Saturday, February 25, 2017

Recieved by me - Package One - Bead Soup Blog Party

Johana at Art Incendi really spoiled me - a lovely bunch of spring pretties just at the bleakest point in winter.  Yummy grape enamelled beads, a ceramic birdie, some lampwork buttons, a sweet little bird charm, a winged bracelet blank, a bright word bead and a selection of glass flowers!  So spoiled.

Johana selected beads with her favourite theme - birds, wings and flowers.  I've got lots of ideas to play around with this lot!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Received by my partner - Package One - Bead Soup Blog Party

The lovely Joane Louvaine Bell received my package the quickest - yeah for Canada to UK postage!

Here's what I blogged earlier:

and here's what she actually received:

The requirements were to send a hoarded bead.  I sent two Sarah Hornik lampwork lovelies - an artist I'd long admired, a ceramic disk, a copper focal, a bunch of my own lampwork, a good chunk of vintage (middle column - either French flea market or German new stock) and a bunch of things that I'd consider "ordinary" - right column.  It was a bit of a risk - purple, green, and orange!  What kind of mean partner does that?  Fortunately, Joanne loves this, or so she tells me, and I can't wait to see what she does with these!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Another Bead Soup - Lori Anderson's Blop Hop 2017

Because of a mix-up, I now have two bead soup partners!  This (very disguised soup, via two filters) is currently at the post office, on it's way to Johana in Puerto Rico.  I had picked out the soup before I knew anything about Johana, but I think she'll really like the soup.  I can't wait to see what she might make with her lovely hand enameled creations!  A proper introduction soon...