Aug 25, 2012

Third Reveal of the 
6th Bead Soup Blog Party

The time is here to taste the "Soup".  Lori Anderson has done it again.  Putting together 300 plus artists who exchanged beads and then created beautiful pieces of jewelry.  Get ready for a fun taste!

My Partner is Lisa Chapman of Beach Cat Beads and this is what she sent me. 

and here is my first design

The Heart Focal is a Lampwork Bead made by an artist in New Smyrna, Florida, where Lisa lives.  There are so many beautiful colors in this bead, but I was drawn to the blue.  I added small sodalite beads to compliment and finished with the little dragonfly charm.  The chain is brass and is a long 33".  It will be nice for layering with other pieces.  Here is a picture showing the length.

My next piece gave me a little trouble.  I wanted to use the Toggle Clasp as my focal piece and I wasn't sure where I was going to place it, so I went into the bathroom to look in the mirror and immediately dropped the toggle part down the drain.  In trying to retrieve it with pliers I pushed it further down.  Now this is not an easy under the counter pipe that I could remove, it is a pedestal sink with all the plumbing inside that pedestal.  Fortunately my husband came to the rescue and saved the day.  Here is what I designed.  I should call it my "Wayward Toggle" necklace. :)

I wire wrapped the azurite, rutilated quartz, dyed red quartz and jasper on one side, and completed the necklace with the brass chain.  Once I got it together I felt it needed some balance, so I threaded the silk ribbon through the chain and finished with a bow at the top, and then added some dyed red quartz as dangles.  Here is a close up of the toggle clasp.

Lisa sent me so many beautiful things that I just kept creating.  Here are the earrings I made with the little turtle beads that she sent.  I love the Trinity Brass ear wires.

Last but not least I wanted to try something a little Bohemian.  I have a new fun book  called "Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry", and used that for my inspiration.  Using the white hemp cord, and some Greek leather I fashioned a bracelet with some Golden Tornado Beads, ceramic beads and jasper.  I think it's fun, and very Bohemian!

Thank you for visiting my blog and now you will want to continue on for more soup with the other artists.  Here is the list

 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 - you are here!
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
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
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


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

Fantastic jewels!Congrats!

Lisa Chapman said...

Hi Loretta, Beautiful designs! I love the long necklace with the heart focal. It will be a. Great layering piece. I was also inspired by the Bohemian Designs book. It ws great fun being your partner. Best wishes, Lisa

roomforchange said...

My goodness. A big thank you to your husband for retrieving the toggle so you could make a fantastic necklace with it! I must check out this Bohemian Designs Book. Love what you have made!

KayzKreationz said...

Hey first BSBP partner! Good to see you. You made some wonderful pieces. Glad you got the toggle bar back so you could use it as your focal. Very unique. And isn't that book great? I love my copy and used it for some inspiration in my pieces also. I love that last little bracelet with your inspiration from it.

Lori Anderson said...

The dropped toggle was an epic on the Cafe page! And it is so pretty! You did a fabulous, marvelous job with your beads, and I hope you are truly proud of yourself -- you should be!

Sandi Volpe said...

Love those necklaces and the toggle looks great front and center. All the pieces are well designed.

Karen Williams said...

I had to laugh at your "Wayward Toggle" story - I have so been there myself!

Glad you were able to retrieve the toggle because that is a fantastic clasp - love what you did with it, too!

And those turtle earrings are so cute!

Shai Williams said...

Wow I can see why you wanted that toggle to be the focal. It would have been a shame to hide it. Kudos to your husband. Both necklaces are lovely but I really love the toggle necklace.

Lupe Meter said...

What a yummy soup!! Love all your creations! Those turtle earrings are adorable!! Great job!

Unknown said...

very nice. Love the clasp focal.

Sweet Freedom said...

Very creative use of your soup!

Unknown said...

Love everything, especially your little inspiration from Bohemian inspired jewelry. I have been eying up that exact piece too!

Ann said...

Nicely done, those turtle beads are darling.

AllesPerle said...

Very very cute pieces of jewellery! Good job.

Jen Judd said...

Hi, Loretta! I had to come see that toggle that was worth diving down into plumbing for! haaaaaaaaaa I love how you got inspired to just keep on making and making when you got some new goods injected into your life. :) Take care! Jen

Jen Judd said...

Hi, Loretta! I had to come see that toggle that was worth diving down into plumbing for! haaaaaaaaaa I love how you got inspired to just keep on making and making when you got some new goods injected into your life. :) Take care! Jen

Terri said...

Loretta you rocked out you soup! I love the dropped toggle clasp...I'll be looking for those. You are one talented lady!!!

Unknown said...

Love the chains.Love and Hugs Tanya

Giorgia Rossini said...

love the second necklace
ciao dall'Italia

LeeLu Creations said...

Love the heart necklace and the turtle earrings are the cutest! :)

Unknown said...

qVery beautiful pieces! The bracelet is my favourite!!

bailaora said...

i like your soup very much, and you used it in fantastic way!congratulations!

Becky Pancake said...

All of your pieces are very interesting. Great design job. The wayward toggle is my favorite. I haven't made a toggle in the front necklace yet, but yours has inspired me to try it. Thanx.

Becky Pancake said...

All of your pieces are very interesting. Great design job. The wayward toggle is my favorite. I haven't made a toggle in the front necklace yet, but yours has inspired me to try it. Thanx.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful creations! Especially the turtles :)

Kumi Fisher said...

So glad you were able to retrieve that beautiful clasp you used as a focal. Both necklaces turned out so gorgeous!

Joanne said...

All gorgeous pieces. Yay for your hero husband! Well done :)

CraftyHope said...

All of your pieces turned out so wonderfully. I hate that you had to go through that with the beautiful toggle and am so glad that you recovered it. Thank goodness for hubbies!

Maria Rosa Sharrow said...

What a lovely job you did transforming your beads into mini works of art. I love the choices you made with both necklaces.

Jean A. Wells said...

What beautiful jewelry. I love the way the dangles frame the heart on the first necklace and I do say that the Bohem!ian in you was brought out in that last bracelet. Great job!

Linda Younkman said...

All great pieces. Love the second necklace and the Bohemian inspired bracelet. Great job.

Rachel said...

So glad you found the toggle because it's beautiful! Love the necklace you made with it!

aneri_masi said...

Love em all!!!

The blue beads and chain are perfect for the heart, just the right amount of designing to showcase the heart. And that toggle is SO pretty! The turtles..I want to hold them and pet them, lol!

Alice said...

I'm so glad the toggle was found. Your pieces are lovely with an earthy sort of feel. Beautiful!

CreARTelier - Jacqueline Keller said...

you did a lovely job with your soup!
i like how the heart stay for its one, to show her beauty!

Whimsy said...

Great job with your ingredients, I love what you did. I have to tell you, though...I WANT those turtles. Too cute.

bwheather said...

You did really well with these. I just adore those turtle earrings, too. ;-)

Kepi said...

Very nice, like them all.

Elizabeth Beads said...

Loved seeing what you made!

Janeen said...

Fun pieces!! Great work!

baymoondesign said...

You made some interesting pieces. I love the earrings!

Christine said...

So many pretty, fun pieces - love your Wayward Toddle necklace!!

Anonymous said...

So glad you found that toggle because I love that necklace! Great pieces!

Anonymous said...

lovely.... love them so much

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