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.