What I received and sent for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party

Today's the day I show off the beads I received from my Bead Soup Blog Party partner, Cheryl Foiles of Get Your Bead On. As well, I'll reveal what I sent to her.

First, what she sent me. . .
Look at that awesome array of enameled treasures!! Cheryl made each of those pieces JUST FOR ME!! The colors she chose are just perfect as they offer both a bit of comfort with the blue and green as well as a challenge with the yellow. She definitely strove to make it fun for me. Now to find my muse and pin her down so I can make something that will do this outstanding soup justice.

If you want to see more of Cheryl and her fantastic talent, please go check her out here
Facebook Page:  Get Your Bead On

Now, for what I sent Cheryl. . .
Though the picture isn't great (dang glare), this is the focal and clasp that I sent to Cheryl. According to my friend at the bead store, the focal is made of a tagua nut. It's really lightweight and I just loved the spiral to it. {I even got one for myself.} The clasp is an antiqued brass toggle clasp.

I also sent  a plethora of corresponding beads including a bunch of Czech glass, brass spacers and filigree beads, wood beads, ceramic beads, glass beads, and various stone beads. In my mind, I saw them going with the focal and/or clasp in some way. I hope Cheryl sees it too.

The beads seemed to also go well with a pendant I had previously made, so I sent that along to Cheryl for good measure.

I do hope she can work with what I sent. I think that's the fun of the Bead Soup Blog Party; working with beads and findings that you might not have chosen for yourself.

Time to get my creative engine running, though it shouldn't be hard with the inspiration that is Cheryl's soup!
Check back on April 6th (the second reveal date) to see what Cheryl and I have each created.


  1. That focal! That clasp! And those beads! Wow, I love everything Cheryl created for you. Fun! (And yours to her is quite awesome, as well!)

  2. wow, I'm loving both bead soups! Can't wait for the reveal date to see what you guys came up with

  3. BackstoryBeads- I KNOW!! I got so lucky. In fact, Lori always seems to pair me up with amazing partners. Cheryl seems to like what I sent as well. Thank you! :)

  4. Coffee- Aw thanks. Yeah, it should be a fun blog hop all the way around! :)

  5. WOW, love both soups! How fun! Can't wait to see what you both create!


  6. Great soups! The enamels are gorgeous. And your partner ought to really enjoy the tagua nut -- aren't they cool?

  7. Wow! Both gorgeous soups!! Looking forward to seeing what you both create!!!

  8. Andrea- Thanks! I like them both too. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!

  9. I think that both of you will have a fun time with your Bead Soups. A lot of attention was paid to sending nice assortments; you guys were well-matched! Lori scores again. :)

  10. Both are incredible! I really love the colors that you will be working with. And what you sent would keep me busy for a month as I try to use as many beads as I can.


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