Sugar Me Sweet ~ Pendant: Cindy Gimbrone, Enamel Bead: Sue Beads, Lampwork: J Savina Beads, Ceramic: Golem Studio.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party~ The Big Reveal!

Hi blog hoppers and welcome to the Bead Soup Blog Party! My name is Lisa Godfrey and this is my Bead Happy Blog. :-) This is the third Bead Soup Blog Party and it is hosted by the lovely and talented Lori Anderson of Pretty Things. This party has a whopping 210 participants and you are now at #140 on that list! If you've been hopping along from #1 congrats on getting so far! I'm going to keep this short and sweet, after all you have a lot of blogs to get to!

For those who hopped here first; What is the Bead Soup Blog Party? It is a blogging event that all 210 of us signed up for in January. We were paired up and then asked to send our partner:

-A pendant or focal bead
-A pretty clasp
-Some coordinating beads

My partner is Nicole Valentine of N. Valentine Studio.

Here is some of what she sent me.

Bead Soup from Nicole Valentine

Here is what I made with these lampwork beauties!

Goddess of the Deep by Lisalu Jewels

I thought the lampwork Goddess bead looked like a mermaid with her two-toned body so I decided to give her a Swarovski crystal tail! I combined my little Goddess with some of the lampwork beads that Nicole sent me and some Swarovski pearls to match the pearl clasp. In between you'll see little glass shells, Swarovski crystal starfish and Czech glass daggers.

Goddess of the Deep by Lisalu Jewels

A Close Up

Be sure to visit Nicole to see what she made with the beads I sent her!

Also, be sure to check out all the other participants!

Have a great weekend and enjoy the party!

Bead Soup Blog Party Participants

(Our Hostess)1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life

3. Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane

4. Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio

5. Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations

6. Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs

7. Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things

8. Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe

9. Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto

10. Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11. Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas

12. Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts

13. Marian Hertzog, M's Place

14. Mary McGraw, MK's Musings

15. Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita

16. Deci Worland, Gem Trails

17. Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found

18. Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs

19. Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs

20. Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21. Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs

22. Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim

23. Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu

24. Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads

25. Deb Hunter, Living On Air

26. Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio

27. Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads

28. Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter

29. Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts

30. Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31. Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium

32. Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus

33. Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble

34. Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design

35. Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle

36. Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs

37. Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works

38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights

39. Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire

40. Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41. Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's

42. Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions

43. Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya

44. Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations

45. Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles

46. Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig

47. Amanda Davie, Articulations

48. Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady

49. Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

50. Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

51. Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks

52. Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles

53. Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde

54. Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog

55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning

56. Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings

57. Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio

58. Amy Freeland, Copper Diem

59. Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

60. Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do

61. Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog

62. Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon

63. Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs

64. Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals

65. Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats

66. Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.

67. Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash

68. Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique

69. Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

70. Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit

71. Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey

72. Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas

73. Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix

74. Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems

76. Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium

77. Valerie Norton, Hot Art

78. Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden

79. Amy Severino, Amy Beads

80. Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook

81. Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy

82. Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria

83. Janet McDonald, Singing Woods

84. Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs

85. Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries

86. CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka

87. Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae

88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy

89. Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

90. Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss

91. Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous

92. Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead

93. Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations

94. Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof

95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio

96. Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box

97. Cindy Dolezal, Cindy Dolezal Designs

98. Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue

99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

(My Partner) 101. Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio

102. Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations

103. Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios

104. Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore

105. Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations

106. Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky

107. Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric

108. Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs

109. Grace Danel, Grace Beading

110. Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111. Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe

112. Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo

113. Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs

114. Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me

115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf

116. Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer

117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles

118. Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie

119. Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart

120. Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven

122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings

123. Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass

124. Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks

125. Hazel Ward, All Those Things

126. Brenda Salzano, Salzanos

127. Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee

128. Anna Denisova, Anita-M

129. Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry

130. Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads

131. Penny Neville, Copper Penny

132. Angela Blasingame, Hopemore

133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog

134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder

135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs

136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies

137. Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art

138. Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.

139. Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

(You are here) 140. Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy

141. Heather Pyle, Welcome to My Muse

142. Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings

143. Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts

144. Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense

145. Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique

146. Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads

147. Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul

148. Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me

149. Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog

150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions

151. Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T

152. Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals

153. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area

154. Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs

155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta

156. Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef

157. Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye

158. Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color

159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman

160. Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory

161. Collette Collins, Firefly Myst

162. Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed

163. Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu

164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio

165. Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra

166. Anna Motz, Stunning

167. Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings

168. Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads

169. Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings

170. Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope

171. Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones

172. Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs

173. Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass

174. Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre

176. Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog

177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio

178. Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're

179. Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180. Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me

181. Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art

182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog

183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen

184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink

185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin

186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer

187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels

188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry

189. Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190. Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.

191. Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry

192. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle

193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini

194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse

195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between

196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets

197. Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts

198. Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs

199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200. Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend

201. Christine Damm, Stories They Tell

202. Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts

203. Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs

204. Juli Cannon, Julsbeads

205. Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique

206. Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry

207. Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads

208. Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love

209. Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry

210. Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011. Don't miss it!


  1. I love what you did with your elements Lisa. Gorgeous addition of swarovski "tail',stars and pearls work so well with the focal and glass beads.Really pretty.

  2. Lisa! So charming :-) I like your additions to the soup.

  3. What beautiful beads, your finished piece certainly does justice to them all. Gorgeous!

  4. OMG! I love what you made ... the crystal piece is a beautiful addition and so are the turquoise crystal starfish.

  5. Fabulous! Love the additions of the Swarovski sparkle and the color! You really took the beads and made them your own!!!

  6. How cool is that!? I love the "tail" what a great idea! That really is a unique piece, wonderful!!! I had a blast in this blog hop thanks for being such a great partner!

  7. Wow! A necklace befitting of a goddess, if I do say so myself! Great job.

  8. Wow, wow, and more wow! That is such an incredible statement necklace! If you don't keep it for yourself, someone is SURELY going to snap this one up. I love the addition of the seashell at the bottom of the focal -- I'm a big fan of long focals!

  9. WOW!!! What an absolutely CLASSY necklace!! It is something I would expect to see in a HIGH END Gallery!! Or on some Starlet on a red carpet!!

    GREAT work!!


  10. Really beautiful, the crystal tail was just brilliant

  11. GORGEOUS beads and a beautiful finished piece! Wonderful work!

  12. What a stunning necklace!! Great job!

  13. Wow, that necklace is spectacular! Being a Florida Girl I just love the ocean theme.

  14. I just love that you added a tail to the goddess bead and made her a mermaid! This is so bright and happy.

  15. I Love your Goddess of the Deep! Perfect name for such a nautical celebration of the sea. Very nice work!

  16. Stunning Stunning and Stunning once more. I love how the focal inspired you!

  17. #209 here...what beautiful beads you did a great job designing this...

  18. Great use of color and texture.

  19. Love the theme you chose for it! Very nice!

  20. I am a coastal creature and I love this.

  21. I love what Nic sent you. Such lovely beads. You did a great job.

  22. Beautiful beads. Very creative design.

  23. I can hear the ocean call my name when I look at that beauty!

  24. What a wonderful design! Very cool! :)

  25. I love the ocean, beachy theme here - gorgeous!

  26. That's a perfect interpretation! I love the mermaid!

  27. you are so lucky - this is one of the coolest soups I have seen and I love what you made with it. The combination is wonderful, so shiny and airy - I can feel the water around my feet :)

  28. I really, really like your interpretation of the mermaid! Beautiful and stunning use of all those fabulous beads! Congratulations!

  29. That's the perfect name for that necklace! I love the colors and the way you put everything together. Great work :)

  30. your soup makes me's gorgeous and sparkly! ;o)

    nice creation sweetie!


    hello gorgeous xxx

  31. So neat - such a statement piece! You are a very good photographer!

  32. Wow! It's gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

  33. oh wow...the colors have my mouth wide open...stunning beads to work with!! Love the designs and the techniques you've used. Love how you attached the pearl clasp.unique...awesome job!

  34. Cool clasp... gorgeous beads and it all came together beautifully!

  35. Lovely design. I like the Swarovski tail and stars that you added to the piece. It just finished it.

  36. What a beautiful soup you got from Nicole :) I love how you put everything together. The colors, the texture, the different beads. Beautiful!

  37. very cool necklace! I love ocean themed jewelery!

  38. It's day two and I'm having a blast! Your necklace is just gorgeous. I never would have thought to make a mermaid -- genius! I've seen a water - ocean - beach themes running through the hope -- such serendipity -- or is it magic?!

    Isn't the swap hop fun?!


  39. Hey, there! :D I'm still slowly making my way around. XD This is so beautiful!! And it's not just because I'm partial to ocean-themed things, either. It's got great depth of value and color, and so much sparkle! It reminds me of sunlight glinting off the sea. This piece would make any outfit it's worn with. Glorious design! Really well done. :D

  40. I love the mermaid tail - what a great idea - and a beautiful necklace!

  41. Yummy! That necklace is so much eye-candy!! You've done such a wonderful job with the soup you were sent.
    This is so much what I love about these blog hops, getting to see all the different ways everyone designs.
    It surprises me everytime I see the soup and then the design. I'm all...."ohhhhh, pretty. I would have never thought to do it like that." :D
    Sorry for rambling, keep up the good work!

  42. Those beads are so delicious and your necklace is amazing. Fabulous job!

  43. I love the ocean feeling you achieved by adding the starfishes and sea shell. Wonderful inspiration!

  44. Forgot to mention I really enjoyed reading your other blogs especially your clay beads making adventure! My son use to throw on the wheel. Maybe I can get him to show me how to do some beads. I'm really enjoying this blog hop but it's taking me forever to get through the list!

  45. Goddess of the Deep is SPECTACULAR! I love what you did with your soup. Her "tail" just kills me!

  46. Spectacular! Your piece is stunning. Very yummy.

  47. Hi Lisa from Canada, i'm Lana from Ontario Canada, sorry i'm so late but i have hopping along visiting all of the partiers. I started at the top until 100 then went to the bottom and hear i am. I'm so glad i stopped in lamp work are one of my favs and your creation is abso wonderful lucky girl to start out with such yummy ingredients and you did them proud Great Job i would love to follow your blog and keep track of your wonderful craft thanks for sharing Lana ;)

  48. You made a wonderful, whimsical yet elegant piece with your soup, and the crystal additions were the perfect touch. Such nice work here!

  49. Wow! You started with such a exquisite set of lampwork beads. I think it's perfect how you interpreted the Goddess as a mermaid and included the Swarovski crystal shell - I love that touch! What a superb necklace - truly a piece of art jewelry!

  50. Lisa this is stunning!! And could easily be in a Gallery! Just beautiful!!

  51. So beautiful friend, I love the necklace you made & what you created with your BEAD SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
    Thanks for sharing...

  52. This is a STUNNING necklace! Not only did you have wonderful soup, but your design is delicious! So glad to have found you. I will definitely be following!

  53. Wow! This has to be my favorite necklace so far! Incredible soup that made for an out of this world necklace. I would expect to see it hanging in a gallery with a price tag of $400+ on it.

  54. Wow! It's really easy to get overwhelmed by strong focals like these, but you've done a terrific job of featuring them :-)

  55. Beautiful! You've done a great job. Lovely ingredients!

  56. Such a clever design! Love the tail!

  57. Wow! That is something! I'm speechless at how well that Swarovski tail matches that incredible lampwork torso. You really brought out the best in those beads.

  58. Wow - what an amazingly fun stash you got to work with. A very beautiful bold design you came up with! Awesome!

  59. Lisa....I love how you decided to add a tail to the golden goddess! Super fun! And, I really love the stars...but then, I am from Texas, and it doesn't matter what color they are, WE ALL love stars here (they don't call us the LONE STAR state for nothing =)) Love your photos ♥

  60. Lisa, you did and awesome job with your soup. Great design idea with lovely beads.

  61. Hi Lisa, I am from Canada too and your newest follower, I look forward to reading more of your blog and seeing your great lampwork beads. You soup was amazing and you did a awesome job. A real stunner.

  62. goodness, what a beautiful soup you got to work with!
    love what you did with them! gorgeous!

  63. I'm another Canadian ... was here yesterday but couldn't get the comments to load! Those ceramic beads you pulled out of the kiln yesterday are lovely! Those Swarovski beads really set off that necklace! Not sure how many blogs I've been too.. I usually go from blog to blog from the comment section so have no clue witch ones I've been too!

  64. Really gorgeous necklace - the pictures on your blog are great so bright and clear. Great job with your soup!!

  65. Looks like you really had fun with this challenge great job

  66. Wowza! That is a gorgeous summery statement necklace! Love it!

  67. Lovely summer necklace! The beads are big, but the colours makes it still look airy and light. I looks new and modern -- fresh -- but with a classical touch.

  68. I love the tail on the mermaid! Great piece!

  69. Wow that is really pretty and so summery. Love it.

  70. very pretty! The color combination is so nice. beautiful work.

  71. Oh my what a stunning piece. The addition of the crystal shell really compliments the focal beautifully and really fits in with the theme. I love it! Well done!


  72. How fun! You did a super job pulling everything together. You made a really lovely ocean-themed necklace. The "tail" was supremely clever!

  73. Love what you did with the focal--and that clasp is so pretty!

  74. Lovely lampwork beads I love the stars too what a fun sea themed necklace.

  75. Fabulous! The necklace is stunning and I loved how you add the crystal to give the goddess bead a tail! LOVE IT!

  76. What a beautiful themed are so right the bead with the addition of the glass shell bead look like a mermaid. I love the colors....such gorgeous lampwork beads!

  77. WOW...what a beautiful necklace you created, I love it.

  78. WOW! I love anything to do with the sea!

  79. Nicole's beads are amazing, and you've definitely done them justice! Very cute necklace, will be perfect for summer days, perhaps walking on the beach? Well done!

  80. The Ocean is my favorite theme!!!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this design !!!
    m.e. :)

  81. I love what you did with the focal...very pretty piece. Also, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. So nice of you!

  82. That was a stroke of genius, pairing the crystal with the 'mermaid' goddess! Beautiful piece :D

  83. Wow! What a gorgeous necklace you created! I especially love the tail detail! Great job! ;)

  84. Wow, that was a yummie soup you got from your partner. And you sure made a beautiful statement necklace!

  85. All that glassy shine and goodness- I want to wear that in Tahiti where the turquoise water is clear and beautiful. Very nice soup!

  86. Makes me dream of sunlight shining through warm blue waters. A dream of summer bliss on a dreary winter day.

  87. How very beautiful!! The crystal shell makes all the difference! It swims with beauty!
    Alice's Beads and Baubles


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