Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bead Soup is Served!

Hello everyone,
My Bead Soup partner for this 6th Bead Soup Party is Sandra, and these are the lovely beads, focal (handmade by Sandra), and the out of the ordinary hook and eye clasp that I received from her. The clasp and focal presented no problem at all, I could think of so many ways to use them both. The selection of beads she sent me got me intrigued... I am usually drawn to bright and bold, larger and more dramatic beads, usually it is nothing small and subtle for me...

So I decided to challenge myself further and use most all of these beads she sent me.

I added in a variety of white freshwater pearls, some green Agate rondelles and I present to you Misty Meadows!

I did not use the two beautiful silver rondelle beads she sent me. I am saving it for the suitable partner beads to come along. Nothing I had in my stash seemed right for these beauties, so that will be for another time and day.

Please visit my partner Sandra and see what she has made with the bead soup I sent her.

Now to say thank you to all you blog hopping bead soup loving beaders, I have some Pink Soup ingrediants to giveaway in honor of our lovely pink-haired host Lori Anderson of Pretty Things.

The giveaway soup consists of:

Pink silk cord
Pink Mother of Pearl cross-shaped beads
Cloissonne bead with pink flower
Large carved pink agate bead
Vaiour shapes and sizes of Rose Quartz
Pink Magnesite butterfly
Neon pink Swarovski baroque pearls
Pink Swarovski crystal elements
Pink Swarovski round pearls
Cultured freshwater pearls in shades of pink.

All you got to do is...
Become a follower, if are not one already.
Leave a comment and that is all there is to it.
You will be entered in the draw to randomly pick a winner.
Winner will be picked and announced on August 31, 2012.

Thank you for stopping by... enjoy the bead soup party.

Here are the rest of the bead chefs serving their soups today...

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 
Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barb Fernald, Barbara S. Fernald Jewelry 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners
Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 
 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Davis, Natural Treasures by Deb
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead
Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads
Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Krafty Max, Krafty Max Originals
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae

Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures

Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Marcia Dunne, The Alternative Foundry
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place
 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Melissa Muir, Kelsi's Closet Jewelbox
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 

Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art


Mags said...

I adore your design and the volume with two rows of beads. Lovely!

m.e. said...

Bead-utiful design .
this necklace that is bound to be a favorite,frequently worn piece.
The colors are so very soft and serene .
Delicious Soup !
m.e. :)

Jenni said...

A beautiful two strand piece..I love the addition of the pearls which really compliment the soft greens. How thoughtful of you to do a pink giveaway in honor of Lori...I'll put my hand up for that if open to OS participants. I am already a follower.

The Jewelry Larder by Maybeline Tay said...

I love the addition of fresh water pearls of various shapes in the necklace. It adds to the texture of the necklace. Nice!

Tammie said...

Love that focal & clasp. I think you did a nice job of making a statement piece with some classic and subtle components, Good work.

Cytherea Bijoux said...

Totally pretty and the focal is so beautiful! Yummy!

Agata Grygiel

adlinah said...

The focal pendant is lovely and I think you showcased it beautifully. All those greens in the necklace makes it a rather 'tranquil' piece. It would be wonderful to wear to work to stave off any potential stress :-)!

Shirley said...

What a truly lovely necklace! Soft, easy colors, and great design.

bailaora said...

Beautiful necklace! Creative! Congratulations!

Sandra said...

What a beautiful necklace you've created with the bead soup I sent you. I hope you enjoyed the challenge! Come visit my blog and let me know what you think.

Kumi at Malie Kai Designs said...

Beautiful strands!

A Polymer Penchant said...

very pretty and oh so wearable I could picture it with many things. I love your giveaway idea, what a fitting thank you

Anonymous said...

Your piece is so beautiful. can i borrow that for church tomorrow?! ha!

Amy's said...

Lovely necklace

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Your necklace is stunning! The very sweet color scheme is perfect for that silver pendant which is so very, very pretty BTW :)

Thank you so much for holding a giveaway, too! I would love the chance to win so I can great something fabulous ^.^

I'm your newest follower under Kayla @ TheEclecticElement

Happy Hopping!

Leslie said...

Love the balance you created without being symmetrical. And I never know what to do with center drilled stick pearls.

CraftyHope said...

What a really pretty necklace you created. I like the layers you gave it. Beautifully done!

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

I love how you worked outside your box with the smaller beads and I feel your pain because mom and I usually work with big and bold beads and pendants. I think you nailed it with that necklace - gorgeous design and love all the beads/colors you used!

Francy said...

Love your design, very beautiful.

Pretty Things said...

Just GORGEOUS! I love those stones!

Anonymous said...

love it! the colors are soo cool!

Ginger Bishop said...

I really like your necklace and would love to be entered for the soup. I am now a follower. Now off to check out more of your blog.

Shaiha said...

I just love that necklace! The colors are so muted and lovely.

steufel said...

Oh Regina, love the piece, the name - everything!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

A very unique necklace !Congrats!

Andrea said...

You made it work. Beautiful wearable jewelry.

Alice said...

Such a beautiful necklace! It reminds me of autumn when the leaves are just beginning to turn.

Anonymous said...


I loved your design... amazing job using your bead soup! Super fun to hop and enjoy!!

Great job with your beautiful soup! :) Kris

Anonymous said...

Very pretty necklace, the title suits it perfectly. Who can resist a pink soup? I love those butterflies.

Deb said...


Sandi Volpe said...

Beautiful, love it!!

Tanya Ozanne said...

Green and pearls.Delightful combination.Love and hugs Tanya

one-eared pig said...

Very nice composition and use of the soup!

Lilyweeds at Augusta Kent Studio said...

you succeeded on your challenge. such a great necklace. beautiful work! ~diana

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Regina, you have really succeeded in fulfilling the premise of this challenge: as you said, these beads were not your usual choices. Yet you designed a gorgeous necklace within the colour scheme and style of your soup. "Misty Meadows" is a beautiful name... I bet those stones and pearls have a shifting quality when in different types of light.

Kepi said...

Misty Meadows is so fitting, very pretty.

Lola said...

Beautiful! I love the mix of stones and pearls!

Studio Diva said...

Lovely design! <3

Lupe Meter said...

Such a lovely design!! Nice job! Very thoughtful of you to do a giveaway in honor of our host...count me in!

Elisabeth said...

Regina - your necklace is a stunner! I would love to win the pink goodies :-)

LoriF said...

What a lovely serene piece! Very Celtic looking, in color and theme to my eye.

Azure Accessories said...

Simply gorgeous Regina!!! I have a difficult time with asymmetry you do it so very well! the necklace featured on the left as well! :~)


Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Regina,
I love your necklace it is so beautiful.

fireflymyst said...

Great design! I love the pearls added in to your necklace! Great length too! The focal and clasp work well with your design!

Courtney said...

What a beautiful necklace! I love the colors and how you show off the focal! Yummy soup.

Shel said...

I really love how you tied everything together in your necklace so perfectly - it's beautiful. It's subtle, because of the colors, but it's also quite an eye-grabber!! Very nice design.

Jean A. Wells said...

Love that necklace. Those stick pearls give it such great interest and texture. It is beautiful. Great job!

April Grinaway said...

Love it 'cause there's a lot going on !! Now a follower ~

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love the focal and clasp you were sent and what you did when them. Of course I am real partial to those colors.

Kim said...

I love that necklace, so soft and pretty! I love the idea of doing a give away in honor of Lori, and I am already a follower.

Patricia L Johnson Glass Art said...

I thimk you did a great job, especially being out of your comfort zone. Love the color and the stick pearls add a special draw.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty necklace! I've become a follower too!

Becky Pancake said...

Wonderful job on your necklace. Thanx for the chance to win pink beads. Pink is my favorite color.

Shanti Johnson said...

Luv the necklace! I luv double strand necklaces! Great job!!!!

Krafty Max said...

Sorry I am so late, I have been having computer issues! Very nice.... I like that you challenged yourself even further... you did great!!

LeeLu Creations said...

Beautiful! Multi strand necklaces always intimidate me. Great job!

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