Saturday 13 August 2011

Minnesota Bead Soup

Well the Fall Bead Soup partnerships have now been announced and my soup will be coming all the way from Minnesota. My partner is The supremely talented lampwork artist Julie Nordine and I am over the moon to be paired with her. Julie  has an organic style of working and she uses the most delicious rich, jewelled and earthy colour palettes. I've borrowed some pictures from Julie so I hope she doesn't mind...

For me, great beads conjure up an image or feeling when you first see them and many of Julie's beads make me think magical and mystical as in an enchanted storybook sort of way - but then I'm often told I'm away with the fairies!

Both the style and the palettes are right up my street so how could I fail to be pleased - my only concern is how I live up to this with the soup I send to Julie...eek! But that's the thing about Bead Soup, you get to taste something different from what you're used to.

I just had to include this next picture...It's so lovely I've added it to my Pinterest Board...

Can't you just see a big bowl of these wonderful acorns sat on a coffee table looking beautiful.....?

You can find our more about Julie and her work at her Credit River Art Glass Blog

Whilst I'm here I'd like to say a huge thank you to Lori Anderson for organising this event. With over 360 participants it's a mammoth task to match people appropriately and not just randomly. Lori has done this pretty much single-handedly and whilst dealing with illness in her family. Hats off to you Lori - you did a great job.

Good luck to everyone who's taking part in the Bead Soup Blog Party - I can't wait to see what everyone does...



  1. You lucky girl Julie's work is fantastic! I'm sure you will have a great time working with whatever she sends to you and vise versa. Lori did do a tremendous job arranging everyone one with the best partners, my hat is off to her!

  2. Julie makes some beautiful stuff! You're a luck girl to be her partner!!! One of these days I'm going to enter a Bead Soup event.

  3. Sounds wonderful - and fabulous beads!

  4. You are one lucky girl and so is she.

  5. You both are lucky. I have one of her dear little acorns. I am excited to see what she sends you and what you make!


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