Saturday, September 3, 2011

Take a peek at my Bead Soup package!

Look at what I received from Linda Landig, my partner for the fall 2011 Bead Soup Blog Party.  Linda has been designing jewelry for nearly 30 years! Her work is lovely; designs feature distinct and colorful semiprecious gemstones, art beads and vintage beads.  Based on her eclectic style and vast collection of materials, I was excited to see what she would send.  I was thrilled when I opened the package, so many wonderful beads to play with!  I’ve had them spread out on my bead bench for about a week so I can think about how I will use them in my Bead Soup design.

My beads came in a metal tin with a great hand written note embellished with a pretty handmade origami bird.  Just look at all my treasure!

 I removed the individual packing bags to reveal the materials I will be using for the Bead Soup challenge.  I will design a jewelry piece using the beads selected by my partner.  Linda's selection for me included fabulous textures and autumn colors:

 I just love the filigree clasp form Israel, here's a closer look...

Check back on September 17 when the finished design will be revealed.  Then, hop around to the other participating blogs and see what they have created using their Blog Soup Beads.  Cheers!

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  1. Oh wow! Awesome stuff! Loving that toggle!

  2. I'm so glad you liked your soup, Lori! I hope you have fun designing with the ingredients!

  3. Pure deliciousness! I can't wait to see what you cook up.

  4. Wow - that's a lovely heart soup mix...I love the earthy colours and textures - looking forward to your reveal.

  5. the colors of your soup are fabulous..i love those rusty red flower beads. can't wait to see what you create with this mix