I have had a marvelous week participating in Lori's Bead Soup Party!
I hope you have had an opportunity to check in with her blog and see all the amazing completed projects. I am pleased to be part of something so cool.
Here's the wonderful collection of beads my partner Lyn Foley sent me. http://www.lynfoley.com/
Look at the amazing green beads she made! Aren't they great? She made the nine beads across the center.
The small green beads are chalk turquoise and the white strand is made up of lovely freshwater pearls.
I fell in love with the little bird clasp.
I am very pleased with my completed project, but let me tell you- It took a LOT to get there.
I originally had an entirely different concept, and was working with a very specific idea of what I wanted. I rarely work toward a goal like this, but I also rarely work with large glass beads such as Lyn's so I wanted a goal.
My concept drawing reflects a delicate and graceful vine with the focus entirely on Lyn's bead.
I didn't like any of the other ideas as much as my original vision...
And then it happened!
I was able to finish the bracelet tonight! I spent so much time fighting with myself over the necklace that I wasn't sure if I would get it done in time. But I did, and I wanted to share it.