Today I received my fantastic soup from Marcia. It's gorgeous! She was very generous, too, and included all kinds of beautiful beads. Marcia also sent the snow my way! There was a surprising inch of it outside when I went to collect my post. But this soup makes it a perfect day...
Before I show you the soup, have a look at the boxes it came in. One is of a beautiful pair of birds and the other a woman's portrait. I could learn a thing or two from Marcia's packaging!
And now, soup!
Marcia sent a variety of wonderful beads. There are gorgeous ceramics, faceted glass, flowers, and Czech glass. I love the sparkly rainbow glass on the right. There are also some vintage beads and enameled beauties.
There's not one, but three focals. The feather pendant is by The Crafty Bead. The owl (I love owls!) is by AngelWhisperer, and the mint/white bronzed connector is unmistakably by ScorchedEarthonEtsy.
Marcia made me two clasps. They're beautifully done in copper with little faceted beads and wire wrapping. The white one is really interesting with its shabby chic patina.
The soup also includes some crusty lampwork beads by Numinosity. I'm not sure who made the bumpy lampwork beads, but they're beautiful, too. I was actually about to buy a pair like them on Etsy (Marcia stalked me well...).
Another thing I discovered recently was the nautilus shaped Czech glass. How did she know? Even spookier, the flower shaped shell connectors are nearly exactly like some I sent her.
And now that Marcia has received what I sent, you can see too.
This first soup has polymer clay beads and focal made by me, carved flower goldstone, hematite, tiger's eye, and a copper clasp I made.
This one has a faceted shell pendant, little shell charms, shell beads, vintage lucite, lampwork by Tan Grey, a bunny by me, and bits of 18th century pipes.
You'll have to wait until the weekend to hear what Marcia thinks of her soup. Keep an eye on her blog!