Today is the day we all reveal our creations made with our swaps!!
Thanks to Lori Anderson for putting this whole thing together. I can't imagine all the organizing and tracking needed to pull this off. And now she says the next one will include everyone who wants to play? Awesome.
My swap partner, Sandra Young of Gypsy Road Beads, sent me a gorgeous selection. I love the copper pieces and the turquoise focal is awesome.
I didn't exactly have a master plan for the beads. I just laid them all out, and watched them, waiting for them to speak to me. I created two sets, necklaces with matching earrings, using as many of the swap beads as I could. I decided not to sell both sets and keep them for myself.
The first piece was created using the turquoise and copper focal.
I have worn this piece a few times and have received lots of compliments. I'm really happy with it. And these are the matching earrings.
The second set focused on the silver swirly beads Sandra sent. I had several of the same style beads only larger which fit perfectly.
I combined those with the fresh water pearls and copper beads for a piece with an Egyptian feel.
The copper and silver really pop with the fresh water pearls.
A huge than you to my swap partner Sandra Young and Lori Anderson, the Bead Soup Blog Hop queen!
Until next time!
Here's the list of participants - feel free to check out ALL of our works!! We Are Global!