Friday, March 21, 2014

Bead Soup Has Arrived!!

My bead soup has arrived!!! Here's a quick pix of all the goodies that my Bead Soup partner sent me. There's a better picture coming up next but I wanted to share this picture so you can see the names and types of beads she picked out for me. You may have to click on the picture to enlarge it.

B, my partner is a very talented wire and gemstone jewelry designer. As you can see, she sent me a focal with some of her GORGEOUSLY talented wire work done on it. I'm excited to play with it.

Next picture shows all the ingredients nice and close up!! You may have to click on the picture to enlarge it.

She's sent me some lovely beads and silk ribbon to design with. This soup will be a bit of a challenge for me. But one I am really looking forward to working with.  Why is it a challenge you may ask? Well, the colors are not in my "go to comfie zone" and the sizes are smaller than I usually work with. But, I love a good challenge... I think it's good for me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things. And I really do like what she sent me. I think the colors feel soothing and fresh.

Psst... see that spool of wire? That scares me a bit. LOL! I don't know if I'll brave that one or not. It's a challenge within a challenge. :) We shall see how it goes. I am not a wire artist that's for sure! But when I see work like B's ... it makes me want to give it a try.

So my dear B, thank you for the challenge, for helping me step out and try new things... and thank you for sending me such pretty ingredients to work with. I hope you enjoy the Bead Soup ingredients I picked out for you. I can't wait to see what you make!! :)

I'll keep you all posted on how things are going and I'll be sure to share pictures once I'm done cooking up this wonderful bowl full of Bead Soup Goodness!!


P.S. if you'd like to see what I sent to B, here's a link to her blog:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

2014 Bead Soup Partner Reveal!!!

I received my Bead Soup partner!! This time around Lori Anderson partnered me with,  B. Kuhlman, of Mixed Mayhem.

Meet my partner in bead soup crime... B!

We have been exchanging emails and getting to know each other so we can get a good feel of what the other person likes, and dislikes, etc.  I'm so excited to learn more about my new partner. So far I know she is a jewelry designer and she draws (she's very talented). She loves beads and just got back from a bead show. You should check out the yummy beads she brought home on her blog page! Her website.

This is only my 2nd time joining in this exchange. B is a pro at this... with it being her 5th time joining in the BSBP (Bead Soup Blog Party) I hope you'll follow along with us on our Bead Soup Adventure!! Stay Tuned for more updates as we go along. :)