Friday, July 6, 2012

Got my Bead Soup!

Squeal!! I don't even know where to start. I missed out on the last Bead Soup Party, so I was thrilled to get in on the first reveal for this go round. Lori Anderson is an absolute genius at pairing people. I don't know how she does it, but I have been so blessed with each of my partners in the past, and this one is just as awesome. I am paired with Stephanie Haussler of Pixybug Designs. Stephanie's husband is a lampwork artist, so he made quite a few beads for me. And Stephanie is a seed beader, as well as multi talented in other beady areas, so she was very generous with seed beads. But enough talk, let me show you!!!!

Don't you just love her handmade note and can? I've had to hide the can, all my kids want it!

 Can you believe this stash? I looked like a crazy woman, dancing around!

 A huge pile of seedies, in all sizes

I should have taken these out of the package, you can't really see the awesome sparklyness of the crystals. You'll just have to take my word for it, k?

 Love this clasp, and two adorable birdies, and leaves. Sweet!!

I was just bumfuzzled over these gorgeous spacers and button. (Yes, bumfuzzled is a southern word, trust me.)

 Sweet pearls, that I already have a plan for....

And here they are!! Not one, not two, but three focals!! Oh. My. Word.  I grabbed a notepad, and started writing furiously, the ideas were just flooding my brain!!! The one with the sandy color is the biggest, and I am just amazed at Chris' talent.
Ok, I've got to go get busy stirring my soup!!! See ya soon!   Blessings, Shirley


  1. Hi Shirley,
    Wow your soup mix has lots of gorgeous ingredients. Have fun creating something yummy with your bead soup mix. I am looking forward to seeing what you came up with.

  2. Great mix of soup, so much to choose from. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  3. Wow! It's really a beautiful treasure!
    The focals are a beauty and the clasp is so sweet...

  4. Wow!!!! The clasp is beautiful! Are those snakes on the focals??
    And I like that word: bumfuzzled!

  5. I would like to take credit for the cute little can, but I recycled it from my last bead soup partner, I also loved it when I opened my package and found it! Glad you love your soup mix, have fun stirring!

  6. Love the teal and ivory happening in your soup...and that tin! I want it, too! A beautiful mix indeed.

  7. That's some yummy soup! I can't even tell you what I like the most...hum, focals, no, the spacers, no, the seedies, no, all of it!

  8. Beautiful!!!! I can't wait to see what you make!!! (Bumfuzzled! I can't wait to use that....)

  9. Where I grew up bumfuzzeled meant confused or lost. I'm guessing it means excited or elated to you. What a great soup. I am so happy you have multiple ideas flowing. Stir to create, and I'll be back to check out the results.

  10. what a nice soup!! And the focals are really beautiful!

  11. That is a gorgeous soup and I know you will totally blow everyones mind with your creation!

  12. Gorgeous soup, sista! I can't wait to see what you make. I'm sure it will be amazing!

  13. You are going to have such fun with this! I can totally see why you'd be dancing around. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

    And I love the new to me word - bumfuzzled

  14. Wow. got ladles and ladles of soup!! It's all so pretty too. I'm anxious to see what you make with all of it. Have fun.


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