Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bead Soup Gifts

Oh the goods I am blessed to create with. Look at the wonderful pieces I received from my partner Melissa Meman. 

I am thrilled that Melissa included one of her handmade metal focals.

Melissa's packaging was fun too open. A variety of packages to open, each one included details of the items inside. 

Melissa included a beautiful handmade focal and a handmade toggle. I LOVE these. She also sent along some torch fired enameled beads. I have been learning about enameling and I am so happy to have some of Melissa's work to create with. I also received a strand of feather laced amethyst, copper rondelles and some sweet czech glass beads.

Here is a close up of the focal piece. Melissa set a mother pearl into this piece.

You will have to wait until Saturday to find out what I created with all these wonderful pieces. 

Here is a quick shot of the pieces I sent to Melissa. I had planned what I was going to send to Melissa and then the day before we were scheduled to send out our beads I had a brainstorm and completely changed my mind. It was back to the torch for me. Thankfully Melissa was willing to change our mail date by a few days which allowed me a little more time to pull it all together.

You can find Melissa on the web....

You can also visit our hostess, Lori Anderson, to find a list of all the 6th Bead Soup participants.


  1. Oooh, I LOVE the soups you sent and received, Ema! Can't wait to see what you created with yours!


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