Sunday, November 20, 2011

BSBP Forum Bead Swap

On the Bead Soup Blog Party Forum, Lori Anderson, put together a mini bead swap.  Those of us that wanted to participate signed up and she paired us up with a partner just like in the big Bead Soup Blog Party.  My partner this time is Pat Haight from Alaska.  You can visit her blog The Wigglebutt Blog, she is very talented and has a great sense of humor.  Here is the very generous Bead Soup that she sent to me.

Pat decorated the box and the card is made using a photo that she took of the two young Moose.

When I opened the box this is what I saw (neater of course) I had a lot of fun opening each one of these little pouches of paper to see the treasures inside.

These are the items I found in the little white box tied with the purple ribbon.  All of these items were made by Pat.  Aren't the cute and pretty?

Alaska Petrified Wood from Kenai Peninsula

Carnelian Nuggets 

Ghana Coiled Copper Trade Beads

Natural Lapis Chips and Sponge Coral Chips

Chrysanthemum Stone Chips and Red River Jasper

Brass Beads and River Stone died purple

Freshwater Pearls and Hand beaded beads by Pat

Mahogany Obsidian Stone beads and died Shell Roundels

Sea Urchin Daggers

Blue Botswana Glass beads

Ceramic Beads

Lampwork glass beads by Juli of Jul's Studio

More beauties from Jul's Studio

Copper and Steel connectors made by Pat

Paper beads made by Pat

Polymer clay beads made by Pat

And last but not least these four adorable polymer clay Rabbits made by Pat

Well there you have it all of my wonderful treasures from my new friend and mini Bead Soup Swap partner Pat Haight.  

I was suppose to post these on the BSBP forum, but my photos are many and they are too large to upload onto the forum.  So I will share the link to my blog post instead.  Now I need to get creating with these beauties.

Happy beading Y'all,


  1. Wow! that's quite a haul Therese - keep you occupied for a while. I love that Pat sent you things from her locality. Hopefully my soup will arrive this week.

  2. Wow,that's some serious treasury chest you got there Therese! Your partner was very generous:)))Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  3. wow what a wonderful selection of beads and'll have fun with everything and can't wait to see what comes of it all....

  4. My hello from France! After having visited your blog, I e could go without comment. I congratulate you on your blog!
    Maybe I would have the opportunity to welcome you on mine too!
    Have a nice day

  5. WOW!! What lovely beads and baubles. Love the ones with the local Alaska flavor. Have fun creating!

  6. Wow! A great treasure trove! Have a fantastic holiday!

  7. Girl, you racked up! What a stunningly beautiful collection of beads. I just adore the handmade ones from her. She is incredibly talented, isn't she? And Julsbeads! oh heaven! The paper beads look wonderful, and I"m quite impressed with her steel spirals. I bet that was hard to do. Awesome package!

  8. Great pieces!!! The petrified wood is amazing! I love those darling rabbits too.

  9. Gorgeous assortment! Have fun with this ;)

  10. WOW! An amazing stash of goodies! So glad you posted this to show them off!

  11. What a fantastic haul. I can hardly wait to see what you make with it.

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