The Soup Is On!

My partner Michi sent me such a package of pretties I had a hard time actually buckling down and making things! Luckily a friend solved the issue of what to do with the focal because she claimed it and ordered a necklace. Phew!


She had an example necklace for me to measure from – a long chain necklace with front pendant – and away I went! All orders and requests should be that simple!


I added a few of the accent beads, the pretty handmade clasp and a few of my bits and bobs onto the centre of the necklace and hung Michi’s adorable owl. Voila!

Copper & Green

There were these neat faceted lampwork beads in a green that grew on me. There’s a few in the main necklace with the focal and on the back of him there’s a green lampwork heart with the same colour. The earrings are simple copper and green pieces to go along with the necklace.

Wrap Bracelet

There was this length of pretty silk ribbon and I’ve never made a wrap bracelet so… my chance was here! I used a few of my brass charms, flower beads and one of the spacers from the soup. All fun!

The soup included a lot of great lampwork beads that I would have called focals in their own right. One of them is my next necklace… other friends are calling for their own versions but we’ll see if I can part with any!

Bead Soup

This was an amazing bead soup! If you haven’t visited Michi’s blog yet to see HER reveal (and what she did with all my crazy flowers) you should! And then you need to surf the list below and see what all of the other soup chefs made! As always, thanks to Lori for organizing this crazy trip. The beady world is a much happier place with your time and help! You make huge undertakings look simple and polished even in the face of trouble.

Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers

Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove

Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle

Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles
Christine Murrow
Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis

K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari

Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly
Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs
Terry Carter
Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone


  1. Michi says:

    Oh Ellaine, what a lovely soup, you’ve cooked! I fell in love with copper at my second BSBP-participation.It wents so well with glasswork, and I am so glad, you’ve used it too. And I learnt, that also brass is a very charming component for jewelry making. I can see, you used your beautiful flower beads in the bracelet the same way I did. They are soooo romantic! Love your charming bracelet – I still have some of your lovely flowers in stash – I think, I’ve to make my own one, too…. :0) Thank you for beeing my partner – it was such a great pleasure for me! xoxo, Michi

  2. Cilla says:

    Great work. I would have loved to see the whole necklace and the handmade clasp. A different shot beads you received would be good too.

  3. Too bad your friend already called that necklace of yours because I would have snatched it up in a heartbeat! I love Owls, especially that adorable lampwork one you received in your soup ^.^

    You did such a beautiful job with your soup!

  4. Karen says:

    Gorgeous pieces! Love them all. The owl focal is great and I like the way you have wired some tiny seed beads over the top of a larger bead. The wrap bracelet is beautiful and the earrings are very pretty – great colours.

  5. jò says:

    I love all your pieces!
    I’m on the 3rd reveal, I’m partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, what a fun 🙂
    ciao dall’Italia

  6. Emma Todd says:

    how special to include another friend in the exchange with her claiming a necklace – I love it! That wrap bracelet has such a sweet elegance I can imagine it lookign good with just about anything!

  7. Ginger B. says:

    Wow, you do have a great soup to work with. I hope your friend really enjoys the necklace. It is adorable.

  8. What a wonderful soup you had to create from! I love that focal, how cute!!! You did a great job! I loved looking at your creations! I also perused your blog a bit and you do amazing Polymer beads!

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