I set out to try to use ALL my soup ingredients. I almost did it!
Here's what I made:
I made the main dish first. I used the Marsha Neal Focal and the clasp that Jenn made for me, along with the Fallen Angel Brass filigree, chain and bead caps, one of the pieces of sari silk, red agate beads, and some of the little orange beads, pumpkin jade - they are really pretty! I made the wire bale and 2 connectors out of black annealed steel wire. I realize now that I did not get a good shot of Jenn's clasp - sorry girlfriend!
|Marsha Neal focal, red agate, pumpkin jade, Fallen Angel Brass (including the clasp Jenn made), sari silk.|
|A closer look at the focal! I made the wire bale.|
|I knotted the sari silk (which is heavier than most, and knitted!) to resemble chain links.|
|A simple necklace. Humblebeads focal, Fire Agate (from soup) with Trinity bead caps and Vintaj chain.|
|A closer look - the Fire Agate looks perfect with that focal!|
|I wouldn't get any work done with this on my wrist!!|
|The beads are really fantastic close up.|
|The Adventurine beads fit perfectly in the Asian frame.|
I picked the 2 agate beads with the most banding. Those darn round beads roll, so you can only see the banding in one bead...
|Pumpkin Jade and Red Agate - simple, but they have lots of swing!|
|Even simpler, for those that like smaller earrings.|
|These are Adventurine, with Vintaj flowers.|
I have some sari silk left over that I'm saving for other projects. And there are 2 Adventurine beads and a couple jumprings left over that will find their way into future designs.
Thanks Lori for being a helpful and inspiring host.
Thank you Jenn for my wonderful ingredients. I've enjoyed our new friendship. I can't wait to see what you made with the soup I sent you!!
Please visit Lori's BSBP blog for the list of participant's to see the other fabulous creations!!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
(Forgive me for posting early. I can't post on Saturday, and I don't trust Blogger's scheduling feature. It has let me down in the past)