Bead Soup 2013 chenault

This is the first time I participated in the Bead Soup exchange, hosted by Lori Anderson. This year there are over 500 participants, so the group is divided into three groups with three reveal dates…March 30, April 6 and April 13. Here’s a link to the list of participants & their blogs. Be sure to check out all the beautiful work everyone has created!

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

My partner is Marcella Austenfeld. CLICK HERE to take a look at her blog and see the bead soup that I sent to her, which includes some of my handmade faux sea glass beads in addition to abalone, pearls, crystals and handmade glass headpins & lampwork beads.

Since Marcella sent me two toggle clasps, I decided to use both of them in my design. It can be worn as a necklace or taken apart at the clasps and worn as two bracelets. I made a set of earrings to go along with the set…my first time making copper headpins and earring loops! I added a few of my handmade glass disk beads and Swarovski crystals to go along with the glass beads I received from Marcella. I usually use a lot of glass and sterling silver in my jewelry, so it was a lot of fun working with new materials…the iron hibiscus, deerskin leather, bronze toggles & jumprings (handmade by Marcella!).

DETAILS OF THE GIVEAWAY: As much as I love everything Marcella sent to me, I have very sensitive skin & allergies to many kinds of metal. Instead of keeping this stored in my jewelry box, I decided to let one LUCKY reader win it & enjoy it. What do you need to do? Just leave a comment below! Since the 3rd and final reveal is April 13, I will draw a winner for my Bead Soup creation on April 20 so be sure to leave a comment! Share this link of Facebook to receive an extra entry (copy & paste the link), then leave another comment letting me know…Bead Soup Giveaway! All entries from US & International will be accepted! I will announce the winner on April 20 & get the mailing info at that time.