Saturday, August 20, 2011

Look what I got in the Mail (and email)!

I have been emailing back and forth with my Bead Soup Partner, Angela May at Lady Hawthorne about our bead soups. We were both having a bit of a time getting it together and, come to find out, our soups crossed in the mail. I have not heard whether she has received hers from me yet, so I will not show what I sent, but I will say that the color scheme of what I received is very similar to what I sent. Yes, we do have a lot in common -- maybe we are telepathic too, who knows!

Here is a close-up of that gorgeous stone bead -- this digital images does not do it justice! Crack quartz, glass and Czech beads with silver end caps and a lovely filigree clasp. I cannot wait to begin designing in my head. I already have some ideas.

Also, there has been a flurry of activity on the Bead Soup yahoo Group with several of the participants making Etsy Treasuries. Here is one by Hope Smitherman of CraftyHope where my amber and honey quartz earrings have been featured. I just LOVE that! (click on the image to enlarge)

Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Hop has a reveal date of September 17th, so go on over to her blog and check out the list of over 360 participant's blogs.

Other than that, I have been busy trying to prepare for next weekend's four day Quilt Retreat. I usually end up bring almost everything but the kitchen sink, but I am trying to pare it down this time. We shall see if I succeed.


ladyhawthorne said...

I received my bead soup today and am posting today on my blog! You are the greatest! You at least must have ESP. More about that in my blog post. Angela

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Ooo - I love those colors in the soup you received Emanda! I'm sure you will make some beauties with that combination.

Congrats on the treasuries! There's some talented soup chefs out there.

Pretty Things said...

That looks like a LOT of fun -- I can see a lot of potential with that focal!

coffeeaddict said...

Woodland nymph comes to mind when I see the colours and the beads.

CraftyHope said...

Ha! I was just scrolling through your blog after checking out what you made with your soup and discovered that you put up the treasury I made. Very cool! Thanks!