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2013 Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

Making the jewels for the bead party has been a joy!  The beads sent to me by Christie at Charis Designs are a gorgeous mix of glass, shell and semi precious along with a lovely selection of brass including a brass toggle fastener.


This is the Bead Soup I had to play with, it is a beauty!

As soon as I opened the butterfly, I wanted to pop it onto a wire wrapped ring and I love the way it has turned out.   You have to love a pretty butterfly which will sit on your hand all day long!




The multi bead cluster rings are among my favourite rings to make.  They almost form themselves as I wrap on the beads.  Magic.



I couldn’t resist a little cocktail ring with this stunning bead.



This necklace was a blast to make, I loved it more and more as I made it.  Like the cluster ring, it almost designed itself as I added the beads and charms.  It is on a twenty inch suede cord so it hangs nice and low.  The dangle is seven inches from the ring to the end of the key.



Of course I had to make a pair of little earrings to be friends with the necklace and rings.  I used the chain here again in single rings and the brass spacers as a highlight.


I have enjoyed the Bead Soup Blog Party no end and I can’t wait to do it again!  Thanks to the amazing Lori Anderson of Pretty Things blog for the whole damn thing!  You are a wonder!

Christie at Charis Designs, I hope you have enjoyed your mixing and making as much as I have!

Please leave me any comments and I am looking forward to visiting everyone in the Blog Hop!

Here are the links to all of the talented artists in this Hop.

Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers
Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove
Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic
Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle
Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles
Christine Murrow
Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins
Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed
Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck
Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay
JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis
K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan
Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack
Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther
Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron
Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara
Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight
Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover
Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler
Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly
Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs
Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden
Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom
Facebook Participants

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Claire Brannigan Hasemeier 
Robin Showstack
Melanie Lemen Swope
Beccy Peterson
Kelli Nelson
Chris Schlicht 
Shelley Cole-Kuduk


  1. I love the fact your soup is focused on rings 🙂 all of them are gorgeous and you’ve inspired me to start making some as well. Great soup!

  2. Very charming pieces! I especially admire the beautiful multi bead ring – surely a piece I would wear very often!

  3. Love it! Never would of thought of taking the butterfly and turning it into a ring! It’s all so pretty- nicely done! Loved my beads too- thank you for my lovely soup. Christie

  4. such striking and contemporary designs and how fantastic to see rings, there are never enough rings, great work

  5. Goodness, everything you made is exceptional! All of your rings are stunning as is that long, gorgeous necklace. And those wonderful neutral earrings are just lovely. You really let your soup shine.

  6. Karin says

    Adore the long strands of your focal – that necklace is fantastic! And I love how you transformed the beads from your soup into that razzle-dazzle cluster ring.

  7. I love all ypur pieces!
    I’m on the 3rd reveal, I’m partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, what a fun 🙂
    ciao dall’Italia

  8. Sometimes simple is just perfect, and this is one of those times. Great job! I love everything.

  9. Patty Johnson says

    Nice job with your soup…I really like the long necklace..very different!

  10. I just love your rings, I did not yet see any other ring on this party!
    The necklace is so whimsical and light and very lovely 😀

  11. Oh my gosh – those rings are fantastic! Love them. Also love that long necklace with all the charms – how cool is that!!!!

  12. Love your rings. That’s one thing I haven’t done much of – have only made one at the special request of a customer – didn’t want to, but she insisted….LOL Love the “charming” necklace too. Great job!

  13. Pat says

    The rings are gorgeous! And the necklace…what can I say…..I love all things dangl~y☺

  14. I love seeing rings – it’s more of a challenge with soup in some ways! You certainly stretched your soup and creativity. Those earring look like one of those go-to pairs that would look good with anything

  15. Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry says

    I love what you did with your soup. Your rings are really neat!

  16. The simplicity of all of these designs is so perfect to me! There is a lovely confidence in your designs that really appeals to me! You’ve inspired me to try out a cluster ring!

  17. pearlyqueenbee says

    What lovely things you have made, I think the butterfly ring is so sweet!

  18. Bobbie says

    Your designs are so delicate and beautiful — the rings are particularly great!

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