Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Reveal !!!!

Autumn Garden
When  I opened my bead soup mix from partner Melissa Meman
I was in awe !
She made the  focal pendant and toggle herself and they are GORGEOUS!!!
She also enameled the 4 filigree beads! How lucky am I!!!
My mix was so lovely it almost created a design all by itself !
But , I wanted to play with it a bit , so I decided to let my ingredients simmer a while .
The colors sort of whispered Southwest .
But,that somehow didn't fit the beads. I was stumped.
Then on a trip to the local hardware store , inspiration hit me square in the face!
Outside was a beautiful big display of annuals for fall planting . Wonderful blue green kale and deep red  chrysanthemums !!!  PERFECT !!!
My design would be an Autumn Garden complete with the warm golden tones of a sunny fall afternoon!!!
I wasn't expecting to find a design idea the hardware store .
But,you never know how or when inspiration will present itself .
this week find inspiration
visiting the Bead Soup blogs!
the links are below
and remember to
Bead Happy !
My Soup and my Soup mix

1. Aimee Wheaton and Barbara York
2. Alice Craddick and Sandra Richardson
3. Alison Sachs and Amy Severino
4. Allison Scott and Cynthia Abner
5. Amanda Cargill Austin and Charlene Sevier
6. Amanda Davie and Patsy Evins
7. Amber Dawn and Kim Ballor
8. Ambra Gostoli and Christine Hansen
9. Amy Freeland and Christine Altmiller
10. Ana Krepel-Novak and Eleanor Snare

11. Andrea Morici and Hope Smitherman
12. Andrea Trank and Jayne Capps
13. Andrea Turini and Charlene Jacka
14. Angela May and Emanda Johnson
15. Anitra Gordy and Elizabeth Owens Dwy
16. Ann Rishell and Debbie Price
17. Ann Sherwood and Lynne Bowland
18. Anna Lear and Barbe Saint John
19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel
19. Nan Emmett and Erin Siegel
20. Astrid Boyce and Birgitta Lejonklou

21. B.R. Kuhlman and Deanna Chase
22. Barbara Bechtel and Bryna Lumb
23. Barbara Blaszczyk and DaviniaDesign
24. Barbara Judy and Holly Westfall
25. Barbara Lewis and Cathie Carroll
26. Barrie Edwards and Lyn Foley
27. Becky Fairclough and Jana Tarhala
28. Bella Borgouise and Gillian Lehman
29. Beth and Evie McCord and Erin Prais-Hintz
30. Beth Bricker and Heather Pyle

31. Beth Emery and Cassie Donlen
32. Bobbie Rafferty and Cindy Cima Edwards
33. Candice McGinnis and Sally Anderson
34. Carol Bradley and Cece Cormier
 35.  Cathy Khoury and Molly Alexander
 36. Carol Tannahill and Hilary Frye
37. Carrie Tahquechi and Cris Peacock
38. Cat Pruitt and Cindy Gimbrone
39. Charlene Gary and Doris Stumpf
40. Charlotte Pevny and Kate Gardenghi

41. Cherrie Fickand Cathie Carroll
41. Claire Maunsell and Cherrie Fick
42. Cheryl Roe and Jenny Vidberg
43. Chris White and Norma Turvey
44. Christa Murphy and Kathy Alderfer
45. Christie Murrow and Dana James
46. Christina Miles and Collette Collins
47. Christine Brandel and Elizabeth Woodford
48. Christine Damm and Cynthia Deis
49. Christine Hendrickson and Debbie Goering
50. Christine Stonefield and Dee Wingrove-Smith

51. Cilla Watkins and Johanna Rhodes
52. Cindy Wimmer and Riki Schumacher
53. CJ Baushka and Cory Celaya
54. Courtney Breul and Joanna Matuszczyk
55. Cristi Clothier and Kathleen Robinson Young
56. Cryss Thain and Serena Trent
57. Cynthia Tucker and Kitty Durmaj
58. Dana Johnson Jones and Eva Sherman
59. Davinia Algeri and Janet McDonald
60. Deci Worland and Lara Lutrick

61. Diana Ptaszynski and Kristy Abner
62. Diane Cook and Kerry Bogert
63. Diane Hawkey and Jen Judd Velasquez
64. Dorcas Midkiff and Jill Harris
65. Doris Radlicki and Heather Goldsmith
66. Dot Lewallen and Gaea Cannaday
67. Elisabeth Auld and Jennifer Justman
68. Erin Fickert-Rowland and Geanina Grigore
69. Erin Grant and Julie Jones
70. Eszter Czibulyas and Helena Fritz

71. Fiona Christie and Michelle Heim
72. Gail Zwang and Genea Crivello-Knable
73. Geneva Collins and Jana Haag
74. Gretchen Nation and Heidi Post
75. Heather DeSimone and Karin Slaton
76. Heather Marley and Terry Carter
77. Ingrid McCue and Jennifer Pride
78. Jackie Ryan and Nicole Keller
79. Janna Harttgen and Joanne Tinley
80. Jean Yates and Lori Anderson

81. Jelveh Jaferian and Jenny Davies-Reazor
82. Jenni Connolly and Jennifer Heynen
83. Jennifer Cameron and Kristi Bowman
84. Jennifer Geldard and Lisa Liddy
85. Jennifer VanBenschoten and Kim Hora
86. Jess Italia Lincoln and Lori Greenberg
87. Jill MacKay and Lori Bergmann
88. JJ Jacobs and Karen Tremblay
89. Joyce Becker and Kathy Welsh
90. Judy Glende and Karen Sinkowski

91. Judy Riley and Kelly Morgan
92. JuLee Wolfe and Julie Bean
93. Julianna Cannon and Julianna Kis
94. Julie Nordine and Lesley Watt
95. K. Hutchinson and Shea Zukowski
96. Karen Firnberg and Karyn Bonfiglio
97. Karen Williams and Kimberly Roberts
98. Karen Zanco and Polly Barker
99. Kari Carrigan and Laura Twiford
100. Karin von Hoeren and Laura Blanck

101. Kate Richbourg and Lorelei Eurto
102. Kathleen Lange Klik and Maria Clark
103. Kathy Engstrom and Keri Lee Sereika
104. Kay Thomerson and Loretta Carstensen
105. Kelley Fogle and Laurel Bielec
106. Kelly Ramstack and Sally Anderson
107. Kim Stevens and Tiffany Long
108. Kristi Harrison and Mandy Williamson
109. Kristi Kyle and Lana Kinney
110. Kristina Johansson and Sue Hodgkinson

111. Kym Hunter and Laura Sanger
112. Laura Zeiner and Susan Kennedy
113. Laurel Steven and Mary McGraw
114. Laurie Hanna and Lisa Boucher
115. Lesley Weir and Liz DeLuca
116. Linda Djokic and Tracey Weiser
117. Linda Inhelder and Pam Brisse
118. Linda Landig and Lori Dorrington
119. Linda Murphy and Lisa Hamilton
119.  Line Labrecque and Marianne Baxter
120. Lisa Lodge and Monica Johnson

121. Lois Moon and Melissa Muir
122. Lola Surwillo and Therese Frank
123. Lori Bowring Michaud and Marci Brooks
124. Lupe Meter and Norma Agron
125. Maggie Towne and Marge Beebe
126. Malin de Koning and Susie Hibdon
127. Mallory Hoffman and Shirley Moore
128. Marcie Abney and Patty Miller
129. Marcy Lamberson and Melissa Clarke
130. Margot Potter and Suzann Sladcik Wilson

131. Maria Grimes and Wendy Blum
132. Maria Horvath and Melinda Orr
133. Maria Rosa Sharrow and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp
134. Marian Hertzog and Melissa Mesara
135. Marianna Boylan and Sandi Lee James
136. Marina Dobrynina and Michaela Pabeschitz
137. Marsha Neal and Miri Agassi
138. Mary Ellen Parker and Melissa Meman   You are Here !!!
139. Mary Elliott and Tamara Soper
140. Mary Hicks and Laurel Steven

141. Melissa Pynn and Michelle Buettner
142. Michelle Hardy and Niki Meiners
143. Michelle Mach and Moira McEvoy
144. Missy Rappaport and Norma Agron
145. Molly Alexander and Poranna
146. Mylene Hillam and Nicole Rennell
147. Nadezhda Parfyonova and Stacey Curry
148. Nan Emmett and Nancy Peterson
149. Nancy Boylan and Natalie McKenna
150. Natalie Monkivitch and Niky Sayers

151. Natasha Lutes and Pam Ferrari
152. Noemi Baena and Penny Ilagan
153. Pamela Petry and Rebecca Sirevaag
154. Pat Haight and Mary McGraw
155. Patty Gasparino and Vonna Maslanka
156. Penny Neville and Sandi Volpe
157. Pepita Bos and Wendy Chamberlain
158. Raida Disbrow and Rebecca Watkins
159. Rebecca Anderson and Sabrina Staub
160. Regina Santerre and Rose Binoya

161. Rhea Freitag and Tari Kahrs
162. Rochelle Brisson and Sheryl Stephen
163. Sally Russick and Tracy Bell
164. Sandra McGriff and Shay Williams
165. Sandra Wolberg and Sara Hardin
166. Sarah Elder and Salla Small
167. Saskia Kaffenberger and Sharon Gardner
 168. Sharon Palac and Shannon Chomanczuk
169. Shay Stone and Suzette Bentley
170. Shiraz Biggie and Tammy Powley

171. Staci Smith and Tracy Stillman
172. Stacie Stamper and Tracy Martin
173. Stefanie Teufel and Vicky Taylor
174. Stephanie Dixon and Stephanie LaRosa
175. Stephanie Haussler and Valerie Norton
176. Suzanne Tate and Terri Wlaschin
177. Sweet Freedom Designs and Tammy Jones
178. Tania Spivey and Tari Sasser
179. Tara Plote and Terry Matuszyk
180. Terri Gauthier and Deana Hager
181. Theresa Fosdick and Tracey Nanstad

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  1. that looks fantastic !!!


  2. Wow. that makes a statement! What a bold and beautiful piece!

  3. I like it very much. Realllllly wooow.

  4. Hi me,

    Beautiful necklace, glad we ar both bead souping again!!

  5. Again, I love your work and the colour scheme is fantastic!

    By the way, you too, have the 'wrong list' of names, mine missing! I'm paired with Missy Rappaport nr 144 :-)

  6. Gorgeous necklace! (As if you do things that aren't...) Your flower really compliments Melissa's beautiful pendant and enamelled beads. Fab work!

  7. I love this necklace! Your work is stunning and your bead partner really sent you some fantastic pieces to work with--I love your explanation of how you created your SUPER PRETTY, evocative design! xox jean

  8. Oh that is such a pretty necklace I love the focal and flower bead off set is perfect!

  9. What a great design. You've worked the colours together beautifully.

  10. the southwest is where i feel at home, so it is no wonder i felt peace when i looked at this for the first time. this is such a beautiful piece! love the little fringe too!

  11. This is so gorgeous! simply devine!

  12. Oooo...pretty pretty - love those enameled beads!! :)

  13. I love, love, LOVE this necklace! Did I mention that I love this necklace (LOL). Beautiful work!

  14. Mary Ellen, Love your beautiful Autumn Garden necklace.

  15. It's so true - inspiration can come from anywhere! Don't you love that "aha" moment? Great job, M.E. - such a pretty piece!

  16. You did a great job with your soup! Love your necklace.
    Deb x

  17. I am SO sorry for being late -- today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They're still working on it, but it's like dial-up.

    Oh honey. I want this SOOOO badly. SoOOO much want and I'm not just saying that. Exceptional work!

    I hope you participate again!

    Love, Lori

  18. M.E. - this is totally sweet! I love what you did with the components - especially how you used the enameled beads as the focal and added the pendant on the side...brilliant! Your flower bead is perfect and ties the whole thing together! Thanks for being such a wonderful has been great fun!

    Melissa Meman

  19. That turned out wonderful. And I love the ribbon with it. What a great design idea and story.

  20. Beautiful and colorful necklace. Love the enameled beads.

  21. Fabulous necklace! I really love the colors!

  22. I love how you got your inspiration and it didn't play you false. Lovely necklace.

  23. Looks like your autumn garden won the best in show! Love the colors, the beads and the ribbon. Beautiful!

  24. Mary Ellen, your necklace with phenomenal, I love how you combined all of your ingredients, and adding your polymer flower is awesome it really compliments your design.

  25. Lovely, whimsical piece. We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,

  26. OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

  27. I love your inspired necklace! Great colors, terrific design!

  28. Inspiration from a Hardware store! Who woulda thunk? No matter where it came from, the end result is fabulous. I am going to pay more attention the next time I am at my local Ace.

  29. Beautiful design, I think it flows and has style all its own. Thanks for sharing. Cherrie

  30. Beautiful design! Nice job with your soup!

  31. I'm still making my way through blogs! I love that you were inspired by a trip to a hardware store. It's a beautiful necklace. I'm jealous of the enameled beads!

  32. I love the asymmetrical pendant positioning

  33. MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm I love Your wild style girl with that pendant to the side :) JUMM also i like this style You show up on ABS-blog... go on and create more like this !!

  34. Great inspiration! It's the perfect mix of fresh and it!

  35. very pretty, love the design and colours

  36. Gorgeous piece... such pretty colors and your design is so unique and well thought out... Amazing were our inspiration can come from. It's just Soup-er!

  37. oops that was suppose the where our inspiration comes from.. :)

  38. Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture, perfect for fall. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!

  39. Inspiration seems to be everywhere. I like the story of the inspiration of this piece and is truly an Autumn Garden.

  40. Oh wow, your necklace is so pretty! I love the colors!

  41. I totally see why you would have thought southwest, but you did a wonderful job transforming those beads into something else! Your end result is a beautiful piece. Outstanding!

  42. Beautiful necklace! I love the SW vibe to it, that's just perfect! :)

  43. How sweet! I love the colors and the design. the bow is the perfect touch!

  44. What a wonderful garden, wish mine looked as pretty but with a drought here in TX I will just have to enjoy yours. And best of all you can take it where ever you go.

  45. Wow- that is so cool that you took two focals, and put them to the side to complement the tassle-style focal you made that is in the center- really wonderful design! I have to say, that leaf focal you sent Melissa was something else, too- so pretty! Great job!

  46. It is both delicate and bold! Very nice!

  47. I love that inspiration struck while at the hardware store. That's awesome. Love the necklace and the enameled beads are a great score!

  48. I am so sorry I am so late hopping your way. My computer dug it's heels in and said Not gon'a go thaat fast.:^)
    Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
    Be blessed to be a blessing

  49. What a lovely necklace, it's beautiful!

  50. Oh my goodness--this is beautiful!!

  51. This necklace is gorgeous! Such wonderful design details!

  52. What a cool soup you had to work with - nice job!

  53. So pretty!! I love the addition of the red flower , and the bit of ribbon. Really makes the enamel filigree beads pop!

  54. You just never know where inspiration will come from...and what a gorgeous colour combination you chose. Your necklace is so pretty...I am loving that flower focal and the great enamel beads, too. Great job.

  55. This is a very fune necklace to wear.

    Well done!

  56. This is a really pretty necklace. Every fall I think about those colors that I see and how well they go together all though they seem like they shouldn't. You did a great job capturing it.