Friday, April 12, 2013

I started with this great bead soup from my partner Sherry Baun and decided to use just some of the colors she included.  I guess this was the conservative side of me coming out.

 I made the necklace below using the Owl focal bead and the clasp along with other beads from the soup.  I added some copper Druk beads.

Please check out what Sherry made on her blog @

Also check out the other participants in the second reveal to see the great things they all created.

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 Johnson
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
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
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 Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs

Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom


  1. What a fun and colorful soup! I adore owls and love that you gave him coordinating eyes!! <3

  2. Souper job !
    Love that owl's new necklace home

  3. ~ever so sweet is this here necklace you have created...simply love!!! much love light and blessings~

  4. An interesting necklace,love how you gave matching eyes to the owl!

  5. What a cute owl! The necklace is really pretty :)

  6. super funny necklace, congrats!

  7. Super cool Sue! I love how you put the beads in the owls eyes. And just think how much more you can create with the rest of the beads. Great Job!

  8. Such a fun and lovely necklace!

  9. I would say you being selective:) That is a whole lot of colour to work in one piece and I probably would have gone for a similar strategy. The result is a beautiful necklace and I think it still makes a bold statement, great work!

    *edit to add* you may want to consider turning off the word verification :)

  10. I just love the owl. great job.

  11. I really like what you did, and the best part is you still have lots of fun things to use for future projects.

  12. I love this necklace, that owl is too cute :)
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP... so much fun!
    ciao dall'Italia

  13. I love how you made a very colorful Bead Soup work for your slightly more conservative color preferences. Nice work!

  14. I think the more conservative colors you chose are the perfect compliment for the owl focal. Lovely work.

  15. Love the way you went with this soup. The owl necklace looks very nice the way you have designed it. I love those howlite bead frames and now you have some playful colors for future projects. Great job.

  16. Sue I love what you did with the soup I sent you. It really talks to you and draws you in. Amazing work partner. I hope you can use the other items you didn't use to make more amazing pieces of your work. Great Job!!

  17. I love what you have done, the owl is super cute, great job.

  18. I love your fun necklace. I especially love the way you've used the quaterfoil howlite beads and added the eyes to the owl pendant.

  19. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!! I like that you kept it simple so that the owl can speak for himself, but also that you added the beads to his eyes so that he matches the copper you added. Very cool!!

  20. What an adorable owl! I like how you found your voice among the colors that you weren't necessarily comfortable with, and created something really fun.

  21. I like the way you toned it down. That owl is a bit overwhelming and you made it sooooo cute and wearable!

  22. I really like what you did with your soup! Great retro feel! Nice job!