Audubon's Kingfisher

Audubon's Kingfisher

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Welcome to Bead Soup Blog Party #6!!!!

Hi everyone!
I have been spending the last few weeks with my bead soup creating away! (I still have beads left and more things planned)

Also introducing pictures taken with a real camera! Shock! Amazement! (now I have to blame shaky hands for any blurriness.)

I received a fantastic soup from my Partner, Amber Dawn of Inventive Soul (view her treasures here )

I did not get a picture of the original soup ended up all over my work area and pieces were created the day the soup arrived.

So without further ado.....beads!



And here is the list of fellow Bead Soup Blog Partiers for blog hopping goodness (I am going to hop around after a nap :)

 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
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

Next reveal date -- August 11th!


  1. So delicate and special! Very pretty designs!

  2. The first two are especially stunning. <3 Amazing work !

  3. Beautiful.Worth coming back for ,Love and hugs Tanya

  4. What a pile of beautiful!! Love those earrings, and that last necklace. You really did your soup proud!!

  5. lots and lots of beautiful designs here. I would be proud to wear nay of them !! wonderful vintage style !

  6. Beautiful pieces - I love them all! You really did a nice job putting it all together and everything looks like it's at home where it is, gotta love it - keep creating!

  7. Great job! Love everything but especially like the ribbon and lace bracelet

  8. Very nice designs, the butterfly focal is gorgeous. I love the way you balance the beads.

  9. Beautiful designs! Love the butterfly piece.

  10. Hi Christina,
    All of your designs are absolutely beautiful! My favorite is the one with the butterfly pendant.

  11. Beautiful, delicate designs - just gorgeous

  12. beautiful use of charms, can the first 2 necklaces be worn together?

  13. what wonderful things you have made! you were very productive, I only made three things so far with my bead soup, and still have lots of beads to work with

  14. Wow! So many little time!!, all are beautiful, bur my favorite is the second to the last necklace...what an awesome color in the focal! Nice job!

  15. I love the silvers and blues, they are so very cool and airy. Beautiful!

  16. Lots to goodies! I think the chain bracelet has to be my favourite though.

  17. Beautiful romantic pieces. I really adore the bracelet with the charms! Nice use of the rosary connectors as earrings, too!

  18. Such lovely creations! I love the chain bracelet!!

  19. all of them are so nice, but I'm in love with the last two :) Excellent work !

  20. There are some stunning pieces here.. I love your work. great job.

  21. What beautiful work. So many pretty components. Love the bracelet. Great job.

  22. Particularly love that butterfly pendant! You really did justice to all your beads! Thanks so much for playing!

  23. Great designs and that pendant is gorgeous!

  24. What feminine pieces! They look delicate. I never would have put a tiny looking piece together with the coin but you pulled it off beautifully. The last piece is my favorite because of the wonder mix of colors and the butterfly..

  25. I LOVE THE BUTTERFLY NECKLACE!!! It is all very pretty, but the butterfly is certainly my favorite!

  26. I love the blue necklace above the butterfly. Delicate and almost lacy! Where did you find the picture at the top of your blog? THAT is amazing! I really liked your lace bracelet too!

  27. Wow! You've got the whole jewelry store there! My favorite piece is the necklace with the butterfly focal. Love your style and the use of chain in your designs.

  28. oh wow, it's all great but my favorite is the earrings & bracelet. You really made a feast with your soup. LOVE IT

  29. Wow, you have been busy. What a beautiful collection. I love all your designs.

  30. Look at all you created! Wonderful work!

  31. wow, you've been super busy with your soup. Love the pink textile cuff!

  32. gorgeous! Love the bracelet and the butterfly necklace especially!

  33. Very vintage and soft looking! You did a fantastic job!

  34. You created a really lovely collection! I especially love the third necklace, really beautiful!

  35. Excellent vintage look.

  36. I love the multi-chain bracelet the best!

  37. oooh pretties ALL of them!
    One of the things I've noticed about designers who work with vintage is they seem to have an eye for balance and color and just the right amount of glitz. I Love These!

  38. Gorgeous! You made a ton of pretties with your soup. Too bad you were so anxious to get started that we don't get to see a "before" pic :-) Anyway, I am amazed at the diversity of the pieces you made and how wonderful all of them are.

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

  39. Love the bohemian feel to the pieces, I love the bracelet!

  40. That ribbon cuff bracelet and the crystal necklace are my FAVORITES. You got a lot of mileage out of this soup! A great collection of pieces!

  41. Classically beautiful and timeless, I love the romance of your pieces.

    I had to re-gather my bead soup from Shelby to take pictures of it because I did the same thing, spread it all out as soon as I received it. I was so excited to get beads in the mail!

    It is nice to meet you and Happy Blog Hopping!

  42. I'm loving the first 2 necklaces! Love the eclectic collected look and colors. Great job!

  43. Love what you did with your soup, especially the necklace with the blue stone, very nice.

  44. Wonderful work, I love the all of the pieces but the first bracelet really speaks to me.

  45. Lovely pieces. The first necklace stole my heart with that coin pendant. Great job! :)

  46. Such a beautiful variety of pieces. So nice!

  47. Such beautiful designs, great job with your soup!

  48. Awesome butterfly focal in the last necklace!

  49. wow, you've been busy! beautiful work but my favorite is the bracelet!

  50. Great designs. Lovely components.

  51. I think I would almost wear those first two necklaces together. That first necklace is my favorite. I love the charms on the sides. I think the third picture, the bracelet is also one of my favorites and would go with it so well. The earrings with the Virgin on them and the chain also seem to go with them, and I love those too. Such nice work! I just love what you made. Wish I could have seen what you started with, but I know how tempting it is to dive right in!

  52. You sure were busy! I love pieces like this with tons of little vintage looking bits. Very romantic :)

  53. OH MY GOODNESS! All of your pieces are so feminine and regal (princess-like). They are just stunning. I really hope you had a good time while you busted out all this eye-candy!

  54. Wow, that's a whole lot jewelry from one bead soup! I really like the textile bracelet

  55. I love the delicacy and balance you created in the first two necklaces. Very sweet!

  56. Love what you've done here, the fabric bracelet is adorable.

  57. I love the bracelet that you made. I like all of the individual pieces that you combined. I also like like how you used multiple strands.

  58. Wow! You did such a fantastic job on every single piece! They all look superb!!! Absolutely wonderful!!!

  59. In awe of the number of pieces you made. Talk about being productive! Plus each piece is so, so pretty!

  60. Love the elegance of your necklaces and your bracelets are fabulous, especially the fabric one! Great work!

  61. very nice, particularly love the necklace with the blue pendant.

  62. beautiful work, love your style!

  63. your designs! Nice job! Love that butterfly pendant!

  64. I love the butterfly necklace!
    ciao dall'Italia

  65. Wow - you were busy! Great job ~~T

  66. Wow, so many pieces. You have done such a great job. I am not sure I can even pick my favorite. .

    Melissa Muir

  67. Oh, wow - gorgeous pieces, all of them. Very delicate and feminine, I love the look of them. I wonder how they mix (to wear multiple strands, or bracelets at the same time) :)

  68. Pretty, soft and feminine. Very delicate and lady like! Enjoy the day. Erin

  69. Just love simply elegant. Great job on the soup!

  70. Beautiful, simple, and delicate designs. The butterfly necklace is my favorite.