Reveal Bead Soup Blog Party

The Bead Soup Blog Party 2014, reveal

This year I was so happy to be able to sign up for the big Bead Soup Blog Party again, hosted by the amazing and talented Lori Anderson.

Lori matches each participant up with a partner and the fun begins.

Part one of the fun is mixing up a lovely Bead Soup for your partner, containing a clasp, a focal and some coordinating beads.

Part two is receiving a lovely Bead Soup.

Part three is creating something beautiful with the Soup you received.

And Part four is The Big Reveal.
Which is today.



My partner this year is the lovely and very talented designer Natascha Marty from Switzerland.
This is what she sent me.

Bead Soup, Bead Soup Blog Party 2014, BSBP 2014

And these are the pieces I made with this lovely soup.

First the focal from Maya Honey.
I paired the focal with a lovely etched white lampwork bead from Grace Ma for a color pop. I took some tiny soft pink Czech glass beads from the soup and wire wrapped it between both lampwork beads.

Necklace in radiant orchid made by Esfera Jewelry

I like mixing different metals so I hung the total focal on a large brass ring. The chain is made using the Czech glass beads from the soup.

Handmade necklace in purple and pink with lampwork glass bead by Esfera jewelry

I’m very pleased with the end result

Next the clasp, peridot, amethyst and pearls from the soup.
I love the combination of purple and green. Makes me think of the lavender fields in France.
I happened to have hoarded a lampwork heart focal from Grace Ma with exactly the same color green as the peridot.

bracelet with Lampwork glass bead, pearls, peridot and amethyst by Esfera jewelry

It has gold foil in it, which matches perfectly with the gold plated clasp. It has a purple dot in it, mirroring wonderfully the purple amethyst beads. It also contains some white swirls, a perfect match for the tiny pearls. So, it turns out I have been hoarding this focal for this specific purpose.
I paired all this gorgeousness with some lovely green Swarovski pearls and vermeil daisy spacers. And voila, a very feminine bracelet.

Bracelet with amethyst, peridot, pearls, gold and lampwork glass by Esfera Jewelry

I still had some beads left.
The beautiful rose quartz beads as well as some tiny Czech glass beads found their way into this bracelet. I paired them with a beautiful lampwork bead from Pikalda with has a soft pink heart matching the color of the rose quartz, a couple of lovely ceramic beads from Blueberribeads, an old Nepali Naga Conch shell bead and some old Nepali bodhi prayer beads.

Bracelet with rose quartz and artisan ceramic beads by Esfera jewelry

Yep, still some beads left.
The round rose quartz beads as well as some Czech glass beads found their way into another bracelet. They are teamed up with a lampwork bead from Grace Ma, a vintage clear melon bead and more Czech glass beads.

Unique bracelet with czech glass, lampwork bead and rose quartz by Esfera Jewelry

Bracelet with Czech glass and rose quartz by Esfera jewelry

And still some beads left.
I made this bead embroidered pendant a while back, with that gorgeous handmade ceramic cab from Blueberribeads. It was just sitting there, waving at me…please pick me, please pick me. So I did. I still had two rose quartz beads left as well as some Czech glass and amethyst beads. These had just the right colors so the perfect addition for the pendant. I think it has become a very romantic necklace. Can you spot the beads I used from the Soup?

Bead embroidered necklace by Esfera Jewelry

Bead embroidered necklace forest faery by Esfera Jewelry

I was determined to use every single bead so the last beads found their way into these romantic earrings.

Romantic flower earrings with peridot and amethyst by Esfera jewelry

I think you can tell I had such great fun creating all these pieces.
I hope you like what I have done with the Bead Soup I received and I would love to read your comments.
All pieces are available in my etsy shop.
Now hop over to my partner to see what she has created with the Bead Soup I cooked for her.

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And here you can find all the other participants of this lovely party.

Lori, thank you and your friends and family so much for organizing yet another lovely and fun party, although you are battling with health problems. You are a role model to us all: kind, brave, talented and sweet. I hope you are recovering very very soon from all the bad.

It might take me a couple of weeks but I'm determined to visit the blog of each and every participant and leave a comment



Beautiful rose quartz beads bracelet

I am relieved I came upon this site. The blog is absolutely fantastic. Lots of pics with great information, specifically I love the beautiful rose quartz beads bracelet.

Beautiful work! Lovely,

Beautiful work! Lovely, lovely pieces. My favorites are your last necklace with the matching earrings!:0


Hi Janine, That lampworked focal is gorgeous and you showcased it very well. Good job on the beads that you chose for your bracelets. Your bead embroidered necklace is over the top fantastic. It is my favorite of your pieces. The earrings that you made go well with it.

The rose quartz bracelet is

The rose quartz bracelet is cool! I'm actually organising a mass bead soup where all the crafters get the same set of beads :) i think it ll be really cool too see what 10s or even 100s of people make with the same beads! planning to send out the beads 2 aug with designs revealed end aug. Would be cool if u d like to take part (details on :)

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Last - is not - by no means least! Love your pieces, you have a fab use of colour and design. The purple focal just sits so nicely in the necklace you have created. All of the jewellery is so pretty, pretty, pretty.

How wonderfully lovely each

How wonderfully lovely each of your pieces came together and I especially am taken with the last necklace! It's awesome!

Awesome pieces

I love your soup and what you produced! The first piece is my fav! Though I do like the gold and green bracelet... Excellent job all the way around! I tip my Chef hat off to you!

So pretty

Love the colours, how you mixed them, and the designs. Pretty pretty :-).

Really beautiful designs. I

Really beautiful designs. I love all of the pieces. My favorites are the bead embroidered necklace and the 1 bracelet and the earrings!!! Great Job!! Have a Blessed Day!


I love your bead embroidery. What a lovely soup to work with - you did it justice :-)

Wonderful work!

You got a great soup! And you've made many excellent pieces. I love that stunning bracelet. It has such vibrant earthy colors, you've accented the focal beautifully.

Gorgeous soup, wonderful

Gorgeous soup, wonderful selection of beads. I'm loving that vibrant colored bracelet and those cute earrings. You have an eye for colors.


What wonderful designs! I just love your sense of style and color. Had to swoon over the first bracelet.

Bead Soup

Beautiful pieces, You have certainly used your soup well! Your bracelets are very nice but the one piece that I really love is the Bee and Fairy necklace it is so beautiful!


Janine, the soup you received was spectacular, and so are the pieces you created :)

Amazing work!

Each and every one of your pieces made me smile as I scrolled down to see them. How admirable that you were able to use the entire soup and how fateful that you had JUST the items to pair up with some of them. It was destiny. You created some really fantastic designs. Beautiful!


My goodness you have a wonderful color sense! I would gladly wear any and all of your pieces, without hesitation. Just beautiful.

Your creations are some of my

Your creations are some of my favorite this far. The rich color and mix of bead types adds a very artistic feel to your jewelry. All of them are simply beautiful.

Soup Pieces

You made some really sweet soup pieces! Love all the bracelets - especially the green one! Nice beading work too!

Wow, I can't believe you

Wow, I can't believe you stretched your soup so far. That first necklace is a real stunner. Elegant and sumptuous. What a lovely variety of beautiful creations. I loved everything right down to the last drop(earrings)


Your pieces are gorgeous and I love how you combine colors - perfect!


Janine, your pieces are simply beautiful! Love them all, especially the first necklace, oh all the bracelets, I just can't pick a fave!

What a lovely variety of

What a lovely variety of beautiful creations! I love the focal necklace and then that beautiful bracelet.

So beautiful!

Every bracelet, earrings, everything is fabulous work, I love your soup and all your creations!

One Uber Talented Lady!

Fabulous designs! You have a great talent of putting the beads together is interesting an inventive ways! Soup-perb job!

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I love what you did with your soup! Each necklace and bracelet I would love to wear! :o)

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Love that first necklace with the pretty purple/mauve colors. Very nice focus on the focal. Your beadwork is awesome with that pendant and the beads. Very pretty.

souped up

Gosh, what beautiful pieces. Love the colors in the lavender fields piece.

BSBP reveal

You did an amazing job stretching your soup ingredients into some lovely designs. That heart focal from your stash was absolutely meant to be in that "lavender fields" bracelet. Everything is delightful and your beadwork is superb.

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I love everything designs and color story beautiful.

Wonderful Variety

You were able to create such an amazing variety of designs.

Bead Soup reveal

All of your pieces look terrific! You have such a good eye for color. Nicely done!

Purple and green. Probably

Purple and green. Probably my all time favorite color combination. The purples and greens in your soup were so rich and I love what you did with them. And, that last beaded necklace. WOW! I was so thrilled to see that you, too, were determined to use every single bead. The last necklace is gorgeous. I love bead embroidery. And, yes, I did spot the beads from the soup. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.


Those are all such beautiful pieces! I love your designs --it's impossible to pick a favorite!


OMG that embroidered pendant is STUNNING!!! Beautiful wrk and I am very jealous of a truck full of beads!

Beautiful work!

So many great pieces! I especially love the bead embroidered pendant you made and the earrings! Very cool :)


What a beautiful soup--and what wonderful things you made with it! I am really impressed with how you used up everything you were sent... and everything is so lovely! I keep thinking that my favorite is the first necklace... but then I see the second item... and then the third item... and so it goes. Lovely work!

Lovely Design

I love all aspect of your design. From the colors, composition and final looks. All matching and eye-catching =) Well done...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! You did such a lot of pieces, every creation of your soup is absolutely charming! The last necklace is a stunner for sure, but I also like all the designs with lampworkbeads in it - what a great inspiration for me!

stunning! elegant and

stunning! elegant and graceful designs! I love how you mix textures and colours

Wow loved those ingredients.

Wow loved those ingredients. The earrings were my favorite.

Great job!

I love them all, especially the touch of the white lampwork bead on the first really calls to me! GREAT job on them all, your creations are amazing! ~KM

Big wow!

All great pieces. My favorite is the bracelet with the Pikalda bead. It's got a wonderful organic feel to it.

WOW ! Those pieces are

WOW ! Those pieces are breathtaking ! The purples and dusky pinks is a fab combo, and I love what you did for the earrings !


Love all of your pieces, especially the bracelets.

Love your designs

I really love what you did with the soup. I really love the purple one.

Okay, you have just made me

Okay, you have just made me fall in love with the color purple all over again. You absolutely should be pleased with that first necklace and all of the others as well - they are all fantastic & very creative. Well done you! I want to go buy purple beads right now, no kidding.

All these pieces are

All these pieces are beautiful, but I love the purple bracelet you made with rose quartz beads and lampwork bead from pikalda. It is just so pretty.

Beautiful pieces! I love the

Beautiful pieces! I love the first necklace and the bracelets!


I love them all! I'm thrilled to see your bee cabochon pendant finished, it's a work of art!

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