Seems like everyone thought I would send a color fiest to Susie Hibdon, for the Bead Soup Blog Party #4. And you were all completely right actually! That is exactly what I had planned. :-)
However, as I started to roam around my stash this is what I came up with. There IS a little color there, but a bit more subtle than I had first thought.
I like the round/circular theme which goes through quite a few of the bits, and would hold a design together I believe. And I added a few other shapes that will make possibility for less stiffness. Susie does not come across as one who is stiff, or repetitive in her design style.
I made that Peyote ring myself, and left the thread there so Susie can use it however she wish to, IF she wish to.
The nepal wool bits to the furthest left I have cut myself, and then I also included a bigger bit which Susie can form however she wants to. IF she wants to.
The chunky button from recycled wood is from Meluna (awesome shop). Other special links: Elaine Ray and RoundRabbit. In fact I believe Nancy of Round Rabbit is planning a shop update today/tonight, the 1st of september. I'd go there if I were you. I would like to get a lot of the things I know she will put up, but I've reached my budget roof for this month :-(
I hope that the rusticy- and chunky-ness in my soup will be what challenges Susie a little bit. That was my idea anyway.
So how is it going for everyone with the soup party? I have not started with mine yet. I have this idea, which I don't know if I will be able to go through with. I wish, but we will see. If I don't manage this time (it is a bit complex), I will save the idea until a later date, and remember to credit Susie who was the source for it springing up at all.
This is my post on what I received from Susie. I LOOOOOOOVE it!
Again, I would like to say how incredably grateful I am to Lori Anderson for all the work she is putting on this thing, the Bead Soup Blog Party. It is an awesome idea in the first place. And now, thanks to Lori's persistent work to make everything work well in the details and for everyone involved, it has grown sooo big. It has become an international phenomenon. Wow! That is big Lori! Don't you ever forget it! That is thanks to you. I think maybe you might need to hear it over and over again though! So I will keep repeating myself as often as I can dear Lori. Be proud of yourself!
All my best,