Bead Soup: Fun to Create and Fun to Wear

I met Zen in July when she posted a comment. I responded. The rest is history.

Bead Soup 1_Happiness Whenever

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Bead Soup-Random

Late in August I reached into the post office box and drew out a special parcel. I knew immediately the little brown box contained bead soup! Sure enough! Entitled, “Random” the pieces looked whimsical, totally unlike my usual selections.

Bead Soup_Happiness Whenever

Bead soup occupied my thoughts and then got pushed aside for other deadlines. From time to time I considered the thoughtfulness of someone who would include hand-made pouches with the stash.  I sent Zen good thoughts, dropped by her blog and read more of her story, followed the DIY-aholic on Pinterest and tossed around ideas for my creation.

Finally, it was past the deadline to produce and time to play.

The light weight, whimsical shaped beads and “Random” said casual to me. Thinking of my youngest niece, I picked a funky purple waxed lined and added a few charms of my own to the smiley dog and white teddy bear.  The adjustable length can accommodate a variety of looks.

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Bead Soup-Random

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Bead Soup-Random

I strung the second piece on waxed linen as well. At 28″ in length, it’s a fun t-shirt or sweater enhancer.

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Bead Soup-Random 2

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Bead Soup-Random 2

Thanks, Zen for taking your time to package bead soup for all participants. Here’s wishing you success in your next venture. You’ve got my testimonial: “Fun to create and fun to wear!”

How will you introduce more whimsy and play to your beading?