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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Soup Ingredients!

Lawd have mercy, I've been neglectful in my Bead Soup Blog Party posts....


Sooooo, if your not my friend on facebook, then you don't know that my partner is Diana of Suburban Girl Studios! Diana makes gorgeous porcelain components and jewelry!

Being a woman of extreme means, I don't often get to buy art beads from other artists so participating in BSBP is really special for me because I get to trade beads with other awesome artists.

*side note: if/when I win the lottery, look out art bead makers everywheres cause i'll be on the loose with copious cash and suppressed ogling....

So Diana makes porcelain beads and we exchanged some brief emails discussing favorite colors etc. What I LOVE about BSBP is that you get to exchange a bit of discussion and then a little package arrives and it may or may not be what you expect! Sort of like Christmas....

So, Diana and I talked about colors, we were both into blues & greens etc. I told the "yeah, I like those colors but whatever, I'm completely flexible and I don't mind a challenge" (or at least that was what I was thinking)

SOOOO...I was completely tickled when I got this:




Because these are the colors that are way outside my comfort zone.

I got:

gorgeous lapis lazuli, AB czech glass, & to die for sari silk....



deep teal focal (and is it just my ignorance or is this so completely awesome that the back is glazed and the front is half-glazed, thereby making what is usually the ugly back of a ceramic into the totally awesome front?) because i know it is a complete pain to glaze both sides and the front is usually the one that gets glazed....





periwinkle toggle (super excited about this)....



periwinkle & teal beads and gorgeous green lampwork made by her husband (can we just uttter a collective jealous sigh that her husband makes lampwork beads?)



....and raku! gorgeous raku....Can I marry you raku? Oh wait, I swore off marriage after the first one went bad....okay, can we have a long, arduous, tempetuous affair? okay, good....



I'm so excited because this is a more cool blue/green palette than I normally visit. There are smatterings of purple (which I usually avoid) and deep royal blues and true teal/pthalo greens. I'm normally an aqua/robin egg blue girl so this is going to completely shatter my paradigm here people!

Diana's work is so lovely. I'm just bubbling with ideas! I think I change my mind daily when I gaze at the beads! That raku is just KILLING me literally. Those little raku charms (the ones that look like beads but are actually charms? Those knock my socks off...seriously.)

8 comments:

missficklemedia.com said...

Can't wait to see what you do!

Elisabeth said...

Really beautiful! Can't wait to see how it comes out :-)

Kristen said...

Oh wow what a great batch of ingredients! I know this will be an absolutly stunning and tasty soup when you put it all together!!!!!!

Kate said...

Love the colors! Everything is stunning, I can't wait to see what you cook up.

Diana P. said...

I love making those bubble pendants...except for the part where I have to keep sponging the glaze off the front. I have to be careful not to remove too much glaze. So glad you like everything! Can't wait to see what you make!

Hopemore Studio said...

Those are beautiful. I completely empathized with you about not getting the opportunity to buy from other artists. That makes this such a freeing experience doesn't it! Don't get me wrong but I love my polymer (yours too) but I rarely splurge on myself in that way.

Have fun!!

Angie

Melissa Meman said...

yummy...that is some gorgeous stuff. Can't wait to see what you make!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

B, LOVE the soup! Those colors just dance like a peacock to me! LOVE, LOVE, Love them! Can't wait to see what your wonderful creative imagination designs with them!

Have a terrific weekend!
{Hugs!}