Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party 8 ~ Soup ingredients are here!

Hello all...am back after a super long hiatus!

I am participating in Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party again this year.
Lori paired me up with the wonderful Kari Asbury of Hippie Chick Designs (blog / etsy)

I have known Kari for a while now through Facebook forums, and am SO glad I was paired with her. I have been lucky with all my partners so far, they all make their own unique, super gorgeous components! Kari makes the prettiest ephemera components and thoroughly spoiled me.

Here's what I got...

(I was too impatient to see what was inside the package to take pics of the package itself)



Aren't you floored!!! I knew I would get some cool wood pendants but this is beyond imagination.
I did tell her I usually get stumped with large focals, and she sent a sweet note, that in spite of the warning, she could not resist sending me the peacock. I am so glad she could not resist, it is drop dead gorgeous! And I think I am definitely going to make something with it...since it shows up in my dreams pretty much every day now!

She sent me two clasps..both made by her. The toggle clasp is so so so cool! The key has been attached in such a innovative way! I will take another picture when I make something with it...so its a mystery for you right now ;-) And the red brass clasp is very well made, and well-timed for me, since I have been wanting to make something like that. Now I have a sample to learn from.

I am having a hard time picking a favorite, they are all so beautiful!

In case you would like some of these tiles for yourself, here's the link to Kari's component store: Asbury Avenue Designs.

And then she sent me these co-ordinating beads, also artisan made:


The sari ribbon is from Design Talented One, ceramic beads from Gaea, and the lampwork and boro beads are from Pink Beach Studios, Art By Lisi, Firelily and Lynda's Lampwork.

This picture also has the back of one of the ephemera pendants...even the back is so pretty!

Thanks SO much Kari, you're the best!

27 comments:

  1. Wow!!! That is neat soup!!! Can't wait to see what you make with it!! Love the peacock!!!

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    1. Thank you! I hope I am able to do justice to it!

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  2. Very nice, Kashmira! Have fun!!

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  3. Really beautiful pieces!!! I love the pendants and the printed clasp is amazing!!!

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    1. Thanks Robin! Can't wait to get started with them!

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  4. Welcome back to the Blogosphere, K :) You were certainly spoiled again, what a great spread, you have enough to make not just soup, but a five-course meal LOL.

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    1. Thanks M! Yeah, this is totally good enough for soup for a few families ;-) I still have beads from the past hops that I am hoarding, lol

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  5. so much fabulousness.... a truly mouth watering soup! Can't wait for reveal day to see what you cook up with these!

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    1. Thanks Sandra! Am going to take these on the cruise with me..hoping to make something there!

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  6. So very pretty! I can't wait to see where these take you!

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  7. What a great soup!! Can't wait to see what you make with the peacock it is gorgeous!

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  8. Lovely! It looks like you're going to have lots of fun creating with your soup!

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    1. Thanks Lori! Yeah, its sure going to be fun!

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  9. Ooooooooh! I didn't realize it was your soup Kashmira! You got the motherload of a soup my friend! Can't wait to see what you do!!

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    1. I know, right! And sorry about causing confusion about the tiles :(

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  10. So absolutely cool, with this amazing soup you are going to have so much fun! enjoy!

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  11. Terrific soup! Looking forward to seeing what you create with it!

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  12. Oh, you definitely got some goodies!! You're making me kick myself for not signing up. . .though I know I have my reasons. Instead I'm going to just enjoy the reveals, and this was a gooooooood one! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with this soup!

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