It is unbelievable the amount of work Lori Anderson has gone through to arrange the Bead Soup Blog Party!! There is an incredible 363 participants in the exchange this year!! And somehow she manages to create perfect pairs.
This is my second year of the Blog Party. I really enjoyed my partner, Deci at Gem Trails and my creation last year.
This year I am very very lucky to be matched with Maggie from BeadTowne and her Etsy Shop. She is a wonderful Lampwork artist.
I'm not sure that I even told her that I have never owned an actual hand crafted lampwork bead! So when I opened my package yesterday I was absolutely in AWE of the beautiful work she does! Just look at the little birdies and the nest with the cute eggs and the little tree and hearts!
BUT! and this is a big BUT, part of the objective of the Bead Soup Blog Party is to push us out of our comfort zone. Well, this has sort of given me a huge shove out of my little box that is my bead embroidery, bead weaving happy, happy self. Now you might think that I am upset by this but I'm not!! It is good, very good make a person's creativity work a little bit.
So thank you Maggie for sending me what you did and I hope I do it justice!!