Friday, April 12, 2013

Reveal Day Is Here!!

Aloha and Welcome to 'The Second Reveal' Blog Hop Party!!

My soup has been cooked and waiting to be served -- So glad you came by to have a taste! For those of you that don't have a clue as to what I am talking about, Lori Anderson from "Pretty Things" has been putting together these Bead Soup Blog Hop Parties for the past few years where she partners us with beaders from all over the world and we post our goodies on Reveal Day - Today!  You can read more about it HERE. We can't thank you enough Lori!  All of your hard work is sooooooo appreciated! The organization of it all must be overwhelming!

Lori pinned a map of all 541 of us....

WOW!  That's a lot of people!!  That's me out in the middle of the Pacific -- the one to the right, on Maui!  There is one other from Hawaii too.  I haven't found you yet, so leave me a note if you visit here :)

On to the soup!  My lovely partner, Becky, sent me the loveliest beads to work with. Mahalo nui loa again!  Here's a reminder so you don't have to go back through old posts....

And here's what I made.....

First, I knew I wanted to use that focal lampwork bead in something that would really stand out.  I love to wear bracelets so decided to use most of the beads in a really special one.  Here it is!

I used the focal bead and the cool clasp and most of the beads in my bracelet.  I love it!!  The lampwork bead is mostly green on one side and purple and green on the other so I can flip it around whenever I want.  How fun :)  Here's what the other side looks like....

Like I said, lovely beads!  Pearls and crystals and lots of yummy beads!  Okay.....there's more! Becky included three green tear drop beads that I hadn't ever worked with before.  I've seen them in different jewelry pieces and really like how they just gently dangle.  Much easier to do than I thought!  I used one to hang off this next necklace and the other two for dangly earrings.  I bought the lampwork sea star bead at the Whale Day Festival (I LOVE the Whale Day Festival--especially the Whale Day Parade--every February in Kihei) this year and thought it would be perfect for soup. Used the crystals Becky sent and the rest of the chain from my soup as well.  Love the way it turned out -- so fun to wear.

The white round beads and the rest of the marbly beads made this wonderful little bangle bracelet with just a couple of the crystals to finish it off....

The last bit of my soup were the green, jade looking beads that I just couldn't figure out how to use in any of the pieces I made.  I got to meet an online friend from my Art Charms group while she was visiting Maui last month and I took her to my favorite bead shop in Paia, Aloha Beads.  We each bought a Honu (green sea turtle) bead carved from bone to make ourselves something special to remember our meeting. What could be more perfect for a Honu necklace?  I also bought the Sea Horse bead at Aloha Beads as well.

Well, that's it for my Bead Soup -- Hope you enjoyed your visit :)  Below you will find a list of the rest of the Second Reveal Blog's to visit.  I know there are quite a few but grab a cup of tea visit us are in for a treat! (and you can take a few days haha) Enjoy :)

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

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs

Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom


coffeeaddict said...

Sweet soup :-) I love your work!

Anonymous said...

fantastic work, love the first bracelet and the animal charms and the design of the last necklace.

NEDbeads said...

Gorgeous makes!! I really love your style of beading, and it's wonderful to 'meet' you through your blog! Beautiful things!

Claire Hasemeier said...

Love your first bracelet.

Tracie Dean said...

Beautiful work! Love the first bracelet!

Happy Creating,

kathy stemke said...

Great jewelry! Love the turtle necklace.

I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.

kathy stemke said...

PS-My friend, formerly Leslie Davis, went to Maui on a vacation and never came back! I was the maid of honor at her Hawaiian wedding. Almost moved there myself many years ago. Paradise!!

PiPa said...

Oh my that turtle necklace! I love it!!! Everything is beautiful but turtles are the best!

Kitten said...

I love what you did with your Bead Soup, Cris!

Juli Cannon said...

Lovely pieces~ that first makes me want to nibble some cheese and sip good wine.

BackstoryBeads said...

I love that you used the focal bead to create a reversible bracelet. Very creative!

bailaora said...

bracelets are great but this tri-strand is the best!congratulations!

Audrey Bélanger said...

My, is that soup delicious or what ? :) Amazing work~

Billi's Paper Batiks said...

What great fun you made with your soup! I love the first bracelet. It has it's own personality. And. of course, I love the turtle necklace!

Micheladas said...

I would def wear the Honu necklace... Very gorgeous.

Beti Horvath said...

Can't decide which I like better -- I guess it has to be the first bracelet! They are all beautiful and very wonderful use of the soup!

Barbara Mason said...

Tasty the necklace with the strands.


I'm in love with the first piece :)
I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, what a fun :)
ciao dall'Italia

Becky Pancake said...

Cris I really enjoyed having you as a partner. I love what you did with your soup. All of your pieces look so fun and easy to wear. The first bracelet is my favorite. The Honu necklace is cool too.

Jo-Ann said...

The soft purple and green are a great colour combination. Great work!!

Patricia Johnson said...

Very pretty pieces. I especially like the first bracelet...nice job!

Krafty Max said...

I like it all, but the last one with the turtle and fish is by far my favorite!! Great job!!! ~KM 1st reveal -

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

What gorgeous pieces - I love that you added bits from your stash and the store and pieces from your soup goodies! Beautiful work!

Jean A. Wells said...

Everything is really pretty, but that last necklace - now that's my favorite. Love it! You can send it to me if you want to. Great job!

Liz E said...

What a nice post you put together. Oh, the stuff you made was pretty great too :-) Each piece had its own charm, and maybe its just because I know you live in Hawaii but they all have a very island feel to me, tropical and yummy. The bracelet that uses the focal is my favorite, but the necklace with the turtle is sooooo fun too. GREAT use of a wonderful soup.

Dry Gulch said...

Fantastic! Everything looks so pretty, and the turtle necklace is great!

Nan Smith said...

Very nice creations-pretty and original in design. Great job!

A Polymer Penchant said...

What fun! I always have a hard time deciding to use a whole bunch of favs together or spread it out. You did a great job using most in a special bracelet and then finding some other stand outs for the rest. great job!

April Grinaway said...

Love the last necklace!

Shalini Austin said...

They are all so beautiful! Well done :-)

m.e. said...

Each creation is special and very beautiful.
I especially like the last necklace because of the friendships it represents

YaY! Jewelry said...

Gorgeous use of that lampwork bead!!!!!! Lovely. Kristin Oppold

Kepi said...

Beautiful, great designs.

BluMoon said...

These are lovely I especially like the white bracelet how nice for the summer against a tanned skin and the last necklace with the turtle? but they are all beautiful!

Peggy said...

I LOVE the green & purple! And everything you "cooked" is so very cool!

CraftyHope said...

Each and every one of your pieces is so very lovely! I love the balance you were able to create with your focal on that bracelet and then the last necklace is just so nature-inspired that I'm completely drawn to it. Beautiful soup all the way!

Shaiha said...

What pretty designs. I really like the last one with the turtle though the focal in the bracelet is pretty sweet.

Mowse Doyle said...

Wonderful creativity flowing here. Each piece has a special memory to go with it ! It is wonderful that beading brings so many "new" friends together. Really enjoyed your soup results.