Look how beautifully Shirley packaged her bead soup mix. An envelope containing a sweet note and a package of Woolly Wire.
Yup, something called Woolly Wire. Something I have never heard of – most certainly pushing me in different direction. A certain amount of research is required!
Along with two colourways of beads, purples and greens. Neither of which are favourite colours for me so this is a challenge. Have to learn how to use other colours with these.
A gorgeous selection of purples and lavenders. Pearls, crystals, seed beads, crackle coins, round gemstone beads, twin beads, and the best of all, a wire bead hand made by Shirley. Very cool.
The focal bead which is a pretty stone donut, and the clasp which is another handmade goodie. Plus a lovely seed bead mix, magatamas, and crystals.
Bead Soup Blog Party Mix
Here is the mix I put together for the Bead Soup Blog Party.
The focal bead is a self supporting beaded star made with size 11 delicas and size 15 seed beads. Along with a matching clasp. The star was inspired by Jean Power’s technique of joining distorted squares. I added the bail so the star can be hung on a rope or chain.
Around the star are the co-ordinating delicas, seed beads and Swarovski crystals.
This package went off to Shirley Moore. Go and see her blog – Beads and Bread. She is sending me a package of Bead Soup in exchange.
Peyote Bracelet by Shirley Moore
Here is a peyote cuff she made – a Rainfall of Color.