Saturday, August 11, 2012

Big Bead Soup Reveal !

Fairy Magic

Welcome to the Big , Beautiful Bead Soup Blog Hop Reveal Part Two !!!
The challenge was to create a design using a bead mix picked by our partners.
Some people like to stretch the ingredients and get as many beadie"meals "as they can out of the mix.
I have to stretch my food meal budget way too much !!!
When I make bead soup ,my personal challenge is to use at least part of every soup ingredient  I receive ,in just one piece of jewelry  .
My partner Sara of Saturday Sequins, made a Gorgeous copper heart and matching clasp.She also sent a nice stash of beads in my favorite shades of greens and blues and lots of  lovely shiny Sequins.
Sequins !
uh oh .. I have never ever worked with sequins!!!
 My soup mix was so delicate and lovey I didn't want my design to over power the components.
I decided that copper wire ribbon would be light and airy enough to let  Sara's Heart Pendant be the star of the show.
But...I was still not sure what to do with those sequins....
Then out of the blue ,I had a Magic Moment  !
As I started  weaving the beads onto the ribbon with thin,thin wire ...
the sequins just hopped into the bead line and joined my design .
Thread a bead,thread a sequin ,thread a bead,thread a sequin ....the necklace magically  came to life.
Maybe the jewelry design fairies were working their special  magic.
I think the  design might be just right to wear to  a fairy dance  in the garden !
this week
enjoy the magical creations of the other
Bead Soup participants
Bead Happy !


Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 
Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners
Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brenda Sigafoos, Sunshine's Creations 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 
 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead
Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads
Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae
Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders
Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place
 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pam Farren, re-maker
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 
Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Valerie Norton, Hot Art


  1. I LOVE your creation! The using of the copper wire makes the whole piece look so delicate and whimsical. It looks like something a fairy would wear. Simple stunning!

  2. Copper mesh looks just great here! I always love your designs and use of colour.

  3. So pretty and ethereal and works so right. Great choice. (You remind me I have some of this..somewhere!) Gorgeous result.

  4. You have captured the essence of the beads, great work with the sequins. Love how you used the donuts.

  5. Just gorgeous. With nearly every visit I make, I am so inspired by the use of fiber!!! Great use of your soup!!!

  6. Your design is so clever and absolutely beautiful. I love it! I'm impressed with your use of the sequins. :)

  7. wow..I absolutely love your necklace.
    Making only one piece of jewelry out of the soup is an amazing idea,I will try it next time

  8. Lovely! The copper complements the green beautifully. I can definitely see this necklace on a fairy enjoying herself at some woodland party.

  9. love the summery light feeling of your bead soup piece! Wonderful!!!

  10. A stunning design very innovative I love it!

  11. Very interesting necklace. It's not my style, but I truly like it. Well done :)

  12. Wonderful necklace - definitely fairy magic.

  13. Beautiful necklace. Love the way it turned out.

  14. Wonderful, delicate and I love the fresh colours

  15. Elegant floral necklace.I admire!

  16. The design fairies were working their magic very well - lovely design and inspired use of sequins.

  17. What a great way to get the flowers to face forward!

  18. Taking the time to thread all of the beads and sequins onto the mesh was well worth it ... your necklace is gorgeous!

  19. What a fabulous idea ...weaving the beads into the mesh fabric. The look works!!!

  20. Way to go! This turned out so nicely and what a neat way to incorporate the sequins. So clever!

  21. I love your design! don't you just love how this forces us out of our comfort zone?!

  22. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you let the pendant be the star of the show; it's definitely star quality and deserves the spotlight :)

    You did a wonderful job of accenting it up with the necklace part itself. Kudos for finding a way to use those sequins! I don't think I would have been able to. LOL

    Happy Hopping!

  23. Oh wow - that is simply the most awesome looking necklace! I love how you used those sequins in the ribbon and you have soooo much more patience than I do to sew those to the thread! What a way to use those wonderful soup goodies!

  24. yes indeed you got a really nice soup, I have not worked with mesh that much, but I have some, your lovely use of it with the great copper focal and clasp that Sara sent you are just lovely...yum

  25. The copper mesh is perfect for this use.

  26. M.E. it is SO GOOD to see you and I'm excited you are a part of the bead soup challenge. I didn't even know until I saw your post on my blog. I have missed you! You did an awesome job... it's very pretty!! Keep in touch and don't be a stranger and buzz over to BHV when you can. You know we are on facebook now, right?!


  27. This Fairy magic necklace is awesome very pretty love it

  28. What happy fairy magic! Loved your solution for the sequins, and would wear that necklace at any fairy dance. :-)

  29. your design using copper mesh is inspired! love the fairy magic here. so pretty and i'd love to wear this magical bejeweled fairy beauty all the time and make life a fairy fantastic party :)

  30. Yes looks perfect for a fairy dance or two. I may have to go dig out the wirelace I have somewhere and see if I can teach it to dance too

  31. I've never used wire mesh. That is a very unique and lovely necklace!

  32. Very much a necklace that a fairy queen would wear. It's just lovely.

  33. OMG! I'm really in love with this fantastic necklace....great bead soup kit (the heart focal is awesome!!!!!) And you make really a great work with it!

  34. What a great job!!!! So pretty necklace...

    Thank you for visiting my blog! In fact I'm in love with your heart and the rose! It was easy to create a necklace with them. Thank You!

  35. Your necklace is wonderful and dreamlike. I love the design. It is a fairy princess necklace come to life!

  36. WOW~ that is one lovely soup. Great job :-)

  37. Oh, your soup is so pretty. My 11 year old daughter is hopping with me and she is drooling out loud (DOL - new acronym?) LOL... love your design. It is especially cool when jewelry appeals to all ages! Well done, beautiful soup! Kris

  38. Very, very pretty! delicious soup

  39. Beautiful necklace and post and soup...2 of my previous BSBP partners m.e you do beautiful work and Sarah you sent a great mix, love the wire work!!

  40. Just beautiful! such a 'happy' piece :)

  41. simply beautiful. i love everything about it. ~diana

  42. Super soup, you did a fantastic job, love the necklace.

  43. Such an interesting design. Great work:)

  44. Very nice! I love the airiness of it!

  45. This necklace looks light as a it!! You did an awesome job with your bead soup. I haven't work with sequins either and you certainly a nice job with them!

  46. Wow - love how you incorporated the wire mesh - very cool!

  47. What a beautiful piece! I can almost see those fairies at work, guiding your hands. And that wire mesh is just the right touch.

  48. Wow - what a romantic piece. Like a fairy tale:-)

  49. Wow, Mary Ellen - what a gorgeous piece! I love how you incorporated everything!!

  50. Hi M.E.,
    Beautiful necklace! I have never used metal mesh before, but after seeing it here and how you used it in your design, I am going to have to try it.

  51. That is one gorgeous necklace. It does look like something a fairy would wear. That copper mesh ribbon is perfect in it. Great job.

  52. That is SO incredibly cool! I'm glad you found a way to work the sequins in -- you should be proud of this!

  53. So light and delicate looking - very fun! Love how you incorporated the sequins!

  54. I loved that you used the copper wire. I just working with it. You did the focal justice.

  55. I really like your necklace, I think the wire lace is beautiful with it. I have some but haven't used it yet, I need to play with it.

  56. wonderful creation! you did a great job with your soup!

  57. Wow! Adding the sequins to the copper ribbon, it looks great.

  58. A lovely necklace! Love how the copper ribbon looks, looks great with the pendant!

  59. I love how you used the copper heart and clasp! Lovely design!

  60. Sorry I am so late, I have been having computer issues! I think you did an amazing job, great creativity!!

  61. I love how you used the mesh. Beautiful work!

  62. You did a fantastic job with your soup. I love how you used the mesh and the sequins. Lovely piece.

  63. I'm still hopping...I love your necklace,it's just beautiful!
    ciao dall'Italia