Friday, July 27, 2012

The 6th Bead Soup Blog Party - First Reveal

Yes!!! The day has finally arrived and we can start the fun and the "Hopping" through all the blogs and experience the wonderful designs.

Lori Anderson from Pretty Things is our wonderful host and this is the 6th Soup and she has gathered ( and please be amazed to read this) "400 designers" wow , ok I can't believe it, so let's go again: "400 DESIGNERS". For the amount of entries, the Blog Party has been divided into 3 reveals, this being the first with ( if I counted right) 130 participants, and I'm one of them!

I'm really excited because this is my first soup, and I've been waiting for it!.

I was partnered with the lovely Jessica Klaaren, a great designer, with whom I discovered I have many things in common. Click here to read the post I made about her and the soup she sent me

So let's get started!

Taste my Soup

Yes I know what you are thinking.... What a delicious soup!.

When Jessica sent me the soup she didn't imagine how much I would love it, specially because is " Sea themed" and do I have to mention... I love purple!. For the many of you who don't know me, Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for taking the time to read my post. I'm from the coast, to be more exact from Lima the capital of Perú, and something I miss (specially now that I live in Utah) is the the Beach, the many walks I used to take, the reflection of the sun on the ocean and how the sand felt on my feet, oh so many memories...

My mind started rolling with all the moments, thinking of how being by the ocean made me feel, and drawings came along, the drawings became a solid idea and the idea a finished design. That's how " Mar y Arena" (Sand and Sea) came to live: by the love I feel for the Ocean, my beloved Lima and the fruits of it's sea.

Mar y Arena

I held a sea shell to my ear,
And listened to its tale
Of vessels bounding o'er the main
And all the ships that sail.

It sang of brilliant water flowers
The bright anemones
That bloom beneath the ocean waves—
Tossed in from seven seas.

Each time I harken to this song,
I hear the breakers moan,
And fancy that a warning bell
Rings from a lighthouse lone.

No longer need I wish to go
Where foam-capped billows swell,
For I've an ocean of my own
Withing this pearly shell

"Song of a Shell" - poem by Violet L. Cuslidge

So here it was my creation " Mar y Arena" sand and sea...

To the already beautiful clay focal by Clay works I added tiny brass flowers with purple crystals, and the focal is attached to the rest of the necklace with a ring with the words " Mar y Arena" and with hanging tiny purple shells I collected in Perú during my last trip. One side of the necklace has a gypsy beaded chain with the Biwa pearls, some wood Jasper and jade green crystals and I my very own Polymer clay Sea horse charm in purple and a Vintaj Nouveau toggle clasp.

The other side of the necklace has beautiful two glass beads by Lisa Anderson and two blue hammered and painted rings on each end tied with the lavander silk cord, and in the middle the purple and blue pearls are tied with a matching purple Sari silk ribbon follow by the brass chains.

I hope you enjoyed my post and my design, here is a peak of what I sent Jessica, my hand sculpted Blue bird clay pendant, I will soon be opening a new store just for components :)

Don't just stop here and hop along to the rest of wonderful designers, here the list of the first reveal:

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 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 ==> You are here!
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

You can click here for the complete list of participants for the 3 reveals dates

Thanks again for stopping by and have a wonderful day




  1. So beautiful! I love going to the sea :)

  2. You're a highly gifted artist! I like your finished soup!

    1. You are so sweet! Thank you, and I have to give credits to Jessica for sending me such an awesome soup ;)

  3. Stunning rich colours and I love the textile wrap, such an amazing job you did

    1. I had si much fun working with those colors, I'm glad you liked the design ;) , Thanks for visiting !

  4. This is gorgeous, Cynthia! You've done a wonderful job creating. Look forward to seeing that shop open!

    1. Thank you Leah! I will be opening soon, don't forget to come and visit again and if you want to follow my blog ;) . hugs.

  5. All I can say is WOW. I literally just had tears come to my eyes this is so beautiful! I love how you embellished the pendant even further, and how you incorporated the fabric textiles with the pearls - this is like a foreign language to me because I never work with things like that or even have a clue where to begin. I'm in awe of this. I love it. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

    1. Jessica what an honor was to be you partner, you are so sweet and if the design came out nice is because I had an amazing partner that sent me a beautiful soup, I hope we can stay in touch and be good pals, hugs!

  6. I am out of words. Your necklace is incredible, amazing, great, terribly pretty and I want to have it! I hope that I wolud be able to see you in the next soup :)

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words , about the shop I just have to finish some details and I was out of town so it's taking me just a little longer to open but it will be very soon ;) . Thanks for visiting and I hope you can follow my blog so we can stay in touch. hugs.

  7. Wow what a beautiful necklace! Love your use of colours and textures. (P.S ... And your bird focal is just so cute) =)

  8. What an incredible piece and so unique. Really well done!!

  9. Stunning!
    There's no other words...I love your necklace ^_^

  10. That is a beautiful necklace! I love all the purples and blues. You really showcased the focal bead perfectly. ;)

  11. If you excuse me, I have to go pick my jaw off the floor now. OUO

  12. I want to go to the seaside. NOW! Beautiful evocative piece.

  13. Fabulous blend of you soup.Love and hugs Tanya

  14. I love that focal !
    Very beautiful design !
    Great Soup !
    m.e. :)

  15. Beautiful! I love all the wonderful colors and textures! And the poem you shared really fits the theme of your necklace.

  16. Great job, love the colors (I am fond of purple too!)

  17. The sea and purple...two of my favorite things! Bright, pretty, put together very well. Great job!

  18. Great job on the soup!
    Amazing work !

  19. Love what you did with your soup ingredients. Great necklace.

  20. Como se dice... WOW! Este es un collar hermoso... muy habilmente disenado... yo se adorlo.

    I love this necklace, it is very beautiful and well designed.

  21. Love this piece. Beautiful!!!

  22. What a beautiful post! you're design just sings along with the poetry - just lovely

  23. Wow! What a stunning piece of art you have created! Really beautiful,a d glad it brought back beautiful memories for you? The focal you sent your partner is lovely, too!

  24. I really like how you used the small chain w/ the wshers & fibers, nice soup!

  25. mmm.... I love me some sea themed jewelry:) I especially like how you used the purple with the pendant - nicely done.

  26. Absolutely flipping stunning. I used Lisa in one month of Cup of Bead Soup and I didn't do anything NEARLY as beautiful as you did! I love the purple dangles at the top of the pendant -- I'm a sucker for that kind of attention to detail.

    I'm so glad you joined the party, and hope to see you again in Jan/Feb!!!!

  27. Cynthia is one of the most naturally talented artists that I know. Mija, tu te aventaste. You outdid yourself! Esto me hace recordar una cancion Mexicana que habla de la orilla del mar. It reminds me of an old Mexican folk song. I am so tired with the move now that the words are escaping me but ay, me encanta tu diseno! Thanks for reminding me of the Bead Soup Party, I hope next time to be a participant as well.

  28. Always enjoy your designs and tutorials. Great job!

  29. Such a beautiful creation, and the way it is presented is even more gorgeous!! :)

  30. Wow Cynthia - That is incredible! I love everything you did with your soup, and the flowers on the pendant look amazing. Gorgeous!

  31. You did a beautiful job with your soup. I love the tiny flowers you added to the pendant, and all those rich colors are awesome!

  32. Beautiful! Love all the rich textures, and the way you made the work so personal and meaningful.

  33. The necklace you made is stunning! Purple is my favorie color and you mixed it so well with the ocean theme! I think the poem is a nice touch too, it shows how inspired you were.

    I will be on the look out for your shop, the bird pendant at the end of your post is amazingly detailed and I really want one!

  34. So lovely, Cynthia. I'm also excited about the opening of your shop!

  35. That necklace is gorgeous. Such rich colors, and beautifully constructed. What did you wrap the silk around? It is beautifully done. Great job!

  36. What a stunning necklace. Can not wait for your shop to open up. love your work.

  37. LOVE! what a vibrant and stunning piece!

  38. Great mixture of colors!! Hugs, Doris

  39. This has to be one of my very favorite pieces. It's just totally lush - in design and color. Great job!

  40. I'm a beach girl too (I've even been to your Lima beach!) --what a special treat to make such a beautiful necklace with ties to the ocean. Wonderful!!

  41. Love it ! The colors are stunning!!

  42. What an incredible necklace! Your love of the sea just shines through.

  43. Incredibly beautiful work.

  44. One of my favorite necklaces so far!

  45. Beautiful -- a richly detailed and sumptous necklace!

  46. What a beautiful necklace, love that you talked about your inspiration to create this beauty. Great components, love the detail. Makes me want to fly down to Peru to find some purple shells. Gorgeous!

  47. What a stunning piece of art. I love the mix and the story behind it adds to the flavor. The poem is wonderful too and it goes so well with your piece. If you go back on my blog you will see that I sent necklaces to a missionary trip to Lima Peru so we both have a connection to Peru!

  48. By the way- what did you use to attach the flowers to the focal?
    I love that addition.

  49. Very nice necklace.I love how you added those flowers to the pendant

  50. I LURVVE your style. Lots of texture in that necklace. I have a soft spot for jewelry that combines the use of fabric with metal. And I love your blue bird clay pendant. You definitely have to set up a store for components!

  51. Fabulous! Delicious soup! Love the combinations of texture.

  52. Love the necklace you created...the colors are just beautiful!

  53. Waauww, I love your necklace! It has so many lovely details! The ribbon is great..!

  54. What a gorgeous soup! Want that focal! You did an amazing job with the necklace, love it!

  55. What a great soup, and a great piece! I love the mixed media look of the necklace, and the colors are just so well-blended. Nicely done with the silk cord, too!

  56. What an amazing necklace, I love it, beautifully done.

  57. Beautifully done! and the poem fits the mood perfectly!

  58. So creative. I love the addition of the little purple shells. A great piece for summer.

  59. Purple and the sea are my favorites, too! Beautiful job. I love the way you combined your colors.

  60. What a beautiful necklace! Purple is my favourite colour and this is the richest and luxurious necklace I have ever seen! Absolutely gorgeous!

  61. Ooh very pretty, I can just see it on a sultry mermaid. I love seeing all the purple with the sea these, makes me think of more mysterious depths. Great work!

  62. Beautiful. My reveal date is the last in August, and I hope you'll be hopping that day. Not to give too much away for MY big day, but coincidentally, my piece, too, consists of gifts of the sea....
    Love yours....

  63. Hi Cynthia,
    I love your necklace and the story behind it. Beautiful job.

  64. Your necklace is really fabulous!! I personally understand the yearning to be near the sand and water. Fortunately I'm less than an hour from getting to the beach (sorry). But what memories you have and what a treasured piece you made to capture those memories. Wonderful job! :)

  65. So beautiful, the perfect poem and story about the pieces. You are so very talented. I don't believe I have ever not liked something you have made.

  66. Cynthia is a wonderful designer that never disappoints! Lovely as always, my friend!

  67. A very rich textural design. Beautiful

  68. Beautiful necklace, love the texture.

  69. Your necklace is so pretty! Love all the details you put into it.

  70. Your necklace is so beautiful! I just keep looking at it, dreaming of the water! The design is just perfect for those beads. Speaking of beads, I can't wait to see your own bead store!

  71. I love, love, LOVE the purple shells you placed above the beautiful pendant. In my mind, that little touch just makes the necklace! Can't wait till you open your store for your components!

  72. Oh my gosh! What a fabulous soup!!! And what GREAT creations you made with it! I am so in love with that necklace!!! Awesome, simply, awesome... =)

  73. Awesome job on the necklace. It is so bright & cheerful. I can see the ocean in it.

  74. I love the sculptural feel of your necklace!

  75. What a delicious soup, really, and your necklace has a real sea-savour!!! Just perfect for this hot summer days.

  76. Wow - absolutley stunning piece! Love all the different elements you combined to make that gorgeous necklace!

  77. Oh my, love that focal pendant and the colors are beautiful...lovely design!

  78. WOW~ love the colora and the textures you gave this soup, just beautiful!

  79. I really enjoyed that I could see your inspiration in the photo you posted of Peru. I was drawn in by the layered textures, side-by-side with clearly defined color blocks, all pulled together by the movement and clean hues of the ocean. The flowers attached to the focal was a touch of purest genius!
    Beautiful piece!

  80. I am blown away, I love the necklace you made with your soup.

  81. I love,love,love this necklace! it's so beautiful, colorful, perfect for summer, really a great job with the beautiful soup you recived!
    and what about the pendant you sent?! so pretty, I love that cutie bird :)
    ciao dall'Italia

  82. Absolutely stunning! The asymmetry and variety of materials is really wonderful. The sea has certainly inspired you in a really beautiful way!

  83. That is an absolutely beautiful piece. You have done such a great job in bringing everything together. Wow.

    Melissa Muir

  84. I love your necklace! You had great ingredients but you gave real life to them, all together as one great colourful stroll on the sea coast.
    Hugs from Finland <3

  85. The colours are SOOOO me!! I totally love what you have done here :D

  86. Cynthia, this is an absolutely, perfectly gorgeous necklace! The colours, the media mix, the desing all spell one thing: perfection. Thanks for sharing!

    Looking forward to seeing your components shop - I love what you do with clay!

  87. A lush and magical necklace! I love that you added the lines of the verse. This is special. Enjoy the day. Erin

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