Can you believe it?
Soup time already! :)
The amazing Lori Anderson of Pretty Things fame
has organized the lot of us again.
200 of us to be exact. And I was lucky enough to
get into this draw.
I was paired with Dana Hickey.
Her work is amazing. The details, the wire work, stunning.
She sent me this amazing coppery goodness.
I love that her blog is called MagpieApproved!
This stash is so sparkly and shiney, perfect for a magpie! :)
Look at the detail here. The wire wrapping, the beads.
How does she do it? Amazing!
She must have really good eyes and incredible
Now, this particular bead soup was a real challenge for me.
But that is part of why I do this. I like being pushed outside of
my box, my comfort zone. It is good for me. :)
I love copper, it's one of my new favorite metals.
But for some reason, I just couldn't make anything work.
I got out beads, bought beads, moved beads around my table
(something I am really, really good at).
Strung, unstrung, wrapped, unwrapped.
You get the picture. But at some point, something
just clicked and I knew exactly what I had to do.
And I did it! :)
I really wanted to do her work justice.
She took the time to create for me and I wanted to honor that.
Ok, ok. Enough words.
Here it is.
I ended up with chain, glorious chain.
The stunning clasp.
I wire wrapped some red beads, antique lace colored pearls
and the garnets that Dana sent me into
the various chains.
If you will forgive, I think I ROCKED IT!
Thank you Dana, for your delicious soup ingredients.
And thank you Lori for organizing all of us!
Now, I hope you aren't full because there is so much
more soup to partake of. Whether it is a sip, a cup or an
Just look at all the different flavors of soup we get to taste!
Grab your spoon and napkin
(or cup of tea) and enjoy.