Today is the day for the BIG reveal!!!!
So let me refresh your memory as to what my partner, Lisa Johnson , of Spud & Mrs Butters, sent me....
Red Czech Glass Beads!
Actually, there are all shades of reds, pinks, corals, and different shapes too!
Blue Czech Glass Beads and Handmade spotted beads.
Love the flowers!
Some more blue Czech Beads!
Hand painted focal bead from Summerwind Art. https://www.etsy.com/shop/
I love these!!!!
Here is a better look!!!!
leather cord, spacer beads and a toggle clasp.
So....what did I do with all of this fun stuff?
First, I sorted everything out...
Then I did some pondering, and moving stuff around....
Then I got to work....
The next thing I made were these mismatched earrings. I think they look sorta space shippy (I know, not a word, lol) I used the faceted red Czech beads and the blue faceted beads I got from Lisa, and then added a champagne colored crystal I had in my stash. Do you like mismatched earrings? They are pretty popular right now.
This next piece I LOVE! I used the red glass beads (picked out the square and round red beads), and some of the tiny blue Czech beads with some champagne colored crystals I had in my stash to make this piece. Again, I wire wrapped a shell piece from Cocoa Beach, this time using silver tone. I dedicate this piece to Autism Awareness. I have two nephews who live with Autism, and I've been making autism awareness bracelets, which I offer on my Etsy shop, and then donate a portion to various non profit autism awareness organizations. I'll be wearing this a lot during April (Autism Awareness Month).
Had to make another one of those necklaces. This time I used brass wire to wrap my Cocoa Beach shell.
I just loved this focal Lisa sent! Don't you!? Goes nicely with the dark blue ceramic beads she sent. I also used the hand made spotted beads and Czech beads.
I really wanted to use the leather she sent, but was stumped...until I found some large jump rings.
After I strung up the red Czech beads, ceramic beads, and spacer beads, I attached the jump rings and then knotted the leather around them and also the toggle clasp. I love the way it turned out.
Then, of course, I had to make some matching earrings....
Soooo...what did I sent her?
Abalone shell chips
Three different pendants...wire wrapped shell form Cocoa Beach, wire wrapped sea glass with mermaid and guitar string mermaid pendant.
Some guitar strings. Curious if she uses these. I make all kinds of jewelry and accessories from them....
These are some of my favorite crystals to use. Look at all the colors!
Turquoise glass beads
I think she said she like colors from nature. I love the shape of these!
You really can't tell in the picture, but these have some sparkle to them.
Ok, so now go see what kinds of creations Lisa came up with...and check out the creations from all of the other participants!