Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal! – March 3rd 2012

This is the 5th Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson and I am proud to be a part of it once again!

My Bead Soup partner is Eleanor Burian-Mohr:

Check out her blog to see what she did with the soup that I sent her – The Charmed Life

You can see her designs and products at the sites below.

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Here is the wonderful soup she sent me – Thanks again Eleanor!

I created two necklaces and two pairs of earrings with my soup. I wanted to create more but ran out of time.

“Ocean View”

For this necklace, I used the two Thai Karen Hill Tribe silver crabs, beach glass (gathered from the shores of Lake Erie), and some of the pressed glass shells.

I included seed beads, turquoise fresh water pearls, recycled glass beads, a sterling silver clasp, chain, and findings from my own stash.

“I wish I wish I wish I were a fish”

For this necklace I decided to use the Thai Karen Hill Tribe silver seashell clasp as a connector instead of a clasp.  I also incorporated beach glass,  pressed glass shells, Lampwork glass beads from Katerina of MayaHoney, fresh water pearls, and the adorable lampwork glass fish by Denise Shipley.

From my own stash, I used seedbeads, sterling silver rounds and a sterling silver lobster clasp.

“Blue Pearl”

“Open Sea”

All the findings in these designs are sterling silver. I had a small amount in my personal stash but also lucked out because Hobby Lobby had sterling silver on sale for 50% off last week!

This was my first time to ever use any Hill Tribe silver – it has always been on my wish list so I was very excited for the opportunity!

I did not get the chance to use the little sea shells but I have an idea of how I will use them. If my idea is successful, I will share it in a future post.

I also did not use the Swarovski Crystal Rivolis but I am so happy to have them and know that they have lots of wonderful possibilities!

Check out the other participants for the 5th Bead Soup Blog Party Hop!

Hostess, Lori Anderson

Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer

1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
5.  Alesha Conklin and Becki Mendivil
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
9.  Amanda Tibbetts and Andrea Trank
10.  Amy Freeland and Kay Mallery 
14.  Barbara Lewis and Cat Pruitt
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)
17.  Cassie Donlen and Deryn Mentock
21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
34.  Diane Cook and Lyn Foley
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)
41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
42.  Erin Grant and Jean Wells
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
49.  Jamie Hogsett and Jeannie Dukic
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
58.  Karyn Bonfiglio and Kathleen Lange Klik
64.  Kristie Roeder and Lea Avroch
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
 72.  Lisa Liddy and Marion Simmons
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
84.  Nan Emmett and Nicole Valentine-Rimmer (Canada)
85.  Nancy Boylan and Suzette Bentley
88.  Patty Miller and Sara Rhoades
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)

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