Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Hop 2013

I've signed up for Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Hop again this year.  Over 500 jewelry designers participate in the swap and blog hop.  Lori assigns each of us a partner, we send our partner a "soup" of beads, create jewelry with the soup we receive and reveal our creations during the blog hop.

This is my second time to participate.  It's so much fun to see all the beads everyone sends and receives.  And so inspiring to see all the designs.  Each one completely different.
This year my swap partner is Ruth Szapa from Green Bay, WI.  She's a very creative jewelry designer.  Please go to her blog to see her designs.
Here's what I sent her. 

And here's the soup she sent me.

The soup Ruth sent me was so clever.  She sent the soup in a box she stamped "Bead Soup".  You can see the top of the box in the center of the collage.  Many of the beads represented her home state of Wisconsin.  The upper left picture contains a few of the Door County Wisconsin Cherry beads along with some beads from Golem Designs.  I can't wait to use these little cherry beads.....they are just so so so cute!!!  The picture on the lower left contains some beach glass and stones from Lake Superior.  The picture in the lower center are some of the Green Bay Packers beads she sent!  Check out the cheese head bead!!  How cute is that??  Of course, I'll have to wear these in secret since I live in 49er territory.  :-)  The soup also contained beautiful glass beads, metal findings, tin and polymer clay connectors and clasps.  And a cute owl with a polymer clay tummy. 
I've got plans for this yummy soup but you'll have to come back on March 30th for the big reveal.