beads by breul

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Soup's On! Come and get it. (and a give away)

Today is finally here!!!! Yeah. :)  There are so many pots of soup ready to be enjoyed. So please take a look, hop around and enjoy.

I had Deb Hunter as my partner and unfortunately her package to me got lost (thanks USPS) and Lori, our hostess,  sent me ingredients. Thank you Lori.
I can't wait to see what Deb creates!!!!!

With out further delay......




Here is my first pot. 

Lori sent me this beautiful focal. I choose to create with pearls, both white and peacock. Handwrapped and on silver tone chain. There is also a most wonderful clasp, that you can barely see on the top. Silver, nice and solid. Love it.

It hits about sternum level. How beautiful will this be in the summer months with a tan? (or now with a bottled tan.....)

Then there is this pot.

The most beautiful Lori Lachner focal bead. The colors are bright and summery, fun and light. I fell in love with it immediately. Ah, the reason that I HAD to go to the gem show last weekend. I hand wrapped rubies, amazonite, czech crystals and chinese crystals on an antiqued brass chain with another great toggle clasp. Threw in a few turquoise and sea green sead beads.  This is a long piece and hangs beautifully.

Thank you for looking!

Ok - Giveaway. I will be giving away one of these necklaces to one lucky commenter. 
Please leave a comment and let me know what is you favorite part of the Bead Soup party, follow me if you would like, and next Saturday (3/5) I will draw a name and give that person the choice of necklaces! 

Now - please, please hop around and see what all of these amazing folks have created.

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things (your hostess)
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 (you are here)

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
75.  Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done!
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 | Credit River Art Glass 
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, Homeschooling Life

Thank you all. 
I would also like to thank Lori for putting this all together. Lori, this is such fun. Your time, patience and commitment is valued and appreciated. Thank you!


4His Glory Creations by CJ said...

Very Lovely

My Life Under the Bus said...

YUM ! To both pots!!! That hot pink focal is gorgeous with all those hot pink beads!

Happy Hopping !

Heather Powers said...

They are both beautiful. I love the clusters of beads on the chain and the focals are both stunning. The lampwork bead is amazing. Good cooking!

Islandgirl said...

Lovely pieces! I agree that first necklace would look great with a tan... which I will start working on as soon as this horrid snow disappears!

My favorite part of the party is seeing what people did with the 'bead stash' that they were sent!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Courtney, LOVE your pots 'o soup! Lori's a doll, isn't she? I really love the long necklace with the lampwork focal. The colors are so vibrant! Excellent job! Hope your weekend is FANTASTIC!


GraceC said...

So very pretty, C, and right up my alley, as usual. You didn't fib abt not so many tiny beads, just many small, beautiful, and carefully selected ones. These'd sell in a snap.
Fave part of BSBP: being introduced to beating community at large and meeting partner, Jenni, who is a very talented and sweet lady.
Back to the rounds ...

Palimpa Lim said...

Wow! Both necklaces are stunning, but I especially love the 2nd one. Oh, this colour combination amazes me so much!
I love the bead soup parties because they help me thinking out of the box - and besides that it is so inspiring to see what some artists have made with soup ingredients they usually never would have used.
Thank you for offering your georgeous necklaces as a giveaway!!! II would love to win!

ViviBijoux said...

One of my fave so far: the 'second pot' What a stunner. You have taste girl, absolutely stunning on for sure! Count me in for the giveaway, smile, Virginie

Mags said...

You made tw tasty potfulls :-D I like both of them so much!

SueBeads said...

Lovely pieces! Sorry your soup got lost! I love looking at what everyone made!

earthlyjewels said...

Oh my the necklaces are awesome! I can't figure which one i like better!

I found the bead soup party too late to sign up but, I think its awesome. I love blog jumping and see all the awesome creations everyone has made.

I hope I'm lucky enough to win this raffle...even though I'm the first to comment ;-p


Kristen said...

Beautiful pieces!!! You did a great job!

Deci said...

The focals are beautiful and even more so in your necklaces. I am proud to be your newest follower.

Marie Cramp said...

I can't believe the beads got lost! How sad! Love what you made though! Fantastic pieces!!

Kate said...

I got SO excited when I saw you were the next on my list to visit :) I knew it was going to be awesome and I was so right. Love, Love, LOVE what you did with these ingredients! Have an awesome partay, my friend!

Kristen said...

That is too bad your package got lost but oh that Lori she is the bomb. My favorite part about Soup is the gorgeous creations I get to see. I haven't yet participated but I intend to see everyones creations! You did beautiful work and I am bookmarking you so I can look further when soup is over!

cjvierow said...

That's too bad about UPS losing your bead soup package, but you did a great job with what Lori sent you. The second necklace is my choice--LOVE those colors! CJ

CraftyHope said...

That sucks that your original beads got lost, but you lucked out with what Lori sent you as well. Both necklaces are awesome!

My favorite part of the blog party? I think finding other jewelry artists and their blogs that I might not have discovered otherwise.

Now, I'm hopping off to find MORE!! :)

Fire Phoenix said...

I love that you've made two completely different pieces: different in colours and metals you've used. Much kudos!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors and your designs are wonderful!

somethingunique said...

I love clusters of bead dangles,very very nice job they both are very appealing>

Pretty Things said...

I LOVE what you made with both pendants! I have another of the white pendants -- now I'm thinking I have to try a long one but with turquoise and wood. Do you mind?

I liked what you did with Lori Lochner's bead so much I emailed her to come and see! She's one of my favorites so giving that bead up -- well, let's just say I have a healthy stash of her beads that are My Preciousssses.

Regina said...

They are both stunners. Love the white pearls, draws the eye to the beautiful focal. And then the pink necklace...gorgeous! Love the mix of colors, it is the necklace for 2011, the year of pink!

Lara Lutrick said...

Beautiful work. I love the pink bead, and the white necklace is stunning.
Great job.

Spirited Earth said...

gorgeous, i've never thougth pink was my color but i am in love with that second necklace..beautiful

Stacey said...

Bummer that the first package got lost - but Lori sent you some treasures. Beautiful pieces - so different - one calm and one bright and fun - love the aqua and pink together and the length is wonderful!

Shirley said...

OK, I love both of them for very different reasons.Both of the focals are stunning. Love how you showed them off with the wire wraps Bet your fingers are sore!

Lisa said...

I love looking at everyone's creativity, not a participant yet. :) So sorry your package was lost, but with the one you did receive, you worked some magic!! Would love to be entered in your giveaway. Have a great weekend!

Cathryn said...

I'm absolutely drawn to pearls but the Spring Pink necklace is to die for as well! My most favorite part of Bead Soup Parties is #1) to see everyone's creations and see all the unique talent that's boundless in our world and #2) to challenge myself with unusual beads!

balanced. said...

those are beautiful!

I am loving finding all these new talented jewelry maker blogs to follow!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Great job with both necklaces. How disappointing that your beads got lost. And isn't it great that Lori sent such lovely things.

Deb said...

Your necklaces are beautiful, I'm glad I've found you through the bead soup party!

Deb x

Lori's Glassworks said...

Both designs are lovely! Cheers!

Janet said...

The pink Necklace just blows my socks off! Its Ravishing youve really made such a Beautiful pc here. Lori how generous and she sent you really wonderful beads. High five here!

gbkoru said...

Gorgeous pieces, I especially love the vibrant color of the second necklace!

ladynoble said...

OK before I let you know my favorite part I need tom comment on your neckalces. The first one is so simple like you said perfect for summer, I love it. I also really like that focal in the second necklace, I think I need to see it in person casue there are quite a few gorgeous colors dancing around in there.

Ok, my favorite part about BSP is today. I love seeing what people come up with. I LOVE the before and after photos and am so amazed with people's ability to think outside of the box and create such beautiful unique designs!

Heather said...

Two amazingly different servings of soup and I like them both. The pearls are perfect with that beautiful antiqued pendant and I think the second I would call dessert soup!! Yummy. Love the colors in that lampwork bead and you complimented them perfectly with all the dangles. My favorite part of bead soup is meeting new people who share my obsessions. Makes me feel somewhat normal to know there are over 200 this time. Lori is amazing to put this together and I am so grateful to be able to participate. If I win I want that dessert!!

BeadsByEarthTones said...

you did such a fantastic job with both pieces! i love the colors and the intricacy of your designs. my favorite thing about soup? meeting such talented and NICE people!

Cory said...

Fabulous, I love your design.

N Valentine Studio said...

Well poohoey to USPS for loosing your package!

I am smitten with all the pieces you made but am really drawn to the first one. The focal is really stunning and kind of pulls me in. Gorgeous work!

Marian Hertzog said...

They are both very pretty! Love the pink focal and what you did with it!

Jean said...

wow Courtney! What glorious pieces! really nice work!

Diana P. said...

Fabulous work! I especially love the second necklace. It will make a wonderful piece for summer!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I love them both! That pink focal is amazing. That stinks that you package is lost. I wonder if it will ever surface?!
Shannon C

Mel said...

They are both beautiful, but I looooove the pink one. Simply gorgeous!

My two favorite parts of bead soup are seeing the finished pieces (of couse!) and being introduced to new bead artists, components, etc, as the pieces get traded around.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

That sucks about your package being lost! Though love what you made from what Lori sent you. You have so much more patience then me to hand wrap all ove those beads! Both necklaces are stunning and are definitely summer ready! I think the thing I like most about the party is seeing what everyone has created and meeting new people and blogs. Oh, all the viewing pleasure I have had today!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I love both of your necklaces!

Barbara Lewis said...

Courtney ... these are beautiful and very feminine. I wrote about jewelry predictions for 2011 by Jill MacKay and one of the things she predicts is a strong tendency toward "fringe" in jewelry. You've got it goin' on girl!

Terri said...

I like the surprise of what I will get and then seeing what I will create..and equally as exciting is to see what my partner will create with what I gave her. Then I think we all love reveal day when we see what everyone has created...I love it!!!
And you my dear have created two very lovely necklaces!!! I think I would wear the one with the pearls!

Suzette Bentley said...

Beautiful pieces! I absolutely love the pink one!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I love the pink one! It really pops :) they are both lovely though! My favorite part is seeing all the different creations - it's a lot of fun!

Jenni C said...

Rotten UPS!
Both your pieces are beautiful.
I totally love the pink lamp work bead, really gorgeous and I love how you added the rubies and crystals to the chain to go with it, it works together so well.

Erin said...

Oh, Wow, Courtney! Your pieces are really beautiful! I LOVE the beaded fringe dangles on both. Classic and oh-so pretty!

Elisabeth said...

Both are wonderful and are screaming for spring weather and sundresses. Seriously love them both!

Angela Rae said...

Beautiful work! I love both of them! : )

Francy said...

tried to pick a fav out of the three..,...they are so awesome! Love'm all.

Lisa said...

The white necklace is stunning! I love Bead Soup as it gives me a chance to see what lovely jewelry is created with elements that I don't normally gravitate toward...opens the mind!

LoriF said...

HI!! from another Lori :-) Your work is absolutely beautiful and I will definitely be bookmarking this blog. My favorite part of the Bead Soup Challenge? Hmmm....the inspiration, of course!...and finding all these awesome blogs I didn't even know existed!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I am in love with that first necklace. I never have a tan, but would wear it anyway...

My favorite part of the party is getting to visit new blogs I've never visited before, meeting new talented people I didn't know existed, and seeing everyone step outside their comfort zone. That rocks!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I love your style and both necklaces are beautiful you did awsome with the color scheme on the second necklace I love them both. I am off to check out the rest of your blog and eye candy.

Dana said...

#209 here...WOW what great pieces you made...wonderful work...

KayzKreationz said...

They all turned out nice, but that 2nd one just speaks to me. Lovely.
Would love to have a chance to win one of them.

KayzKreationz said...

I forgot to say, my favorite part is the anticipation of what everyone will do with their soup and then of course, the reveal.

Dee said...

Courtney, your pieces turned out beautiful! I really love what you did with the focals, especially the first one. gorgeous. My favorite part of the party is being introduced to creative artists and bloggers like yourself.

BluMoon said...

These necklaces are lovely, this is my first soup and I am really enjoying seeing what everyone has created.

SavonFeutré said...

Very interesting!

Cyndi L said...

How disappointing about the lost package, but what a fab job you did with the pieces that wonderful Lori sent you!

Helmitarha said...

Wow, both necklaces are stunning! So sorry to hear about the lost package! Hope it still shows up somewhere. ;)

Christine said...

Both of your pieces are so delicate & beautiful! The color combination in your second necklace is stunning.
My favorite part is seeing all of the loveliness that is created!

maryharding said...

Both pieces are beautiful. I just love clustered little beads and you did it so well.

CAG- Crafts said...

very nice, I love them both!

Loretta said...

Beautiful designs. I love the white focal with the cluster of pearls. Yummy soup!

jeanette said...

beautiful soup, beautifully put together!

rockcreekcreations said...

I've loved this party because I received items I wouldn't have chosen, and created something I didn't know I had in me!

Laura said...

Well, I think it's stinky that your original beads got lost. Grrrr! However, I think what you did with the beads you got is lovely. I adore hangly jewelry!

Julianna Cannon said...



Both pieces are gorgeous, and that second one is wicked dynamic. Love.

maneki said...

Beautiful necklaces! I really like your use of bead dangles in them.

Tara P. said...

I love both necklaces, but especially the first one! This was my first Bead Soup Party and I think my favorite was just finding other blogs to read, making new friends, and challenging myself with materials I wouldn't have picked out myself.

Nicki said...

wow how generous. I love the first one the best, so please enter me in your drawing. I love the other ones too though :) Nice work

Valerie said...

Both pieces are so beautiful. My favorite is the pink lampwork bead necklace. I love the colors and how you wire wrapped the accent beads on the lovely copper chain. Great job! I am delighted to now be following you and I would love to be entered into your drawing. My favorite parts of participating in the Bead Soup are being inspired by all of the AMAZING artists I get connected with and being forced to push my limits of creativity. Glad to be in this group with you!

Beth said...

I Love, Love, Love the white necklace. Both are beautiful, but the white one is sweeeeeet!

Beadbug said...

Two pots are always better than one, I love them both.

Susanm said...

My favourite part of bead soup is hoping from each site to see what everyone has made. It is better than a craft show - no lines and no crowds.

Holly said...

Okay, that lampworked focal piece is divine. But I'm *in love* with that white and peacock necklace. Totally. Completely. In Love.

Courtney said...

Thank you all so much!

fireflymyst said...

#161 here:)

Lovely work! I love all three!
I really like this bead soup party because of all the awesome designers in the blog hop. Inspiration, YES!!

Jess Italia Lincoln said...

Beautiful designs! Love that lampwork focal, the colors in that necklace are gorgeous. Sorry to hear your original soup got lost in the mail... you did an amazing job with what Lori sent.

Stacie said...

Love both pieces--especially the red and turquoise color combo!

Leigh said...

Great work. I love the way the smaller beads play with the large focal one in the second one.

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

All of your pieces are really beautiful, Courtney!!

Lutka And Co. said...

Great necklaces! I love the way you clustered beads around the focal. I love the challenge and "getting out of the box" elements of the BSBP.

gretchen said...

it's been so fun to see what everyone has created! love that focal on the second necklace...would have been great if all(some) the sources would have been listed?!?!

Penny said...

Your soup is delicious, you did an outstanding job on both pieces. I love looking at all the different designs that everyone has done and connecting to fellow designers.

Copper Diem said...

great job! love that white focal!

Everyday Gypsy said...

Well first, I really enjoyed your pieces. They were so eyecatching. I really liked the first one with the large focal with the white bead danglies. So fun. And I must say the best part of the Bead Soup Blog Party has been discovery fellow beaders and artist like yourself. My list of blogs I follow has grown exponentially.

Nally said...

Your necklaces are awesome! Great work with great beads!

Dana said...

What wonderful pieces you made out of your soup. Pink is my favorite color and so I would have to go with necklace #2. If you happen by my blog you will find my giveaway and lots of pink also.

vintagesusie & wings said...

So beautiful friend, I love this necklaces & what you did with your SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...

steufel said...

great pieces. I think the first one is my fav though!

Sarabeth said...

great job with your soup!


Cindy said...

Courtney, you created two absolutely stunning pieces - BOTH would be fantastic to wear this summer. I think I'm partial to the first one - I think it is the simple color with a bit of contrast mixed in. You sure did your Bead Soup proud! Thanks for the give away, I'm crossing my fingers. :-)

Heidi said...

Both necklaces are totally fab! And who knows, maybe your lost soup will turn up some day :)

Lisa said...

Both are beautiful, but I Love the white and pearl one, definitely my cup of soup!

Cynthia said...

Both your pieces turned out beautiful. It was nice of Lori to send you replacement soup!
I did not participate in the bead soup (I'm just hopping). I like looking at what everyone makes, and maybe just maybe, I'll find a new blog to follow!!

Melissa Meman said...

they are both gorgeous...the white and pearl one is a sort of shabby chic vibe that I find irresistable :) Love the beady fringe parts on both. Lori is a sweetheart - glad you got to still participate.

Alice said...

both pieces turned out very,very nice. I loved the suprise of a few darker pearls mixed in with the white/cream -sorta like the black sheep if you will.

Serena Trent said...

I love the magenta with the aqua! awesome!

stacilouise said...

Your designs are A+! Really love how pretty, yet simple that white one is!!!!

BeaderBubbe said...

I thought my favorite part was putting all the beads together and creating a masterpiece.....but now I know it is checking out everyone's blog and seeing their masterpieces....beautiful....

Shelly said...

I love the colors in that second necklace!

The first one is totally lovely

Creative Arty Facts said...

They are both lovely pieces, but I especially like the copper one with the glass focal bead. Simple and elegant!

Jen V. said...

Hey girl! My fave part of your pieces are those made them really sing. I could practically lick Lori Lochner glass....haaaaaaaa My fave part of the soup is finding new sources for beads! I keep a list of new artists and have even been shopping a big already!
Take care!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Beautiful.. I love both pieces but I especially love that you put the pearls with that pendant... looks great! Well done!


Kari Carrigan said...

I love both of them, they are fab!

LeeLu Creations said...

I just love the white necklace you made-gorgeous! It will look fab with a tan this summer. The colors in the pink pendant are so pretty-love it also. Great job!

Genea said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear your soup was lost in the mail :(

I love what Lori sent you!

I love how you did little dangle wire wrapped clusters.

Lovin' that pink. Mmm mmm!

Genea said...

Did you get my comment? Oops, I don't know if it posted :(

Sorry to hear about the loss of your package!

I love what Lori sent you.

I love the wire-wrapped little clusters. It's nice and fringey.

Lovin' the pink necklace!

Patsy Evins said...

I love how you did bunches of dangles around the focal! New inspiration for me!

Wonderful, new inspiration is what's so wonderful about the bead soup hop!

TesoriTrovati said...

That is such great Soup! I love both looks. It would be very hard to pick a favorite. I am into longer necklaces lately, but that white focal is simply stunning! You are so generous!

Off to hop some more... might be until Easter, but I will get it done!
Enjoy the day!

Steph L. said...

Really pretty necklaces! I love the pink one with the aqua accents.

Salzanos said...

They are all gorgeous, but I love the all white , first one best! Relaxed and yet elegant style!!!

Judy said...

I love the clusters of beads, they are like a fringe and showcase the pendants so well! Really gorgeous pieces!

Hazel Ward said...

I love the slinkiness of the first one, but pink and turquoise is one of my favourite colour combos, and when combined with that, wow! :D

Lisa Godfrey said...

You are a woman after my own heart with all of those lush, little dangles. :-) Love them! Beautiful work!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

OMG! I love them both! I'm typically not a pink type person, but I'd have to say the second necklace is my fav! I love all the different colors and that pendant is to die for!
Too bad your original soup got lost:( but glad you could still play along:)

Michelle said...

Great job on both necklaces. I really like the clusters of beads--it really draws the eye to the funky focals.
Bead Happy!

Beadroe said...

It would be so very hard to choose. They are both gorgeous. I think the best part of this is seeing such a variety of style.

Rebecca said...

Oh.My.Goodness. That red necklace is something else! Absolutely stunning. My two favourite things are 1)working towards a challenged and perhaps even better, 2) making connections with folk who are all over the world. You have made some really beautiful stuff!Thanks to Lori for saving the day :-)

Menka Gupta said...

Both the necklaces are very pretty. You have done a great job with your ingredients.

Shaiha said...

The best part of the Soup for me was checking out all these gorgeous pieces of jewelry like yours! I am totally in love with your second necklace!

one-eared pig said...

Gorgeous! They are all great, but the pink one makes yearn for Spring.

Kitty Durmaj said...

Courtney, you did a beautiful job on your necklaces. I can tell you like to wire wrap as do I.

Thank you for commenting on my creation for BSBP

#2 Kitty

Noemi said...

Hi Courtney,
Love your first necklace. The focal works so nice with the beads you have used.
I am also thrilled that I am in in the PIF.
I would like to thank you for your kind words, it has really meant a lot, specially as I am having a really tough time.

Just So you know, I have left a thank you note on my blog, and I would love you to read it if you have time.

A big hug your way.