BSBP Bead Soup Blog Party REVEAL DAY!

This party involved sending a hoarded bead or beads. That meant sending a bead that was special to you, sending something you really loved, giving it to someone you didn’t know, as a gesture of goodwill and in a sort of Pay It Forward. I sent beads to my designated bead swap partner, and she sent me a lot of beads to work with too. We were given about a month to design something pretty with the beads we were given and could use some of our own too if we wanted to.

I received this mixture of beads from my SWAP partner Therese Frank


Here’s the first necklace that I created from her beads and some of mine:


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Therese made this cabochon herself … and then did the wire wrapping around it.  Quite the talent, wouldn’t you say?

I created this second necklace from her large gift of bead goodness – – –

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Therese told me that the great lampwork bead was created by Juli Cannon of Studio Juls.  That special clasp was made by Melinda Orr of ORRTEC.  I was very pleased with this necklace … plan on wearing it to my husband and my 50th Wedding Anniversary in April this year.

This was my first time participating in Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup Party – and I’m really glad I did.  Creating these necklaces really stretched me … I don’t usually work with copper – so that was a first for me.  AND making a necklace with randomness was hard.  I guess I remade this last necklace 5 or 6 times before I got it like I thought best.

Please take a moment and check out the other participants in the 2017 Bead Soup Party!   You don’t need to start at the beginning – just hop around.  Be warned – better grab a cup of coffee and settle down for awhile, there are a lot of ’em.  You’re gonna love this!

Lori Anderson :: Hostess

Claire Fabian

Jennifer Strehler

Rochelle Brisson

Annita Wilson

Melissa Trudinger

Loralee Kolton

Valerie Tilghman

Mischelle Andrade

Elizabeth Bunn

Marianna DeLuca Wehner

Johana Nunez

Jenny Kyrlach

Elizabeth Hodges

Lennis Carrier

Candida Castleberry

Mary Govaars

Sandi James

Arlene Dean

Kristina Eleniak

Nan Smith

Nadine Edris

Denise McCabe

Donna Marie Hanna

Audrey Belanger

Nicole Rennell

Robin Reed

Gail Zwang

Terry Jeanette Carter

Donna Hoblit

Ann Schroeder

Klaudete Koon

Veralynne Malone

Lorelei Eurto

Ann  Sherwood

Jackie Locantore

Mowse Doyle

Dorit Woldenga

Cheri Reed

Dolores Raml

Palak Udeshi

Laurie Vyselaar

Heather Canepa

Dorothy Supri

Sharyl King

Elaine Robitaille

Heather Marston

Terry Matuszyk

Andra Weber

D’Arsie Manzella

Sooz Anzalone

Karin King

Leona Smith

Tania Spivey

Jasvanti Patel

Danielle Kelley

Shai Williams

Jacqueline Marchant

Erin Kenny

Becky Pancake

Kelly Schermerhorn

Renetha Stanziano

Rana Wilson

Janine Lucas

Kelly Hosford Patterson

Andrea Glick

Joanne Bell

Sarah Strover

Sam Waghorn

Helena Hatten

Jackie Ryan

Bridget Torres

Inge von Roos

Krafty Max

Iveth Caruso

Rebecca Ednie

Amy Severino

Sandra Wollberg

Blanca Medina

Dyanne Everett-Cantrell

Samantha Wescott

Christine Stonefield

Silke Groeber

Alenka Obid

Lori Bowring Michaud

April Grinaway

Yvette Goodridge

Kathy Lindemer

Kathleen A Breeding

Joyce Becker

Pam Farren

Divya N

Sherri Stokey

Terri DelSignore

Kate Gonska

Jean Wells

CJ Bauschka

Bonnie Coursolle

Barb Fernald

Noemí Baena

Dana Phillips

Karen Firnberg

Michelle  Escano Caballero

Natalie Ettinger

Valerie Norton

Rachel Mallis

Denise Milward

Bobbie Rafferty

Vonna Maslanka

Elisabeth Auld

Hannah Rosner

Carla Fry

Terri Gauthier

Teresa Fischer

Tanya Goodwin

Barbara Judy

Leanne Loftus

Carrie Stalcup

Lori Schneider

Joelyn Bissing

Kate Dufour

Gail Poveda

Katie Nielsen-Nunez

Pam DeBoer

Dee Elgie

Judy Jacobs

Elisabeth Matouschek

Shawn Elkins

Sally Russick

Susan McClelland

Tracy Stillman

Robin Lynne Showstack

Marianne Baxter

Maria Rosa Sharrow

Therese Frank

Sandi Volpe

Leslie Scholz

Joan Williams

Laura Guenther

Liz Engriser


Bev Breisinger

Radel Vela

Kim Dworak

Carol Dillman

Alice Craddick

Janeen Burlingame

Leah Curtis

Ann Marie Hodrick

Donna Millard

Hajer Waheed Khalil

Lucy Clasen

Michelle McCarthy

Maria Rios

Babette Cox

Natalie Davidson

Brenda Ballou

Christina Hickman

Heather Gunther

41 thoughts on “BSBP Bead Soup Blog Party REVEAL DAY!

  1. HI Babette,
    Wow you created two gorgeous necklaces with the soup I sent to you. You really did a great job on the one with the cabochon pendant I love it. The second necklace is gorgeous and so special that you made it to wear to your 50th wedding anniversary congratulations on your golden anniversary. Thank you for being my partner in this round of the BSBP I had a lot of fun creating with the very special soup you sent to me.

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  2. What a treasure trove of goodies you received. You really made great use of both the lampwork and wire wrapped cab focals. Congratulations on an amazing milestone – 50 years. This is my 3rd BSBP, they get better and better. If there is another one, I hope you join again, I really enjoyed seeing what you made!

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  3. I’m so glad you joined the party this year, and hope you join more! I absolutely love the second necklace with Juls bead — you did SUCH a good job at the asymmetry. It’s beautifully balanced and has gorgeous beads in it! Enjoy wearing it!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Lori … I’m pretty sure you’re really busy with all these swappers – the fact that you took the time to reply to me makes me really happy!


  4. Your first necklace is Beautiful, very Earthy and really Beautiful. Your second Necklace is AMAZING!!!It hits all the bells, blows all the whistles!!! The colors, The asymmetry, the colors, the texture the movement!!! OMG! I LOVE IT!!! Bew Blessed!

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  5. Lovely work! Both necklaces are gorgeous… Your use of randomness is really inspiring. And how happy that you get to wear one for your special occasion! Congratulations–on both your beautiful jewelry, and your 50th anniversary!

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  6. Hi Babette, You did a wonderful job using the wire wrapped cab. The beads that you chose to go with it complemented it very well. It is wonderful that you designed a necklace to wear on your 50th anniversary. It is beautiful.

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  7. Love both of your creations. I too have a tough time with asymmetrical pieces and you did a great job. Happy soon to be anniversary!
    Janeen Burlingame

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  8. I love your scene of style, especially since you have a similar creative eye that is like me!!! lol I love asymmetrical designs. I also love using beading and wire wrapping in the same piece.Your designs are fabulous!!!


  9. Those are just so beautiful. You did a grear job. This was my first time too and I really enjoyed the anticipation of receiving and waiting to see what would be made from the beads I sent. You really did an awesome job! And a happy 50th- congrats


    1. Why thank you so much … it’s fun, isn’t it … looking through that long list of Artists… takes a long time to get through them for sure.


    2. Well, thank you so much … that was my least favorite, yet what do I know? Seems it’s liked by many. I need to change my tune, huh?


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