BSBP Reveal

As you may remember, this is the gorgeousness that I received.
The Bead Soup I received from Mary Shannon Hicks
Nephrite jade, jasper, pearls, glass and copper beads.
A gorgeous jasper heart focal and awesome copper clasp.

I used copper wire to add a wire wrapped 'bail'
and added copper bead and wire dangles.
I added some swarovski crystals from my stash for some sparkle
and did a little more wire wrapping on these gorgeous pearl sticks.
I also added these coral cubes for a pop of color, and a couple of
handmade paper beads then mixed some coiled copper wire beads in
 with the jade, jasper and copper beads to finish it out.

I made the clasp using copper wire for the 'hook' 
and copper tubing for the 'eye'☺

I'm very pleased with how this came out.

Now, the rules state that each Bead Soup participant 
must use the focal and the clasp included in the soup that they receive
but they don't have to be used in the same piece.

The clasp that came in my Bead Soup from Shannon was
so pretty that I wanted it to be a visible part of the design not just
'the clasp in the back'
and the SEVERAL different designs I tried with it in the front
just didn't float my boat.

For my second piece I used a gorgeous lampwork glass 'bone'
made by Juls

added several strands of seed beads, jade, swarovski crystals,
czech glass, jasper and copper beads

and this gorgeous copper clasp.
I was amazed at how much work goes into making something look
casual and random☺
I was really terrified to sign up for the Bead Soup Blog Party,
this kind of thing is SO far out of my comfort zone,
but I am SO glad that I did.
This was so much fun and my blog roll
(blogs I follow) has nearly doubled☺
And it has helped build confidence in myself.

Please stop by and visit my partner
Mary Shannon Hicks at falling into the sky
and see what she made with the soup I sent to her.

This party has been huge!

A map of all the participants
(I'm up there in Alaska☺)

You really need to check out these fabulous jewelry artists!
There's no rush, take your time.
I have found some wonderful people through this experience
and you could too.
And for a complete 'clickable' list of all 362 participants
and while you're there, poke around
and get to know Lori Anderson,
the hostess of this wonderful party.
She is an awesome jewelry artist,
a very intelligent, caring and just down right sweet person.
The amount of work that she puts into this "Party" is really amazing.
If you have time, you should take a moment to say Hi☺


  1. You did a great job, my new friend! The necklace came out gorgeous, but the bracelet is a real WOW! Thanks for making my lonely beads into such pretty pieces!

  2. That necklace is so nice. So balanced and full of colour and life.

  3. They both turned out great. I love the copper wire beads, the paper beads and the colors in the necklace. (Actually I love everything in it.) :) But it's a great job on both.

  4. Beautiful pieces !!!
    You really showed off that great heart focal! Your bracelet lets the pretty toggle shine!
    Great Soup!!!
    m.e. :)

  5. I like how delicate your piece is. I had the same type of stone as my pendant, and I had a real hard time chosing a matching color. I think you did a great job.

  6. First, I have to admit that I giggled a bit when I saw your blog name. I even had my husband come over to see your header. Too funny!

    Now, your pieces are the perfect epitome of a crisp autumn. I can see why you didn't want to hide that clasp on the back of a necklace. It's beautiful. You really made it stand out too! Beautifully done!

  7. Wonderful pieces, perfect for the fall!

  8. I was thinking this is one of the prettiest pieces I've seen...then I saw your bracelet! You do beautiful work, and I love the way the clasp gets attention on the bracelet.

  9. A lovely autumnal mix of colours. The bracelet is my favourite with that beautiful lampwork and clasp.

  10. The clasp certainly is stunning. I love how you worked it into the bracelet with the lampwork bone. It's a gorgeous bracelet!

  11. Really like the bracelet! I also ended up making a bracelet to highlight the clasp I received.

  12. Pat you completely rocked this challenge! I love the necklace.... but what really took my breath away was the bracelet. What you did to incorporate one of the bones from Juls is stunning! I LOVE IT! Great soup sister!


  13. Really love that bracelet - great job! Yummy colors!

  14. Oh Pat I am so glad that you joined in the fun. The necklace is very pretty for the fall. The bracelet however knocked my socks off. Not nice when I am wearing them for warmth. Great job!

  15. Beautiful! Love the copper clasp you made and love that bracelet!

  16. I just love that bracelet, and the necklace is so yummy for fall, too!

  17. First off, that dragon at the top of your blog is beyond cute!

    Great job on your the bracelet especially!

  18. Way to go on your soup, Pat! Absolutely lovely pieces! That bracelet just begs to be worn :) Wonderful!

  19. Everything is so pretty! I like the dangle accent on the pendant, and the bracelet is GREAT!

    I hope you'll join me for the next party! The badge and dates are up on my blog!

    Love, Lori

  20. I bought a blouse the other day that your necklace would go with perfectly :-)

  21. Glad you joined the party! I think both pieces are terrific, and your bracelet does look casual and oh so wearable. I understand what you mean about how much work went into it. :D

  22. Well done, 2 great fall pieces and you showcased both the focal and the clasp beautifully.

  23. Gorgeous fall set you created!!

  24. This is a stunning fall that heart focal pendant! All in my colors! Awesome job with your soup!

  25. I hear ya on the fear factor of signing up... but I'm so glad I take the plunge every time. I can see you are too. Your pieces compliment each other and are soup-er for fall. Just lovely!

  26. Pat, wonderful creations! I love that bracelet, it's gorgeous! And green and copper is such a great combination, don't you think?

  27. Great job on both pieces - I love the colors, and love how you spotlighted the focal and the clasp. I understand the nerves in jumping into the BSBH -- this was my first time, too. But you did great!

  28. Oh, I just love your dragon! totally cute! Really adore that bracelet with the Juls bone. I kept wondering what you could do with them when I saw them on her site. You came up with a great design!

  29. Love what you created with your soup, especially the bracelet!

  30. I love the autumn look to your necklace and bracelet! They look perfect to wear everyday.

  31. What a beautiful set you made! I especially love the flow of the bracelet, so pretty!

    Julie and Andrea

  32. Beautiful jewels! Love the autumn colors!

  33. Both pieces are gorgeous, but that bracelet is just stunning! Fabulous work!

  34. I am so sorry I am so late hopping your way. My computer dug it's heels in and said Not gon'a go thaat fast.:^)
    Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
    Be blessed to be a blessing

  35. That jasper heart pendant is amazing. I love that you used that awesome toggle in a bracelet so that it is properly showcased! :)

  36. Both pieces are beautiful. I love the way you featured the toggle in the bracelet.

  37. Beautiful pieces -- I love dangles too. We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,

  38. I love the colors and design of the bracelet! Nice work!

  39. I love that you added a little dangle on the heart and the bracelet is a new look for the bones. Super!

  40. I could finally take my eyes of that cute, cute, cute dragon (I'm a big time dragon lover) to say something about your BSBP creations. ;)

    Lovely jewellery! I especially like the necklace: beautiful autumn colours and a nice simple design. I like the copper coil beads. Great job!

  41. Love the bright contrast your coral cubes bring to the more muted fall colors in your necklace. And the freeform bracelet - so fun and fashionable!

  42. Both pieces are lovely! I especially love the bracelet with all the strands and the beads and...the bone. It takes this gorgeous, lush design and makes it all kinds of edgy surprise. Awesome!

  43. Oh, that is a way cool soup. The colors are so warm and inviting right now, especially as autumn sets in here in ohio!. You did a beautiful job pulling everything together. I love the heft of the bracelet! Beautifully done!


  44. Beautiful necklace! I love all the details and how cohesive the design is. Well done!

  45. You worked with great colours and I like the richness of your bracelet.


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