Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Bead Soup I Sent

This is the "Bead Soup" I sent my partner, Loretta Carstensen.  I can't wait to seeing her ideas and creation.

A few little packages....

Wrapped in a little handmade pouch...

And this is the soup...
Choice of deer antlers for the focal, a mix of Czech glass beads,
Betel nut beads, wood beads, copper 22 caliber shell casings, 
vintage shell beads, a copper clasp, copper spacers 
with sari silk and voile ribbons.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bead Soup has Arrived!!

I happy to introduce my "Bead Soup" partner, Loretta Carstensen and show you the "Soup" I received.

First a little about my partner-

Loretta recently moved from Palm Springs, Ca. to South Ogden, Utah to be closer to her family. Loretta is a retired Insurance Agent.  Since her retirement, she volunteers at the local hospital.  She also has a travel trailer and enjoys traveling with her husband.

She likes creating all kinds of jewelry and makes a lot of her own beads and pendants from polymer clay. Loretta said she was buying a lot of polymer beads and decided she wanted to try making them so, she bought a book and taught herself.

I hope you will visit Loretta on her blog, to see her creations and learn more about her.

Now for the soup-

Excited to receive this package from Loretta!

Couldn't wait to see what was in it-
Loretta didn't know what the stone is...any ideas?  
The large red beads are glass African trade beads 
and the small red ones are jasper.
I'm going to let the "soup" simmer for a while and on 
May 3rd I'll show you what it became.