Saturday, March 30, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Hop Reveal

 Since I never took a picture of my Soup that Kathy Lindemer sent, I'll use hers. I used everything but the larger silver beads.
I knew what I wanted to do w/ the ingredients & sketched something. Now, the problem w/ a sketch, you draw everything the size you need it to be to 'fit'.

I redid this deceptively simple bracelet a total of five times....... first nest next to second nest.

The first bracelet was too big so I started w/ redoing the nest.I never planned on restringing the pearls, but the knot on the enameled washer had loosened. Since the pearls side was too large it was a matter if fit. 

Pearls, strung/knotted twice, nest made twice & the strung beads restrung 3 times, (does that makes 7 instead of  5? I forgot the nest & one of the beads restringing).

The final result.
Thanks again to our hostess, Lori Anderson.
 Here is the list of hoppers

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Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry

Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain

Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe

Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell

Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman

Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue

Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite

Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora

Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher

Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus

Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver

Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider

Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan

Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro

Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson

Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke

Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks

Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer

Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday


  1. I see my birdie made a sweet bracelet. Well done!

  2. Love the soup you got, what a great spring piece you made! nice work on the nest and flower elements.

  3. Lovely work! I love the knotting - I'll have to try that on an upcoming piece.

  4. Awesome bracelet, that birdie is fantastic! Great job!
    Gina H

  5. What a sweet bracelet! All your work was so worth it!

  6. Love the bracelet! Great work!

  7. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I'm visiting all blogs...
    I'm totally in love with this bracelet, I love the design, the colors... everything!
    ciao dall'Italia

  8. Wow...just gorgeous work!
    Love the bracelet!

  9. That bird theme is divine. Who made that cute cute bead? And I especially love the nest you made. Great bracelet!

  10. That is flipping amazing. So beautiful! And I totally get the redo, redo, and do over. At some point I have to walk away so as not to tear out my hair! You get a vision and you just don't want to give up!

    Thanks so much for being in the parties!

  11. was worth the effort! It's gorgeous! Such patience to see it through until it comes out just right. I love it.
    Happy Hopping,

  12. Very cool your style...

  13. That little birdy just wanted his home to be perfect... Which it is !

  14. Great bracelet. Love the detail!

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

  15. How stinking adorable is this??? Love love love it!

  16. Very lovely bracelet! I really like the nest that you added. Great components, and beautiful finished piece!

  17. What a great bracelet! you're (re)work defiantly paid off!

  18. LOVE the bracelet! The colors are awesome and the bird nest is a great touch!

  19. I love this whimsical bracelet! The nest of egg is super cute!

  20. It's an elegant and modern bracelet. The birdie is so charming and I love the green beads and cord you've added to the bracelet - gives it a fresh look.

  21. Great job - I love the bracelet and it was totally worth all the work and rework!

  22. That is such a pretty bracelet! I love how you've used metals and cord in this. I adore BlueberriBeads.

  23. Beautiful Spring feel to your bracelet. I can almost hear that bird singing!
    Love to hear about your process.

  24. Love the bracelet with the cute bird!

  25. Omg I totally love this!! Beautiful!!

  26. Sweet birdies :-) and a nice bracelet!

  27. Gorgeous bracelet, love it!

  28. Just so darn cute and fun...I love the theme and colors....ty so much for sharing your work with us all, bye for now and Happy Beading

  29. Great bracelet! I love how the final product turned out!

  30. I really like the final product. Nice to know I'm not the only person who's had to re-do a jewelry project multiple times.

  31. Lovely bracelet! I envy people who sketch out their designs because I figure they have it all planned out and don't have to change it over and over to make everything work (like I always have to do). But I guess I was wrong. LOL!! Your finished piece is great. I love it!!

  32. Very pretty! I love the little bird! I have a whole bowl full of re-do's on my bench. :)

  33. Oh my, I just love the 'nest' on the bracelet... how amazing!!! ~KM

  34. That bird and clasp and nest...well, the whole darn thing is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  35. Well, it looks like it was worth the do overs, as it is up there in the "best in the hop" so far! You put all of it together in such a harmonious design, such talent. I am glad to have hopped here :~)

  36. Very nice piece and as much as you might not like having to "redo", it was good for me to know that I'm not the only one that rethinks and has a redo now and then! Great job in the long run!

  37. I think your efforts paid off nicely, your bracelet is just as lovely as can be!

  38. What a great little story this bracelet tells! And all your adjustments and redo's were well worth the effort -- that's a terrific piece!

  39. Pretty bracelets! congratulations!

  40. I love your bracelet! My designs tend to be very symmetrical, so this definitely inspires me. Thanks so much for including your design process!!!

  41. I love what you did with your soup - that's a great bracelet.

  42. That is a great soup, and a gorgeous bracelet

  43. When you showed your soup, my immediate thought was how sweet it was. And, you made a sweet bracelet to go with it. I hate that you had such a rough time getting it made, but I do hope you think the end result was worth it. . .I do.

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  45. Very nice ... the bracelet is beautiful!!!


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