Today I put together my bead soup mix for my partner, Patti Vanderbloemen.Here is a teaser photo of what I threw in her soup--can't wait to see what she makes with it! We were supposed to send things that we like that are not normally used by our partner....
While I was at it, I put together a bead soup mix for my friend, Mimi, who did not get randomly chosen this time for the bead soup party. You see, this has become such a popular idea that there are too many designers who sign up for a spot. Lori Anderson, the organizer of this amazing event has to randomly choose the participants in order to keep it manageable. She came up with such a cool concept--one jewelry designer swaps beads with another designer, working with beads outside your normal ingredient list and creating a new recipe--so to speak :). Anyway, Mimi not getting chosen made my randomly chosen excitement a little bittersweet. She was going to go through her own beads and try to push herself to work it differently and then post along with the party, but I thought this would be a fun little surprise :). Here is a teaser photo of her soup mix:
Last time, I just threw my things in a package and sent them out--I was not aware that the packaging should be as pretty as the beads inside :). I usually use up my creativity long before the packaging--but, I gave it my best:
I thought it would be fun to wrap it like a huge piece of candy--open it up and find "eye candy!"