What’s for lunch? How about some Bead Soup?
I’m pretty excited to have signed up and be able to participate in my first ever Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Party, you may ask?
It is a once a year event hosted by Lori Anderson on her blog Pretty Things – where lucky participants get paired up with other jewellery designers (from all over the world) and each sends the other a package (a bead soup mix!) of beads, a clasp, a focal piece and perhaps some assorted other goodies. You then create one or more pieces of jewellery with those goodies, and can incorporate beads & findings from your own stash, bearing in mind that the focal piece and the clasp sent to you are requirements, and must be used. Isn’t that a perfect way to stir up your (possibly dormant!) creativity? (Especially since you may receive items that you would not normally work with).
It was announced on the weekend, that I have been paired up with a glass & metal artist from Kelowna, Canada – Fay Wolfenden of Fay Wolfenden Designs and you can check out her blog – here! I can’t wait to see what she will do with the pieces I’ve sent her. I’ll be sure to post a picture of what I sent (and what I receive, too!) once I know she’s received her package (have to keep it a secret until then, don’t cha know!). There will also definitely be photos of what becomes of it all as well!