Blog Candy giveaway winner is Jen Ren! Congrats, Jen!
|Overall Soup - isn't it pretty!|
I mentioned before that I'm participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party - a chance for beaders all over the world to exchange materials and create with something new with what they received. My partner, Merja Syrjamaki, from Findland sent the most lovely soup, and I'm so excited to be working with it! I have to admit that I tore into the packaging when I got the soup, so some of the photography groupings might be different than Merja had originally intended. Each soup has to include a focal and a special clasp, and could include as many beads as the person wants to send. I'm looking forward to working with this soup, as I haven't worked much with gemstones in the past, so this is something to get me out of my comfort zone!
I`ve also included a picture of what I sent Merja at the end of the post - included are some of the lampwork beads that I made, as well as a very cool button that I found at one of the local knitting stores. At almost 2" in diameter, I'm curious to see what Merja does with it!
|Clasp and Focal - The focal is created with crystal clay and crystals|
|Rose Quarts and Pink Pearls|
|African Jasper and Pearls|
|"Jade", Keshi Pearls, crystal quartz and brass spacers|
|The soup I sent Merja - a little bit of everything!|