I was very excited to receive a package from my partner in the Bead Soup Blog Party, Stephanie LaRosa, from Florida. If her name sounds familiar, it's probably because you've seen her awesome work in a variety of beading magazines such as Creative Jewelry, Stringing, Jewelry Affaire and Bead Trends.
I pulled a tin and bag from the padded envelope.
Stephanie gets top marks for presentation and I'll remember that the next time I'm doing a bead swap. It's the little touches that really do make the difference.
Each little bag of beads had a handwritten tag inside identifying the contents.
I absolutely love all the beads I received. The colour way is so harmonious. Although the pictures I've taken are sharp and in focus, they really don't do the beads justice. I am having problems with PhotoShop at the moment. The pics need to be brightened. As soon as I figure that out, I will repost them.
But for now, I will let the photos and tags speak for themselves.