ready to eat? it's bead soup party

Lori is amazing. Since a few years she has created the perfect party. It is huge (200 people joining), it has to do with beads, and the best... you can come in your PJs...... It's the bead soup party, already the 5th one, and I have participated in every single one of them. To learn about the party, hop over to Lori's blog and find out about the rules.

Today I am blogging a bit late (a party yesterday is involved in that story, a flat tire, and a heating that blew up, but that is all for another post). And I need to say I am interpreting the rules a bit, Lori, I hope you are fine with it.


My partner is Kirszti from Hungary, who sent me these beautiful beads.... Lava, wood, copper and mookaite jasper in all different sizes. And such a beautiful copper clasp. And have you seen these wonderful beaded beads? She made those (something I am totally not capable of). And a carnelian cabochon. I told Kirszti that I am taking a metal smithing class, and that I am learning how to make bezels. Since we are working with sterling, I wanted to use the copper clasp in a second piece and set the carnelian in sterling. Now here is the story that made me "interprete" the rules a bit. My class takes place every thursday, and while I got the bezel finished, the whole thing needs to be sent to a guy to actually set the stone. It was supposed to come back on thursday, and it did not. I was really bummed. And my beaded beads and most of the mookaite beads actually go into that necklace.

So I cannot show this necklace today since I did not get the pendant done, but I was lucky enough to get enough beads from Kirszti to also make a bracelet in which I used this beautiful copper clasp and the ring. And the wood beads. And the wonderful red beaded bead from Kirszti. I only added two garnet rondelles from my stash as little dangles. And I really love it.




So I hope you come back to visit my blog when I finally get the pendant back (should be next week) and I can show my other piece. Ah, and are you interested to see what Kirszti made? Here is what I sent her - go hop to her blog and check what she made......



And visit all the other artists, who are also partying today with us (ok, probably not all of them in PJs..... :-) ):


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)

34 Response to "ready to eat? it's bead soup party"

  1. jojosbeads Says:

    How disappointing for you for it to not come back on thursday! :( Your bracelet is gorgous, I look forward to seeing your necklace :) x

  2. DIAS Jewelry Says:

    Hallo Nicki ! Pretty bracelet. Really curious of your necklace..I'll be back next week :-)

  3. Kathleen Lange Klik Says:

    The bracelet is gorgeous! I love it's bold style and unique design. Would love to see the necklace.

    Sorry to hear about your mishaps.

  4. Heidi at MyBeadTherapy Says:

    Really nice bracelet! I can't wait to see that necklace when you get the pendant back!! :)

  5. Sandra Young Says:

    These things happens - no worries! Post it when you get it done! The bracelet you made is lovely.

  6. CraftyHope Says:

    Oh wow. . .that's a real shame that you didn't get your pendant back! I hope we get to see it soon. In any case, the bracelet is really beautiful so I know that necklace will be!

  7. Lori Anderson Says:

    You did a beautiful job! And I'm looking forward to your other piece as well. I'm so glad you participated, and I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

  8. Alicia Says:

    Nikki, I'll be back to check for the necklace, you made me curious :)

  9. Cornerstoregoddess Says:

    Such an airy abstract feel to it. So nice!

  10. Jennifer Cameron Says:

    Lovely bracelet!

  11. Cherry Obsidia Says:

    I look forward to meeting your necklace - if it is anything like your bracelet it will be awesome!

  12. steufel Says:

    Oh Nicki, das ist so schade mit dem Anhänger, aber dafür ist das armband traumhaft schön geworden. Klasse!

  13. Rebecca Says:

    The bracelet is so lovely! ANd I will look forward to coming back and seeing your finished necklace. You must have been so disappointed! I bet it will look fab when it finally arrives with you :-)

  14. Says:

    I like the bracelt and I'm so curious to see what the heart will become :)
    ciao dall'Italia

  15. adlinah Says:

    I guess we have to expect the unexpected. At least you're safe, despite the flat tire etc. good work on the bracelet. Will look forward to seeing that necklace you'll be making.

  16. Cynthia Says:

    I love the bracelet, can't wait for the necklace!

  17. WindDancerStudios Says:

    On the bright side your bracelet looks lovely and comfy too! I'll check back in to see your pretties. Hopefully he doesn't disappoint you a second time.

  18. Jenn Says:

    Aaah! That necklace turned out spectacular! Loved stopping by and looking forward to watching your work!

  19. SoulsFireDesigns Says:

    What a lovely bracelet! So sorry about the necklace not being ready in time :( but it happens to all of us :)

  20. Kat BM Says:

    you can really tell you had fun putting the pieces together, lovely stuff

  21. Andrea Says:

    Good work. I know about life getting in the way of beading.

  22. Kathy Lindemer Says:

    Cool bracelet. I'll be back to see your second piece.

  23. Charlie Says:

    I love the piece that you created! What a beautiful bracelet.

  24. Jo Says:

    That's a lovely bracelet, and the clasp is gorgeous. I hope you get the stone setting back soon!

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