Introduction to my Bead Soup Blog Party Partner

The Bead Soup Blog Party 2014, introducing my partner

The wonderful, amazing and talented Lori Anderson is hosting her Bead Soup Blog party again. For the 8th time already.

Last year over 500 talented designers from all over the world joined in the fun. This year will be around the same. I can’t even start to imagine what amount of organization this takes.
I’m so grateful that Lori is doing this. Especially considering her health problems. Lori, a big big thank you.

The original blog hop was scheduled yesterday but it is postponed to next Saturday. Which was just working out perfect for me.

I was way to busy to be able to make something beautiful with the gorgeous soup I received before last Saturday. And now I have the opportunity to properly introduce my bead soup party.

My BSBP 2014 partner

My partner this year is the lovely and very talented designer Natascha Marty from Switzerland.
She just makes the most beautiful pieces using mainly gemstones, Japanese and Czech glass beads. Her style is very feminine and delicate.

Just look at these wonderful pieces.

Necklace with Jade by Sommerlicht

Amazonite earrings by Sommerlicht

You can buy her work in her etsy shop.
And you can find more information about her on her website and facebook page.

I received a package from her containing 4 beautiful pouches. I love these kind of pouches.

Bead Soup Blog Party 2014 Esfera Jewelry

In it I found a true treasure: a beautiful lampwork glass pendant from Maya Honey, an artist I admire, a lovely high quality gold plated clasp, gemstones (rose quartz, peridot and amethyst), fresh water pearls and gorgeous Czech glass. I’m spoiled!

Bead Soup Blog Party 2014, bead soup from Sommerlicht

Various beads in the bead soup from Sommerlicht

Bead Soup Blog Party 2014 Esfera Jewelry

Perhaps you are curious what I send her. Obviously I forgot to take pictures of the lot before sending it off. Natascha was so kind to take these for me. And her pictures are so much better than mine. I still have to practice more.
I asked her what kind of soup she would like to receive: a more contemporary/modern one or a more tribal/ethnic one. She chose the tribal one and this is what I send her.

Tribal Ethnic bead soup Esfera jewelry

To be honest, I totally forgot what exactly I had sent her. But looking at the picture the soup contains pendants from The Classic Bead, charms from Happy Fish Things, a daisy clasp from Daisy Chain Extra, some gemstones (tiger eye, unakite, carnelian), some trade beads in glass, copper and silver, handmade clasps from Africa, old padre beads and some old Nepali bodhi beads.

Tribal ethnic beads Esfera Jewelry

I cannot wait to see what Natascha is making with these.

To find out more about the Bead Soup Blog Party, go here.

Thank you so much for joining and I would love to read your comments. Don’t let the captcha scare you off, it’s to prevent those spam robots to invade my blog.



Oh what fun soups and they are so different. I would love to play with that tribal soup where as the soup you recieved would be more a challenge simply because I don't do delicate.

Thank you again for this

Thank you again for this amazing soup and for the phantastic beads, pendants and clasps from all over the world! I was thrilled when the soup arrived and I still am! :-)


Wow such gorgeous bead soups! I love purple so I love your bead soup - I think that purple looks lovely with green and in my book, you're the Queen of Color Combos :-) so am really looking forward to seeing what you create with these lovelies.

And I absolutely love what you sent Natascha - a bead soup that is super drool worthy lol LOVE the pendants and charms, and the colors of the beads ... OK love it all!

Can't wait to see what you guys create :-)

Marica xx

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