Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bead Soup Arrival

As it's well known, I'm one of the 200 participating in Lori Anderson's 5th Bead Soup Blog Hop, and my partner is Jennifer Cameron of Glass Addictions!!!!

Ok, I won't fill this post with "fluff", and I'll get down to the good stuff...the beads!!!!

Do you know how hard it is to refrain from opening the goodies long enough to get a decent picture??  Complete torture!!

And the sweet card Jennifer enclosed...cute color combination to boot!

A Green Girl Studios pewter starfish toggle clasp... LOVE!!

The focal and accent beads...more utter and complete LOVE!!!  I seriously have had to hide them from The he's more than ready to sneak one to use on his bracelets...and believe me, that's a MAJOR compliment!! 

Jennifer's focal and gorgeous blue kyanite...probably one of my favorite stones to work with!!

The supporting cast:  Amethyst, blue kyanite, labradorite, czech, and cultured pearls!!

A few "group" shots...

Amazing, right?  I can't wait to dig in!!

Come on back March 3rd, to see my creation...and blog hop to over 200 more pieces of eye candy!!!

If you want to check out everyone's soup before the is the list of participants:

1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Kingdom of Bahrain) and Hajer Waheed (Singapore)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu

15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)

21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs

32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
34.  Diane Cook and Lyn Foley
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)

41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
42.  Erin Grant and Jean Wells
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent

54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)

65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)

 72.  Lisa Liddy and Marion Simmons
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)

83.  Michelle Jensen (Canada) and Sandra Young (Canada)
84.  Nan Emmett and Nicole Valentine-Rimmer (Canada)

92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)

(List courtesy of Lori Anderson at


  1. This sure is some yummy-looking soup. I love all the textures and shapes of the beads. It definitely makes it more than interesting. Very cool!!

  2. Very nice, the beads are to die for :}

  3. You did get good soup. Those beads are gorgeous. About taking pictures -- I have learned to keep mine within reach at all times! lol

  4. Great soup... Looks like it will be fun working with it all!