Friday, August 19, 2011

My Goodies Have Arrived

Today I got my package of Bead Soup ingredients from Valerie! 
This was the beginning!  A lovely card, how pretty is that envelope!
The card is a Mary Engelbreit card!  I love her designs, they are so happy and bright!  How did Valerie know?!
This fun "paint" can was the container for all my beady goodness!  How cute is it!  I love that the opener is attached to the handle with a pretty ribbon!  I am fairly sure that was Valerie's work and I love how she added the stickers for decoration.  I love this little container, it could hold so many fun things to give as gifts!  I will have to find out where Valerie got it!
Not the best picture of my goodies.  The plastic bags and dimming daylight conspired against us.  I will take a picture when I take all the beads from their baggies.  I received:  2 handmade pendants, handmade wire links, a lacy sterling silver clasp, some black silky cord, mother of pearl rings, freshwater pearls, silver and copper spacer beads, Czech glass, spiny oyster shell, and Swarovski crystal.  All of my favorite things!
The gorgeous dichro pendants hand forged by Valerie!  Aren't they awesome?!  I love them both and they have such different design potential!  The one on the left makes me think of the 80s and the one on the right brings to mind a fall design.  Valerie said in her note that she couldn't decide which to send, so she sent both!  I am a lucky, lucky beader!  I have my work cut out for me to make something to showcase Valerie's beautiful work!  Stay Tuned!
P.S.  My cat, Sabrina liked the Bead Soup too!  I had to pry it from under her to list all the items.  She has a "thing" for paper!

14 comments:

steufel said...

Cool soup - and what a cat:-)

somethingunique said...

what a delish bowl of soup you have....can't wait to see what you create.
ttfn Lana :)

Pixybug Designs said...

Yes she is quite a cat! Loves paper and lectures you if you raise your voice! Thanks for your comments Gals! I appreciate it!

Jenni said...

Yes you certainly received some lovely soup...the dichro pieces are special. I loved the card and packaging, too...very cute idea..and you can use it again which is good.I will watch to see what you create with itvall.
Jenni

Shirley said...

Oh, those are some cool pieces. I love the pendants, glad you're the one that has to decide what to do with them, cause I'd just sit and stare at them, they are so pretty!
I had a cat that could be Sabrina's twin. He was a dearly loved friend, and I think maybe some of my teenage attitudes came straight from him! :)

The Folk Art Tree said...

Looks like you received a package of FUN! Enjoy your time in the Soup!
Pam

Cynthia said...

Adorable soup container! Fresh ideas for next round.

Pixybug Designs said...

Yes, I totally love that container! Very fun and cool and useful.
Shirley, Sabrina gets worked up and starts yowling, nibbling, and stands on you kneading dough when you raise your voice! If there is glossy paper from a magazine lying around, she digs it like digging a hole or perches her furry behind on it! Funny the personalities that they have!

Valerie said...

I'm so glad you liked everything! So glad you like Mary E. too. I have a lot of her designs. I got the little bucket at Michael's. Thought it was too cute! Can't wait to see what you create!!

Pixybug Designs said...

Thanks Valerie!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

Pretty!!!!

Karen Williams said...

Oh how fun! What a great presentation, too!

gr8findings said...

So pretty ~ I know you'll make something completely awesome with that mix ... frankly, I think I pick up as many good ideas for packaging with these soup challenges as I do the actual beading ... what a beautiful package to open.

Pixybug Designs said...

I know Shea! I put extra effort into my package when I sent it and after I received Valerie's package I am glad I did! It just adds the "present" fun to the Soup party!

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