It’s Bead Soup Blog Party time!

So, grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in to hop around the internet and get your fill of creativity as you bounce from blog to blog to see just what people were able to make with beads that came as a surprise in the mail.

To review, the rules are that when you are paired with your partner, you get in touch and exchange beads. You must include a focal piece and a clasp along with whatever other beads you want to send. Participants create something with the beads they receive, adding from their own stock if they wish. The only requirement is that you use the clasp and the focal piece in your creations.

My partner, Barbara Mason, lives in Ashland, Oregon, where she divides her time between being a hospice nurse and making jewelry. Her website is called Adorningly Yours, and she makes some very cool things. Be sure to check it out! This is her second time participating in the BSBP and my third time.

Here are the beads she sent to me:  (I apologize for the photo quality, I took the picture in haste!)

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And now for the reveal. I don’t tend to use focal pieces much in my work so I have found this part of the Bead Soup to be a challenge in all 3 of the times I have participated. The large focal stone, mushroom jasper, is mesmerizing to look at and I love the green and red aspect of it. Here is the necklace I made with it. It is strung on silk ribbon which ended up being my least favorite part of the necklace.

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I’m not satisfied with how this piece came out, but think the components have potential to be reworked into something I like better. For me that is what the Bead Soup project is all about. Trying something new and learning from it.

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The second necklace uses one of the two handmade sterling silver clasps from Barbara. Isn’t it interesting that we each sent the other a clasp of silver, featuring dots, that we had made ourselves? This necklace also includes the Moss Agate pieces Barbara sent, to which I added a variety of quartz from my own stash of beads.

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Last is a necklace I made when we had the extra week added to the BSBP deadline. (Thank you Lori! Hope you’re feeling better!) I used the striped quartz as a focal for this one and explored going from a double strand to a single strand using hammered silver rings. Those tiny glass beads in the connecting loops are actually from my first bead soup partner3 years ago. Kind of fun to find a way to use them in this future BSBP piece!

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Now it’s time for you to hop on over to the other blogs. Take your time. There were 500 of us who signed up for this! It’s going to take me all week, at least, to see what everyone has made. Inspiring and fun. The names and links are below. Make sure you check out my partner Barbara Mason’s blog FIRST.  Here’s a photo of the eclectic soup I sent to her. I can’t wait to see what she chose to use from it!

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The every long list of participants and their links:

Lori Anderson, Hostess     www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Tina Bosh                                  http://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/

Kristina Hahn Eleniak                 www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com

Kari Asbury                               www.hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com

Kris Binsfield                             www.cherishdesigns.wordpress.com

Cheryl Gangle                            www.RockCandyJewelryDesign.blogspot.com

Amber Dawn                             www.InventiveSoul.blogspot.com

Michelle Wigginton                     http://adornedonadelaide.weebly.com/

Kayla Potega                              http://teejewelry.blogspot.com/

Becky Pancake                           www.beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com

 

 

Debbie Rogers                             http://debbiestreasuresandgems.wordpress.com/

Jenny Kyrlach                             www.anafiassa.blogspot.com

Genea Crivello-Knable                 www.geneabeads.blogspot.com

Deborah Read                             www.deborahreadcom.blogspot.com

Julianna Cannon                          http://julsbeads.blogspot.com/

Lisa Liddy                                  www.lisaliddy.wordpress.com

Debbie Rasmussen                      www.Kepirasmussen.blogspot.ca

Iveth Caruso                               www.creativeatelier.net/blog

Rana Wilson                               http://ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com/

Corrie Williams                           http://thecedarbeader.blogspot.com.au

 

 

Linda Anderson                          http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

Miranda Ackerley                       http://blog.mirandack.com/

Andra Weber                             www.andrasjoyfuljourney.blogspot.com

Loretta Carstensen                      http://www.designsbyloretta.blogspot.com/

Penny Houghton                         www.smellynelly.blogspot.com.au

Tania Hagen                               http://pelimadesign.blogspot.co.nz/

Robin Reed                                www.willowdragon.blogspot.com

Laurie Vyselaar                           www.Lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com

Rachel Baron                              www.rbarondesigns.blogspot.com

Erin Guest                                   www.renlish.com

 

 

Emma Todd                                            www.apolymerpenchant.com

Kelly Schermerhorn                            http://meanderingwithkelly.blogspot.com/

Dana Hickey                                            http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com

Rebecca Ednie                                       http://eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com

Marybeth Rich                                       http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/

Sherri Levinton                                      www.cuttergazette.blogspot.com

RaMona Woolson                                www.jerseygirlsbeadwork.blogspot.com

Jo-Ann Woolverton                             www.Itsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.ca

Audrey Belanger                                  http://esperianterra.blogspot.ca/

Candida Castleberry                            http://spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com

 

 

Renetha Stanziano                              https://www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/

Carolyn Chenault                                  www.carolynchenault.wordpress.com

Toltec  Jewels                                        www.JewelSchoolFriends.com

Diana Welte                                            http://lilyweeds.blogspot.com

Jean A. Wells                                          www.jeanawells.blogspot.com

Bev Breisinger                                       http://countryfrogcreations.blogspot.com/

Autumn Adams                                     www.autumndawns.blogspot.com

DiYana Alcalde                                       www.agapecreationsjewelry.blogspot.com

Patty Gasparino                                    www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com

Karen Mitchell                                       www.overthemoon-design.com

 

 

Regina Santerre                                    http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/

Dhea Powers                                         http://javabead.blogspot.com/

Jayne Capps                                           https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com

Keri Lee Sereika                                    www.pinklemonade.typepad.com

Melissa Trudinger                                www.beadrecipes.wordpress.com

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca                              http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com/

Jeanne Steck                                          www.gemsbyjeannemarie.blogspot.com

Carolyn Lawson                                     http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

Kay Thomerson                                     http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

 

 

Maybeline Tay                                       http://thejewelrylarder.blogspot.sg/

Jackie Locantore                                   http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog/MorningStarSanctuaryStudio

D’Arsie Manzella                                   http://thisherenowmamacita.blogspot.com

Jacqueline Marchant                          http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/

Beccy Peterson                                     www.yanasmom.blogspot.com

Katie Nielson-Nunez                           www.Vikingcraft.blogspot.com

Heidi Kingman                                       http://heidikingman.blogspot.com

Andrea Glick                                           http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/

Rose Johnson                                        http://swtrosethorn.blogspot.com/

 

 

Nicole Demore                                      http://healingbeading.blogspot.com/

Marti Conrad                                          http://marticsclay.blogspot.com

Marianna Boylan                                  www.stargirlshop.blogspot.com

Mitzie Crider                                          www.needfulluxuries.com

Christa Murphy                                     www.adventuresofwonbeadywoman.blogspot.com

Alisa Siceloff                                           www.armoredmermaid.blogspot.com

Maria Rios                                               http://mlourdes24.blogspot.com/

Tracy Martin                                           www.nutkittensjewelry.blogspot.com

Nan Emmett                                           www.spiritrattles.blogspot.com
Jelveh Jafarian                                          http://jelvehdesigns.blogspot.com/

 

 

Ali McCarthy                                           www.northwoodscreativestudio.blogspot.com

Jennifer LaVite                                      www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com

Dolores Raml                                          www.craftydscreations.wordpress.com

Valerie Kravette                                   http://gettingabeadon.blogspot.com

Bobbie Rafferty                                    www.beadsong.blogspot.com

Kathleen Breeding                               http://99bobotw.blogspot.com

Kristi Brokaw                                          www.Kristibrokawdesigns.blogspot.com

Lisa Suver                                                http://fanceethat.blogspot.com/

Natalie Moten                                       http://runningoutofthread.blogspot.com/

Jami Shipp                                               http://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com/

 

 

Diana Shiraishi                                       www.JasmineTeaDesigns.blogspot.com

Heather Otto                                         http://www.thecrafthopper.com

Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp                    www.kruseartllc.com

Lisa Knappenberger                            www.liraysadesigns.blogspot.com

Charlene Jacka                                      http://clay-space.com/blog

Patty Miller                                             http://pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com/

Sandi James                                            www.dobedobeaddo.blogspot.com

Marianne Hurley                                  www.Readsandbeads.wordpress.com

Cris Peacock                                           http://crispart.blogspot.com/

Andrea Rivers                                        http://turtlesoupcreative.blogspot.com/

 

 

Gloria Allen                                             http://gloriaallendesigns.blogspot.com/

Kandice Seeber                                     http://coloraddictionblog.blogspot.com

Janine Lucas                                           http://www.esfera.me/travel/

Sandy Richardson                                 www.SandyscoloringBox.blogspot.com

Hajer Waheed                                       www.mybeadedworld.wordpress.com

Cynthia Abner                                       http://createdtreasures.blogspot.com/

Peggy Johnson                                      http://charmbarn.blogspot.com/

Tina Holden                                             www.beadcomber.ca

Julie Bowen                                            http://blog.autochthonous-evolved.com

Heather Richter                                    http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/

 

 

Sarah Strover                                         www.beaupepys.blogspot.com

Kimberly Idalski                                     www.kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com

Sandi Volpe                                            www.sandivolpe.com

Tandra Boyer                                         http://alittleinkalicious.blogspot.com/

Klaudete Koon                                      http://www.klaudetekoon.blogspot.com

Michaela Pabeschitz                           http://der-lamardebonita.blogspot.co.at/

Mea-B. Uebler                                      http://schmuck-der-gut-tut.blogspot.de

Mandi Effron                                          www.craft-o-licious.blogspot.com

Evelyn Shelby                                        http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/

Shai Williams                                          http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

 

 

Natalie Davidson                                  http://www.northshoredays.com

Evelyn Duberry                                     www.Shebamakeda.com

Eszter Czibulyas                                    http://bigyogyar.blogspot.com

Sylvia Lupberger                                   http://www.lusyls-kreativseite.blogspot.de/

Divya N                                                     www.jewelsofsayuri.com

Blanca Medina                                       www.peru-medesigns.com

Ginger Davis Allman                            http://thebluebottletree.com

Chris Eisenberg                                     http://www.wanderware.blogspot.com

 

 

Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic                 http://slovoni.blogspot.com

Jodie Marshall                                       www.marshalljodie.blogspot.com

Margareta Saari                                    http://magsinhelmet.blogspot.fi/

Menka Gupta                                        http://menkag.blogspot.com/

Dian Hierschel                                        www.mydias.de

Kashmira Patel                                      http://sadafulee.blogspot.com

Christina Miles                                       http://wingsnscales.blogspot.com/

Inge von Roos                                        www.ingetraud.wordpress.com

Sam Siegel                                               http://samsbeadshopandjewelry.blogspot.com/

Gina Hockett                                          http://www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com

 

 

Linda Newnham                                   http://earth-shinedesigns.blogspot.co.uk/

Enikö Fabian                                           www.perleni.blogspot.com

Dorota Żerańska                                   http://gdymamczas.blogspot.com

Shalini Austin                                         http://jewellery-by-shalini.blogspot.co.uk

Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens                    www.glassbeadart.blogspot.com

Silke Groeber                                         http://just-beads.blogspot.com

Birgit Klughardt                                     www.gitesbeads-gite.blogspot.com

Rebecca Anderson                              www.songbeads.blogspot.com

Niky Sayers                                             http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk

Stefanie Teufel                                     http://stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com

 

 

Rosantia Petkova                                 http://bairozan.blogspot.com/

Alenka Obid                                            www.pepita-handmade.blogspot.com

Jacqueline Keller                                  www.creartelier.blogspot.com

Sam Waghorn                                        http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk

Jackie Ryan                                             http://kydojewellery.blogspot.co.uk/

Kumi Fisher                                             www.kumifisher.blogspot.com

Joan Williams                                         www.lilrubyjewelry.com

Stephanie Weiss                                   http://uniquelymebwd.blogspot.com/

Elsbeth Fuchs                                         www.acrimbolda.blogspot.com

Johanna Nash                                        http://http://firephoenixcreations.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

Natascha Marty                                    http://www.sommerlicht.ch

Sarah Goode                                          www.pookledo.blogspot.com

Agata Grygiel                                         http://www.inaurem.pl/

Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller                  www.jevebo-art.blogspot.com

Rebecca Sirevaag                                 www.godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com

Magdalena Sikora                                http://www.porannagazeta.blogspot.com/

Ana Krepel                                              http://catspajamas-dogstuxedos.blogspot.com/

Saskia Letta                                             www.puenktliundanton.blogspot.com

Beth Emery                                             www.storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com

Lizzie Clarke                                            www.theneedtobead.blogspot.com

 

 

Evie and Beth McCord                        http://ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com/

Marcia Dunne                                        www.thealternativefoundry.blogspot.co.uk

Agi Kiss                                                     http://moonsafaribeads.blogspot.com

Esterina Jagiella                                     http://ekleijar.blogspot.com/

Judith Johnston                                    http://www.judith-johnston.com/blog/

Jenny Vidberg                                       http://shymessmycken.blogspot.se/

Klaudia Toth                                           http://www.klaudiabizsu.hu

Merja Sundström                                 http://suntsan.blogspot.fi/

Colleen Vinthagen                               http://www.thewireworkshop.com/blog

Leah Curtis                                              http://beadyeyedbunny.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

Giorgia Rossini                                       http://joyblonde.blogspot.it/

Sandra Wollberg                                   www.city-of-brass-stories.blogspot.com/‎

Annica Larsson                                      http://zestyfrog.wordpress.com/

Johana Nunez                                        www.artincendi.com

Krafty Max                                              http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/

Lori Schneider                                        www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com

Mary Govaars                                        www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com

Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi            http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com

Maddison Langford                             www.maddy-moo.blogspot.com

Ginger Bishop                                        http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/

 

 

Birgitta Lejonklou                                 www.lejonklou.blogspot.se

Lesley Watt                                             www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com

Doris Stumpf                                          www.glaszwerg.blogspot.com

Marjolein Trewavas                            http://roomforchangemeuk.blogspot.co.uk/

Silvia Sernicola                                       http://pipa-the-latest.blogspot.it/

Roxanne Blanc                                       http://strikesmyfancy-2013.blogspot.com/

Wendy Chamberlain                           http://wendy-essentialbears.blogspot.co.uk/

Siobhán Keogh                                      www.vovsjewellery.blogspot.ie

Claire Fabian                                           www.saraccino.blogspot.com

Katrin Fenzke                                         http://perlhuehner-schokojunkie.blogspot.de/

 

 

Eva Wills                                                   http://quiltingpug.blogspot.com/

Kathy Lindemer                                    http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/

Bridget Torres                                        www.shears58.net

Marina Passarella                                 http://annodarte2013.blogspot.it

Christina Hickman                                http://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/

Tammie Everly                                       http://ttedesigns.blogspot.com/

Ana Cravidao                                          http://acbeads.blogspot.com

Keren Panthaki                                     www.vasdea.wordpress.com

Jennifer VaBenschoten                     http://www.vanbeads.blogspot.com

 

 

Solange Collin                                        http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com

Marina Kosović                                      http://machoopko-design.blogspot.com/

Michelle Tucker                                    www.michelleannstudio.com

Sue Rennie                                             http://moonandsevenstars.blogspot.co.uk/

Claire Lockwood                                   www.somethingtodowithyourhands.com

Barb Solem                                             www.ViviMagooPresents.com

Caroline Dewison                                 http://www.blueberribeads.co.uk

Noemi Baena Roman                          http://blog.noemibaena.com/

Marsela Schroth                                   www.marselita.de

 

 

Amy Severino                                        http://www.amybeads.blogspot.com/

Vonna Maslanka                                   http://justvonna.blogspot.com/

Andra Marasteanu                              http://bijouxdemonange.blogspot.com

Cherrie Warzocha                                www.colorsofshae.blogspot.com

Amanda Wacasey                                www.Mandyinmystic.blogspot.com

Marcy Lamberson                                www.StudioMarcy.blogspot.com

Lisa Johnson                                           http://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com/

Gail Vanderster-Zwang                      www.Angelmoose.blogspot.com

Laurie Keefe-Cecere                           http://cecerelyyours.blogspot.com

Asri Wahyuningsih                               http://asribeadwork.blogspot.com/

 

 

ChristineMurrow                                  www.charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com

Laurie Ament                                         http://isinglassdesign.blogspot.com/

Lilik Kristiani                                            http://pcbylik.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Haussler                             www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com

Deb Fortin                                               www.studiok24.blogspot.ca

Kelly Hosford Patterson                    www.travelingsideshow.blogspot.com

Katy Heider                                             www.onthepondcreations.blogspot.com

Christine Stonefield                            www.sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com

Dagmar Liebisch                                    http://kokopellidesign.blogspot.de

Sandra McGriff                                      http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.ca

 

 

Sheila Daniels                                         http://www.cheekymagpie.com

Rossana De Gaspari                             www.Rdegas.blogspot.com

Cory Tompkins                                      Www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com

Sonya Stille                                             www.dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com

Judy Riggs                                                www.rigglettes.blogspot.com

Lora Bright                                               www.labweorc.wordpress.com

Tina Noonan                                           www.wingedimp.blogspot.com

Shawn Price                                            http://silkyshaven.blogspot.com

April Grinaway                                       http://brooklynbeadgoddess.blogspot.com

Cheryl Roe                                              www.beadroe.blogspot.com

 

 

Pam Hurst                                               http://pamhurst.blogspot.com

Shirley Moore                                        www.beadsandbread.blogspot.com

Emmanuelle Roué                               www.ashentara.blogspot.fr

Tammy Adams                                      http://paisleylizard.com/blog.html

Kristin Oppold                                        http://www.yayjewelry.blogspot.com

Catie Doman                                          http://drcatie.blogspot.com/

Sheila Prosterman                               www.catswithbeads.blogspot.com

Cheryl Foiles                                           http://cherylsartisticendeavors.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Perry                                    www.mustardbeadbystephanieperry.blogspot.com

Barbara Fernald                                    www.BarbaraSFernald.com

 

 

Debi Dufrene                                         http://debideauxdesigns.blogspot.com/

Kathy Stemke                                        http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com/

Anne Betenson                                     www.crystalriverbeads.blogspot.com

Chris Haussler                                        http://pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com

Catherine King                                       www.Catherines-Musings.blogspot.com

Andria Poole                                          www.jewelleryartiste.blogspot.co.uk

Sherri Stokey                                         www.knotjustmacrame.com

Sharyl King                                              http://catchenthesun.wordpress.com

Donna Millard                                        http://fyrebeadz.blogspot.com/

Gayle Dyck                                              www.dragonflydreamweaver.wordpress.com

 

 

Gen Smith                                               http://www.gennysworld.blogspot.com

Deanna Cox                                            http://deannaaki.wordpress.com/

Beti Horvath                                           www.stringingfool.blogspot.com

Rose Rushbrooke                                 www.roserushbrooke.com/blog/

Arlene Dean                                           http://aglassbash.blogspot.com

Maria Rosa Sharrow                            www.willowstreetshops.blogspot.com

Deborah Apodaca                                www.deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com

Veralynne Malone                               www.veradesigns.blogspot.com

Stacy Alderson                                      http://iridalsattic.blogspot.co.uk

Eva Sherman                                          http://evashermandesigns.blogspot.com/

 

 

Cassi Paslick                                            http://cassisbeads.blogspot.com/

Cindy Boissonneault                              www.dziar.com

Linda Sadler                                            www.idalouisejewelry.blogspot.com

Louise Glazier                                        http://lilyandjasmine.blogspot.com/

Susan McClelland                                 http://mistheword12.wordpress.com/

Kathrin Lembke                                    http://allesperle.blogspot.de/

Susanne Stelljes                                    www.Pearlify.blogspot.com

Terry Jeanette Carter                            www.tappingflamingo.blogspot.com

Susan Kelly                                              http://midlifegreaterexpectations.blogspot.com

 

 

Kim Paige                                                 http://www.redtree-studio.com/blog/

Dyanne Everett-Cantrell                   www.deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com

Annita Wilson                                        http://awjewelryandbeadwork.blogspot.com/

Tracey Leeder                                        http://abeadifulmess.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth Bunn                                      http://elizabethbeads.blogspot.com

Allison Fitzpatrick                                 alspolkadotsandpaisley.blogspot.com

Tania Spivey                                           www.moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com

Ilenia Ruzza                                             http://ile1974.blogspot.it/

Lauren Potts                                           www.lpsjewelry.blogspot.com

Lynn Jobber                                            http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

Lee Koopman                                        http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com

Carol Wilson                                           http://jetadorn.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth Woodford                            www.Elizabethcreates.blogspot.com

Deb McKinnis                                         www.willowbridgebeads.wordpress.com

Rochelle Brisson                                   http://www.acreativechelle.blogspot.com

Shari Replogle                                        www.playswithpaper.blogspot.com

Janeen Sorensen                                 www.wildvanilladesigns.com

Kat Barron Miller                                  http://mkpbeadart.blogspot.com/

Elaine Robitaille                                     http:/www.tooaquarius.com

Darlene Fortier                                      www.darliciousrejuvenations.blogspot.com

 

 

Leslie Schenkel                                      http://twistedchicken.wordpress.com/

Kym Hunter                                            http://kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com/

Leslie Wayment                                    http://www.aabeadsonline.com/blog/

Beckie Robison                                      http://spiralfirestudios.blogspot.com

Hannah Trost                                         www.pzdesigns.blogspot.com

Kim Hutchinson                                     www.jumbledhutch.wordpress.com

Liz Engriser                                              www.beadcontagion.blogspot.com

Diah Anggreni                                        https://mymaniks.wordpress.com

Monique Urquhart                              http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/

Kim Williams                                           www.kimmwilliams.blogspot.com

 

 

Theresa Buchle                                     http://www.bead-mused.blogspot.com

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80 responses to “It’s Bead Soup Blog Party time!

  1. Henry Isaacs

    Wonderful!

    H

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  2. Lovely stuff! It was great to see what you made with your soup :-)

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  3. Holly

    Great work! And what a LONG list of soupers! I actually really like the silk in the top one…..

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  4. Everything is gorgeous but I especially adore that first necklace. I am drawn in by the colors, texture, and movement.

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  5. Fantastic! I cannot decide which of those necklaces I like the best. I’m strongly attracted to the last one with the banded agate.

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  6. Love each one of your beautiful necklaces, each are stunning.

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  7. Barb, I got worried when I clicked on your name from the comment you left on my blog post and your blog wasn’t listed! But then I saw you posted on the side bar list and felt relief…. you’re still here and accessible. :)

    Your partner was truly generous! What a hoard of good sized stones to create with! And create you did! I really enjoy the first necklace, it is packed full of wonderful color and texture and I would enjoy wearing this piece very much! The second piece is light and lovely, each bead spaced to show it off well.
    And the last necklace, such sophistication! The layered stone and pearl look is timeless in its appeal and you made it special with that gorgeous handmade clasp!

    Thank you for visiting my party post! I will see you on facebook soon!

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  8. I actually love the top necklace! The design, silk and colors are lovely together with that focal. But I do “get” that sometimes a piece is still talking to the designer and saying “I’m not quite there yet.” All your pieces are beautiful and have such a lovely balance to them. :)

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  9. Wow. That Soup is was out of my comfort zone and you did such as awesome job of showing off the beads you received to their best advantage. I am partial to the bib necklace.

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  10. Wow. That Soup is was out of my comfort zone and you did such as awesome job of showing off the beads you received to their best advantage. I am partial to the bib necklace.

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  11. Othel

    I love the color combination of your first necklace, I like the structure of your last necklace and I admire your approach to learning.

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  12. Lovely creations!! I really like the one at the end with the double strand!! Great job!! ~KM

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  13. Your first necklace has a wonderful mix of color and texture! Just beautiful layout and feel to it!

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  14. Love the colours in the top necklace, pretty pieces.

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  15. I just found your blog as I searched for vinegar patina techniques. Thanks for posting that! I wish I had discovered this before you did your bead soup. How can I get involved in the next one?

    Thanks,
    Denise @ The Modern Rogue

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  16. Barb- It is always an amazing event and you did so well using so many of the beads I sent to you!!! Beautiful work! I can see how the mushroom jasper focal was a challenge but I think you did it proud!
    Love all of your creations!!!

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  17. I would say your soup came out perfect! I truly love all the pieces, but I am drawn to the first one just as it is! Great work! Thanks for joining and posting!

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  18. Such lovely work well done!

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  19. Ginger Davis Allman

    The first one is sort of tribal and a very innovative way of putting things toether. The next one is SO you. And your third one was constructed the same as one of mine…and I see things I should have done with mine. There is so much to learn from each other, that’s my favorite part of doing bead soup.

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  20. You handled that large focal wonderfully! And wow is it a stunner. I love the necklace with the moss agate and quartz, too. The clasp definitely looks like something you would have made. Great job! :)

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  21. I really like how your designs show off the stones you were sent. That last necklace is classic & elegant. Very nice work on all of your pieces.

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  22. Wow! I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Great work. You really put the right amount of zing in your soup.

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  23. I really love the first necklace, even though you said you weren’t completely satisfied how it turned out. the colour combo is awesome.
    the other pieces are very, very cool too.

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  24. Barbara I would not have known that focals were challenging for you. You used them very well in all three of your designs. I like the elements and configuration in the first necklace. Perhaps you would like it better strung on something other than the silk. The moss agate necklace is my favorite. The two to one necklace is well though out too. Kudos to you for trying new techniques.

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  25. Lori

    Oh my your pieces are so beautiful, great job!

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  26. all pieces are great, but the first necklace is absolutely stunning!!

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  27. Your first necklace is a great success, I hope you grow to appreciate it. Please don’t change it, try wearing it to see what response you get. I imagine you’ll get many admirers.

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  28. I seriously can’t decide which one I like best as everything you made is so beautiful! The last necklace is so elegant and gorgeous!

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  29. Kepi Rasmussen

    All three are amazingly and I don’t know I happen to like the first one alot. I love how each necklace is so bold, real statement pieces. The last necklace is so beautiful, perfect capture going single to double.

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  30. Nice work! My favorite is the second necklace. You did a nice job with the stones and beautiful clasp. I love the colors too.

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  31. Natalie

    Love your work— the first one is just stunning— Great Job

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  32. Barbara! I love, love, love the first necklace! All are amazing, but this – perfect for myself!

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  33. Noemi

    Wonderful necklaces! i really like the second one as it is a bit more simpler but very stylish.

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  34. Alicia@AllPrettyThings

    I think you should wear the first necklace, you might change your mind once you feel its flow :) I like it. And I like everything else – very organic feel.

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  35. I love the last one the best. Wonderful designs.

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  36. Frankly, I love the first necklace most of all! It is luscious, well structured, statement! Those big jasper stones are well combined with smaller beads in the same colors. I even like the ribbon. In comparison, the other two necklaces are more subtle and also very beautiful!

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  37. I love your first necklace the best, perhaps because it has wire wrap and I’m a wire person! All are beautiful!

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  38. Wonderful soup and equally wonderful necklaces.

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  39. Elsie Deliz-Fonseca

    I love ,love the first necklace it has a tribal look.

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  40. So great soup and such lovely pieces you made! My favourite is the necklace with moss agate!

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  41. I really like the last one with the partial double strand. Great that the additional week worked so well for you :)

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  42. Beatiful necklaces. The first one is my favourite.

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  43. Beautiful designs. I love the: colors, layers and composition of your pieces. xo Genea

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  44. ahowin

    What a beautiful design. The first necklace is simply stunning, elegant, I love it so much.

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  45. Your designs are right up my alley. I love the colors . They have such a vibrant feel.

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  46. I really like your first necklace! I love that ist’s strung on silk ribbon- something I want to try. I also love the soft quality and designs of the other necklaces!

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  47. Monique U

    I am just discovering the beauty of stones, Barbara, so your post is like a wonderful primer for me :) I actually love the arrangement of your first design, but I understand sometimes there is that little “something” one needs to tweak :)

    Awesome designs!

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  48. You did a wonderful job with your soup. The necklaces are all beautiful and I noticed the neat work you do. Especially love the first necklace.

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  49. It’s great to meet somebody else who suffers from Focal Anxiety :) Seriously, though, you did a great job – love the use of coin pearls on the striped quartz necklace!

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  50. Beautiful pieces! I know you’re not thrilled with the first piece, but I think it’s unique and must have been a challenge. My favorite piece is the 2nd one – it’s so classic and chic! Great job!

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  51. jlwoolverton

    All three necklaces are wonderful. I love the first design, It is a wonderful statement necklace.

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  52. jb

    Interesting that you aren’t happy with the first necklace. I think it is stunning and I especially love the look of the silk ribbon. Everything is gorgeous. Great work.

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  53. Although you’re not totally satisfied with your first necklace, it’s definitely my favorite one. :) It’s a beautiful color combination. Maybe. if you redo it, you could user leather or thick silver wire as a base. Check out for example the gallery on my website. It’s the piece with brown and blue cubes.

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  54. Dian

    LOVE your design !!! My favorite is the second necklace. But actually all of them are beautiful. Good Job!! Thank you for visiting me and give some nice words :-)

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  55. I love all of oyur necklaces, also the first one :-) But the second one with the subtle colors is my favourite. Great work!

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  56. Gina Hockett

    I think you did an awesome job with the large stone focal in your first necklace! The silk was a beautiful textural element that added a tribal and bohemian feel to it. You could wear it with anything!! The second necklace is my favorite, however. It’s just springy and sophisticated. The third necklace is just as beautiful as the others. Great job!! Gina H

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  57. I hate that you’re not completely pleased with your first piece, it is really nice. However, don’t hesitate to take it apart it you are not happy with it. As for your other two pieces, they are really lovely. I especially like the moss agate and quartz necklace but the other one with the pearls is also very pretty.

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  58. Cindy Ritchie

    I just LOVE the first necklace!!!!! Beautiful work on all the pieces!

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  59. cris peacock

    Lovely, lovely necklaces!! The large stones are so fun!

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  60. Very nice use of your focal. I love your multi-strand necklace!

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  61. I love your designs! Especially the first one! We are always our worst critics! The Barbara’s rule!!!

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  62. All of your necklaces are lovely and I think the silk cord is a nice addition to all those colours in the beads in the first one.
    My favourite is the single strand with the mix of opaque and translucent stones. i love the airiness of it, even though they are large nuggets they don’t give the impression of heaviness .

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  63. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get to your blog, but I’m glad I did! I love the last piece. I could see it a lot of different outfits. Beautiful!

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  64. All gorgeous pieces, but my jaw literally dropped for the first necklace, simply amazing, original and love how you matched the different colors and stones…

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  65. Beautiful designs! I love your mix of rough and smooth shapes. I love the colors you’ve chosen as well. The colors of the moss agate are accented beautifully.

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  66. Barb – thank you so much for coming by my blog. And of course, I had to visit yours to see what you made for the BSBP. My favorite is the last double strand necklace which I would wear in a heartbeat.
    Rose

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  67. 3 beautiful styles of necklaces, I’m really fond of moss agate, so you know now which one is my favourite!

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  68. Liz

    Hi Barb,
    Thanks so much for stopping by bead contagion.
    Your three necklaces are all gorgeous. The first one has such bold kind of tribal feel to it. You have a wonderful way of combining the elegant and the rustic. I’m really glad to have looked at your blog and I’m going to sign up for receiving emails :-)
    -Liz

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  70. Hi Barbara! Glad to see there is someone else besides me still hopping! :-)
    I love all three of your necklaces, but I think my absolute fave is the last one…love the 2/1 transition. I also understand your quandry about the silk ribbon; I always love it in others’ pieces, but never quite know how to manage it in my own. I think you did well!

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  71. Absolutely lovely jewelry pieces. You are a talented artist.

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  72. The first necklace is a stunning piece, with that gorgeous focal… but the other two are lovely as well…. especially liked how you did the double strand!

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

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  74. Wow! Stunning necklaces, especially the first one. A real statement piece!

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  75. My favorite is the first piece. I love the way you pulled the colors together, just gorgeous. I think that if you’re still not liking it….. the side drops have a really nice weight to them visually, but the drop the focal hangs from seems lighter than the rest. That’s really the only thing I can see that could be fiddled with, I like the rest as is and really can’t imagine it any other way :)
    Great soup!!

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