I am participating in the ninth bead soup blog party organized by Lori Anderson. The eighth bead soup party was in 2014. Lori has had health problems and is finally feeling well enough to give it another go.
We participants got paired with each other and put together and swapped a “bead soup” made from a special focal bead and some coordinating beads that we had been hoarding. No shortage of hoarded beads here! Now my partner, Terry Matuszyk, and I (along with the other participants) will make one or more special pieces of jewelry from the bead soup.
Terry has collected and sold vintage costume jewelry for many years. In 2009 she started making jewelry and enjoys using vintage beads. She included both vintage Japanese beads and Czech beads in the soup she sent me. The beads and and colors are fantastic! She also sent two wonderful Raku focal beads made by Harry Wood.
Terry also included a gift of a pair of pretty and unusual earrings that she had made.
Thank you so much, Terry. I love them all.