6th Bead Soup Blog Party

Here we are on reveal day! I feel like drums should be playing in the background! I just love reveal day! This is my 3rd time participating in one of Lori Anderson bead soups. With each one, I think I have grown a little, stretched my wings a little, and held my head a little higher.  I want to take a  moment here to thank her for all she has done to make these Bead Soups happen. I know it takes a long time to get everything organized. Thanks so much, Lori!

My lovely partner is Marta Weaver. If you want another peak at what she sent me and what I sent her, click here. Due to her family experiencing an extreme emergency she was not able to post what she made with the soup I sent her. Marta did give me permission to post it here on my blog.

So, drum roll please…..Here is what Marta made:

Holy Smokes, look at that GORGEOUS necklace and earrings set! LOVE IT! Marta you ROCKED that pendant!

Now on to what I made with the AMAZING bead soup Marta sent me.

I also did a necklace and earring set 🙂 Great minds think alike 😉 Lets talk about my inspiration for these pieces.  A few weeks ago I got the book Bohemian- Inspired Jewelry. The gold-ish coin beads screamed Bohemian to me.  So I used some of the techniques from the book and then a little bit of bead embroidery.  It feel good to stretch a little and try something new! Then for the earrings, this was a first…I made my own ear wires! YES!!!! I know that I have a lot to learn about making ear wires…sometimes wire and I do not get along so well 😉 but over all I thought they turned out great!

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out Marta and my work. Don’t forget to get check out the other participants- Click here for the list!

Hope you all enjoy the Bead Soup Blog Party!


56 thoughts on “6th Bead Soup Blog Party”

  1. I am sorry to hear of Marta’s problems, but she made a beautifully colorful necklace from your soup. It is a lovely piece. I especially like your pieces. They are so earthy and I love the neutrals of them. I do hear the drum rolls……Great job!

  2. Both are great results. I can’t choose. Thank you for posting both hers and your finished products or we would have missed out.

  3. Marta’s necklace is so cool. You’re right, she really knew how to show off that focal. And I LOVE the earthy goodness of your pieces. They’re just wonderful and pretty. Great soups, ladies!

  4. I totallyl love what you both made – Marta is one of my favorite designers and she gave and made fabulously (hope her emergency resolves itself positively). And your fabulous piece – WOW. I love Vintaj…/brass..

  5. Sorry to hear about Marta’s emergency and I hope all will be worked out soon for her.

    I absolutely LOVE what you both did with your soups!!! I love that you mixed the fibers with the beads=pure genuis!!!

    Barbe Saint John

  6. Ohhh I love this, the antique bronze and the shiny gold and the turquoise … Gotta keep that combination in mind, heheh.

  7. You both made really awesome pieces. I’m drawn to the bright colors in Marta’s pieces, but the colors in your piece are more my style. . .weird right!? Fabulous work on both your parts! 😀

  8. Wowza, girlfriend! You really rocked your soup. (Marta did wonders with yours). I LOVE the bohemian look. You are never afraid to try new things. Keep them coming!

  9. Your necklace and earrings are gorgeous. I love the beaded focal and am a fan of Boho presently. Good mix of fiber and materials. Marta’s piece is spectacular too! Well done both of you!

  10. All great pieces. I especially love your earrings with the coin dangles. I too have that book and have been getting inspiration from it.

  11. Lovely work! I love how you incorporated multiple techniques in your designs. Really turned out great – the anticipation of reveal – worth the wait!

  12. You both sent a very lovely soup to each other 😀 and how skillful designs! I specially love the pendant which you made with the focal Marta sent you!
    Friendly greetings from Finland!
    (I’m so late to make the hop, but making it anyway :-))

  13. What a great way to share with your partner, to post together! I think that’s a wonderful thing! I love your necklace so much! I especially love what you did with that focal! Love those beads, and how they are all put together.
    Marta, the color seems to be the strong suit, it just grabs me on your pieces. Great work from both of you!

  14. Kim I so appreciate your sharing my bead soup on your blog. Your necklace and earrings are truly spectacular and a work of art! It was fun reading all the great comments. Our family will be in the healing process for some time and we are thankful for your prayers. Many blessings…Marta:)

  15. Marta’s choice of beads really make her focal pop. It is a fun necklace.

    Your focal is amazing. I love vote the me Kate and earrings. I would love to know what program you use to frame your pictures. Please email me at baymoondesign@gmail.com. I appreciate it.

  16. What wonderful talent both of you ladies have!! I love how cute her butterfly necklace turned out- fun and whimsical and the clasp out of beads is way cool. I also love the bead embroidery and the different techniques you used. You did a great job. Looks like a pro. I have never made my own earwires! you go girl!!!

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