Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party - Reveal!

Welcome to the fourth Bead Soup Blog Party!


I’m embarrassed to admit that this is my first post since the last blog party.  Baaaaaaad blogger!!!  This came at a really busy time for me, and since my time management skills these days are… nonexistent… let’s just say no more about it.


I was very excited to have, as a partner, another talented lampworker, Susan Kennedy. 

 She sent me some gorgeous beads, including a wonderful cylinder bead with fun melty spots in greens, purples, and turquoise.

 I knew immediately that I wanted to do some bead embroidery around the enameled metal beads (duh!), and I had three turquoise-dyed crazy lace agate cabochons that would looks fantastic with the rest of the beads.

The groovy-cool wavy copper discs and wonderful enholed (unless that’s not a word) copper toggle clasp were just begging for some copper wire links, so that’s how I attached everybody.

  I was certainly pried out of my comfort zone by the color.  Turquoise is beautiful, but it’s definitely a color used by “other people.”  Braver people.  People who look orange in the face and say, “I want a piece of THAT!”  But not me.  Give me an earth-tone palate or some purples and I will be a happy, safe little beader.  Seed beading in the neutral.

I have to admit, though, I enjoyed my little experiment with turquoise.  Perhaps I will step even further out and buy some turquoise beads.



 … and maybe a few orange ones…


 Thanks very much, Sue! 


Okay, time to go see what everyone else has done.  Have fun at the party and save me a margarita!

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

51 comments:

  1. Beautifully done! Your beadwork is perfect with the components you got!

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  2. Beautiful necklace! Love the seed bead work!

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  3. Wow, I'm in awe. Anyone that can do seed bead work like that. Wonderful piece.

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

    Absolutely, positively amazing. Just no other words to describe it. And with this much story-telling in your beads, I hope you'll continue to blog and tell us your OTHER stories!

    I hope you’ll participate again!

    Love, Lori

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  5. This is beautiful. Great seed bead work! Can't wait to see your forays into more turquoise (and orange!).

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  6. You've done wonderful things with turquoise...try it again, it likes you!!

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  7. What a gorgeous piece. You certainly CAN rock turquoise! Fabulous work!

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  8. OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

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  9. The bead embroidery really enhanced the whole piece. Wonderful

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  10. That's right - go for the orange!!!!

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  11. Love the story, love the necklace, and adore the enameled beads! Your choice of colors was spot on for someone who doesn't work with turquoise. It is just a beautiful piece. Glad you were part of the Party!

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  12. What beautiful soup you received -love the lamwpwork, and those copper discs! Blue and copper are so wonderful together. I love your beadwork, and how the whole piece came together! Nice work!

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  13. That was totally worth waiting for!!!! I love it!!!!!

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  14. Lovely soup, lovely focal - love what you did with it. Beautiful colors!

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  15. I love what you did, especially with the enamel disc things. BTW, I had no idea you don't have turquoise beads. How is that even possible with you living in TX???? You better get to Intergem this weekend. Get some orange coral to go with the turquoise. :)

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  16. I'm making the rounds and finally nearing the bottom. Oh my, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I want to run off with that and wear it everyday!

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  17. Oh my, that is just incredible!

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  18. Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture, your beadwork is lovely. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
    Lori

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  19. I love how you beaded around the enamelled filigrees. I'm a big fan of filigrees and I think this is a great way to add even more interest to them. Love your necklace, turquoise and all :)

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  20. I love the colors, and it's so frilly. and of course, I am rather fond of seed beads.

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  21. Wow! As a person who ADORES turquoise, I would totally wear this. Maybe even with jeans and t-shirt. you rocked the components and made something incredible.

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  22. OH MY GOSH! I love what you did! I can't believe the filigree links, they are fantastic! What an amazing job you did! I'm so glad you enjoyed your soup, you really did an incredible job with it! Thank you for being my partner!

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  23. Those cabs and your seed bead work complement the focal perfectly. Fantastic job!

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  24. Fantastic beaded embroidery, I love your design.

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  25. I am so sorry for being so late my computer was resisting too labor intensive:^)Very nice designs. And there is still time to sign up for the give-away, Just go to SandysColoringBox.blogspot.com Sept.16th blog and leave a comment
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  26. Love it! Love the colors, love the bead weaving, love the whole thing!

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  27. this looks like you have been turquois-ing it your whole life!!! FABULOUS!!! GORGEOUS!!!

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  28. Slowly but surely I'm making it through the list.
    Your design is amazing. Wow!!!Clever use on the metal flower disks. Beautifully assembled it all works so well. Soup-er Great job!!

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  29. Wow! Amazing design. I love all the accents you chose to go with your soup, the necklace came out great.

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  30. Oh my goodness - this is absolutely, hands-down, one of my very favorites of this blog hop! You are an amazingly talented lady, and you would never have known that you don't usually work with turquoise - you're a natural! I am definitely favoriting your Etsy shop! :)

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  31. I really love this one, just beautiful!

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  32. Beautiful necklace - definitely start working with turquoise, it's such a beautiful colour and you create wonderfully with it!

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  33. Holy shnickies, this is gorgeous! You should run out right now, jump in the car, and drive to the nearest bead store to clear them out of all the turquoise (and orange!) beads they have. Great to see another seed bead lover in the hop - I really like how you treated the enameled pieces. Woohoo!

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  34. This necklace is beautifully executed. It has great balance an the colors are one of my fav combos. A piece of wearable art you should be proud of. Thanks for sharing. Cherrie

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  35. Wow!! This is one exquisite necklace. The way you transformed that simple (yet beautiful) pile of beads into this work of art is phenomenal. Fabulous work!

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  36. I am always in awe of seed bead work, beautiful soup

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  37. Lovely necklace! I really like how you stacked and beaded those blue filigrees. Looks fab -- and it echoes the shape of the clasp. Very well done!

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  38. So creative! Stunning beadwork. Bringing green into the design was inspired...gives the piece a very sophisticated look!

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  39. For someone who says she's not brave enough to use turquoise...you did an awesome job! Love the addition of the bead weaving and the copper is perfect with it.
    Jenni

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  40. Beautiful necklace - you do amazing beadwork!!

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  41. Beautiful necklace - you do amazing beadwork!!

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  42. Beautiful necklace - you do amazing beadwork!!

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  43. Beautiful necklace - you do amazing beadwork!!

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  44. Have you gone out shopping for orange beads yet? haaaaaaa I think you really rocked the turquoise!
    Take care...happy Autumn!
    Jen

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  45. You did a great job with the turquoise. The seed beading was the perfect accent for the pretty beads you recieved.

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  46. I think that you need to embrace this color because you did something wonderful with it! I love the focal and the way you made each component. Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  47. The turquoise-dyed crazy lace agate cabochons a are amazing! Good choice!

    Ambra

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  48. Beautifully done, no one would ever guess that this was not a palette you normally use. The piece looks like you were completely comfortable.

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