Thursday, March 20, 2014

Soup is Swapped!

Great picture, eh?

This is my Bead Soup teaser for Deanna Riles-Cox!  Not so fancy, but it did the job.  Below is the teaser that she sent me!  I loved the colors, it was a great tease! 

(I also need to figure out the program she used to swirl the color!) 

Here is what I sent - Czech flower buttons, a huge Swarovski Teardrop, freshwater pearls, some glass beads that I loved but don't know much about, Czech crystal silky gold picasso rondelles, 2 circa 1960's Swarovski Saturn square rivals,  a sterling silver clasp that I had the hardest time parting with and some 2 hold lentils.  I can't wait to see what Deanna makes with all these!  

And then, my box arrived!

So exciting!

I took my time and enjoyed every second! 

Here is my soup!  

Love, Love, Love what I received!  Deanna hand dyes the flowers, they are beautiful!  She makes the most amazing Fascinators!  Take a peek at her Facebook page if you can!  
Click here --->Deanna's Handiwork!
So, now what to do with my soup?  First I need to figure out where Deanna purchased the undyed pearls and get tons more of them!  I love pearls and these are luscious!  I have to figure out how to seal a copper toggle clasp - I'm thinking nail polish?, and then ponder the Rose Quartz focal and rondelles and the Miyuki beads and drops!

Thank you Lori McDaniel Anderson for hosting such a special event!


  1. Fabulous soups !! Cant wait to see what you create!! Miyuki drops are one of my fav seed beads - they offer such wonderful movement if not strung too tight and they are terrific for texture in embroidery!!

  2. Ooooo! Gail you make my stash look good! I can't wail to see what you do.

  3. Like always your designs are beautiful.