Friday, August 10, 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Party - Reveal Time!

Welcome to the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party!

Since there were over 400 sign ups for the Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by the fabulous Lori Anderson, it was decided that the reveal dates would be placed into three groups.  The first reveal was July 28th, this is the second (August 11th) and the third will be August 25th.

I'm proud to be a part of this party for the 2nd time.

Here is the soup that my new friend and my new partner in beadin' crime, Andra Weber, sent to me a little over a month ago:

I am going to try to keep this short since there are over 100 other blogs to visit this round sooooooo, here is the big reveal!

For the necklace using the focal, I used knotting cord to Macreme a silver neckwire using some of the bigger beads as accent points.  For the bracelet, using the clasp, I wirewrapped the accent beads and linked them together as I wrapped.  Last but definately not least, the earrings, I used the extra seed beads on embroidery thread to make the dangles and then I added the silver bead caps and attached them to the silver post earrings.

Here's a closer look at those earrings:

I can honestly say that I don't know how you seed beaders do it, I chased those little suckers EVERY stinkin' time I picked them up - because I'd drop them EVERY stinkin' time I picked them up.  I bow to you, bead embroidery masters!

Please be sure to stop by and see what my partner created with the soup I sent her, Andra Weber - I for one, am on pins and needles waiting for midnight to come around to see for myself!  Of course, it'll be tomorrow morning since I haven't seen midnight in about two years - ahhhh, the joys of parenthood - it's exhausting.

Until next time,
Here is the list of the souper's for the 2nd reveal, have a gander at all the creativity that's in this reveal:

Hostess, 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 

Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey   <~~~~ THAT'S MY PARTNER
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    <~~~~ THAT'S ME
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


  1. Beautiful.Love the bead weaving.Love and hugs Tanya

  2. Bryna, What you created is beautiful! I love how you mastered those darn seed beads and made earrings!! I will have to make some in that style.
    The necklace and bracelet are perfect. I hope you enjoy wearing the set as much as I enjoyed making the focal for you. Just remember to Dream big Dreams and they will come true! Thank you for being my partner. Please give Cassie a Hug for me.And especially THANK YOU for my Soup!

  3. I LOVE the macrame work!! Great necklace! and super cute dangly earrings!

  4. Gorgeous ...and being a seed beader I have to say bravo...they are devilish little things at times

  5. Hey at least you tried the seed beads. That focal is amazing. Your necklace displays it well.

  6. Great focal and great macrama necklace! Regards from Poland, Dorota

  7. Fantastic work and the focal is a joy

  8. Great work !
    your necklace is a perfect showcase for that fab focal !
    Delicious Soup !
    m.e. :)

  9. Love the macrame robe you used Bryna to showcase the focal. Great job.

  10. Wonderful necklace - love the macrame!! I hear you about the seed beads - mom and I swear up a storm when we use them. You did a great job and way to stick with those little suckers!

  11. You made me laugh - I feel the same way about seed beads. But, you did an amazing job! You had such an amazing focal to work with - beautiful piece. Love, love those earrings!!

  12. Hear hear about the seed beads! I'm all thumbs when it comes to something tinier than 6mm. I love your designs - they strike me somehow as very 'ethnic'. It was a great idea to use macrame for the necklace - I think it goes perfectly with the seeded focal. Wonderful work!

  13. Love how you used muted tones in your macrame neckstrap - it perfectly accentuates your focal. You've captured the essence of fall colors. And those earrings - the matte colors are go so well with the shiny silver. Well done!

  14. What a gorgeous soup and a very nice use of it! I like your Macrame knotting for the necklace. Good work!!

  15. I laughed what you said about seed beads :)
    The macrame necklace is stunning ,looks like soutache.

  16. Gorgeous autumn colors, and again...I bow down to bead weavers! I would still be picking them up off of the floor! :) Loving the earrings!

  17. Beautiful earrings, you did such a great job with this soup!

  18. Great pieces! I love the macramé on the necklace - genius!

  19. Wow! What great seed bead work. And I love the macrame in the necklace. The little bracelet is so cute, too. Nice.

  20. Gorgeous bead soup! Like how you used the focal with the macrame - great colour combinations :)

  21. you received a beautiful soup, I love that pendant.
    love the necklace

  22. The focal is amazing and you REALLY did it justice! You should be so happy with it!

    Thanks for playing, and I hope to see you in another party soon!

  23. I absolutely love the focal and what you did with it! Great job!

  24. I know that you mean about the seed beads. I have NO idea how they do it.

    Your necklace is amazing. I just love how it all came together.

  25. As a bead embroider, I'd say you did not bad, love your designs.

  26. I love it that you added details to your necklace like the two tassles at the side.

  27. great designs! Love what you did with the focal :)

  28. that necklace is so stinkin awesome!

  29. Love your necklace. I had to chuckle at your experience with seed beads. You can win this fight you know - you are smarter than they are even though it may not always feel that way. Great job!

  30. Oh, and I live in Missouri too. Kansas City.

  31. I hate seed beads too. I chase those things all over the place. You did a wonderful job and I love the macrame with that pendant. Beautifully done.

    Melissa Muir

  32. oooh... such ethnic designs!! very interesting how you brought all the components together...

  33. I so much love the pendant and how you complimented it with the knotted cord!

  34. Wow! Your macrame is so even and precise. Excellent work!

  35. Yay macrame! Very clever and pretty. It works so well with the focal. I hear you about the seed beads!
    Nice work!!

  36. Beautiful work and I love your earrings! I'm with you about the seed beads. I do not have the patience for them and I totally respect those who are accomplished seed beaders.

  37. Great work! I think the earrings are fun!

  38. Love your creations, and the earrings look great! I find seed beads a pain to work with too!

  39. Your creations are so beautiful ... i love how they all came together. wonderful!

  40. Very lovely and inovative the focal is so pretty!

  41. What a unique set you made! That macrame chain for the necklace is so interesting and definitely draws the eye with all it's texture. Really nice job!!

  42. Wonderful job with your soup! The weaving is fantastic.

  43. Great job with your soup, I love the macrame chain for the necklace. It set of the focal perfectly.

  44. Oh wow, I love the macrame and beadweaving together and they are the perfect foil for the focal. Gorgeous work and fantastic design!

  45. Nice job! Love that beaded cab pendant!! Lovely creations!

  46. Wow... I am amazed at the delicate and beautiful work that you do... Gorgeous! Fun hopping! Kris

  47. Wow - what a clever design. Love all the knotting:-)

  48. Really cool twist on jewelry making with the macrame! Love it!

  49. My luv of macrame equals my love of ur work!! Gorgeousssss!

  50. The macrame is such a fitting touch for that focal, very pretty

  51. Hi Bryna,
    Beautiful pieces wonderful job on all.

  52. amazing!! I really like what you did! The center fits great with your design!

  53. Love it! The macrame is a great detail on the necklace!

  54. The macrame really picks up the twisted beading around the focal, and I love the multi-coloured dangles of the earrings.

  55. Great job of all your pieces, Bryna! I really, really want to get doing some macrame as well; yours is wonderful. The secret to working with all those little tiny beads? Google "bead mat". :-)

  56. Great job. I know I chase the little beads alot too.. lol