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.