It was such a surprise to find my bead soup in the mailbox today! I wasn’t expecting it for another few days at least! But apparently, the mail was pretty quick between France and Australia this week.
My BSBP partner, Marina Dobrynina, sent me a lovely selection. Just look at that beautiful set of felted beads. The larger ones (the biggest green one is about an inch long) have been daintily embroidered with little flowers, spirals and starbursts. They are just divine.
And the clasp is a gorgeous dragonfly toggle. Next to that you can see a couple of bell-shaped findings that I think are cord ends. I’m glad next week is the Craft and Quilt Fair here in Melbourne, I’ll be able to look for some interesting cord there.
The coordinating beads include a selection of pink, apricot, green and purple crystals in various shapes—drops, rondelles and rounds—and some little white seed beads.
And Marina even included a selection of brass findings.
I’ve got a few ideas whirling around in my head. As my reveal date is not until 25 August, I have a bit of time to think about it all before I start creating. And I can’t wait to see what Marina makes with what I sent her. I hope it gets to France soon!