Lori, the amazing woman behind the Bead Soup Blog Party phenomenon, paired me up with a sweet partner this time - Jennifer of Soul's Fire Designs.  Jennifer sent me a pile of lovelies in soft blues, with some pearls and wooden disks and lucite flowers, and a vintage brass focal and clasp.  I LOVED the focal, it was so detailed and delicate (and the complete opposite of what I sent Jennifer), but I didn't want it to get lost in a larger design.  I tried wiring some of the small gemstones to it but it wasn't working for me.  About the time I got my soup, I also got an order from Heather at Humble Beads.  It was supposed to be a grab bag collection, but what I got was a collection of her sea urchin beads (yum!). One was the perfect blue to match my soup.  So I used wire and some of my soup to dangle one of the sea urchin beads for the brass focal, and then kept it simple by finishing it with bright blue suede.  

Here is a look at the entire necklace - I wired some of the gemstones into the connectors between the suede and the clasp:

I love transforming a pile of mixed beads in a great color combo into something multi strand, so I used the rest of my soup to make a two strand bracelet:

I'm loving the lucite flowers:

There are many, many wonderful Bead Soupers for you to go check out, but before you check them out, leave me a comment and I will draw a winner on September 25th to receive this:

Have fun blog hopping!

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

1. Aimee Wheaton and Barbara York
2. Alice Craddick and Sandra Richardson
3. Alison Sachs and Amy Severino
4. Allison Scott and Cynthia Abner
5. Amanda Cargill Austin and Charlene Sevier
6. Amanda Davie and Patsy Evins
7. Amber Dawn and Kim Ballor
8. Ambra Gostoli and Christine Hansen 
9. Amy Freeland and Christine Altmiller
10. Ana Krepel-Novak and Eleanor Snare

11. Andrea Morici and Hope Smitherman
12. Andrea Trank and Jayne Capps
13. Andrea Turini and Charlene Jacka
14. Angela May and Emanda Johnson
15. Anitra Gordy and Elizabeth Owens Dwy
16. Ann Rishell and Debbie Price
17. Ann Sherwood and Lynne Bowland
18. Anna Lear and Barbe Saint John
19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel 
19. Nan Emmett and Erin Siegel 
20. Astrid Boyce and Birgitta Lejonklou

21. B.R. Kuhlman and Deanna Chase
22. Barbara Bechtel and Bryna Lumb
23. Barbara Blaszczyk and DaviniaDesign
24. Barbara Judy and Holly Westfall
25. Barbara Lewis and Cathie Carroll
26. Barrie Edwards and Lyn Foley
27. Becky Fairclough and Jana Tarhala
28. Bella Borgouise and Gillian Lehman
29. Beth and Evie McCord and Erin Prais-Hintz
30. Beth Bricker and Heather Pyle

31. Beth Emery and Cassie Donlen
32. Bobbie Rafferty and Cindy Cima Edwards
33. Candice McGinnis and Sally Anderson
34. Carol Bradley and Cece Cormier
35.  Cathy Khoury and Molly Alexander
36. Carol Tannahill and Hilary Frye
37. Carrie Tahquechi and Cris Peacock
38. Cat Pruitt and Cindy Gimbrone
39. Charlene Gary and Doris Stumpf
40. Charlotte Pevny and Kate Gardenghi

41. Cherrie Fickand Cathie Carroll
41. Claire Maunsell and Cherrie Fick
42. Cheryl Roe and Jenny Vidberg
43. Chris White and Norma Turvey
44. Christa Murphy and Kathy Alderfer
45. Christie Murrow and Dana James
46. Christina Miles and Collette Collins
47. Christine Brandel and Elizabeth Woodford
48. Christine Damm and Cynthia Deis
49. Christine Hendrickson and Debbie Goering
50. Christine Stonefield and Dee Wingrove-Smith

51. Cilla Watkins and Johanna Rhodes
52. Cindy Wimmer and Riki Schumacher
53. CJ Baushka and Cory Celaya
54. Courtney Breul and Joanna Matuszczyk
55. Cristi Clothier and Kathleen Robinson Young
56. Cryss Thain and Serena Trent
57. Cynthia Tucker and Kitty Durmaj
58. Dana Johnson Jones and Eva Sherman
59. Davinia Algeri and Janet McDonald
60. Deci Worland and Lara Lutrick

61. Diana Ptaszynski and Kristy Abner
62. Diane Cook and Kerry Bogert
63. Diane Hawkey and Jen Judd Velasquez
64. Dorcas Midkiff and Jill Harris
65. Doris Radlicki and Heather Goldsmith
66. Dot Lewallen and Gaea Cannaday
67. Elisabeth Auld and Jennifer Justman  <------Me and my awesome partner!
68. Erin Fickert-Rowland and Geanina Grigore
69. Erin Grant and Julie Jones
70. Eszter Czibulyas and Helena Fritz

71. Fiona Christie and Michelle Heim
72. Gail Zwang and Genea Crivello-Knable
73. Geneva Collins and Jana Haag
74. Gretchen Nation and Heidi Post
75. Heather DeSimone and Karin Slaton
76. Heather Marley and Terry Carter
77. Ingrid McCue and Jennifer Pride
78. Jackie Ryan and Nicole Keller
79. Janna Harttgen and Joanne Tinley
80. Jean Yates and Lori Anderson

81. Jelveh Jaferian and Jenny Davies-Reazor
82. Jenni Connolly and Jennifer Heynen
83. Jennifer Cameron and Kristi Bowman
84. Jennifer Geldard and Lisa Liddy
85. Jennifer VanBenschoten and Kim Hora
86. Jess Italia Lincoln and Lori Greenberg
87. Jill MacKay and Lori Bergmann
88. JJ Jacobs and Karen Tremblay
89. Joyce Becker and Kathy Welsh
90. Judy Glende and Karen Sinkowski

91. Judy Riley and Kelly Morgan
92. JuLee Wolfe and Julie Bean
93. Julianna Cannon and Julianna Kis
94. Julie Nordine and Lesley Watt
95. K. Hutchinson and Shea Zukowski
96. Karen Firnberg and Karyn Bonfiglio
97. Karen Williams and Kimberly Roberts
98. Karen Zanco and Polly Barker
99. Kari Carrigan and Laura Twiford
100. Karin von Hoeren and Laura Blanck

101. Kate Richbourg and Lorelei Eurto
102. Kathleen Lange Klik and Maria Clark
103. Kathy Engstrom and Keri Lee Sereika
104. Kay Thomerson and Loretta Carstensen
105. Kelley Fogle and Laurel Bielec
106. Kelly Ramstack and Sally Anderson
107. Kim Stevens and Tiffany Long
108. Kristi Harrison and Mandy Williamson
109. Kristi Kyle and Lana Kinney
110. Kristina Johansson and Sue Hodgkinson

111. Kym Hunter and Laura Sanger
112. Laura Zeiner and Susan Kennedy
113. Laurel Steven and Mary McGraw
114. Laurie Hanna and Lisa Boucher
115. Lesley Weir and Liz DeLuca
116. Linda Djokic and Tracey Weiser
117. Linda Inhelder and Pam Brisse
118. Linda Landig and Lori Dorrington
119. Linda Murphy and Lisa Hamilton
119.  Line Labrecque and Marianne Baxter
120. Lisa Lodge and Monica Johnson

121. Lois Moon and Melissa Muir
122. Lola Surwillo and Therese Frank
123. Lori Bowring Michaud and Marci Brooks
124. Lupe Meter and Norma Agron
125. Maggie Towne and Marge Beebe
126. Malin de Koning and Susie Hibdon
127. Mallory Hoffman and Shirley Moore
128. Marcie Abney and Patty Miller
129. Marcy Lamberson and Melissa Clarke
130. Margot Potter and Suzann Sladcik Wilson

131. Maria Grimes and Wendy Blum
132. Maria Horvath and Melinda Orr
133. Maria Rosa Sharrow and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp
134. Marian Hertzog and Melissa Mesara
135. Marianna Boylan and Sandi Lee James
136. Marina Dobrynina and Michaela Pabeschitz
137. Marsha Neal and Miri Agassi
138. Mary Ellen Parker and Melissa Meman
139. Mary Elliott and Tamara Soper
140. Mary Hicks and Laurel Steven

141. Melissa Pynn and Michelle Buettner
142. Michelle Hardy and Niki Meiners
143. Michelle Mach and Moira McEvoy
144. Missy Rappaport and Norma Agron
145. Molly Alexander and Poranna
146. Mylene Hillam and Nicole Rennell
147. Nadezhda Parfyonova and Stacey Curry
148. Nan Emmett and Nancy Peterson
149. Nancy Boylan and Natalie McKenna
150. Natalie Monkivitch and Niky Sayers

151. Natasha Lutes and Pam Ferrari
152. Noemi Baena and Penny Ilagan
153. Pamela Petry and Rebecca Sirevaag
154. Pat Haight and Mary McGraw
155. Patty Gasparino and Vonna Maslanka 
156. Penny Neville and Sandi Volpe
157. Pepita Bos and Wendy Chamberlain
158. Raida Disbrow and Rebecca Watkins
159. Rebecca Anderson and Sabrina Staub
160. Regina Santerre and Rose Binoya

161. Rhea Freitag and Tari Kahrs
162. Rochelle Brisson and Sheryl Stephen
163. Sally Russick and Tracy Bell
164. Sandra McGriff and Shay Williams
165. Sandra Wolberg and Sara Hardin
166. Sarah Elder and Salla Small
167. Saskia Kaffenberger and Sharon Gardner
 168. Sharon Palac and Shannon Chomanczuk
169. Shay Stone and Suzette Bentley
170. Shiraz Biggie and Tammy Powley

171. Staci Smith and Tracy Stillman
172. Stacie Stamper and Tracy Martin
173. Stefanie Teufel and Vicky Taylor
174. Stephanie Dixon and Stephanie LaRosa
175. Stephanie Haussler and Valerie Norton
176. Suzanne Tate and Terri Wlaschin
177. Sweet Freedom Designs and Tammy Jones
178. Tania Spivey and Tari Sasser
179. Tara Plote and Terry Matuszyk
180. Terri Gauthier and Deana Hager
181. Theresa Fosdick and Tracey Nanstad


  1. I'm partial to sea urchins myself...gorgeous!

  2. Love what you did with your ingredients!

  3. gorgeous! love the focal and how you hung it!

  4. Love the blues! Great way to work with the focal, it all goes so well together.

  5. Wow Elizabeth, that is truely georgeous! I lotally love the sea urchin! and how you put this all together! and the colors are so beautiful!

  6. What an interesting solution and beautiful colors! Well done! ;)

  7. Wow, I love the colours and your designs are gorgeous!
    Deb x

  8. So pretty and ocean-y! I love the pendant you've created. Very cool!

  9. Very creative how you tied the sea urchin to the focal and really made it stand out! Great soup, love the bracelet too!

  10. Beautiful necklace and bracelet! Great color combination too. I love what you did with the focal of the necklace. The sea urchin is making me drool, as do most of Heather's beads :)

  11. wonderful work, the design really accentuates the beads

  12. Funky design! I love it! Looks like you had fun with the color combos. Can't wait to see you next weekend!!

  13. oh wow, love the first necklace and what you did with the focal....love the colours of everything....very fresh feeling

  14. Oh, I so love that color combo! Great idea for the sea urchin necklace. That bracelet is just awesome, I so love the style of it.
    And thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

  15. That is so pretty! I love the colors and the cording!

  16. Ohhh, I love it!!!! SO gorgeous, Elisabeth!! Absolutely stunning! And the bracelet! So lovely! *happy sigh* You are the best!

  17. Beautiful! Love the colors and the pendant, too! The bracelet is very pretty - once again, your style is perfect!!

  18. Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture and the great ocean blue colors. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!

  19. I can totally feel the ocean waves right now! Awesome soup!

  20. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

  21. I love that you finished it with the suede. Simple and not distracting from the focal. Nicely done!


  22. What a great design! I love how you used Heather's sea urchin bead!

  23. I love the balance of the necklace, how fantastic!

  24. Love the combination of colors and especially the mix of beads in the bracelet - it's so smooth - and reminds me of the contrasts between land and sea. I love both yours and Jennifer's mix and what you did with them. The blue suede looks fabulous too with the detailed wire wraps :)

  25. Those blues are just so yummy, and both pieces turned out wonderfully!

  26. Oh, Elisabeth! I love what you did with your soup. This is just lovely!

  27. Blue is my favorite color to work with! You did a fabulous job. Love the blue suede. Great balance in your pieces.


  28. I love the simplicity of the necklace. And the cord color really makes it pop. The bracelet is really pretty too. I'd love a chance to win your giveaway. Thanks.

  29. I'm loving everything I see! Yours is neat!

  30. I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

    I love the urchin bead -- I've had one for a long time but have yet to do anything with it yet! You did a great job!

    I hope you’ll participate again!

  31. I love the color! wonderful job.

  32. Elisabeth, I knew your bead soup piece would be gorgeous when I saw the great components that you received! Your wire bail for the focal is so original. Your necklace and bracelet are so stunning!

  33. Lovely color combinations. The dark wood with the blue beads is wonderful. I like how you wired the urchin to the round pendant - very clever!

  34. Very creative, love those blues. And thanks for the giveaway.

  35. That blue suede is delicious!!! Love the blues you used and that Humblebeads urchin is perfect! Happy Hopping!

  36. I love the addition of the sea urchin to the mix! What wonderful pieces you came up with.

  37. I could just dive into that blue in both of your pieces. It's a lovely shade.
    Your necklace design is so stinking awesome. I would have never thought to hang the focal in that manner. You're so smart!! Outstanding!

  38. Love what you did with your soup, your necklace is awesome!!

  39. What pretty, pretty soup you cooked up! I like the simplicity of the necklace -- it lets the beauty of the components shine through.

  40. Both pieces are lovely, I especially like how you used the suede.

  41. Gorgeous necklace! It reminds me so strongly of a tropical beach.

  42. Such pretty pieces. I love the urchin and those little flowers are so cute!

  43. Love the colors. We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,

  44. Your designs are so pretty! I love the double strand bracelet! :)

  45. Such relaxing and meditative pieces, I love the blues...

  46. Wow, what and bold design. And the colors are so pretty!

  47. These color are so pretty and you did a beautiful job with them!! I especially love those pretty blue flowers!!

  48. Here it is after 6:30P.M. on Monday and I am only 1/3 the way thru the list.
    Love your designs and I love the colors Love the piece
    Be blessed to be a blessing

  49. I love how you showcased the sea urchin & the blues in your bracelet are so pretty!

  50. So blue! I love this happy colour and style! Good job!

  51. Love your pieces...the way you designed the connection is amazing, well done.

    Thank you for visiting and leaving kudos.

  52. What beautiful pieces you made from such a lovely soup mix! I really like the addition of the sea urchin bead, and the unique wirework on that piece showcases your beads perfectly!

  53. Beautiful necklace! I am a big fan of Vintaj Natural Brass, and I think it looks good with most any color, but it sure is lovely with your blues!

  54. I love all you have cooked up with your soup. Nice job with the design.

  55. I love the colors and I really like how you created the focal of the bead with the wire work!

  56. The colours are gorgeous! I love both your pieces but I especially love the 2 strand bracelet with the vintage flowers.

  57. that reminds me on holiday - i love these pieces

  58. I love how you highlighted the focal! So simple but oh so lush.

  59. I love the way you wired the focal, really nice

  60. Lovely jewellery! I really like the colours and the wiring of the focal. Great job!

  61. Elisabeth! This is soooo lovely!! That turquoise really pops against the warm antiqued brass color. Great job!

  62. Beautiful pieces! Love the colors...

  63. Such fun for summer! That blue cord really pops!

  64. I love those flowers too! Nice job with your pieces!

  65. Beautiful colors - love those little flowers!

  66. Very challenging and very nicely done!!!

  67. Very pretty and a very creative pendant.

  68. Loving the Beachy feel and designs. Adding just the right elements to each piece! I to have been drawn to those Lucite flowers. You did a really Soup-er job!

  69. Beautiful - love the way you designed this - fabulous!

  70. Elisabeth,
    As usual missed your give away but even so I would comment for nothing.
    I just love your design the blues are amazing and the Sea Urchin and ring connector are to die for.

  71. beautiful work! Love the design and colors!

  72. Like an ocean breeze - simple yet refreshing! I like the beaded curves that connect the sea urchin to the filigree and echo the shape...

  73. Love your designs! I have that same leather and have not figured out what to do with it. You have inspired me! Love the colors!

  74. i love the browns and blues, one of my favorite combinations! you received wonderful soup and made lovely pieces, enjoy them!

  75. Blue and brown... great combo. Enjoyed reading your other blogs as well. Beautiful work.

  76. So different--and so pretty! Beautiful pieces!

  77. Pretty blues. I love the use of the cord.

  78. love the simplicity with that sea urchin, gorgeous blues and your bracelet is pretty too!

  79. The two strand bracelet is awesome and I understand why you love those lucite flowers: they look great!

  80. I love how you strung all your components.

  81. Still making the rounds and tasting all the soups! Absolutely beautiful and fresh. Great design.

  82. Gorgeous pieces! Love those blues and how you put everything together! Awesome work!

  83. Wow! sorry it took me so long to find you. I keep getting distracted away from the bsbp hop list >.<

    I love what you did! I think the bracelet is my fave... the few dark beads tossed in with all that bright blue just catches me :)


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