Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Big Reveal, well, maybe little......

This is my second Bead Soup Blog Hop Party, hosted by Lori Anderson and it has been so enjoyable.  I had a huge bead soup from my partner so I had some left over and will continue to add to my soup! Thank you Kris!

I received all these wonderful beads, chains, and clasps from my partner, Kris Binsfield, from Cherish Designs.  You can see the bead soup in my prior post.  Her handcrafted pendant was so wonderful and the clasps she sent, oh my, bling and more bling, I just couldn't decide what to do.

So, I just had to use the sparkly clasp in a bracelet to show it off.  Here is what I created with the some of the chain, beads, and clasp.

and the pendant, I just though it deserved to be the focal, I tried add beads and I just didn't like it, so I kept it simple with the chains and I just love it, but that is more my style, simple and blingy!

well, that leads me to the fact, I have plans for the rest of the soup, so there will be more to come, I have more to do and hope to have it done by the next reveal date, so please come back and check!  A little view of the rest of the soup that needs to be done! 

and a few more photos just because..................

The rest of the party, go check them out!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs
Amy Schmidt, Amy’s Treasure
Amy Severino, Amy Beads
Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners
Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna’s Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll’s Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez’Art & Life
Debbie Davis, Natural Treasures by Deb
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead
Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy’s Studio
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes…
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie’s Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni’s Beads
Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It’s a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Krafty Max, Krafty Max Originals
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae
Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q’Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei’s Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Marcia Dunne, The Alternative Foundry
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M’s Place
 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK’s Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina’s Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It’s a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin’ of Beads
Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese’s Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art


  1. Oh Pam, you did a beautiful job with the soup! I can so relate with you! Time seemed to speed up and all of a sudden the reveal was here! I love what you did so far! I have to tell you that I had your beautiful focal on a chain for so long, because it was so beautiful on it's own, it was hard for me to break away and do more with it! And I was worried about how you would feel! Thanks for the awesome comments! I truly love your the bracelet, could see it sparkling in the daylight! And I adore how you layered the chains! Awesome job! You totally completed the challenge, so don't feel bad! I sent quite a bit, so you would have choices! Awesome job! Love what you created! Have an amazing hop!!! It was super fun to be your partner! :-) Kris

  2. What a beautiful necklace! The focal is 100% perfectly wonderful. I'm jealous, because I want to have this romantic necklace on my own! Please, please, please give it to me!
    Maybe you could do a giveaway with this? I want to have it so badly!

  3. I think you did a wonderful job with those components. I prefer simple and elegant myself, great work!

  4. Very interesting designs! I like tem! Congratulations!

  5. Pretty pretty! I confess I had to do the same... try to cozy up to reveal 3 for the rest lol so I'll be back :). Never enough time!

  6. Two very beautiful pieces !!!
    Delicious soup!
    m.e. :)

  7. Wow - love the simplicity of the necklace and bracelet together! Awesome use of your bead soup goodies!

  8. I like the simplicity of the necklace.

  9. Hopefully the winter soup will be easier for people to deal with because summer is always so busy (one of my reasons for ending the summer one). I like what you made and hope you'll share more!

  10. really love the piece! the birds nest is wonderful!

  11. Why are you apologizing? You used the clasp and the focal and used them both beautifully.

  12. absolutely gorgeous, lovethe pink and gunpowder metal combo

  13. You creations turned out great... can't what to see what you make of the rest of your soup!

  14. What a fabulous focal pieces. I think it was a good idea to keep the design simple to showcase it. Bracelets is beautiful too.

  15. Lovely pieces. Sometimes a simple design is the key and it worked out beautifully.

  16. What a lovely bead soup you received! Both the pieces you made are just beautiful and elegant. I love that you kept the designs simple to show off the beads, clasp, and focal.

  17. Very elegant and so lovely.Thank you for sharing Love and Hugs Tanya

  18. I love sparkly! and elegant. beautiful work! ~diana

  19. I love simple and blingy ... that focal must be awesome in person! Beautiful work.

  20. Such pretty creations...simple but dainty! Nice job!

  21. Great pieces! Such a great vintage feel!

  22. Love the necklace - so pretty! I'm the simple and blingy type too, so it definitely caught my eye. Wonderful work!

  23. I love that necklace you created and I totally agree-That pendant deserves to be the show stopper, so I agree with how you showed it off :)

    That bracelet is super cute, too!

    Happy Hopping ^.^

  24. Hi Pam.
    Beautiful necklace and bracelet. I love the simplicity of your designs.

  25. What a beautiful pendant necklace and bracelet...I'm all about the bling!

  26. I am still hopping! I really love the long necklace your created with your bead soup mix! You did a wonderful job incorporating the pendant! The two strand necklace was a great idea with the larger pendant!

  27. Very creative and elegant! I love the colors also. Yummy soup!

  28. I love the sparkliness of both of your pieces, but that necklace wins my heart. . .and I'm not even a lover of pink. It just turned out so beautifully. I like that you kept the design simple and let your pendant be the star of the show. Beautiful work!!

  29. Your "simple and blingy" style is beautiful. Great job.

  30. Very pretty, I love your style.

  31. Great job on your pieces. The first one is so creative. I will check back to see what else you make.

  32. I think they are both beautiful creations!

  33. These are really lovely, the necklace looks dainty and pretty, looking forward to seeing what else you make.

  34. Like the vintage "feel" of the necklace and bracelet. ANd with the birds nest it has a whimsy vibe! The bracelet is just delightful! Great job!

  35. Love the necklace! So sparkly and vintagey. :)

  36. Love your pieces! Such lovely vintage designs. You did a fantastic job showcasing the pendant...really nice work!

  37. I love your pieces, I love the colors you used!
    I'm still hopping,sorry I'm late!
    ciao dall'Italia