Bead Soup Reveal: It’s Finally Here!

Welcome friends. I am super excited about this bead soup reveal! A huge THANK YOU to beautiful Lori Anderson, Author, blogger, Facebook facilitator, inspiration and Dynamo. Lori’s Bead Soup Blog hop has grown to quite an incredible party. Despite obstacles and challenges in her life, she is incredibly dedicated and diligent about hosting an amazing party with three reveal dates.


Here is Lori’s book about bead soup. I encourage you to buy it directly from Lori via the link further down in the post. (It is a fantastic book and I am so happy for her!)

This is my second time participating and I was paired with an incredibly talented partner, Sandi Volpe. Here is my Meet Sandi Blog post.

The soup she sent me was Delish!!


To begin with, I fell in LOVE with Sandi’s work. I love the beautiful head pins she made and her gorgeous glasswork! You will be happy to know that she listed some headpins in her etsy shop, so feel free to shop!!

Sandi sent me an abundance of ingredients. I used quite a bit of it, there are a few items I am looking forward to playing with in the future.


We are fellow fly sisters, both Sandi and I took Kelly Rae Roberts Flying Lessons Class and so the gorgeous fly focal was very meaningful to me.


There are more photos of the soup I received on the link above. Please visit Sandi and see what soup she whipped up here.

When I signed up for the soup, I was not aware that my son would be having surgery just before the reveal date. We had plenty of time to create and photograph prior, but I must say, had I allowed myself a little more extra time, I would have tweaked my design just a tad. (We arrived home from the hospital this afternoon and my son is doing so well after 5 incisions, 6 screws and a plate being removed.) I will be hopping and visiting each of the participants, but it may take me a few days!

Okay, a little about me. I call myself a jewelry junkie… I have loved jewelry my entire life. I have redesigned and created jewelry for many years. After encouragement from my friends, I started selling my jewelry in 2007.

I am a wire addict and I love using vintage and unique elements in my jewelry. I also am fortunate to sell my jewelry wholesale to boutiques and to have secured a couple of art licensing agreements with major gift manufacturers. My most recent work is manufactured by Creative Co-op and sold nationwide. It is such a thrill!

Okay… On to the reveal:

I love versatile jewelry,,, jewelry that can be worn in more than one way. I hope you will be able to see the versatility in the photos.


The first necklace is the most complex:


This photo shows a trio of delicate chain I added with a matte black lobster clasp. There are actually three pendants hanging down and I wanted to be able to switch them out with ease. I can wear all three or a single pendant.

Here are the individual pendants:

The first one Sandi shared the gorgeous lamp work bead from Heather of HMB studios and she hand wired and beaded an intricate weaving of seed beads. It is so beautifully made. I wired the top section and created an open bail. I also tied some of the beautiful sari silk from Sandi’s packaging onto the wire.


The second pendant I created with gorgeous Fly pendant Sandi gave me that was created by Barbara Bechtel of Second Surf Studio.


The third in the trio of pendants I created with one of Sandi’s super cool head pins. I love the circular swirls, Total Love! I also used the swirl as inspiration for the chain I made on the left side of the necklace.

Each of the pendants in the trio can be worn individually on a chain. Love the flexibility!


So I mentioned the swirl chain…
I incorporated Sandi’s beautiful lamp work beads with the swirl link chain I created. On the right side you see the nest I hand wired with a trio of crystals and a bird made from a vintage serving tray (I had to add a little vintage love). Above the nest is the cool faceted labrodite.


The next photo shows the beautifully beaded clasp Sandi wired with delicate seed beads, it is so intricate and well made. I opted to create a wired hook to connect to the clasp for a little more flexibility in the finished design.


Here are a few other ways to wear this necklace…

20130329-212240.jpg It can clasp like a choker…

20130329-212554.jpg and clasp it shorter than the original style.

I also created a more delicate necklace with the second of Sandi’s headpins. It is shown layered with the necklace attached above the nest rather than below the nest.


I also created a pair of earrings with some of the beads I had remaining. I added more of the sari silk.


And a final photo of both necklaces layered on my fav dress form.

Finally, please visit Sandi and the other fabulous participants listed on Lori’s blog here.

Thanks you for subscribing to my blog, liking my page on Facebook and follow me on Pinterest, my etsy shop or twitter!

Thanks for putting up with my incredibly long post!
Have a FUNtastic time hopping and may you have a hoppy Easter!
🙂 Kris


Here is the full list of participants:

First and Last Name
Blog URL
Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier Http://
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain
Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe
Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell
Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman
Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue
Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite
Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora
Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher
Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus Http://
Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver
Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider
Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan
Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro
Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson
Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke
Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks
Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre’z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer
Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday


Filed under Bead Soup Blog Party, Cherish Designs Jewelry, Jewelry By Kris Lanae

71 responses to “Bead Soup Reveal: It’s Finally Here!

  1. Wow, you created such beautiful pieces. I love the way you put it all together and the versatility.
    You did such a great job of using all the pieces too love it.
    Thanks so much for being my partner, I hope your son is resting well at home as he recovers.
    ps The lamp work focal is a bead by Heather of HMB studios, I will be able to make a bead like that soon enough:-)

  2. Dolores

    Love how you used all of your soup, you did get a lot of versatility with the way you made it keeping it always looking new and fresh whenever you where it.
    I hope your son will be all healed up soon.

  3. Ann Sherwood

    Beautiful work Kris, is the stone labrodorite? Having your hands full seems to jumpstart your creativity:)

  4. Very creative pieces! Well done!

  5. So much creativity and uniqueness! Love the way you created it to be worn several ways. Great job!

  6. Gorgeous! Love the colors and your wire work!

  7. Beautiful! I love the nest!

  8. Fabulous work! I love all the dark chain and wire, the beautiful Fly focal and that beaded clasp!

  9. I am slobbering over those headpins. And what a spectacular job you did with that focal. Beautiful work!

  10. The variations are amazing! Love those earrings and the last dress form, too! 🙂

  11. Kris, I just love your work, whatever it is!

  12. I’m on the 3rd reveal, I’m partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I’m visiting all blogs…
    I really love your pieces, the soup was beautiful and you did a great job with it!
    ciao dall’Italia

  13. Wow…. The versatility ! I love that focal, too – you made such an AMAZING use of it !

  14. Beautiful work well done!

  15. These are beautiful pieces!I really love the way you use the wire (that bird nest is amazing) a you are able to create pieces that can be worn in several ways.

  16. Great necklace and earrings! i’ve never seen a necklace that could be worn soooo many ways. LOVE it.

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

  17. Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry

    Love this necklace, wonderful idea. Earrings are just great!!

  18. Oh my goodness. How incredibly inventive you are. I love that the necklace is so versatile and can be used so many ways. The earrings are gorgeous I would wear those beauties every day!

  19. Like how versatile your pieces are (did everyone say that?) = and your wire work too. Just altogether love what you did. Kudos!

  20. I love love love all of your pieces you created… I really love the earrings.

  21. Ewa

    Beautiful set!Congrats!

  22. Awesome necklace, so many options! And I love the use of wire, you are really talented!

  23. Beautiful work! I love all the pieces but the swirl chain is my favourite!

  24. Isnt Sandi the best? She was my partner on a button hop a few years back… What a diverse spread! I admit the simple necklace is my fav – the blue head pin glows! I like it layered with the nest as well!

  25. Thank you Sandi! You are a joy to work with and super talented!! 🙂
    🙂 Kris

  26. Okay, I am sorry. I am so behind in my responses and my hopping, but my son is recovering well. Thank you all for your incredible comments… I am going to comment in one comment because for some reason my comments go to the end and not under the person that commented!

    Sandi, Again, I thank you for the amazing opportunity to work you. I had so much fun!
    Dolores, Thank you! I had so much fun with the abundance of fantastic ingredients!!
    Ann, Thank you! You are so right! It was laboradite! I updated my blog! Thanks for pointing that out! Miss you my friend! Hope to see you soon!
    Kathy, Thank you so much! 🙂
    April, Thanks!!!! I appreciate each of your comments!
    Gina, Thank you Gina! I had so much fun! Thanks for your compliments!
    Perl-eni, Thank you! I am very much a wire addict! LOL, so I appreciate your compliments!
    Cindy, Thank you, I have been loving creating nests lately, so the fly theme worked perfectly.
    Thank you lilruby! I was so fortunate in the amazing elements I got to work with!
    Eleanor, Oh, I slobbered too! They were so much fun to work with!
    Heidi, Thank you!!! I must say, I waited quite a few years for that dress form to come into my life! 🙂
    Brenda Sue,Thank you! You are so sweet! Thanks for the compliments!
    Jo, Thank you for hopping! I look forward to visiting on your reveal too! 🙂 Thanks!
    Audrey! Thank you for the incredible compliments!! (((smiling huge!)))
    Thank you vovsjewellrey!!
    Ana, Thank you for your sweet compliments!!
    Kathy, Thank you! I had a lot of fun creating it! I look forward to hopping during your reveal!!
    Dry Gulch Beads, Thank you for your compliments and your comment!!
    Thank you Maria Rosa! My heart smiled when I read your compliments!
    Lyn, Thank you so much for your kudos!! Totally appreciate your compliments!
    Michelle, Thank you!! You guys are so kind!!
    Ewa, Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your kind words!
    Silvia, Thank you!!! I do love wire, thanks for your compliments!
    Natascha, thanks! I am pretty partial to the swirl chain too… it was totally inspired by Sandi’s headpins!!
    Jenny, Yes, I have enjoyed working with Sandi! She is so talented! Thanks for your comments!
    Thank you everyone! Hugs to you all!

  27. great work with wire, especially in pendant with this sweet little bird

  28. Lovely work, I adore those pretty earrings 😀

  29. These are really exceptional designs!! I am going to check out more of your work! I am drawn very much to your kind of work..! Beautiful!

  30. i absolutely love what you came up with 🙂

  31. staci louise smith

    love the dark metal and light beads! very fun design.

  32. Stunning work. I love them.

  33. Great designs! Love what you created with your bead soup.

  34. Ruth Szapa

    I love the option of all the different pendants, just one or all at once! I really like the dark wire work. I spotted your vintage key pendants with wire work while shopping at a local store before Christmas and thought they were beautiful!

  35. exceptional designs !! I love the swirl chain

  36. I love the versatility, of your work and the great colour combination 🙂

  37. I hope your son is feeling much better Kris!
    I love all of the yummy wire work on your piece, and also the design.
    I also loved that you showed all of the different ways to wear this wonderful piece , soo pretty!

  38. What an awesome necklace. I love how you can wear it in a zillion different ways!

  39. Love the different ways to wear the necklace. Very creative work! And I love the necklace itself too.

  40. Very nice designs!

  41. Wow, so many cool things going on in your designs! You did such beautiful work with your soup beads!

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  43. Othel

    You have a nice, sophisticated style and I like it very much. Especially the necklace with grey bead, and the earrings.

  44. Super pretty necklace Kris. I love that bird nest. I enjoy your daily blog posts as I am a fellow gal from MN and have been following your blog for a little while now 🙂

  45. Your wire wrapping skills are amazing! And that necklace is such an amazingly versatile piece–bravo!

  46. Ok, Wow! That’s all just gorgeous. I would take any of those pieces in a heartbeat! I love what you’ve created. What is the wire you’re working with? It almost looks like steel, but seems like it’s too clean. I love the versatility. I tried for that with my pieces, but I still need to do some refining. I do not love necklaces because they never seem to be the right length for the outfit, but these look like you could do so many things. Great work!

  47. Kris your necklace is pure genius. To be able to change it so many ways is fantastic.

  48. Beautiful job. I love the wire earrings.

  49. Gee, I don’t how you could have tweaked anything! They look absolutely perfect to me! I hope your son is feeling better! Screws and plates are no fun! It doesn’t appear to me that your creations suffered any! Thank you for sharing your immense talents with the rest of us!

  50. Wow great job with your soup! Really stunning and so versatile!

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  53. Bobbie Rafferty

    How cool are all of those!? The versatility is amazing – and I love how you used the glass headpin as a pendant. Just a feast of eye candy here! Hope your son’s doing well and resting comfortably.

  54. What a great design – every look has it’s own charm. I like the versatility of your master piece – very well done!

  55. jay

    You are a skilled artist with wire and vintage! Beautiful jewelry!

  56. Kim

    WOW, love your creative style! That multi-option necklace is out of this world! LOvely work!

  57. OH my gosh. I knew, knowing your talent, that you would make something amazing, but I truly love this. I’m very fond of the Fly pendant (it’s in my book, and thanks for the plug, by the way) and this is just SUCH an amazing piece. If you’re going to sell it, please let me know!

    THANK YOU for joining the party, and I hope you come again. And I hope to see you again in the future — dinner out at Bead and Button was awesome (even though I couldn’t figure out a way to get your jewelry off you without your noticing!)

  58. Such a stunning and versatile necklace – beautiful work.

  59. Sam Waghorn

    A totally beautiful post and jewellery to boot, love the fly focal.x

  60. Wow – I really love that piece.

  61. Wonderful pieces. The diversity of the necklace you developed is really very cool/ Nicely done.

  62. Love your soup (and the soup bowl!), and you’ve made some gorgeous jewellery with it – in fact, I actually think it’s my favourite of this reveal!

  63. ~i am soaring this morning…your pieces are sweetly entangled with charmingly beautiful bits weaved together into gorgeous eclectic pieces…by far one of my favorites…much love light and blessings~

  64. I’m so in love with this it’s not even funny. I’d wear it in a heartbeat.

  65. Lori,I do believe it must be yours! Thank you for your sweet compliments!! 🙂 Kris

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