Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bead Soup~ The Gift

After a long day of errands I came home to find the mail sitting on the kitchen table.  I knew from a distance that my 'SOUP' had arrived!  I grabbed some scissors and carefully cut into the envelope. My partner Shanti, had bundled everything into several cute little pouches and envelopes.  As a gingerly cut and opened each package I found a beautiful collection unfolding before me.
A lovely peacock feather focal pendant wrapped in copper with an orange peace bead charm, a copper leaf toggle clasp, a verdigris key charm, deep green sari ribbon, leather cording, an amazing array of glass and stone beads in vibrant greens and oranges and two strands of tangerine glass rounds and orange dyed stick coral.  Immediately the ideas began swirling in my head.  These are colors I would not normally gravitate towards but they were so perfectly coordinated that they inspired me right out of the package.
This was exactly what I'd hoped for! Something that would push me off my safe little cliff and help me expand my horizons.  I can't wait to get to work and I hope I do this the justice that it deserves. Stay tuned for the results on August 11, 2012.

9 comments:

  1. Now that is a very interesting mix. Love the feather!

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  2. Your soup looks like a lot of fun. The color combination is very different yet effective. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  3. I love the colors!! What a beautiful soup!

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  4. Great color palette, and pretty beads!

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  5. Can't wait too see ur designs! Im so happy you like the mix! I thoughtthe colours were Florida Beachy Bright!

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  6. Can't wait to see how it all comes together. Looks like a very differenet collection

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  7. Those colors would be a challenge for me but it sure would be a fun one. Especially as those colors go together so well. Your partner sure has an eye for color.

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  8. That's a beautiful mix of ingredients. Wonderful color and so many textures to work with - what fun!

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  9. Thanks everyone, it's definitely out of my comfort zone~ I hope I do justice to the ingredients!

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