Thursday, February 14, 2013


Well, it's official, my bead soup is finally complete and off to Monica in Washington state, YAY!  It's been nice getting to know her and I hope we'll stay connected after the final reveal.  Interesting tidbit...we're both East coast transplants!  Monica lived in California for a long time and I just moved to San Diego last summer.  Gotta love Cali!  We also both share a deep love and appreciation for the sea.  That's a big ol' hint people...humm, are hints allowed??  They are here!  HA ;)

Here's a sneak peek at the mix of goodies she'll be receiving...

Bye-bye my beauties!  Parting is such sweet least in this case because these components are AWESOME :D  I hope Monica enjoys them.  If she has HALF the fun creating her new piece(s) as I did mixing this bead soup then MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! xo

Friday, February 8, 2013

PQ + Monica Glass and Jewelry!

I can't think of a better way to start off my brand new blog than to introduce my Bead Soup Blog Party partner, Monica Phillips of Monica Glass and Jewelry, YIPPEE! This is my very 1st bead swap and I can barely contain my excitement! We are in the 2nd reveal group, which is on April 13th.  That should give us each plenty of time to design something lovely and post to our respective blogs for all to see.  I'll be revealing a sneak peek of what I'm "cooking up" and sending over to her very soon!  Sooo...if you're interested in seeing what two very different artists can dream up from each others favorite stash of baubles and beads, please become a PQ Studio fan and follow.  I would be honored :D

Monica makes the most beautiful glass beads and pendants and I can't WAIT to see what she cooks up for me...

Below are a couple examples of the amazing beads she creates!  



 Would you like to know more about what Monica is up to? Visit her site,