Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Introducing My Bead Soup Blog Hop Partner- Karla Morgan of Texas Pepper Jams

Guadalupe River under Interstate 35 in New Braunfels, Texas
image from Wikimedia Commons
My Bead Soup blog hop partner is Karla Morgan of Texas Pepper Jams  is from New Braunfels, Texas.  Karla and I have lots in common.  We have participated in the same blog hops together.  She has been in the Bead Soup Blog Hop 3 times.   We were both design partners for Blu Mudd and We are currently design partners for ZnetShows.  Karla is presently working on learning better techniques with patina and  torch.  She loves wire, copper, kumihimo, any kind of stones, seed beading working with leather, ribbon, macrame, etc.  I am also working on working with patina and metal.  I love all kinds of beads and textiles.  She and I have both been married to our husbands for over 3 decades.  She and I both enjoy traveling.

We differ in one major area.  One of her passions is cooking. She and her husband currently are involved in developing pepper jams, marinades, sea salts, salsas and pepper infused candies, in particular fudge, toffee, peanut brittle. They love creating new recipes that feature their jams.  Their cooking is available in their Etsy store Gruene Acres Cozy Kitchen.

Let us just say cooking is not one of my passions.  Eating is more my interest.  Lucky for me my husband is a good cook.

I do love making bead soup.  Look at the ingredients that I got from Karla for my Bead Soup!

Bead soup that Karla sent me
 Karla sent a wonderful mix of beads--agate from Guadalajara, Mexico, coral, chinese crystals, lava, shell, carnelian, jade, and moss jasper.  She included a vintage lucite focal that was her grandmothers, and a copper clasp that she made.  I appreciate her thoughtfulness in giving me lucite that was her grandmother's.  Of course, her mix would have to include the map of Texas that she made from copper.  I am looking forward to creating with this rich soup.  Stop by May 6, 2014,  to see what I do as well as the hundreds of participants in Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Hop.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun soup! I just love the rich colors in that focal.