My Bead Soup partner (tracy stillman) from Australia, got my beads a week or so ago, but I haven't had a chance to blog as much as I'd like. So here are some pic's of what I sent. I just tried to send a little of what I love, and it was fun to find out she did the same for me. Its like getting to know someone through beads!!!!
I dug into my personal stash of butterfly wings, since I can't seem to keep them stocked in the shop (but will be stocking them this month!!! I promise!) These were favorites of mine, that I used mica powder on to add shimmer! I made a swirl and hook clasp for her too.
The rest, well, I went a little nuts. I had lots of beads in colors to match, and just wanted to bless her with them. My partner last year sent me TONS of soup! I mean TONS! So this year, I figured I would bless whomever my partner was, with lots of soup. I threw in some drilled sea glass, little heart charms I made, pearls, crackle quartz in blue, turquoise, amazonite nuggets (love them), copper coated ceramic beads from Mykonos and lots of other little things I don't design without. I hope they are Tracy's colors!
I can't wait for the party. My soup from Tracy is on my table, and every day I look at it, wondering what it will end up like. I have some sketches, and ideas, but I am not ready to dig in just yet.
A BIG thanks to Lori for organizing this bead soup blog party. With so many people this time, its been a ton of extra work for her.