It's time! It's finally time!
The Big Reveal for the Swap N HopI can't believe that the time has finally come to reveal to my peers what I have created, but first I would like to thank my partner, Sam Waghorn, for the wonderful selection of delicacies (below) with which to design my jewelry. It was truly a smorgasbord of goodies! Like the Butterfly wing-made by Kim
Snider, the adorable leaf clasp made by Bo Hulley Beads and how
could I forget the copper pieces created by Sam herself!
I have to say that I did procrastinate and for me that is a good thing because I believe that I do my best work when I am under the wire!
I decided to focus on nature with the pieces I designed and named the collection Wind, Earth and Water. Of course the butterfly wing helped to point me in the right direction!
The first piece I made is called Fluttering Among the Flowers.
For this necklace I used the wing, the fire agate and earth tone leaf beads. To those I added some pressed glass Czech leaves and a pewter grape leaf clasp. I also made a matching pair of butterfly earrings using the fire agate.
For my next piece I decided to create something from the Earth. So I decided to run with the grape leaf from the necklace and make Grapes Of The Vineyard Earrings.
I used the purple glass beads and leaves and added to those some green pressed Czech glass leaves and brass wire tendrils.
For my Water creations I made The Nautilus Bracelet. I used the nautilus pressed glass and aqua beads and the sweet leaf clasp that looked like it was floating on the water. To these I added pressed Czech glass mini fish.
Finally, I created the matching earrings for the bracelet.
The Under The Sea Earrings.
For these I used the nautilus and fire agate beads and added to them Czech glass mini fish and sea glass.
So there you have it. Many pieces created with the wonderful selection of beads and findings sent to me all the way from the UK by my partner, Sam Waghorn whose blog you can read at http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk/
Thank you for reading and looking at my collection!
I would also like to thank our hostess with the mostest Linda Anderson and everyone on her team for all the hard work they did to put this ginormous challenge together.
I hope that you will take time to read the blogs of everyone that participated!