It's that time...

What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?  Only the coolest thing EVER, and all put together by one woman:  Lori Anderson of Pretty Things

Each of us were given a partner and a few simple rules.  In the soup we were to send had to include a focal bead, a clasp other than an ordinary lobster claw, and some complimenting beads.  But the only things we had to use were the focal bead and clasp.

This is what I started with, provided by my partner CJ Bauschka:

Here's what I made with it, and I'll tell you, I got a little carried away.

Piece #1 Suzy Sells Seashells - Three beads and a cap combine in the form of a person.  This is Suzy.  The seashells she sells are the mother-of-pearl beads that combine with Swarovski crystal and white stripped beads.

Piece #2 Garden Goddess - Aventurine combined with copper and sterling silver.

Piece #3 Crystal Illusion - Two sizes of Swarovski crystal in six differing shades form the illusion of the crystals floating around your neck

Piece#4 - Cafe Vienna - my centerpiece - Silver and copper; Bronzite and Carnelian and Tiger's Eye; Chocolate and orange.  An asymmetrical combination of stone and metal.

I actually choose to name this piece Cafe Vienna after a drink of the same name from my favorite coffee shop when I was in college.  A place called Global Village.  See, what they call a Cafe Vienna is none other than an orange mocha.  Here are views of this particular piece from different angles:

the focals
the clasp

I realize now that I left an important part out of my soup.  A couple weeks back, I blogged about what was to become of the pieces I have made.  In case you missed it,  I'm going to put them on Ebay and try to sell them.  Yeah I know, I could do that on Etsy, but there's a twist.  100% of the profit that comes from those sales will be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, part of the Jimmy V Foundation.                           updated 2/26 2:30 pm

Check out what the rest of us made:
f.y.i a good way to start is to scroll waaaay down until you see my blog marked YOU ARE HERE and then just go from there.

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 
23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51.  Lori Dorrington, 
Lori's Glassworks
52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do
61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

100.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 
103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 
112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  
123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry

130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 
131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
**YOU ARE HERE 138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.  YOU ARE HERE**
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 

150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 

160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 
165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings

170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210.  Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011.  Don't miss it!


4His Glory Creations by CJ said...

Wow Jennifer how beautiful every single piece is, everyone very unique. I really love the last one with all the focals in it. Wonderful!!!!

rockcreekcreations said...

It's easy to get carried away when you have such wonderful choices! very nice!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I can't believe you made so many things and they are all so different and unique! Great job! Oh and I was asleep- I finally figured out how to schedule my blog posts! It's wonderful for hops like this one!
Shannon C

Shelly said...

The Cafe Vienna is gorgeous!

Great necklaces!

Marie Cramp said...

Beautiful earthiness!

Regina said...

You have been busy! They are all beautiful. Can I pick my favorite? no two? Cafe Vienna, that's my kind of necklace, love the design and the beads. Then Garden Goddess, love the spring colors. Great - that you are donating it all to a such a cause.

Raida said...

Wow, I can't believe you made so many necklaces with your bead soup. Beautiful and elegant, love them!

Kristen said...

I love Cafe Vienna! And what an awesome way to raise money for that fund! Great work!

Dana said...

#209 here...You made some great pieces there...wonderful work...

Beadbug said...

Very nice pieces.

stacilouise said...

Wow! I was exhausted making two pieces...you are motivated girl! LOve the 4th one- chunky beads are my weakness!!! Great job!

Pretty Things said...

Everything is wonderful and shows your versatility as a designer! And donating everything is so wonderful. I'll tweet this for you!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Gorgeous!!! Splendid job on all of them.

Stacey said...

Wow - so awesome that you were able to come up with so many beautiful designs!

Everyday Gypsy said...

I can't believe how many things you were able to create so many pieces. I love the carnelian and pearl combination. What a wonderful pieces. Actually they are all fantastic.

Libby Leuchtman said...

Wow you had some fun. Everything is great. Love every piece.

Francy said...

All are so awesome.

Sig Wynne-Evans said...

Did you exceed you legal limit of fun?? Great job on all those pieces!


Wendy said...

Lovely designs, great job! :)

Beadroe said...

Love the designs, I would find it hard to sell any of them.

Nicki said...

wow four pieces? that is what I call efficient. And so nice ones and then you are even so generous to auction them off. Really nice of you.

steufel said...

You were a busy bee:-) Great job!

Jen V. said...

I love what you did with that big bronzite piece! I'm a huge fan of the asymmetric possibilities and with a big rock like that it can be a challenge...you rocked it!

Dee said...

colors after my own heart. I love # 2 and 4! awesome designs!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Gorgeous pieces! You were very busy ;o)

Terri said...

What yummy goodness you cooked up out of that bead soup mix you were sent!!
Stunning and gorgeous!!!

Loretta said...

Delicious soup! I really love the Cafe Vienna.

moonlitfantaseas said...

wow its amazing how many pieces you made from your soup! you were very creative and productive!

Genea said...

Crystal Illusion is my fav. I love the clustered look :)

EmandaJ said...

It's day two and I'm having a blast! Your fournecklaces are just gorgeous -- simple and elegant. I'm a huge fan of the Cafe Vienna (and I see I'm not alone). Good luck on your charitable cause. Such a big heart!

Isn't the swap hop fun?!


one-eared pig said...

Very elegant and pretty!

Boot ~C said...

I loike the second & fourth ones the best~ ok it made all the rest of us look like slackers, btw!

I LOVE color! said...

Really lovely designs and your soup mix was yummy Be Blessed

jamberry_song said...

Lovely pieces! They have such charm and character. ^__^ My favorite has to be the last ( and no, it's not just because I am a hardcore coffee lover ;D ); it's got a great design. They all do. :) And that's a wonderful cause! Good luck in your auctions. :)

Elisabeth said...

Wow! lots of great stuff - love the Cafe Vienna!

CraftyHope said...

You were a seriously busy girl! While all your pieces are stunning, the Garden Goddess one really calls to me. I just love all the little dangles around it. This is something I've been tempted to try myself, and you executed it beautifully!

Kate said...

Your pieces are all fantastic but I have to say I LOVE the tiger eye! Awesome.

Marcie A. said...

Wow! Beautiful creations and such a great thing you're doing by donating the money. A great bead soup all the way around!

Courtney said...

Beautiful pieces! Your work is wonderful.

Valerie said...

I can't believe all the different pieces you made from your ingredients. All are beautiful. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. So nice of you! It's been fun!

vintagesusie & wings said...

So beautiful friend, I love EVERYTHING you made & what you created with your BEAD SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...

Shirley said...

Gosh, you prolific woman! All stunning pieces, and so very different. Really love the last one with the focal piece. Great job!!!

Shaiha said...

Wow I really love your style. All of those necklaces sing pretty songs to me.

Lisa Godfrey said...

Great work! I love how many things you were able to make with your soup ingredients!

Penny said...

Good luck with your sale on Ebay. Great job on all your designs they are wonderful.

Menka Gupta said...

All the pieces are very nicely done. great job!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

Love all your peices very simple and elegant.

Rebecca said...

Wow! You made so much! I'm very impressed. Cafe Vienna is my favourite.

Rebecca said...

Wow! You made so much! I'm very impressed. Cafe Vienna is my favourite.

Andrew Thornton said...

I'm really in awe of everyone who made multiple pieces. You guys really put the extra effort in and I think that's fantastic! And the pieces are just lovely.

BluMoon said...

What a lot of lovely things you made with your soup.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Gorgeous pieces... piece #4 is my favourite as I love the asymmetry of the piece. Well done!


maneki said...

Very nice necklaces, all of them! I especially like the second one because of the pretty colours.

Good luck with the auctions!

m.e. said...

WOW! each of your designs is Wonderful!!!
m.e. :)

Patsy Evins said...

OMG... you created some fabulous creations! I managed to get one necklace finish and I thought I was doing good! Wonderful!

Noemi said...

You have been working hard for this event! Really nice pieces. Love the asymmetry of the necklace.
I would also like to thank you for your kind words.
I have written a thank yu post on my blog, so if you have time I would love you to read it.
A big hug from Spain.

Heather said...

Thats a lot of soup!! I like the last necklace the best but they are all nice. The stone focals are really wonderful and your name is perfect- I love orange mochas.

alice said...

#4 rocks for me! Great job!! Nice of you to donate to a worthy cause.
Alice's eads and Baubles

roseworksjewelry said...

I love all the pieces you came up with! sorry this comment is late...it's been crazy!