Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bead Soup is Happenin'

Hearts and Flowers

This first photo shows the ceramic beads I made for the bead soup swap. They are glazed in two different colors of turquoise, the melon beads have "eyes" in a light orangey tone.
Focal bead is made from one of my original stamps .
The photo below is the packet Marianna sent to me.

It appears we are thinking along the same lines..both of us have included flowers in our packets.
I just love these brass flower spacers and clasp.
Marianna's lampwork focal bead is a wonderful swirly midnight garden. The packet she sent reminds me of a Monet painting of water lilies.
For the Bead Soup challenge , today, i'm leaning toward a necklace, but will take a few days getting to know this collection before making the final decision.


Pearl and Pebble said...

These are lovely ingredients!

Marianna said...

They're here! Gosh they're GORGEOUS Nan! I'm leaning towards a necklace, something I will truely treasure I'm sure, I can't wait!