Saturday, 10 May 2014

8th BeadSoup ~Blog Party

Welcome to the 8th BeadSoup Blog Party and once again a big thank you to founder, creator and organiser Lori Anderson
My partner for this year is Sue Rennie and here is a quick reminder of the soup she sent me, featuring her resin work pendants and clasp

Firstly I came up with this necklace. I added some resin components rescued from broken 1980's jewellery that I felt made the design more sculptural and with added colour pop.

I did a bit of knotting with waxed Irish linen and added sari silk.

 Those with eagle eyes may have noticed the flat dark, bronze circle beads and here I must confess that I did the unthinkable and took a hammer to some of Sue's beads! I just couldn't get the round beads to work in their original this is what I did.

Sorry Sue.

Next I made a matching bracelet

I used a plastic triangle button as a clasp.

And I also created a beaten copper bangle using the mother of pearl butterflies and some of the little discs.

 I finished up with 2 lots of earrings. The first pair used Sue's paper beads and I made bright embroidery thread tassels and created my own studs.

The next pair used some of Sue's glass beads and the butterflies

I hope you will find time to visit the other fabulous beadsoupers. They will be a wealth of talent and inspiration for you to enjoy.

Lori Anderson, Hostess

Tina Bosh                        
Kristina Hahn Eleniak       
Kari Asbury                     
Kris Binsfield                   
Cheryl Gangle                  
Amber Dawn                   
Michelle Wigginton           
Kayla Potega                    
Becky Pancake                 
Debbie Rogers                   
Jenny Kyrlach                   
Genea Crivello-Knable       
Deborah Read                   
Julianna Cannon                
Lisa Liddy                        
Debbie Rasmussen            
Iveth Caruso                     
Rana Wilson                     
Corrie Williams                 
Linda Anderson                
Miranda Ackerley             
Andra Weber                   
Loretta Carstensen            
Penny Houghton               
Tania Hagen                     
Robin Reed                      
Laurie Vyselaar                 
Rachel Baron                    
Erin Guest                         
Emma Todd                                  
Kelly Schermerhorn                  
Dana Hickey                                  
Rebecca Ednie                             
Marybeth Rich                             
Sherri Levinton                            
RaMona Woolson                      
Jo-Ann Woolverton                   
Audrey Belanger                        
Candida Castleberry                  
Renetha Stanziano                    
Carolyn Chenault                        
Toltec  Jewels                              
Diana Welte                                  
Jean A. Wells                                
Bev Breisinger                             
Autumn Adams                           
DiYana Alcalde                             
Patty Gasparino                          
Karen Mitchell                             
Regina Santerre                          
Dhea Powers                               
Jayne Capps                                 
Keri Lee Sereika                          
Melissa Trudinger                      
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca                    
Jeanne Steck                                
Carolyn Lawson                           
Kay Thomerson                           
Maybeline Tay                             
Jackie Locantore                         
D'Arsie Manzella                         
Jacqueline Marchant                
Beccy Peterson                           
Katie Nielson-Nunez                 
Heidi Kingman                             
Andrea Glick                                 
Rose Johnson                              
Nicole Demore                            
Marti Conrad                                
Marianna Boylan                        
Mitzie Crider                                
Christa Murphy                           
Alisa Siceloff                                 
Maria Rios                                     
Tracy Martin                                 
Nan Emmett                                 
Jelveh Jafarian                                
Ali McCarthy                                 
Jennifer LaVite                            
Dolores Raml                                
Valerie Kravette                         
Bobbie Rafferty                          
Kathleen Breeding                     
Kristi Brokaw                                
Lisa Suver                                      
Natalie Moten                             
Jami Shipp                                     
Diana Shiraishi                             
Heather Otto                               
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp          
Lisa Knappenberger                  
Charlene Jacka                            
Patty Miller                                   
Sandi James                                  
Marianne Hurley                        
Cris Peacock                                 
Andrea Rivers                              
Gloria Allen                                   
Kandice Seeber                           
Janine Lucas                                 
Sandy Richardson                       
Hajer Waheed                             
Cynthia Abner                             
Peggy Johnson                            
Tina Holden                                   
Julie Bowen                                  
Heather Richter                          
Sarah Strover                               
Kimberly Idalski                           
Sandi Volpe                                  
Tandra Boyer                               
Klaudete Koon                            
Michaela Pabeschitz                 
Mea-B. Uebler                            
Mandi Effron                                
Evelyn Shelby                              
Shai Williams                                
Natalie Davidson                        
Evelyn Duberry                           
Cindy Pack                                     
Eszter Czibulyas                          
Sylvia Lupberger                         
Divya N                                           
Blanca Medina                             
Ginger Davis Allman                  
Chris Eisenberg                           
Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic       
Jodie Marshall                             
Margareta Saari                          
Menka Gupta                              
Dian Hierschel                              
Kashmira Patel                            
Christina Miles                             
Inge von Roos                              
Sam Siegel                                     
Gina Hockett                                
Linda Newnham                         
Enikö Fabian                                 
Dorota Żerańska                         
Shalini Austin                               
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens          
Silke Groeber                               
Birgit Klughardt                           
Rebecca Anderson                    
Niky Sayers                                   
Stefanie Teufel                           
Rosantia Petkova                       
Alenka Obid                                  
Jacqueline Keller                        
Sam Waghorn                              
Jackie Ryan                                   
Kumi Fisher                                   
Joan Williams                               
Stephanie Weiss                         
Elsbeth Fuchs                               
Johanna Nash                                        http://
Natascha Marty                          
Sarah Goode                                
Agata Grygiel                               
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller        
Rebecca Sirevaag                       
Magdalena Sikora                      
Ana Krepel                                    
Saskia Letta                                   
Beth Emery                                   
Lizzie Clarke                                  
Evie and Beth McCord              
Marcia Dunne                              
Agi Kiss                                           
Esterina Jagiella                           
Judith Johnston                          
Jenny Vidberg                             
Klaudia Toth                                 
Merja Sundström                       
Colleen Vinthagen                     
Leah Curtis                                    
Giorgia Rossini                             
Sandra Wollberg                         ‎
Annica Larsson                            
Johana Nunez                              
Krafty Max                                    
Lori Schneider                              
Mary Govaars                              
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi  
Maddison Langford                   
Ginger Bishop                              
Birgitta Lejonklou                       
Lesley Watt                                   
Doris Stumpf                                
Marjolein Trewavas                  
Silvia Sernicola                             
Roxanne Blanc                             
Wendy Chamberlain                 
Siobhán Keogh                            
Claire Fabian                                 
Katrin Fenzke                               
Eva Wills                                         
Kathy Lindemer                          
Bridget Torres                              
Marina Passarella                       
Christina Hickman                      
Tammie Everly                             
Ana Cravidao                                
Keren Panthaki                           
Jennifer VaBenschoten           
Solange Collin                              
Marina Kosović                            
Michelle Tucker                          
Sue Rennie                                   
Claire Lockwood                         
Barb Solem                                   
Caroline Dewison                       
Noemi Baena Roman                
Marsela Schroth                         
Amy Severino                              
Vonna Maslanka                         
Andra Marasteanu                    
Cherrie Warzocha                      
Amanda Wacasey                      
Marcy Lamberson                      
Lisa Johnson                                 
Gail Vanderster-Zwang            
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                 
Asri Wahyuningsih                     
Laurie Ament                               
Lilik Kristiani                                  
Stephanie Haussler                   
Deb Fortin                                     
Kelly Hosford Patterson          
Katy Heider                                   
Christine Stonefield                  
Dagmar Liebisch                          
Sandra McGriff                            
Sheila Daniels                               
Rossana De Gaspari                   
Cory Tompkins                            
Sonya Stille                                   
Judy Riggs                                      
Lora Bright                                     
Tina Noonan                                 
Shawn Price                                  
April Grinaway                             
Cheryl Roe                                    
Pam Hurst                                     
Shirley Moore                              
Emmanuelle Roué                     
Tammy Adams                            
Kristin Oppold                              
Catie Doman                                
Sheila Prosterman                     
Cheryl Foiles                                 
Stephanie Perry                          
Barbara Fernald                          
Debi Dufrene                               
Kathy Stemke                              
Anne Betenson                           
Chris Haussler                              
Catherine King                             
Andria Poole                                
Sherri Stokey                               
Sharyl King                                    
Donna Millard                              
Gayle Dyck                                    
Gen Smith                                     
Deanna Cox                                  
Beti Horvath                                 
Rose Rushbrooke                       
Arlene Dean                                 
Maria Rosa Sharrow                  
Deborah Apodaca                      
Veralynne Malone                     
Stacy Alderson                            
Eva Sherman                                
Cassi Paslick                                  
Cindy Boissonneault                    
Linda Sadler                                  
Louise Glazier                              
Susan McClelland                       
Kathrin Lembke                          
Susanne Stelljes                          
Terry Jeanette Carter                  
Susan Kelly                                    
Kim Paige                                       
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell         
Annita Wilson                              
Tracey Leeder                              
Elizabeth Bunn                            
Allison Fitzpatrick                       
Tania Spivey                                 
Ilenia Ruzza                                   
Lauren Potts                                 
Lynn Jobber                                  
Lee Koopman                              
Carol Wilson                                 
Elizabeth Woodford                  
Deb McKinnis                               
Rochelle Brisson                         
Shari Replogle                              
Janeen Sorensen                       
Kat Barron Miller                        
Elaine Robitaille                                     http:/
Darlene Fortier                            
Leslie Schenkel                            
Kym Hunter                                  
Leslie Wayment                          
Beckie Robison                            
Hannah Trost                               
Kim Hutchinson                           
Liz Engriser                                    
Diah Anggreni                              
Monique Urquhart                    
Kim Williams                                 
Theresa Buchle                           
Susan Bowie                                 
Pam DeBoer                                 
Skylar Bre'z                                   
Janet Loomis                                
Tari Kahrs                                       
Nancy Smith                                 
Erin Grant                                      
Barbara Mason                            
Karin King                                      
Mary K. McGraw                        
Mandi Ainsworth                       
Jasvanti Patel                               
Donna Conklin                             
Karen Jones                                  
Lori Finney                                    
Sheila Davis                                   
Sabine Dittrich                             
Nicole Valentine Rimmer        
Marge Beebe                               
Michelle McCarthy                    
Chandra Merod                          
Nancy Olliver                                
Alison Sachs                                  
Kay Mallery                                   
Beth Petricoin                              
Marta Grabalowska                   
Clare Etheridge                           
Heather Marston                       
Ann Rishell                                              Http://
Cece Cormier                               
Shannon German                       
Mary Ellen Merrigan                 
Cheryl Brown                               
Mary Hicks                                    
Judy Robinson                             
Danielle Kelley                             
Cate van Alphen                         
Patricia Buchanan                       
Billi R.S. Rothove                         
Laura Blanck                                 
Pam Traub                                     
Fay Wolfenden                           
Kristi Harrison                              
Karen Martinez                           
Sarah Singer                                 
Megan Tillery                               
Dana James                                  
Rachel Stewart                            
Valerie Cook                                 
Debra Gibson                               
Pat Haight                                      
Rachel Stanley                             
Sandra Pendragon                     
Anja Schultz                                  
Sharon Driscoll                             
Lecia Woessner                           
Kitty Durmaj                                 
Donetta Farrington                    
Bonnie Coursolle                        
Laurie Wirth                                  
Lori Callahan                                           www.Dancingwireandbeads/
B.R. Kuhlman                               
Karin Grosset Grange               
Rebekah Payne                           
Lori Bowring Michaud               
Jael Thorp                                      
Patty Woodland                          
Eleanor Burian-Mohr                
Susanna Lehto                             
June Butt                                       
Melissa Muir                                
Laney Mead                                 
Tamera Norris                              
Andrea Trank                               
Marie Covert                                
Valerie Tilghman                         
Jean Baldridge Yates                 
Sierra Barrett                               
Patricia Robitaille                        
Leanne Loftus                              
Sally Russick                                  
Mallory Hoffman                        
Dini Bruinsma                               
Marde Lowe                                 
Hannah Annear                           
Patty Johnson                              
Valerie Norton                            
Ann Sherwood                            
Staci Smith                                    
Jen Purple                                     
Ruth Szapa                                    
CJ Bauschka                                  
Karla Morgan                               
Suz Hamel                                     
Laura Guenther                          
Elisabeth Auld                              
Martha Aleo                                 
Shiraz Biggie                                 
Brendalee Astells                          
Heather d'Entremont                   
Kelly Morgan                                
Lori Blanchard                              
Susan Kennedy                           
Rain Hannah                                 
Janice Warden Bergeron         
Melissa Packer                            
Jana Haverty                                
Cindy Ritchie                                
Marianne Baxter                        
Denise McCabe                           
Sharon Palac                                 
Cathy Buckley                              
Jennifer Van Horn                      
Crystal Rector                              
Susan Walls                                   
Penny Neville                              
Lisa Cone                                       
Heather Davis                              
Michelle Escano                          
Carmen Lau                                  
Janet Borzecki                             
Rhonda Hagerman                     
Katrina Taylor                               
Molly Alexander                         
Nicole Rennell                             
Chris McGilvery                           
Erin Prais-Hintz                            
Dawn Williams                             
Kate Dufour                                  
Robin Lynne Showstack           
Elizabeth Hodges                        
Adlinah Kamsir                            
Carol Dillman                                
Christine Hansen                        
Andrea Frank                               
Tracy Stillman                               
Denise Petersen                         
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom       
Madonna Liza Cruz-Comia      
Suzann Sladcik Wilson              
Terri Gauthier                              
Alicia Marinache                         
Barbara Bechtel                          
Hannah Rosner                           
Keren von Hoeren                      
Lea Avroch                                    
Maire Dodd                                  


  1. I love Your designs ALL of them !! such nice clear colors too and creative jewelry jummm!!! and thank You for that tip..I have lots of those metal beads nice to know another way to use them lol xxxx B

  2. Fantastic pieces!! And I agree, sometimes a hammer blow is the perfect solution!

  3. I love your pieces. I have some of those metal beads and now have an urge to go squash them with my hammer lol.

  4. You were so bold with the hammer, but you found the perfect solution! I absolutely love your color/shape combo, the necklace is just my favorite, you did justice to the beautiful components you received!

  5. Love everything Marcia - you've done an amazing job! No apology necessary about the hammering - looks great!! Thanks for being my bead soup partner, Sue x

  6. These are delightful! You have such a flair for the fun, eclectic and colorful! I really like how you incorporated re-purposed "80's Elements" into such a cool BoHo design for the first necklace and hammering down the metal beads is brilliant, you are so right, sometimes round just doesn't work and I love your ingenuity.

  7. Love what you did with the hammer! Amazing pieces!

  8. A little hammering makes good... I like the colourful necklace and the tassel earrings and... yes, all your jewellery.

  9. Love what you made with your soup beautiful.
    And the hammered bead inspired :)

  10. A brave girl and a hammer :-D Looks so good!

  11. Loving everything you made. Creative, colorful, bold, unique, eye-catching - just some of the words that come to mind. Each one is a statement piece, I think. Lovely!

  12. Marcia, you've outdone yourself! Beautiful and inspired! At a glance, these pieces are recognizable as yours. Wonderful!!

  13. What great idea with the hammered bead. Such a stunning designs like usual. I love all of them no exception :)

  14. Marcia, what a beautiful and fun reveal. You certainly took materials that might have been out of your comfort zone and made them your own. Love the upscaling with the recycled jewelry.

    I'm sure Sue is very happy with your reveal. Beautiful job.

    Every woman should own a hammer and isn't it sad that there are so many who don't.

  15. That was exciting! Never would have thought to flatten metal beads myself but now I might have to try it....may make for interesting bead caps too!

  16. I just love the colors of your bead soup ingredients and love what you created with it! Flattening the round metal bead was genius! I actual have some sitting on my bench and when I saw what you did, I picked up my hammer and flattened one right then. I love it!

  17. Love, love the colors; and the focal does pop! Love the idea of metal saucers.. very creative! The earrings with the lime green tassels...perfect for Summer. Great work!

  18. Oh my I love those smashed beads!! What a wonderful soup and what fun pieces came of it!

  19. Love that first necklace! So unique!

  20. I love the tassels! and what an genius you are using the metal beads flat! I love the design of your necklace
    What a joy it is to visit your blog!

    1. I had to come back and look at your work again! I absolutely love your design! What fun it is to see your work!

  21. I love that you were willing to do what was needed to the bronze beads to have them work in your design. The finished piece is fantastic!

  22. What lovely and original designs - I just love the retro colour and feel of that first pair, especially the necklace and I can just see me taking a hammer to some beads before long - what a great idea!

  23. I love the ladder design of your first necklace and the pearl and butterfly hoops! Awesome! xo Genea

  24. I adore your pieces! And what a fabulous idea to flatten those beads! They do have much more of your tribal voice to them that way. Perfect!

  25. You've inspired me to "smash" a few beads myself. I particularly love the tassel earrings and the copper bangle.

  26. Beautiful! Especially love the earrings!

  27. Phwoar! I think I'm in love! Your necklace is so fresh and funky and FUN! I love that you took a hammer to those beads n squashed them. They look very cool. All of your pieces are super funky. I love 'em to bits!

  28. Wow, you're such a creative soul, Marcia! Your designs are amazing! I couldn't pick a favourite, every piece of your soup radiates vitality! Love your cooking!

  29. Oh, my, Marcia, such creative designs! I love the idea of flattening the discs, although I admit I wouldn't have been so brave :) Your pieces are all fun and cheer, just what I needed today :)

  30. so interesting composition for the focal in the first necklace! I'm impressed!

  31. What a great idea to flatten the beads! And those 80's resin pieces really are made to be matched with Sue's resin pieces. It's interesting that you were able to use yellow so well here. I find it to be a difficult color to use, but it really works well here. I suppose it's the primary colors triad at work. It's a lovely set of pieces!

  32. I love that you flattened those beads! Clever woman...I love the bright colors...this would have been a challenging soup for me but you treated it well with the whimsey it deserved!

  33. Flattening the beads - you are so amazing! All of pieces are stunning, especially the necklace with the side clasp. Love it! - Suzann Sladcik Wilson

  34. love the eclectic vibe of your designs! hammer away :-)

  35. Love the colours! The pieces look like they were just meant to be together! I love the look of the flattened bead, too :)

  36. You are so brave! The way you have flatten those beads is so clever.
    I must say that i love your work, all the pieces have something great.

  37. The flattened beads!!!! LOVE THEM!!!!

  38. Those earrings are so much fun! Love your pieces!!

  39. Love what you have made, I can't wait to get my hammer our and smash some metal beads----LOVE IT!!!!

  40. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I love your soup... It is so joyful, colorful and fresh! Love it!!

  41. Lovely pieces. I like how you were able to flatten the bead to make it work.

  42. Lovely work! I absolutely love what you did with your pieces... everything is so bright and cheerful. And you are so brave and creative to flatten those beads--they are beautiful, and match your design perfectly!

  43. Love the organic shapes and bright colors. Stunning designs!

  44. Oh wow!!! Love all your designs, especially the earrings with the handmade tassels. Really unique!
    The necklace and bracelet are amazing too. those colours!!!

  45. Love the bright colours and all the great designs. Very very nice.

  46. Everything looks great, but I really love the first necklace and the matching bracelet. Those colors and your resin pieces...fabulous. And I laughed at how clever and brave you were to flatten out those silver beads. Brilliant!

  47. I love all the color in each of your pieces. It makes them all so perfect for summer and also so fun. As well, those beads you made by smashing the metal ones are really great. It totally reminds me to smash more things myself! ;)

  48. Lovely Soup pieces! Love the colors and shapes and how you've connected them in the first necklace and bracelet. Love the earring designed too! Like your creativity! Very Nice Job! Thanks for sharing your soup.

  49. Oh, wow! Those look like sunshine!

  50. Your fearless approach really paid off! Great stuff.

  51. what a clever way to modify metal beads. That first necklace did have a bit of an eighties feel to it, too.

  52. Goodness gracious - what a bright and cheery soup - and you took it in a slightly different direction than I'd expected - I *love* your idea of adding in the other resin components rescued from old pieces, and smashing those corrugated beads flat was simply brilliant! (yes, I was one of the eagle-eyed readers spotting those unusual beads and wondering about them, so thankyouverymuch for clearing up that little mystery!) Awesome sauce work, all around!

  53. Really unexpected and creative! I like that you pounded down the "melons" and made them in to something completely different. What a brilliant idea!

    Linda A.

  54. Each piece is so unique - the colour combinations really pop. the bangle with the buttons is my favourite.

  55. Great eclectic pieces! Such fun! Great job!!

  56. Such lovely work well done!

  57. Wonderful designs. I love LOVE that you weren't afraid to take a hammer to some beads to make them fit your design. I would never have thought, or been brave enough, to try that. Brava!

  58. Very original and funky designs, Marcia! I think it's so cool that you weren't afraid to alter components to serve your purpose :)

  59. Oh, migosh, aren't those designs so much fun!!! Love the bright colors and the playful vibrations! Excellent

  60. Wonderfully eclectic! I love the handmade tassels for the earrings too.

  61. I love the hammered beads , they are gorgeous! I also think its lovely that you gave them the wonderful dark bronze patina. Each and every design is awesome!

  62. Brilliant, hammered beads are gorgeous and that necklace is a work of art. Great job all your pieces are stunning.

  63. Hammers are my friend, so I love what you did with metal beads! All of your pieces are are very unique and beautiful!

  64. A feast for the eye!!! Sooo much creativity to discover on one blog page, amazing! Playful, elegant and original♥ creations.

  65. You are such a talented lady!! Your pieces are just breath taking, each and every one of them. Love love love them!!

  66. I really like the unique color palate you were sent to work with. You did a fabulous job designing these pieces. I also like the tip of flattening the bead to make it a space..I will be digging in my stash of metal beads and do this. Soup-perb!

  67. Wow - old jewelry makeover, findings haul, mixed media - and some awesome results! The necklace is my favorite piece - those yellow components add such a sparkle to it!

  68. Hi Marcia, Your necklace is very eclectic and wonderful. The bracelet matches it very well. The hammered melons are way cool. I like them better flat. The second pair of earrings with the cages are my favorite.

  69. Wow! The colors and forms are intoxicating. Lovely Wrok, Marcia!