Monday, February 6, 2012

Party time! (2)

As I mentioned in a previous post I am participating in Lori's Bead Soup Party and I have received my beads last week. Over the weekend I managed to take pictures :)

This is what Dita Basu sent me:



Pretty, isn't it?

There are some beautiful wood beads, in very bright happy colours:


Beads in my favourite colour - turquoise:


A couple of black & white Krobo beads - I had to search for them and find more: they are handmade in Africa, from recycled glass, through a labour-intensive process; each bead is manually painted and re-fired (for more info read Krobo beads):



A couple of wonderful toggle clasps: one in gun metal, very well in-tone with the upcoming Valentine's day:


and one in sterling silver:


They both match an idea I have - however, they're both too beautiful to use only half of the clasp... they'll most likely end up in another idea :)

As for the focal - I got not one, but two!

A polymer clay disc from Laurel Stevens graciously embellished with flowers (thanks you, Terri from Beads2Die4 for the info):


And last, but definitely not least, a jade donut in amazing colouring:



And all together, again:


Thank you, Dita!

Now... to the 'drawing board' :)

The result - on March 3rd!

10 comments:

  1. What a fab mix of textures to play with. I can't wait to see what you make with them :)

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    1. Thanks, Joanne - I think so too :)

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  2. ooooooo, I like, actually, I LOVE everything about your soup.

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    1. Thanks - I love it too... I just brought out all my other beads and trying to mix and match :) Fun, fun, fun!

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  3. Lovely soup with lots of possibilities. The disc is polymer clay from Laurel Stevens.

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    1. Cool - thanks for the info; and for stopping by!

      Yes - the possibilities are endless, that's what I love about this idea of 'soup'.

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  4. That jade donut is screaming out for some matching lampwork beads -- love all the eclectic goodness!

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    1. That's an idea - as soon as I figure out a good lampwork bead supplier, our local store doesn't have a large variety... or maybe as soon as I learn how to make some myself (this weekend :)).

      Thanks, Lori :)

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  5. looking forward to see what you'll make!

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    1. Thank you - I have the post all ready and set to go... my fingers ache to say 'Publish now'... wait, it's published, but scheduled for 12:01 am on Saturday :) What a long weekend will that be!

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