Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bead Soup Reveal 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Party

It's finally here, the August 25th Reveal.  This year Lori Anderson had over 400 participants! Wow, way to go Lori, that is amazing.

I'm thrilled to be a part of it, and was paired up with a wonderful artist glass from Germany, Kathrin Lembke.  Her work is amazing!  

Here are the beautiful items she sent me.  Kathrin hand made the lovely glass focal, and all the smaller glass beads.  She incorporated a cream, dark navy and brown hues, so pretty!

So here is what I did with some of those beautiful gifts.
I wrapped her focal, and gave it that vintage look I love. Really challenging for me, since I don't normally work with glass, and it was so much fun!

And here is how the whole necklace looks.  I incorporated a few crystals, a wrapped key, some chain, and voila!

What a fun project.  I used the beautiful toggle in the front, instead of hiding it in the back.
Fun, huh?

And here is what I sent to Kathrin. I made a pendant, with some vintage items, attaching a vintage rhinestone earring!  Then I thought some blue Amazonite and Chalcedony might be fun, with some beautiful pearls and bone, and threw in some crystals and bling.  What Kathrin creating is just amazing!! Go check it out!! It is sooooo beautiful!
Great job partner!

Thank you Lori Anderson!! You did an amazing job with your Bead Soup once again!
Thanks for all your hard work.

Here's the third and final reveal.  You can hop around and see all the amazing creations.
For a full list of all four hundred participants, go to Lori's blog here.

Happy hopping everyone!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry 

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog

Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs

Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs

Have fun!


AllesPerle said...

Oh Rikki, I simply looooove what you made of your bead soup! That's an amazing necklace.

It was a pleasure to be your partner. Thank you so much. Long distance hug!


Cyndi J said...

Stunning necklace, Riki. Great job incorporating the lampwork bead into your style. And I love the soup you sent to your partner. Luscious colors and a beautiful focal.

Shiraz said...

Very nice pieces! I like your styles throughought your work!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

A very beautiful and delicate piece,entirely with!Beautiful design,lovely colors!Congrats!

Isolina Perez said...

Beautiful necklace Riki! Love the wrapped key.

Lori Anderson said...

I love it! You should work with glass more, scope out some pieces for your signature style, because it really works! I love the addition of the key and I personally would totally wear that!

THANK YOU for coming to the party and I hope you come again (and bring friends!)

Donetta said...

Riki, your work is just beautiful. I think you could start with nothing and create something elegant. Your "signature" is all over your work!

Kathy Combs said...

Riki, I'm not a huge vintage lover, but I truly love what you did with this necklace. I gravitate towards lampwork and metal, but I just may try bringing in a little bling! Nicely done.

Shai Williams said...

I just love all the different colors and textures in your necklace. Great job!

Sweet Freedom said...

Your necklace is lovely, and the glass focal is stunning!

Rdegas said...

I really love your bead soup piece, Riki!

Vivi Magoo said...

You are so talented, Riki! Your necklace is beautiful - and so creatively inspiring! What a talent you have! I'm a huge fan of yours! But you already know that ;o}

Lupe Meter said...

Love your bead soup! Your work is always awesome and this piece is gorgeous!! Love it!

Cassie Donlen said...

Awesome creation Riki. Love how you gave the vintage look to that awesome glass focal. It turned out beautiful. Also love the bead soup you mailed out.

Unknown said...

Lovely pieces... Enjoyed visiting your blog!

aneri_masi said...

Such a pretty necklace! I love what you did with the focal :)

Alice said...

I knew you would make something spectacular and You didn't disappoint. What a gorgeous piece! It evokes an earlier time where victorian women wore gowns and danced the night away.

Karen Williams said...

What fun! Such an interesting combination of different materials, but it all works. And I like the sort of subtle, steampunk aspect to the design. Think part of it is that the way you handled Kathrin's focal bead reminded me of a watch face, which makes me think steampunk immediately. :)

Giorgia Rossini said...

I love your necklace, just my style!
I follow you
ciao dall'Italia

Terri said...

Even if you don use glass much..this necklace still has your style written all over it! This is a Totally Fab piece!

Unknown said...

Stunning!! I love your design, unique and inspiring!!

LeeLu Creations said...

You made a beautiful piece from that gorgeous soup you received!

bailaora said...

elegant and creative pieces! congratulations!

Charlene said...

Oh how much fun is that!!!! I LOVE the blues that you sent your partner! And YOU did a great job with the goodies she sent you (but, of course you did) I am so excited that we will see each other soon. In fact I am about to go book my air for the trip. And I'm thrilled you're bringing Susan H.... I have missed seeing her this summer too (& of course you since you've been up north while I was in the SLO area). You'll be speaking French pretty soon & I know you are so excited about that!!!! HUGS! Charlene

KayzKreationz said...

What a wonderful necklace. I love the way you wrapped the focal. And the vintage feel with the key and other elements is great. Very nice job.

Sandra said...

what an awesome soup and your necklace is just beautiful!

bwheather said...

Oh yum, I just love the necklace. ;-)

Kumi Fisher said...

That is a stunning necklace! You did an outstanding job!

Unknown said...

I love what you did with your bead soup. Such trinket should be treasured the most. Its simply gorgeous.
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roomforchange said...

I absolutely LOVE how you used Kathrin's soup!! Just gorgeous!!
You are an inspiration!!
Hugs from an admirer from the other side of the world.

Sandi Volpe said...

Gorgeous, love that focal and beautiful design!!

Becky Pancake said...

AWESOME!!! you designed an amazing necklace.

Joanne said...

Stunning. I love it. Well done :)

Linda Younkman said...

Spectacular necklace.

Cris Peacock said...

Love your design. I never would have thought to use the key with the glass bead--beautiful combination.

Jean A. Wells said...

Your necklace is gorgeous. That focal bead is beautiful and I really like how you wrapped it with the filigree. You both did a beautiful job and I can certainly see your work influenced in what you sent her and vice versa. Great job!

Maria Rosa Sharrow said...

Truly gorgeous. I love how you turned the more subtle and organic beads into a vintage style smash!

Unknown said...

Romantic and beautiful.Love and hugs Tanya

CraftyHope said...

What a really neat necklace. I like how you wrapped that glass bead. It really gave it a whole different look. As well, the addition of the key was really sweet. Beautiful, beautiful work!

GlassBeadArt said...

So beautiful! I love what you did with the lampwork beads.

Janeen said...

Really like how you brought the toggle to the front. The brass, navy, and brown are so nice together. The key component you added was a great touch. Great job!

CreARTelier - Jacqueline Keller said...

a wonderful necklace you made and it sets the focal in to the right light! great job!!

Kepi said...

Absolute gorgeous work!!!

Elizabeth Beads said...

Luscious job with excellent ingredients!

Anonymous said...

I love how that focal looks wrapped in filigree! Beautiful piece!

kole said...

This is very cool!

Christine said...

Gorgeous necklace!!