Friday, August 24, 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Party - 3rd reveal

Welcome to the 3rd reveal of the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party!!  You have arrived at Copper Penny Designs and my wonderful partner for this reveal was Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu from Poland.  Marta sent me a mix of yellow and navy blue for my bead soup. 

I didn't have any specific ideas in mind but my Bohemian Inspired Jewelry book showed up and I just had to make these cute little earrings.  I love them, they are so me, I have been wearing them a lot.  Combining my love of copper with yellow.

I made another pair of earrings from Bohemian Inspired Jewelry.  I really like how they turned out and I think they will be perfect for the fall and they are so light, you can barely feel them in your ears.  They are used with two different sizes of blue pearl.  Love this gemstone, is glitters and shines so beautifully.

My next piece was a bracelet, Marta sent me some thicker cording which I believe is hemp.  I put together a multi-strand bracelet that is very simple with gunmetal findings.  The lampwork bead is from Glassbead Art, my first bead soup partner Maryse Thillen.

My second bracelet combined seed beads and Sodalite, with a TheaToo button.  I think these are so adorable.

I tackled a necklace, and wanted to combine several elements from the soup that Marta sent me.  I love the cylinder crocheted bead that Marta sent and wanted to make it the focal of the necklace.

My last piece is probably my favorite piece that I created.  This bracelet's inspiration comes from Songbeads, Rebecca Anderson, I received some beads from Rebecca a little while back and I thought they would make a beautiful bracelet and I used her pattern.  The bracelet uses the lovely clasp that Marta sent me. 

This was the most productive bead soup for me and I have very few beads left from what Marta sent me and I was not working under the wire, I have had most of these pieces done for several weeks.  

Thank you so much to Marta for being such a great partner, please check out what Marta has made with her soup Uhuhu.  A huge THANK YOU to Lori Anderson for putting this great soup on her tireless work, keeping us all organized is so appreciated. 

Please check out the rest of the participates!

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
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
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
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. You had a real challenge, Penny, with a limited palette in your soup, but you rocked it with all those UK and Euro add-ons! I am wowed by each piece you created, but I have to pick your first bracelet, with the large cord, as particularly inspiring to me. I recently bought similar cording for an ABS challenge. I have a lot left, so I am definitely going to keep creating now that I have seen your design!

  2. I love all your pieces Penny. Shows such a wide variety of design elements. I love the simplicity of the hemp bracelet against the sodalite and seed bead more elegant style. I love the last bracelet though - wow! You really knocked that one out of the park. My favorite.

  3. Soup-er cool designs! Nicely done! Lovin' the last piece as my personal fav.

  4. Don't you just love that book? I got mine just before I started my soup. I used it for some inspiration, too. I love that hemp bracelet, very unusual. And that last piece is a killer, too. All of them are great.

  5. I love all what you made. Great job!
    Thank you, Penny!

  6. What beautiful pieces! They really show your sense of style. I am totally in love with that hemp bracelet. So simple yet so fun.

  7. Penny,

    You did a fantastic job, I love the boho earrings, I have the book and need to get busy making some of the designs. The necklace is beautiful and your last bracelet, would be on my wrist all the time:-)

  8. I can tell you had fun. Love the Bohemian inspired earrings. Actually, love everything! Nicely done.

  9. Oh, forgot to mention that I'm truly in love with your banner photo and I'm not even a pink person. That bracelet is beautiful!

  10. You did an amazing job with diverse beads and I love them ALL! You're really very creative and I love all the details and special touches.

    I hope you'll participate again in Jan/Feb!

  11. You were so very busy and creative! You last bracelet is my favorite, too- simply lovely!

  12. Love all your creations...beautiful! Great job!

  13. WHile I love them all, the hemp bracelet and the crochet focal necklace are my favorites :) And I second Kathy, love the banner pic.

  14. What a wonderful mix you created! The earrings were great and the long (way cool) focal would be a challenge and you made a great piece! I bet the bracelet 'sings' besides being lovey, too!

  15. Wow, I can't even pick a favorite! I love them all!

  16. Wow, so many great pieces! I love the variety of techniques, colors, and textures. I really couldn't pick a favorite if I had to! Nice job!!!!!

  17. What fun uses of such a wide range of media! Very eclectic and contemporary all at the same time. :)

  18. The earrings are too cool! Love, love the bracelet with the cording!
    These were my faves but all of the designs you created are terrific!

  19. Very beautiful deisgins! Great soup you had and a great job you did witht it!

  20. So lovin' those copper and yellow earrings!

  21. creative designs, fantastic work, congratulations!

  22. I agree with you, the yellow earrings are gorgeous!! I love the necklace too!!

  23. All of your pieces are so individual & creative. I would have had a hard time with the thick cord. My favorite piece is your necklace with the crochet bead. The colors that you used are not what I usually pic, but I was very drawn to it. Great job.

  24. a wonderful bunch of styles and a great range of beautiful pieces.Love and hugs Tanya

  25. Love how you made such a range of pieces!

  26. Beautiful work. I loved the bracelet made with seed beads, sodalite and the TheaToo button. All lovely pieces :)

  27. These all are gorgeous pieces. I love the earrings and the hep bracelet is really cool. Love the end caps on the hemp bracelet. I would love to know where you found those.

  28. Such variety in your pieces! Love all of your designs!!

  29. Penny!

    These are such wonderful pieces!

    I am really drawn to the earrings and the sodalite bracelet! What a great vibe:-)

  30. Penny, you did a wonderful job! I love every single piece!

  31. I don't think I can pic a favorite. They're all FABULOUS! You really outdid yourself with this soup. Way to go!

  32. I can see the influence of Bohemian Inspired Jewelry in your designs. I love that book and have been similarly influenced. ;) I love the last bracelet. So pretty. You did a great job on all of it!

  33. you did a great job with your soup! the last bracelet is also my favorite and i love her sense for design (she is my partner :-) )
    but also your other pieces are well done and very balanced

  34. you were a busy girl that got lots of soup made. Love the last bracelet

  35. Great designs, don't know which is my favorite, I love them all!

  36. Very nice work, loved looking at it!

  37. What a great collection of creations! I think the necklace is fantastic and that last bracelet too!

  38. Love your collection of pieces - I can't pick a favorite because they're all so pretty and unique!!

  39. Hi Penny. Love your bohemian Inspired pieces! The background colors for your blog work so nice with the picture of your bracelet stack on your header! Love it. : )

  40. I am finally getting around to commenting! I am so behind with my blogs, I am not even trying to catch up with all of the bead soup, but wanted to stop by here :-) Beautiful pieces all round! And I am honoured that you cited me as an inspiration. I love the autumnal colour scheme of the beads you were sent. Lovely all round Penny!


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