Has it REALLY been since January that we've visited? My bad... it's been a madhouse around here. The single biggest show of my career to date is creeping up on me, and I've been in nose-down production mode since the beginning of the year. So much to do!
In the interest of keeping myself from going cross-eyed, and in hope of stirring up the creative pot, I took a little break and signed up for the Bead Soup Blog Hop....a bead swap with a built-in challenge. I heard about it for the first time ON sign-up day, and had to make a quick decision! My word for the year is "Embrace", so in that spirit, I embraced the synchronicity of the whole thing, and went for it!
My soup arrived over the weekend, and I haven't been able to keep my hands out of it!
All I can say about it is: Above and Beyond! I couldn't believe the treasures that kept coming out of that box, one after the other....
Lots of silver bits & bobs, including a collection of tiny Hamsa hands, eye charms, hearts and a world-tree....
And the focals. OH the focals! Not to mention mixes of blue , turquoise and purple accent beads, with a healthy dash of my swap partner's own lampwork!
My super-generous partner in all of this madness is the talented Cece of The Beading Yogini, who does incredibly gorgeous micro-macrame work. You should definitely pop over and have a look at her lovely pieces!
Reveal Day for finished pieces from this swap is May 3...the suspense is killing me!
Living la vie Boheme, on an endless quest to adorn the world.