what's in my soup?

At the beginning of  August I came across the Bead Soup Blog Party which is an online event hosted and organised by the jewellery designer and author Lori Anderson ( owner of  Pretty Things  blog ). After reading the details and rules of the party I decided to join in  ( along with over 300 people!)

So, how does it all work ? First you sign up ( and the next party is probably in 2012 ) , then you are paired up with another beader/artist/blogger , you send you partner  a selection of lovely beads and your partner does the same; once you receive your stash you make one or more items and on September the 17th , the day of the Party, you share your creations on your blog. 
It just sounds like a lot of fun, doesn't it ? :)
My party partner is lovely Erin Fickert-Rowland, owner of Elysian Studios , and you can read more about her and her beautiful work here .
And here are my bead soup ingredients carefully selected by Erin .
 Oh, must mention that my goodie pack also contained an assortment of delicious lollies which ... unfortunately didn't survive long enough to see the camera  :D
Thank you , Erin !!

Want to see what I sent  Erin ? Have a look  here .
Want to see what I make with my beads ? Come back on September 17th, the day of the Bead Soup Blog Hop !


  1. Oh, the colors of your soup are just wonderful...I can so totally picture them together you have presented it so attractively, too. I love the collage, the little bowl with raffia and the hand drawn soup pot...you are very clever!
    I will definitely be looking for yours and Erins in the hop.

  2. Thank you thank you , Jenni :) The beads from Erin are gorgeous and the lollies ...yummy!
    I love arranging and balancing images in a collection (must be a Libra thing !)
    I'd be very happy to see you here again :)

  3. That does sound like fun:)) It's a great mix of colours. I bet you've got tons of ideas! Although as a fellow libran I know how hard it is to finally settle on just one thing!! Can't wait to see what you make, Geanina ~x~

  4. This is beautiful, Geanina! I am so excited to see what you make! I will link up my soup post here! Those lollies... I have to go get myself more... they are my favorite! Glad you liked them!

  5. Thanks, Lenita! You are spot on - too many ideas flying around in my head and so hard to settle on one! Indecisiveness is one Libra trait that I am guilty of :) ... although in time, through practice, I have become better at making choices and focusing xx

  6. Thank you, Erin! I will probably make 3 or 4 items , have started work on one and at least one will be a non-jewellery piece :))
    The same here - can't wait to see what you are going to make !!... and please do link up your post :)

  7. Oh all of my favorite things!!! YUMMY!!!!

  8. This is the most beautiful presentation!

  9. Thank you!!! With such beautiful beads - I really enjoyed creating this little collage :)