Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Bead Soup From My Partner

I ma beyond excited about these wonderful beads!!! Christine has made these beauties just for me for this swap!!! HOW COOL IS THAT!!! If you follow my blog at all you may have noticed that I have been loving the Red/light blue or turquoise combo lately!!! Look who else noticed!!! the wonderful MS Christine!!! The name of the soup is delightful as well and I loved her labels and packaging. These so remind me of the 50's era table clothes that are all the rage among collectors these days. I have quite a few of those table cloths tucked away somewhere!!
Then look at these wonderful white ruffly beads that Christine calls her faux milk glass!!! Are they not divine??????? I actually have my Soup resting in a milk glass compote as I mull the myriad of possible design ideas that are streaking across my brain!! I just love the dots and ruffles!!!
She sent some sparkly clear and red #8s to fill in and some wonderful red and blue cord!!
And to hold it all together she made me a fabulous Blue enamel clasp!!! I am in love !!!! I cannot wait to set aside a few hours to play with this oh so special soup and create something for my self. i think that it will be a set of a necklace and at least one pair of companion earrings!!!
Thank you so very much Christine!!!!

In some other exciting beady news, Kristi Bowman over at Dream Some Designs is offering a wonderful 400th post giveaway of some of her amazing hand made jewelry components!! Pop on over to her blog and see what she creates and enter her give away, you will not be sorry that you did!!!! I am working with several of her wonderful ammonite pieces in my next Ocean Treasures beaded cuff.

One more thing to share!! My Ocean Treasures Beaded Cuff was chosen for an Etsy Treasury today!! This is so exciting and only the second treasury that I have ever had work included in!! it is such an honor. Here is the link to the treasury if you would like to check it out!!!


Christine said...

Hooray! I am so glad you like the beads! To tell you the truth, I only noticed your affinity for the color combo AFTER I decided what I was going to make! So, a little serendipity with your Soup! I canNOT wait to see what you make. :)

LissC said...

What a fun soup! I've been seeing a lot of those color combo's lately. Makes me want to get out my bead and play with those colors myself. Your cuff in the treasury is gorgeous! Congrats on that! It's always fun to be chosen for a treasury :)

Ann said...

That's a fantastic mix, lucky you, enjoy your creating.

Susan Elliott said...

Squeal!!! This is the perfect present for you. I KNOW whatever you create will be beautiful...I'm on the edge of my seat!

DaviniaDesign said...

Wow, what a wonderful soup.
Not to speak about the clasp. Just stunning!
Have fun creating...


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