Do you all know about Bead Soup? It's hosted by the lovely Lori Anderson of the Pretty Things Blog. You put your name in, she matches you with a partner, you send each other beads and make something, then blog about it.
So, without further ado, here are the soup ingredients that Shirley sent me:
Seriously, Blogger? Upside Down?
Okay, so I fussed with the pictures and they're all UPSIDE DOWN! What the heck??? At any rate, here is my bead soup - if your head is on a 360-degree hinge, it will be a bit easier to see, and if you know how to fix this in Blogger, let me know. Here's a picture of the whole soup.
The turquoise focal and the clasp. I love stars! Doesn't the focal look like a mitten or maybe Michigan? So fun!
Wait...this picture is right side up? Is someone messing with my head?!
Antique gold chain. See how they're double links? I love it.
I spent this whole weekend organizing my beading stuff in a nifty new container I found at The Container Store and bought with my gift card from a Christmas gift.
Picture from The Container Store website.
I got the big one in the back. The drawers are about 5 inches deep and they sell little plastic dividers. So I have all my beads in there, sorted by material and color. I love having a space in this new house where I can leave my beads out all the time instead of having to shove them all back in little boxes and put the boxes under the table!
After I completely unpacked everything, I sat down to make a few things and looked up five minutes later and realized it was actually five HOURS later! I haven't made a thing in MONTHS! So, I've got some things to show you and I whipped out my bead soup design in about 20 minutes. Er...once a new camera is procured, I will be showing you what I made.