Look what came in the mail today!

My beads from Lynn

I was so excited when I got the email from Lori Anderson that I was an official participant of her 5th Bead Soup Blog Party! I can’t wait to visit a bunch of new bead blogs, network with new people, and see what everyone creates!

Then, I got to “meet” my swap partner Lynn Bennett and we got to know each other through facebook. She creates one-of-a-kind pieces using her own lampwork beads along with a collage of techniques and components. She does bead weaving as well, but those pieces she keeps for herself. I don’t blame her knowing first hand the time it takes. Also, we both love purple.

I received a lavender/copper palette featuring a lampwork heart and accent beads that she made for me! The chain is from Rings N Things and the sari silk is from Designtalentedone on Etsy. Not usually usually the kind of stuff I work with, but I’m excited to add some seed beads and see what happens. I already have a sketch drawn up. Thanks, Lynn!

I decided to send her a cool lampwork bead by Crystal Gilbert and some accent beads and a clasp from The Artful Bead, my fav local bead store. I sent a “crafty” surprise as well. I hope Lynn is inspired by what I sent!