Yay!!!!!!!!!!! Today is the day I get to reveal what I received in my bead soup from the fabulous MaryLou Holvenstot and what I made. The day I received this lovely wrapped package (in fabric for my journals........ thank you, MaryLou!):
I was scheduled to work at the gallery so I took the unopened box with me and oohed and aahed for a while. The soup mix was in blues and greens and oxidized copper (yum!):
It took about two minutes to find the design I wanted to use with this soup. I made the necklace that day while sitting at the gallery! I love it! This necklace is from Denise Peck's Wire Style 2 book and the design is "Fallen to Earth" by Cindy Wimmer. I used a beautiful blue and green clay button as the focal and did the wire wrapping from my parawire and some oxidized copper wire. The completed necklace:
The focal and wrapped bail:
The beads and wrapped connectors:
The S link clasp (I didn't follow all the rules for BSBP as the clasp I was sent was in silver, so I made my own........ sorry!):
And with some of the leftover beads I made a bracelet similar to one I saw in the Fire Mountain Gem catalog. I've worn this several times since making it and received several compliments. I plan to wear the set today at my sale over in Galax at the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts.
A big shout out to Lori over at Pretty Things for organizing this huge event!
Now use this link for Reveal #2 and hop around the other participants' blogs: