{The Soup}

psssssttt....hey you?...yeah you...it's time, soup time! .it's BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY REVEAL DAY!!!!!!!!!

My swap partner Nan of Spirit Rattles sent me these amazing porcelain creations of her's and here's what I came up...

I added some vintage pearls, chain, some Swarovski crystals, one of my lampwork glass beads and some larger sized seed beads and viola!

I'm sooooo in LOVE! We can do whatever we want with our finished piece, meaning if I wanted to I could put it up for sale in my shop BUT NO WAY! This is totally staying with me! AND I have some left over beads of Nan's that I already have ANOTHER necklace started that is for my personal collection as well...I'll show you that one when it's finished :)

Had to make me some matching earrings! If you know me you know how much I love me my earrings and how insane my earring collection is both in quantity and variety of styles :) Totally earring gal.

Try to make your way around to all the blogs and see what everyone came up with with their "soup ingredients" you'll be so glad you did! Eye candy for miles!

Thank you so much Lori for putting this fun party/swap together! It's been so much fun both in getting to create something totally different and new using someone elses creations and also meeting a ton of new bloggy friends.

Party Participants

1. Lori, Pretty Things and the link to the party is in my sidebar
2. Mallory, For the Love of Beads
3. Terri, Blooming Ideas...You Are Here
4. Cindy, Sweet Bead Studio
5. Lorelei, Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
6. Kerry, Kabs Creative Concepts
7. Erin, Treasures Found
8. Jeannette, Jeannette Blix Wire and Metal Jewelry
9. Adrienne, Adrienne Designs
10. Nan, Spirit Rattles
11. Laurel, Rue's Daftique
12. Nancy, Beading From the Heart
13. Mary, MK's Creative Musings
14. Cassie, The Glass Beadle
15. Dot, Winchell Clayworks
16. Sharon, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
17. Lisa, Lo and Behold
18. Norma, Bead Dreams and Moonlit Fantaseas
19. Judith, Judith B.
20. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
21. Maria, Garden Path Beads
22. Susan, Kaplan Creations Jewelry and Glass Design
23. Melissa, Melissa Meman: Art, Love, Life
24. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
25. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
26. Cristi, 2 If By Sea
27. Sandra, Marbella Jewelry Design
28. Maria, Greene Earth Originals
29. Barbara, Jewelry of Distinction
30. Leslie, Bei Mondi
31. Loretta, Designs by Loretta
32. Linda, Bella Bead Jewelry
33. Kathie, The Bead Cult
34. Patty, Plays With Fire
35. Nicki, Nicki's Reef
36. Anne Marie, Heart's Desire
37. Mary, Mary Harding Jewelry
38. Jayne, Mama's Got to Doodle
39. Emanda, Artemesia's Studio
40. Whitney, Whitney Lassini
41. Marcie, La Bella Joya
42. Suzann, Beadphoria
43. Jen, Jen Judd Rocks
44. Julie, Credit River Art Glass
45. Janiece, J Birds Garden
46. Kate, Organic Odysseys
47. Laurie, The Mermaid Tale
48. Michelle, My Crazy Crafty Adventure
49. Sue, Sue Beads
50. Janeen, Janeen 365
51. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse
52. Kristie, Artisan Clay
53. Regina, Regina's Writings
54. Tari, Pearl and Pebble
55. Lyn, Lyn Foley
56. Beth, Sunshine Daydreamz
57. Cathryn, Chile Cats
58. Emma, Fred Bean's Nook
59. Connie, Cetta Cheese Chatter
60. Juli, Jul's Beads
61. Julie, RockerJewlz
62. Libby, LibbyLeu and Glass Too
63. Melanie, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
64. Katie, My Life and My Beads
65. Zuleykha, Zuleykha's Polymer Clay
66. Rekella, Me But a Little More in Depth
67. Ricki, What's New at Ricki Voges Design
68. Lisa, Lucid Moon Studio
69. Jo, Daisychain Jewellery
70. Lynette, Rock Hill Designs
71. Lynne, Island Girl's Insights
72. Chas, One Woman's Haven
73. Chas, One Woman's Haven
74. Ruthie, Rose Works Jewelry
75. Elizabeth, Turquoise Sky
76. Maire, Maire Dodd
77. Janet, Singing Woods
78. Eileen, Dorset Hill Beads
79. Julie, Miss Kitten's Jewels
80. Joann, Jo's Jewels
81. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
82. Mel, Kookie Designs
83. Erin, Every Heart Crafts
84. Dale, Flights of Fancy
85. Dee, Runako Designs


Julianna Cannon said…
I love those beads~ gorgeous soft color and shapes. I hate the necklace though. You should probably loan it to me until I learn to like it. :P :P :P

It is absotlutely beautiful!!!!
You are SO ready for Spring! I love what you've done with the great supplies you received. And the earrings? OMG! Wonderful!
Rickie said…
Marianna, you created a lovely necklace with your gorgeous bead soup treasures--love the colors and way your design came together.
Lisa said…
That came out great! love the combinations of elements you used.
Lorelei said…
Love the bead soup you got! This turned out fabulous! I love all of your additions.
Nancy said…
I love the combination of the ceramic beads and the chain. This is so light and airy. I can definitely see why you are keeping it!!
Heather Powers said…
I love the light and airy feel of the necklace.
Kella said…
I love this piece its so crisp to look at, the blue beads and the silver works beautifully.
Kella said…
I love this piece its so crisp to look at, the blue beads and the silver works beautifully.
Cathryn said…
Oh MY! This is so whimsical and FUN! I understand why you want to keep it--I'd keep it too! Fantastic job on these beads!
Kerry said…
Love those colors!

Thansk for the cup of soup!
JBird's Garden said…
Pretty Pretty Pretty! Romance and spring...a wonderful combination!
Pretty Things said…
SQUEEEEE! I love it!

Now gimme and no one gets hurt.


Thanks for being a part of the party — we’ll do it again soon!
Loretta said…
Beautiful colored beads to work with. I love the design.
Terri said…
So pretty...love the colors. beautifully done. I love it!
Artisan Clay said…
I love the clay beads with the chain
Patty said…
This is oh so sweet! I could see wearing it to a garden party in the spring. Very nice work!
Cindy said…
Marianna, your creation is beautiful! I love those spring color and the assymetrical design...totally agree, it's a keeper!! :-)
I love it it is very spring like nice soft colors
bellajoya said…
I really love your necklace you did such a great job putting together the colors, textures, everything, and the earrings were a nice touch...I'm hopelessly horrible at earrings...Um, I also, um, like your shoes in your um, profile pic...so...I was wondering where you got them??? :) :) :) (hehe!)
Islandgirl said…
Really like the colour of those porcelain beads.... and the finished product looks great!
Gorgeous :)
Spirited Earth said…
i am amazed at your necklace..i would not have thought to add pearls to the ceramic beads..i think i need that back..
oh and hand over those earrings too..
just kidding but i do love this look.
Mel P said…
Ooooo Love Love Love this, the colours are fab and my favourite by the way, I would definately wear this. It's a stunner xxxx
mairedodd said…
very very cool! enjoy it all for yourself! i know i am :0)
Marianna said…
Thank you everyone! I'm still making my way up and down the list to see and comment on everyone's gorgeous creations!!

Marcie I got them at DSW last year they're by Crown Vintage and super comfy, my favorite pair of vintage inspired pin up pumps :) now if I could just find me some teal/turquoise mary janes I'd be happy as a clam lol!
Boot ~C said…
I love the combo of the turquoise & the beads next to the clasp
Round Rabbit said…
Fabulous! Love the colors and the whole feel of the pieces. I'd keep it too! :)
How pretty is that? Love the design!!
Mary K. McGraw said…
Love the combination of ceraminc with the chain and the soft promis of Spring.
Erin said…
It's like a dream! Love the color, pearls and lightness.
EmandaJ said…
Oh my, what a fabulous suite of pieces. Sometimes you just have listen to the beads!

Hasn't this been fun?!?

Oh girl, I'm digging this style. Super fun and flirty! Nice and airy and those beads are so sweet.
Oh wow, Marianna... this is such a lovely & feminine piece... you did a beautiful job w/ Nan's creations.
Kate said…
Another Peep!
I love what you did with your soup. I like the symmetrical row of hearts on the focal juxtaposed with the pearl strand on one side and the large rings on the other, it makes it full of energy but the color brings tranquility. Bravo!

Hope you are enjoying the Party!
Kate ~
Organic Odysseys #46 Bead Souper
I love all your ingredients! And I love how you put them all together! And I love those earrings!!!!!
TesoriTrovati said…
Great soup mix! I love the fresh spring color...and I would so keep it for yourself. That focal bead is killer.
Thanks for sharing this heaping serving of great soup! Be sure to stop by and taste some of mine. Enjoy the day! Erin
Nicki said…
Oh that beautiful aqua color. I understand how you totally want to keep this.
RockerJewlz said…
Marianna, what a bright and springy mix of silver and clay. Very nice! I sure like what Nan did with your beads as well.

Isn't this fun????
Michelle Mach said…
This is so delightfully spring-y! I especially like the front where the two different types of chain meet up with the focal.
Jenny J-V said…
I would totally hide that away in your own jewelry box if I were you...it's just gorgeous!!!!
Anonymous said…
love all of the elements you used, beautiful!
Patti said…
Your necklace and earrings really sing a spring song! Very lovely...I especially like the flower dangle!
Lynette said…
I would want to keep it too! Beautiful :)
maryharding said…
Those are beautiful ceramic beads. You certainly made them into a necklace that shows them off well. I too would keep it. I am keeping mine and have already worn it out. What a fun Party.
Melissa Meman said…
Oh, so pretty! We have similar styles and I love this necklace! Nice work :)
Jo said…
That is very pretty!
Anonymous said…
love that color combo. The large rings are perfect! Your design is gorgeous and deceptively simple.
I love the porcelain beads Nan sent you! They are my favorite color, and the way you used them is fabulous! Maybe one day you will be willing to sell it...:) The clasp is adorable too. Great job with your Bead Soup!!

Regina said…
It is lovely, the earrings are so sweet. Love the beads, color combination and the chain.
Gail said…
You have some beautiful pieces!I love the earrings,I'd like to make me some,how do I know where the beads came from?And the necklace-wow!It says SUMMER.

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