Wondrous and Strange ...
in more than one way ..
this past week I have experienced an earthquake, a fire, and a hurricane...
each wondrous and strange in their own right, none I want to repeat.
My fourth encounter with the wondrous and strange I embraced with open arms ... this by chance pairing was a welcomed one.
Meet my Bead Soup Blog Party swap partner, Dorcas from
Take a peek at her wonderful handmade beads she creates ... below is a package she put together especially for me to create with!!
Dorcas uses a richly textured and colored Raku glaze on her beads. The colors are just stunning and even better in person!
She even makes her own little frozen Charlotte dolls ... and wings ... and leaves ... if you would like to create with such items, you can find a bevy of treasures on her Etsy shop for yourself.
How pretty are these bundles of silk ribbons? The possibilities are endless ... I have to admit, I'm nervous that I'm not going to do her artisan beads justice ... but I sure am going to have fun trying!!
This is my first year playing along and joining the BSBP ... hosted yearly by Lori Anderson ... this lady deserves some sort of medal organizing OVER 360 participants ... that is a lot of work!! Thank you Lori!
You can visit all the participants here.
Below is what I sent over to Dorcas to create with.
Quite different than what she is used to, ya think?!
I hope she likes working with a bundle of my found gypsy treasures.
I think this is the most fun,challenging, and rewarding part of the party ... reaching outside your "familiar" box and working with items you would normally not try.
Well, I'm ready and up for the challenge.
Wish me luck!
and THANK YOU Dorcas for sending such beauty to me and willing me to stretch my creative imagination ; )
One last note to Mother Nature ... thank you for showing me your force and beauty, but that's enough already!!