Bead Soup Mix

This year was the year I finally got signed up for a Bead Soup - not to late this year - I was ready!!!  Because lets face it - I was beyond jealous of previous years participants - green with envy I tell ya!!!  I mean who wouldn't be if they didn't get in on all the fun - this is an awesome swap - put on by an amazingly talented lady - Lori Anderson of Lori Anderson Designs. 

So now on to the beyond beautiful treasures I received!!!!

Beautiful is all I can say - truly beautiful!  I was spoiled beyond belief with my first go at Bead Soup.  Tari of Pearl and Pebble was such a sweet and thoughtful partner!  The selection she sent will be so wonderful to work with - really - I cannot wait to get started!!
Just look at that gorgeous focal by Mari Johnson!  Did I mention how GORGEOUS it is????  WOW!!!  And those "Flat Tires" from Stone Me (one of my favorite etsy sellers). And jade and jasper and a Bali silver toggle (which happens to be my favorite of designs).  Oh yeah and let's not forgot that adorable little bird - Tari says she found it years ago at a North Carolina antique store.  I am so lucky she passed it on to me!!

What do you think?  Are you jealous - it is that beautiful of a selection!!!

Stay tuned for the design reveal - using these treasures - coming February 26th, 2011!!!


Custom Pieces

A customer sent me a broken necklace - which was basically a single strand of beads - and asked me to work my magic....:)....complete creative freedom!!  So nice to be fully trusted.  I went with brass in one set and silver in one set - giving her a choice.  She loved both and is sending me another necklace of matching beads to work into necklaces to match these sets.  Awesome!!
Here they are - what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!!


Bead Porn Friday

Wow is all I can say - wow!!!  I have purchased and received some of the most beautiful beads and jewelry components EVER!  It has been such a fun week.....I won't show you EVERYTHING that I have received - just a little at a time....here's today's finds!

 See I told you....wow!!!

From Fusion Beads:
Lots of absolutely gorgeous enameled pieces from C-Koop Beads
The sweetest ceramic beads by Diane Hawkey (grow and courage)

Amazingly cool "rustic primitive patina-ted" chain and links from Miss FickleMedia

Beautiful vintage enameled bead caps in cream and red from Isabella's Collections - she has a WONDERFUL selection of really gorgeous vintage pieces!

I can't wait to create some treasures with these gorgeous pieces!!! 

What about you??  What "bead porn" are you lovin today???  Do share!  :)


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Bead Soup Blog Party

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