Bead Soup Blog Party: Soup is Ready

Good Morning! Good Afternoon!!! Hello….FINALLY!!!
Today is the day for the reveal of the Bead Soup Blog Party.
Remember to go here to see all of the participants and their posts.

I am a little late posting today, and I apologize, but our internet is off more than it is on now-a-days! I have been trying to get this post done since yesterday! The internet will literally be on for 10-20 minutes, then it goes off for a few hours….very frustrating! And while it is on it is as slow as molasses!
My partner, Karen, was very generous, and sent me 5 focals and tons of wonderful natural stone beads. With all the natural stones I got on an earring making kick. A few years ago customers would ask me to make earrings and I would say, “no, I dont like making two of the same thing”.
Then I came up with earrings that were the same, but different. They are very 80’s probably, but hey, that’s when I grew up so I am influenced still by that era.
Here are all three pairs that I made…..

Here are some close ups…..this first pair are my favorite šŸ™‚

These run a close second….

The stones that my partner Karen sent were so cool that I love these just as much!


I then had to choose one of the wonderful focals sent by my partner. It was difficult because they were all so beautiful, but I finally chose the one with the sand dollar.

The focal can slide on the chain because of the hanger I made for it.

Karen makes all of these focals herself and she uses a lot of seed beads, so I thought I would challenge myself and use some even though I had asked her not to send me any. I am sure Karen would have done something more exciting with the seed beads, but I did what I could.


I am calling this piece “Earth and Water”. The the black around the sand dollar reminds me of lava or the dark sand at a river’s edge, and the leaf toggle represents land. The shell, the color of the raku beads and the seed beads represent the water.

Make sure you check out all the other wonderful Bead Soup Blog Party posts….there are over 300 of them this time around!
Also, be sure to go to Karen’s blog to see what she made from the pieces that I sent to her.

42 thoughts on “Bead Soup Blog Party: Soup is Ready

  1. I am so sorry for being so late my computer was resisting too labor intensive:^)Very nice designs. And there is still time to sign up for the give-away, Just go to SandysColoringBox.blogspot.com Sept.16th blog and leave a comment
    Be blessed to be a blessing

  2. Hi Kimberly… thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words. Love this jewelry… very nice! I'll be back to visit again for sure!! Blessings, Karla… Michelle's mom

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