Bead Soup Blog Hop Reveal – Sept 17th 2011

I am so excited to reveal what I have created for my first Bead Soup Blog Party!

My Bead Soup Blog Party partner is Bobbie Rafferty of BeadSong Jewelry

She does some exquisite work with tiny seed beads – something I can’t even think of attempting!

Here is a photo of the wonderful assortment of beads that she sent me which includes: rainforest jasper, lepidolite, really cute jade squares, freshwater pearls, fire polished glass, little amethyst rounds, Czech glass, olive jade, some leather and an antiqued copper toggle clasp.

I made a necklace, a bracelet, and two pairs of earrings. I incorporated some of everything from my bead soup.  The only elements that were not in my soup that I added were:

  • Bronze wire, brass ear wires, and brass jumprings from Vintaj Natural Brass
  • Copper head pins and jumprings from Rings & Things
  • Copper ear wires and a toggle bar: from Nunn Design

This is the first time I have ever used leather.  I have wanted to but this finally forced me to try.  I am happy with my use of leather in this design.


I had fun playing with the bronze wire on this one.

My first BSBP has been so much fun!  I realized that if you give me a pile of beads – I can make something! Plus, I made some new friends which is always cool!

I want to thank Lori Anderson for inviting me to be a part of her party!!

These are the partner pairs.
The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke
6. Amanda Davie and Patsy Evins
9. Amy Freeland and Christine Altmiller
14. Angela May and Emanda Johnson
16. Ann Rishell and Debbie Price
19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel
23. Barbara Blaszczyk and DaviniaDesign
26. Barrie Edwards and Lyn Foley
31. Beth Emery and Cassie Donlen
34. Carol Bradley and Cece Cormier
38. Cat Pruitt and Cindy Gimbrone
43. Chris White and Norma Turvey
49. Christine Hendrickson and Debbie Goering
51. Cilla Watkins and Johanna Rhodes
55. Cristi Clothier and Kathleen Robinson Young
58. Dana Johnson Jones and Eva Sherman
60. Deci Worland and Lara Lutrick
68. Erin Fickert-Rowland and Geanina Grigore
70. Eszter Czibulyas and Helena Fritz
77. Ingrid McCue and Jennifer Pride
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
89. Joyce Becker and Kathy Welsh
96. Karen Firnberg and Karyn Bonfiglio
100. Karin von Hoeren and Laura Blanck
111. Kym Hunter and Laura Sanger
117. Linda Inhelder and Pam Brisse
124. Lupe Meter and Norma Agron
128. Marcie Abney and Patty Miller
139. Mary Elliott and Tamara Soper
143. Michelle Mach and Moira McEvoy
145. Molly Alexander and Poranna
146. Mylene Hillam and Nicole Rennell
155. Patty Gasparino and Vonna Maslanka
159. Rebecca Anderson and Sabrina Staub
164. Sandra McGriff and Shay Williams
166. Sarah Elder and Salla Small
169. Shay Stone and Suzette Bentley
This is a total of 362 people making jewelry!


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