Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Update!

The BSBP (Bead Soup Blog Party) deadline (9/17) is rapidly approaching, and I actually finished my projects yesterday, so I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Now, I'm trying to restrain myself, because I want to plaster my project pics everywhere!

But I will stop with a reminder pic - these are the beads I received from my BSBP partner, Tammy Jones.

Tammy is the editor of Interweave's Jewelry Making Daily, a blog jam-packed with jewelry making ideas - visit her blog for inspiration! You can also keep up with Tammy and Jewelry Making Daily on Facebook.

These are the beads I sent Tammy:
It is a mix of ceramic and Czech glass beads in delicious blues, greens, and Dijon-mustard yellow, plus a toggle I hand-wove, using a Vintaj Natural Brass filigree component as the base for the toggle ring, and a tight peyote-woven bar, embellished with Swarovski crystals. Here is a close-up of the toggle and the bluish-green and brown ceramic focal bead:

Tammy blogged about my beads here, and she has so many great ideas for her project! I am excited to see what she creates!

Want to visit the Bead Soup Blog Party hop starting on September 17th?  There are 362 participants in the hop this time, so visit a few of them as you have time, and leave comments! Share the love: we all want to hear your thoughts, and tell your friends! The more, the merrier! There are some extremely talented folks putting a lot of time and effort into this challenge, and we know you can't visit everyone at once, so hop around, here and there, and spread your visiting over the next few weeks - we'd love to hear from you!

And please visit my partner, Tammy, and also the lovely hostess for this Bead Soup Party: Lori Anderson, of Pretty Things. Lori has worked so hard to organize this event!

But remember: the party doesn't start 'til the 17th!

If you want some sneak peaks at the talented folks participating in BSBP, here is a complete semi-alphabetical list, broken up into small of 10 pairs to make it seem a little more manageable! {I'm all the way down at #177!}!}  As a matter of fact, I strongly recommend you give us "bottom-dwellers" (bottom of the list, that is) a fair shake, and start at the bottom of the list for your blog hopping!!

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

1. Aimee Wheaton and Barbara York
2. Alice Craddick and Sandra Richardson
3. Alison Sachs and Amy Severino
4. Allison Scott and Cynthia Abner
5. Amanda Cargill Austin and Charlene Sevier
6. Amanda Davie and Patsy Evins
7. Amber Dawn and Kim Ballor
8. Ambra Gostoli and Christine Hansen
9. Amy Freeland and Christine Altmiller
10. Ana Krepel-Novak and Eleanor Snare

11. Andrea Morici and Hope Smitherman
12. Andrea Trank and Jayne Capps
13. Andrea Turini and Charlene Jacka
14. Angela May and Emanda Johnson
15. Anitra Gordy and Elizabeth Owens Dwy
16. Ann Rishell and Debbie Price
17. Ann Sherwood and Lynne Bowland
18. Anna Lear and Barbe Saint John
19. Anna Sabina and and Erin Siegel
19. Nan Emmett and Erin Siegel
20. Astrid Boyce and Birgitta Lejonklou

21. B.R. Kuhlman and Deanna Chase
22. Barbara Bechtel and Bryna Lumb
23. Barbara Blaszczyk and DaviniaDesign
24. Barbara Judy and Holly Westfall
25. Barbara Lewis and Cathie Carroll
26. Barrie Edwards and Lyn Foley
27. Becky Fairclough and Jana Tarhala
28. Bella Borgouise and Gillian Lehman
29. Beth and Evie McCord and Erin Prais-Hintz
30. Beth Bricker and Heather Pyle

31. Beth Emery and Cassie Donlen
32. Bobbie Rafferty and Cindy Cima Edwards
33. Candice McGinnis and Sally Anderson
34. Carol Bradley and Cece Cormier
35. Cathy Khoury and Molly Alexander
36. Carol Tannahill and Hilary Frye
37. Carrie Tahquechi and Cris Peacock
38. Cat Pruitt and Cindy Gimbrone
39. Charlene Gary and Doris Stumpf
40. Charlotte Pevny and Kate Gardenghi

41. Cherrie Fick and Cathie Carroll
41. Claire Maunsell and Cherrie Fick
42. Cheryl Roe and Jenny Vidberg
43. Chris White and Norma Turvey
44. Christa Murphy and Kathy Alderfer
45. Christie Murrow and Dana James
46. Christina Miles and Collette Collins
47. Christine Brandel and Elizabeth Woodford
48. Christine Damm and Cynthia Deis
49. Christine Hendrickson and Debbie Goering
50. Christine Stonefield and Dee Wingrove-Smith

51. Cilla Watkins and Johanna Rhodes
52. Cindy Wimmer and Riki Schumacher
53. CJ Baushka and Cory Celaya
54. Courtney Breul and Joanna Matuszczyk
55. Cristi Clothier and Kathleen Robinson Young
56. Cryss Thain and Serena Trent
57. Cynthia Tucker and Kitty Durmaj
58. Dana Johnson Jones and Eva Sherman
59. Davinia Algeri and Janet McDonald
60. Deci Worland and Lara Lutrick

61. Diana Ptaszynski and Kristy Abner
62. Diane Cook and Kerry Bogert
63. Diane Hawkey and Jen Judd Velasquez
64. Dorcas Midkiff and Jill Harris
65. Doris Radlicki and Heather Goldsmith
66. Dot Lewallen and Gaea Cannaday
67. Elisabeth Auld and Jennifer Justman
68. Erin Fickert-Rowland and Geanina Grigore
69. Erin Grant and Julie Jones
70. Eszter Czibulyas and Helena Fritz

71. Fiona Christie and Michelle Heim
72. Gail Zwang and Genea Crivello-Knable
73. Geneva Collins and Jana Haag
74. Gretchen Nation and Heidi Post
75. Heather DeSimone and Karin Slaton
76. Heather Marley and Terry Carter
77. Ingrid McCue and Jennifer Pride
78. Jackie Ryan and Nicole Keller
79. Janna Harttgen and Joanne Tinley
80. Jean Yates and Lori Anderson

81. Jelveh Jaferian and Jenny Davies-Reazor
82. Jenni Connolly and Jennifer Heynen
83. Jennifer Cameron and Kristi Bowman
84. Jennifer Geldard and Lisa Liddy
85. Jennifer VanBenschoten and Kim Hora
86. Jess Italia Lincoln and Lori Greenberg
87. Jill MacKay and Lori Bergmann
88. JJ Jacobs and Karen Tremblay
89. Joyce Becker and Kathy Welsh
90. Judy Glende and Karen Sinkowski

91. Judy Riley and Kelly Morgan
92. JuLee Wolfe and Julie Bean
93. Julianna Cannon and Julianna Kis
94. Julie Nordine and Lesley Watt
95. K. Hutchinson and Shea Zukowski
96. Karen Firnberg and Karyn Bonfiglio
97. Karen Williams and Kimberly Roberts
98. Karen Zanco and Polly Barker
99. Kari Carrigan and Laura Twiford
100. Karin von Hoeren and Laura Blanck

101. Kate Richbourg and Lorelei Eurto
102. Kathleen Lange Klik and Maria Clark
103. Kathy Engstrom and Keri Lee Sereika
104. Kay Thomerson and Loretta Carstensen
105. Kelley Fogle and Laurel Bielec
106. Kelly Ramstack and Sally Anderson
107. Kim Stevens and Tiffany Long
108. Kristi Harrison and Mandy Williamson
109. Kristi Kyle and Lana Kinney
110. Kristina Johansson and Sue Hodgkinson

111. Kym Hunter and Laura Sanger
112. Laura Zeiner and Susan Kennedy
113. Laurel Steven and Mary McGraw
114. Laurie Hanna and Lisa Boucher
115. Lesley Weir and Liz DeLuca
116. Linda Djokic and Tracey Weiser
117. Linda Inhelder and Pam Brisse
118. Linda Landig and Lori Dorrington
119. Linda Murphy and Lisa Hamilton
119. Line Labrecque and Marianne Baxter
120. Lisa Lodge and Monica Johnson

121. Lois Moon and Melissa Muir
122. Lola Surwillo and Therese Frank
123. Lori Bowring Michaud and Marci Brooks
124. Lupe Meter and Norma Agron
125. Maggie Towne and Marge Beebe
126. Malin de Koning and Susie Hibdon
127. Mallory Hoffman and Shirley Moore
128. Marcie Abney and Patty Miller
129. Marcy Lamberson and Melissa Clarke
130. Margot Potter and Suzann Sladcik Wilson

131. Maria Grimes and Wendy Blum
132. Maria Horvath and Melinda Orr
133. Maria Rosa Sharrow and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp
134. Marian Hertzog and Melissa Mesara
135. Marianna Boylan and Sandi Lee James
136. Marina Dobrynina and Michaela Pabeschitz
137. Marsha Neal and Miri Agassi
138. Mary Ellen Parker and Melissa Meman
139. Mary Elliott and Tamara Soper
140. Mary Hicks and Laurel Steven

141. Melissa Pynn and Michelle Buettner
142. Michelle Hardy and Niki Meiners
143. Michelle Mach and Moira McEvoy
144. Missy Rappaport and Mags Saari
145. Molly Alexander and Poranna
146. Mylene Hillam and Nicole Rennell
147. Nadezhda Parfyonova and Stacey Curry
148. Nan Emmett and Nancy Peterson
149. Nancy Boylan and Natalie McKenna
150. Natalie Monkivitch and Niky Sayers

151. Natasha Lutes and Pam Ferrari
152. Noemi Baena and Penny Ilagan
153. Pamela Petry and Rebecca Sirevaag
154. Pat Haight and Mary Hicks
155. Patty Gasparino and Vonna Maslanka
156. Penny Neville and Sandi Volpe
157. Pepita Bos and Wendy Chamberlain
158. Raida Disbrow and Rebecca Watkins
159. Rebecca Anderson and Sabrina Staub
160. Regina Santerre and Rose Binoya

161. Rhea Freitag and Tari Kahrs
162. Rochelle Brisson and Teri Baskett
163. Sally Russick and Tracy Bell
164. Sandra McGriff and Shay Williams
165. Sandra Wollberg and Sara Hardin
166. Sarah Elder and Salla Small
167. Saskia Kaffenberger and Sharon Gardner
168. Sharon Palac and Shannon Chomanczuk
169. Shay Stone and Suzette Bentley
170. Shiraz Biggie and Tammy Powley

171. Staci Smith and Tracy Stillman
172. Stacie Stamper and Tracy Martin
173. Stefanie Teufel and Vicky Taylor
174. Stephanie Dixon and Stephanie LaRosa
175. Stephanie Haussler and Valerie Norton
176. Suzanne Tate and Terri Wlaschin
177. Sweet Freedom Designs (ME!) and Tammy Jones
178. Tania Spivey and Tari Sasser
179. Tara Plote and Terry Matuszyk
180. Terri Gauthier and Deana Hager
181. Theresa Fosdick and Tracey Nanstad

ETA: While compiling and linking the above list, I visited every shop on the list. I am amazed at the talent, and at how many of these folks I know from Etsy and/or FaceBook! Can't wait to see what everyone makes!


dreaminofbeads said...

Wow that is some list. I can't wait to see pics of your finished piece and what your partner did with the beads you sent her.

Tammy Jones said...

Ohhh I thought I was going to get to see what you made! Drats ;o) I'm so excited to see the finished beauty. And thanks for the shout-out about JMD! I'm so glad Lori paired us up; it has been a pleasure to get to know you.

Waiting impatiently... ;o)

Sweet Freedom said...

Ah, it's my partner and fellow bottom-dweller, Tammy! (LOL!) So nice to hear from you - this has been a lot of fun! I'm glad we got paired up, too!

Can't wait to see what you create!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful creations!! I think you went way above and beyond what was expected! They are like pieces of art!
I will try to get to all of the entries in time. It willbe fun to see what others have made! Maybe I will even participate if there is a next time!

ccrider2006 said...

I already commented on your pieces but don't see my comment here but thank you for your kind comments about my pieces and you are right, you are just around the corner from me and we should meet. I will have to visit YAYA Beads sometime soon in the real near future. I used to work at Beads and Baubles in Aiken on the weekends. I will have to friend you on facebook as well. Your pieces are just fabulous - so creative, I am so impressed by them and your use of color. I am envious.

LissC said...

Your bead-weaving is beautiful! That first necklace you made has so so much work in it (Thanks for sharing your process). I loved the soup you got and the soup you sent. I saw your soup on your partners site first and was eager to get to your site to see what you made of it. And you did not disappoint!! BEAUTIFUL!!

Christine Altmiller said...

i am in awe of all you made here! your beadweaving skills are so strong and your talent is something to celebrate. Beautiful Beautiful pieces!!!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

I just saw some of your photos on Flickr and was blown away by the beauty and detail in your work so I had to come take a closer look! Thanks so much for sharing how you created your pieces - it's really fun to see the process!

Sandra said...

Oh my God, this is so über gorgeous, I stand in awe of your skill. Beadweaving and working with seed beads in general is so totally not for me, but you just go and create such amazing and artistic designs with it. I'm a little sad though the carnelian ring got all covered up.

CK said...

These are absolutely gorgeous pieces and it must've taken you such a long time to create - with amazing results!! I've been taking a stab at beadweaving and I truly love the serenity that the process brings. I truly hope that someday I'll be able to create simple yet dramatic pieces like yours. Kudos!

Softflexgirl said...

Whoa! I love how you connected the square crystal to the necklace. A beaded bail is so smart. :)

Shel said...

Incredible! These are some of the best designs ever! So much talent you have! I love how you presented them too - just lovely!!

Elemental Mercury said...

Wow, wow, WOW! I love all your pieces! Very cool!!!

Laurie's Jewel Box said...

Wow all that bead weaving!!! You did a great job. Wish I had the patience.

Cillaw said...

Beautiful Work!

Serena Trent said...

You put in a lot of work in your pieces and they paid off. Love the necklace the most, the bead focal on the side was awesome!

BluMoon said...

Wow, what amazing things you have made, beadweaving is so awesome, your first necklace must have taken some time to make it is lovely. Thank you for visiting me.

ladyhawthorne said...

Wow, you are super creative. My personal favorite is the coral & pearl necklace with the red & green bracelet a runner up.

Tracy said...

Wow, what awesome designs and such thought you put into the creative process.

Laurel said...

Beautiful bead work! I especially loved the bracelet. I love it all but kind of wished you had left the carnelian ring like you have it in the second picture with some of the tubing around it but some of the carnelian showing. I thought the colors and the texture looked beautiful together. But I am totally awed by your beautiful beadwork. Amazing!

Kate said...

Gorgeous work! I love the embellishment. Especially as one that is still learning anything but the more basic bead weaving techniques (totally not where my heart and skill set lie!). thanks for stopping by over at Tropical Blonde! I am heading over to see what Tammy did!