Tuesday, February 12, 2013

No Postal Workers Were Harmed In The Delivery of This Soup

Y'all, I have discovered my bead twin from another mother, and it's my Bead Soup swap partner Nancy Dale.  Check out her blog, and go enjoy the eye candy at her website.

An envelope from Nancy arrived, and (proving miracles do happen) I managed to restrain myself long enough to take a picture of the lovely packaging:

Ooh, lucky me - two packages!
And then I opened them up to find these!

I wish my photography skills were good enough to show the luster on
the lampwork - it's luscious!
Look at the different gemstones! Look at the fantastic details on the lampwork rounds!
 Look at the delicious Bali silver!  Wipe your chin, because I know you're drooling!
Not one soup, but two delicious mixtures of gorgeousness, both built around lampwork beads by Julia Cannon.  Bless her heart, she sent two soups, because she was worried I wouldn't have enough to work with from just one package.  Either of these would have been perfectly grand.  The two together?  That's enough beads to roll around in like Scrooge McDuck.

After I picked my jaw back up off the floor, I had to laugh.  Why?  Because I came THIS CLOSE to sending Nancy a focal by Julia Cannon!  Yep, I knew Nancy and I were the perfect partners.

I did tell Nancy that if we ever had the chance to bead shop together, it would be a toss-up as to whether we'd enable each other into spending way too much money, or whether we'd be arm wrestling over the same strands of beads.

So, if I didn't build the soup I sent Nancy around a JulsBead, what did I send?

Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait to see what she makes with these!


tappingflamingo said...

PRETTY, Pretty, pretty stuff!!!!!!

Christine Altmiller said...

What a model of restraint you have become :-D
Both soups are generous and gorgeous! There will be good things boiling over soon!

Shalini Austin said...

Both soups look delicious!

Dolores~CraftyD's Creations said...

Both of these soups look fabulous, can't wait to see how you use them.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Bobby,
The bead soups you received from Nancy are gorgeous and I am so looking forward to seeing what you create with them I know it will be spectacular as all of your creations are. On the same note I can not wait to see what the fabulous Nancy Dale does with the bead soup that you sent to her whatever she creates will be awesome as well.

Ilenia said...

Beautiful soups you sant and received ... can't wait to see what you will create!

CraftyHope said...

I can't wait to see what each of you make!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These beads are amazing! Great combinations to work with. Love the Bali silver pieces too!!! Nancy's packing was so beautiful too.

Hannah Rosner said...

I'm trying to visit as many of the blogs as I can in the blog party. I love the soup that you got as well as the one you've sent out! I can't wait to see what you've done with it.

Billi's Paper Batiks said...

Your soups are so grand! I'm doing my first bead soup now and I had no idea what to expect.I am having a ball. This reveal is going to be like Christmas presents...for days. :-D Later, Billi