Saturday, April 13, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party.....Second Reveal of 4/13/2013


I had been following Lori Anderson and her Bead Soup Party for the past year.  I was involved with other members from Beading Babes and other Blog events and after reading her charming book I started following her PrettyThingsBlog and decided.... " What the heck ", I'll give it a try and sent
a email.  I thoroughly enjoyed her closing line.  " Jewelry that makes people ask, " Where did you get that?"  My sentiments exactly.

After joining the blog and Facebook page we were all patiently awaiting who our partner would be and watched as the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party we then broken into 3 reveals due to the amount of participants that had joined.  AWESOME!  I was excited as well, Genny Smith also joined and she was to be a part of the Reveal 3.  All participants had to be specific as to their preferred jewelry method and of course.....being a bead embroiderer and beadweaver, specifics were required.  My wonderful partner was then assigned.

                                                          Tanya Goodwin 

I had made an acquaintance with Tanya in the Beading Babes Projects and saw her post, but then
good ole research was required.  I spent time on her Blog, and we had
some good ole emails going back and forth on likes and dislikes.  After contemplating and contemplating and then more contemplating, " What will I put together for Tanya's Bead Soup exchange...... it all fell together in just one night.  One lovely Copper Heart started the entire process.
Hi Catherine,

The soup is gorgeous. Thank you so much!
Goldstone is a favorite of mine and I love those oval goldstone flower beads. The crystals are a perfect match. The pendant is gorgeous and it is going to be fun deciding what to do with it.
Please tell your friend she did a great job with the beaded beads. I love that pattern and the colors are striking. I'm glad you like peacocks. They are a favorite of mine as well. I think it's the colors. :) Have fun playing with it.
And then, I recieved my package from Tanya....imagine my surprise when I opened the focal and saw a Peacock and of all things Soutache.
Genny Smith had just finished her first Soutache piece and I had made a promise that I would sit and do my first Soutache this year......As a Bead Embroiderer I should be able to figure this out...Common Catherine, you can do it.   Peacocks!  My entire Bedroom is done in Peacock colors and Peacock feathers.  To me this was a good omen on things to come.  While sitting and designing around the focal Lori,  notified us that Reveal One on 3/30/2013 was a success but reveal two and three would be one week later due to health issues.  And for the first time, we would be posting our photo's on Pinterest which would be reviewed by a host of judges if we so desired.  " Maybe? ". Yeah, kind of..... O.K., Maybe.... we'll see.
All would still take place for the Reveal 2 group on the 13th of April. 
Without further adieu...... my first Soutache and Bead Embroidery reveal.  Thank you Tanya for the lovely gathering of just the right focal, beads, gemstone mixes and soutache and clasp.  I hope I did you proud.  
The focal was made by Nancy Schindler Round Rabbit Extra and the clasp is by Melinda Orr.

And now:  the participants...........

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
Terry Carter
Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden
Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom


  1. Your first Soutache??? Are you kidding??? It's so gorgeous!!!

    1. Thank you Pipa...yes, first Soutache, but I will be doing more now that I have the technique. Thanks again,

  2. Beautiful!! And exactly what PiPa said, too!!! :)

  3. WOW! Great necklace! Elegant design tfor ther focal!

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

    1. Thank you Kathy, I'll be looking for you in the third reveal. Another good friend of mine is in the 3rd. Genny Smith.

    2. Your necklace made my favs list for the second reveal. Check it out:

  4. Wow, it is absolutely stunning! Love the necklace and the soutache looks perfect! Great job!
    Gina H

    1. Than you very much. I'm still critiquing myself....another one on the board

  5. Wow, so that's 'Soutache'! That was new to me(googled to see which part of it is what!) :)and I loved what you created!! Very simple body for the necklace, thoughtfully giving more focus to the Soutache, apparently done which much effort! Gorgeous!

    1. Thank you. I started with a spiral rope then decided it took away from the Soutache. Then went to chaining.

  6. Catherine, that is just gorgeous! I am so glad you tried soutache because wow!! I love how the pendant looks so at home nestled in with the beads and ribbon. (The little dragonfly on the clasp is adorable as well.)

    The earrings are perfect.

    Thanks so much for making this such a great experience, partner. :)

    1. No, thank you Tanya. You really stimulated the brain cells with that Soutache. I stIll have pieces from the soup to complete and I'll tag you when they are finished. I so love what you did with my soup mix and I can't wait to play again. Keep in touch.

  7. Fanflippin'tastic! A beautiful work of art.

  8. Seed beads and soutache-hats off! i admire!

  9. I love the clasp, the beaded chain, and the little dragonfly. They are excellent accents for your amazing focal piece. Your first attempt at soutache it amazing.

  10. Stunning! Beautiful design and love the clasp!

  11. Oh wow, that focal is glorious. Hats off and completely awed !

  12. Oh my goodnes - I love what you did with the peacock focal and that is your first soutache??? You did an amazing job with it!!!

  13. G O R G E O U S.
    & it is your first??? wow..
    Love it.

  14. Okay I have no idea how to make anything like that. I am working on my first peyote stitch and I can promise I will not be showing anyone if I can help it. That's amazing.

    1. If I can Soutache, you can peyote and once you finish, you are officially a Beadweaver. :)

  15. Wow! Your focal is beautiful!

  16. great work Catherine, the purpose of the BSBP is to try new beading technique, or use something not familiar... you did a wonderful first soutache!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, what a fun :)
    ciao dall'Italia

  17. Thank you all for your lovely comments. It was thanks to Tanya that set me in a new medium as a Bead Embroiderer.

  18. I am just in awe, how do you do all that detail work, just lovely

  19. Beautiful work, my dear! Couldn't imagine you're a newbie for Soutache and Bead Embroidery - the result looks so professional. A wonderful piece of art!

  20. Wow, stunning work, I love the soutache pendant, so rich looking. Fantastic job.

  21. Wow incredbly beautiful piece! Fantastic job!

  22. Wow! Your focal is amazing!!! Great work!

  23. Wow, your work is fantastic, a beautiful piece!

  24. beautiful bead embroidery!!! You really showcased that peacock!! ~KM 1st reveal -

  25. Great post Catherine, I love how you shared your experience. I have one of Nancy's peacocks but I sure couldn't make it look as wonderful as this. Good on you for taking on the challenge of something new - and you had better enter this on the contest board!

  26. Really beautiful!!! The idea of soutache has been simming in the back of my mind for a few months now. When I get ready to make the leap I hope I'm half as successful as you were. I'm really looking forward to coming back and exploring your site more. One of the great things about this blog hop is finding people you didn't know existed :-)

  27. What an incredible bead work! Just amazing!

  28. Very beautiful bead work. You are so talented.

  29. You certainly did justice to that beautiful piece and the beads! Your Soutache is awesome! I need to do another piece. Genny

  30. Incredible beadwork!! I am just learning bead embroidery, so your creations leave me in awe! Well done!

  31. Wow, just beautiful I love soutache!

  32. It's such a gorgeous necklace. Excellent work.

  33. It's so perfect that your Bead Soup gave you the push to try soutache. You made a beautiful necklace!

  34. Now that is PRETTY. What a wonderful design you created with you bead soup. Very nice.

  35. How fortunate that you received a soup of something so close to your heart. You really ran with it and created something gorgeous! Nice job.

  36. Lovely soutache! It's hard to believe that it's your first attempt at the technique -- my first try was really dreadful. Thanks for the inspiration to give it another try!

  37. So so pretty! You did an awesome job. I wouldn't have known you'd never done soutache before.

  38. Such a beautiful design and a wonderful soup!

  39. Your beadwork is totally divine! Love the peacock focal. Great job! ♥

  40. Beautiful design. I love your embroidery and the soutache is amazing. I haven't had the courage to try that yet but it really added something to that pendant.

  41. Wonderful work! I really love the way to showcase the peacock.