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BSBP- The big reveal!

I’m not going to babble today… I’m just going to get on with it and show you what I’ve made with the lovely bead soup sent to me by my partner in the Bead Soup Blog Party… Doris Stumpf, a wonderfully talented lampworker from Germany. I hope I’ve done them justice!

Here’s a reminder of what she sent to me…

A gorgeous mix of Doris’s glass and pretty spring coloured beads and components!

So here’s the first make…

When I first started making, I had no idea what I was going to do… so I thought I’d start with a necklace. The polymer rose cabochon is embroidered with seed beads, glass drops, glass leaves and acrylic flowers, and strung with bronze chain, the pretty silk string and one of my birdies. I decided against a clasp. The necklace is long enough to slip over your head, but it can be altered with the bow attaching the silk to the bronze chain. Underneath hangs a pretty birdcage charm, Rose Quartz and Aventurine faceted drops and a Glass leaf all held together with a tiny bow.

Next I wanted to try something different… I think I’ve only ever made one brooch, so I thought it was about time I made another!

The rose was crocheted and the focal, enamelled leaf and pin were sewn on afterwards.

I was given this wonderful hand spun yarn by a friend… bet you can’t guess what it is!!!

I was amazed when I found out! It’s banana fibre and is beautifully soft and not like bananas at all! Cool eh? 😉

And finally, I needed to make something with my clasp….

I love bracelets with everything piled on. This one has a mixture of beads from my soup and a few from my stash. It has more silk strings, this time my own, a good lashing of Czech flowers and crystals and the gorgeous glass clasp, handmade by Doris.

I would like to say a big thank you to Lori for organising the BSBP. It must be a monumental task and she’s done an amazing job, even through being poorly. Sending her lots of get well wishes xxx

And also to Doris, who put together a wonderfully generous collection, a lot of which is still left. I’m looking forward to making more with it over the next few weeks 🙂

And finally, here’s a link to Lori’s page with links to all the participants of today’s reveal! (if you want to see the whole thing including over 500 entrants, you can find out more at Lori’s blog

Thanks for visiting! x

Adlinah Kamsir
Agi Kiss
Alenka Obid
Alison Sachs
Amanda Tibbetts
Amy Sims
Ana Cravidao
Andra Marasteanu
Andria Poole
Angela Perkins
Anja Schultz
Ann Sherwood
Anna Nordeman
Annita Wilson
Arlene Dean
Astrid Boyce
Barb Fernald
Betty James Hoppensteadt
Birgit Klughardt
Bonnie Coursolle
Brandy Thomason McNair
Brenda Sigafoos
Carmen Lau
Carol Wilson
Caroline Dewison
Cassie Donlen
Catharine Temaluru
Catherine Turrell
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Warzocha
Christa Murphy
Christina Hickman
Christina Stofmeel
Christine Hansen
Christine Stonefield
Cilla Watkins
Cindy Cima Edwards
Claire Lockwood
Colleen Vinthagen
Dagmar Liebisch
Dana Fowler
Danielle Kelley
Deb Fortin
Dee Elgie
Denise Milward
Diah Anggreni
Diana Gonzalez
Diane Valasek
Dita Basu
Donetta Farrington
Doris Stumpf
Elizabeth Bunn
Elizabeth Drake
Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Stolarczyk
Ema Kilroy
Erin Kenny
Evelyn Duberry
Fay Wolfenden
Francesca Watson
Gen Smith
Ginger Davis Allman
Giorgia Rossini
Hannah Annear
Heather Otto
Heidi Kingman
Ildiko Jarai
Iveth Caruso
Jackie Locantore
Jacqueline Keller
Jane Pranata Lim
Jennifer Davis
Jennifer Tough
Jenny Vidberg
Jessica Klaaren Http://
Joanna Matuszczyk
Joyce Becker
Judith Johnston
Judy Riley
JuLee Wolfe
June Butt
Karen Mitchell
Kari Asbury
Karin King
Karin von Hoeren
Karla Morgan
Kathrin Lembke
Kathy Stemke
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic
Katy Heider
Kay Thomerson
Kelley Fogle
Keren Panthaki
Kimberly Idalski
Kirsi Loponen
Klaudia Tóth
Krista Quantrill
Kristina Hahn Eleniak
Kristina Johansson
Laney Mead
Lara Lutrick
Laura Guenther
Lauren Potts
Laurie Vyselaar
Leah Tees
Lena Adams
Lesley Watt
Leslie Wayment
Linda Kropp
Linda Newnham
Linda Younkman
Lisa Boucher
Lizzie Clarke
Lora Bright
Lorelle McIntyre
Lori Anderson
Lori Finney
Lucie Bouvier
Malin de Koning
Marina Dobrynina
Marina Kosovic
Marion Simmons
Marita Suominen
Marjolein Trewavas
Marsela Schroth
Martha Aleo
Mary Govaars
Mary K McGraw
Maybeline Tay
Mea-B. Uebler
Melissa Trudinger
Menka Gupta
Merja Sundström
Merja Syrjämäki
Michelle Buettner
Michelle Escano
Michelle Wigginton
Milla Hope
Miranda AckerelyMowse Doyle
Mrs M Makes
Nan Smith
Natalie Davidson
Natalie Moten
Natascha Marty
Nikki Banham-Hall
Noemi Baena
Norma Turvey
Pam DeBoer
Pam Hurst
Patti Pruhs
Penny Houghton
Penny Mills
Rachel Van-Walsh
Rebecca Sirevaag
Regina Santerre
Regina Wood
Roberta Fauntroy
Rosanagh Watson
Rose Johnson
Rosemary Cheslock
Rossana De Gaspari
Sabine Dittrich
Sam Waghorn
Sandi James
Sandra McGriff
Sandra Wollberg
Sandra Young
Shai Williams
Sharon Palac
Sierra Barrett
Silke Gröber
Siobhán Keogh
Stefanie Teufel
Stephanie Stamper
Sue Hamel
Sue Rennie
Susan Kennedy
Susan McClelland
Susanna Lehto
Suse Stelljes
Susie Hibdon
Suzann Sladcik Wilson
Tara Plote
Terri G.
Terry Carter
Terry Matuszyk
Theresa Frank
Tina Bosh
Tina Noonan
Toltec Jewels
Facebook Participants
Audrey Allen
Cindy Wimmer Muse
Cynthia O’Toole
Deb Floros
Debbie Jensen
Erin Honeycutt
Kaushambi Shah
Lisa Lloyd Harrison
Mary Jane Tanner
Valerie Tilghman

8 thoughts on “BSBP- The big reveal!

  1. Love the necklace and the brooch and the bracelet, but where oh where is the piggie wig? You big chicken 😛 Lovely pieces x

  2. That was one gorgeous soup you received! And you certainly put it to good use in your lovely, almost whimsical, pieces. Love the bracelet especially.

  3. I don’t know how you were able to combine whimsical and romantic, but you totally did. Your pieces are so much fun, so pretty! You totally rose to the challenge.

  4. Thank you to everyone who’s commented on my blog, unfortunately I’ve lost lots of your comments when my blog was hacked. I read and appreciated every one of them… Please don’t think I was ignoring you! x

  5. I’m so sorry, you’re website got hacked… I love your jewellery very much. The soft colours, and designs? soooo romantic. It’s very sweet to look at!

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