One of the first blog hops that I had the pleasure of participating in was Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party. And I was immediately hooked! I was able to join on a few of those before Lori ended up having to take a break due to health issues. The good news is that she is feeling better and has restarted the party.
This hop is slightly different in that we were to choose a bead or beads that we have been hoarding and swap them with our partner. My partner is Renetha Stanziano and I have to say that she spoiled me rotten.
She sent along focals from Art Insomnia, Golem Beads as well as green ceramic beads from Blueberri. Renetha also sent me a beautiful bird clasp as well as supporting beads for my soup.
The ingredients that I sent to her weren't quite as numerous but I sent her one of the first Raku ceramic pendants that I had ever ran across from Elements of Pottery as well as an earring pair from Kristan Bowman Designs and a strand of jasper to highlight either.
This blog hop is scheduled for March 25th so be sure to stop by and check out all the eye candy that the different designers will be showing off.