|Both Sides of Sandi's Focal Pendant|
Other things just don't seem to be likely combination's .
Chocolate and hot pepper for example.It may not sound very delicious.But ,in reality it tastes quite good...if you are a hot pepper fan that is!
Bead combinations are like foods .Some beads just naturally seem to mix and match,while others seem unlikely to work well together. But,the world of beads can hold some BIG Surprises !!!
I received my Bead Soup Mix yesterday !!!! I was sooooooo excited to see that my focal bead was one of Sandi Volpe 's delightful soldered pendants! I can admit it now..I have been admiring them and was secretly hoping that one would be in my mix! What else did I get? A lovely sterling silver clasp, a beautiful strand of freshwater pearls,glistening little iolite chips and amazing "Bead for Life "paper beads from Uganda.!!!
Sandi wraped everything in a nice gift box tied with a wonderful ribbon. You just might see that ribbon show up in my design!!!
I really like it!!!
But ,the "Bead for Life" beads gave me pause. The focal pendant is reversable .One side is a gorgeous iris water color print and the other a lovely muted landscape.
In a million years I would never have gone searching for bright African paper beads to go with this pendant!!!
I would never have imagined they could possibly work together . But, THEY DO!!! The swirls of color blends on the beads look Fabulous with both of the delicate water colors !!! Amazing !!!
The Bead Soup Party is about thinking outside the box.
Sandi was already going beyond the obvious when she picked my soup mix!
What Awesome beads I have to work with !!!
Thank You Sandi !!!
Now I just have to come up with a design that will showcase this intriguing and unexpected combination !!!
Guess I'll treat myself to a piece of Chili Chocolate and ponder design possibilities..........
this week try out some unlikely combination's
Bead Happy ,
|My Wonderful Bead Soup Mix!!!|