17 September 2011

Bead Soup Reveal!!

I got paired with the lovely Nancy from SnazzyDoodleDesigns which I was very pleased about as she makes her own lampwork and enamel beads...two things that I would dearly love to learn how to do! 

Considering my swap partner was in the USA and I'm in the UK, my goodies arrived very quickly!! 
I was delighted with my soup, especially the colours and the fabulous focals that Nancy made herself and the set of lampwork beads too. 

I managed to make 3 pieces with my soup but still have 2 of the three fabulous enamel beads that will be going into my personal stash of beads. 
The first piece is a necklace that I combined with Lorelei's Shadowbox Challenge in my previous post. 
I used Nancy's lampwork and the smaller enamel bead for this piece combined with a lot of the accent beads she sent me.  I paired it with sari ribbon and silver metal. 

The second piece is a bracelet that I made for myself. I plan to keep this for my own personal use so made something simple that I would wear.  I used the lampwork ring as the focal, the sterling toggle I was sent, sterling beads, wire and findings a long with the lampwork beads Nancy sent me and a lot of czech accents. 

And finally...I returned to my favourite metal...copper. 

I used the frit lampwork from Nancy along with some lilac lampwork spacers and the czech glass from my soup. I made some copper earwires from 0.8mm wire, fashioned some hammers sheet shapes, added the holes, patinated with LOS and hey presto, a pair of earrings. 

I've thoroughly enjoyed this experience and look forward to getting through everyone's blogs! A big thank you to Lori for organising it and to my partner Nancy for the inspiration :) 

Now you can have a nose through the other blogs linked to below...get comfortable! 

1. Aimee Wheaton and Barbara York
2. Alice Craddick and Sandra Richardson
3. Alison Sachs and Amy Severino
4. Allison Scott and Cynthia Abner
5. Amanda Cargill Austin and Charlene Sevier
6. Amanda Davie and Patsy Evins
7. Amber Dawn and Kim Ballor
8. Ambra Gostoli and Christine Hansen 
9. Amy Freeland and Christine Altmiller
10. Ana Krepel-Novak and Eleanor Snare
11. Andrea Morici and Hope Smitherman
12. Andrea Trank and Jayne Capps
13. Andrea Turini and Charlene Jacka
14. Angela May and Emanda Johnson
15. Anitra Gordy and Elizabeth Owens Dwy
16. Ann Rishell and Debbie Price
17. Ann Sherwood and Lynne Bowland
18. Anna Lear and Barbe Saint John
19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel 
19. Nan Emmett and Erin Siegel 
20. Astrid Boyce and Birgitta Lejonklou
21. B.R. Kuhlman and Deanna Chase
22. Barbara Bechtel and Bryna Lumb
23. Barbara Blaszczyk and DaviniaDesign
24. Barbara Judy and Holly Westfall
25. Barbara Lewis and Cathie Carroll
26. Barrie Edwards and Lyn Foley
27. Becky Fairclough and Jana Tarhala
28. Bella Borgouise and Gillian Lehman
29. Beth and Evie McCord and Erin Prais-Hintz
30. Beth Bricker and Heather Pyle
31. Beth Emery and Cassie Donlen
32. Bobbie Rafferty and Cindy Cima Edwards
33. Candice McGinnis and Sally Anderson
34. Carol Bradley and Cece Cormier
 35.  Cathy Khoury and Molly Alexander
 36. Carol Tannahill and Hilary Frye
37. Carrie Tahquechi and Cris Peacock
38. Cat Pruitt and Cindy Gimbrone
39. Charlene Gary and Doris Stumpf
40. Charlotte Pevny and Kate Gardenghi
41. Cherrie Fickand Cathie Carroll
41. Claire Maunsell and Cherrie Fick
42. Cheryl Roe and Jenny Vidberg
43. Chris White and Norma Turvey
44. Christa Murphy and Kathy Alderfer
45. Christie Murrow and Dana James
46. Christina Miles and Collette Collins
47. Christine Brandel and Elizabeth Woodford
48. Christine Damm and Cynthia Deis
49. Christine Hendrickson and Debbie Goering
50. Christine Stonefield and Dee Wingrove-Smith
51. Cilla Watkins and Johanna Rhodes
52. Cindy Wimmer and Riki Schumacher
53. CJ Baushka and Cory Celaya
54. Courtney Breul and Joanna Matuszczyk
55. Cristi Clothier and Kathleen Robinson Young
56. Cryss Thain and Serena Trent
57. Cynthia Tucker and Kitty Durmaj
58. Dana Johnson Jones and Eva Sherman
59. Davinia Algeri and Janet McDonald
60. Deci Worland and Lara Lutrick
61. Diana Ptaszynski and Kristy Abner
62. Diane Cook and Kerry Bogert
63. Diane Hawkey and Jen Judd Velasquez
64. Dorcas Midkiff and Jill Harris
65. Doris Radlicki and Heather Goldsmith
66. Dot Lewallen and Gaea Cannaday
67. Elisabeth Auld and Jennifer Justman
68. Erin Fickert-Rowland and Geanina Grigore
69. Erin Grant and Julie Jones
70. Eszter Czibulyas and Helena Fritz
71. Fiona Christie and Michelle Heim
72. Gail Zwang and Genea Crivello-Knable
73. Geneva Collins and Jana Haag
74. Gretchen Nation and Heidi Post
75. Heather DeSimone and Karin Slaton
76. Heather Marley and Terry Carter
77. Ingrid McCue and Jennifer Pride
78. Jackie Ryan and Nicole Keller
79. Janna Harttgen and Joanne Tinley
80. Jean Yates and Lori Anderson
81. Jelveh Jaferian and Jenny Davies-Reazor
82. Jenni Connolly and Jennifer Heynen
83. Jennifer Cameron and Kristi Bowman
84. Jennifer Geldard and Lisa Liddy
85. Jennifer VanBenschoten and Kim Hora
86. Jess Italia Lincoln and Lori Greenberg
87. Jill MacKay and Lori Bergmann
88. JJ Jacobs and Karen Tremblay
89. Joyce Becker and Kathy Welsh
90. Judy Glende and Karen Sinkowski
91. Judy Riley and Kelly Morgan
92. JuLee Wolfe and Julie Bean
93. Julianna Cannon and Julianna Kis
94. Julie Nordine and Lesley Watt
95. K. Hutchinson and Shea Zukowski
96. Karen Firnberg and Karyn Bonfiglio
97. Karen Williams and Kimberly Roberts
98. Karen Zanco and Polly Barker
99. Kari Carrigan and Laura Twiford
100. Karin von Hoeren and Laura Blanck
101. Kate Richbourg and Lorelei Eurto
102. Kathleen Lange Klik and Maria Clark
103. Kathy Engstrom and Keri Lee Sereika
104. Kay Thomerson and Loretta Carstensen
105. Kelley Fogle and Laurel Bielec
106. Kelly Ramstack and Sally Anderson
107. Kim Stevens and Tiffany Long
108. Kristi Harrison and Mandy Williamson
109. Kristi Kyle and Lana Kinney
110. Kristina Johansson and Sue Hodgkinson
111. Kym Hunter and Laura Sanger
112. Laura Zeiner and Susan Kennedy
113. Laurel Steven and Mary McGraw
114. Laurie Hanna and Lisa Boucher
115. Lesley Weir and Liz DeLuca
116. Linda Djokic and Tracey Weiser
117. Linda Inhelder and Pam Brisse
118. Linda Landig and Lori Dorrington
119. Linda Murphy and Lisa Hamilton
119.  Line Labrecque and Marianne Baxter
120. Lisa Lodge and Monica Johnson
121. Lois Moon and Melissa Muir
122. Lola Surwillo and Therese Frank
123. Lori Bowring Michaud and Marci Brooks
124. Lupe Meter and Norma Agron
125. Maggie Towne and Marge Beebe
126. Malin de Koning and Susie Hibdon
127. Mallory Hoffman and Shirley Moore
128. Marcie Abney and Patty Miller
129. Marcy Lamberson and Melissa Clarke
130. Margot Potter and Suzann Sladcik Wilson
131. Maria Grimes and Wendy Blum
132. Maria Horvath and Melinda Orr
133. Maria Rosa Sharrow and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp
134. Marian Hertzog and Melissa Mesara
135. Marianna Boylan and Sandi Lee James
136. Marina Dobrynina and Michaela Pabeschitz
137. Marsha Neal and Miri Agassi
138. Mary Ellen Parker and Melissa Meman
139. Mary Elliott and Tamara Soper
140. Mary Hicks and Laurel Steven
141. Melissa Pynn and Michelle Buettner
142. Michelle Hardy and Niki Meiners
143. Michelle Mach and Moira McEvoy
144. Missy Rappaport and Norma Agron
145. Molly Alexander and Poranna
146. Mylene Hillam and Nicole Rennell
147. Nadezhda Parfyonova and Stacey Curry
148. Nan Emmett and Nancy Peterson
149. Nancy Boylan and Natalie McKenna
150. Natalie Monkivitch and Niky Sayers
151. Natasha Lutes and Pam Ferrari
152. Noemi Baena and Penny Ilagan
153. Pamela Petry and Rebecca Sirevaag
154. Pat Haight and Mary McGraw
155. Patty Gasparino and Vonna Maslanka 
156. Penny Neville and Sandi Volpe
157. Pepita Bos and Wendy Chamberlain
158. Raida Disbrow and Rebecca Watkins
159. Rebecca Anderson and Sabrina Staub
160. Regina Santerre and Rose Binoya
161. Rhea Freitag and Tari Kahrs
162. Rochelle Brisson and Sheryl Stephen
163. Sally Russick and Tracy Bell
164. Sandra McGriff and Shay Williams
165. Sandra Wolberg and Sara Hardin
166. Sarah Elder and Salla Small
167. Saskia Kaffenberger and Sharon Gardner
 168. Sharon Palac and Shannon Chomanczuk
169. Shay Stone and Suzette Bentley
170. Shiraz Biggie and Tammy Powley
171. Staci Smith and Tracy Stillman
172. Stacie Stamper and Tracy Martin
173. Stefanie Teufel and Vicky Taylor
174. Stephanie Dixon and Stephanie LaRosa
175. Stephanie Haussler and Valerie Norton
176. Suzanne Tate and Terri Wlaschin
177. Sweet Freedom Designs and Tammy Jones
178. Tania Spivey and Tari Sasser
179. Tara Plote and Terry Matuszyk
180. Terri Gauthier and Deana Hager
181. Theresa Fosdick and Tracey Nanstad


  1. Great pieces!! Love all the colors! Those earrings are sooooo cool! AND your use of the shadow box is awesome!

  2. Natalie, love all your creations!! I love in the earrings that you put copper with the colors I gave you! Everything looks great, that shadow box necklace is really cool! You are an AWESOME partner!

  3. You did a great job with you soup Natalie - especially love the bracelet - well done.

  4. Your Bead Soup pieces are just beautiful.

  5. The colors in the bracelet are just my style! And I used copper for the first time in this Bead Soup, as my partner sent some to me...I can see why you like it!

  6. I thought that shadowbox looked familiar! I love all your pieces, I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite. You did such a great job!

  7. All three are great pieces. The bracelet is very fun. And the earrings are favorites, since I love copper. But that Blue sari ribbon with your resin piece and the other beads is outstanding.

  8. Gorgeous colours! Great job, Natalie! I love the earrings, the hammered shapes and your wire wrapping :)

  9. Love those colours.... the necklace has such a beachy feel to it without being beachy at all! The shadow box idea was a great way to create a focal.

  10. How you've used the light box is great but I love the earrings - all that wirewrapping with the beads is lovely!

  11. Excellent work, and very creative! Everything is so cool, lots of fun to look at!

    I hope you'll join me again next year!

    Love, Lori

  12. I love your shadowbox. Setting it off with the sari ribbon was inspired!

  13. Great colors, love your creations, but I love your copper earrings the best. Something about blue and copper and all that wire. Lovely!

  14. Love what you did with the focal, nice pieces!

  15. OMG... I am in love with that bracelet. It's stunning and something I would totally wear. Awesome job. Love the other pieces, too.

  16. Your bracelet and necklace are beautiful, but those earrings are my fav. Of course, I also have a copper fetish!

  17. They are all beautiful pieces - lovely work!

  18. Absolutly lovely design and the colors are my favorite;and thank you for commenting on my blog SandysColoringBox.blogspot.com
    Be blessed to be a blessing

  19. I especially love the earrings. So rustic and everyday wearable!

  20. Nicely done, I really like the way you used the fiber in the necklace.

  21. I love those wonderful greens and blues and what you do with it! Very well done, Natalie!
    Greetings, Michi

  22. Natalie, these are all so creative and fun! I love the necklace, the way you incorporated the sari silk, just lovely! And the earrings are so fun and funky! Love!

  23. these are so cool and bright and beachy! great job!

  24. All your pieces are lovely but I think my favorite is the earrings! Well done.

  25. Fun, Funky, Artsy, & Soup-cool! All your pieces are outstanding. The beach color pallet is one of my fav's.

  26. I love the shadowbox! Being a bracelet lover and an ocean lover, that bracelet is so me! Your earrings are sweet with your copper hammering and wrapping.

  27. Colourful and happy! The bracelet is my favourite.

  28. Thank you for all the feedback guys :)

  29. Beautiful! I love the Lorelei's Shadowbox included in your necklace. Love the bracelet.
    Love the earrings - too cute! Great wire work!

  30. Beautiful work! I especially love the bracelet!

  31. So pretty! I really love the earrings!

    Julie & Andrea

  32. Beautiful pieces! I love the blues with the silver, but I am absolutely in love with those copper earrings! Great job! :)

  33. I am so sorry I am so late hopping your way. My computer dug it's heels in and said Not gon'a go thaat fast.:^)
    Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
    Be blessed to be a blessing

  34. The first one is so vibrant and fun! I agree the 2nd one is a bracelet that can easily be worn. Both a beautiful. Great job

  35. Love the bracelet. The blues are my color. And then I saw the copper earrings! Love 'em!

  36. Your creations remind me of summer... So nice! I would definetely wear those earrings every single day!

  37. Love the blues and greens in the necklace, but my fave is the wirewrapped earrings, they're very me.

  38. Beautiful designs, great combination of textures and color.

  39. Delightful pieces! We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,

  40. Beautiful jewellery! I especially fell for the bracelet: the colours feel so crisp and the mix of bead shapes create interest. Fab job!

  41. All three of your pieces are really pretty. I'm partial to those earrings though. They're super!
    Great work overall.

  42. All three pieces are beautiful! I love the fiber in the necklace and the awesome wire wrapping on those earrings!

  43. Love what you did with your soup and all 3 pieces are gorgeous. I love the copper and wire work on the earrings...beautiful.

  44. All three pieces are wonderful! I especially love the bracelet! Combining the shadow box into the necklace worked beautifully. Nice work!