Saturday, June 19, 2010

Soup-a-Palooza Begins!

My new apartment is still jammed with boxes, but I'm ready to share in the bead soup-y goodness for this week's adventure.  Many thanks to Lori Anderson who coordinated this event for the second time with much success.  :) 

I was thrilled to be paired up with Cindy Dolezal...she sent me a gorgeous green focal pendant (that she made herself!) plus a great mix of brass and earthy toned beads.  The Vintaj brass clasp was a really cool component, too!!

I focused on the metal...gave me a chance to really work with the warmth of the brass.  Then, I found this feather pendant while out browsing and thought it would make a fun coordinating piece.

So, first off, the necklace...along with Cindy's focal, I added my own colorful zip (including orange, of course!  haaaaaaaa) with some gorgeous lampwork glass rounds from BeadAddicts.  Then, lots of colorful dyed magnesite nuggets along with some green glass rounds and brass spacers from Cindy.

I wanted to feature the pretty clasp on a bracelet so it'd get more visibility, so I used the moonstone rounds from Cindy, some more magnesite, and more lampwork to create a little asymmetric number that lets the clasp shine!

I used the feather focal along with some brass chain and a few of the Vintaj brass beads from Cindy to create a coordinating necklace.  Finally, a little bit of rollo chain and a few more of Cindy's treasures worked themselves into earrings.

Party Week starts June 19th. Last party, we had so many attendees that we really needed several days to visit all the blogs and view all the loveliness, so this time the party has been extended for a week!  Here's the party people and the schedule...

Saturday, June 19th -- blogs 1-13
1. Lori, Pretty Things
2. Lorelei, Lorelei1141
5. Katie, KatieBead
6. Kimberly, Bahama Dawn
7. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
8. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
10. Janet, Singing Woods
11. Julianna, Juls Beads
12. Erin, Treasures Found

Sunday, June 20th -- blogs 14-26

14. Jen, Jen Judd Rocks (Whoo hoo!!)
15. Kella, Me But a Little More In Depth
16. Emanda, Artemisia Studio
17. Marie, Skye Jewels
18. Loretta, Designs By Loretta
19. Stacy, Sissy and Jack's
20. Joanna, Filcowe
21. Diane, Diane Hawkey
22. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
23. Anna, The Laughing Raven
24. Marcie, La Bella Joya
25. Lois, Que Onda Q'town?
26. Jayne, Mama's Got To Doodle

Monday, June 21st -- blogs 27-36

27. Lisa, Alterity
28. Dale, Dales' Flights of Fancy
29. Melanie, Kookie Designs
30. Christine, A Hot Piece of Glass
31. Nancy, Beading From the Heart
32. Laurel, Rue's Daftique
33. Sandi, Do Be Do Bead Do
34. Nicki, Nicki's Reef
35. Virginie, ViviBijoux
36. Janeen, Wild Vanilla

Tuesday, June 22nd -- blogs 37-47

37. Filomena, Pink Velvet Bird
38. Lyn, Lyn Foley
39. Tari, Pearl and Pebble
40. Rebecca, Song Beads
41. Regina, Regina's Writings
42. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse
43. Whitney, Whitney Lassini
44. Maria, Garden Path Beads
45. Michelle, Life in the Bead Lane
46. Ann, My Critical Eye
47. Lisa, Lucid Moon Studio

Wednesday, June 23rd -- blogs 48-59
48. Nan, Spirit Rattles
49. Amy, Copper Diem
50. Malin, Beading by Malin de Koning
51. Anne, Gardanne Glass Lampwork
52. Alice, Alice's Beads and Baubles
53. Barbara, Second Surf
54. Amanda, Articulations
55. Heather, Humble Beads
56. Melissa, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
57. Kate, Organic Odysseys
58. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
59. Stefanie, Stefanie's Sammelsurium

Thursday, June 24th -- blogs 60-71

60. Carol, Carol Bradley Designs
61. Wanda, A Frayed of Fibers
62. Diana, Vintage Blue Studio
63. Marieke, Marieke's Blog
64. KJ, Silver Parrot
65. Maire, Maire Dodd
66. Shannon, Miss Fickle Media
67. Dana, Dana's Jewelry Designs
68. Charlene, The Bead Dreamer
69. Elisabeth, Beads for Busy Gals
70. Cathryn, Chile Cats
71. Missy, Melissa Rappaport

Friday, June 25th -- blogs 72-84

72. Cindy, Cindy Dolezal Designs (my partner!)
73. Valerie, Hot Art
74. Courtney, Beads by Breul
75. Johanna, Fire Phoenix Creations
76. Shea, gr8findings
77. Julie, Pryce Designs
78. Jeannie, Jeannie's Blog
79. Patricia, Verre Design
80. Christa, Adventures of One Beady Woman
81. Heather, My Muse
82. Susan, Night Beader at Large
83. Sonja, Drachenei
84. Jennifer, Glass Addictions by Jennifer

Saturday, June 26th -- blogs 85-97

85. Melissa, One-Eared Pig Beads
86. Rebecca, 2SistersBeadwork
87. Karyn, Releases by Rufydoof
88. Denise, Bling on the Blog
89. Doris, Glaszwerg
90. Megan, Churchy & Her Sailor
91. Jo, Daisychain Designs
92. Jen, VanBeads Jewelry and Design
93. Kristie, Artisan Clay
94. Jess, Vintaj
95. Suzann, Beadphoria
96. Sharon, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
97. Michelle, bMichelle


  1. Nice choice with the addition of the orange! I love your color sense!

  2. This is gorgeous Jenn!! I'm truly blown away! Congrats on a job well done! :)

  3. These are beautiful pieces, Jen! Love the earthy color combos and I love Orange! I really like the addition of the feather pendant! It makes the piece!

  4. Really stunning colours and composition. I love the bead over the pendant loop. That's a very clever design element.

  5. Love what you made with your bead soup!

  6. The colors are incredible! And the pairing of the lamp work with that leaf focal point is perfect.
    What a great collection!

  7. wow! love it all, I am totally loving the colors and the way you put it all together!

  8. Yummy concoction!! I love how you featured the clasp on the bracelet. Stunning and the bold and bumpy stones and glass look great together. You know because of you I am starting to like orange for the first time in my life!! LOL Asymmetry is definitely a challenge worth working at isn't it!! great soup!!

  9. Oh Jen. I love, love, love what you did with my focal pendant. I love it all. I think this is the first time I've seen one of my pendants in someone elses jewelry design. I'm thrilled. Thanks, partner!!

  10. So woodsy, I love the rustic color combination!

  11. What a great collection of beads, great colors, great designs, totally wonderfully great pieces. Did I tell you that you did a great job? Have a great weekend.

  12. Wow, these pieces are just gorgeous!!! The earthtones are captivating and so nicely coordinated. Your work totally rocks, as always!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous, and great photography, too!

  14. i'm loving this necklace, just my colours, can't wait to see all the other post tomorrow,

  15. Fantastic colors and I love the way it all works together while each still has it's own flair!

  16. Gorgeous colors and I love love love the feathers!

  17. Love the set! You did a fabulous job! Your photography is wonderful also!

  18. Oh Jen I think everything has been said. This is a lovely set and the photo's look so professional.
    Jen Rocks!

  19. Absolutely wonderful, you made some amazing pieces!

  20. Wow! Love the colors in each of the pieces! Wonderful job!

  21. Oh! I so love these colour combinations, they match my wardrobe perfectly. Feel free to just send me them, hee hee :) really beautiful pieces, 2 thumbs up.

  22. I love how earthy and colorful it is. I love muted colors. Very pretty.

  23. wow! totally beautiful, I love the colors, the earthieness of it all and the feather focal is great!

  24. Jenn! This is perfect! I love how you kept it earthy but elegant! Too, too pretty is my first response. My second was "I want this!"

  25. Wow your colours are just so me something I would wear! So Aztec spicey! Really really love your colours they are so good feeling!! Great Job Jen!

  26. Girrrrrrrrrl, that looks good enough to eat. Organic, natural, gorgeous!

  27. Jenn that is beautiful! It is very organic and elegant.

  28. Always, always love your designs and these are reaaly incredible. All while moving, too, I am very impressed. Love ya my favorite BEAD NERD!

  29. I'm a new follower! Love what you did!

  30. I would totally wear that. I love the colors, and I especially like the focal and how it is accented by all the beads you chose. Beautiful!

  31. Great job - love the earthy, autumnal color palette! And that brass feather? To die for!

  32. Wonderful! And what a fantastic selection of beads you had to work with. Gorgeous!

  33. beautiful, earthy, crunchy and yummy!

  34. I love that mix of colours! The feather is the perfect addition too.

  35. That is Cathy said "earthy and elegant!"

  36. Hey Jenn, This is just gorgeous! don't love the generousity of your bead buddy? Lots of goodies=lots of jewelry pieces. Congratulations on a beautiful set.


  37. Just fantastic Jenn! I love the earthy feel of the whole ensemble. I was wondering how you would get one piece finished with your move and everything but you sure out-did yourself. Move, smoove, right, beading comes first! :)

  38. I'm an orange person too, so I'm especially loving the way your put everything together! Awesome, Jen!

  39. What a gorgeous set!

  40. Love what you have made with your mix. Awesome colors.

  41. I love me some earthy tones, & the orange is genius!This is a beautiful set, great work.

  42. SOOO Beautiful-you really do amazing work!

  43. I love me some spicy soup, Miss Jen! Those colors are awesome. I feel all warm and cozy inside just looking at them.
    Enjoy the day!

  44. absolutely gorgeous!! I love the earthy colors, textures and metals. Fabulous!!!

  45. Just gorgeous, Jen! I love how you attached the'd ya do that?? The whole design just flows and is one absolutely eye-catching piece!

  46. Wonderful piece of jewelry. Great work.

  47. This is such an impressive array of beads. And so well coordinated together! simply amazing...And I do love orange :) smiles, Virginie

  48. So pretty!! Those beads are gorgeous together. I think I love the bracelet most. That clasp is so fun.

  49. Oh, those green glass beads on the necklace are simply to die for. Are those some of your creations/where did you pick them up?

    Lovely lovely work on the necklaces. The addition of teh feather is fantstic.

  50. Wonderful - I love this bracelet!!! And the pendant is fabulous:) Everything works perfectly together - great job. Have fun wearing these.

  51. Jen, your pieces are so stinking beautiful it's crazy! Love the asymmetrical bracelet... I always do, but haven't found the magic to create that way yet. You inspire me woman! Glad the move went well!

    Keep Rocking!

  52. i love this piece!!! very earthy and the color combo is great!

  53. What a rich set! Love the deep gorgeous hues!
    Bead Happy!

  54. What a great focal! I am going to have to check out her stuff! Your design complements it so well. I have some of those big chunky chips. Now I am inspired! Good luck getting settled in your new place!

  55. I love what you did! Really fun.

  56. You've combined everything together fabulously! Love them all!


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