17 August 2011

Bead Soup Partner & Swap

I haven't blogged a loooong time *hangs head in shame*.  I've had a lot going on and a big upheaval at home in that I'm now single...but happy. Big change though and so my mind hasn't really been in the right frame for creating...the cogs are slowly turning again now though, especially with a kick up the arse in the form of bead soup!! 

Firstly I'll introduce my lovely partner that I was paired with and then we'll get on to the fab beads I was sent!

Nancy from Snazzy Doodle Designs makes the cutest lampwork beads! Check them out at her Etsy Shop and swing by her relatively new and shiny blog for more info.

Now the goodies!  I received them yesterday morning with a lovely cover note from Nancy letting me know what I had received. Everything was beautifully packaged in a little box with a business card (must get me some of those!). 

I've never done a bead soup before so had no idea what to expect but I'm delighted with my little stash! Perfect colours for me and lots of different textures and shapes. Love! 

So here's what I received!  

A beautiful set of frit lampwork with flower focal.  
A large hole turquoise lampwork ring with silver dots.
3 enamel beads
A sterling toggle
2 coloured wire coils
A mixed bag of czech glass, vintage lucite and ceramic spacers

Aren't the colours divine!


  1. Ohh, what an awesome soup - can't wait for your piece:-)

  2. Oh you got a lovely soup!!! Love these colors what fun even wire!!! : ) You'll have a ball with this!

  3. Those colors have me swooning!! They are by far my favorite in the spectrum. I can't wait to see what you make of this gorgeous soup.

  4. Great soup! What a cool mix of textures and materials - looking forward to seeing what you make :)

  5. Love the colors and the wire coils, too. Will watch to se what you make of this lovely soup.