Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bead Soup Ingredients Arrived

This go around, I'm participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party. In the past, I've just stalked the blogs of the participants, I guess third times the charm. I finally decided to jump in!

I was fortunate to be paired with Kristi Bowman-Gruel. I've been following Kristi's blog for some time, so I knew that she created amazing bronze focal pieces. Slip on over to her Etsy shop Dream Some and check out her work. That being said, I wasn't too surprised when my soup arrived and there was a bronze clay butterfly focal. Let me just tell you, the pictures just don't do it justice, it's totally awesome in person! I've never had the opportunity to incorporate any type of metal clay pieces in my work, so I'm over the moon about the bronze piece! The other "must use" component is the nice sized wood toggle clasp. Oooo...I love it!...but it's gonna push me over the edge, I'm definately stirring two pots, I think?



And now for the other goodies. Kristi must have known that I have a thing for lampwork beads. She sent some fantastic lampwork beads from Aspen Hot Glass, Palm wood rondelles, Picture Jasper, nice chunky, faceted Chinese Picture Jasper, faceted Carnelian...faceted just makes everything better...Yes?

Now...to get to work! I would have loved to play around with these today, but after the figid temps we have been experiencing, today there was finally a break in the weather. It was in the mid 40's and sunny! I couldn't bear to lock myself away in the workshop. In addition, the kids are on winter break this week, so instead we headed to the park for some bike riding and rollerblading. A much needed change.




12 comments:

  1. This "bead soup party" stalker is enjoying her stalk...and had to stop to get a closer look at these beauties! I love that butterfly! Have fun with your goodies...

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  2. Gorgeous soup - can't wait to see your piece:-)

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  3. To the park for rollerblading, bike riding, and a lil hot dog to pull you around!! LOL! Love you!

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  4. The butterfly is awesome! I look forward to seeing your finished design, have fun!

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  5. What a lovely mix. Waiting to see how you are inspired.

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  6. Yea Shelby, so nice to see all my beads in their new home. I so look forward to seeing what you create with them. I know they are in good hands!!

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  7. These beads look fantastic. Can't wait to see what you come up with for them. Enjoy your day.

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  8. What a lovely stash of beads! Can't wait to see the magic you will create with them.

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  9. I am a big butterfly fan, and I love this one in your bead soup. Can't wait to see what you do with this delicious soup mix.

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  10. I am sooooo in love with that soup!

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