Sunday, June 20, 2010
Hi everyone, welcome to my soup! Filomena of Pink Velvet Bird is my partner. She makes these cute floral pins & sent me one in blue for my focal. She also sent pearls, squares,faceted beqads in various blues, a pretty hammered silver toggle & some cording. Now for me this was almost a triple challenge; blue,cording & a fiber focal. As Lori has pointed out, this is a chance to stretch your creativity, break out of your (self imposed) comfort zone.
At the first of the month I saw a necklace on Fanciful Devices that remeinded me of the mix Filomena sent. I used this necklace as a starting point for my inspiration, (in a very loose, round about sort of way). I wanted to use the cording so I added two chains,one on each side. When I went to the bead show I got two add'tl beads, a larger silver pearl & a small dark blue crystal. I only used a few of these, Filomena had sent LOTS of beads, I just wanted to add to my options.I started w/ the three large blue crystals on one end & a few of the bigger pearlson the large chain. I did a 'cha cha' style mass of beads on the other end on the small chain. I wire wrapped the cording & made loops on each end so I could attach it to the clasp. The flower is a pin & it is pinned to the cord. I hope you enjoy my blue soup!