Lisa Chapman, my partner for the 5th Bead Soup Blog party organized by Lori Anderson has sent me one of the yummiest bead soups. The packet had two beautiful handmade keepsake boxes with the beads in them along with a hand written card from Lisa describing every piece in details.
Lisa loves purple and so do I :) She has sent faceted Amethyst beads, two orange Tibetan beads with integral bead caps, orange dyed Magnetite beads and a variety of glass beads. And you know what, the almond ear wires are handmade by her which I liked the best!
The focal bead is made by a very talented Lamp work Artist Donna Millard. The bronze clasp and charms are made by Lois Wynwood from Port Townsend Washington who makes very cute and reasonably priced charms.
Lisa works with the company that launched the Space Shuttles and when I told her that my son is very much interested in NASA Space program, she sent him a Space Shuttle program patch, a pin for the final flight and a medallion made from the metal flown on the Shuttle. My son is extremely thrilled to receive all these goodies.
I must say that I am really humbled by the warmth and personal touch behind Lisa's bead soup whether it was selecting the beads, packing them, writing a long and detailed card and sending the Shuttle memorabilia for my son.
Thanks a ton Lisa. Looking forward to design beautiful pieces using the soup.