Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bead Soup Exchanged!!

One of the best thing about Bead Soup Blog Party is you have a chance to get to know someone new. It's been so fun chatting with Laurie Ament and getting to know her.  The much anticipated delivery of our Bead Soup is done and now we can reveal what we received!  

First, this is what I sent Laurie.  She mentioned she lived on Kauai for a couple of months during one of our conversations so I decided to make her a Tree of Life Pendant to remind her of the luscious green trees.  Laurie also mentioned she loves cool colors so I decided to use the turquoise chips for the leaves.  Once I decided to use turquoise then the color scheme was set.  I decided to hit the torch and enameled complimentary color wave discs and enameled beads and flowers.  For the clasp I sawed out a ginko leaf and enameled the piece and made a copper bar toggle.  Added to the soup are turquoise chips, earth tone picasso glass beads, and some Vintaj components.  Can't wait to see what Laurie creates with my soup!

I got Laurie's package today and boy oh boy I love what she sent me!  The picture does no justice to the beautiful lamp work beads she sent me!  I love hearts and not only did I get a gorgeous focal heart, she made 4 more smaller ones!  Also included in her soup were 10 beautiful lamp work spacer beads, 4 head pin lamp work beads, handspun yarn and cords, multi color jump rings, and bronze and sterling silver clasps.  I just love the colors and can't stop admiring them!

I need to let these beautiful ingredients simmer in my head for a bit and come up with a design that will make Laurie proud!  

Mahalo for visiting!!
Kumi ♥


  1. Wow! Gorgeous Soups! You guys were on the same wave length as far as the color goes! I just wanted to say that from browsing your blog, I'm in love with all of your designs! I can't wait to see what you put together from the soup Laurie sent you!

    1. Mahalo Lecia! Design ideas are twirling in my head! Stay tuned!

  2. I am excited to see what you both design, too! Both of you sent such beautiful soups -- and both in such gorgeous blues! :D