When I opened it, I felt like this:
Wanna see? Her packaging was pretty, and the beads inside were gorgeous! Ideas began bouncing around my head immediately. But that will have to wait, I had to get some pictures to share with all of you.
Here is what I found inside those lil packages of beady yumminess...
Isn't the intensity of the yellow, black and turquoise beads amazing? I seldom work with yellow but these beads are really speaking to me. April's dot work is well, spot on. I have always been a fan of hematite but for some reason haven't used it in my jewelry designs, so glad April sent those along. The hematite cones are really cool, I will be hunting for more of those for sure.
April's soup arrived too, she had such nice things to say about my work. I was honored by her words. One of the great things about the Bead Soup Blog Hop is getting to know another beader a little better. Nice to be able to connect with people who like to do the things you like to do.
Here is a quick shot of the soup I sent April. We aren't supposed to ask our partners what colors they do or do not like etc, the idea is that they will be challenged. I might have bent the rules a bit, I did a little cyber sleuthing and deduced that April likes purple and flowers. I can't wait to see what she creates with it. (I did have a moment where I questioned sending the dragonfly because some people are really freaked out by bugs, luckily April is not one of those people.)