Bead Soup Blog Party

Friday, April 12, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party 2nd Reveal

A big Texas HOWDY and thanks for stopping by !  

This is my first time to participate in the BSBP.    I enjoyed the 1st reveal and loved seeing all the amazing designs.  I am honored to be a part of this event. 

My partner is Billi RS Rothove of Billi's Paper Batiks.  Billi is a polymer clay artist and here's a picture of the soup she sent me.

My bright soup created quite a challenge for me because I usually work with copper, wire, and much darker colors.  I reached out to my dear friends Cheryl  and Heather - also BSBP participants -  as well as Lori,  for some input and inspiration.  I am sending them a grateful shout out for the pictures and ideas and for helping me to see in COLOR !!  lol

From the soup mix, I chose this focal, because every time I looked at it I saw a little Mayan or Aztec child playing dress up in a parents' colorful ceremonial costume.  See how the headdress falls down on his head and covers his eyes ?

.......that thought lead me down the google "Mayan" and "Aztec" rabbit trail.  I can't say I read a lot about the cultures but I was certainly inspired by all of the colorful ceremonial costumes.

After I finished my google adventure I started creating......and a necklace was born using the focal, the clasp, and the colorful polymer clay beads

along with a matching pair of earrings

The set:

I also made a ceiling fan pull using another of the polymer clay focals.  I added some wire and a few beads from my personal stash..

 Hanging from my ceiling fan:

Thank you Billi for the colorful soup, and thank you Lori for including me in the party.

Please hop on over to Billi's blog to see what she made with the soup I sent her.
I etched a copper focal and made a copper clasp
and sent a variety of copper adornments, a 2nd clasp, unakite, jasper, a little bling, and
assorted glass and ceramic beads.

Please visit the other participants in the second reveal:
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

There are also two Pinterest boards for the 7th BSBP - it is especially fun to see all the designs and soups posted on pinterest.

BSBP soups and designs


BSBP contest entries

Have fun hopping !!