I hope you guys like it!
And Elisabeth was so generous.... and my soup so fabulous... that I managed to finish a bracelet and earrings too. Again... challenges for me! LOL I loved it! I wanted to see what else I could do that was different and new for me! So I set up to use one of the large stones as a focal on a bracelet... and it gave me all sorts of trouble.. because I wanted to do it with three strands of beads... and, well, it still doesn't satisfy me, but... it has potential I think. I made my own clasp for it, but I'm thinking I might end up switching it later if I can find one that would be better. I re-did it twice already... ;) but it still looks pretty cool as is.
And then... I decided that the gorgeous lampwork beads she sent me needed to be earrings! Now... with my minimalist tendencies I longed do keep them really simple... even just wrap them and hang them from wires... but! Be proud! I forced myself to be adventurous and make something bold :) I think they turned out rather well!
Please excuse the photograph... had an off day lol
I rather like them, I think :) I had SO much fun doing this! It was such a challenge for me! Such a stretch in such a great new way! Now I'm eager to use these colors again! I will definitely be playing with the oranges and coppers more now! Thank you, thank you, Elisabeth! You are the best partner a gal could wish for!
And here is the link for Elisabeth's blog:
and her shop:
and her FB:
and.... for the rest of the hop list! Please, please check them out! This is an enormous hop, yes, but just imagine the cool things you'll see if you keep going! The amazing ladies you'll meet! Here's the link to the Mistress of the Bead Soup herself, Lori Anderson!
362 Amazing blogs! Please check them out!!
These are the partner pairs.
Thank you, thank you Lori! For doing this! You are amazing!!