Saturday, September 17, 2011

4th Bead Soup Blog Party

Welcome to the 4th 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

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.

Here's what I made!

Welcome to Copper Penny Designs, this is my second time participating in the bead soup party and I was paired with the lovely Sandi Volpe.  I worked under the wire for this bead soup, I normally don't work with this rich royal blue and red and I was a bit stumped about what to do and I also didn't want the necklace to take away from Sandi's beautiful pendant.  This pendant just so happens to be made from Sandi's, Grandma's broken butter dish which makes it extra special.  I used linen, wire and chain to connect this necklace, I kinda think that they all compliment one another with this mix.  Sandi had also sent me some beautiful lampwork beads that I wanted to incorporate.  I hope you enjoyed what I made.

I want to give a special THANK YOU to Lori Anderson of Pretty Things, I can not imagine how much time and energy it takes to put this party together.  Lori your idea for bead soup is awesome and I feel very honored to participate in this party.

Please hop by and visit the rest of this awe inspiring group of individuals that participated in Bead Soup.  You will find links below for all the goodness.  Happy beading.

Take care,

Click on each name to go to their blogs.
These are the partner pairs.
The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

1. Aimee Wheaton and Barbara York
2. Alice Craddick and Sandra Richardson
3. Alison Sachs and Amy Severino
4. Allison Scott and Cynthia Abner
5. Amanda Cargill Austin and Charlene Sevier
6. Amanda Davie and Patsy Evins
7. Amber Dawn and Kim Ballor
8. Ambra Gostoli and Christine Hansen
9. Amy Freelandand Christine Altmiller
10. Ana Krepel-Novak and Eleanor Snare

11. Andrea Morici and Hope Smitherman
12. Andrea Trank and Jayne Capps
13. Andrea Turini and Charlene Jacka
14. Angela May and Emanda Johnson
15. Anitra Gordy and Elizabeth Owens Dwy
16. Ann Rishell and Debbie Price
17. Ann Sherwood and Lynne Bowland
18. Anna Lear and Barbe Saint John
19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel
19. Nan Emmett and Erin Siegel
20. Astrid Boyce and Birgitta Lejonklou

21. B.R. Kuhlman and Deanna Chase
22. Barbara Bechtel and Bryna Lumb
23. Barbara Blaszczyk and DaviniaDesign
24. Barbara Judy and Holly Westfall
25. Barbara Lewis and Cathie Carroll
26. Barrie Edwards and Lyn Foley
27. Becky Fairclough and Jana Tarhala
28. Bella Borgouise and Gillian Lehman
29. Beth and Evie McCord and Erin Prais-Hintz
30. Beth Bricker and Heather Pyle

31. Beth Emery and Cassie Donlen
32. Bobbie Rafferty and Cindy Cima Edwards
33. Candice McGinnis and Sally Anderson
34. Carol Bradley and Cece Cormier
 35.  Cathy Khoury and Molly Alexander
 36. Carol Tannahill and Hilary Frye
37. Carrie Tahquechi and Cris Peacock
38. Cat Pruitt and Cindy Gimbrone
39. Charlene Gary and Doris Stumpf
40. Charlotte Pevny and Kate Gardenghi

41. Cherrie Fickand Cathie Carroll
41. Claire Maunsell and Cherrie Fick
42. Cheryl Roe and Jenny Vidberg
43. Chris White and Norma Turvey
44. Christa Murphyand Kathy Alderfer
45. Christie Murrow and Dana James
46. Christina Miles and Collette Collins
47. Christine Brandel and Elizabeth Woodford
48. Christine Damm and Cynthia Deis
49. Christine Hendrickson and Debbie Goering
50. Christine Stonefield and Dee Wingrove-Smith

51. Cilla Watkins and Johanna Rhodes
52. Cindy Wimmer and Riki Schumacher
53. CJ Baushka and Cory Celaya
54. Courtney Breul and Joanna Matuszczyk
55. Cristi Clothier and Kathleen Robinson Young
56. Cryss Thain and Serena Trent
57. Cynthia Tucker and Kitty Durmaj
58. Dana Johnson Jones and Eva Sherman
59. Davinia Algeri and Janet McDonald
60. Deci Worland and Lara Lutrick

61. Diana Ptaszynski and Kristy Abner
62. Diane Cook and Kerry Bogert
63. Diane Hawkey and Jen Judd Velasquez
64. Dorcas Midkiff and Jill Harris
65. Doris Radlicki and Heather Goldsmith
66. Dot Lewallen and Gaea Cannaday
67. Elisabeth Auld and Jennifer Justman
68. Erin Fickert-Rowland and Geanina Grigore
69. Erin Grant and Julie Jones
70. Eszter Czibulyas and Helena Fritz

71. Fiona Christie and Michelle Heim
72. Gail Zwang and Genea Crivello-Knable
73. Geneva Collins and Jana Haag
74. Gretchen Nation and Heidi Post
75. Heather DeSimone and Karin Slaton
76. Heather Marley and Terry Carter
77. Ingrid McCue and Jennifer Pride
78. Jackie Ryan and Nicole Keller
79. Janna Harttgen and Joanne Tinley
80. Jean Yates and Lori Anderson

81. Jelveh Jaferian and Jenny Davies-Reazor
82. Jenni Connolly and Jennifer Heynen
83. Jennifer Cameron and Kristi Bowman
84. Jennifer Geldard and Lisa Liddy
85. Jennifer VanBenschoten and Kim Hora
86. Jess Italia Lincoln and Lori Greenberg
87. Jill MacKay and Lori Bergmann
88. JJ Jacobs and Karen Tremblay
89. Joyce Becker and Kathy Welsh
90. Judy Glende and Karen Sinkowski

91. Judy Riley and Kelly Morgan
92. JuLee Wolfe and Julie Bean
93. Julianna Cannon and Julianna Kis
94. Julie Nordine and Lesley Watt
95. K. Hutchinson and Shea Zukowski
96. Karen Firnberg and Karyn Bonfiglio
97. Karen Williams and Kimberly Roberts
98. Karen Zanco and Polly Barker
99. Kari Carrigan and Laura Twiford
100. Karin von Hoeren and Laura Blanck

101. Kate Richbourg and Lorelei Eurto
102. Kathleen Lange Klik and Maria Clark
103. Kathy Engstrom and Keri Lee Sereika
104. Kay Thomerson and Loretta Carstensen
105. Kelley Fogle and Laurel Bielec
106. Kelly Ramstack and Sally Anderson
107. Kim Stevens and Tiffany Long
108. Kristi Harrison and Mandy Williamson
109. Kristi Kyle and Lana Kinney
110. Kristina Johansson and Sue Hodgkinson

111. Kym Hunter and Laura Sanger
112. Laura Zeiner and Susan Kennedy
113. Laurel Stevenand Mary McGraw
114. Laurie Hanna and Lisa Boucher
115. Lesley Weir and Liz DeLuca
116. Linda Djokic and Tracey Weiser
117. Linda Inhelder and Pam Brisse
118. Linda Landig and Lori Dorrington
119. Linda Murphy and Lisa Hamilton
119.  Line Labrecque and Marianne Baxter
120. Lisa Lodge and Monica Johnson

121. Lois Moon and Melissa Muir
122. Lola Surwillo and Therese Frank
123. Lori Bowring Michaud and Marci Brooks
124. Lupe Meter and Norma Agron
125. Maggie Towne and Marge Beebe
126. Malin de Koning and Susie Hibdon
127. Mallory Hoffman and Shirley Moore
128. Marcie Abney and Patty Miller
129. Marcy Lamberson and Melissa Clarke
130. Margot Potter and Suzann Sladcik Wilson

131. Maria Grimes and Wendy Blum
132. Maria Horvath and Melinda Orr
133. Maria Rosa Sharrow and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp
134. Marian Hertzog and Melissa Mesara
135. Marianna Boylan and Sandi Lee James
136. Marina Dobrynina and Michaela Pabeschitz
137. Marsha Neal and Miri Agassi
138. Mary Ellen Parker and Melissa Meman
139. Mary Elliott and Tamara Soper
140. Mary Hicks and Laurel Steven

141. Melissa Pynn and Michelle Buettner
142. Michelle Hardy and Niki Meiners
143. Michelle Mach and Moira McEvoy
144. Missy Rappaportand Mags Sarri
145. Molly Alexander and Poranna
146. Mylene Hillam and Nicole Rennell
147. Nadezhda Parfyonova and Stacey Curry
148. Nan Emmett and Nancy Peterson
149. Nancy Boylan and Natalie McKenna
150. Natalie Monkivitch and Niky Sayers

151. Natasha Lutes and Pam Ferrari
152. Noemi Baena and Penny Ilagan
153. Pamela Petry and Rebecca Sirevaag
154. Pat Haightand MaryShannon Hicks
155. Patty Gasparino and Vonna Maslanka
156. Penny Neville and Sandi Volpe
157. Pepita Bos and Wendy Chamberlain
158. Raida Disbrow and Rebecca Watkins
159. Rebecca Anderson and Sabrina Staub
160. Regina Santerre and Rose Binoya

161. Rhea Freitag and Tari Kahrs
162. Rochelle Brisson and Teri Baskett
163. Sally Russick and Tracy Bell
164. Sandra McGriff and Shay Williams
165. Sandra Wolberg and Sara Hardin
166. Sarah Elder and Salla Small
167. Saskia Kaffenberger and Sharon Gardner
 168. Sharon Palac and Shannon Chomanczuk
169. Shay Stone and Suzette Bentley
170. Shiraz Biggie and Tammy Powley

171. Staci Smithand Tracy Stillman
172. Stacie Stamper and Tracy Martin
173. Stefanie Teufel and Vicky Taylor
174. Stephanie Dixon and Stephanie LaRosa
175. Stephanie Haussler and Valerie Norton
176. Suzanne Tate and Terri Wlaschin
177. Sweet Freedom Designs and Tammy Jones
178. Tania Spivey and Tari Sasser
179. Tara Plote and Terry Matuszyk
180. Terri Gauthier and Deana Hager
181. Theresa Fosdick and Tracey Nanstad


  1. That is very cute! Love the colors!

  2. HI Penny! This is so pretty! And I love your use of cording on those red beads! Great job! Happy hopping!

  3. Hi Penny,

    Beautiful design, I love the way you put it together:-) Enjoy the hop!!!

  4. What a great of giving broken pieces of china a new place to live.
    And what a great necklace. I am always quite afraid of using those three colours together as they resemble the British flag, or even a nautical feel, but in here they look bright and so wearable! Nice job!

  5. Great job, I love how you used the cording with the red beads.

  6. great bold colors!!! you made such a beautiful necklace. i love the broken dish focal!

  7. That turned out so cute. I think you did a very good job putting it all together. Really like the colors and how everything compliments each other.

  8. This necklace has so much going on and it is all FABULOUS! Like Lorelei, I'm digging the cording on the red beads as well. You really made that focal stand out, such a wonderful tribute to Sandi's grandmother's beautiful china!

  9. You really made those colors work well together, without looking like a flag! :) I love the linen cord on the red beads, and how the chain is in a couple of different places. Beautiful job!

  10. What an unusual color combination, so fresh and fun. I really like what you made, great job.

  11. This is an awesome necklace - I think it looks very Anthro - I love it!

  12. I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

    I LOVE how you mixed up the beads and the chain, so things were asymmetric (my new favorite thing!). Well done!

    I hope you’ll participate again!

    Love, Lori

  13. love it! love those colors and love the eclectic style, great job!

  14. This is wonderful! I like how you've put these elements together. You've done a great job highlighting the pendant and creating a pleasing asymmetrical design. That is something that takes some talent to do!

  15. What a beautiful necklace, I love the whole design and the pendant is really something else. Stunning!
    Deb x

  16. Sandi was my partner last time :)
    I LOVE her pendants!!!
    Your design shows off Sandi's special pendant and the lovely lamp-work beads Perfectly !!!!
    Wonderful necklace !!!
    Great Soup !
    m.e. :)

  17. Red, blue and white is such a stunning colour combination. I love the way you combined them with the focal!

  18. goodness, I would have had a hard time with that color combo too! I may have had to leave the red out... I find white hard to work with though too! LOL - you did great - it's a wonderful original piece.

  19. I think this is just fabulous! I LOVE that you mixed it up so much, all of the different textures, the way you used both the chain, wire, and cord! So pretty! And the colors are just wonderful! Well done :)

  20. I don't use the primary colors together either especially when they are so true but your necklace rocked it!

  21. Love that focal! I love how you did the knotting around the red beads, so pretty!

  22. What a gorgeous, sentimental pendant! I love how you designed the colorful necklace around it!

  23. So pretty! Bright, cheery and unique and how great to be able to salvage the broken china!

  24. That is very cool I love the way you brought everything together - I love the focal!!!

    Happy Hopping!

  25. I love the bold beautiful colors! You accented the focal perfectly!

  26. Oh, it's lovely, and I love how you mixed the cording and chain in one piece!

  27. Those colors really go well with each other. Nice and bright and cheery.

  28. Nice! Love the cord with the red beads!

  29. Love the willow pattern pendant..we had that design dinner set when I was a child and I still have some of it. Love the cord around the red beads and the pretty clasp on the side is just right.

  30. I love the design and the color combination. It was such a great soup that turned into a great design.

  31. Soup-er cool how you designed this necklace. It just all came together beautifully! A nice nautical feel.

  32. So pretty, love the red and blue!

  33. I just love the way you put this together. What a wonderful focal to have. Beautiful!

  34. Very nice - red, white, and blue can be hard to use without looking cliched, and you did a great job to create something quite elegant.

  35. Wow, that color combination is really unusual! I love what you created with it, and that focal is just gorgeous.

  36. I love the story behind the pendant! The necklace is just wonderful and bold and energetic.

  37. I love the mix of a pottery shard with lampwork! Beautiful.

  38. woow what a lovely necklace !! You made a treasure to honor this "historical" pendant ...:)

  39. Such a beautiful design from a lovely and meaningful soup mix - well done! :)

  40. Very nice! You did a great job with your bead soup!

  41. Such a great job on designing your piece! Love that red, white and blue...salute! Thanks so much for swinging by. Riki

  42. I am so sorry I am so late , but my computer dug in it's heels and said I'm nota-gonna go that fast:^)
    Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
    Be blessed to be a blessong

  43. Love these happy colors! You did a super job!

  44. Your necklace is beautiful! I love the way you strung the red beads.

  45. Such a colorful and rich looking design....nicely done!

  46. Lovely piece -- I'm a sucker for blue and white china and love that you used a piece of broken, vintage china in you r necklace. We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,

  47. I fell like it is so difficult to use red white and blue well, but you pulled it off, and didn't overpower the interesting focal either. Good for you.

  48. Lovely necklace! Nice mix of techniques and materials. I think you pulled of that bright red-blue-and-white very well -- and that's not always easy. Well done!

  49. I love the asymmetry and balance you achieved in this piece! Very pretty and summery.

  50. Beautiful necklace! Very fun to look at and wear. I adore the pendant and that it's a piece of broken pottery from your partner.

  51. Penny, that whole piece is so clean and crisp. It just POPS! I love it. You did a wonderful job with the layout and design.


  52. Very lovely and patroitic! I love the colors and your design!

  53. I really like the way you used the red white and blue. Not colors I would use and I would have had a hard time with it but you did a great job. Nice beads to work with too.

  54. This seems a very fun necklace to wear. It would make me smile just putting it on.

  55. As you can see, I'm still hopping...! What a beautiful necklace. The knotting, the pearls, the totally awesome's perfect! I absolutely love what you've created.


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