My partner is Sandra Young from Gypsy Road Beads. Our next step is to use the focal, clasp and the extra beads to create something. Then on August 11th we post our designs.
And here is what Sandra sent me......
I opened up the packages and my oh my! What do I see? Lots of pretty beads with a focal and silver findings. The colours are so coordinated and perfect together.
So lets unpack the package:
Here is the soup I sent to Sandra. During our discussions of what materials/skills we wanted to try, she mentioned that she wanted to try knotted jewellery. PERFECT! I knew just what to send her. A couple of pearls, silk thread and other "extras" later, Sandra's bead soup was ready!
|Crazy Lace Agate|
|crystals, rhondite and |
brown freshwater button pearls
|Impression Jasper focal |
Rough-cut impression Jasper and
|Sterling earwires, bail and clasp|
And here they are all together! Purple is my favourite colour and this mix has a bit of that plus a mix of other colours. I don't usually use gemstones in my designs but these are absolutely beautiful and ideas are already swirling in my head.
One of the best parts of being a teacher is the summer holidays: more time to create and design! Can't wait to get started.
Check out her blog to find out her reaction. I wonder what she's going to make????
See you all on August 11 for the BIG REVEAL!!!!!!!!!!!