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Friday, April 12, 2013

Time to Reveal for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party

Wow, it's finally time to reveal what we made for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson. This is my first Bead Soup Party and I must admit, I am pretty excited about it.

I was partnered with Kathleen Lang Klik of The Modern Nature Studio.

Here are a couple of photos of what Kathleen sent to me.

First of all she sent a wonderful selection of fibers including silks.
She also sent a fantastic selection of beads, metal componants, spacers, and glass, shell and wood beads.


Photo by Kathleen Lang Klik
I found there was no way I could make just one piece but there is no rule that you have to as long as you use one focal and one clasp that your partner provides.

The first pieces made were a necklace and bracelet pair that I call, "Colors of the Sea".
 In this piece I used the Marsha Neal Ceramic focal, the wonderful square glass beads, the green ceramic Firefly Design Studio bead, and the turquoise silk which I braided with the tiny silver chain that Kathleen sent. I also used both to make a tassel for the bracelet.

I added an assortment of glass beads, seed beads and silver spacers.

The next piece is called "Spring Time Fun". This bracelet was made using the wonderful Greek ceramic spacers, the clasp, the turquoise silk and the colorful glass furnace beads that Kathleen sent.

I combined it with aqua Greek leather and silver beads and spacers.

My next creation was "Fiber and Pearls". I used the sage green fiber that Kathleen sent and combined it with brass wire, a pearl chain, a gold chain and silver rings that I painted gold.

I named the next piece, "Stormy Night" and made it using the dramatic Dalmatian Jasper stones that Kathleen sent. I added black glass spacers, black faceted beads with gold spacers and a gold chain.

In the next piece, "Can't See the Forest", I used the delightful pewter Green Girl Studio tree focal, more of the square glass beads, the gunmetal plated brass disks and some of the hemitite spacers from Kathleen and added some of my Green Girl Studio tree and leaf metal beads, some green and blue beads and a unique found chain.
The last piece that I finished was made using the soochow jade bead from Kathleen as a focal, hanging from a center piece that I made using small gauge wire. It is done using the viking knit method. Then I added gold beads, the smaller jade beads from Kathleen and a chain. I didn't name this piece. Anyone have any ideas?
I have two other pieces almost completed but they won't be part of this reveal. I will, however, post them later.
I must say, this challenge was lots of fun and it gave me incentive to get in my studio and create.
Have a great weekend!
Julie Panusis
Thank you so much for coming to the party, and below is a list of those participating in the second reveal. A permanent list with direct links will be kept at

Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers

Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove

Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle

Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles
Christine Murrow
Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis

K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs

Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom



  1. You've made so many pieces and some are really innovative. My favourites are the Spring Time Fun bracelet and the Can't See the Forest necklace. I've enjoyed very much seeing the pieces you've made. Have a great weekend too. (Please turn the anti-spam thing off- I don't know the real name - just for this weekend)

    1. Thank you so much. I think that bracelet is my favorite too.
      Thanks for the tip however, I don't know how to turn it off. I will work on it.

  2. love the viking knit such an amazing design. I love the spring colours and fresh designs of the others too

    1. Thank you, I do love color, especially jewel tones.

  3. Stunning work! Love the knotted chainmaille focal element in the last necklace and the novel use of pearls wrapped around the rope in the Fiber and Pearls piece.

  4. Lovely work! The first necklace is my favourite but I like the last design as well!

    1. Thank you, the colors in the first necklace are some of my favorites too.

  5. Wow-what an amazing collection of designs Julie! Everything is beautiful. I especially like the fiber necklace-what a brilliant way to incorporate the fiber into a design. I also really like the viking knit focal that you created, adding in the jade bead. I think of all your beautiful designs, the Spring Time Fun bracelet is my favorite; love the variety of elements and the multi-strand design. You made the bead soup that I sent you sing!

    1. Thank you, Kathleen. I love what you did with my bead soup as well. I am so glad to have been your partner.

  6. Nice soup, dear Julie! I adore the last necklace - the asymmetrical look makes it to a very unque piece

    1. Thank you, I took a class at BABE in Oakland, California a few years ago from a teacher named, Stephanie Eddy and she inspired the design.

  7. Lovely pieces~ especially that viking knit on the last. LOVE IT.

    1. Thank you, Juli. Love your name and love your beading skills.

  8. Your Viking knit piece is my favorite! but, every piece is pretty awesome. You had some really nice soup ingredients to work with! Thank you for sharing all for your wonderful talents with us!

    1. Thanks, Cheryl. Viking knit is fun and I love wire.
      I love what you did with your soup. Adding all that silver to the colorful beads made them sing.

  9. Awesome pieces, each and every one! Really enjoyed reading about them and had to go back several times and enlarge those pictures to see all the detail you put into each! Have a great weekend! Loving these hops, not participating, but the eye candy is awesome!

    1. Thank you for saying that. Sometimes I think I get a bit of long winded but I love to talk about creating.

  10. Amazing work ! I would love to try viking knit one day

    1. Be careful, it can be addicting. Thank you so much!

  11. Wow, Julie, awesome work! I like the fiber piece so much, is that kumihimo? However, I ADORE that last as yet un-named piece, how about "Jaded Serpent"? The viking knit reminds me of a snake.

    1. No, not kumihimo, just twisting. One of the necklace that I didn't show is Kumihimo. I really enjoy that too.
      Jaded Serpent is a fantastic name. Thank you so much.

  12. Great work. Love the last necklace!!!

    1. Thank you, Kathy for stopping by. I love hearing what you think.

  13. I am in awe of your work. Gorgeous pieces.

  14. Exquisite! Every piece is lovely, I especially like the set 'Can't See the Forest' , perfect for summer! As for a name for that last piece I like 'Dragon's Tail'. Thanks for sharing these great works of art!

    1. Thank you, Tammie!
      "Dragon's Tail" is also a great name.

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  16. All of your pieces are just fabulous. I really loved the last necklace, the one with a 'twist'. The prior suggestions are great names and I kind of want to fuze the two (jaded serpent and dragon's tail), into serpent's tale. That necklace will hopefully be worn lots and have lots of tales to tell one day!

    Lori had a link on her site that told how to take captcha off (that awful verification thing):

    1. I love your name idea for my viking knit necklace. Thanks for your input.
      Thanks also for the link to the Laura Bracken blog. The article is wonderful. I know many people don't like the captcha feature but it serves a good purpose for the blogger.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

  17. Wow, you are quite the prolific designer! Beautiful work! I LOVE your soochow jade piece, and "Can't See the Forest" is a clever name for a piece involving my personal favorite---trees! Great job designing with this wonderful soup!

    1. Thank you so much. I too love trees. I used to take photos of them everywhere. You might say, I was collecting trees, LOL.

  18. very elegant projects!congrats!

    1. Thank you. It means a lot to hear that.
      Have a fantastic weekend.

  19. 6 fantastic pieces and you still have 2 more. WOW! You really made the most of the awesome soup you received. I must say this post is brilliantly done. I loved each piece more than the last. You are so multifaceted with your design talents. Bravo!

    1. Yes,I think Kathleen did send me an awesome soup. Thank you for your compliments, it means a lot.
      I love what you did with the red, black and white beads you received.

  20. Great pieces all of them, I especially love the Fiber and Pearls and the viking knit! Exciting new techniques for me, well played

    1. Thank you so much. I enjoyed looking at all your pieces as well. You did what I did and made things until the beads were gone, LOL. Love your beaded beads.

  21. What a fun soup - gorgeous colors and materials. Oh, and what you did with it! I truly, truly love each piece in its own right, but I was able to settle on a favorite - your Spring Time Fun bracelet. Riveting!

    1. Thank you, I think that is my favorite too. I really enjoy wearing bracelets.
      I love what you did with your soup. I am in awe of your beading abilities and elephants are one of my favorite animals.

  22. All very wonderful pieces, Julie!! I've never seen anyone use viking knit looped over that way -- genius! :)

    1. Thank you, Heidi. I really enjoy doing the viking knit. I wish I could take credit for that idea but I took a class from Stephany Eddy and she does that. Hugs!

  23. I love all your pieces, especially the last necklace.
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, what fun BSBP!
    ciao dall'Italia

    1. Thank you. I can't wait to see your creations.

  24. Very pretty designs - loved your bead soup stash!! Especially like the fiber and pearls necklace - gorgeous!!

    1. Thank you very much. I used to be a fiber artist until I discovered metal and wire and jewelry making. It's fun to be able to mix them all.

  25. Superb creations, Julie!!! They are all fantastic! You rocked the wonderful soup you were sent!!!

    1. Thank you so much! I loved your necklace. Blue, white and silver are my favorite combinations.

  26. Wow, I was reading along looking at beautiful jewelry and then POW the last one....I must say that is Fabulous and I think that would be a good name for it. No, its better than fabulous. It is truly beautiful and probably my favorite piece of the hop so far. Love it.

    1. You don't know how much it means to me to have you say that. I am a fan of your work. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. You have made my day! No, you have made my month. LOL

  27. Wow wow wow! You have done an amazing job Julie!!! Look at all those beautiful creations! You have been one busy and creative lady! You are such a great artist!

  28. ~your creative mind was quite busy...these are each unique and wonderful spring time fun! much love light and blessings~

  29. I like your forest set the most! *Such beautiful work*

  30. Oh my, you did a beautiful job with this divers soup - even more diverse designing. I'm rubbish at namign pieces but that last necklace is just spectacular, I hope you come up with something wonderful

  31. Fantastic job with your soup. I really love the last idea for a name though.

  32. I love the viking knit necklace, gorgeous pieces, great job.

  33. Julie you did a great job using your soup. All of your pieces are beautiful.

  34. All of your pieces are really wonderful, but those last two are my favorite. The forest one is something I would definitely wear and that nameless one is phenomenal! The viking knot really stands out in it. Such cool piece!

  35. You were very busy with your soup! Each piece is lovely, but that last piece with the Viking knit is a WOW! It is really something special, and truly something I haven't seen elsewhere in the reveals. Beautiful!

  36. Julie,
    These are all wonderful...but the last piece is my favorite. Just beautiful.