6TH BEAD SOUP: My Dramatic Reveal


Windbent (aka Lennis), The Husband, Sadie the Cat


Windbent decided to join blog hops in order to help her stay current with her blog and challenge her to learn new skills and hopefully make new crafty friends.  She heard of a bead exchange called the Bead Soup Blog Party organized by Lori Anderson, where one person trades beads with another person, creates fun jewelry or art, and blogs about it. Each person must use the focal and clasp they are sent, all other beads are optional, and each person can feel free to add items from their stash to mix it up. For a refresher on what Windbent was sent, go here. For a refresher on what Windbent sent Linda Florian from Lily’s of the Valley Jewelry & Creative Creations, go here. Let the beading begin.


Windbent: I’ve gotten into making rings lately with this big stash of vintage buttons I have. I’ll make a ring…in fact, I like this ring idea so much, I’ll make three. This is awesome. I got this in the bag.

Which one should I keep for me?


Sadie the Cat: I think I’ll bat this little piece of metal off the table and onto the floor. Shiny.

Windbent: Where is the other bead cap I wanted to use for the earrings? I need sari ribbon. Oh look, a broken belt and some scrap metal. What do I do with this? I need more time! I hate silver (why did I use silver?) Is it too late to wrap all the silver in bronze wire? I hate tuna. People are going to hate it. Wow, when did I get old? My younger self would have totally loved this! Rock-n-Roll man.

You’re married to a Brit. For goodness sake, Keep Calm and Carry On!

The Husband: That’s fantastic. It looks Goth. You should make a whole line like that. That will sell.

Windbent: Are you sure?

With Red and Black, it’s go Big or go Home. Right?


Windbent: Maybe I’ll tone down my next few pieces…

For the “less is more” type.

Got half a leaf clasp that doesn’t go with the Goth “dark angel” look you’re going for? Make a key chain!


Windbent: I’d still like to make a bracelet and I have my “cheesecake” pin-up girls ready, so I’ll go order a wider silver cuff base. No reason to give up on the color scheme just because I’ve eaten all my soup!

Betcha can’t eat just one.


Thank you for being in the audience. Please go check out the other artists!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs
Amy Schmidt, Amy’s Treasure
Amy Severino, Amy Beads
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
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners
Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna’s Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
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
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
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
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
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 Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei’s Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M’s Place
 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy and Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pam Farren, re-maker
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
Valerie Norton, Hot Art
Join us in blog hopping on August 25th for the final reveal!

About windbent

I try to reclaim, reuse and re-love items from our past and make them modern again. I see my jewelry as a fusion of old and new, cross cultural, and spanning time periods. Because I use vintage items within my jewelry, there may be age related signs of love that make them special. Each piece will be unique or made in small batches that are similar, but still different. If I find an item I love and it doesn't want to become jewelry, I give it a new home in another art format.
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59 Responses to 6TH BEAD SOUP: My Dramatic Reveal

  1. Francy says:

    cool designs. Keep the center ring!

  2. Linda says:

    ohhhhh I love the rings … soooooo cool … I love the one at this end —–>
    Everything came out soooo cool !!

  3. beeetreebyme says:

    Very cool designs
    Real eye catchers
    nice work!!!
    Delicious soup!
    m.e. 🙂

  4. Ginger B. says:

    Wow, lots of great pieces. Your bombshells look like they will turn into a fun piece.

  5. Dorota says:

    Dramatical story!!!! Fantastic and inventive designs! Conratulations!

  6. Tanya says:

    The most different piece I have seen in a while.Love and hugs Tanya

  7. Beth says:

    Wow – all your pieces are awesome. Those rings are amazing – and I really like the second one – sort of like an eye looking at you :). I seriously am in love with the “Goth” necklace – such a big and bold statement piece – awesome! I can’t wait to see what you do with the “pin-up” girls!!!

  8. Amy says:

    wooooow,I love your creations.The necklace is totally amazing !

  9. coffeeaddict says:

    love your quirky narrative and yummy soup

  10. Dana fowler says:

    Very nice. Candy for the eyes.

  11. sandra says:

    love all your designs, great work!

  12. tania spivey says:

    Love, love, love the frozen charlotte necklace!!!

  13. Very cute and clever! you’re hilarious!

  14. PS, can you send me the direct link to your BSBP post so I can put it on the blog? I can’t get it via WordPress for some reason!

  15. Wow!!!!! Those are some serious pieces 🙂

  16. dot lewallen says:

    Act 2 is amazing. I just love the pendent & how constructed it all together. I would love to wear something that amazing.

  17. Oh heck, you had me cracking up! I love the way you wrote your post, and you are a very creative soul. I’m one of the ‘something for everyone’ pieces, but I love your design of the big piece. Thanks for the smiles!

  18. Barb Fernald says:

    Seriously cool! I love all of the rings. Yup, act 2. In the weeds. Don’t I know that feeling! You really pulled this together in a unique way!

  19. Lola says:

    I say keep all three rings … they’ll all look great with that necklace! Loved your narrative too … I think you did a great job with your bead soup!

  20. Dhea says:

    Wow!!! You did a great job! I’d love to see the soup picture showing what you were sent. Do you still have that? Did I miss it?

  21. Ewa says:

    Very spectacular works!Are fantastic pieces !Congrats!

  22. I LOVE your necklace! Love how you hadncrafted and totally change the focal. Very unique and beautiful! Wonderful job!

  23. Anke says:

    very original and clever!!! Like what you did with your bead soup…;-))

  24. Ema says:

    Wonderful blog! Fun to read. I love all your pieces.

  25. CraftyHope says:

    What a really cute way you laid this post out. Super funny! As far as the pieces you made, they are all great, but that ‘goth’ necklace is my favorite. Very well done!!

  26. Andrea Trank says:

    I am loving your blog as much as I love your designs. Such a clever person.

  27. apolymerpenchant says:

    That was such a fun read, and pretty pictures to boot! Lovely! Great work

  28. Iveth Caruso says:

    The rings are a brilliant idea, you did a great job:)

  29. Jenny says:

    Really cool designs!

  30. lilyweeds says:

    oh my how totally cool. loved this post. you rock! beautiful work! ~diana

  31. Sonya Stille says:

    Great designs. I love red and black!

  32. Elisabeth says:

    I love that bold necklace – so rockin’!!!

  33. Adlinah says:

    I enjoyed reading your post so much. And what you did with your bead soup? Wow! That Goth necklace is amazing – and yes, I agree with Brit Husband, it would totally sell. But being the ‘less is more’ type, I love that you made something just for me and my people. That zipper pull would be perfect for one of my many bags 🙂

  34. Tammie says:

    Funny commentary and cool statement pieces, keep calm & carry on! 😀

  35. fulgorine says:

    I think the red, black and silver colour scheme is great. I especially love the rings.

  36. I really enjoyed your charming “production” and the jewelry is fantastic. Great job!

  37. Hi Lennis,
    Great pieces! I like the bold piece, but I am more the small and simple type of person so I really like the simple necklace the most.

  38. Love your blog and your designs are WOW !

  39. Kim says:

    I loved your post, it made me laugh. I really loved your designs, they made me go oooohhhhh 🙂

  40. What a cute post! I just love the necklace!

  41. Karen says:

    Love that necklace – so original! Great colours 🙂

  42. Melissa Muir says:

    What a great presentation. Love the stories that you tell and how you bring everything together. You have done a beautiful job.

    Melissa Muir

  43. pearlyqueenbee says:

    Definitely different designs and I love those rings well done!

  44. Go Big! Your necklace rocks. 🙂 Yummy soup.

  45. Heather Otto says:

    LOVE these! Very retro/goth/steampunk-ish!

  46. Your post was hilarious. Your pieces turned out so well. Love the colors and you designs are wonderful.

  47. Great creations!!! I love how you did your post like a play too!!

  48. mtrudinger says:

    Great story and great creations from your soup!

  49. Kathy Lindemer says:

    I love the bracelet and earrings the best! Wonderful creations.

  50. I think you used all your soup really creatively. That unusual focal would have stumped me for sure and I think you nailed the style perfectly. Definitely keep a ring, they are all cute.

  51. Shelly Joyce says:

    i love all of your pieces!

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