Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal......Well maybe

This is my first ever time joining the Bead Soup Blog Party.  So much fun getting to know my partner and choose and make things to send to her.  
Do you remember this amazing soup my blog partner Denise sent me?
I totally love this soup.

All the beautiful colors and ideas that it sparked were not only amazing but I learned a few lessons along the way.

What ideas didn't work,

What ideas started to work,

What ideas I love!

Unfortunately this house has been riddled with sickness all this month and this is as far as I have gotten.  I did think I would have at least the necklace with her beautiful etched pendant done but my sweet son got the puck bug and that has taken all my extra time disinfecting and doing laundry AND you know what...square stitch takes FOREVER!  I love it and am learning alot in working it though.  Thank you so much to Lori and Denise and I am so sorry I was not able to live up to my part of the bargain this time.  I can not wait to see what Denise has done with the soup I sent her!  Have fun hoppin!

Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain
Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe
Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell
Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman
Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue
Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite
Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora
Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher
Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus
Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver
Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider
Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan
Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro
Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson
Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke

Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks
Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer
Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday


  1. Kristen,
    I love the curly cue aqua blue strand - that looks like it is going to be so cool. And the seed beads you picked for the pink pendant look they match it perfectly. I can't imagine how long it takes you to do these. Hope everyone in your house is starting to feel better!

  2. I love your soup - and I adore what you made for your partner - wait til you see what she made!!! You're gonna love it!! I hope you're all feeling better, too. AND I cannot WAIT to see your necklace finished, it's going to be gorgeous with that rope, I know it is!!!

  3. uck, we have been sick too, can't wait to see the finished creation!! Feel better!! ~KM

  4. Sorry to hear you've been sick. I was sick, too, and I was worried I wasn't going to finish...I did barely. Hope you are feeling better...share with all later...

  5. Hi there, you had a great start at least :-)I love the set up! Have fun when you can finish the piece, take care!

    Greetings from The Netherlands

  6. Love that second wavy pattern you have started -- and hope you are all feeling much better soon!

  7. You beadweavers never fail to dazzle me... even with unfinished work.

  8. I hope things even out for you and yours soon, darling... And that you will be able to finish those lovely pieces !

  9. Your pieces will surely look amazing, just this peek is enough to tell!

  10. Hope you and your family feel better soon Kristen! In the meantime, I loved seeing your experiments, especially your use of the twin hole beads. Very cool! :)

  11. Sometimes life needs to happen I hope everyone is well now. I love where your experiments are taking you particularly the superduos and looking forward to seeing the results later. Thank you for sharing where you got to with this

  12. Oh, I'm so sorry you didn't get to finish it my friend! But you are so right, that square stitch is totally amazing! That is going to be one stunning necklace! And I ADORE that blue one!!!! Way to go girl!

  13. Feel better. Love what you've done so far

  14. You've got some GREAT beginnings. . .can't wait to see what comes of it. Great soup! Hope all smooths out for you and yours.

  15. Can't wait to see the finished designs...they are amazing so far!

  16. Hope everyone is feeling better soon! Looking forward to seeing your finished pieces.

  17. can not wait to see the finished products :)

  18. Whoa! That S curve aqua number is amazing!!! As always I marvel at you seed bead skills. Love your sense of color, cant wait to see more!

  19. Well, despite not having it finished, what you've got so far looks amazing, usual! Hope you all get to feeling better and I'm sure you'll show us your BSBP goodies when they're done!!

  20. well- I love where you are going with them- feel better my dear!

  21. I love the way your aqua beadwork looks. So cool makes me wonder what you are going to do with it. You have a great soup. Hope everyone is feeling better!

  22. What a shame that you weren't able to get your projects done, but I do like where you're headed....especially that blue one. Wishing you the best on getting them completed!

  23. I hope your household is well soon! I love what you've done so far

  24. I hope you all get better soon! Can't wait to see the finish jewelry.

  25. The 2nd and 3rd one look like they will be incredible! Please post pics when you finish!

  26. Girl - I feel you. I thought I was reading my own post about my Bead Soup this time around. I can't BELIEVE how many designs I have started and stopped for this one! Anyway - it at least inspired me to create a post for the A-Z challenge for the letter D - regarding 'design'! I do not know if I will be ready this weekend for my reveal! :)
    But - your pieces are looking wonderful and I know they will be fabulous when you are done. I hope your family is on the mend!!

  27. Hope everyone is feeling better. I would love to see your finished designs. The colors remind me of Easter.

  28. Oh, I hope everyone's feeling better - I know the feeling, we've been through the same the whole month of March.
    I love all your pieces - that blue swirly necklace will be gorgeous, I can't wait to see all of your pieces when they're done!

  29. well you have great starts! I love the wave necklace ... hope everyone get's well soon

  30. Life is what happens when we're trying to play with our beads, right?!?!? Even partially complete, your work is amazing ... that blue wavy piece you've got going on is awesome!

  31. I can see where you are going with this...and its going to be awesome. It really sucks with everyone in the house gets the ick at once...I hope things improve quickly for you. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  32. What a fun start. You have all sorts of great colors to work with, and I really like where they're going.

  33. Beautiful beading in progress! When you finish, I am sure it will be a hit! All the best!

  34. The start you've made with the aqua/mint swirl is GORGEOUS, can't wait to see the finished piece!

  35. Hey, would you like me to add you to the 2nd or 3rd reveal so you can keep trying? I LOVE the 2nd bit, the waves. Email me or message me on FB and let know!

  36. Love what you have made so far, the pink and gold is gorgeous. Hope you are all well soon , look forward to seeing your completed piece(s).x

  37. I can't wait to see what happens when you finish the idea that was starting to work!


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