Anxiously I open the packet that has come all the way from Burlington in Canada. My new friend, Alicia sent me these precious beads
I love the focal bead- a beautiful amethyst, oval in shape, yet maintains the natural shape of the stone. It has beautiful stripes. I am going to wrap it with sterling silver wire. But before the final, I am going to practice the new wire wrapping tutorial I got, with copper wire.
Oh, I am so excited. Alicia was so thoughtful to send me all sort of purple, lavender, violet beads for me- some amethyst chips, amethyst crystals, fresh water pearls, some cute glass beads of the similar shade and some quartz beads too.
Thank you, thank you my friend. I love what you sent me so thoughtfully.
And now that I know she also have my soup packet I may reveal them to you and my thoughts too.
There is this focal bead that I got from my friend, Terri - Look at her stash in her store it is really beads2die4 with no pun intended.
To be honest, I thought twice before giving this hand crafted polymer bead away, but I thought Alicia will be able to do a better job with this beautiful bead than me. So...
Actually there are two focal beads - (two focii?) The second is a donut jade. I thought I should send it to Alicia after visiting her store. Look at the beautiful necklace she made with that turquoise bead!
Looking forward to seeing what Alicia does with these beads.
And thank you Lori, for doing this huge project. You have opened an amazing door for us!
Now it is time to do some blog hopping.