10 de maio de 2014

8th Bead Soup Blog Party

Hi! Welcome to the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party. My name is Ana Cravidao and here in the blogosphere I am called ACBeads. In the English language, the name can be misleading because I don't make my own beads, I just love playing with them. I've been creating jewellery for about five years but my blog is only one year old. I am the sole participant from Portugal.

My partner Siobhán Keogh is from Ireland and this is the delicious soup I have received from her. 

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My plan was making a necklace with the turquoise focal bead and the clock toggle clasp should be used in a bracelet as it's too beautiful to be hidden in a necklace, and that's what I did.


Besides the turquoise focal I've used some dark green and teal glass beads, gold brown glass beads, miracle beads, copper beads, and copper coloured and orange aluminium jump rings. All is connected with copper wire that I've hammered - first time using the hammer.


A three-strand bracelet featuring the beautiful clock toggle clasp from Siobhán. The first strand is a chain made of aluminium jump rings. In the second strand, I've strung turquoise coloured beads from my partner and in the third strand I've put a mix of beads matching the necklace.

I've made two beautiful pieces, in my opinion, that couldn't be possible if I hadn't received a gorgeous and coordinating bead soup. Thank you, Siobhán, dear friend and a big thank you to Lori Anderson for arranging this bead swap and blog hop for the 8th time.

Here is the complete list for the blog hop:

Lori Anderson, Hostess

Tina Bosh                        
Kristina Hahn Eleniak       
Kari Asbury                     
Kris Binsfield                   
Cheryl Gangle                  
Amber Dawn                   
Michelle Wigginton           
Kayla Potega                    
Becky Pancake                 

Debbie Rogers                   
Jenny Kyrlach                   
Genea Crivello-Knable       
Deborah Read                   
Julianna Cannon                
Lisa Liddy                        
Debbie Rasmussen            
Iveth Caruso                     
Rana Wilson                     
Corrie Williams                 

Linda Anderson                
Miranda Ackerley             
Andra Weber                   
Loretta Carstensen            
Penny Houghton               
Tania Hagen                     
Robin Reed                      
Laurie Vyselaar                 
Rachel Baron                    
Erin Guest                         

Emma Todd                                  
Kelly Schermerhorn                  
Dana Hickey                                  
Rebecca Ednie                             
Marybeth Rich                             
Sherri Levinton                            
RaMona Woolson                      
Jo-Ann Woolverton                   
Audrey Belanger                        
Candida Castleberry                  

Renetha Stanziano                    
Carolyn Chenault                        
Toltec  Jewels                              
Diana Welte                                  
Jean A. Wells                                
Bev Breisinger                             
Autumn Adams                           
DiYana Alcalde                             
Patty Gasparino                          
Karen Mitchell                             

Regina Santerre                          
Dhea Powers                               
Jayne Capps                                 
Keri Lee Sereika                          
Melissa Trudinger                      
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca                    
Jeanne Steck                                
Carolyn Lawson                           
Kay Thomerson                           

Maybeline Tay                             
Jackie Locantore                         
D'Arsie Manzella                         
Jacqueline Marchant                
Lori Bergmann                             
Beccy Peterson                           
Katie Nielson-Nunez                 
Heidi Kingman                             
Andrea Glick                                 
Rose Johnson                              

Nicole Demore                            
Marti Conrad                                
Marianna Boylan                        
Mitzie Crider                                
Christa Murphy                           
Alisa Siceloff                                 
Maria Rios                                     
Tracy Martin                                 
Nan Emmett                                 

Ali McCarthy                                 
Jennifer LaVite                            
Dolores Raml                                
Valerie Kravette                         
Bobbie Rafferty                          
Kathleen Breeding                     
Kristi Brokaw                                
Lisa Suver                                      
Natalie Moten                             
Jami Shipp                                     

Diana Shiraishi                             
Heather Otto                               
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp          
Lisa Knappenberger                  
Charlene Jacka                            
Patty Miller                                   
Sandi James                                  
Marianne Hurley                        
Cris Peacock                                 
Andrea Rivers                              

Gloria Allen                                   
Kandice Seeber                           
Janine Lucas                                 
Sandy Richardson                       
Hajer Waheed                             
Cynthia Abner                             
Peggy Johnson                            
Tina Holder                                   
Julie Bowen                                  
Heather Richter                          

Sarah Strover                               
Kimberly Idalski                           
Sandi Volpe                                  
Tandra Boyer                               
Klaudete Koon                            
Michaela Pabeschitz                 
Mea-B. Uebler                            
Mandi Effron                                
Evelyn Shelby                              
Shai Williams                                

Natalie Davidson                        
Evelyn Duberry                           
Cindy Pack                                     
Eszter Czibulyas                          
Sylvia Lupberger                         
Divya N                                           
JJ Jacobs                                         
Blanca Medina                             
Ginger Davis Allman                  
Chris Eisenberg                           

Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic       
Jodie Marshall                             
Margareta Saari                          
Menka Gupta                              
Dian Hierschel                              
Kashmira Patel                            
Christina Miles                             
Inge von Roos                              
Sam Siegel                                     
Gina Hockett                                

Linda Newnham                         
Enikö Fabian                                 
Dorota Żerańska                         
Shalini Austin                               
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens          
Silke Groeber                               
Birgit Klughardt                           
Rebecca Anderson                    
Niky Sayers                                   
Stefanie Teufel                           

Rosantia Petkova                       
Alenka Obid                                  
Jacqueline Keller                        
Sam Waghorn                              
Jackie Ryan                                   
Kumi Fisher                                   
Joan Williams                               
Stephanie Weiss                         
Elsbeth Fuchs                               
Johanna Nash                                        http://

Natascha Marty                          
Sarah Goode                                
Agata Grygiel                               
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller        
Rebecca Sirevaag                       
Magdalena Sikora                      
Ana Krepel                                    
Saskia Letta                                   
Beth Emery                                   
Lizzie Clarke                                  

Evie and Beth McCord              
Marcia Dunne                              
Agi Kiss                                           
Esterina Jagiella                           
Judith Johnston                          
Jenny Vidberg                             
Klaudia Toth                                 
Merja Sundström                       
Colleen Vinthagen                     
Leah Curtis                                    

Giorgia Rossini                             
Sandra Wollberg                         ‎
Annica Larsson                            
Johana Nunez                              
Krafty Max                                    
Lori Schneider                              
Mary Govaars                              
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi  
Maddison Langford                   
Ginger Bishop                              

Birgitta Lejonklou                       
Lesley Watt                                   
Doris Stumpf                                
Marjolein Trewavas                  
Silvia Sernicola                             
Roxanne Blanc                             
Wendy Chamberlain                 
Siobhán Keogh                            
Claire Fabian                                 
Katrin Fenzke                               

Eva Wills                                         
Kathy Lindemer                          
Bridget Torres                              
Marina Passarella                       
Christina Hickman                      
Tammie Everly                             
Ana Cravidao                                
Keren Panthaki                           
Jennifer VaBenschoten           

Solange Collin                              
Marina Kosović                            
Michelle Tucker                          
Sue Rennie                                   
Claire Lockwood                         
Barb Solem                                   
Caroline Dewison                       
Noemi Baena Roman                
Nancy Dale                                    
Marsela Schroth                         

Amy Severino                              
Vonna Maslanka                         
Andra Marasteanu                    
Cherrie Warzocha                      
Amanda Wacasey                      
Marcy Lamberson                      
Lisa Johnson                                 
Gail Vanderster-Zwang            
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                 
Asri Wahyuningsih                     

Laurie Ament                               
Lilik Kristiani                                  
Stephanie Haussler                   
Deb Fortin                                     
Kelly Hosford Patterson          
Katy Heider                                   
Christine Stonefield                  
Dagmar Liebisch                          
Sandra McGriff                            

Sheila Daniels                               
Rossana De Gaspari                   
Cory Tompkins                            
Sonya Stille                                   
Judy Riggs                                      
Lora Bright                                     
Tina Noonan                                 
Shawn Price                                  
April Grinaway                             
Cheryl Roe                                    

Pam Hurst                                     
Shirley Moore                              
Emmanuelle Roué                     
Tammy Adams                            
Kristin Oppold                              
Catie Doman                                
Sheila Prosterman                     
Cheryl Foiles                                 
Stephanie Perry                          
Barbara Fernald                          

Debi Dufrene                               
Kathy Stemke                              
Anne Betenson                           
Chris Haussler                              
Catherine King                             
Andria Poole                                
Sherri Stokey                               
Sharyl King                                    
Donna Millard                              
Gayle Dyck                                    

Gen Smith                                     
Deanna Cox                                  
Beti Horvath                                 
Rose Rushbrooke                       
Arlene Dean                                 
Maria Rosa Sharrow                  
Deborah Apodaca                      
Veralynne Malone                     
Stacy Alderson                            
Eva Sherman                                

Cassi Paslick                                  
Cindy Boissonneault                    
Linda Sadler                                  
Louise Glazier                              
Susan McClelland                       
Kathrin Lembke                          
Terry Jeanette Carter                  
Susan Kelly                                    

Kim Paige                                       
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell         
Annita Wilson                              
Tracey Leeder                              
Elizabeth Bunn                            
Allison Fitzpatrick                       
Tania Spivey                                 
Ilenia Ruzza                                   
Lauren Potts                                 
Lynn Jobber                                  

Lee Koopman                              
Carol Wilson                                 
Elizabeth Woodford                  
Deb McKinnis                               
Rochelle Brisson                         
Shari Replogle                              
Janeen Sorensen                       
Kat Barron Miller                        
Elaine Robitaille                                     http:/
Darlene Fortier                            

Leslie Schenkel                            
Kym Hunter                                  
Leslie Wayment                          
Beckie Robison                            
Hannah Trost                               
Kim Hutchinson                           
Liz Engriser                                    
Diah Anggreni                              
Monique Urquhart                    
Kim Williams                                 

Theresa Buchle                           
Susan Bowie                                 
Pam DeBoer                                 
Skylar Bre'z                                   
Janet Loomis                                
Tari Kahrs                                       
Nancy Smith                                 
Erin Grant                                      
Barbara Mason                            
Karin King                                      

Mary K. McGraw                        
Mandi Ainsworth                       
Jasvanti Patel                               
Donna Conklin                             
Karen Jones                                  
Lori Finney                                    
Sheila Davis                                   
Sabine Dittrich                             
Helen Simon                                 

Nicole Valentine Rimmer        
Marge Beebe                               
Michelle McCarthy                    
Chandra Merod                          
Nancy Olliver                                
Alison Sachs                                  
Kay Mallery                                   
Beth Petricoin                              
Marta Grabalowska                   
Clare Etheridge                           

Heather Marston                       
Ann Rishell                                              Http://
Cece Cormier                               
Shannon German                       
Mary Ellen Merrigan                 
Cheryl Brown                               
Mary Hicks                                    
Judy Robinson                             
Danielle Kelley                             
Cate van Alphen                         

Patricia Buchanan                       
Billi R.S. Rothove                         
Laura Blanck                                 
Pam Traub                                     
Fay Wolfenden                           
Kristi Harrison                              
Karen Martinez                           
Sarah Singer                                 
Megan Tillery                               
Dana James                                  

Rachel Stewart                            
Valerie Cook                                 
Debra Gibson                               
Pat Haight                                      
Rachel Stanley                             
Sandra Pendragon                     
Anja Schultz                                  
Sharon Driscoll                             
Lecia Woessner                           
Kitty Durmaj                                 

Donetta Farrington                    
Bonnie Coursolle                        
Laurie Wirth                                  
Lori Callahan                                           www.Dancingwireandbeads/
B.R. Kuhlman                               
Karin Grosset Grange               
Rebekah Payne                           
Lori Bowring Michaud               

Jael Thorp                                      
Patty Woodland                          
Eleanor Burian-Mohr                
Susanna Lehto                             
June Butt                                       
Melissa Muir                                
Laney Mead                                 
Tamera Norris                              
Andrea Trank                               
Catharine Temaluru                  

Marie Covert                                
Valerie Tilghman                         
Jean Baldridge Yates                 
Sierra Barrett                               
Patricia Robitaille                        
Leanne Loftus                              
Sally Russick                                  
Mallory Hoffman                        
Dini Bruinsma                               
Marde Lowe                                 

Hannah Annear                           
Patty Johnson                              
Valerie Norton                            
Ann Sherwood                            
Staci Smith                                    
Jen Purple                                     
Ruth Szapa                                    
CJ Bauschka                                  
Karla Morgan                               
Suz Hamel                                     

Laura Guenther                          
Elisabeth Auld                              
Martha Aleo                                 
Shiraz Biggie                                 
Brendalee Astells                          
Heather d'Entremont                   
Kelly Morgan                                
Lori Blanchard                              

Susan Kennedy                           
Rain Hannah                                 
Janice Warden Bergeron         
Melissa Packer                            
Jana Haverty                                
Cindy Ritchie                                
Marianne Baxter                        
Denise McCabe                           
Sharon Palac                                 
Cathy Buckley                              

Jennifer Van Horn                      
Crystal Rector                              
Susan Walls                                   
Penny Neville                              
Lisa Cone                                       
Heather Davis                              
Michelle Escano                          
Carmen Lau                                  
Janet Borzecki                             
Rhonda Hagerman                     

Katrina Taylor                               
Molly Alexander                         
Nicole Rennell                             
Chris McGilvery                           
Erin Prais-Hintz                            
Dawn Williams                             
Kate Dufour                                  
Robin Lynne Showstack           
Elizabeth Hodges                        
Cynthia Tucker                            

Adlinah Kamsir                            
Stephanie Price                           
Carol Dillman                                
Christine Hansen                        
Andrea Frank                               
Tracy Stillman                               
Denise Petersen                         
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom       
Madonna Liza Cruz-Comia      
Suzann Sladcik Wilson              

Terri Gauthier                              
Alicia Marinache                         
Barbara Bechtel                          
Hannah Rosner                           
Keren von Hoeren                      
Lea Avroch                                    
Maire Dodd                                  

55 comentários:

  1. Ana the pieces are beautiful! Amazing work well done!

  2. Ana, I always enjoy visiting your blog for creative inspiration. I love what you made with your soup...very nice. The toggle is sure a great focal too. Happy hopping!

  3. I love that bracelet :-) What a lovely soup all in all!

  4. Your pieces are lovely, Ana! The copper turquoise combination is so beautiful and you made great use of it!

  5. Lovely pieces Ana. I love the way you combined the beads and I love how you made the clock toggle pop. That is just the cutest thing I've seen!

  6. Lovely pieces :-) Such a great combination of colours. I can see them being worn a lot :-)

  7. Love the orange accent among the turquoise, and I agree with the choice for the toggle, a beautiful result!

  8. Nice work! The bracelet is my favourite.

  9. beautiful! I love the orange and copper jump rings combination in the bracelet

  10. ohhhh, I love the bracelet too! That clock toggle is way to cool to hide! I love how you created the bracelet and combination of colors! Excellent job! Thanks for joining and posting!

  11. What lovely pieces and what a nice soup Siobhan sent you. That clock clasp is really cute.

  12. Gorgeous! The toggle really did need to be shown off and the layered bracelet is lovely!

  13. Delicious!!! I would love those pieces. The color combos are wonderful.

  14. Ana, thank you for the kind comment on my blog! Made me blush. :) I'm in love with the copper and turquoise in your bead soup. And that three strand bracelet is my absolute favorite. Lovely!

  15. What a beautiful set you have made from the soup. I think the colours are so suitable under under the sun of Portugal. Both pieces are so lovely, especially the bracelet is gorgeous.

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I´m your reader now. :)

  16. I love the multistrand bracelet. The chain goes with the beads so beautifully.

  17. I love your choice of complementary beads and findings to the gorgeous soup! The handmade chain is a great piece by itself!

  18. Both of your pieces are lovely! I especially like the three strand bracelet. That clasp is so cute. You received a great soup and did an amazing job with it.

  19. Yummy soup! I love your jewelry. Bravo!

  20. Your pieces are as delicious as the soup! Great job!

  21. Those are perfectly done Ana... I really like the bracelet.. inspiring! And love the pretty color combo both on the necklace and the bracelet.

  22. Two very beautiful pieces, Ana. The colors of beads you added make the turquoise and copper even richer looking. :)

  23. Ana both of your pieces are lovely. You made good use of your soup. The copper pairs really well with the turquoise color. I really like the orange jumpring chain that you made for your bracelet. Kudos to you for using a hammer for the first time. Thank you for following my blog.

  24. I love colourus you connected- turquise and copper-orange! So energizing!

  25. Ana, you've made a beautiful set! The combination of turquoise and copper always rocks!!
    Well done,

  26. Those colors are so pretty. I love that watch toggle it looks really nice on that three strand bracelet...I think that might be my favorite.

  27. Gorgeous set, so so pretty, the clock clasp really did need to be shown off and you captured it perfectly!

  28. Beautiful ♥bracelet, you're ready for Summer!

  29. Lovely designs, I love the combination of green & copper, turquoise & copper, very bold and cheerful mix.

  30. Ana, beautiful turquoise and copper jewelry ensemble! Your design eye is brilliant, as the patterns of your necklace and bracelet strands are flawless. Eloquent, lovely and expressive -- wonderful reveal and creations! Happy Hopping, my friend! ♥ Rita

  31. Both pieces are lovely! The beads you added are perfect with the soup you received. I love the color palette!

  32. What a beautiful set! Love the combination of copper and greens.

  33. Ana - Soo beautiful! The color palette is stunning. And I agree with you on that clock clasp - that bracelet is a treasure!

  34. Beautiful! Love the bracelet, the clock clasp is perfect for it.

  35. Excellent! I love the combination of turquoise and copper.

  36. Ahhh...finally I came by to your reveal post after long blog hopping =D
    You made your own chain? Cool =) I love the bracelet, with your chain on the design, make the bracelet looks more expresive. Weldone Ana...

  37. nice concept of using plain copper with orange rings. You'll get a nice dark - light pattern once the copper oxidizes

  38. I LOVE copper with green - SO SO BEAUTIFUL!

    Linda A.

  39. Beautiful bracelet and necklace. I especially love the bracelet. I'm glad you decided to let that clasp shine!

  40. I really love the bracelet, but it's all great - I'm a sucker for the combination of copper and green.

  41. Very beautiful designs! I love the bracelet so much.

  42. Hi Ana, I just got a response from Michelle at Evie's Tool Emporium. She said that they do ship worldwide. If you contact them they will give you a shipping quote. Hope this helps.

  43. I love the classic pairing of turquoise and copper that Siobhán chose for you, Ana :) Your designs are energizing but still elegant!

  44. Love your two pieces, Ana. they are delicate and elegant......beautiful.Great job with a great soup!

  45. I love turquoise and copper but when I saw the green you put with it, how much it made the colors "pop", I was amazed. It's not a thing I would have thought about. I really like the look. And you are correct, that clasp is way too much fun to be hidden in a necklace.

  46. Beautiful designs. The bracelet you created for the clock clasp is perfect for it. Pairing the chain with the focal for the necklace is gorgeous.

  47. Wowza! Both pieces look great. I especially like the bracelet. Nice and full! Looks like fun to wear.

  48. Absolutely love your bracelet, so vibrant in color.

  49. Both pieces are beautiful! The mix of green, turquoise and copper is stunning!

  50. Gorgeous! Yep I'm still hopping. Don't want to miss a thing!

  51. Love turquoise and copper together anytime and that bracelet is's gorgeous!
    Wonderful soup!!

  52. Oh, your pieces are so, so great!! I love the flow of colors and textures you've created. You rocked this soup!

  53. I love what you received as your bead soup. I love your multi-strand bracelet. Very nice pieces.


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