Wow, what a night! It is currently 12:40am and I’m scrambling to get this post done. Anyone else have a problem with procrastination?
I only ended up using one of the focals. (The other one has been giving me problems…and I have to rework it a bit before its ready for public display.) That being said ~ I made a necklace, bracelet and earrings out of the lovely summery beads. I’m thinking of calling this hot orange and jade green color combination “Heat Wave” because it reminds me of a relaxing on a fiery hot day with a Mai Tai in my hand.
The Necklace ~
I only used components from the soup sent to me. I knew right away that I wanted to make a two tiered necklace and include those lovely large faceted orange beads, the hibiscus focal and clasp. This was VERY out of my element…I’m used to working with a lot of wire and I strung this. Getting the strands to hang right was a challenge. I ended up re-stringing this at least 3 times. But in the end I’m very pleased with the result and it’s a vibrant pop of color against a neutral shirt.
The Bracelet and Earrings ~
The rest of the participants are listed on Lori’s website.
7th Bead Soup Blog Hop