The Bead Soup has Landed

It's a tad nerve wracking having a bead soup deadline in less than a month (actually 3 weeks from today!) and having an overseas partner. However, it is totally worth'll understand when you see what Lesley Watt sent me.

Bead Soup from Lesley Watt

I love the customs tag. It states simply "beads". Yes, I was beyond giddy when I saw it

Bead Soup from Lesley Watt

The bead soup traveled in style inside a gorgeous beaded bag.

Bead Soup bronze components from Lesley Watt

I LOVE the photographic key Lesley sent with the soup. I've placed some of Lesley's gorgeous bronze components next to their picture.

Bead Soup bronze components from Lesley Watt

Here's a better view of the bronze components she sent me. I LOVE them. And she totally spoiled me with 2 focals, 2 clasps, 2 headpins, links galore, charms. I can't even pick a favorite I love them all so much!

Bead Soup from Lesley Watt

And as if that wasn't enough, here is a pile of bead soup with sparklies (I love sparkly stuff!) pearls, jasper, fire agate, seed beads, and more.

Bead Soup from Lesley Watt

Not only was there a key to what Lesley sent, but also this gorgeous card with a photo of a local castle. Inside she explained the significance of this place to her. I have it sitting here in front of me while I type and plan to use it as part of my inspiration for the soup. I could probably make soup for weeks with all the ingredients and I am totally excited to get cooking. Make sure you come back for the full reveal on July 28th.



I'm so glad your soup arrived with plenty of time to spare Jenny and that you're feeling excited already.I love the way you staged that last picture and am so intrigued to see how the card inspires you.

Jenna Tomalka

Gorgeous-- Those links are delish! Can't wait to see what you make with them! Also, wanted you to see the soup that the focal I won (in your blog party flash auction) is featured in: :)


that is some soup, congrats!

Terry Matuszyk

How lovely! I really like the idea of the photo ID kit.

Patti Vanderbloemen

I am one of Lesley's biggest fans! Iher components are awesome, as is the rest of the soup! Your last picture is beautiful...hard to tell where the postcard stops and the beads begin! Have fun!!


I'm another fan of the photo ID...I'll have to remember that excellent idea! And the photo card is wonderful as well. What a fun soup! Can't wait to see what you create...

gretchen nation

Beautiful soup! and using the postcard for a backdrop was great!

Sally Anderson

That is incredible and gorgeous soup. I can't wait to see what you make!


Beautiful stuff! The soup and the picture look like they were chosen to go together!

Kristen Latimer

Jen, you got some really beautiful soup! I love the packaging and how she put it all together for you. I can't wait to see what you come up with, it will be fabulous I'm sure!

Lori Anderson

How flipping gorgeous is all of that! Aren't you glad you decided to join in?

Tanya Ozanne

AWESOME site.Thanks for making it easy Love and hugs Tanya


OMG GORGEOUSNESS!!! Love Ms Lesley - she sent complete awesomeness and it matches the postcard!Can't wait to see what you make!


Wow! Talk about yummy. That bronze is to die for.


Oh. . the shades of your soup ingredients are lovely!! There is no doubt in my mind that you will be able to make these wonderful bits sing! Can't wait to see the reveal.


You have a great partner!! I am definitely coming back to see what you made!

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