Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My bead soup is brewing - in California!

As I've mentioned many times, my Bead Soup Blog Hop Challenge Partner is Sally Anderson, and she's way out there is sunny Californ-I-A.  This is the soup that chose to wing it's way to her:

I can't wait to see what she does with the them, but I thought the bright, sunny, summer-y-ness (is that even a word?  I bet spellcheck doesn't think so) said California, so off they went.  Our reveal date isn't until the end of August, so she still has plenty of time to cook up something great - and I know it will be. 

I especially loved the focal - I had planned to use it in a project of my own at one time - but it kept getting shoved farther and farther back in the stacks, so I decided to let someone else give it a whirl.  The clasp was a last minute, seat of the pants choice - it was sitting out on my desk when I was putting beads together.  Only when I decided to use it for this did I remember that I had MATCHING Sterling tubes in my left over store inventory boxes - so off I went to dig - and found them!  Perfect match.  

And in case you've forgotten (or were trying to block it out - :0) )  - here's what I got from HER:

Beautiful corals, oranges, and one of my favorite colors to work with - TURQUOISE! 
Here are the focal and the KILLER clasp (I've always wanted one of these):

I've completed two things with my soup mix so far - and plan to create at least two more.
So fun.  Can't wait to see all the beautiful things that are created by everyone - all around the world.

Don't forget - the FIRST of the three hops begins this Saturday, July 28th - at MIDNIGHT EST.  Grab some caffeine, and get your hoppin' fingers on - cuz the party's gonna go on all night!  I have the link to Lori's page in the box on the upper right hand corner that you can use to access it - I'll actually include the other participants of my reveal date IN my blog reveal when the time comes.
I, unfortunately, don't get to blog hop for the first reveal until sometime on Sunday - we'll be leaving bright and early Saturday for an out of town special family event - our niece and her new husbands' wedding reception.

Jason & Sara chose to elope - but we still insisted on a celebration, so it's going to be a beautiful day of fun, Harleys, hogs (they'll probably have another one roasting-their favorite thing), home and family.  And for once I DON'T have to bring the deviled eggs!
Happy hoppin,


Sally Anderson said...

Thank you for posting those photos! Have a great time with your family this weekend. Sounds like fun!

Sally Anderson said...

Thank you for posting those photos! Have a great time with your family this weekend. Sounds like fun!

Sally Anderson said...

It all looks great. Today the my tools were unearthed from the "box room." Hooray. Now when I find the Fireline I'll be good to go! I'm so glad you're blogging this! I hope to get to that soon, too.

Cory said...

Thanks for the lovely comment, and...I can't wait to see your finished "soup".