Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BEAD SOUP: SHE LOOOOOVES IT...

Just heard from Jen that she got my Bead Soup package & she LOOOOOVES it! Five O's... I counted. :o) I love her enthusiasm, I just can't wait to see what she puts together!

I figured since she received it, I'd reveal what I sent....

Remember the teaser image...
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This is the original image that I teased up...this is how it was all packaged.
& here's the complete stash.... a FABULOUS (if I may say so myself) glass focal bead... some smaller coordinating glass beads... all capped in etched copper & lined in sterling. Textured (acid etched) copper rings that were originally plain copper washers. Aren't they awesome?? :o) Hand fused fine silver rings. I included a couple of sterling viking knit caps & the copper toggle clasp is one of the etched washers & a piece of etched copper that I cut from an etched sheet. Of course I had to include a beautiful hand dyed silk ribbon from Heidi of JamnGlass.
& here's side two. I love the mix of copper & silver... I hope Jen does, too.
Handmade copper toggle clasp.
This was such fun to put together for Jen. Much more subtle & organic than what she's used to working with..........we said that we were going to challenge eachother. I know that I'm feeling quite challenged, but really psyched! I know she's going to do a fabulous job w/ it.


23 MUCH APPRECIATED COMMENTS:

Prairie Emporium / Debbie said...

Julie thanks for stopping by my blog!!! I see why Jen loooooves what you sent. Copper is one of my favorite things and the beads are beautiful. Have fun and I will keep checking on you.

Julie Nordine said...

Thanks for coming to check me out, Debbie! Isn't this fun?? :o) I'm really looking forward to all of this coming together.

Angela said...

Your beads are lovely, I am so sorry that I am missing out on all the fun. Hopefully next time I will notice in time.
Enjoy designing!

Julie Nordine said...

Thank you!! Oh, you ARE missing out, Angela. I lucked out & saw it on a friend's blog. Maybe Lori has a mailing list where she can announce the next one??

Jenny J-V said...

LOL!!!!! haaaaaaaaaa

Last night I couldn't fall asleep because I realized I have a big stash of copper washers...a sleepless night due to hardware?? haaaaaaaaa

Julie Nordine said...

LOL...too funny, Jen. Not a surprise... hardware's one of my favorite things. :o) Have fun!!

Cristi - 2 If By Sea said...

Hi Julie! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Your beads are gorgeous and that bead soup stash is TO DIE for!

Have a great day!

Julie Nordine said...

Thanks for stopping by Cristi!

Jo said...

Your beads are beautiful Julie! I'm looking forward to seeing what Jen makes with them.
I think it's a bit too early to start stalking the postie for my parcel from Lynne, considering it's coming to the UK from Canada! I'm so glad I signed up for this!

Villa Design said...

Oooh.... I love everything!

Judy said...

OMG, I am drooling over Jen's package of goodies, what an amazing collection. I can't wait to see what she does with them.

Julie Nordine said...

Thank you Jo, Mel & Judy!! This has been fun.

Jo....oh the anticipation, huh? Can't wait to see what you receive from Lynne & what you do w/ it! Love what you sent her!!

You, too, Judy, can't wait to see what you have to work w/ & what you put together...I love your jewelry making style.

EmandaJ said...

Hey Julie,
I found your blog in the participants' list of Bead Soup Party. I'm in it too. What fun and what a great group! Love the swap you put together.

Keep beading,
Emanda
ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com
ArtemisiaStudio.Etsy.com

Julie Nordine said...

Thanks, Emanda!! This has been really cool, checking other people's work out... so much talent all over. Just checking out your prayer bracelets... nice work!!

Anonymous said...

It was rather interesting for me to read the blog. Thanks for it. I like such themes and everything that is connected to them. I would like to read more soon.

Cindy said...

Julie
this is such an incredible ensemble of goodies...just look at those wahers, that lampwork focal (!!!), the ribbon, the clasp...all to die for! :-)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

You sent out an awesome mix! I'm still waiting to get mine from my partner - and I'm really excited!

Julie Nordine said...

Thank you, ladies.

Rose... anticipation is good for you. :o) Have fun!!

Regina said...

Beautiful beds, I love copper!

Julie Nordine said...

Thank you, Regina....I love copper, too!!

Jenny J-V said...

It's almost time!!!! Plus, here's a little blog love for a Monday morning...check it out: http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunshine.html

Happy Monday!

Jen

Jenny J-V said...

I just went shopping for some of Heidi's ribbons...they are gorgeous! I have a cool project that I finished with the one you sent me. I just have to get some decent pics and you'll see it soon.

Julie Nordine . Credit.River.Art.Glass said...

Aren't they beautiful?? I have a massive stash of them. Can't wait to see what you did!!

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