I have been absent from here for a while - still feeling raw from the loss of my pup, Sam, and still trying to heal my hip. But in the meantime, I received my Bead Soup from the wonderful Lori Anderson yesterday!! She generously gifted me three pretty two-toned pink boxes, neatly wrapped with a purple ribbon (as well as a nice card, too) that contained these beauties (click on the pictures for a larger view):
This is a BEAUTIFUL color palette to work with: turquoise, purple, silver tones, neutral, and a splash of red! I happened to have received my copy of this book on Monday which I have paging through for ideas in using the cording and faux suede ribbon:
This book is awesome - as I knew it would be! So many wonderful design ideas by some extremely talented artists!
These are my favorite beads received from Lori:
Look at that gorgeous focal from Juli Cannon! My picture does not capture the beautiful colors and the stamped texture on the glass - just love it! And, Lori made the coordinating lampwork beads and the wire-wrapped silver hook clasp! I love this combination and am so appreciative of the handmade aspect of that clasp and her beads! I have several ideas floating in my head and cannot wait to get started!
I sent Lori 2 different beads sets:
The first set includes stunningly gorgeous lampwork beads by the extremely talented Donna Millard, and an awesome focal bead by Marsha Neal. I recently commissioned Lesley Watt to make me some sterling silver PMC clasps. Lesley's work is just gorgeous, and Donna's beads deserved that clasp for sure! I also gave her some cool lampwork head pins from Havanna Beads and Nadin Art Glass - love these!
The second set includes 5 beautiful, chunky lampwork beads handmade by Lea Avorch, antique gold pewter beads, Swarovski pearls, freshwater pearls, blue silk, and wonderful bronze components - by Lesley Watt (can you tell I love her work!) and the wonderful LeeAnn Weih of Summers Studio.
I had a good time putting this soup together and I cannot wait to see what Lori has created! My reveal date is July 28th.
Thanks for stopping by!
I absolutely love my beads ... you spoiled me!ReplyDelete
Beautiful!! the lampwork beads on both soups are stunning. :) I cannot wait to see what you make.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous - Looking forward to your creations!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see what you do with all these beautiful beads!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous soups and I've used Nadin Art Glass head pins, they're amazing to work with. Can't wait for the reavealReplyDelete
What amazing bead soups--all three of them! I can't wait to see what creations come from these!ReplyDelete
Great soup all round Patti -you have some great stuff to work with and lovely colours. The soups you sent Lori are just beautiful even if I am a bit biased! I adore that seconds soup especially as my favourite colours to match with bronze are blue an purple. Can't wait to see the outcomes.ReplyDelete
Oooh, Patti, you sure received a great bead soup mix from Lori! I love the colors. And the TWO sets you sent to Lori are both beautiful. That was awfully generous of you to offer a choice - and what a difficult choice to pick one over the other. I couldn't do it - tried to pick one, but really like them both!! And I'm enjoying Erin and Lorelei's new book as well - the projects are so inspiring.ReplyDelete
Patti I love what you received!!! You are going to have so much fun creating and I can't wait to see it!!! Love those soups you sent Lori, awesome!!!!ReplyDelete
I believe u have already commented on you soup once. But I am back :). Once we get on our feet I am going to buy a copy of Lorelei and Erin's book. i looks delightful.ReplyDelete
I should stop commenting with my iPod. lol. Thank you for the wonderful gifts. I am excited to see what you make for the BSBP. :)ReplyDelete
What fun to have Lori as your partner! The beads and whatnot that she sent you is definitely inspirational. AND, the two soups you sent her are bound to get her wheels turning also! Looking forward to the reveal :)ReplyDelete