Friday, September 16, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal - At Last!

The day has come!
Bead Soup Blog Hop and Reveal!
And what a party it has been this year!
My partner, Shirley Moore, is a seed beader.  I am a lampwork bead maker!
I can hardly wait to see what she made with the soup I sent her!
Here's a link to her blog!
Have a look and enjoy!

I'm anxious to get to her blog, so I'll be going there first!
Now, here comes my reveal.
According to the rules,
we can send whatever we want in the way of beads to our partner, but we must include a focal and clasp.
We must use the focal and clasp that was sent to us.
The rest is up to us.
Now, I loved the focal and clasp that Shirley sent to me!
And, because of Shirley's generosity, I was able to make 3 pieces of wearable art.
Now, the only thing I wasn't able to use in time for the hop was this beautiful silk scarf that Shirley hand dyed!
I am going to use it as soon as I learn how to nuno felt.

Isn't that scarf beautiful?
Note that the pendant and the clasp that Shirley sent me are featured with that amazing scarf!
So, are you ready for the reveal?
Here goes!

Isn't this set gorgeous?
The crystal focal really makes this piece!
I used the pearls, memory wire, and other components to make the necklace and earrings.
You won't see the clasp here because I didn't use it in this piece.
Now, on to the next Bead Soup mix.
You'll see the other focal that Shirley sent me in this piece.  You'll also see the clasp, but I didn't use it as a clasp.  As soon as I saw the toggle, I realized that the the two beaded pieces of the toggle were beautiful beaded beads.  Guess what, they are included in the charms I used in this necklace. 
I absolutely love it!
I made a lucet cord for the back of this necklace, and it hangs beautifully.
Thank you, Shirley!
You challenged me.  I hope that you like what I did with your Soup!
Thanks, Lori, for hosting this party!

Now, off you go!  Check out the other blogs in the party!
I'm sure we'll run into each other at one party or another!
Have fun!
This was fun!
Click on each name to go to their blogs.
These are the partner pairs.

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

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
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


Jennifer Cameron said...

Oh Mallory! I adore everything! And you are such a clever woman to use the clasp like that. Both pieces are so stunning. are you keeping them?

Maggie said...

Mallory, Those are lovely pieces!

Mags said...

So different, so lovely, both of them!

Green Shoot Jewellery Designs said...

Wow, you made two stunning pieces, gorgeous!
Deb x

Laurie's Jewel Box said...

I love the peacock pearls in the first necklace. The second is very unique.

Lois Moon said...

What an amazing set of loveliness. Anything that incorporates bead weaving and wire wrapping in one piece has me interested. Fabulous!

Lois Moon said...

And I have to stop checking out your dog every time I visit your blog - I've got two little corgis already, but still I keep heading over to greyhound rescue pages (and I live close to the N. Florida tracks). Last week i even started looking to see how I could foster.

tappingflamingo said...

Great job!

Sharon Driscoll said...

Beautiful Mallory! Your Bead Soup piece is just beautiful.

EmandaJ said...

Fabulous reveal! We're all being pushed outside our comfort zones -- with amazing results!

Enjoy the hop,

Shirley said...

Wow! You totally rocked those pieces! I love how you used the clasp as dangles. And you have got me, I need to learn lucet now. I'm just thrilled with your creativity, as well as your skill as an artist. It was such a pleasure having you as my partner!

Kristen said...

As I knew Shirley was so happy with your pieces! You did a great job with them and your work is stunning!

WondrousStrange said...

Sweetly completed!

la mar de bonita said...

Wonderful pieces - especially the second one!
Greetings, Michi

Shiraz said...

Such different pieces and both so very beautiful! Great job!

CraftyHope said...

Both of your pieces are really great, but I definitely like that first set the best. I know it's the colors. I love me some purples. You did a great job with these two pieces!!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Those are both beautiful pieces Mallory! Wonderful job!

Regina said...

What creative designs, love them both!

Jenni said...

I love both pieces, but the second in particular speaks to me. I love all the dangles and the colour scheme is so rustic and gorgeous. Great idea to use the clasp in the front.

Pretty Things said...

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.

AWESOME work! I love it!

I hope you’ll participate again!

Lutka And Co. said...

Both pieces are just lovely! You did wonderful work!

Marcy Lamberson said...

Mallory, I love your pieces and that was cool the way you used the clasp.

Glaszwerg said...

great! Have a nice day, yours Doris

T... said...

beautiful piecs, the last necklace is wonderful

JenniferJangles said...

Soup-er pretty Mallory. Love the combinations you put together.

The Clay Chick said...

wow, those are gorgeous...I love the creative way you used the beaded clasp as danglies!

Anonymous said...

I love the necklace! your wire work is great. I t looks full and lush but earthy and hip.

Sandi Volpe said...

Beautiful work, love the colors.

maneki said...

Lovely necklaces! I think the first one is my fave, just so fond of those colours. Great job!

Shel said...

I love these - both of them. But, I'm thinking you should sent me the blue pearl one so I can 'test wear' it for you for awhile - those are my favorite pearl colors!! It rocks!!

Erin said...

The second necklace is very rich! Love the cord in the back.

susie said...

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!!! ;)

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

ok! I saw your soup and I got scared for you for a minute - how were you going to make those elegant sparkles go with that beautiful earthy focal????? But you are too smart, you didn't even try! I love how both pieces turned out - great job!

Holly said...

Mallory! Oh wow, what incredible pieces you've created! That first necklace is gorgeous, and that second is quite a showstopper! Love 'em both!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wonderful! You have created two terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. I like the necklace a lot it's just my style. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!

KayzKreationz said...

I love what you did with Shirley's soup. The first piece is so pretty. But I really love copper and dangles, so that second piece really appeals to me. And I love the fact that you used her seed beaded beads as dangles in that piece. So lovely.

Skye said...

oh that purple set is just delicious! :)

Sweet Freedom said...

Stunning! I love what you have designed for your soup. Such creativity!

Cindy Cima said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great job!

Christine Altmiller said...

wow! these are fabulous!!!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Both pieces are beautiful. I love the charm necklace, it is stunning. What a fun piece.

Molly Alexander said...

Such beautiful pieces - I love them all! The beaded toggle used as a set of charms works perfectly with your fantastic wirework, and I am absolutely in love with the necklace and earrings set. Great job! :)

coffeeaddict said...

I just love to see how one bead sopu can result in such versatile pieces. Great work!

Mylene said...

What a clever way to use the clasp! I love both the pieces you designed but for different reasons: the first one for the blingy crystal focal and gorgeous purple beads (my favourite colour) and the cute little flower spacers on the earrings; and the second one for the wonderful coppery tones and the clever charms.

Amy said...

Great job on your soup pieces! They are gorgeous!

Kelly J. R. said...

I like how you thought outside of the box and didn't use the clasp as a clasp. Sometimes they are so pretty that it's hard NOT to use them as they're intended.

Shyme said...

Lovely pieces, I really like the first one with the crystal focal!

Elisabeth said...

Love that purple-y goodness - just beautiful!

Terri said...

3 Very beautiful pieces. You did an amazing job. Wow such talent! Soup-er Cool!

I LOVE color! said...

I am so sorry I am so late hopping your way. My computer dug it's heels in and said Not gon'a go that fast.:^)
Your designs are nothing short of amazing. and it pleases me so that you are using copper I love copper, it is so warm and unasuming
Be blessed to be a blessing

Bead Lola Bead said...

I love what you did with your bead soup! You're right about that toggle -- each piece is its own little beaded work of art! Well done!

Beadaholique said...

Lovely pieces! They are so different from each other and both are just beautiful!

vonna said...

How awesome. I love each piece you designed.

Tracy said...

Lovely beaded soup, and two lovely and very different designs. Nice work.

Bobbie said...

Very pretty - just grand collections of beautiful colors and textures!

one-eared pig said...

Sorry I'm so late! I love them all!

Cris Peacock said...

So different and sooo cool! Never have seen memory wire used in a necklace. Great soup fixin's!

Cris Peacock said...

So different and sooo cool! Never have seen memory wire used in a necklace. Great soup fixin's!

Christine said...

Both are creative & lovely!

Doris said...

your pieces are so gorgeous !!!

Ann said...

Nice soup. I like the fact that you used the toggle as charms, very creative. You really showed off the crystal focal too.