Friday, February 3, 2012

Get The Creative Juices Flowing

My bead soup mix from my partner, Fay in BC, arrived this week.  I could hardly wait to open the package!  Here is what she sent to me....

The lampwork beads were made by my partner.  When I grow up (or retire, whichever comes first), I want to make beautiful beads like these, possibly have my own lampwork studio at home. 

I'm starting to formulate some design ideas and hope to spend time this weekend laying out a few variations to see what works best. 


Fay also received the package from me, so I can now share that with you also.  Here is what I sent to her...

The beautiful green lampwork beads were purchased from a bead shop going out of business last year.  I loved them but could never figure out what to do with them.  As soon as I found out that I was chosen to participate in the bead soup blog party this time, I knew that this focal and two matching beads were going to be the base for the bead soup I would send to my partner.

The bead soup is rounded out with green glass rondelles, small bicone Swarovski crystal beads, black faceted imitation jet beads and carved melon bone beads. 

I looked at a lot of clasps before choosing the one that I sent to Fay.  I've never seen one quite like it before...

I can't wait to see what Fay creates with her bead soup. 


  1. I love how you both independently came up with the same colour palates

  2. Hi Bonnie, so glad you sent me a message. I love your bead those green lampwork beads are divine. The soup you sent Fay is gorgeous. I will be following you back and I am off to Fay's blog too. I look forward to reading more of your blog and us getting to know each other better. Happy Beading!!! I can't wait to see what you create!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Love the lampwork beads you got, they are very striking! I can't wait to see what you do with them!

  4. Just popping in and had to leave a comment about all those gorgeous beads ~ I just love the infinite possibilities they all hold, don't you!?!

  5. Great colors! I'm glad you guys are participating!

  6. Simply lovey soup, I'm looking forward to your reveal :) x