Friday, May 09, 2014

It's Bead Soup reveal time!

The bead soup my wonderful swap partner, Tandra Boyer, gave me was just what I needed to get the creative juices really flowing again.  My muse had been playing hide and seek with me for awhile, but the soup fixins intrigued her....and me too!  So, ready to see what my muse and I came up with? 

When I first opened Tandra's package, I just couldn't take my eyes off the rhinestone shoe buckle and the sparkly magnet clasp.  Those two elements seem to combine so naturally with pearls and bead chain to create an almost Downtown Abbey-esque feel, don't you think?

The next element which called to me was the little bead-filled bottle.  And I was intrigued by the idea of combining the two main colors from the soup fixins, turquoise and purple.  While I love each of those colors individually, I hadn't really considered using them together until I saw them side-by-side in Tandra's package.  Now, I just can't stop combining those colors in piece after piece.  

So fresh and springy!  

Then for some earrings...

And then an almost finished bracelet...

See what I mean by not being able to stop using Tandra's color combo?! 

So now, be sure to check out Tandra's blog to see what she did with the bead soup I sent to her.  Here's the link:

Plus, hop on over to our fabulous Bead Soup Blog Party hostess, Lori at to see what she has cooked up with her soup.  And check out out main party website for links to all the other Partiers