Sunday, February 5, 2012

Take a peek at my Bead Soup package!

Look at what I received from Maria Rosa, my partner for the March 2012 Bead Soup Blog Party. Maria Rosa from  Willow Street Shops creates vintage designs featuring distinct and colorful gemstones, her handmade pendants, 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 so I can think about how I will use them in my Bead Soup design. 
Just look at all my treasure!

I removed the individual packing bags to reveal the materials I will use for the challenge. The idea is to work outside our comfort zone to design a jewelry piece using the beads selected by a partner. Maria's selection for me included fabulous textures and colors...

The first bag I opened contained a pressed flower pendant handmade by Maria and complimenting colorful vintage Lucite and glass beads.

The second bag contained another of Maria's handmade pendants, this one is a little smaller with a pressed butterfly wing.  It also contained coordinating glass, ceramic, and Bali silver beads.

The third bag contained a handmade vintage button pendant, vintage brass beads, a vintage key, and pretty glass beads. I also received the two clasps shown below.

Check back on March 3rd when my finished design(s) 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. I am lovin' the pink! Have fun.

  2. The pendants that Maria made are gorgeous! Love the selection with each one. Looking forward to seeing what you create.

  3. Can't wait to see the finished product - those pendants are so pretty!

  4. Wow - looks like a lot of work in different styles ;0)))
    Have a lot of fun - looking forward of seeing your finished piece(s)!
    Greetings, Michi

  5. Look at all the neat stuff you got! I love the glass pendants and the button pendant! They will be so much fun to work with. Looks like you have a number of projects ahead of you. Have fun!

  6. Ooooh- I love the glass pendants!
    You lucky girl.

  7. Wow - what an amazing mix of bead soup indeed! I'm excited for you - those glass pendants she creates are incredible!

  8. March 3rd can't get here soon enough!

  9. Gorgeous stuff! That pressed flower pendant in particular is yummy! Can't wait to see what you design...see you in March!

  10. Awesome soup! I just joined your blog. I have to say that your blog is super. Interesting posts, nice pictures - the total package. Great!