Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My Bead Soup Is Here


Looking forward to playing with my lovely mix of artisan handmade glass beads by Patricia Johnson my Bead Soup Partner. I love some of the earthy mix she added......I love to work with a little earth!

She sent me a lovely glass fused bowl, made with some printer enamels.....so she is really truly a recycler and she sent me some really great pieces that are from some recycled parts!!!!!  So I know I will have some fun playing.

Here is the Soup I sent Patricia.

Shoot I think I might of forgotten to photograph the Basalt Heart.  I hope I sent it.  Okay I love to send a little Minnesota to my partners note the Basalt Clasp from TFBEADSTORE here in Minnesota and from the shores of Lake Superior. I did send her multiple items for her to use as the focal bead...so left that up to her.  I etched some copper and drilled some stone to add a little me to the mix.  I can't wait to see what she creates.

Phew! I stole this photo from her blog....I did send the heart!!!!

Soups On!!!!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Meet My Bead Soup Partner - Patricia Johnson

Its that time of the year again and I am very excited to sign up for my second time to participate in the 
Bead Soup Block Parties 8th Bead Soup swapping event.  
This event is put on by 

My Bead Soup partner this year is

Patricia Johnson from 

She is a fellow midwesterner, so we are adding a little excitement to this very long and grueling winter!  

A little on Patricia Johnson.  First off I drooled over her Bead Soup last year.  She really is an amazing composer of jewelry.  Here are a few of her jewelry pieces from last years soup.

Total Drool Right.

She has a bit of an up-cycler mentality which I love. She is a talented glass fusion artist, wire worker and metal worker.

This is the soup I sent her.  I hope she likes.  Sending her a bit of Minnesota!

Looking forward to getting my Soup!!!!!!