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Bead Soup Preview

First, I have to apologize for being noticeably absent lately, on this blog, on comments, on commenting on blogs, on facebook, in groups, etc!  I have been getting ready to sell at Bead Fest Philly on August 17, 18, and 19, and have been making beads twice a day most days!  That leaves a little bit of time to clean and package up beads, along with the day-to-day stuff that a house, two kids, a boyfriend and life brings!  But I do want to show you what my partner for Bead Soup 2012 sent me!

Sandra Wollberg is from Germany.  She has a blog called Stories from the City of Brass.  She makes very very pretty jewelry!  Currently, she is showing a reveal to a challenge she participated in and I must say, that necklace she made is gorgeous!  She is so generous, too! She sent me these vintage earrings she found in Germany.  They are so cute, I can't wait to wear them!  And I get to tell everyone the story of where they are from!
Sandra made the focal herself - it's a gorgeous etched book!  You really have to see it up close to appreciate the pattern, but I think you can see it's paisley!  Love it!
These are the other beads she sent along - the top photo shows the clasp and copper beads; the second photo shows the moonstone rounds, dagger beads and 2 crystal shaped beads.  The bottom first photo shows the YUMMY farfalle (peanut) beads that she sent me!  Can't wait to use those!  And the last photo shows the head pins, spacers and jump rings she sent.
In addition, she sent me a pair of ear wires she made herself!  I love them!  They are very sturdy and beautifully done!  They've been antiqued and I really really can't wait to use these as well!
I send Sandra a bunch of stuff and failed to take a photo of it, for above reasons.  But you can see what I sent to her on her blog! 

Thanks for checking in!  Hope to get some more posts up before I leave for Bead Fest! 

Comments

Pretty Things said…
Awesome! And I know how busy you've been -- I'll see you in Philly!
Sandra said…
Can't wait to see what you'll create~! <3

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