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I am an artist, I twist wire,string beads, glue stuff & am generally 'artsy'. I have recently started an artist's blog where I will show works as they progress.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bead Soup Members

It's here, it's here, no, not the Ice Cream Man, but Bead Soup! You all know the premise~, sign up, receive a partner, send a mix, make a masterpiece. I was partnered w/ Kate Clawson, (#46 on the list) an artist who works in polymer clay. Kate sent a beautiful focal she made along w/chinese turquoise,copper chain & beads, & brown pearls just to name some of the goodies. I let this soup simmer a long time, there were several variations as I moved this & rearranged that. I decided on a double wrap necklace using the chain as a choker. I used Black Max to darken the copper pieces,added some carnelian & turquoises of my own & started working in earnest. I originally thought I would use links for one of the turquoises,but decided against that in favour of shorter stringing. I had some of the same chinese turquoise Kate had sent, so I added mine & used that as spacers in the different sections. I used some old twist beads for the back section. In theory this can be a long necklace, but I wanted something that would lie flat against the back of my neck. I made some earrings so I would have a 'set'. I'll debut this tomorrow night @ jewelry class
I want to thank Lori again, this was a really fun chance to break out & meet new people, work w/ some different elements I look forward to my next swap. Now I'm off to read a few blogs!
Party Participants
1. Lori, Pretty Things and the link to the party is in my sidebar
2. Mallory, For the Love of Beads
3. Terri, Blooming Ideas...You Are Here
4. Cindy, Sweet Bead Studio
5. Lorelei, Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
6. Kerry, Kabs Creative Concepts
7. Erin, Treasures Found
8. Jeannette, Jeannette Blix Wire and Metal Jewelry
9. Adrienne, Adrienne Designs
10. Nan, Spirit Rattles
11. Laurel, Rue's Daftique
12. Nancy, Beading From the Heart
13. Mary, MK's Creative Musings
14. Cassie, The Glass Beadle
15. Dot, Winchell Clayworks
16. Sharon, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
17. Lisa, Lo and Behold
18. Norma, Bead Dreams and Moonlit Fantaseas
19. Judith, Judith B.
20. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
21. Maria, Garden Path Beads
22. Susan, Kaplan Creations Jewelry and Glass Design
23. Melissa, Melissa Meman: Art, Love, Life
24. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
25. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
26. Cristi, 2 If By Sea
27. Sandra, Marbella Jewelry Design
28. Maria, Greene Earth Originals
29. Barbara, Jewelry of Distinction
30. Leslie, Bei Mondi
31. Loretta, Designs by Loretta
32. Linda, Bella Bead Jewelry
33. Kathie, The Bead Cult
34. Patty, Plays With Fire
35. Nicki, Nicki's Reef
36. Anne Marie, Heart's Desire
37. Mary, Mary Harding Jewelry
38. Jayne, mamasgottodoodle~you are here!
39. Emanda, Artemesia's Studio
40. Whitney, Whitney Lassini
41. Marcie, La Bella Joya
42. Suzann, Beadphoria
43. Jen, Jen Judd Rocks
44. Julie, Credit River Art Glass
45. Janiece, J Birds Garden
46. Kate, Organic Odysseys
47. Laurie, The Mermaid Tale
48. Michelle, My Crazy Crafty Adventure
49. Sue, Sue Beads
50. Janeen, Janeen 365
51. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse
52. Kristie, Artisan Clay
53. Regina, Regina's Writings
54. Tari, Pearl and Pebble
55. Lyn, Lyn Foley
56. Beth, Sunshine Daydreamz
57. Cathryn, Chile Cats
58. Emma, Fred Bean's Nook
59. Connie, Cetta Cheese Chatter
60. Juli, Jul's Beads
61. Julie, RockerJewlz
62. Libby, LibbyLeu and Glass Too
63. Melanie, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
64. Katie, My Life and My Beads
65. Zuleykha, Zuleykha's Polymer Clay
66. Rekella, Me But a Little More in Depth
67. Ricki, What's New at Ricki Voges Design
68. Lisa, Lucid Moon Studio
69. Jo, Daisychain Jewellery
70. Lynette, Rock Hill Designs
71. Lynne, Island Girl's Insights
72. Chas, One Woman's Haven
73. Chas, One Woman's Haven
74. Ruthie, Rose Works Jewelry
75. Elizabeth, Turquoise Sky
76. Maire, Maire Dodd
77. Janet, Singing Woods
78. Eileen, Dorset Hill Beads
79. Julie, Miss Kitten's Jewels
80. Joann, Jo's Jewels
81. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
82. Mel, Kookie Designs
83. Erin, Every Heart Crafts
84. Dale, Flights of Fancy
85. Dee, Runako Designs


  1. This is amazing, really beautiful work xx

  2. Really, really cool. I love her pod -- she has a neat talent for those. You did great!

    Thanks for being part of the party -- we'll do this again soon!

  3. So wonderfully unique! You did a beautiful job!

  4. This is a gorgeous necklace...love the focal design.

  5. Great job. Love that unusual pod focal.

  6. What a dramatic focal and you did such a great job with your design!

  7. Love the earthy colors in your necklace(s). Hope you enjoy wearing it!

  8. Love It! Very creative!
    The Pod is wonderful!

    You are welcome to stop by for a cup of “Spring” soup on my blog.

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  10. Outstanding job on this artsy piece. A real conversation starter with that pod focal too. What a great soup party!

  11. How unusual but a very striking piece! I'd have fun wearing that! Wonderful creation that showed off your creativity and amazing talent!

  12. I love that huge chunky pendant. It's right up my alley. Nice job. I enjoyed seeing your work.

  13. Hi Jayne! I stopped over a couple of times early this morning and didn't see your posting. Been blog hopping since then and trying to dig out from the Blizzard we are in the middle of.

    I love what you did with the soup ingredients I sent you. I really like the grouping of the three off the copper washer and how you used the clasp on the side. I think they will all look great when wore together. Let me know what comments you get at work! Thanks for taking on this adventure with me and stop by and see what I did with your mix!

    Enjoy the Party!
    Kate ~ Organic Odysseys

  14. Fun necklace - and what a unique focal!

  15. Really like all the copper jewellery coming out of the soup pot!

  16. Love the pod focal and you did a great job of accenting it. Fabulous necklace.

  17. Copper compliments all of the bead elements so nicely. It is a great piece of art!

  18. this is so unique..love the pod focal

  19. A very unique and interesting focal bead. Very cool necklace!

  20. I love what you did with your soup. I remember seeing your soup mix on flicker and couldn't wait to see what you did with that cool focal.
    Great job.

  21. You had some fun things to work with! And you did a great job with them! Love them!

  22. Copper and green, what a great combination, that pod is ready to burst! love it. My compliments to the chef!

  23. Wow that is very Unique~~ You really did a great job I think with the focals wow!

  24. Ooo...this is a stunning piece! Love it! One of my favorites so far!

  25. Whoa-ho! What a gorgeous set! Kate is amazing and your take is fabulous.

    Hasn't this been fun?!?


  26. I love how the double wrap necklace turned out. Its beautiful.

  27. Oh man-LOVE IT!!! That is a spectacular pendant and your design sure does it justice! I love what you came up with and I really love the darkened copper:) Beautiful-enjoy wearing it!

  28. What a great statement piece! Just gorgeous! Cheers :)

  29. really beautiful piece... one to treasure for yourself!

  30. Great job!! I love the focal piece, truly original piece of art...nicely done!

  31. I love the way you mixed in the chain. It really works well with the beautiful polymer clay beads. Love it!

  32. Wow, I am so impressed! What a gorgeous piece...layers of wirework, copper and such pretty beads. I especially love how you grouped the focal... I would love wearing this one!! :-)

  33. That focal is to die for. And your necklace is really a piece that I would love to make exactly the way it is. I like that style.

  34. You made everything work so well together. The pod is neat and I really like the clasp!

  35. I'm gaga over that Pod~ and I love the way you showcased it. Earthy and elegant~ a gorgeous necklace!

  36. What a dramatic necklace! I really like how you used the chain.

  37. Gorgeous colours! The copper is just right with those beads.

  38. really cool necklace...........I would have been at a loss of what to do with the mix myself, but you pulled if off very well

  39. I love the little wire work details and the chain work. What a fun piece that you can look at again and again.

  40. Great colors and I love the assymetrical design! Thanks for sharing!


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