a look and enter to win if you get a minute!

  44. So pretty and bright! And I love the owls too!

  45. These are such bright and cheerful pieces! Love the floral necklace and the earrings are great.

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