Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Recipe for Soup. . .

I am so excited!  I received my package from my Bead Soup partner, Susan Sheehan, and could not be more thrilled.  She sent me some incredible ingredients, and I can't wait to work with them:

Peacock pearls, glass, & ribbon. . .

A very fun crystal studded clasp. . .

Some of her gorgeous lampwork beads. . .

And my new friend!  Isn't she beautiful?  I cannot even begin to imagine the work that goes into one of Susan's Mermaids, and feel so blessed she chose one for me.  I absolutely love her!  If you click to enlarge the picture, you can even see the gold dust in her tiny belly button.

Here are my ingredients all in the pot and ready to be turned into SOUP!

If you'd like to check out more of Susan's awesome work, you can head to her Etsy shop. 
I've already started working on my order. ;-)
Sea Glass Lampwork Glass Beads Flower Discs Steel Gray made to order

Our reveal date isn't until August 25th, so I've got plenty of time to create.  I already have some fun things to add to the soup that I think will go quite nicely.  There's a little hint with with what I used for the backdrop for the photos.

Stay tuned to see what I sent to Susan. . .I can't post until I know she's received it!


  1. What an awesome soup! And I've met her, she's a doll!

  2. LOVE the little mermaid! So much fun, enjoy your amazing stash!!

  3. LUCKY!! Looks like a wonderful bead soup!! :)

  4. The mermaid is so cute!! Can't wait to see what you make with all those beautiful beads!

  5. You got some great beads!