Sunday, February 24, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party - Soup from Elena Adams

For the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party, the hostess Lori Anderson assigned Elena(Lena) Adams as my partner. To start with, I didn't realize that Lena is the daughter of Lori's friend Marianna in whose memory she recently hosted the Memories and Thanks Blog Hop. I feel really humbled and emotional to connect with Lena and hoping that we will have lot of fun together on this party.

After getting connected, Lena and myself started exchanging emails to get to know each other more - our like/dislikes for colors, gemstones, beading style etc and also things beyond beads. Through these emails I realized that Lena is a very sweet young lady and a very caring sister. As this is her first ever bead soup party, Lena is very excited and little anxious at the same time. She was very quick in preparing my soup and sending it across to me.
Lena sent me two bags of goodies. The green bag above had my soup and the ping bag had my favorite gemstone Carnelian which happens to be one of Lena's favorites too. But she asked me not to open the pink bag till I ran out of ideas for my soup. So here I am, not opening it till the mood strikes :)
The green bag had nine small bags with 2 focal beads - Heather Powers focal & Mosaic Aqua Jasper, silver toggle, light green glass round beads, Jasper Turquoise beads from Magpie Gems, round metal spacers, lamp work spacer beads my Michelle from TheSpacerShop, sari silks and suede in green and gray mix and green round beads.
I must say that I am in love with this soup and can't wait to create new designs with the beads. I haven't used sari silk and suede ever so I am looking forward to the challenge to be creative and think out of box here.
Aren't these focal beads so beautiful! I am hoping to use them in two different designs, one with suede and one with silk if I can.

A big thanks Lena for the delicious soup and heartfelt thanks to Lori for organizing this huge party.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party - Are you cooking a soup?

Bead Soup Blog Parties organized by Lori Anderson are getting bigger and bigger every year.
This year the sign ups were during January 25-27th and over 500 people across the world have signed up including me. There will be three reveal dates in March and April. I can imagine what an enormous effort it is for Lori to visit everybody's blog, categorize them for national and international and as per the reveal dates, pair them up and then send individual emails to notify them of their partners.

Hats off to Lori for all the hard work she puts in for organizing these parties. I am looking forward to have a great party as always and can't wait to hear about my partner.

Meanwhile, you can check out previous parties that I have attended.

6th Bead Soup Blog Party
5th Bead Soup Blog party
3rd Bead Soup Blog Party

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