Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bead Soup 2nd Reveal

Good Morning, Afternoon, or Evening, Everyone.  It is now time for my reveal.  As I told you in the last posting, my partner is the marvelous, wonderful Bryna Lumb.  She is a delightful lampwork artist who specializes in creating unique beads for her partners.  I was blessed with a beautiful focal bead which has a palm tree on the front side yet the back is equally as beautiful.  The back reminded me of a tidal pool just after the waves washed out to sea.  I wanted my necklace to do justice to both sides of the focal, something I had never tried before so it presented a challenge for me.  Hmm interesting thought pattern here!!  She also made a hammered silver clasp and several spacers that matched the colors in the focal.  I still have earrings to make and a matching bracelet but ran out of seed beads-- Oh shopping this weekend in Newport News, VA.
  So with out further chatter here is my necklace.          




As you can see I now have two lovely necklaces in one to enjoy and wear.  Thank you, Bryna for your skills, your artistic talent and for allowing me the opportunity to showcase your work.

Thank you Lori for pulling this giantic Bead Soup Blog Hop together.  Thank you everyone who visits my blog during the Second revel.  Now PLEASE hop over to Bryna's blog and check out what she made with the soup I sent her.  Also check out everyone else's!

Here is the list of the souper's for the 2nd reveal, have a gander at all the creativity that's in this reveal:

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 
Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey   <~~~~ YOU ARE HERE!
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
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box    <~~~~YOU NEED TO VISIT MY PARTNER!
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 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
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 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
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. Your bead weaving is awesome Love and hugs Tanya

  2. Wow so many tiny beads! Beautiful!

  3. Really pretty! You did it well :)

  4. Beautiful necklace. The colours look like sunset on the beach.

  5. All Ivan sayis that those are my favorite color combinations & I would just feel so special if it were mine

  6. Vey creative necklace, i like your seed-beading very much! Regards from Poland, Dorota

  7. It's like this bead was designed for that necklace. Gorgeous work!

  8. Love the colours..and the wonderful seed beading is so complimentary to the focal. A wonderful piece that will definitely stand the test of time.

  9. The colour combo is so so pretty. And your idea of a 2-in-1, reversible necklace is fantastic! Beautiful work!

  10. The use of seedbeads here is great! Very lovely necklace!

  11. Bead-utiful work !!!
    Your necklace is the perfect showcase for that gorgeous focal!
    Delicious Soup !
    m.e. :)

  12. Your beautiful bead weaving really accents the gorgeous focal perfectly! Great work!

  13. Love your bead weaving for the focal. Great focal by Bryna - she does such awesome work. You did the focal piece justice.

  14. Wow - seriously wow! You did an amazing job with the necklace and the color pallet is perfect! Like you said - two necklaces from one bead - awesome!

  15. Very nice piece and that beadweaving seems just perfect for the pendant.

  16. Your talent is amazing! I love your beadwork and that it is two pieces in one.

  17. Oh Andra, that is such a beautiful necklace! I can't even begin to imagine how long that took. I love the two in one idea! Thank you for being such a great partner, I look forward to keeping in touch with you. Cassie sends hugs right back!

    1. Bryna, I am so glad you worked with the seed beads in the soup I sent you. Once you tell those little suckers you are in charge they start to behave. I let my soup from you simmer until Tuesday then it all just came together. The rope is easy to make and took about two hours. Sometimes I think it takes longer for the design to come together than the actual creating! We will have to keep in touch!

  18. Lovely necklace, I really like that it is reversible... :)

  19. I love your beadweaving! I wish I could do it! Lovely necklace design. Love the dangles from the pendant!

  20. Wow! Such beautiful bead weaving. I always like a reversible necklace! Your colors are so pretty, too! Nice job!

  21. Stunning necklace! Love the colours and your beautiful bead weaving :)

  22. What an awesome idea, a two sided necklace! Your beadweaving is perfect and really goes beautifully with this focal! I like how you used two lamwork beads next to the clasp too!

  23. ACK!! I love the palm tree, but your beadwork really catches my eye! Stunning!

  24. Beautiful beadweaving (again) Andra! Love how you can use both sides of the pendant. You've done this beautiful justice :) Christie

  25. What an amazing piece! Bead weaving is to time consuming!

  26. incredible bead work! the palm tree is really interesting...

  27. Wow! Your bead work is incredible and really sets off the focal well - i looooove the colors!

  28. Love the beadweaving! Perfect colors. Can almost feel the sand beneath me feet.

  29. Beautiful necklace! I love how you made it two necklaces in one and the bead work is lovely!

  30. You definitely did the focal piece justice with the way you surronded it. What technique did you use to create your beautiful braid. Thanks, Andrea

  31. I love that you made it reversible. What a neat idea, and beautiful execution!

  32. Hi Andra,
    Wow oh Wow I love your necklace so unique I love that you made it versitile and can be worn on either side according to your mood. Gorgeous and I love your bead work.

  33. You did an awesome credit to your beads! And I hope you can come see me on one of your days off when Zack is in school (or I can visit you) so you can teach me to seed bead.

  34. I'm always amazed at the patience it must take to weave beads. Beautiful necklace!

  35. Your beadweaving is a beautiful accent to the lampwork focal!

  36. That focal is beautiful and you did a wonderful job on the necklace. It all came together beautifully!

  37. very very lovely beadwork... it really brings out the beauty of the focal. ~diana

  38. What an awesome focal and I loved your approach to your design. Those matte coral seed beads are the perfect complement. I will be watching for the bracelet and earrings!

  39. You made a really lovely necklace. The chain of it is just super!!

  40. I love how you designed the necklace to really play off both sides of the focal. Just lovely!

  41. I love how you created 2 sides to the chain of your necklace to compliment both sides of your focal. The design of the chain looks fantastic too.

  42. Andra, that is gorgeous. I love the woven necklace part and the focal is gorgeous. That clasp is gorgeous too. Great job!

  43. Oh I love love love the little tassels at the ends of the pendants. They both look great and I also love the clasp. Beautifully done.

    Melissa Muir

  44. Your weaving is so beautiful! Always boggles my mind to see such intricate work -- and your color combination is lovely. :)

  45. Definatly a cool soup to work with. I really like what you came up with. The memory wire bracelets are so colorful...wonderful job.

  46. A very beautiful and delicate piece,entirely with!A very unique necklace !Congrats!

  47. Andra, your necklace is beautiful and a two sided focal is always a bonus!

  48. That's really clever, to make it reversible! Fantastic!

  49. AMAZING!! Your beadweaving is just the perfect fit for that lamp work bead!!! VERY NICE!!

  50. Beautiful design & beadwork..! Very lovely..! :)

  51. Lovely piece. I love the seed bead necklace with the focal!!

  52. I love the way your beadweaving compliments the focal, beautiful necklace!

  53. The first time I looked at your necklace i didn't notice that the two sides of the necklace part are different colors!!! Awesome!!

  54. The first time I looked at your necklace i didn't notice that the two sides of the necklace part are different colors!!! Awesome!!

  55. Love your use of seed beads! What a cool idea that you can flip it for two different looks!

  56. Nice job on your bead soup! I like the idea of having two sides of the necklaces so you can wear it either creative! Beautiful beadwork!

  57. I love the color combination! You beautiful necklace looks like it was a lot of work - good for you!

  58. I am so amazed by the beautiful intricate designs... Amazing and gorgeous...


  59. that must of taken sometime. wonderful piece!!

  60. That is one beautiful necklace! Love your color choices, and the rope. A great setting for that pretty focal!

  61. Beautiful design. Perfect for the focal.

  62. Love that focal. Very clever seed work, love that it is two necklaces in one!

  63. ok, I think that rope is just the perfect accent to that awesome lampwork. What a pretty necklace! Great work

  64. What a creative and gorgeous necklace! Love this!

  65. Gorgeous - and what a great solution to wanting to highlight both sides of the focal!

  66. What a fabulous focal you were sent and what beautiful beading you did to highlight that focal.

  67. All I can say is WOW. Gorgeous work.

  68. Love how you've picked up the color in the focal for your neckchain. Nice work!

  69. lovely, all that work on the chain for the necklace, wow and the focal is gorgeous too...very nice

  70. what a beautiful focal! the colors in your necklace are so soothing....amazing work!

  71. Thinking of using both sides of the bead is thinking outside the box for me! That is a great idea! Wonderful necklace!

  72. I really don't get it.How could I missed your bead soup?
    I seriously have to get my eyes checked :))
    The rope is fantastic ,I have no clue how you made it but it is absolutely gorgeous.The focal is beautiful and making two necklaces just an amazing idea.