Saturday, August 25, 2012

[Bead Soup] 6th Bead Soup Blog Party 3rd Reveal

Welcome to The Cabby Crafter!  I am so glad you stopped by.
Today is the big reveal of Ms. Lori Anderson's 6th Bead Soup Blog Party - the 3rd and last for this year.Whew!  Have you seen the beautiful creations that the participants made?

This was my 2nd BSBP and I was paired with Ms. Sonya Stille.  Read more about her HERE.  The assortment of beads and findings that she sent me was delicious!  I love the everything particularly the copper leaf that she made.  I hardly word with copper, in fact, this was the most copper that I've worked with.

The BSBP guru, aka, Ms. Lori asked us to give a focal bead and a clasp.  The copper leaf that Sonya did was gorgeous and I wanted it to be the centerpiece of this necklace!  I used copper wire, hammered the end, added green beads and wrapped it with wire...lots of wire to make a bail! 
This was an asymmetrical necklace that drapes very nicely on the neck.

I love the color palette - browns and greens, very earthy, "organic" as they call it.
This lariat necklace made use of the nuggets, crystals, copper chain and enameled round beads.  
More wire wrapping but fun!
This was the pot of soup that Sonya sent me.  Isn't it lovely?   Visit Sonya's BLOG and see what she did to the bead soup that I sent her.  Check out her Pinterest and FB page too.

Here's the List of the 3rd BSBP Reveal.  Grab your comfy seat and hop on!
Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie

Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging
Hannah Annear, Squintessential

Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs
Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels

Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home
Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas

Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show
Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities
Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures

Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN
Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops

Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio
Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter - THIS IS ME!
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts

Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi
Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry
Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog

Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo
Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila
Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads - MY AWESOME PARTNER!!!
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick

Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design
Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs

Enjoy the weekend!  
Happy hopping!

♥  Michelle 


Mags said...

The asymmetrical leaf-necklace is so lovely!

aneri_masi said...

Wow! that necklace is exquisite!!! And I like the simpler one too...goes to show how versatile a designer you are :)

Sweet Freedom said...

What a fantastic job you did enhancing and incorporating that beautiful copper leaf! I love the green dangles, and the wire bail - just lovely!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Oh my, I just LOVE what you made! You really made my leaf focal look stunning! And I love the lariet too...WOW. It was great fun being your partner.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Michelle, I just LOVE what you made. You made my leaf focal look fabulous! I love the asymetrical look of that necklace. The lariet is beautiful too. You really made that soup DELISH! It was great being your partner.

Isolina Perez said...

I love what you created! The color combos are right up my alley. Beautiful work!!!

Anonymous said...

That asymmetrical necklace is so dramatic! I like it:)

Shiraz said...

I adore what you did with your soup. The way you transformed the copper leaf is absolutely stunning. One of my favorite pieces I've seen so far this morning! Amazing job! Definitely keep working with copper!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Beautiful necklace,lovely design!Congrats!

AllesPerle said...

Michelle, this is a very, very, very nice nacklace. Wunderfully beautiful!

Kathy Combs said...

You speak my bead language! This is absolutely lovely.

Shai Williams said...

I just love what you did with the focal in the first necklace. The necklace itself is a real showstopper. The simpler necklace is also gorgeous and great to wear every day during the fall.

Sheila Davis Designs said...

Love the leaf necklace!

Unknown said...

i like the earthiness of your designs

Karen Williams said...

What a fun bead soup you had to work with and I love what you did with it!

I loved seeing the before and after of Sonya's copper leaf. It was beautiful as is, but truly became part of the composition with your wire wrapping and bead work.

tappingflamingo said...

you had some yummy ingredients and sure made a yummy soup!

Lupe Meter said...

What a stunning copper focal! You did an awesome job with your beautiful bead soup...such beautiful creations!

gretchen said...

Wow, your first necklace is just beautiful! Love how you added the eye pins with the green beads to make it so organic. The second one has such a great asymmetrical look, too!

Alice said...

The first necklace is just gorgeous! I love how you place the leaf and added the wire spirals and beads! And your second piece is lovely in it's simplicity.

Nice job!!!!

Giorgia Rossini said...

I really love this necklace, just my style!
love the design and the colors
ciao dall'Italia

LeeLu Creations said...

So in love with your leaf necklace!

Andra Marasteanu said...

oh my God, the first necklace takes my breath away!!!

bailaora said...

first necklace is really stunning!!!congratulations!

roomforchange said...

Wow, you were sent a hearty autumn coloured soup. Love what you did with it especially the lariat necklace! Lovely!!

Kumi Fisher said...

Wow! The leaf necklace is stunning! You did a great job showcasing the leaf!

Joanne said...

Both totally gorgeous pieces. I still have real trouble doing anything asymmetrical. I think this may have something to do with my control freak tendencies?! lol Beautiful work. I'm in love with the asymmetrical necklace. Lovely :)

Becky Pancake said...

Your first necklace is stunning!!! Your did an excellent job of showcasing the focal.A+

Charis Designs said...

This is stunning- lovely, lovely, lovely Christie

Loretta said...

Very creative designing. I love what you did with the copper leaf. Looks like that necklace would be fun to wear. You will get many compliments.

Unknown said...

Fold forming is on my list of things to learn.GREAT presentation of your soup.Lovely.Love and hugs Tanya

Robin said...

This is a stunning necklace, you created such a beautiful piece with that copper leaf taking my breath away! Have a great day.


Sandi Volpe said...

Gorgeous necklaces ready for fall, love the color palette and focals!!

Lori Anderson said...

That necklace is absolutely jaw-dropping! You did such a good job with that leaf. I would never have been able to do such a good job! You should be really proud.

Linda Younkman said...

Fantastic leaf in your soup and you did an awesome job with it. Love it.

Cris Peacock said...

Oh, I think this is my favorite piece of all the soups!! Just beautiful!!

CraftyHope said...

Both of your necklaces are really lovely, but he one with the leaf really speaks to me. I'm in love with the way you embellished the handmade leaf with the beads as well as the asymmetrical design. It really works out so well. Wonderful, wonderful work!

Terri said...

Fantastic! So perfect for Autumn. Looks like you might be able to wear both of the together for that multi necklace look. Soup-er cool!

Maria Rosa Sharrow said...

Gorgeous color pallet and soup you had to work with. The leaf necklace is so lovely and perfect for the upcoming fall season.

Rachel said...

Wow, that is a stunning necklace!!!

Jean A. Wells said...

Wow, that necklace is gorgeous with the big copper leaf. I love it. Great job!

KayzKreationz said...

I absolutely adore your necklace. Funnily enough I had just taken a class on fold-forming and made a leaf just like that and was wondering how to use it to make a necklace/pendant. Unfortunately mine is enameled and doesn't have a hole drilled in the end to attach it both places. But you did a fantastic job with that focal and your necklace. Love the colors. You really brought it all to life.

Francy said...

your necklace is so very beautiful. love the design!

Claire said...

Love what you did with the leaf focal!

Janeen said...

This would be a challenging color pallet for me, but I love what you did with it. The leaf on the first necklace is beautiful. I love how it hangs. The second necklace is also very lovely. Great work!

Carol@ pearl beads said...

I believe sometime our hands can really make great job rather machines. I loved your above work with beads and a beautiful metal leaf.

CreARTelier - Jacqueline Keller said...

what a great soup! my favorite is the first necklace with this harvest leaf. love it! but all your creations are very adorable.

RanaLea said...

What a beautiful soup! I love the leaf necklace! So gorgeous!

Kepi said...

Absolutely love the copper leaf and what you created, great job!

Elizabeth Beads said...

So dramatic and gorgeous work!

baymoondesign said...

The leaf that you got is gorgeous. You did justice to it with your necklace. Great job.

Unknown said...

Both of your pieces are beautiful! I so love them both, they are pieces that I would love to wear myself! Great job :)

Christine said...

Both pieces are gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that leaf focal gorgeous?! Love both of the necklaces!