Friday, May 9, 2014


It is that time!! REVEAL is here!!!!

Welcome to my blog below you will find pictures of my soup that I received from my partner  Heather Otto. WOW what an amazing soup I received!!  I spent days looking at everything and trying to decide what to make. I had told Heather that recently I began doing some mixed media and was starting to really get into it. I had also mentioned that I loved her yarns and wanted to purchase some of her Alpaca yarn. To my surprise I recieved a wonderful soup that included Heathers homemade yarn and wire fiber to work with.  Here are some pictures of my soup and all the wonderful ingredients that Heather Sent!!

Here is A picture of what i sent to Heather

I sent knotting cord, bone, slice agate, flower clasp and a pair of other beads. I am excited to see what she creates with what I sent her.

Below is what i created with the beads and media i was sent:
 1st is a Pair of earrings with seed beads, bugles and some of the glass beads in the mix.

Next is another pair of earrings with chain bullet shells and sari silk that was sent by my partner. the dangles were from Kathleen Breeding.

Next is yet another pair of earrings using lucite leaves, wire and some of the round natural opal.

Next we have a tree of life using the Wire fiber, and chip beads that I had as well as some from Kathleen breeding as well.

Finally last but not least the Necklace I made using the Dyed Sea Sediment Jasper pieces and the copper hand made clasp I was sent. the first picture is the entire necklace. the second is a close up of the focal and the final pic is the clasp.

And at the last minute tonight I decided to make yet another pair of earrings here they are!!

This blog party has been alot of Fun!! thank you Lori Anderson for hosting this wonderful event!! I enjoyed this alot! I look forward to seeing what my partner created as well as what everyone else created!!! 

PLEASE Scroll to the bottom of this post  (I understand its a long way down) and leave me comments :)

 Here is the link to my partners blog:
 Heather Otto                               

Below is the list of nearly 500 participants in this blog hop!!! Please visit their blogs as well!!

Where are the nearly 500 participants from?

over 135 International Participants from 30 Countries/Territories

   Australia = 6,   Austria = 3,  Bahrain = 1,  Bulgaria = 1,
Canada = 33,  Finland = 4, France = 3, Germany = 17,  
Hungary = 3, India = 1,  Indonesia = 4,  Ireland = 1,
  Italy = 3, Japan = 1,   Luxembourg = 1,  Malaysia = 1,
 New Zealand = 4,  Philippines = 1,  Poland = 3,    Portugal = 1, 
 Puerto Rico = 1, Romania = 1,  Serbia = 1,  Singapore = 2, 
Slovenia = 3,  Spain = 1, Sweden = 3, Switzerland = 4,
 The Netherlands = 2,  United Kingdom = 31

over 340 Participants from 48 States in the United States 
(Colorado and North Dakota are only states not represented)

Here are the links to everyones blogs!!!
Tina Bosh                        
Kristina Hahn Eleniak       
Kari Asbury                     
Kris Binsfield                   
Cheryl Gangle                  
Amber Dawn                   
Michelle Wigginton           
Kayla Potega                    
Becky Pancake                 

Debbie Rogers                   
Jenny Kyrlach                   
Genea Crivello-Knable       
Deborah Read                   
Julianna Cannon                
Lisa Liddy                        
Debbie Rasmussen            
Iveth Caruso                     
Rana Wilson                     
Corrie Williams                 

Linda Anderson                
Miranda Ackerley             
Andra Weber                   
Loretta Carstensen            
Penny Houghton               
Tania Hagen                     
Robin Reed                      
Laurie Vyselaar                 
Rachel Baron                    
Erin Guest                         

Emma Todd                                  
Kelly Schermerhorn                  
Dana Hickey                                  
Rebecca Ednie                             
Marybeth Rich                             
Sherri Levinton                            
RaMona Woolson                      
Jo-Ann Woolverton                   
Audrey Belanger                        
Candida Castleberry                  

Renetha Stanziano                    
Carolyn Chenault                        
Toltec  Jewels                              
Diana Welte                                  
Jean A. Wells                                
Bev Breisinger                             
Autumn Adams                           
DiYana Alcalde                             
Patty Gasparino                          
Karen Mitchell                             

Regina Santerre                          
Dhea Powers                               
Jayne Capps                                 
Keri Lee Sereika                          
Melissa Trudinger                      
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca                    
Jeanne Steck                                
Carolyn Lawson                           
Kay Thomerson                           

Maybeline Tay                             
Jackie Locantore                         
D'Arsie Manzella                         
Jacqueline Marchant                
Lori Bergmann                             
Beccy Peterson                           
Katie Nielson-Nunez                 
Heidi Kingman                             
Andrea Glick                                 
Rose Johnson                              

Nicole Demore                            
Marti Conrad                                
Marianna Boylan                        
Mitzie Crider                                
Christa Murphy                           
Alisa Siceloff                                 
Maria Rios                                     
Tracy Martin                                 
Nan Emmett                                 

Ali McCarthy                                 
Jennifer LaVite                            
Dolores Raml                                
Valerie Kravette                         
Bobbie Rafferty                          
Kathleen Breeding                     
Kristi Brokaw                                
Lisa Suver                                      
Natalie Moten                             
Jami Shipp                                     

Diana Shiraishi                             
Heather Otto                               
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp          
Lisa Knappenberger                  
Charlene Jacka                            
Patty Miller                                   
Sandi James                                  
Marianne Hurley                        
Cris Peacock                                 
Andrea Rivers                              

Gloria Allen                                   
Kandice Seeber                           
Janine Lucas                                 
Sandy Richardson                       
Hajer Waheed                             
Cynthia Abner                             
Peggy Johnson                            
Tina Holder                                   
Julie Bowen                                  
Heather Richter                          

Sarah Strover                               
Kimberly Idalski                           
Sandi Volpe                                  
Tandra Boyer                               
Klaudete Koon                            
Michaela Pabeschitz                 
Mea-B. Uebler                            
Mandi Effron                                
Evelyn Shelby                              
Shai Williams                                

Natalie Davidson                        
Evelyn Duberry                           
Cindy Pack                                     
Eszter Czibulyas                          
Sylvia Lupberger                         
Divya N                                           
JJ Jacobs                                         
Blanca Medina                             
Ginger Davis Allman                  
Chris Eisenberg                           

Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic       
Jodie Marshall                             
Margareta Saari                          
Menka Gupta                              
Dian Hierschel                              
Kashmira Patel                            
Christina Miles                             
Inge von Roos                              
Sam Siegel                                     
Gina Hockett                                

Linda Newnham                         
Enikö Fabian                                 
Dorota Żerańska                         
Shalini Austin                               
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens          
Silke Groeber                               
Birgit Klughardt                           
Rebecca Anderson                    
Niky Sayers                                   
Stefanie Teufel                           

Rosantia Petkova                       
Alenka Obid                                  
Jacqueline Keller                        
Sam Waghorn                              
Jackie Ryan                                   
Kumi Fisher                                   
Joan Williams                               
Stephanie Weiss                         
Elsbeth Fuchs                               
Johanna Nash                                        http://

Natascha Marty                          
Sarah Goode                                
Agata Grygiel                               
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller        
Rebecca Sirevaag                       
Magdalena Sikora                      
Ana Krepel                                    
Saskia Letta                                   
Beth Emery                                   
Lizzie Clarke                                  

Evie and Beth McCord              
Marcia Dunne                              
Agi Kiss                                           
Esterina Jagiella                           
Judith Johnston                          
Jenny Vidberg                             
Klaudia Toth                                 
Merja Sundström                       
Colleen Vinthagen                     
Leah Curtis                                    

Giorgia Rossini                             
Sandra Wollberg                         ‎
Annica Larsson                            
Johana Nunez                              
Krafty Max                                    
Lori Schneider                              
Mary Govaars                              
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi  
Maddison Langford                   
Ginger Bishop                              

Birgitta Lejonklou                       
Lesley Watt                                   
Doris Stumpf                                
Marjolein Trewavas                  
Silvia Sernicola                             
Roxanne Blanc                             
Wendy Chamberlain                 
Siobhán Keogh                            
Claire Fabian                                 
Katrin Fenzke                               

Eva Wills                                         
Kathy Lindemer                          
Bridget Torres                              
Marina Passarella                       
Christina Hickman                      
Tammie Everly                             
Ana Cravidao                                
Keren Panthaki                           
Jennifer VaBenschoten           

Solange Collin                              
Marina Kosović                            
Michelle Tucker                          
Sue Rennie                                   
Claire Lockwood                         
Barb Solem                                   
Caroline Dewison                       
Noemi Baena Roman                
Nancy Dale                                    
Marsela Schroth                         

Amy Severino                              
Vonna Maslanka                         
Andra Marasteanu                    
Cherrie Warzocha                      
Amanda Wacasey                      
Marcy Lamberson                      
Lisa Johnson                                 
Gail Vanderster-Zwang            
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                 
Asri Wahyuningsih                     

Laurie Ament                               
Lilik Kristiani                                  
Stephanie Haussler                   
Deb Fortin                                     
Kelly Hosford Patterson          
Katy Heider                                   
Christine Stonefield                  
Dagmar Liebisch                          
Sandra McGriff                            

Sheila Daniels                               
Rossana De Gaspari                   
Cory Tompkins                            
Sonya Stille                                   
Judy Riggs                                      
Lora Bright                                     
Tina Noonan                                 
Shawn Price                                  
April Grinaway                             
Cheryl Roe                                    

Pam Hurst                                     
Shirley Moore                              
Emmanuelle Roué                     
Tammy Adams                            
Kristin Oppold                              
Catie Doman                                
Sheila Prosterman                     
Cheryl Foiles                                 
Stephanie Perry                          
Barbara Fernald                          

Debi Dufrene                               
Kathy Stemke                              
Anne Betenson                           
Chris Haussler                              
Catherine King                             
Andria Poole                                
Sherri Stokey                               
Sharyl King                                    
Donna Millard                              
Gayle Dyck                                    

Gen Smith                                     
Deanna Cox                                  
Beti Horvath                                 
Rose Rushbrooke                       
Arlene Dean                                 
Maria Rosa Sharrow                  
Deborah Apodaca                      
Veralynne Malone                     
Stacy Alderson                            
Eva Sherman                                

Cassi Paslick                                  
Cindy Boissonneault                    
Linda Sadler                                  
Louise Glazier                              
Susan McClelland                       
Kathrin Lembke                          
Terry Jeanette Carter                  
Susan Kelly                                    

Kim Paige                                       
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell         
Annita Wilson                              
Tracey Leeder                              
Elizabeth Bunn                            
Allison Fitzpatrick                       
Tania Spivey                                 
Ilenia Ruzza                                   
Lauren Potts                                 
Lynn Jobber                                  

Lee Koopman                              
Carol Wilson                                 
Elizabeth Woodford                  
Deb McKinnis                               
Rochelle Brisson                         
Shari Replogle                              
Janeen Sorensen                       
Kat Barron Miller                        
Elaine Robitaille                                     http:/
Darlene Fortier                            

Leslie Schenkel                            
Kym Hunter                                  
Leslie Wayment                          
Beckie Robison                            
Hannah Trost                               
Kim Hutchinson                           
Liz Engriser                                    
Diah Anggreni                              
Monique Urquhart                    
Kim Williams                                 

Theresa Buchle                           
Susan Bowie                                 
Pam DeBoer                                 
Skylar Bre'z                                   
Janet Loomis                                
Tari Kahrs                                       
Nancy Smith                                 
Erin Grant                                      
Barbara Mason                            
Karin King                                      

Mary K. McGraw                        
Mandi Ainsworth                       
Jasvanti Patel                               
Donna Conklin                             
Karen Jones                                  
Lori Finney                                    
Sheila Davis                                   
Sabine Dittrich                             
Helen Simon                                 

Nicole Valentine Rimmer        
Marge Beebe                               
Michelle McCarthy                    
Chandra Merod                          
Nancy Olliver                                
Alison Sachs                                  
Kay Mallery                                   
Beth Petricoin                              
Marta Grabalowska                   
Clare Etheridge                           

Heather Marston                       
Ann Rishell                                              Http://
Cece Cormier                               
Shannon German                       
Mary Ellen Merrigan                 
Cheryl Brown                               
Mary Hicks                                    
Judy Robinson                             
Danielle Kelley                             
Cate van Alphen                         

Patricia Buchanan                       
Billi R.S. Rothove                         
Laura Blanck                                 
Pam Traub                                     
Fay Wolfenden                           
Kristi Harrison                              
Karen Martinez                           
Sarah Singer                                 
Megan Tillery                               
Dana James                                  

Rachel Stewart                            
Valerie Cook                                 
Debra Gibson                               
Pat Haight                                      
Rachel Stanley                             
Sandra Pendragon                     
Anja Schultz                                  
Sharon Driscoll                             
Lecia Woessner                           
Kitty Durmaj                                 

Donetta Farrington                    
Bonnie Coursolle                        
Laurie Wirth                                  
Lori Callahan                                           www.Dancingwireandbeads/
B.R. Kuhlman                               
Karin Grosset Grange               
Rebekah Payne                           
Lori Bowring Michaud               

Jael Thorp                                      
Patty Woodland                          
Eleanor Burian-Mohr                
Susanna Lehto                             
June Butt                                       
Melissa Muir                                
Laney Mead                                 
Tamera Norris                              
Andrea Trank                               
Catharine Temaluru                  

Marie Covert                                
Valerie Tilghman                         
Jean Baldridge Yates                 
Sierra Barrett                               
Patricia Robitaille                        
Leanne Loftus                              
Sally Russick                                  
Mallory Hoffman                        
Dini Bruinsma                               
Marde Lowe                                 

Hannah Annear                           
Patty Johnson                              
Valerie Norton                            
Ann Sherwood                            
Staci Smith                                    
Jen Purple                                     
Ruth Szapa                                    
CJ Bauschka                                  
Karla Morgan                               
Suz Hamel                                     

Laura Guenther                          
Elisabeth Auld                              
Martha Aleo                                 
Shiraz Biggie                                 
Brendalee Astells                          
Heather d'Entremont                   
Kelly Morgan                                
Lesley Lane                                   
Lori Blanchard                              

Susan Kennedy                           
Rain Hannah                                 
Janice Warden Bergeron         
Melissa Packer                            
Jana Haverty                                
Cindy Ritchie                                
Marianne Baxter                        
Denise McCabe                           
Sharon Palac                                 
Cathy Buckley                              

Jennifer Van Horn                      
Crystal Rector                              
Susan Walls                                   
Penny Neville                              
Lisa Cone                                       
Heather Davis                              
Michelle Escano                          
Carmen Lau                                  
Janet Borzecki                             
Rhonda Hagerman                     

Katrina Taylor                               
Molly Alexander                         
Nicole Rennell                             
Chris McGilvery                           
Erin Prais-Hintz                            
Dawn Williams                             
Kate Dufour                                  
Robin Lynne Showstack           
Elizabeth Hodges                        
Cynthia Tucker                            

Adlinah Kamsir                            
Stephanie Price                           
Carol Dillman                                
Christine Hansen                        
Andrea Frank                               
Tracy Stillman                               
Denise Petersen                         
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom       
Madonna Liza Cruz-Comia      
Suzann Sladcik Wilson              

Terri Gauthier                              
Alicia Marinache                         
Barbara Bechtel                          
Hannah Rosner                           
Keren von Hoeren                      
Lea Avroch                                    
Maire Dodd                                  


  1. The movement and liveliness of your pieces is fun - I especially like how you designed the sari silk earrings. :)

  2. I'm lucky to have you as a friend and be able to share in this bsbp with you. We had lots of fun designing together and sharing ideas, trades and gives. I really like the last minute pair of earrings that you made. Your partner Heather sent you some really beautiful soup items. The great thing about making soup is leftovers. We'll be busy for months making leftover soups. All of the colors of your finished pieces are complementary to you. I especially like the earrings with the bullet casings. I almost made a pair in my soup.

  3. Wow, what a soup you got, Heather! I love the pieces you made, and the necklace with the wire-wrapped sea sediment jasper is a stunner!

  4. I have to confess.... I had no idea what wire fiber is and I was glad to see that closeup of that pretty tree of life pendant you made. It gave me a better idea. Looks interesting to work with. I do like your necklace and the earrings.

  5. Fun pieces - especially the bullet casing earrings!

  6. That necklace is absolutely amazing - I'm a huge sucker for the copper/green combination.

  7. Heather, you sure were busy... The necklace is awesome and I love the bullet casing earrings! I love using shells in my designs. Hubby and I just gleaned rifle range again a month ago... Enjoy any leftovers you may have and post pics ;)

  8. Gorgeous soup and lovely pieces made!

  9. What a gorgeous soup - I just love the green and copper color explosion. :) Beautiful pieces!

  10. I love your sari silk earrings and your wirework!

  11. Oh how awesome!! I love everything you've made here! The earrings are fantastic, and I LOVE that necklace! I am so glad you enjoyed the soup!!
    -Heather xoxo

  12. Heather you made wonderful use of your soup. Your sea sediment jasper necklace is beautiful. The green looks great with the copper wire. My favorite is the bullet casing earrings with the sari silk. They are such a beautiful color.

  13. You got green, too! And here you go -- I don't work with green but I would totally have bought that sediment jasper if I'd seen it -- go figure! I really like what you did with it. I LOVE that second pair of earrings with the sari silk. I'm sari silk impaired. You did great work with the seed beads, too -- awesome overall!

    Thank you so much for participating!

  14. Love the Necklace the most. i like the design and the wire wrap and the colors just all of it!!! I think the earrings are adorable, all of them. Great Job!!! Have aBlessed Day!!!

  15. ohhh your necklace is very beautiful...I like the combination of the colors.

  16. I really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful jewelry! Your silk earrings really caught my eye! :)


  17. Great designs! Love all the different pairs of earrings.

  18. Beautiful done. You have inspired me to go on an earring making frenzy, I need some new earrings :)

  19. Lovely earrings! And the way you wired the focal works very nicely.

  20. I especially like the earrings with the sari silk. And your wirework is way cool.

  21. Great job!! I have often wanted to try working with silk, but just never to bring myself too!! And your wire work - AMAZING!! ~KM

  22. Lots of great pieces, but the last minute earrings are extra special:) They look like little waterfalls, very pretty!

  23. Beautiful pieces, your earrings are stunning, so artistic

  24. You're lucky to have received a mixed media soup and you did well, utilizing all kinds of materials. I like the bullet shell earrings with the ribbon and also the second pair for its great color combo. The Jasper necklace shows some great colors, too and the wired links add to its gorgeousness!

  25. I love how you use fiber, especially in the second set of earrings ! I love using fiber as well :) Im also in love with how you wrapped the jasper as well - it looks nice and solid without obscuring the stone too much

  26. very creative pieces! wire wrapping is perfect!

    Linda A.

  27. Your earrings are so fun and playful. Especially the top two. I would love to wear them! You did a great job with your soup.

  28. Great work. The focal necklace is fabulous. The bullet shell and sari silk earrings are my favorite. Edgy and feminine at the same time.

  29. i love both pairs of earrings made from the bullet casings. Totally unique and funky.

  30. Love that ribbon, yarn and fiber. Very unique creations using all the mixed media.

  31. Lovely lovely pieces. The necklace is beautiful and the earrings....perfect

  32. Unique and fantastic designs! Your rocked it out! Soup-er job!

  33. Gorgeous media combo, and absolutely gorgeous seed beads earrings! But the green necklace is really the rock star here, so well balanced and with an awesome wirework

  34. What a lot of fun pieces! My favorite are the earrings with the sari silk. But the copper and green combination in the necklace is great too.

  35. Those 'last minute' earrings are adorable :-D

  36. Your earrings are so creative and fun - your necklace is beautiful!!

  37. Heather, what a lovely, earthy & healing jewelry reveal! Like a wonderful walk in nature, your jewelry is nurturing! The copper & green gems are magical in your designs. My favorites are the opal and leaf earrings and your fabulous wire wrapped focal! Beautiful!! Happy Hopping! ♥ Rita

  38. Heather, your designs are filled with beautiful colour pairings and creative design elements :) Your last project is a show-stopper!

  39. Wow! these are beautiful, and such gorgeous colours especially the earrings!

  40. Wow, love the colours in your soup! It is like a forest! Great work.

  41. Very nice pieces! I love the wire wrapping. Great job!

  42. Green, green and green, ♥ love ♥ it. And some more great colours... The last pair of earrings are super!

  43. Wow! Your partner sent an amazing soup! The combination of that gorgeous Sea Sediment Jasper and copper is just stunning! Excellent designs!

  44. I love your soup....excellent results. But my fav is the last necklace. Just stunning. Great job!

  45. Lovely pieces! I especially like your use of the ribbons - so unique!

  46. Lovely work on all of your designs. I especially like those earrings made of the bullets and the sari silk. How cool!!

  47. Wow love your use of the Sari silk on those earrings and your wirework is very interesting how you tied it in on the necklaces.

  48. I'm so glad you decided on one more pair of earrings, they're my favorites :)

    Fun soup!

  49. Wow! You got a fabulous bead soup & you sent a fabulous one as well!!!!

    Love what you did with your beads. It was really hard to pick a fav but I think I like the green leaf earrings & the last pair you created best! :)