Let's just talk about how talented my Bead Soup partner, Jeannie Dukic, is. When my box arrived, I had no idea the variety of artwork and thoughtful goodies that would be carefully packaged inside. Sure, I expected beautiful beads, maybe even a few of her stunning polymer clay beads or, if I was lucky, a focal. But did you know: Jeannie is a mixed media artist! Take a look at what I found--
Jeannie created two art journals where I can capture my sketches or ideas for the pieces I will design, gorgeous collaged boxes, and a 4"x4" mixed media canvas with my initial and the lovely guidance "follow your heart" on it.
Let me repeat that: I received a piece of original Jeannie Dukic wall (or desk) art. Look at those luscious colors. So beautiful. (We're not even talking about the beads yet!) Jeannie is so utterly thoughtful, she included a beautiful cup and special teabags, and even sweet treats in the "provisions" canister. You are going to have to trust me that it came full of candy; my children found it before I shot the photos and enjoyed it immensely!
Then I opened the lovely art boxes and found the beads, clasps and patinated copper wire. Look at the special packaging for the beads! And inside the baggies...
Can't wait to start using these lovelies. I'm going to go make myself some fancy (iced) tea, and sketch a few designs!
I also wanted to toss in the soup that I sent to Jeannie-- featuring a glass focal by Jennifer Cameron of Glass Addictions and etched and patinated discs by Lisa Liddy of Metal Me This.
Have a beautiful day!