Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

I am participating again in Lori Anderson’s  Bead Soup Blog Party.  My partner is Judy Riggs of Rigglettes.  She sent me the most wonderful “soup” a few weeks ago.  The soup sat on my work table for a while, during which time, I thought of the many things I could make.  And finally, I decided to make what I would like to wear. And here are the things I came up with:

First off, I love the lampwork beads she sent me. And I wanted the unique glass focal to be seen, so I made a lariat style necklace which clasps in the front. I clustered all the beads together to make one big drop:


I like to wear earrings, and I like them simple, so I hung the lampwork beads from Bali sterling earwires:BSBP2013_2

As bracelets go, I like them chunky. So, I strung the beads up, and doubled them:BSBP2013_3

At first, I didn’t know what to do with the nice handmade headpins. Then I thought, make a chain necklace! I think it came out nice:BSBP2013_4

And finally, the “quirky components” Judy sent, were made into a “groovy” belt for my Blythe girl, Pinkie – wish I had one life size 🙂BSBP2013_5

To visit all the other participants, click on the link below:



  1. Ohhh, love all your pieces! Especially first and that fancy little belt!

  2. Great stuff…love those earrings…

  3. So pretty! Love those earrings especially.

  4. What a pile of beautiful!
    I love them all!

  5. Love it all… especially the earring and Pinkie’s new belt ! I bet she’s very, very happy ! 🙂

  6. I like how you clustered the beads for the lariat style necklace. I’d love to see how that one hangs,

  7. I’m on the 3rd reveal, I’m partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I’m visiting all blogs…
    I love the earrings 🙂
    and so much fun that bely – I love Blythe!!
    ciao dall’Italia

  8. What lovely designs you made! Love that head pin necklace, that was a wonderful idea! And those earrings are such a great statement! I think my favorite is that awesome necklace!!

  9. Great pieces. The lariat looks awesome and the earrings are darling.

  10. dancekam says:

    Great jewelry! LOVE the bracelet.

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.

  11. Everything is great, but I like the groovy belt the best.
    Chris =]

  12. Really like the lariat. What pretty colors to work with!

  13. I too love chunky bracelets and necklaces.. I love your work.

  14. What a lovely soup and absolutely lovely jewelry! I really love the design of your blog, too.

  15. Everything’s so cute, especially the Blythe belt 😀

  16. What fun pieces you made!

  17. Very lovely pieces, nice done!

  18. Love the lariat, love the earrings, love the bracelet – all are exceptional. Great job!

  19. beautiful work well done!

  20. bracelet is my favourite- elegant and delicate!

  21. love what you came up with

  22. I really like the bracelet – very pretty!

  23. Sometimes making something YOU know YOU like is the best route and it totally worked out for you in this case. Making the chain with the headpins was such a good idea too…so unique!!

  24. Linda –
    What a great job you did with my soup! My favorite is the necklace – very clever use of the toggle. This was such fun, I love seeing what everyone makes – You were a great partner, all of the care that went into the soup you sent was obvious – You sent such a variety I was really challenged which is exactly why we should do things like this! Thanks again – Judy

  25. I love your designs! That necklace is amazing!

  26. gorgeous pieces, my favourite is the head pin necklace, so original

  27. innovativejourneys0404 says:

    The bead soup components were really cool…and your creations are awesome. Everything is just wonderful. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  28. Patty Johnson says:

    Pretty beads I love what you did with them. That belt is just to cute!

  29. Very creative use of your soup.

  30. The lariat and earrings are stunning! Such lovely lampwork should be allowed to shine!

  31. Love the necklace, so fresh and stylish! Pinkie looks quite happy with her belt 🙂

  32. Bobbie Rafferty says:

    The lariat – ooh! The bracelet — aah! The earrings – yum! Lovely, lovely pieces!

  33. You received the most beautiful lampwork beads and you’ve made pretty pieces from them. Thank you for sharing with us!

  34. Beautiful jewelry perfect for springtime and summer! Like your blog postings too!

  35. Danielle says:

    Gorgeous pieces, even on the doll! :~) When I hopped over to your blog you had a family post on top, I must say your daughter is very pretty! Your family looks picture perfect!

  36. Kim Houston says:

    What a pretty necklace! Loved your pieces!

  37. I love the earrings and the necklace – they complement each other very nicely.

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