I just love it when a hostess puts together a blog hop where we send beads and other goodies to a partner and we get wonderful things back in the mail. Oh and then we get to create with the beauties sent to us by our partner. It takes a lot of work and I want to thank our hostess Linda Anderson of Bead Peeps!
Just a reminder of the the wonderful beads that my partner Bethony Maiden of From The Bead Board sent to me. She actually made the polymer and the clasp. I actually finished my designs a few weeks ago but I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to participate as I couldn't find my pieces. Yeah it is definitely time to reorganize my studio. Luckily I managed to find them last night.
Now I am a person that can normally take pretty much anything that a partner sends to me and come up with a design. I am pretty eclectic in my style which isn't necessarily a good thing. Bethony however managed to stump me with the sunflower. I don't work with yellow that much or that bright green so I didn't have a thing to go with it. And it is larger then what I usually work with. So I pondered and pondered. Then I finally asked myself why I was limiting myself to jewelry and I had that A-ha moment. I have friend that really likes sunflowers so I made her a wall hanging.
And now I had to do justice to that gorgeous clasp and the gold polymer beads. I also wanted to use some of the sari silk and who can resist carnelian? I ended up with a double strand pearl necklace with some pizzazz.
I still have quite a few beads left that will make themselves into other creations. Thank you Betony!
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