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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Hop reveal

Today is the day for the reveal of the 8th Bead Soup Blog Hop.  I think this is my third time particpating in this annual event.  I always look forward to it as it stretches my creativity.

Lori Anderson puts on the Bead Soup Blog Hop each year.  There was a one day sign-up this year and approximately 500 people signed up.  Over the next several weeks Lori matches up two beaders and emails them with the other's contact information.  The two beaders get to know each other and exchange soup ingredients.

My bead soup partner is Billie R.S. Rothove and you can find her blog here:  Artist at Work  Be sure to visit her blog to see what she has made from the bead soup that I sent her.

Here is what Billi sent me to work with:

Hematite shapes

Hematite rounds and spacers

Painted wooden beads

Wooden spacers

Antique trade beads
Billi also included the following:

Copper findings and chain

Cloisonne beads

I decided to use the hematite beads, the painted wooden beads, the wooden spacers and the antique trading beads in one necklace.

I did some wrapped loops (I need more practice on making these)  to join the wood beads and the hematite triangles together.   I then strung the hematite rounds with the wooden spacers and the hematite spacers with the antique trade beads.

Here is a picture of the complete set that I made

Here is a close up of the spacers that I used from the bead soup mix.

Close up of the clasp from my stash.

For the next piece that I did, I used the copper findings and cloisonne beads.  I strung the cloisonne beads on beading wire and then added chain to make a necklace.

Here is a picture of the clasp that Billi sent and I used at the front of the necklace.

I still have some soup ingredients that I will be using in the next couple of weeks.  I will come back and add them to this post but will also create a new post to showcase them.

Thanks for coming by.  Be sure to visit the other 499 participants.  I have seen some of the soup pieces and they are scrumptious looking.  Here is a link to the list of participants:

Here is a list of the participants if you would rather work from a list:

Lori Anderson, Hostess

Tina Bosh                        
Kristina Hahn Eleniak       
Kari Asbury                     
Kris Binsfield                   
Cheryl Gangle                  
Amber Dawn                   
Michelle Wigginton           
Kayla Potega                    
Becky Pancake                 

Debbie Rogers                   
Jenny Kyrlach                   
Genea Crivello-Knable       
Deborah Read                   
Julianna Cannon                
Lisa Liddy                        
Debbie Rasmussen            
Iveth Caruso                     
Rana Wilson                     
Corrie Williams                 

Linda Anderson                
Miranda Ackerley             
Andra Weber                   
Loretta Carstensen            
Penny Houghton               
Tania Hagen                     
Robin Reed                      
Laurie Vyselaar                 
Rachel Baron                    
Erin Guest                         

Emma Todd                                  
Kelly Schermerhorn                  
Dana Hickey                                  
Rebecca Ednie                             
Marybeth Rich                             
Sherri Levinton                            
RaMona Woolson                      
Jo-Ann Woolverton                   
Audrey Belanger                        
Candida Castleberry                  

Renetha Stanziano                    
Carolyn Chenault                        
Toltec  Jewels                              
Diana Welte                                  
Jean A. Wells                                
Bev Breisinger                             
Autumn Adams                           
DiYana Alcalde                             
Patty Gasparino                          
Karen Mitchell                             

Regina Santerre                          
Dhea Powers                               
Jayne Capps                                 
Keri Lee Sereika                          
Melissa Trudinger                      
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca                    
Jeanne Steck                                
Carolyn Lawson                (You are here)
Kay Thomerson                           

Maybeline Tay                             
Jackie Locantore                         
D'Arsie Manzella                         
Jacqueline Marchant                
Beccy Peterson                           
Katie Nielson-Nunez                 
Heidi Kingman                             
Andrea Glick                                 
Rose Johnson                              

Nicole Demore                            
Marti Conrad                                
Marianna Boylan                        
Mitzie Crider                                
Christa Murphy                           
Alisa Siceloff                                 
Maria Rios                                     
Tracy Martin                                 
Nan Emmett                                 
Jelveh Jafarian                                

Ali McCarthy                                 
Jennifer LaVite                            
Dolores Raml                                
Valerie Kravette                         
Bobbie Rafferty                          
Kathleen Breeding                     
Kristi Brokaw                                
Lisa Suver                                      
Natalie Moten                             
Jami Shipp                                     

Diana Shiraishi                             
Heather Otto                               
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp          
Lisa Knappenberger                  
Charlene Jacka                            
Patty Miller                                   
Sandi James                                  
Marianne Hurley                        
Cris Peacock                                 
Andrea Rivers                              

Gloria Allen                                   
Kandice Seeber                           
Janine Lucas                                 
Sandy Richardson                       
Hajer Waheed                             
Cynthia Abner                             
Peggy Johnson                            
Tina Holden                                   
Julie Bowen                                  
Heather Richter                          

Sarah Strover                               
Kimberly Idalski                           
Sandi Volpe                                  
Tandra Boyer                               
Klaudete Koon                            
Michaela Pabeschitz                 
Mea-B. Uebler                            
Mandi Effron                                
Evelyn Shelby                              
Shai Williams                                

Natalie Davidson                        
Evelyn Duberry                           
Eszter Czibulyas                          
Sylvia Lupberger                         
Divya N                                           
Blanca Medina                             
Ginger Davis Allman                  
Chris Eisenberg                           

Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic       
Jodie Marshall                             
Margareta Saari                          
Menka Gupta                              
Dian Hierschel                              
Kashmira Patel                            
Christina Miles                             
Inge von Roos                              
Sam Siegel                                     
Gina Hockett                                

Linda Newnham                         
Enikö Fabian                                 
Dorota Żerańska                         
Shalini Austin                               
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens          
Silke Groeber                               
Birgit Klughardt                           
Rebecca Anderson                    
Niky Sayers                                   
Stefanie Teufel                           

Rosantia Petkova                       
Alenka Obid                                           Pepita Handmade
Jacqueline Keller                        
Sam Waghorn                              
Jackie Ryan                                   
Kumi Fisher                                   
Joan Williams                               
Stephanie Weiss                         
Elsbeth Fuchs                               
Johanna Nash                              

Natascha Marty                          
Sarah Goode                                
Agata Grygiel                               
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller        
Rebecca Sirevaag                       
Magdalena Sikora                      
Ana Krepel                                    
Saskia Letta                                   
Beth Emery                                   
Lizzie Clarke                                  

Evie and Beth McCord              
Marcia Dunne                              
Agi Kiss                                           
Esterina Jagiella                           
Judith Johnston                          
Jenny Vidberg                             
Klaudia Toth                                 
Merja Sundström                       
Colleen Vinthagen                     
Leah Curtis                                    

Giorgia Rossini                             
Sandra Wollberg                         ‎
Annica Larsson                            
Johana Nunez                              
Krafty Max                                    
Lori Schneider                              
Mary Govaars                              
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi  
Maddison Langford                   
Ginger Bishop                              

Birgitta Lejonklou                       
Lesley Watt                                   
Doris Stumpf                                
Marjolein Trewavas                  
Silvia Sernicola                             
Roxanne Blanc                             
Wendy Chamberlain                 
Siobhán Keogh                            
Claire Fabian                                 
Katrin Fenzke                               

Eva Wills                                         
Kathy Lindemer                          
Bridget Torres                              
Marina Passarella                       
Christina Hickman                      
Tammie Everly                             
Ana Cravidao                                
Keren Panthaki                           
Jennifer VaBenschoten           

Solange Collin                              
Marina Kosović                            
Michelle Tucker                          
Sue Rennie                                   
Claire Lockwood                                   Something to Do With Your Hands
Barb Solem                                   
Caroline Dewison                       
Noemi Baena Roman                
Marsela Schroth                         

Amy Severino                              
Vonna Maslanka                         
Andra Marasteanu                    
Cherrie Warzocha                      
Amanda Wacasey                      
Marcy Lamberson                      
Lisa Johnson                                 
Gail Vanderster-Zwang            
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                 
Asri Wahyuningsih                     

Laurie Ament                               
Lilik Kristiani                                  
Stephanie Haussler                   
Deb Fortin                                     
Kelly Hosford Patterson          
Katy Heider                                   
Christine Stonefield                  
Dagmar Liebisch                          
Sandra McGriff                            

Sheila Daniels                               
Rossana De Gaspari                   
Cory Tompkins                            
Judy Riggs                                      
Lora Bright                                     
Tina Noonan                                 
Shawn Price                                  
April Grinaway                             
Cheryl Roe                                    

Pam Hurst                                     
Shirley Moore                              
Emmanuelle Roué                     
Tammy Adams                            
Kristin Oppold                              
Catie Doman                                
Sheila Prosterman                     
Cheryl Foiles                                 
Stephanie Perry                          
Barbara Fernald                          

Debi Dufrene                               
Kathy Stemke                              
Anne Betenson                           
Chris Haussler                              
Catherine King                             
Andria Poole                                
Sherri Stokey                               
Sharyl King                                    
Donna Millard                              
Gayle Dyck                                    

Gen Smith                                     
Deanna Cox                                  
Beti Horvath                                 
Rose Rushbrooke                       
Arlene Dean                                 
Maria Rosa Sharrow                  
Deborah Apodaca                      
Veralynne Malone                     
Stacy Alderson                            
Eva Sherman                                

Cassi Paslick                                  
Cindy Boissonneault                    
Linda Sadler                                  
Louise Glazier                              
Susan McClelland                       
Kathrin Lembke                          
Susanne Stelljes                          
Terry Jeanette Carter                  
Susan Kelly                                    

Kim Paige                                       
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell         
Annita Wilson                              
Tracey Leeder                              
Elizabeth Bunn                            
Allison Fitzpatrick                       
Tania Spivey                                 
Ilenia Ruzza                                   
Lauren Potts                                 
Lynn Jobber                                  

Lee Koopman                              
Carol Wilson                                 
Elizabeth Woodford                  
Rochelle Brisson                         
Shari Replogle                              
Janeen Sorensen                       
Kat Barron Miller                        
Elaine Robitaille                                     http:/
Darlene Fortier                            

Leslie Schenkel                            
Kym Hunter                                  
Leslie Wayment                          
Beckie Robison                            
Hannah Trost                               
Kim Hutchinson                           
Liz Engriser                                    
Diah Anggreni                              
Monique Urquhart                    
Kim Williams                                 

Theresa Buchle                           
Susan Bowie                                 
Pam DeBoer                                 
Skylar Bre'z                                   
Janet Loomis                                
Tari Kahrs                                       
Nancy Smith                                 
Erin Grant                                      
Barbara Mason                            
Karin King                                      

Mary K. McGraw                        
Mandi Ainsworth                       
Jasvanti Patel                               
Donna Conklin                             
Karen Jones                                  
Lori Finney                                    
Sheila Davis                                   
Sabine Dittrich                             

Nicole Valentine Rimmer        
Marge Beebe                               
Michelle McCarthy                    
Chandra Merod                          
Nancy Olliver                                
Alison Sachs                                  
Kay Mallery                                   
Beth Petricoin                              
Marta Grabalowska                   
Clare Etheridge                           

Heather Marston                       
Ann Rishell                                              Http://
Cece Cormier                               
Shannon German                       
Mary Ellen Merrigan                 
Cheryl Brown                               
Mary Hicks                                   
Judy Robinson                             
Danielle Kelley                             
Cate van Alphen                         

Patricia Buchanan                       
Billi R.S. Rothove                         
Laura Blanck                                 
Pam Traub                                     
Fay Wolfenden                           
Kristi Harrison                              
Karen Martinez                           
Sarah Singer                                 
Megan Tillery                               
Dana James                                  

Rachel Stewart                            
Valerie Cook                                 
Debra Gibson                               
Pat Haight                                      
Rachel Stanley                             
Sandra Pendragon                     
Anja Schultz                                  
Sharon Driscoll                             
Lecia Woessner                           
Kitty Durmaj                                 

Donetta Farrington                    
Bonnie Coursolle                        
Laurie Wirth                                  
Lori Callahan                                 
B.R. Kuhlman                               
Karin Grosset Grange               
Rebekah Payne                           
Lori Bowring Michaud               

Jael Thorp                                      
Patty Woodland                          
Eleanor Burian-Mohr                
Susanna Lehto                             
June Butt                                       
Melissa Muir                                
Laney Mead                                 
Tamera Norris                              
Andrea Trank                               

Marie Covert                              
Valerie Tilghman                         
Jean Baldridge Yates                 
Sierra Barrett                               
Patricia Robitaille                        
Leanne Loftus                              
Sally Russick                                  
Mallory Hoffman                    
Dini Bruinsma                               
Marde Lowe                                 

Hannah Annear                           
Patty Johnson                              
Valerie Norton                            
Ann Sherwood                            
Staci Smith                                    
Jen Purple                                     
Ruth Szapa                                    
CJ Bauschka                                  
Karla Morgan                               
Suz Hamel                                     

Laura Guenther                          
Elisabeth Auld                              
Martha Aleo                                 
Shiraz Biggie                                 
Brendalee Astells                          
Heather d'Entremont                   
Kelly Morgan                                
Lori Blanchard                              

Susan Kennedy                           
Rain Hannah                                 
Janice Warden Bergeron         
Melissa Packer                            
Jana Haverty                                
Cindy Ritchie                                
Marianne Baxter                        
Denise McCabe                           
Sharon Palac                                 
Cathy Buckley                              

Jennifer Van Horn                      
Crystal Rector                              
Susan Walls                                   
Penny Neville                              
Lisa Cone                                       
Heather Davis                              
Michelle Escano                          
Carmen Lau                                  
Janet Borzecki                             
Rhonda Hagerman                     

Katrina Taylor                               
Molly Alexander                         
Nicole Rennell                             
Chris McGilvery                           
Erin Prais-Hintz                            
Dawn Williams                             
Kate Dufour                                  
Robin Lynne Showstack           
Elizabeth Hodges                        

Adlinah Kamsir                            
Carol Dillman                                
Christine Hansen                        
Andrea Frank                               
Tracy Stillman                               
Denise Petersen                         
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom       
Madonna Liza Cruz-Comia      
Suzann Sladcik Wilson              

Terri Gauthier                              
Alicia Marinache                         
Barbara Bechtel                          
Hannah Rosner                           
Keren von Hoeren                      
Lea Avroch                                    
Maire Dodd                                  


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  2. The first piece looks so modern with the different geometric shapes. Very pretty.

  3. Great necklaces from a wonderful soup!

  4. Wow, you received a very interesting and challenging combination of beads. It would have been tough for me to figure out what to do with them, but you did a great job. Love those triangle beads and those painted woods look great the way you used them. Great job! You should be proud.

  5. Lovely pieces, I especially like the cloisonné necklace!

  6. I really like what you ahve doen! Great job!

  7. Oh wow, those triangles make for such a funky necklace ! (In a good way, I promise !) They add so much movement to the piece !

  8. Excellent job! I love how you used the triangle and circles...very neat looking! And I too have a problem with wire wrapping...but practice makes they say...Love the pieces! Thanks for joining and posting!

  9. I love how you made the focal with the hematite . Brilliant!


  10. Love the combination of hematite and the red beads. very nice. Well done.

  11. Beautiful hematite beads and those dark red beads make such a great combination! The cloisonne beads are little beauties too! You did make ♥lovely jewellery with them.

  12. love your beautiful triangles necklace!

  13. The hematite and wood bead necklace is a fun piece and the cloisonne piece is beautiful, especially like how you incorporated the clasp in the front of the design!

  14. I really like how you used the hematite shapes!

  15. I like what you did with the hematite triangles. I would find them challenging. My favorite is the cloisonne necklace.

  16. Lovely designs with your soup. It looks as if you could maybe wear that first necklace turned to the side and have a whole new look.

  17. Oh! So pretty. The necklace is a great combination of shapes and colors! Looks like we have another successful hop under our belts!

  18. It is really nice the way you used the geometrical shapes. It doesn´t look sharp to the eye, but rather pleasing. Nicely done.

  19. Love the geometric! such fun shapes to play with!

  20. Love geometric shapes so much fun :)

  21. Love the geometric! such fun shapes to play with!

  22. Love the geometric necklace - and the red one is beautiful too!

  23. What a fascinating soup you received! I like how you combined the hematite shapes with the painted wooden beads. Very nice work!

  24. The painted round beads are amazing! I love how you incorporated the triangles in. It's nice to see a different shap now and again. Very well done!

  25. You did a great job with your soup.

  26. Hematite is one of my favorites and it does match very well with those red beads. Nice work!

  27. Those hematite triangles were quite striking. I'm glad you were able to use the trade beads and hematite to make a very bold necklace

  28. Oh, the way you used the triangular beads was so great! Those would have seriously stumped me. Nicely done.

  29. Love the first necklace the best, the geometric shapes and simple but classy design. I am a great believer in "less is more", that sometimes, the simple clean lines speak volumes. Nice work.

  30. Great pieces! I find triangles hard to work with but you rocked them!

  31. You did a wonderful job of showcasing those beautiful hematite shapes and painted wood bead Carolyn. I like the cloisonne necklace also.

  32. Great pieces, I especially like the Shapes necklace, the combination of different geometric shapes makes it very dramatic.

  33. What an interesting soup! You created some terrific pieces with it.

  34. I think u did a most excellent job with your soup. I like it all. Ty so very much for sharing with us all... We'll I hate to just drop a comment off and run but I have to hop on over to some more blogs...bye now and happy hopping

  35. Wow! Love the geometrical feel of the hematite! The cloisonne is so pretty too! Lovely necklaces! :)

  36. Fun materials to work with. I love those painted beads and your designs came out so cute!

  37. Lovely pieces - those triangles are really unique and you showcased them beautifully =)

  38. You made beautiful pieces with that soup! I so appreciate your creative process.

  39. Just love the first necklace! What a great blend of hard and soft elements.

  40. Love the hematite shapes. I have not seen them before. Love them in the design.

  41. As i scrolled through the beads you received in your soup I knew I was going to like the outcome....I was right very cool necklace and earrings. Great job!

  42. LOVE LOVE LOVE that hematite and wood bead necklace!!! Great Job! Have a Blessed Day!!!

  43. What an original solution you came up with for those triangles! Both necklace are beautiful

  44. What an interesting soup! Great job...gorgeous pieces!

  45. I have an affinity for triangles and I love how you used them! I thought at first it would make a great bracelet component. I think you did a great job with the fun ingredients you received. Keep practicing the wrapped loops! Each one gets easier and better than the last. Thank you for sharing your creations in the 8th Bead Soup! Enjoy the day. Erin

  46. Love the geometric look of the triangles in the first necklace, and the cloisonné necklace is very pretty too.

  47. Love the combination of ancient and modern style in your necklace, Carolyn :) Sorry to be so late visiting but I am working backwards LOL.

  48. That was my first thought (see PiPa's comment) - you found a way with those triangles, varies shapes, colors and textures and made a necklace that looks like its moving and the earrings look like they are spinning! As far as cloisonnes are concerned, they are so beautiful that I like how you decided to string them altogether - that beauty is never too much!

  49. Love the triangles! Your pieces are way cool! You did a really Soup-er job with your bead soup!

  50. hematite always throws me but you used it beautifully! great job!

  51. Those triangles look so cool and your design shows them off perfectly.

  52. I love those triangles. Your focal is very unique. Great design!! I would love to see what you do with with the cloisonne!

  53. Wow I love the geometric set! Such great movement and each component plays up the others so beautifully. I don't usually care too much for geometric patterns but I REALLY like this. Well done1