What fun!! I had a blast coming up with necklace ideas. And I tried them all. I used Soft Flex beading wire because I knew it would retain its shape through all of my experimenting.
I didn’t take photos of each idea I tried. Just a couple. These I liked but after photographing them, I felt they were “overkill.”
So I took them apart and started over. And that was yesterday, LOL!!
This was my last design. It seemed more balanced.
I turned this seed bead necklace into a wrap bracelet with a peyote bail. I also made a fun charm bracelet with the leftover beads using macrame cord and chain links but the photo came out blurred.
I knew I wanted to make at least one pair of earrings, so I set aside these two green beads and the gold spacer beads. They are cute. And lightweight.
Lisa at Pine Ridge Treasures, my bead partner, will be happy to know I used every single bead she sent. Even added a few of my own, keeping with her color palette.
In case you can’t remember what all she sent, here is a photo. The BEFORE. There’s Picture Jasper, Fire Agate, Porcelain/Ceramic, Sari Silk and a really pretty Melinda Orr clasp.
Avocado is a color that looks great on me, if I say so myself. I have always enjoyed wearing it. And fire agate. I have quite a bit of it in my own stash. So this Bead Soup was tailor made for me.
Can’t wait to see what all she made with the Bead Soup I sent her. I want you to see it too. So you will have to go to her site for a look see. In fact, there are 200 jewelry designers participating. For sure, plenty of pretty and unique designs. Jewelry Eye Candy to die for.
But first… visit Lisa’s blog and also her shop. She makes beautiful jewelry. I really enjoyed chatting with her during this process. And don’t forget to leave a comment.
- Her blog. http://pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com
- Her shop. http://www.pineridgetreasures.com
For all of the details and list of participants, go to Lori Anderson’s blog, Pretty Things Blog. Maybe next year you will participate.
Let the Blog Hop Party begin. Have fun.
Thanks for hosting, Lori. You made it fun and kept us all informed.