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Friday, July 27, 2012

Bead Soup is done!!!

Here are my pieces from my Bead Soup mix that I received from Beti Horvath, the Stringing Fool. 

I started with the flourite rounds and added peach-lined crackle beads with black seed beads as spacers.

Here is Beti's handmade clasp.

I added adventurine lentil beads and another shape for the peach-lined crackle beads.

The final design!

I still have another set of beads to be made up so look below.

The Jasper donut decorated with brass bead caps, a pearl, and root beer colored seed beads for the bail. You can see the pearls that I used.  I added dark grey pearls to the blue ones that Beti sent me.

Other side of the above jasper donut.  I used a head pin threaded from the other side and made tight loops on this side so the pearls do not move.  Am thinking of adding short chain lengths to have a different look.

Beti's brass hook 'n eye clasp

The complete set!

 The final set of beads - Adventurine chips and flourite rounds

 I hope you have enjoyed looking at what I made.  I want to thank Lori Anderson of Pretty Things for hosting this Bead Soup Blog Hop.  I had a great time making everything and am anxiously awaiting the next Bead Soup Blog Party. 

Here is a list of the other participants in the blog hop:

 Hostess, Lori Anderson,
Alice Craddick,  Alice's Beads and Baubles
Alicia Marinache,  All The Pretty Things
Amanda Tibbetts,  Amanda Made
Amber Dawn Goldish, Inventive Soul
Annita Wilson,  AW Jewelry
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Birgitta Lejonklou,  Create With Spirit   
Candida Castleberry,    Spinning Spun Sugar
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Cassie Donlen, Glass Beadle
Cheryl McCloud,  One Thing Leads to Another
Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
Christina Hickman, Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Hendrickson,  Clamworks
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Cindy Wilson, Mommy's Dream
Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
Cory Tompkins, Tealwater Designs
Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru
Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved
Denielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things
Diane Valasek, Dragonfly Close
Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Elaine Robitaille, Too Aquarius
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Enikö Fabian, Perl-eni
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Jennifer Pottner, Rock Candy Beads
Jennifer VanBenschoten,  Jewelry, Art and Life
Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
Jessica Dickens, My Jewelry, My Life, Me
Jessica Klaaren, Beadful-Things by Jessica
Joan Williams, Lilruby Jewelry
Judith Johnston, Judith Johnston
Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Julie Anne Leggett, The Peaceful Bead
K Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
Karen Meador, Dreamcatcher Ranch
Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
Katherine Gale, Terra Beadworks
Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature Studio
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic, Slovonske Technobe
Kelli Jacobson, Creative Moon
Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly
Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade
Kim Bender-Hora, KimmyKat
Kirsi Luostarinen, Kirsi Luo Korut
Kitty Bozzini, Kitty Lampwork
Laura Demoya, The Bead Therapist
Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewelbox
Leah Curtis, Beady Eyed Bunny
Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry
Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This
Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
Marion Simmons, Shade Tree Studio
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Design
Marta Weaver, Marta Weaver Jewelry
Marti Conrad, Marti C's Clay Blog
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens, GlassBeadArt, Lampwork Beads
Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio
Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mowse Doyle, HoCArt
Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs
Niki Meiners, 365 Days of Craft
Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pamela Gangler, She Always Loved Pink
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Shannon Hicks, Falling Into the Sky
Shannon LeVart, Miss Fickle Media
Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Art Werks
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
Stacy Alderson, Iridal's Attic
Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Stephanie Stamper, Rainy Day Designs
Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau
 Tina Bosh, Every Good and Perfect Gift
Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna
Next reveal date -- August 11th!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Wow! super designs. I especially love the bead cap and the jasper donut! Love love love! Thanks for making my little soup a gourmet delight!

  2. Very nice...the completed set is a knock out! Great job!

  3. Great work - love the jasper donut focal!

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE what you have done with these.Thank you Love and hugs Tanya

  5. What a great way to use a donut focal. Cool!

  6. Very nice did a wonderful job!

    Happy blog hop!

  7. Love the green and orange combo... I am partial to flourite and aventurine - they paired nicely witht the orange crackle glass beads. I think you did well with your pairings. Look forward to seeing you in future BSBP's!

  8. Beautiful pieces ... the top necklace is amazing and I love what you've done with the donut =)

  9. Really pretty designs! I like the way you used the donut focal.

  10. Did I comment before? I think I did. Love what you did with the beads, especially the jasper. Love the beadcap and the bail. Terrific!

  11. Very nice pieces.I specially love the jasper donut necklace

  12. I love what you did with the doughnut ! I don't think that would have occurred to me.

  13. Beautiful the necklace/earring set!

  14. You did a beautiful job on your pieces. I really love the pearl necklace, it looks so elegant!

  15. You have been very creative and I love that You user a caps in the pendant to give it a floral feel :)Very pretty and so is the similar clasp

  16. Great job Carolyn! You made lovely pieces from your soup!

  17. That is some beautiful soup you cooked up! especially loving how you incorporated your focal - stunning!

  18. Very Nice. I'm getting very inspired to keep working on my soup and can't wait for my reveal on the the 11th.

  19. Absolutely gorgeous pieces!
    Everything is so beautiful.

  20. Love what you did with the donut. Very clever. Wonderful designs!

  21. Beautiful!! I especially love what you did with that creative!!

  22. Great necklace! The addition of the golden crackle beads just made it work!

  23. I LOVE how you used the donut bead! That is so beautiful! Nice job on your soup!

  24. great use of the daggers in your earring!

  25. Very pretty and dainty. I love this!

  26. I like what you did with the donut.

  27. Love these! I always admire someone that can use a donut :) I have two that I just sit and stare at lol and I love ow you matched yours to the clasp, beautiful look!

  28. Lovely designs! How great that you and your partner are good friends :)

  29. Just absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the designs!! :) GREAT JOB!

  30. My favorite is the necklace with the dark blue pearls and the stone donut! I like the color combination and the creative use of the donut bead :)

  31. Beautiful work :) I LOVE the doughnut with the beadcaps and pearls as a center piece! wonderful idea!

  32. I LOVE how you decorated the donut with the brass flower! Very clever! Thanks for coming to my party!

  33. Love the jewelry you made with your soup. You did a really nice job. I particularly like the flower in the donut that you made. Great job!

  34. Great designs, really love the pearl necklace, lovely!

  35. Well DONE!!!!I like the idea with donut....

  36. Very cleaver design with the donuts! I like how you filled it up with the brass flower. Nice work!

  37. Very cleaver design with the donuts! I like how you filled it up with the brass flower. Nice work!

  38. I love what you did with the donut. How is the headpin connected?? I love that piece the best. Very nice work!!

  39. Super great work you did! I love everything!
    jean yates

  40. Very pretty. I do love the crackled glass! What you did with the donut was excellent!! I may have to borrow your idea!

  41. I love your focal treatment, very beautiful!

  42. I just adore that second necklace. I am drawn to pearls and always love to see them used for different looks.

  43. Lovely work! You got so many pieces put together!

  44. i love the pearl set. I love what you did with the donut.

  45. I really like how you turned the donut into a focal, lovely creation!

  46. Outstanding pieces put together beautifully!

  47. I love what you did with the donut, inspired. Beautiful work.

  48. Gorgeous pieces and love the ingenuity of the donut focal!

  49. They are all so beautiful, but I especially like the Jasper donut necklace, great work!

  50. Loved what you did with the donut. I am not revealing until second reveal.

  51. Beautiful! I love seeing what people are doing with these gemstone donuts. What a beautiful focal piece! Well done!

  52. Great job, I live the second necklace, so pretty!

  53. Nice job with your soup, cool treatment of the donut focal.

  54. I love the flower in the center of the donut bead. Great pieces. :)

  55. I adore what you've done with the donut, it looks fab. Serious case of design envy right here!

  56. I absolutely love that last earring with the aventurine chips! Great designs you made!

  57. I love all your designs, especially how you turned the donut into a focal. They all are beautiful.

  58. Brilliant idea how you adapted that donut. Very cool!

  59. Very interesting use of the focal donut. Beautiful

  60. Fascinating concept you did with the donut! You are very creative !

  61. I love how you turned how you turned that donut into an entirely different focal. I always have trouble with how to use those donuts, and that looks great. Nice work.

  62. Love the necklace with the Jasper donut with the pearls. And I love what you did to the center with the bead cap. Clever AND pretty!

  63. Carolyn,
    Beautiful designs I really like the two necklaces and earring set. My favorite is the first necklace with the Aventurine disks.

  64. Everything you made is really nice, but I especially like that second necklace and what you did with the donut. Very clever!

  65. I really enjoyed reading your thought process behind the creation of these great pieces

  66. Nice work! I find filling the holes of donuts practically irresistible, love what you did here

  67. What wonderful embarrassment of beautiful riches!!! You used your soup so creatively and are absolutely prolific! I love the flower blossoming out of the earthy donut.....

  68. Carolyn, you did an awesome job!!! I love all the pieces! And what you did with that jasper donut was fabulous!!! Anyone would be proud to wear those pieces! =)

  69. Awesome jewelry designs. My favorite is the donut focal.

  70. great designs. Love it all but that jasper bead with the bead inside is really cool.

  71. Fab job! I love how you embellished the jasper donut. Beautiful!

  72. I love the set of earrings and necklace.
    ciao dall'Italia

  73. You know, the little touches you added with the seed bead spacers totally makes the piece. You have done a beautiful job.

    Melissa Muir

  74. Beautiful work - and very original doughnut setting, with the bead cap!

  75. Just catching up on BSBP posts. Fantastic work. Love the adventurine and peach crackle necklace.

  76. Great idea for that donut! I always struggle with what to do with that shape. Enjoy the day. Erin

  77. Great designs, I LOVE how you dressed up the donut, beautiful necklace and earrings.

  78. I love how you created the focal from the jasper donut.


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