After seeing my first peek at the potential creativity created by someone else forcing you to think outside your beaded box I have been intrigued by the idea of a bead soup exchange. I took the plunge and signed up for a blog hop with Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson.
She tirelessly spends hours pairing close to 500 beaders from all over the world with someone who will spark their creativity. The concept is you send a "soup" of beautiful beads to your partner and they do the same for you. You then have few weeks to create and post a piece or pieces made from these components.
It is an interesting concept because it forces you to use materials and colours you may not have considered before.
I have been paired with Bonnie Coursolle of Jasper's Gems. She has been crafting and beading for years specializing in prayer beads and beaded trees of life.
This is a sneak peek at what I sent her:
Hope she likes it!