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!
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!
Reveal Day for finished pieces from this swap is May 3...the suspense is killing me!