Bead Soup Blog Party 8 reveal

Hello party people! Here's the big day, time to reveal what we cooked!

I'm not sure how many of you know my jewelry, I am a seed beader, although lately I don't have a lot of time for beading and bead embroidery due to having a full-time job and going to university again. I's always fun to receive totally different beads than what I usually work with, as it happened this year too :)
Here's the bead soup I received from my Partner, Elsbeth, and here you will find the soup I sent to her.

And here's what I made from her beads. Unfortunately the weather is kind of grey lately so I couldn't take better photos.

 I really loved the striped cotton rope I received, so the first piece I made from it was a pair of earrings, which are so much fun to wear! I think these earrings will be my favorite festival jewelry, together with this bracelet:

Yes I know it is a very very simple bracelet but I think this rope looks so cool by itself, I didn't want to cut it to pieces so I just made a basic wrap bracelet with a magnetic clasp.

I made 2 other bracelets, one using the black leather cord I received with some of the smaller colorful glass beads and the cure heart clasp, and another with a larger yellow-green bead, which would be too heavy to use together with the others, brown learher and I did some macrame with brown cotton cords. I like how they turned out, they are also very simple but this way I can wear them to work or school.

I received 2 chili pepper beads which I also loved, so I turned them into earrings. But to be onest, I'm not completely satisfied with the result. I planned to make something inspired by Hungarian folk art, but I'm just not so good at using wire so I kept the design simple. I'm not sure about these earrings, what do you think? (Feel free to add your honest opinion :)

From the green nautilus beads I planned to make a necklace and earring set, but then I fell into a kind of creative block. The necklace didn't quite turn out as I imagined it - I wanted to make something colorful, like coral reefs, but I think I should have chosen different colors, so I think I will redo this necklace some other time.

Since I received so many beads from Elsbeth,  I made 2 other paits of earrings, and I still have a lot to work with!

Thank you so much Elsbeth, and thank you Lori for organizing this bead soup party again, despite all the problems. I hope you get better soon!

Follow this link to visit my partner's blog and see what she made from my bead soup: acrimbolda's glaswelt
To see all of the finished Beadsoup projects, visit Lori's blog for the complete list of links.You can find it here.

Have a great weekend and enjoy blog hopping! :)
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Bead Soup Blog Party 8

It's been a long time since I last posted in this blog. The reason is simple: lack of time. Besides having a day job, I'm also doing a 3-semester translator training at university so I have very little time left after finishing all the homework I get.

But however busy I am, I did not want to skip this years Bead Soup Blog Party, the 8th BSBP organized by Lori Anderson. This year my parner is Elsbeth from Germany. It's her first BSBP,I hope she won't be disappointed :) She makes amazing glass beads which you can see on her blog here.

Since she already told me she received my bead soup, I think it's OK if I show you what I sent to her. As always, I added a few textured polymer clay beads that I made, together with a polymer clay focal, some labradorite and chrysoprase beads, cultured pearls and metal findings. I hope she will enjoy creating jewelry with them :)

I haven't received Elsbeth's bead soup yet, but they should be here soon as she posted them a bit earlier than me. I can't wait to see them!

The reveal date for this blog party is May 3rd. For more information and the full list of participants please visit Lori's blog.

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Polymer clay mosaic / Mozaikkép süthető gyurmából

Az indiai-marokkói mániám elhatalmasodása  és a falamon tátongó üresség okán nemrég elhatároztam hogy ha már úgyis van néhány adag régebbi gyurmám, felhasználom őket egy mozaikképhez. Kivételesen ezt meg is terveztem (persze részben csak azért hogy legyen mitől eltérni), gondoltem egy ekkora darabnak nem állok neki "csak úgy". Egy nemrég beszerzett marokkói tükör adta az ötletet, a mintázáshoz pedig felhasználtam a kedvenc gyurmás eszközeimet. 1-2 hétvége és néhány este alatt el is készült a kép (A3-as méretben) és már a nappali falát díszíti. Éppenséggel nem tökéletes, de nekem nagyon is megfelel, a lilás-rezes-rózsaszínes összhatás pedig pont passzol a nappali színeihez.  Már tervezem a következőt :)

Slowly but surely my living room starts to look like store of Moroccan and Indian decor stuff, but one thing was still missing - a picture on the wall. So I thought I use up my old polymer clay to create a mosaic. I wanted it to look like a moroccan mirror (probably I will add a few mirror tiles later), with all my favorite patterns I use for making jewelry. Its colors are perfect for my living room, I'm quite satisfied. And I'm already planning the next mosaic. It probably won't be this large though.

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Bead Soup Blog Party contest - Happy Dance!!

This is so exciting! 2 of my bead soup designs have been chosen as winners of this year's Bead Soup contest!
This is the first time Lori organized a contest for the pieces, there were over 900 participants and the 7 judges have chosen 46 winners. I'm so honored to be among them! If you browse through this Pinterest board where participants shared their creations, you will understand why I didn' expect to win at all. There were hundreds of amazing pieces!
To see my necklace and earrings today in Lori's post announcing the winners made me so happy I wanted to dance around my apartment. It didn't really happen though, due to an akle sprain that happened a few days ago... I just did a little sitting dance on the sofa :)

These fun green earrings were chosen by Fusion Beads as a winner of 'Best use of color'. They were made with painted pebbles by Plymouth Rocks, that I received from my partner, Malin.

The barrel beads, the silk cord, the teardrop and the metal component (originally part of a clasp) were also sent to me by Malin. This necklace was chosen by Nina Designs as a winner of 'Best use of fiber'.  Yay!

Thank you Malin for this great soup and congratulations for being one of the winners!

This necklace of Malin won the Judge's choice award (by Nina Designs). Well deserved!

Please visit Lori's blog to see the other winners here: Winners of BSBP7  and to read more about the judges here: Judges of BSBP7.
Thank you Lori for organizing this years huge blog party, it's been so much fun! I hope I can participate next year too. Also, Thank you Nina Designs and Fusion Beads for picking my pieces, it is such an honor for me!

Bead Soup Party 7 reveal! / Gyöngyleves tálalva!

Today is the 3rd reveal date of Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Party so it is time to show what I cooked from the gorgeous ingredients I received from my partner. The pack of beads I received from Malin was really amazing and so generous, with many art beads and special things I've never used before.

One of these special things was a pair of dyed silk cocoons, which turned into a pair of simple earrings.
I have already worn them and I've got many compliments, everyone found them so exotic.

I have made two more pairs of earrings, a really simple pair from the glass acorn beads, and another from the painted pebble beads. They are painted with shades if yellow and green, colors I love so much. I just added large olive faceted beads and silver wire, Although these are a bit heavy to wear, I really love them.

I used one of the clasps I received as a focal for a necklace, with the red barrel beads, the cream sari cord and one of the faceted teardrops. Red is not really my color but I thought my mom likes and wears red, so a necklace could be a nice gift for her. This is also why I wanted to keep it simple.

Then here come two bracelets. I thought the mauve sari strand fits so well with the beautiful copper and enamel clasp, I just added copper wire and copper chain and some purple glass breads. For the other bracelet (this is my favorite piece) I used the yellow-green sari strand with a lampwork bead I purchased from a Hungarian artist some time ago, bronze-tone lucite beads, olive green and metallic green glass beads.

So this is it. Working with beads like these (as I'm a seed beader) is always a challenge for me but one I enjoy a lot. I also planned to use the large dark green ceramic pendant in bead embroidery but unfortunately I didn't have time to do it yet. Until then I'm really happy with these pieces :)
Dear Malin, thank you for sending me this great bead soup, and thank you Lori too for hosting this blog hop again! :)

Please visit Malin's blog to see what she made from my bead soup :) For a list of all participants (including the 1st and 2nd reveal dates) please visit Lori's blog.

Participants of the 3rd reveal:

Adlinah Kamsir
Agi Kiss
Alenka Obid
Alison Sachs
Amanda Tibbetts
Amy Sims
Ana Cravidão
Andra Marasteanu
Andria Poole
Angela Perkins
Anja Schultz
Ann Sherwood
Anna Nordeman
Annita Wilson
Arlene Dean
Astrid Boyce

Barb Fernald
Betty James Hoppensteadt
Birgit Klughardt
Bonnie Coursolle
Brandy Thomason McNair
Brenda Sigafoos

Carmen Lau
Carol Wilson
Caroline Dewison
Cassie Donlen
Catharine Temaluru
Catherine Turrell
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Warzocha
Christa Murphy
Christina Hickman
Christina Stofmeel
Christine Hansen
Christine Stonefield
Cilla Watkins
Cindy Cima Edwards
Claire Lockwood
Colleen Vinthagen

Dagmar Liebisch
Dana Fowler
Danielle Kelley
Deb Fortin
Dee Elgie
Denise Milward
Diah Anggreni
Diana Gonzalez
Diane Valasek
Dita Basu
Donetta Farrington
Doris Stumpf

Elizabeth Bunn
Elizabeth Drake
Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Stolarczyk
Ema Kilroy
Erin Kenny
Evelyn Duberry

Fay Wolfenden
Francesca Watson

Gen Smith
Ginger Davis Allman
Giorgia Rossini

Hannah Annear
Heather Otto
Heidi Kingman

Ildiko Jarai
Iveth Caruso

Jackie Locantore
Jacqueline Keller
Jane Pranata Lim
Jennifer Davis
Jennifer Tough
Jenny Vidberg
Jessica Klaaren
Joanna Matuszczyk
Joyce Becker
Judith Johnston
Judy Riley
JuLee Wolfe
June Butt

Karen Mitchell
Kari Asbury
Karin King
Karin von Hoeren
Karla Morgan
Kathrin Lembke
Kathy Stemke
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic
Katy Heider
Kay Thomerson
Kelley Fogle
Keren Panthaki
Kimberly Idalski
Kirsi Loponen
Klaudia Tóth
Krista Quantrill
Kristina Hahn Eleniak
Kristina Johansson

Laney Mead
Lara Lutrick
Laura Guenther
Lauren Potts
Laurie Vyselaar
Leah Tees
Lena Adams
Lesley Watt
Leslie Wayment
Linda Kropp
Linda Newnham
Linda Younkman
Lisa Boucher
Lizzie Clarke
Lora Bright
Lorelle McIntyre
Lori Anderson 
Lori Finney
Lucie Bouvier

Malin de Koning
Marina Dobrynina
Marina Kosovic
Marion Simmons
Marita Suominen
Marjolein Trewavas
Marsela Schroth
Martha Aleo
Mary Govaars
Mary K McGraw
Maybeline Tay
Mea-B. Uebler
Melissa Trudinger
Menka Gupta
Merja Sundström
Merja Syrjämäki
Michelle Buettner
Michelle Escano
Michelle Wigginton
Milla Hope
Miranda Ackerely
Mowse Doyle
Mrs M Makes
Nan Smith
Natalie Davidson
Natalie Moten
Natascha Marty

Nikki Banham-Hall
Noemi Baena
Norma Turvey

Pam DeBoer
Pam Hurst
Patti Pruhs
Penny Houghton
Penny Mills
Rachel Van-Walsh
Rebecca Sirevaag
Regina Santerre
Regina Wood
Roberta Fauntroy
Rosanagh Watson
Rose Johnson
Rosemary Cheslock
Rossana De Gaspari

Sabine Dittrich
Sam Waghorn
Sandi James
Sandra McGriff
Sandra Wollberg
Sandra Young
Shai Williams
Sharon Palac
Sierra Barrett
Silke Gröber
Siobhán Keogh
Stefanie Teufel
Stephanie Stamper
Sue Hamel
Sue Rennie
Susan Kennedy
Susan McClelland
Susanna Lehto
Suse Stelljes
Susie Hibdon
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Tara Plote
Terri G.
Terry Carter
Terry Matuszyk
Theresa Frank
Tina Bosh
Tina Noonan
Toltec Jewels

Facebook Participants

Audrey Allen
Cindy Wimmer Muse
Cynthia O'Toole
Deb Floros
Debbie Jensen
Erin Honeycutt
Kaushambi Shah
Lisa Lloyd Harrison
Mary Jane Tanner
Valerie Tilghman

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