The Short and Sweet of It--Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal Day

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The day has finally arrived.....all 210 of us Bead Soup Blog Partiers have put on our finest and are ready to Party-Blog-Hop down!

Here's the short and sweet because we all want to visit as many blogs as we may take me a week to do here's my creation!  Thanks to Leslie from Mad Maggie Designs for her bead soup that clasp!!!  And kudos to Loris Anderson from Pretty Things for organizing this event, encouraging all of us, and for providing this wonderful opportunity for all of us to come together.

You will find a list of all the Bead Soup Blog Partiers at the bottom of this post.

Happy Blog Hopping!!!!                Kitty

  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
(You Are Here)  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 Foundtick 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
(My BSBP Partner) 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
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  
175.  Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine  
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

If  for some awful reason you cannot click on the links and get to the next blog you want to go to, please go here:

Bead Soup Blog Party Participants   

and scroll down.


Lisa said...

What beautiful results! I love seeing everyone's different styles and approach!

LeeLu Creations said...

Very unique-i love it! This necklace has almost a mysterious, magical feel to it. Great job!

Leslie Gidden said...

Oh Kitty! I can not believe what you have made with what I sent you! You have done my little handmade pendant and clasp very proud! It is just beautiful!!! Stunning!! Thank you so much!!


Courtney said...

Really nice! I love your focals. Glad you are hopping along with us.

French Elegant Jewelry said...

beautiful necklaces I really love the toggle clasp.

Malin de Koning said...

So very very pretty! I love the long length, the color scheme, the big pearls, the pendant, the clasp and everything else about it.

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

~*KITTY! This is Beautiful!*~
I love it!!!
~*Happy Bead Soup!*~
<3 Amber Dawn

rosebud101 said...

What an amazing piece of wearable art! You did a great job!

roseworksjewelry said...

Lovely work!

Rebecca said...

Love the ingredients, love what you've done with them, love the beautiful atmospheric photos! Simply gorgeous.

gbkoru said...

The clasp is amazing, great piece!

Heidi said...

Looks very French antiquey to me. Pretty :)

Judy said...

Just lovely!Love the clasp!

Anonymous said...

Oh I LOVE those pearls -- you make it look so easy. And I think your photography really makes a difference. Nice work!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and unique. Love the clasp!

Cherrie Fick of La Lumie're said...

Very cool combo, love the large pearls and the pendant together. Also love your model. I'd love to know where you found it. just in case heres my email Thanks Cherrie

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I love the addition of the leaves, very creative!
Shannon C

Lisa said...

Wow, I love it...the pearls, the pendant, just beautiful.

Loretta said...

Beautiful design. The soup is good!

Dee said...

beautiful necklace Kitty, I love the versatility of this piece, you did a wonderful job. It's gorgeous!

Kristen said...

I have to say I am partial to that gorgeous Sparkly Wheel of yours! That is a gorgeous necklace!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Very striking necklace - love the focal and the clasp.

ccrider2006 said...

Your necklace is simply beautiful. The pendant is stunning and the way you showcased it was spectacular

Terri said...

Super cool and artsy!!!Fantastic Job!!!

Jennifer Cameron said...

What a stunning piece! The clasp and the focal are amazing!

Beadbug said...

Very nice piece, it's so fun to see what everyone has done.

4His Glory Creations by CJ said...

Wow, very beautiful! I love pearls sooooooo much.

Christine said...

Beautiful necklace! And that clasp is amazing!

Sandi Volpe said...

Awesome piece.

Emerald Window said...

Brava, Kitty! Please wear it to Bead Circle one of these days so we can see it in person.

maryharding said...

Absolutely lovely. Very vintage!!

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

lovely pieces, they feel so romantic and sentimental to me. Nice work!

Amy said...

So pretty!!!I love that necklace and you put together your bead soup so well!

Jenni C said...

Gorgeous necklace, very lovely soft vintage style. I love how you added so many different elements, chain, ribbon,.. they all compliment the focal and clasp so well.

Anonymous said...

OK, silk ribbon, beautiful pearls, crystal an awesome resin filled? pendant, and the most wonderful clasp, what's not to LOVE?
Great bead soup!

Salzanos said...

Kitty, your piece is amazing!! I always love your designs so much. They are earthy, kinda victorian and romantic to me. What a great creation. Thank you for stopping by my blog too!

Holly said...

What a gorgeous necklace! That focal must've been such fun to work with :) Isn't this a fun party Lori put together for us?

Regina said...

What a stunning necklace, love the clasp and the focal beads. Great job!

Angela Rae said...

beautiful job! LOVE it!

Megilon said...

I love the use of the different media types. Beautiful piece!!

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Very lovely Kitty. You did and awesome job with your soup.

Anonymous said...

Love the focal and the clasp! You are one lucky swap partner! The piece is outstanding with the way you were able to pull the tones together. Love it!

Wishing You Creativity,
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

diane cook said...

Very cool piece! I love resin, so I am lovin' the focal....

Brandi said...

This is lovely! I love what you've done with the focal - gorgeous!

Cassandra Watsham said...

A beautiful combination of colours and beads ... the design is very sophisticated! Great work!

Charlene said...

Just gorgeous!

Cristina said...


Pretty Things said...

Oh that's beautiful -- has a dreamlike quality! And that clasp is to die for!

KayzKreationz said...

That turned out so pretty. Very vintage looking to me. Love it.

Lisa Godfrey said...

That is a really beautiful necklace! I LOVE that toggle clasp! So pretty and romantic!

coming abstractions said...

These are beautiful!! I love what you've done with these. Very creative.

SilverNikNats said...

I love it a beautiful necklace

Helmitarha said...

What a beautiful piece! Great job!

Barbara Bechtel said...

Wow Kitty! I'm visiting your blog for the first time! All I can say is that your work is BEAUTIFUL! I love how you used the clasp as a focal but in an interesting way so it can be a double strand! Gorgeous!

Dana said...

#209 here...romantic, great job

Laura said...

Lovely! I'm a huge fan of the clasp!

Julianna Cannon said...

Such a unique and gorgeous necklace~ I especially love the toggle you created. Beautiful!

Christine Damm said...

Tres, tres bien! Mysterious and fascinating use of all the elements!

Pam Chesbro said...

Lovely combination. Very excited to see it! Love the use of that toggle.

Becky said...

Beautiful piece, unusual and lovely !

Valerie said...

Beautiful vintage, victorian feel to the necklace. I really like your design! Glad to be in the group with you.

BeaderBubbe said...

Starting my blog hopping and love what you have done. I am a newbie and am looking forward to all the results.

Serena Trent said...

This piece is lovely! It has a collage like feeling to me with a bit of romance thrown in! Nice.

alice said...

How beautiful- The colors are so soft and lovely. You did a great job.

Wendy said...

So pretty and romantic! :)

Leigh said...

Love the way you coordinate the shorter part of the multi-strand necklace with the longer.

Penny said...

Romantic and beautiful design.

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

What a beautiful creation, Kitty!!

Sig Wynne-Evans said...

Wonderful job!


vintagesusie & wings said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL design!!! I love the closure, so elegant. Your Bead Soup turned out gorgeous friend, thank you for sharing!!!

Sarabeth said...

simply gorgeous! i love what you have done!


Stacie said...

Beautiful piece!

Marianna said...

I agree it is very magical looking! Beautiful work and I LOVE that toggle so unique!

Melissa Meman said...

How beautiful! Love the vintage feel of this necklace :)

Everyday Gypsy said...

Wow. I have to say I would be proud to wear those pieces. What amazing pieces you have created using your gorgeous soup ingredients. Absolutely stunning.

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Hi Kitty! Very nice finished piece! Really love the connecting beads above the pendant. I like the antiquesque feel and how you put it all together. Great work :)

Barbara Lewis said...

I love this piece! Definitely one of my favorite. The whole design and mood of the piece just suits me! Great work!

Jean said...

Oh I am so glad I revisited! You made such a perfectly beautiful piece!


Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow I love what you have has such a romantic feel to it... well done!


Molly Alexander said...

Hi Kitty -

What a beautiful job you have done with your soup! I love the vintage look and feel of your necklace, and the colors are just gorgeous!

:-) Molly

jamberry_song said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! A Victorian-style treasure. :D I could totally see a lady in lace and bustle skirt carrying a parasol and wearing this gorgeous piece while watching hot air balloons drift dreamily across the sky. Such a beautiful, vintage-y piece! I LOVE it!! <3

Michelle said...

I love what you created! It's stunning!

Stunning- said...

Love that focal - great job!

Genea said...

Gorgeous! I absolutely love the components and your design!

Patsy Evins said...

What a wonderful necklace. I love that it is versatile and shows your personal touch in the creation of it!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

fabulous creation!

TesoriTrovati said...

Wow, Kitty! That is a mighty fine clasp! I think that focal is pretty special too. You mix up a pretty bowl of soup!
Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy the day!

maneki said...

Very pretty necklace!

Marian Hertzog said...

Very pretty bead soup! Very unique!

Linda Landig said...

Nice work. Ilove all the textures and variety in the piece.

GraceC said...

Well that is just indisputably gorgeous, no question. You got great stuff and did something wonderful with it. Your blog and other work are lovely too. Pleasure stopping by!

CraftyHope said...

This is a really stunning piece. I love the unusual-ness to it with all it's different parts. Definitely fun!

Beadroe said...

Very unique design.

Shaiha said...

Wow! I see what you mean about that clasp and you more then did it justice

Menka Gupta said...

Love that clasp. Beautiful work!

Tara P. said...

It's beautiful! I love the pendant!

Creative Arty Facts said...

Sorry I'm a little late - love your work! So unusual but beautiful!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love the pendant your received! You did a great job hanging it creatively and mixing strung beads, chain and ribbon. Great job! I am also still going through the Bead Soup's not easy when you have a full-time job and other activities, but hopefully no one minds late comments :)

Diana Schatzman said...

This Bead Soup is HOT! I love the fact that you kept it the same up both sides. You had some amazing pieces to work with. That pendant and the toggle clasp are both works of art in and of themselves. You brought them together with class and style, and gave me the idea of using a little chain when adding a leaf bead (I always hated the way they just stick straight out). THANK YOU. This is hot!

Marcie A. said...

Really? I'm still commenting on bead soup blogs? Yes, I am...I've been out of town and am just now catching up! I guess that's like finding out who won the super bowl yesterday! I love your piece. What struck me as so cool was the variety of mediums in your piece, and you did a great job of tying them all together. Loved it. ;)

Cory said...

OMG...I hope I have not sent 2 comments, your necklace is so beautiful, it deserves 2 comments.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love the focal and the clasp and how you put it all together. Great job.

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