Saturday 25 August 2012

Bead Soup Number 6, 3rd Reveal

Well the time for Bead Soup number Six's 3rd and final reveal....
and my name is on the list :)

I was excited to be partnered with Stephanie Dixon aka The Dixon Chick. 
I sent her an assortment in Cream & Black with Cream Freshwater Pearls, Black Velvet Ribbon and a pretty Cream Applique to name just a few pieces... sadly I deleted the picture of it (Doh!) so I can't show you what I sent. Royal Mail claim to have delivered it though so that was a relief in itself! I'm really looking forward to seeing what she creates with it all.

I waited for my parcel from Canada with a mixture of excitement and anxiety.
  Sadly, my parcel from Stephanie got lost in the world of postal systems (Booo!)
and so I have nothing to show you from Stephanie.
However.... my friend Sarah Goode from Pookledoo stepped in and gave me
a pretty little stash to ease my anxiety levels (Yay!) and so I was still able
to take part, even if it is in a roundabout fashion.

This is what Sarah gave me
 And these are what I made with her pretty little stash:

I teamed some of the Cream Roses with Rich Cream & Gold Glass Pearls and Black Findings to form the first bracelet.
 I used her 3 strand Clasp, Focal, Glass Pearls, Seed Beads & Sodalite in the second bracelet and mixed them with Silver Plated Hearts, twisting them together loosely.

So a huge Thank You to Sarah for staving off little Miss Anxiety and saving the day. And  Huge Thank You to the lovely Lori Anderson for hosting the Blog Hop and being a champion organiser!

If Stephanie's parcel does find it's way out of the mysterious world of 'post' I will be only too happy to make something and post the results. In the meantime, I'm off to blog hop and see what everyone else has been working their little socks off to make.
I do hope you'll join me?!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

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
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
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
Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
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 (You are Here!)
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
Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

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

Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
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

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
Trewavas, Room for Change
Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
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
Anderson, Song Beads
Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog

Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo  My Anxiety Preventor!

Sarah Small, blog by salla
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

Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick  My Official Blog Hop Partner
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


  1. My pleasure. Glad you got to take part. :)

    And my blog partner Terri at and I have been conspiring. I'll have another special bead soup for you when I see you next! :)

    1. It was fun as always, thanks again :)
      Conspiring? I am intrigued.... x

    2. I am being very envious of your threaded replies. I have to get this! I'll ask Grom to help when he wakes up :)

  2. I'm sorry about your beads, it is so annyoying when something is lost in the post.... BUt the beady you got from your friends are lovely and so are your creations, I love how you used that pretty focal in the 2nd bracelet!

  3. Argh, but also yay! Love what you made with beads from Sarah, hope your official bead soup arrives some day...x

  4. Lovely designs and well done for creating on the hop!

    1. Nothing like an extra challenge eh? hehe Thank you :)

  5. Sarah is such a sweetie... Both of the bracelets are just lovely!Thanks for your visit and have fun hopping around today!

    1. Isn't she just? Thank you for dropping by :)

  6. What a shame about the beads. I hope they find their way to you somehow. But am glad you got to play in the BSBP anyway. I think you did a great job - both bracelets are lovely. I especially like the gold/cream one.

    1. I have my fingers crossed. They will probably turn up when I least expect them to and be an extra lovely surprise :) Thank you :)

  7. I know how frustrating it is when your soup does not arrive. The lovely vintage soup I sent my partner eventually got to her. A sad mangled parcel with all but two things missing. Glad you were still able to make two gorgeous bracelets thanks to your beading friend!

    1. It was very frustrating. Getting a mangled mess is worse though! I hope your beady partner was not too disheartened. The financial loss must be annoying too...

      I lost the will to bead and my inspiration ran dry (my moods totally affect my beading). Sarah to the rescue! :)

  8. Aw, my parcel went astray too, it turned up eventually, albeit damaged. You did great with these pieces though, lovely!

    1. Thank you :) I am praying it turns up one day!

  9. Beautiful designs. I especially liked how you added the brown seed beads to accent the rose.

  10. You did a MAGNIFICENT job and were really patient, too. I finally got in touch with Stephanie today and she should be emailing you. Thanks for participating and I really hope you do again!

    1. Thank you Lori! I Will participate again. Next time I hope not to have to leave the actual making until the day before reveal :)

  11. Well done, it's great that you found a soup even though yours was lost.

    1. Thank you Ann. Times of bead crisis show you who your friends are hehe

  12. That focal is gorgeous and you did a great job making a beautiful necklace!

    1. Thank you for dropping by and you lovely comments :)

  13. Love love love your creations! Well done!

  14. A little drama apparently gave you all kinds of motivation! Cool pieces!!!

    1. It was more like blind panic to be honest! Making the day before reveal is not something I'd recommend lol Thank you Jen for dropping by and your comments :)

  15. Post and missing parcels LOL it happens and so I am glad you got a soup.Lovely work for it all as well.Love and hugs Tanya

    1. It was all very dramatic! lol indeed! :-) Thank you Tanya

  16. Love the blue and silver bracelet! Fun!

  17. I really love what you made! Especially the way you "wrapped" the roses: stunning! Great designs, congratulations!!

    1. Thank you Andra ~ They had no holes which presented a little challenge :)

  18. Love the focal you received! Both designs are beautiful - great colors!

  19. Project with roses is my fav! congratulations!

  20. Love the blue. Like how you put the beads around the roses in the first bracelet.

    1. Thank you Linda :) They had no holes and so presented a little challenge :)

  21. So sorry about your lost soup. But glad you got another one to play. My favorite is that first bracelet with the cream roses. What an unusual way to wrap/incorporate them into the piece. And the colors all seem to mesh to make a very vintage/feminine piece.

    1. I am lucky to have such a good 'beady' friend! Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments :)

  22. Great job with the stand-in soup from Sarah. Hope all goes better next time.

  23. Gotta love that postal service :( But your work is beautiful with the new soup!

  24. Great job pulling it all together. Your soup is out there somewhere and will probably find you or go home eventually. I guess what is amazing is that as many soups get to where they are going int he first place. Love your bracelet with the nugget pearls. It is so romantic looking - Victorian. Great job!

    1. I think we all tend to forget that. With the millions of parcels they must handle every day, some are bound to go astray. I'm still gonna sulk though LOL Thank you for your kind comments and dropping by :)

  25. Beautiful...I have been waiting for bead packages from Canada and do no think I will ever see them:-(

    1. Thank you Sandi :) I'll keep my fingers crossed for the safe arrival of your parcel as well as mine!

  26. that is too sad that the original package was lost. I love what you did with the soup you got. looks yummy!

    1. I live in hope that it will arrive one day. Thank you for dropping by and your lovely comment :)

  27. I was so sorry to hear about your missing soup, but glad to see you were still able to join in on the fun! Your work is lovely and thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier too! *Ü*

  28. I hope your other package arrives soon, but I love what you did with your new soup! The seed beads wrapped around the rose is a wonderful idea - so pretty!!

  29. So Sorry to hear about your lost package, how wonderful that your friend came through with a replacement. My favorite is the Blue bracelet, I love the deep blue seed beads and the pretty hearts. You did a great job!
    Lori D.

  30. I am so sorry to hear that,as you know mine to my partner got lost too. But some wonderful Ladies was there to help. Beautiful creation, i love all of them.

  31. What a shame that you never got your intended bead soup. However, what your friend provided was wonderful. What a sweetie to do that for you!
    Both your bracelets are really pretty. I especially like that first one. It's luscious and creamy and elegant. So very yummy! Outstanding job!

  32. Your pieces are gorgeous! Isn't it nice to have a friend send you such wonderful goodies?!

  33. That's so disappointing...I think there's a little room at the border where random parcels just get tossed at whim, it's every 50th parcel? I've had several boxes of goodies that have never arrived as well. What a wonderful beady buddy to give you an alternate stash to play with! Beautiful work :)

  34. Well, maybe your parcel will arrive as a Christmas gift, you never know ;-)
    Anyway, you received a great soup from your friend and made a good job!

  35. I'm so glad you got to play along! Your pieces are beautiful, but I'm partial to the blue one.

  36. lovely pieces you have created with your soup. well done!!

  37. This is so lovely. I adore what you did. What a blessing you still got to play. ;-)

  38. Boo to the post, but yay for great friends and your beautiful work. Hopefully your package will arrive soon! :)

  39. I'm so sorry you had such a bad run of luck with your soup! Your bracelets came out lovely, I like what you did with the seeds on the rose. Enjoy them! gv

  40. what a bummer on your initial soup but yay for new soup :)
    you did a lovely job and i really enjoy the colors!

  41. So sad your first soup did not arrive. You did a great job with the soup your friend shared. I absolutely love the pearl bracelet. Great work!

  42. Beautiful job with the soup your wonderful friend shared! Sorry you didn't receive your first soup! You never really know what you don't get in the mail, do you????

  43. Sad to hear your parcel didn't show up, but lovely for you that your friend helped out. I love your two bracelets!

  44. Great job. I really like the cream roses & the blue focal. Kudos for working under pressure like no soup showing up.