Bead Soup - Goodies for Amanda Davie

The first phase of the Bead Soup Blog Party has begun.  I shipped out my package this morning to my partner Amanda Davie.  If you have not seen Amanda's Etsy store  & "What's On The Wall" you need to check it out.  She is an amazing multi-media jewelry designer and artist.  Attached are photos of what I gathered to send Amanda.  I wanted to think out of the box,  so a ready made pendant would not do.  It seemed so uninspiring for this talented artisan.

The "Soup" is a mix of vintage carnelian beads, yellow agate, amazonite, turquoise, aquamarine, citrine drops, carnelian drops, bone flowers, resin crackle beads, Czech glass hearts and one Raku bead.

The focal is an antique lock and key with a silver "inspire"bird charm.  The clasp was hand made by myself.  It is a brass key bent into a hook and a riveted brass bird on a hammered ring.

The next photo is strips of colorful Sari silk (I am very into Sari silk right now), rustic flower components and chain.

Lastly, we have a few miscellaneous items: another vintage key (I love keys), three small antique kewpie dolls (approximately 1 1/2") and a strand of Czech glass tortoise shell beads.

Let me know what you think of Amanda's "Bead Soup".  I hope she likes it.


  1. oooooh, cooooool.
    I love keys too. And I WANT some of that sari silk. Love the clasp you made. I'm sure amanda will love it and will make something super cool. Can't wait to see what she gives you!

  2. A very cool collection of goodies! Amanda will have lots of fun!

  3. Love the combo! I'm sure that she'll think it's wonderful!
    Bead Happy!

  4. Wow, Amanda is very lucky - your bead soup is A.MA.Zing!

  5. Thank you so much!!!I love everything that you sent...I can't wait to get started creating some special pieces....Just beatiful!! light and love-amanda

  6. Hi Denise! Thanks for stopping by my blog. The goodies that you sent Amanda are amazing. The colors are perfect for her style. I found myself oohing and aahing over them on her blog post as well.

  7. Hi Cristi - I just put you on my "Blog Candy" list. You should see what Amanda has sent to me. I have not had a chance to photograph and post yet. Have you received your mix yet?


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