Monday, August 22, 2011

Ingredients and Inspiration

My bead soup ingredients arrived on my doorstep late last week.  I kept them to myself for a couple of days, but really, how fair is that?  Take a look at the wonderful lampwork that Marianna sent my way.  And that pendant, it's ceramic and amazing.  She also included a three-strand (!) clasp, a cute little pewter birdy, a wonderful silver connector and some lovely glass, crystal, stones and pearls.  My photography skills leave a bit to be desired, but I'm working on that and will be much improved (or will have my son take the pictures) in time for the big party on the 17th. 

The minute I saw these lovelies, a design idea started brewing in my head.  A design much more intricate and involved than any I'd made before.  That's the beauty of this party, to stretch our limits and get us thinking outside of our little creative boxes.  For me, this party will do just that.  Inspire me to stretch my design wings.

Speaking of inspiration, I'm sure all of you are familiar with Lisa Crone, author of "A Bead in Time" and one of my favorite blogs, A Bead A Day.  Lisa and I emailed back and forth about me being a featured designer on her blog.  The mere idea of being featured on one of my favorite blogs is a dream come true.  Well, go over here, to see my dream become reality.  Leave a comment for a chance to win, too.  Thank you so much, Lisa for the honor of being featured.  I'm thrilled.


  1. What a lovely soup. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I'm still trying to come up with ideas for my soup.

  2. LOVE the colors in your soup and congrats on your feature writ up.

  3. Looks like it's going to be a good one, Sandi! Glad to see your work getting more exposure -- I'm off to take a peek at the Bead a Day link, too!

  4. Love your soup, beautiful colors.

  5. Love your beads! Such pretty colors. Have fun!


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