Back in August I was partnered up with a very talented lady, Keri Lee Sereika. Here is a link to Keri's blog:
She sent me a lovely mix of beads, spacers, findings, a pretty flower clasp and a sweet focal bead. See the picture to the left.
So here is the necklace. I also added some shells I had and was not sure what to do with. I thought they set off the rest of the necklace perfectly. I was so excited about the final effect! It is a different look for me.
In this picture you can see the art beads better and the sweet clasp Keri sent me. You can also see how well the jasper beads and lovely spacers go with the rest of my "stash" that I added.
Most of the beads from my stash were items I loved but were not sure what to do with.
Here is a close-up of the focal. I bought some vintage color wire (which I have used a lot since then!). Then I wrapped the focal with some Russian jade and glass beads that I had. I put a few slightly larger Russian Jade beads above the focal and between the art beads and the clasp.
Thanks again to Lori Anderson for sponsoring the Bead Soup Blog Party and thanks for including me. Also thank you to my partner Keri Lee. She is an inspiration to me. Have a fun party, everyone! See you on the Blogs!