Thursday, 13 March 2014

Bead soup blog swap 2014

I first joined the -bead-soup-blog-party last year and it was a great learning experience.
This year i have been teamed up with the wonderful Linda Newnham from
I must admit a few weeks before the partners were announced i had been squirrelling away beads for my potential partner. But i had recently found Linda's fabulous beads and ordered some for one possible soup!
After messaging Linda who said she was fine using her own beads (who wouldn't be, they are fab) i went in a completely different direction.
I received my lovely box of goodies a few days ago this is how they were wrapped up.
And i loved opening each wonderful little packet.
And out of the wrapping 'Wow' take a look at all these fabulous goodies.
I have been totally awe stuck, Linda has sent me a real challenge and mixed two main colours one (purple) i work with a lot. And the other green i rarely use.
So now i am keeping them on my bench and moving them around until inspiration strikes.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

sharing a wonderful giveaway

Sharing this give away from a wonderful lady who makes some beautiful  ceramics.'s-Been-A-While/7723073
I have recently brought some to send to my bead soup partner and of course have a few items in my stash.
This is one of the more recent pieces (gorgeous).