I knew it would be delicious when it arrived as it had a week to simmer in the mail. My partner Terry Matuszyk knows exactly what yummy things go into good soup. Terry has had a vintage jewelry business for many years so she has a designer's eye and boy can she put colors together. I absolutely love the greens and blues she chose for my bead colors. The nice thing is that she generously included a sheet telling what all her numbered baggies are. Many are vintage beads and that will be very special for me to work with. At the same time it will be a challenge that I look forward to.
This beautiful jewelry box was included in my package - how sweet is that? It too was plum full of bead goodies.
How exciting it was opening her package full of pink. As I opened each little package I remember saying (to myself), "oh my goodness!" And that is a good thing!
Some of the metal findings on her trademark pink wrapping paper with a Pink Chapeau business card
Beautiful brass findings that I am excited to use - some from B'sue Boutiques, some vintage beads, rough cut gemstones that really caught my eye - in green of course.
These colors excite me: Focals are Vintage 1950 Japanese ceramic blue/green, Embedded Lucite cabs, vintage semiprecious blue gogo, and vintage millefiori gogo. Also vintage cobalt beads and vintage metal beads. I think blue and green make a wonderful match. I can't wait to get started. I don't know what I'm going to do but it will be so much fun. I'm glad Terry put in some seed beads since that is right up my alley as well. And the color of the sari - I haven't seen one like it!
Thanks Terry - you are such a generous partner I love everything and hope I do you proud on July 28th. I have my work cut out for me so I better get busy.