Saturday, April 26, 2014

Scent of a Soup - Soup Sent

Can you smell the Soup simmering?  Here's a peek in the pot of The Scent of a Soup that I sent for Carolyn Young Chenault to feast her creativity into and come to a full boil on Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal Day, Saturday, May 10, 2014.  I fashioned together this Uniquely 4 Ewe Recipe Gift Tag to encourage and inspire her success:
Recipe for Carolyn’s 8th Annual Bead Soup
2 Pints Getting to Know You
1 Dash of I Can Do This
1 Special Focal Bead
1 Pinch of a Clasp
3 Pounds Specially Picked Beads
2 Spoonfuls Findings and Such
1 Quart Love, Delight and Admiration
1 Sprinkle of Charming Packaging
4 Gallons of Creativity
A Smidgen of Bead Soup Spice
3 Cups of Showin’ What’ U Got

Mix it up with new friendships
and for the love of beads
share with bead buddies.
Multiplies happiness worldwide
and encourages others
while serving a healthy purpose to 
create a delicious Beaders Paradise!!! 
<3 Uniquely 4 Ewe
This Uniquely 4 Ewe BSBP box contained Carolyn's Soup ingredients.  
Lift the lid and experience the flavor she gets to sink her teeth into!
Carolyn Chenault's Special BSBP Ingredients!
The BSBP Recipe Teaser???
Here's the hidden variety of natural treasures
awaiting my partner to unleash her creativity!
Bead Soup Ingredient Peek!

     Looking forward to seeing what deliciousness Carolyn designs with her soup. She almost always creates necklaces or bracelets, but this Soup "has given her great inspiration".  She may make a new accessory item.  I've been excited, dreaming about what creative item she will come up with.
Handmade Focal Bead and Antique Copper Clasp
      This flower focal bead I made specifically for Carolyn's Bead Soup out of two different sizes of daggers, drop beads, crystals and seed beads. Carolyn said it reminds her of the sea anemones she sees in the tide pools on the Oregon Coast.  I had only seen this focal as a flower, but she's right, it looks like an ocean creature.
Handmade craftCADDY

      I also tucked in a fun gift, I hope she will find as useful as all the crafters' in our family do.  I sent her a handmade craftCADDY made by my dad. It can hold your crafting tools or tubes of beads for a project you're working on.  It's coming soon to our Uniquely 4 Ewe Etsy Shop for you to to stop by and check out this handy goodie.  Your craft table just might not be able to live without one or two! 
     After receiving our Soups, we thought it was funny that we picked similar color pallets for each other. Can't you just smell the Scent of a Soup that's simmering in Carolyn's Studio and getting ready for The 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party organized by the creative, talented and inspired Lori McDaniel Anderson.
     Must go set the table in anticipation of BSBP Reveal Day, just 1 week away now on Saturday, May 10, 2014!!! 
Bon Appetit Beaders!!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bead Soup DelicaSEA!!!

     The 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party has begun and as a first year participant in 2014 I'm delighted that organizer Lori McDaniel Anderson partnered me for my 1st BSBP with the delightfully talented Carolyn Young Chenault of Sea Glass Inspired Beads & JewelryCarolyn and I started getting to know each other by e-mail, exchanging questions about our beading likes, favorites, styles, shapes and forms.  Carolyn enjoys stringing and metalwork and has her own studio where she makes beads, jewelry components and beaded metal links inspired by the sea.  She combines porcelain, glass (fused and lampwork) and metal (mostly silver). 
     Carolyn enjoys incorporating words and quotes into her designs.  Carolyn says it gives her such joy and makes her jewelry more personal and thoughtful to be able to customize a special piece with an inspiring heartfelt meaning.  She loves designing with blues, greens, teals and irridescents, shells, wood, pearls, abalone and natural pearls.  She enjoys asymmetrical designs, vintage findings, searching for mother of pearl buttons and incorporating leather and waxed cording into her one of a kind designs.  She even will drill holes in things she finds on the beach to enhance her designs or bezel set an inspired find. 
     Carolyn shared her wonderful talent by sending me the most amazing Bead Soup DelicaSEA!!! 
DelicaSEA received from Carolyn Young Chenault

It was secured in a unique round paper box lined with tissue paper and inlcuded a delighful handmade beach glass focal bead in turquoise teal with the inspiration "WISH" imprinted in it. 

In addition she shared natural sea shells, tubes, beach glass disks, sweet buttons, abalone dots, wooden gems, varied shapes, textures and irridescent goodies with a charming hand formed flattened copper wire clasp that links to a delicate companion heart layered over a dreamy rectangle slice of teal beach glass wire wrapped in copper. 

Carolyn has definately got my creative juices flowing.  I dream about the wonderful ways I'll be able to design a unique piece I'll enjoy wearing, cherishing this new Bead Friendship formed by a sweet, thoughtful package that arrived in the mail. 

Thank you for enjoying my 1st Bead Soup DelicaSEA, specially selected by Carolyn Young Chenault for me to sink my creativity into by Reveal Day May 10, 2014.