Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Party REVEAL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

 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.
Here's what I made!
 Picture taking here was kind of sketchy this week as the weather wasn't always helpful.  This is my gorgeous creation displayed in nature (aka the deck railing).
 The set in a more professional setting.  I focused on the beads Shea sent but I added the faceted carnelian beads that wrap around the big rondelle in the front, some aquamarine, and a few bright green pearls.  Shea created the gorgeous pendant and all the metal pieces (all Argentium sterling) including the simple, but really lovely S clasp which I displayed on the side of the necklace.  I used some of the rings Shea made as spacers, but had plenty left to make a really fabulous pair of earrings.  I really love them!

My husband, Chris, made me model my creation, so here I am!  I did the bead and wire work above Shea's pendant, using some of the darker aquamarine and the Swarovski Baroque pearls Shea included.

These are my earrings in their own photo. 

Now for the Giveaway!  
 One lucky winner will win a pair of earrings similar to the ones above!  I will use the rest of Shea's metal pieces to create a pair of earrings  for the winner! 

One lucky winner will receive a Violet Garden focal made By Chris similar to the one he made for Shea's Bead Soup Mix.  Of course, they are handmade and one of a kind, so yours will be a bit different than this one.  To qualify you must sign up by Sunday, February 27th at midnight (U.S. Central Time).  I will draw the winners (one for the earrings and one for the bead) from the qualified entries on Monday, February 28th using a random number generator.

To enter, comment on this post.  That's all you have to do!  Please be sure that somewhere in your comment, you leave your name and email address so I can contact you for your mailing address. 

Now that I have WOWed you with my fabulous creations, be sure to start hopping over to visit all the other Bead Soup Party Blogs!!

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
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
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

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 YOU ARE HERE!!!!!!
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  
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, Beads and Bread

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011.  Don't miss it!
Thanks again to Lori Anderson for all of her hard work putting the Party together and to all of the other beaders joined together through this experience!


SavonFeutré said...

Very beautiful, very interesting!
Have a great day!

stacilouise said...

like the colors- they give some contrast! Its been so fun to see what peoples styles are, what they were sent and how great they worked it!! Good job!

gr8findings said...

How LOVELY, Stephanie! I'm fascinated to see how you injected your own sense of color and style into this mix.

The dark blue is just perfect and never would have occurred to me. Looks like I need to add another color to my somewhat limited palette!

What fun it is to see someone else's creativity bring things to life in a whole new way. THANK YOU LORI ANDERSON!!!

The Folk Art Tree said...

The creativity I have seen here is so inspiring!!! What a wonderful idea and you get to wear ART at the end! You did a beautiful job Steph!

Anonymous said...

Very cool,Steph!

Jill K

rockcreekcreations said...

nice work! I love how you incorporated wirework to accent the pendant!

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

very pretty! I love the happy colors :)

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

~*Ohh! Nice work Stephanie!!!*~
I like how you pulled it all together like that!

The garden bead is SO PRETTY I love beads like that!!!!
I'd like to be entered into the drawing!!!!
You can find my info on my blog!
Happy Bead Soup!!!
Amber Dawn

Helmitarha said...

Beautiful pieces! So delicate and exciting!
Have a wonderful day!

Cory said... the soft colors and your design.

Regina said...

I love the beads and colors you have added to the blue and red focal flower, and how you showcase all the metal work. Great job!

Kristen said...

You certianly did WOW me! I love the colors and flow of your necklace! Beautiful!!!!

Beadbug said...

Very beautiful, I love the colors.

Dana said...

#209 here...lovely...great job...

cjvierow said...

I really like the way you pulled all the colors together--very pretty. CJ

My Life Under the Bus said...

Love the colors and the focal!

Deci said...

Lovely work! And thanks for the giveaway!

Francy said...

awesomeness. all the way around.

TesoriTrovati said...

that is one beautiful focal! I also love the earrings and you are so generous to have a giveaway. Sign me up!
Enjoy the day!

Libby Leuchtman said...

Your bead soup creation is just beautiful. Great job.

Wendy said...

Pretty and very unique! Great job! :)

Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez said...

What wonderful creations you have made. I love your husband's bead, too, and would love to have it.

Shyme said...

Lovley set of necklace and earrings that you have made!

steufel said...

Great colors and lovely pieces!

Pretty Things said...

Love the flower! You really put everything together and made it sing!

Nicki said...

this pendant is really cool and I can understand that you are pleased with your design. Really cute necklace.

Beadroe said...

Very creative necklace and love the earrings. Very generous giveaway also.
I am #8 in the party.

4His Glory Creations by CJ said...

I'm loving the colors! And your design is awesome!!

Genea said...

Beautiful pieces by you both. I love the outside photo the best. It really creates a wonderful natural environment for the earthy necklace :)
Genea Crivello-Knable

ViviBijoux said...

Good job on that piece, and you know what I actually really like the geometry of the wire earrings, really well done. Please count me in for the giveaway! smile,Virginie

Dee said...

what a very cool all the wire and silver. Such a fresh piece just in time for spring!

jamberry_song said...

So spring-like and lovely, these! They make me yearn for nicer weather. Definitely a fun hippy set for picnics, outdoor concerts, days at the beach. They've got a colorful upbeat quality that just makes them fun. Great designing! :D

Jennifer Cameron said...

very pretty!

Terri said...

Beautiful rocked out your soup mix!

Loretta said...

I love your designs. Earrings are fabulous.

moonlitfantaseas said...

I love the flower focal! very cool!

Anna Lear said...

I came here from Shea's post to see who made the fantastic focal bead she used, and I have to say I just love what you did with what Shea sent you, too!! That is such a unique, interesting, AND wearable-looking necklace; the splashes of color you added are just perfect. And the earrings complement the necklace really well -- great job!

one-eared pig said...


Jen V. said...

You rocked that neutral's thrilling to break out of the norm, isn't it?!

Boot ~C said...

I love the pop of colour the carnelian added

Elisabeth said...

Love the necklace - wonderful!

Sally Anderson said...

Love the colors and the design! Great job!

Pixybug Designs said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments! This was so much fun! Keep watching for the drawing winners!

CraftyHope said...

Your design is so very inventive! Lovely work, keep it up!

Kate said...

Love your design! Super cute.

Jenni C said...

Beautiful colours in your necklace, I love how you used the silver so well, the earrings are great. Generous of you to have a giveaway, sign me up! Thank you.

KayzKreationz said...

I guess I missed the drawing. I'm still trying to get around to all the blogs. There has been so much great creativity. I love your pieces, though.

Janet said...

Ahhh this is very sweet! Youve done a great job!!

Cindy said...

Stephanie, you created such a beautiful design around the flower this is the perfect necklace to wear this spring!
Thanks for the opportunity to win the gorgeous floral lampwork bead!

Shirley said...

What a lovely piece! So glad you put the clasp on the side, it is so pretty. The earrings are awesome, so thank you for giving us a chance to win some similar to them.

Shaiha said...

What a lovely necklace! I love that focal.

Also you are so lucky that your husband is so creative also. I bet that he doesn't come drag you out of your studio very often.

Pixybug Designs said...

Thanks Everyone! Shaiha, only when I stay up later than he thinks I should! It is a wondrous thing to live with my own lampwork artist!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Gorgeous necklace! Very nice work!

GraceC said...

Cool and funky piece! Not like others. I like it.

French Elegant Jewelry said...

Love your necklace very cute. Love that focal bead you are giving away its beautiful.

Rebecca said...

You have definitely wowed me! I love all the wire wrapping and the deck rail photos is gorgeous - you should snap all your jewellery out there if you don't already! Really unusual colours scheme (I would never have picked that Carnelian) but it works *so* well.

BluMoon said...

What a pretty necklace you have made, I do like it, and I love lampwork that is such a gorgeous bead in your giveaway I would love a chance to win.

Andrew Thornton said...

What a great piece! Lots of energy! You pulled this together so nicely! Good job!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Gorgeous, I love your wire wrapping for the pendant. Well done!


m.e. said...

Love this set !!! It is somehow so magically light and airy !!!
Wonderful design!!!!

maneki said...

Such a pretty spring necklace! The earrings are very nice too. Modern clean style with out being "hard".

Patsy Evins said...

Love your necklace! It's so nice to see it modeled! Love the eclectic look!

As far as your Tucson trip, WOW! Green with envy! Wish I could have gone!

chocoholic said...

Love the wired flower pendant. Very unusual. Fine Soup!

alice said...

The carnelian was a great addition- It made the rest more adventuresome!
good job.
Alice's Beads and Baubles

roseworksjewelry said...

Your necklace is incredible! I also wanted to tell you I had a lot of fun scrolling through your blog to get through this post. I didn't comment on all the rest of them because I'm trying to finally finish getting through the blog hop (I've been sick) but there was a lot of fun stuff on here!

Pixybug Designs said...

Thanks Everyone! Welcome to the blog (for first time visitors) and thanks for all the lovely compliments on the jewelry! I love writing the blog, and sharing the jewelry! The Bead Soup Party was a WONDERFUL experience!

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