Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thursday Favorites: Pantone Bead Swap

I am a bit over due showing you all the bead swap I got from Mary for Lori Anderson's Fall/Winter Pantone Bead Soup. Oh man, isn't it the best when you get a little surprise in the mailbox? Something picked out just for you, and it turns out to be exactly the thing you would have picked yourself? Just look at these gorgeous beads! 



I absolutely love the colors and can't wait to use them. I've got a few ideas floating around that I will hopefully be back to show you before too long.

I also sent Mary a few things from my collection. I tried to send a range of colors with fun focal beads. I picked up these beads literally from around the world. I LOVE shopping for beads, much to my hubby's chagrin. I've been on a very strict bead diet lately, sadly for me. But this stash I sent Mary hails from my UK trip, the jaunt down to NZ to see my sister, several trips over to Rhode Island, a trip out to California, a few beads I shared from gorgeous hand-made enamels sent to me from Keri over at Pink Lemonade (South Carolina) and then of course the many trips around Manhattan where I work. I hope she likes them!

18 comments:

Miss Val's Creations said...

These beads are beautiful! I love seeing greens and blues together. They have great texture too!

Christine Altmiller said...

great beads! i love the focal one~great colors and texture. do the teal ones have little "x"s going around them? i really like those. can't wait to see what you are going to do with them!

Katherines Corner said...

lovely beads. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop my friend xo

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

O yes, beautiful beads! Such wonderful colours, like the ocean or a deep lagoon :)

mail4rosey said...

They really are pretty! My mother-in-law does a lot of beading and she would love these too, I'm sure.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cynthia,
Beautiful beads! I'm looking forward to seeing what wonders of gorgeousness you make with these.

A thought just struck me. Don't you just sometimes wish you were in a big pile of glorious beads, where you can pick up handfuls and pour them over your head? Wouldn't that be awesome?
Therese

AntiquityTravelers said...

ha!! note to self ... don't read comments from blog while on train as sudden outburst frighten other passengers!

Caron Michelle said...

Oooh - look at those beautiful colours, just stunning - can't wait to see what you create!

13 said...

Stunning colours and such a great selections of interesting shapes

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

I always thought Panatone was a type of rich Italian cake?

Duni said...

Gorgeous! I love surprises in the mail :)
I'm glad to see pink's on the Pantone list for Fall!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Oh - love that blue with the green in that focal bead! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

BeadedTail said...

Those beads are gorgeous! I'm intrigued about bead shopping all over the world and wish I could go with you! I haven't even been to NYC yet!

Marcela Gmd said...

You have a lot of talent and creativity, sure your creation will be beautiful!!!
Have a wonderful weekend! and my G+ for you...

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Chris Ed said...

Hello dear, these beads are beautiful! I am excited about the creation!
xx chris

Plami said...

I love the colors of these beads! So deep and beautiful! Impeccable as always, dear!

XoXo
Plami

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Lori Anderson said...

LOVE!

My Life Under the Bus said...

The colors on that are gorgeous! Great trade!!!

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