Friday, February 25, 2011

The Big Reveal

Welcome to Artemisia's Studio and the second Bead Soup Blog Hop.

My swap partner, Lisa Boucher from Lisa's Clay Happenings, sent me some gorgeous ceramic beads and a matching pendant/toggle clasp set, some fabulous lampwork glass beads that remind me of a swirling whirlpool, some pretty green and purple glass beads. This was a real challenge for me because I am not used to "large hole beads" and Lisa said she is not used to "small hole beads" -- so the challenge was mutual. The design on the pendant/clasp set has an ocean or beach theme with starfish and the colors coral, pink, dark green and purple with a pearly luster. The whole collection reminded me of the long strands of flotsam and jetsam one finds along the beach after the tide rolls out.I designed the necklace to be convertible (see above) with the beads and spacers on the back of the neck with the two lengths of chain in the front and the clasp on the side. The other way to wear it is with the shorter of the two chains along the back of the neck and the beads over the long chain.

In this whole adventure I have been accompanied by my mom Sandy Richardson, at Sandy's Coloring Box. See what she made? Yum!
The second Bead Soup Blog Hop Challenge is hosted by Lori Anderson at Pretty Things and she has done a fantastic job of organizing the whole shabang. Stop by her blog and thank her and enter her giveaway.

There are going to be a lot of giveaways along the way, so check out the rest of the 209 participants -- start in the middle, or start at the end -- whatever. I imagine this is going to take ME all weekend long to get through the list but I look forward to checking out old blog friends' and making some new ones too.

Well -- what are you waiting for?? "HOP" to it!

1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things Our Hostess
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life
3. Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane
4. Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5. Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6. Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7. Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8. Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9. Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10. Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11. Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12. Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13. Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14. Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15. Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16. Deci Worland, Gem Trails
17. Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18. Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19. Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20. Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21. Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22. Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim
23. Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24. Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25. Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26. Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27. Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads
28. Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29. Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30. Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31. Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32. Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33. Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34. Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35. Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36. Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37. Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39. Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40. Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41. Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42. Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43. Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya
44. Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45. Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles
46. Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig
47. Amanda Davie, Articulations
48. Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49. Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

50. Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51. Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52. Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53. Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54. Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56. Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57. Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio
58. Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59. Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

60. Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do
61. Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog
62. Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63. Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64. Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65. Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66. Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67. Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68. Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69. Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

70. Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71. Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72. Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73. Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74. Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
75. Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done!
76. Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium
77. Valerie Norton, Hot Art
78. Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden
79. Amy Severino, Amy Beads

80. Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81. Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82. Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83. Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84. Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85. Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86. CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87. Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89. Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

90. Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91. Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous
92. Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead
93. Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations
94. Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio YOU ARE HERE!
96. Sandy Richardson,
Sandy's Coloring Box VISIT MY MOM
97. Cindy Dolezal, Cindy Dolezal Designs
98. Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

100. Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
101. Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102. Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations
103. Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104. Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105. Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106. Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107. Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108. Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109. Grace Danel, Grace Beading
110. Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111. Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe
112. Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
113. Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114. Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116. Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
118. Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
119. Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart
120. Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings
123. Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass
124. Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks
125. Hazel Ward, All Those Things
126. Brenda Salzano, Salzanos
127. Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee
128. Anna Denisova, Anita-M
129. Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry
130. Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads
131. Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132. Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies
137. Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138. Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139. Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

140. Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141. Heather Pyle, Welcome to My Muse
142. Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143. Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144. Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145. Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146. Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
147. Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
148. Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me
149. Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog

150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151. Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152. Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area
154. Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156. Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157. Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158. Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman

160. Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161. Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162. Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163. Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio
165. Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167. Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168. Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169. Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings VISIT MY SWAP PARTNER

170. Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171. Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172. Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs
173. Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass
174. Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
175. Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine Credit River Art Glass
176. Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178. Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179. Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180. Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181. Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry
189. Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190. Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191. Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197. Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198. Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200. Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201. Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202. Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203. Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204. Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205. Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206. Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207. Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208. Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209. Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210. Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread


moonlitfantaseas said...

I like your necklace, its very pretty!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Emanda! Those came out So great! I love what you did with the soup mix! I never would have thought of putting them together that way - and it works so well. So cool to see what someone else does with your beads. Thanks Emanda for such a nice representation. Hope you have fun wearing them. Lisa :)

Marcy Lamberson said...

Emanda, I love that your necklace is convertible. It's perfect. what fun doing this with your mom too!

I LOVE color! said...

Darling Daughter thanks for being my coach in all this repairing my blog I am so impressed with you and your inspiring creations Be Blessed

beadphoria said...

Love how you used the chain to continue the "swirl" theme. It fits perfectly! Being able to convert the necklace gives so many options on how to wear it. Great job!

Wishing You Creativity,
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

maneki said...

That's very pretty -- I really like how you made the necklace convertible!

Patsy Evins said...

I, too, love the creative convertible necklace! Beautiful work!

Emakaye said...

Convertible!!! Very clever. Beautiful designs.

jamberry_song said...

Awesome! I love things you can wear in different ways. :D You captured the spirit of the shoreline with these lovelies. Wonderful work!

Dana said...

#209 what you did here. I guess we were thinking along the same lines. Thanks for coming to my blog earlier.

Karen Williams said...

Definitely time to hit the beach!

Made me think of beach combing along the Olympic peninsula here in Washington state. This time of year is "winter storm watch" season, all sorts of interesting things wash ashore.

roseworksjewelry said...

I love the convertible component to your piece - and I love that we both did beach stuff :p

Marie Cramp said...

Lovely necklaces! I would have liked to see them with a less busy background, just to get a better look.

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

I love all the silver, and also how it's convertable - clever and beautiful!

Beth said...

Oh what a great idea to make your necklace convertible. It's like you have two different pieces of jewelry. I love the colors and the design is wonderful. Great bead soup!

Spirited Earth said...

gorgeous , love the colors

fireflymyst said...

Love your designs. The beach theme and your use of chain is wonderful:)
Great work:)

GraceC said...

Thanks for coming to see my piece, and now that I've seen yours, I can see why you related to mine. Both are somewhat convertible, playful, and kinetic, as you put it. Ah, movement! Pretty piece!

Kristen said...

I love how you made it convertible! It is gorgeous and works either way!

Deci said...

Great! Isn't this fun!

Beadbug said...


Francy said...

very pretty

My Life Under the Bus said...

So pretty and whimsical! I can imagine a small tide pool full of little sea creatures!

runningonink said...

A convertible necklace, how cools is that! Love the ocean feel to this! Just gorgeous!

gr8findings said...

Terrific creation -- and how cool that your mom is making soup along with you! I just love convertible designs.

Pretty Things said...

So pretty and airy and light! Great summer beauties!

TesoriTrovati said...

Love what you have done here, Emanda! I am all about versatility and this really has that in spades. So fun to hop with you!
Enjoy the day!

Wendy said...

Very pretty! You did a great job with the design and colors!

Suzette Bentley said...

Very pretty! Great work!

WondrousStrange said...

Wonderful job with your mix!!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wow! It's gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job with your soup beads. Cheers!

ViviBijoux said...

Loads of work went into your piece...and wire, lovely, I like your idea of finding inspiration in the medieval times and just spoted your painted wings on Etsy. Just put them in my favorites ^_^ Virginie

Courtney said...

Really nice! I love the chain work.

Stunning- said...

Love the texture in this design and the way you used the chains!

Deb said...

You did a fantastic job with your bead soup, gorgeous designs!

Deb x

LeeLu Creations said...

I love that you designed a piece that is so versatile!

Janet said...

These necklaces will be so pretty worn!
Lovely! Great Soup!

Helmitarha said...

I just came from your mom's blog, both of you are so talented! You've done amazing job!
Oh, and I'm your 100th follower! Yay! ;)

Dee said...

your finish is so fun! love the unique designs and the bright colors you had to work with..fantastic job!

Everyday Gypsy said...

I loved your pieces, especially the way you showed off the focal bead. Makes me think that warm, summer days are on the way. (And hopefully, I'll be on the beach).
Great Job.

BluMoon said...

Very pretty necklaces.

Elisabeth said...

I love it - and love how you made it to wear many different ways! Beautiful!

Kate said...

I love the fact that it's convertible. That is SO cool. The matching clasp and focal combo is so clever!

stacilouise said...

I really love the versatility of the necklace......and this is really fun!!!

m.e. said...

How Wonderful!!!
The convertible aspect reminds me of the the ocean tides
High tide you see more silver sand
Low tide you see more little colorful shells and creatures.
I am in LOVE with your design !!!
m.e. :)

Beadroe said...

Very nice work. I love the changeable aspect.

somethingunique said...

Hi Emanda not only a pretty design but cleaver as well Great Job!

rosebud101 said...

I love the idea of your necklace being a convertible one! Very nice.

Heather said...

Hi Emanda, I love your convertible idea. Very creative and don't we all want to get the most out of our jewelry. Love your focal beads, so colorful and full of motion. You calmed them down a little with your design. A perfect match.

CAG- Crafts said...

Beautiful work!

Penny said...

Hi Emanda,

I really like your necklace what a clever idea. You did a fabulous job. The bead soup blog party is so much fun, this is my first time and I am so glad I participated.

KayzKreationz said...

It turned out very nice. And your mom's looks great too. Will be checking her blog next.

Shelly said...

Beautiful! It definitely reflects the sea! I love the convertable style `;~)

SueBeads said...

Very nice, Emanda! You really rose to the challenge!

Steph L. said...

This is a lovely necklace, such a neat idea to make it worn in two ways!

vintagesusie & wings said...

So beautiful friend, I love this necklaces & what you did with your SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...

Loretta said...

Emanda, such a pretty necklace. I like that you can change it around. Really makes it versatile.

Boot ~C said...

I love these!

Regina said...

How clever! What a great design, depending on the outfit and your mood you can totally change the look of the necklace. Great idea, love it. Nice work.

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Love this convertible design and it is very beautiful !

Lisa said...

Love what you did! Especially the versatility of it.

CraftyHope said...

It converts? That's AWESOME!! What an ingenious idea! You made a beautiful necklace, simply beautiful.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

How cool that you can change the piece around... I love it. Well done!


Cindy said...

Emanda, your necklace is the convertible design! And I can only imagine how much more fun the experience must have been sharing it with your Mom! :-)

Laurel said...

I'm a total sucker for anything that has multiple uses or conversion possibilities - great job!

Menka Gupta said...

Very pretty!

Lisa Godfrey said...

What a fantastic convertible necklace! Great idea!

Holly said...

Emanda, first I have to comment on the colors in the pieces of your Bead Soup...*love*! Secondly, oh goodness, your necklace is gorgeous, but I particularly love how you made it converitble - that's an awesome idea! wow.

one-eared pig said...

I love the versatility!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Very pretty!

Jen V. said...

Love the combination of beads and chains in the different layers. It's so fresh!

Rebecca said...

Lovely! Glorious colours. I love your Mum's sneak peeks too! She is still to go on my blog list - I have from you to 130 still to go...

alice said...

love your soup and how you can change your piece to fit your mood.
Alice's Beads and Baubles

Noemi said...

How beautiful!!
I love the pieces your partner sent you.

I would also like to thank you for your kind words, it has really meant a lot, specially as I am having a really tough time.

Just So you know, I have left a thank you note on my blog, and I would love you to read it if you have time.

A big hug your way.

Tara P. said...

I love it, and I love the "convertible" nature of it! Just lovely!

Marian Hertzog said...

What a fun and pretty piece! Sorry it has taken me so long to come and see it but I am working my way slowly through the list!