Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bead Soup Sneak Peak

Lori Anderson has done it again, and more spectacular than before. This is her second Bead Soup event and it's bigger than the last one we had in February! You may remember we exchanged a focal, a special clasp and coordinating beads and more with our partners.

My last partner was Boot ~ C who sent me an very challenging assortment of beads which I made into a necklace and a bracelet.

From this:

To this

I posted a mini tutorial on how I created this focal pendant with my bead soup on this Bead Soup Reveal post.

And this:

This time around my partner drawn by Lori is Melissa Merman of Melissa Merman Designs.

She has two shops on Etsy, Melissa Merman Designs and Melismatic Rosaries.

I can't wait to see what she sends me, but I know she got her package of beads I sent so I won't be letting the cat out of the bag by showing the Bead Soup I sent to her here.

I covered a little matchbox with handmade leaf and grass paper to tuck all the beads and components in. There are small and medium Peridot glass bi-cone beads, some beautiful triangular faceted gold beads. Copper Chinese lantern beads. A diachronic glass green and copper leaf focal, a copper leaf charm and a beautiful hand made piggyback leaf clasp in solid copper from Israel.

I hope Melissa can work something with these, she does beautiful wire work so I didn't send any chain or other stringing components because I'm sure she will want to work these together in her own wonderful style. I am awaiting for my package to arrive and will give you a peek as soon as I do!

Meanwhile stay tuned to the revealing starting on June 19th! With almost 100 participants this time we are having the party all week so you get a chance to visit them all! :)



  1. Can't wait to taste your soup!!!
    And I got my special INSPIRE bead....I LOVE IT! That is my word this year you know! And I think you are funny...do I really intimidate you? I think that inspiration is everywhere and I know, just know that whatever you create for me will be awesome. I love this special bead so. I will treasure it.
    Enjoy the day!

  2. Don't you know Erin, perfectionists are always intimidated! :)

  3. Such fun to see what some soup turns into!



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