Well, this challenge was a long time in the making. I was thrilled when I was able to snag one of Andrew's kits (back on 11/25/11). Not only was there a "mystery component", but the entire kit was a mystery when I hit the "buy" button. Andrew offered the kits as a pre-sale, sight unseen. The "mystery component" is a beautiful pendant, which I used for my focal. I'm not sure if Andrew made it, or his sister Cynthia (love her name, BTW). But I really like it! I used just about all the major beads from the kit. There was a baggie of seed beads with some small to medium beads mixed in. I used some of those too. I'm not a "seed beader", so I don't use seed beads in my jewelry very often. I added the filigree ring, to create a toggle clasp at the front of the necklace. I used the chain from the kit, but I doubled it up, to give it a bit more weight.
Here's the list of blog hop participants:
Alice Bavaud will have pieces on Andrew Thornton's blogThanks to Andrew for the beautiful kit!! Enjoy the eye candy!