Saturday, 4 February 2012

As promised....bead soup from Bahrain

I hate being kept in suspense. I assume most of you are the same. So here, without further ado, is the bead soup I received from Hajer in Bahrain. 

And a close-up of the beads:

Top left: seed-beaded rings. Made by Hajer herself from glass seed beads. I think I appreciate these rings the most cos she had to take time away from her studies to make them. FYI, she's currently preparing for her 2nd year university exams (good luck Hajer!) 
Top right: silver toggle, plastic seed beads and black glass rounds
Bottom left: ceramic oval bead (kinda like an egg. and big!)
Bottom right: off-white/beige rounds which Hajer thinks are ceramic (I dunno, they could be some kind of stone, I'm not sure), blue/green/white glass bead mix

What struck me when I opened Hajer's package was first, how many beads she had sent me, and second, that the colours she chose mirrored mine very closely. How odd is that? I love that she gave me so many options - there are seed beads in there, glass, ceramic. I'll have a fine old time figuring out what to make. I haven't heard from her if she's received my package. When I do, I'll be sure to post pics of what I sent. I really hope she likes the beads. 

I've been visiting the blogs of other BSBP participants and have really been in awe of the quality of beads that people have been sending their partners, and the quantity as well! To be honest, I didn't send very many beads to my partner and am starting to feel a little bad about possibly disappointing her. It's my first time playing in the BSBP, and hers too, and I so want us both to have a great experience.


  1. Love the colors of those beads! I can't wait to see what you come up with the Bead Soup Blog Party!

  2. Wow, what a cool selection of beads. I agree with you the beaded rings are nice. I love beadweaving. I have not received my soup mix yet either and don't think my partner has either. I too am worried that I did not send enough or that Traci will be dissapointed. I am having fun already just being part of such a large and fun project. Can't wait the see what you make.

  3. Stopping by to see your soup and it's beautiful. I love those colors. You are going to have so much fun creating.

  4. Love those colors! Can't wait to see what you create with them.

  5. WOW I love the seed bead rings. You are going to have fun there :)

  6. Fab! Can't wait to see what you make. I received a Blue and Green kit too :)

  7. Wow such cool beads! You are right - your partner was generous to give you the gift of time and it's so nice you got it and appreciated that. I am looking forward to see what you do in March!

  8. I look forward to seeing your finished pieces...only two days to wait now - how exciting!