Since it was close to Valentine's Day, I immediately did a few quick wraps with the cinnabar heart and red ceramic beads. Threw them on a ribbon and had the perfect necklace for a first grade teacher to wear to school.
The other beads presented a bit more of a challenge.
I knew the clasp Tracie sent was too pretty to hide in the back, so I had to figure out a way to feature it in front.
She also included some beautiful matching 2-hole connectors. I added seed beads, glass pearls, and sterling silver rounds. The result was a very romantic 24" necklace. My designs are usually symmetrical so, I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
I love the oval focal - I think it's a dyed "jade".
It told me it wanted to be wrapped. I know it's not the best wrap - It's still a pretty new skill for me, but I am excited with the results. I must admit that I am still wrapping chain links. Yes - that is a totally handcrafted sterling chain. I'm not sure how long it will take to finish so here it is...
Don't forget to visit Tracie's blog to see what she created with the blue soup I sent her. http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com/
and Lori to see what the other artists have created with their soups.