I am finally home from our epic road trip (24 days in the car with our kids and everyone got home in one piece – congratulate me!) and arrived to find a yummy surprise in my mail box. These are my bead soup ingredients send to me by the lovely Marianna Boylan of the blog Pretty Shiny Things and Star Girl Jewelry. I was very excited to get Marianna as a partner as I have been drooling over her whimsical and fun lampwork beads for a long time now. Check out these Minnie Mouse beads; are they fab or what? She also makes glass headpins, chocolate shaped beads (yum!), other beautiful lampwork and jewelry. You can imagine how happy I was to open up my package and find these:
Marianna sent me a wonderful selection sea inspired lampwork, a beautiful focal, a few lampwork headpinss, a textured clasp and a nice assortment of glass, metal and lucite accent beads to work with. Here is a close-up of the sea inspired bead set – I LOVE the colors, they are so me.
I can’t wait to get started on my soup. Whatever will I make? Hmmmmmmm………
Here is what I sent to Marianna. I hope she enjoys working with it:
Until next time,