Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party 6

Alrighty, Bead Soup Party reveal #2 for me today.  Not only am I a part of the second reveal day of the massive group's 3 reveal days, but this is the second time I've participated in the famous Lori's brilliant blog hop.  It is an international event with about 400 participants this round.  Lori's even turned this into a book.  We're paired up, send beads to our partner, post about the beads we receive, create something with them, and most importantly post on our blog on the assigned reveal day.  That's today for me and all these bloggers listed below.  I highly encourage you to check out as many of these as you have time for.  I learn so much from blog hops.

Hostess The Queen Bee of Bead Swaps...the one the only, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 
Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners
Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 
 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead
Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads
Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae
Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders
Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place
 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 
Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art

 Before we get to what I made I'd love for you to check out my post about my partner, Debbie Rasmussen.  She is amazingly multi-talented, generous, and a brilliant bead weaver from Canada.  Oh and for those of you like me who use blog hops to find interesting new pieces check out her new etsy shop

I do not have a shop, so sorry for that, but here's what you've all been waiting for.  
Here's what I started with,
Soup from Debbie
and here's what it became.
Deb's focal and my last "Life is Good" clasp used in the necklace
Since the Alice Blog Hop, I can't get this piece made by one of it's hostesses,
Staci Smith, out of my head.
Alice Blog Hop piece by Staci
Though I was not aware of it at the time, I now believe my soup pieces are an unconscious interpretation of my favorite parts from that piece.  My pieces were created by acting without thinking.  While trying to pull myself out of a long beading slump, I brought the beads over to where I was watching the 2nd season of Sherlock.   It's a great British show with one of the co-stars being from a family go-to movie, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
my necklace, bracelet, and earrings for this BSBP
my favorites are always bracelets
This set is really funky for me.
I think this piece from Debbie's shop was floating around in my inspiration well too.
Whimsy by Debbie
love this magnetic clasp-it's actually big enough to get a good hold on
love these lever back earring findings
No need to follow my blog unless you really want to, but by leaving a comment before August 16th you have a chance to receive these earrings.  Make sure there is a way I can contact you, and yes, I'm willing to ship internationally. 
WINNER Margareta!!! HOORAY!
I took a picture from, but it's still in my camera.

Oh and I understand that Debbie has created a piece with this same soup so take a minute to compare two creative soul's jewelry creations with the same beads.
  Next stop A little of this, a little of that, Debbie's blog.


  1. Very beautiful set of jewelry you have designed!

  2. Such lovely pieces! I never would have thought to add blue to the soup, but I can see why you were inspired to do so. Love the mix of swirls and dots too. Beautiful!

  3. Beautiful and artistic use of the black and whites,Love and hugs Tanya

  4. Oh wow! With the addition of the blue beads, your creations have a whimsical feel to them. Definitely Alice in Wonderland.

  5. Beautiful pieces, I like the colour addition! And so nice of you to show those inspiration pieces, too :-D

  6. What a soup! It's a variety of Alice in Wonderland, Parnassus and many, many funny things. I really like your work.

  7. Gorgeous & a stunning interpretation of the Aluce piece. And I must say that the bracelet us beyond livelt

  8. I'm a sucker for black and white, and I think your creations showcased Debbie's beads so well. I love the addition of the blue - really makes the designs 'pop'. I don't know why, but the necklace is giving me a 'tribal' feel - although that's probably not the right word. Wonderful work! And can I just add that I love Sherlock? Can't wait to see/hear both Sherlock and Watson in The Hobbit at the end of the year.

  9. what an incredible colour combintion, I've never thought of using it

  10. Blue accents added a fresh look for your jewelry!Very inventive!Regards from Poland, Dorota

  11. Cute set. Love the earrings. You can't go wrong with black and white.

  12. made a gorgeous set from your soup.
    Black and white is my all time favorite

  13. Ginger - I LOVE the way you incorporated bright beautiful color with your soup. I love it! WELL DONE!!!!!!! (love that Alice piece too!!)

  14. completty poped up your soup by adding bits of bright blue! How cool is that? Love your pieces...;-))

  15. What a lovely set of jewellery you have made with your soup!

  16. Love the colors, black and white is a huge favorite of mine, as is the turquoise...really nice interpretation of your soup!!

  17. You've used black and white to striking effect with the addition of the cool blues. I love everything you created!!

  18. Oh my goodness...I love the black and white with the pop of blues! So sweet and whimsical. All of your pieces are awesome and look like fun to wear!

  19. The blue with the black and white is fab!!

  20. Hi Ginger,
    Well I think that you are out of your beading slump your pieces are beautiful. I love the turquoise colored beads with the black and white beads, wonderful job.

  21. Gosh these are fantastic. Love the blue and black. Awesome Ginger.

  22. Lovely pieces, you did a wonderful job using blue, white and black - I would never have thought of it. Very inspiring.

  23. Stunning work! And thank you so much for giving the book a loving shout-out! I really appreciate it!

  24. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bracelet. It is so colorful and just plain funky.

  25. I was curious what you were going to create with the black and white. I do have to say that I love the touches of blue. All the pieces are both cutting edge and whimsical. Great job!

  26. I love what you have designed! and that Alice piece? Can't you see me drooling!?

  27. your reveal is gorgeous love them all

  28. I'm really liking the blue, black and white together! What a cute and fun soup! I think the bracelet is my much fun and whimsical!

  29. I see a similarity in the colors between your inspiration and your creation. You have done a fabulous job. I love the addition of the turquoise to the black and white.

  30. Love your necklace and bracelet set. It is quite different from what your partner did. It is amazing how two people can use the same ingredients and come up with something so different. Great job!

  31. Love the turquoise color you picked to go with your soup...all the way around lovely....

  32. Love the colors of your set and really like the earrings!

  33. Wow! That's quite a vivid and eye-catching soup you've made there :) Definitely for those people who crave a lot of color!

    I think you did beautifully on all of your pieces ^.^

    Happy Hopping!

  34. I love these pieces. They're fun yet sophisticated and have a lot of visual interest! High Five!

  35. I love your pieces! (I partecipated to Alice in Wonderland blog hop too!!)ciao dall'Italia

  36. Love the blue with the black and white...very cool!

  37. Ginger, I love your interpretation...I do this also. Your pieces reminded me of Alice in Wonderland, maybe its the polka dot bead, or the mix of black with the blue. Whatever the reason, I love it. Great job with your soup!

  38. Love the colors - turquoise, black and white are a favorite combo of mine. Great job!

  39. Fab color combo! I love the black and blues!

  40. I agree that you learn a lot from blog hops. I like your designs...very wearable.

  41. i especially love the earrings and bracelet... not a colour combination i would have thought of.. but they definitely create a young and fun vibe..!

  42. Great colour combination! Wonderful bead soup!

  43. Really great stuff! Love them.

  44. Wow, your bead soup is so unique... love the polka dots and excellent job creating with them! So much fun!

  45. love the black dot and blue pieces. beautiful work! ~diana

  46. Isn't it amazing what our brain picks up when we don't even notice. I love that. I had this idea for a bail the other day and I thought it was all mine, a few days later I'm looking at I can't remember what and there is another bail almost similar to what I had in mind... I'm not sure now if I had seen it or not! Anyway, don't mind my rambling I think you did great work with the black and white!

  47. Ginger, what a fantastic soup! And you did such a great job with it. I love that you highlighted the black and white with the turquoise. All beautiful pieces, but I love those cute little earrings!

  48. Your choice of turquoise with the black & white looks awesome!! I don't think that you copied the piece from the other hop you just used it for inspiration. A wonderful job on all your pieces. Thanks for the chance to win your earrings.

  49. I love what you made with your soup, I love the blue with the black and white. And those earrings are adorable. LOVE!!

  50. Ginger,

    Love what you did with your soup and so different from what Debbie did with the same mix.


  51. I love your creation, and it is such fun to see the different creations you both made with the same soup, it is so cool to see different designs made by two different people. I am now also following your blog.

  52. Okie Dokie this comment is for my mom. She liked the earrings so I'm tossing her name in the hat.

    Thank you all for all the kind words. It's really heart warming the overwhelming response I've received this round of BSBP.

  53. Awesome job! Love your designs...very pretty!

  54. Oh this is wonderful. Good call on adding the pop of blue to that black and white mix. You have done such a beautiful job on that. I love how it just pulls your eyes in and makes them want to look at every little detail. It was fun to see the comparisons.

    Melissa Muir

  55. Oh, Ginger - awesome!!!! The black, blue and white look so cool together. LOVE that! Great job, girl - you rock:-)

  56. I love the black and white and blue! So crisp and elegant. I am loving your earrings!!!!

  57. Great pieces! and Sherlock is an amazing show!! :D

  58. OMG. Beautiful ! You sure know how to mix things up ! Love it all.

  59. I love the blue and black color mix!! Kind of Retro looking!! thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog as well!! Happy Beading.


  60. Great inspiration, adding the blue to black and white! Love the bracelet, magnetic clasps that big are hard to find.

  61. I loooooove the turquoise-colored beads you brought in for that pop of color with the black ad white beads. It works perfectly and your designs are so very pretty. I've seen the first two episodes of Sherlock and need/want to watch the rest. Since they're so long, I have to eke out the time for them. Maybe while beading one day. . .good idea!! :)

  62. I love the turquoise, black and white! Very nice pieces!

  63. Great soup beads with so much possibility. I love the way you mixed the blue in with all of them. It's such a pleasing combination!

  64. I love the Alice piece! But it all looks great!

  65. Wow, not a color combo that I would have thought of, but they work! I really like ALL of your pieces, it would be hard to choose just one! GREAT JOB!

  66. The turquoise really complements the black and white beads doesn't it! Beautiful pieces!

  67. wonderful creation, young and fresh! you did a great job with your soup!

  68. Lovely, lovely pieces. I love the pop that the turquoise gives!

  69. Lovely, lovely pieces. I love the pop of color the turquoise gives!

  70. Oooh, Ginger, these are my favourite colours (well, black and white with anything LOL). The pieces are beautifully classic, and it is fantastic that you chose to make a matching set, and very brave that you are willing to break it up for lucky Margareta.

    I was intrigued by your comment about people tracking the BSBP to find new components/designers. I was convinced I was doing it to find new blogs, but now you've made me wonder...

    I love the fact that your partner, whom I had not previously known, is Canadian (hello, Edmonton, Alberta!) I took a quick peek at her shop and blog. She is taking part in the HOLIDAY BLING BLOG HOP, and I am also, so I'll get to spend more time on her blog in future. Going there now to comment!

  71. Oops, just noticed you're in the HOLIDAY BLING BLOG HOP too, Ginger. Cool, we'll definitely have a blast!

  72. Totally gorgeous pieces and colour combos.. I luv the turquoise (like my fav colour!)and the life is good clasp! Awesome. The bracelets so rock! My fav part of jewelry too!!!! Magnifico and awesome post too!

  73. Ginger, you made a lovely bead soup. Those black and white beads were so chic and really set off the turquoise/blue that you used. Bravo!

  74. Very nice set and the mixture of the black and white and the turquoise is so pretty. Great job!

  75. Very nice work! Love the use of color in your set!

  76. I love what you did...great piece. I can see how the other piece would stick in your head. You did a wonderful job!

  77. Great group of pieces. I haven't really hopped the other reveals but plan to, before the next party in February:) Both you and your partner did a fantastic job.

  78. Sorry it has taken me so long to post a comment. Family matters. Your creations are stunning. I would never have had that inspiration. Great soup!

  79. Fantastic!! And so creative! I love what you made with the lovely ingredients of your soup!!

  80. Fantastic!! Very creative. I love what you made with the wonderful ingredients of your soup.


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