Monday, July 2, 2012

Big Pot of Soup

Got my Bead Soup package from my partner, Michelle Burnett, today. Here is a quote from her blog, "She paints, she beads, she cooks, she collects, she knits! Coming from a long line of DIY-ers, she was born to craft!"

Not only is she talented, as evidenced by her blog Reverie and Revival, and an amazing artist, she calls this her "Old Art Blog",  but drop dead gorgeous.

My goodies came packaged in a lovely box tied with an extra surprise of angel wings (could easily add these to my "to do list"), with the sweetest note from her explaining her most generous contents.

I opened the box to find an absolute treasure trove of beads. Turquoise, my all time favorite to work with, and a plethora of orange beads for contrast, something I have not thought of using. The focal she included combined both colors, and that along with the awesome toggle clasp and findings she added completed a total package that will have me in creation heaven for weeks.

So glad our reveal date is in August. By then I hope to make a great pair of earrings, no bracelet, no necklace - heck I can make them ALL!


  1. Love that focal ... I never would have thought of orange and turquoise either, but they look beautiful together!

  2. Wow! Lucky Duck you are. Have fun with your treasure trove. I can't wait to see what you make.

  3. Great beads! You'll have fun. Check out what I got.

  4. She IS beautiful! And so is that soup! I LOVE those colors together. I want to come to your house and play!

  5. You are very sweet and way too kind, Marlene! *I'm blushing!* :)

    I'm so happy you like the beads. Your work is so lovely...I can't wait to see what you are able to come up with!

  6. Michelle has created a fantastic soup! Love the colors and all the goodies :)

    I was hopping around and found the April Cup of Soup reveal with orange and blue jewelry by "Star Hitched Wagon" -- fire opal and Second Surf beautiful blue beads!

    Looking forward to seeing your jewelry creations with this super neat color combination, Marlene!

  7. Yummy soup. So let me add to your mix. Please email me with your address so I can send you your give away beads as you are one of the five for this week.Love and hugs

  8. What great bead soup, I shall look forward to seeing your designs. My reveal date is August too its the 11th though.


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