Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bead Soup Reveal

It's finally here! Today is the day we reveal our Bead Soup creations! As you may remember, I was paired with Suzette Bentley of Ellie's Bijoux. I am so honored to have such a talented partner! Suzette's work has been published in many magazines and she is also a member of the Cousin Creative Circle. I thought this was really neat because I have worked with Cousin and their sister company, Prima Bead. In fact, you'll see lots of their materials used my in pieces today. I was able to make quite a few pieces with all the goodies that Suzette sent. As you'll see, I pushed myself to try new techniques and work with different materials, but most importantly, I had so much fun! A big thank you to Suzette for being such a wonderful partner!

Okay, enough chit chat... You want to see what I made!  First, here is a quick reminder of what my soup ingredients were.

And now, without further ado...

This first necklace uses the cute owl pendant by Nan Emmett and the deep purple bicone crystals from my soup. From my stash I used ceramic beads by Splendid Loon Studios and Grubbi Ceramics, as well as other glass and crystal beads. Instead of my typical stringing technique, I opted to use cotton cording in orange, which matched this little guy's head feathers.

When I saw that Suzette had sent one of Lorelei's clasps, I just about died. I have been wanting one of these beauties badly! It's so pretty, it had to be the focal point in this bracelet, so I paired it with the lightweight chain from my soup and some beads from my stash that matched. The green pave bead is actually left over from the last bead soup party and the pink ones are, again, from Splendid Loon Studio.

I had absolutely nothing in my stash that was the right shade of yellow and it really needed the pop of color. What is a girl to do? Try making my very own polymer clay beads, of course! I say it was a success, what do you think?  I have worn this bracelet so many times already, it has to be one of my favorites!

Next up is another bracelet, using the brass ring and a few seed beads from that huge pile. I again used the orange cotton cord instead of stringing. The faceted, orange ceramic bead and flower charm are made by Grubbi.

This pair of Vintaj brass filigree leaves came in my soup. I paired them with faceted Amazonite stones, from my stash, and then dangled matching seed beads from brown silk cording.

Last, but not least, is a necklace using the beautiful sea glass beads from my soup. I absolutely love sea glass and collect it regularly on the beaches around my home. I don't even care that these beads by Znetshows aren't created the 'natural' way, they are so pretty! I paired them with white glass pearls, quartz chips and sterling silver in an asymmetrical design, then added the little sea shell charm for a bit of extra flair.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoyed the reveal! Also, don't forget to check out what Suzette made with the soup I sent her.

Happy Hopping!


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        ---- You are here
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        


  1. Oh wow I just love your pieces. I love the color combinations you arranged. Thank you for sharing these with us all bye for now and Happy beading

  2. Nice work! You really made all the colors flow together so nicely!

    I love the look of the cord with the crystal and other beads. I've never thought to use it before. How inspiring!
    Happy Hopping,

  3. Rochelle, I LOVE what you did and your color combinations are perfect in each design. Your bead came out fabulous and really makes that bracelet pop...Awesome job!

  4. Those are all gorgeous designs! That is a fabulous clasp, and your bracelet complements it beautifully.

  5. ~oh the wise owl sits beautifully being adored by glass and crystals and your second bracelet is just plain gorgeous...very much a zen feel to it...a beautiful job done creating...much love light and blessings~

  6. Every piece is stunning here! Really enjoyed hopping here!

  7. So many beautiful them all!

  8. Love what you did with your Bead Soup, especially the first necklace.


  9. What a lovely set of creations. You did what i seem to do, just keep going, and going....

  10. Oh my goodness these pieces are so, so gorgeous!! I am lost for words at how lovely they are! And what a stroke of inspiration to make your own bead - it really looks at home with the other ones!

  11. Every piece as beautiful as the other...Love that owl necklace, my favorite colors!

  12. Wow! Such gorgeous pieces. I especially like the owl necklace all those lovely purples and blues.

  13. That little owl is so darling ! <3 Amazing work !

  14. What a great assortment of pieces from your soup. The bracelet with that amazing clasp is really fantastic! Good job on the yellow bead.

  15. lovely work, so fresh and vibrant

  16. oh my, I just love them all. I do, however, like the OWL the best!! ~KM

  17. Woah! Some really awesome work! I don't even know which I like the best -- they all speak to me!!!!! OK, the owl. He's too cute for words. But the rest are awesome sauce, too! I love what you did, and all the passion you gave to it. Thank you!

  18. Oh!! Your creations are so gorgeous!! Especially these, of course, but I had to go and browse more of your work after seeing these - you are so very gifted and talented!! Beautiful, every piece!! My favorite from the BSBP is your lovely necklace with the faux sea glass - so wonderfully balanced!!

  19. I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP
    such a beautiful soup you received...
    and you did so many pieces... I love them all! that owl is so cute :)
    great color combos, great designs :)
    ciao dall' Italia

  20. The owl necklace is one of my favourite blog hops pieces so far. Gorgeous!

  21. One amazing piece after another! wow. you did a super job with your soup. Your bracelets are excellent. I can see how the bracelet with Lorelei's clasp is one you wear alot. It rocks! Sea glass necklace is perfect color combination. Love it!

  22. Love your designs. I also love that owl, it's great that you had the stash to match it.

  23. Love your designs. Especially the bracelet.

  24. Wow... everything is so unique and lovely! Beautiful work! :D

  25. Great jewelry!

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.

  26. Lovely jewelry. The bracelets totally rock!

  27. For some reason, I would've never thought to knot bicones!!!! and I LOVE the effect it gives!!!! Great Work!

  28. Gorgeous pieces, all are exceptional, great job!

  29. Oh these are all gorgeous, but that first necklace w/the owl is just to die for - great soups!!

  30. Beautiful, beautiful designs. Love them all!

  31. Amazing work !
    Everything is so beautiful.

  32. all of these are gorgeous, your work is wonderful

  33. Everything looks wonderful. Love the colors. The owl necklace is adorable!

  34. That last piece is my favourite, lovely work on all of them!

  35. Found your contest entry piece on Pinterest, so I just had to come visit your blog! Ooh, every single item you created is gorgeous! Hope you enjoy wearing them and good luck in the contest!

  36. Found your contest entry piece on Pinterest, so I just had to come visit your blog! Ooh, every single item you created is gorgeous! Hope you enjoy wearing them and good luck in the contest!

  37. All the pieces are nice but I especially like the bracelets. You did a GREAT job.

  38. Ooooh, you were able to create so many lovely pieces out of your soup mix! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I'd have to say that the Owl and the Sea Glass necklaces are tied neck and neck! Great job! *Ü*

  39. You got such a wonderful soup and you did great things with it! <3

  40. All your designs are lovely! Nice balance, lot of interesting elements. Congratulations!

  41. gorgeous work. the owl necklace is my favorite :)

  42. Everything you've designed is beautiful! I can't choose one favourite. They're all favourites!

  43. Your bead soup is awesome! The owl is adorable! I can't choose the one that I like the best-they are all wonderful. thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  44. Our work is really elegant. I really like both if the bracelets and the sea glass necklace is stunning!

  45. I love every litte piece, everyone is unique. The color combinatios are wonderful. I love the owl necklace and especially the purple-green-yellow-bracelet.... and your yellow polymer clay bead too :-)

  46. Wow so many beautiful pieces! I love the owl necklace!!

  47. Gorgeous pieces, the owl necklace is beautiful and the bracelet in pink and yellow is fab!

  48. Gorgeous designs! The owl necklace is so adorable and I can totally see myself wearing the oyster necklace at some luxurious tropical retreat :-)

  49. Lovely pieces! You've got a beautiful soup to work with and I'm sure you enjoyed it very much!

  50. You have a beautiful, fresh style of your own. I especially like the simple but sophisticated earrings.

  51. Very lovely ♥ pieces, love the bracelets ♥

  52. I love the earrings and the necklace made with the sea glass.. Very gorgous.

  53. I seriously LOVE every single piece from your soup!!! You did an amazingly awesome job!!! Love the little bead you made too!!! Great job Rochelle!!!!

  54. Oh my everything you made is so beautiful. Esp love the bracelet with Lorelei's clasp

  55. They're all pretty, but the owl necklace is just so whimsical and sweet - I love it. And I'm with you on Lorelei's clasps. They're on my wish list to use some day! Lucky girl, you have a fabulous bracelet with a fabulous clasp to enjoy.

  56. I love all your pieces! The owl necklace is just gorgeous, I love the mix and I love that cute owl :) The last necklace is very intriguing - elegant and rich, but softened up through the gorgeous aqua sea-glass. Love them all - I must get over my 'fear of making bracelets' one of these days :)

  57. So very Pretty!!! I like the owl necklace and the pearl necklace!!! I love both of the bracelets! All of your pieces are wonderful!!! Have a blessed day!

  58. Wowser! So many lovelies made from a yummy soup.

  59. Each piece is so pretty! Great combinations of colour and texture.

  60. Wow, I really love all of your pieces! That owl pendant is adorable and you set it off perfectly in your piece!

  61. Gorgeous designs, I'd wear any of them in a heartbeat.

  62. Really like all of your designs. Love the color. Especially the bracelet - the pink and green and yellow - so pretty!

  63. Wow, Wow, Wow. I love what you did with your soup. All of your pieces look fun to wear. You made wonderful color choices.

  64. There's something special about all of them <3

  65. Lovely work! I agree your little yeller beadie was just the thing! Loved the Owl necklace!

  66. OMG - LOVE love love love the owl necklace. Love it!

  67. Wow..all your pieces are just gorgeous. I really love the mix of crystal and pearls, the bracelets are so cute and the owl is to die for...fantastic job!

  68. What a colorfully fun soup you received and you definitely worked some magic with it. Beautiful pieces all in all!

  69. I'm still hopping the first reveal! Love the bracelet with your polymer clay bead, the colours are gorgeous. Your so lucky to have the clasp in your soup!


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