Saturday, February 26, 2011

Time for a Bead Soup Blog 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

My partner was Marcie of La Bella Joya, please see my previous blog post for more details on what we sent to one another.

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.

The photo at the top of this blog post is a front view of the finished piece and the photo directly above is the back of the bracelet showing off that beautiful clasp from Marcie.

This is everything I received from Marcie before I started beading

I added some seed beads from my own stash, some vintage sequins (I can't seem to bead anything without adding at least a few sequins) and some Swarovski crystals. I really enjoyed this swap/party.

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 *YOU ARE HERE*
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
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!
Please visit Lori's blog (our hostess) for more info


*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

oh grace you have out done yourself yet again!!! yummmmmmmy!! <3
i wish i could get the muse in gear and pick up my beads again...sigh..this too shall pass

GraceBeading said...

Thanks Tammy. I wish you could get your muse in gear too - I miss your beading :-)

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

wonderful job - it's beautiful!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Grace, you are one megawattage talented superbeaderwoman. Gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Amazing work! Just beautiful and love the colors! :)

SavonFeutré said...

WOW! Great job! Very beautiful!

Jenni C said...

Totally beautiful job, I can see you used almost all the components in that spectacular piece.

Lois Moon said...

WOW! This cuff is amazing. I love what you did with the pink rings. I've been weaving cuffs for over a year, but still have not started bead embroidery. This piece is pushing me closer to getting my feet wet. Bravo!

jamberry_song said...

It turned out so beautifully! A lovely bracelet in spring pastels. You have great vision; this design came together like a dream. :)

ViviBijoux said...

That cuff is mind blowing, how long did it take you to stitch all these see beads, wow; should definitely appear on the BSP album, gorgeous!! smile,Virginie

Pretty Things said...

Holy smokes but those are gorgeous! That took a lot of work. I just can't even imagine! I'm very impressed -- you did a fabulous job!

Terri said...

I agree with Lori that must of took a tremendous amount of work..Fantastic!

Lori's Glassworks said...

the cuff is gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

MoonRae said...

WOW sweetie, you've really outdone yourself!!! I need to pick up a needle and just start....miss ya!!

steufel said...

Wow, this cuff is absolutly stunning!

GraceBeading said...

Thanks for all the kind comments! I appreciate all the visits. Virginie - to answer your question, it took about a week of beading evenings after work to complete this. I so looked forward to this each night after work. So, it's not really "work" - that's my day job, beading for me is pure pleasure :-)

Sharon - GREAT to see you! And yes... yes you do, I miss your beading.

Everyday Gypsy said...

Oh, its beautiful. I just love bead embroidery and you have created a wonderful piece. You'll get many comments on that piece.

Jen V. said...

Unbelieveable how bead karma works...the similarity in the stashes you guys sent each other is fantastic! I love how you went with the bright and she went with the dark. Oh, and sequins are always good!!! Love the finished product!

moonlitfantaseas said...

Oh wow I am in love!!! that bracelet is to die for, I love the colors, and I love the components, and most of all I love your design, it is gorgeous!!!

Dee said...

speechless in Virginia here!!!!!!!!!! how gorgeous are both of these put a lot of work into deserve A+...fabulous!!

I LOVE color! said...

Oh am I impressed with your beading skills How in the world do you do that? Lovely, Lovely Be Blessed

Elisabeth said...

Wow! Amazing! I love those colors together!

Marcie A. said...

WOW! GRACE! It's beautiful! You really did a great job and the cab looks amazing surrounded by the green beads! You really did a great job showing off the focal piece and the clasp looks great at the end. Beautiful, bead buddy!

Kate said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors and your work is amazing. Love it!

Patsy Evins said...

My thoughts?...... Fabulous, time consuming, unique, WOW!, love it, OMG! Yummy, Perfect!

Janet said...

Grace these are Simply Beautiful!! What work youve put into them Im so Impressed! Really really Wonderful job you have done. Big Kudo Soup!!

BluMoon said...

What a gorgeous scintillating cuff it really sings out!

m.e. said...

WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!
that is sooooooo Wonderful!!!
I am in love with the color and the design !!
I'm in awe of the workmanship !!!
You made AMAZING soup!!!
m.e. :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

stunning! this is wonderful!

SueBeads said...

Oh my goodness, you did that soup proud!

vintagesusie & wings said...

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

rockcreekcreations said...

For some reason I think I missed your post on Saturday and Sunday. I'm trying to find a piece that I saw on Saturday, so I'm glad I double checked your site! Wonderful work!!

Boot ~C said...

WOW, just wow!so beautiful

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

That's an amazing bracelet! I admire your creative talent with those tiny little beads. Really nice work.

maneki said...

What a beautiful spring bracelet! I really like that clasp you got in the soup too.

Courtney said...

I love the pinks and greens! And you beadwork - amazing!

CraftyHope said...

WOW! Just wow. I would have never imagined that bracelet could emerge from that bead soup. Just amazing!

Shirley said...

What an awesome cuff! This is the first bead cuff I've seen on the soup party, and you sure didn't disappoint! Such a spring feel, and beautiful design!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

very beautiful and inticate

one-eared pig said...

Oh wow! SO beautiful!

Lisa said...

As my mother would say: "You have the patience of a saint!" (except she never said that to me!) What gorgeous cuffs!

Loretta said...

That is gorgeous beading. Nice way to use some awesome pieces.

GraceC said...

Hey, Grace -- I'm Grace too! Well, it was my honor to stop by here and see this exquisite piece of art you've created. Seed beads and thread give me hives, so I don't know how you did that, but my hat is off to you. It's a knockout.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Oh my goodness your cuff is amazing! I adore how you have used the closure... absolutely gorgeous! Being someone that dooes bead embroidery I can appreciate the time you have spent on this piece. Well done!


Lisa Godfrey said...

Oooooh, I love your bracelet! I just love cuffs and this one is a show stopper! Nice work!

Andrew Thornton said...

What a lovely spring-time bracelet! You did a great job. You really put a lot of effort and time in your piece and one can tell just by looking at it. Nicely done!

Heather said...

You had some very fine and unusual ingredients there. Love what you did with them. Nice spring colors too!!

Regina said...

Wow, what a beauty you have created. Different from the rest and so wonderful. Love it.

roseworksjewelry said...

I love it! I'm still pretty new to bead embroidery :)

alice said...

How very pretty. I would never have thought to do that with the clasp- How clever!
Alice's Beads and Baubles

Helmitarha said...

Oh, wow! The bracelet is absolutely gorgeous! I love what you did with the clasp! ;)

Dot said...

It has been a long time since I popped by and I am so happy I have taken the time to visit you again. Your bead art always blows me away and your latest piece is stunning.
Every time I have new people to my home they spy the beaded doll you made me and ask me lots of questions :). I will always treasure it lovely Grace.
Love to you and the kitties.
Dot xx

Rebecca said...

Really beautiful! I love how you've put your own twist on this.

dedicated exchange server said...

Wonderful work dear! Awesome!

Genea said...

Gorgeous work! Very intricate :)

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