Welcome everyone. I am so happy you could drop by for the "2nd Reveal" of The Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by the amazing and talented Lori Anderson from the blog "Pretty Things"
If you missed the first Reveal don't worry...you can find the huge list of participants here.
This is my first year participating in this amazing event and after seeing all the magnificent pieces created by other Designers, I have to admit I am a little out of my league.
I hope you and my partner Jeanne like what I came up with.
My partner Jeanne Steck is a first grade Teacher as well as an amazing Jewelry Designer. Stop by her blog "Gems by Jeanne Marie" to see some of her amazing work or purchase one of her creations from her Etsy Shop.
This is the "Soup" Jeanne sent me.
And this is what I cooked up!!
My first thought was to make a bracelet.
The handmade clasp Jeanne sent me is so beautiful!
After working about half way through the bracelet it hit me....this piece didn't want to BE a bracelet.
I was not at all happy with the way it was turning out.
(Just think of all that wasted wire...........Grrrrrr!!!)
I was looking at the beautiful focal bead and decided I would turn it into a Purskey/Purse Charm/Key Chain.
I used the clasp Jeanne sent as part of the chain.
I clustered many, many, of her beautiful beads and the focal bead on one part of the clasp.
I used the other part of the clasp at the top of the chain and attached the lobster clasp and a few extra beads to it.
Talk about thinking outside of the box....lol
I want to Thank my partner Jeanne again for such beautiful beads to work with and a special Thank you to Lori for hosting such an amazing event.
Until Next Time, Happy Sales