Finally! My partner Hajer emailed me yesterday to let me know that she's received the bead soup I sent. I was so relieved. I was really starting to worry that the beads might have gotten lost in transit.
Since Hajer is in the midst of exams, I'll be posting the pics of the beads on her behalf. So here's what I sent:
All wrapped up in little baggies. I probably went overboard with the bubblewrap.
I was aiming for a bead soup of various materials so I included glass, wood, ceramic, metal and even rubber. Hajer says she likes that I sent her such a mixed bag of beads - I'm glad she isn't too mad at me. I told her I picked cheery, bright colours because I wanted to send her a little bit of Singapore where we almost always have blue skies and green grass. That lampwork focal was just right for my bead soup - it's one of four beautiful focals by Susan Farley that I've been hoarding. I can't wait to see what Hajer does with what I sent.