My partner in the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party arranged by lovely Lori Anderson of Pretty Things, is Marsha Neal. Oh boy what a treat for me!!! Marsha is an artisan bead maker of ceramic beads. You can't believe all the gorgeousness she makes in her studio. And I already own quite a few of her beads and components. She is also a reseller of lovely hand painted silk cord of an exquisite quality. If you follow Marsha's blog you will also understand that she is a passionate gardener.
When I got Lori's e-mail a few weeks ago about who was my partner for this Bead Soup Blog Party, I went straight to FaceBook and wrote on Marsha's wall. I was so happy!!!! For some reason I wrote "Howdy Partener". You know, quoted from the film The Party with Peter Sellers.
I wasn't all sure Marsha would understand what I was referring to, so I found a clip from the film on YouTube which I also posted on her wall. It was ages ago since I saw that film, so I myself just had to watch that clip over and over again. I find it so utterly funny. Good thing, so did Marsha, and she suggested we'd use that film as our own extra inspiration and theme for this round of the BSBP. Of course!!!! I love the idea! It was only later I came to think of that the title of the film actually is The Party. How appropriate isn't that!?
Please take a look at the actual clip here:
And if you haven't seen the film before, it is also available for free in it's full length (believe it or not) on YouTube. Here's the link to that.
Anyway, both Marsha's and my soup have arrived safely by now. We also decided that we wouldn't send any pendants to each other, only bead type focals that can be incorporated in the stringing so to speak. Here's what Marsha sent me:
Honestly, I am blown away by all the goody-ness she packed for me. She completely spoiled me. And I haven't been able to hold back, I just love the soup she sent me, and our inspiration/theme. So even if our reveal date is the third one, on the 25th of August, I have already made one bracelet. And I also have ideas for earrings and at least one necklace too.
Beady Num Num!!!!!
This is what I sent to Marsha. I decided to not put anything ceramic in with her soup:
All my best,