First of all, I can't believe it is March already...I mean, what happened to January and February? Anyway, the moon and stars must have aligned when Lori Anderson's randomizer picked me as one of the lucky participants in her Bead Soup Blog Party - her fifth and largest party to date! This is my first time participating, and I was matched with the talented Natasha Lutes of N's Whims. Here is a recap of what Natasha sent me:
Gorgeous semi-precious gemstones, including turquoise (my personal all-time favorite!)
A beautiful dichroic glass focal, which is quite large, with gorgeous hues of blues, yellows, and brown. The mix also included a few extra glass beads that coordinated with the colors of the focal.
And last....but not least...a huge mix of Vintaj components! Look at that star! Focal perhaps?
The Vintaj mix also included 2 clasp choices.
I have never used Vintaj components, or dichroic glass. This is not to say that I don't have any Vintaj in my stash....I just have never used it before! This was a challenge ... the whole point of this soup! I was so excited to receive this very generous soup from Natasha....thank you!
I mulled over my design for days. I was stumped on how to use the dichroic glass. I had other brass filigrees and tried to wrap it, making the focal into a pendant. That failed (in my mind). I happened to have a large filigree that I thought would make a good back drop for the focal. So, I combined the two...
Since I don't like soup leftovers, I also made a bracelet and two pair of earrings.
I love multi-strand bracelets - and I wanted to use this clasp!
Here is a picture of everything I made -
My niece has already claimed everything I made...thank you Rachel!
Thank you for stopping by, and your comments mean so much to me!
Please visit all of the participants by following the links below.