I want to take a minute to introduce you to my Partner for the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party taking place on May 3rd:
Nan is a phenomenal ceramic bead artist, and I couldn't have been more excited to find out we had been partnered for this hop - woo-hoo!
Here is the unbelievable soup she sent me:
|Everything came in these super-cute handmade packages with the sweet cardinal notecard.|
Nan doesn't know this, but cardinals are one of my favorite things - I love them!
|There are so many handmade components in my soup, so I'll start with three of the most beautiful|
butterfly focals I've ever seen.
|Check out these complementary components to go with the butterflies.|
|Here are even MORE handmade goodies: gorgeous beads in the same color scheme.|
|The lovely brass filigree toggle and accompanying beads and shields will look amazing with the ceramic components.|
|And as if that wasn't enough, Nan included these lovelies to incorporate into my pieces as well. Can you see the cool polymer shield at the top of the photo made by Heather Powers of Humblebeads?|
|Here's a picture of the whole kit and caboodle.|
Honestly, I'm the luckiest girl in the world. It was just plain serendipity that Nan chose the components she did to send to me. I have a very personal attachment to butterflies and the hope that comes from life change they symbolize, and daisies are my very favorite flowers in the world. And to have a cardinal on the notecard too? So cool!
Nan, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for being such an amazingly generous and talented partner. I can't wait to get started!