Bead Soup Party

Bead Soup Party

by Lyn Foley on September 6, 2011

pink bead soup party

pink bead soup party

I’ve made a necklace and a bracelet using my soup mix from Barrie Edwards – and a few beads I added of my own. Barrie made the focal bead with reticulated silver set with a pink tourmaline (I think that’s what the gemstone is), and I decided to accent it with a triple strand of beads composed of pearls in pink and white, and sterling silver curved tubes and other beads. It seemed a shame to have the matching clasp she made hidden at the back of the neck, so therefore, I made a bracelet so that the clasp could be center stage.

For the bacelet I added some larger lampworked beads I made to compliment the smaller beads Barrie made. I tied it all together again with pearls and sterling silver. I am pleased with how the two pieces came together, and each can shine on its own – or they can be worn together.

There are more than 300 people at this soup party! You’re going to have some fun bouncing around to see what was made. Take some time, break the list up into segments if you need to – but whatever, go enjoy for beady creativity. Visit Barrie here to see what she did with the soup I sent her, and follow this link for all the  party-goers.

bead soup bracelet

{ 80 comments… read them below or add one }

Sandra September 20, 2011 at 12:11 am

Mmh, such gorgeous romantic colors. You showed off the awesome focal perfectly without overpowering it, and the bracelet is just perfect for the bigger beads. <3

snazzy doodle September 20, 2011 at 6:08 am

Both pieces are so pretty. That focal is so interesting

Molly Alexander September 20, 2011 at 9:41 am

Lyn – The soup mix you had to work with is so beautiful and feminine, and I love the designs you created with them. The necklace has so much movement, and the focal is amazing. The bracelet with the lampwork beads and silver clasp is one of my favorites so far. Beautiful!

Jackie September 20, 2011 at 11:14 am

I love both of these the colours are so pretty and feminine, just beautiful!

Skye ~ Creative Chaos September 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Nice! That bracelet is just adorable :)

Bobbie Rafferty September 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm

What a lovely pendant you got, and how nicely you set it off!

Stacey M. Curry September 21, 2011 at 8:54 am

Lucky girl that you received that focal – it’s gorgeous. Really beautiful pieces that you created!

Kathy September 21, 2011 at 9:48 am

Beautiful work! The necklace is lovely with all of those strands!

Birgitta September 21, 2011 at 11:23 am

That is a very unusual and beautiful focal You got in Your soup ! so well placed in the lovely necklace and the bracelet is pretty too!! U make fantastic lampwork beads .and I want to thank You for the sweet comment in my blog post :)

Susan Kennedy September 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I love the focal, very nice job!

Sweet Freedom September 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm

That reticulated silver pendant is stunning, and the necklace you designed for it is exquisite. Congrats!

Angela September 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Lovely, light & airy feel with the colors used, I like it a lot.

Maria September 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Delicate and pretty. Very nice.

Mylene Hillam September 22, 2011 at 2:55 am

Pink… one of my favourite colours! I love the combination of pearls with the silver and tourmaline. You did a great job with this beautiful focal.

Terry September 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm

These are a beautiful set. Your lampwork beads are the perfect accent!

Davinia September 24, 2011 at 6:39 am

I so love the necklace.
It is just balanced. That’s the word, apart from being gorgeous!

vonna September 24, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Silver tubes, pearls, beads and pink bling bling! What more could a girl ask for? That focal is fabulous! Lyn you make beautiful jewelry.

Jennifer September 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Beautiful! Shiny, sparkly, sweet… wonderful!

Penny Neville September 25, 2011 at 10:17 am

Lyn your designs are beautiful, I love the sparkle on the bracelet and necklace. You had gorgeous soup!

CraftyHope September 25, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Oh WOW! Both your necklace and bracelet are beautiful. However, that necklace is absolutely amazing. Fantastic work!

Serena Trent September 26, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Very lively pieces and fun!

Judy September 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Your pieces are stunning! I especially love the necklace!

Geanina September 28, 2011 at 5:17 am

What a beautiful set! Great idea to add the lampwork beads to the bracelet.
The glass beads you make look fabulous :)

Kelly J. R. September 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

Your necklace is absolutely stunning! One of my favorites in the hop for sure… and I don’t even like pink!

Kathleen Lange Klik September 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Beautiful designs! I really like how you created a three strand necklace, elegant yet contemporary. Bracelet is really fun!

Terri G. September 29, 2011 at 6:55 am

Gorgeous pieces, Lyn. Loving the color palette and the pearls.
I would so wear these. You are one talented lady! Soup-er job!

Maneki September 29, 2011 at 11:24 am

Beautiful jewellery in romantic colours! Love the necklace — and I’m not that much of a fan of pink normally, but in this combo it’s fab. Great job!

Chic and frog October 2, 2011 at 12:52 am

They are both gorgeous but I am smitten with the bracelet!

Karen Williams October 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm

A lovely collection – soft and romantic. A question from the bracelet – are all of the lampworked beads yours, or are the smaller pink/lavendar beads hers and the larger black/white yours? Either way, great combo!

Cheryl Roe October 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Beautiful design with beautiful components.

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