Friday, February 25, 2011

It's a party

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!

What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:

~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.

Here's what I made...

...a lariat style necklace with all the wonderful beads Janet sent me, this is a long one at 30 inches. It was a new experience for me working with the ceramic houses and Industrial Chic hardware.

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to stop by my giveaway post, then

come see what the rest of us made!

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

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

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 ( you are here)

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

138. Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.

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!


Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

I knew you were going to have fun with that mix! Very nice finished piece!

Janet said...

Angie Wow what a Work of art and Beauty! It is so Awesome this necklace and I LOVE it!! I cant stop looking at it..anyone would really Love to have this..Including me lol! Excellent Missy!

Mags said...

Such a great design with all of these bits and pieces, which go perfectly together!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, I love the colors and how it hooks in the front and how you layered all those goodies!

TesoriTrovati said...

There is something about little houses that just make me happy. They have kind of become an obsession of mine. The colors here are so soft and pretty and I love the mix of the hardware, the key and the nut especially. Enjoy the day!

Marie Cramp said...

Gorgeous necklace!! I LOVE it :)

Cathryn said...

Oh I just LOVE this! It speaks volumes of being "home" to me! I love how you blended several different textures to create such a trendy work of art!

Loretta said...

Love the Lariat. You did a great job of designing.

Marianna said...

That really is a work of art! I love all the soup pieces you got to work with and how you put it all together like that's just how they were meant to be! GORGEOUS!

Beadbug said...

Oh my, this is one of my top 10 soups.

Dana said...

#209 here...WOW what a collection you received and you did a great job designing this...

My Life Under the Bus said...

OMG!!! *LOVE* Stunnung necklace!!!

Francy said...

awesome design,

Pretty Things said...

Your soup was stupendous, and so is the necklace! LOVE long necklaces! FABULOUS work!

Wendy said...

What a fun and very cool necklace! :)

stregata said...

Love the multiple focals on this piece - wonderful!

Palimpa Lim said...

Hm... I thought I had commented already? Maybe I have, but it's not shown, yet.
Anyhow. Your piece is stunning. It says "home" to me - and "city" and "life". I would never have thought of combining a cute ceramic house with industrial chic pieces, but in this necklace it looks so natural - just as if the pieces have always belonged together. You did a GREAT job! This is one of my favourite bead soup pieces so far.

Charlene said...

Just gorgeous, I love how the pieces hang and the overall design.

Nicki said...

What a nice soup and I love the necklace you made. Such cool components. Really nice job.

Beadroe said...

Absolutely love the hardware. You did a wonderful job with the design.

Genea said...

OMG I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the necklace! You got such an awesome soup. I love all of the components and how you assembled everything.I'm so glad you hung it on a neck. You can't appreciate how gorgeous the piece is laying flat. So awesome!

maneki said...

Very nice and somewhat unusual necklace! It makes me think of when I lived in town: walking out the door with the key in my hand and gazing around I'd see both high-rising buildings and detatshed houses. Like in your necklace. It really does bring back memories of those years.

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Lori's Glassworks said...

Wow! It's gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

ViviBijoux said...

I couldn't help but notice your photographic skills, you really rock at taking pictures, I wish I had that talent lol what a stunning piece you put together, vintage and classy, I like ^_^ Virginie

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

Wonderful! I've been waiting to see what you would do with the house, it doesn't disappoint!

Dee said...

you did a fabulous job working with all that's new...awesome unveiling!

jamberry_song said...

I love this design! It's so cute and so earthy. I think you brought this together so nicely; the chain and the wire and the subdued colors of these beads. Wonderful! I also like how you combined elements for the focal. It tells a story of its own! Wonderful work here. :D

Jennifer Cameron said...

WOW! Great job.

Terri said...

So unique and you did a fabulous job putting it all together!!. It a whimsical sophistication to it..just lovely!!!

moonlitfantaseas said...

very cool necklace!

Jenni C said...

Love the soup and how you combined it to show off all the interesting elements, great long lariat. Beautiful colours.

one-eared pig said...

Great lariat!

Boot ~C said...

love the double wrap around the neck

EmandaJ said...

Hi Angela,

It's day two and I'm having a blast! lariat necklace is just fabulous. I would have been totally out of my element with that great soup mix, but you have created a work of art! ove it.

Isn't the swap hop fun?!


Anonymous said...

This is fantastic! I love it and I especially love the little houses.

Elisabeth said...

Love the necklace and love you sweet pictures - really made it all pop!

Lutka And Co. said...

What a great necklace! love the little house!

marie said...

This is a wonderful piece Angie! Sounds like the "Bead Soup" was an excellent experience for you. I'm looking forward to checking out the other blogs to see everyone's creations!

Kate said...

I love all the Industrial Chic! So fun to keep "discovering" something every time you take a second look at your necklace :)

CraftyHope said...

The bead soup you were sent looks like it was a lot of fun to play with. You did a fantastic job bringing it all together cohesively! It's a beautiful necklace.

SueBeads said...

What amazing soup you got, and a fantastic job putting it together!

Anonymous said...

I love your bead soup, and I absolutely adore that necklace! Great job!

Marcie A. said...

Do you remember the book, The City Mouse and the Country Mouse? Because this necklace reminds me of that sweet little book. This really is a special piece. Great job! ;)

Laurel said...

I love your work! I hearted some of your pieces on Etsy - come see some of mine!


Courtney said...

I love long necklaces and this one is stunning. I love what you did. One of my favs.

Shaiha said...

OMG!! I love that necklace! I have just the outfit for it.

Patsy Evins said...

I absolutely love every inch of this necklace! Perfect creation and wonderful inspiration!

Dorthe said...

uhhh that is a wonderfull piece- I love how you connected the different pieces, and came up with this gorgeus necklace.

vintagesusie & wings said...

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

Shirley said...

I would have been really stretched with those ingredients! Great design and solutions! And congrats on the post from polymer clay daily. You are obviously a talented artist. That has been the cool part of this party, finding all the wonderful talent like you. :)

Barbara Bechtel said...

::::sigh:::::all of your work just makes me so flippin' happy. :) Love the long look that can be doubled....I need to try this style.


Penny said...

Love the color palette you had to work with, awesome necklace.

GraceC said...

Really pretty result from some unconventional ingredients. You were a good sport to use a hex nut. I'd have likely skipped that bit. Nice job. Rest of your work also is pretty. I'll be back for more peeking.

French Elegant Jewelry said...

What pretty beads so much to look at that has to be a necklace people have to keep looking at just to see it all. Love all your other work too.

Rebecca said...

Wow, this is one of the best soups I have seen on my long hop! And you've totally more than done it justice - I want that necklace! Beautiful.

Andrew Thornton said...

Really lovely! You did a great job. It looks like it has a lot of movement and is fun to wear. The way you've pulled everything together is impressive, especially the "focal bundle" of the key and house and building beads.

Regina said...

Unique beads and one unique necklace. I love it.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow what an interesting piece. I would never think to use the components the way you have. Well done!


m.e. said...

my idea of perfect !!!
Interesting ,attractive,easy to wear and
it makes me Smile !!!
m.e. :)

Jen V. said...

Those orangey-coral beads are wonderful and I looooooove that bunchie focal goodness in the front!!! It's awesome!!!

LeeLu Creations said...

I love it! This is the kind of jewelry I strive to create. So much fun!

Malin de Koning said...

I love it! I love it! I love it! I love it! I love it!
It's a favourite!

Heather said...

I think that would qualify as very cool city girl wear. Nice work with the industrial components!!

Alice said...

love those bolts -you got lots of goodies and did wonderful things with them. Great soup creation!
Alice's Beads and Baubles

roseworksjewelry said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! Great work :) Sorry this comment is so late.