Bead Soup – Reveal Day!

Today is the third reveal for the 6th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by the amazing Lori Anderson of Pretty Things. My partner was Sandra Wollberg (from Germany) and in addition to the ear wires, focal and clasp you will see below, here’s a reminder of what she sent me for my Bead Soup. 

As is my usual style, I waited until Friday to make my pieces.  One, I work better under pressure, and two, I spent about 2 months getting ready for Bead Fest Philly and had no time to think about anything else!  But I think I’m pretty happy with how things turned out! 

Sandra made these ear wires from copper.  I used these gorgeous copper lantern beads she sent, as well as the opalite dagger beads.  I think they make a great pair of earrings!

Then, I made a bracelet.  I used copper chain that I had, and since the clasp was a three-strand clasp, I made a three-clasp bracelet!  Two strands are the copper chain.  On the middle strand, I used the bead caps and opalite rounds she sent, and the last two links were made from pretty copper beads she also sent along.

The last piece of made was the necklace with the focal that Sandra made.  She etched two pieces of copper and made them into a book!  I wanted to use one of my own beads in this piece, and I chose the coral ribbed round that is one of my new favorites evah!  I topped the bead with a bead cap from Lisa Liddy and used plain chain to highlight the focal.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my soup!  Here’s a list of everyone else who is playing this time, and it is large, so you’ll need to take a few days at least!  Hope you have fun!

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     YOU ARE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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

52 thoughts on “Bead Soup – Reveal Day!”

  1. Sue, you always make such beautiful pieces. I love the necklace with your gorgeous bead highlighting the colors in the patina. That book is awesome! I have to say, the earrings totally grabbed me. The shine of the metal, and the glow of the moonstone is just mesmerizing!

  2. Hi Sue,
    I love your pieces they are beautiful! I enjoy using copper and the Moonstone goes well with copper. I love your lamp worked ribbed bead it goes perfect with the beautiful focal pendant.
    Wonderful job!
    Therese

  3. I would wear every single thing you made! I love opalite beads and I love the copper. You did a marvelous job and I'm honored you joined the party! Thank you!

    I was also glad to see you again this year and hope you'll be at artBLISS!

  4. Wow! You got a great soup! Those moonstone dagger beads are terrific. So are the earrings you made with them.
    I really like the way your own bead gores so well with the etched copper piece. Nice work!

  5. Hi Sue,

    Fantatic designs, I love the simplicity of the necklace and your lampwork bead is beautiful. and gorgeous with the focal. So nice to meet you and loving my bead stash:-)

  6. What a fantastic Soup you received! You have certainly done justice to it with these amazing pieces, Sue. I agree, that ribbed bead is gorgeous, and you achieved the perfect setting by pairing it with Sandra's copper book.

  7. Lovin' the copper with the moonstone! Fabulous creation!!!..I'm inspired. I have a stash of moonstone and have to put any of it to good use! Really Soup-er!

  8. You may have worked at the last minute, but your pieces are all so wear-able. Well, I'd wear them in a SECOND! I really, really adore what you've created. The simplicity but thoughtfulness is stunning and the designs are fabulous!

  9. Wow the flash in that Moonstone is so blue and soo gorgeous I would have sworn it was Opalite, beautiful beautiful stones. Love what you did with them too! Just cooked your soup to perfection! Great job 🙂

  10. Beautiful work! Copper and moonstone…I never considered that combo before, but those earrings alone make me want to go play (mainly so I don;t cave and try to buy them off of you ..I don;t need any more jewelry.. well.. not that I didn't make myself 😉 lol )

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