Tuesday, 5 March 2013

A bead soup parcel!

Here (finally!) is my post showing my bead soup. Apologies for the rubbish photos!

Lately, all I've been thinking about jewellery-wise is the bead soup blog party. What to send, where to buy it from, how to package it and yet I keep completely forgetting that I GET A BEAD SOUP IN RETURN!! AND I HAVE TO TRY AND MAKE SOMETHING AMAZING FROM IT!! I'm determined to try and think outside the box (one of the main reasons the bead soup party was started in the first place) yet don't want to go so radical that it ends up badly made or unlikeable.

So, my bead soup arrived from Elizabeth Stolarcyzk at Elizabeth's Art. I really wanted to rip it all open and see what was in it but I resisted! I had to take photos first!
A box full of goodies.

A letter to explain what was in the parcel!
Elizabeth even put in a handmade friendship bracelet as a surprise!

All these boxes were handmade by Elizabeth with labels telling me what was in each one.
Here is a close up of the biggest one!
And just wait and see what was inside!

I absolutely love bright colours, so this soup was great! I've never worked with antique bronze metal, so it'll be a bit of a challenge but I can't wait! In fact, i've already been online ordering more...

I though i'd do a close up to show the polymer beads handmade by Elizabeth!

And here is the focal, a lovely antique bronze heart! I already have so many ideas! Short necklace, long necklace, earrings, bracelet...

And, in case you were wondering, here is the bead soup i sent to Elizabeth...