Bead Soup is Simmering

I really lucked out with my bead soup partner Andrea Morici of Beadaholique. She absolutely spoiled me . . .and yes, I know I said the same thing about Patty's package from the last bead soup. It really amazes me how many generous beaders there are out there. 

I won't get as picture heavy and lengthy as I did before, but I still want to show you all the lovely items that Andrea sent.

First, when I saw the envelope that I knew contained the bead soup, I was giddy.
Look at it bulging!!

Here's what it contained.
1. Swarovski crystal aquamarine rondelles
2. Antiqued Copper fluted round beads
3. Round black wood beads
4. Topaz cathedral beads

5. Tapered tube dyed green magnesite beads
6. Round red carnelian beads
7. Glass round matte druks
8. Round faceted yellow honey jade beads

9. Round yellow with red stripe ceramic beads
10. Grass green silk ribbon
11. Red rose cinnabar beads

I'm guessing you want to see the focal and the clasp too huh. . .
13. Golem ceramic round pendant with daisies and ladybugs
14. Genuine copper granulated flower clasp

Here's another picture of the beautiful focal

And, this is what they all look like together!

This bead soup is AWESOME. I've thanked Andrea profusely. . .or at least I hope I have. Of course, the awesomeness also makes it very intimidating. I don't know where to start. Right now, I've just got the beads simmering on the craft desk as I'm still working up the nerve to cut those strings per Kate's advice. Of course I know that the mixing would definitely help me see a few more possibilities. 

Before I go stir the soup, here's what's new in the shop
Garden Enchantment Necklace


  1. You lucky duck! You got a Golem focal ♥

  2. You totally lucked out! What an amazing soup. I can't wait to see what you cook up.

  3. oh very nice collection you have for your soup. love the focal and can't wait to see how you hi-lite it....

  4. Courtney, I can't wait to see what I cook up either. I'm totally struggling here. But, I do know that I was very lucky in partners. I just saw the teaser of what YOUR partner is sending. . .I can't wait to see it for real!

    T, I'm LOVING the soup I received. Andrea did me a solid with this mix. Yet, I'm still challenged. I love that!

  5. OMG!!!! You got the most awesome soup ever!!! *LUCKY GIRL* that Golem pendant is really lovely!!!

  6. Patty,
    Thanks. . .I'm pretty happy with it myself. I just hope I am able to do it justice!

  7. I'm beyond happy that you like what I sent! and I am equally THRILLED with the awesome soup you sent me!! Just like you, I'm almost intimidated by its awesomeness, and hope that I can do it justice :) By the way, you did a lovely job photographing the stuff! YAY PARTNER!

  8. fabulous beads! great colors! eagerly awaiting your creation :-)

  9. Oh my goodness that is one beautiful soup. Gorgeous focal and such a lovely array of beads and colors.Can't wait tto see what you do with it.

  10. Christine (is that your name One Kiss??) I's HATE to be wrong. . . - Thanks! I can't wait to see what it develops into either!

    Jenni, Isn't it? Right now, I'm just enjoying basking in the beady beauty. Thanks for coming back by!

  11. Yummy soup mix Hope, have a great time in the kitchen with this one! I love the focal, when I get rich I'm going to get me some of those Golem ceramic beads! ;-)
    I also love the Garden Enchantment Necklace it is very pretty it's got all my favorites in it pink, green, and roses.

  12. Hope! What awesome stuff you got! That focal is lovely, the ribbon is sweet! And the accompanying beads? Delish! Can't wait to see your finished piece!

  13. Holly,
    Yes. . .Andrea really made me a great package. I just hope I can come up with a fabulous plan to make it work. She sent me so many beads, I'm hesitant to pull out some of my own. Crazy!!

  14. Therese,
    I'm sure I'm going to have a BLAST with this mix of yummy beads. This is my first Golem bead and I think I'm a little star struck by it!
    I'm so glad you like that necklace, the colors are a little muted for what I usually make. However, the beads seems to just flow together for that one.
    Thanks so much!

  15. Wow! You got a wonderful soup there! And the Golem bead... I would just frame it and hang it in my living room (if I had one).

    Have fun!

  16. Ambra,
    I soooooo did! Like I said, I was SPOILED! Hmmmm, framing it isn't a bad idea. . . ;)
    Thanks for stopping by!!

  17. Hope, I think I fixed it so now I am not such a mystery :-)

  18. Christine. . .You definitely did! I'm so sorry, but I always like to call people by their real names if at all possible and I was having the HARDEST time finding yours. I hope you don't think I'm crazy!

  19. Awesome soup!!! I have been admiring Golem Studio beads and pendants for awhile now, you very blessed with your soup. Good luck creating I know you will come up with something fabulous.

  20. Penny,
    I do feel very lucky with my partner (Andrea.) Thanks for the vote of confidence. . .now to just DO IT!! ;)

  21. Oh wow, what a beautiful bead soup, lucky lady! I love the color palette.

  22. Oh wow, what a beautiful bead soup, lucky lady! I love the color palette.

  23. It's funny, cause when I saw all the stuff you got, the first thing I thought was, Oh I'd be so overwhelmed! The first thing I had to do when I got mine was to think about how many projects I could make from it. That helped me to see what was going to go together. I read that on some other blogs. It's the first time I've felt like a real artist! :) Love the colors she sent to you. I know you're gonna have a blast playing with them!

  24. WOW! Now, gimme. (No, just kidding. But you can make more than one thing, you do know that, right?)

  25. Awesome soup!!! Can't wait to see what you create with all those goodies!

  26. Yummy bead soup ingredients! Can't wait to see what you cook up!

  27. Fabulous soup from Andrea!! I see so many projects in that wonderful mix!!!!

  28. Wow, that's a huge selection, lucky you.

  29. Ann,
    I KNOW! It's almost overwhelming. There's just so much I can do with it all that I'm having a hard time figuring out what direction to take. .. eek!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  30. You didn't get a bead soup. You got a bead STORE!

  31. Ethan,
    I KNOW!!
    The possibilities are simply overwhelming. I've had to put the soup away for a bit to clear my head. Andrea did me a solid! ;)

  32. Wow -you lucky lucky girl!! How fun!!!

  33. Stacey,
    Yes. It was a blast working with the stash Andrea sent me! Now it's all done (aside from the leftovers that'll be added to my personal stash) I can't wait for Saturday to see what everyone else has created with their own bead soup!!


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