So… I signed up for the Bead Soup Blog Party! This is my second time joining up and I'm sure it will be just as fun, if not more.
Our fabulous hostess, Lori Anderson, paired me up with the talented seed beader, Shirley Moore of Beads and Bread. Remember when I mentioned that I'd love to try out bead crochet this year? I do love to use seed beads to accent my work and I know it would be so much fun to go a little further with that, and so when I found out I was paired up with a seed beader, of course I was excited!
Here's a small sampling of what Shirley creates…
All so gorgeous and beautifully made, aren't they?
We chatted back and forth a bit sharing what we each like and how we're working to develop our unique styles.
Shirley said at first that she wasn't sure how to challenge me…
and then this is what arrived in the mail…
Shirley made my clasp too—I love handmade clasps!
Sparkle, sparkle, and more sparkle.
Shirley, as I said before, I am totally blown away by my soup—this is all so completely new to me! You hit the nail so square on its head that I might just panic. But why panic when there are new beads to play with, right?
So now I'm doing a lot of thinking—how do all these new elements fit into my current style? Do I somehow incorporate them together? Do I leave behind what's really familiar to me and branch off in a new direction? Choices, choices!
And lastly, for an extra surprise Shirley included these lovely earrings…
Pretty golden-yellow and all mine.
Thank you for everything Shirley! This is going to be a fun party, for sure!