Sunday, February 12, 2012

She has no idea. . .

how much this meant to me!  As my previous post explained, the random number generator didn't pick me for the Bead Soup Blog Party.  I was still going to create something to challenge myself and post it on my blog, but it wasn't going to be quite the same.

Imagine my total surprise when I received a package in the mail. . .

containing a wonderful Bead Soup!

My friend Natasha from N's Whims was selected, and didn't want me to miss out on the fun.  The package she sent to inspire me to work outside my box included fun ceramic, stone, Czech glass, African Krobo, and "who knows" beads (too cute!); along with some gorgeous Trinity Brass silver chain, filigree, and findings.  I haven't worked with silver for a long time, and have never worked with Trinity Brass, so I am really excited to play!

I'll be hopping all over the blogs on reveal day checking out the incredible baubles and beads, and will be tickled to be able to post my own Bead Soup design. 

I don't think Natasha realized how much her unexpected gift meant to me, but hope she does now. . .  ♥