My partner for the 2011 Bead Soup Blog Party is StaciLouise, a talented metal artist and jewelry designer who has a shop of the same name at Etsy and a fabulous blog. You can check out the goodies I sent her there, too.
Poor Staci had a time getting these to me. This is actually the second package. The first apparently got re-routed to another state and hasn't arrived. I don't know what was in the first one, but I'm so pleased to have this lovely fine silver focal made by Staci herself, and I hope I have time to do it justice. The big reveal is on 2/28, and I am on a deadline to finish writing a new tutorial due at the same time. YIKES! Staci and I are keeping our fingers crossed I make it in time.
This lovely selection does not show a string of beautiful, little gold potato pearls Staci also sent me, which I forgot to photograph in my haste to get this photo uploaded to the Bead Soup Party Flickr photo group. I'm so sorry, partner!
Staci also included these cute goody bags she recycled. I love them, they make nice little travel jewelry bags for my personal stash. Next time I go on vacation, I'll be sure to take them along.
Thanks again, Staci, and y'all visit the flickr site and see what everyone else's cup of goody bead soup looks like; and stay tuned for the 2/28 big reveal to see what everyone has created with their beads.