Friday, August 24, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Reveal

So tonight is the night for the third reveal of Lori Anderson's 6th Bead  Soup Blog Party. As much as it pains me to say that I have a procrastination issue. I start projects well in advance and then finish them at the last minute. For reasons unknown to me I work better under pressure. So technically I just finished my pieces about 2 hours ago.

Last time I checked in I showed a glimpse of what my lovely partner Shai Williams from   had sent to me. I again will show a  pic of the goodies.

As always I find it difficult to work with things that I don't pick out myself. But that is so the point of this bead soup exchange to work with things one normally wouldn't work with. And the amazing thing is how that even that they are not my typical picks,they somehow work and become my own. I added my style and twist to these beads and they are now me,my style.

Fair warning image HEAVY......

I do love peacocks so of course I had to use the pendant. It wasn't my usual flair so I altered it a bit by attaching it to a filigree and hanging some shiny beads from it. I chose to mix Czech beads,crystals and even a gorgeous vintage rhinestone bead. Then I wire wrapped some of the Czech beads,and of coursee I had to add one of my soldered pendants. (I have a little problem,I feel the need to add them to as many things as possible even my Christmas tree at holiday time).  The soldered pendant is made by using real peacock feathers. Not the main feather but the frilly little hair like feathers from the plume. The necklace is 28" long and it's night time here in Michigan so I couldn't get picture's to do this necklace justice. But here goes.

There was a too gorgeous for words copper toggle that Shai sent that was just begging to be used. I don't usually work with copper I have a total block on color schemes to use with copper but I think I did fairly well. So to try to do this clasp some sort of justice I  added various agate beads to the lovely blue dragon veins agate that she sent me  and vintage copper chain that I had to create this double stranded beauty that I  am so excited to wear.

So that's my reveal. Don't forget to check out my partner's reveal . I sent her lots of goodies to work with and can't wait to see what she came up with!! I can't wait to hop,but I am gonna have to because I have to be up early for work in the morning (working Saturdays is so not fun).

Oh and by the way a great huge thanks to Lori Anderson for pulling all of this together,she has to be a  super hero to be able to do as much as she does,maybe someday I will have her inside secret to being so motivated and awesome and then maybe I can have a cape like I sure she does, too.  Here's the list of the other participants check em out!

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
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
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

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. LOVE the peacock necklace, especially the details you added to it. Using feathers and making a connector was brilliant! I really like it. Very, very interesting!

  2. Rosa, for someone who professes to have a "total block on color schemes to use with copper", you certainly rocked that bracelet (and I love copper)! The choice of agates with that amazing focal goes SO well with the clasp. Your necklace is also superb, with the pairing of the pretty pendant (looks like MOP?) with that very unique enclosed feather element. Both pieces are very elegant.

  3. I love your bracelet and all the elements work so beautifully with copper. To me, any colour works with copper and it is rapidly becoming my favourite metal! The focal and clasp in this piece are both fab!

  4. I really like how you worked the peacock pendant and added to the focal to make it pop. Lovely work!

  5. I just love both pieces! I never would have thought of adding filigree to the peacock and your peacock feathers really made the necklace. And for someone that doesn't use copper, you hit the nail right on the head with that bracelet!

  6. I love peacocks too so I love the necklace but the bracelet is so gorgeous too! Why can't I make bracelets like that for myself at least?? :)) Great job!!

  7. You made lovely things!! Can you please turn your catcha off.

  8. What fun components you had to work with! Your soldered pendant worked in beautifully!

  9. LOVE the peacock feather focal and the copper toggle! you have made beautiful creations with your soup!

  10. Beautiful pieces!! Nice job on both but I have to say the peacock one is my favorite! Great bead soup!

  11. That peacock feather pendant is so cool!

  12. Beautiful designs! You have done a very good job.

  13. Pretty pretties.ovely pieces.Love and Hugs Tanya

  14. Very beautiful pieces! the bracelet is so amazing!!

  15. creative and elegant! i like your beadwork very much!

  16. The colors on the peacock necklace is amazing and the copper toggle bracelet is beautiful!

  17. Beutifully original. Lovely :)

  18. Very pretty necklace. The bracelet is my fave - love it, love them both!

  19. Great job with your soup. I like both of your pieces, but the bracelet is my favorite. You rocked it with the copper.

  20. Super job!!! For someone who doesn't work with copper, you pulled together a beautiful bracelet :)

  21. I simply adore what you did with the copper toggle for the bracelet! Nice to get pushed out of our comfort zone..especially with results like that! Soup-er job on all your bead soup creations!

  22. Great design with the necklace, love the bracelet!!!

  23. Great job! That is a gorgeous bracelet! I'm sure you will enjoy wearing it.

  24. Both of your pieces really did come out well. You say you don't do copper well, but I really love that bracelet you made with it. Nicely done!

  25. Fabulous!!! Both are beautiful!

  26. You made beautiful pieces with your soup. Love the blues. Great job!

  27. I love both your pieces, but that bracelet is just so beautiful the way you mixed the copper and blue colors together! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and leaving such a nice comment too! *Ü*

  28. You did a lovely job and I love the peacock feathers! Such a cool piece. And I hope you'll play more with copper because you really made a great bracelet!

  29. What a lovely way to bring that focal to view, front and center. I love the dangles on it. And I have a real affinity for copper. I think you did a wonderful job on that bracelet with the copper clasp. I love the colors you used to accent the main bead and the copper. Lovely.

  30. Love the soldered connector with embedded peacock feathers. Beautiful bracelet, the dragon-veined agate goes wonderfully with copper.

  31. very lovely soup and you did a wonderful job!
    love that bracelet!

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  33. Love peacocks,love turquoise, love copper. Gorgeous!

  34. I love the copper bracelet. It is a beauty!

  35. I really love both pieces, especially the bracelet!

  36. Lovely colors. The necklace is fun, but I love the bracelet!

  37. Great pieces, love the peacock feathers and love the bracelet too!

  38. Beautiful pieces!! Your peacock pendant is so fun!