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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Reveal

In spite of getting help with the collage using photoshop.. there was enough difference in a versions that  I gave up... This is Picasa's collage however As far as I could tell there was no way to save it so I had to  do a screen shot then cut and paste the collage...  Hate being technology challenged!

But this is suppose to be about my bead soup experiences not the fact that I'm a 'technoramous'....After looking at what I received I decided that  I wanted to use Lisa's felted beads so bought some leather cord to string them on... that  idea took 2 people, a very sharp darning needle and a pair of vice grips to enact.... after that everything else was easy!  I did manage to sneak in a few of my own lampworked beads to anchor the focal....

Photo Collage attempt number 6... 7   ?... slightly better but I still had to export it to photo shop to crop it!... The ingredients I used... the focal as I received it ... then the front as it looks today!  Why did  I cover the back of my focal with seed beads because it was a plain copper back... I always try and make my lampworked beads two sided  so that when they flip upside down which things inevitably do there is still something to look at!
I really like the way this worked out.. and  I actually figured out how to felt beads so that I could have a pair of 'matching' earrings....!

And if you want to check what my partner Lisa did... DRUMROLL with my beads....


Here's the list of the 210 people who played this round of Bead Soup!

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


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


95 comments:

BluMoon said...

Lynne, that is great, really nice what an unusual focal I love those colours.
Jackie

Pricilla said...

That is one big pot of bead soup!

I really like what you did!

m.e. said...

Lovely designs!!!!
Perfect to show off those great focals !!!
m.e. :)

Helmitarha said...

Beautiful piece! I like what you did with the focal!
Jana

GraceC said...

After enlisting assistance and using vice grips, it was smooth sailing, huh? Hilarious! Well, whatever you had to do was worth it because that's a great piece. I'm afraid of seed beads and esp of long pieces of Nymo, silk, or whatever tangly stuff one uses to affix the wee seeds, so I'm doubly impressed. Delicious soup!

BluMoon said...

Yes, its about 14/15" I had to make it that length or the focal would have been too long.
Jackie

My Life Under the Bus said...

LOL! I feel your Picasa pain but you can save them! I forget if you put them in an album or file ( See I'm totally web challenged myself) Beautiful job - I love the 2 in one pendant.

Happy Hopping! Patty

ViviBijoux said...

blue, brown and copper, timeless combo! the bead selection I received is like that too, but you did a fantastic job with it all. Well done you!! ^_^ Virginie

maneki said...

What a fab necklace! I really like the colours and clasp, but above all how you've bezelled the pendant. Yummy!

Mags said...

Lovely creations, I like what you made with copper pendant!

earthlyjewels said...

Oh my...your work is amazing! I love what you did with the focals! So lovely!

SueBeads said...

Wow, what a great job with the focal! A lot of work went into that!

Deci said...

Really nice, I particularly like the bail.

Kristen said...

I love the reversablility (if that is a word if not I made it one) of the pendant and I love seeds so you really gave me good eye candy today! I am a technoramous too!

Marie Cramp said...

I love that you made the pendant double sided! That is fantastic!

Kate said...

Love the reversible concept. Great colors and design. Love it!

Sig Wynne-Evans said...

Great Job!! A wonderful piece!!

BTW, I have tried to email you 3X...it never gets though.

You do know you won a prize for your tassel right? Your prizes have been mailed yesterday

Sig

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

Wow, you got fancy - it's wonderful!!

Regina said...

What a great idea to cover the plain back of the focal with such gorgeous beadwork. So beautiful!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous Lynne, I cannot believe what you did with that focal!! You ROCK!

Wendy said...

Beautiful, love the colors!

Stacey said...

Gorgeous colors - love what you did with your focal!

Cathryn said...

That necklace reminds me of my time on the islands! The carefree, easy, peaceful tone of your artwork is attractive. I can see it in some trendy little boutique on Madison Avenue!

Lori's Glassworks said...

So beautiful, I love what you did with your bead soup. Cheers!

ladynobledesign.com said...

That focal is stunning. You may be a technaramos but I am a seedbeadmoron. I have absolutely no idea how to work with them and in awe every time I see a design like yours executed. Great Soup.

chocoholic said...

Very nice I love brown and turquoise together. There are moments when technology just seems insurmountable but here is a little hint I will pass on from Heather at Humblebeads- try the collage feature on Picnik- it is free and downloads your finished collage for you. You can even add effects and text...
It is SUPER EASY to use. You did a great job with your photos though. I enjoyed your soup!!

Courtney said...

Spectacular beadwork! Love it.

BeadsByEarthTones said...

very pretty and really nice job incorporating the focal!

Pretty Things said...

That focal ROCKS! And yes, I agree about vice grips and sharp needles. I like my felted beads to be firm, but I've broken several needles in my time! What you do for beauty, right?

You should be quite proud of this!

Janet said...

Your work is beautiful! You do what I dont have the patience to do. Simply lovely I think Lynne!

Jean said...

How super--you did such a cool job!

Terri said...

perfect color combo..nicely done and look at all that work!

Suzette Bentley said...

Beautiful pieces! I love the collage picture! I will need to try in Photoshop.

Jenni C said...

Lynne, beautiful colors there and sound like you battled on to get exactly what you wanted, vice grips! Now there's perseverance. Your work with tiny seed beads is impressive, they scare me!

Fire Phoenix said...

The combination of turquoise and copper is great. Well done on an exciting bead soup design!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Beautiful! I love the beading you did on it :)

moonlitfantaseas said...

I really love what you did with the pendant

Margot Potter said...

Love this!

maryharding said...

Absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous. Love the felt color and the focal.

rosebud101 said...

Love the beaded beads! Gorgeous!

Elisabeth said...

Love the color combos - I'll remember vice grips if I try leather and felt beads - I love the look :-)

Lisa said...

Love your work!

SummersStudio said...

I really like how you beaded the back of the focal. You are so right that things inevitable flip over and it is nice to have another pretty side.

Holly said...

Lynne, Oh heavens, what an amazing necklace! I lovelovelove that pendant.

Dana said...

#209 here....OMG amazingly beautiful....love it all...

one-eared pig said...

Love the flippable pendant. V ery pretty design.

Islandgirl said...

Thanks for all the nice comments... I was a bit worried that there were 'rules' about altering the focal beads!

gr8findings said...

LOL ... "technoramus" or not, you've done a beautiful job conveying the detail and care you put into this beautiful necklace.

I'm not usually drawn to seed beads, but I love the design you put onto the back of the disc. Reversible pieces are so functional that way. Nice job!

steufel said...

Copper and turquoise is a match made in heaven:-)

Karen Williams said...

Yeah, another seed beader! Beautiful work!

I love that you beaded the back of the focal bead - I think of that as a special gift or surprise for the wearer that makes the piece just that much more special.

I enjoyed cruising your blog. Your lamp worked beads (both here and on Etsy) are gorgeous. Love the jellyfish and Journey to the Unknown in particular.

Loretta said...

Beautiful beadwork. Nice design.

Emakaye said...

That is beautiful bead work Lynne! I think your piece is fantastic!!!
Ema

rockcreekcreations said...

I can only imagine the effort it took to get the cord through the felted beads! holey-cow! good job!

Dee said...

wow, those colors really speak to me!! beautiful finished product..wonderful designs!!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Fabulous! I LOVE what you did with your focal! That is so cool. I always admire people who can work with seed beads. The effects are so amazing. Beautiful work!

CAG- Crafts said...

Love it, great work!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Gosh, Lynn! That's insane gorgeous. You are a multi-talented young lady with that seed bead creation. I had no idea that was on the very long list of talents!

Laura said...

I LOVE what you did with these beads! The beadwork on the focal is fanTAStic!

Laura said...

...and, speaking as a fellow 'technoramous', I understand where you're coming from and I think your collages are delightful.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love the colors and I love what you did with the focal piece. I am with you about being technology challenged!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

love your focal beautiful beadwork and it turned out beautiful I am off to check out more of you beautiful work.

coming abstractions said...

What a cool focal and an even cooler necklace! Bravo!!

Beadbug said...

Great use of your soup, nice design.

Jess Italia Lincoln said...

Great bead soup!!! Love what you did with the focal, it's beautiful! And I think your collages look great too :)

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

Beautiful, Lynne!!

Everyday Gypsy said...

What a wonderful piece. I really like the way you created a focal bead with two sides, cause you are right they always flip. Beautiful work.

vintagesusie & wings said...

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

Leigh said...

Wonderful work! I love how you worked with the seed beads.

Sarabeth said...

gorgeous colors-i love what you did with your soup :)

sarabeth

Serena Trent said...

WOW is all I can say! I give it to you for all the beading of those tiny beads...Awesome job!

balanced. said...

how wonderful!!
i love turquoise with brown, beautiful job!

BeaderBubbe said...

Your recipe was just great...wonderful soup :)

Valerie said...

Beautiful beadwork! Great job! Glad to be in this group with you!

Raida said...

What beautiful pieces, love the colors and what you did with the focal!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Oh my I adore what you have created. The bead embroidery and weaving is beautiful - great way to use the focal. Well done!

Karyn
Australia

Cindy said...

As soon as I came to your site and saw your Soup colors, I just knew I'd love what you created! The beadwork is amazing....your necklace is absolutely gorgeous!

Melissa Meman said...

really love this design...I'm going to have to learn to seedbead!

Cyndi L said...

How perfectly perfectly beautiful! I love how you made your necklace double-sided...very clever!!

Whitney Lassini said...

Gorgeous Colors!

Creative Arty Facts said...

Browns and blues are my all time fave colour combinations. I love the way you've used these two colours together...

Beth said...

A reversible necklace! Great idea. This is absolutely most delicious, Love,love,love the colors and indian feel, this is just fantastic.

Beadroe said...

Love the copper focal, great versatile design.

Shirley said...

The colors are wonderful! Love what you did with the focal piece, and I'm so glad you persevered thru the trials of stringing the felted beads, because the result is stunning!

TesoriTrovati said...

Sorry you had trouble with the collages! I make them all the time, email me if you still need some pointers!

I am in love with that bright blue against the dark and mysterious browns. Lovely colors!

Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

fireflymyst said...

#161 here:)

Love your design! The bead work with the copper and your own lampwork beads looks great! YUM YUM!!

A Glass Bash said...

Very interestingly put together..

Alice said...

this is one of my FAVORITE pieces! I do beadwork and I have seen SO much stringing here- it all seems to be running together. Your piece really stands out and it is pretty- I love how you covered the back- what a cool idea. I was showing some of this list to a non- beader and she picked yours as one she really liked as well. You go girl!
alice'sbeadsandbaubles

Jeanne said...

Hey Lady!!! Great designs you came up with for the bead soup blog. This is a HUGE event with hundreds of participatns. I have truly enjoyed following the trail to see everyone's creations. Saw Kristi too! I wonder how many other sja peeps I'll see? :)

CraftyHope said...

Those colors are yummy and the overall necklace is really great. Wonderful work!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! I love how you have created a new, double-sided focal from the one sent to you. Gorgeous!

Shaiha said...

I really like what you did with the focal!

Patsy Evins said...

Love the colors, bead work and the fiber balls! Sorry about the painful effort to make the fiber balls fit! I think the wonderful finish was worth the effort!

Marian Hertzog said...

Very pretty!

Tara P. said...

Great focal - I so admire seed beaders! One of my favorite color combinations right now is teal and brown.

Jen V. said...

Girl, you can stay technologically challenged as long as you keep making awesomeness in your workshop. :) haaaaaaaa Love what you did with that focal...it really makes it special and unique.
Jen