Friday, March 29, 2013

Bead Soup Reveal #1

This is my first Bead Soup Swap and I am really excited! I had all my pieces made and was heading to the beach for Easter break with my extended family, a perfect setting for taking pictures. One problem, I remembered the necklace and forgot the earrings.
I will post pictures of the earrings when we get home, probably Tuesday.

Here is my soup that I received from Breana.
Check out her blog here:  Vault 31

I was really stumped on what to do with the pieces I received.  I usually don't work with any gold parts and pieces.  I have some gold chains, but they were way to fine for my ideas.  I picked out this brass chain and found I was very pleased with the look next to the gold.  I then created dangles with the unique head pins that were in my soup.
Something was still not right with the necklace, so I dug into my stash and found the flower shaped double drilled shell that went perfect with the pieces Breana sent me.
After messing around trying to wire wrap it onto the chain, I gave up.  It was not what I was looking for.
Then there to my right sitting on my table was the beautiful hand died seam binding from Karen Lackey.  Check out her Etsy shop at Starshine Salon.

Check out the other amazing artists and what they did with their bead soup!
Happy Hopping Everyone!
Just one last picture - This was the sunset overlooking the sound in the distance, just before I sat down to work on this blog.
This is what I will be looking at today as I check out all the amazing Bead Soup Blogs!

First and Last Name
Blog URL
Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
*Breana Fry
***Breana is my soup partner.****
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain
Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe
Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell
Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman
Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue
Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite
Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora
Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher
Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus
Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver
Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider
Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan
Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro
Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson
Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke

Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks
Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer
Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday


  1. Hi partner! I'm glad you were able to come up with something pretty even though it was outside of your normal elements! I have learned a lot for next time too. Thanks for swapping with me. I had fun with this. And that sunset looks great! We are still dealing with snow on the ground here in the Midwest :(

  2. Beautiful necklace - how could you not produce great work with that inspiring view! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Love that focal, and what a perfect setting for your pictures. Great job!
    Gina H

  4. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I'm visiting all blogs...
    lovely necklace, perfect for summer, I really like that simple perfection :)
    ciao dall'Italia

  5. Amazing work !
    Beautiful necklace!

  6. Love the focal and what a good idea to take pictures in this setting! Lovely necklace!

  7. Lovely necklace! And yes, I do envy you the sunset - here we have lately only rain and rain and rain and fog ....

  8. Brilliant use of those double drilled shells. The piece really came together. I also think you photographed it beauifully. Nice work!

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  10. Beautiful necklace you've designed. It is classic and modern at the same time given by the fabric you've added. Looking forward to the earrings.

  11. How serendipitous was that? A sea side memories necklace and you're getting to visit the beach! Wonderful necklace!

  12. I so love the pic on the beach! It's perfect! A beautiful necklace!

  13. You took the beach necklace to the beach ! Ahaha, you lucky dog ! Enjoy your awesome weather and keep on rocking !

  14. Nice work on your soup. Be sure to post the earrings on facebook when you get home so we all remember to look.

  15. Love your work, looks beautiful!

  16. Anything sea related is a hit in my book. beautiful.

  17. So pretty!!! Love that focal!!

  18. Maybe this could be a new trend. Everyone takes their finished Soup on "location" for photography! Your necklace is pretty and fun, perfect for a moonlight stroll on the beach after a nice dinner. Looking forward to seeing the earrings.

  19. Love the necklace Heather.. Where is the sunset view??

    1. The sunset is from Nags Head, NC. We were there for Easter break with the family.

  20. summer creation, elegat project, conratulations!

  21. That chain is perfect and the seam binding adds some whimsy - love it!

  22. your piece is gorgeous. i love the starfish pendant :)

  23. Very pretty - enjoy the wine!

  24. Great pendant, very special ♥!!!

  25. Very extraordinary, your design - I like it :0)

  26. A lovely piece: very elegant and delicate, I see it as a perfect bohemian bride necklace! Love it!

  27. Very nice piece, I really like what you did!

  28. I really like the way you connected this piece! I have learned so much, thank you!

  29. Hi Heather Ty so much for sharing your fantastic vision for your soup. I think it is awesome. bye for now and Happy beading

  30. I enjoyed your blog. I hope you are enjoying you travels! The sunset picture is breath-taking - and so is your jewelry!!

  31. Lovely necklace. and thanks for sharing your view with us. :-)

  32. Love the soft color palette and design! Beautiful work!!

  33. Great design, I really like the 'little bits' of ribbon, they add just the right look!! ~KM

  34. What a whimsical design! It is very cool. Thank you for sharing your creation with us.

  35. Great job Heather! Very unique! Bold & feminine at the same time. Love it!

  36. Very pretty - I like the combination of the seashells and the sky blue ribbon. And I envy you the view you have!

  37. Love your necklace! Perfect background for the photo!

  38. That is a beautiful necklace! really pretty.

  39. YES! That fabric is perfect!!!! And I'm so glad you embraced the challenge of working with things outside your comfort zone. I find that when I do, those are the things my customers reach for first!


  40. Beautiful Heather, love your photo shoot too!!

  41. Your work is exquisite and these are certainly exceptional. Thanks for sharing these special pieces.

  42. That was a great piece. The colors just blended so well. It is amazing how sometimes what we think won't work ends up working..Love the beach too!

  43. The ribbon looks great alongside those fab focal beads, beautiful.

  44. What a perfectly pretty necklace you made! Your use of the brass and the gold work together so well, making the gold really pop. It's such a nice piece. :)

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