Friday, August 24, 2012



It has been a great experience participating in my first bead soup blog party sponsored by Lori Anderson.  Over 400 participated from all over the world in this blog party and I am still in awe - so many beautiful pieces of jewelry created.  There have been two reveals thus far with this reveal being the last one for this BSBP.

My bead soup partner, Heidi Kingman sent me the most beautiful assortment of semi-precious stones with a beautiful birds nest focal and clasp.  I tried to incorporate as many of the stones and findings as possible,    Heidi sent a generous amount of the most amazing stones.  I will have lots of fun making many more pieces of jewelry with the remainder of the bead soup.

This is the bead soup Heidi sent me

And this is what I created

Kyanite/sterling silver earrings

Fire Agate, leopard jasper, brass birds, copper/sterling silver clasp - Bracelet

copper/sterling silver focal birds nest, amazonite eggs, multi quartzite eggs grossular garnet,
 smoky quartz necklace with resin pendant, fiber, etched copper and sterling chain.

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog

Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs

Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs


  1. Isolina, you did a great job with what Heidi sent you! The necklace with the bird's nest is so lovely!

  2. All three pieces are perfect! LOVE them all!

  3. OMGosh -- I love them! They are all so pretty! That is really cool how you wrapped the kyanite in the earrings. Very innovative! The bracelet looks beautiful and like it would be fun to wear with those birds coming together like that -- so sweet. And the necklace? A stunner!! Truly a piece of art. :)
    Thank you for being such a wonderful Bead Soup partner, Isolina! :)

    1. I had a great time! Thank you for the wonderful bead soup. I'm working on another bracelet, will post when done xoxo

    2. Ooo - I look forward to seeing it! :)

  4. Love that nest necklace, amazing

  5. All you creations are wonderful!! That necklace with the resin pendant is gorgeous!!!

  6. hi Isolina,
    you have created wearable jewellery. I love it. its working everything great together.
    Hughs Birgit

  7. You have some great pieces from your soup. I think my favorite is that bracelet with the birds, though. Very unusual.

    1. It fits nicely on the wrist with the round bead dangling nicely. Thank you for stopping by.

  8. 3 fabulous creations! I especially like the Birds Nest Necklace :)

    1. I love that piece as well. Can't wait to wear it.

  9. Beautiful pieces..I'm especially drawn to your necklace. You did a Soup-er job on them one and all!!

  10. Such lovely creations...nice job!! You had a yummy soup too!

  11. Beautiful pieces from lovely beads!

    1. Thank you so much Marti! I had such a great time!

  12. Great job with your soup. All three of your pieces are beautiful.

  13. Kyanite is one of my favorite stones and I just adore those earrings.

  14. all your pieces are awesome! love the "bird eggs"

  15. Great soup and lovely designs! Especially the bracelet which I want!

    1. LOL I love the bracelet as well. Will be wearing it soon :)

  16. Great creations.Love and hugs Tanya

  17. Great soup mix to work with, WOW! Your designs are so elegant and lovely! Nature inspired jewelry is some of my favorite, and yours are some of my favorites of the Hop!

    1. Oh thank you so much! I really had a great time working with Heidi (my bead soup partner) she made it very easy for me.

  18. What amazing things you made with what you were sent! I like the way you used the mixed metals work out well. I do have to say that the bracelet is the one piece that really speaks to me>

    1. I love the bracelet as well! Thank you so much for the kind comments.

  19. Your pieces are lovely!! I like how you wire wrapped the earrings - very cool!

  20. So creative! Kyanite is one of my favorite stones, and I love the necklace!

  21. Love them, very beautiful pieces!!

  22. My fav is bracelet with birfs, very cool!

  23. Love all your pieces, the wire wrapping on the earrings is stunning.

    1. Thanks Kepi, I actually have the earrings on today!!!

  24. Beautiful creations!
    Love it!

  25. Very nice work! I love the necklace - it's so beautiful!

  26. Love the earrings and necklace, love, love the bracelet!

  27. Great pieces. Kyanite is one of my favorite stones and you made it shine in those earrings. I love the bird themes in both the bracelet and necklace too.

  28. So pretty. I look like the bird theme. the last necklace is so sweet.

  29. Beautiful job. Love the bird theme on your pieces. The gemstones were beautiful.

  30. Wonderful fun first bead soup party - mine too. I love what you did with the nest, that necklace is awesome.

    1. Oh yes Linda, I must say I really enjoyed being part of the BSBP. At first I hesitated then I said what the heck and joined. I'm so glad I did!!

  31. I absolutely love the necklace! What great components you had to work with -- and you did a super job!

    1. Thanks Lori!! It has truly been a pleasure participating in the BSBP. Thank you for coordinating such a fantastic event!!!!

  32. Beautiful designs...the composition is so pretty!

  33. so very pretty and feminine! gorgeous soup btw!

  34. Good use of the soup and very nice work!!! The bracelet is my favorite.

  35. Beautiful! I love the sweet necklace!

  36. Your pieces are just SUPER! I'm especially digging that last necklace with the bird's nest. Beautiful work!

  37. The bird's nest necklace is fabulous! Great work!

  38. beautiful pieces you did with your soup! love the bird-nest necklace, it's so unique!

  39. Gorgeous bead soup. Love the necklace!

  40. I'm coveting those gorgeous pieces! I love that your passion for animals and nature shines through!!

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