I received my bead soup from my partner, Bev of Country Frog Creations, the week before I was heading out of town...so unfortunately, I had to delay sharing her wonderful soup until now!
First off, I absolutely MUST share with you the beautiful job Bev did of packaging her soup.
Wow, I wish I was that crafty! I am creative, but crafty is something different--I'm sure some of you out there can identify. I love the little envelopes that Bev used!
Once I got past my awe of how pretty the soup looked packaged up, I dove right in and explored all the goodies in my soup! Here's a group shot:
Then, because one of the few stipulations of the Bead Soup Blog Hop is to use the focal and the clasp, here is a close up of each:
Finally, I love, love, love the old key she sent, and already have some ideas for it! Just such a cool piece!
As to what I sent Bev, since she did already receive hers, I can post the picture here. I sent one of my lampwork focals, pretty crystals, sea glass, a pale green gemstone (I think it's Amazonite) and some lead-free pewter. I sent two toggles, because I couldn't decide!
Our reveal is March 30th, so be sure to check back then, when I unveil the creation I compose using Bev's Bead Soup!