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6th Bead Soup Blog Party, Part One

There were almost 400 participants signed up for this challenge, so Lori Anderson, Pretty Things, created 3 reveal dates.  The first party starts today, 28 July 2012!  I am so excited.  New blogs to visit and not enough hours to get to them all.  Be sure to stop by the blog of my Bead Soup Blog Party partner, Stacy Alderson.  I can't wait to see what she made with the bead soup I sent to her.

Here is what I made with some of the ingredients from the bead soup I received from Stacy:

The focal bead is so beautiful, that almost any color would work with it, so I used the jet picasso seed beads from the soup and some of my own seed beads in a champagne color. This was also my first attempt at making a spiral rope. 

Here is a list of participants in today's reveal:

Hostess, Lori Anderson,

Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
Alicia Marinache, All The Pretty Things
Amanda Tibbetts, Amanda Made
Amber Dawn Goldish, Inventive Soul
Annita Wilson, AW Jewelry

Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
Candida Castleberry, Spinning Spun Sugar
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Cassie Donlen, Glass Beadle
Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
Christina Hickman, Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Hendrickson, Clamworks
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Cindy Wilson, Mommy's Dream
Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
Cory Tompkins, Tealwater Designs
Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru
Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved
Denielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things
Diane Valasek, Dragonfly Close
Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Elaine Robitaille, Too Aquarius
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Enikö Fabian, Perl-eni
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog

Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Jennifer Pottner, Rock Candy Beads
Jennifer VanBenschoten, Jewelry, Art and Life
Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
Jessica Dickens, My Jewelry, My Life, Me
Jessica Klaaren, Beadful-Things by Jessica
Joan Williams, Lilruby Jewelry
Judith Johnston, Judith Johnston
Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Julie Anne Leggett, The Peaceful Bead

K Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
Karen Meador, Dreamcatcher Ranch
Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
Katherine Gale, Terra Beadworks
Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature Studio
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic, Slovonske Technobe
Kelli Jacobson, Creative Moon
Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly
Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade
Kim Bender-Hora, KimmyKat
Kirsi Luostarinen, Kirsi Luo Korut
Kitty Bozzini, Kitty Lampwork

Laura Demoya, The Bead Therapist
Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewelbox
Leah Curtis, Beady Eyed Bunny
Lesley Watt, The Gossiping Goddess
Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry
Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This

Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
Marion Simmons, Shade Tree Studio
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Design
Marta Weaver, Marta Weaver Jewelry
Marti Conrad, Marti C's Clay Blog
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens, GlassBeadArt, Lampwork Beads
Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio
Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mowse Doyle, HoCArt

Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs
Niki Meiners, 365 Days of Craft
Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas

Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pamela Gangler, She Always Loved Pink
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts

Shannon Hicks, Falling Into the Sky
Shannon LeVart, Miss Fickle Media
Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Art Werks
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
Stacy Alderson, Iridal's Attic
Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Stephanie Stamper, Rainy Day Designs
Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

Tammy Jones, Jewelry Making Daily
Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau
Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna

Wow, that's a long list for the first reveal!  Thank you so much Lori, for hosting the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party!  Be sure to stop by Lori's blog for a list of participants for the next two reveals.



  1. I love the rope.It is in such great detail.Lovely with the focal.Love and hugs Tanya

  2. Great design! Have fun hopping today!

  3. Beautiful, charming, and so chic!

    jean yates!

  4. Amazing piece ! You matched the focal to perfection.

  5. very pretty, and good on you for trying something new. Seems that bead soup is perfect for doing just that

  6. Hi Renitha,
    Wonderful job on your necklace. I love how the seed bead colors make the colors in the focal bead stand out and that is a great job for your first spiral rope. Beautiful!

  7. What a really great texture you achieved with that spiral rope. It works perfectly with the lovely focal.

  8. That is a gorgeous rope. I love the look of seed-bead weaving but don't do it myself. Your necklace is so beautiful it really inspired me to want to learn. Everything compliments that beautiful focal just perfectly. Great job.

  9. Your spiral rope is lovely. It accents that focal perfectly :)

  10. Lovely job!
    The colors you chose were perfect with that gorgeous focal, I love it!

  11. Beautiful job on the spiral rope. It makes that focal sing!

  12. What a beautiful necklace -- the spiral rope really sets off that beautiful focal bead!

  13. First time making a spiral rope?!! Gorgeous! I especially like the dangles you created at the bottom of the's a beautiful touch!

  14. beautiful seed bead work, just stunning

  15. What detailed bead work you do. Very nice.

  16. Great job. Bead weaving, stitching and macrame intimidate me. Kudos to you for learning how to do that.

  17. Those jet picasso beads are sooooo yummy, and add so much richness to that cool spiral rope. I like how elegant and earthy and understated your necklace is. Great job!

  18. The seed bead woven rope is beautiful and it compliments the focal pendant perfectly! Great job!

  19. Hi Renetha,
    That is a beautiful piece! I envy your seed bead skills, can't manage seed beads myself. I lovethe tassel you placed under the focal.

  20. What a beautiful design, love it.

  21. Spiral rope is such a pretty stitch! And you have show cased that lovely lamp work so well!

  22. Wow, awesome necklace! Fantastic work!

  23. Great necklace! I love your spiral rope.

  24. I love the spiral rope! It's perfect for the focal! Well done!

  25. That focal is so gorgeous, and the spiraled necklace works so nicely with a pendant this size.

  26. I love the beaded rope. Congrats on trying something new.

  27. You did a great job on your spiral rope! My first one didn't look anywhere near this good. It is a beautiful complement to the focal!

  28. Oh my... first spiral? Beautiful job! Great way to suspend that amazing looking focal.

  29. I love what you've done with this, it's absolutely beautiful. The spiral rope looks perfect.

  30. I am really starting to fall in love with the spiral rope. Lovely necklace.

  31. wonderful job with your first spiral - it turned out beautifully!

  32. Wow! You really rocked that spiral rope - great job!

  33. Lovely necklace!

  34. That bead rope is wonderful. So much work/detail. And I really like the dangles on the focal. Lots of movement. It's great.

  35. Nice beadwork!! That focal pendant is beautiful and you did a nice job with your bead soup...lovely design!

  36. Beautiful beadwork..! I'm inspired.. :)

  37. Top Shelf design. I too am fond of spiral ropes.

  38. Hi Renetha! I'm late in making the rounds; life has been mucho hectic the last month or so.
    Gorgeous pieces you created with your soup! That spiral rope is just perfect with the focal...well done!

  39. I love your necklace, so elegant!
    ciao dall'Italia


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