Bead Soup Blog Hop



imageimageimage Today is reveal day, I can’t wait to see what my partner Cris Peacock made with her soup along with what everyone else has made.  I really had a lot of fun with mine and had a few challenges along the way.  I got three pieces of jewelry that I really like and have beads left to make earrings but since I don’t wear them I decided to wait on that.

I first made the necklace using that neat little birdnest. I wouldn’t normally mix gold in my pieces but I decided to give it a try and love how it turned out.




Next I wanted to try a multilayered bracelet. I didn’t realize how hard it would be to get three pieces all the same length but eventually I got there.








I liked the look of the first bracelet so decided I would make another one but first I decided to patina my chain, then I had some little copper tubes that I had cut but I thought they needed a bit of color so I patinaed them  too. Since I made wired segments with my beads this one don’t  lay quite as good as the first one so I may have to redo it.

Be sure to check how Cris used her bead soup from me here:  and you can also check out her Etsy shop here:

I want to thank Lori for hosting the hop again this year and I want to also thank Cris for being my partner and sending me a beautiful soup to work with. Have fun hoping. Here s the link that will take you to the rest of the blogs:


57 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mischelle Fanucchi
    May 10, 2014 @ 06:06:54

    Love your bracelets.


  2. cris peacock
    May 10, 2014 @ 06:43:42

    Beautiful!!! I just love your necklace! I’ve used so many of those same pieces over the years since they are my favorites and I am so impressed with the lovely way you put it together! Completely different than anything I would have thought of 🙂 And both of your bracelets are spectacular! Thanks for being my partner 🙂 Cheers!


  3. jlwoolverton
    May 10, 2014 @ 09:19:32

    What a lovely trio of designs!


  4. Mags
    May 10, 2014 @ 12:01:40

    So beautiful! I really like the bracelets 🙂


  5. vovsjewellery
    May 10, 2014 @ 12:45:07

    Such lovely work well done!


  6. Eleanor Burian-Mohr
    May 10, 2014 @ 14:18:16

    Love love love that necklace. I’m a sucker for bird nests. And I think you nailed it with the multi-strand bracelets. The patina was divine inspiration.


  7. Dorota
    May 10, 2014 @ 16:44:20

    what a cute bird nest in your necklace! Bracelets are alo awesome!congrats!


  8. Noemi
    May 10, 2014 @ 18:01:17

    Cute necklace. I have never been too keen on bird nests but on the necklace you made looks very nice.


  9. charisdesigns
    May 10, 2014 @ 20:12:20

    Your necklace is so sweet- I love the whole thing. The bracelets are also lovely- I’d wear them in a heart beat. Christie


  10. Lisa
    May 11, 2014 @ 10:24:14

    Lovin that necklace.Great job with your soup ingredients.


  11. Esterina
    May 11, 2014 @ 11:01:50

    Lovely bracelets and necklace. Good design… means there’s a talented designer behind it.. 🙂


  12. Sharon Driscoll
    May 11, 2014 @ 21:37:36

    I love your take on the bird nest – it’s very inspiring to me since I was working on a bird themed item too. Nice work!


  13. J R
    May 11, 2014 @ 22:43:44

    What beautiful colors. Love the birds! Nice how you flew with it! (so to speak)


  14. Barb Fernald
    May 11, 2014 @ 23:06:01

    The necklace with the bird’s nest is so delicate and pretty. I love seeing people try something new like you did with the multi strand bracelets. Great job!


  15. Corrie Lyn
    May 12, 2014 @ 05:46:08

    I have similar struggles with multilayered designs. You would never know if you didn’t mention it. Your pieces look so pretty and versatile. I bet you could wear them year round.


  16. ile
    May 12, 2014 @ 09:18:24

    It’s all so beautiful!
    Well done


  17. krafty max
    May 12, 2014 @ 09:43:21

    WOW, I love them all… but I am amazed with the patina work…I have never done it, but you did it PERFECTLY! I really do like the one with the birds nest…great job!! ~KM


  18. Audrey Bélanger
    May 12, 2014 @ 10:42:40

    Ahaha, you made nests too ! Yours are a lot less messy than mine, though. The tree branch is such an adorable touch ! And multi-strand bracelets are a pain, arn’t they ? But they come out so lovely !


  19. Alenka
    May 12, 2014 @ 12:39:53

    All the pieces are really lovely, Dolores, and I like your use of colors.


  20. Beadphoria
    May 12, 2014 @ 13:56:56

    I love what you made, but I think my favorite is the one with the nest focal. Good job, too on the triple strand bracelet. Those can be tricky! Kudos on well served soup!


  21. Dini Bruinsma
    May 12, 2014 @ 14:11:38

    Hi Dolores,
    Your 2nd bracelet I like the most, the soft colours and the dark chain. A great combination, it looks so good in the picture… Maybe you’re going to wear it very often, after the redo 🙂 Have fun with it!


  22. Silke
    May 12, 2014 @ 14:43:50

    Love all your pieces. Very nice. The colour combination of the second bracelet is great, I’m nosey what you do with it.


  23. Marcia
    May 12, 2014 @ 16:23:31

    very pretty woodland theme and I really love the bracelets


  24. Jenny
    May 12, 2014 @ 17:22:13

    Lovely pieces!


  25. autumnskyadornments
    May 12, 2014 @ 20:10:19

    The birdnest necklace is wonderful! Earthy and bold, without being heavy…. love it!


  26. Bobbie
    May 12, 2014 @ 20:44:00

    Ooh, multistrands, mixed golds, and patination — you pulled out all the stops on this soup!


  27. Beth Petricoin
    May 12, 2014 @ 22:14:30

    Such lovely pieces! I adore the bird nest necklace! 🙂


  28. kokopelli79Kokopelli Design
    May 13, 2014 @ 06:05:38

    Oh, I love the necklace with the little nest. So cute!


  29. cherishdesigns
    May 13, 2014 @ 12:24:08

    Hi CraftyD!! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments! I love your finished designs… I am always a mixed metal enthusiast, so I loved the mix of your metals and really enjoyed how you complemented the nest with the branch! Your bracelets are beautiful and perfectly strung! Love them all! Fantastic work!! XOXO Kris


  30. Silvia
    May 13, 2014 @ 14:36:47

    Lovely creations, the little nest is so cute and I really love how you used both metal and colors


  31. stregajewellry
    May 13, 2014 @ 22:27:47

    Looks like you did a great job mastering the multi layering technique. I love that bracelet!


  32. Linda A
    May 14, 2014 @ 01:36:50

    *SO* cute necklace! I love that you mixed the dangles and bead units…just adorable!

    Linda A.


  33. Tammy Adams
    May 14, 2014 @ 19:50:27

    Great designs. I love how you accented the little bird’s nest with that necklace design.


  34. medbeads
    May 14, 2014 @ 21:04:18

    Your necklace is very beautiful. I like nest..I have one in one of my necklaces. Great job in cooking your soup..


  35. Terri G.
    May 15, 2014 @ 23:49:24

    All of these turned out really cool. I like that you patina-ed the chain on the last bracelet. Adds that special detail to tie it all in. Realy Soip-er!


  36. janine Lucas
    May 16, 2014 @ 16:08:12

    Lovely work, great job


  37. sjmcclelland
    May 16, 2014 @ 21:41:30

    Each of your designs is lovely, Love the multi-strand bracelets.


  38. Ruth
    May 17, 2014 @ 01:02:30

    I really like your necklace, nice color combinations!


  39. christine
    May 17, 2014 @ 20:27:39

    Lovely pieces – great job!!


  40. Jackie Ryan
    May 22, 2014 @ 11:28:10

    You certainly made good use of your soup! The cute birds nest necklace caught my eye and the multi layered bracelet nice work!


  41. Shaiha (@Shaiha_)
    May 23, 2014 @ 00:07:05

    I wouldn’t change a thing about the second bracelet. It’s gorgeous and my favorite of the lot.


  42. Veralynne
    May 23, 2014 @ 12:40:16

    Great job on the pieces! I love the bracelets….and the little bird nest…so cute!


  43. kepi rasmussen
    May 24, 2014 @ 22:53:46

    Beautiful pieces, the necklace is so cute with the little nest and I am partial to the stacked bracelets. Great job!


  44. Jacqueline (Jackie) Marchant
    May 25, 2014 @ 18:00:23

    Great work you did with your soup. You designers are brilliant…Ty for sharing bye now I must keep hopping on down the blogs


  45. Janice
    May 27, 2014 @ 02:06:47

    3 great pieces! I love the necklace with it’s little birds nest and the patina turned out great. It really complemented the colors used beautifully


  46. Rosantia Petkova
    May 27, 2014 @ 05:06:03

    Love the necklace with all the beautiful details that add so much texture to it! The multi-strand bracelets are both beautiful color and shape-wise and the patina so matches the beads color in the second one!


  47. Monique U
    May 27, 2014 @ 21:40:17

    I love bracelets (especially layered), and I agree they are a little “fiddly”, Dolores… but so worth it 🙂 Your designs are awesome!


  48. laurievyselaar
    May 28, 2014 @ 13:49:23

    Love what you did with your soup. The bracelet ended up perfect! The bird nest necklace is adorable!


  49. patty johnson
    May 29, 2014 @ 16:19:17

    Really nice job with your soup! Love the birds nest…pretty pieces!


  50. Robin Kae Reed
    May 30, 2014 @ 20:49:22

    These are so very pretty!!! i love multistrand bracelets! I think the purple one is my fave! Have a Blessed Day!


  51. CraftyHope
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 12:31:01

    I really like how all three of your pieces came together. the colors of your second bracelet definitely catch my eye, as anything blue does. However, it’s that bird nest bracelet that is my favorite of your creations. Well done.


  52. Bev B
    Jun 09, 2014 @ 23:50:41

    Love the pieces you made with the soup Cris sent you! I really like the multi-strand bracelets – my fav type of piece and love purple too. Great job!


  53. Rosantia Petkova
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 06:17:41

    Your creations are colorful, asymmetric, multri-strand and interspersed with little touches of interest like dangles and wired links and I like them all!


  54. Becky Pancake
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 16:50:13

    Hi Delores, great job on all three of your pieces. I like the colors that you put with the bird’s nest and the second bracelet goes well with it. Cris was my partner last year.


  55. Dana Hickey
    Jul 28, 2014 @ 23:23:05

    I’m glad you kept at it, the bracelets are really cute!


  56. Karla Morgan (Texas Pepper Jams)
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 21:58:15

    I’m still blog hopping the bspb#8. Your creations are fabulous! Either bracelet could go with your necklace. I like that versatility! All you need to do is make a pair of earrings & wa-la you’d have a great SET! 😉


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