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BEAD SOUP IS HERE!! 210 Wonderful people involved..come have a Lookie!

The long Awaited BEAD SOUP Party is finally here!

*** Please leave your Replys on this Blog ~ not on the one Underneath thx! ***

210 Very Talented women and men are participating in the 3rd Annual BEAD SOUP Party..the largest amount of people so far! This party was designed by the lovely Lori Anderson of Pretty Things and there is even a book in the making for Lori about this BEAD SOUP Party! What a great thing and thank you Lori for all the fun and happiness this has brought so many of us.

We all were assigned a partner of which each person exchanged beads with them and had to Create some sort of jewellery. Main requirement was to use the focal and the clasp and as many beads that could be incorporated.

I was given Angela Blasingame of HOPEMORE STUDIO and was very pleased at the wonderful selection she sent me. Angela makes beautiful handmade focals of hearts and birds. Check her out she is a talented Miss! So below here you will see what Angie has sent me and what I did with them. All these beads, the heart focal, the key and the burgundy ribbon all from Angie.

The beads Angie sent me:

Her handmade beautiful heart!

The key!

This is what I made of Angie's beads. I used the 
focal, the clasp, the pearls, the turquoise and the key..

Ending with the clasp. This necklace can be tied to wear long or the clasp may be used and the ribbon draped about..

Earrings made with the pearls..

This has been a Great Bead Party..
it feels like Christmas Morning as Ive already been to a few Blogs late at this time of Night!

Enjoy as you travel to All of the Soups!
I am # 83 Janet McDonald
Enjoy some Hot Soup!

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 
23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do
61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
I AM HERE 83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

100.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 
103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 
112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  
123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry

130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 
131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 

150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 

160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 
165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings

170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210.  Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread


Hi Janet. What a lovely necklace. The warm burgundies and copper are so wonderful together. Go really well with the handmade heart pendant. You made a beauty!!


Excellent, Janet! You had some fun things to work with! :)


It's BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the focal and the tiny bird picking up the blue color and well copper in general.Great Job!!!


This is so pretty Janet!
gorgeous colors and nice to be able to alter the length that pendant <3<3<3


So pretty! Oh, man... I'm loving the vintage look. I think you did a great job bringing all the best elements of your bead soup together in this piece. :D That ribbon is a great touch. Love it!


that is lovely! really well done!


Oh Janet.....WOW what a fantastic necklace!!! You are awesome!


Oh so pretty I love the added bits of blue, they are perfect. I have to go back and really study it..


So pretty! I love the bold and bright colours in this design, very creative !


What great soup! And it came together beautifully. I especially love the "Love" pendant. :)


I love love love this! The colors are beautiful and you have done an awesome job putting this together!


So pretty! Just today I have received an envelope from Hopemore Studios with some treasures I have purchased - Angies work is just amazing! And you did it justice with this beautiful necklace! Great job!


An interesting combination of elements.


Oooooo gimme gimme that necklace! I want to wear it with a cute camisole and cardigan to show it off!


What a beautiful heart pendant, you must have had a great time putting it all together, fun! smile, Virginie


Hello Janet ~ Very cool pendant, beads and bird. You certainly did that fun and colorful mix justice! Love what you created. Great wire work.


Hi Janet! Wow, this is nice! I love that pendant!


Oh! Oh! OH! You had some gorgeous ingredients to play with and you created a very chic and flirty work of art! I love how you incorporated her beads with a few things of yours! Congratulations and thank you!


you really had some great ingredients in your bead soup!!and what you did with them is just so cool


Wow! Your necklace is my favorite so far on the blog walk. Really magical and special.


What a fun necklace. How much fun it must have been to work with such a lovely foca.


Thank you thank you all of you Lovlies!! xx


I love it! I love it! I love it!!! The pendant really is fabulous - you've made it even better :)


That focal is beyond beautiful! I love the little turquoise birdie dangling from it. Romantic!
Enjoy the day!


Love the key and the heart/love pendant! Such great bead soup!


These colors are divine and you made delicious soup!


Love what you did here...really love it!!


I love it, it's beautiful! I especially love the focal! Great job! :)


Beautiful heart it is - love how you used the key on the ribbon and the little tidbits! So beautiful!


So pretty! I love the heart focal.


Love what you did with your soup. The long necklace, colors and the pendant all work so well.


Gorgeous piece! Really love that pendant!


Oh, the colors in your piece make my heart sing!!


Really interesting necklace! It's nice to able to adjust the length! I like the colours!


hey gorgoeus, what a stunning piece...the focal is SO gorgeous! love it!

have a relaxing sunday...


hello gorgeous xxx


oopse I put my comment on the post below anyway here it is again...

I adore this necklace and I especially "Love" the handmade pendant!!! Crazy cool bead soup mix!!!


Really nice - the key and focal! Perfect.


Terri February 27, 2011 10:21 AM
I adore this necklace and I especially live the handmade pendant!!! Crazy cool bead soup mix!!!


BluMoon February 27, 2011 9:57 AM
Very nice indeed.


Jenni C February 27, 2011 6:46 AM
I LOVE it all, especially the focal and the combination of colors. The focal really pop.


alice'sbeadsandbaubles February 27, 2011 6:38 AM
How cool- Love the chain and the heart with the key. You had alot of neat things to work with and you put it all together in a great way- all this talent!


Cherrie Fick of La Lumie're February 26, 2011 11:17 PM
Cool necklace


N Valentine Studio February 26, 2011 9:15 PM
I love that heart pendant! The ribbon and the key are a great compliment to it, gorgeous work!


Dana February 26, 2011 7:44 PM
#209 here...very pretty, great job


Pretty Things February 26, 2011 4:00 PM
Oh I just love this! That pendant is amazing, and you did a terrific job of doing it justice. BIG kudos!


Francy February 26, 2011 3:43 PM
that focal is awesome. love your design.


Beadbug February 26, 2011 3:40 PM
I love the way you made this so adjustable.


very pretty!! love the ribbon and the colors worked so well together....great job!


What a lovely, romantic necklace! Love the colours and the heart pendant is just so pretty!


What a sweet necklace! You did an awesome job! ;)


I love the fiber you used. It makes the piece feel very vintage to me. Awesome!


sigh...I 'm in love with the colors in this design !
a Perfect heart creation !
Sweet,but not too sweet !
Modern Romance with a Old Fashioned
Flair !!!
m.e. :)


Wow! I love your necklace! You did a great job!


Very creative designing. Love it.


Love the necklace, so pretty. Love the pendant, and the earrings are great too!


What a great vintage feel piece!


WOW! That commenting thing is a little tricky!

You made a wonderful piece! Great Job!


Very nice. I love the Eclectic/vintage feel to it. The focal is so pretty and the key is wonderful, along with the ribbon. Nice job.


Your piece is awesome. Love all the mixed media that is going on here:-)


4His Glory Creations by CJ said...
I love how you put it all together, and the colors are great! Very Beautiful!


tappingflamingo said...
ooolala..good job! love the links and the bird


Judy said...
Great necklace...all my favorite things. I really like the beads you added, Czech beads are my fav!

February 27, 2011 11:57 PM


CAG- Crafts said...
I love the combination with the ribbon! Great necklace!

February 27, 2011 7:14 PM


Heather said...
What a wonderful handmade pendant, the colors are great too, not quite Christmas, very vintage. That deep burgandy silk is yummy too!! Good job!!

February 27, 2011 6:20 PM


ladynoble said...
la la la la LOVE this! So fun and sweet. Great job bringing attention to that adorable focal, your placement of color is perfect. Oh the fiber is a nice touch.

February 27, 2011 5:50 PM


Laura said...
What a fun and hangly piece! It looks like you had a GREAT time with this.

February 27, 2011 3:30 PM


So much eye candy, beautiful work and so many interesting elements.


So beautiful friend, I love this necklace & what you did with your SOUP! There's not enough descriptive words I can use to tell you how much I ADORE this is so my style. Definitely a top 10....Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...


How pretty! Love the focal


The colours are so warm, I really like it :) and that pendant is gorgeous! i want one!


Holy kamoly, Janet - this is exquisite!And you know I love the turquoise and red toghether!


what a lovely necklace and that pendant rocks! you did a great job with your soup-thanks for sharing!



very nice. Love all those colorful beads and that very pretty ribbon.


Love you necklace! What a fun piece to wear! Love the versatile ways to wear it, too! Wonderful colors you accented the focal with!


Janet, wow, you started with a gorgeous Bead Soup mix! I love the overall colors - the colors drew me in immediately. Your design is really pretty - from the ribbon to the key. You did Angie's beads proud!


Really beautiful necklace - that focal is amazing and I love the color combo. Great job!


OMG... the necklace is wonderful. The pendant is one of the prettiest I have seen.


Wonderful vintage-esque pieces - I love the mix of textures in the necklace :D


Mom this is so Lovely!!! XOX
You Rock!


Love the focal - great job!


Pretty piece only made better by offering versatility.


Wonderful job, so many textures and elements.


Pretty Things said...
Oh I just love this! That pendant is amazing, and you did a terrific job of doing it justice. BIG kudos!

February 26, 2011 4:00 PM


diane cook said...
What a beautiful pendant!!! It is stunning, and I know you will enjoy wearing your necklace.
Your use of the ribbon worked so nicely with the key and the other components!
And, I likey the little curls you designed under your beads in the earrings =)

March 1, 2011 5:48 PM


Creative Arty Facts said...
I love the vintage feel about your necklace and how you've used the fibres and fabrics! Well done Janet!


Salzanos said...
Isn't it great the fiber being used this season! Your design is excellent, and I love that focal you got! great making it adjustable, many people like that, and I need to learn to put it on more of my creations!

March 1, 2011 9:27 AM


Oh oh oh oh oh!! It's SO MUCH FUN!! Wow!


Releases by Rufydoof said...
What a beautiful piece - I love that little blue bird... gorgeous. Well done!


March 1, 2011 8:52 PM


Gorgeous necklace! That pendant is amazing!


I like your piece. Dark and elegant. Really cute.


Janet - Okay, this necklace is Drama without a doubt! It's so gorgeous.


Gorgeous! I love that pendant you were sent. The entire thing is lovely and I think the ribbon/clasp construction is a great idea


What a beauty! Beautiful beads, great color mix, all in all one great necklace.


What a Wonderful necklace, love the LOVE heart and you did an awesome job making all the colors sing together!


Beautiful focal. I like the design and balance. Great job! Also, thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. So nice of you!


Ooooh, texture, fun, and awesomeness!!! Love it!


I love the necklace - it just says "warm and comfy" to me!


Absolutely beautiful...I love that heart and I'm not really a heart person! A gorgeous necklace.


Janet, the necklace is super nice - so beautiful! You have worked with your ingridients and made a masterpiece.. And those earring are just too cute.


Hi Janet.

I'm still finishing up my blog tour. It's so interesting to see what themes appear again again, and how each artist makes it their own.


Hi Janet, That is a really nice necklace. Love the dangles you added to the focal piece.

I would also like to thank you for your lovely comment. It has really meant a lot as I am going through a tough time. I have also read that your hubby is out of the hospital. I hope he is ok and on his way to full and speedy recovery.

I have written a thank you post on my blog and it would be lovely if you could read it if you find the time.

A big hug your way.


I've been eyeing up those eggs....just need to have some of those! Looks like fun!


Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments!