My Bead Soup partner is Suzann Sladcik Wilson of Beadphoria. She is a pretty amazing person who not only makes jewelry, but also teaches jewelry making, runs a jewelry business, contributes to jewelry design magazines, is writing a book, and is active in the beading community and with several charities. You can check out her blog here, and become a fan of Beadphoria on Facebook here. I love that by participating in a Bead Soup Party, one has the opportunity to meet many wonderful people who share the same hobby that one might not have met otherwise. Here are some of Suzann's designs from previous Bead Soup Parties:
The first Bead Soup necklace "Caramel Swirl" by Suzann Sladcik Wilson
Bead Soup #2 Necklace "Reflections of Lorelei" by Suzann Sladcik Wilson
I love that Lorelei has a necklace named after her! This is the third Bead Soup Party that I have participated in, and I always forget to take a photo of my soup before I send it out to my partner. This time, I remembered after I had it packaged up, but not before I sent it! So here it is packaged up:
The bird focal pendant is by Spirited Earth, one of my new favorite bead sellers! I included an assortment of coordinating beads and some copper findings, plus I threw in one of my handmade resin pendants and some etched copper rings. I can't wait to see what Suzann creates! Now on to the Bead Soup I received...Suzann really went all out, and I was flabbergasted by how much loot she sent! When I opened our mailbox, I was astounded by the size of the box, then I opened the package to find a lovely wooden hinged box:
I excitedly opened the treasure chest to find:
Lots of cute pouches full of goodies all wrapped in a beading mat!
Each item carefully packaged and labeled
Suzann sent TWO focals and NINE clasps! I definitely want to make 2 designs, one in gold and one in silver for the challenge
Here are the silver focal, clasps and matching beads all together
The gold focal, clasps and matching beads
And as if that wasn't enough, a whole pile of gorgeous strands of gemstones and beads!
I definitely have a lot to choose from, but fortunately my designs are coming together pretty effortlessly. I can't wait to unveil them February 26th!