WELCOME! I hope you’re hungry! I’ve made more than enough, as usual! And just when I thought I was done – I dove back in to create more!
First of all – LORI. Goddess of the Bead Soup Blog Party. Queen of the hop organization. THANK YOU. We would all be drowning in deep soup mix if it weren’t for your recipe to follow. I for one, bow to you.
So without further ado, cuz I know you must be starving- My ingredients from Pat Haight of The Wigglebutt Blog in ALASKA, and what I sent to her:
And here are my entrees: SIX of them! 4 necklaces, a brooch, and a pair of earrings!
The first is “Woodland Mystery”. It’s the piece that holds the clasp, and a focal (there were two):
Pat was sooooo generous. The beads were all very earthy. Browns, greens, COPPER. Handmade polymer clay that looks like bone. Thank you, Pat. I tried to do them all justice. And I tried to use them all! I didn’t – but that doesn’t mean I didn’t TRY! (Pat thought so hard about her soup ingredients that she had more than one soup mix – and ended up sending me BOTH of them! YUM x2!)
Next is what I decided to call ‘Hoot Fest’. Owls are so popular right now:
Then there’s the last minute pieces – “Copper Country” contains a petoskey stone bead embroidery focal that I’ve been playing with for awhile. I realized while working on my soup pieces that some of the beads Pat sent would set it off nicely:
And then there was the copper. And the COOLEST hand made PAPER beads. Copper Coil Earrings:
Everything is so earthy, so Michigan in it’s fall colors and rich woodsy feel.
BUT - my favorite of all - “Breaking the Surface”. A little sea that came out of the blue:
This was the focal (of handmade polymer clay) I wondered what I would do with when I opened it – and it ended up being the first design that came to me of the bunch! I love how this one turned out! Simple but statement making.
And finally - THIS piece isn’t really part of the official ingredients – but rather from the second soup “just cuz” package I got from Pat a few days later. The ONLY thing that I used that she sent me is the cute little owl: This is “Owl’s Roost”
Many of these pieces will be listed for sale in my Etsy shop – and one is a present for Pat. (She won’t know which one until it gets there!)
Here is the link to the list – the menu if you will – of all the other second reveal participants this time around. There’s still one more reveal date to go next week – so be sure you’re ready to get your fill!
I hope you enjoyed my servings of soup!
Peaceful beading – and hopping!