I decided to join the challenge because I love ocean blues and greens.
So imagine my surprise when I found these lovely oranges in my mailbox...
I will admit the package sat on the shelf for several months while I contemplated what to do with it.
Finally, the inspiration hit me.
The two large pieces cultured sea glass screamed lariat. So I went in search of the right cord. I found the great orange cord locally at Island Bead And Jewelry. It was the only component I had to go out and purchase.
I colored the starfish charms with alchol ink and sealed with glaze.
Lisa encouraged us to use all of the beads in the kit. So, I crocheted the czech glass beads with copper wire to make a bracelet.
I finished it off with bead caps and a toggle clasp from my stash.
I finished up with a few pairs of earrings...
More alcohol inked starfish and orange crystal dangle from sterling silver chain.
This time I dug into my staff for these adorable pewter puffer fish from Green Girl Studios.
I picked these up in Tucson. It was so much fun to finally meet and chat with Cynthia Thornton. I've been a big fan of her creations for years.
Once again, I altered the starfish.
This time I coated front and backwith Vintaj patina in "lapis" (and sealed with glaze).
They're topped by sterling silver rings that I soldered and textured.
I hope you'll visit the other participants. Click on the link to Lisa's blog above.