The Bead Soup Blog Parties have been a wonderful way to create in new ways, stretching myself to try new beads, colorways, and techniques, but it has most importantly given me the gift of friendship!
Two of my former Bead Soup Blog Party partners surprised me with gifts in the mail!
|Photo & earrings by Nancy Smith, Nanmade Jewelry|
BSBP7 partner, Nan Smith of NanMade Handmade Jewelry, surprised me with beautiful silver earrings she made! I was the winner of her giveaway for the "Clean Up & Fix Up" Challenge and Blog Hop hosted by Sharyl McMillian-Nelson. I was thrilled when the package from Canada arrived -- Aren't they gorgeous?
|Photo & earrings by Nancy Smith, Nanmade Handmade jewelry|
Then, BSBP6 partner Margareta Saari of Mags-Koruja surprised me with beautiful lampwork by Pinocean! Margareta choose lampwork beads with a heart motif to coordinate with my pink colorway BSBP8 bead soup from Bobbie Rafferty of Beadsong.
|Pinocean lampwork surprise gift from my BSBP6 partner, Margareta Saari|
Margareta also has a set of the heart beads too, so we are connected through love, art, and friendship, even across the ocean, from Finland to the U.S. and may create together!
|The lovely lampwork beads have a heart going all around -- so pretty!|
Thank you my dear friends! Love to you Margareta and love to you Nan!
You are both angels, and friends I cherish with all my heart!
Love & Muchas Gracias my dears,