Bead Soup Blog Party 7… the reveal

I am lucky to be part of this amazing gathering of jewelry makers and designers from all over the world brought together by our creative genius Lori Anderson.

We swap beads including a focal and a clasp and design a piece or 2.  Visit Lori’s blog to learn more about the Bead Soup Blog Party, and you can even buy the Bead Soup Book.

Each bead soup is in adventure in putting together a bead soup that you hope your partner will like and receiving a soup that will challenge your creativity.

My partner is Kris Lanae Binsfeld, of Cherished Designs. Kris works with steel wire and primarily vintage components. Kris has a jewelry lines with Creative Co-op and Demdaco/Silvestri.

I loved reading about Kris and seeing her work, I have worked with steel wire, but never with many vintage components, so I loved the idea of creating with new materials

Kris sent me one of her fabulous wire worked pendants, love it as well as an  assortment of vintage beads. I even bought some vintage beads to use in my design. Kris  also sent me the great labeled  picture too!

BSBP7-Kris Lanae Binsfeld


Kris sent me such a great soup it was easy to work up my designs, thanks Kris!!!

I was worried about keeping the scale right, so I just started creating links with a simple loops on one end so I could re-arrange as necessary.

I thought I would create layers of handmade chain, with some wire crochet in the layers, but as I draped  the piece as I made it, it  looked best finished with a double strand  of black suede.

I plan on tying it in the back so I can adjust the length, but will probably add a bit of chain with the  lobster claw once I decide the length I like.

I knew I wanted to use the clasp as a pendant.  I kept it simple, with some ruby dangles and put it on a ball chain, I bet it will become a go to favorite.

I very happy with my results. I can honestly say it was very fun working with the vintage soup. I can not wait to see what Kris created.  Thank you so much Lori and Kris.


Ayn BSBP 7





Go see what everyone else created, the list is below.


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
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
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



  1. LOVE! And envious! I love her pendants and I love what you did with it! WELL done!

  2. Fantastic work! Love the modern vintage feel of your pieces.

  3. Beautiful necklace! The focal is so pretty!

  4. Sandi,

    It was so much fun to be your soup partner! The soup you sent me was amazing, thank you for such a joyful package!

    I could not wait to see the reveal and you did such a great job! I love your wire work!

    I love how you used a trio of the rhinestones within your wire work. It always amazes me how artists can view elements in unique ways and I love how you used the clasp for the focal in your second necklace.

    I truly enjoyed working with you and thoroughly enjoyed working with your amazing art glass!

    🙂 thank you! Kris

  5. Love how you allowed the focal to take center stage. Steel, sparkle and suede ~ perfect combination!

  6. Outspending job !
    This is a Gorgeous eye catching creation .
    Love it !
    m.e. 🙂

  7. Wonderful job, Sandi! love the pendant! You displayed it perfectly!

  8. You made a couple of beautiful pieces there! I do love her work, and that pendant is stunning. I like that you kept the necklace simple, so it could shine. And the use of the clasp as a necklace, with those sweet dangles, is perfect.

  9. Great job! Gorgeous designs!

  10. your wirework!

  11. Such a different necklace, I love the look of it!!!

  12. Wonderful necklace you created with Kris’ pendant. Love the presentation with the clear crystals you used on your chain. A real beauty!!

  13. ~ooohhh…i am over the moon right now…i adore everything about this piece here you created…the dark wiring and contrast of crystals and beads…beautiful and charming…much love light and blessings~

  14. WOW, I with I could do wirework! BEAUTIFUL creation!! ~KM

  15. Love it. Rustically vintage with a bit of bling.

  16. Love what you did with those beautiful vintage pieces! Lovely work!

  17. It would have been so easy to overdo the focal, but you put all the pieces together just perfectly. Fun and sassy with just the right vintage look. What a great use of the Soup!

  18. Love all your fun beads to start with & your wirework design for the focal is amazing….well done!!!

  19. Dear me WOW. I LOVE the focal !

  20. Very cool – love the mixture of rhinestones and dark, matte finish wire!

  21. I’m on the 3rd reveal, I’m partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP
    I love the rhinestone combined with dark metal 🙂
    ciao dall’ Italia

  22. Great piece!

  23. Wow, what artful creations!

  24. What a lovely combination. Great focal! Very beautyful.

  25. Beautiful necklace! I really like the look of the elegant rhinestones combined with the rustic, dark metal.

  26. Very nice job and like your wire wrapping – so creative.

  27. I appreciate how you kept the mono-color. It allows the focal to do its job. It shows restraint and editing. Two skills I need to explore. Very nice job.

  28. Love, love, love the black and sparkle necklace. It’s so versatile.

  29. Steel wire and bling! I love how the BSBP pushed one out of their zone. I like what you did Sandi! Totally works. And I agree – the suede balances out the bling…

  30. Oh my goodness – these are gorgeous. The first one w/all the steel is so beautiful. Vintage pieces always stump me, but you have done such a lovely job – wonderful!!

  31. Attractive necklace! I hope to learn wirework and make pendants like yours someday!

  32. Absolutely gorgeous pieces!

  33. That focal is the coolest! Very nice design.

  34. beautiful work well done!

  35. Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry says:

    These are really neat, great Bead Soup!

  36. A great soup and a greatly lovable work by you!

  37. i LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with your piece. more please!!!

  38. Talk about a very talented jewelry artist-you are it! I think I love everything about it. The funkiness of it is the most intriguing aspect of the necklace. Thank you for sharing your immense talents with us!

  39. Leanne Loftus says:

    Love what you made – beautiful!

  40. I love vintage! And I love the necklace you came up with!

  41. Beautiful necklace – like it.

  42. Beautiful design, lovely colors!Congrats!

  43. Wonderful work!

  44. Beautiful necklace, great focal, great colours 🙂

  45. Love what you did with your soup.. I always love your work, but this is just gorgeous.

  46. Very cool!

  47. Simple, yet elegant! I can see the necklace working with jeans and a t-shirt, and with a little black dress for a candle lit dinner.

  48. Love what you created with the soup. Really like the focal

  49. Love what you created with the soup. Really like the focal and how the black wire pops.

  50. Robin Kae Reed says:

    Really pretty! Love the black necklace! It is very well done and it all works! It moves together as opposed to being a black pendant on some black necklace. It looks like it belongs!!! Love it! Have a Blessed day!!

  51. i LOVED that you created the black barb type beads – REALLY inventive!

  52. Sandi, ooooh, I just love seeing what you did with your soup, especially after you showed me the mix beforehand. Your necklace is right up my alley – it is so stunning and I’d wear it in a heartbeat! 🙂

  53. Kiersten says:

    Love this.

  54. What a cool soup! You did such a great job of showcasing her amazing pendant!

  55. I just luuuuuuuv what you made with your soup mix! The unexpected ruby dangle at the back is a fabulous touch! 🙂

  56. Carolyn G says:

    WONDERFUL !! vintage feel with a modern twist

  57. Beautiful work!

  58. Love the design, elegant with an edgy feel to it. I’d wear this in a heartbeat!

  59. Kathy Lindemer says:

    Cool design for a cool focal. Great job!

  60. Wonderfully creative!

  61. I love that pendant and the whole necklace is just gorgeous!

  62. Both your necklaces are really great. But, there’s something so elegant and old-fashioned about the first one that I really love. Excellent work. 🙂

  63. Kim Houston says:

    Your wired focal is just lovely! Great soup!

  64. What a great necklace! The simplicity of the design highlights the amazing focal.

  65. sam waghorn says:

    Beautiful necklace, i love how you have used your soup and allowed the focal to take centre stage.

  66. Patty Johnson says:

    I love the colors in your soup…you did a nice job…lovely piece!