Monday, January 24, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Package and Partner :D

(Say that five times fast!)

Lori Anderson is holding a Bead Soup Blog Party, where a big whole bunch of us signed up to swap beads and challenge ourselves to create a piece from the mix we receive from our partners. Sounds like a blast, doesn't it? It IS!

Anyway, Saturday I received my packet of beads from my partner. I will share that with you, but first... Let me tell you about my partner!

 Her name is Marian and she has a lovely blog, M's Place, where she posts her work. She is exceedingly talented and outrageously patient! I say this because she hand-makes these pendants out of polymer clay, and they are incredibly and minutely detailed. She also makes polymer clay beads and they are somehow most perfectly round. I don't know how she does it! She also paints and shares her thoughts. Very lovely little blog, and I'm glad we got to meet each other through this exchange. :D

So Saturday I opened up my mail to see this:

An unassuming little treasure box with a greeting card, M for Marian. :) And...

Oh, my goodness.

One magnificent pendant, some polymer clay rounds, and some of the lightest pink glass pearls I've ever seen. I must work hard to be able to do these pieces justice, that's for sure. It is an honor to work with these! She didn't have to send me such a fancy one; it's so flattering!

But there was more!!! *faint*

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! She made me an owl. :3 
I actually went, "Squee!" when I saw these. I LOVE them!!

Thank you, thank you, Marian! 

The reveal date isn't until Saturday, February 26th. I have plenty of time to
think of something worthy to do with these wonderful beads. Can't wait!

Thank you, Lori, for holding this great event! :D

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art2cee2 said...

You will be having a blast creating with these items. I can't wait to see what a gorgeous jewelry item you come up with! :-)

My Life Under the Bus said...

*SWEEEEEET* That owl is pretty awesome! Lucky girl : D

Marian Hertzog said...

Awwwww thank you for your kind words! I am so glad you like what I sent. I really like what you sent me too and I put it on my blog today!

Miss Val's Creations said...

What beautiful pieces! I can't wait to see what you create!!! ~Val

Pretty Things said...

How awesome! Have fun finding things in your own stash to work into the creation!