Friday, September 21, 2012

Kalmbach Bead Soup


A while back I signed up for the Kalmbach Bead Soup Party in honor of Lori Anderson's new book Bead Soup. Generous bead and Jewelry stores all over the US sent in bead soups.  The recipients are asked to create a necklace with the soup ingredients they received.  I kept waiting, and hoping, but no yellow envelopes arrived in the mail. Dozens of other people had already received theirs, and I figured my name did not get chosen.  Then a couple days ago it arrived!  Right on the front of the mailer was a big star that said 'Bead Soup Enclosed'   Here's the beautiful  bead soup I received from The Creative Fringe.  The soup reminds me of the beautiful blue Kansas sky, and our state flower--the Sunflower. I can't wait to get started!


The Creative Fringe (love that name) is a bead shop in Grand Haven Michigan.  In addition to an extensive selection of beads, they have all kinds of supplies such as fibers, tools, sheet metals, metal clays and more.  Also they offer classes, and an open bench, and they will even help you finish your project.





8 comments:

Bobbie said...

What a great surprise, and what a great soup! Can't wait to see what you create from it!

Kashmira Patel said...

G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!!!!!

TesoriTrovati said...

I was surprised when one showed up on my doorstep, too! I thought for sure that my name was not drawn. It will be fun to see what everyone does with these surprises. Mine came from a shop right in my own state!
Enjoy the day.
Erin

Dori said...

I am looking forward to seeing what you create, Alice! I will soon have time to do such things, too! I can't wait! : ))

CraftyHope said...

What really yummy colors!! That yellow is really aperfect shade. You're going to rock this. :)

moonlitfantaseas said...

I love the colors of your soup! you are a lucky lady! still hoping for a serving of soup!

Deserae said...

Such beautiful colors....can't wait to see what everyone creates!
Have a great week!
~Des

My Life Under the Bus said...

Sweet surprise and what a great bead soup!!!