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Sunday, February 19, 2012

My Bead Soup Arrived!

I am so thrilled with what I received from the lovely Ági. I can honestly say these are things I never would have picked out for myself, which makes them perfect! The Bead Soup Blog Party is designed to be challenging, and I certainly have one.

So without further rambling, here's the goods: turquoise colored magnesite, gold faceted metal beads, a magnificent antiqued metal pendant, and a hamsa hand clasp. I have to admit that the clasp is possibly my most favorite thing of all. It is delicate, and in a great antique copper. I already know what I'm going to be doing with it!

My bead soup!
 It's really that pendant that is going to prove the most challenging. I don't usually opt for such large focals, or for metal-anything much at all unless it's something I've wire wrapped. I've certainly got plenty of inspiration for it, though. I'm thinking of making something Indian inspired. I've been on an Indian movie kick -- particularly period pieces like Jodhaa Akbar

The pendant I think looks more African than Indian, but I think I can make it work anyhow. A Middle Eastern theme is really what I'm opting for. I particularly like the finish as I could use just about any combination of metals and it would look great. I'm actually thinking of mixing silver, copper, and gold in the piece.

That's it for now. Stay tuned for the results! The big reveal of creations made from the BSBP is March 3rd! In the interim, Lori Anderson, the amazing hostess, has created a really cool Facebook group for the event. It's open to all beaders and fellow crafty people. You might also enjoy checking out the other participant's blogs to see what goodies they got.

You'll be hearing more from me soon! I have some totally awesome news to share.

Much love!


  1. You should have fun designing with your stash. Have fun. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  2. That focal would be challenging for me, too, but I actually pulled out some of my hoarded Tibetan beads and used them in one of my Bead Soup pieces! I could see using amber or red (or both!) with your mix!

  3. Very interesting and it sounds like you have a lot of great ideas already. I'll be interested in seeing how it turns out.

  4. "I already know what I'm going to be doing with it!" - Give it to me, you mean? 8D Ahhhh, so envious of your soup, this one is right down my alley, except for the big focal. I wouldn't know what to do with it really. o.0;

    Mmmh, Jodha Akbar, that one I still need to watch, lalala. X3

  5. Oh my, I love your bead soup. I would have difficulty with the pendant as well but I think your idea of an Indian inspired piece would be awesome. Can't wait to see what you make with this mix.

  6. Oh, my goodness! That's going to be amazing!

  7. Oh how cute, you did a lovley job on your soup.

  8. Very intricate... can't believe all the wonderful designs that I have seen.. very fab!!