I happen to love a good bead soup. Back when freeform was more in vogue I delighted in putting together mixes to work from with lot's of textural variety and of course sparkle.
Oddly when I do freeform I don't really pick up 'freely' or randomly, but I still prefer to work from the soup. I think mixing the beads helps the artistic process.
So I've turned over one of my talenti jars to bead soup of the month and I've been including a bag with each order I ship. This is probably only useful to those who don't mind taking on a bit of freeform or who just appreciate a nice little mix of beads. I do worry about those who might twitch from having their beads mixed up, but to them, I will say gift it to a friend who might appreciate the mix.
On the right is the next mix I think I will work up….more pastel and springlike for those who are weary of winter!