Monday, July 30, 2012

My Bead Soup Arrived Today!!

It took 4 weeks for this parcel to get here.
We really thought it wasn't coming. 
So we moved our reveal date 
to the last one on August 28th.
Sarah is so generous.
She sent a second soup mix just a few days ago.
No worries Sarah I'll send you a second one as well.
So here are the Contents...
A lovely card along with 
Bead Soup
(it's in the blue pouch)
The rest are yummy bonus items.
Large silver rings
Silk Cocoons
Dyed Magnesite
Faceted Carnelian
And Peach tea bag.
Here is the bead soup ingredients
I get to cook with.
Amethyst nuggets 

Handmade lampwork Art bead focal ~ 
Purple Cotton cord
Purple glass rounds
Silver toggle
Silver magnetic clasp
and a pack of amethyst glass hex beads.

I just love it!
Thank You so much Sarah!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Flower Power

Maybe some of you remember that expression from the 60's.
I was just a little girl at the time.
couldn't help it...
this bracelet reminded me of that expression.
Here I used Moonlight Journey's collage sheet 
to created this whimsical charm bracelet.
Along with miscellaneous store bought 
charms and some handmade ones.
Bottle Cap Inc's 1/2 inch acrylic cabochons. 
Flattened out the 1/2 "
mini bottle caps and colored them with
 Alcohol inks and  Patina paints by Ranger.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Seed beads & Jump rings

Went blog surfing the other day from the list of 
blogs that I follow.
Through KimmyKats Blog 
I found this tutorial from Gossiping Goddess
on how to create this seed bead and jump ring bracelet.
It is just my speed (easy) and really cool. 
So I made this bracelet today using some of the beads 
that Lorelei had sent me from a previous bead soup.
Added an old button and a cream bone bead 
disc spacer, a few Sodalite beads strung on 
 natural waxed cotton cord.
Looks great with my jeans!!!
Update: 7/20/12
Here are two more
 One was done while watching the View
The other while watching the Chew.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waiting on the Soup

Well it seems to be taking a while 
for the bead soup for me 
to arrive from England.
Mine arrive to Sarah in  record time.
The thing is we have no control over 
international shipping.
I'm hoping they arrive this week.
This is the assortment I sent Sarah and 
She said it reminded her of peacock feathers.
You know...she's right!