Friday, July 27, 2012

Today is the BSBH Reveal!!

So today is the day! Well it is the first reveal day. This hop has gotten so big (399 participants!) that Lori Anderson of Pretty Little things, the organizer and fearless leader of this whole thing had to separate it into three different reveal dates!! So today we get to hop around to about 130 different blogs and see what everyone has created.

Here is a picture of the soup that my partner Linda Landig sent me. Lots of pretty stuff! And look at the colors, don't they look great together. I just love the dragonfly pendant, which is by Shaterra Clay Studio.

And this is what I did with all of that. I added some of my own lampwork beads and just a couple enamel beads and a few other little things and came up with three different pieces.

The first is a bracelet. I made the square lampwork beads first, I just couldn't find the right color yellowy orange that is in the pendant, so I was trying some the different yellowy oranges in my glass stash. So I had them all together in a pile on my bead table and I really liked how they all together.

I used the clasp that Linda sent in this piece and some of the small purple glass beads. Added in the lampwork, some enamel beads, some brass chain and spacers and there you have it. I really love how this came out! It will be a great fall bracelet.

I knew in my next piece I would need to use the dragonfly pendant. Linda also sent some yellow leopard skin jasper beads. I wasn't sure if they would look good with the lampwork beads I made, but when I put them together I liked how it looked. I stayed with the brass for the metal. This necklace is simple, but I like how it turned out.

And just for good measure....I wanted to use these really cute purple beads that I got from Linda. I had the little metal bead caps and thought they would look so cute dangling below.

Make sure you check out all the other blogs this week and come on back for the other reveal days August 11 and August 25. But for now you can check out all of these. Thanks for looking!!

 Hostess, Lori Anderson,
Alice Craddick,  Alice's Beads and Baubles
Alicia Marinache,  All The Pretty Things
Amanda Tibbetts,  Amanda Made
Amber Dawn Goldish, Inventive Soul
Annita Wilson,  AW Jewelry
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Birgitta Lejonklou,  Create With Spirit   
Candida Castleberry,    Spinning Spun Sugar
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Cassie Donlen, Glass Beadle
Cheryl McCloud,  One Thing Leads to Another
Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
Christina Hickman, Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Hendrickson,  Clamworks
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Cindy Wilson, Mommy's Dream
Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
Cory Tompkins, Tealwater Designs
Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru
Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved
Denielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things
Diane Valasek, Dragonfly Close
Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Elaine Robitaille, Too Aquarius
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Enikö Fabian, Perl-eni
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Jennifer Pottner, Rock Candy Beads
Jennifer VanBenschoten,  Jewelry, Art and Life
Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
Jessica Dickens, My Jewelry, My Life, Me
Jessica Klaaren, Beadful-Things by Jessica
Joan Williams, Lilruby Jewelry
Judith Johnston, Judith Johnston
Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Julie Anne Leggett, The Peaceful Bead
K Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
Karen Meador, Dreamcatcher Ranch
Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
Katherine Gale, Terra Beadworks
Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature Studio
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic, Slovonske Technobe
Kelli Jacobson, Creative Moon
Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly
Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade
Kim Bender-Hora, KimmyKat
Kirsi Luostarinen, Kirsi Luo Korut
Kitty Bozzini, Kitty Lampwork
Laura Demoya, The Bead Therapist
Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewelbox
Leah Curtis, Beady Eyed Bunny
Lesley Watt, The Gossiping Goddess
Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry
Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This
Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
Marion Simmons, Shade Tree Studio
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Design
Marta Weaver, Marta Weaver Jewelry
Marti Conrad, Marti C's Clay Blog
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens, GlassBeadArt, Lampwork Beads
Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio
Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mowse Doyle, HoCArt
Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs
Niki Meiners, 365 Days of Craft
Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pamela Gangler, She Always Loved Pink
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Shannon Hicks, Falling Into the Sky
Shannon LeVart, Miss Fickle Media
Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Art Werks
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
Stacy Alderson, Iridal's Attic
Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Stephanie Stamper, Rainy Day Designs
Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
Tammy Jones, Jewelry Making Daily
Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau

Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna


  1. My favourite colours and you have blended them so well.Love and hugs Tanya

  2. Delicious soup! I love your bracelet, the colours are stunning together. The dragonfly necklace is fab. great use of brass with the beads they look great together.

  3. the bracelet is super fun! love your choice of color combinations :-)

  4. Love your designs as always! Enjoy the hop!

  5. Amazing work ! You make the complementary purple and yellow match each other flawlessly, without one shade overpowering the other.

  6. Such pretty pieces!
    jean yates!

  7. I love, love what you made. Your beads are perfect with the focal and the beads you received. And using those little bead caps as charms - well that is certainly thinking outside the box. Great job!

  8. Like what you did! That purple and yellow palette had me skeptical at first, but the muted tones in your lamp work are lovely - and I like it!

  9. Your additions are spot on, glad you used both colours in the bracelet. All very pretty

  10. Your necklace shows off the dragonfly pendant beautifully!

  11. Amazing jewelry set you have made! I especially lke the bracelet! Wonderful beads and wonderful designs!

  12. very nice, love the way your designs came together

  13. i thought the colors of your soup mix were great and i love that bracelet, lovely pieces.

  14. You did a GREAT job! Orange and yellow are two of the HARDEST things for me to work with and you did wonderfully.

  15. Great use of color! I love the bracelet.

  16. all three peices are nice, but I love the bracelet, great use of multi strands

  17. All of your pieces are beautiful....the dragonfly necklace is especially lovely!

  18. You handled the colors beautifully, and I love the bead cap dangles on the earrings. All your pieces are lovely!

  19. Thank you all for your wonderful comments

  20. Your lampwork beads are wonderful......I want you for a partner next time :)

  21. Wow you are so brave!! I would have been hiding under my bead desk from those colors! Everything is amazing!

  22. Great job on your color match with the ingredients! I love the way you used square cubes in the design of the bracelet! It's very organic and pretty. Perfect for fall!

  23. Beautiful work! I love the Dragonfly necklace.

  24. Your pieces are did such a great job. Love your beads!

  25. Great soup, love the necklace especially!

  26. You might feel that the necklace is simple but it is stunning. Great work.

  27. I love how you made the lampwork beads to match your focal! They are truly beautiful. You did such a fantastic job with your soup, the colors are awesome!!!

  28. All of your pieces turned out beautifully! I especially like the beads you created for the bracelet and necklace. They may not match exactly, but the colors work so well together.

  29. Love what you created, especially the multi-strand bracelet! Nice work.

  30. I love all your pieces especially the bracelet.

  31. That bracelet is wonderful - love it!

  32. Fantastic designs - love the colours and the simplicity of the stringing on the necklace really showcases the dragonfly focal =)

  33. Nice combination of colors and textures in the bracelet. Love dragon flies so that necklace is special and the ear rings are darling. Well done!

  34. Love the beads you made for the bracelet. They go so well with the beads in your soup.

  35. The bracelet is lovely, I like it!

  36. Gorgeous pieces, I love your lampwork cubes and you've really got the colours working well together.

  37. I Love how you used bead caps for danglies! Gorgeous soup and lots of lovelies!

  38. Love your creations and how you made beads to match the dragon fly focal on the bracelet. Which is an awesome focal bead too. The necklace is really awesome too.

  39. Great pieces/set. I really like the bracelet. Love your beads you made and the enamel bead. They really set off the clasp. And the dragonfly is so cute. You really showed it to advantage with the beads and jasper. Very nice pieces.

  40. Love your creations especially the one with the dragonfly focal!! Nice job!

  41. Great job on your pieces. You have a good eye for color.

  42. Great job..! I really love the bracelet & necklace..! :)

  43. you received a beautiful soup, and I love what you did with it!
    ciao dall'Italia

  44. First I have to say the bead soup you sent your partner was to DIE for! You can be MY partner ANY TIME! LOL I love your pieces, and the addition of your lampwork beads is just total yummage! I love the dragonfly, and your lampwork beads make that necklace just fantastic. Love the bracelet too!