Friday, August 24, 2012

3rd Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal...Soup Is On!

Wow, I can't believe it, the party is almost over! This is the 3rd reveal for Lori Anderson's 6th Bead Soup Blog Party and what a party it has been!  The party included 400 artists...amazing!  Take a look here...

Lori Anderson from Pretty Things is the host of this marvelous party and teams up partners so they can exchange a "bead soup". Each artist must design a piece or pieces using the beads that they received from their partner. Included in the bead soup is a focal, a special clasp, and coordinating spacers or beads. This would be my second time participating in this fun blog party. It is a challenge for me as an artist because it helps me to think outside the box and I am thankful that Lori keeps this party open to us polymer clay artists as well. Without further wonderful partner, Kelly Patterson, The Traveling SideShow, is a mixed media textural artist. She sent me a wonderful organic industrial looking bead soup...definitely a challenge for me since I don't work a lot with metals but I am learning, thanks to Kelly. 

Kelly did all the copper work herself!  I love that focal copper blossom that she created so much that I had to make a little matching one out of polymer clay. Not as stunning as hers but it completed the set, and what a nice way to show the versatility of polymer clay. This is my first piece.

Form Folded Copper Blossom Focal by Kelly

Here is the blossom I made out of polymer clay to match the focal. I used it in a bracelet and incorporated one of the copper rings that Kelly made. It also has a tiny copper butterfly charm hanging off the chain of the bracelet. And in trying to keep with the original piece, I did use a little musical note transfer for the middle but it is too little to see. 

For my second piece, I used the Blue green Baroque Pearl as a focal bead, the oxidized Turquoise bads, and the beautiful copper rings that Kelly made. I connected the copper rings with copper wire and used them as links.


A matching bracelet using the copper chain that Kelly made.
And I couldn't forget to make earrings to go with these pieces. The first pair of earrings I embossed a butterfly on copper (thanks to my handy Vintaj BIGkick) rounds that my sweet sister, Linda cut for me awhile ago. The second pair are made out of polymer clay that I made to match the beautiful oxidized Turquoise pumpkin beads that Kelly sent me.

Not quite the same as those beautiful oxidized Turquoise pumpkin beads, but they are in the same shape and I was happy with them. Overall, I was happy with my creations. I used practically all the bead soup except the vintage buttons (but I know I will use them in a future creation, I've got an idea already) and the wool locks. Kelly, you will have to forgive me on those wool locks. I initially tried using them but the nice wool locks ended up getting frizzy and tangled just like my hair...oh well, I did try. It was good experience for me to work with metal and fiber. I would love to be able to incorporate it a lot more in my polymer clay creations...this was a good way to start! Thank you Kelly for my awesome bead soup!  And a huge thank you to the gal with the mostest...Lori Anderson!!!  You are the best part of the Bead Soup Blog Party and we keep coming back for more! 

Please join in on the party fun and check out my partner, Kelly's blog, The Traveling SideShow to see the creation that she made with the bead soup that I sent her. Grab a cup of coffee and check out the rest of the Bead Soup Blog Party and enjoy! Here are the links to the rest of Bead Soup Blog Party participants (3rd Reveal).

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
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie

Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
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
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

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
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
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
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color

Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry 

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog

Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
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

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead

Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
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

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse

Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs


  1. I'm absolutely amazed by the polymer clay bead you made to match your focal - polymer clay is a big muddy mystery to me! You did a fantastic job! I especially love your bracelet, with the copper chain, sari ribbon, and dotted blue beads!

  2. Love what you did with everything! I'm in Peoria - we are neighbors - come on in to Bead World and say hi!

  3. All your pieces are fantastically done. Gorgeous!!

  4. What great pieces. I love your little Polymer Clay blossom piece to match hers. I think it turned out great. I've never been able to make anything with my clay that I've been happy with or turned out well, but yours is fantastic. And I love that bracelet with her chain and all the texture. Fantastic.

  5. YOur pieces are stunning, I love the polyme r clay flower you made! And I could kill for those embossed copper earrings!!

    1. Thank you! I am having so much fun with my Vintaj BigKick embossing metal! Glad you liked them!

  6. The first two, the necklace and bracelet -- OMG. Total love. I have to see if she sells components! You really rocked out your soup and you should be VERY proud!

    Thanks so much for playing!

    1. I know, Kelly does beautiful work! Thanks for pairing us together and hosting this fun party!

  7. What a great stash to work with - and it looks like you had a great deal of fun experimenting too. Great fun!

  8. I love how you took the spirit of the hop and jumped into that challenge. I am totally in love with that first set. Great job!

  9. Love your pieces! Especially the necklaces and the earrings oh so sweet.

  10. Great group of pieces, you really used your soup wisely. Nice to be able to make beads to match:)

    1. Thank you! One of the reasons I picked up polymer make my own beads!

  11. Oh so pretty, Lupe! I love how both of the necklaces have that electic look - so visually appealing. I think it is really cool how you made your own polymer focal to match the fold-formed focal that you were given....your bracelet is just so pretty! I especially like how you added fiber to some of your designs!

  12. I just love them all, the bracelet with sarisilk my favourite piece!

  13. Everything is beautiful!
    The most I love the blossom bracelet.
    Great job!

  14. You got a lovely bead soup and rocked it! Great designs!

  15. Very beautiful, I really love the necklace.

  16. I haven't worked in PC for ages, but you've got me kinda motivated to pull some out! So glad you had fun getting creative with metal!!! Jen

  17. Wow! Truly one of a kind amazing artistic pieces! You did a fantastic job with the soup Kelly sent you!

  18. love all your pieces!
    ciao dall'Italia

  19. astonishing pieces! I love the piece you've made to match the focal! It fits perfectly!
    great job!!

  20. Love all of your creations! The earrings and bracelets are my favorite!
    (Love my BigKick as well:)

  21. great soup and creative jewelry! congratulations!

  22. Wonderful creations. All your designs are very artistic. The bracelet you made the clay piece for is my favorite.

  23. Beautifully original pieces! Making a matching blosssom with polymmer clay ~ genius. Lovely :)

  24. Lupe, you never cease to amaze. As a matter of fact, your site should be Amazing Designs, not mine. Love and hugs!

    1. Thanks, Marlene! You are too sweet! Hugs!!

  25. Very creative, I love the blue and red palette.

  26. Wonderful pieces. Love that focal bead that Kelly sent you and what a great job you did with your soup mix.

  27. What fun creations you made! Great job!

  28. I love your second set, but everything is quite nice. You really were able to match that focal on the first piece so well. Great job!

  29. It's pretty amazing (to me at least) how easily you made a polymer clay piece that matches that copper flower so WELL!! OMG, if you hadn't said you made it out of PC, I would have thought you had two of those pieces. WOW!
    My favorite, though, is that second piece you made. I really like the simple flow you've given to it. Wonderful work!

  30. Such fun, eclectic pieces! I especially love the copper and turquoise necklace and matching bracelet!

  31. I love your asymmetrical designs! Very creative and fun.

  32. Gorgeous pieces, and very unique! I love what you did with the focal.

  33. that are very interesting pieces! i like also the polymer components you worked with. great job!

  34. Totally gorgeous. I just love what you've made, all of it. ;-)

  35. Your pieces are gorgeous, great job!

  36. What unusual and lovely beads and great designs. Beautiful. By the way, you have won the Pink Bead Soup giveway, congratulations. Please contact me.

  37. Really nice work! You were lucky to get all the beautiful copper pieces and clever to create polymer clay components to go with them.

  38. Gorgeous work with those pretty beads!

  39. I love that you made a matching piece out of polymer clay. I had to go back and look that she didn't send you two of the same focal. I love the 2nd bracelet. So many pieces and so much work. Great job!

  40. All of the pieces are wonderful. I especially like the earrings. I'm an earrings person.

  41. Absolutely fabulous! Every last piece. I like them all so much I can't even decide on a favorite. Kudos! You totally rocked it!. : ) xoxoxo

  42. Love your creations, the second set is my favourite though!

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