Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Soup's arrived...and am I happy...?

See that picture above...that's me that is - one very happy bunny bouncing around the house this morning after the postie delivered the bead soup sent by my partner Julie Nordine.

I knew that whatever Julie sent me would be a pleasure to work with - with the fabulous beads she makes and her background in interior design how could it be anything else. But I still gasped when I saw the contents of Julie's parcel. She's been incredibly generous, sending me several focal pieces and a beautiful clasp as well as a whole heap of goodies to go with them and, I can honestly say there is not one piece in this mix that I don't love. How spoilt am I ?!!!

I guess you want to see what I got now don't you? Well brace yourself here it comes...

How Stunning is that not so little collection...?

I just adore Julie's signature acorns and that etched copper leaf is to die for. As well as those I have lots of  Vintaj to play with, gorgeous turquoise nuggets, crystals, pearls, pretty silver beads and to top it all off that sumptuous silk ribbon.

Can you tell how happy I am by any chance? There are already a number of ideas sparking up in my head but I think I will just sit and look at my treasure for a day or so while they settle into something coherent.

Julie - thank you so, so much - you've made my day and this party very special. I really hope I can do justice to your beautiful beads. Again - thank you.

Good luck to you all with your own beautiful soups too - this is gonna be one helluva reveal!



  1. WowZAAAA! You are Very Lucky!! Not one acorn but Two!! Congrats!! Can't wait to see what you make!

  2. Wow! That is an amazing soup mix! Gorgeous! I love Julie's work, and she sent you lovely acorns!

  3. Yummy soup! Can't wait to see what you cook up with it!

  4. Oh Lesley, first of all, I'm thrilled that you received your package so quickly!! That's fantastic!! :o) I'm so glad you're so happy w/ what I sent, Lesley... it was my pleasure to put it together for you. Have fun designing!! ~ Julie

  5. nice! I saw that acorn and instantly knew you had Julie as a partner - lucky!!

  6. What an incredible soup! I can hardly wait to see what you come up with.

  7. Woo Hoo! That is one delicious soup mix Lesley!! Not one but two of the scrumptious acorn pendants and that oak leaf gorgeous! Well have fun cooking up something wonderful with your mix. Looking forward to seeing what you have created.

  8. That is an AWESOME soup. Lucky girl:-)

  9. Thanks all - it is a totally awesome mix...I have a number of ideas in my head which, if they come off should use just about every drop of soup...


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