I am convinced that the creatures from the other dimension live in Western Pennsylvania... as we traveled the country roads that were lined with forests of trees that canopied over us I was sure I spotted some wee creatures. We drove through the rain with the sun blinding us as the leprachauns created a rainbow to find their gold. The roads are winding and narrow with lots of bumps and gullies in them. My reaction to the terrain surprised me as I spent the first 40 years of my life there. I guess it is the result of living on the coastal plains for the last eight years. Delaware is very flat and open for the most part.
We drove back east via Phoenixville Pennsylvania so I could meet my bead friends at the Interweave Beadfest show... we stayed at a wonderful KOA campground that was tucked back in an even more remote area than where I grew up. I love camping! I also loved the bead show. My oh my... almost overwhelming! I bought some fun stuff... like some wool and a felting needle and a kumihimo kit! I have had some fun with both of them and will post some finished products soon.
When I got home from the trip I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me! My bead soup partner Melissa Mesara had sent me treasures! I love her Etsy shop One Eared Pig! I was excited to see what she sent me.
The box came in the mail!
In the box there was a card and another box!
In the other box were bags of awesome bead soup!
Melissa makes amazing glass beads. Van Gogh's "Starry Night" was her inspiration for these beads. I love the color and the metallic streaks.
Definitely "Starry Night"!
Love these beads and clasp to really make the soup taste good!
More starry night beads to add as well!
...and some "just because" beads that are so adorable... the mutant fish has three eyes...
He won't miss a thing with those eyes!
Thanks Melissa! I can't wait to get started with this bead soup! I love how creative and eclectic you are! Even the card was awesome. This is a picture of Neodymium Chandelier by Dale Chihuly.
Hope you all are having as much fun with this Bead Soup Blog Party as I am! I am looking forward to see what everyone else creates!