BSBP Bead Hoarders Edition

I have done many Bead Soup Bead Parties and I have to say it’s one of the best things I have ever done. I have connected with so many fantastic creatives over the years thru this wonderful blog hop hosted by Lori Anderson.

This time my partner is Maria Rios, who sent me a beautiful focal and coordinating beads.  I decided I wanted to do a multi strand necklace. I knew one strand would be a piece made with my lucet that I purchased from Cooky Shock. I was practicing with the lucet creating a chain, but had no idea what I would use it for…well the color and texture were perfect for the pendant that Maria sent me. Next I decided I wanted to add some leather or silk and a hand knotted cord with the beads.  I am really pleased with the way it came out.  My three cords did not line up the way I wanted so I have knotted the ends together and will add a length of chain with  simple toggle or lobster clasp.


I can’t wait to see what everyone else created. Please check out the list of the participants at Lori Anderson’s blog and check out the BSBP pinterest board.

To see what everyone else created click HERE, enjoy!


  1. Elisabeth Matouschek says:

    Perfect match – very nice! I like the different cords and strands to go with the pendant!

  2. Sally Russick says:

    OMG! Sandi, I love the colorway, the muted blue of the lucet chain makes that pendant really POP!!! Beautifully done!!!
    As soon as I saw the lucet chain I cracked a smile thinking of what Elisabeth said, “So, what do we do with the lucet chain, mine is pretty long.” HAHAHA!!!!

  3. Beautiful! That looks like a necklace that would go great with just about anything you wear it with.

  4. Sandi, that’s gorgeous! I love the multi strands, and the colors. The lucet chain is so cool! I may be clicking over to look at them soon. 🙂

  5. How interesting. I had no idea what a lucet is. Your use of three strands and the different textures was the perfect complement to that focal!

  6. I love that focal and what you’ve done with it. The different strands you’ve added are perfect!

  7. Lovely work! You’ve done a wonderful job with your soup – thanks for sharing with us! Like everyone else, I think you really made a smart choice with that handbraided chain.

  8. Susan McClelland says:

    Your necklace showcases the focal bead perfectly. Love the colours.

  9. The three cord combination sets off your bead/pendant beautifully! I had never heard of a lucet before. Glad to have you introduce me. I just love the way the colors and textures of your necklace work together.

  10. So creative, and so pretty. I”ve never heard of a lucet, either, sounds like something new for me to explore! This is going to be fabulous when it’s complete.

  11. Beautiful piece! I really love the three strand combo. They complement eachother really well!

  12. Now I want a lucet! Your piece is gorgeous and I learned about something new!

  13. Janeen Burlingame says:

    Love that you did multiple strands for the necklace. I’ve never heard of a lucet before. Will have to look that up. Love the colors too.
    Janeen Burlingame

  14. Perfect – those strands complement that gorgeous focal pendant brilliantly. Love this design!

  15. I see the lucet for the first time.Interesting idea and interesting necklace!

  16. Carrie Stalcup says:

    Oh, how cool!! I’ve never used a lucet, but I’ve seen them used and always thought it was the neatest thing 😀 I absolutely love this necklace!

  17. Terri Del Signore says:

    Oh my!! I love what you did with this necklace!!

  18. Hi Sandi, Your necklace is wonderful. I have not heard of a lucet before but it sound interesting. The focal is large so I think the three strands are well balanced to it’s size. Having each strand different adds lots of texture. I really like the colors that you chose to use. Great job using your swap beads.

  19. lorelei eurto says:

    Love using my Lucet…. so fun with yarn.
    Lovely necklace Sandi!

  20. The Cat shaped Lucet is so interesting. You know you could use a brass end cap to finish your necklace and paint little flowers on it to match the pendant

  21. CJ Bauschka says:

    Your design is lovely, I really like the textures of the three different strands. I have no idea what a lucet is, but that dose spark an interest.

  22. you did justice to the focal you were sent, such a beautiful necklace!!

  23. Beautiful! The glass beads mimic the flower in the focal nicely!

  24. The colors of the 3 cords are perfect for that pendant. Well Done!

  25. That’s cool — and I’m really interested in that tool! Sandi, I’m so glad to have met you in person and to have you at my parties. It means the world to me. Thank you!

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