Soup’s On!!

It’s finally here-Reveal Day for the Bead Soup Blog Party, and here it is 10:52 PM on the night before, and I just finished taking my pictures!!  Nothing like pushing it to the last minute!!

I had an amazing partner this year, Katherine Gale, owner of Terra Beadworks. She sent me an amazing assortment of beautiful beads and handmade findings.   I found a lot of inspiration in them, and I was able to complete two bracelets, two pairs of earrings, and three necklaces.

I know that everyone has a lot of blog hopping to do, so I won’t take up a lot of time with a lot of reading for you….let’s allow the pictures to do the talking!

First up-the earrings.  The green and yellow pair feature Katherine’s handmade ear wires. And aren’t the peacock colored beads on the cloissone pair just beautiful?

Next, I made two bracelets. Nothing too complicated.  The first one features beautiful copper beads and a copper clasp from Katherine, macramed with turquoise colored hemp. The other is my first attempt at a wrap bracelet.  The leather is from Katherine, as are all of the beads.

Next up, the necklaces. First one features brass peanut chain and blue glass beads from Katherine. These had an antique feel to them, so I used Swellegant bronze metal coating with verdigris patina and orange dye-oxide to age a pewter pendant I have had in my stash since I first started beading.

The second one features Katherine’s copper chain, handmade copper clasp, and seashell coated with copper, as well as a selection of beads in glass, carnelian, amber, citrine, flourite and red aventurine in warm shades of brown, red and orange that Katherine included in my soup.  I wanted Katherines clasp to be seen, so I decided to close the necklace in the front.

The last one is my favorite one.  Katherine sent me this lovely handmade glass shell focal. I used her gemstone beads in complimentary colors.  The connector is made with a cabochon I had on hand, and a silverplate finding from B’sue Boutiques.  The Swarovski crystals dangling from the pendant were actually from last years bead soup from Tara Plote.  The silver plate chain, toggle  and beadcaps are from my stash.

Please be sure to visit Katherine’s blog to see what she made with the soup I sent her.  She has been a wonderful partner, and I’m so glad that Lori paired us up.  Almost as soon as Katherine recieved her beads from me, her family had to deal with an unthinkable tragedy. Katherine remained strong for her daughter and her family, and throughout the ordeal was still able to find time to work on her bead soup.

Oh, and of course, don’t forget to visit Lori’s blog! Enjoy the weekend blog hopping…I know I’m going to!

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Hostess, Lori Anderson,
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 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   My Partner
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  You are here!! Thanks for coming!
Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna
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68 Responses to Soup’s On!!

  1. You made some beautiful jewelry with your soup. My favorite is the one with the copper shell pendant and dangles. The glass shell focal necklace is also lovely. Great job!

  2. Ellen W Gonchar says:

    Fabulous creations Terry!

  3. Suzette says:

    Great designs and some really nice soup! Enjoy!

  4. Tanya says:

    Ooh some larimar in there as well as chrysophrase.Lovely stones to wear.Love and Hugs Tanya

  5. Emma says:

    OK, now that is an impressive stretching of soup, I can’t believe how many pieces you made. I do really like that last one, but that peanut chain with it’s shapely focal and blue dangles, it’s trying to steal my vote. Wonderful work

  6. Jean Yates says:

    Oooooooooooo–how gorgeous!!! Lovely work! jean yates

  7. K Hutchinson says:

    WOWZERS, you sure did get a lot of pieces out of your soup! Love them all!

  8. coffeeaddict says:

    what a fun and vibrant soup 🙂

  9. Beti Horvath says:

    Great use of your soup! Such variety. I’m impressed!

  10. You had the most beautiful color palette! The simple macrame bracelet is one of my favorites…somis the last necklace! But, everything is so well done! Gorgeous!

  11. I left a comment last night and it’s gone….ugh! My goodness Terry you outdid yourself with my soup! I absolutely love everything – the flashy labradorite ear rings! The wrapped leather bracelet you learned for this reveal – how great is that? I love the copper shell with tiny dangles – so colorful! But the one I can’t stop looking at is the lampwork glass shell with all the gemstones. My oh my, it takes my breath away. Love it to pieces. Thanks for being such a super partner and for being a true friend.

  12. Christie M says:

    What lovely things you created with your stash! I love the color combos and variety.

  13. Deb Bee says:

    Everything is lovely.

  14. Cilla says:

    Nice Job! love the blue shell necklace!

  15. Love your blog, and your soup is gorgeous! I love each piece …. earrings, bracelets, necklace … wow were you one busy bee here!

  16. Necklace is incredible! I love it.

  17. Annita says:

    I can’t pick a fav they are all fab!

  18. Jenny says:

    So many diverse styles – you really were busy!

  19. Beanzie-The Vintage Heart says:

    Oh how beautiful! You did a wonderful job! And your photos are amazing!

  20. Regina says:

    Beautiful jewelry, love the sea shell focal and the ocean blue necklace.

  21. Tina says:

    The handmade copper clasp, and seashell coated with copper are wonderful. You did a very nice job on all your pieces.

  22. VERY NICE WORK! I love your tags, too, Terry! I’m just jealous because I didn’t get to play this time. We got everything moved and in place today…..tomorrow just fine tuning. But we are BEAT! Can’t wait til I can play in my bead pile and make something pretty. I hope you will post your Bead Soup creations at the FLICKR group on Monday!

  23. Boot~C says:

    great pieces, you sort of blew the curve w/ how many you made!

  24. Tamara jones says:

    Wow! Everything is so beautiful Terry!! Love them all.

  25. Cynthia says:

    Wow Terry you’ve been busy!!! I like what you did with the soup? My favorite is the necklace with the stones and the shell in copper, very beautiful!, and how clever of you to put the clasp on front, nicely done my friend!

  26. Hilary Frye says:

    I like the idea of using the clasp in the front. Anything that breaks the rules appeals to me! lol Terry, you displayed your skills using a variety of techniques and materials! Very cool!

  27. Lori Poppe says:

    Wow! what an awesome array of beautiful jewelry, They are are all very pretty.

  28. barbesj says:

    really lovely work!

  29. Dana Lang says:

    ALL beautiful!! My fave is the metal shell and danglies one 🙂 so nice!

  30. Kay says:

    They all are great. That shell focal necklace is so nice. Lots of texture, color. And I love the macrame bracelets.

  31. Wow, Terry – seven beautiful pieces, and all different – great job! I especially love that first pair of earrings.

  32. Mallory says:

    Beautiful pieces!!! Congratulations!!!!

  33. Sandra says:

    I love how that last necklace contrasts all the other pieces which have all a warm earthy feel to them. The one with the copper shell must be my favorite, it’s just my colors. And that focal with the blue beads, I never would have guessed it was pewter originally!

  34. Marti C. says:

    The necklaces are wonderful as are the earrings. Great job!

  35. Dana says:

    Wonderful pieces! Love those earrings!

  36. I just love earrings — I wear them every single day, even if I’m not going anywhere. Your blue/green necklace is my favorite!

    Thanks for playing!

  37. Lisa Chapman says:

    All of your designs are great! I love the necklace with the copper shell and brightly colored dangles. So cheery!

  38. What gorgeous pieces you made with your soup. I love all of them but the last necklace is my favourite.

  39. WOW! You made a ton of pretties with your soup! I think my personal favorite is the copper shell pendant necklace. Stunning! The lampwork shell one is a pretty close 2nd though. Gorgeous work.

    Thanks for stopping by to visit my BSBP reveal and taking time to leave a comment. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  40. Rachel Baron says:

    Love all that you made! You made the most of your delicious soup! 🙂

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  42. Lola says:

    Beautiful designs … your soup was good to the last drop!

  43. Nancy P says:

    What lovely pieces you made with your soup! I love how you incorporated it into so many beautiful pieces!

  44. Neet says:

    Love the colors in the last necklace!

  45. kim says:

    Your pieces are all lovely but, the last necklace is my favorite! Oh I do love the colors!

  46. Judy says:

    Delightful!! Love your use of color – it all feels so good!

  47. Stacie says:

    I love your decision to use the clasp in the front, very pretty.

  48. CraftyHope says:

    You sure did get a lot out of your soup! And, everything you made is really beautiful. Wonderful work! 🙂

  49. Kala says:

    Great job with your bead soup! My favorite is the necklace with the copper sea shell.

  50. Michelle H says:

    Such beautiful creations Terry! I so wish that I lived closer to you so that I could soak up some of your talent 🙂

  51. jv says:

    So many beautiful designs from one soup! You did a great job! I like them all!

  52. mtrudinger says:

    You got lots out of your soup didn’t you! Lovely set of pretties, I think I like the necklace with the glass focal the best, such pretty colours! But seriously, they’re all great!

  53. cheryl mccloud says:

    Lovely designs! My favorite is the last piece.

  54. Lupe Meter says:

    You did an awesome job with your bead soup!! Beautiful designs!!

  55. joyce becker says:

    beautiful work/interpretation/compilation. Lots of variety – great job…

  56. Lovely pieces..! I really love the last necklace…! 🙂

  57. AWESOME!!! Seven pieces from 1 soup that’s amazing & all of them are so luscious. I like the pair of aqua bracelets the best, but then I’m partial to aqua.

  58. Michelle says:

    Beautiful! Wow… You were busy cooking!

  59. says:

    you made beautiful pieces, I love the first earrings
    ciao dall’Italia

  60. Amy says:

    I love the earrings but the blue green necklace is my favorite.
    Very nice pieces

  61. Adlinah says:

    You made so many pretty pieces from your bead soup. Good work! I like how you played with patinas, but I have to say my favourites are the bracelets. Love them!

  62. Oh, wow – lovely pieces. It’s hard to pick a favourite, they are all gorgeous! The light blue necklace (the one with shell of glass) has a very special look to it, love its colours and the focal – oh, my!

  63. Michelle says:

    wow soo many wonderful pieces… great job.

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