Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party

It's time for another fabulous Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by the lovely, Lori Anderson. I ended up with TWO Bead Soup Party partners, this time around. Yay! A double serving of soup for me, but as it turns out, I only had time to make one batch of bead soup jewelry. I will be doing a separate post with the bead soup from my second partner, Nan Emmett of Spirited Earth at a later date, so stay tuned for that.
 Bead soup from Anna of Total Escape Clay Studio

My first partner is Anna Sabina of Total Escape Clay Studio. She is a polymer clay bead artist and she sent me the bead soup shown above. I don't usually work much with polymer beads. So, that was a little different for me. The style of Anna's beads are definitely my aesthetic, though. I crave materials that have a natural, earthy feel to them and I love creating designs with an ethnic appeal. So, of course, I really dug these faux carved-bone tribal beads and pendant. Below is the jewelry I made with Anna's polymer clay beads:

Tribal Necklace and Bracelet Set
The beads from Anna's soup are the carved "bone" beads and pendant, the fuchsia/orange swirl oval beads and a brass toggle clasp. I added copper and dark brown seed beads, copper and brass tribe nugget beads, and red and orange coco shell beads strung onto my favorite Irish waxed linen cord.
Here is a close-up of the necklace being worn. I love it and it looks totally chic with this top, if I do say so myself.

For another style option, the pendant can be removed from the necklace. Then, the necklace can be worn wrapped around the wrist as a beaded wrap bracelet. Below, I layered it with the tribal bracelet I made with Anna's beads. I love the look.
Thank you for stopping by my little blog today!
A special THANK YOU to our hostess, Lori Anderson for another amazing Bead Soup Blog Party! It gets bigger and better every time. It's an honor to be apart of this renowned event.

Here's the list of all the participants for the Bead Soup Blog Party:
1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2.  Barbe Saint John, Barbe Saint John
3.  Rebecca Watkins, Artybecca
4.  Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
5.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
6.  Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
7.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped in Silver
8.  Tari Sasser, Creative Impressions in Clay
9.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
10.  Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass

11.  Carol Tannahill, Fire In Ice
12.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings
13.  Jean Yates, Snap Out of It Jean, There's Beading to be Done! 
14.  Emanda Johnson, Artemesia's Studio
15.  Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
16.  Sandra Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
17.  Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life
18.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads
19.  Debbie Price, Green Shoot Jewellery Designs
20.  Kim Ballor, Vitamin C ... A Daily Dose of Creativity

21.  Jen Judd Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks
22.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul
23.  Lynne Bowland, Island Girl Insights
24.  Mary McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
25.  Shay Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
26.  Shea Zukowski, gr8findings
27.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
28. Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
29.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
30.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium

31.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
32.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
33.  Valerie Norton, Hot Fused Glass
34.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Jewelry Blog
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got To Doodle
36.  Tari Kahrs, Pearl and Pebble
37.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
38.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
39.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
40.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions

41.  Shirley Moore,  Beads and Bread
42.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
43.  Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
44.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Q'town?
45.  Sally Russick, Wire Worked
46.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
47.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles
48.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
49.  Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
50.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails

51.  Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do
52.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
53.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
54.  Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This
55.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
56.  Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads 
57.  Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
58.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
59.   Marianna Boylan, Star Girl Jewelry
60.  Jackie Ryan,  Keep Your Dreams Original!

61.  Heather Pyle, My Muse, Aquariat
62.  Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filuc
63.  Kathy Welsh, Girly Girl Art
64.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya
65.  Cassie Donlen, The Glass Beadle
66.  Serena Trent, All Things Made Jewelry
67.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
68.  Deana Hager, Just Deez' Art & Life
69.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
70.  Christine Brandel, A Hot Piece of Glass

71.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
72.  Jennifer Pride,  Jewelry by J. P. 
73.   Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
74.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
75.   Karen Williams, Baublicious
76.  Kristi Bowman, Kristi Bowman Design
77. Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous
78.  Natalie Monkivitch, Beadmonki Lampwork
79.  Marge Beebe,  Rock Creek Creations
80.  Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner

81.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads
82.  Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven
83.  Cat Pruitt, Boo Beads
84.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
85.  Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
86. K. Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
87.  Moira McEvoy, The Musings of Mystic Pesto
88.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
89. Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
90.  Ambra Gostoli, Chic and Frog

91.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
92.  Kim Stevens, Picking Poppies
93.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleon Designs
94.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni Bead
95.  Wendy Chamberlain, Bears, Beads and Beautiful Thing
96.  Cory Celaya,  Art With Moxie
97.  Gretchen Nation, Art Food Lodging
98.  Davinia Algeri,  Polymer Clay Beads Baubles and Buttons
99.  Michaela Pabeschitz, La Mar de Bonita
100.  Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

101.  Tracey Weiser, Summer Smack
102.  Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
103.  Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
104.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
105.   Ana Krepel-Novak, Cat's Pajamas, Dog's Tuxedos
106.  Lesley Watt, The Gossiping Goddess
107.  Eleanor Snare, EBS Jewellery
108.  Gillian Lehman,  The Adventures of GillyBean and Friends
109.  Lisa Hamilton, Simply Irresistible Jewelry
110.  Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf

111.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
112. Beth & Evie, EB Bead and Metal Works
113. Mylene Hillam, Mill Lane Studio
114.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
115.  Jill Harris, Gypsy Brocante
116.  Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
117.  Patty Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
118.  Christine Hendrickson, The Clay Chick
119.   Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
120.  Poranna, Poranna Reczni Zrobila

121.  Laura Twiford, Souvenirs From Life
122.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
123.  Noemi Baena, Fuego, Metal y Color
124.  Natalie McKenna, Grubbi...
125.  Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
126.  Cindy Gimbrone, Lampwork Diva aka Cindy Gimbrone
127.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
128.  Kristi Harrison, It's a New Day
129.  Stephanie LaRosa, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
130.  Michelle Mach, Beads and Books

131.  Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
132.  Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
133.  Janice Everett, JLynn Jewels
134.  Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
135.  Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
136.  Norma Agron, Norma's Clay
137.  Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
138.  Kim Hora, Kimmykats
139.  Margot Potter, I Color Outside the Lines
140.  Melinda Orr, Peace Creek Blog

141.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
142.  Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
143.  Tammy Powley, The Crafty Princess Diaries
144.  Vicky Taylor, Treasure Island Crafts
145.  Erin Grant, Erin's Jewelry Creations
146.  Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs
147.  Christine Altmiller, One Kiss Creations Beaded Jewelry
148.  Sandra Wollberg, Stories from the City of Brass
149.   B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios
150.  Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly

151. Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto Jewelry
152.  Julianna Cannon, Julsbeads
153.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
154.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
155.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
156. Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature: My Creative World
157.   Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
158.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
159.  Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
160.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem

161.  Sarah Elder, My So Called Junky Life
162.  Anitra Gordy, LeeLu Creations
163.  Kristy Abner, Kristy's Kreations
164.  DaviniaDesign, Davinia Design
165.  Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
166.  Pam Ferrari, Wait Just One More Bead
167.  Lori Bergmann, Ashlyn Design
168.  Diane Cook, Rosa - Josies
169.  Charlotte Pevny, The Infrequent Beader
170.  JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions

171.  Diane Hawkey, Diane Hawkey
172.  Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
173.  Deanna Chase, Deanna Chase
174.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, Jewelry, Art and Life
175.  Barbara Lewis,  Painting with Fire
176.  Natasha Lutes, N's Whims
177.  Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
178.  Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
179.  Alice Craddick, Alice's Bead and Baubles
180.  Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry

181.  Cryss Thain, Here Bead Dragons
182.  Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
183.  Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry  <---You are Here!
184.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
185.  Andrea Turini, Andrea Turini Jewelry
186.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
187.  Melissa Clarke,  Pieces of Me
188.  Lori Greenberg, Lori Greenberg Glass Beads
189.  Allison Scott, Oh Allison Beading & Designs
190.  Cynthia Tucker, Sea of Glass

191.  Lara Kinney, Something Unique by Lara
192.   Jennifer Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
193.  Patty Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
194.  Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
195.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
196.  Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
197.   Saskia Kaffenberger,  Perlendistel
198.  Kerry Bogert, KAB's Creative Concepts
199.  Fiona Christie, Christal's Creations
200.  Dot Lewallen, Speedie Beadie

201.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
202.  Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
203.  Pat Haight, The Wigglebutt Blog
204.  Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
205.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
206.   Sharon Palac, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
207.  Tammy Jones, Jewelry Making Daily
208.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter
209.  Susie Hibdon,  Vintage Susie & Wings
210.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Laboratorium Flory

211.   Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog
212. Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
213.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
214.  Cristi Clothier, 2 If By Sea
215.  Missy Rappaport, Melissa Rappaport
216.  Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
217.  Karen Firnberg,  Weaveabead's Blog
218.  Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
219.   Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry
220.  Melissa Pynn, Behind the Smile

221.  Rhea Freitag, Starrgazer Creates
222.  Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels
223.  Marci Brooks, That Nothing Be Wasted
224.  Erin Fickert-Rowland, Elysian Studios
225.  Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
226.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog & Meanderings
227.  Niki Meiners, Inspiration the Whole Year Through
228.  Michelle Buettner, MiShel Designs
229.  Dorcas Midkiff,  Wondrous Strange
230.  Kelly Morgan, Silver Parrot

231.  Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
232.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium
233.  Geneva Collins, Torque Story
234.  Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
235. Dana Johnson Jones, Dana's Jewelry & Etc.
236.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
237.  Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
238.  Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
239. Aimee Wheaton, creativeFlutter
240.  Andrea Trank,  Heaven Lane Creations

241.   Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
242.  CJ Baushka, 4His Glory Creations
243.  Astrid Boyce, Cooking Glass
244.  Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
245.  Theresa Fosdick, Thoughtful-Notions
246.  Polly Barker, Future Family Relics
247.  Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
248.  Laura Blanck, Laura Blanck
249.  Penny Neville,  Copper Penny Designs
250.  Gaea Cannaday, Gaea Handmade

251.  Carol Bradley, Carol Bradley Designs
252.  Charlene Jacka,  Clay Space
253.  Christine Miles, Wings N Scales
254.  Heather Marley, Creaky Cogs
255.  Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
256.  Gail Zwang, Angelmoose Enterprises
257.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
258.  Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
259.  Jana Tarhala, Stories of the Secret Garden
260.  Mags Saari, Mags - koruja

261.  Manuela Wutschke, GlassArt - Manuela Wutschke
262.  Sabrina Staub,  Sabrina's Glasswork
263.  Tracy Stillman, TS Designs
264.  Kristi Kyle, Kristi Kyle
265.   Kym Hunter, Creatively Kym
266.  Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home
267. Cheryl Roe,  BeadRoe
268.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst Artisan Jewelry
269.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
270.  Karen Sinkowski, Krisdaka's Kreations

271.  Pepita Bos, Urracaa
272.   Janna Harttgen, Palima Lim
273.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
274.  Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
275.  Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna
276.  Laurel Bielec, Bielec's Baubles
277.  Mary Eilliott, Starry Dreams Jewellery Designs
278.  Monica Johnson, Vintage in Disguise
279.  Sweet Freedom Designs, Sweet Freedom Designs
280.  Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones

281.  Suzanne Tate, Catching Up
282.   Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade
 283.  Jennifer Heynen, Jennifer Jangles
284.  Tamara Soper,  Handcrafted Baubles by Tamara
285.  Laura Sanger, Hg - Elemental Mercury
286.  Andrea Morici, Strung Out
287.  Maggie Towne, Maggie's Bead Towne
288.  Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog

289.  Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
290.  Julie Bean, Strung Out (#2)

291.  Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry
292.   Amanda Cargill Austin, Sea Shore Glass
293.  Karen Tremblay, Creative Alloy
294.  Helena Fritz,  Beadwork by H's Blog
295.  Maria Grimes, Garden Path Beads
296. Tiffany Long, Glory Hound Designs
297.  Cathy Khoury,  Touch Jewelry
298.  Barbara York, Quilting in the Panhandle
299.   Sharon Gardner, Preciousness
300.  Barrie Edwards, Barrie's Jewelry World

301. Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
302.  Melissa Muir, Kelsi's Closet Jewelbox
303.  Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
304.   Elizabeth Woodford, Elizabeth Creates
305.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
306.  Mary Hicks, Falling Into the Sky
307.  Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
308.  Patty Miller, Cabari Beads
309.  Anna Sabina, Total Escape Clay Studio
310.  Kathy Engstrom, Catherine's Dreams

311.  Shay Stone, On My Path
312.  Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads and Jewelry by Lara Lutrick
313.  Bella Borgouise, Wirelicious Jewellery
314.  JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
315.  Kathleen Robinson Young, Ugly Duckling Beads
316.  Kari Carrigan, Kids, Glass, Life
317.  Nadezhda Parfyonova, Nally's Creation
318.  Eszter Czibulyas, Bigyo Gyar
319.  Maria Horvath, Horimarka Beads
320.  Doris Radlicki, Doralila Beads

321.  Geanina Grigore, Janina Grigore
322.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
323.  Miri Agassi, Bead Work by Miri Agassi
324.   Julianna Kis, Juli Bizsu
325.  Line Labrecque, Play Sculpt Live
326. Kimberly Roberts, Bahama Dawn
327.  Maria Clark, Sweet Willow Designs
328.  Kathy Alderfer, Artful Accents
329.  Michelle Heim, Life in the Bead Lane
330.  Elizabeth Owens Dwy, Clarity of Purple Sage

331.  Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
332.  Dee Wingrove-Smith, Beady Musings
333.  Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
334.  Sara Hardin, Soft Flex Girl
335.  Angela May, Canterbury Cottage
336.  Terri Wlaschin, Starseed Jewelry + Beads
337.  Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio
338.  Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Designs
339.  Christine Hansen, Intuitive Sparks
340.  Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops

341.  Joyce Becker, The Joyful Gem
342.  Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
343.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
344.  Joanne Tinley, Daisychain Jewellery
345. Salla Small, Blog by Salla
346.  Tracy Martin, Nutkitten's Jewelry
347.  Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
348.  Penny Ilagan, A Crafty World
349.  Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
350.  Pamela Petry, Seeing is Believing 

351. Kelley Fogle, My Life... One Bead at a Time
352. Heather DeSimone, The Beadin' Blog
353.  Candice McGinnis, Craziness, The Theme of My Life
354.  Chris White,  Dzeyner Studio
355.  Jill MacKay, Jill MacKay
356.  Julie Jones, Juliery Jones
357.  Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewel Box
358.  Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
359.  Barbara Judy, Beads of Spirit
360.   Lesley Weir, Djinn Rummy

361.  Jennifer Geldard, Torch Songs
362.  Teri Baskett, Born to Be Worn


  1. Fun necklace Erin! Love what you made and it's great how the necklace can be worn as a bracelet.

  2. Yes, it does look great with that top! I love the fact it is so versatile...a great bonus in any piece.
    Loving the pop of colour with the more natural elements, just so good together.

  3. Oooo! What beautiful jewelry! I love how you put it together in a colorful tribally way. It's super cool that it can be worn as a bracelet or necklace!

    xo Genea

  4. wow - amazing!! Love your colors!!

  5. I love the fact tthat it's a multi functional piece.

  6. These are perfect, Erin! And I love the way you modeled it with your blouse! Perfect together!

  7. very nice! I like the ethnic feel these pieces have!

  8. One reason I think this is so interesting...I'm immediately drawn to the turquoise in the palette, but you edited the color scheme perfectly and it looks amazing, not to mention perfect for fall. Wonderful piece, Erin!

  9. Love what you created from those goodies! Love the colors and the textures and the how it all came together!

  10. Great pieces Erin! Very "in" right now and perfect for autumn! I would steal...errrrr..borrow them if you lived closer. Hehe.

  11. I love the ethnic, earthy and bright colours combination - what fabulous pieces!!

  12. I love multiuse pieces! Those are very "you"!

  13. Love those Faux bone beads!
    what wonderful versatile designs!
    Great Soup !
    m.e. :)

  14. Love these colors! Great designs Erin!

  15. Very cool designs Erin, love the look of the multi strands mixed together!!

  16. Beautiful colors for fall and I love the tribal vibe. You do that so well! Looking forward to your next one.

  17. Love the tribal feel you got going with these! Beautiful!

  18. Lovely pieces with your extra helping of ingredients, Erin!

  19. Great design, I love the nugget beads as the accent. They are perfect and your top is perfect! Everything looks like it was made for that outfit.

  20. I love your work. It is so tribal, I hear the drumbeats.

  21. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

  22. Very beautiful, I love your pictures featuring you Erin. The colors are gorgeous some of my favorites.

  23. Great job with the poly-clay soup mix. I look forward to seeing what you do with Nan's pieces too. We're all being pushed outside our comfort zones -- with amazing results!

    Enjoy the hop,

  24. Erin, I can't imagine a better way to showcase the beads you have received! Excellent! Love the pictures with yourself as the model :)

  25. Love how you perfectly set off the faux bone beads, and the pieces are so pretty and so wearable! Outstanding!

  26. Lovely colors and pleasing design. So multiuseful and simple and pretty! I love this!

  27. Your necklace and top are a perfect match!! Love it!

  28. Erin, I've never worked with a "tribal style" before, but I must say it's just a striking style in your design. Those colors really call to me. I really like how you can use the necklace as a bracelet too!

  29. gorgeous colors the simplicity brings out the best in all the beads. i just love them!

  30. Erin,
    Love this! I love the exotic feel and all. The colors and fabrics! You cooked up quite the amazing soup.

  31. Wonderful! I like your use of color and texture. The necklace wrapped with the bracelet is a great idea; love it! Thank you for sharing your artistic process with us. Cheers!

  32. Lovely pieces, nice with different options for wearing the necklace! :D

  33. Great designs! Love the bracelet!

  34. stunning pieces and love how you can use the necklace as a bracelet...clever

  35. Loved what you did your polymer clay bead soup! Beautiful creations! I love the colors!

  36. I love both your pieces, Erin. Can't wait to see what your next one will be. (I also had 2 partners, double the fun, no?)

  37. I love bracelets and yours is great, love that the necklace can also be worn as a bracelet.

  38. I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

    Love, love, love those colors, and it rocks with that shirt! You nailed it!

    Email me when you do things with Nan's soup and I'll post about it!

    I hope you’ll participate again!

    Love, Lori

  39. Your work is seiously lovely Erin!
    Really love what youve done!

  40. yummy metallic earthy goodness! Great piece!

  41. OH my god! That looks incredibly cool. I love the stacked bracelet version. That is a thing I would wear in a heartbeat!

  42. gorgeous pieces....I love that the colours clash AND work at the same time and that you've used them in blocks, where most would have mixed them up! amazing creations sweetie ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

  43. You achieved such a beautiful organic look with your soup! Great job!

  44. Those came out really sweet Erin! Love the tribal look and how you separated the colors on the strands. Great design work as always!

  45. Fantastic pieces, Erin! I love the tribal look and the multifunctional aspect of it. Nice work!

  46. Erin,

    I love the sections of colored beads. What a great design. You had a great soup to work with.

  47. Hey Erin this is pretty as always. I love it around your neck, but it is absolutely gorgeous around your wrist. And the shirt is extra cool !

  48. Love that it can be worn as a necklace or bracelet - great design!

  49. I love what you have done with your soup. What a wonderful mix of color and I love the beads she made you. Very nice that you can have a necklace and bracelet or 2 bracelets!
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

  50. The color combo is perfect! Love how natural it is! Great job!

  51. Absolutely beautiful Erin! Love it and I wanna wear it. And I get soooo inspired to make something similar now. I love the beads strung in groups like that, and the two strands. Color scheme is very very attractive. All the faux bone beads are so exciting, I have to check out her shop now.
    Very nice with your top too.

  52. Multiple ways to wear it and it's gorgeous! PLUS it looks great with that lovely top Erin! Great job!

  53. Erin, these are so cool! I love the colors and think both designs are so fun and versatile - your designs are always so wonderful and these are truly fab!!

  54. I have been wanting to do something just like that for so long!! One of these days I need to sit down and actually do it! I see it in my head, a necklace that can be worn as a bracelet, I have just never tried to put it together! :) Looks fantastic!

  55. I have a necklace that I use as a bracelet all the time. You model your jewelry beautifully. Such stunning colors.

  56. Awesome pieces! I really love the top you used to photograph it all. Fabulous!

  57. I love the look. I think all the colors go very well together and like the way you put them together. I also like that you can take the focal off and wear it as a bracelet if you want. Very earthy.

  58. I loved the look to and it really looks great with that blouse!

  59. You totally captured the essence of those beads! Organic, tribal, earthy and gorgeous! Great modeling too! Love it. Your bracelets are always special, this one is particularly so.

  60. Fantastic!! I love how you can wear those beautiful beads as a necklace or layered bracelet! I love the look of both!! The necklace does go beautifully with the top! Great modeling!

  61. That is so cool how it transforms from a necklace to a bracelet and it perfectly fits your style! Great photography too!

  62. Gorgeous! I love how versatile it is!

  63. Really effective use of the beads, even if it is simple. Looks great on, but I love it wrapped around your arm best. ;-)

  64. *DROOL* I LOVE THIS!! Those nugget beads are just about the coolest things ever. I love it as a necklace AND as a wrap bracelet.

  65. Love the pieces...very tribal. Feels like a safari.

  66. Very cool, Erin. I love the versatility of the necklace!

  67. What cool soup you cooked up - I love the earthy feel and the versatility of the necklace!

  68. They were great beads to start with, and I really love what you did with them. That bracelet is fun, funky and wearable...they look great with the top you are wearing in the pic, too!

  69. I love what you did with your beads. And I love that you can wear the necklace as a bracelet too, very clever.

  70. Very well done. The necklace is lovely but the bracelet is awesome!!!

  71. I love your bracelet design, and that carved bone bead looks like a pod, or a garlic clove, but that's just me! Beautiful work on both pieces, very boho chic.

  72. Wow, what a transformation your design made with those beads. Love the tassels on the bracelet below the focal, almost looks like a vegetable. Very earthy and autumn harvest type piece and looks great on with that shirt!!

  73. Erin - you rocked that! The beads you chose - the metals and the irregular glass - so perfect with the tribal/archaic feel. I totally want to wear it all wrapped on my wrist. I love your harmonious colds and metal accents as well.

  74. I love your pieces - so colorful and fun!

  75. Hi Erin! This is so lovely!! This would be really pretty with so many things. It looks so professional. Love it!

  76. I love the earthy vibe this necklace gives. How awesome that it can be worn two ways. Bonus!

  77. Very very cool - love the rustic tribal look....and it looks so awesome with your shirt! :) I heart a necklace that works as a bracelet - both looks are very beautiful!

  78. Lovely, Erin! You are rockin' that top with the jewelry- great combination! Beautiful colors and design!

  79. Erin, what wonderful pieces you've made! They're just gorgeous, and totally scream your style - I love both that bracelet and the necklace :)

  80. Stunning necklace -it is simple, yet so detailed (does that make sense?) - I love the colors, and that it can also be worn as a bracelet. how versatile!

  81. Two great pieces of jewellery! I love that you have the perfect top to wear them with... and that you modelled your jewellery for us (great top, btw!). I really like the ethnic feel of your whole ensemble.

  82. Very oool designs, love that you can use the necklace as a bracelet too.

  83. Wood is very nice to wear and it is very light too...though I like best the natural shades of wood...coloring them is not a bad idea for variety.

  84. Very original tribal looking pieces you have created. The colors look great with your red hair!

  85. Erin,
    You did a really wonderful job enhancing the earthy/tribal feel of the beads you received. Those are definitely two pieces that would be fun to wear at any time. Lovely work as always!

  86. Such beautiful, saturated colors in those companion beads - I love the style and versatility of the necklace, and the bracelet is gorgeous - just beautiful! :)

  87. What a wonderful versatile piece. I love the necklace as a bracelet also, beautiful! The colors are really pretty too, great pieces.

  88. I love both the necklace and the bracelet - especially the bracelet. LOVE LOVE LOVE the clasp!!

  89. What a fun piece! And the color combination

  90. Beautiful! I love how versatile it is, the colors are just so rich and warm!

  91. Very pretty! I love the colours and textures.

  92. What a clever idea to design the piece so it can be worn as necklace or bracelet!
    Your design and color combinations really make these beads look great!

  93. Really awesome pieces. Love em both! I like your addition of the copper and brass nugget beads. I also love the long length of the necklace! Great piece for the fall season.

  94. love this set, love the colors you used, so fresh and so earthy at the same time...this I would love to are very talented...

  95. These are just too cool for words! Soup-er job!

  96. Lovely jewellery! I really like the colours and the ethnic touch this style has. Those facetted metal beads look so yummy... And I always like versatile jewellery -- like your necklace/bracelet. Great job!

  97. I want that bracelet! Like it so much!

  98. Erin, I do apologize that I had not commented yet on your beautiful Bead Soup necklace. It's been way too long since I visited. Your necklace is so stunning....I always love your designs. I happen to LOVE long necklaces, but the fact that it can be also worn as a bracelet is extra amazing. Your shots modeling the necklace/bracelet are really great too!

  99. Sorry it took sooo long to find your necklace but it was worth it. The simplicity and the lovely color combination is awesome. I am working my way slowly through the soup.


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