Bead Soup… for Shirley

My Bead Soup from Shirley Moore is softly simmering in my studio right now—all in pieces still—I know some of you have already completed your new creations, but me, well sometimes I spend more time thinking about it than doing the actual assembly—but that's the way I love it. :-)

Can you believe that we are so close to the reveal date?! Me neither!

But, wait! I haven't yet posted what I mixed up for Shirley…

So, here you go…

How funny that we both went with pink when mixing up bead soups for each other!

I can't decide if when it comes to the Bead Soup Party, do I love the giving or receiving best—I think every part of it makes me so happy. I can't wait to see what we both create!

Wishing you a happy Tuesday!

Some days…

A little extra help is needed.

Yes, this sweet little furry critter fills my heart with so much joy.



Spring Bead Cleaning Sale!

It's here! My Spring Bead Cleaning is now live in my Etsy shop!

You all know I love to be organized (even though I'm not at all half the time!) and so cleaning up and sorting through my hoarded bead stash was like a big breath of fresh Spring air. It brought back a lot of fun memories from my first years as a bead maker, rekindled old ideas, and also gave life to many, many more ideas that are just now starting to bloom.

Many of these beads are one or a few of a kind, and since it was much too dull to set up listings of one or two beads, I arranged them into mini bead soups—I always think beads in an artfully combined color scheme with varying shapes and texture are so inspiring.

Oh wow! I had so much fun arranging the sets! It was exciting to see too, that while my beads have changed over the years they all still match together with my new beads in amazing ways. I really think I might continue to offer some of my beads in sets and so, to celebrate the start of my new inspirations sets…

…these Spring Bead Cleaning sets are 20% off for a limited time only!

And now, here's a glimpse at some of what's now available in my shop

until they sell out, of course!

And these are only a few of my new sets—I didn't want to slow down your computer too much! ;-) Go here to see them all and grab a few for yourself!

Happy shopping!