This was one hop that I really thought that I was going to have to skip. This hop is the brainchild of Heather of HumbleBeads and Lorelei of Lorelei's Blog. The idea was that all the participants would go to Micheal's and pick up some preselected beads. Then we would share what we made with them today. Well since money has been tight around here, I wasn't going to be able to play.
That all changed last Thursday when a friend of mine, Rita of Jewel School Friends, sent me some of what she had picked up to play with. It was a total surprise and I was walking around with a smile on my face for the rest of the day.
I went simple with a necklace for this hop for a couple reasons. For one, I wanted one for myself in honor of the kind gift. I also wanted it to be adjustable since I tend to layer my necklaces. The second reason is that I have been having issues with my stomach due to the pain pills I was on after breaking my toe. So I wasn't able to spend a lot of time in the studio playing with it.
I also want to apologize for the pictures. As I was waiting for that perfect time to get pictures, we had a storm blowing in. So I snapped a couple rather quickly outside while I was fighting with the wind. It really does look much better in person.
The picture above is one I took on Monday when I wore this necklace into the office. It's lightweight and really comfortable to wear.
I also made a pair of earring with the last of the wooden beads and a couple of the white beads that Rita sent to me. This pair will be donated to Ears To You.
Now there are several folks taking part in this hop so be sure to click here to check out what everyone else has done. I am quite sure that you will see some real eye candy that will blow your socks off.