Saturday, May 10, 2014

8th Bead Soup Reveal

Hip Hip Hooray!!!  It's finally here!  I can't wait to see all of the loveliness that everyone has made, I am always absolutely gob smacked when I go on my blog hop everyone's talent makes me speechless.  I feel so honored that I am able to participate in these challenges.  Do you every feel like you have been invited to the party but you don't know if you should show up because you are going to pale by comparison.  I feel the love from this community because I have never had anything but support and I have met some wonderful friends in our wonderful community it is my own misgivings and insecurities that get in the way.  But this is such a great time, I have missed the last couple of years and I didn't want to be standing on the sidelines this year.

Our wonderful host Lori Anderson of Pretty Things paired me with a fellow Canadian, my first time and I was paired up with a kindred spirit, Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things.  Alicia sent me a wonderful soup, filled with beautiful goodies, 4 that were handcrafted by her very hands.  If you didn't see what I received I have added a picture so you can see before all the simmering took place.

 I had definite ideas about what I wanted to do with the large hammered copper leaf.  I am a lover of long necklaces and I knew that the leaf would be perfect for something long, originally I was thinking that I would stick with the pink and plum tones but something felt like it was missing, I was looking through some of my magazines for inspiration, and I came across a necklace that had some plum and pink mixed with turquoise, and I knew that it would be a perfect accompaniment for this necklace.  Of course working with copper always makes me happy happy!!!  This necklace has been knotted with Irish wax linen, and I handmade a tassel in teal to accent the turquoise.  I am not sure if I over did it by adding the Humblebeads Mum connector but I like the mix and I thought is complimented the colors that I used in this necklace.

My second necklace features the beautiful copper heart with the inland ruby stone, I wanted to go in a different direction with the heart and make the design delicate.  I created a necklace awhile back by crocheting several strands with seed beads and I thought having a mix of pinks, with pink crochet yarn would make the necklace look soft and delicate and add some dimension of color as well.  It was an interesting process to crochet 5 strands it took me three shanks of yarn and several failed attempts later to finally have 5 strands to create a necklace.  I almost thought I was only going to have one thing to show for the big reveal.  But I persevered and completed the 5 strands that I need and I reveal to you my finished necklace.

I have a bracelet in mind for my remaining beads that I would like to create to compliment my first necklace, I am hoping that I can get cracking on that this weekend if time allows.

I want to give a great big thank you to my wonderful partner Alicia, I loved my bead soup and I am very happy with my creations.  I hope that you had just as much fun with your soup as I did, and maybe when you travel to Calgary to visit your sister some day with can get together and chat about beads!!!

Lori Anderson thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting on this bead soup, I know that you have been struggling with your health and this couldn't have been easy to due under the circumstances and I appreciate all that you have done for me and our beading community!! May you feel some peace and your health take a turn for the better.

Happy hopping!!

Lori Anderson, Hostess

Tina Bosh             
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Kari Asbury          
Kris Binsfield       
Cheryl Gangle      
Amber Dawn        
Michelle Wigginton
Kayla Potega        
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Jenny Kyrlach      
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Deborah Read      
Julianna Cannon  
Lisa Liddy           
Debbie Rasmussen
Iveth Caruso        
Rana Wilson        
Corrie Williams   
Linda Anderson   

Miranda Ackerley
Andra Weber       
Loretta Carstensen
Penny Houghton 
Tania Hagen        
Robin Reed         
Laurie Vyselaar   
Rachel Baron       
Erin Guest            
Emma Todd         

Kelly Schermerhorn
Dana Hickey        
Rebecca Ednie     
Marybeth Rich     
Sherri Levinton    
RaMona Woolson
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Audrey Belanger 
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Carolyn Chenault 
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Diana Welte          
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Karen Mitchell       
Regina Santerre      

Dhea Powers           
Jayne Capps            
Keri Lee Sereika     
Melissa Trudinger   
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Jeanne Steck            
Carolyn Lawson       
Kay Thomerson        
Maybeline Tay          
Jackie Locantore       

D'Arsie Manzella      
Jacqueline Marchant 
Beccy Peterson         
Katie Nielson-Nunez
Heidi Kingman          
Andrea Glick             
Rose Johnson            
Nicole Demore          
Marti Conrad             

Marianna Boylan      
Mitzie Crider            
Christa Murphy        
Alisa Siceloff           
Maria Rios               
Tracy Martin            
Nan Emmett             
Jelveh Jafarian          
Ali McCarthy           
Jennifer LaVite         

Dolores Raml            
Valerie Kravette         
Bobbie Rafferty         
Kathleen Breeding     
Kristi Brokaw            
Lisa Suver                  
Natalie Moten            
Jami Shipp                 
Diana Shiraishi          
Heather Otto              

Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp
Lisa Knappenberger  
Charlene Jacka          
Patty Miller               
Sandi James              
Marianne Hurley      
Cris Peacock            
Andrea Rivers          
Gloria Allen             
Kandice Seeber        

Janine Lucas            
Sandy Richardson   
Hajer Waheed          
Cynthia Abner         
Peggy Johnson         
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Julie Bowen              
Heather Richter         
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Kimberly Idalski       

Sandi Volpe               
Tandra Boyer             
Klaudete Koon           
Michaela Pabeschitz   
Mea-B. Uebler            
Mandi Effron              
Evelyn Shelby             
Shai Williams              
Natalie Davidson        
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Eszter Czibulyas         
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Blanca Medina            
Ginger Davis Allman  
Chris Eisenberg          
Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic
Jodie Marshall             
Margareta Saari           
Menka Gupta               

Dian Hierschel             
Kashmira Patel             
Christina Miles             
Inge von Roos              
Sam Siegel                    
Gina Hockett                 
Linda Newnham            
Enikö Fabian                 
Dorota Żerańska            
Shalini Austin               

Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Silke Groeber                
Birgit Klughardt            
Rebecca Anderson        
Niky Sayers                   
Stefanie Teufel              
Rosantia Petkova          
Alenka Obid                  
Jacqueline Keller           

Sam Waghorn                
Jackie Ryan                    
Kumi Fisher                   
Joan Williams                
Stephanie Weiss             
Elsbeth Fuchs                 
Johanna Nash                           http://
Natascha Marty              
Sarah Goode                   
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Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller
Rebecca Sirevaag           
Magdalena Sikora           
Ana Krepel                      
Saskia Letta                     
Beth Emery                      
Lizzie Clarke                   
Evie and Beth McCord   
Marcia Dunne                 
Agi Kiss                          

Esterina Jagiella              
Judith Johnston               
Jenny Vidberg                 
Klaudia Toth                   
Merja Sundström            
Colleen Vinthagen          
Leah Curtis                     
Giorgia Rossini              
Sandra Wollberg            ‎
Annica Larsson              

Johana Nunez                 
Krafty Max                     
Lori Schneider                
Mary Govaars                 
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi
Maddison Langford       
Ginger Bishop                
Birgitta Lejonklou          
Lesley Watt                     
Doris Stumpf                  

Marjolein Trewavas       
Silvia Sernicola              
Roxanne Blanc               
Wendy Chamberlain      
Siobhán Keogh               
Claire Fabian                  
Katrin Fenzke                 
Eva Wills                        
Kathy Lindemer             
Bridget Torres                 

Marina Passarella           
Christina Hickman         
Tammie Everly               
Ana Cravidao                  
Keren Panthaki              
Jennifer VaBenschoten
Solange Collin               
Marina Kosović             
Michelle Tucker             
Sue Rennie                     

Claire Lockwood            
Barb Solem                     
Caroline Dewison           
Noemi Baena Roman      
Marsela Schroth              
Amy Severino                 
Vonna Maslanka              
Andra Marasteanu           
Cherrie Warzocha            
Amanda Wacasey             

Marcy Lamberson            
Lisa Johnson                    
Gail Vanderster-Zwang   
Laurie Keefe-Cecere       
Asri Wahyuningsih          
Laurie Ament                   
Lilik Kristiani                   
Stephanie Haussler          
Deb Fortin                        

Kelly Hosford Patterson  
Katy Heider                     
Christine Stonefield         
Dagmar Liebisch             
Sandra McGriff                
Sheila Daniels                  
Rossana De Gaspari        
Cory Tompkins                
Sonya Stille                      
Judy Riggs                        

Lora Bright                       
Tina Noonan                     
Shawn Price                      
April Grinaway                 
Cheryl Roe                        
Pam Hurst                          
Shirley Moore                    
Emmanuelle Roué             
Tammy Adams                   
Kristin Oppold                   

Catie Doman                      
Sheila Prosterman             
Cheryl Foiles                     
Stephanie Perry                 
Barbara Fernald                 
Debi Dufrene                     
Kathy Stemke                    
Anne Betenson                  
Chris Haussler                   
Catherine King                  

Andria Poole                     
Sherri Stokey                    
Sharyl King                       
Donna Millard                  
Gayle Dyck                 
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Deanna Cox                      
Beti Horvath                     
Rose Rushbrooke             
Arlene Dean                     

Maria Rosa Sharrow        
Deborah Apodaca            
Veralynne Malone            
Stacy Alderson                 
Eva Sherman                    
Cassi Paslick                    
Cindy Boissonneault        
Linda Sadler                     
Louise Glazier                  
Susan McClelland            

Kathrin Lembke                
Susanne Stelljes                
Terry Jeanette Carter         
Susan Kelly                        
Kim Paige                          
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell    
Annita Wilson                    
Tracey Leeder                    
Elizabeth Bunn                  
Allison Fitzpatrick            

Tania Spivey                      
Ilenia Ruzza                       
Lauren Potts                       
Lynn Jobber                        
Lee Koopman                     
Carol Wilson                      
Elizabeth Woodford           
Deb McKinnis                    
Rochelle Brisson                
Shari Replogle                    

Janeen Sorensen                
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Darlene Fortier                   
Leslie Schenkel                  
Kym Hunter                       
Leslie Wayment                 
Beckie Robison                  
Hannah Trost                      
Kim Hutchinson                 

Liz Engriser                        
Diah Anggreni                    
Monique Urquhart              
Kim Williams                     
Theresa Buchle                   
Susan Bowie                       
Pam DeBoer                       
Skylar Bre'z                        
Janet Loomis                      
Tari Kahrs                           

Nancy Smith                       
Erin Grant                           
Barbara Mason                    
Karin King                           
Mary K. McGraw                
Mandi Ainsworth                
Jasvanti Patel                       
Donna Conklin                    
Karen Jones                         
Lori Finney                         

Sheila Davis                        
Sabine Dittrich                    
Nicole Valentine Rimmer    
Marge Beebe                        
Michelle McCarthy              
Chandra Merod                    
Nancy Olliver                      
Alison Sachs                        
Kay Mallery                        
Beth Petricoin                     

Marta Grabalowska            
Clare Etheridge                   
Heather Marston                 
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Cece Cormier                      
Shannon German                
Mary Ellen Merrigan          
Cheryl Brown                     
Mary Hicks                         
Judy Robinson                    

Danielle Kelley                   
Cate van Alphen                 
Patricia Buchanan               
Billi R.S. Rothove               
Laura Blanck                       
Pam Traub                           
Fay Wolfenden                    
Kristi Harrison                     
Karen Martinez                    
Sarah Singer                        

Megan Tillery                      
Dana James                          
Rachel Stewart                     
Valerie Cook                         
Debra Gibson                       
Pat Haight                             
Rachel Stanley                      
Sandra Pendragon                 
Anja Schultz                          
Sharon Driscoll                      

Lecia Woessner                    
Kitty Durmaj                        
Donetta Farrington               
Bonnie Coursolle                 
Laurie Wirth                        
Lori Callahan                       
B.R. Kuhlman                      
Karin Grosset Grange          
Rebekah Payne                     
Lori Bowring Michaud         

Jael Thorp                              
Patty Woodland                     
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Susanna Lehto                       
June Butt                               
Melissa Muir                         
Laney Mead                          
Tamera Norris                       
Andrea Trank                        
Marie Covert                         

Valerie Tilghman                  
Jean Baldridge Yates            
Sierra Barrett                        
Patricia Robitaille                
Leanne Loftus                       
Sally Russick                        
Mallory Hoffman           
Dini Bruinsma                       
Marde Lowe                          
Hannah Annear                      

Patty Johnson                         
Valerie Norton                       
Ann Sherwood                       
Staci Smith                             
Jen Purple                              
Ruth Szapa                             
CJ Bauschka                           
Karla Morgan                         
Suz Hamel                               
Laura Guenther                       

Elisabeth Auld                        
Martha Aleo                            
Shiraz Biggie                          
Brendalee Astells                    
Heather d'Entremont               
Kelly Morgan                          
Lori Blanchard                         
Susan Kennedy                        
Rain Hannah                            
Janice Warden Bergeron          

Melissa Packer                        
Jana Haverty                            
Cindy Ritchie                           
Marianne Baxter                      
Denise McCabe                        
Sharon Palac                             
Cathy Buckley                          
Jennifer Van Horn                     
Crystal Rector                           
Susan Walls                               

Penny Neville                            
Lisa Cone                                  
Heather Davis                           
Michelle Escano                       
Carmen Lau                              
Janet Borzecki                          
Rhonda Hagerman                    
Katrina Taylor                           
Molly Alexander                       
Nicole Rennell                          

Chris McGilvery                        
Erin Prais-Hintz                         
Dawn Williams                          
Kate Dufour                              
Elizabeth Hodges                     
Adlinah Kamsir                        
Carol Dillman                           
Christine Hansen                      
Andrea Frank                            
Tracy Stillman                           

Denise Petersen                         
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Suzann Sladcik Wilson             
Terri Gauthier                            
Alicia Marinache                       
Barbara Bechtel                         
Hannah Rosner                          
Keren von Hoeren                      
Lea Avroch                                 
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Much love,



  1. They're both beautiful, but I love the first necklace the best - wow! Awesome work xx Nat

  2. You made two absolutely lovely pieces, with such beautiful colors!

  3. Gorgeous pieces from a lovely Soup!

  4. Love the addition of the tassel in the first necklace. Great idea!

  5. Oh, my, Penny! First of all: I absolutely *LOVED* working with your soup. It get me so inspired and so in the mood, at one point I was trying to choose from 5 or 6 different ideas :)
    Second - I absolutely *LOVE* what you make! The leaf is softened by both the sweet pastel colours you have used (love that bright fuchsia linen) and the materials (the blue tassel is perfectly bringing everything together). And the crocheted strands for the heart, are just up my alley: that's how I started making jewelry, with beaded wire crochet :) Love everything, wonderful!

  6. Great soup to work with. You utilized it well.

  7. Wow! This is just amazing. Great job!

  8. Very pretty. I love the colours of the necklace with the leaf and tassel.

  9. Great designs, particularly love the multistrand heart necklace, so pretty! great work!

  10. A fold formed leaf!!! How cool. And, you made beautiful use of it. Very nice job.

  11. Love the heart with the purple stone in it. Very nice indeed! Great work!

  12. Such beautiful necklaces. I would wear that first one every day! I love your handmade tassel against the copper leaf.

  13. Lovely! Two beautiful the colors and the designs!

  14. I love both of your necklaces - the tassel and connector on the first one complement the copper leaf so nicely!

  15. Great soup! Love all the colors

  16. What great necklaces! The first one just sings and adding to the focal just made it all the more unique.

  17. I think it was a great idea to add the blue tassel and pretty connector bead to the focal leaf because it just made the whole necklace pop. Great job on both creations!

  18. Fun movement in each of these! Beautiful!

  19. Two beautiful necklaces and I especially love the first one!

  20. Great addition of the aqua/teal, it rounds out the necklace in a very lovely way! Beautiful!

  21. How beautifully you combined such varied components for two awesome designs, Penny!

  22. I love both pieces! Too many ideas I'm going to have to try!

  23. Very nice necklaces, I really like the first one, such rich colors.

  24. the tri-focal you made. That giant leaf is to die for! Great job!

  25. You're always welcome at my parties! :-)

    I'm really impressed with your work! I love how you used the heart clasp (that's so pretty!) and the massive amount of work that went into all those strands. I LOVE the collection of charms with the leaf!!! I like long necklaces, too!

    Thank you so much for joining us this year!!!

  26. wow! love that first necklace. I love all the drops on it. the colors are beautiful!

  27. Great color combo! Love the necklaces!!

  28. Beautiful pieces. Great instincts on the leaf necklace. Turquoise is the perfect accent to the copper and purples. Of course, I could be biased because turquoise is my favorite color for jewelry. Great work.

  29. Beautiful necklaces, those crocheted strands are really unique. You have really showcased both of the metal focals nicely.

  30. what a great colors in your soup to work with! I especially like your first necklace!

  31. Wonderful job. I particularly like the first necklace with the dangles at the front - that turquoise tassel is such a cute addition!

  32. WOW! Love both pieces! Such great colors!

  33. I believe that adding a bit of blue to a design never hurts anything! So I'm all for the blue you added in that first necklace. As well, the mum connector looks great too me. I really like the flow of the whole thing. And, whew. . .just in the nick of time for the second one huh? It turned out quite nice!

  34. I'm glad you persevered with the crocheting - it has really made a stunning necklace. Pinks aren't my top colour but that necklace is so vibrant and the heart so very pretty it makes me want to eing,

  35. Nice cooking, Penny! Love the first long necklace with it's tassel pendant!

  36. Good job Penny. Both of your necklaces are beautiful. I like the turquoise with the oink and plum. Good color choice. I really like you crocheted necklace.I just tried seed bead crochet for a challenge I am in. I did not like the result so I took it apart. I think the problem was the cord I used. I will try it again but right now I have several challenge pieces to get done so it will have to wait.

  37. I love both pieces and would definitely wear them. I am planning a knotted necklace and am inspired.

  38. Your pieces are very pretty, well done!

  39. The copper leaf necklace is really great and the second one is beautiful too!

  40. Lovely lovely creations, I absolutely love the heart necklace.

  41. I love both your necklaces - really unique and colorful and fun!

  42. I love me some copper as well. I also enjoyed your crochet necklace. It's so fun to used different techniques and medias in our works of art.

  43. Really nice your knotting! Nice job with your soup!

  44. Wow what a fun and colorful soup u had to work with. Wow Penny you made your partner ver proud with the the stunning designs. Ty so very much for sharing it all with us . My grand daughter told me to tell u the first necklace is her favorite.....she is a hoot....bye for now gotta get these tired legs to hopping

  45. The purple heart is sweet!

    Great soup!

  46. Both creations are so feminine, delicate and elegant! My fav is the first necklace! Good job!

  47. I especially love the long necklace with the copper and tassel! Such great colors --I think it would make anyone wearing it happy :-)

  48. I love the tassel and the other focal with that copper leaf. It really accentuates the leaf. Great design. And nice job with the heart. It turned out very dainty, feminine and light looking. Wonderful.

  49. Very very pretty!!! I like the way you highlighted the copper leaf! That necklace is awesome! :)

  50. I really like your second piece. Using yarn DOES make it appear very soft and delicate. Well done!

    Linda A.

  51. I understand completely your misgivings as I feel them too. Let me reassure you there's no pale wallflower here. Your designs are lovely!

  52. Beautiful necklaces! You really did justice to your soup. thanks for sharing. I'll be following to see what you make with the rest.

  53. Pretty and unique necklaces. They are both so nice. I especially like the first one, and that the necklace is a long one.

  54. Both necklaces are cool, but the first is such an explosion of colors and materials and those focals all together!!! Amazing! I am in love!

  55. Beautiful pieces you made! Love the candy colors in them.

  56. pink, plum and TURQUOISE! Whoever would have thought it would be such a vibrant beautiful combination? I am psyched and If I had some plum beads, I would be in my stashie looking for inspiration. That's what I have enjoyed most about this hop, seeing things and going OMG, how cool are those colors? Why do I not ever use them? Beautiful pieces, both of them.

  57. Beautiful I love both necklaces you made good use of your soup!

  58. The necklace with the copper leaf is beautiful - the strung beads and spacers make it look light and adding the tassel and connector to the focal part is just right! I like the crocheted necklace, too - I am planning to make one when I master crocheting with thread :)

  59. Beautiful soup, beautiful designs. Your pieces are unique and I love the colors.

  60. Love what you created, turquoise and fuchsia a perfect color combo for summer heat!

  61. You are right! Turquoise was the perfect addition to the pinks etc... for that necklace!!! Great Job!!! Love the colors and texture of the pink necklace! Have a Blessed Day!

  62. Beautiful soup, beautiful jewellery, great focals. It must have beena lot of work to create those ♥beauties, I think! Great necklaces to wear in this time of the year!

  63. Gorgeous work! Really Soup-er! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't want to miss a thing!

  64. Gorgeous work! Really Soup-er! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't want to miss a thing!


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