My bead swap partner for this round is Kim Hutchinson, a very talented mixed media artist. Please check out her blog at www.jumbledhutch.wordpress.com
These are the beads and extra goodies that Kim so graciously sent to me for our swap.
I found a lovely butterfly tin and two bags of candy with my generous helping of beads.
I've already dug into the cinnamon bears, I had no idea Jelly belly even made those, yummm.
The required elements; as per BSBP rules, there must be a focal and a clasp in each soup, and those are the only two pieces we receive from our partners that absolutely must be used. Kim made the focal in my soup, isn't it lovely?
I'm going to go ahead and post what I sent Kim, she's gotten them, just not posted photos as of yet, I'm hoping her's come out better than mine did. I didn't do a great job of getting them lined up and focused.
Znetshows.com, Chinese Tiaria crystal rondelles. I barely had any sunlight that day and yet just look at how much they sparkle!
Please come back to see what I come up with using Kim's bead soup. And check out Kim's blog for more about her art and jewelry, and to see what she makes with the bead soup I sent her. For a list of all the participants, and more about the BSBP, please visit Lori's blogs Pretty Things, and Pretty Things-Bead Soup Blog Party. Also you can check out what a lot of what the participants have swapped by browsing the Pinterest page set up just for the BSBP8.
The reveal and blog hop is on May 3rd, don't miss it!