Monday, February 6, 2012

Check out my Bead Soup!

I got the best surprise last Monday, Jan. 30th.  My Bead Soup came from Christie Murrow and she is fantastic.  I opened the mailing box and found a beautiful jewelry pouch-- Perfect for use on my cruise next week!
  Then I began to explore it.

Pocket number #1 contained banded blue agate beads, blue Crystazzi squares, blue faceted rondelles, and lovely blue lace agate chips.  Ok , I will have you know by now, I am starting to drool!
Pocket #2 had me squealing with surprise.  A tiger's eye cab, brown 4mm bicones, cream 4mm rounds, creamy yellow opaite rondelles, amber colored rondelles,  and 4 light amber colored beads.  My head is exploding!!

 Pocket #3--  be still my beating heart-- contained bronze chains, as you can see, two types from Metal Gallery and Bella Boho, bronze earring wires, bead caps headpins, oval jump rings and a wonderful hook and eye clasp.  AND to top the metal section off, Plaid focal charms with a travel theme. I haven't worked with the bronze metals yet so my creative ideas are flowing.  

I was telling Mom that I was totally overwhelmed with this wonderful Bead Soup, when she said, "Andra, I think there is more."   What no way!  But hidden in the deep center pocket, way down in the bottom, were three bags of vintage seed beads-pumpkin, mustard yellow, and brown along with gold and bronze cording and two packs of gold silamide.
Christie, you have totally blown me away.  I have so many ideas racing through my head that I need to get started on them right away.  I have been so excited about this Soup that I took it to work to show it off, then to my Beader's night at Sand & Stone Creations in Seaford, DE.  Everyone loved the soup and started suggesting ideas and combinations.  I can't wait to show off what I will be making.  Thank you again, Christie.  Lori, you pick put the perfect partner for me.  Thank you!