Saturday, October 27, 2012

Kalmbach: Bead Soup :: Thistle Beads

Way back in July when Lori Anderson was kicking off her latest Bead Soup Party, she asked people if they wanted to sign up for a separate bead soup party with their local bead store. I raised my hand, and then promptly forgot I signed up.

A few weeks ago I got a package in the mail from Kalmbach welcoming me to a Bead Soup Party to promote Lori's new book! Included was some gorgeous, rich, Fall-colored beads and components! They had been sent to me from Thistle Beads, a bead store not far from me.

The rules are pretty much the same. Make something from the soup along with additional items from your own bead table. The only twist ---they asked for only a necklace. I usually let the beads speak to me before I decide if it will be a necklace, bracelet or earrings. But ok. I'm game.

You can see (upper left) the beautiful pieces that Thistle Beads sent me. My package included: moss agate, pottery beads, stones, copper toggle, copper spacers and really pretty copper beads with an etched leaf on the front. I loved the beads so much that I actually split them up and made 3 separate pieces. So over the next few days I'll tell you a little bit more about each one. Stop back tomorrow to hear about the one I made with moss agate and bloodstone!

8 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

I can't wait to see the gorgeousness!

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

I love the colors of these beads.

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Beautiful! Aw, you jewelers and your fun hops and soup parties!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What great colors for the season!

Duni said...

Your new piece totally reminds me of Indonesia (I worked there for 2 years) - the colours, composition and style! Wonderful!

Malin Aldhagen said...

Nice blog!! would you mind following each other via bloglovin? :)

Love,
Malin @ http://fashionfied.tk

Lori Anderson said...

Awesome photo collage, and how wonderful!

Caron Michelle said...

This is a fabulous design - love the colour tones in the bead soup, you have complimented them perfectly with your design.

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