Sunday, August 21, 2011


Do you love soup as much as I do? I could eat soup every single day. However, summers in Phoenix aren't that conducive to eating a big bowl of hot soup. Good thing there's Bead Soup to hold me over.  Okay, totally lame opening, but let's move on, shall we?

Friday afternoon while I was at work, my cell phone buzzed letting me know that I had an email. A little later, I read it and it was from my Bead Soup partner, Terry. Terry let me now that her soup had arrived and that she loved it! It's always such a relief to hear that they like it, isn't it? She also said that she got delivery confirmation on my soup so it would be waiting for me. Of course, my boyfriend and I had a dinner at my boss' house Friday night and I didn't get home until late. It was the longest night ever because I knew there was some beady goodness waiting for me in my mailbox!

As a side note, when you get something in the mail (not bills, but stuff you order or stuff someone sends you), so you open it right away, or do you wait? My boss was saying that he ordered a new computer and it came a week ago and he hadn't even opened the box yet. I don't get it. I'm the type of person who tears into the packaging while I'm still in the car!

Anyway, forgive my first few pictures because they were taken in my living room with my cell phone camera because the sun was down already.

 Then this morning, I braved the 109-degree Phoenix heat and took everything outside so I could use the light and take some better pictures.

Terry did a blog post saying that she got the ingredients for my soup from a number of different Etsy vendors.

Here's what I got!

That's my focal - isn't it beautiful? This artist makes these out of polymer clay! When I clicked on the link for Hopemore Studio, I was excited because I think these are beautiful!

The gorgeous clasp.

Aren't these pretty? I so admire people who work with metal - it's something I've been too afraid to do myself, but I can admire it in other people!

When I opened the little package with the ribbon, I literally squealed out loud! I've been lusting after these silk ribbons for AGES, but didn't own any because I didn't think I knew how to deal with them! I can't wait to use them in some designs! I'm in love!

Aren't these adorable?

Glass beads in a yummy topaz-type color and jet

The whole soup.

The earthy/neutral colors are not something I normally work with so this will definitely be a challenge for me! While pushing myself creatively is something that's always a bit uncomfortable, it's a good thing to do. I can't wait to sit down at my messy, messy bead table and get to work!

Thank you, Terry, for the gorgeous soup!


  1. So beautiful, Tara -- glad you braved the heat to share your awesome soup with us -- and those 'oui' 'oui' charms -- so cute! I can't wait to see what you create.

  2. That was a great post, Tara.....nice pictures, too. I"m glad you liked everything. Now, we both have to get busy on coming up with a design!!

  3. LOL at the comment about tearing open the packages....I do that, too!!

  4. Oh what a lovely soup! And so different from last year! LOL! Can't wait to see the results!


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