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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Remember I said I had joined a Bead Soup Party. This is way better than a cookie exchange. No calories. I thought it would be easy to put together a mix of one of my pendants, some coordinating beads, a pretty clasp. Not so easy. I agonized over it for a week. I put together two groups and waited and waited. One group became a statement necklace for another challenge that I'll post about later. This group went to Jen. Check out her blog. Her style is way more colorful and fun than mine. But I bet she can do wonders with these. I can't wait to see. She is sending me a group of beads too. A focal, a clasp and some coordinating beads. Then I will make something with her beads and she will make something with mine. We don't have to use all the beads in one project. Then on June 19th everyone will post their finished piece on their blog.


  1. Whoo hooo!!! I'm sooooo ready for this challenge...I'm busting out all my bright orange beads. haaaaaaaaaaa

    I just gave you a teaser back. :)

  2. It'll be really interesting to see what she comes up with! Great collection :D

  3. I can't wait to see what you do with those wonderful beads!

  4. What a nice mix - I think I will like the final result.