|the reveal is August 1st|
Emma Todd of A Polymer Penchant and I exchanged beads. As Emma mentioned in her post, Lori Anderson, our BSBP hostess, must have a crystal ball to work some kind of beady magic when she pairs off beaders. Here is the gorgeousness I received from Emma. I adore the focal and am loving those three-lobbed teal beads which I believe were also made by Emma. I've been looking at (and buying) some larger beads this year so this soup is perfect for me. We reveal on August 11th, but there are actually three reveal dates and the first is July 28th - this Saturday!
|from Emma's blog - find Emma's beads here on Etsy|
|a slightly internationally flavored bead soup|
I had a bit of trouble deciding if I wanted to accent the blues or the greens in the pendant, but I realized maybe I was not the one who should make that choice. I sent along beads to pull out both colors and also really liked them together. The pink Czech beads with gold accents came from Two Scoops in Sweden, the Czech faceted olive beads (which I called matte crystals above) are from Yashmacreations in London, England. The amazonite rounds are from a stash I used to made a pearl, amazonite, and sterling rosary for my mother-in-law. The rest of the amazonite now lives in Mexico and is in the hands of one devout lady. The blue quart came from Marcie Abney Carroll's (La Bella Joya )destash shop and I loved it so much I search and found some more. It is a pretty good kyanite imitation.
Marcie was my first BSBP partner and I'm pretty sure Lori partnered us because we both seed bead and we are both Spanish teachers. The party is definitely great for sales because I've been buying patterns and beads from Marcie since then. Although I don't sell on-line, the BSBPs have helped me to pick up blog followers. I think I had a grand total of nine going into the first party. I can't for the first reveal on Saturday.