Friday, April 12, 2013

7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Hop


7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Hop - 2nd Reveal

Once a year Lori Anderson hosts an international blogging and jewelry making event she calls the Bead Soup Blog Party!  Go to her site for a complete list of the 2nd group.

This year Lori paired up over 500 people, WOW!  Partners exchange beads, which we call BEAD SOUP.  From our soup mix we must use the focal bead and the clasp, the rest is optional. 

My partner Kelli Jacobson is from Texas.  OMG she sent me the most awesome package of beads.  Kelli has good taste and a generous heart.  Thank you Kelli!  Kelli is an awesome jewelry maker, a caring wife and great mom.  She is one busy lady who manages to make time for her creative business; Creative Moon Jewelry & Things while juggling the demands of life.   Do stop by her shop to see what she made from the bead mix I sent her!

I encourage you to also check out the Pinterest board that we’ve all added to during the bead soup reveals (there’s one more reveal next week).  You will find beautiful and interesting beaded items.  Some ready for purchase.  And remember while you are hopping around the blogs please leave a message.  


Beads I received from Kelli

beads I sent Kelli
wire wrapped earrings
rosary bracelet
Swarovski crystals, handmade chain and beautiful dragonfly pendant come together nicely.
I made the links for the chain the dragonfly provided by Kelli



Keep Creating,

Karen


49 comments:

  1. All lovely but I really like your dragonfly necklace!

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  2. I love the chain you've made for the necklace and the wire wrapping in the turquoise earrings. I'm now a follower to your blog. Have fun.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and giving feedback.

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  3. Beautiful work! The handmade chain is superb

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  4. These are all beautiful! Charming earrings :-)

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  5. WOW...did Kelly send you all her beads? What great soup ingredients. And your designs turned out beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.
    Cheryl

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    1. LOL I didn't sender her *all* my beads, but a pretty good selection! LOL Thank you! I enjoyed fixing that soup up for Karen! =)

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  6. Amazing work ! :) Love that little dragonfly

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  7. beautiful work !! the blue wired earrings are my favorite

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  8. Wow, Karen!!! You did amazing!!! I LOVE the bracelet - but, then, I love all the bracelets you do! =) And those wire wrapped earrings with the blue glass beads - wow... wow... wow... Those are STUNNING!!! And the spiral wrapped wire coiled earrings are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! You do excellent work! I am very envious of that chain you made! It's FANTASTIC!!! You did such a wonderful job! I'm very proud to have had you as my partner! =) Thank you so much for the wonderful beads you gave me to work with as well! I had an awesome time cooking your soup! =)

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  9. Great jewelry! Love the dragonfly necklace.
    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.
    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
    kathy

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    1. I cannot wait to see your designs next week!!

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  10. OH my goodness everything is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

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  11. Thank you all for your kind words. This is very exciting and so encouraging.

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  12. you received very nice soup and solved it perfectly!

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  13. Love the variety of pieces that you created. Beautiful!!

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  14. You have created some beautiful pieces. I especially love the dragonfly necklace.

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  15. Thanks...I am a creature of habit so the BSBP was a nice challenge for me.

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  16. My favorite was the dragonfly necklace!!!!! I love multi chained necklaces and layering. Nicely done! Kristin Oppold

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  17. I'm always envious of good wirework! Great work!

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    1. Oh boy I fell for the MultisPring necklace...it's a beauty. I'm checking back to see what else you've created.

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  18. ~a very pretty array of pieces you have created...much love light and blessings~

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    1. Thanks, I can't wait to see what you come up with....

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  20. I love the dragonfly necklace!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, what fun BSBP!
    ciao dall'Italia

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    1. Thanks. I am anxiously awaiting your reveal!

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  21. Everything is great but I especially love the wire wrapped earrings and the dragonfly necklace. You received a great soup and did a wonderful job with it :-)

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    1. Oh thanks I'm glad you stopped by.

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  22. What sweet pieces you made with your soup! Great job!

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  23. Beautiful work. Love those coiled earrings and the dragonfly necklace. The blues are beautiful. Great job.

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  24. Really lovely pieces, your pieces are very well made and I love the coils in the pair of earrings!

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  25. Love how your twirled the wire around the beads! Beautiful work and the dragonfly necklace is gorgeous!

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  26. Gorgeous designs! Love your earrings blue wire wrapped earrings. The dragonfly necklace is beautiful. Wonderful bead soup!

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  27. You did such a nice job with your soup. With my obsession over all things blue, I have to say that your first pair of earrings with the silver spiral around the blue beads are my favorite. :)

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  28. Lovely work & nice job with your handmade chain!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. What you created w/your soup mix is very nice too.

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  29. Karen, It is time to change your profile. Novice beader, ha, you must be joking! Your jewelry is beautiful. I love your wire wrapping-- just wish I could do half as good as you did!

    Great design ideas too.

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    1. Oh you are sweet but compared to most of what I've seen in the BSBP I can barely keep up. This was a great challenge for me.

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  30. Hi! I am your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog:-)

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    1. Great!!! Thank you for stopping by too.

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  31. Great use of your soup Karen! I love the dual stands of the necklace very airy and classy look

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    1. Thanks! That one took me a while because I made the chain then I wanted more.

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  32. Very nice job with your soup. Love the layering on the necklace..great color!

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  33. Great work - and the chain you made is just terrific!

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    1. Thanks that was a bit challenging for me but so worth the effort.

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  34. What great designs! I especially like the earrings that you made.

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