In between glorious walks to the beach, bike rides, relaxing, shopping and dining on delicious food, I had time to finally work on putting my bead soup together. I brought my tasty mix of goodies from Emanda, along with some other beads I had on hand that I thought would go well with the mix. One thing in particular that I was glad I brought was a bag of mix matched earrings that I bought at the hospital street fair for a song, and ended up recycling some parts into my bead soup creations.
I had hoped to have time to glaze some beads to add to the necklace which I had mentioned in one of my earlier posts, but unfortunately I ran out of time, and was not able to glaze them before I left on my vacation. But that's OK because it ensured that I did something completely different from what I normally do in my bead creations.
Instead, I went to this awesome Bead shop on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach called Halos and Dreams where it says Beads, Beads, Beads on the door, and they weren't kidding. Wow - what an amazing place - she has the most incredible selection of beautiful, quality beads I've ever seen, and the owner was really helpful and had some great ideas of what I could use for complimentary beads.
So, these are a few that I chose to incorporate into my bead soup pieces ~
I fell in love with the colors and the way the light reflects off these crystal beads, and you will see on Saturday during the Bead Soup Party Reveal how well they go with the other beads in the mix!
And, I went back to Halos and Dreams a few more times of course, and couldn't resist but to purchase some more beauties, and I have to blame it all on the influence from the Bead Soup Group and my soup partner Emanda and her very excellent taste in beads. Thanks for broadening my bead world view!
Turquoise, Agate, Imperial Jasper and Crystal Beads I'll be using for future creations.
See you this Saturday at the Bead Soup Reveal!