First off, I want to say thank you to the awesomest Lori Anderson, our fearless leader, and her crew of helpers--you guys rock!!!! Not only did Lori organize this HUGE bash, she did it while battling some serious health stuff. But from what I understand, she's on the mend, so yay! I so want her to feel better!
I also want to say an ENORMOUS thank you to my partner, Rachel Stewart of Blue Finch Jewelry blog for the beautiful soup she sent me! Seriously, it was fabulous. I know, I keep using that word, but really, you'll see!!!
First, a reminder of what I sent Rachel:
|It's a garden! :)|
|Another garden! Great minds! :)|
I made 4 pieces, using one of the focals and both clasps, as well as a myriad of beads, both from Rachel and others that I added. My goal this time was to use at least one piece of everything she sent, and I'm pretty sure I succeeded! So here they are!!!
I made a pair of earrings, a necklace, and 2 bracelets. Here they all are:
And now for some close-ups:
|Mismatched Earrings, using the fun and very light-weight enameled beads Rachel sent.|
|The bracelets, using both clasps Rachel included in my soup.|
|The flower focal I chose to work with. I still have the other drop focal, and will be making something with it soon. :)|
|And the finished necklace, using both soup beads and added beads. Love this piece!|
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