I joined the Winter Sparkle blog hop, hosted by Lisa Lodge as a challenge, and indeed it was.
Here you see what I received, lots of cool blue and clear crystals with 3 Botswana agate beads and a cache of blue seed beads definitely a winter palette. I confess, this grouping stumped me. I don't work with seed beads and I tend toward large 'statement' pieces.
I have had multiple incarnations over the last few weeks... and only one of them, a bracelet 'hit the spot'.
Earlier this week I received the exciting news that some of my home decor pieces were being accepted into a local 'handmade only' shop [More on that in a future post] and I have been frantically trying to get things ready.
Thursday I was working on a mokume gane picture frame in shades of blue and had a ton of scraps left over. Then came my "Voila" moment. I made beads and a hollow pendant with the scraps and the rest fell into place.
Lisa challenged us to use everything....alas...I do have a quite a number of beads left... and then there are those seed beads. However, I am please with the two pieces that resulted.
Here for your perusal are 'Winter Winds' and 'Frost on The Window Pane'.
'Winter Winds' is a (20 to) 30in long adjustable necklace featuring handmade polymer clay beads and focal in navy, denim, a custom blend pearl blue and pearl white clay accented with crystal clear pale blue faceted crystals in a rosary link style chain.
'Frost on the Window Pane' features repurposed vintage silver plated tube beads individually linked with faceted Botswana agate in a pale blue and cream. Toggle style clasp.
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