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February 2012

My Bead Soup Arrived!

I am so thrilled with what I received from the lovely Ági. I can honestly say these are things I never would have picked out for myself, which makes them perfect! The Bead Soup Blog Party is designed to be challenging, and I certainly have one.

So without further rambling, here's the goods: turquoise colored magnesite, gold faceted metal beads, a magnificent antiqued metal pendant, and a hamsa hand clasp. I have to admit that the clasp is possibly my most favorite thing of all. It is delicate, and in a great antique copper. I already know what I'm going to be doing with it!

My bead soup!
 It's really that pendant that is going to prove the most challenging. I don't usually opt for such large focals, or for metal-anything much at all unless it's something I've wire wrapped. I've certainly got plenty of inspiration for it, though. I'm thinking of making something Indian inspired. I've been on an Indian movie kick -- particularly period pieces like Jodhaa Akbar

The pendant I think looks more African than Indian, but I think I can make it work anyhow. A Middle Eastern theme is really what I'm opting for. I particularly like the finish as I could use just about any combination of metals and it would look great. I'm actually thinking of mixing silver, copper, and gold in the piece.

That's it for now. Stay tuned for the results! The big reveal of creations made from the BSBP is March 3rd! In the interim, Lori Anderson, the amazing hostess, has created a really cool Facebook group for the event. It's open to all beaders and fellow crafty people. You might also enjoy checking out the other participant's blogs to see what goodies they got.

You'll be hearing more from me soon! I have some totally awesome news to share.

Much love!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello everyone! Sorry about the extended silence from me as of late. I have been super busy working and taking two courses online by Ramit Sethi. Dude is brilliant. Seriously. I could ramble on endlessly in a very fangirl-esque manner about how much I've learned from his materials, but I'll spare you.

http://img3.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.303310435.jpgI just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very happy Valentine's Day! Also, for those that signed up for my giveaway for a handmade card, they are officially in the mail as of yesterday. I apologize, especially for those overseas, if you receive yours a bit late. My schedule has been crazy hectic, but things should calm down in the next couple of months after I finish moving.

Don't worry, I won't be completely MIA during that time. There's still the Bead Soup Blog Party to look forward to!

Much love!