Monday, July 9, 2012

A Beautiful Bowl of Soup

My bead soup arrived!  My bead soup arrived!  My bead soup arrived!  And to make it official, Alice of  Alice Dreaming is a rock star of a swap partner!

Alice truly, seriously, completely awed me with the soup ingredients she sent.  I had been out of town for ten days, and I knew that her package would be waiting at the post office among the mail that had been held while I was gone.  Y'all, I was a model of self-control as I waited for the post office to be unlocked this morning.  Yes, I was there before they were open, and I was first in line.  And yes, I ripped open the package as soon as I was back in my car.  Patience only goes so far, folks.

It's as though Alice picked up the drawer where she stores her collection of lampwork and art beads, and emptied it into a box that she then sent off to me.  She assured me that she bought multiples of some of these (often my buying technique, too -- I knew I liked her!), so she still has some duplicates of these beauties in her collection.

Good grief, Blogger, WHY do you flip my photos like this sometimes?!?
There are beads by Diane Hawkey, Twinstar, Libby Leu, MissFickleMedia,  Off Center Productions, and Two Sisters Designs, along with a Melinda Orr clasp.  These are artists whose work I've admired for long time, but that I haven't had a chance to work with yet.  I can't wait to get going with them!

Here's what I sent Alice -- in my typically indecisive manner, I couldn't choose between the two focals.  So I  put together a soup that (I hope) will work with both.

See why I couldn't choose between these?
Our reveal is August 25.  Hope to see you back here then!


Alice said...


I'm soooooo looking forward to our Bead Soup reveal! I'd better get going on designs so I'm not doing my usual wait until the last minute routine.

Karen Williams said...

Oh oh oh - can't wait to see what you come up with from Alice's beads! And I love what you sent too, the bubble beads filled with seashells is particularly cool.

KJ said...

Both of you have great ingredients.

Pretty Things said...

Love it all!

CraftyHope said...

Alice really did you a solid with the soup she sent. It looks like you're going to have a rockin' good time with all those pretties!!

Cory said...

Can not wait to see what you create...I will be back.

Thanks for the visit and the lovely comment.