Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Reveal !

Boy did I have fun with this blog swap "Bead Soup" ! Lisa Godfrey was my swap partener and she sent me a wonderful selection of bead and findings. I actually made a few things. This is the first set. I loved all the colors and the big teardrops were screaming to be made into hoop earrings. I'd be wanting to try a double wrapped loop and it worked out great!

The second set. I have to admit my favorite was the tiny heart with wings, I made it into a simple pendant I can add to a charm cluster or use on it's own. Since my last name is Valentine it's very "me"! The larger beads contrasted with the pearls I thought so I put them all together to try a piece with some different textures. It turned out pretty good and is a bit eye catching if I don't say so myself! The ceramic pendant needed nothing other than a jumpring in my opinion, it is gorgeous all on it's own.

I had a lot of fun with this swap and wanted to thank Lori (organizer) and Lisa (swap partener) for making this such a hoot!

Check out what everyone else made!

1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life
3. Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane
4. Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5. Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6. Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7. Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8. Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9. Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10. Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11. Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12. Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13. Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14. Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15. Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16. Deci Worland, Gem Trails
17. Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18. Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19. Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20. Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21. Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22. Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim
23. Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24. Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25. Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26. Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27. Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads
28. Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29. Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30. Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31. Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32. Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33. Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34. Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35. Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36. Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37. Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39. Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40. Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41. Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42. Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43. Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya
44. Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45. Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles
46. Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig
47. Amanda Davie, Articulations
48. Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49. Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

50. Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51. Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52. Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53. Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54. Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56. Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57. Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio
58. Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59. Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

60. Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do
61. Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog
62. Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63. Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64. Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65. Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66. Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67. Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68. Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69. Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

70. Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71. Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72. Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73. Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74. Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76. Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium
77. Valerie Norton, Hot Art
78. Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden
79. Amy Severino, Amy Beads

80. Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81. Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82. Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83. Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84. Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85. Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86. CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87. Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89. Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

90. Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91. Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous
92. Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead
93. Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations
94. Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio
96. Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97. Cindy Dolezal, Cindy Dolezal Designs
98. Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

101. Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102. Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations
103. Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104. Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105. Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106. Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107. Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108. Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109. Grace Danel, Grace Beading
110. Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111. Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe
112. Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
113. Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114. Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116. Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
118. Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
119. Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart
120. Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings
123. Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass
124. Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks
125. Hazel Ward, All Those Things
126. Brenda Salzano, Salzanos
127. Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee
128. Anna Denisova, Anita-M
129. Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry

130. Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads
131. Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132. Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies
137. Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138. Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139. Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

140. Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141. Heather Pyle, Welcome to My Muse
142. Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143. Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144. Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145. Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146. Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
147. Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
148. Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me
149. Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog

150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151. Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152. Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area
154. Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156. Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157. Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158. Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman

160. Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161. Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162. Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163. Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio
165. Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167. Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168. Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169. Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings

170. Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171. Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172. Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs
173. Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass
174. Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
176. Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178. Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179. Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180. Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181. Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry
189. Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190. Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191. Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197. Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198. Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200. Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201. Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202. Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203. Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204. Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205. Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206. Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207. Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208. Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209. Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210. Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011. Don't miss it!


Melissa Meman said...

yummy soup!

Marianna said...

Those are beautiful! I love the colors. Great soup to work too!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Beautiful bracelets Nicole! I'm so glad you liked your soup! This was a lot of fun. Thanks for being such a great partner. I'm so happy to own some of your beautiful beads now! I'm sure you'll see me back in your shop soon when I run out. :-) I'm working on a few more pieces from the beads you sent me and I'll probably post them on my blog over the next couple of weeks. Thanks again!

N Valentine Studio said...

Lisa you sent such a wonderful selection and with that heart it was very "ME!". Thank you so much!

Libby Leuchtman said...

Very pretty Nik. Love what you did with your soup!

Sig Wynne-Evans said...

GREAT Work!!!


Dee said...

Great job bringing it all together...I agree on the pendant, you could easily pair that with anything and it would stand great alone...chain, leather, ribbon..etc. Nice job!

Marie Cramp said...

Looks like you had fun creating! I know I did! ;)

TesoriTrovati said...

Such pretty and soothing colors! That winged heart is pretty cool.
Enjoy the day!

Marian Hertzog said...

Very pretty!

Lisa said...

Very pretty, Nicole...lots of variety there. :)

Lisa Godfrey said...

I'm so glad you like it! That heart is from Green Girl Studios. They have a larger one too that's very similar. I had actually forgotten what I sent you! ;-)

Beadbug said...

Very nice.

Nicki said...

cute bracelets - and I think the hoop earrings are really cute with the briolettes. nice job.

Francy said...


Pam @ The Blue Between said...

great pieces - fun colors!

Margot Potter said...

So, so pretty!

Dana said...

#209 here...very pretty, great job...

Wendy said...

Beautiful designs! I love the Chalcedony hoop earrings! :)

jamberry_song said...

Beautiful bracelets! I'm positively drooling. :D They both have great color combinations and you have a great sense of what would go with what. Both winning designs. :D Excellent work!

Helmitarha said...

So elegant! Great job! ;)

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Love the colors!

maryharding said...

Great soup and lovely pieces.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Nice job!

Jen V. said...

Those colors are fantastic! So glad you had a fun time with your party partner!

Pretty Things said...

LOVE the colors! And I love the heart with wings!

Cathryn said...

Beautiful works of art that's fun and wearable! I really enjoyed what you made from your selection! Absolutely charming!

Terri said...

Lovely bracelets...I think some of these would go with my soup mix (smile)

steufel said...

Pretty pieces!

Everyday Gypsy said...

What beautiful bracelets and earrings. You created delicious jewelry with your yummy bead soup pieces. Great work.

BluMoon said...

Lovely bracelets love the colours.

I LOVE color! said...

wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous design!!! You did a beautiful job! but I had a hard time reading your discription because of the background Be Blessed
P.S. I think I read that you are a painter please e-mail me let's talk

Beadroe said...

Very nice creations. I could wear any of these and feel special.

somethingunique said...

hello fellow Canadian your creations are very pretty love the colors in all of them great job Lana from Ontario ttfn

rosebud101 said...

Nicole, I love your Bead Soup! You did a great job!

Elisabeth said...

Love the earrings - so elegant! Your pieces are beautiful!

chocoholic said...

Very nice colors and designs. Love that fleur de Lis ceramic piece!! gorgeous!

m.e. said...

I LOVE the color pallet !!!
Each one of your designs is GORGEOUS!!!
m.e. :)

Patsy Evins said...

Love what you created with your soup! The earrings are gorgeous! Love your eclectic bracelets. Wonderful colors!

Alice said...

both bracelets turned out pretty- they would be fun to wear! Love the earrings simple and elegant.

Charlene said...

They are all just gorgeous!

Boot ~C said...

both designs are so pretty

Valerie said...

I want all of them! Great job. I love the colors and composition. Yum! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. So nice of you! It's been fun!

Courtney said...

Very yummy! Your work is beautiful. Those colors, perfect.

CraftyHope said...

The colors in all of your pieces are swoon-worthy. You've done a beautiful job and I would wear any one of them. Just lovely!

Loretta said...

Beautiful designs. Love the pretty colors.

French Elegant Jewelry said...

Love them all very eye catching and beautiful. Nice job

Prairie Emporium said...

very pretty design ideas. Love the earrings!!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

What beautiful pieces you have created. Those drops are gorgeous and I adore the bracelets... well done!


one-eared pig said...

I love those colors! Very nice!

Andrew Thornton said...

Great pieces! You did a fabulous job pulling everything together! I was so pleased to see one of my family's pieces in your soup mix. My sister sculpted the little tiny fine pewter flying heart.

Anyway, nicely done!

Holly said...

Nicole - what gorgeous bracelets! I fancy the first myself, but they're both gorgeous ;)

Jennifer Cameron said...

The bracelets are stunning and the earrings so elegant and chic. Fabulous job!

roseworksjewelry said...

Beautiful work! I love it :)

Regina said...

Beautiful bracelets, love the earrings and then the pendants, very nice. Great colors!

maneki said...

Lovely jewellery! I really like the colours in each piece: different looks but the silver and turquoise keeps them all feeling fresh and summer-y.

LeeLu Creations said...

Very pretty!

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous soup! I love the colours. The hoop earrings are lovely and I agree with you about the Round Rabbit pendant - it's stunning all by itself!