Friday, February 3, 2012

Is It Soup Yet?

Well, I got my bead soup ingredients the other day from my partner Mandi Ainsworth.  We sent our beads out on Monday.  Here is what I got:

 A black and blue glass focal bead by Crystal Gilbert Lampwork Design, coordinating strands of beads and a dragonfly clasp (I happen to love dragonflys).  She also sent me a beaded pen that she made. 
 I have been browsing thru my favorite inspiration sites to figure out what I want to do with my stash.  Bracelet? Earrings? Necklace?  All three?  Guess you'll just have to check back and see on the Bead Soup Blog Reveal Day.  If you want a sneak peak at what we all is the list of participants:

1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Kingdom of Bahrain) and Hajer Waheed (Singapore)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu

15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)

21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs

32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)

41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent

54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)

65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)

76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)

83.  Michelle Jensen (Canada) and Sandra Young (Canada)

92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)

Reveal day is March 3rd...

Mandi is a fantastic seed bead artist, but I didn't send her any seed beads.  If she is like me she has a large stash of them just waiting to be put to use.  I did send her a lamp work heart focal bead with matching beads and an embossed key charm (I made all of them), assorted glass pearls and crystals and I added some copper chain and findings and sari silk.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with!


  1. That's some cool stuff -- and since they're basic colors, you can go wild with your OWN stashes, you know? And you can make as many pieces with as much of what you got as you want -- even the clasp doesn't have to go with the focal.

    Thanks for posting this!

  2. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  3. Great mix and another great dragonfly clasp. Love it, should be fun for you.

  4. that would be cool if you could make all three. I think you partner will love what you sent. I know I would. Cant's wait. See ya on blog hop day.

  5. Hi, Lynnea. I was so excited to see the article Barbara did on you on her blog. In just the past year since I've been visiting the chat periodically, your work has gone from wow to wowsers! I'm loving watching all the new designs you display. Was happy to see your name in the bead soup pot and can't wait to see what you do with all your lovelies. Happy creating!


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