Saturday 21 July 2012

BSBP #6 - Howdy Partener

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:

And a close up of the art beads:

All my best,


SmittenBeads said...

Woweee what a fantastic soup and great call on the film, Peter Sellers! I adore him! (watching pink panther films when I was wee) Hope you both have fun creating. With love, Claire

aneri_masi said...

wow! what a variety! you lucked out totally!
And I love the soup you put together for her too :)

CraftyHope said...

The colors in the soup you received are my FAVORITES!! Love!! And, the soup you sent looks like a lot of fun with all the bright colors as well. It's going to be an awesome reveal I'm sure of it.

Shai Williams said...

I am just drooling over the all the silk cord and her new beads.

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Oh, my! you were spoiled! Gorgeous soups..on bith ends! Cannot wait to see what you have created! Enjoy!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Both soups look awesome, definately going to be some fun designs from these

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

What gorgeous beads you have exchanged! Malin, you will love working with Marsha's silks... they are just exquisite. Have fun creating The Party!

Cilla said...

OMG You could open a bead shop with what you received! I love both your ingredients! Looking forward to the reveal!

Angel Whisperer said...

Oh My vilka häftiga ingredienser ni skickade till varandra
Skall bli så kul att se vad det blir av det hela :)
Kände mig lite stressad av att jag byter bredband på fredag men jag har gjort klart allt så bara inlägget kvar...känns skönt!
Fantastiska bilder och fin text som alltid i dina inlägg !
You Rock!! B

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Malin - I am SO excited to be your "partner" for this "party!". I cannot wait to see what kind of pieces we each come up with (I think I "need" to watch the movie again!). There were some great lines in there that just stick. Thanks for sharing the video with me and agreeing to partake in this fun design theme!

Your soup is awesome! Can't wait to see what you come up with from what I sent you :)

jennifers jewels and junk said...

holy heck, that is some selection. anxious to see the results