I am ever so slightly tardy to the party, this awesome bead soup blog party!  But I got here, whew!

My lovely partner Barbara Judy (find her at her blog and on Pinterest) sent me a mother load of beautiful color.  The pieces I made merely scratch the surface.  Here is what she sent me:



So I immediately was drawn to the frog lamp work bead (lower left in the top picture).  The work and colors of this bead were AH-mazing.  Plus I knew anything that I made with it would fascinate my niece.  My family and my brother's often sit together in church, and she usually makes her way down the pew to check out any interesting jewelry I might be wearing.  She always asks if it's something I made, which makes my heart sing.  So naturally I wear jewelry that I know she will love.  This necklace had to be long enough so she could handle the frog bead, plus adding all the fun Czech beads that Barbara included would make for more fun for my sweet niece.


I also gravitated to the sparkly golds in several of the beads, many from Italy.  This group is just made to go together!  The middle bead is hollow, so it's a lot lighter to wear than you would think.


The color of these flower beads is a fav of mine, and since there were a pair of them, a set of earrings they needed to be.


Lastly, I noticed that one of the MANY packets of beads Barbara sent were the exact right color for a enameled copper pendent I made with my friend Sandi.  So excited to get to wear this!


There are many folks making BEAUTIFUL things with their bead soup - go check them out!  You can also see what's on the Pinterest board HERE.

Lori Anderson :: Hostess

Elisabeth Auld <----- me="" o:p="">


26 Comments

  1. I really love the last piece - so vibrant!

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  2. Awesome designs! I am with your niece. Just love the first necklace.

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  3. Beautifully done Elisabeth!!! And that little frog pendant is so cute, I bet your niece will be thrilled to see the interesting new design!!

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  4. So many cute pieces - you had fun, and it shows!

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  5. very inventive projects!congrats!
    /the frog is the best, of course :))))/

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  6. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing so much inspiration with us.

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  7. I LOVE that frog bead! And how cool is it how she packaged the beads?

    You did such a wonderful job, and I hope you're enjoying retirement and I'm so glad you participated again!

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  8. Adore that froggy bead! The necklace is colorful and I really enjoy all the nature theme beads you used to tie it together!

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  9. You got some beautiful beads in great colors. The frog necklace is so sweet! And the flower earrings are my favorites!

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  10. Each of your pieces is so unique. Love the colour combinations.

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  11. Wow, you got a lot of beads and showed total confidence with all of them. Really fun pieces!

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  12. Lovely designs. The frog necklace is outstanding.

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  13. Nice pieces! I love the necklace with the frog bead.

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  14. Love love love the froggy necklace!!! very beautiful designs!

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  15. Hi Elisabeth, The frog is adorable and you made a fun creation from it. The red Italian beads look good with the copper chain. The earrings are my favorite of your designs. What can I say they are my favorite color. The beads that you chose for the last necklace accent the pendant really well. You did a great job with your swap beads. I am drooling over the dichroic pendant.

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  16. I love that you design thinking of how wearing your jewelry will make both you and your niece happy. Everything you made looks great and that pendant looks awesome with the beads.

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  17. That frog necklace is amazing! All of your pieces are fabulous!

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  18. I love that you paired the frog with a butterfly! A fun question for your niece might be where can you find both tree frogs and butterflies? And then you can talk about the rainforest and look at pictures. It's so sweet that she checks out your jewelry! I love that!

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  19. Beautiful jewelry, love that your niece checks out your jewelry, this will be a special treat for her.
    Dolores

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  20. love the frog necklace and the other beautiful designs.

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  21. The frog necklace is so fun your niece will adore it!

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  22. Super beautiful pieces. I love the story about your niece! I think the last necklace is my favorite. So bright and happy!

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  23. I'm sure your niece loved (will love) that necklace. What's not to love about it? It's precious to be sure!

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  24. Beautiful work with a beautiful soup.

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  25. oooooooeeeeee, what amazing stuff you made. I'm a big fan of lampwork, sweet, simple and gorgeous. YOU really got some great stuff to work with - and really did it justice. Super job on your soup...

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