Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party - The Reveal

Today is the day for Lori's 5th Bead Soup Blog Party, and I couldn't be more excited! I was paired up with Carol Dillman of Dillman's Dailies Blog. She sent me this wonderful bead soup below, and I was determined to use everything, and to use only items from my own stash rather than buying anything new. Unfortunately, I didn't end up using the amazing wire coils as my design just didn't work out. But I'm going to keep trying and hope to have something to show you next week.



Bead Soup I received from Carol Dillman: Her lovely handmade lampwork beads, a bag of accent beads, silver headpins, clasp, chain and beads, and three wire coils.



'Portside' - made with Carol's own lampwork beads, sterling beads, sterling clasp, and accent beads. I added a few of my own sterling spacer beads.



'Let's Go Fly A Kite' - made with Carol's own lampwork beads. The kite focal is from Jade Scott and Vintaj componets.



'Washed Ashore' made with Carol's starfish charm, a bit of chain, and one of her sweet lampwork beads. Also included are a glass disc bead from Twinstar, tumbled beach glass, a couple odd stones, and a plated silver ring.




'Tiny Bubbles' made with Carol's sterling beads (don't they just look like bubbles?). Red lampwork beads are from AlyDan.



'Morning Glory'-made with Carol's accent beads, earwires and headpins, plus my own silver-filled wire. The fifth time is the charm on this pair of earrings. The photo shown is the fourth try, and I noticed they were not quite right in regard to how the top blue beads are situated. It was very difficult to make the wires match, and the curves the same size etc, but I managed to get it to work.


Please check out the other participants listed below.



Hostess, Lori Anderson
Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer


1. Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)


2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)


3. Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)


4. Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman




7. Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu









15. Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)


16. Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)







22. Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)



24. Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)


25. Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs








32. Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)


33. Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)





37. Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)





41. Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)



43. Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday



45. Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)




48. Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent







54. Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)


55. Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)










65. Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)


66. Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)











76. Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)



78. Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)






83. Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)











93. Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick



95. Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)



97. Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)


98. Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)


119 comments:

Cytherea Bijoux said...

Again green'n blue! I can't not love it :)
The most fascinating thins is the kite. Stunning!

Pelima Jewellery Design said...

I love the combinations. I love your first necklace. You have brought out the beads perfectly.

mybeadedworld said...

I like your soup, I like your work!

Shanti Johnson said...

Wow! You nailed it with originality, beauty & great creative vibe! Luv last earrings & bracelet & of course Kite necklace! Colours are to die for! Great work!

Shyme said...

Such colorful and fun pieces!

la mar de bonita said...

Alice, I love all of the pieces you've created with the soup components. If I have to name a favourite: it's definitive 'Let's Go Fly A Kite' - what a great idea!

Lorelei Eurto said...

HI Alice!
Jade Scott always makes me smile! Your soup ingredients are nice and happy- colorful and perfect for March! Love that kite necklace!

Lisa Chapman said...

I really love "Let's go Fly a Kite"! It is too cute! You did a great job with all the beads.

adlinah said...

What super bead soup jewellery! I love the cheeriness of the first piece. And those polka-dotted red and blue lampwork bead earrings have got to be my fave. Although a shout out has to go to that really cool kite necklace. Too cute!

Charis Designs said...

You've done such a great variety! I don't think I've ever seen anything like the kite- so creative :) Every single piece is so different and pretty.

Ann said...

Great group of pieces. You were very industrious. The first bracelet is probably my favorite because I love the colors with the bright silver. Buy that combo a lot myself:)

Skylar said...

I love the kite necklace! What a great idea.
You got lots of color to work with and wow! You did it justice.

Lori Anderson said...

AMAZING! I particularly like "Let's Go Fly a Kite" (excellent interpretation with the beads!) and "Tiny Bubbles!"

I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

Moobie Grace said...

What a beautiful color combination! Reminds me of summer! I especially am in love with your first necklace...beautiful!!

Elisabeth said...

Love all of your pieces, but especially the earrings! The bubble ones are super fun!

Nicole Valentine-Rimmer said...

What fun whimsical piece, the kite one really made me smile. Nice work! #84 Nicole Valentine Rimmer.

pam ferrari said...

Love your soup!

Cece Cormier said...

That kite necklace is so fun.

Julie Anne Leggett said...

Alice,
Here is what went through my head as I read your post:
Oh Wow!
Oh Wow!
Oh Wow!
Ohhhhhhhh Wow!

You are so talented. I can't figure out what I like best. Washed Ashore? Morning Glory? Tiny bubbles? I can't make up my mind. They are all so beautiful.
(BTW, I feel your pain on the Morning Glory earrings. I have a necklace in progress that took me 10 tried to get right.

Cindy Cima said...

Love all your creations! The fly a kite necklace is so cute, Love the Morning Glory earrings!

Cillaw said...

I love the fresh colors and the silver ball earrings with the red beads. So cute!
Cilla

Lisa Michele Creations said...

Fun designs..I really like your kite necklace..never seen anything like it! I love the Union Jack in the kite..:) I'm from England so it caught my eye!
Wonderful designs! This was such a fun experience (the blog hop)..:)

WindDancerStudios said...

What fun pieces! Wonderfully done!

LoriF said...

Holy smokes! Wonderful wirework, and I'm SO a green-and-blue person too. Congrats on your beautiful work!

Sabrina said...

A really beautiful set that you did, I love the red earrings:D
Lovely greetings
Sabrina

Loris Glassworks said...

I love all your designs, but I think I like the bracelet the most. I reminds me of spring when the new leafs are just coming out. Everything is fresh and soft green just like your bracelet. Have fun hopping around today!
Cheers!
Lori D.

Wendy said...

Oh wow, I love all of your pieces! I'm a beach nut so I really am drawn to what you created! :)

alankarshilpa said...

I love all your pieces. The first one says - SPRING is in the air. The Go fly a kite is lovely- the asymmetric design on it. And the wire earring- beautiful. I think you did a great job matching the two sides. Even though when some one wears them it really does not matter that much I think...but you wanted to make them perfect and it came out beautifully.

Doris Stumpf said...

Nice work! I love it! Have a nice day, yours Doris

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

Fantastic jewels!Beautiful works !Congrats!

Jo said...

Such beautiful beads, and I love the colours you were sent. The kite focal is simply gorgeous!

DIAS Jewelry said...

I choose Tiny Bubbles and Washed Ashore!!! Love the rest too...:-) Thank you for sharing.

Kristen said...

Oh that kite! I love it!

khess136 said...

a lovely feeling of the seaside from al the pieces...I love the whimsical feeling of the kite necklace! Fabulous!

Tracy said...

Love your kite concept - you've executed it perfectly. A lovely design!

Mariposa said...

you did a great job, but "portside" is my fave!

Sandra Young said...

Love your work, especially those red & silver earrings.

Donna said...

Great use of your bead soup partners elements!

moonsafari said...

Oh this is beautiful spring jewelry you've created fro mthe beads! ANd the earrings with the red beads are awesome too! great job! :)

Heidi at MyBeadTherapy said...

These are oh so very pretty! I love those Tiny Bubbles earrings! Your designs are so fluid and light ... breezy. They make me smile! :)

Cornerstoregoddess said...

I think the kite is my favorite. Nice use of the elements.

CabariBeads.com said...

I love Let's Go Fly A Kite. The bead colors really lend themselves to the theme. And Tiny bubbles is just so much fun!

Alicia said...

Oh, what a beauty! I love everything you did - they are so powerful and delicate at the same time. Absolutely amazing job, Alice!

jojosbeads said...

Beautiful pieces! I especially love 'Let's go fly a kite' and 'Morning Glory'. Bright and cheerful. ovely :) x

Lynnea B said...

Love Washed Ashore and Tiny Bubbles

Kay said...

Such pretty pieces! You ROCKED!

lunedreams said...

wonderful springtime colors in your soup! adore your kite necklace--love the simple, asymmetrical design! LOVE your earrings too, especially the last pair. really elegant! impeccable work! definitely worth the effort!

Therese's Treasures said...

Alice,
All of your pieces are very pretty. My favorite is the bracelet.
Therese

Beads2Die4 said...

Pretty spring jewelry. Loving how you incorporated that jade scott kite into the piece. I would have found that quite a challenge but you rocked it!

Diana P. said...

Oooooooooooooooooo! I just love both pairs of earrings you created! They are sooooo cute and pretty!

vonna said...

Alice, such bright wonderful pieces and I love all the names. If I had to pick one it would be Let's go fly a Kite" It's just so me!

Patti Van said...

I am drooling over the bracelet and the tiny bubbles earrings! The Jade Scott focal looks so good on that necklace with those accent beads! Beautiful work!

Cindy said...

Alice, you were on a roll! What beautiful pieces, and I love how they all had an outdoorsy type of theme to them. I sure wish I were portside (like those on the bead cruise!) and flying a kite! ;-) My favorites are the Tiny Bubbles earrings, the wirework dangle earrings and the necklace with the starfish charm... gosh they were all fantastic! I sure love your lampwork bead soup and what you created with your mix!

Cathie Carroll said...

Morning Glory is my favorite- I love how you were able to balance them.

Silver Parrot said...

Absolutely beautiful lamp work and you mad some amazing designs with it. I love the earrings, the bracelet and the starfish necklace!

Cory said...

Every piece is as delicate as it is lovely....love the kite necklace.

And, thanks for the Kudos, how sweet of you.

Morwyn said...

So bright and light! That bracelet makes me smile!

Karyn B said...

So many pretty, colorful things! I just love those last earrings, the green and blue just glows! Glad you persevered with those, because they turned out fab!

Cherry Obsidia said...

You sure made some gorgeous pieces there. My favourite is the 'Kite' piece, I adore how whimsical it is, but I would wear any of these! :)

ChristinaMarieH said...

I love the bright happy colors of your soup! I think the Fly a Kite necklace is my favorite so far, that pendant is way cool!

Donna said...

Beautiful work, I love what you made with your Bead Soup. The colors are so bright and cheerful.

Natasha said...

what fun bright colors, and the kite focal--wow, makes me long for lazy summer days! the morning glory earrings are my favorite!

said...

I love all your pieces, they reminds me summer :)
great color palette and design.
ciao dall'Italia

KayzKreationz said...

They all turned out great. I really like the bracelet and the last pair of earrings. They feel so summery. Nice.

Krafty Max Originals said...

OMG the kite necklace.... beautiful!!! Great job!! ~KM

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Very summery soup & your work is wonderful...so light & dainty.

Andra said...

Prefect for Spring. I love the kite! You definitely had fun creating with your soup!

Cynthia said...

Lots of fun beads! I like your morning glory earrings. Very creative pieces!

Rhea said...

You had amazing soup and made awesome pieces. I love the cascading earrings as well as the ocean themed necklace. Great job.

Milla Hope said...

charming...werable.Well Done!

Saturday Sequins said...

Beautiful pieces! I love that you named each one. The handmade glass beads look so nice with the silver beads -- it really makes them stand out without overwhelming them. :)

Lara Lutrick said...

Just love your soup and your items. The washed ashore necklace is very pretty, a good go to necklace. Your earrings are great.

Copper Diem said...

What fun colors! I love what you made!

T Mok said...

Wow! all your pieces are wonderful! The kite one is so interesting!

Molly Alexander said...

Alice - I love the pieces you made from your soup ingredients! I am having a hard time picking a favorite - I'm caught between "Let's Go Fly A Kite" and "Washed Ashore". Such light, airy, summery feelings come from the colors and designs - beautiful! :)

Stacey said...

OH MY!!! What a FUN reveal! I love everything about all of your pieces! The colors are just too fun! Tiny Bubbles are my favorites!!!!! Fantastic work!

Laurie said...

Fun and whimsical pieces...the colors are brilliant!
Peace

Sally Russick said...

Fantastic work, Alice! I love everything you created with your bright and fun soup! Especially, "go fly a kite"! Beautifully done!

Penny said...

Whimsy is what comes to my mind when I see your necklace with the kite, that is so pretty, reminds us to be playful and kick up our feet in the grass. Wonderful job on your soup, everything is awesome.

CreatingCures said...

Just love these colors and the earrings are fabulous! Great job.

By the way, if you've ever been inspired by Lori please stop by my blog at creatingcures.blogspot.com and read a short post about the Force of Good Awards.

Be Well ~~T

maryharding said...

I especially love your long dangly earrings! They are so elegant!

Steph L. said...

Great job with your soup! Love that kite necklace!!

Amanda said...

LOVE the kite necklace!! So whimsical! The sea-inspired piece is also awesome! Great work on all of it!

Bead-Mused said...

I love what you did. The kite necklace is one of my favorites!

Lyn Foley said...

Very nice group you created. I especially like washed ashore. Wasn't it nice to have the lampwork beads?

Maneki said...

Beautiful jewellery! Love the fresh, crisp colours in the Portside bracelet. But the kite necklace is also a favourite. Like the earthy metal, the dynamic shape of the kite pendant (like it's caught in a gentle wind) and the joyful colour mix. Fab job!

Eva Sherman said...

lovely pieces! :-)

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Beautiful designs! I especially love the necklace with thew kite; has a very fun vintage carnival vibe. I also really enjoyed the red/blue/silver earrings. Not only the design but those red/blue beads are fantastic. Great work Alice!

Rebekah said...

Oooh what fun colors!! I totally love your kite necklace!

Kashmira said...

The kite necklace is so much fun!

Carol D. said...

Love each and every one of these gorgeous creations. You have done my Bead Soup proud. Going to Florida for a week but will make up the rest of my Bead Soup when I get back. Have one all ready laid out.

roomforchange said...

Such a happy soup you received!! Love what you made from it especially the portside bracelet.

Izzy said...

Boy did you get lucky getting paired with Carol! Love all your creations, but especially Morning Glory.

Menka Gupta said...

Alice, all the pieces are simply amazing. I instantly fell in love with the kite focal and the morning glory-blue earrings are just so beautiful.

Lupe Meter said...

Love your bead soup!! Your creations are beautiful...awesome work!

Lilyweeds at Augusta Kent Studio said...

Exquisite! Such happy jewelry. Love everything!
~diana

Kat said...

I love all your creations with your soup. I love those colors in your soup, my fav.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Your designs are great! I love that kite necklace, really beautiful! The colors and carefree attitude of your designs are such fun!
Sonya

Jean said...

Love what you have done.. so summery and light! I see you are from Kansas!! I was born and raised in Great Bend, only moved away in 95 Still a Kansas girl at heart!!

Alesha said...

With all the green and blue, I expected all of your pieces to look very bright and shiny...so I was pleasantly surprised with the warmth of the kite necklace. And that last set of earrings? {swoon...} VERY nice! :)

Alesha

Sandi Volpe said...

Alice,

I really love all your designs, the lampwork colors are fantastic and the kite necklace makes me want to go out and play!!!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I just love the "Let's go fly a kite". Everything is so Summery and pretty. Blue and green is my favorite combination. Great job!

Genea said...

Mmmm love the lime green and aqua(my very favorite colors ;)

Love the kite necklace! I love Jade's pieces and how you simple designed your necklace :)

Love the "Tiny Bubbles" earrings as well!

Michelle said...

Wow! I love the colors. That green is my favorite. These are so summery and fresh feeling! I'm interested to see what you do with those coils!

Andrea said...

Such an amazing variety you made with your soup. I love your names just as much as your deisngs.

Firefly Visions said...

Springy, fun colors.. The necklace with the Kite pendant is my favorite. It just says whimsy to me and that is what I thought when I first saw your soup. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the wire coils.

Jean A. Wells said...

Alice, all of your pieces are just lovely. I really like those swirly earrings. Everything has such a beach flavor to it. Mine did too. Great job!

Kathy said...

Alice, your creations are just beautiful!! I am particularly fond of Portside and Morning Glory. Well done! You had a wonderful combination of colors to work with.

Erika Nooteboom said...

Love your pieces..blue and green lampwork beads, wonderful!

Lea Avroch said...

I'm amazed at how many different beautiful designs you came up with. Nice job!

Kari Carrigan said...

Loved everything, but your Kite piece is my favorite!

jeanetteblix.com said...

I love the colors in your bead soup, some of my favorite colors-and such lovely pieces you created.

Ginger Bishop said...

I love the kite piece and the morning glory earrings. All your pieces have a cool summer feel to them. They'd all look lovely against sun-kissed skin.

Copper Diem said...

Very cool - great cheery colors!

Kathy Lindemer said...

Your pieces are whimsical and fun. Great work!

CraftyHope said...

I can't believe it's taking me so long to get through this soup list! I apologize for just now getting here. It was definitely worth the wait though. The soup you received was really yummy, but everything you made is absolutely scrumptious!! I especially like both pairs of earrings. But, everything you made is just so fun and beautiful at the same time. Wonderfully, wonderfully done!!

Agnesenca said...

Hmm your pieces are adorable and like the idea about 'Let's Go Fly A Kite'. Good job!!

Helene said...

I really like your jewellery, I love the movement in your pieces, and of course the colours are beautiful.

becca said...

I really like your style- airy with lots of movement.
I liked the 'Fly a Kite' necklace, but I fell in love with the vine earrings.
Such a sweet collection of saturated colors, and you did such a fabulous job of adding your own unique style to the glasswork.
Good job!!