Saturday 25 August 2012

.......I present to you for a Night at the Opera..................Madame Butterfly

Welcome to the reveal of the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party. My partner Nat sent me a lovely Soup to work with. Unfortunately the Soup I sent her got mangled in the post so she has only has a few things to work with. As you can see I spent a lovely time creating. I added quite a few things of my stash and as always I found it quite hard to know when to stop!
The two large flowers on the necklace and bag are creations I made at a class given by the wonderful Jill Flower. Check her out on I spent a fantastic day there as a birthday treat, she is soo creative. My job finishes in September and then I would like to spend more time creating. Come over to my new Facebook page and like me to see more in the future. A big thank you to Lori. As ever you are fabulously wonderful!!! and to Nat for the ingredients of the Soup. MarjoleinX Have a look what the other participants created with their soups.
Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs


  1. Wow, your pieces look like they belong in a fairy's wardrobe! So lovely and fun, I love them all but especially the purse :)

  2. Oh my gosh...I am breathless with wonder - what amazing vintage-style gorgeousness! All ready for a Victorian princess... :D

  3. Such beautiful work! You are so creative ;-)

  4. Gorgeous pieces! I really love the first piece especially, simple and complex at the same time. I also love the idea of using the beads on the bag as so often we always immediately turn to making necklaces!

  5. You've blown me away with all this! I never imagined my soup would be made into pieces so lovely! What's a wonderfully creative mind you have! xx

  6. Thanks Natalie for making those lovely beads for me. They sparked it all off!!

  7. Wow! Your pieces make me think of Mardi Gras and the fantastic costumes! I half expected to see an opera mask to complete the look. :) Such fun! So playful!

  8. I absolutely love what you did your your beads. The necklace with all the flowers you made is beautiful. Love your work.

  9. your earrings remind me the girls from the ballet :-))

  10. What a fun necklace. I can see it being worn at the opera. Your flowers are beautiful

  11. What a stunning statement necklace and purse! I don't think I've ever seen a purse in the bead soup challenges - so creative!

  12. love your pieces. makes me envision a ballerina.

  13. I love those colors and those earrings...they remind me of a ballerina, of course I would think that, my daughter is a dancer and so was I lol. Anyway, I love all your pieces very, very much!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Delightful creations, very lovely indeed!! The color combinations are are so creative! I love them all, great job!

  15. Love the dancing earrings! and oh, my- all that pink is wonderful girly and fun!

  16. These pieces are so unique and wonderful in their color and design. very fun and happy! L~O~V~E~!!! Laura Guenther

  17. Fun, fun pieces. I love the color palette of all of it. It reminds me of my coloring books when I was little.

  18. Such quirky and FUN creations :) Love them!

  19. Fantasy and fun.Beautiful and feminine.Love and Hugs Tanya

  20. Wow! What wonderful creations! Love the colors!!!
    Interesting - my job ends around Sept as well so I also am hoping to get more creating done then.:)

  21. you are so creative, talented and original, I love your works!
    ciao dall'Italia

  22. Very very pretyy!! i love the bag!!

  23. what a fantastic ideas and colours!! perfect bag! congratulations!

  24. Fabulous pieces, and very unique! I just love the cheerful colors, and I couldn't help but smile.

  25. Bright, Pretty, Beautiful, Creative and Original. Lovely :)

  26. Very creative designs. The purse is special.

  27. Marie Antoinette would be jealous... beautiful one of a kind creations!
    You did a Soup-erb job!

  28. Awesome creativity and perfect for a night at the Opera!!!

  29. Original, wonderful, unique and for sure Marie Antoinette would be jalous!!! Great designs.

  30. I didn't know I was an opera fan!! Simply wonderful designs!

  31. I love what you did with your soup, especially that lovely embellished purse! Thanks for stopping by my blog too! *Ü*

  32. Stunning, absolutely stunning. Beautiful soup!

  33. Oh WOW! I have absolutely no idea how to do things like that! You did a beautiful, creative job and should be very proud!

  34. Your creations kinda make me giddy! I especially swooned over the mixed media flower necklace. However, all the yummy candy colors you used in each of your pieces is really phenomenal! Wow. . .I think I may be your newest follower! :)

  35. Wow, love that second necklace. It is so pretty. And I love the materials that you used. I'm just without words. They are beautiful.

  36. What wonderful pieces. I thought that first piece was so special, and then I saw you second piece. How gorgeous. I love the feminine, vintage look and feel. Your flower pieces you made and used are so cool. And the earrings are tooo fun. Nice job.

  37. Beautiful!
    Have just found your lovely blog and am now following! So nice to meet you!

  38. Oh so much fun!! I love the color, and playfulness of your pieces. Thanks for stopping by!! Riki

  39. love that bracelet you made with your soup, lovely colors!
    but the necklace and the purse are TDF!! wonderful designed, i LOVE it!

  40. What fun collection of mediums! I really like the 2nd piece a lot with all the different components. So much to look at. Those earrings are really, really lovely too!

  41. Oh so very romantic, absolutely beautiful.

  42. Breathtaking! What more can I say!

  43. Stunning! So creative, just beautiful!