Friday, April 12, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

And here it is, the day we've all been waiting for, the Second Reveal for Lori Anderson's 7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party. This years event is the biggest to date!  Kym Hunter was my Bead Soup Blog Partner. She sent me a bunch of fun ingredients - even a few things I've never worked with before.  I even used some of the packaging in the mix...

I was really attracted to the "Fly" pendant.  It resonated with me on some level.  The other focal I have yet to do anything with.  I did, however, utilize the polymer clay bead that was attached to it.  I used some of my own beads, bronze rings, and chain to create my design.  The clasp is attached to the chain with sari ribbon which makes it adjustable.  So, here it is...

I used the little brass tag (above right) and silk sari ribbon from the packaging.

If you'd like a chance to win this beautiful pendant, please post a comment with your email address.  The winner will be revealed on April 20th.

The list of names below represents the members of the second reveal.  Stop by their blogs to see what they cooked up with their soup ingredients...

Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers

Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove

Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle

Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles

Christine Murrow

Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis

K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs

Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom


  1. Your necklace is lovely - the sari ribbon adds the perfect touch!

    1. Thank you! The ribbon needed to be used. It matched the colors of the beads so well.

  2. ~i adore sari silk and love how you incorporated it into this piece...simple yet beautifully created...swooning...much love light and blessings~

    1. Thanks Brandi. My aesthetic is usually pretty simple and clean. Working with the sari silk was a little outside of my comfort zone, but I really like it.

  3. Gorgeous necklace - love the use of the sari ribbon with the chain and pendant! Lovely piece!

    1. Thanks EB. I love the sari ribbon too. I bought some a year or so ago and have yet to use it. I think now I might have some ideas...

  4. Love this piece, so unique!

  5. Very sweet, and simply lovely! A great spring piece. Kristin Oppold

    1. The birds are back - maybe that was what made me feel that the "Fly" focal must be utilized in this pendant. I still have the other focal and hope to get it incorporated into something real soon!

  6. A really nice, simplistic design. I love it all!

  7. great use of fabric! congratulations!

  8. The little hint of fabric just makes that butterfly shine !

    1. Thanks Audrey. I felt it gave it movement.

  9. I love it! That fabric and fly really make the piece. Great work!

  10. Love this necklace. Great use of fabric.

  11. Beautiful necklace, Tammi! I like your use of fabric in it, the wonderful warm colours and it's unique look!

    1. Warm colors are very comfortable to work with. The blue crystals weren't something I usually work with, but they are a nice contrast. Thanks.

  12. I love your necklace, and appreciate a chance to win the pendant. okililmummy (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Me too! I'm so glad it came with the soup!!! Thank you.

  14. Your necklace is so one of my favourites! Love the colours, love the design <3

  15. What a gorgeous necklace! I just love how you set the focal apart using chain. I would be more then happy to give it a new home.


    1. I love making focals, so this was a good exercise in composition. Thank you for your kind words.

  16. Gorgeous designs.. & a chance to win the pendant.. It seems like a win win for all.

    1. Games of chance and contests are so much fun. This seemed like the perfect opportunity. I wish you the best... Thanks for your kind comments.

  17. Very pretty. I love the cool contrast of blue crystals

    1. I know. I did too. Blue was a challenge, but it turned out great. Kym knew how to stretch me!!! Thank you.

  18. I love this necklace!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP... so much fun!
    ciao dall'Italia

    1. Thank you Jo. I wish you well. This was really fun. I hope to do it again. It was my first time. It's nice to connect with so many people from all over the world. We sit in our little studios, isolated from the world. This is a safe, yet nice diversion.

  19. The colors, materials, and design are wonderful!

  20. Absolutely beautiful, love love the butterfly.

    1. I so loved it too! It really spoke to me and had to be THEEE focal. I hope to make something with the rest of the beads and the other focal very soon. Thanks for your kind words.

  21. Fun has a very organic feel.

    1. Organic is kind of my vibe, with a bit of control, if you know what I mean. I can't help the OCD. I was born with it. Thanks!

  22. Lovely design for a great rustic pendant! Thanks for th opportunity to win :).

    1. Thanks Ali. I really enjoyed the components I had to work with. They gave me a bit of a stretch, but it turned out to be a very pleasing design...

  23. Love your woodsy earthy necklace. It looks very fairyish and I love it. Would love a chance to win the pendant. Great job!

    1. Thanks for that Jean. I like fairy analogy. I wish you luck on winning!

  24. Oh boy I could see this looking beautiful on just about anyone - fairies included! So sweet of you to offer it as a giveaway

    1. Thanks Emma! I hope the fairies like it!!!

  25. simply beautiful.

  26. This is an amazingly cute necklace, Tammi! I love the natural theme. You did a great job with the colors, matching the metal with the silk and just enough blue to make it pop. Lovely, lovely!

    1. Kym put together a nice little soup for me to work with. I really love the blue and brown combo! Thanks so much!

  27. I love the earthy look of the necklace you've designed. Please count me in for the pendant giveaway - I think it's just beautiful. My email is

    1. Thank you. I am partial to earthy tones and somewhat rustic designs.

    2. I love the earthy look and I just love butterflies. Please count me on for the giveaway. my email is

  28. I love the earthy and rustic look. I am sorry I missed the giveaway!

  29. Very beautiful necklace. It really just flows together so perfectly! Excellent job.

  30. It took me a while to get here, but I'm glad I did -- what a lovely necklace you made!

  31. Wow gorgeous necklace! I just love the colors and your wire work is wonderful!

  32. Wonderful necklace, the colors are so beautifully combined, I love butterflies... Great piece!