I wanted to mention one more thing... and I feel so bad that I'm so late in mentioning this (it's been hard to even want to get on the computer after the things we have gone thru this last week)... BUT I received my partner for the Bead Soup Exchange & Blog Party. Her name is Lorelei and she's a jewelry designer. She loves a lot of the same things I do as far as earthy tones, boro and chunky beads go.
We have exchanged a few emails and are getting to know each other. She works full time in an art museum (how neat!) She's been making beaded jewelry since 2007 and has been in 4 of the 6 Bead Soup exchanges. This is my first time... so Lorelei , I hope I did a good job in what I sent you!
Both of us have mailed our bead soup mixes to each other and are anxiously waiting to see what we sent. Each person participating had to send a nice focal, a pretty clasp and accent beads to get worked into a design and shared on a special reveal date which is August 11th, here on our blogs. I hope you'll check back to see what we make!!!
Each day is getting a little easier. I'm hoping Lorelei's bead soup mix will inspire me to create again and I hope she likes what I sent her. :) I'll try to share pictures of what she sent me just as soon as I get them in.
Here's a picture of something pretty she made recently... be sure to check out her cute blog!