I got my beads from my swap partner, the Lanyard Lady, for the Bead Soup Blog Party! This is just TOO FUN! Lori from Pretty Things had hundreds, yes, hundreds of beaders sign up for this party and I can't wait to see all the amazing creations! By the way, did you know she's also doing a book about Bead Soup Blog Parties? How cool is THAT!?
(there hasn't been much natural light around here lately...lots of cloud cover...so I hope to do these pics some justice!)
There were a great variety of really neat beads in this package.
Here is the focal, a painted metal disc of the sun:
And here are the coordinating beads!
Assorted yellow & green lampwork beads:
A splash of colors in assorted material...(I love those pale green leaves):
Some gorgeous Swarovski crystal:
Some caps & beads and a really pretty silver heart shaped clasp (just in time for Valentines day!)(and what a really cute "Mom" charm):
Some black & white beads:
Put it together and what have you got?!
I'm glad we have a couple of weeks before the party since my schedule is swamped for the next two weeks. I love trying new (to me) colors and the color assortment in this soup will certainly stretch my creativity!