Friday, July 27, 2012

It's Party Time!!

YAY!! It’s time for the first group of the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party to reveal their creations. My Bead Soup came from the mega talented Dana James. If you check out my previous post you can see all the goodies she sent.
The first piece I wanted to use was the hand soldered pendant. In addition to creating the pendant, the picture in the pendant is Dana’s art work. You can see more of her artwork on her art blog.

The pendant and the pink and green crystals Dana sent reminded me of Spring, so I added some Czech flowers to keep with that theme. As I went through my (huge) stash of beads, I found the cute little butterfly. I’ve had this for several years and never had a design that really called for it. But I think this is the perfect place for it. The pearls and chain were also sent by Dana. She sent a great mix of sparkle pieces so I dangled one from the sari silk tied on the pendant. I finished the piece with a lovely flower toggle clasp that was included in my soup.

The second piece I made is this necklace. I took a rhinestone pin from my soup, cut off the back, and attached it to one of the large floral pendants. I think it is a great mix of bohemian and bling. The copper clasp on this piece was hand forged by Dana. I used some of the sari silk from Dana and then to accent the pendant, I added the beautiful black coral beads Dana bought on her trip to Columbia and mixed them with some metal accent beads from my soup. The copper connector pieces are from my stash.

Next was I made a bracelet using more of the black coral accented with smoke crystals.  The brass connectors and copper clasp were from my stash. 

The final piece I made was this pearl bracelet.  Everything except the clasp came from Dana.  I love this with it's spring colored Swarovski crystals mixed with the pearls.  It's a little difficult to see, but there is also a dainty rose gold colored chain that I added to the bracelet just for a little something different.

I still have some beads, chains, rhinestones and pendants left from the package Dana sent.  I've just run out of time!

Please visit the other designers participating in the Blog Party.

Hostess, Lori Anderson,
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
Alicia Marinache, All The Pretty Things
Amanda Tibbetts, Amanda Made
Amber Dawn Goldish, Inventive Soul
Annita Wilson, AW Jewelry
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit 
Candida Castleberry, Spinning Spun Sugar
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Cassie Donlen, Glass Beadle
Cheryl McCloud, One Thing Leads to Another  (you are here!)
Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
Christina Hickman, Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Hendrickson, Clamworks
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Cindy Wilson, Mommy's Dream
Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
Cory Tompkins, Tealwater Designs
Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru
Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved
Denielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things
Diane Valasek, Dragonfly Close
Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Elaine Robitaille, Too Aquarius
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Enikö Fabian, Perl-eni
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Jennifer Pottner, Rock Candy Beads
Jennifer VanBenschoten, Jewelry, Art and Life
Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
Jessica Dickens, My Jewelry, My Life, Me
Jessica Klaaren, Beadful-Things by Jessica
Joan Williams, Lilruby Jewelry
Judith Johnston, Judith Johnston
Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Julie Anne Leggett, The Peaceful Bead
K Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
Karen Meador, Dreamcatcher Ranch
Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
Katherine Gale, Terra Beadworks
Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature Studio
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic, Slovonske Technobe
Kelli Jacobson, Creative Moon
Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly
Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade
Kim Bender-Hora, KimmyKat
Kirsi Luostarinen, Kirsi Luo Korut
Kitty Bozzini, Kitty Lampwork
Laura Demoya, The Bead Therapist
Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewelbox
Leah Curtis, Beady Eyed Bunny
Lesley Watt, The Gossiping Goddess
Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry
Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This
Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
Marion Simmons, Shade Tree Studio
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Design
Marta Weaver, Marta Weaver Jewelry
Marti Conrad, Marti C's Clay Blog
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens, GlassBeadArt, Lampwork Beads
Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio
Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mowse Doyle, HoCArt
Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs
Niki Meiners, 365 Days of Craft
Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pamela Gangler, She Always Loved Pink
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Shannon Hicks, Falling Into the Sky
Shannon LeVart, Miss Fickle Media
Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Art Werks
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
Stacy Alderson, Iridal's Attic
Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Stephanie Stamper, Rainy Day Designs
Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
Tammy Jones, Jewelry Making Daily
Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau
Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna
A big THANK YOU so our hostess, Lori Anderson.  You wouldn't believe all the work she has put into this.  She is remarkable!!


  1. Such Lovelies.No more time in the reveal but looking forward to seeing what you do with the left overs.Love and hugs Tanya

  2. Your work is beautiful and inventive!

  3. fantastic work - I really love the bracelets =)

  4. i think the first necklace with the butterfly has to be my favourite. Lovely combination :)

  5. Gorgeous pieces...I just love the first romantic!

  6. Such lovely sets... the necklaces and bracelets can be worn well alone or combined as a set. The crystals and pearls are awesome springtime colors and work well. I also liked the black with the filigree and silk. Awesome pieces...

  7. Stunning!
    There's no other words...I love what you created ^_^
    My fav are your beautiful bracelets!!!

  8. Lovely! Dainty yet assertive. The elements go so well together!

  9. I love what you made from the soup.My fav is the pearl bracelet

  10. Gorgeous pieces ! I am extremely fond of #2 in particular.

  11. Very pretty designs! I like the way you used leather and fiber with the sparkly crystals.

  12. You really made some great pieces! Love how you changed pieces to make them work, like the rhinestone. My absolute fave is the bracelet with the brass connectors!

  13. Very lovely, romantic and vintage feel creations !! Think the 2 necklaces are favos :)

  14. VERY pretty designs!
    Great Soup !
    m.e. :)

  15. The first piece stood out for me. Love how you added the butterfly and a touch of green ribbon. Very pretty.

  16. everything is so pretty, great job with your soup!

  17. I especially like the use of color is these pieces.

  18. Lovely pieces. I especially like the first bracelet. Wonderful job.

  19. Lovely job! I just love how fresh and pretty that first necklace is. Everything turned out great!

  20. Lovely soup - especially like the filigree bracelet - so pretty

  21. Love the bold design of your jewelry! Just stunning!

  22. what a wonderful bead soup! I really love the first necklace!Beautiful work!

  23. beautiful pieces, I really like the bracelet & first necklace

  24. Wow! You hit pay dirt- a great assortment of beady goodness! Lovely results, especially the pearl bracelet!

  25. your designs are all so romantic! love them.

  26. A rose by any other name, might be bead soup! Very pretty!

  27. An excellent use of the soup, and a diverse selection, too! I hope you enjoyed the party!

  28. Such dainty and feminine pieces. Love them all. The bracelet and the necklace make a beautiful summer set :)

  29. Several very nice pieces. Good job!

  30. Great jewelry. I love the first necklace. I can see that with a great t-shirt and bracelets. I like your bracelets too. Love the black one. Great work.

  31. I really like your necklaces, pink and green is one of my favorite color combos and the butterfly bead is just perfect with the floral pendant. The ribbon and filigree necklace is also very very nice..with a hint of sparkle, I think it's my favorite of the 2.

  32. Lovely pieces, all :) I think my fave is that top one.. so feminine and pretty without being 'delicate and girly' :D and that butterfly was MEANT to go with that focal and those pearls!

  33. I love the second bracelet.. Great job on your soup.

  34. Beautiful collection. The first piece is so romantic, my favorite is the second necklace and love the bracelet too. Great job!

  35. So romantic and creative! Love them all but specially the necklace with the flower filigree is just beautiful! :)

  36. I love the combo of copper with pink and green crystals. I just adore the necklace and the last bracelet. The others are very nice, too!

  37. Oh I feel like I stepped right into a flower garden. The butterfly is a great addition to the pendant. That is my favorite piece.

  38. Lovely pieces. I adore the soldered pendant necklace. But I also have a love for making and using them too. I would wear them all!!

  39. Love, love, love what you did with the pieces....funny I still have yet to use any of those black coral beads. I'll have to dig me out some and make something to remind me of that vacation. This was fun. Thanks for being my partner.

  40. I just love that second necklace. It's the perfect mix of boho and bling!

  41. Just love the sring time necklace, beautiful!

  42. beautiful and romantic.. so gorgeous!

  43. What a great mix of soup! Wonderful pieces!

  44. Ok, so one of my favorite color combos is pink & green so.... of coarse I love it. lovely job with your soup. Each piece is very nice.

  45. Love all the designs but that bracelet with the connectors is my favorite. Very nice designs.

  46. What wonderful creations. I love the necklace that you used the rhinestone pin and added it to the focal. Super cool.

  47. Love what you came up with! First necklace is my favorite!

  48. Very pretty designs, I think you've done beautiful things with your bead soup!

  49. Very pretty sets you have designed with your soup! Two totally different looks!

  50. What a romantic necklace (first one)! I love it! You combined it very well!

  51. Beautiful and romantic designs. I especially like the second necklace/earring set. The addition of fiber is wonderful!

  52. Everything is so pretty! My favorite is the second necklace. Love the flower and the rhinestone in the center. Beautiful!

    Thanks for stopping by to see my bead soup reveal and leave a comment! Have a great weekend.

  53. Very sweet, love what you did with it!

  54. That second necklace is my favorite, too! I love the filigree flower you used for the centerpiece, and that bracelet is just so light and look comfortable to wear. Nicely done! I love it

  55. The first necklace pictured is so happy and cheerful! Beautiful!

  56. Love what you did with your soup. Very creative, love the first piece, flirty & feminine.

  57. Wow, these are gorgeous, very feminine and romantic, I love them all.

  58. I think each of your pieces are really beautiful, but that first one is just SO SWEET. . .it's my favorite. I can tell you put a lot of thought into each of them. Wonderful job.

  59. What wonderful pieces! Love the colors in the first necklace, that pendant is wonderful!

  60. Soooo Pretty. I especially like the spring necklace and the pearl bracelet they a so dreamy and feminine.

  61. Especially loving that first necklace!

  62. Delightful and elegant ! Awesome soup you had to work with ! the pearl bracelet is beautiful !

  63. I must say I love the first necklace the best. I love that pendant, and your use of the chain and fibers. BUT! I love all of that filigree! Many of those components look like they came from B'sue, and I just love that place, so your soup and your creations totally appeal to me! I especially love that second focal and how you added the pieces together to make that great focal.

  64. Sweet pieces! I like the first necklace best - the green sari looks likes leaves - perfect!

  65. Hi Cheryl,
    All of your pieces are beautiful, my favorite is the last bracelet I think it is so pretty with the white pearls, the different colors of crystals, and the gold chain.

  66. Wonderful creations from your soup, I'm a sucker for filigree, so I like that second necklace best. Great job!

  67. What good soup! I especially like the flower necklace - can definitely feel spring in the air with this piece.

  68. Wow, great job. My favorite is your first necklace. You blended all the elements - pendant, fiber, pearls, chain, and butterfly - beautifully.

  69. Such a sweet spring and vintage soup mix you received, and you just ran with it! I love that you used such ingenuity to create the metal floral piece - it seems to be a wonderful subplot to the whole blog party. How can we fail to gain inspiration with all of this kind of creativity?? :^)

  70. Lovely, particularly the second necklace.

  71. I love how you repurposed the pin by attaching it to the filigree . Job well done!

  72. like all of the pieces, but specially the first necklace - it speaks to the romantic part of me ...

  73. Cheryl, you did a spectacular job!!! I love all the pieces you made! =) My favorites are the rose pendant necklace and the brass connector bracelet! =)

  74. Awesome job. Pink & green is one of my favorite color combos. I like the black bracelet too.

  75. That 2nd necklace is right up my alley. I love the filigree with the bling. WOnderful job on your bead soup!

  76. All your pieces are fabulous! I love what you did on the second piece by cutting off the back and adding it to another pendant - ingenious! Love seeing what everyone is creating with their soups!

  77. Beautiful work, love all of your designs!

  78. Beautiful designs! Awesome work!

  79. Love the copper and black necklace!

  80. love all your pieces, the first is my favourite!
    really great work
    ciao dall'Italia

  81. Your pieces are all gorgeous, but strangely enough I think I love that black coral/filigree bracelet the very best! Love the color combination, the design...all of it. Nice work with your soup!

  82. Wow, you really got to work. So many great pieces. I love them all. I like the composition of necklace it turned out great.

    Melissa Muir

  83. Wow! It's all so, so beautiful, Cheryl! I love your vintage vibe, and don't know if I could actually pick a favorite's all a joy to look at.

  84. You were sent a beautiful soup! I love the mix of everything, especially how you paired that vintage brooch with the filigree pendant-Definitely my style :)

    You did a gorgeous job on all your pieces!

    Happy Hopping ^.^

  85. I love al these pieces with their earthy feel, but that last bracelet pops :)

  86. Party time, indeed - those are all beautiful pieces! Love the colour mix, the design of each piece, everything!

  87. Sweet soup! I love the little vintage touches that I see. Very pretty. Enjoy the day. Erin

  88. Fantastic! Love the rose focal and how elegantly you featured it.

  89. I love your creations, your first necklace is my favorite!

  90. The first necklace with the roses are my favourite as well. Beautiful.

    Bead Soup Mix