31 January 2011

Soup's On!

Bead Soup Blog Party goodies from partner Alison
I LOVE the detail and subtle sparkle on these!
I'm so excited -- I received a package of goodies from Bead Soup Blog Party partner Alison today and just love them! She included four beads from her line of handmade polymer clay beads, along with some perfect gemstone accents, brass and copper findings and spacers, and seed (literally, it looks like!) beads just like some I was contemplating on my last trip to Michaels. In her note she said she decided to send me "something that best describes [her]... earthy." These are most definitely earthy, and beautifully so; Alison also hopes these will help me think outside of my box, and she nailed that one, too. Her handmade large nut-shaped bead near the right side of this photo is just luscious and will make a wonderful focal for a "emerging spring" necklace I've been contemplating. I might use her beautifully patterned "Adobe" lentil and rounds in that piece or in a coordinating bracelet... I guess I'll just have to start playing and see how things come together. Huge thanks to Alison for such a cool, earthy collection! And now, since I'm about to be snowbound and am trying to shop away my spring fever, I need more of those yummy beads....

Oh, one more thing: I am stunned, humbled, and of course delighted by the number of comments people have left on my One World, One Heart 2011 post last night and today -- thank you all SO MUCH for visiting and for your kind words! I have to crunch on coursework this week (two big mid-term projects due soon) but look forward to visiting your blogs on my mini-breaks. Again, thank you!!!


Kate said...

That is a gorgeous collection of earthy ingredients. I can't wait to see what you cook up with them!

~Kate (The Tropical Blonde)

Holly said...

Anna, what a lovely soup your partner sent to you! I can't wait to see what you come up with, it'll be stunning, I'm sure :)

Kristi Bowman said...

Niiiiice!! You're gonna have some fun cooking with those beauties!!