My bead soup arrived last week, but I have been so busy....I am just getting a chance to blog about it now.
My partner Stephanie Haussler sent me an awesome mix of some pretty spring colors.
Her and her husband are a team, he makes glass beads, and she makes and sells jewelry. You can check out their etsy shop here.
This is the pretty box I got
and this is what was waiting inside
I love that she sent lots of ribbon- I love fabric.
The focal is by her husband. I like the black ends against the pastel green- very nice! However, this shape is hard for me, so time to get my thinking cap on and branch out from my comfort zone (but that is what this is all about- right?) She even sent me some Wooly Wire (which is funny because I sent her some too!)
I also got lots of accent beads in shades of purple, which I LOVE. Though I am not sure I will do a purple and green color palate on this just yet.
I got a little bag of more lampwork by her husband
What a great soup! I can't wait to start playing.
I sent Stephanie two soups. The first one is something that I personally would love to design with. Its a little on the colorless rustic side. It's not everyone's style for sure. The polymer donut and charm and bronze beads are by me. The clasp is by Genea Beads.
So just in case she hated it, I sent a second one with a little more color, and I included some beads from friends whose work I adore.
This one has a ceramic donut by Marsha Neal Studios, a polymer donut by me, sea glass (which I love), a starfish headpin by Genea Beads, and Wooly Wire by my friend Nellie!
My friend Heather Marston contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if my daughter Julia would like to trade soups with her daughter Sarah. Of course, she jumped on it. So I will also be showing off her soup and her creation. This is what Julia received from Sarah. (sarah even made the enameled beads herself!!!)
Julia just squealed! She is kinda new to jewelry making- just finding a love for it this past year......so she is not sure what to do with it yet. I am sure she will rock it though !!!!
This is what Julia sent to Sarah
two of her polymer "candy hearts", some wing dings from Genea Beads, and some My Elements from Yvonne (her new favorite shop!)