Good Morning friends! I’m here ready with my goodies! A big thank you to Lori Anderson for putting this big party together! It is always such a joy and fun thing to swap for and after sitting the last one out, I was so glad I could participate in this one!
Kate sent me several beautiful sterling clasps with what I believe are gorgeous cut glass settings. I’m not used to working with such beautiful clasps so these were first on the priority list to include.
Many of the beads that Kate included were HUGE gemstones,large enough to be there own focals really, but what’s that saying? “Go big or go home?” Yes, I just decided I was going to use my favorites all in one necklace. I had the inspiration for a very large, heavy multistrand necklace that would be a summertime staple for me since I wear a lot of plain shifts and dresses living here in Florida. I felt like this type of piece would be great to throw on over something very plain and make a bold opulent statement. Here, you can see I some seed beads and crackle acai beads combined with the luscious gemstone ovals, darker rondelles, and the coral sticks added around those large oblong lovelies….
Also those lovely coral colored barrel shaped lovelies (anyone know what those are??? I must have more of those!!!!)
Here it is on my model….
And here is the whole she-bang! LOVE!
This is the other clasp….I knew right away this was going to be a bracelet! The clasp almost looks like coal with aqua and gold highlights so I used the silver cut seeds that Kate sent me along with some brass square and did some knotting……
Hope you enjoyed! Since Kate and I are both posting late we’re not on the list for the 3rd reveal so go here to see all the others who are posting today…and be sure to stop by Kate’s blog to see what I sent her and what she made!
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