Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bead Soup Party Reveal

The Bead Soup Party is ON!

This bracelet is my entry. Leslie from Bei Mondi sent me ALL of these beads and I decided my challenge would be to USE all of them! The requirements were that one focal bead and the clasp we received had to be included. I took it to the extreme and used them all which led to a nice "hunk" of a dangle that makes this bracelet really fun. It turned out to look more like a charm bracelet and it feels really good on my wrist...yep, I'm keeping this one for myself!

What is bead soup? It started with an invite from Lori Anderson and required partners sending each other:

~ A focal
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)

When the respective partners got the packages of beads, they were tasked to make something with all or part of the soup, take a picture, and post it on their blog on February 10th -- TODAY!

Now, everyone gets to hop around to all the Party Blogs to see what's been made! Scroll down for the list.

My favorite bead was the Asian influenced focal bead...

My partner was #30, Leslie of Bei Mondi.The only items I added from my bead boxes were the fat Bronzite stones flecked with gold....the little gold edged green cubes and the round, flat citrine disks you see throughout the bracelet.

Now you are off to see the others...there are a lot so be sure you break up your time into a few visits so you can see them all.


Party Participants

1. Lori, An Artists Year Off
2. Mallory, For the Love of Beads
3. Terri, Blooming Ideas
4. Cindy, Sweet Bead Studio
5. Lorelei, Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
6. Kerry, Kab's Creative Concepts
7. Erin, Treasures Found
8. Jeannette, Jeannette Blix Wire and Metal Jewelry
9. Adrienne, Adrienne Designs
10. Nan, Spirit Rattles
11. Laurel, Rue's Daftique
12. Nancy, Beading From the Heart
13. Mary, MK's Creative Musings
14. Cassie, The Glass Beadle
15. Dot, Winchell Clayworks
16. Sharon, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
17. Lisa, Lo and Behold
18. Norma, Bead Dreams and Moonlit Fantaseas
19. Judith, Judith B.
20. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
21. Maria, Garden Path Beads
22. Susan, Kaplan Creations Jewelry and Glass Design
23. Melissa, Melissa Meman: Art, Love, Life
24. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
25. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
26. Cristi, 2 If By Sea
27. Sandra, Marbella Jewelry Design
28. Maria, Greene Earth Originals
29. Barbara, Jewelry of Distinction
30. Leslie, Bei Mondi
31. Loretta, Designs by Loretta
32. Linda, Bella Bead Jewelry
33. Kathie, The Bead Cult
34. Patty, Plays With Fire
35. Nicki, Nicki's Reef
36. Anne Marie, Heart's Desire
37. Mary, Mary Harding Jewelry
38. Jayne, Mama's Got to Doodle
39. Emanda, Artemesia's Studio
40. Whitney, Whitney Lassini
41. Marcie, La Bella Joya
42. Suzann, Beadphoria
43. Jen, Jen Judd Rocks
44. Julie, Credit River Art Glass
45. Janiece, J Birds Garden
46. Kate, Organic Odysseys
47. Laurie, The Mermaid Tale
48. Michelle, My Crazy Crafty Adventure
49. Sue, Sue Beads
50. Janeen, Wild Vanilla Designs
51. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse
52. Kristie, Artisan Clay
53. Regina, Regina's Writings
54. Tari, Pearl and Pebble
55. Lyn, Lyn Foley
56. Beth, Sunshine Daydreamz
57. Cathryn, Chile Cats
58. Emma, Fred Bean's Nook
59. Connie, Cetta Cheese Chatter
60. Juli, Jul's Beads
61. Julie, RockerJewlz
62. Libby, LibbyLeu and Glass Too
63. Melanie, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
64. Katie, My Life and My Beads
65. Zuleykha, Zuleykha's Polymer Clay
66. Rekella, Me But a Little More in Depth
67. Ricki, What's New at Ricki Voges Design
68. Lisa, Lucid Moon Studio
69. Jo, Daisychain Jewellery
70. Lynette, Rock Hill Designs
71. Lynne, Island Girl's Insights
72. Chas, One Woman's Haven
73. Ruthie, Rose Works Jewelry
74. Elizabeth, Turquoise Sky
75. Maire, Maire Dodd
76. Janet, Singing Woods
77. Eileen, Dorset Hill Beads
78. Julie, Miss Kitten's Jewels
79. Joann, Jo's Jewels
80. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
81. Mel, Kookie Designs
82. Erin, Every Heart Crafts
83. Dale, Flights of Fancy
84. Dee, Runako Designs


Kate said...

Wow! That's like a minestrone soup! Certainly a conversation starter! So much to look at. It would be especially fun to wear to a party, sure to be noticed, or somewhere you may have to wait like a doctors office, airport, etc so you will have time to go through each one and admire all the components! Bravo on using them all!

Have a great time at the party!

Kate #46

Lorelei said...

WOW! That must have taken you forever! I love the earthiness of the color palette. I bet it makes a great jingle when worn too!

Emma said...

What an absolute treasure and the colors work so nicely together. I love the many different beads to look at :0)

bellajoya said...

What a wonderfully chunky bracelet and so reminiscent of fall! Me likes! Great job!

Kella said...

Loving the bracelet, it is right up my street.

RockerJewlz said...

Kate, you really "got" the charm bracelet reference. Lorelei, you are SO right, it makes a lovely and gentle tingle as it all moves.

Thanks for all your comments, everyone!

Heather Powers said...

now that'a a nice chunk of beads! I like how you used everything your partner sent.

Julianna Cannon said...

Lovin' the danglage~ this would be super fun to wear. Gimme it.
:P :P :P

Cathryn said...

That's a great bracelet to wear with either a slinky black dress or with your favorite pair of worn jeans! I love it's versitility!

Lisa said...

Very eclectic! I love it and I bet it moves nicely.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, that is FABULOUS! I love the earthy colors. It looks nice and substantial, and I bet it feels so great on your wrist! This looks like it was a ton of fun to make.

Pearl and Pebble said...

What and AMAZING BRACELET! I love that you incorporated everything. All the beads are just beautiful! Very cool:) Enjoy!

Pretty Things said...

That's just gorgeous! What a terrific job!

Thanks for being a part of the party — we’ll do it again soon!

Loretta said...

Love the design. You did a great job.

Susan said...

What a terrific bracelet!

Rickie said...

Yum! Your bracelet is fabulous!

Jenny J-V said...

I love it! So much texture and fun! I'm sure it feels great to wear...enjoy it!!

Connie said...

so much detail....just beautiful!

Terri said...

Love is just yummy no matter how you look at it. Such talent!

Word verification...snowi

no kidding!

Michelle Mach said...

I love bracelets like this with a bit of everything--fun to wear and sure to get a lot of nice comments!

JBird's Garden said...

What a great collaboration! You did your partner's beads proud. Nice job!

TesoriTrovati said...

That is a way-cool bracelet! And I would definitely keep if for myself! I think that Leslie picked some great colors. Bravo for including all of them (I tried. I have 4 beads left that I plan to make into earrings to match). Thanks for sharing this heaping serving of great soup! Be sure to stop by and taste some of mine. Enjoy the day! Erin

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a challenge you set up for yourself and how super successful you were in your execution.

Boot ~C said...

this is my favourite kind of bracelet,lots of stuff,chunky beads & fab colours beautiful!

Spirited Earth said...

this is so the earthy colors

Regina said...

What a creative way to use all the beads and they look so good together too! Great idea! Great job! I love chunky clunky clanky bracelets! nothing boring about this one.

lisa oram said...

That bracelet is so rich and complex and beautiful. You and your partner both did a great job. I love the bead you sent her. Isn't this fun!?

Party on!

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

Nice piece! I love all the colors and the asian inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Julie Nordine . Credit.River.Art.Glass said...

WOW, Julie. You didn't take this challenge lightly, did you?? This bracelet is fantastic!! Nice job!

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

I love your piece! It all came together so beautifully. Very earthy and "zen" like. You did a marvelous job!

Jo Ann Gallagher said...

Wow! What a lot of work but you did a beautiful job! Love this!

Janet said...

Wow thats a really Unafraid pc!! You could walk into a room and be the center stage with a great outfit one! Really zippy wonderful creation!!!

Emma said...

so creative... I just love this piece. Yummy :0)

Jo said...

I'm not surprised that you are keeping this for yourself! It is beautiful, the beads and the colours gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

What a fun mix of beads! You made a great piece with the assortment. I like your focal too.

(Thanks for getting the link to my blog correct ;))

Erin said...

Sweet bracelet! Love the mix of beads!

Islandgirl said...

What a great bracelet I didn't come close to using all of my beads! Maybe the next party should have a requirement that we use everything!

Dee said...

Love the design and love the color pallet. The fact that you were able to use everything is also an accomplishment...great job!

Adrienne Jewelry Designs said...

I love charm bracelets and this one is definitely a wonderful mix of color and texture...and FUN! Love it!

Patti said...

Funky cool!

Nicki said...

I love this kind of bracelet. YOu can look at it for hours and still find more interesting stuff in there. I have some beads left over so I should probably try to make one myself.... Thanks for the inspiration, you made a very nice piece.

Lynette said...

Your bracelet is awesome, you make it look so effortless! Enjoy it!

Linda said...

Nice job on your bead soup creation!

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