Friday, April 12, 2013

The 7th bead Soup Blog Party-Reveal 2

It's finally time for the 2nd reveal of the 7th bead soup blog party.
This has been the most challenging soup I have had yet. My partner Evelyn Shelby of Rain Drop Creations by Evelyn.  
sent me a wonderful bead soup, with a very large focal.

I finally came up with 2 necklaces.
The first one uses the leaf clasp, and is a choker style necklace.

 The second necklace has the focal and is a little bit longer.

The list of Participants for the BSBP are below:

Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers

Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove

Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle

Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles
Christine Hansen
Christine Murrow
Christine Stonefield
Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis

K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
Megan Milliken
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs
Terry Carter
Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom



  1. Cindy, wonderful use for the focal bead! I don't think I would have thought to do that...just beautiful! :) Enjoyed viewing what you did with the beads that I sent to you...Ev

  2. Especially liked the lovely use of the green leaves...the floral design is too cute! the second piece that you created. Ev

  3. Great jewelry! Love your designs!

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.
    Check out my favs from the first and second reveals.

  4. Fantastic use of ribbon~ such a unique style that really showcases the beads. Well done!

  5. Just love the flower focal you created for the choker. Great pop of color against the ribbon and beads.

  6. I love that you turned leaves into a flower. Great work Cynthia!

  7. super netted ribbon-very inventive!

  8. You've made very elegant pieces there :) Amazing work !

  9. Gorgeous pieces! Love how you've used ribbon in both necklaces - beautiful.

  10. I love your pieces.. Beautiful designs.

  11. Very lovely pieces. I like how you used the mesh! Nice job!

  12. Beautiful work, so original!

  13. You made such an adorable focal of the glass leaves! I love that design :-D

  14. Lovely colours and I like the creative touch of adding the mesh to give texture, lovely work

  15. My goodness, I just love the 'fiber' use, it is wonderful!!! ~KM 1st reveal -

  16. Your necklace made my favs list for the second reveal. Check it out:

  17. Beautiful jewelry. I love that you used the wire mesh ribbon. In your experience does it hold its shape while holding the weight of the necklace or is that one of the disadvantages of using it? Beautiful work, great job!

    1. I haven't worn it yet but the weight does pull it down some. The wire mesh is easy to reshape.

  18. Really pretty work, loved how you used the mesh wire ribbon!

  19. Beautiful designs. Especially love what you did with the focal.

  20. Gorgeous designs and I love the wire mesh!

  21. Very fun use of that mesh wire. I have some of that, I bought some time ago and have yet to pull it out! Congrats. Kristin Oppold

  22. Love the designs, the wire mesh is so cool.

  23. Love what you cooked up with your soup! And the mesh ribbon adds just the right touch I've never seen it used that way before--love it!

  24. Very nice work and I like how you have used the wire mesh ribbon very original!

  25. Lovely work! It's all very beautiful. :) I especially like how you paired up the large focal with butterflies. I love butterflies!


  26. I love the use of the wirelace with these elements, it's the perfect complement to complete the look.

  27. Nice pieces - I like how you used the wire lace to complement the beads, and the waxed linen (or some other material?) dangles from the large pendant are very cute.

    1. It's actually accu-flex wire with the butterflies. I wanted a swooping effect and linen or a softer string material would have clumped them together.

  28. Both of your pieces turned out so nicely! I haven't seen much use of that wire netting before (though I've seen it in the store), but you gave me two lovely examples of how it ca be used. Very cool!