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

Monday, August 6, 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Hop Soup Ingredients

Wow.  Time has gone to fast or else I have a major problem with procrastination.  Probably both.  This weekend is my revel date for the Bead Soup Blog hop and I am just getting around  to post the lovely soup that I received from Bryna Lumb.  She read over my blog and through our e-mails, Bryna was able to create the perfect soup for me.  Travel back in time a bit....  In Feb. I went on my first cruise!  Mom, my brother, Tom, and I went to the Bahamas.  I had a wonderful time and have such fantastic memories of the trip, the island, the sand, and the palm trees....  Fast forward to now...  When Lori set up the partners for the hop, Bryna was in Cozumel.  I was so envious and told her to put pictures on her Facebook page.  They were beautiful!  
So with out further ado-----  My soup!

 Bryna lampworked the focal and the spacer beads.  She also made the clasp in the first picture.  The sea shells are by Suburban Girl Studios.  Then she threw in some Swarovski crystals, S.S. beads, soldered jumprings, peace beads and coordinating ribbon.

Take a closer look at the focal!!!  I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So my soup have been simmering and it is almost  done.  See everyone on SATURDAY!!!