Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bead Soup Arrival!

My bead soup mix arrived from Laurie the other day!  I couldn't have been more excited when I opened up the package, and found this incredible mix of blues, silver.....
and this amazingly detailed lampwork focal bead!  Laurie makes lampwork beads, so I think this may be one that she made.  The camera doesn't do this bead justice, it's absolutely stunning with it's layers and swirls of rich deep blues, aqua, earth tones and a hint of plum.
The bead strands Laurie included have a variety of textures and hues, and go so well with the colors in the lampwork bead.  It's obvious she took a lot of care in selecting just the right tones.
Laurie included some silver components as well,  
 and look at this beautiful little sterling clasp with an etched horse ~ So sweet!
 
I typically work with ceramic and larger hole beads, so these will be a challenge for me, but I'm having a lot of fun trying to figure out the possibilities of how they will come together! 
 Thanks so much Laurie for such a wonderful mix!

Stay tuned for the Bead Soup Party Blog Hop on September 17th, where all the participants will show off what they made!

14 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful colors, and a stunning focal. I think your pic did a great job showing the lovely colors.

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  2. Gorgeous soup - love the blues!

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  3. Beautiful colours love the focal bead and clasp,
    Wher did the clasp come from?

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  4. Thanks! I know, I'm really loving the combination. I'm not sure where the sterling horse clasp is from. I'm hoping Laurie will stop by and let us know.

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  5. That is a stunning bead! I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone has made.

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  6. I love those colors,I love the glass (of course), and that horse is just adorable!

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  7. I just LOVE blue -- it's so placid, and I sure could use some of that right now!

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  8. I know - I love these shades of blue as well. And I agree - I could use a dose of placid myself. :)

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  9. Hi I bought the clasp from an artist on etsy.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/cathydailey
    I love the organic style she has.

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  10. Thanks Laurie for letting us know who made the adorable handmade horse clasp you sent me. Just checked out Cathy's shop & love her work!

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  11. Oooh, Very nice!
    The etched horse clasp looks wonderful too!
    ~*Enjoy*~ playing with them!

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  12. That is a stunning focal, love the shades of blue in your soup mix. What interesting components and I can't wait to see what you make of it all.

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  13. Beautiful soup, can't wait to see the results.

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  14. what a stunning clasp, it's so pretty I'd use it as a focal.

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