Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bead Soup Reveal

Today is very exciting, it is the second Bead Soup Blog Party reveal.  If you are not familiar with the Bead Soup Blog Party here is a link:

In a nut shell, Lori Anderson partners up bloggers, artists and jewelry designers with each other and you each send a "soup" of beads including a focal bead and a clasp to your partner. Then we design something with those items and reveal it on one of 3 reveal dates. This is a really fun way to meet new people, see their work and their blogs.

I have been paired up with another blogger and jewelry designer Karen Vincent. Her designs can be found here at Swallowtail Jewellery
Please visit her blog to see what she created with the items that I sent her.

Please also hop around the other blogs listed below and see what everyone has created.

The bead soup that Karen sent me.

Here is the gorgeous copper focal. I added my lampwork beads, some paper beads and copper connectors that I made. I love the way the blue and copper work with each other.

The clasp that Karen sent me, I played a bit with alcohol inks to give it a little patina. I also used the coco beads she sent.

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
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
Terry Carter
Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

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

Facebook Participants

D’Arsie Manzella      
Claire Brannigan Hasemeier 
Robin Showstack 
Melanie Lemen Swope 
Beccy Peterson 
Kelli Nelson 
Chris Schlicht 
Shelley Cole-Kuduk


  1. Hi Kiersten! I love what you made with your soup! Your designs are beautiful!! The necklace is stunning! I love the copper focal with your gorgeous lampwork beads and paper beads and those copper links are to amazing. Your bracelet is gorgeous! Czech glass is one of my all time favs. The clasp looks great with the patina. Thank you so much for being my bead soup partner! Karen

    1. Thanks Karen. It was lots of fun to make these pieces with what you sent me. You did a wonderful job with the soup I sent you!

  2. What a beautiful soup you were sent, and lovely designs you created! Your copper connectors tie the focal into a gorgeous piece. Love it!

  3. Your work is beautiful. Lovely necklace.

  4. A really beautiful soup, Kiersten. Especially the bracelet exactly fits my taste - wonderful colours, lovely design!

  5. you have such an amazing eye for balancing beads. I absolutely adore the positioning of beads in the necklace, the asymmetry paired with swirly connectors. It's perfect :-)

  6. Wonderful outcome with your soup! I love your curly links...very fun and whimsical! Kristin Oppold

  7. Both pieces are utterly fantastic !

  8. The necklace is awesome, great work!

  9. Both pieces are beautiful and modern. (Please turn off the anti-spam device just for the weekend.)

  10. Great jewelry! Love them both.

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.

    1. Thanks, can't wait to see the next reveal!

  11. I love your lampwork beads! Both the necklace and bracelet are fabulous!

  12. You received a nice Soup and did a wonderful job with it. Both pieces are very pretty and wearable.

  13. Love, love, love. New fan & new blog follower :)

  14. Great work. I love the bracelet. The colors and the sentiment are perfect.

  15. You created 2 beautifully made pieces!

  16. ~as i am starting day two of my hopping...a favorite thus far...your copper detail work is just gorgeous...i adore each piece...much love light and blessings~

  17. Stunning pieces.. You are one of my fav designers of the hop so far.

  18. I especially love the bracelet.
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, what fun BSBP!
    ciao dall'Italia

    1. Thanks, looking forward to the next reveal. Ciao.

  19. Beautiful. I love what you made with your soup, everything is beautiful. Great job on the jewelry.

    This is my second attempt to leave this comment and I had to move to another device because of the captcha being unreadable to me on my phone. Please remove it. I ask this with love and respect but it can make moving through the blog an unrealistic task. Thank you, Jean

  20. Great job! Love the metal links on the necklace and the bracelet turned out so great!

  21. Oh I love your pieces! The first one is so exquisite.

  22. Blue and copper is one of my favorite combos, too. I love the Laugh bracelet most of all!

  23. You did a great job with your Bead Soup but I especially like your necklace. The combination of materials and colors is beautiful.

  24. I agree that the blue and copper look great together. Good job using your soup.

  25. Lovely, Kiersten! I especially love the necklace with your great lampwork beads; the blue really looks great with the antiqued copper! The wirework you used on that piece is really fun, too! The bracelet is so cheerful!

  26. Gorgeous, love love the bracelet!

  27. Oh yes, I love how the wirework and paper beads echo the swirls of the focal. Of course the blue lampwork is gorgous! That bracelet is very earthy and beautiful too.

  28. Both of your designs are fantastic. At first, I didn't recognize those paper beads as such. I totally thought they were glass too. And your swirly copper connectors are really awesome!! That bracelet is just yummy. Wonderful job working with your soup!

  29. Interesting mix of textures and materials - what fun you must have had working with this soup!

  30. Beautiful pieces! I just love the paper beads and your other handmade components...perfect with that focal.