Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bead Soup Has Arrived

My Bead Soup has arrived! Actually it came Monday but its been a hectic week and I wanted to wait until I had time and proper lighting to photograph the packaging and contents.

My Bead Soup partner, Carol Dillman, put together a gorgeous Bead Soup. Check out the sweet packaging!



Inside were several sterling beads, earwires, clasp, and a sweet starfish charm. She also included a delicate chain and a pile of accent beads. The colors are my favorites; blue and green!



And look at the fabulous lampwork bead she made!



And aren't these wire coils fabulous? I have always wanted to make my own after reading Kerry Bogert's book Totally Twisted, but never found the time.



And here is the bead soup I sent Carol. She works mainly in silver so I thought I would challenge her with Vintaj components. I sent along some chain, jump rings, a filligree piece, headpins, eyepins and my favorite clasp. And there's a lovely vintage limited stock stone from Vintaj as well.



For something different, I sent few vintage beads; lucite, crystals, and buttons, plus a wood bead from Pork Chop Show.



And after I had it almost packaged and ready to go, I decided to challenge Carol even more with some red agates, a peach pit, and ammonite fossil. I hope she still likes me after this....



I'm so excited about participating in my first Bead Soup Blog Hop, and I can't wait to see what everyone else makes! I hope you will come back on March 3rd for the reveal!

16 comments:

Charis Designs said...

What beautiful beads you have to play with! I loved what I received as well. It's going to be exciting to see what everyone creates for this BSBP. I'm at www.charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com and would love for you to "visit"!

Sandra Young said...

Both soups are wonderful. I'm very curious what one would do with a peach pit! I'd never have the creative where-with-all to put together your soup but my mind is whirling with ideas admiring all your ingredients! I think you've done an outstanding job in challenging your partner's creativity. (as well as mine!)

Vivi Magoo said...

I can’t wait to see what you all do with your bead soups! Post photos as soon as you’re done creating!

CraftyHope said...

First off, the soup you received is some of my favorite colors too! It's simply eye candy. I cannot wait to see what beauty(s) you transform them into.

The soup you sent is just as inspiring. I will admit that the buttons and vintage beads as well as the vintaj components are my favorite. Oh what fun she'll have playing with those goodies!!

Libby Leuchtman said...

You are going to have so much fun. I love your soup and can't wait to see what you create.

adlinah said...

Love the colours of the bead soup you got. And what you sent your partner was just as lovely, and so eclectic. I can't wait to see what you both make with your respective bead soups. Have fun!

Heidi Post said...

Love the cute dotted lampwork you got. And I really love what you sent her! That ticket is great!!! I hope she'll still like you afterwards too :)

*Kel* said...

Wow! I'm so loving the red agate beads and the coils are an unusual surprise ingredient! What fun!

CabariBeads.com said...

What beautiful lampwork beads you received! Fabulous soup!

ShadeTree Studio ( http://www.shadetreejewelry.com/blog.html ) said...

Love the all the vivid blue and green beads you got! Can't wait to see what you do with them for the BSBP!

Lea Avroch said...

Love the blues & greens! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Looks like you're both going to have great fun! :)

jojosbeads said...

Wow... fabulous! I can't wait to see what you make. And More Blue and Green lol my fave combo :)

Cindy said...

Alice, I love the vibrant colors of your bead soup! What a cool combination of wire and beads...looks like a fun challenge to work with.
And the bead soup you sent out is right up my alley...I'm sure your partner loved her package from you!

Rachel said...

A peach pit, a ticket, and wire coils. Awesome. March 3rd is my birthday and I plan to be checking the pictures that night. Just found your blog and love it. Thanks for sharing what you do.

Jean A. Wells said...

What great soup. Such fun and unique components. I can't wait, I mean, I can't wait to see what you do with it. And those striped stones. Love them.