Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Party III

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!

What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?
 Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:
  • A focal
  • A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
  •  Some coordinating spacers or beads
Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.

Here's what I received from my partner Krista at 

Unfortunatley I have not been able to make my show piece.  My apologies Krista.  I've recently been diagnosed with "trigger finger" - my right thumb is injured due to overuse.  I have to have surgery to help the tendon move once again.  As soon as I can fully use my hand I will post my show piece.  Has anyone else experience this condition?  Any suggestions?

Enough about me...go check out all of the bead soup partiers. 

Thanks Lori and big hugs to you!


1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
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

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
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

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  
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, Beads and Bread

The next bead soup party is August 1-3, 2011.  Don't miss it!
Go Here: Pretty Things



  1. Ouch! I hope you feel better soon. You have some great soup simmering there.
    Enjoy the day!

  2. Do take care and I hope that thumb heals up quickly.

  3. Bummer about the trigger finger. Thanks so much for all the beads I had a blast creating with them.

  4. Well Shoot! (Pun intended) Get well soon. I decided to start at the bottom of the list (I'm in the middle at #95). I hope you get a really good response from the swap/hop -- So much fun!

    Artemisia's Studio

  5. aww sweetie, that's such a shame! :o( gorgeous soup tho', so your creation when it comes...will be awesome! ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

  6. Sounds painful...I hope you are back to creating soon...your ingredients look pretty cool.

  7. #209 here...Sorry to here what you have been going through. You got some beautiful pieces there and I'm sure whatever you make with it will be beautiful...Get better soon...

  8. So sorry to read that you are not doing well. Hope that you get better soon. Lovely soup mix!

  9. best wishes for a speedy recovery! Just think, you have all these beads waiting for you when you are better.

  10. so sorry to hear that. Get well soon!

  11. well that sucks. . .And when you've got a beautiful bead soup stash. Oh well, here's hoping you get better real soon!!

  12. Such pretty Soup! I hope your surgery goes well!

  13. Yes I have trigger finger. I do nails and it flairs up every now and again. When it does I wear a brace for it and it seems to help. I cut back my hours at work and that helped a lot. I hope you can post pics soon I can't wait to see what you did with that focal!

  14. That a gorgeous assortment of beads! I bet it just killed you to not be able to play with them :( Take care and hope you heal quickly.

  15. I sure hope your surgery goes well and you will be back on track soon.

  16. WHat a shame for you - I hope you get it fixed quickly. You have a really beautiful blog! ANd some lovely beads to play with when you come back and are able to.

  17. Can't wait to see what you make. Good luck with the trigger finger and get well soon! Scary when something you rely upon gives out like that!

  18. Wishing you a speedy recovery from your surgery. You have some beautiful beads waiting for you...

  19. When you get healed, let me know, and I'll feature your creation on my blog!

  20. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  21. My husband had this problem years ago. He had one shot of the steroids in his finger and he hasn't had anymore problems! Good luck! These beads will give you something to look forward to... :)

  22. What a beautiful soup. I'm sorry about your thumb :( My mom had the same thing happen and had to have surgery. Wishing you healing.

    Much love,


  23. You were blessed with such terrific ingredients! I hope you have a speedy recovery so you can get back to doing what you love to do!

  24. Feel better. Sending you healing thoughts.

  25. Oh I have had trigger finger before..OUCH! I hope it gets better soon!

  26. So sorry about your hand. I can just imagine how frustrating it must be to have that lovely soup mix, and not be able to work on it. Praying for a quick resolution!

  27. oh my. so sorry. it must be frustrating to your artist side. rest it and let it heal. the best thing you can do is research and follow your drs instructions :o)

  28. Whata a very beautiful set of beads you were sent!! I hope your fingers feeling better soon. And your surgery heals quickly! Things like this happen to the best of us. Feel better soon.

  29. Get well they say..when you are making other plans. This just was your turn with that.

  30. so sorry to hear of your injury......hopefully you will heal quickly after your surgery, and will be able to make some thing beautiful with your bead soup! the soup is very pretty

  31. oh no...that's no fun! Get well soon and show off some beautiful jewelry!

  32. You have a beautiful soup! I hope your hand feels better soon. :-)

  33. Oh, my goodness! D: What an awful thing!

    Well, you will just have to recover quickly and know that these beauties wait for you. ;) I hope the surgery goes well and that your little tendon feels better real soon so you can get back to beading!

    Be well. <3

  34. I hope you feel better soon. Take care.

  35. I've recently developed trigger finger in my middle finger. So far it's not severe - but keep your (untriggered) fingers crossed for me, because I don't have medical insurance! Hope you are healing well and quickly.

  36. enjoyed my visit to your blog. sorry to hear about your finger. you got some lovely beads. i'm sure you will come up with something amazing as soon as you're well.

  37. I'm so sorry to hear about your thumb, but I can't wait to see what you create from that gorgeous mix of soup ingredients!

  38. the longer it simmers- the better it is-- your soup shouts dressy to me. Take time to heal well. I had bilateral carpul tunnel release surgery years past and am better than new- It did take time to really heal but my prayers are for a full recovery. Enjoy your beads when you can get to them.
    alice's beads and baubles

  39. Hope your thumb is better soon!

  40. Oh no! I hope your thumb get's better soon. That's some awesome soup!

  41. Now that just sucks!!! Hope you get that thumb back to perfect condition. Nice soup too!

  42. Wonderful soup and great motivation to get better soon!

  43. Fabulous BEAD SOUP Friend!!! I love what you designed with all your components... Beautiful work!Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

  44. sorry to hear that and good luck for the treatments.

  45. Beautiful soup ingredients, totally my style. I cannot wait to see what you creat with them. I do hope your finger is better soon.

  46. Oh no! Hope the surgery fixes your thumb. Good luck!

  47. Hope you're fixed up soon! In the meantime, I'd just roll around in that pile of beady goodness...haaaaaaaaaa

  48. Hope you are all healed up for the next party and we will see your there! You got some great beads!


Sweet friends...thank you for your kind comments.