Saturday, February 26, 2011

Yipeeeee Friends...Today's the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!!!


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 made!


First, we found out who our 'Beap Soup' partner's were & to my GREAT excitement & surprise...I got Lori Anderson herself, hostess extraordinaire of Pretty Things Blog & this fabulous Blog Party. I couldn't wait to open my beautiful red & purple boxes when they arrived to see the bead booty she sent me!


I adored everything in my Bead Soup, but there was one piece that made my heart stop...it was a stunning glass pansy focal & I knew when I saw it, this was the one!


Using annealed steel wire & her gorgeous pearls, gemstone & glasswork beads, I created an 18 inch necklace that I LOVE. I hope you enjoy looking at my pictures, I sure enjoyed being a part of this fun & creative blog party, Thanks Lori! ;)




 





Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by & say HI, Sweet Hearts!!
I hope you can visit some of my fellow 'SOUPER'S' & see their original designs...
it will be a Fun-Filled day of Creativity & Inspiration.
ENJOY!!!

Come see what the rest of us made!

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   {you are HERE}
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 Blog Party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011.  Don't miss it!

XOXO
vintagesusie

102 comments:

fireflymyst said...

I love what you did with the pansy focal. Your design is awesome. Love the wire wrapping you did!

Charlene said...

I LOVE what you did with your Bead Soup! I loved that pansy so much & ordered one for myself. I was disappointed because yours is prettier. LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did. HUGS Sweetie! Loved our visit yesterday & see that you have the Texas Banner proudly displayed in prep of Round Top. Counting the days to hug your neck.
Charlene

Mags said...

This is surely the most lovely piece I have seen today, and I've been hopping so many blogs!! The focal is just gorgeous and you have treated it well with your design <3

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love it! I also love the beads you sent to Lori, you made the best partnership I have seen so far!

Deb x

Suz said...

Susie,
You did a beautiful job.That focal is one of the prettiest I have ever seen and the accompanying beads are beautiful. Love the black wire with it. I can't wait to see all the others. This is my vicarious jewelry making.
Hugs,
Suz

Lupe Meter said...

This is a lovely piece. Love the focal bead...absolutely beautiful! You did an awesome job!

Dee said...

What a beautiful mix of beads...and a lovely finished piece..wonderful job!

Patsy Evins said...

Love your creation! Love the pairing of black metals with the beads!
I'm a fellow Texan from Hallettsville! I love flowers too and create flowers in glass! http://www.PatsyEvinsStudio.com

Pretty Things said...

I'm so glad you liked the pansy! It's so funny that it was in your "extra fun" pack and not the official "soup" ingredients!

I love purple (could you tell?)and have a ton of labradorite but haven't really created much with labradorite, so it was great to see you use it so well.

I had fun!

Palimpa Lim said...

Lovely creation!

SummersStudio said...

Stunning! Just my colours so if you get tired of this, just send it my way :-)

(I love Bonnie Rait)

Cindy said...

Gorgeous colors, Susie! Your piece is perfect for springtime and has such a romantic feel to it! Have fun blog hopping!

somethingunique said...

Suzie< what a fun mix of beads! & waht you did with them is very creative vintage is such a wonderful style it really tell a story nice job!

Marie Cramp said...

Wow! That focal in Stunning! Love what you made with it, the necklace is beautiful!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh.MY.GOodnesS! I LOVE PANSIES! That is such a stunning glass pendant. And I love the wire wrapped links that punctuate this necklace with color while allowing the focal to play the starring role. Beautiful! I have to go back and stare at it some more!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Kristen said...

Oh I love opening those gorgeous boxes of hers too! Yes the pansy would make my heart stop as well!!! I know Lori is proud she sent you these ingredients!

Deci said...

That pansy is so beautiful, you did a wonderful job with it.

Marianna said...

What a gorgeous necklace!!! Love those colors! great soup to work with, great job!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Lucky you Susie! Love those purple beads - they're fantastic. Beautiful wire work and you did an amazing job putting tose beauties all together.

Excellent music selection by the way. Bonnie is my all time favorite. :)

Beadbug said...

What an excellent use of color, the steel wire is just a great texture with the rest of your design. I vote this a top 10!

Hazel Ward said...

That glass pansy focal is gorgeous, but you've managed to make it even better with your mecklace design

GraceC said...

Hey, can I have that when you're done with it? Thanks! :):):)

diane cook said...

Great fun wasn't it? You are moving along with the wire wrapping aren't you my friend =) And, what a stunning pansy!!
Hope you have your electricity now!
Big hugs and much love~
diane
xoxo

Dana said...

#209 here...very, very pretty great job...

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh that focal is GORGEOUS!!! Stunning necklace - I would have fainted if I saw that pansy too! : )

gretchen said...

What a killer focal bead! love, love, love this!

Hopemore Studio said...

That is an amazing focal and color combo. Really like this piece and all the wrapped links. - Angie

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

Very pretty!!

Wendy said...

Beautiful necklace! Such great colors! You did a fantastic job! :)

Jenni C said...

The focal is just stunning in shape and colour. I like the steel wire wrapping and the purplish grey beads that tie in to the palette, just lovely.

Nicki said...

Hi Susie, this pansie is so cute and I love haw you paired it with that chain. Dark but colorful :) Love it.

Lisa Loria said...

SOUPER Pretty!
Great Job Susie!

LeeLu Creations said...

What a great focal! I love it! Colors together are gorgeous.

Heidi said...

Fabulous! Love the dark wire with the purples and silvery grays.

ViviBijoux said...

What a lucky girl to have received such a nice selection! I think it's one of my favorites piece so far, you really did it justice. Fabulous to wear too I'm sure ^_^ Virginie ViviBijoux.com

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wow! It's gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

Georgene Lockwood said...

Being a vintage kinda gal myself I would so love to have this necklace. You got a great bead soup selection to work with and you made the most of it. Love it!

Everyday Gypsy said...

I want it. Now that that is out of the way, I have to say you did your soup proud. A gorgeous piece constructed with wonderful pieces. Terrific!

jamberry_song said...

Very, very nicely done. I love how you adapted your style to suit these beads. The finished piece is so gorgeous. If not for the very trendy contemporary techniques, I would say the look of this is well suited to a 1920s tea party. :3 In that way, I love how you blended the two elements and styles for a totally beautiful, very timeless piece. Amazing work. :)

Beadroe said...

Wonderful design that sets the beautiful pansy off. Absolutely stunning.

Jennifer Cameron said...

The soup is stunning, the design even better. I'll bet that pansy was a joy to work with.

moonlitfantaseas said...

WoW!!! how beautiful, I love the Pansy and the necklace it is gorgeous! Lori gave you some wonderful bead soup!

Terri said...

Susie, I love the soup mix you got from Lori. And what you did with it is just Spectacular! I especially like the use black oxidized wire.

Shaiha said...

Wow that pansy is gorgeous! And your necklace certainly does it justice. It is timeless

Boot ~C said...

those pearls, the wire work, wonderful

one-eared pig said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Elisabeth said...

Sooooo beautiful! I love that you used steel wire!

Cameron said...

That is gorgeous!! I'd love to see a pic of you wearing it....in all your fabulousness!

I was driving home to Corona from O.C. this morning...and saw those beautiful snow covered mountains....I thought of you...

Keeping warm, I hope ;)

Kate said...

Wow! My heart fluttered just looking at pictures of that pansy. I can only imagine how it felt to handle it after opening it and seeing staring up at you from your soup!

steufel said...

Great job! Love the contrast of the colors. Annealed wire is so much fun to work with and creates amazing effects.

Cathryn said...

I have a soft spot for pansies and an equally soft spot for pearls. So this wonderful, beautiful necklace really made my day! You showcased that gorgeous lampwork pansy beautifully! Congratulations and Thank you!

balanced. said...

those lampwork beads are divine!!
love what you did with them! beautiful!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

beautiful! i love the piece that you made with the beads you received!

Diana P. said...

Wow what a gorgeous focal! Love what you did with it!

Cyndi L said...

The wire links were a great choice!! The materials just shine :-)

maryharding said...

Beautiful necklace that I would love to wear. The focal is so lovely and how you designed around it is a treat for the eyes.

SueBeads said...

Really nice job!

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Oh MY ! that was a pretty soup You got from Lori :)
lovely colors and sparkling like a garden after a soft rain in early summer---Yummie
You made a very pretty necklace that any woman would love to wear! I recognize those lampworks with silver from Italy ...have them in blue..or had... used most of them..they are fantastic!

Lutka And Co. said...

I love your wirework! The whole necklace came out beautifully!
Linda

Janet said...

Oh I would Treasure your necklace forever!!! Its so Beutiful! not just sayin that either! What a beautiful focal Lori made...wow this is one Gorgeous Creation! So well done! Im addin you too xx

Stacey said...

Really beautiful...love love love those beautiful dark wire links.

Lynn Richards said...

glad to see you made it home safe and sound my friend!!! i love, love looking at my kitchen and bookcase. doug especially likes all the shells tucked into the plates! i told him your idea of fresh roses once a week and he didn't say much....ha ha ha!
xo
lynn

Laurel said...

Gorgeous sparly colors - what a yummy piece!

Laurel said...

Oops - I meant SPARKLY not sparly.....

Charlene said...

Just gorgeous! Love the design.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

CraftyHope said...

Oh, I think I'd be too nervous to have Lori herself as a soup partner. You met that challenge above and beyond! It's a beautiful necklace!

Stacie said...

Beautiful necklace and love your photo backdrop. How lucky that you were partnered with Lori!

KayzKreationz said...

That is gorgeous. And that pansy focal is to die for. What a great piece.

Helmitarha said...

Oh, wow, the necklace is gorgeous!!! I like that you used dark metal, it ties the whole piece together. Amazing job!!! ;)

SilverNikNats said...

Really really beautiful! Completly LOVE that necklace, and fantastic photos too xxx

Barbara Lewis said...

This is an amazing piece. I love the way you used the darkened wire and, of course, the pearls ... it added a richness and subtly to that striking lampwork piece! Great composition. The pearl and beadwork really reminds me a lot of what I did with my piece, not exactly of course, but the mood of the piece.

Courtney said...

Really beautiful. I love that pansy focal. You did an amazing job. I just love the color combo.

Steph L. said...

I love your blog layout! What a great soup mix to work from - you certainly did it justice, the necklace is beautiful!

maneki said...

That's a beautiful and romantic necklace -- so lovely! I really like that you used such dark wire for it, not just because it frames the beads so well, moody and graceful, but also as darker wire gives more of a visual weight that carries the beads better than say, shiny bright silver would've.

Cory said...

Love, Love, Love what you created...the pansy is soooo beautiful. YOU DONE GOOD!

Shirley said...

Not only did you get an awesome soup, but what you did with it was out of this world! Love your wire wraps. Those colors are fantastic together. Great job!

Salzanos said...

Wow, we are kindred spirits! I grew up on ranches, was born in early 50's love earthy, nature things. Your creations is fabulous! Indeed like my mothers garden! I also am just starting into digital art. Really love the new sketch club app man is it fun to design with that! I love vintage things too! You must be a sister somewhere down the road of genes! LOL ;-)

Judy said...

Your mix from Lori was amazing, but what you did with it was just glorious! I love the steel wire it worked perfectly with this design. I bet this piece looks stunning on!

My favorite song...Angel from Montgomery!

BluMoon said...

Wow what a gorgeous focal I love pansies, the pearls go so beautifully with it too, lucky you I am sure you will love wearing it.
Jackie

Creative Arty Facts said...

Really, really love the glass focal bead and how you've linked them all individually - just beautiful!

Penny said...

Flowers are one of my favorite things and you did such a amazing job with this necklace. Just love, love everything about it!

Marian Hertzog said...

This is a beautiful piece. The colors of the beads and the wirework really work well together. Great job!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

Love that pansy nice wire work and beautiful necklace.

Flora said...

Hoping, still hoping the blogs (it seems to be neverending story)... and I have to say - this is surely the most lovely piece I have seen today... LOVE your design... love stunning beads...
Warm greetings from cold, but sunny Poland.

Fire Phoenix said...

The pansy bead is amazing! I've never seen anything like that before, it's really special. You've made an awesome piece, well done

Lisa Godfrey said...

Gorgeous necklace!! That is such an amazing pendant! You really have a beautiful blog too. So much eye candy!

Julianna Cannon said...

Absolutely beautiful~ both the necklace and your blog! Love.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Ohhh my goodness that focal and those beads are to die for. I love what you have created... soooo pretty. Well done!

Karyn
Australia

Islandgirl said...

That's really pretty! What kind of beads are those ones that look like they have a purple glass band round the middle? Lovely focal!

roseworksjewelry said...

That's gorgeous! And how fortunate to get Lori herself :D I love everything she does :)

Loretta said...

That is an awesome focal. You did a beautiful job with your design.

Menka Gupta said...

Lovely design. The focal bead is very pretty and you did a good job with pearls & glass beads with the wire work.

Regina said...

What gorgeous beads and you did them justice with your necklace. Love what you have created.

Rebecca said...

What awesome soup you received!! But that is only to be expected from Queen Soup herself, Miss Lori. YOu really did it justice - more than! Gorgeous.

Valerie said...

I love the pansy focal....so pretty! Beautiful wire work. Also, thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. So nice of you!

Jen V. said...

Guuuuuhhhhhrrrogeous! My butt hurts enough that I have to moan my admiration. haaaaaaaa Just kidding...but my left foot is tingling because I've been soup hopping for the last two hours and keep getting distracted by awesome blogs like yours that want me to stay longer!!!
Jen

Andrew Thornton said...

What a fun piece! Nice textures and mysterious colors! Nice!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Still making my way through all the blogs. Love what you did with your soup!

chocoholic said...

Beautiful Beads you got!! Wow - love the glass pansy. I WANT THAT!!! The necklace you made is outstandingly gorgeous!!
I really enjoyed your post about your weekend too. I miss living somewhere with great old stuff like that. Las Vegas is just to "NEW'.

Alice said...

Gotta say I agree the pansy is stunning. It added to the wire you used makes it look almost antique. It reminds me of my Mother- Her name was Viola. Thanks for giving me nice thoughts.
Alice's Beeads and Baubles

Genea said...

Beautiful! I love what you did with your soup. I love the dark wire with your pieces. So pretty!