Saturday, 13 April 2013

12:01 am

1st reveal complete and now on to ...

The 2nd Reveal day for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party has arrived and I am so excited although a little intimidated.  After hopping through all the party goers on the first reveal, I was completely and utterly blown away by the craftsmanship, the artistry and the creativity of each and every one.  Lori has done an amazing job yet again, this time more amazing than ever because not only were there over 500 participants worldwide but she hasn’t been feeling well and she is in all three reveals. Lori you are incredible, thank you for hosting this really really really really fun party!

My partner this time around (being my second BSBP I feel seasoned) is the amazing Amy Severino. I think it must have been the bead fairies at work because just before Lori announced who was partners with who, I had commented on facebook to Amy that it would be neat if we were partnered and wow a few days later we found out we were. I had participated in Amy’s Spring Challenge and enjoyed the experience so much, that I have signed up for her next Spring Fling Challenge (reveal date April 20).  I realized we were kindred spirits and was totally thrilled we were paired together for the BSBP.  Please visit Amy’s blog and she what she has created with the soup I sent her. 
The Soup I sent to Amy
Amy sent me a wonderful soup, very challenging, oh I do love a challenge!  Here is the soup Amy sent me.  I really wanted to use as much as possible if not all the soup sent and yeah I did.  
The Soup Amy sent me
So here is what I made; first up "Dragon in the Garden".  Amy included in her soup a beautiful clay focal. It so reminded me of the garden and that made me think...what's in a garden but dragon flies.....I used the clay focal, an antique brass dragon fly, some carved bone flowers, some of the pearls, some of the seed beads and a crystal or two. The necklace begged for matching earrings and a bracelet.

Dragon in the Garden

Next up "Turkish Delight"
The agate beads Amy sent where the inspiration for this, but as I started beading the agates didn't fit. They were still used, just not in the necklace. I used a jasper focal, a rivoli, cube beads, magatamas, more of the crystal's, more of the seed beads and the clasp although I did put a patina finish to the clasp to reduce the brightness.

Turkish Delight
I have received many compliments on this and the earrings I made to match.
Oh and not to forget the agate beads, a simple but beautiful bracelet.

So I still had a small amount of seed beads and a few crystals and the pale green silk ribbon. I don't normally work with silk ribbons but I have started to incorporate it more and more into my work. I took my little remaining pile of beads, added a few and came up with this. I love it, it is so summer breeze!

Summer Breeze

 So that is it, Amy I hope I did you proud, can't wait to see what you made.
Thank you Lori, you're the best.....this is the greatest party there is.

I have the Beading Babes Challenge reveal tomorrow so please come and see what I have done for that as well. Whew busy, super fun weekend!
Please visit all the other party goers listed below...
Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers

Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove

Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle

Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles

Christine Murrow

Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis

K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs

Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom

Facebook Participants

D’Arsie Manzella     
Claire Brannigan Hasemeier
Robin Showstack
Melanie Lemen Swope
Beccy Peterson
Kelli Nelson
Chris Schlicht
Shelley Cole-Kuduk


  1. Wow! I had to go over your post a few times to fully grasp the amazingness of your pieces. Wow! You did all that?! Just gorgeous and awesome. WOW!

  2. GOOD GRIEF Kepi!!!! These pieces are nothing short of SPECTACULAR!!!! I loved them all so much and I can't even pick out a favorite. Amazing use of your soup. Truly amazing!!

  3. Positively STUNNING!! Each one of your creations is so detailed and beautiful! It must have taken a long time to create so many lovelies. Your stitch work is wonderful, and I really really enjoyed visiting your blog. :)

  4. Oh wow - what beautiful designs! I admire your skills at beadweaving! Both sets, as well as the last necklace are awesome and breathtaking. But especially the first set is tdf - such lovely colours, and the way you integrate the focal is worth admiring! I also already saw the great stuff, you've sent to Amy - very lovely soup, my dear!

  5. Oh my - I can't say I have just one favorite piece because all of the pieces are just stunning! Love, love, love what you created!!!

  6. Girl, you are talented! Those beaded pieces are STUNNING!

  7. Your Summer Breeze is exquisite and the Dragons in the Garden is drop dead gorgeous. You are one very talented lady! Christie

  8. Amazing beadwork in here! I especially love the first necklace, so well balanced!

  9. Great jewelry! They are all my favorites!! Your beading talents are amazing. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them all.

    I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.

  10. Very detailed work and I love summer breeze, just gorgeous and those swirl earrings are incredible

  11. Beautiful work, "Turkish Delight" is one of my favorites in this reveal.

  12. Beautiful work, "Turkish Delight" is one of my favorites in this reveal.

  13. Gobsmackingly gorgeous work. That dragonfly piece is outstanding~ love love love.

  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous designs! I'm sure they will all be as fun to wear as they are to scroll through. Although I truly love every inch of every one of them, I'm especially captivated by the Turkish Delight earrings!

  15. I knew you'd blow me away, but holy cow! I adore the dragonfly piece. What pattern is that rope? My favorite though is Summer Breeze only because I have the perfect outfit for it. You are so talented, Debbie.

  16. great seed bead work, i like it very much!netted bracelet with earrings is the best!congrats!

  17. AMAZING bead work! I am especially wowed by the first snd last necklaces.

  18. The first necklace has stolen my heart. That dragonfly was just meant to be there all along :)

  19. Love everything you created. I am completely in awe of seed beaders! Your work is beautiful. Love how you used the focal with the dragonfly in the first necklace.

  20. Your work is gorgeous. I love the Summer Breeze necklace..

  21. Lovely.....I am so in love with the spiral earrings, the netting, well, just all of them.

  22. wow, stunning pieces, work of art!
    great job with this difficult technique ( I admire a lot your skills!)
    love all your pieces!
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, what a fun :)
    ciao dall'Italia

  23. Your creations are utterly amazing! You a wicked weaver!!!, Beautiful job!

  24. I really like your soup! The pieces you made are stunning...amazing beadwork!

  25. Amazing and beautiful, what amount of hours you have given these gorgeous pieces!! Really, I can't pick a favourite, all are lovely, lovely, lovely!

  26. Stunning,absolutely stunning. I love what I just saw, what an amazing beadwork, and those♥

  27. All your pieces are amazing! I particularly love Summer Breeze, so delicate and elegant.

  28. OMG!! Coming from another beadweaver..... amazing!!! I love them all, but because I just love dragonflies...the first one is my favorite...but only if I was made to choose!! GREAT JOB!! ~KM

  29. More amazing beadwork. I LOVE IT! That first bracelet is gorgeous and the second necklace. Truly a delight. Love it all. Great job!

  30. Gorgeous beadwork....awe-inspiring. You and Amy both used the blue and brown colourway that I love so much. Check out my blog for the 3rd reveal.

  31. You are so prolific! Beautiful work, I particularly like your second pair of earrings, they remind me both of feathers and of the insides of paisley designs. They look like they'd be such fun to wear - I'm not surprised that they've garnered compliments!

  32. Wow the bead work is amazing!!! Love love love the Dragon in the Garden pieces!!! Beautiful!

  33. Dragon in the garden is fantastic!

  34. Oh my serious beautiful pieces. I am particularly partial to the copper beaded bracelet. Your work is exquisite. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  35. I hope someday I can be as good of a beadweaver as you are! WOW!


  36. Wow, beautiful! My favourites are the dragonfly necklace, and the nautilus-shaped earrings. Both are completey stunning

  37. Let me see, yes about all I can say is WOW!! Your work is fabulous! I love the Dragon in the Garden...awesome!

  38. I have no idea why you would be intimidated, your work is absolutely gorgeous. I don't even think I could pick a favorite of your designs, that first set is oh so eye catching, the earrings in the second set are just cool, and that last necklace just makes me sigh over it's calming effect. ahhhhhhh!

  39. What beautiful and intricate beadwork -- wonderful pieces!

  40. Each piece is more beautiful than the last! I love the way you used the dragonfly in the first one and the matching bracelet is to die for. And those swirl earrings are fantastic.

  41. Oh, I wish I could spend the afternoon looking over your shoulder while you create you amazing bead work!! Each and every piece is so wonderful! Love, love love your jewelry!

  42. Oh, I wish I could spend the afternoon looking over your shoulder while you create you amazing bead work!! Each and every piece is so wonderful! Love, love love your jewelry!

  43. Oh, I wish I could spend the afternoon looking over your shoulder while you create you amazing bead work!! Each and every piece is so wonderful! Love, love love your jewelry!

  44. YAY! Seed beads! These are ALL absolutely gorgeous. LOVE them.

  45. Wow! each piece is beautiful and so well constructed. I love the paisley earrings , they would be something I would wear everyday! Love everything!

  46. You are a very industrious jewelry designer! *absolutely stunning work*

  47. Beautiful soup kits!
    And you created such beautiful things!

  48. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I am still going down the many artist and so many lovely creations! First of all, your bead work is amazing!! Your creations are stunning!! Love them all!

  49. Those are all so beautiful! I love the way you use colour :)

  50. Very beautiful designs, they are all such wonderful work. I love them, difficult to decide.

  51. These are stunning designs. I love how the dragonfly looks like he just happened upon this beautiful garden. They are all quite beautiful.

  52. beautiful - I am in awe. The color combinations in all your designs is lucious. The first set (dragonfly) is my favorite.

  53. Oh my goodness! what beautiful pieces you have constructed from your soup, I especially love the one with the dragonfly and the lovely pendant on the silk ribbon but I can see so much thought has gone into each piece.
    I hope you can find time to visit me I am in the second reveal too.

  54. omg!
    I am in awe! Your beadwork is amazing! All of your pieces are stunning!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Once upon a time I thought I might learn beadweaving, but as you might guess from my soup, I'm focusing more on wirework.
    I love what you sent to Amy too! Can't wait to see what she created.

  55. What gorgeous collections! The first and second necklaces are amazing. I also really like the earrings that are part of the second collection. Beautiful work.

  56. Oh my! The "Dragon in the Garden" set is amazing! I love the copper and greens together and the way you placed the dragonfly on the flower pendant is just perfect - like they were meant for each other!

  57. Okay, it's taking me forever to work my way through this reveal, but OH MY GOODNESS girl!! What beautiful pieces you worked up! The dragonfly set is so elegant, and the second necklace will make people stop in the street and stare. You were so prolific with your beading -- do you sleep?!? Fantastic, gorgeous, terrific work!

  58. Wow! Your jewelry is so beautifully intricate. I especially love the first set as one of my totems is the dragonfly.

  59. Wow, amazing seed bead skills:) I love what you did with the focal garden bead. Everything is just beautiful!

  60. WOW! WOW! WOW!

    That is all I want to say about these pieces.

  61. WOW! WOW! WOW!

    That is all I want to say about these pieces.

  62. Amazing! I LOVE the "Dragon in the Garden" piece! Stunning work.

  63. What beautiful beadwork! You are truly a talented jewelry artist. Your designs are awe inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  64. Beautiful, beautiful pieces! My favorite is the garden, dragonfly piece! Great work!

  65. Fabulous designs. You are one uber talented lady!

  66. Amazingly beautiful - the beadwork is gorgeous. I think my favourite is the dragonfly piece - but it is very hard to choose.

  67. Wow, your work is magnificient!

  68. I think you did Amy very very proud. I can't decide between Dragon in the Garden and Turkish Delight as to which is my favourite. They are both stunning! And I love the feminine minty colours of Summer Breeze. So so pretty!

  69. Amy has sent you a gorgeous soup, and you have made more than honour for it. You work is fantastic! I love all the pieces, especially the Dragon in the garden.

  70. Debbie, can you believe it, I'm still hopping! Wow, these pieces are fabulous! I love every single one of them, and especially admire your colour work! Beautiful! My favorite? Probably those "paisley" earrings! Really cool!

  71. Your designs are incredible and I love the colours, especially the dragon in the garden!

  72. Again, I say WOW!!! :))) Amazing work & I love it that you name your pieces. I especially like the first one, dragon in the garden. But all of them are fabulous! You've inspired me to try again. Thanks!

  73. Gorgeous jewellery! Love the touch with the added dragonfly on the pendant in the first necklace, it fits so great with the focal adds a new dimension to it. All your designs are just fab!

  74. Can believe it! So wonderful! Love ALL Your Designs, not only the Soup!

  75. Congrats on the bang win. It was well deserved.


  76. Congratulations on winning the bead soup contest. Your necklace is beautiful - as usual!!

  77. Congratulations on winning the bead soup contest! Your necklace is beautiful- as usual!