Saturday 10 May 2014

8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

Welcome the the 2014 Bead Soup Blog Party and the 8th annual reveal for this event - the brainchild of Lori Anderson. If you don't know about BSBP you can find out all about it here. Since there are so many participants in this blog hop I plan to be economical with my words and let the pictures do the talking...lets face it that what we all want to see isn't it...beads, beads and more beads turned into beautiful Jewellery!

My partner for this year's hop is the talented lampwork artist Maryse Fritzsche -Thillens of Glass Bead Art and this is the fabulous bead soup she sent me all those weeks ago - not just a beautiful selection of her own organic beads but some lovely sterling silver pieces too...

As soon as I got these beads the big focal in the top left of the picture jumped out at me because it reminded of the beautiful Jurassic coastline not far from where I live...

This inspired my first necklace which uses beaded and braided waxed linen to give a layered effect and a curved sterling silver tube reminiscent of the many coves and inlets along this stretch of coastline.

The region is also a renowned site for fossil collecting so the silver spiral shell is a perfect finishing touch for this piece.

Next up comes a bracelet designed to show off the silver focal clasp along with some of Maryse's lovely sparkling rock beads. I found some silk that matched the beads perfectly and wove this through sections of chain and then oxidised the clasp to knock back the shine. The bracelet is finished with two Hill Tribe Silver rose charms. The cool palette and contrasting materials in this piece give it a mixed organic/urban feel.

With the addition of some Hill Tribe rings and some hammered wire I used the rest of the blue rocks to make a pair of earrings to go with the bracelet...

My favourite beads from the soup were the green/neutral toned rocks and I put some of these together with one of my own bronze leaf focals to make another bracelet. I am completely infatuated with rustic seed beads at the moment so multi strands of these in varying sizes were a no brainer.

The palest of the beads from this set I teamed up with the pretty green leaf headpins and a little ruffle of russet suede to create this fun pair of earrings.

All the while I was making these pieces I was going back and forth to that Silver butterfly focal and trying to do something spectacular with it but I wasn't happy with anything I came up with. In the end I decided I much preferred it with this very simple treatment of fine chain interspersed with Czech glass beads in graduated tones of blue and amber and a chain tail with matching teardrops.

Although I still had lots of beads to play with that's where I called it a day but I will of course be returning to the rest of my soup before too long. Many, many thanks to Maryse for sending a bead soup that was such a joy to work with and now I can't wait to see what she has made with the ingredients I sent her.

And as always, a huge thank you goes to Lori and her helpers for all the hours and hard work they've out in pulling off yet another awesome event - very well done ladies (and gent!).

Thanks you for visiting The Gossiping Goddess and I hope you will now join me and the rest of the BSBP participants on our mammoth blog hop using the links below.


Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens          

Lori Anderson, Hostess

Tina Bosh                        
Kristina Hahn Eleniak       
Kari Asbury                     
Kris Binsfield                   
Cheryl Gangle                  
Amber Dawn                   
Michelle Wigginton           
Kayla Potega                    
Becky Pancake                 

Debbie Rogers                   
Jenny Kyrlach                   
Genea Crivello-Knable       
Deborah Read                   
Julianna Cannon                
Lisa Liddy                        
Debbie Rasmussen            
Iveth Caruso                     
Rana Wilson                     
Corrie Williams                 

Linda Anderson                
Miranda Ackerley             
Andra Weber                   
Loretta Carstensen            
Penny Houghton               
Tania Hagen                     
Robin Reed                      
Laurie Vyselaar                 
Rachel Baron                    
Erin Guest                         

Emma Todd                                  
Kelly Schermerhorn                  
Dana Hickey                                  
Rebecca Ednie                             
Marybeth Rich                             
Sherri Levinton                            
RaMona Woolson                      
Jo-Ann Woolverton                   
Audrey Belanger                        
Candida Castleberry                  

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Renetha Stanziano                    
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Karen Mitchell                             

Regina Santerre                          
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Melissa Trudinger                      
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Carolyn Lawson                           
Kay Thomerson                           

Maybeline Tay                             
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Lori Bergmann                             
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Sarah Strover                               
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Sandi Volpe                                  
Tandra Boyer                               
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Shai Williams                                

Natalie Davidson                        
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Cindy Pack                                     
Eszter Czibulyas                          
Sylvia Lupberger                         
Divya N                                           
JJ Jacobs                                         
Blanca Medina                             
Ginger Davis Allman                  
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Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic       
Jodie Marshall                             
Margareta Saari                          
Menka Gupta                              
Dian Hierschel                              
Kashmira Patel                            
Christina Miles                             
Inge von Roos                              
Sam Siegel                                     
Gina Hockett                                

Linda Newnham                         
Enikö Fabian                                 
Dorota Żerańska                         
Shalini Austin                               
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens          
Silke Groeber                               
Birgit Klughardt                           
Rebecca Anderson                    
Niky Sayers                                   
Stefanie Teufel                           

Rosantia Petkova                       
Alenka Obid                                  
Jacqueline Keller                        
Sam Waghorn                              
Jackie Ryan                                   
Kumi Fisher                                   
Joan Williams                               
Stephanie Weiss                         
Elsbeth Fuchs                               
Johanna Nash                                        http://

Natascha Marty                          
Sarah Goode                                
Agata Grygiel                               
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller        
Rebecca Sirevaag                       
Magdalena Sikora                      
Ana Krepel                                    
Saskia Letta                                   
Beth Emery                                   
Lizzie Clarke                                  

Evie and Beth McCord              
Marcia Dunne                              
Agi Kiss                                           
Esterina Jagiella                           
Judith Johnston                          
Jenny Vidberg                             
Klaudia Toth                                 
Merja Sundström                       
Colleen Vinthagen                     
Leah Curtis                                    

Giorgia Rossini                             
Sandra Wollberg                         ‎
Annica Larsson                            
Johana Nunez                              
Krafty Max                                    
Lori Schneider                              
Mary Govaars                              
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi  
Maddison Langford                   
Ginger Bishop                              

Birgitta Lejonklou                       
Lesley Watt                                   
Doris Stumpf                                
Marjolein Trewavas                  
Silvia Sernicola                             
Roxanne Blanc                             
Wendy Chamberlain                 
Siobhán Keogh                            
Claire Fabian                                 
Katrin Fenzke                               

Eva Wills                                         
Kathy Lindemer                          
Bridget Torres                              
Marina Passarella                       
Christina Hickman                      
Tammie Everly                             
Ana Cravidao                                
Keren Panthaki                           
Jennifer VaBenschoten           

Solange Collin                              
Marina Kosović                            
Michelle Tucker                          
Sue Rennie                                   
Claire Lockwood                         
Barb Solem                                   
Caroline Dewison                       
Noemi Baena Roman                
Nancy Dale                                    
Marsela Schroth                         

Amy Severino                              
Vonna Maslanka                         
Andra Marasteanu                    
Cherrie Warzocha                      
Amanda Wacasey                      
Marcy Lamberson                      
Lisa Johnson                                 
Gail Vanderster-Zwang            
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                 
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Laurie Ament                               
Lilik Kristiani                                  
Stephanie Haussler                   
Deb Fortin                                     
Kelly Hosford Patterson          
Katy Heider                                   
Christine Stonefield                  
Dagmar Liebisch                          
Sandra McGriff                            

Sheila Daniels                               
Rossana De Gaspari                   
Cory Tompkins                            
Sonya Stille                                   
Judy Riggs                                      
Lora Bright                                     
Tina Noonan                                 
Shawn Price                                  
April Grinaway                             
Cheryl Roe                                    

Pam Hurst                                     
Shirley Moore                              
Emmanuelle Roué                     
Tammy Adams                            
Kristin Oppold                              
Catie Doman                                
Sheila Prosterman                     
Cheryl Foiles                                 
Stephanie Perry                          
Barbara Fernald                          

Debi Dufrene                               
Kathy Stemke                              
Anne Betenson                           
Chris Haussler                              
Catherine King                             
Andria Poole                                
Sherri Stokey                               
Sharyl King                                    
Donna Millard                              
Gayle Dyck                                    

Gen Smith                                     
Deanna Cox                                  
Beti Horvath                                 
Rose Rushbrooke                       
Arlene Dean                                 
Maria Rosa Sharrow                  
Deborah Apodaca                      
Veralynne Malone                     
Stacy Alderson                            
Eva Sherman                                

Cassi Paslick                                  
Cindy Boissonneault                    
Linda Sadler                                  
Louise Glazier                              
Susan McClelland                       
Kathrin Lembke                          
Terry Jeanette Carter                  
Susan Kelly                                    

Kim Paige                                       
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell         
Annita Wilson                              
Tracey Leeder                              
Elizabeth Bunn                            
Allison Fitzpatrick                       
Tania Spivey                                 
Ilenia Ruzza                                   
Lauren Potts                                 
Lynn Jobber                                  

Lee Koopman                              
Carol Wilson                                 
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Deb McKinnis                               
Rochelle Brisson                         
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Janeen Sorensen                       
Kat Barron Miller                        
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Kym Hunter                                  
Leslie Wayment                          
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Liz Engriser                                    
Diah Anggreni                              
Monique Urquhart                    
Kim Williams                                 

Theresa Buchle                           
Susan Bowie                                 
Pam DeBoer                                 
Skylar Bre'z                                   
Janet Loomis                                
Tari Kahrs                                       
Nancy Smith                                 
Erin Grant                                      
Barbara Mason                            
Karin King                                      

Mary K. McGraw                        
Mandi Ainsworth                       
Jasvanti Patel                               
Donna Conklin                             
Karen Jones                                  
Lori Finney                                    
Sheila Davis                                   
Sabine Dittrich                             
Helen Simon                                 

Nicole Valentine Rimmer        
Marge Beebe                               
Michelle McCarthy                    
Chandra Merod                          
Nancy Olliver                                
Alison Sachs                                  
Kay Mallery                                   
Beth Petricoin                              
Marta Grabalowska                   
Clare Etheridge                           

Heather Marston                       
Ann Rishell                                              Http://
Cece Cormier                               
Shannon German                       
Mary Ellen Merrigan                 
Cheryl Brown                               
Mary Hicks                                    
Judy Robinson                             
Danielle Kelley                             
Cate van Alphen                         

Patricia Buchanan                       
Billi R.S. Rothove                         
Laura Blanck                                 
Pam Traub                                     
Fay Wolfenden                           
Kristi Harrison                              
Karen Martinez                           
Sarah Singer                                 
Megan Tillery                               
Dana James                                  

Rachel Stewart                            
Valerie Cook                                 
Debra Gibson                               
Pat Haight                                      
Rachel Stanley                             
Sandra Pendragon                     
Anja Schultz                                  
Sharon Driscoll                             
Lecia Woessner                           
Kitty Durmaj                                 

Donetta Farrington                    
Bonnie Coursolle                        
Laurie Wirth                                  
Lori Callahan                                           www.Dancingwireandbeads/
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Karin Grosset Grange               
Rebekah Payne                           
Lori Bowring Michaud               

Jael Thorp                                      
Patty Woodland                          
Eleanor Burian-Mohr                
Susanna Lehto                             
June Butt                                       
Melissa Muir                                
Laney Mead                                 
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Andrea Trank                               
Catharine Temaluru                  

Marie Covert                                
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Jean Baldridge Yates                 
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Patricia Robitaille                        
Leanne Loftus                              
Sally Russick                                  
Mallory Hoffman                        
Dini Bruinsma                               
Marde Lowe                                 

Hannah Annear                           
Patty Johnson                              
Valerie Norton                            
Ann Sherwood                            
Staci Smith                                    
Jen Purple                                     
Ruth Szapa                                    
CJ Bauschka                                  
Karla Morgan                               
Suz Hamel                                     

Laura Guenther                          
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Martha Aleo                                 
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Heather d'Entremont                   
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Lori Blanchard                              

Susan Kennedy                           
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Jennifer Van Horn                      
Crystal Rector                              
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Katrina Taylor                               
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Chris McGilvery                           
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Adlinah Kamsir                            
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Terri Gauthier                              
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Keren von Hoeren                      
Lea Avroch                                    
Maire Dodd                                  


  1. I truely love all those bracelets! Charming combinations of beautiful materials.

  2. You got a beautiful soup! Your first necklace design is the winner for me, I love it!!!

  3. Lesley, I am amazed by your designs and what you did with my beads! Especially the earrings <3 But the bracelet too and also the necklaces... <3

  4. All your pieces are just amazing! I love every one of them!

  5. Wow, you did so many pieces! They all look lovely, you did a great job with your soup!

  6. Lovely creations, Lesley! Especially the bracelets .... hmhmhmm beautiful! And this cute little earrings - so charming!

  7. Each piece is so clever and pretty. I love what you've done.

  8. I love the simple elegance of your first necklace. All are beautiful.

  9. Wow, I love your Bead Soup and especially what you have done with it. You are such a talented lady. I love the fact that you always come up with new ways to use chain and ribbon. I can't pick a favorite one, as each and every piece is beautiful (as are all your pieces). And oh my, you do live in a gorgeous area.

  10. Oh Lesley, you have created some stunning pieces here! I just love that first necklace, and the bracelets, and the earrings, and, well everything really!

  11. Lovely natural colours! Your jewellery is fun and elegant same time. My favourite is the silk-and-chain bracelet.

  12. Fabulous work Lesley, your soup is lovely and you made some stunning jewellery from it. I love all of it but I am completely smitten with your first bracelet.

  13. These pieces are all fabulous. I particularly like both bracelets and the earrings - so inventive! What you've done with the ribbon in that first bracelet is genius!

  14. I´m impressed! How could the picture of the beautiful scenery look just like the bead Maryse sent to you. You are so amazingly talented artist! I love all your jewellery, truly!

    Because I like also green/neutral color beads and and your bronze leaf focals, so my favourite became the bracelet with those components. And of course your stylish creation of them.

  15. Wow, fantastic pieces of jewelry. Each one more beautiful than the other. You get in the mood for a sea breeze. Gorgeous implementation. Compliment for this great performance

  16. You have such talent, Lesely. Absolutely beautiful pieces.

  17. Wow! I just love the flowing lines and muted colours!

  18. Stunning! I particularly love the bracelet with the leaf focal.

  19. Your designs look simply beautiful. I especially like the bracelet with the silver and pale blue glass beads - what a creative use of the silk cording.

  20. I love all your creations! I especially love the bracelet with silk woven in and the earrings right after that. The colors are so calming. I think you did right by the butterfly as well with the simple design. Everything is just beautiful.

  21. Sensational. That first necklace really knocks my socks off!

  22. Every piece is outstanding, Leslie!

  23. Oh my, love all of the pieces you created. The earrings with the leaf heads pins are really sweet.

  24. All pieces are so gorgeous, Lesley.... but your bracelets... I love your bracelets... I love your bracelets... I love your bracelets.... and the earrings too :-)
    Huges, Silke

  25. Great use of fabric and leather with the metal components.

  26. Gorgeous pieces! That colors and balance in that first bracelet are my very favorite, though. Fantastic design!

  27. I just love how your pieces are nature inspired - they are the kind of jewelry I gravitate toward but somehow never create...simply stunning!

  28. Gorgeous pieces, I especially love the bracelets. Great way of weaving the ribbon through the chain.

  29. Wow you just totally OWNED that soup! You really rocked out some fabulous designs will all of your ingredients! I really love the silver foiled lampwork bead bracelet! Each design is just delightful! Great work, my friend!

  30. Oh my! that's so very magical how the focal echos the coastline—such a lovely place—I'm quite sure I would love to go fossil hunting there! I love how you kept the focal the centerpiece of the design only simply (but perfectly) accenting it with the small knotted beads and the spiraling shell—lovely indeed! I can hear the waves splashing… or maybe it's raindrops falling… in your soft blue and silver bracelet and matching earrings—a stunning set. And I love the simplicity of the silver butterfly necklace. But oh my!!! I am swooning over the autumn leaf bracelet! Beautiful lampwork, rustic seed beads, a tassel—yes, it stole my heart instantly! I would totally wear it… maybe everyday! And the matching earrings are too adorable—what a fantastic idea for the ruffles. Your work is always such an inspiration to me, Lesley!

  31. Beautiful! Love all the designs but the bracelets are my in cool tones and one in warm tones...I could wear either of them with my favorite jeans and tee shirt which seems to be my outfit of choice lately!

  32. These are lovely designs Lesley, you have a great eye for colour too, I would wear all of these pieces they are just delightful.

  33. I love your jewelry so this is no surprise to find such beauty...I love the perfect balance in each piece, especially the bracelets

  34. Those bracelets are so lovely, just a joy and I love the earrings too

  35. Lesley, you are fantastic designer! I really enjoy your style and what you did with your soup. And what she sent!!! Oh my! The glass fascinated me and I so badly wanted to hold those banded roundels in my hand so I could more closely examine them! The bracelet you made with the neutrals and your perfect bronze leaf has got to be my favorite, it is wonderful; both earthy and glamorous. Everything is just beautiful.
    Thank you for visiting my party post! I look forward to seeing more of your work and writings now that I have you on my blog list!

  36. Wow, that focal does look like where you are! When I saw this soup I thought it would be a rare designer who could do it justice. They are wonderful beads. But you totally blew me away. You are a master!! My favorite is that silver bracelet.

  37. I am so totally in love with those rock beads and I just love all the ways that you used them. My favorite is the first bracelet with the blue rock beads.

  38. You blow my mind! Your use of fiber and cord in your designs are just so stunning!!!

  39. Such lovely work well done!

  40. Taht focal is amazing almost as if it was made just for you!! Love everything that you did with this fabulous soup!!

  41. There is not a piece I do not love! The silk weaving through chain is so alluring...I have joined your site...and I loved your photo of the Coastline so different than the Oregon coast where I live!

  42. Lesley...I am so in awe of your designs...they are just beautiful. That coastline looks just like that focal lampwork bead. All your designs I would just love to own. Happy Hopping!

    Smiles, Pam

  43. Ah, Lesley, you've been so spoiled by Maryse - and then you went on and did it justice! I absolutely love every single piece of yours! You matched everything beautifully, you gave them a lovely story (or image to go with) - and I love the idea of the ribbon woven through the chain. Beautiful!

  44. The soup you got is superb and I love every single piece you made with it. Wow! The bracelet with the leaf is my favorite.

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  46. And something spectacular you did make! Wonderful soup! Great works!

  47. so inventive chain in your bracelet! I love it!

  48. Wow Lesley, every piece is beautiful but the bracelet! Oh My it's gorgeous! As ever stunning, stunning design, but then from you I expect no less! ;) xx

  49. Lesley your coastline necklace is beautiful. You showcased the lampworked bead perfectly. I really like the way you wove the silk through the chain in the bracelet. It is very unique. Your lampworked headpin earrings are pretty. You spotlighted the silver butterfly with just the right amount of beads to show it off. Great job using your soup. I just want you to know that I read AJE daily and I admire your wonderful components.

  50. Wow! Just wow! I love all your pieces! I'm in awe xx Nat

  51. Love, love, love all of your pieces!!! I would take all of them!!! What a clever idea to wove the silk through the sections of the chain - it makes the bracelet particular and unique!!! Gorgeous work!!

  52. What a fantastic soup, i love how you used the wonderful focal bead it really does have a coastal feel to it. The way you threaded the silk through links looks great, and i adore the little red fold of suede on the leaf headpin earrings.

  53. I remember seeing your soup and looking forward to what you would create. I simply adore that urban bracelet, like skyscrapers of glass and concrete, but stylish. They're all a match made in heaven

  54. Very beautiful designs. Love the bracelet with the ribbon thru the chain!

  55. Wow - beautiful pieces all! Love the way you wove the ribbon through the chain in the bracelet especially, but everything is spectacular.

  56. Gorgeous and wearable - love every single one!

  57. Love the landscape bead with the necklace most! But also your chain mail work is great! Hugs, Doris

  58. Lesley, your sense of design just makes me happy. I so, so love that bracelet with the ribbon through the chain. Your elegantly simple design is perfect for the butterfly, I just don't even have words.
    I adore the earrings and the leaf bracelet! I have a pair of your earrings that I wear constantly. That easy, knotted necklace is such a pretty design, and a wonderful opener for the rest of the blog post. I love reading your blog, and seeing what you create. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  59. Beautiful beautiful beautiful designs.
    Love them all =)

  60. REALLY beautiful pieces! Very classic and chic. My fav would be the bracelet with the leather. SO - gorgeous and clean. I'm going to try this technique soon!

    Linda A.

  61. I really love the weaving of the silk through the chain. I've been fascinated by these techniques, and your results are stunning. I really can't choose a favorite, though.All beautiful!

  62. Love everything you designed. You have a great eye and sense of mixing colors, shapes, sizes, textures. And the simplicity of the butterfly is perfect!

  63. Gasp! Everything is do earthy and yet so very, very elegant! I love how the tiny little seed bead accents in your 'jurassic' necklace give just a hint of sparkle and how the woven ribbon adds subtle texture and colour in your first bracelet. The gorgeous browns in your second necklace make me drool. Such a talent. Xxx

  64. Absolutely gorgeous pieces! I thought that first necklace was stunning and my favorite. Then I scrolled down and saw the cool chain/silky/glass bracelet. And then of course there's the smile but so very pretty butterfly necklace. Your designs and craftsmanship is fantastic. Love it all!

  65. Your designs really highlight your breadth as a designer, Lesley, from the earthy dramatic bracelet to the beautifully feminine butterfly necklace : Everything is so very tasty!)

  66. Your treatment of the various soup components is really exceptional. Each design is lovely. All of them are unique and capture the beauty of the individual pieces in a fascinating way. Love your work! My favs have to be your light blue bead and silver bracelet and earrings. Gorgeous!

  67. The weirdest thing, Lesley. I subscribe to your blog and when I got to your name and saw the giveaway post, I said "I've already been here, why isn't she marked off my list? I posted this to FB, I remember" Anyhow, long story short, I got the post through the email about the giveaway but not the Bead Soup post. hmmmm
    Anyway: You are so right! That focal does remind me of that coastline and the shell is the perfect dangle. I love it! I want to go there! And the bracelet with the silver clasp and chains and way cool beads! I love it.

  68. Every design you created from your soup showcases the beads and components perfectly. Stunning work.

  69. Your first necklace is very beautiful. I love the focal and how you made it pop while it is also balanced with the other components. The green leaf earrings with suede are lovely too. I like the subtle colors on the green beads, and your design lets them shine.

  70. Your creations are drool-worthy... I love every piece and would wear every one of them. It is so amazing that you made your beads come together in harmony. I am speechless and in awe of your creativity.

  71. All your designs are gorgeous, but I have to admit my favorite is the bracelet with the rustic seed beads. That piece is just amazing.

  72. I love everything. It's amazing how well that glass focal perfectly matches your coastline. I love the way you wove the silk cord through the chain in the icy blue bracelet. I also love the way you used the suede bits in the earrings with the headpins. Very clever.

  73. Stunning designs... all so different and beautiful at the same time! The bracelet with the silk and silver clasp with the earrings are my favourites... Being so creative, I love all the pieces!

  74. All of your creations are really perfect, like that's what the elements were destined to be. I especially love that first bracelet, it's breathtaking.

  75. What beautiful earthy pieces you made with your soup! I love them all! I especially love how you put all the elements together. Great job!

  76. Beautiful pieces, each one so unique and such pieces of art. Incredible work!

  77. I have always admired your work Lesley and once again you went off the richter scale with these gorgeous designs. I love how you woven the silk into the chains for the bracelet and the simple yet elegant design of the butterfly necklace is so beautiful! Love the bracelet using one of your gorgeous leaf component. Wow just wow! Thank you for always inspiring me!

  78. Awesome soup! And I adore your designs...yep I'm still hopping... don't want to miss a thing!

  79. The story of your first necklace is truly amazing and it is so much like the inspiration for it! There is something solemn about the organic/urban bracelet and earrings with its subtle tones and I like it very much! The multiple strands rustic earthy bracelet is beautiful. The earrings with the suede are unique! And I love your design of the butterfly necklace with the occasional sparkle in the chain and the dangles!

  80. I love everything! Just wonderful pieces all!


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