Monday, July 9, 2012

Bead Soup Has Arrived

Bead Soup Has Arrived!! Yes, I'm shouting because I'm so excited! I didn't get a photo of the package, but really who can blame me. I was too busy tearing into it.

Here's what I reaceived from my partner Bobbie. She sent me these gorgeous metal components: liquid silver, silver tangle beads, silver plated pewter square beads, and a gorgeous silver plated pewter clasp.



Also included were these lovely beads; an agate donut focal, forest agate lentils, shell buttons, two-hole squares, and discs, some Czech glass, and lovely blue topaz.



But my favorite has to be this stunning lampwork bead by Kate Towle with the tiny seashells inside. Bobbie couldn't decide on which focal to send, so she sent two. Actually that silver is too pretty to be in the back, so I'll probably use as a focal too. I'm feeling pretty lucky!



For the soup I sent Bobbie, I chose the colors of summer, cool greens and blues to represent the clear blue sky, vacations at the lake, and digging your toes in the cool green grass (that is if you have green grass). There's ceramic, polymer, lampwork, and stone beads here.



Bobbie also received an assortment of beads the colors of the hot sun, beach balls, and sunburns.
More lampwork, and a handmade clasp from Melinda Orr.



I'm so excited and I can't wait for our August 25th reveal date!

16 comments:

Kashmira said...

That is a FASCINATING focal she sent you!

And I love the colors of the fun summer soup you sent her! The clasp...love!

Lola said...

Beautiful soups both given and received! Love the lampwork bead and the handmade clasp. You are both going to have so much fun creating!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Wow-both soups are fantastic; great colors and beads! The focal she sent you is the bomb! Looking forward to seeing what you create!

kimmykats said...

Where to start!! You are going to have a lot of fun creating!!

13 said...

Wow such a gorgeous soup, that lampwork bead is something special. Love the soup you sent out, I'm such a fan of teal and the bird is a joy.

13 said...

I meant butterfly!!! All this eye candy is messing with my head!

CWSlevin said...

The focal with the sea shells is just gorgeous! I gotta see if I can figure out how to get some tiny shells into one of my blown beads! Very inspiring!

Bobbie said...

I'm so glad you like your soup! I know you'll cook up something delicious with it. And I love that we both had something with a beachy theme -- great minds thinking alike (or great minds both wishing they were ankle deep in sand and surf)!

Cindy said...

Alice, you are one lucky lady with the beautiful soup you received from Bobbie. I just love the serene colors that she chose...and you did the same for her. What beautiful soft colors and vibrant copper and orange! My bead soup is waiting at home (we're at the beach), and I can't wait to see it!

Patti Van said...

Wow! Paydirt for both participants! I love it all! How in the world did she get those tiny shells inside that fabulous bead?!!! Totally awesome!!!

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

You are gonna have FUN, Lady! :)

Love all those whites/silvers.....

TesoriTrovati said...

That is beautiful. I love that seashell bead. What a special treat! I can't wait to see what you do with all of this! Enjoy the day. Erin

Pretty Things said...

you BOTH knocked it out of the park!

Shaiha said...

That focal is totally awesome! I am very much a beach person and all those tiny seashells. I can't wait to see what you make with it.

CraftyHope said...

It seems that neither you nor Bobbie could contain yourselves with the bead packages!
That soup was definitely worth the enthusiasm for it. It's wonderful!! I can't wait to see your results.

Cory said...

What great ingredients...can't wait to see what you create...will be back.

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