Bead Soup's Done!

Suhweet!! You made it!!  What a trip I bet you are taking, traversing through all of the 200+ blogs participating in this most recent Bead Soup Party! I wasn't sure when you'd stop in, so I hope you haven't petered out from all the soup happiness happening today.

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.  The goal -- to push ourselves creatively by using beads we may never have used before, and to meet beaders from around the world.
Thank you Lori for putting on some a cool party- you can read more about past Bead Soup Parties here!

My partner this time around is the lovely and talented Terri of Terri's Blooming Ideas. Check out Terri's post to find out what kind of bead soup I sent her. Terri sent me a rustic, and earthy grouping of wood, resin, silver spacers, unakite, dark green and black stone squares, a Sun/Moon pendant and toggle clasp.

 To beef my necklace up a bit, I layered the sun/moon pendant on top of a coral etched shell pendant from Lilly Pilly. To add more color, I included some coral colored Swarovski pearls that match the shell pendant perfectly.

 I decided to do a double-stranded necklace in a nice random pattern. At first I wasn't sure if I would include the large wood beads- she sent along 4 of these. But I think they work out okay with the large size of the pendant.

 Between the larger beads, I used some  octagon shaped seed beads in a matte eggplant color with some green iridescence.  I am really happy with the overall design, and color palette! I think it has a nice boho feel to it, and can see it being worn in the summer with a cute dark brown tank dress and sandals.

Thank you so much for stopping in to see my final project!

Good News!!  I have decided to offer this necklace as a giveaway- Please leave a comment on this post, and I will draw a Random final winner for this piece on Wednesday March 2nd. Don't just leave any comment- Tell me what you like best about the Bead Soup Blog Hop!

But wait~!
Are you up for ANOTHER giveaway?? Head over to A Jewelry Accord, where I have joined up with my co-Author to give away a fantastic motherlode of Silk ribbon- and Dupioni Ribbon- AND some pendants!! Quick! Go there first before you continue on with the hop- it'll only take a minute, I promise- you won't be sorry!

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things (your hostess)
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 ** YOU ARE HERE!

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
75.  Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done!
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  
175.  Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass 
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, Homeschooling Life


  1. Great work, L! Your partner knows your penchant for wooden beads. Beautiful focal.

  2. This is an wonderful creation! I love the sun/moon pendant and it was a wise choice to add the larger wooden beads and double strand it.

  3. Such a wonderful idea to add size and colour to the sun and moon pendant by layering it with the amazing shell pendant!!!

  4. Love how you put it all together! Great job!

  5. Very nice! - That one is going to be really fun to wear. Beautiful work!

  6. love the colors and textures!

  7. Yay, today's the day, and you're my first stop. I've got the day to myself so I plan to spend it checking out all the bead soup creations. I love your bold piece with all its different elements. It reminds me of some ancient civilization.

    I love the bead soup blog hop because I get loads of inspiration, and its a great way to meet other artists.


  8. That is beautiful!
    I love that rusty orange/teal green combination with the wood!
    Just gorgeous!

  9. It's a great piece - love how the colors work together!

  10. The wooden beads give a good accent on the necklace! You made a very lovely piece!

  11. Oh, L! Your piece turned out great! I love the orange, earthy colors and the wood...and those barrel-shaped beaded beads? Those are cool!

    I love participating in the bead soup blog party to meet new beaders and jewelry enthusiasts!

  12. I love at textures and colors you combined in this piece. Great choice to include the large wooden beads - they give the eye a rest while moving around the necklace and really let the other beads shine.

    My favorite part of the bead soup blog hop is getting a glimpse of the creation process. I really enjoy viewing the blogs which include pics of the soup send and the final creation. I remember the sun/moon pendant from the soup pic and wondered how you would use it. It was fun seeing how you layered it with another piece. Bravo! And thanks for the giveaway.

  13. What I love about the Bead Soup Blog Hop is hearing (and seeing) the insight into the process each participant goes through...the initial excitement over the goodies they receive from their Soup partner and how they go about putting them together. It really is inspiring and encourages all of us to stretch our creativity by using items we normally wouldn't or to try new techniques.
    Love what you did with yours -- especially the color combination!

  14. I agree, this colour palette is yummy. Those wood beads work really well in this design, especially with the way you layered the pendant. Nice!

  15. Love the way you worked with these lovely beads. The colors are super and using a double strand is great. Wonderful piece .

  16. As a participant for the first time I am astonished by all the talented designers in this many beadlovers out there
    I want to thank You Lorelei for leading me into using more art beads in my work !!!!
    This necklace You made is lovely I especially love the layered pendant idea..... makes the moon shine!

  17. A lovely, earthy necklace. I really like the mix of materials, shapes and sizes in it.

    Thank you so much, Lori, for making this happen!

  18. Love the double pendants... and the best thing about bead soup was my awesome partner and getting to check out the myriad of design styles across the board!

    Happy Hopping!

  19. Great Necklace.
    I also like how you layered the moon focal, this made it for me.

    The best thing about this hop is learning about different artists you didn't know about before!


  20. Very beautiful! I like the wooden beads with the focal. The colors are great. Makes me want to touch it!

  21. Beautiful results. As everyone says the layering was a great decision. the double strands helps to give balance to the chunky wooden beads. This is my first time hopping thru a bead soup. It's party time!

  22. Lorelei, I love what you did with the beads you received.

    As for the whole Bead Blog, what I like best is the inspiration, inspiration, inspiration!!! With this many people contributing there is every kind of work to see. You just can't visit all of these blogs without a very strong desire to put something together yourself. How inspiring to see how creative everyone was with elements that did not always seem as though they could possibly be used together.

  23. ooops I left the message before reading about the giveaway. I love the Blog Soup hopping because the idea is great, you get to know about other artists you didn't know, you see jewelry trends,it pushes creative juices and gets people "together".

  24. All I can say is wow! I absolutely love this necklace and how you were able to make all the different colors and beads come together nicely.

    What do I like best about the bead soup party? I love seeing everyone else's work. It really inspires me.

  25. I love to look at hand-crafted jewelery, so the blog hop is 0ne big virtual gallery. Some of the pieces may not be to my taste but it givesd me a peek into someone else's creative process - in this case over 200 people - amazing!

  26. I love the push that it gives my own creativity and its fun getting to know your Bead Soup partner little bit. But the best part is right now!--Getting to see what everyone made and reading about their creative process.

    btw I love the colors in your necklace and I think you made the large wooden beads work very nicely!

  27. Looks like your partner knows your style. True to you Lorelei.

  28. What a striking pendant! and you've really skillfully set it off if I may say so. Unique and really rich piece you have here ^_^ Virginie

  29. THE VERY BEST thing about this Blog Hop is the way it is letting beaders all over the world join virtual Hands,Heads and Hearts!!!
    m.e. :)

  30. Hey Lorelei, I love what you have done -- you are the master (mistress?) bold design.

    The thing I love most about blog hops, and beady challenges in particular, is the huge array of different approaches the artists take to answering the challenge of working with someone else's bead choices.

    Now, I'm off to check out the rest of this gi-normous blog hop.

    Bead blessed,

  31. Oh, Lorelei, I love the wooden beads! I think it's a great balance, and the color palette is perfect. I can absolutely see this worn during the summer, maybe somewhere tropical. Beautiful!

  32. This necklace has me thinking Summer it! The bead hop is inspirational and it's interesting to see the different ways beads will be used and combined! Doing the hop is a great way to learn!

  33. What a gorgeous piece, I love it!!

  34. Love your piece and I think that is what I love about this soup, to see eye-eyecandy galore and meet new and interesting people.

  35. Lorelei, Your necklace is gorgeous! I'm a tad uncomfortable working with orange, but the way you pulled it in on this necklace is inspiring! What do I love most about the Bead Soup Blog Hop? Why, meeting all the cool designers and seeing what they come up with, of course! It's so inspiring...but I said that already, right? ;)

  36. Lorelei your Necklace creation is so Beautiful!!! I really love what you have made. Awesome! What I love about this Bead Party is the excitment of running around with coffee in hand and reading what everyones done and gasping lol.

  37. Beautiful necklace - love the layered pendant.

    My favorite thing about hopping about looking at the bead soup is seeing all the creativity and seeing folks meeting the challenge of new colors, materials, and techniques. I find it quite inspirational!

  38. I love the way the shell pendant complements the sun & moon pendant and the rest of the design.

  39. My favorite part of the bead soup fest is seeing the combinations that everyone sends out. The mix of recipe ingredients is so fun to analyze.

    thanks for gifting away your beautiful creation!!

  40. I love this necklace! it makes me happy to just to look at it! Excellent choices in materials.

  41. Love all the colour and the mix! You really had fun with this one :)

  42. Anyone should admire the way to make soup! I love the double stranding. I am (unoffically) Bead Soups biggest fan. I did not attempt it but I intend to celebrate with all of the participants!

  43. Wonderful piece that you created!

  44. Bead soup is an amazing way to see amazing people make amazing things. So much inspiration.
    I love your necklace, especially the pendant. Very clever to use the Lily Pilly behind it. Very nice effect.

  45. Thank you for the inspiration coming from all the different soups! What a great idea. What I like about this, besides the inspiration, is to see the designs created with materials that the designers may have not used before. There is so much creativity and inspiration I'm anxious to get to my bead table!

  46. Ok, this is going to be my longest comment yet!
    -The thing I love best about BSBP is connecting with so many talented artists that I might not have met otherwise and being stretched creatively.
    -Love your piece. It has a kind of tribal vibe to me which I am loving.
    -I follow your blog in my Reader so I don't know if your "Be nice or Leave" button is new or I just now am seeing it but I LOVE IT! Is it yours exclusively? I would kill to put it up over at my place if that's ok?!

    Ok, all done. Off to go enter your other giveaway!

  47. Gorgeous piece, Lorelei!

  48. really wonderful. Great happy colors and ethnic feel.

  49. Lorelei that just gorgeous! The earthy feel and double stranding it to chunk it up is beautiful. I love big chunky pieces and this is just stunning!

  50. I love that you added the coral orange. It really helps the entire thing to pop. I probably wouldn't wear a tank dress, but I WOULD wear this piece. It's stunning. Fab job.

    My fave part of the party? Gosh...seeing everyone step outside their comfort zone? Visiting blogs I've never visted before? I don't know. It's all fun ;o)

  51. Beautiful job. I love the complementary colors and all of the varied parts. It is a complex piece but it hangs together. Nice job!


  52. Lorelei you always amaze me with your talent and this necklace is no exception! The Lilly Pilly shell was a great addition to the sun/moon pendant, and balanced out the beautiful earthy colors and double strand design. Looking forward to summer even more!

  53. Hi Lorelei i am new to your family of creative blogs i have been following you for a few weeks now and love your style & cute posts. i was really looking forward to see what your "Bead Soup Design" was going to b and you did not disapoint i Love! Love! it i agree i see myself wearing this barefoot walking along the beach in my sundress.Lori is a genius for coming up with this concept bringing people from around the globe together to share a common love! Creating! i hope i can partake in the next one, my blog is empty right now but i have working very hard to open my etsy shop and setting up my blog i have only been selling at craft shows etc. for yrs. i can't wait to share all my creations with all of you!Have fun hop hop around tday i know i will ;p

  54. Gorgeous! Love the colors, texture, and design.

  55. I love that you layered the focal - the look it gives is truly awesome! Bautiful earthy feel on this piece!

  56. Another great piece from you! I expect no less! I love how you layered the pendants. I should to step out of my bubble and try that some day.

  57. gorgeous , love the colors and textures plus great idea to add the back pendant on the focal.
    Love seeing all the different and sometimes wild ingredients people receive and then how they work them into such interesting designs.

  58. I love it, Lorelei! I knew you would make something fantastic!

    I love how you layered the textured shell under the sun and moon. That orange really pops and highlights the pendant.

    I of course, love all of the texture and double stranded design.

    What I love most about the bead soup is the excitement of waiting to get your partners package, the fun of opening it, the posting of your goodies, the creation of pieces, the sharing of those wonderful pieces, and the connection with all of the lovely artists and designers out there. It has been such a magical experience.

    Much love,


  59. Brilliant necklace Lorelei! I love the colours although they're not what I would normally wear myself - very Autumnal. My favourite thing about the bead hop is making contact with folk all over the world - it's such a privilege to participate in!

  60. Great work Lorelei- Love what you did with the double strand patterns, and your colours (as alway) are fab!.

  61. I'm starting the party now and headed to your blog first thing. I had to get my state taxes in order before I did anything today...
    What you did with the bead soup mix I sent is amazing. You are Uber talented!!! I love how you layered the pendant. Everything about it just works!!! Thanks for being a terrific partner. I'm off to Enjoy more of the party!!!

  62. Wonderful colours... looks like fire... so much nicer than the endless white that I can see looking gout my window today! Really pretty!

  63. Your design is fabulous, one of my favorites. I look forward to following your blog in the future. Cheers!

  64. I love the sun/moon over Lilly Pilly. Perfect! But then your stuff is always perfect :)

  65. what I like best about the bead soup blog hop is that it gives me a chance to see so many other artists and their work, all in one place. Like a virtual meet and greet of all these talented people. very cool.

  66. I love how you layered that pendant, LOVE it! Great color combos and some interesting texture. I love seeing the different work everyone comes up with!

  67. This is so your style and I love your used of color in this necklace

  68. The necklace is gorgeous! It gives me happy vibes and makes me want to run barefoot on the grass. Beautiful job!

  69. First of all this necklace is great, just like all of your designs, I love it. The large wood beads do look ok with the focal helping offset their size. I also like the additional colors you added to your already awesome bead soup ingredients.

    NOW my favorite part about BSP is today, the reveal!. I love the before and after shots of the beads and am amazed at what talented artists we all are! Lori sure knows how to throw a party!

  70. Your orange piece behind the sun moom pendant is perfect. It framed the pendant and made it sing. I don't think I would have liked the two strands without those fabulous and big wood beads. But I wouldn't have known they were missing if you hadn't added them would I. That is the magic. Love it!!

  71. This is the first time I read about the BSP and it's GREAT! Looking at all the amazing talent is a wonderful way to spend a snow day... Your necklace is O-R-A-N-G-E my favorite. Would love to get in on the next one.

  72. amazing, as usual! i love the color combo here...very boho. a pleasure as always!

  73. Great piece. This is my first bead soup blog party and I love seeing so many fantastic jewelry desigsn, it is amazing.

  74. very very beautiful in such a creative way! great work!
    jean yates xox

  75. What a lovely necklace! I like the variation of sizes and textures...It's such fun to see what everyone else comes up with from their soup ingredients.

  76. Anonymous2/26/2011

    Very colorful! Love it!

  77. Your bead soup is great, what a fantastic focal, you did it proud!

    Deb x

  78. Your necklace is fab! I love the earthy appeal combined with an almost Aztec feel, that gorgeous focal combined with the orange and the bits of colur popping in the 2 strands.
    I have enjoyed the bead soup for it's ability to unite jewelry artists throughout the world so that they may share their ideas and gain inspiration from one another.It truly is a unique and exciting event, I can't wait for thenext one!

  79. Great job on the necklace. You made the right decision to put those 2 wooden ones in. I love the color combo also.

  80. This is my first Bead Soup event, and I enjoy connecting with other artists.
    I love the earthy colors! Your designs are inspiring! I really love the necklace in your giveaway!!!

  81. Anonymous2/26/2011

    I would not have normally put these colours together, but you've made them work so brilliantly! This piece is great, well done :)

  82. I love the way you beefed up the pendant. Those colors are great together. And I have the perfect brown dress to wear it with.

  83. I love this one! I love how you "married" the two pendants together and I agree that the large wood beads work well. It would be fantastic with a summer dress :)

  84. Yet another beautiful design from a gifted artist, love this one, Lorelei!

  85. love your necklace.......and what I like about the bead soup blog party, is the challenge of working with someone elses choice of beads, and then getting to see what everyone else has done

  86. As always, Lorelei, beautiful!!!!

  87. Just like the variety of beads in a shop, it's fun to hop around and see how each designer interpreted their 'soup mix'. Great design!

  88. The variety and the creativity of everyone is blowing me away! So cool! You did a fabulous job using those large wood beads with your necklace! ;)

  89. If a woman wears jewelry to make her feel beautiful, and to reflect the uniqueness that is her spirit, then this piece truly captures both those things. It is magnificent! What I loved most about the blog party was seeing so many pieces that were thoughtful, powerful and arrestingly gorgeous. Seeing all this work has inspired me and also left me in awe of how much creative genius there is out there.

  90. beautiful and inventive, as always! Put my name in the hat... I would love to have that necklace!

  91. Love the colors. I think the addition of the coral shell pendant really makes it pop! And I love the wooden beads.
    My favorite part about the blog hop is *inspiration*.
    This is the second year I have been aware of it and am still too "terrified" to enter. I am trying to work up the courage for the next☺

  92. What I love about bead soup is discovering new beaders. I have yet to participate but it is a delightful blog hop.

    I saw many beautiful pieces today and I have only made it to number 160!

  93. Love to see how everyone's piece is so different.
    You always create something so amazing, what great ideas.


  94. #209 here...beautiful work...

  95. I love the anticipation and then the reveal and finally seeing what everyone did with their mix. I love the way you layered the sun/moon focal with the other bead/pendant. Very nice.

  96. Wow that works so well, nice layered pendant looks good.

  97. I really like the way the lillypilly works with the sun/moon pendant. And the orangey/coral pops out really nice!

    This would definitely make a great hippie summer piece for those evenings at the beach after you get all suntanned and you feel all bohemian and gorgeous!

  98. Lorelei,

    I love it, it is just gorgeous and I'm glad you decided to use the large wood beads. I think they help bring focus to the piece.

    I love seeing what everyone does and love participating in something with other jewelry designers. It's a happy day - well days since there are 200+

  99. The orange and the turquoise speak Southwestern to me, and I like the layering -- that's a great way to not only reduce stash (something I've been trying to do!) but create texture and coolness.

    When I saw the wood pieces she sent, I knew those were "Lorelei". And I've said this on several blogs -- I wish I could do the multi-strand look but I have so much FAIL there.

    Cool piece!

  100. I love the color combo and am a fan of the double strand. Really nice piece, very summery.

  101. Very cool piece Lorelei,
    All the participants in the bead soup party have down an awesome job. Today is my birthday and the necklace would be awesome to win if I was the lucky one to be picked. Well back to looking at more reveals.

  102. Awesome job L! I like the warm coraly road you took. Makes me want Mexican food... yum!

  103. Cheryl2/27/2011

    Hi Lorelei,

    I really loved the piece that you created from the bead soup blog party. I read your blog regularly and I am such a fan of your work. Your designs are just awesome!

  104. As always beautiful work! The idea to layer the moon/sun and coral shell pendant very nice.
    What I like best about blog hopping? It's very inspiring to see what others create. The shared interest that brings jewelry designers together.

  105. wow...what a beautiful design. I love love love the colors and definitely see it on ME in a white teashirt and jeans...gorgeous! I love meeting new and interesting artist and bloggers...can't thank Lori enough for this party.

  106. Your necklace is so beautiful and unique Lorelei! I love it! What I like best about Bead Soup is the amazing talent of all the participants. I am absolutely blown away and inspired! Plus, I've found a bunch of great new blogs to follow! So fun! :-)


    Such a fun necklace!

  108. What I liked best - the list of 210 blogs from talented people that I may never have heard of otherwise. I have had a ball visiting them.

  109. I love it, everything works so well together! The pendant is great!

  110. We,, this is wonderful! I love the color and texture combinations.

    This is a great party. It's been fantastic to see all the fantastic creations and be exposed to so many new artists.

  111. I really like how you combined everything into two strands. It's got that old world feel with a twist of modern. It's eclectic and that always draws my eye!

  112. I love the earthy feel and the great colors of your necklace, beautiful work!

    I love seeing everyone's wonderful creations and meeting new artist.

  113. Love your necklace what a creative use of shape color and making it all fit together and love that focal. Beautiful. What I love best about the bead soup party is all the ideas I get from looking at everyone's jewelry and the creative way they used the beads they received and I loved how it made me stretch my creative side and try new things with beads I wouldn't have picked out my self but i love now.

  114. Gorgeous. Love the color combos. It's such a kick to see the diverse designs on the blog hops.

  115. What a beautiful pendant -- love what you've made here.

  116. So many positive comments, all well-stated! I like the way you backed the sun/moon with the contrasting pendant. That was definitely a good idea! I couldn't be in this round of Soup, but I like the surprise of the package from your partner, then the challenge, and the final relief when it's done, and of course, sharing it all!

  117. What a great use of color texture and design. It all comes together without looking heavy in your piece, it's very well balanced.

  118. Love what you made and the colors are great.
    It's fun to see what others do with the soup they get and Lori is awesome at making everything work.

  119. I love the hop because it introduces some many fantastic artists who are stretching their own ideas. Your own bead soup necklace is creative and has a very different feel. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  120. Pairing the sun and moon with the lily pilly pendant is my favorite part of your necklace. Very nice piece Lorelei.

  121. What a great piece. I love the way you combined those two pieces to create the mega focal. The darker Lillypilly piece really maked the turquise colored one pop. And the accent beads were perfect.

  122. What FUN!! Love it!!


  123. Such a beautiful necklace and it was inspiring that you added a Lilly Pilly piece to help round it out. I love their shell pendants. I have found in making my blogging rounds a lot of like minded jewelry designers with the own style. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one in love with beads and all things sparkley.

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

  125. Beautiful work! You have a great eye for balancing natural elements with metals.

  126. Eileen2/28/2011

    I love the color combination. Just beautiful.
    What I love about the Bead Soup Party is getting to see the work of so many talented people that I would not have known about otherwise. It is so inspiring.

  127. what a gorgeous pendant-your necklace is lovely :)


  128. That pendant is fabulous, and I love how you've featured it so beautifully in your necklace!

  129. Love this necklace! This was my first time following the Bead Soup blog hop, and not only was it inspiring, I found so many new designers to follow. :D

  130. great job as always! i love the pendant!

  131. Wow! This is beautiful; definitely in my top 10 favorites. I love the layering you did. The wood beads work really well. I would love to be entered into your drawing! My favorite thing about the Bead Soup is seeing all of the creative transformations from the beads to the final pieces. Glad to be in this group with you!

  132. Love your finished creation! Love the use of so many different elements.
    My favorite part of this bead soup hop is connecting with so many wonderful designers and being inspired to try new things!

  133. Wow that is one gorgeous focal. I love the combination of the different beads and the addition of the wood...yet another gorgeous creation by you!

    I love the blog hop as not only do I get to meet lots of other creative souls but I always find it interesting to see what others create with their soup. Most of the time the designs are the complete opposite of what I would create which is always inspiring. Thanks for offering this piece as a giveaway!


  134. Love the layered focal, Lorelei. You always have interesting things in your stash! And the color palette is rich and warm... like walking on a beach in the Carribbean. (Can you tell I am sick of the snow?!).

    I am still hopping and may be until Easter! But what I love most is the challenge. You know never know what you will unwrap and it is always unexpected and that sort of challenge pushes me to try something new.

    Enjoy the day!

  135. I finally made it back here! (I came by too early reveal day, I think.) It was worth the wait, though. :D What a fun, fun design! I love the soup your partner sent you; these beads are so summery. Also, I feel like they were a great match for you because they seem very hispanic and you just visited Spain, so maybe there was a little influence there? ;) Well anyway, it turned out gorgeous. Wonderful work, as always!

    Oh gosh, I have to choose one favorite thing about the bead soup blog hop? I really like the fact that so many people have connected because of this event. I also really love that there are so many different techniques and styles and skill levels involved this time around; I've been inspired just looking at everyone else's work and it's such a great learning experience. My favorite of favorites has to be all the positive energy, though. :D Usually this time of year is so bleak and depressing; I think this couldn't have come at a better time. So much smiling and great energy! It's really fantastic. :D

  136. I love the combination of the coral with the Sun/Moon pendant. It really sets the stage for the whole shebang `;~)

  137. Love what you cooked up with your soup ingredients! So earthy and lovely.

  138. I am so impressed with how much the Bead Soup Party has grown and such wonderful talent...the designs are all so inspiring and fabulous!!!

    Love, love your necklace, but of course!!! Hope I win!!!!

    Smiles, Pam

  139. Anonymous3/01/2011

    I am in love with this necklace! You do know orange is the color of this summer's season. I too can see this paired up with a flowing denim skirt and a brown tank.( I can't get away with a tank dress I'm too fluffy)I am loving visiting all of the blogs it's like reading a jewelry magazine and seeing all of the different styles in none place.

  140. Great color and form. Love the focal

  141. I absolutely love what you did. The wooden deads set it off just right and I love the face added to the pendant. You did a great job and I would be ever so proud to wear it if I wore it and tell everyone what a wonderful beader you are. Thanks for the chance
    alice's beads and baubles

  142. It's hot hot hot! Love the colors and the design.

  143. Anonymous3/02/2011

    Love your design! The focal is so unique and pretty! Lovely!

  144. I'm still blog hopping and JUST made it here. I guess I missed out on the giveaway but I still got to see the beauty that you made. You did a fab job with your soup. I'm not surprised. I am surprised that your color palette was so close to mine though. ;)

  145. Still making my way to all the blogs. Love how you put the sun/moon on the red pendant. Great necklace.

  146. You seem to come up with unusual designs no matter what, and the bead soup is no different. You rose to the challenge, and I love the layered focal especially.
    And a challenge is what I like and the party brought that in spades.


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