Tuesday, July 10, 2012

BSBP: My Soup is here!

It's here! My bead soup from Sandra arrived this morning in its pretty pink packaging. Opening it was like opening a birthday present.

My partner is Sandra Young from Gypsy Road Beads. Our next step is to use the focal, clasp and the extra beads to create something.  Then on August 11th we post our designs.

This is my second time participating in Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party. Joining these swaps and blog hops allows me to create using materials outside of what I usually use.

And here is what Sandra sent me......

I opened up the packages and my oh my! What do I see? Lots of pretty beads with a focal and silver findings. The colours are so coordinated and perfect together.

So lets unpack the package:

Crazy Lace Agate

crystals, rhondite and
brown freshwater button pearls

Impression Jasper focal
Rough-cut impression Jasper and
Muscavite Brios

Sterling earwires, bail and clasp

And here they are all together! Purple is my favourite colour and this mix has a bit of that plus a mix of other colours. I don't usually use gemstones in my designs but these are absolutely beautiful and ideas are already swirling in my head. 

One of the best parts of being a teacher is the summer holidays: more time to create and design! Can't wait to get started.


Here is the soup I sent to Sandra. During our discussions of what materials/skills we wanted to try, she mentioned that she wanted to try knotted jewellery. PERFECT! I knew just what to send her.  A couple of pearls, silk thread and other "extras" later, Sandra's bead soup was ready!

Sandra's bead soup
Check out her blog to find out her reaction. I wonder what she's going to make????

See you all on August 11 for the BIG REVEAL!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Miss Tracy your pictures are awesome! I'm very pleased that you're happy with your package and I'm really looking forward to reveal day!

  2. Great mixes, both the one you received and the one you sent. I love the bowl and spoon pictures, such fun. Can't wait to see what you come up with.


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