Friday, March 29, 2013

Bead Soup #7 Reveal!

The time for some bead soup has arrived once again!

As a refresher, I received my soup from Bev Breisinger of Country Frog Creations. This is the 7th serving of Bead Soup organized by Lori Andersen, hostess with the mostess!

Here is a picture to remind you what Bev sent to me:

The rules of the soup are that we must use the focal and the clasp...the rest of the beads are an extra bonus. This time around, I used the focal and the clasp in the same is what I was able to make with her soup!

As you can see, I didn't use the heart focal in the traditional way. I also moved the clasp around to the front, since it seemed to lend itself well to continuing the square motif of the blue ceramic beads.

Here's a close up of the heart pendant:

And another shot of the whole necklace:

Due to craziness at work, I didn't have time to make anything else out of the soup. :(  I have plans for some earrings using the cool shell drops Bev sent, as well as some ideas for using the old key.

Want to see the rest of the soups? Of course you do! Follow the links below to see what other concoctions were created with soups from all over the world!

First and Last Name
Blog URL
Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain
Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe
Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell
Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman
Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue
Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite
Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora
Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher
Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus
Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver
Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider
Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan
Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro
Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson
Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke

Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks
Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer
Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday


  1. Oh wow your creation is gorgeous I love what you came up with ty for sharing with us all bye for now and Happy beading

  2. I LOVE these colors! Copper chain plus greens is so yummy!
    Happy Hopping,

  3. This is such a delicate piece, it's beautiful.

  4. ~you took gorgeous bits and created a stunning piece...i love that you placed the heart upside down...thinking outside the box gave it a fun new dimension~

  5. Great idea to use the heart the way you did...the whole necklace is breathtaking!

  6. Beautiful necklace, great job!

  7. Your necklace is so classy ! I love how you used the heart upside down. Amazing work !

  8. I love what you made with the soup I sent to you! It's an awesome piece! I just love what you did with the focal heart....and it was outside the box for sure. Love the dangles and how you used the toggle. Great minds think alike...I used the toggle in the same way, but on the opposite side. I love what you sent to me and hope to see you at the next party!

  9. WOW, that turned out amazing!! I just love how you turned the heart upside down.... perfect!! ~KM

  10. Turning the heart upside down was definitely inspired! Great work!

  11. Very Beautiful....I love the color combination and how everything fits just right.

  12. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP
    I love the color combo :)
    ciao dall' Italia

  13. Rachel - love the original twist you gave this piece by turning the focal upside down - and the dangly drop beads along the chain are so sweet! Well done!

  14. Great necklace!

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.

  15. Great romantic looking necklace. Very pretty!

  16. Very classy necklace! understated and elegant. Great work!

  17. Way to improvise with your soup goodies - love it!

  18. Great piece! Love the way you used the focal.

  19. Unique twist on the focal and it works...very pretty.

  20. Pretty necklace and nice balance!

  21. Very pretty, the copper looks beautiful with the colors

  22. Turning the heart upside down was GREAT. I have a love-hate relationship with hearts. They can be so cute, but sometimes it seems like they are terribly over-used. I'd like to know when you wear it if people have an "ah ha" moment and realize that it's an upside down heart. It looks like you have lots of leftover soup left to use in the future. Well done!

    1. I'll have to let you know Liz, I'm a little curious, too, as to whether people will notice that it's an upside down heart!

  23. Beautiful and clever necklace! Love those ceramic beads. Be sure and post more when you get a chance to cook more soup :)

  24. Great job and you had some really lovely beads to work with! Hope you're having a blast with the rest of you blog party too! *Ü*

  25. and the heart becomes a spade - that's thinking outside the box! Very Clever!

  26. i love the copper with the turquoise color. gorgeous pieces

  27. I'm not a huge fan of hearts so I love how you inverted it to make it not a Lovely job.

  28. I really like the copper with the beads. I, too, am not a fan of hearts (I received one in my soup ingredients) but what you did is cool! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  29. What a great idea for the heart focal. Lovely necklace!

  30. Such a sweet piece. Love hearts.

  31. A beautiful piece - love that ceramic (I had some lentils in my soup :) ) and the whole design flows so beautifully!

  32. Love the copper-turqouise-combination. Great!

  33. Great job Rachel! The copper chain goes perfect with those beads!

  34. I love the way you used the pendant! Thanks for sharing it with us, Rachel.

  35. Like your unconventional use of the upside-down heart.

  36. I really like how light and feminine the necklace is very nice.

  37. I really love this necklace.. very gorgeous.

  38. Nice use of the heart bead, pretty soup.

  39. I love what you did with the heart !!

  40. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to comment so far! :)

  41. I like the unconventional treatment of the heart - and the clasp on the side where it can be seen and appreciated. Nice work!

  42. elegant design! I always like putting the clasp somewhere other than the back!

  43. I love that you turned the heart on it's head! Great idea and way to inspire thinking 'out of the heart' so to speak =)

  44. Very pretty-I like that you used the heart upside down.

  45. Sooo Pretty! Love the ceramic beads! I think your design is original and really cool!!! Have a Blessed Day!

  46. Love the way you balanced out the design and the heart upside down is way cool.

  47. Very nice, love that you weren't afraid to use the focal in an unconventional way.

  48. I like the heart upside down. You used your soup well.

  49. I think using the hear upside down is a great idea. Beautiful piece!

  50. I instantly noticed how the clasp goes so well with the square beads :) Beautiful work!

  51. I LOVE how your framed the dangles with the beads! Just beautiful.

    Thanks so much for coming to the party!

  52. Turning the heart upside down was an inspired idea. Great desing.

  53. I just love the idea of turning the heart upside down! How inspiring!

  54. I love that you turned the heart upside down...made it so different.

  55. What a lovely necklace! The upside down heart was really unique!

  56. Pretty piece! I love what you did with focal and the colors are great!

  57. I'm still hopping the first reveal :) I love the upturned heart, like everyone else, but I thing what makes it work so well is the copper bead just above it.

  58. Nice idea - repeating the square motif.

  59. Love how you incorporated the toggle into the design,fabulous.

  60. I love everything about this necklace!

  61. Beautiful necklace and very different treatment using the heart upside down.

  62. I would have never considered turning the heart upside down. Great job thinking out of the box!!

  63. A really pretty, wearable necklace. I too would not have thought to turn the heart upside down. What a great idea!


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