Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Reveal

The day is finally here!!!! Below you will find the list of participants, please go check them out. I am #210 on the list, so you have a lot of eye candy to see! This is my first Bead Soup Party, and  I've had a blast. You can see my piece below.  I love the result, and I had plenty left over to make something else!

 My lovely porcelain donut was a mix of blues and greens. 

 I chose a twisted herringbone to mimic the flowing lines of the donut and the clasp.

 I love how the quartz rounds pick up the color in the focal.

 I like using the freshwater pearls to hold the donut, allowing you to still see the details of it.

 Love these soft greeney blue stones. Not sure of the name, but they really tie the blues of the rope in nicely with the focal.

Thanks for checking out  my piece. Now go have fun with the rest of the party! 
Big Hugs!

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
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, BeadsandBread  YOU ARE HERE


  1. What a PRETTY necklace!! GREAT Job!!


  2. Wow, seed beading is something I just cannot do! I love the color palette -- it's perfect for the donut. And that clasp is divine!

    I'm glad you had fun!

  3. Great soup recipe!! This has been so much fun...can't wait for the next party to begin:)

  4. Great to see your work! Delicate, yet substantial. Nice.

    (Secret seed beader fist bump enclosed). ;-)

  5. That donut is just plain yummy! Love the colors you used.

  6. # 209 HERE....Beautiful work...

  7. Gorgeous! I'm so not patient enough for seed beading, so I really appreciate the talents of those of you who do.

  8. This is stunning! I can envision it on a lacy blouse. The blues are like ice, but soft and romantic. Your piece is just lovely!

  9. Last but certainly not least! Beautiful work. Love the seed beads.

  10. lovely colors and fantastic bead weaving - a stunning piece!

  11. gorgeous , love the colors, great bead weaving

  12. Beautiful beadwork. Love the soft colors. Delicious soup!

  13. very pretty - like how the focal is attached!

  14. So very neat! I can't seem to figure out that intricate seed beading (I've tried. . .) You've done wonders with it!
    I've got a donut just like that and you've totally made me see the possibilities within it. Thanks!

  15. Love the way you wove the blues together on this piece, Shirley -- well done!

  16. Beautiful, Shirley - I love it! Looks amazing!

  17. Such find detail working with the seed beads, great color combo. Nice work!

  18. You know, twisted herringbone was one of the first cords that I ever learned to bead. I really enjoy making it more than I do tubular peyote. I also like doing herringbone ropes without the twist. Nicely done and I know it feels great to have mastered the herringbone!

  19. Gorgeous! I love what you have created here. Who was your swap partner? The ceramic pendant is a stunner!

  20. Awesome bead work! I really love the colors:)

  21. Awesome! Your soup became a work of art! Great job!

  22. How Beautiful! I really like the way you attached the donut to the rest of the necklace. And I do have a fondness for seed beads, loved your necklace.

  23. Gorgeous! I love the beaded rope. Glad I started at the bottom!

  24. I love the beaded rope (as a seed beader myself) but I love how you blended the focal in it has given me lots of ideas! Thanks

  25. Love the soft look and the detailed work on both the necklace and the focal. Great job.

  26. What a beautiful way to showcase that gorgeous donut! Fabulous work.

  27. it's a lovely piece, but my heart goes out to the necklace part especially. so pretty

  28. Seed beads make me crazy but I love seeing others work with them. Very nice piece.

  29. beautiful beading, & you're right that is a wonderful pendant

  30. You did a really nice job. And I like the look of the pearls with the donut, too. Congrats.

  31. Wow, so pretty! Love the colors! :)

  32. What a great ending for my blog hopping! You made such a lovely necklace <3

  33. What a beautiful and dreamy piece! Love it! ;)

  34. Very elegant! Reminds me of the ocean and water and the beauty of swirling tides. Nicely done!

  35. The beadweaver in me really likes what you did with your piece- I tried to figure a way to do a little beadweaving in mine. Yours is very pretty -you did a great job! I am thankful for the soup exchange and the chance to meet you online-hope to still talk with you.

  36. Beautiful color selection and what a great decision on matching the flowing lines. Very well done!!

  37. What a lovely piece. I love the seed bead weaving you did with the beautiful clay focal. Nice photos as well :)

  38. oh, oh, oh! Beautiful. Your beadwork is stunning. Wish I had the patience.

  39. stupendous!! Love how you showcased the donut focal..beautiful incorporation of your awesome beadworking!

  40. I love that beadweaving oh my it's stunning! Wonderful piece!

  41. This is bold, dramatic, and elegant all in one. I love how your used beadweaving to capture the flowing lines of the focal! Congratulations!

  42. Your beadweaving is beautiful and certainly complements the colors and sets off the donut focal-- wonderful!

  43. Beautiful! I am in awe of all of the tiny beads used for this necklace. Love the focal. Great Bead Soup.

  44. I didn't get through the list so I decided to work bottom up. Your necklace is very elegant. The bead work and the way you worked the focal is lovely.

  45. Love it!! Don't know how you do the seedbead thing but it is lovely.

  46. #210! There's some hidden treasures at the end! Really beautiful beadwork. The twisted herringbone is amazing. It all flows so well to blend with the pendant. Very nice finished piece. :)

  47. beautiful and a whole lot of work.

  48. That's lovely! That's a spiral I haven't learned yet :)

  49. The Bead weaving is amazing you did really good. Nice job ^_^ I can't believe I've finished the list, Wish you all the best, smile, Virginie

  50. So much work put into this...its just beautiful!!! Wow youve made such a wonderful creation here. Your Soups so tasty!

  51. Someone has crazy good beading skills..and it's not me... What a beautiful piece you have created with your soup mix and the amount of work you put into it!

  52. Beautiful colors! It looks so beachy and peaceful!!

  53. what a beautiful necklace! very soft soothing colors! I love it!

  54. LOVE that strap you made for your pendant!!

  55. Oh boy, seed beading like that I have not been able to master, and I'm in awe of those who can! This is a gorgeous necklace!

  56. So pretty! That looks like it was a lot of work! I always admire seed beaders and their patience! :-)

  57. Oh, there's something decidedly decadent about this piece. :3 This is a piece worthy of Poseidon's beloved; I could totally see him offering it as a gift to her. It's so beautiful, the colors of tidefoam in the moonlight. *swoon* I LOVE it!! <3 Beautiful designing!

  58. Love the feel of the ocean with the wonderful blues in the necklace! Wonderful weaving and perfect match for the focal!

  59. What a color combination, adds a nice calmness.
    love the use of seed beads...very pretty.

  60. What a gorgeous piece. I love your seed work and the way you have connected the focal to the necklace. Well done!


  61. Such a pretty necklace! I like the calm, blue colours and that lovely herringbone cord makes me think of seafoam or a woodland brook.

  62. Oooh, these watery colours are delicious! You necklace makes me wish I could do beadweaving!

  63. Thank you all for the wonderful comments. Had to show the hubby last night. (My proud moment!) Hanging with all you wonderfully talented folks has just gone to my head. I'm so thrilled my piece has pleased everyone.

  64. You do great seed bead work - the necklace came out amazing!

  65. I can't work with seed beads at all, so you get bonus points for this. I think the use of the big pearls with the focal was risky but works. I like the unexpectedness of it.

  66. What a beautiful necklace! The colors remind me of a foamy ocean wave, and the beadwork you did is exquisite! Just lovely!

  67. I'm still hopping with less time during the week to do it I thought I would take forever to get to you but wanted to thank you for your really nice comments on my pieces. I love the colors you added with the twisted herringbone portion and I am a huge fan of fresh water pearls especially the white ones. Very nice job, glad you hopped on board and hope to see you next round too. I signed up to follow your blog. Will be back to see what else you are up to. Heather

  68. Beautiful work, I love blues and greens.

  69. Seed beading is not something I have ever done so when I see something this intricate and beautiful I am in awe. Lovely necklace. I see we have something in common we both like the same blogger background. Happy days!

  70. Lovely beadwork! I love all the different blue hues.

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  72. oh I love the strap you made! and the focal is just gorgeous! beautifully put together!

  73. Love what you did with your soup! Sorry for the late comment...still hopping :)

  74. Wow what you have done with those beads is fantastic I love the way it swirls round! yum!

  75. I love the twisted herringbone you did with those seed beads.

  76. You did a fantastic job with your bead soup, beautiful!

    Deb x

  77. I am always in complete awe at bead weaving and seed bead work and this is GORGEOUS! I love those colors!

  78. I've tried that swirl stitch and it is very yime consuming but your necklace is beautiful! Job well done!

  79. Shirley, I just knew when I saw your blog name on the BSBP list, it would be a fantastic blog! You've got two of my favorite things listed right at the top of this page (Beads and Bread!). Your necklace is a stunner...I love how you designed the focal piece. I'm never quite sure how to attach a donut shaped bead and usually resort to a wirewrapped bail of some sort. Your beadweaving is incredible... a technique that is a mystery to me. I was just happy to add a few seed beads using wire in my BSBP piece! Happy to have "met" you through this blog party!

  80. Fabulous BEAD SOUP Friend!!! I love what you designed with all your components... Beautiful work!Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

  81. Really nice, and what a lot of work you did!

  82. Hello, well I have finally made it down here to visit you. I am so glad I did, that is such a beautiful necklace you have made. I really admire bead work and yours is so delicate and lovely such a pretty colour too.

  83. Love the necklace and I am awe of your bead weaving skills.

  84. Amazing pearls. Love the combination.

  85. Beadweaving is so amazing and just love the did a great job....

  86. Beautiful seed bead work. And Just found out you are my button swap partner. Look forward to getting to know you better.


  87. Wow! That IS a lot of seed bead work, which I don't do. So, I have a real appreciation for the time it takes to do this beautiful piece of jewelry =) Beautiful! And, the colors are so cool =) *wink*

  88. Stunning! I love the seed bead matching the focal and the color palette is sweet! Gorgeous job!

  89. Still working my way through the swap blogs. Love the bead weaving you did in your piece and the colors are great.

  90. Hi Shirley,
    What a lovely work you have done. Seed beading it is such a hard work, and you do it beautifully.

    I would also like to thank you for your lovely comment. It has really meant a lot as I am going through a tough time. Thanks for your prayers.

    I have written a thank you post on my blog and it would be lovely if you could read it if you find the time.

    A big hug and blessings your way.

  91. I'm still trying to get through all the soup. Yours is absolutely beautiful. Love the blues.

  92. That focal is really cool. I love the way you connected it to the whole design. I am STILL bead soup hopping! So glad I could hop on by!
    Enjoy the day!


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