Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal Day is Here

This Bead Soup Blog Party is here.  This is my second time participating.  I must admit I had more time during the Summer Party than this Party.  You see everything slows down in Florida during the summer, but we are in season right now.  Season means lots of jewelry sales…Most of my sales have taken place on Sanibel Island at Traders, a very popular restaurant and gift shop owned by my good friends, Gretchen and Joe. Selling is good as long as you have time to make and replenish.  I have a show in less than two weeks and I am out of stock  That is a good problem.

On to the main event.  Amanda Tibbetts is my partner.  This is what she sent me. 

Here is a close up of the pendant she made.

Here is what I made

Floating Bead Necklace

Check out the rest of the Bead Soup Blog Party Participants. They hail from all over the world.  They are a group of talented beaders.

Hostess, Lori Anderson

Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer

1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)
21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)
41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)


  1. Really pretty! Love that pendant and the colors you used

  2. The necklace is beautiful – the darker beads you have added make it so cohesive: wonderful work!

  3. Beautiful! Love what you did with that beautiful pendant!

  4. Beautiful! I love what you did with that gorgeous pendant!

  5. The focal is beautiful and you did a great job showcasing it. Great job!

  6. Very nice, I love the way you brought out the yellow more.

  7. Beautiful! I really love how you put it all together!

  8. Cool focal – I love the colors you used with it – great necklace!

  9. Very pretty necklace, I would wear this piece. Love the focal your partner made for you!

  10. Beautiful focal pendant! Love your design…beautiful!

  11. don_mae says:

    Very pretty necklace. I like the design and how you exposed the wire.

  12. I love what you did with your bead soup. Very cool.

  13. That is a lovely necklace you made!! That focal is amazing!!!

  14. Adlinah says:

    That necklace would sell in a jiffy! Great work!

  15. Really pretty. I like how the focal pops from the design.

  16. I love the shape and color of the matte beads you used. A very lovely necklace.

  17. My opinion is that your creation is gorgeous! Fabulous!

  18. I like that you have a problem of being sold out!!! 🙂 Kuddos on your success!!! Hope you get lots made in the next two weeks and sell out again! 🙂 Great double strands and love the brown and yellow combination!

  19. Gorgeous work to accents that lovely focal. Your bead choices were spot on!!

    ~Maria Rosa

  20. You’ve created a lovely design should be fun to wear this summer.

  21. Andrea, I really like the floating necklace design. Your colors are great and I like the yellow with the brown blending well with the flowers in the focal. Good luck getting your inventory built up!

  22. Mariposa says:

    I love what you made with your beads!

  23. Very nice… I love the mix of colors! ~KM

  24. Very pretty! Love that floral focal…

  25. Beautiful necklace! The colors are very pretty together.

  26. I like the contrast with the dark brown beads and the white bead with the yellow. I don’t know why, but it has a very Hawaiian feel to me. Great job!

  27. That is one gorgeous focal! Very nice design on that necklace! Good luck with your show!!!

  28. I love the organic feel of this necklace. I can almost imagine walking thru a field of flowers wearing it.

  29. you did a wonderful job. Like the texture of the necklace. Good luck on filling your inventory

  30. Such a pretty focal! I love how you’ve used it.

  31. I really like how you pulled the yellow from the focal (which is sooo cool( What a great piece of art!

  32. Andrea, What an interesting design, I like how you used the yellow beads to bring out the yellow in the focal. Have fun hopping around today.
    Lori D.

  33. Love the pop of yellow and the movement in the piece with the multiple strands of beading wire. It’s beautiful!

  34. Very pretty and elegant! 🙂

  35. Great piece. Simple and elegant!

  36. Oh, that focal you received is really cool. Those pops of yellow you added in the necklace with the neutrals works very nicely together.
    Best of luck as the season progresses!

  37. That pendant was really lovely and you used it well.

  38. I love the flow and design of your necklace and especially how the yellow is incorporated to sway with the beautiful focal. Good job.

  39. What are the brown beads? They are perfect with your focal.

  40. nice reference back to the gorgeous focal with the yellow beads and colored wire…well done!!

  41. love the reference back to the focal with yellow beads and colored wire…nice job!

  42. Love how your necklace accentuates the focal – great piece!

  43. I love the organic feel of not only your focal, but within your necklace design! The colors are awesome! I’m also in the club of making a mad dash to create inventory!! Show season crept up on me this year!

  44. I love the texture of the necklace! And I am right with you with not having enough inventory for a show! Yikes!

    I hope you’ll join me next year!

  45. Wow Andrea! That is gorgeous! I love the beads you added and the way you accented the Queen Anne’s Lace with the yellow beads. Very nice!

  46. Very pretty, really like the focal and the beads you chose really help show it off.

  47. A gorgeous piece with rich colors. The design is beautiful!

  48. I love the yellow beads that you added in your creation.

  49. just lovely work

  50. Fantastic jewel!Absolutely amazing!Congrats!

  51. lovely!
    I’m a partecipant from Italy, I’m trying to visit you all, this experience was great 🙂
    ciao ciao

  52. this is a pretty necklace, nice use of colors!

  53. Tania Hagen says:

    Stunning I love your design.

  54. Very pretty! I like the dark beads you added in. They really pull it all together! 😉

  55. Lovely, the focal is amazing, I like how you used it… 🙂

  56. Andrea – You created a very elegant design. I like what yoiu did very much and I’ll be back to visit. Sharon

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