Early July Morning, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Western Sunset

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:

~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.
Here's what I made!
Stacie, of Park Avenue, sent me all kinds of neat beads. She sent me some yellow jade, copper, freshwater pearls and river coral. I added some brown crystals, brown ebeads, and a little bit of copper wire. I was able to get a 30" necklace, 16" necklace, earrings and a memory wire bracelet out of all the beads.




I've been wanting to try my hand with wire. Since Stacie sent me all those nice copper beads, I decided to do some wiring with some copper wire I had on hand.


I call these pieces Western Sunset. The colors actually remind me of the beautiful red rocks in Southern Utah. My husband is actually the one that came up with the name, and I though it was perfect! We both grew up in the Southern United States (me in Florida and him in Tennessee), but we have had several opportunities to go to Utah. In fact that is where we both went to school and got engaged, and spent our first year of marriage. Our daughter is now there finishing her last year of college. Utah is truly a beautiful state!



Come see what the rest of us made!


1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life
3. Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane
4. Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5. Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6. Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7. Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8. Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9. Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10. Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio


11. Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12. Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13. Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14. Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15. Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16. Deci Worland, Gem Trails
17. Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18. Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19. Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20. Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats


21. Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22. Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim
23. Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24. Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25. Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26. Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27. Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads
28. Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29. Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30. Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul


31. Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32. Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33. Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34. Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35. Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36. Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37. Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39. Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40. Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio


41. Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42. Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43. Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya
44. Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45. Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles
46. Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig
47. Amanda Davie, Articulations
48. Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49. Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux


50. Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51. Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52. Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53. Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54. Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56. Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57. Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio
58. Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59. Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa


60. Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do
61. Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog
62. Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63. Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64. Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65. Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66. Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67. Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68. Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69. Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver



70. Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71. Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72. Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73. Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74. Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76. Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium
77. Valerie Norton, Hot Art
78. Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden
79. Amy Severino, Amy Beads


80. Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81. Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82. Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83. Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84. Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85. Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86. CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87. Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89. Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations


90. Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91. Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous
92. Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead
93. Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations
94. Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio
96. Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97. Cindy Dolezal, Cindy Dolezal Designs
*MY BEAD SOUP PARTNER*98. Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads


101. Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102. Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations
103. Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104. Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105. Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106. Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107. Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108. Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109. Grace Danel, Grace Beading
110. Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman


111. Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe
***YOU ARE HERE***112. Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
113. Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114. Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116. Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
118. Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
119. Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart
120. Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs


121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings
123. Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass
124. Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks
125. Hazel Ward, All Those Things
126. Brenda Salzano, Salzanos
127. Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee
128. Anna Denisova, Anita-M
129. Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry


130. Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads
131. Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132. Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies
137. Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138. Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139. Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter


140. Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141. Heather Pyle, Welcome to My Muse
142. Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143. Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144. Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145. Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146. Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
147. Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
148. Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me
149. Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog


150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151. Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152. Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area
154. Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156. Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157. Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158. Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman


160. Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161. Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162. Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163. Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio
165. Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167. Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168. Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169. Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings


170. Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171. Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172. Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs
173. Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass
174. Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
176. Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178. Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179. Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180. Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181. Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry
189. Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190. Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191. Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197. Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198. Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200. Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201. Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202. Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203. Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204. Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205. Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206. Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207. Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208. Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209. Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210. Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread




The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011. Don't miss it!
By the way, I'd like to thank Lori Anderson for hosting
The Bead Soup Blog Party

49 comments:

  1. What a great color combination! Love the wire design you did, that really sets it off nicely!!

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  2. Wow, you made a lot of great jewelry with all of that.

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  3. I love the colors, and I think it's great that you got to try your hand at a new skill. I know I did! I hope to see you again in August!

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  4. Lovely designs! new is always good. Congratulations on your law school graduate...great job!

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  5. I love the colours she sent you, the pieces turned out great!

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  6. Love the colors, Terry, and that wire work adds so much texture!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  7. What a great set! You did get great creations and hey you will get there someday!

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  8. Great colors! Your wire work is so fun! Nice job!

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  9. So pretty! I love the color combos on these.

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  10. #209 here...love the beads, the colors the designs, great job...

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  11. Love what you did with the beads! I especially like the memory wire bracelet and the earrings. Thanks for being my partner! Hope everything goes well with your daughter's wedding.

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  12. Wonderful designs, great color combos! You did a great job with the wire work! :)

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  13. Oh, so pretty! What a gorgeous and poetic name for this set. :D I love that you can wear them individually for a casual look or altogether for a lush evening beach look. Very lovely work. :)

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  14. Well done for trying new things, I think it was the whole point and you did really well, thanks for sharing! smile, Virginie ViviBijoux.com

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  15. You did a fabulous job with all four pieces! I love how you made them so they could be worn at once or broken apart--I love versitile jewelry like that! Congratulations!

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  16. Perfect..western sunset for sure...these are all wonderfully made!!!

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  17. That red is so pretty and the wirework is so great! Fabulous pieces.

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  18. Just beautiful! and the colors are so warm and inviting, I just love what you did with your soup!

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  19. Love those colors! Gorgeous pieces.

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  20. Great pieces. Very versatile. Love the look.

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  21. Thank you everyone, for visiting me and for all the nice comments on my pieces. Sure am looking forward to the next party!

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  22. They look great!! Beautiful wirework!!

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  23. Lovely! Your wire components are great!

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  24. Just Lovely job youve done!! Great Soup!! Have a great day too :-)

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  25. Gorgeous colors !!!
    Love that touch of copper wire!!!
    GREAT SOUP!!!
    m.e. :)

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  26. The colours are so pretty. I think you did a great job w/ the wire, great piece

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  27. It all turned out so pretty. And I love the name. It really seems to fit. Nice job.

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  28. I love that pop of cranberry red in each of your pieces. Beautiful!

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  29. Great wirework - I love the colors!

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  30. Oh, the bracelet and earrings are my favorite! Love your wirework too. Great job!!

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  31. Beautiful pieces - you did a great job with the wire. Well done!

    Karyn
    Australia

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  32. Very nice work! Those are such gorgeous colors!

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  33. Love the colors, the pieces are all stunning. I love, just love the memory wire bracelet, the colors - gorgeous.

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  34. Very nice set! I really like the colours, a sunset was the first image I got too when I saw them.

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  35. Love the wire work on the necklace! Good Job! Love your choice of color combinations! Yum! Fabulous!

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  36. You did great with your wire work - good job!

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  37. Nice work- I like how all your pieces coordinate. Love copper and the colors in your pieces too.

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  38. Such rich, warm colors! Nice! You did an awesome job! Keep it up!

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  39. I like all of your pieces- you sure got alot out of your soup. I love those colors- they are some of my favorite. I think I like the one with the oval focal the best. By the way I like what you did with the button necklace- Got me thinking a pretty mother of pearl one for the Bride to be........ Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  40. very simple and pretty. I like the use of pearls in your designs.

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