Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party: THE REVEAL!!!

Oh, my! It's that time. :D The Bead Soup Blog Party reveal date is finally here!

Let's do a quick little recap. The sign-ups for the party took place between January7 -14, 2011. Everyone who signed up was paired with someone else on the list. Bead packets went out between Jan. 28th and the first week of February. The idea was to get to know your partner and then challenge them by sending materials that would be different from their usual stuff.

My partner is the talented Marian Hertzog. She sent me this magnificent packet:

The challenge for me was the color scheme. I don't usually work in pinks. XD And, to be honest, I had to go out and buy some beads to use for this project. The first few attempts I made were utter failures, but in the end, I think I really like how it turned out. And with a focal this magnificent, almost anything would beautiful with it. XD

Did I mention my partner, Marion, handmade this focal?!

Now, time to see what everyone else has done!

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things (your hostess)
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place ( My partner! :D )
14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 
23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks

52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do
61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
75.  Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done!
76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

100.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations (You are here!)
103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 
112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  
123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry

130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 
131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 

150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 

160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 
165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings

170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
175.  Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass 
176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210.  Shirley Moore, Homeschooling Life

Please check out the rest of the blog party hoppers and their work! You won't be sorry. :D
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Heidi said...

Well done! Beautiful focal, and I love the asymmetry :)

Lisa Godfrey said...

Gorgeous! I love this color combination. Your asymmetrical design works so beautifully with that pendant and I love what you have done with those pretty gold rings! Enjoy the party! :-)

Becky said...

That is an amazing focal !! I really like what you have done with it in picking the colours out and making a piece that didnt end up being really really pink but balanced and lovely (Im another person who doesnt work with pink much lol) :))

Marian Hertzog said...

Wow! I really love what you did! It looks great with the greens and gold rings! So fun! Thank you for your wonderful comments about me! I am humbled. Your work is awesome too!

SavonFeutré said...

Very sweet! Beautiful color combination!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love what you did. You kept it simple and showcased your focal.

steufel said...

Wow - this screams summer:-)

Laura said...

Lovely! I especially like the way you worked with the focal bead.

Lois Moon said...

Beautiful job. I love the seed bead strands and the double line of beads above the focal. Very pretty.

art2cee2 said...

Beautiful..I love these colors! :-)

My Life Under the Bus said...

Beautiful! I am not usually a gold person but paired with the purple it really pops! Great job : )
Happy Hopping!

rockcreekcreations said...

what a wonderful color combination to go with the focal!!

maryharding said...

Lovely use of the focal you received. Love the colors!!

LeeLu Creations said...

What a beautiful focal! The green beads you chose to pair it with complement the pinks nicely. Unique and fun. Great job!

Cathryn said...

The focal by itself is stunning. What you did with it transformed it into Spring Elegance! Amazing and you gave me some terrific ideas! Congratulations and Thank you!

Pixybug Designs said...

Very nice! It went together very well. Thanks for sharing

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Love the way you set the pendant. The necklace is beautiful!!! So much fun for spring.

Helmitarha said...

What a gorgeous and vibrant piece! I love the color combination you used, makes me think of spring. :)
Thank you, Jacinta, for stopping by my blog! I appreciate it!
Have a wonderful day!

Nally said...

Jacinta, you've made a lovely neckpiece! Gorgeous colors and design! And thank you for stopping at my blog too!

Dee said...

beautifully done! I love how you brought all the colors out from the beautiful pendant, you did a fabulous job creating this piece..job well done!

EmandaJ said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog.

Isn't it cool how, with the combination of colors, you can minimize or totally change the effects of a color you don't like? Fabulous solution -- and now you are ready for Mardi Gras!

I hope you get a really good response from the swap/hop -- So much fun!

Artemisia's Studio said...

For pink not being one of your favorite colors, you sure did an amazing job!

TesoriTrovati said...

What a dreamy focal! It always amazes me what people can make with clay. I love what you did. Thank you for sharing your beautiful bauble!
Enjoy the day!

Stacey said...

Very pretty love the green and pink...and great way to attach the focal piece to the rest of the necklace - unique design!

Kristen said...

You really made it work for you! Nice job!

Deci said...

So vivid!

Beadbug said...

Very nice use of color and design.

Mags said...

Great design and lovely colours, you picked up the green in a very nice way!

Nicki said...

wow the focal is really nice, but this would have been definitely a challenge for me. I think you solved it really nicely though. nice color mix.

Francy said...

the focal is just gorgeous and so is your design.

Dana said...

#209 here...very pretty love that focal bead, great job...

Wendy said...

Beautiful! Love the design and the focal is gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Very pretty!

Jenni C said...

I like the asymmetry and the double strand of seed beads go great with that unique floral focal

Amy said...

That focal IS magnificent!!! You did a beautiful job putting that soup together. I also love the asymmetry with the stringing. Great job!!

moonlitfantaseas said...

what a wonderful necklace!

Pretty Things said...

That turned out beautifully -- the addition of the green really did it!

ViviBijoux said...

Oh what a pretty focal you got, you lucky girl. I know what you mean when you said you don't usually work with pink... I don't usually do earthly colours, but it's fun isn't it to work and explore different avenues. You did brillantly! smile, Virginie

N Valentine Studio said...

Beautiful work! I love the colors and the flow of it! Thanks for visiting my blog it's been so much fun to read everyones comments and see what everyone made!

Judy said...

You challenged yourself and in doing so you created a wonderful necklace. I love how you have the double strand on one side, it adds such great color. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Terri said...

Totally terrific piece...the colors the scale of beads ... you did a perfect job of pairing the right size and that!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wow! It's gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

GraceBeading said...

Beautiful! I think you did that focal justice. I have a hard time with pink too, but I happen to LOVE green. I really like what you did here, nice work!

maneki said...

Beautiful and vivid summer necklace!

Shaiha said...

OMG I have focal envy! I love how you added the green to bring a real springy feel to the necklace!

Salzanos said...

That green is just the right touch to really pop out the focal, great designing!

Hazel Ward said...

You never know you don't usually use pinks! Beautiful necklace, and I love the pink and green colour combo :D

wrappedinsilver said...

I really love this focal and I love how you gave the rest of the piece such flair! Beautiful!

BluMoon said...

What a pretty focal, you have certainly done it justice!

Beadroe said...

I love how you complimented the beautiful focal. Very nice.

I LOVE color! said...

wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! You did a beautiful job! Your design is awesome. Your soup mix was just to die for. Be Blessed

Kate said...

That focal is amazing and I love the way you show it off!

Jen V. said...

That necklace really brings the word "jamberrysong" to mind! Colors and actually looks tasty!

rosebud101 said...

Very, very nice!

Penny said...

Amazing detail on your focal piece and you showcased it beautifully.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Wow! Wonderful and so colorful!

Lutka And Co. said...

Love the asymmetrical stringing - beautiful!

tappingflamingo said...


Janet said...

What a really lovely Creation! I think when you wear this anyone would say ohhh that is pretty! The green beads on the side add a wonderful balance. Beautiful job!

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

~*GORGEOUS!*~ You created a work of beauty!
Your partner crafted a lovely focal and you framed it so well!
I feel the harmony radiating.
You captured the movement of the focal and extended it onto the necklace. Wonderful balance!

Regina said...

Wow, it is a magnificient focal and you have made a magnificient necklace. The strands of green add a nice balance to the heavy pinks and fuchsia. Just lovely! Thanks for stopping by, I will be visiting more often.

Creative Arty Facts said...

I really like the pink and green combination. You've done a really great job on the necklace - just lovely!

Shelly said...

gorgeous! I love how you offset the focal with the gold rings `;~)

Stacie said...

Love that you used gold and the asymmetry.

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Jacinta, What a lovely finished piece! Love how you used the three green strands in the back and the larger rings to pull it all together.

Steph L. said...

That is a gorgeous necklace. I love the pink with the green. Great job!!!

SueBeads said...

Very cool! I love how you treated the focal!

SummersStudio said...

That's a beautiful focal and I think your addition of the green was a perfect way to pull that colour from the focal. Lovely!

vintagesusie & wings said...

So beautiful friend, I love this necklace & what you did with your SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...

Alice said...

how very goregous. I love the vibrant colors of the focal and you pulled it all together well.

Raida said...

Beautiful necklace! I love the asymmetrical design.

Boot ~C said...

perfect example of a really good asymetrical design

KayzKreationz said...

That focal is absolutely magnificent. And you did a wonderful job with it and the colors. Congrats.

Beth said...

Wow Fantastic. Pink would be hard for me as well, but you did the focal justice. I love how you paired the green seed beads with the bright pink, great mix. The design above the focal is very different and I like different.

Patsy Evins said...

My favorite color is Pink and I love your necklace! Wonderful focal to work with and you did it justice! I loved that you used green to not go overboard with the pink.

Courtney said...

That focal is stunning! I love the way you brought it all together. Very summery!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love your design! You really did a great job complimenting the focal. I love the green strand, they really pick up the green in the focal. I also love the way you hung the focal between the rings. I love using rings in my designs. Great job - I love it!!

Shirley said...

Ok, have to admit, that focal would have been a tough one for me. You totally did it justice! I also like how the asymmetry of the necklace flows and mimics the wave in the focal. Great job!!

CraftyHope said...

Oh, I don't really do much pink either, but you did a fabulous job. Beautiful work!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

Love it just yells out spring.

GraceC said...

Nice creative answer to the challenge. I like the asymmetry and the inclusion of the green seed beads to tone down the pink (I'm not much on pink either). :)

Lisa said...

Very nice! It's good to stretch out of those color comfort zones now and then,

Loretta said...

You did an awesome job with your soup!

roseworksjewelry said...

That's beautiful! I love the pendant she made you and you did a magnificent job with it :)

Releases by Rufydoof said...

What a really pretty piece - that focal is gorgeous. I love what you have created - well done!


one-eared pig said...


Andrew Thornton said...

Awesome job! I think this combination might have stumped me a bit. I don't tend to use a lot of pinks. I think you did a marvelous job though. You really packed a punch with the addition of the green and brassy yellow Nicely done!

Holly said...

Jacinta, this is a gorgeous necklace! That focal is indeed spectacular, but what you've done with it, adding the greens, golds and purples really makes it stand out even more.

Menka Gupta said...

What a pretty and vibrant focal! I like the way you used sead beads on one side and chain style on other. very pretty necklace.

Heather said...

Beautiful pendant and I love your asymmetric design. The green beads on one side really give it weight to balance off the details on the other. Fine work!! Isn't it fun to be challenged?

Jennifer Cameron said...

That focal is incredible and you made the perfect piece to showcase it.

Cindy said...

Hello Jacinta
I'm enjoying your Bead Soup necklace...from the assymetrical design to the pretty spring colors! Your necklace has incorporated many details that make it so memorable. The bead colors perfectly compliment the focal, and that seed bead strand is the fantastic touch.

Noemi said...

The colours work so well!!

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your kind words, it has really meant a lot, specially as I am having a really tough time.

Just So you know, I have left a thank you note on my blog, and I would love you to read it if you have time.

A big hug your way.

Rebecca said...

Lovely colours! I love the shape you have created - asymmetric really works.