Get Ready For the Bead Soup Blog Party

I decided to join Lori Andersons blog hop this year again. She is doing it a little differently this year in that we had to send our partner a bead that we had hoarded. I thought that should be easy but after I picked the bead I was going to send and put my soup together I kind of wanted to make something myself but I decided to send it anyway. It’s not like I don’t have a couple more hoarded beads around.


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:

Bead Soup coming up soon!

imageI signed up for the Bead Soup Blog hop again this year and it’s coming up on May 10th. Lori Anderson is our hostess and always does an awesome job of getting everything organized. This is her blog if you would like to read more about it.


My partner is from HI and her name is Cris Peacock and she sent me an awesome soup in a really neat little bag. This is her blog: She made the neat little bird nest focal for me and I really love it. Come back soon to see what I have made with the soup that she sent me!image

Bead Soup Blog Hop

8bsbp-badge-attendee I signed up for Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup Blog Hop again this year.  I had a lot of fun last year so hopefully this year will prove to be just as much fun.