Saturday, February 26, 2011

Amber Dawn's ~* BEAD SOUP! *~ My partner is Cheryl K Roe.

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?
This event was started by the ~*AWESOME*~ Lori Anderson <---This is her blog!
 Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:

~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.

I've seen posts on Lori Anderson's blog about the Bead Soup for a few years now and thought that the concept was good! It allows designers to share some of their own stash and in turn get some from their partners to play with!

 This year I joined this event thinking, "Maybe Lori can pair me up with a glass bead maker!" and she did!
Cheryl K Roe.
There was a catch! We had to be sure that we sent our partners pieces and colors that they don't usually work with but nothing that they would hate.
My partner made a focal flower out of glass with a bubblegum pink center, transparent amethyst petals and black "pollen" spots. She also sent a couple more transparent flowers, some black frosted/matte raked beads, and an assortment of spacers, faceted beads, transparent pressed glass leaves and a floral clasp.

So, using what Cheryl sent me,
I added some matte gold to the petals and leaves in order to tone down the shine to match better with the black matte beads and I added on some rhinestones to tie the colors together with the foiled & faceted beads.

Lori wanted everyone to work outside of their comfort zone and let me just say, I did!

Here's what I made!

((((The idea is to move the designers out of their comfort zone.))))

 Art To Wear!
Thank you for visiting my Bead Soup results presentation!
~*Thank you Lori for hosting!*~

~*Why not take a look and see what others have made with their bead soup?*~
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 ~*My Partner!*~
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 ~*You are HERE!*~
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!

This is the stash Cheryl sent me to work with...

 These are really pretty beads!



Beadroe said...

Wow, you transformed the items that I sent you into a work of art. I am so impressed with your creative vision. Thanks so much for being my partner. You have given me a new understanding for where I can take my creativity.
I look forward to following your blog in the future.

maneki said...

I really like this one! The design is so creative and unusual. Fab!

rockcreekcreations said...

you're right it is art to wear!

LeeLu Creations said...

Wow! What a unique design. Such a great piece.

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

Fun! Definitely art to wear - great job!

Marianna said...

Beautiful work! It looks so magical!

Laurel said...

That is really creative, Amber - it's so very spring-like and happy. Great job!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Wow! Such a beautiful design! It really is a work of wearable art! I hope you're enjoying the party! :-)

My Life Under the Bus said...

Look like you had a ball with everything! Those glass flowers are beautiful!

Kristen said...

That is gorgeous, looks like a lot of work! Great job!

Jennifer Pride said...

Wow, you got hooked up with your soup, and you did a wonderful job with it.

Marie Cramp said...

Love what you did with this soup!! Stunning Design!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Well you should be proud of it because it came out excellent! Very nice work.

Pretty Things said...

Oh wow, it's like sculpture! Very cool!!!!!

Dana said...

#209 here...WOW what a stash...very pretty design...great work...

Kristen said...

WOW I would be proud too! It may be out of your zone but you made it beautifully!

Beadbug said...

What a beautiful piece.

Deci said...

Wildly wonderful.

Everyday Gypsy said...

I really like the unusualness of your piece. I especially loved the black and white picture. It lets you focus on the different shapes and textures of the piece by eliminating the color. But I have to say the color picture brought even more interest to your piece. Great Job!

Libby Leuchtman said...

You got a great Bead soup with lots of beautiful lampwork beads. Lucky you. You did a great job. Very pretty.

Francy said...

art to wear? You bet. Your necklace is gorgeous.

Wendy said...

What an incredibly unique and cool design! Great job! :)

Joanne Huffman said...

Beautiful job!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wow! It's gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

steufel said...

You are totally right, that is art to wear!

ViviBijoux said...

Wearable Art for sure, what an incredible piece, so much work and effort has gone into it. But then you seem to do a lot of mixed media. Fab! smile, Virginie

Dee said...

wow Amber!! this is stunning!! your work and creativity and use of the compenents is beautiful!! job well done!

one-eared pig said...


EmandaJ said...

Hi Amber Dawn,
It's day two and I'm having a blast! Your two necklace is are just fantastic. Great job.

Isn't the swap hop fun?!


Terri said...

So beautiful...and...Soup-er cool a bead scuplture..Love it!!

Loretta said...

Beautiful design!

Laura said...

Great! Whimsical and fun.

Boot ~C said...

so lush,nice work

I LOVE color! said...

Yours are amazing designs Be Blessed

jamberry_song said...

So clever!! I love that felt-type element in the focal and the fact that this is so colorful and has so much sparkle! Forget gardening; bring the flower bed with you with this piece. ;) Glorious!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful! It is a work of art!

Marcie A. said...

Okay, you win the Creative Bead Soup Beader Award. This piece is just gorgeous a true statement piece of art. Well done!

Jenni C said...

A wonderful artistic piece, gorgeous

Shelly said...

jaw dropping gorgeous!!!

hemorrhoidal treatment said...

Super gorgeous designs, I love the beads especially.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

this is an amazing piece! so beautiful!

CraftyHope said...

Oh Amber, that piece is so super cool! So imaginative and full of fun. Amazing!

Judy said...

I love the colors! Such a gorgeous piece of art! I am sure this is stunning on.Your vision is amazing!

Jennifer Cameron said...

That is some kind of stunning! I adore it!

Kate said...

Totally wearable art. Love it!

Suz said...

I love what you did with the focal!

Rebecca said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! You have made a really lovely piece here - I would love to wear it!

SueBeads said...

That really is art to wear! Great job!

Anna Lear said...

Very cool design -- you worked really well outside of your comfort zone and came up with something unique and beautiful.

Janet said...

Wow you did some kinda Really Beautiful job here!!! Wow. Its just gorgeous!!!!!!!

vintagesusie & wings said...

So beautiful friend, I love EVERYTHING you made & what you created with your BEAD SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...

Andrew Thornton said...

Really fun pieces! You did an awesome job pulling everything together. You totally took this challenge by the horns. Nicely done!

BluMoon said...

Oh my these are just so pretty what a lovely bead soup!

Regina said...

What an intricate and eye-catching necklace! Love the different elements, it is beautiful. Certainly inventive!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

What an awesome piece... so much to look at... definitely a piece of wearable art. Well done!


Jen V. said...

I am adoring that piece!! It truly is wearable art with all that color and texture and handmade lovin'!
I am completely enraptured by your little charms and can't wait to go see more!

Kitty Durmaj said...

What a beautiful WORK OF ART....WEARABLE ART! You have not only an inventive soul, you have a creative soul that you've shared with all of us.

Thank you for commenting on my creation for the BSBP

#2 Kitty

Stacey said...

Beautiful created focal to your necklace

Heather said...

Wow I love the flower bead with the coiled wire stem - great idea for a focal. Really interesting and fun piece.

Genea said...

Wow! What an INCREDIBLE piece! I love the wavy wire working along with the flower focal. Such a gorgeous necklace!

roseworksjewelry said...

Absolutely! I also had a lot of fun scrolling through to get here and seeing all the miniatures you make! You do great work :) And sorry I'm late getting to your post!

alice said...

How very artistic- love the flower!!!