Saturday, April 13, 2013

Time for our Bead Soup Reveal!

The day is finally here for us to reveal what we created with those lovely components we received from our partner Kate.  Here is a reminder of what we started with.
Kate sent us some really wonderful things to work with.  We were so excited about the color palette, as well as working with the gorgeous ribbon.  We created a few different pieces, using up just about all of the soup. 
Our first piece is this necklace, using the focal piece and the toggle that Kate sent.  We wove the blue ribbon through a piece of large round chain, and added a few dangles on the sides, finishing it up with some strung beads.  We had to think a little bit about how to use the adorable silver bow focal piece.  The holes were at the bottom, and we didn't want to attach it upside down.  We tried a few different things, but ended up wiring it onto the necklace, and then draping some fine chain from the holes.
We're very pleased with how it turned out! 
Next, we decided to use up what was left of the beads, incorporating some chain and a closure we already had, to create a matching bracelet.
And finally, to finish off the soup, we created a simple pair of matching earrings.
These pieces really feel like SPRING to us! 
Please go check out Kate's blog,  It is truly amazing what she was able to create with the soup that we sent her!
And take some time to visit the other blogs from the Bead Soup Blog Party.  We have all been working so hard on our pieces, and can't wait to show them off!

Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers

Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove

Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle

Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles
Christine Murrow
Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis

K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs

Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom


  1. That's so romantic! I love it :)

  2. It's feminine and flirty!! The ribbon softens up the chain so nicely. I love the set in combination~ Bravo!!

  3. That bracelet speaks to my soul :-D

  4. I love the tripple chain on the bow focal, such a sweet addition. Great work!

  5. I love the bow treatment on your necklace ,I would even wear the bow in the back.Very pretty.

  6. Very well done, Kathleen. I love the way you used the ribbon in your necklace - surely something I have to try too someday! Pretty pastel colours in your pieces!

  7. The entire set you made is fun and light which makes it perfect for this time of year. I especially love the bracelet.

  8. great woven-ribbon necklace-super colours and creativity!

  9. I love your pieces, so bon ton! And the ribbon idea is great

  10. ~the ribbon is a beautiful addition to the necklace...very creative pieces made...much love light and blessings~

  11. I love love love your bracelet. Awesome designs

  12. I like very much your bracelet ... but all so beautiful works^_^

  13. I really love all pieces, great colors!
    the first necklace is my favourite, great design, so girlish.
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, what fun BSBP!
    ciao dall'Italia

  14. So, so pretty. And, yes, you definitely captured spring. Love how you worked with that bow. The draped chains are really nice. Great job!

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  15. BEAUTIFUL! So creative! You showed some awesome creativity with the silver bow focal! It has been really fun to be your partner for this Bead Soup!

  16. Beautiful - love all your pieces! I really like the way you used the ribbon. The focal is gorgeous. Lovely bead soup!

  17. Something about both your soup and the way you used it feels very "Alice in Wonderland" to me. I think it's that shade of blue and the bow focal and the flowers that give it that feel. In any case, they're all super designs. I especially like how you were able to come up with a way to attach the bow as well as your weaving of the ribbon. Again, beautiful designs!

  18. Your usage of the bow is very unique. Great work!

  19. Soft, pretty designs...Lovely work..

  20. You did a great job using your soup. The bow attachment is very creative.

  21. That's a darling collection you've created! Quite a vintage sweetness, I love it.

  22. What a pretty collection! I'm so impressed with how you solved the dilemma of the hole placement on the bow focal - and the solution is delicate and beautiful.

  23. Wow I really like what you did! I love the first piece so the ribbon it's perfect with the bow!
    I also love the soup you sent.

  24. You made some very very♥ sweet jewellery!