Monday, February 25, 2013
Photo of Amanda's Bead Soup for Me
Finally, my show this weekend is over. I ended up doing pretty well, but I'm tired and way behind on so many things. This is the primary item on my to-do list...posting what my partner, Amanda Tibbetts, sent me. FYI, her blog is http://www.amandamade.com/blog. She sent me a lovely collection, including nuggets and chips of lapis lazuli--what a deep, rich, beautiful blue! She also sent gorgeous, iridescent moonstone and the prettiest aqua magnesite. All my favorite colors!
Amanda also sent a couple of copper toggle clasps and some very intriguing copper teardrops...can't wait to come up with something good for those!
The very best part I saved for last. Amanda took some extra time to hand make brass charms. The focal is is a pretty round dome stamped with BEAUTY LIES WITHIN. She stamped 6 smaller disks with a scrolled pattern and has punched them for use as links. And the surprises keep coming! She also stamped a smaller brass round dome and two little domes that I may use as earrings since she sent some nice earwires. One is stamped with a butterfly and the other with my initial, C.
It is clear Amanda put a lot of thought into her contribution and I can't wait to get started.