Wednesday, August 24, 2011

RECEIVED MY INGREDIENTS....

What a crazy day! My bead soup partner eMailed me this morning, bummed that the package she sent me & was tracking somehow wound up in Ireland! She was hopping mad about it & very apologetic, too... but I assured her that I wasn't worried, it wasn't her fault & that I work well under pressure. :o) So, Lesley was putting together another batch of soup ingredients when I arrived home to find a package from her!! LOL. Seriously. Thank goodness one of my kids was home to sign for it! Anyway, whew. :o)

I was so excited to get this package open, especially since neither of us was expecting it!! This is what I found...
How sweet are those handmade boxes??? I just love them.
Lesley included a nice note that pointed out a few of the ingredients that were handmade, but not by her, including their website & such. I think that was an awesome touch! Check out the beautiful ribbon from www.sowzeredesigns.com and the awesome textile beads from www.etsy.com/shop/cornishpebbles! These textile beads are just yummy... they will be fun to work with. Look @ the rest of the blue ingredients... seed beads, ceramic spacers, leather cording & those fabulous gemstones!
In the 2nd box, I found these treasures. Wood, ceramic, glass, stone beads..... oh so yummy. These are just gorgeous together. FABULOUS, Lesley!!
Here's my 3rd box of ingredients.... all bronze, all incredible! Lesley made the focal & toggle clasp w/ BronzClay & the other clasp w/ bronze wire. What a beautiful focal, Lesley... it's just lovely & no, it's not too large! Just right. :o) TWO handmade clasps... both so unique on their own... nice. Some bronze jump rings & some bronze chain. Oh, this is going to be fun!!!
Here's the whole mix of ingredients together.... don't they make just a lovely soup?? Perfect, Lesley... you did an amazing job, I can't wait to see what fabulous piece(s) I create.
Needless to say, I want to use it all because it all works so well together... it's all a little daunting... doing this soup justice... me, a beadmaker.... but that's what this Bead Soup Blog Party is all about, right?? Knocking us out of our comfort zones, challenging us.

Okay... I'm up for the challenge! It's going to be fun... right?? ;o)

Till then....

18 MUCH APPRECIATED COMMENTS:

Nat Monkivitch said...

WOW, gorgeous ingredients there Julie. I just bet you will have a ball with that lot! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Jo said...

What a beautiful set of ingredients! I think it's the nicest I've seen so far - except for what my partner sent me of course! I'm sure you'll have lots of fun with it.

Cynthia said...

Probably one little number was different on that tracking. So happy that the angel redirected it, even today!
That's an amazing bowl of soup!

Therese's Treasures said...

Julie, I'm so glad that you received your bead soup today(poor Lesley, so happy yesterday, so mad this morning, and now happy again)it is scrumptious! Lesley sure knows how to mix up some good bead soup.
Therese

Tara P. said...

Wow - what a great soup! That blue stash is just stunning!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Nice! I'm sure you could tell right away starting with those cool pyramid boxes that you were in for a treat! Great mix too - lots of possibilities there.

moonlitfantaseas said...

what a beautiful bead soup!!! its just yummy.......and the presentation was wonderful too....you are a lucky lady!

Holly said...

What a beautiful soup mix you received! And so happy that it made it's way you you in the end :) Can't wait to see what you create!

Jennifer said...

That is am amazing package! The first bag alone was a goldmine! Have fun!!!

Cillaw said...

What a generous partner you have! Everything looks like so much fun! Can't wait to see what you make!
Cilla

Pretty Things said...

That's all AMAZING!

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

Thanks all... she did a really great job. My head is telling me I need to make something substantial, but I don't know that I have the skill set to accomplish it. It's going to take a bit of figuring out!!

Elizabeth said...

What a glorious soup!!! So glad that it appeared!!! I know the gal (via her blog) who made the Cornish pebbles- she has a wonderful blog!! (Love Stitching Red)
I am in love with it all and the focal is especially stunning!!! Can't wait to see the gloriousness that you create!!

Ann said...

Wow, that's a lot of soup you should have a great time.

Lesley said...

So glad you like your ingredients Julie and I'm sure whatever you use, it will be to brilliant effect and you'll create something stunning. I'm so looking forward to the reveal...:0)

chicandfrog said...

Wow! That's all wonderful, the boxes, the soup, the colours, everything! Lesley knows how to work bronze! You will have a lot of fun with it.
Ambra

coffeeaddict said...

You have an amazing soup partner. I wonder what happened with the first parcel? Maybe somebody somewhere in Ireland received it, thought it was a sign or faith intervening and decided to go into jewellery business.

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

Thanks, all. CoffeeAddict... this IS the first parcel... something got weird w/ the tracking, but it was delivered just in time. :o)

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