Nikki sent me some awesome beads and I had this preliminary idea of what I would make.(see photo below)
Ha , the best laid plans don't always work out the way we thought they would.
I fiddled and diddled and fiddled some more.
BUT I have finished my pieces and I am quite pleased with myself (and them)
Here is a reminder of what I received
Here are the finished results.
This first piece used the focal leaf, the fossil stones, ceramic beads and two of the smokey quartz, the copper toggle clasp from Nikki, plus from some brown bumpy glass beads, purple mini cats-eye, metallic E-beads from my own inventory
For the second piece I really, really, wanted to use the amethyst beads to make a Grape cluster, cause that's what they reminded me of. (my hubby makes homemade wine- so it's a tribute to him)
I made it first, weeks ago, to get my creative juices flowing and thus the issue with the original design/plan- it just didnt work with the bunch 'o' grapes.
Of course once I started assembling the second piece I needed to make more bunches, so I dug into my
stash (ahem-supply) of beads and found a bunch of cute green beads; no idea what they are, likely glass, but they look unripe (green grapes) , so in they went. Some copper ball pins for tendrils, some gunmetal chain and wire, a mesh leaf (coloured with alcohol inks to tone down the original gold colour), a copper wire messy bead I made ages ago, a handmade (by me) gunmetal hook and eye clasp and TADA, I have a coordinating necklace that may just work as a Duo to the first piece.
here it isNikki's blog and see what she made with the soup I sent her.
The list of participants for this reveal can be found HERE