Friday, July 6, 2012

Soup's On!


What kind of soup do I enjoy in even the hottest weather?

Why, bead soup, of course! This summer I'm participating in my second Bead Soup Blog Party, hosted by Lori Anderson.


My partner, the very talented Mary Ellen Parker, sent me a beautiful soup mix. The beads on the spoon are faceted agate. There are also some lovely silver oval beads, some fantastic fiber beads, some ribbon, and a beautiful handmade leaf toggle clasp.



There was also this guy! A polymer clay owl pendant, made by Mary Ellen. I fell in love with him the moment I took him out of the box.

I've named him Norbert, and I can't wait to make him a necklace to nest in. I've already picked out the seed beads I'm going to use, and now it's a matter of making something that does him justice.

(And that he'll feel at home in, of course!)

I didn't take photos of the soup I sent to M.E., but I can tell you that there were sparkly beads, assorted sequins, a handmade copper wire pendant, and a matching clasp. Keep an eye on her blog! Maybe she'll post some pictures. And if not, our reveal date is on August 11th.

Thanks for checking out my soup, and have a sequintastic day!

Also, a special announcement: tomorrow I'm doing the Nicole's Beadbacking giveaway that I mentioned in this post. So watch this space, and tell your beady friends.

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  1. Norbert is just precious! I know you'll make him a wonderful home, properly feathered.

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    1. Isn't he cute?

      I have an idea of what I'm going to make for him. If that doesn't work out, "properly feathered" has given me another idea! :)

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  2. This looks like a fun swap!! You got all sorts of fun things to use, I can't wait to see what you come up with :)

    Linda

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    1. It's a lot of fun, Linda! And a great way to meet new beady friends.

      I have one necklace in the works, using the more colorful beads in the soup. It's pretty crazy so far. I'll start Norbert's necklace pretty soon. :)

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  3. Oooh, I love Norbert. Hooray! :)

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    1. Isn't he adorable? Mr. Sequin laughs at me every time he catches me talking to my owly friend. If he had an owl of his own, he'd understand. ;)

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  4. Nice soup, I'll take it. Always fun to see what comes of this massive swap of beading goodies. xox

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    1. Thanks, Corrine! I can't wait to show you what I make. One necklace I'm working on, which uses the more colorful beads in the soup, is really colorful and sparkly -- I think you'll like it!

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  5. I can't wait to see Norbert's necklace nest!

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    1. Hey, Candace!

      Neither can I, to be honest. I should work on it today. :)

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  6. So much fun, I think Norbert has found a wonderful sequintastic nest already!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie!

      He does seem to be at home in my studio with all my other sparkly supplies. :)

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  7. Norbert is so cool! I can't wait to see his new home

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    1. Thanks, Shaiha!

      I can't wait to see it, either. I have an idea in my head, but we'll see how it translates to real life! :)

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  8. Nice soup! Can't wait to see what you do with Norbert :)

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    1. I'm almost finished with his necklace now. He looks very happy! :)

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  9. Norbert is a PERFECT name for him. . .and he's so very cute. I cannot wait for Aug 11th to see what you do with him. I'm sure it will be spectacular!

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