Monday, January 30, 2012

Mr. Mailman, Have You Any Mail Today

It is so much fun watching the mail for a special package to arrive.  That is just what I did as soon as Alice emailed that my Bead Soup package was on its way to my house.  And this box of goodies did not disappoint.  One of the purposes of this Bead Soup exchange is to make us step out of our comfort zone.  Alice is certainly helping me to do that.  Most of my jewelry work is done with sterling silver wire and my own handmade lampwork beads. 

Upon opening the box, I found this beautiful present.  It looked so cheery and I could see treasures just waiting to be taken out and admired. 

Each small package inside was labeled.  There is such a variety of beads and findings and all very different than my usual materials.  Even the color scheme is a switch for me.  I am really eager to tackle this project.

Alice sent Brazilian agates, a gorgeous amber-colored vintage gemstone, vintage lucite beads, buttons and the cutest little rhinestone beads.  The most unusual items include a peach pit bead, a wood cutout and an ammonite fossil.  She also included Vintaj findings which I have really wanted to work with but just haven't gotten around to doing.  What a great variety!  Thank you Alice. 

The wheels are starting to turn and ideas are beginning to form.  Stay tuned for the results.

Have fun creating,


  1. Wow, what a gorgeous group of beads. Bead Soup at its best. I can't wait to see what you do with these beauties.

  2. Carol,

    I received your package yesterday. I had a rotten day at work, and seeing your package sure brightened my day. I didn't have enough light to take photos but I hope to do that today. I kept the package in tact so I could photograph it, but I'm dying to see what's inside. I'm expecting another rotten day at work, but I know those beads will be waiting for me when I get home.

  3. Oh what a packet in the mail can do to our mood! You must be very busy now thinking what you can do with those yummy supply So I let you go. See you in March for sure. Take care. Dita.

  4. Ammonite is a REALLY cool find. And the flower on your bag is great! You got some good things.

  5. I adore what Alice sent you. Such fun pieces! I'm sure you're going to make something fabulous with that stash!
    (Also, I just came from Alice's post and find it funny that the beads you sent her match the packaging she sent you. HA! I'm easily amused.)

  6. I was just looking at what Alice sent you on her blog. too cool! I cam't wait to see what you do with them for the BSBP!

  7. What a wonderful stash of beads you got! & all very neatly labeled! Can't wait to see what you do with them!


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