In celebration of Lori Anderson's new Bead Soup book, Kalmbach decided to throw Bead Soup Party. Bead shops from all over were asked to donate beads for jewelry designers interested in attending the Bead Soup Party. Invitations were sent out and the challenge began! Yeah!
I received bead soup from Safire Beads and Things, Madison, Ohio. This particular bead shop is about a 4 hour drive from my home in Kettering. Carole Ohl, the owner of the best bead shop ever, STASH, not only sent out beads for party goers, but she also received bead soup from another shop in Ohio. How cool is that?
Each party goer is supposed to make a necklace from their bead soups. My bead soup was a mixture of Czech beads in deep reds, browns, golds and greens. I started by washing the beads off, picking out the icky ingredients, and added ingredients from my own recipe. I was going to do a bit of bead embroidery using the eagle moon pendant, but I just couldn't place it right, so I went with stringing.
Have I said that I love challenges? Well I do.