6th Bead Soup Blog Hop Reveal

Thank you for stopping by!  Today is the 2nd reveal of Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog hop
What is a bead soup?  It's a collection beads, one focal and a beautiful clasp that is sent between partners, and on reveal day we show what we've made with the beads we received! Fun, right!?

In case you missed my post about the beads, here they are again. I got 2 soups because my partner Dhea Powers spoiled the heck out of me!  Dhea runs a lampwork glass business called Javabead with her husband, Russ.  In this first collection, she sent some pearl discs, pearl sticks, faceted crystal rounds, jade, some polymer flowers, a marcasite clasp, and a large lampwork focal bead with a beautiful summery palette of orange and fuschia.

Here is the first piece I created using the soup above. I decided to make a multi strand bracelet because Dhea sent this beautiful multi-strand marcasite clasp. I used some orange and fuchsia matte seed beads in between the beads.

I grouped the beaded strands together and then strung the lampwork glass focal in the center. The colors are amazing, and I really love how the beads work together in one piece of jewelry. The only beads I wasn't able to use in this design was the large fuchsia jade rondelles. I was thinking I could make earrings or something and then time got away from me. A project for another day, maybe?

This second soup is comprised of some bronze faceted glass, Lucite, pearl sticks, clay beads, silver nuggets, teal stones, copper discs, a handmade silver wire hook clasp, and a set of 3 amazing lampwork glass beads. Both color palettes are gorgeous and I really enjoyed working with both sets of beads!

I created a long necklace using the beads in this second soup. I was able to use almost all of the beads! I chose an asymmetrical design, showcasing those lovely lampwork glass beads at the front left.

This necklace would be fun to wear with a cute tank, and mini skirt, and a cute pair of sandals, like this!

Cute right!?? The tank, skirt and shoes were found at Anthropologie. Well enough about my soup, head on out to what Dhea made, and then all the others! Here's a link list of all of today's participants! Have fun!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barb Fernald, Barbara S. Fernald Jewelry 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners

Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 

 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Davis, Natural Treasures by Deb
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead

Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio

Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads

Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Krafty Max, Krafty Max Originals
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae

Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures

Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Marcia Dunne, The Alternative Foundry
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place

 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Melissa Muir, Kelsi's Closet Jewelbox
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs

Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle

Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads

Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 

Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art


  1. Who would have thought I would like pinks and oranges together this much! Love that necklace and the lampwork is spectacular. The silver beads are just right.

  2. I love your second piece and outfit in browns and turquoise!!

  3. The first piece looks like a fun piece with an eye-catching color combination. The second piece is so organic. I love how you alternate colors and texture of the beads in the second piece. Nice!

  4. What lovely soups you received! They're both beautiful - the bracelet says summer! and the second is simply stunng, it says beach to me!

  5. Wow you had me with the bracelet, such vibrant colors snd then i saw the necklace!!!! I love it! Especially how you posted an entire ensemble to go with it!! You and your partner were a perfect match!!! Hope you stop by 8/25 when my partner Heidi Kingman and I have our reveal isolinaperez.blogspot.com.

  6. WOW !
    two very different, yet equally Fab designs!
    don't Dhea and Russ make the most Delicious beads !
    Love the color palette of the bright happy bracelet .
    so playful!
    Also Love the serene colors of the necklace .
    simple sophistication
    What great soup you made!
    m.e. :)

  7. Both beautiful soups, and I love how you worked them. Orange and pink are a favorite combo for me, and the brown and blue necklace is so very wearable. I love seeing your style, and how you put things together. I always come away from your blog learning something new. Have fun hopping!

  8. Anonymous8/11/2012

    That necklace has fantastic contrasts and textures, loving the rough and smooth together. Also love the bright colours of the bracelet.

  9. Love the glass beads Dhea sent you-beautiful! While I am enjoying the festive colors of the bracelet, the aqua and browns in the necklace really captivated me. Wonderful design; the placement of the colors and shapes is fantastic!

  10. both the soups were lovely...orange and pink are one of my fav's and that bracelet would be fun for summer ..love the necklace and of course it's alway fun to see your fashion boards

  11. Ohh la la, the orange and pink combination! I could eat those polymer flowers, they look like they came from a cake. I love how different your two pieces are. The necklace colors and design are soothing. Fun to see it in the collage with some fashion. I learn so much from reading your posts.

  12. Both are luscious! That second outfit for me only makes it because of your beautiful necklace. Was looking forward to your reveal and it didn't disappoint. : )

  13. You sure had some scrumptious soup. Love that long necklace - the colours are lovely.

  14. Lorelei, these are a great visual example of why BSBP is so successful in its "mandate": forcing everyone out of their usual design path. Two totally different looks, unexpected colour combos and sharp attention to the materials at hand. They are both lovely!

  15. I love that second necklace so much, and I love that you paired it with an outfit. What a great idea! :)

  16. carolyn8/11/2012

    Love the asymmetrical design you created for the necklace...You are so talented!

  17. First soup is the best!!! Great colours, ROSES, and cool design! Regards!

  18. Freaking in love with the pink set you got (but then, I would, wouldn't I?) But the blue -- that's awesome, too. I would wear both of these in a heart beat. I love Dhea's beads (have some watermelon-y ones waiting to play with). Thanks so much for participating!!!!

  19. Orange and purple so in these days. I would wear that bracelet anyday. Loved the way you showed outfits to wear with the blue.

  20. The milky blue beads of the necklace remind me of a glacier-fed stream carving it's way through the rugged mountains. I love it!

  21. I am not usually a fan of pink, but I love the pink and orange bracelet!

  22. Wow - both soup goodies are fantastic! The bracelet in the pinks and oranges is gorgeous! That just looks like something you want to wear all summer long. Love, love, love the colors in your second soup. The necklace is stunning and love the clothing collage with your necklace! Spectacular pieces!

  23. the turquoise and caffe latte mix is stunning

  24. The blue and brown asymmetrical creation is stunning, love it!

  25. Oh your bracelet is just too awesome!! love the colors! Your necklace is beautiful also.

  26. Wonderful! Love that you paired the jewelry with an outfit.

  27. very pretty work; i especially love the necklace!

  28. Lorelei... I love what you did with both soups! The bracelet is so fresh and cute! And the necklace rocks! I like how you paired it up with the tank, skirt and sandals... they do look so awesome together! Loved being your partner and making a new friend!!! You're designs are gorgeous! XO

  29. It's getting late, and I allowed myself one more stop on the blog hop. So glad I'm ending Day One here. You certainly were gifted with a collection of fabulous beads, and you brought extraordinary beauty, movement, light and life to them!

  30. You are simply amazing! Just love seeing anything you create and these are addition to your gorgeous jewelry collections! Wow!

  31. It's cool that you and your partner both made bracelets.

  32. Anonymous8/11/2012

    Amazing pieces....and I love how you pulled together an outfit to boot!

  33. How fun that you had two beautiful colorways to play with! The bracelet just screams "fun!", and the necklace is elegantly understated. As always, you made fabulous pieces!

  34. I love your pieces especially the necklace. As before it's fun to see the outfits you create as well.

  35. Lovely, colorful bracelet! I really love your necklace design!

  36. Both pieces are just stunning. I never thought of pink and orange together. But that necklace. It is so me and I am so in love with it.

  37. Lovely design on both pieces.My favorite is the bracelet.

  38. Lorelei, you are just crazy talented!!! Seriously, you're like a bead whisperer. I don't know how you do what you do, but I love it ... always!

  39. Holy crap the bracelet is makin' my mouth water. It is stunning and the necklace is absolutely beautiful and designed to perfection. It does look great with that outfit too!

  40. FANTASTIC!!! The bracelet is to die for! I love the color combination and then... After stirring me up , you calmed me down with the cool tones of your necklace. Wonderful jewelry!

  41. Lovely soup..! I love the Javabead..! :)
    Your bracelet is colorfull & your necklace is beautiful..! Great work..! :)

  42. Fantastic! Love both soups and how you used them. The colors on the bracelet are powerful! And the necklace is very calming. Wish I could rock asymmetry like that!

  43. Beautiful pieces! You had some great soup to work with!

  44. Love it! And I especially love the necklace with the design boards - always inspiring. Beautiful work as always!

  45. Awesome as always. I have been reading your blog almost daily since I started mine. The brown & aqua necklace makes my mouth water, it's so yummy!

  46. They both awesome but the necklace especially since blue and brown is my all time favourite colour combo. I try to spread the love to other colours but no, I always come back. I think you set of that amazing lampwork beautifully, as always

  47. Love those lampwork beads and you show cased them beautifully in the second necklace...love it!!

  48. Wauw the necklace is gorgeous! I love asymmetric and this piece is just perfect..

  49. Wow! Wonderful creations Lorelei, the colours are just gorgeous

  50. So different and both so beautiful.

  51. Love it Lorelei!!! Beautiful as always!

  52. Your work is always stunning, Lorelei!! Beautiful pieces!! I love the striking the colors of the first and beautiful blues and browns of the second! Nice way to match your creation with a beautiful outfit...perfect!

  53. Gorgeous as usual, I love your work!! I also love those shoes :-)

  54. I really love both pieces. beautiful work! ~diana

  55. Great work as always- I love your combinations.

  56. So well done! I think I am partial to the bright pinks and oranges.

  57. Love that second necklace - brown and turquoise are my all time favorite color pairing :-)

  58. That second necklace is so lovely! And I love the colors in the bracelet--you received a lovely soup and did a phenomenal job with it!

  59. you & your partner were great to each other. I loved what you both sent the other & what you did with your soup. The color & design of your bracelet is so much fun & the necklace is just lovely!!! Great job!!

  60. I agree with Jennifer--you and your partner where quite generous to each other! :) And you are quite the lucky duck that you got not one, but TWO soups! I hope that didn't mean twice the stress in getting things figured out and finished...

    Regardless, I think you did a beautiful job on both of your pieces! I'm a particular fan of your bracelet-It has so much vibrancy and depth due to all the different materials :)

    Happy Hopping!

  61. Oh my, both pieces are so pretty! Loooove the bracelet!

  62. Goodness that is some BEAUTIFUL soup. I love both of them, so different but both amazing.

  63. As always, great designs Lorelei... beautiful use of color and balance. Great Soup!!
    :-) Kris

  64. Yummy beads, yummy pieces! Love that pink and orange bracelet, especially!

  65. I never would have thought of the pink and orange together but I love it!! The other piece is more natural for me because I would be drawn to those colors usually.

  66. Hi Lorelei,
    You never disappoint with your designs the bracelet and necklace are gorgeous I love them both, but the necklace is my favorite.

  67. Beautiful pieces Lorelei. I love love love the necklace and it sure is perfect with that little outfit you put together! All looks great on that fab plate ya got there too!!!

  68. Stunning pieces! Would never have thought of putting the pink and orange together - looks fantastic - love it! The necklace is gorgeous - love the design and the earthy colours.

  69. Wow that first piece is very well put together. I would have never thought to put those together. You did an amazing job. I also love how you have put the outfit together at the end. Beautiful designs.

    Melissa Muir

  70. I love the necklace, totally my style!
    ciao dall'Italia

  71. Your work is beautiful. I do love the colors in the bracelet!

  72. As always, your designs are delightful. I was a little surprised how much I like the palette of the first soup, but bright colors draw my eye every time. You did a nice job working with those colors as well. However, your second soup was by far more 'ME' and the necklace you created with it speaks to my soul of calm. It's beautiful.

  73. I love the pink/orange combo of the bracelet but the necklace is just amazing...very soothing colors and lots of texture.

  74. The sherbet soup is amazing -- what color! And I love how you simply dove right into all that gorgeous color with your beautiful bracelet! The asymmetrical necklace rocks -- I went asymmetrical and long too with my BSBP6 jewelry, and it makes classic jewelry that is also cool!! I bought your book just for creating my BSBP6 designs too -- fantastic ideas and great book. Lovely jewelry Lorelei!

  75. Nice! My favorite it the pearls/blue glass.. Great soup!

  76. Wow, two very different pieces that bracelet really pops with colour very cool!

  77. What a gorgeous bead soup you received! I love both the warm collection and the earthy collection. Your pieces are beautiful. I'll bet they will see very quickly, that is if you are not keeping them for yourself.

  78. OH my goodness, what a great bead soup to get to create from, and BOY, did you step up to the plate! Your creations are simply beautiful!!

  79. Anonymous8/16/2012

    Oh, that bracelet has the prettiest colours! And the necklace is delicious!

  80. Wonderful pieces! Love the colour palettes in both, but the asymmetrical blue and brown necklace is my favourite.

  81. Wow...I love the necklace...beautiful design. The bracelet is so colorful anfd fun. Great job with your soup.

  82. I am in awe of your outstanding jewelry!!! Your bracelet is so awesome and you are so right with the clothes combination you are suggesting for that wonderful necklace! WOW!!!

  83. I love the second soup the most. Very cute necklace and outfit! Well done!


Post a Comment

I'm sorry to have to turn on the word verification here, but I got fed up with spammers comments!

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.