Bead Soup Blog Party 7... the reveal

I am lucky to be part of this amazing gathering of jewelry makers and designers from all over the world brought together by our creative genius Lori Anderson. We swap beads including a focal and a clasp and design a piece or 2.  Visit Lori's blog to learn more about the Bead Soup Blog Party, and you can even buy the Bead Soup Book.

Each bead soup is in adventure in putting together a bead soup that you hope your partner will like and receiving a soup that will challenge your creativity.

My partner is Kris Lanae Binsfeld, of Cherished Designs. Kris works with steel wire and primarily vintage components. Kris has a jewelry lines with Creative Co-op and Demdaco/Silvestri.

I loved reading about Kris and seeing her work, I have worked with steel wire, but never with many vintage components, so I loved the idea of creating with new materials

Kris sent me one of her fabulous wire worked pendants, love it as well as an  assortment of vintage beads. I even bought some vintage beads to use in my design. Kris  also sent me the great labeled  picture too!

BSBP7-Kris Lanae Binsfeld


Kris sent me such a great soup it was easy to work up my designs, thanks Kris!!!

I was worried about keeping the scale right, so I just started creating links with a simple loops on one end so I could re-arrange as necessary.

I thought I would create layers of handmade chain, with some wire crochet in the layers, but as I draped  the piece as I made it, it  looked best finished with a double strand  of black suede.

I plan on tying it in the back so I can adjust the length, but will probably add a bit of chain with the  lobster claw once I decide the length I like.

I knew I wanted to use the clasp as a pendant.  I kept it simple, with some ruby dangles and put it on a ball chain, I bet it will become a go to favorite.

I very happy with my results. I can honestly say it was very fun working with the vintage soup. I can not wait to see what Kris created.  Thank you so much Lori and Kris.





Go see what everyone else created, the list is below.


First and Last Name
Blog URL
Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain
Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe
Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell
Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman
Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue
Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite
Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora
Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher
Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus
Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver
Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider
Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan
Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro
Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson
Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke
Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks
Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer
Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday