Saturday, August 25, 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Party : 3rd Reveal

Today is the day for the 3nd and final reveal for 6th Bead Soup Blog Party organized by Lori Anderson. This year the bead soup blog party got so big that Lori had to break it down into three reveals. If you haven't yet, do check out the first and second reveals.

This year, my partner is lamp work artist Rachel Baron who sent me a very yummy bead soup. After looking at the blue green focal made by Rachel herself, my mind started exploring various designs and once I thought of a simple design with a chain, I knew that is what I am going to make.

I used the focal bead to make a dangling pendant accompanied by green and blue Swarovski crystal. In the chain I used small Swaraovski bicones to add more color. I generally don't use the toggle clasp for a chain necklace so first I thought of using a different clasp in the necklace but eventually used the Swarovski clasp that Rachel has sent and I liked the way it came out.

I was wondering what else to make from the remaining beads and one tiny earrings pair came to my mind right away and that's what I made.

I still have leftover beads from the soup which I plan to use later to make a matching bracelet.

Now its time to go blog hopping. Why don't you come along with me :)

 Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie

Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging
Hannah Annear, Squintessential

Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs
Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels

Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home
Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas

Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show
Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities
Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures

Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN
Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops

Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio
Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts

Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi
Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry
Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog

Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo
Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila
Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick

Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design
Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs


  1. Very pretty! Your necklace and earrings are so light and spring like, and I love Rachel's beads. I'm sure you'll get a lot of comments when you wear them!

  2. Love your creations...simple yet lovely! Nice job!!

  3. I love what you did with the soup I sent! I would wear it in a heartbeat! :)

  4. Very nice, It looks like spring in here, I like it! Fresha nd beautiful!

  5. That is such a lovely focal, Menka, and you have showcased it beautifully with an elegant design that allows it to be the star!

  6. Your pieces are lovely1 They seem to have a fresh light and airy feeling. I love to work with green and actually have to force myself to make jewelry with other colors. Nice job with your soup!

  7. Fresh colours and elegant projects!Congratulations!

  8. Beautiful and elegant! A perfect way to accent that focal -- you did wonderfully! Thanks for participating!

  9. I think what you made is very delicate and lovely. The lampwork is gorgeous! Can you try to turn the captcha off?

  10. The silver made those colors pop! Beautiful!

  11. A very pretty set. Beautiful work :)

  12. Spring has sprung here.Lovely pieces.Love and hugs Tanya

  13. Beautiful necklace showcased the fabulous focal perfectly!!

  14. Classy and Glassy. Soup-er cool necklace and earrings!

  15. That necklace and those earrings are beautiful. Such beautiful glass. Beautiful set.

  16. Both pieces are very nice. The necklace showcases the focal very well. And the earrings are very classy with it.

  17. Both your necklace and earrings are fantastic! I like the simplicity of them. They have such sparkle and shine. Great job!!

  18. the necklace you've done sets the beautiful focal in the right light. well done!!

  19. It's simple and very, very pretty. The design highlighted the focal perfectly. Great job! I love the background in your pics too.

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  21. Thank you all so much! I am really excited to know that you liked the designs. Can't thank Lori enough for giving all of us such a wonderful platform to connect with each other.

  22. Pretty pieces - love your focal!!

  23. I’m surely coming again to read these articles and blogs
    Whiteflash jewelry


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