Thursday, February 4, 2010

"Beads in Time"

I want to warn you up front that you might need a tissue...I did!

I probably should have waited until the weekend to blog about these beads since they have only been in my possession for a few hours.

I haven't really processed how special they are or gotten over the emotional experience, BUT I just couldn't wait to share them!

These beads came in the mail today as a surprise from my friend and fellow bead blogger, Mikki Ferrugiaro of the Beaded Carpet.

When I saw her name on the package, I started tearing at it trying to get it open before I even took off my coat and scarf.

I left a huge pile of torn box and bubble wrap in my wake and finally got to see what was inside and my jaw dropped open!

The letter inside was SO SWEET! Mikki said she was proud of me and, in keeping with the message in my book, wanted to help me remember this time. She made beads inspired by my book cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh! She has called these "Beads in Time". Awww!!

She has taken polymer clay and you can see in the focal bead and the two beads to either side that the clay is wrapped around what looks like coral. I have no idea how in the world she did this, but it is the coolest thing I have ever seen, the colors and beachy vibe are PERFECT!!

Mikki, I'm sending out a great big hug!!! I am just so in awe of your creativity, thoughtfulness and generosity!! THANK YOU!!

Okay, tissue please....!

13 comments:

waterwaif said...

What a wonderful story.
Both friends AND beads are amazing!

Createology said...

How very special to be given such a gift. The beads are lovely. Keep creating...

Mikki said...

I am just so thrilled you like them! And after reading this I need a tissue...or five! You are always so supportive and encouraging to me, it means an awful lot! I can't think of anyone better to get my first art beads. Enjoy. Hugs, Mikki

Mortira said...

What a wonderful surprise! I can't think of a better way to celebrate success than with a bouquet of beads.

Congratulations!

Diana Meade said...

I love it that your friend was so inspired by you and your book. Good for both of you and good for me that I got to hear the story and see these awesome looking beads.

flyingbeader said...

Those are WONDERFUL!!!! I love the colors & the textures. And what a great day you've had
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Pearl and Pebble said...

What a lovely gift! She did a beautiful job and boy did she capture those colors! When I was reading your post I could also see your book in the sidebar. Amazing!!! Enjoy and thanks for sharing!!!

The Jewelry Report said...

Aw, that is lovely, and what amazing techniques used to make the beads! Well done Mikki!

Cathryn said...

Those are beautiful! How sweet she was to send them to you and give them the same title as your book!

The Beading Gem said...

That's amazing a book cover inspired beads. Both book and beads are awesome!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Isn't that fabulous...such a wonderful thing for Mikki to do!!!

I just received my book on Wed...it is amazing...you've done a terrific job Lisa...you should be so very proud!!!
Cheers

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

What a wonderful gift to receive from your friend! The beads are really beautiful and that they were inspired by your book, makes them even more special!

Kokopelli said...

Oh WOW! Mikki, these beads are stunning! Lisa, they will remember you of this special time.