Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party: The Arrival of Ernie

My package of beads from Sig Wynne-Evans arrived yesterday, and I couldn't be more pleased. An assortment of beads of the kind that I would never pick out for myself, but inspiring, nonetheless. Honestly, see for yourself!

First of all, there was Ernie, a seed bead fish with lots of personality, that Sig made herself. And then there was all this gold-filled and gold-plated stuff, beads and a clasp - nice! Gold, huh? I never work with gold... but it goes great with Ernie. And then there were Swarovski crystals - even ones shaped like fish - very sparkley. Some "Tensha" beads from Japan, some Czech fire polished beads, some green seed beads. Amazonite. Inspiring, for sure.

I wonder what I'll make with this? I have an idea... but we will see if I can make it happen the way it looks in my head.

Be sure to check out what the other Bead Soup Party Peeps are up to, either by clicking the links on Lori Anderson's blog, or looking at the Bead Soup Party flickr group.

Oh, and check in with Sig's blog next week - my package to her should arrive soon and I can't wait to see what she does with it. I think I went a little overboard with my goodies... but why not, right? She doesn't have to use them *all*!


  1. Ernie looks so HAPPY in his new home!! I am glad you two hit it off!! Can't wait to see what company Ernie winds up with in the end! ;)


  2. What a haul! Ernie is gorgeous and the beads are so beautiful. I look forward to what you come up with!