Bead Soup

I joined the Bead Soup Blog Party again, as I mentioned, Margot Potter is my partner. I received her beads today, so I thought I could show you what I sent her and what she sent me. I sent her what felt to me to be an Asian mix, reds and blacks, lampwork, enamel, and others. She sent me a teal/amber mix! When Lori said we might not get what we are used to, that’s me! I never really work with these colors, so it will be a challenge, but I already have some ideas floating around in my head, so that’s a really good thing! I’m excited to find the time to get started!

Custom Bracelet

I can show you this now. My friend Cindy asked me to make her a bracelet with some beads she saw in my store. I’ve known Cindy since, who knows, 5th grade? I knew her personality and recently got reconnected with her on FaceBook and also a mini class reunion. She is a purple, in my mind. Do you see people in colors? Sometimes I do very clearly, and sometimes it takes me a while. But Cindy is a purple and this is the bracelet I made for her. She is thrilled with it, which thrills me! It’s made with my Victoria Sparkle beads and Tanzanite AB swarovski crystal – the colors change whenever you move the bracelet, which is very cool!


It’s been a while since I took you on a tour of my recent purchases, so I thought I’d do that today! Make up for the lack of bead porn from Kelly!!!!
Some tin bead caps from Lorelei’s new store, Tin Snippets. I feel lucky I was able to snag some!
Gorgeous porcelain flower pendant from Marsha Neal! I’ve been wanting one for a while!
Three violet buttons from Lisa Peters Destash – I love when she has a sale! I could spend a lot of money in her store!
Some czech facted beads from – they were having a sale!
More from – it was a sale, remember?!?!??!?