Today I am blogging a bit late (a party yesterday is involved in that story, a flat tire, and a heating that blew up, but that is all for another post). And I need to say I am interpreting the rules a bit, Lori, I hope you are fine with it.
My partner is Kirszti from Hungary, who sent me these beautiful beads.... Lava, wood, copper and mookaite jasper in all different sizes. And such a beautiful copper clasp. And have you seen these wonderful beaded beads? She made those (something I am totally not capable of). And a carnelian cabochon. I told Kirszti that I am taking a metal smithing class, and that I am learning how to make bezels. Since we are working with sterling, I wanted to use the copper clasp in a second piece and set the carnelian in sterling. Now here is the story that made me "interprete" the rules a bit. My class takes place every thursday, and while I got the bezel finished, the whole thing needs to be sent to a guy to actually set the stone. It was supposed to come back on thursday, and it did not. I was really bummed. And my beaded beads and most of the mookaite beads actually go into that necklace.
So I cannot show this necklace today since I did not get the pendant done, but I was lucky enough to get enough beads from Kirszti to also make a bracelet in which I used this beautiful copper clasp and the ring. And the wood beads. And the wonderful red beaded bead from Kirszti. I only added two garnet rondelles from my stash as little dangles. And I really love it.
So I hope you come back to visit my blog when I finally get the pendant back (should be next week) and I can show my other piece. Ah, and are you interested to see what Kirszti made? Here is what I sent her - go hop to her blog and check what she made......
And visit all the other artists, who are also partying today with us (ok, probably not all of them in PJs..... :-) ):