Friday, July 6, 2012

Mixings for Bead Soup!

So excited!  I received my bead soup ingredients from my partner, Stacie Florer of Soul to Substance.  Stacie makes GORGEOUS metalwork, with lots of textures and mixes of metals and pearls, and oh, my!  Just lovely.

And, she sent me a package of lovely!
There's pearls and stones, a bit of silver, and three shades of my beloved seed beads.  And the focal!  A lovely ceramic pendant from Katie Swenson in Oregon (who had never made pendants before!).  

The colors in this pendant, in this whole mix, are just wonderful.  Very different from my usual bright palate, which will be nice.  I think I'm in need of some calm.  When I first laid out the mix, I thought "Full Moon over the Ocean."  So I'm thinking that will be my inspiration for whatever I make.  I have great memories of living in Southwest Florida, near the Gulf of Mexico.  Might be fun - and soothing - to channel that for a few days.
Not to be  forgotten is Stacie's wonderful clasp.  Yum!  I do love a spiral.  :)  Stay tuned for updates on the Bead Soup Blog Party.  My reveal is on July 28.  Better get to beading!


  1. For more information on the Bead Soup Blog Party, hosted graciously and generously by Lori Anderson, go to:

  2. I love the seed beads and those big stone focal beads, and the starfish impression on the pendant is awesome! You're going to have fun with this soup, I can tell. :)

  3. looks like you'll have some fun cooking with that mix.

  4. Nice! I'll be back to see what you make!