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Monday, February 25, 2013

The Beads Are Here!!!!!!

Yesterday, I received my Bead Soup 7 from Jelveh Johnson.  She is a lampwork artist and I mean she is an ARTIST! 

She made a set of beads for me in beautiful greens and beiges and I LOVE THEM! In fact I love everything she sent. 

 First, I saw two beautiful purple
jewelry boxes.  I could only imagine
what would be inside......
 These are the beads she sent.  They all look like focals to me.  They are GORGEOUS!  So many possibilities.....
 She sent several sterling silver pieces. 

The sun clasp is beautiful and I don't have anything like it in my own stash.

 Here is a beautiful Hill Tribe heart pendant and a sterling clasp.  It is very unusual and I love it too.

There are four gold corrugated oval beads.

The ivory beads are stone and those are beautiful ivory freshwater pearls.
Of course, I love these.
 She included a tagua nut button and some coral disc beads.  Yep, love these too.

And this is the entire soup - all together.


I haven't made an official announcement, but I am going to be the featured designer in the September, 2013 issue of Bead Trends.  I am working on the 10-page layout and as that deadline is April 1, I have to complete that before I start on this.  I have so many ideas for these beads and I can't wait to get to work on them.  Of course, as always, my personal goal will be to use all of it -- at least as much as I can.......

Jelveh, I love everything you sent -- ESPECIALLY those lampwork beads.  Your work is so beautiful.  They have such clarity and depth and texture.  Wow!!!!!



Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Jean,
Wow love your bead soup from Jelveh and you are so right those lampworked beads are gorgeous! I can not wait to see what wonders you create with this soup.
Congratulations on your spread in Bead Trends.

Julie said...

Congrats on the Bead Trends spread! Can't wait to see what you do with Jelvah's gorgeous soup!

Spirited Earth said...

beautiful...turquoise and orange is my current favorite combo

Jenni said...

Oh a totally delicious the lamp work. Congrats on the upcoming magazine spread!

Regina said...

Everyone of those beads and findings are gorgeous. Have a wonderful time cooking!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on Bead Trends!! Can't wait to read all about it! Love your soup! Both what you sent and received. Looking forward to the reveal!!

Sharon Driscoll said...

Bead Trends - Whoo Hoo! - now that is an issue I will be certain to pick up. Congrats Jean.

This soup you received is so lushously subtle in it's coloring. I can't wait to see what you design with it.

Sherri Stokey said...

Congrats on Bead Trends!!! Well deserved. And your soup - Gorgeous (with a capital "G")

Sharyl said...

Oh my gosh! Those are all beautiful beads, and I know you'll make fabulous jewelry with them! You can make anything look great, but I know this will truly shine!

And a super-congrats on Bead Trends too! You are so very deserving of that honor!

Kepi said...

So beautiful, can't wait to see what you make.

Liz said...

Those beads are lovely...can't wait to see how you transform them into a gorgeous piece. Congratulations on being the featured designer. You are an amazingly brilliant designer and each piece you design has your signature stamp.

Anonymous said...

Very nice bead soup from Jelveh and yeah, they ARE purdy! Am just now catching up on your blog as I've had to make a lot of arrangements regarding damage around my place from the big snow. Oh my, if you could but see my front yard!

jelveh Designs said...

Jean I love love the soup you sent me...thank you so much for the kind words...
you are so talented I can not wait to see what you make with the soup...
thanks so much

CraftyHope said...

Oh wow! That is indeed some beautiful soup! Congrats on the Bead Trends feature. I can't wait to see it.

Joanna i Pan Lew said...

You make amazing things. I loved this copper neklace in your newer post.

And I must say I am so jeaulous of all possibilities you have in the States. I live in Pland and arts & crafts market is rather poor here.

I will visit you more often!