Monday, February 13, 2012

third time's a charm

A taste of goodies I sent to my bead soup partner...
faceted ruby quartz and druzy crystal quartz hearts.
This is my third time to participate in Lori Anderson's  
 I was fortunate to be paired with a fellow Texan
and gifted lampwork glass bead artist,
I received her lovely package that was filled to the max with a mix of goodies.
 Freshwater pearls and more....
 Antique beads from India.
And, of course, 
some of Lyn's gorgeous ruffled glass beads.
Super light and airy.
My mind is buzzing.
What I sent to Lyn, begins with the picture you saw at the opening of this post.
A group of faceted ruby quartz beads...in graduating size.
A couple of druzy hearts.
And...
a vintage faceted glass necklace AND large vintage rhinestone brooch.
All tucked inside this antique love bird pewter box.
Do you think I had Valentine's Day in mind?
Yep, I did.
I almost chuckled when I read Lyn's post about what I sent her here.
Can't wait to see what she designs. 
Can't wait to see what I design.
Stay tuned.  Big reveal date is March 3rd.
xoxo

9 comments:

Lyn Foley said...

Hi Diane,

I have finished my first round with what you sent me! I need to fine-rune the stringing so that it "wears right." I've surprised myself, so thanks for the great challenge. Can hardly wait for the March3rd reveal!
Lyn

Alice said...

Both bead soups are beautiful. I can't want to see what everyone creates!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Jewelry Artist indeed!

In the Light of the Moon said...

Very Exciting Diane!! Cant wait to see what you beautiful mind comes up with!! Love the new banner too!!Hugs,Cat

Lori Anderson said...

OMG she nailed it for you! That brooch is amazing and I just want to scoop it all up and bring it home!

Cindy said...

Just beautiful, Diane. I love that Lyn's bead soup is so original. And her ruffled lampwork is so beautiful. Lyn was my very first bead soup partner - isn't she great?

Sandra Young said...

Holy Smokes! That's a lot of great stuff - can't wait to see what comes of it! Happy Creating.

Chris said...

Looks luscious! I can't wait to see what you create!

Rachel said...

I cannot imagine the excitement all of you have when you receive your box of bead soup goodies. How exciting! My birthday is March 3rd and I plan to spend part of it checking out all of the bead soup participants websites. So inspiring.