11 August 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party - coffe&milk

Welcome to the second Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal! I'm so glad you are here and I hope that you'll like what made. Last time I created big necklace, but this time the idea was to do some different things. Of course I didn't use everything, there's still a big golden flower waiting for me to use him, but I tried to do my best with the rest of ingredients (so Ana don't be angry).
I want to say "thank you" to Lori for opportunity of participating in this incredbile fun and Ana for beads'n challenge :)

I made these earrings in my special technique: cernit soutache (it's polymer clay styled to soutache). I took smoky quartz from Ana and added bronzite and piryte. I wasn't sure of them, until finished hung on the ear. They looked really nice! I wonder what You think about them.

From the beginning I knew that this tiger eye focal must be big romantic pendant. The only problem was to make a perfect gold polymer clay. I was mixing it for hours...but I finally did it. I must buy thick strap in a matching colour. I was wondering...maybe this one?

And now horror begins...I wanted to use gold tubes, but they were too narrow inside and I couldn't find
right string. I think this is the worst piece of my bead soup, but maybe someone will like it.

Striped black&gold bracelet is funny, because it looks good on the wrist and my family says it's quite pretty, but I am so furious! I just can't be friend with needle and thread. We don't like each other :))
Oh, and I used here 24K golden clasp, golden seed beads and black string from Ana and...black seed beads from Adrienn (last BSBP partner).

Little bit kitsch, but sunny earrings. I used gold beads casps from Ana, silver elements, crystal and jadeite from my own storage. They look beautiful when ray of light falls on them. Believe me!

Cowboy earrings with glass beads from Ana, silver elements and garnet on the top. They were first thing I made for this reveal. I was surprised when my mother asked me: "Could I wear sometimes these earrings?". So not satisfied with myself I came to conclusion: "They aren't her style, but she likes them. Hm...there must be something cool in them!". That was the moment when I like the earrings :)

My bead soup is over. Thank you for reading this and (I hope) for comments. You can see me - Cytherea Bijoux - not anonymous from this moment. Once again thanks and see you in the next Bead Soup Blog Party :)

to remind you all - these are ingredients I got from Ana

It was just my soup, you must see what other bloggers made!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux <= you are here!
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 
Ana Krepel, Cat's Pajamas, Dog's Tuxedos (see my partner)

Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barb Fernald, Barbara S. Fernald Jewelry 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners

Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 

 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Davis, Natural Treasures by Deb
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead

Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio

Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads

Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Krafty Max, Krafty Max Originals
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae

Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures

Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Marcia Dunne, The Alternative Foundry
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place

 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Melissa Muir, Kelsi's Closet Jewelbox
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs

Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle

Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads

Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 

Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art


  1. I love the earrings and bezel of the pendant that you made using polymer clay. They are simply elegant. Beautiful.

  2. I love your designs with your bead soup! Absolutely adore the gorgeous earrings pictured first as well as all of your beautiful designs! Fun hopping a little early from a fellow hopper! Have fun!
    Kris :-)

  3. Wow beautiful.Thank you ,Love and hugs Tanya

  4. That clay earring is fantastic.My favorite so far.
    The rest of your bead soup is great also,but that earring !! I am in love with it.

  5. How creative!!! I love the earrings, but the grouping of simple/trendy bracelets really catch my eye! And you are such a cutie!

  6. Great design ideas

  7. All your creations are beautiful but I especially love your soutache earrings. I would love to try soutache some day!

  8. Love the first earrings! Gorgeous!!!

  9. I love, love, LOVE those earrings you created. Seriously, they are so different! I can't say I've seen anything like them :)

    I just keep looking at them because I love them so much. LOL

    I'm in awe of the way you use polymer clay; very creative and skillful!

    I think you did a beautiful job on all your pieces :)

    Happy Hopping!

  10. urocza biżuteria ^^

  11. Love how the earrings turned out using the clay. They are really beautiful.

  12. gorgeous soup Agata! And you said you've never worked with gold and bronze elements :-)

  13. You sure fooled me with the clay faux soutache earrings. Amazing work

  14. I really like your use of polymer clay in the first earrings. Nice design.

  15. Great poly clay work I truly thought you had done soutache with leather cord. Beautiful.

  16. Those earrings are gorgeous! I've not heard of this polymer clay technique but it's fantastic. Your earrings look like something I'd find in ancient buried treasure. Well done on your other pieces - you did a great job with the soup you got.

  17. Fantastic and unusual idea-polimer clay soutache!!!!Earrings are the best!!!
    Regards' Dorota

  18. Your first earrings are such a wonderful, strong design.
    Definately a winner..and could be quite a good seller in my opinion. Beautiful! I think you had quite a challenging soup.

  19. Lovely work! The detail in your clay work is fabulous :) And I'm with your mom, those last earrings aren't my style, but I would totally love to wear them too. They just call out and beg to be worn :)

  20. The sutache earrings and framed pendant are beautiful!

  21. Your cernit soutache earrings are amazing! Great designs!

  22. WOw - you really made the most of your soup! Those soutache earrings are pretty spectacular. I haven't been a huge fan of that method, but your earrings may have turned me around!!!!

  23. Lovely designs!
    Extraordinary use of polymer clay !
    That first pair of earrings is Fabulous!!!
    Delicious Soup !
    m.e. :)

  24. wow.. so sophisticated and bohemian all at the same time. beautiful pieces... great job!

  25. Great earrings. The first pair is awesome. Love the technique you used.

  26. All of your pieces are great! Your soutache style polymer clay work is really stunning! I love it!

  27. Wow - I cannot believe those first pair of earrings - amazing! The bezel you created on the focal is awesome! Love the rest and it is awesome that your mom loved the "Cowboy" earrings!

  28. those first earrings are so amazing!! Gorgeous blog too, great photos!

  29. Soutache! YAY! I haven't been brave enough to try it yet - the earrings are beautiful. Thanks for giving me the nudge to try something of my own. Great soup! YUMMY!

  30. Oh, faux soutache in polymer clay!!! Great! No need to say I like most just those earrings ...

  31. I'm a huge fan of your polymer clay soutache - brilliant!

  32. I love those cowboy earrings! Your mother is right! Can I wear those sometime??

  33. Love the earrings! Annita

  34. Those earrings with the polymer clay soutache! AMAZING!! Everything is great, but I want to keep looking and looking at the earrings!

  35. I think both pairs of earrings are beautiful and your use of the tiny tubes was just perfect. The tigers eye pendant looks great in your clay bezel, very nice job. You model your jewelry well with that perfect skin too!

  36. Your polymer soutache is wonderful.I also liked your polymer bezel on the pendant. I have never seen either of your techniques with clay before. Great job.

  37. I work in Polymer clay too and your Tigers eye pendant is beautifully done and the earrings really suite you and are so elegant, you have made some lovely things with your soup!

  38. I love that first pair of earrings -- gorgeous! Also, I think you and that needle and thread get along better than you think ... that beaded bracelet is really pretty!

  39. I love the first earrings, I love this technique!
    ciao dall'Italia

  40. Quite a lovely mix of earrings! You should listen to your mother....they are beautiful!!! Great job :) and those first earrings....so awesome!

  41. Love what you created with your soup mix and your first earrings are so lovely! I really like the technique you used to make them.

  42. How beautiful and creative. I love the earrings. It is all very inspiring.

  43. I love all your pieces - but that first set of earrings are just drop dead gorgeous! Wow!

  44. I am absolutely in love with your earrings!! Looking through your blog too, you're a very talented and original polymer clay artist! Good job!


  46. I love those earrings! And, from reading your comments it is unanimous. GReat job!

  47. Oh my! LOVE the earrings with the polymer bezel. I want a pair! Gorgeous! And I think the black and gold bracelet has a nice rustic feel to it.

  48. Love the earrings. I will wear them anyday.

  49. Beautiful earrings, love the polymer work!

  50. I love the polymer soutache earrings! You did a lovely job!

  51. Those earrings are FABULOUS and so very inspired. They are definitely the star of the show here. All of your other pieces came out quite well, but I'm smitten with your talent and technique. Wonderful job!

  52. Lovely work, the earrings are amazing!

  53. Great job. Very unique and bohemian.

  54. I think you did a great job! I really love those unique earrings!

  55. Oh I so enjoyed your Bead Soup reveal....one gorgeous piece after another. I love the subtle colors and the fantastic photography. Most of all, I'm crazy about those first pair of earrings. They are so stunning and look so great when worn!

  56. My favorite pic of all is of you modeling your earrings! Those are also my favorite earrings! Lovely work all the way around!

  57. I love the soutache earrings, great job on all your pieces!

  58. Very pretty earrings. Love the soutache.

  59. I love the work you do with polymer clay! Lovely job with your bead soup. :)

  60. simply beautiful. i loved everything. ~diana

  61. Love the smoky quartz earrings, they are very beautiful. Great technique. Love what you have done with the Tiger Eye too... beautiful.

  62. ADORE the polymer soutache (and you have the BEST skin, on a totally unrelated note -- I hate my freckles!) -- you did a marvelous job!

  63. Those first earrings are incredible! I have never seen anything like them. And I agree with your mother. I would so wear those cowboy earrings.

  64. Your ceramic earrings are amazing as are the rest of your pieces.

  65. earrings, bracelets, necklace all very cool!

  66. Beautiful pieces...I love what you are doing with the polymer...I have never seen anything like it!

  67. Love the earrings for sure! They're beautiful on you too. I liked the variety of style with your work.

  68. Very, Very Beautiful !

  69. Your polymer clay bezels are fantastic! Truly unique and very classy.

  70. Those earrings are crazy beautiful, and very elegant! I've pinned them on my Bead Soup board.

  71. Very nice designs! I love the soutache earrings! Amazing. :)

  72. Wow! I love the first pair of earrings.....beautiful. You did a great job with everything!

  73. I love what you made. I think the black and gold bracelet turned out beautifully and I just love the polymer clay soutache earrings. They are gorgeous. And the gold bezel came out perfect.

  74. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the first set of earrings. Now I really want to start playing with clay. And the tiger's eye bezel Wonderful!

  75. Wow, those polymer clay "soutache" earrings are just amazing! And I love the other earrings and your bracelets/pendant too.

  76. I love ALL your pieces even if you don't. Bravo on the earrings, they're sublime. I'm a polymer clay artist so I appreciate work like this.

  77. WOW!!! ALL of your creations are just amazing, but I love the earrings! I thought they were molded leather at first! GREAT JOB!!!

  78. wow, incredible work with the polymer clay...so natural and beautiful. your designs are wonderful!

  79. I love all of your offerings!! Your polymer clay earrings are fabulous and I really like the bracelet and how you tied everything together.

  80. Love all of your pieces!! What a showcase of your talents!!

  81. Love your work! You did an awesome job with your bead soup...lovely creations!

  82. Beautiful work on all of them....I love the soutache technique on the earrings.

  83. love love love the soutache earrings!! great work.

  84. I am totally in awe of your clay soutache earrings! I love them!!!
    And then to see the clay you used on the focal was just a joy! You really made some beautiful pieces!!

  85. I love your version of soutache with the cernit - beautiful! The other pieces are fun as well, but the first earrings made me stop and stare.

  86. I appreciate how hard those earrings are to make cleanly - so Bravo!!

  87. Hi Agata,
    Beautiful pieces. I love the polymer Soutache earrings very unique.

  88. Wow! Your polymer clay technique for the earrings is very beautiful - they are perfect! Really nice, all of it and yes - I do like the black and gold bracelet!!

  89. a ja sobie po polsku napiszę. Widziałam te kolczyki na FB i powiem szczerze że tym razem się nabrałam, myślałam że to sutasz...Widzę też że w naszyjniku, wisiorze jest szczypta wire wrappingu :))Bardzo podoba mi się też ta pierwsza bransoleta.

  90. Your first earrings are so elegant and lovely. I adore your design, very unique. What you did with the focal using polymer clay is stunning.

  91. Everything you made is fantastic, but I have to say that first earring pair is stunning!!!! I've never seen anything like this!

  92. I like everything, its all very lovely and cool, but I also must say the first pair of earrings in your polymer clay technique are very cool...

  93. Beautiful work!
    Your Smokey Quartz earrings are inspired. They really are quite brilliant!

  94. I LOVE soutache n ur interpretation s so cool! I'm actually organising a mass bead soup where all the crafters get the same set of beads :) i think it ll be really cool too see what 10s or even 100s of people make with the same beads! planning to send out the beads 2 aug with designs revealed end aug. Would be cool if u d like to take part (details on https://hapinesswherever.wordpress.com/bead-soup/) :)


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