Today is the day I am suppose to post my bead soup and creation. I had Anna Lear as my trade partner and she sent me this lucious lot of goodies!
I set to work creating with them and try as I might, I was simply hating the red and blue combination together, so it was truly a challenge for me. No matter what I tried I hated it and it was no reflection on the design itself, I just couldn't put it together and like it. Instead, I decided to break it up into a couple of different pieces. I love this blue piece. I did use 3 of her elements from the package, the larger glass beads, the spacers and the enclosure. Very traditional, but also very nice.
Did you know that cats and beads don't mix? Well they don't! Besides having this medley of beads out, I had SEVERAL others out for auditioning. Then out of the blue and from the top shelf, I saw a blur of fluff! Kapow!!!! Beads every which direction! Under the counter, under the fridge and possibly into the next state! I cried! So, I have yet to post my red hot love affair! My piece had taken on another look, but much more less traditional (and now literally!) So alas, it isn't finished for today's debut, but when I have strung up my beads AND the cat, I will eventually get it posted. For now I have a date with my granddaughter and family, so stop back by later and I shall add it to this post.
Finally got a photo of the 2nd piece. It wasn't my original plan, but my muse hit me last night and decided not to use the aqua beads with it. In fact, I like this so much better and it really looks cool with a red shirt. I made the cord adjustable rathar than ad a clasp which is best for me with metal allergies unless I got a silver sterling one or gold.
I also want to thank everyone for being a follower and making it over 100! I will be giving away these medallions to be used as a pin or pendant. One goes to the 100th blogger (lanynard lady) while the other goes to one randomly picked to blogger #49 (Daffy Cat). Congratulations girls! I shall get them sent out as soon as I get your addresses.